Sunday, March 24, 2013

26 Week Stats

Due Date: June 30, 2013
Weight Gain: I haven't weighed myself and my next appointment is on Thursday so we'll see. Fingers crossed that it's not too much!
Symptoms: I can't breathe as easily anymore. But other than that, I'm pretty good!
What's different this time: Everything is different this time!
Cravings: chocolate! I'm trying to supplement the copious amounts of chocolate with some sort or fruit or smoothie to counteract
Aversions: meat, but that's not new
Sleep: pretty good lately!
I am loving: feeling her move. She loves kiwi and it's fun to feel her have a party after I eat one
I miss: not much
I am looking forward to: Easter
I'm spazzing about:McKay loving kiwi! I told my mom and she said that I loved it when I was little :)
Best thing about this week: Finding a stroller for $50!!!
Milestones: Got the stroller. Now all we have is the car seat for the big stuff. We also picked up an Expedit cube system from Ikea yesterday for my craft wall. We moved the two Target cubes I had into Carver and McKay's closet and its so much more organized now!
Movement: more and more
It's a...: Girl!!!
Exercise: I'm not nesting yet, but trying to clear stuff out of the house... so that's my exercise :)
Diet: Ideally, a lot of healthy stuff but it's honestly whatever is put in front of me.
Other goals: enjoying everything as it comes and not complaining. It's harder to enjoy the little things this time.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Noah's 1st birthday

Here's what we did for Noah's birthday on Tuesday. I'll get pictures up once I get a chance to get them off my phone and my friend, Mallorie's, camera.

We started the day but snuggling in bed until 8ish. Chris is usually out of the house by 7:15am so it was nice to just lay there and chat. As we were getting ready to head out the door, Chris's mom called to tell us that his grandma had been in the hospital all night with pneumonia and since she has congestive heart failure, it wasn't looking good. So we went to Starbucks for breakfast and ran through the McDonald's drive-thru to get some $5 gift cards. Then Carver and I stayed in the car while Chris ran in to see his grandma. I was having a rough morning and didn't want to go in.

Then when we left there, we went to Hello Cupcake to get some yummy cupcakes (March's flavor of the month is Irish Cream... yum!!) and we paid for an extra cupcake for whoever came in next. We chatted with my cousin, Allix, (the head baker) for awhile and went back to the car to find a little mom and pop place for lunch. When we got back to the car, we had a nice little surprise in the form of a parking ticket. We never pay for parking and this was the first time we'd actually gotten a ticket from it. Guess we should probably pay the $1 to park instead of the $25 ticket we got. Ooops!! We laughed it off though.

After lunch, we met my friend Mallorie (she was at the hospital when Noah was born) and drove up to Seattle. We had planned on going to Westlake Plaza to hand out the McD gift cards to the homeless but after not finding any open parking spots we left... after having to pay $4 for the 6 minutes we were in the parking garage. Chris wasn't thrilled about the idea but got over it quickly. So we started heading towards Woodland Park Zoo, but since we weren't coming from a way we were familiar with, we ended up driving around a lot. GPS didn't really help because we had two different directions going and they were saying to go the opposite way. But we found it and it was a good thing I was driving since I don't mind driving in the city.

The zoo was the highlight of everyone's day! We had so much fun. We saw the giraffes and got pictures with them (the one thing I wanted out of the whole day) and got to see tons of fun animals. At one point, we stopped to eat our cupcakes and after Carver was done with his, he yelled out "Happy Birthday Noah!!" It was the cutest thing! Carver and I got a picture with a bronze baby elephant for McKay and Carver loved the monkeys the best. It started raining around 3:30ish but we pressed on to finish the loop. We stopped in at the gift shop on the way out and I found a giraffe ornament that was perfect. I want to get some sort of giraffe every year on Noah's birthday to remember him by. I have a feeling when we're 80 we'll be surrounded by giraffes. :)

After we left the zoo (they were still on winter hours so they closed at 5pm) we went to Red Robin for dinner. We were starving!! It was super yummy and lots of fun. We were going to finish the day with Menchies but we all forgot about it since we were all exhausted by the busy day. We dropped Mallorie off at her car and came home.

It was a busy day but exactly what I wanted out of it. We ended up handing out four of the five McD gift cards we had to homeless people that we came across. It felt so good and I want that to be something we do every year. I figured that since we weren't paying for a birthday party and gifts we should pass some of that money on to people that could use it. We felt Noah with us all day and it was such a better day than if we had stayed home dwelling on the fact he wasn't with us.

Happy first birthday Noah! We love you!!

24 Week picture

This was from almost two weeks ago. But here's my 24wk belly :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

23 Weeks Stats

I haven't done my stats yet this pregnancy so I figured I should probably start. I'm a couple days early on being 23 weeks (2 days to be exact) but since I had a Dr appt today I figured it would be good to get it down before I forget. :) I'm going to take a picture on Sunday so I'll post that then.

Due Date: June 30, 2013
Weight Gain: Up... do I really want to say? gulp... 17lbs :( My doctor says it's normal but I only gained 26 with Carver and 28 with Noah so I'm feeling quite huge right now with 17wks left
Symptoms: horrible sleep. I've actually gotten cold-like symptoms because of the lack of sleep.
What's different this time: Everything is different this time! More hormonal, more nauseous during the 1st trimester, the girls have actually grown, goldfish didn't work for the nausea but almonds did, I have been craving gummy bears, I've gained more weight than at this point with both the boys, crazy dreams, want me to go on?
Cravings: I'm on the tail end of gummy bears. Hopefully something healthy will be next
Aversions: meat, but that's not new
Sleep: between getting up to go to the bathroom and the crazy dreams, I haven't gotten much sleep lately
I am loving: feeling her move, the way Carver is just in love with her. it melts my heart!
I miss: not much. I just feel huge for only being 23wks
I am looking forward to: getting the diaper bag i ordered and finishing up the bedroom. We have the crib up and the bedding ordered. Once the bedding comes we'll paint stripes on the wall of her crib. Then we can hang the letters for her name and get the mattress.
I'm spazzing about: feeling huge. Am I a broken record yet?
Best thing about this week: Getting the crib put together
Milestones: We registered!
Movement: It depends on what I eat. She's definitely doing a lot of her 14-16hrs of sleep during the day.
It's a...: Girl!!!
Exercise: what's that? haha
Diet: Ideally, a lot of healthy stuff but it's honestly whatever is put in front of me.
Other goals: Getting things checked off the list of stuff we need


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