Thursday, July 17, 2014

24 weeks...

 [yes, i have more poison ivy on my foot. i'm cursed]
24 weeks.  6 months. half a year.  i cannot believe i have been pregnant that long.  time is flying by, and i'm sure it's only going to go faster in the next few weeks!  only 16 weeks (ish) until baby Hager makes his or her arrival.  

things are shaping up in the nursery, we have the crib, mattress, dresser, and rug all set up.   we have a few pictures to hang up, and tonight our glider (gifted to us by my in-laws) arrived! 

  • How far along: 24 weeks!
  • Gender: still a surprise...i think it'll be good motivation in labor not knowing!   

  • Weight gain:  21 lbs... say it loud and proud?    sure, why not.
  • Maternity clothes:  yep, all maternity pants...still rocking some stretchy non-maternity shirts occasionally.   my mom offered to buy me an outfit for my baby shower, so now i'm on the hunt for a cute dress for that!
  • Sleep: really great still, not to jinx myself but i haven't even had to pee in the middle of the night yet at all! 

  • Miss anything: lunch meat and fruity summer cocktails.  

  • Movement:   definitely feeling some strong kicks now, baby is active - especially before bed!
  • Cravings: water ice ...we saw a line of people at the water ice place in town and now i could really go for some!  power of suggestion

  • Queasy or sick: nope!
  • Looking forward to:  having tim put the glider together, getting pictures hung, finding a lamp.  basically all nursery all the time.  

  • xo

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    this guy.


    every single day, twice a day, my phone goes off alerting me that it's time for henry's thyroid meds.  every single day, twice a day, i jump a mile.  (we thought maybe his low thyroid was partially to blame for his severe itching, but that doesn't seem to be the case so far, 3ish weeks in).  what a high maintenance hound.  back to the allergy shot drawing board, his dermatologist is going to rework his shots to see if separating his allergens into two vials helps.  fingers crossed. or maybe he could just outgrow this?  that would be fantastic.  2 years in and it feels like we are no closer to stopping the itching.  there are itch suppressing meds, but he's super sensitive and has every bad side effect usually - so we are really hoping to get to the root of it.  not to mention those are not great long term. and so, we carry on. 

    this blog might be all baby baby baby lately, but rest assured henry still dominates 75% of my instagram pics! 


    Sunday, July 6, 2014

    22 weeks!

  • How far along: 22 weeks! 
  • Gender: your guess is as good as mine. i have felt like it's a girl from the beginning, but a lot of people are guessing boy for me.  only time will tell!  

  • Weight gain:  ahem 19 lbs... send help or cupcakes.

  • Maternity clothes:  yes, all my pants are maternity these days - and i'm wearing mostly maternity shirts too, otherwise my old tshirts have to work a little too hard.

  • Sleep: like a baby!  falling asleep much quicker than i used to and my bump nest pillow sure is comfy.  

  • Miss anything: mimosas with brunch. mmmm.  

  • Movement:   yep, still feeling kicks - i think the placenta is semi still blocking some but feeling them more often now, some are pretty strong!  

  • Cravings: fruit, iced (decaf) coffee, and ice cream (so, nothing is different than pre-pregnancy?)  

  • Queasy or sick: nope, fortunately! 

  • Looking forward to:  hanging pictures in the nursery!  tim surprised me by building the crib on thursday before i got home from work - and we moved the dresser up there (by "we", i mean dan and tim did) so it's startingt o really come together.  i ordered a rug so that should be arriving this week.  our nursery will be done by the time i hit the third trimester? MAYBE. ;)

  • Hope you and yours enjoyed the 4th this weekend!   Maybe soon I will blog about something other than the baby? ;)


    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    21 weeks!

    [all stripes all the time]
  • How far along: 21 weeks (and 3 days if we're being honest)!  only 18 weeks and 4 days to go, sh*t is getting REAL.

  • Gender: waiting to be surprised!

  • Weight gain:  uhh 17lbs.  yikes!   maybe i will stop reporting my weight, it pains me to type it out ;)

  • Maternity clothes:  i started to pick up more maternity shirts, gap had a good sale going on.  and my mom bought me a pair of maternity shorts and a shirt from target.  normally i am SO not a shorts/dress person but i have a feeling being pregnant in the summer is going to change all that.  it doesn't mean i have to like it though.

  • Sleep: sleeping well, but i do keep waking up on my back despite my bump nest and strategic pillow placement.  

  • Miss anything: a nice summery cocktail! 

  • Movement:   YES!  finally!   i was thinking it'd be like "butterflies" or "snapping" like most ppl say, but i think since my placenta is in the front i moved past those barely there movements and mine are all "thump thump thump"..  so far it's only  happening (that i notice) a few times a day, but it's so cool.  there is a REAL BABY in there, you guys.  tim even felt a kick!   

  • Cravings: fruit fruit and fruit.  also sweet things, but i was a big sweets eater before so that might not be a new thing.  tim would say carbs, he thinks i'm more into pasta these days. 

  • Queasy or sick: not at all!  though i have occasioanlly felt overheated, mostly after blow drying my hair...but it's only once in a while. 

  • Looking forward to:  my next ultrasound in 3 weeks, putting the crib together (my parents dropped off the crib and mattress, and now we just need to build it!), finishing up the dresser and ordering a rug.  basically all things nursery related? sure.

