How far along - 30 Weeks – Turned 30 weeks on Apple Cup (which the Cougs couldn’t pull out for me) so I felt it necessary to stretch out the Coug sweatshirt.
Weight Gain - 22 Pounds, and that can’t all be baby.
Maternity Clothes - Outgrowing them rapidly. This belly is just sticking straight out so there is constantly a two-three inch section of bare belly hanging out.
Missing - Easily putting on socks or shoes.
Fun Moments - We start our birthing class today, we’re both pretty excited for that. Also loving the fact that some of my very best friends are pregnant too. Getting to be in the same boat as them is great!
Shan and I cutting down Christmas trees in White Pass. Great holiday tradition with the Bolts!
Food Cravings - Food, and always thirsty.
Symptoms - Sore upper back, restless legs. Afternoon naps are back as well.
Working out - Almost non existent these days. Long walks are about it.
Movement - Constant. And now starting to see it on the outside. Sometimes the bulge gets in some pretty alien looking shapes when the little thing is changing positions.
Gender - No clue – but most people vote boy by the look of the belly
Names - At this point it will be unnamed when it arrives.
Fears - Not many. I’m expecting to get scared about delivery soon, but oddly it’s still not happening yet. Denial?
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Last year the holiday season felt as though it was glossed over because of wedding chaos in October and our honeymoon in December. So this year is feels extra special and long-awaited.
We hosted our annual Friendsgiving feast again and it couldn’t have been a better kick off to the holidays. We went big this year by removing pretty much all the furniture in our house to create this massive table and borrowing lots of chairs. BYOC.
Despite the look of this picture – I swear it wasn’t all men – there are women squeezed in between hidden from view.
Twenty of our closest friends crammed into 1,000 square feet with 3 pregnant ladies meant lots of bumping and squeezing around each other, but it made it all the cozier. I really love this group of people.
The menu was fantastic.
Casey deep fried the birdies this year. Very scrumptious! Shout out to Howard B for letting us use all his brand new fryer equipment before he could this coming Thursday! It also lured the men outside to watch the action which cleared some space in the house.
Live piano music courtesy of CJ and Lucas was amazing!
And of course the cutest girl in the whole wide world!!
Great, great night!
How far along - 25 weeks
Weight Gain - 18 Pounds – Eek. Pump the breaks, Neuman!
Maternity Clothes - Could use some new ones As you can see, normal clothes are getting a little stretched out.
Missing - Still thirsty for that cold beer.
Fun Moments - The 20 week ultra sound was in 4D and you could literally see what the baby looked like – my mom! We were good and didn’t peek, still no clue on the gender. Another fun moment was getting to use the belly for the Halloween costume.
Food Cravings - Sugar, have a sweet tooth and love me some maple bars.
Symptoms - Heartburn, restless leg syndrome and starting to get a sore back at the end of the day
Working out - Getting harder. Long walks and light weight lifting. Only managing it a couple times a week though. I could benefit from some pre-natal yoga I think.
Movement - Constant in morning and night and get a little fiercer every day.
Gender - Still no clue, but leaning towards boy.
Names - Still nothing nailed down.
Fears - At my 23 week midwife appointment my belly was measuring at 26 weeks. Could mean a big baby. Oh lord.
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Full disclosure: The day after I found out I was pregnant, I started pinning and planning my nursery design. Nothing beats the excitement of being pregnant with your first, but a close second for me was getting to design a nursery!
We’re not finding out what the little stinker is, but that didn’t affect how I would have designed it. I wouldn’t go super boy or super girl. So, here were my initial thoughts….I love making a mood board.
Still waiting on furniture, rug, accessories and art, but here’s a little sneak peak…I love the board and batten so much, and the stars, okay I love it all. Sometimes I’m caught just standing in there and looking around.
I also made this bad boy…the seams are about to burst at any moment and I made it entirely too big, but the fabric is killer and it’s handmade by mom! That’s weird to write. I love CaseFace in the background – the face reads: when will you be done with this and put all the sewing crap away?
To all the readers that dropped in from from Hooked on Houses, thanks for stopping by!!
How far along - 20 weeks
Weight Gain - 10 pounds – A trip to Europe didn’t help…
Maternity Clothes - rocking them full time.
Missing - While in Berlin, I missed being able to drink a huge beer in the middle of the day at a beer garden. I did indulge in a glass of wine here and there at dinner. When in Europe…
Fun Moments - Felt the first movement while we were in Berlin. I was laying down on my back in a park looking at a beautiful church and felt a little pop pop – what the hell was that? Even though I’d been waiting for it, it still surprised me. Here’s a picture of the exact moment!
Food Cravings - Nope.
Symptoms - Still get restless leg syndrome at night along with calf cramps and belly cramps. But nothing bad at all (aggressive knocking on wood)
Working out - Lifting, running, walked and biked a ton in Europe. Feels good to workout.
Movement - Little pops here and there, nothing consistent
Gender - Not finding out, but not feeling as strongly about a boy anymore…
Names - We have a few picked out for both, but its an ever changing list. Not sure if we’re ready to share yet
Fears - That this is going really fast.
How far along – 15 weeks
Weight Gain – 8 pounds, that first 6 weeks of hangover feeling came with lots of cheeseburgers….
Maternity Clothes – Mom took me shopping and I came home with quite the haul, thanks Mom! As soon as I slipped those elastic gems over my tummy there was no turning back. So comfortable, and the alternative, rubber banding my jeans up, was just not a good look.
Missing – Cold beer
Fun Moments – Strangers noticing I’m pregnant
Food Cravings – Nope. Just always thirsty for ice water
Symptoms – Restless leg syndrome and feeling the tendons in my stomach pull after sudden movements.
Working out – Still playing soccer, my last game is Thursday for this season. Finally getting my energy back so doing boot camps again and running.
Movement – Not feeling anything yet. We had an ultra sound and the little thing was pretty lazy in there.
Gender – Not finding out, but my initial feeling is boy.
Fears - Nothing really
We’re in the process of
building growing the our greatest project yet.
Of course this means nursery design….perks of babies, among other things