29 weeks

March 27, 2015

Wednesday marked 29 weeks. Which means next week is 30 weeks. Which means we are on the verge of only 2 months away from meeting this kid. Which means there will soon be 3 tiny humans in this house! Holy shit, where’s the Tylenol? (name that movie. and i just realized i say “holy shit” a lot. sorry about that. i think as a parent of almost 3 children i’m entitled, though.)

  • How far along?  29 weeks, 2 days
  • Total weight gain:  Too much. I was happy, however, that at my last appointment I’d only gained 1 lb. that entire month. I’m sure this next one won’t have such a nice result, though, after all the delicious food I ate when we were in Arizona last week.
  • Maternity clothes?  Pants, yes, and a couple maternity tops. One good thing about being pregnant in winter is since it’s cold, I can cover up in all my sweatshirts and sweaters and not worry about finding shirts to fit.
  • Stretch marks?  Nope, not yet. And the third time around better not be when those suckers rear their ugly heads, either.
  • Sleep:  Definitely getting worse. The pillow I use between my knees rarely stays put, I wake up a lot, and it’s getting harder and harder to roll myself over.
  • Best moment this week:  Lana actually starting to potty train and doing it well. I think I’ve been just as scared to start this process as she has been, but she’s been an absolute rock star so far. We’re only on day 2, mind you, but she’s done better than I ever expected. Fingers crossed!
  • Miss anything?  Beer, especially with Bucky still alive in the NCAA tournament. I did have a couple drinks when we were in AZ, and they were scrumptious. I might have to try a Leinie’s Grapefruit Shandy tonight, too, if Ryan picks some up for me on his way home.
  • Movement:  Yes, since 1 day before week 15. That’s the earliest of all 3 – D was 20 weeks and L was around 16 weeks.
  • Cravings:  Not right now.
  • Aversions:  Now that the first trimester is over, again, not really anything. Those first couple weeks, though, wow – life in general was an aversion of mine. Scents are still stronger than normal, but nothing like when I was pregnant with D and my entire sense of smell got turned upside down.
  • Gender:  Did not find out. I’m still sure it’s a boy.
  • Labor signs:  I think Braxton Hicks contractions have started. Yikes!
  • Symptoms:  Heartburn now more evenings than not, abdominal tweaks as the baby tries to permanently ruin my abs (sorry, little one. i didn’t let your sisters do that, and i won’t let you either), frequent pressure and tightening in my lower abdomen (i’m guessing those are the braxton hicks), my hair is definitely shedding less and less when I brush and wash it, my stomach “gets in the way” when I’m trying to do things like put on my socks and shoes now, more aches and pains in my pelvic and hip joints, my back hurts often, and there’s an almost constant pain in the back of my left sacroiliac joint. Guess it’s all that weight I’m gaining.
  • Belly button in or out?  Out on one side, so I’m sure it will go the full monty again since it did with Lana. This is exactly how it started with her.
  • Wedding rings on or off?  On.
  • Looking forward to:  This weekend – girls’ night tomorrow night and my all-day spa day on Sunday. Wahoo!!

Since it’s now quite obvious that this baby is the lowest and has made me gain the most weight of the 3, let’s see how they compare visually at this point. I don’t have one from 29 weeks with Della, so these are 27 weeks with D on the left, 29 weeks with Lana in the middle, and 29 weeks 1 day with #3 on the right. They’ll all match up time-wise next time, don’t worry.

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26 weeks

March 4, 2015

So today officially begins the 3rd trimester I guess? Holy shit. Why do I never feel like we’ve gotten (or will get) everything done that needs to be before these kids have all arrived?

