Thursday, December 20, 2012

33 weeks!

Tomorrow is my mother's birthday. She would have been 59, and she would have loved sharing my pregnancy with me. I often wish I could ask her about her two pregnancies, I wonder how similar they were to mine. I asked my Aunties and GMA if they remembered if my mom had an easy delivery- The answer wasn't quite what I wanted to hear. All three of them said in unison- "noooo no no no no!" I didn't ask for them to expand- I will just be praying my delivery is opposite! 

But there is a lot about my mom that I hope is the SAME: 
 - She was creativity as a mom. She always had fun projects for my brother and I to enjoy. 
 - She could cook, clean, garden, sew, knit, all while watching over two crazy children. Did I mention she worked at night? She worked nights at the hospital after my dad got home.
 - She was loving and lovable. Everyone at her work loved Kimi. And she was good at what she did.
 - She took pride in keeping her home clean and welcoming. And her garden was always fully of sweet-peas, roses, bachelor buttons, and forget-me-nots.
Kimi and Me

Me and Jack 33 weeks
Baby Size- Honeydew melon- 19 inches.. 4.5 pounds.
Working out- Walking, Walking and talking at the same time, Pilates.
Cravings- Tuna, Soup- probably because it's cold, Christmas Cookies!
Aches and Pains- My ribs still hurt. I have an inch thick band right under my boobs that is numbs- really bizarre feeling. Last week I had some sharp shooting pain in my back/sides- I went and had it checked and I have developed what they call hydronephrosis which means my kidneys are swollen and they aren't moving fluid through at the normal speed, which can be painful. BUT- it is super common to develop this during pregnancy and I don't have ANY kidney stones praise the Lord.
Movement- So much! I love feeling Jack rolling around in my tummy- I feel like I know when he is going to move right before he moves. When he is really active I close my eyes and just hold him and thank the Lord for this sweet blessing! :)
Wedding rings- Off! I am totally retaining water so my fingers are a little swollen. I could still get the ring on, but I'd rather not wear it just in case it gets stuck!
Sleeping- Other then the occasional sharp pain- which I swear is my kidneys- I'm fine! I sleep like a baby and go to the bathroom like 3 times a night. :) 

Monday, December 10, 2012

31 weeks

Baby Size- Head of lettuce, 19 inches 4 pounds.
Working out- STILL Not really happening. We tried swimming and it was going great for about ten minutes, then legs went numb, started throwing up in my mouth... It's strange because my heart rate isn't getting too high. :( I might be done working out for a while. And I would like to note that I said "we worked out" Caleb is the best husband! He is by my side all the time, and wanted to go swimming with me to check on Jack and I! :) So in love with that man!
Cravings- Mac and cheese, Turkey and cranberry sandwich, Chamomile tea, Grapes, oranges.
Nursery- Need's my full attention, but it's Christmas season so lets be honest, it's probably not happening for a while! :)
Aches and Pains- My ribs still hurt. they are expanding and it hurts. My back is starting to bug me a little bit- nothing my sweet hubby can't fix! :) I would like to note this bizarre "ache" I have a buzzing numbness under my left boob. I googled it, other women have it too- I have yet to find out the source of this buzzing, but it has been there for months.
Maternity Photos- We had so much fun getting our pictures taken by fellow pastors wife- Whitney Schey! We loved how the pictures came out, she did amazing. I think I was almost 28 weeks at time of photos-