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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Growing Baby Rote2: 37 Weeks

How far along: 37 weeks

I’m feeling: finally hitting that mark where I feel quite large and now that baby has moved lower I have a pretty good waddle-walk going on

Total weight gain: 30 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: about the size of a canary melon (19 in, 6.5 lbs)

This week: seemed to really fly by. I had Monday off from work for President's Day so Quinn and I had a wonderful day hanging out together. Wednesday had a good midwife appointment baby is still head down heartbeat 148-150.

Maternity clothes: My options for shirts are running low but no need to buy new stuff, just a handful of tunics to rotate through and as always paired with leggings

Sleep: had a few nights of 3:30am bladder wake up calls but other than that sleeping like normal throughout the night. One thing though, turning from side to side is getting harder and harder and I can't wait to sleep on my back again!

Best moment this week: more snow - ahhhhh NOT! This was just a really good week with Quinn, she was in a great mood and it was very refreshing!!
Oh and tonight we finally got some things hung on the wall in our bedroom, like family pictures from Quinn's newborn session ...that I'll have to change out in a few months haha!

Movement: lots of full belly movement and jabs at my bladder

Food cravings: nothing

Food aversions: nothing

Belly button in or out: out

Looking forward to: midwife appointment on Wednesday (time for weekly appointments) and our rescheduled family/maternity photos on Saturday (better not snow)

37 weeks with Quinn

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Boudoir Maternity Shoot

Steve and I are on the fence about how many kids we want, scratch that, Steve is on the fence haha I would love 3 or 4 kids!

But, since this could potentially be my last pregnancy I wanted a special kind of maternity shoot to help capture how amazing I feel when I'm pregnant. If you haven't figured out by now, I'm one of those people who loves pregnancy. Growing babies happens to be something I'm really good at - being a good mom during the toddler phase is questionable and requires A LOT of grace but pregnancy, I got that!!

I was able to get in on a boudoir event at a new local venue with a great photographer. I didn't have any certain photos in mind I just let the photographer pick my outfits and do her thing!!

Enjoy some of my favorites - the ones appropriate for this slice of the internet

I felt like a movie star, it was one of the best experiences and I highly recommend Taylor if you are in the FM area. I plan to do another shoot with her when I get my pre-baby body back!!

30 weeks pregnant
Photographer - Taylor Jane Photography
Hair - Hair by Amy Rose
Makeup - Nikki Terras
Vintage Couches - The White House Co.
Venue - The Pines

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Growing Baby Rote2: 36 Weeks

How far along: 36 weeks {one month til due date}

I’m feeling: Still really good but I do feel like baby has dropped. So, due to stretching or baby being lower or both, I wake up in the morning feeling like someone punched me in the groin over and over!!
Oh and hello hemorrhoids, if you didn't know this was a thing during pregnancy, now you do and you're welcome - thankfully mine are almost gone {thanks essential oils} and don't really bother me!

Total weight gain: 29 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: about the size of a bunch of kale {18-19in, 6lbs}

This week: Celebrated Steve's 32nd birthday.
Had a good low key Valentine's day.
Met my friend's new baby boy, Kellen!

Maternity clothes: nothing new!

Sleep: switching sides is getting to be more and more of a challenge but other than that, sleeping is still great

Best moment this week: Meeting baby Kellen, such a sweet baby it made me excited for the newborn stage where they just lay there and sleep!

Movement: not as much room to swim around in there and I can tell he/she is lower now just watching my stomach and where they are at!

Food cravings: Yesterday I had an amazing salad so now I just want to eat that exact salad for every meal! And there wasn't anything fancy about it besides the fact that I didn't have to make it hah

Food aversions: nothing

Belly button in or out: out

Looking forward to: Long weekend, no work Monday + Midwife appointment on Wednesday + family photos on Saturday!

36 weeks with Quinn
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Growing Baby Rote2: 35 Weeks

How far along: 35 weeks

I’m feeling: Tiring out easier these days but overall still feeing really good

Total weight gain: 28 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: about the size of a spaghetti squash {18in, 5.25lbs}

This week: Had a good midwife appointment on the 5th. Baby still head down, HB 144, measuring right on schedule.
Had a great meeting with our birth photographer after the midwife appointment.
One of my best friends had her baby on the 8th, Kellen Keith.
Celebrated my Grandma's 90th birthday today!

Maternity clothes: just stretching out the same clothes

Sleep: slightly more restless but can still make it the whole night no bathroom breaks

Best moment this week: having Quinn with for the midwife appointment

Movement: Still a busy little one in there but I can tell he/she is running out of room. Baby will respond when Quinn talks to my belly and it is the best!

Food cravings: not really craving anything

Food aversions: nope

Belly button in or out: flat/out, feel like babies butt/foot keeps pushing the top of my belly button out

Looking forward to: Hopefully meeting baby Kellen

Ran a little poll on my Instagram account last week and by a small margin, more people are leaning towards us having another girl

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Growing Baby Rote2: 34 Weeks

How far along:  34 weeks

I’m feeling: Still good except today I was more exhausted than I've been in a really long time - baby might be starting to take a toll on me!

Total weight gain: 28 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: about the size of a pineapple {19-22in, 4.9lbs}

This week: was horribly cold ... on Wednesday my car said -40 on my way to work!!

Maternity clothes: nothing new

Sleep: last night I moved around a lot more than normal, waking up here and there otherwise sleep has still been great!

Best moment this week: having a date day with Steven - and Quinn telling us she thinks baby is a boy!

Movement: moving like crazy, hopefully babe is still head down

Food cravings: milkshakes

Food aversions: nothing

Belly button in or out: flat/out

Looking forward to: midwife appointment this week!

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