Saturday, December 13, 2014

40 weeks | Baby 2.0

What's new?
Besides the fact that I was really hoping to not make it to this post, nothing.
I am ready. She's ready. It's go time, Baby Girl!!
Miss Emerson simply continues to pack on the pounds.
Translation: She's getting bigger by the minute.
Translation #2: My lady parts are becoming more fearful by the minute.
How far along? 40 weeks
Baby's size? a jackfruit-- over 20 inches in length
Total weight gain: 31 pounds, just a pound under what I gained and weighed by the end of Ellie's pregnancy.
Maternity clothes? Yep! Just about all of my outfits these days are maternity.

Sleep: Ellie has been sleeping in the last few nights, though don't be fooled. Sleeping in for her is 7:30, but it's been amazing! I still get up to pee 4-5 times a night and as long as I can quickly get back to sleep, it's surprisingly enough going okay.

Best moments this past week: Honestly, the week overall. Our days as a family of 3 could be over at anytime, so we've just been trying to soak up our tiny little world before we are forever changed to a family of 4.
Miss Anything? WINE!

Movement: She's been really calm during the day lately, but apparently her kickboxing class begins at approximately 8pm each night and lasts a few hours.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope

Labor Signs: Yes and no. There was again no progress at my appointment on Tuesday, but I'm basically positive that's changed. There are a few other tell all signs, but I'll spare you the details. Though this babe will very likely be late at this point, I don't think I have that much longer to go (or at least that's what I keep telling myself...).
Gender: girl

Symptoms: Nothing new!
Belly Button in or out? out

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Very happy, but also very impatient!

Looking forward to: Meeting my babe! There's an extremely good chance this will be the last post because even if I have to be induced, my OB doesn't want to go past 41 weeks.
40 weeks


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

California - June 2014

No matter how hard I try, I really struggle with keeping on top of my blog.
It's easy for things like bump dates, but all of the other fun trips and outings we take tend to fall to the wayside. In fact, I've lost count how many times JP has asked me to upload pictures from our California trip that we took 6 months ago. So, before he asks me...again...
We went with my inlaws to La Jolla and had an amazing trip. Traveling with a toddler can be exhausting and it wasn't always easy, but we had a great time nonetheless. Enjoy!
{warning: picture overload}
Ellie's first trip to the beach - she loved it!

Some of you may remember, this was the trip we used to announce my pregnancy.
I was around 14 weeks during our trip, which is very clear in some pictures...

We stayed at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and had the pretty sunset views from the room!

This was the first time I missed wine during my pregnancy.
Luckily, my mother in law makes some amazing virgin mojitos!

We took Ellie to the San Diego zoo (my favorite zoo BY FAR!).

We went down to Mission Beach to explore Bellmont Park.


We took Ellie to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.

We had a great trip and look forward to many more vacations with our little family!
And if you're lucky, maybe I'll get around to posting our Chicago trip from August before next August. ;)