Saturday, December 31, 2011

38 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along
: 38 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a watermelon. Weighs about 6.8lbs and should be around 19-22 inches long
Maternity Clothes: Maternity jeans are officially too tight...I usually wear them out and about but change into yoga-like pants when I get home
Gender: It's a BOY! Bennett Robert
Movement: He's still bringing the pain with the roundhouses to my ribs. I can definitely tell that he has run out of room and can't quite move as much as he'd like to
Sleep: I wake up a LOT at night. I really haven't been sleeping well at all and lately have had major acid reflux issues at night. I've been trying a few home remedies (spoonful of honey) and up'd my prilosec to twice a day and that helps a bit.
What I miss: bending over, not having to roll out of bed at night, and a full night of sleep *yes, I realize I won't get this again until Bennett's 3.*
Cravings: I could live off coffee alone (I only have one cup a day now, if that) but nothing food-wise sounds good to me at all.
Symptoms: Contractions which my dr said are mostly irritability contractions and not anything to worry about.
Best Moment this week: Realizing that in ONE week we will have a baby!!!
Next Appointment: January 3rd- Ultrasound, NST (LAST ONE!) and final appointment!! :)

We are getting cloooooooooose! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa has arrived!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

4 more days!!

Seems my gift is already under the tree!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

36 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along
: 36 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a watermelon. Weighs 6.5lbs and should be around 19-22 inches long
Maternity Clothes: I am running out of anything that fits properly, I just have to make it through the holiday family parties and then I may live in yoga pants.
Gender: It's a BOY! Bennett Robert
Movement: I've read that he is supposed to be slowing down but this kid going nuts at night. He has taken a liking to my right ribs and I'm pretty sure he may break one soon.
Sleep: I wake up a lot at night, it's when I am the most uncomfortable and now Ben's movements are causing me to wake up as well.
What I miss: bending over
Cravings: I want Starbucks all.the.time.
Symptoms: Bladder=baby trampoline, braxton hicks contractions, back ache
Best Moment this week: We had an ultrasound I got to see Bennett moving around and swallowing. He looks like he's got a chubby face!
Next Appointment: December 19th. Another NST and appointment

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The boys and I

Last week Dominic wanted to be in my bi-weekly picture. I can already tell that I am going to have my hands full with two boys!! (and love every minute of it!)

Less than one month until Bennett's scheduled eviction!! We are getting so close, I better start getting things together maybe pack my bag or something haha!

Friday, December 9, 2011

A bump of all trades

Who knew that my baby bump doubled as a parking lot for Dominic's cars? :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

34 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along
: 34 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a pineapple. Weighs 4.75 lbs and should be around 18 inches long
Maternity Clothes: My maternity jeans are getting uncomfortable now and I've been living in these Old Navy fold over pants---soooo comfy!
Gender: It's a BOY! Bennett Robert
Movement: He's definitely a mover. He keeps me up every night and wakes me early in the morning. I think he's just preparing me for what is in store. I'm pretty certain that he has big feet like his big brother judging by what seems to be pushing against me at times.
Sleep: I wake up a lot at night, it's when I am the most uncomfortable and now Ben's movements are causing me to wake up as well.
What I miss: Not having to roll myself out of bed or peeing 50 times a night!
Cravings: I want Starbucks all.the.time.
Symptoms: Bladder=baby trampoline, braxton hicks contractions, back ache
Best Moment this week: Not going into labor after the stressful week we've had here!
Next Appointment: December 5th (Lou's 30th birthday!!!). I have been going for weekly NST tests and appointments after 32 weeks.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The power of prayer

Early Wednesday morning at 5:00 am I was awaken suddenly with an intense "feeling" that I needed to pray that Lou would have a safe drive to Akron in the morning. I did so and fell back asleep. There had been a light dusting of snow overnight but I hadn't seen it. I woke up before Lou left that morning and made sure that I told him to be extra careful driving. An hour later, he called me and told me that he had been in an accident. He hydroplaned going 60 miles per hour on the Ohio Turnpike and hit the median on all 4 sides of the car. Windows shattered, bumpers flew but Lou walked away completely fine. Needless to say it was scary, but I am sure glad that we had God watching over us. Lou was a bit sore yesterday from the impact but other than that all the damage was done to the car. We are waiting to hear back from the repair shop if the car is totalled. This car is almost paid off so we are hoping that it can be repaired!!! The most important thing is that everyone is okay! And to all of you....be careful during these winter months!! :)