Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Week 30

Baby shower DONE!!!

So much work to reach the date and finally the day has passed. We are extremely thankful for all our family and friends who were able to make it. We know how blessed we are but when it comes to these gatherings we are truly astonished and delighted to see everyone show up for us. Thank you is such an understatement compared to how we feel now. For Oliver's baby shower we had to cut back on a LOT of invites. Imagine, Jaidens baby shower we had 180 on the list (and we cut people there also). Between Ricky and I we are blessed with a HUGE family but that's where the hard part comes in, we want to always invite everyone including our friends but it's so tough. This time I kept the list to 100 people and trust me I hated it. Between both grandmothers telling me they felt bad for not inviting a certain family member or their friends it was quite stressful. Ricky didn't want a baby shower, thought of having a get together instead but we had one so that the family can partake in baby Oli's pre-life party. 

Let me tell you, we aren't planning another kid but if it ever happens no more baby showers. Not only is it tacky if we were to have 3 but the stress is absolutely not worth it. 

Although, I must say I could be able to take on event planning everything came out spectacular! 

We basically got everything we asked for 🎉 and we are soooooo thankful. Starting over again with a brand new bundle of joy will not be easy but we are happy we waited. Jaiden is so excited and he understands he will be a big brother and wants to take up on a lot of responsibilities. 

I don't get the measurements sometimes but supposedly little booger is as big as a cucumber this week. He measures somewhere between 15.2 - 16.7" and may be somewhere along the lines of 2.5-3.8 lbs. 

His skin is getting smoother and he is starting to hiccup, actually I did feel the hiccups last week. We he getting stronger and is able to grasp things. Only less than 10 weeks left and the shortness of breath and cramping seem to be all I am getting. No swelling thank god nor heartburn. Braxton hicks are no joke, my dr said 5 within the hour and straight to the hospital. Yesterday came close, I had 4 in an hour o_o. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Week 29

I'm soooo tired. I just want to sleep!!! 

This week I am traumatized, it's finally hit me. I am FAT! Hahah, I just stood straight looked down and my feet are fully covered. I can no longer see my feet!! 

This week is my baby shower and so far everything leading up to it is nerve wrecking. We have made so many sweets!!! Not only will there be cake but my sweets table will have :

Cake pops, chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate covered pretzle sticks, mini pretzles, m&m's, white chocolate macadamia nuggets, sugar cookies, fruit tarts, mini cupcakes, and macaroons!!! 

Well, since I am fat I have to make everyone coming to the party fat as well. Lol. 

With work and baby shower stuff this week and next week are going to be intense!! Toooo many things lined up. 

This week little booger is as big as an acorn squash measuring at 15.2 - 16.7". 

It's getting cramped inside there and boy can I feel it. One of those kicks once felt like a bite 😳😳 lmao. The other day he was jammed in there that I couldn't walk. For rickys birthday we went to eat at chilis and upon reaching the car my leg started giving up on me. With the biggest back pains and finally reaching home I couldn't even walk to the bed. Ricky was dragging/carrying me. Every time my foot touched the floor the massive pain up my side was immense. Yeah, I was bawling tears. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Week 28

Wow. 20 weeks since I started writing, I can't believe it's almost over. This is the week where -ish- just got real. Braxton Hicks really suck!! I mean, I gave felt them before but now it's more constant with a bit more uncomfort.

First day of my 28th week and this kid literally spazzed out. It wasn't a normal kick or stretch, it was a shake (O_o) ! 

Here is where I am realizing I am getting to that point where I can do less and less. In my photo sessions I am feeling it more and more, getting on my belly... Umm impossible, squatting down... Getting harder, long walks... I am struggling to breathe at times. Only 2 1/2 months until the booger arrives. Shoot only 1 more week for my baby shower!! Where has the time gone, I am not ready for either!!

Hmm, I'm still sleeping on my right side but now I've started sleeping on my back again. I'm extremely surprised I can still find comfort and actually breathe on my back. I just can't be on my left, that's still not comfortable for me. 

Last week I did my glucose test and I just found out I failed it :(  I know it's really common to fail the first test but I'm really sad. This pregnancy I thought I have done everything correct. I've eaten healthy, I drink a lot of water and well ... I was exercising at the beginning. Now failing the test my sweets cravings have sky rocketed. I've always loved sweets but I guess subconsciously thinking they are taking it away I have notice I've wanted more than my usual. Time to bring that back down now. Maybe for my next scheduled test I can cut sweets a week before. I've been nesting lately but have given up since the room is almost filled with all the gifts we've been receiving in the mail. <3 We are so thankful to all of our family members and friends, we knew starting over wasn't going to be simple but with everyone's help it's been astonishingly pleasant. 

This week you are as big as an eggplant. 
Ranging anywhere between 13.6"-14.8". 

After this week there is not much happening anymore as development other than brain activities and weight gain. If you were to be born this week you would have a much higher survival rate considering your lungs are fully functional. Every week that passes your breath gets stronger but my shortness of breath becomes a little shorter. Last night I had these minor labor pains which im hoping was just a major Braxton hick. 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Week 27

These leg cramps are getting insane. Basically every night I wake up in massive pain where I am caught in a sharp cramp where I can't move. Every time I stretch my leg it's like a thousand bolts are attacking my muscle. Time to pull out my yoga mat I have been slacking!!!

Second session of maternity, check! ✔️

I can't show you my pretty ones until after the baby shower, keeping those a surprise. I am having such difficulties choosing my fav one though. I don't know which to post. :(

Braxton hicks are starting this week and let me tell you I'm NOT excited for this. Lol. This week has just been a painful one. Also, where the heck can I find a rutabaga?! I'm done looking for it so I'm going for the second fruit that's about the same size. This week has been the first week I couldn't find the correct fruit but it's ok. 

This week you are the size of an rutabaga  reaching anywhere between 13.4" - 14.8" and gaining anywhere from 1.5 - 2.5 ounces. Umm where the *% can I find a rutabaga in Miami, I've looked everywhere (>_<)! 

Still practicing inhaling (the amniotic fluid of course) and exhaling. Lungs are rapidly developing and for the next few weeks this is about all you'll be doing. According to thebump website you are finally showing brain activity. Entering this third trimester it's pretty much safe if you come out at any time but let's wait it out at least one more month to make things super safe..hehehe.