Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Almost 35 week update

So since I wasn’t 35 weeks at my beck up yesterday it was pretty routine-no chekcs or anything-which was ok by me except I haveto two two more before I go back and that makes me a little nervous! I will be 2 days shy of 37 weeks then and I was admitted 1 day shy of 37 weeks with Charlotte! I know the pregnancies aren’t the same but 37 weeks makes me a little wary. 
Baby sisters room is basically ready. I’m 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

33 week update

Here I am at 32 weeks—sorry for the closet—we are are having the bathroom tile redone and so everything is shoved in the closet. 

Nothing too new to report from my 33 week check up. My iron was a touch low so I’m working on incorporating it into my diet better—more steak please!! Baby sister has turned and is head down and has dropped (a lot more after this picture). If you haven’t guessed, that makes me pretty uncomfortable, but I’m handling it. 
I’m not swelling yet which is great but I am already at the weight I was at when I delivered Charlotte. I know I’m supposed to gain but I don’t like to see numbers in the scale go that high. I know I can get it off later so I’m trying to enjoy these last weeks of eating and not worrying. 
I did have to go to I to the doctors office at 32 weeks for a quick ultrasound because I wasn’t feeling baby sister. Turns out that was when she turned and was no longer sideways so I was just feeling her differently. We saw her practice breathing and sucking her little thumb. She was hiding her face and Charlotte was saying “move that arm!” It was adorable. She was weighing in at 4 pounds which is more than Charlotte was at that point. She actually was small at my 33 week so it was a relief that baby sister was right on track. I feel like she might not stay in for the whole term and am getting a little nervous. I didn’t have to go into labor with Charlotte and I’m afraid my water will break somewhere embarrassing!! I have an induction scheduled for March 22, which is 39 weeks, and I hope I can make it that long!! I am sort of already feeling like a ticking time bomb!!! 
The best thing lately has been my baby sprinkle! We had dinner with some of my best girlfriends and had cupcakes and presents in honor of baby sister! The girls even tried to help me name her but we still haven’t decided. We have it narrowed to two, so that is at least progress!! 

Keep praying for baby sister to grow big and strong and to stay put a little longer!! 

January 2018

There was more sickness in our house in January that took Charlotte out for around a week, but despite all that we missed we had a fun yet freezing month together. 

We spent New Year’s Day getting baby sisters room together! It felt so good to see a little progress and start getting things in order for her. 

Charlotte went back to school potty trained!! She was so proud of herself and couldn’t wait to show her teachers her panties!! 

I turned 34! Gosh that sounds and old and kind of burning! Although I know there will be nothing morning about this year! Some sweet girlfriends took me out to celebrate. 

And then forrest and the Hayes took me out on the big day as well! We have the best meal at bottega! I have just a few more weeks to pregnancy eat so I definitely have been taking advantage. 

Alabama won the national championship in stressful fashion.  Forrest kept worrying my blood pressure would get too high or I would go into labor but baby sister and I maintained. It was a crazy game, one I would rather never relive, but we are thrilled to be national champions. All seems right with the world when Bama is on top!
Later that week forrest and I flew to aspen for our babymoon. Holy cow. What an amazing trip. The scenery was breathtaking, the food delicious, the spa magnificent, forrest says the skiing was awesome, and of course the company was the best. It was so nice for the two of us to get some one on one time doing things that we love together. We missed our sweet girl like crazy though, so much so  that we picked her up at 10pm, and we will even forgive her for crying when she told her she had to leave momsie. 

The spa at the st Regis. My home for two days!

I got to Sabre a champagne bottle! Who knew I was so skilled?! 

Having fun around snowmass

Just me and my love

We also hosted supper club this month. I was definitely not feeling up to coooing or having something at my house so we decided to take our group to the new top golf in Birmingham! It was a fab time!! 

Charlotte got a weird virus the next weekend that put us out of commission for the rest of the month, but after such a busy month it was nice to stay home and relax a little! 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Last day at Disney

I was so excited to be able to snag a last minute reservation to the new bon voyage breakfast at boardwalk. The food was great! 

C wasn’t too sure about Flynn rider. 

Rapunzle is always a favorite. 

She loves Ariel!! 

And she was a smitten kitten when she met prince Eric! 

Then we were off to make the most of our last day at Epcot. 

Mary poppins!!! 

Mickey!! Always making her smile. 

She made her peace with goofy this trip. 

The reason we love going—she is so excited!

She really enjoyed meeting mulan! So cool! 
Afterwards we had dinner in China before heading to the airport to go home. Poor Charlotte slept most of the flight home and the ride back to gadsden. It was a busy trip but a magical trip and the last big one as a family of three!! 

Bump date: 31 weeks

So I am seriously the worst and getting these updates posted. Sorry sweeet baby!! I went to my appointment 2 weeks ago and everything was looking good. Nothing super exciting happened—just checked my weight and measured my belly. Charlotte started measuring small at 33 weeks (my next check up for baby sister) so I’m a little nervous although everything was just fine. 

This was me at 28 weeks—I’m way bigger now!! 

Weight gain: I have stopped doing the math but if I am not at my final Charlotte pregnancy weight by now I will probably be by dinner...

Gender: girl! But still no name!! Why why why am I making this so hard?! 

Maternity clothes: I’m seriously down to about 5 dresses that I can wear. I gave up on pants weeks ago because they are just not comfortable and I don’t need that in my life. I pretty much live in knit dresses and faded black leggings and flats. I am starting to miss my real clothes...

Stretch marks: yes and more than last time. Not excited about this. 

Sleep: ehhhh ok. Not near as good as it was with Charlotte. Baby sister is sideways and so she head butts and kicks me at the same time and I feel this in either side. So sometimes no matter which side I lay on, she is mad and pushed against me. If I can go right back to sleep after my nighttime potty trips she usually doesn’t wake up but if it takes a while she wakes up and then it takes me even longer. Usually if she wakes up I am awake for 2 hours during the night. 

Movement: still super active!!! She doesn’t hesitate to let me know when I need to chance positions. 

Food craving: is it a craving when you just want to eat all the time?? Just about everything sounds good all the time...

Ignore the giant plate of food that I completely consumed...

Food aversions: nothing really so far 

Symptoms: physical exhaustion from being so much bigger than usual. I need to sit down a lot—in office max while waiting on some printing they brought me one of the office chairs to wait in 😂😂. Sometimes my back hurts fairly badly (baby sister is lower than Charlotte was) and when I get out of bed my lower back is really still and I have to hobble around until it lets loose. Some days I can’t make it though without a nap! I’m also starting to get acid reflux (so gross) which I did around this time with Charlotte. 

Belly button: flat/out

Wedding rings: still on!! No swelling yet 

Miss anything: my clothes, having a glass of wine at the end of the day, my energy, my body looking normal 

Best moment this week (or since the last post): forrest and I took a baby moon to aspen! It was so gorgeous and we had the greatest time. He got to ski, I got to spa, and we got to eat lots of yummy foods and relax. We rarely get away just the two of us and it was so nice to have the opportunity before the crazy of two girls begins!! 

Looking forward to: getting my house back in order! We are remodeling our bathroom and so rebeduthibg is shifted around and in disarray. We also moved the playroom to the laundry room and made the old “color room” baby sisters room. I can’t really get in there and finish it because it sort of got taken over in the remodel. I feel at a standstill and just want everything back in place right now!!! 

Hoping to post a couple of times before baby sister actually arrives! Wish me luck!! 
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