The last few weeks have been super busy with planning for the New Year, designing my 2014 book and the millions of DIY projects I get myself into because of my nesting addiction, I am updating you all on weeks 25, 26 and 27! >.< sorry!
How far along? 27 weeks!
Total weight gain/measurements: 122 lbs, I am supposed to gain about a pound a week from now on!
Maternity clothes: Can I just live in pajamas?
Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day and I love how smooth and healthy my bump has been... minus the oily hands afterwards ;)
Sleep: A few nights of insomnia, a few nights of restless legs and a few nights of being sick with a cold…. so sleep the past 3 weeks has been GREAT! (sike) But that is OK, I suppose I am preparing myself for many sleepless nights.
Best moment this week: Since I am combining the last 3 weeks there are a few "best moments".
Crafting with my friends and throwing a killer NYE party!
Phil and I had a mini maternity photo session with our good buddy, Ross! Emily totally took over the shoot, but we still ended up with some adorable photos. (See below)
Baby Shower planning!!! I have a wonderful group of girlfriends and my mother in law helping out and I couldn't be more excited or grateful! This party is going to be so much fun! We have a LOT to do before March 7th!
Entering into the third trimester!!!! YAAY!!!! Getting close!
Miss anything? I have had a few moments of missing my pre-pregnancy body. Its hard to go from being so small to gaining over 20 pounds, not fitting into anything and having your skin stretch. BUT these little moments quickly go away when I feel him kick or when I think about how much I love him and how I want to be the best parent I can be for him.
Movement: He's a ninja! Kicking away at mommy's ribs, organs and bladder. This kid is def going to be enrolled in Muay Thai!
Food cravings: Milkshakes and Banh Mi sammiches
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)
Gender: IT'S A BOY!!!!!!! My Moy Boy <3
Symptoms: Now that I am into my third trimester, I am starting to feel a couple first trimester symptoms again. Forever sleepy, ouchy boobs and little episodes of feeling nauseous. Its definitely not as bad as the first trimester, but what they say is true. The second trimester is a breeze and by far the most "normal" feeling. I feel VERY pregnant now.
I also have had a few reeeeallly scary moments where I was out in public, usually alone… my body starts to sweat and I am cold. I feel like I am running out of breath and I get dizzy. It feels like a faint it about to come on and I start to freak out. Usually if I do not do something about it, I will end up on the floor, which is never a good thing, especially when you are pregnant. Sitting down with THE coldest water you could imagine, cool air, taking heavy clothes (jacket, sweater, shoes) off and breathing will usually calm me down. But it takes a good 15 minutes to be able to function again.
I've been anemic my whole life so this feeling isn't exactly new to me, but its not something I face often. I have been taking iron supplements every day, but I have a feeling my dosage is going to change after my next blood test, which is tomorrow, so we will see!
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Very happy, happy, emotional, and moments of crazy here and there.
Looking forward to: The baby shower!!!
We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE MOYS!! Pipe-cleaner crowns tutorial >>> HERE
Sneak Peak at my Woodland nursery mobile. I hope to finish this up by next week!
The journey of my growing belly!
Photos by Ross Thompson