Saturday, December 7, 2013

28 Weeks

How far along? 28 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Like 20 pounds or so. 
Maternity clothes? Yeah thats pretty much all I can wear now. Also none of my coats/jackets can zip up...
Best moment this week: Hearing baby's heartbeat at the doctor's appointment.
Movement: Yes, all the time. My family got to feel her on Thanksgiving and they all really liked that. Also I can now see her move from the outside, with my shirt on. 
Sleep: Sleep is still kinda rough, but not horrible, I know it's going to get a lot worse.
Food cravings: Cheese still is the main one. Also anything mentioned on TV/commercials.
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? It is kinda still in, it just looks super weird. 
What I miss: Being able to sleep on my stomach. 

What I am looking forward to: Christmas, seeing my family next weekend. 
Milestones: I'm officially in the 3rd trimester now :)
Realization of the week: Next Christmas we will have a 10 month old, crazy!


These past 2 weeks have been really fun. Leland and I drove down to my parents house for Thanksgiving. It was good to see my family. We went black friday shopping, it was Leland's first time. We also got our carseat and stroller. The carseat is in the back of our car now. It seems so much more real now that we will have a little baby in 2 months and 2 weeks (if she is on time). Also I keep measuring big at my doctor's appointments. But I've already accepted the fact that we will have a big baby, so as long as I don't have to have a c section I'll be happy. 



Saturday, November 23, 2013

26 weeks


How far along? 26 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: A normal amount....... 
Maternity clothes? I love wearing maternity clothes. I fit into some of my old shirts, but the maternity shirts definitely look the best. 
Best moment this week: Buying tons of cute clothes for baby girl :)
Movement: Yes, all the time. Usually I feel her most in the morning and around dinner time. 
Sleep: Sleep is rough nowadays, I always wake up on my back and the I get all worried. . 
Food cravings: Cheese still is the main one. I'm not quite as hungry as I used to be. 
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? It is kinda still in, it just looks super weird. 
What I miss: Being able to sleep on my stomach. 

What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving!
Milestones: 3 more months until baby is here!  
Realization of the week: 3 more months seems so far away, I hope it somehow goes by quickly. 


This week has been good. I still work every night and that has been getting a little harder. I always feel pretty sore and tired by the time work rolls around. Yesterday Leland and I went to see catching fire. It was really good! I liked it a lot. We also went to Ikea and the DI and found some great deals for baby clothes. It was fun but I was very tired after walking all day. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

25 Weeks

How far along? 25 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: About 15 pounds or so... yeah we have been hungry lately... 
Maternity clothes? I offficially love maternity clothes. I bought another pair of maternity pants and they are great. I am fitting into less and less of my old shirts, which kinda makes me happy. 
Best moment this week: Feeling the baby move, Leland can feel her all the time now, pretty much everyday, and  I feel her all day everyday it seems. 
Movement: Yes, all the time. Usually I feel her most in the morning and around dinner time. 
Sleep: Sleep is rough nowadays, Especially because I have a fear of suffocating in our tiny bedroom. 
Food cravings: Cheese still is the main one. Mostly I am just very hungry all the time. 
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? It is kinda still in, it just looks super weird. 
What I miss: Sometimes I miss people not knowing I'm pregnant, now that it is obvious everyone is always asking me questions. 
What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving!
Milestones: My belly is very big now, I like that I no longer look fat...  
Realization of the week: I have been getting pretty stressed about all the things we still need to buy and do before the baby gets here. I ordered the cloth diapers this week, so that is one thing off of the list, but there is still so much to do!

These past few weeks have been good. School has been busy, but we are getting close to the end of the semester! 


