Thursday, January 29, 2015

31-35 Week Recap

I can't believe I've past the 35 week mark! Less than 4 more weeks to go before we meet little baby Joshua! I'm still convinced that he will come's just a feeling, but I honestly don't know how I'm going to make it 4 more weeks.

I've still been going to the doctor's every 2 weeks, and will start going every week. Something interesting they do here-is fetal monitoring at every appointment after 34 weeks. It's not as high tech as the stress test and monitoring I did when I was overdue with Paige. They basically listen to the heartbeat and monitor any contractions for 15-30 minutes. 

I did find out at my last appointment that he is still breech! I keep hoping he will turn just so that his big head will stop ramming up into my ribs. And for the record, the doctor said he has a big head, not me.

Here are the stats:

How Far Along: 35 Weeks

Size of Baby: Melon, about 20 inches long, and almost 5.5lbs!!!

Weight Gain: 26-27 lbs

Gender: Boy-Joshua O'dell

Movement: yes...I can feel his little arms and legs moving all across my stomach. I keep trying to get Paige to feel him move, but she's not really into it. Sometimes she will kiss my belly though and it's really sweet. 

Sleep: I'll have a few days where I sleep great, then a few where it's pretty awful. Some nights are filled with hip pain and others aren't bad at all. I have been getting really hot at night, while Daniel is freezing. 

Maternity Clothes: Yep....unless I'm just hanging around the house, then I'll wear my regular t shirts, which don't cover my belly anymore. 

Symptoms: Back pain, hip pain, a lot of Braxton Hicks lately, feeling tired and dehydrated-no matter how much water I drink

Aversions: Not really anything

Cravings: Mostly sweets and Lays potato chips

What I Miss: Sleeping on my back and stomach

What I'm Looking Forward to: My mom gets here in less than 2 weeks!! And we will have an ultrasound this Tuesday.

Best Moment this Week: This was actually over a week ago, but my friends here gave me a baby shower. It was a lot of fun!!

Me with the hostesses from my shower-these 3 friends gave me a shower when I had Paige too.

I'll try to do at least one more pregnancy recap before little Joshua comes.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Christmas-Part 2

I was really excited about celebrating Christmas this year! Our house was full of decorations, we were hosting friends at our house, and watching Paige play with her nativity set was so adorable!

This was our 4th Christmas to spend in East Asia, but our first time with a child/baby. (I will always call her my baby). This was also my first time to host Christmas and make a turkey. I was really nervous about it at first, but it was SO easy!!!

My mom bought the girls matching Christmas dresses last year a size too big and I was determined for her to wear it again.

Christmas 2013

Christmas 2014

I can't believe how much she has changed!!! Or how much hair she has!

We were out a little late on Christmas Eve for a friends party, so we thought Paige would sleep in a little bit the next day, but no. So we got up and did stockings, talked with family, then ate cinnamon rolls and bacon for breakfast. I don't make cinnamon rolls that often, just because it's time consuming, but every time I eat them I wish i made them more often.

Paige loves to help sweep and clean the house, so Daniel's parents got her a mini cleaning set. 

We didn't do too much for Paige this year-she really didn't need much. We mostly got her books. This girl will let you read to her for hours! I filled her stocking with Puffs that I found on clearance at an import store! And by clearance, I mean they weren't the normal $10 per container. 

At first Paige didn't really know what to do with the presents and gift bags, but once she figured out there were toys and fun things inside, she was all about it!

Here's a bit of the aftermath! 

Daniel gave me my favorite present-a Starbucks Christmas mug! I've been using it almost every single day since Christmas. Other than Sundays, when I use my special monogram mug my sister gave me, this mug hasn't left my side.

We skyped our families while Paige opened her presents so they could see her reaction. After presents, we let her watch some Christmas cartoons while Daniel and I played with our new toys and drank lots of coffee. 

We had several friends over for Christmas dinner, and sadly I do not have a single picture. But there was turkey, gravy, potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, hot cider, and yummy desserts. Paige ended the night not feeling to well so we put her to bed a little early. Us adults stayed up talking and having so much fun. 

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Christmas-Part 1

I didn't really mean to take such a long blogging break-but these past few weeks Daniel traveled to the mountains and Paige was sick and is just now finally feeling better.

We had a wonderful Christmas! Having a kiddo, there are too many pictures to do in one post, so I'll split it into two. A friend gave Paige several Christmas dresses that her daughter's had outgrown, and I had so much fun picking them out each week for her to wear. 

Paige was so much fun this year! Last year, I think she slept through half of it and didn't really have a clue what was going on. She still doesn't really know what it is, but it was fun to start some traditions with her and see her enjoy it all! One of her favorite things is to play with her Little People Nativity set-I actually didn't pack it up with the other Christmas things, it might be a year round toy.

We thought it would be fun for her to help decorate the Christmas tree, but after she broke a few ornaments (ones I was convinced she couldn't break) we found other ways for her to help.

She loved putting up the lights!

I can't believe we will have two little kiddos next Christmas!

This is pretty much the only ornament she put on the tree, she was much more interested in taking them off, ha!

We probably aren't going to really do Santa with our kids. But, I'm still a sucker for traditions, so we still put out milk and cookies for him. Paige doesn't know who he is, so it really was more for me to take a few good pictures.

There is really nothing cuter than a child in Christmas jammies. 

I'll try to get the Christmas day post up, a pregnancy recap, and a few other posts up soon! Baby Joshua will be here in less than a month, so I need to get it together!

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