Wednesday, November 24, 2010

38 Weeks

How Far Along: 38 Weeks
Size of baby: about 7 1/2 pounds and the length of a leek
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +40
Maternity Clothes: basically I wear sweats or maternity tights everyday! I have finally given in to the full panel jeans... blah. I don't like them, but it is nice to be able to wear jeans again!
Gender: Girl
Movement: Constantly
Sleep: eh- On days that I work, I sleep great and usually only wake up one or two times in the night. On days I don't work, I wake up constantly- either to go to the bathroom or from her moving around!
What I miss:  being able to sit long enough to watch and entire movie- there are a lot I want to see right now, but would be way too uncomfortable. {And we didn't get to see Wicked this week for this same reason!}
Cravings: Fuji {sp?} apples and thanks to one of the teachers at school- cookies with icing!
Best Moment This Week:  Not so much baby related- but getting to see {almost} the whole family for Thanksgiving! It is so much fun to have my siblings home. I am def. blessed to call them my best friends!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

37 Weeks

How Far Along: 37 Weeks
Size of baby: as of Friday- she weighs 6 lbs 10 oz
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +40
Maternity Clothes: basically I wear sweats or maternity tights everyday! What a wonderful invention!
Gender: Girl
Movement: Constantly- it is even kind of painful!
Sleep: Still pretty good- it does take a while to fall asleep due to all the movement
What I miss: being able to it for more than five minutes before my back starts hurting
Cravings: Fuji {sp?} apples
Best Moment This Week:  We were cleared by both doctors to go full term if needed... 

Today is pretty excited in the baby realm... We FINALLY got our stroller this morning! I can't wait to get it out and put it all together- maybe even give it a test run with Hadlee! The car seat is supposed to be here today as well. So hopefully they will come while I am home.

I guess nothing else has really changed. I am just tired all the time. Oh and nauseous and having headaches. Basically it feels like the first trimester all over again. At least it will only be three weeks at the very most. 

Oh yea, and my doctor is going to be out of town for the entire week of Thanksgiving. I am sure the other doctors there are great and all, but I would really like to deliver with my doctor. So, if she doesn't come before Friday, hopefully she will hold on until the 29th! 

I guess no pictures right now. I took some new ones but it just isn't working. So maybe I can add them later!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just the Two of Us

1. What are your middle names? Rae and Thomas
2. How long have you been together? Let's see- all together it has been just over six years. We have been married for 4 1/2 years.

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating? Technically we had known each other for a while because of church- but had actually been talking to each other for almost a year. (Actually seems like a long time, minus the fact that I was a junior in high school, and he was a sophomore in college)
4. Who asked who out? He asked me out
5. How old are each of you? I am 24 and James will be 28 in a couple of weeks
6. Did you go to the same school? We went to the same college

7. Are you from the same home town? Basically- James actually lived in a different town just a couple miles away
8. Who is the smartest? This depends. I think like school wise- maybe me just because I liked school, BUT James knows SO much about all sorts of other things. He knows computers, cars, anything electronic or technical. So overall, probably him. 

9. Who majored in what? I have a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education and James has his Bachelor's in Youth Ministry (?) Not sure of the exact wording of it! 

10. Who is the most sensitive? me
11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Mexico- once on honeymoon and last Thanksgiving for his brother's wedding.

12. Who has the worst temper? Def. me. James never actually gets mad. Like NEVER, really.
13. How many children do you want? We have talked about having 3-4 but who knows! I think we will be more serious about that number after the first one is born. We want to adopt at least once.
14. Who does the cooking? I do- unless it is grilling.
15. Who is more social? James is by far more social than I am. He always wants to be around people- whereas I kind of need to be in the mood! 