Sunday, October 27, 2013

23 Weeks

How far along? 23 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I don't really even know anymore, but they tell me I still haven't gained enough.  
Maternity clothes? I offficially love maternity clothes. I have 2 pairs of maternity pants are they are the only ones that fit me now, so I definitely need to buy more! 
Best moment this week: Buying cute clothes for baby girl. I may have gone a little overboard... but it was all so cute! 
Movement: Yes, all the time. I think I have seen it from the outside once or twice now. 
Sleep: I have been having a hard time sleeping lately. Sleeping on my stomach is no longer comfortable, plus I worry about squishing baby, and they say it is bad to sleep on your back, so I try to stick to my sides but it is very hard. Luckily I am usually able to sleep in or take a nap. Food cravings: Cheese, all day everyday.  Also Krispy Kreme donuts, which Leland was happy to go get with me haha. 
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? It's still in but it is definitely starting to look less in, if that makes sense. 
What I miss: Nothing really, things are going pretty good right now.. 
What I am looking forward to: Buying more baby things :)
Milestones: The morning sickness is now officially gone, without the help of medication. So for the record I was sick from weeks 7-21 or so. :( 
Realization of the week: Nothing this week

Nothing much happened this week. My mom came up to run the provo halloween half marathon. She stayed with us on Friday and Saturday, so that was fun. We went to the outlets in Lehi on Saturday and I got tons of cute baby things, like I said I went a little overboard....

Also this week Leland and I went to a breastfeeding class. I pretty much knew everything already, but it was a good review and good for Leland to hear it. I'm glad he is totally on board and willing to support me :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

22 Weeks


How far along? 22 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +7 or so, Now that I'm getting into the postive numbers I'm weighing myself less and less...
Maternity clothes? My maternity shirts do fit now, they make me look very pregnant though. I will need to get some more because less and less of my old shirts are fitting now days. 
Best moment this week: Going to the corn maze with Leland :) And finding out we are having a girl! (3 weeks ago). 
Movement: Yes, all the time. Leland has felt her 3 or 4 times. My family is all very excited to feel her but they haven't so far. 
Food cravings: Cheese, all day everyday.  
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in. 
What I miss: Nothing really, things are going pretty good right now.. 
What I am looking forward to: Finishing this semester of school, and Christmas :)
Milestones: I'm more than halfway now. 
Realization of the week: Next general conference we will have a baby :)

            I haven't blogged in a while because I've been meaning to take a picture, and I haven't gotten a good one, but I will post pictures next time hopefully. We have been super busy lately. On Oct. 2nd we had the ultrasound. My mom drove up for it and everything looked good. We found out we are having a girl :). Leland thought for sure it was a boy, but a for a few weeks I had been feeling like it was a girl so I wasn't too surprised. 
         Last weekend we went down to my parent's house for the weekend. It was fun, we watched my brother Adam's football game and Bennett opened his mission call. He is going to Ecuador and leaving on Dec. 18th. It is a little sad that he won't be able to see the baby until she is almost 2, but we will send him lots of pictures. 
        Everything else has been going good lately. We've bought a lot of clothes for baby girl so thats exciting. I am still in school and working. School is surprisingly easy this semester, I guess it's true that it is easier to study when you are married. I just wish time would speed up so that we could have our baby already!

Monday, September 23, 2013

18 weeks

How far along? 18 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +4 or so, Now that I'm getting into the postive numbers I'm weighing myself less and less...
Maternity clothes? I wear one pair of maternity pants, and I wear all my fat pants and shirts. I bought a couple of maternity shirts from some thrift stores so i'll probably start wearing those. It's not completely needed but I think it looks cuter.  
Best moment this week: Feeling the baby move! I felt the first real thumps and I knew for sure it was the baby. I have felt it 4-5 times a day since then (Thursday I think). 
Movement: Yes! little thumps whenever i'm sitting down or laying on my stomach.  
Food cravings: Still very hungry. I usually wake up starving in the night. I still crave whatever I see on TV or on an ad or anything. 
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in. 
What I miss: Nothing really, things are going pretty good right now.. 
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the gender on Oct. 2nd!
Milestones: I'm showing a lot more, it depends on what I wear though, and my belly is always bigger at night.  
Realization of the week: I never know what to put here haha. 

