Diaries

32 Week Pregnancy Update

There’s a baby in there

Only 8 weeks left!!! Time to FREAK OUT.

Here’s a summary of what’s happening.

Symptoms: Heartburn, not much appetite, still sore hips, peeing frequently
Cravings:  Milk, ice cream, cheese, all the dairy
How’s baby? I’m amazed by how often he hiccups.
And also, how much he dislikes it when my belly touches a hard surface (i.e. the bed, when I put down my cereal bowl on my tummy, when I press my hand down on my belly, etc.). He goes crazy and starts kicking when this happens.
Another also, he moves around a lot when Russell talks. It melts my heart.
Baby is: Size of a head of lettuce! He’s big enough that when he moves around a lot, you see waves on my belly.

 

Other than my pregnancy symptoms, here’s what went on the past week: (more…)

30 Week Pregnancy Update

30 Weeks 🙂

I did it! I made it to the milestone known as the 30 week pregnancy mark. Cue the anxiety and the excitement!

I’ve been watching videos on YouTube for the past few weeks and listening to different women’s 30 week pregnancy updates. Everyone looks so cheerful and hopeful at 30 weeks. Then I watch their labor and delivery vlog/video and they look like they’re in a lot of pain. Then I watch their post labor video and newborn update, and they look tired…but one thing I always wait for when I watch these videos is when the mom holds her baby for the first time after delivery. I’m always crying at those parts. Or when they’re doing their post labor update and they tell you how tired they are but then they show you their baby and you see the moms light up. That’s the feeling and moment I want to bottle and focus on when I have to push this little giant out.

Anyway, here’s some specifics on my 30 week mark: (more…)

Spontaneous Trip to the Sequoias

Belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I almost made it through blogmas however husband got sick on Christmas Eve so the next few days after that were spent watching movies in bed with him. Not much blog content there.

This also meant that our Christmas was spent at home with a sleeping Russell 🙁 We were able to get out for about an hour on Christmas morning and go on a short hike and to sit in the sun. But it was still a lovely Christmas. We had actually opened our presents to each other on December 23rd…we were too excited, ha. How are we adults about to have a kid? (more…)

BLOGMAS (Dec. 22) | Gift Wrapping

I finally wrapped all the presents left and put them under the tree. There were only a few presents to wrap and most of them were for Russell. I can’t believe Christmas is only a few days away!

I wrote about this in a previous post, but this year Russ and I took the approach of using up what we already had on hand instead of going out to buy more Christmas wrapping paper, ribbon, and tags. I love doing this because it forces you to be more creative. Plus, it goes with the minimalist lifestyle and almost (but not quite) zero waste. (more…)

14 Weeks Left and Counting

Let’s take a break from Blogmas and talk about how the baby is getting bigger in my belly and frankly, I’m freaking out. There’s only so many Youtube videos I can watch about birthing stories, recovery processes, proper cloth diapering, etc. before I start to get overwhelmed. It’s like no matter how much I try to prepare for this baby, I realize that I don’t know anything.

There are days when I want him here already because I feel him move in my belly and it warms my heart to know him this close. But then – then – I run into a birthing story and all the reminders about the pain, recovery process, sleepless nights comes back and I’m so scared. I don’t know how to do this!! I feel like such a first time mom, blah.

Part of me wants to stop researching because I figured no matter what, I won’t be prepared. But…but…I still want to read about what goes into a hospital bag. What am I supposed to pack and bring to the hospital when I go into labor?! And then I read about this thing called a padsicle and oh my god, I shouldn’t have gone there. Again, another reminder about pain and how your body will never be the same.

You know what? Point me back to this blog post when I’m holding my little boy when he turns a couple months old. I would like to see how far I’ve come.