Thursday, July 9, 2015

32 Weeks Pregnant!

How far along: 32 weeks pregnant...Due September 3rd!

Gender: Baby BOY!!

Total weight gain: Up 18 lb.

Exercise: I've been totally cleared to exercise normally. So on my vacation my mom and I did 5 or so miles a day, we would run 4 and walk 1. We would also walk 2 miles for coffee in the mornings. Now that I'm home I'm back into our class that we adore so much. I did it Monday and twice yesterday! On the off days, I run/walk and do some weights.

Maternity clothes: I mainly live in workout clothes, dresses, and the pair of normal shorts I bought a couple sizes up. But a friend of mine gave me some of her maternity clothes a few weeks back, so I have worn a couple of those pairs of shorts/pants.

Miss anything: Sleeping on my stomach. I can cheat it a bit and lay on my stomach with half of me on a pillow, but it just isn’t the same.

Movement: This last week it's like he has grown or is running out of space because my belly is started to do all those crazy contortions with his movements. I absolutely love it. I could sit and watch/feel it forever.

Have you started to show: You betcha!

Stretch marks: This is a tricky one. I never got stretch marks on my belly with Mckenna. But ever since puberty I've had stretch marks on my thighs, tush, and hips. They are very fine and you only really see them when the light hits them right. So there's a good chance that I got more with Mckenna, I just have no idea. My guess is I may be getting more as we speak, I just can't see them in comparison to what is already there!

Belly button in or out: It's in...but out. It's sticking out, but still inside of the goiter that is my belly button...if that makes any sense.

Wedding rings on or off: On, when I actually wear them! I take them off for exercise, showers, and sleeping...and with my baby brain and pregnancy brain, I often forget to put them back on!

Sleep: I’ve felt more tired lately. I’m not sure if it’s the early mornings starting at 4:50AM paired with Baby N still getting up once in the night to eat, or just from being pregnant…maybe both. But the last several nights I've been crashing by 9ish!

Labor signs: No labor signs, but my Braxton Hicks contractions are legit. I get them when my bladder is full, during exercise, when he's really active, and for no reason at really, I just get them all the time.

Best moment of this week: I started diving into the nursery. Baby N is in there now, so I waited as long as possible. But it's about time to get started, so I did. Seeing some boy stuff in there makes it feel real, and holy moly, are we excited!! The color scheme has been decided...taadaaa:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Fun Week Away

To celebrate the 4th of July, my family took a trip to Cape Cod. My dad's whole life he spent a week or two at the Cape with his parents and aunt. When Josh and I came along, we started going with my grandparents and great aunt. We haven't been back for a long while, and for some reason, this year seemed like a great year to head back together. And it was the perfect trip for this time in our lives. We all rented one big house. It was perfect for my new niece's first trip. It was perfect for baby N's first trip. It was a great way to spend time together after the kiddos went down. We snuck in morning walks into town for coffee. We went for afternoon runs. We enjoyed way too much food and candy. It was amazing. Here are some pictures from the week:

We took a redeye there...everyone slept as much as possible

Seriously sleeping kiddos are so sweet!

I mean really!

When I say everyone slept, I mean everyone!

Except Chrissy...she was afraid she would drop Briella!

Playing and snacking

Ate at a place we've been coming to for YEARS. The banana split is out of this world!
We saw a magic show...Mckenna has never been so focused for that long, ever!
Morning walks for coffee were my favorite part!

Because I haven't posted a belly boy was there too! 31 weeks!

Keni got her face painted and felt like a million bucks

My mom's brother, Brad, came too. Trips are always better with him around!

We got takes a lot of Dunkin to feed that many people!

Turns out Briella likes the noise of Ronnie's treatments as much as most kiddos...Ronnie finished and decided to keep the noise going by draping the hoses next to her!

 Family corn hole tournament ended in a victory for Mckenna...seriously?!

I got to snuggle this little bug a lot!

Her daddy did lots of snuggling too!

A trip to the bandstand was full of fun and reminiscing all the years of bad music but good company

The last shot from the trip...bags packed at 6AM and headed out the door!

There is nothing that brings me more joy than family vacations!