This past week was good. Just more school and work for me and school for Leland. We went to the BYU v Utah game on Saturday. It was a lot of fun even though we lost. Also time seems to be passing much quicker now. Soon the semester will be over and them baby will almost be here :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

17 Weeks

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +3 or so, It fluctuates every day but at the doctors last week I had gained 2. 
Maternity clothes? I wear one pair of maternity pants, and I wear all my fat pants and shirts. I bought a couple of maternity shirts from some thrift stores so i'll probably start wearing those. It's not completely needed but I think it looks cuter.  
Best moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat at our doctor's appointment. And making an appointment for our ultrasound :)
Movement: Possibly, I'm not sure what exactly to look out for. But I have felt some weird twinges down there sometimes. 
Food cravings: Still very hungry. I've been craving steak after having it at Leland;s sister's house. 
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in. 
What I miss: Not being sick. I am still pretty sick any day that I don't take the Zofran. When I take it I am fine, but I wish I didn't have to take it. 
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the gender on Oct. 2nd!
Milestones: 2nd trimester! and I actually look pregnant, not just fat. . 
Realization of the week: I never know what to put here haha. 

This has been a good week. I am in the full swing of school now and it doesn't seem too bad. I don't know if my classes are easier or if I'm more motivated now than I was before I was single, but either way things seem pretty manageable this semester. I have been pretty happy lately. I am so grateful for Leland. He helps out around the house so much, more than I do a lot of times. And he is so willing to help me with whatever I ask. He is great and he is going to be such an amazing dad :). 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pictures and 16 weeks

I finally took some pictures now that I've started showing. Sorry that I skipped a couple of weeks, I just never got around to updating the blog. But here are the pictures. I feel like I look super huge for being only 3 months still. 

(14 weeks)

(15 weeks 5 days)


How far along? 16 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 0, I think I am back to my starting weight now. 
Maternity clothes? I wear one pair of maternity pants, and I wear all my fat pants and shirts, the dress in the picture above is a maternity dress, I have very few options on church clothes so I wore that to stake conference yesterday. It definitely made me look very pregnant. 
Best moment this week: Getting the baby center updates. The baby is now the size of an apple!
Movement: Possibly, I'm not sure what exactly to look out for. But I have felt some weird twinges down there sometimes. 
Food cravings: Still very hungry. One day last week I was craving BBQ chips. I guess this baby must take after Leland who loves all things BBQ haha. 
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in. 
What I miss: Not being sick. I am still pretty sick any day that I don't take the Zofran. When I take it I am fine, but I wish I didn't have to take it. 
What I am looking forward to: Our dr,'s appointment on Friday, and finding out the gender at 20 weeks.  
Milestones: 2nd trimester! and I actually look pregnant, not just fat. . 
Realization of the week: Soon we will finally know what we are having.

These past few weeks have been pretty busy. Leland's brother came to Utah to visit his fiancee, so he stayed with us for a few days. Also my great grandma passed away, so all of my family came up for her funeral, and we got to spend some time with them. It was a lot of fun. Also this past Tuesday I started school again at BYU. I like my classes a lot. I will have a lot of time consuming homework, but I am glad to be finishing more school before the baby comes. 








Thursday, August 22, 2013

13 Weeks

How far along? 13 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: -4, I've been eating tons though so that should be going up soon. 
Maternity clothes? I wear one pair of maternity pants, and I wear all my fat pants and shirts. 
Best moment this week: Buying baby clothes
Movement: None yet. 
Food cravings: Nothing specific, I've just been very very hungry!
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in. 
What I miss: I kinda wish we could go to Lagoon, but I wouldn't be able to ride anything anyways. 
What I am looking forward to: School starting, also buying more baby things. 
Milestones: 2nd trimester! (I think they are never really clear about that). . 
Realization of the week: I think I am starting to show a little, I'll try to have a picture next time for sure.  

