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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Growing Baby Rote - 30 wks

How far along: 30 Weeks

I’m feeling: most days I feel great and others I wonder how this belly could possibly grow any more to house a child that is going to put on 3+ lbs in 10 weeks!!

Total weight gain: 20 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: 17 in 3.1 lbs - comparable to a cantaloupe

This week: I helped celebrate by best friend's little girl turning one on Saturday, and it was a reminder of how fast everything will go because I swear I just took her maternity pictures!
Steve has been great this week getting so much done in the baby room - new paint and curtains. Plus we started calving on the 22nd so he is also busy being a midwife!! haha
Steve and I both caught a cold this week so lots of essential oil use here ... I'm really hoping it is about done because my nose is raw!

Maternity clothes: I bought a robe that is marketed as maternity but in my opinion it is just a regular robe - either way I'm happy with it because it is super comfy for lounging around the house

Sleep: surprisingly even with my cold I've still slept pretty good, just a little more restless but not much!

Best moment this week: getting baby shower gifts delivered! That option on registries is so nice to have the gift shipped straight to the recipient. By far my favorite was the Moses Basket my mom got us - I'm sure this will be in many photos once our little one is here!

Movement: Instead of the little jabs it now just feels like waves moving across my stomach

Food cravings: BBQs with extra pickle juice and a giant side of pickles. (Good thing we have an ample amount of beef in the freezer!!)

Food aversions: nothing

Belly button in or out: flat

Looking forward to: I have a pedicure and manicure next week that I can't wait for!!

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Growing Baby Rote - 29 wks

How far along:  29 weeks

I’m feeling: This week my ribs were hurting pretty good, the left side at times felt like it was on fire so lots of icing and trying different positions when sitting down to help ease the discomfort. Other than this I'm still feeling great so I really can't complain.

Total weight gain: 19 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: Size of a pineapple about 17in and 2.9lbs

This week: went SUPER fast! The weather warmed up to almost 40 degrees and gave me a little bit of spring fever and spring for me now means baby arrival so that is exciting and at the same time a little scary because I don't feel like we are ready! I made sure to get my FMLA stuff submitted this week at work - hooray for 12 weeks off!!

Maternity clothes: I got some beautiful new dresses this week that fit my growing bump very well, however they are just normal size small so I'm excited I can wear them after baby too!! Really hoping I can hold off buying "maternity" clothes - again thank goodness it is legging season!

Sleep: still getting all the sleep I can and making sure to sleep with a pillow between my legs to help with the hip issues I was having last week - crazy how that makes a world of difference!

Best moment this week: being able to go for a few short walks outside without being scared I'd fall on the ice - nice to get some fresh air that didn't burn my lungs.
Also I went home for lunch on Thursday and forgot how amazing natural light is during the day - think I need to make this a weekly thing for all the future bump photos!!

Movement: Felt more and more this week as baby is filling out. Baby is more responsive too, I can push on one area and then I'll feel it poke somewhere else - probably just looking for room in there!!

Food cravings: Hard Candy - I couldn't get enough life savers this week at work especially the white ones which I think are pineapple flavor

Food aversions: nothing

Belly button in or out: still in/flat

Looking forward to: finishing the nursery and Spring!

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Growing Baby Rote - 28 wks

How far along:  28 weeks - Hello 3rd Trimester

I’m feeling: pretty good still - finding it a little harder to get up off the couch but other than that still feeling good!

Total weight gain: 18 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: 2 1/4 lbs and almost 15in about the size of a tropical coconut or a large eggplant

This week: We had a busy week. Saturday 7th we had our baby prep class from 8:30am - 5pm ... it was a long day but since we live an hour from the hospital we didn't want to sign up for the weekly classes. Feels good to get that class out of the way but all that talk about labor makes me really want to get our house ready for a new little one!
Steve and I both thought we noticed my belly was lower this week, and that was confirmed on Thursday when our midwife felt my stomach and thought the baby was head down already - he or she can stay that way for at least another 10 weeks!! I was relived to hear this though, since I was a breech baby I really didn't want that and have to be signed up for a c-section!

Sleep: still getting lots of it but I have noticed my hips have been hurting more and more, making it a little harder to fall asleep and get comfortable

Best moment this week: Passing my glucose test and getting a healthy baby report - Heartbeat was 140 again

Movement: the little one is still swimming around in there, a few times this week I noticed I had a lopsided belly due to how it was laying. Also I do notice more movement and jabs lower so I think it is safe to say, baby is venturing down!

Food cravings: Wednesday all I wanted was cookies and ice cream, mainly because Steve's grandma sent him home with a fresh plate of cookies and those are something you can't pass up!!

Food aversions: nothing!

Belly button in or out: still in/flat

Looking forward to: getting the nursery done - the end is in sight of our mini remodel and I have to say Steve has been amazing doing it all so far!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Growing Baby Rote - 27 wks

First Bumpdate Photo in the Nursery

How far along:  27 weeks (on 01.05.17)

I’m feeling: pregnant haha there are times I still forget and I blame that on my anterior placenta but otherwise I know this babe is there, like when I try and put my shoes on!!

Total weight gain: 16.5 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: according to three different pregnancy apps here are three different foods baby is the size of - a bunch of bananas, a cucumber, a head of cauliflower. Weighing a little over 2 lbs and 14-15in long.

This week: lots of back icing this week, the little one must have found a comfy spot by my ribs on the left side because they were hurting pretty good last week and this one!
We got the baby shower date finalized, Feb 26, and the baby registries are complete (1 & 2) - it feels so good to have those things done!

Sleep: I find myself waking up to pee a little more frequently but most nights still sleeping 8+ hours and more sleep on the weekends just because I can (and I know that will be ending once baby comes)

Best moment this week: Finding hardwood floor in the baby room!!! On Wednesday Steve started to rip the carpet out of the room we are using for the nursery and under the carpet he found old linoleum and under that he found a beautiful hardwood floor. Our plan was to put in vinyl that looked like hardwood so I'm super excited we have the real thing!!

Movement: The end of last week I thought the baby might have changed positions a little because I felt movement lower than normal but then this week its been very similar to last!

Food cravings: nothing really - except the homemade ice cream that I made for New Years is delicious!!!

Food aversions: nothing heavy - that doesn't really make sense but I just hate feeling so full and have tried to avoid foods that fill me up fast.

Belly button in or out: still in - getting flatter (is that a word?!) but still generally in

Looking forward to: getting the nursery setup, the floor goes so well with the theme we have picked out so I'm really excited to get the crib setup and all the fun d├ęcor!
Also, baby class on Saturday and Glucose test on Thursday!!

Here are some pics from last week too since I didn't do an update post


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