  • How far along?  26 weeks
  • Total weight gain:  Too much.
  • Maternity clothes?  Pants, yes, and a couple maternity tops. One good thing about being pregnant in winter is since it’s cold, I can cover up in all my sweatshirts and sweaters and not worry about finding shirts to fit.
  • Stretch marks?  Nope, not yet. And the third time around better not be when those suckers rear their ugly heads, either.
  • Sleep:  So far pretty good. I’ve been putting a little pillow between my knees at night for the past couple weeks to help stave off any varicose veins that might feel like creeping up on me, and that feels good. Fortunately my gut isn’t so monstrous yet that I need a pillow under it, too.
  • Best moment this week:  Nothing really stands out; it’s been a pretty normal week. The temps are very slowly warming, which is fantastic, but I’m definitely not holding my breath that winter actually will leave when the calendar says spring.
  • Miss anything?  Nothing right now really. However, I could really go for a Guinness or glass of wine every now and then. Which I know I can have, I just haven’t yet.
  • Movement:  Yes, since 1 day before week 15. That’s the earliest of all 3 – D was 20 weeks and L was around 16 weeks.
  • Cravings:  Not right now.
  • Aversions:  Now that the first trimester is over, again, not really anything. Those first couple weeks, though, wow – life in general was an aversion of mine. Scents are still stronger than normal, but nothing like when I was pregnant with D and my entire sense of smell got turned upside down.
  • Gender:  Did not find out. I’m still sure it’s a boy.
  • Labor signs:  Zero.
  • Symptoms:  A little heartburn here and there, abdominal tweaks as the baby tries to permanently ruin my abs (sorry, little one. i didn’t let your sisters do that, and i won’t let you either), occasional downward pressure when I stand up, my hair is definitely shedding less and less when I brush it, my stomach “gets in the way” when I’m trying to do things like put on my socks and boots now, more aches and pains in my pelvic and hip joints, and my back hurts often. Guess it’s all that weight I’m gaining.
  • Belly button in or out?  Out on one side, so I’m sure it will go the full monty again since it did with Lana. This is exactly how it started with her.
  • Wedding rings on or off?  On.
  • Looking forward to:  Going to Arizona next week! I just really hope it’s sunny and warm for the week we’re there, because usually the temperature drops 30 degrees and it starts snowing as soon as I arrive. I am not even making that up. I’m going to test out the new bag as a carry-on for the trip, too, so I’m crossing everything that all the seams hold and the handles don’t fall off as soon as I load it up with stuff for the plane.

Ok, now I can easily see that I’m bigger than both of my first 2 pregnancies, which stinks. I thought I was maybe equal to, if not smaller than, my pregnancy with Della (on the left) up until this point, but now that’s not happening anymore. And I’ve been bigger than I was with Lana (in the middle) the whole time. Bleh.

I appear to be totally differently shaped this time, too. Yet another sign that I’m saying confirms there’s a boy in there. Crap, we won’t get to use all our cute girl clothes again, which I was so hoping to do! I don’t think a mini-Ryan would love Hello Kitty as much as his sisters and I do.

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25 weeks

February 26, 2015

As you will see shortly, our lovely full-length mirror, the only full-length mirror in our home I might add, has suddenly developed a crack all the way across it. I have no idea how it happened. I know exactly when it happened, but the how will elude us forever. There’s nothing the girls could have done to it to make it appear, it doesn’t hit the bench behind it, nothing slammed into it. So apparently we just aren’t allowed to have nice things in this house. Ever.

But that has nothing to do with #3.

