Tuesday, April 30, 2013

[[30 Weeks]]

How far along: 30 weeks
Total weight gain: My scale says 134ish
Maternity clothes? Oh yeah.
Stretch marks? No, with the exception of the spot where my belly button ring was, there is some serious stretching to that poor little part of skin lol
Sleep: Waking up in the middle of the night still multiple times, and still hard to fall asleep, if its not restless legs, its the pressure on my belly, if its not that, its that I have to pee... never ending.
Best moment this week: Coming back to NC and seeing Joel <3 I have DEFINITELY missed him. And also getting back to church this weekend =] It was awesome, and I know I say this practically every week about how I swear God knows every single week what I need to hear and once again... he pulls out all the stops! This week Pastor Jason had talked a bit on that good ol phrase that I have said I can't stand "Do as I say, not as I do" he just worded it a little different, "You can teach what you know, but you can only reproduce who you are". So I hope and pray I can be a great example for little Faith so that she will want to be like her momma rather than learn what not to be...
Miss Anything? Well, family this week! Also all of our boys that just deployed :/
Movement: Yep!
Food cravings: Anything peanut butter. Still cereal and chocolate too. But this time I have been eating a little bit healthier cereal, honey bunches of oats... it has the word "oats" in it, so that makes it a little better right? ;]
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks, all day, every day. We went for a little walk the other day cause it was absolutely beautiful outside and when we were coming back those contractions were terrible, it was actually kinda painful which I know is not a good sign if its painful. I think it was just a mixture of me having to pee and all that pressure on my bladder and not being able to sit down till we were home, so when we did get home I still was getting them but they faded. Its really hard to keep track of them, but I know I need to start paying more attention to timing them.
Symptoms: Still back pain, and that dang rib pain. but only on my right side, also weird that I have read it is pretty common for women to get this numb spot on their upper right abdomen but it is still unknown why that happens. I definitely feel like there is some sort of ripped something, whether that be ligaments or ab muscles or whatever, it hurts.
Belly Button in or out? Still just hanging out on the surface
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Well I have been absolutely happy until today when I had to deal with the naval hospital not giving me an appointment for another 5 weeks. Love it.
Looking forward to: Next ultrasound! Only wishing it was 4D again ;] And Faith's bedding!

Oh that husband of mine...
As he is picking me up off the couch.... "I can't believe how much baby weight..." stops mid sentence... "Wow I just dug a big hole...."
(You should have seen my face on that one lol)

Joel : Babe I like when we do teamwork around here... I just wish I could help you carry that baby (Cue the "awwww's" ;])

After being so frustrated with the naval hospital, Joel came home and I vented it all to him...
Joel: "Babe we don't need the hospital, Ill do my research and deliver this baby myself."
Me: "Haha no midwives or anything just us!"
Joel: "I don't need a midwife, I can only handle one wife!"

The basketball from the front.

We went to town on projects while I was home, these burp cloths are my FAVORITE!! I guess I shouldn't say "we"... it was more of my sister's doing all the hard work lol... I still need basic sewing 101.

And these onsies! I mean... common... to die for =] I know that it is going to be a pain to try to outfit a newborn so I wanted something that would be simple and cute so how bout adding some flowers to white onsies!

I failed to get a picture with Kenz, but I miss my sissys =[

Oh yes... these are all of the jeans I brought to AZ... wanna know where they are now... still in AZ. Im not getting any smaller people! lol

Before! My disaster when I unloaded the suitcases... 

After! Still a work in progress, just waiting on the bedding, curtains, and pillows from my amazing Grammy. Im sure I will change her dresser 5 more times, but when I get the bedding and stuff I think I will be able to finish her room up =] Apparently chevrons are really popular these days!

Joel and I picked up some things we needed from babies r us the other day and we both got to actually see what our stroller looks like, I got to see the car seat in person but not the whole thing with the stroller, I loveee it =]

I spy with my little eye.... If we don't know where Oakley is, its easy to figure it out... If I just cleaned the room and the bed is made he will no doubt always be right here =]
(P.S. I JUST ordered our wedding pictures to put in those frames.... took me long enough!)

Oh look what I found! Makes me SO curious to see what my daughter is going to look like!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Baby Kate's first photo shoot!

I love my little sister SO much! She is just adorable! =] And its fabulous cause she is a great model, so I have no complaints here. There may have been some peeing going on... and it might have ended up on me... but her and I will have a talk about that when she's older ;] You are BEAUTIFUL sweet sister, even when you make funny faces!

Hehe ;]

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kate's first bath

Sweet baby sis did so good! Till she got cold....

My life is MISERY!

Oh please help! Someone pleaseee help! ;]

Much better =]


I love her. I love her. I love her <3

Monday, April 15, 2013

[[28 Weeks]]+Baby Shower

How far along: 28 weeks, THIRD TRIMESTER =]
Total weight gain: At the doctors last week I was 133, today I am 131. So I am 10-12lbs up!
Maternity clothes? Yupp, still fitting in regular clothes too! Maternity clothes are just much more comfortable these days!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Well, since I have been home it has been a hustle and bustle kind of time so I have been racked out quick at night, but still wake up every couple of hours. A change of pace for me has been waking up wide awake at 6:30-7:00 in the morning every day. Its been a nice change =]
Best moment this week: COMING HOME AND HAVING MY BABY SHOWER! I am ALWAYS amazed by how blessed I am. I am so undeserving and yet I have been given so much, what an incredible God we have!
Miss Anything? Being able to breathe, comfort, being able to sit without having a throbbing back.
Movement: Yes, but hardly for anyone else. She is definitely shy when people are around!
Food cravings: Chocolate covered pretzels.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Labor Signs: Still experiencing a TON of braxton hicks. Hope it doesn't mean baby girl is going to come too early...
Symptoms: Back pain and RIB PAIN and I mean like bruised stretching rib pain.
Belly Button in or out? Still just on the verge of popping out
Wedding rings on or off? On, though my feet were slightly swollen for the first time the other day!
Happy or Moody most of the time: So very happy =] My sisters threw the most incredible shower for me and baby Faith! I can't even begin to describe how thankful I am for everything that day! Not only did I have a great day on Saturday, but my SISTER WAS BORN the very next day! Also, my sweet husband back in North Carolina has been missing rubbing my belly and tells me every night to tell her that her daddy loves her <3 Melt my heart. How can I be moody about that??
Looking forward to: Hopefully getting to see more family next week and also getting back home to finish setting Faith's room up and hang ALL of her adorable clothes she got =] And maybe getting home to give someone a smooch or two ;]

What a DAY!

After the shower Maria got home and her water broke! This is the last picture of Kate in her belly before she popped out! SOOO excited to be a big sis!

Handmade gifts from grandparents are so personal, I love it! =]


I must have really liked these lol

These girls were so cute, every time I pulled something else out they would say "Awww so cute!" haha

Skinny Jeans ;]

Love Nana <3