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014

    20 weeks

  • How far along: 20 weeks!  hard to believe i'm halfway through this pregnancy!

  • Gender: still don't know, and hope it stays that way!  we had the US technician turn the screen when she was looking at the business end of things.'

  • Weight gain:  15lbs .... feels like a TON!

  • Maternity clothes:  definitely wearing maternity pants, but regular shirts still.  although i think i'll have to invest in shirts VERY soon.   oh, and this just may be the summer i wear shorts and dresses (not my favorite thing), but it's been HUMID this week and i'm not even that big yet.  in august i will be pretty uncomfortable i'm sure!

  • Sleep: still sleeping well, using the bump nest and an extra pillow to keep me from laying flat on my back!

  • Miss anything: a good hoagie and a nice glass of wine! 

  • Movement:   nope, none yet.  that anterior placenta must be doing a good job of insulating things in there!  

  • Cravings: all fruit all the time.  grapes, watermelon, nectarines, plums.  equal opportunity fruit consumer over here.

  • Queasy or sick: nope!  feeling great and very lucky! well, except for this poison ivy that i have on my legs, feet, arms, tops of my hands, and side.   but it's finally on it's way out after almost 2 weeks - i'm glad to have survived it without needing something stronger (i usually need steroids!).  fun fact:  original blue Dawn dish soap dries out poison ivy, my SIL's boyfriend (a landscaper) told me this!  it makes sense, they use it to clean wildlife that have been in oil spills.  so smart.  also cold water to close your pores. 

  • Looking forward to:  my belly check tomorrow to review our ultrasound with the doctor and hear the baby's heartbeat.   also touring daycare centers, we are going to see daycare #2 tomorrow, we liked the first one but want to see a few more.  working on the nursery, tim finished painting the dresser - i need order some new hardware for the drawer pulls.  planning on picking a rug up for the room and my parents got us the crib and mattress so we'll be setting those up sometime in the next month or so!  things are moving along :)

  • Friday, May 23, 2014

    16 weeks (!)

    i swore i wouldn't do updates in this format....BUT it makes it easy, so here we are.  sue me  ;)

  • How far along: 16 weeks!  and starting to really show, eeek!
  • Gender: no idea, and we're not planning on finding out!  i've always wanted to go for the big surprise!
  • Weight gain:  9lbs (yikes!)...hopefully this slows a bit.
  • Maternity clothes:  Yep! Just invested in a pricy but AMAZING pair of jeans - and two more reasonable pairs.  Citizens of Humanity jeans aren't messing around, they are are kind of my favorite thing ever right now.  I'm pretty sure Tim is tired of hearing me talk about them.   The two cheaper pairs are okay - but they have nothing on those!
  • Sleep: Sleeping well, I have Bump Nest pillow but not uncomfortable yet thank goodness!
  • Miss anything: uhh hot dogs?  gross, but true.  there's a local farm to table place with nitrate free grass-fed hot dogs, so i might have to get one!   also lunch meat, i know i could heat it up - but who wants to do that? gross! 
  • Movement:   nothing yet, i have an anterior placenta (front) so that could interfere with me feeling anything until closer to 20 weeks according to the doctor.  but we did hear the heartbeat for the first time this thursday and it was amazing, woosh woosh woosh!
  • Cravings: watemelon, ice cream, smart food popcorn.  maybe not so much cravings bc i'd eat that stuff all normally.
  • Queasy or sick: nope, feeling totally i wouldn't even know i was pregnant if i didn't know! 
  • Looking forward to:  our next ultrasound in 3 weeks!  registering, and decorating the nursery!

  • i've also been picking up a few things here or there.  darn flash sale sites.  i got this cute outfit:

    this adorable yellow bird blanket and striped burp cloth from Wren & Rumor on etsy.
    it takes me a million tries to get a weekly pic that is halfway decent, yet this guy is photogenic in every shot.  must be so painful to be that darn cute ;)

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    first trimester essentials...

    my first trimester was luckily a breeze, but trust me i do not take this for granted.   know if could have been so much worse.  my best friend had extreme morning sickness for the first 6 months of her pregnancy, so i'm feeling pretty darn lucky to feel how i feel.  i have pinned tons of other blogger's first, second and third trimester essentials.  so i thought i'd might as well throw mine up there.  i mean, it might not help anyone else, but it worked for me. ;)

    smartfood popcorn.  and before you ask, WHITE CHEDDAR.  is there any other kind of smart food?  (butter doesn't count!)

    decaf.   i'm not even sure i like coffee so much as i like creamer.  but i switched to decaf.  i know it's not naturally decaffeinated but i am only having one cup a day, so i figure it can't be that bad for me.  and i'd really miss my cup of coffee in the morning, i have an hour commute ...i need that coffee!

    prenatals.  i am normally the worst at taking vitamins, but i've been so good...i've only missed a day or two, if that!  i put them right by the coffee, so i remember to take them every day.  it works!

    oh, and i did get a bumpnest pillow for my birthday, but that wasn't technically until the second trimester.  it's kind of the best thing ever.  like sleeping on a cloud. 

    any second trimester essentials that i absolutely need?  lay them on me!