Friday, April 26, 2013

Pregnancy: Week 32

DATE: April 26, 2013

How far along: 32 weeks

Total Weight Gained: 25 pounds

How big is baby?By now, baby weighs 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long. Gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to the baby. In fact, he/she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

Maternity Clothes:  of course

Sleep: ehhhh….could be better, could be worse.  I wake up a LOT to go to the bathroom.

Best Moment of the Week: Had a dr. appt. last week.  I was in and out of there in NO time…and everything is still looking good.  Measuring right on target this week.  BP is good.  Really nothing exciting to report!

Movement: oh yes….always!  When I lay down for bed it seems to be CRAZY time for the baby.

Food Craving: Nothing in particular…just an unusually large appetite!  I could just eat and eat (and I have been)

Food Aversions: none

Morning Sickness: nada

Gender: don’t know that time!

Symptoms: I pulled my back out this week, so back and neck pain.  Also having lots of pressure and some cramping.

What I miss: being slim and sleeping through the night!

What I'm looking forward to: Only 56 days (or less) to go!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Toes in the sand....

After 20+ hours in the car we made it to Florida at about 2p.m. on Saturday.  Ahhhh.....what a beautiful site.  The kids could not WAIT to get their bathing suits on and RUN out to the beach!!
SO cute and fun to watch their excitement.
Blake is a beach lover...Liv prefers to stick to the pool (takes after her mama).  The sand kind of grosses her out.  She would RUN out there...and then RUN - at full speed - right back up to the steps to the pool.  lol.
Ahhhh.....sun and fun!!

My loves <3 p="">

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Seriously, Mother Nature?!

This has got to be a joke, right?!  We have been having the craziest weather in Michigan.  It has been raining buckets (literally) for 2 weeks, and this morning we woke up to SNOW?!  This is just after a 65 degree sunny day that we had yesterday.

We have been under Flood Advisory Warnings for weeks.  Co-workers and friends have flooded basements.  Luckily we have not.  But this is NUTS.

Blake was beyond excited and said "ITS WINTER" when he woke up this morning, followed by a "I CANT WAIT TO PLAY OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW AFTER SCHOOL TODAY"....poor thing, he doesn't realize that it will be gone by then.

I will admit that my views from my room were pretty this morning....but I would have enjoyed them in December, NOT on April 24th!!
My front yard today 4/24:

My back yeard today 4/24:
Happy spring y'all!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Back at it....

I have been catching some flack (ah hem...Tony) here you go! Ha, no really...I need to get back in the swing of posting daily, but have been caught up in the daily grind and haven't had a chance to be on here much.  I will work on it...promise. 

I NEED to anywho....because this 3rd baby is going to be here (less than 8 weeks) and I need to start documenting.  Not fair to the 3rd if Blake and Liv have post upon post and then the 3rd one is neglected :(.

Work has been crazy busy....impending maternity leave, lots of summer programs to plan for, promotion (yay me) my blog-at-work time is next to nil right now.

I have lots of pictures to blog from our trip to Florida this month, so I will get on that soon...but need to upload them first.

For now, I will leave you with a couple instagram pics that I can pull from my phone!!

These are from the way to Florida.  We drove...20+ hours, a 4 year old, a 2 year old, a 30+ week preggers mama, a dad with road was a joy.  J/ actually wasn't bad at all...and I would totally do it again this weekend if we could!!

This is liv's signature look.  EVERY pair of glasses....EVERY time.  Never fails.  She rocks it I guess.
This was Blake at the 9.5 hour mark....I feel his pain....