  • How far along?  25 weeks, 1 day
  • Total weight gain:  Too much.
  • Maternity clothes?  Pants, yes, and just a couple maternity tops. One good thing about being pregnant in winter is since it’s cold, I can cover up in all my sweatshirts and sweaters and not worry about finding shirts to fit.
  • Stretch marks?  Nope, not yet. And the third time around better not be when those suckers rear their ugly heads, either.
  • Sleep:  So far pretty good.
  • Best moment this week:  Finishing the diaper bag! I’m so excited and proud of this monster project, because it certainly lived up to the nickname I gave it, which was the beast. Seeing as I turned on a sewing machine for the very first time in July last year, I’m ecstatic that I actually made this bag. I had to combine 2 humongous tutorials and different sized bags, so the end result blew my mind. Pictures in a second.
  • Miss anything?  Nothing right now really. However, I could really go for a Guinness or glass of wine every now and then. Which I know I can have, I just haven’t yet.
  • Movement:  Yes, since 1 day before week 15. That’s the earliest of all 3 – D was 20 weeks and L was around 16 weeks.
  • Cravings:  Not right now.
  • Aversions:  Now that the first trimester is over, again, not really anything. Those first couple weeks, though, wow – life in general was an aversion of mine. Scents are still stronger than normal, but nothing like when I was pregnant with D and my entire sense of smell got turned upside down.
  • Gender:  Did not find out. I’m still sure it’s a boy.
  • Labor signs:  Zero.
  • Symptoms:  A little heartburn here and there, abdominal tweaks as the baby tries to permanently ruin my abs (sorry, little one. i didn’t let your sisters do that, and i won’t let you either), occasional downward pressure when I stand up, my hair is definitely shedding less and less when I brush it, more aches and pains in my pelvic and hip joints, and my back hurts often. Guess it’s all that weight I’m gaining.
  • Belly button in or out?  Out on one side, so I’m sure it will go the full monty again since it did with Lana. This is exactly how it started with her.
  • Wedding rings on or off?  On.
  • Looking forward to:  Going to Arizona in 2 weeks! I just really hope it’s sunny and warm for the week we’re there, because usually the temperature drops 30 degrees and it starts snowing as soon as I arrive. I am not even making that up. I’m going to test out the new bag as a carry-on for the trip, too, so I’m crossing everything that all the seams hold and the handles don’t fall off as soon as I load it up with stuff for the plane.

Picture time. First I’ll show off my masterpiece of a bag so you can all marvel at my incredible talent. And no, I will not make you one. This thing was not exactly fun to make. But I love it, so hopefully all the work was worth it once I actually start using it. I used all indoor/outdoor fabric so it’s water and stain resistant, and I sprayed the orange interior fabric with Scotch Guard since it was the only non-patio furniture fabric I got. I wouldn’t throw this bag in the laundry, so my hope is that using that kind of material will allow any spills to just be wiped out. I’ve never thrown any bag in the washing machine, though, so I’m not worried about having to start now.

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Ta da! Pretty good, eh? It’s kind of hard to tell, but I put a number of elastic pockets on the interior front side of the bag and non-elastic ones on the interior back side. I even got a couple bottles out, the girls’ cups, a diaper, a wipes holder, and one of my cups to measure the sizes for the pockets. Genius, I tell you.

Now for my gigantic self portrait. I have no idea how I managed to look so much better when pregnant with Lana than I did with either of these other 2 (Della left, #3 right), but I did. And I’m kind of jealous of my Lana-pregnant self. Oh well. Nothing to do about that now except try not to gain another 75 pounds before June 10. Or whenever the birth date will be. I think it’s going to be June 4. I like Della messing around in the background of the Lana shot.

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24 weeks

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Here we are. Another week, another update. And I realize we’re fast approaching the third and final trimester. Um, yikes. How far along?  24 weeks Total weight gain:  Well, last week at my appointment my doctor basically told me I’ve already gained too much weight. Awesome. I’m not sure why, either. I’m eating way less than […]

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23 weeks

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Sorry I skipped last week’s 22 week update, but by the time I actually got around to taking the pictures and sitting down here to do it, I just didn’t feel like it. Plus it was a day or two late and I didn’t have a 23 week picture from Della anyway, so I decided […]

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21 weeks

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Weekly update time. How far along?  21 weeks Total weight gain:  ??? I’ll tell you at the end, which will be the next time I actually step on my own scale. Doing things a little differently this time around. Maternity clothes?  One of my pairs of maternity jeans finally somewhat fits, yippee! I’m not confined to […]

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20 weeks

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With this baby, I was so focused on surviving the first trimester and moving on from that miserable part, that this halfway point has really snuck up on me. Halfway! How far along?  20 weeks Total weight gain:  I’m actually not going to play this game anymore. I’ll weigh myself the day I go to the […]

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