Monday, March 26, 2012
Baby Weight: 2.5 lb
Well this was my first 'official' week of the third trimester and I must say with sadness that the fatigue is coming back. I feel like I hit a wall mid-morning, get a pick me up around lunch, then hit the wall again around 4 and I'm down for the count! I was tired a few weeks in the first trimester, so I'm hoping this will be temporary as well. I am getting wore out so quickly...it's like I'm going another human in there or something :P I am also experiencing shortness of breath and I have gotten to where I can't breathe when I bend over to pick something up or put my shoes on. Kyle and I are bad people and eat supper in front of the TV...we have vowed to stop when we have kids and start eating at the table so only a few more weeks...anyway, before when I would sit on the couch I could set my plate on the coffee table and eat. I now have to set my plate on a pillow in my lap so I don't have to bend over!! Pitiful I know...you'd think we'd make the switch over to the table now, but I'm holding out!! Our poor Molly can no longer look up at me while I eat and she sits under the table...she has to move to the side so she can see me and so I can see her...she thinks I forget she's there and won't give her anything if I don't 'see' her! Spoiled!! Oh well, I guess the third trimester may be my worst...can't complain though the other two we so very nice to me :)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Baby Weight: 2-2.5 lb
This week was a very active wee for both me and Colton! I got the nursery started, painted, and the furniture assembled. All I really have left now is to decorate and change my mind 50 million times. :)
Colton has been extra active this week. His kicks/hits are getting stronger and more intense, but not painful unless he hits certain areas. I have also had some pains that I think are just stretching pains. It got pretty rough a couple of days, but nothing I couldn't handle! The belly seems to have halted on growth, but that's ok...means stretch marks will remain minimal!
|Please ignore the paint on my shorts...I had been touching up |
the nursery and those are my painting shorts :)
Friday, March 16, 2012
On a better note...we got to see Colton! This time he was much more cooperative, and we were able to get a profile shot of him :) Such a cutie if you ask me! My little brother...I say little he's 17 almost 18...went with me to town and we met Kyle at the appointment and he was able to go back with us and see the ultrasound. He said it was a little weird but cool too! I don't know if he really enjoyed it or not, but it meant a lot to me that he was there to see Colton :) Goodness has my little man grown so much since January!! He's so big, and we actually got a picture of him with his hand in his mouth, and could see his mouth moving and his eyes blinking. I told my mom about that, and she said it's amazing how much ultrasounds have advanced since my brother was born almost 18 years ago. June's coming up quick!!
|Colton at 27 weeks 3/13/2012|
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
|Excuse the mirror on the dresser...it's going bye bye|
After that, I gave it a few hours to dry (for the most part) and I hung the blinds back up and...drum roll please...put the crib together! Yep, I put the crib together...solo...ok I had some help...
|Miss Molly made herself comfy on the packing from the crib and 'supervised' :)|
It didn't take as long as I thought it would, only about 30-45 minutes. I could have used an extra set of hands, but I improvised and used the wall since Kyle was in the pasture plowing. It turned out super cute, and matches the dresser perfectly! I did manage to put a ding or two in it while assembling, but I think they can be touched up :)
Way to turn my spring break ta'do list into a ta'done list.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I moved stuff around the room, and taped the drip sheet to the base boards. I then taped around the doors and windows and took down the blinds...and the painting started! It took most of the afternoon/evening, and with a little help from my brother Jacob, I was able to get it done! The entire room is painted!! I left everything pulled away from the walls and the drip cloth down so I could look at it again tomorrow and make any needed touch ups.
I will say after doing this all day, painting is not a pregnant chicks work! I vow, that any of my family/friends that need a nursery painted when they are 7 months pregnant, I will be there and you can supervise!! It straight up kicked my ass. Up and down off the floor, up and down the ladder, it was just too much. I had to stop and rest a lot and then kept getting super hot. Ugh never again! But hey the room looks good :)
|From the door, don't mind everything pulled into the middle of the room :)|
Monday, March 12, 2012
I didn't take any 'before' pictures, but I do have a couple I have posted below after I got everything cleaned out. Today I:
- went through all the junk in the room
- moved the baby stuff out of the room into the extra bedroom--the travel system, crib/crib mattress, various baby things I have
- moved the Christmas decorations and tree, queen sized bed, mattress & box springs to my newly completed shed :)
|From the door|
|From closet doors|
Friday, March 9, 2012
Baby Size: 14-14.5"; English Hothouse Cucumber or Head of Lettuce
Baby Weight: 2-2.5 lb
This week the swelling started! My feet seem to swell almost everyday at some point...seems to be really bad when I walk to stand too long. I am still having issues sleeping, but I'm finding myself not as tired if that makes sense. I'm not sure if that means my body is use to it, or if I'm just so exhausted I don't notice anymore.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Baby Weight: 1.5-2 lb
Ugh I hate to report, but the insomnia is still showing its ugly face! I have such a difficult time sleeping and when I can sleep I have a hard time staying asleep! I want to give a quick update on the status of the shed project :)
I am happy to report that Kyle is almost done with the shed! I made out a to-do list a week or so ago of everything I want to do over Spring Break; I work at a Community College so we close for a week when the students leave campus :) Everything on my list revolved around Colton's room in some way, shape, or form. A day or so after I left the list out, he started working on the shed; so I'm not sure if he saw the list and decided to start on it more, or if it's just a conscience, but I'm happy either way!