Monday, June 21, 2010

{35/36 weeks...?!}

36 weeks...

Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement.

At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely she's in a head-down position. {She is, yay!}




Time sure does FLY when you have company in town for two weeks straight :P


  • How far along? 36 weeks, 3 days





  • Total weight gain/loss: around 18 lbs.





  • Sleep: Some nights I only get up once, and then there are others... Ugh... Let's not even go there. Hehe.





  • Best moment this week: There have been several. Waking up next to Ev on his first Father's Day. Spending one last baby-free weekend with my Daddy Chris. Seeing V's sweet face in a 3D ultrasound. It's been a good couple of weeks.





  • Movement: She's doing big things in the belly.





  • Food cravings: Sweets. Can't get enough!





  • Gender: Girl :)





  • Labor Signs: Lots of practice surges, but no real labor signs. Not yetttt...





  • Belly Button in or out? Still in.





  • What I miss: Soy chai tea lattes, sashimi, Coca Cola, sak√©. Mmm.





  • What I am looking forward to: Caroline gets in from Amsterdam tomorrow. Can't wait to take some photo booth pics at the fair with the hubby and the belly! :o)





  • Weekly Wisdom: She could come at any moment... Such a trip.





  • Milestones: I'm officially 9 months pregnant now. Wait, what?? So crazy. Feeling great! 





  • Monday, June 14, 2010

    {target completion discount}

    Target registry completion coupon acquisitions...

    Boppy Bare Naked Nursing Pillow with protective cover and Fruit Salad slipcover. Yay!

    All items available via Amazon.com: 

    Available via Amazon.com:   
    Bumbo Baby Seat, Lime

    List of things we still need: 
    • Colgate Classica III Crib Mattress
    • Breast pump of some sort 
    • Swaddle blankets or sacks {Woobie? SwaddlePod? So many options!}
    • Laundry soap that works well with GroBaby diapers {any suggestions?}
    • Baby bath soap. I'm thinking California Baby... 
    • Bottles {speaking of options!?} 
    • Hanging wet bag
    • Bath bath tub


    Thursday, June 10, 2010

    {dear little one}

    Hi pretty. Your dad & I got to see you this morning for the first time in 14 weeks. Talk about exciting! According to Dr. Biter's measurements, you are a little over five pounds and measuring a few days ahead of schedule. You are head-down {good girl!} and were sucking on your leg during the ultrasound. Yes, I said leg. I mean, why go for the normal thumb-sucking when you can reach your leg? You're already an overachiever, just like your mama. Dr. Biter also said you have pouty lips. Aww!

    It's hard to believe that in five weeks {seven max,} you will be here in our arms, drooling, gurgling and wearing your cutesy cloth diapers and homemade headbands. We can't wait to meet you, precious.

    XO,
    Mom

    Here's a pic from today's ultrasound @ 34 weeks, 6 days:

    {you are so cute!}

    {cute shower dress!}

    Somebody talk me out of ordering this super cute Lilac Maternity Stripe Maxi Dress, on sale for $49.99. Hehe. How great would this be for a shower, wedding, or summer BBQ? I'm in love!

    {via zulily, originally $86}

    Also for sale, these pretty tanks and tops... Mommy like!


    Check out the Lilac Maternity sale on Zulily- sale ends 6/15 @ 7am PDT. Cute stuff, right?! :o)

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    {three signs it's time to stop working}

    Looks like it's time to stop working, haha...

    Three signs it’s time to stop working

    If you’re waffling about when to go on maternity leave, here are some clues:

    Via Sandy Jones for Baby Center


    Click here to find 
out more!
    1. You’re losing steam in the middle of the day. Sleepless nights are affecting your daytime performance and causing you to be sluggish, grouchy or forgetful. Plus, you find yourself stressing about all the neglected preparations waiting for you at home. {CHECK!}

    2. Sitting and standing are uncomfortable. Backaches, swollen legs and feet, and breathlessness are signs that you need more horizontal time, especially if your job requires spending a lot of time on your feet. {CHECK!}

    3. You’re having symptoms of early labor. Gnawing lower backaches, cramping or spotting means you need immediate medical attention. It’s possible your care provider will recommend complete bed rest. {CHECK!}

    Are there any pregnant women who aren't experiencing all of these symptoms? Hehe.

    {baby creationz}

    As someone who loves herself a good tattoo, I can't help but smile when seeing these cute little onesies and cardigans by Baby Creationz. :P

    Head over to Zulily.com to grab yours for $9.99 each- about 30% off. Ooh, and enter coupon code "classymws" for $10 off a purchase of $40 or more. Score!


    {must make this asap}

    Is it bad that I peruse Etsy for projects to make myself? Hmm...

    While getting my morning Etsy fix, I stumbled upon this absolutely adorable "I love you to the moon and back" wall decor. So cute, right? I cannot wait to make one. I've got the thread and felt at home, so I just need an embroidery hoop, some linen, and maybe a new set of alphabet stamps. How exciting!

    If you aren't the crafty type, this precious little nursery art can be yours for only $25 from Bo Peep Baby's Etsy shop. Enjoy!



    Other cuteness from her shop...

    Monday, June 7, 2010

    {33/34 weeks!}


  • How far along? 34 weeks, 3 days


  • Total weight gain/loss: around 15 lbs.


  • Sleep: waking up at least 2-3x a night. Grr. 


  • Best moment this week: My baby shower! Amazing :o) 


  • Movement: Lots. We can feel her parts when we press on the belly. So crazy. 


  • Food cravings: Soft pretzels. Mmm. 


  • Gender: Girl :)


  • Labor Signs: Nope!


  • Belly Button in or out? Still in.


  • What I miss: "Normal" clothes. See you soon! 


  • What I am looking forward to: Meeting our little girl, and visits from my Daddy Chris and Caroline. Yay!


  • Weekly Wisdom: Time FLIES!!!


  • Milestones: Had my baby shower, which seemed so late in my pregnancy when it was originally scheduled, but now I'm thinking, "Oh my gosh, this doesn't feel "late" anymore." What a trip. Only 39 days left until our due date. Ahh!