Saturday, August 17, 2013

12 Weeks

How far along? 12 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: -4, I've noticed that I have lost a few pounds, probably from the morning sickness, but I'm sure I'll make up for that in no time. 
Maternity clothes? Tight waistbands are the worst for the nausea, so I have started to wear some maternity pants, though I like to think that I don't really need to yet. 
Best moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat :)
Movement: None yet. 
Food cravings: Nothing specific, I've just been very very hungry!
Labor Signs: None :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in. 
What I miss: Nothing right now, things are going great :) 
What I am looking forward to: School starting, also buying more baby things. 
Milestones: I no longer have morning sickness because I am now taking Zofran, and it has helped a ton! I am feeling so much better. 
Realization of the week: I think I am starting to show a little, I have been meaning to take a picture, so hopefully I'll have one next week. 

This week has been good. All of my family came to Provo last weekend, it was a lot of fun. The lack of morning sickness has given me so much more energy, I am getting bored sitting home all day and I am looking forward to school starting again. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

11 Weeks

How far along? 11 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: -3, I've noticed that I have lost a few pounds, probably from the morning sickness, but I'm sure I'll make up for that in no time. 
Maternity clothes? Tight waistbands are the worst for the nausea, so I have started to wear some maternity pants, though I like to think that I don't really need to yet. 
Best moment this week: Starting to crochet a baby blanket :)
Movement: None yet. 
Food cravings: Not much this week, beef jerky, I am starting to get my appetite back. 
Labor Signs: None, thank heavens. :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time!
What I miss: Nothing right now, things are going great :) 
What I am looking forward to: I had to reschedule our prenatal appointment because of Leland's schedule, so I am still looking forward to that! And a family reunion this weekend, and finally announcing the pregnancy to everyone. 
Milestones: Morning sickness is finally starting to let up, the first trimester is almost over. 
Realization of the week: Time is passing quickly :)

This has been a good week so far, I am finally starting to feel better. I think week 9 was the worst of the morning sickness and it has slowly been getting better since then. Today was the first day in about 2 weeks that I did not throw up! I also have been reading a lot of information and birth stories and trying to decide what I want to do. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

10 Weeks

How far along? 10 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: pretty much 0, maybe -1, it just depends on the day. 
Maternity clothes? I bought a few outfits, but I can still fit into my old clothes right now, at least most of them. 
Best moment this week: Going to the Salt Lake temple for a date night with Leland :)
Movement: None yet. 
Food cravings: I've been very thirsty lately, so mostly juice or water, but water usually makes me sick. 
Labor Signs: None, thank heavens. :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time!
What I miss: Not feeling sick, and being able to eat whatever without being sick. 
What I am looking forward to: I had to reschedule our prenatal appointment because of Leland's schedule, so I am still looking forward to that!
Milestones: Morning sickness? if that counts as a milestone. 
Realization of the week: Crackers really do help morning sickness haha

I have been feeling slightly better these past two days, so hopefully the end of the morning sickness is near. I am so happy to be pregnant and I can't wait for all the exciting things that I have to look forward to!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Baby Hunt!

On my birthday this year Leland and I found out that I am pregnant! We are both so excited. I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I remember and I am so happy that it is finally happening. We already told our families, but we plan on keeping it a secret a little bit longer. However since I have no readers on this blog I want to document the pregnancy week by week from here on out. I will post pictures once I am actually showing :)

How far along? 9 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: pretty much 0, maybe -1, it just depends on the day. 
Maternity clothes? I bought a few outfits, but I can still fit into my old clothes right now, at least most of them. 
Best moment this week: Whenever the morning sickness lets up for the afternoon. 
Movement: None yet. 
Waist Diameter: [coming soon]
Food cravings: Tacos, bean dip, a chicken sandwich from Wendy's, pizza, pretty much random things that strike at the most random times. 
Labor Signs: None, thank heavens. :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time!
What I miss: Not feeling sick, and being able to eat whatever without being sick. 
What I am looking forward to: Our next prenatal appointment next week where we will hopefully be hearing the baby's heartbeat and possibly have an ultrasound :) 
Milestones: Morning sickness? if that counts as a milestone. 
Realization of the week: Only 3 more weeks and I'm done with the first trimester!
 
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