Tuesday, December 23, 2014

29-30 Week Recap

I'll be 30 weeks tomorrow! I had a couple people ask me today how far along I was, and it was so crazy to say 30 weeks, I mean it might as well be 40! 

I went to the doctor today for my regular check up, I'm going every 2 weeks now. I've been uncomfortable the last few days but haven't thought much about it, until the doctor told me Joshua is breeched again. Which explains why I feel like I can barely lean forward or bend down without feeling very uncomfortable. I'm hoping he moves soon!

So last night some friends offered to watch Paige, while Daniel and I had a date night out! We went to dinner and then Starbucks. Daniel ordered his coffee and then I ordered my decaf Toffee Nut Latte. The barista looked at me and asked if I was pregnant. I said yes, and then he said he couldn't serve me coffee because it was "not appropriate or unsuitable." I was pretty shocked. I kept telling him it's okay, I was ordering decaf. However, he would not be swayed!!! I told him I've been to Starbucks many times and never had a problem. It wasn't until I told him that my doctor knows that I drink coffee, that he finally caved and agreed to sell me coffee! (sidenote, my local doctor doesn't know i drink coffee, but that's not neither here nor there!) :) I wasn't angry, but I was so shocked that he wouldn't sell me coffee just because I was pregnant!

Here are my stats:

How Far Along: 30 weeks

Size of Baby: Small Cabbage-17 inches long and about 2 1/2-3 lbs

Weight Gain: 21 lbs. My goal was to stay at 30 lbs for this pregnancy, so I think i'll be pretty close.

Gender: Boy-Joshua O'Dell

Movement: Yes, all the time. He is usually a daytime mover, but he's been moving more at night lately.

Sleep: It's getting a little better. I still wake up a lot to change positions or move pillows-and it isn't easy to roll over anymore!

Maternity Clothes: yep-even though my skirt in the picture and the sweater I wore today are my regular clothes

Symptoms: Hunger, i've been so hungry lately!

Aversions: not much...

Cravings: Food-hot chocolate and lays regular potato chips

Since I'll be having a scheduled c-section, only 9 more weeks to go!!!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

25-28 Week Recap

I'll be 29 weeks on Wednesday. And to be honest, that is freaking me out a little bit! I'm not sure why I felt way more prepared when I had Paige, and this time I feel like nothing is ready and that I'm running out of time before little Joshua gets here.

Here are a few pics to recap:                
  25 Weeks

26 Weeks

Week 27 I got a stomach bug and lost almost 5 pounds. It was pretty miserable. But don't worry, I went to the doctor this week and I gained it all back :)

Week 28

I feel MUCH bigger than I look!

Joshua was breech for a little bit, and that was severely uncomfortable. But thankfully he has turned and I'm hoping he stays head down. It doesn't matter too much because I'm having a c-section, but breech baby kicks are not fun.

Here are the stats at 28 weeks:

How Far Along: 28 weeks

Size of Baby: Head of cauliflower, 16 inches long, 2.5 lbs

Weight Gain: 20 lbs

Gender: Boy-Joshua O'dell

Movement: All day long. Paige was more of a night mover, but Joshua parties all day long and is pretty quiet at night.

Sleep: eh.....this week has been the hardest. I just can't seem to get comfortable and my hips and back hurt when I lay down.

Maternity Clothes: yes-I still wear some of my regular yoga pants and t shirts

Symptoms: Increased appetite, begin tired

Aversions: Nothing really

Cravings: Salt-I've been eating Lays potato chips like crazy.

What I Miss: Sleeping well and running.

What I'm Looking Forward to: This isn't related to Joshua, but I'm really looking forward to Christmas with Paige. She's pretty clueless about it all, but it's fun to see her get excited about the Christmas tree or play with her Little People Nativity. I can't wait to have two little babies to celebrate with next year!

Best Moment this Week: Daniel traveled out to the mountains this past week, so Paige and I had a lot of good extra quality time.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paige at 21 Months

Paige is 21 months! I keep referring to her as almost 2, so when I say 21 months, it really doesn't sound too old :) Of course, this post is a little late, and now she's almost 22 months.

Here she is enjoying thanksgiving dinner! She mostly just ate the jello and bread though.

We don't have a grassy area or playground in our apartment complex, so before the weather got too cold, we were going out pretty regularly to play. Paige is a little celebrity here and people love to take her picture. This one day, an older man started taking her picture and she quickly posed for him.

This girl!

As I mentioned the weather is getting cold here....this is us heading out the other day. I call her my little marshmallow!

Poor thing can barely move in all her clothes-she reminds me of the little boy from the Christmas Story!
These last 3 months have been full of change for Paige and she has done really well! She eats the local food really well-tonight she had 5 servings of noodles! She can also walk up and down the stairs at our apartment pretty good. Our days don't always look the same, but I still try to keep a loose schedule. We were going out to play or run errands most mornings between 10-12. It's gotten pretty cold and gross out lately, so it's harder to do that now. I took her to the playground this week, but she was so cold and had a hard time playing with her big coat on. So i'm thinking of ways to give her some good playtime that doesn't include frostbite, ha. 

We took Paige to the doctor twice this week-she had a double ear infection and a really bad cough. She's better now, but still has the cough and and runny nose. She is on breathing treatments, but I can't really tell if it's working or not. I hope she gets back to 100% pretty soon! Even though i've enjoyed the snuggles and yesterday she fell asleep in my arms-which hasn't happened in forever! Since we were at the doctor, I actually know her stats this time!

21 Month Stats:

Weight: 24 lbs...she hasn't even gained a full pound in the past 3 months. That's so crazy to me.

Height: 33 inches/82 centimeters

Size Diaper: Pampers XL, Fuzzibunz Large, and BumGenius OneSize. We actually tried potty training a few weeks ago. It didn't go well, so we are waiting a bit. 

Size Clothes: 18-24 months, with a few 2T shirts

Size Shoes: 4 1/2

Teeth: 16, still waiting on the last molars to come in

Words: Tons.....she jabbers all the time. There are definitely times where she is saying something and I have no clue what it is. And she loves to sing! It's really adorable. Sometimes she wakes up in the middle of the night and will "talk" for a few minutes to a few hours! 

Sleep: We changed her bedtime to 8pm, so she gets up in the morning between 7:30-8:30. Since she's been sick, there have been days where I wake her up at 8:45 or 9. Her naps are usually from 1-3, give or take a half hour. She's also in her toddler bed and hasn't fallen out since the first week! She still stays in bed until we come get her....I'm shocked it hasn't occurred to her yet that she could get out of bed if she wanted. But I'm loving that she hasn't figured it out yet.

Food: There are days she eats tons and days where she won't hardly eat anything. For breakfast we still rotate between eggs and oatmeal. She loves all dairy products, fruits, meat, and soups. I gave her apple juice as a treat when we tried potty training and she's had a lot this week too. They don't have liquid antibiotics here, so she gets a powder mixture dissolved in water and juice. 

She loves playing tea party, being read to, helping me cook, bathtime,  and playing outside. 

That's Paigers at 21 months!

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