16. Who is the neat freak? We both have our areas that we are neat about. But really probably neither of us!
17. Who is the most stubborn? We are both pretty stubborn
18. Who wakes up earlier? James right now, unless I am subbing. 
19. Where was your first date? Lunch at a Mexican restaurant and then the mall
20. Who has the bigger family? Our families are both pretty big
21. Do you get flowers often? Actually yes! James knows how much I love them and is awesome about bringing them to me randomly! 

22. How do you spend the holidays? We try our hardest to split the holidays...our families live really close, but it always just depends on when are siblings are coming in town. 

23. Who is more jealous? Neither of us
24. How long did it take to get serious? I guess a couple of months. But I think both of us kind of knew it was serious before we were actually dating!

25. Who eats more? I can eat a lot, especially right now. James may eat more at meal times but I snack all the time!
26. What do you do for a living? Right now I am subbing until the baby comes. Hopefully next year I will be able to find a teaching job. 
27. Who does the laundry? I do

28. Who's better with the computer? Def. James. I just get annoyed with them if I don't know what to do!
29. Who drives when you are together? Always James. I didn't even drive when we were driving back home from Chicago.

30. What is your song? I guess Broken Road... although I think now, I would maybe choose something more appropriate (plus my music knowledge has greatly expanded in the last 6 years!)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

36 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 36 Weeks
Size of baby: 
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +39
Maternity Clothes: Nothing but maternity clothes from here on out... basically I wear a dress and tights everyday!
Gender: Girl
Movement: Constantly
Sleep: Still pretty good- it does take a while to fall asleep due to all the movement
What I miss: not sure...
Cravings: mint oreos, Snapple Apple
Best Moment This Week: The final baby shower at the church! {will post about that later} We can't wait to finally have another ultrasound tomorrow and Friday. I am dying to know how big she is now!

Christmas Cards!

So maybe it is a little early for Christmas, but around here, preparations are in full swing. I changed out from Fall decorations to Christmas decorations late last week... and James may have out the lights on the house over the weekend! Of course, our excuse is that we needed to get everything done, in case baby girl decides to come early. Which this may be slightly true. But I probably would have only held off another week or so!

With Christmas comes Christmas cards! We haven't done a card in a couple of years, mostly because it just seems awkward when it is just the two of us, year after year! But of course this year will be different. The card will probably end up being just our sweet baby. {maybe we will sneak in a family pic}

In my excitement I have already started looking at cards online {and I am trying to budget for how much we will be spending on cards}. Now, I have never used Shutterfly before, but after reading another blog post and scouting out their cards- that is where our cards will be coming from! I actually was pretty surprised by how many cute cards they have! And since most people around here get their cards from Sam's, there is less chance we will be a duplicate of another family! So without further ado... a few of my favorites!
I love this one!! It is so cute and simple... and love the black and white picture with the pop of color!
One of my favorites... mainly because of the font at the top!
So I guess we will be going for simple, but with a pop of color!! Because that is what I love about this card too!

Although it may take a while for me to actually decide! I am pretty sure I could look at those cards all day long!

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Can't wait to get these beautiful cards made... just have to wait for baby girl to arrive!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

35 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 35 Weeks
Size of baby: 
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +39
Maternity Clothes: Nothing but maternity clothes from here on out... and even those are getting too small!
Gender: Girl
Movement: Constantly- starting to really feel her in my ribs!
Sleep: Still pretty good- it does take a while to fall asleep due to all the movement
What I miss: zumba: I was having contractions consistently throughout the class the last two times, so yea basically the whole working out business is over until after the first of the year.
Cravings: ice cream ALL THE TIME!
Best Moment This Week:  
-We finally hung everything on the wall in the nursery- too bad I have changed my mind about a couple of things and they will now be moved around! 
-Also, finally meeting with and choosing a Pediatrician. One more thing to check off the list! 
- Lastly, my doctor originally thought that we might have to induce early (because of a blood disorder I had when I was little), but since there have been NO complications I have been cleared to go as long as this baby needs! So good news there! 
I feel like I am SO much bigger than this!!