Friday, December 19, 2014

Baby T#2 31 Weeks

31 Weeks with Graham

31 Weeks with Hannah


Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 31 Weeks 

Size of baby: Baby Graham is the size of a coconut.  He is about 3.5 lbs and over 16 inches long (according to Baby Center).  I feel like he's bigger.  I'm almost positive of that.     

Total Weight Gain: 16 lbs.  

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes now

Gender: It's a BOY!!!  

Movement: Graham MOVES!!  A LOT!!!  His movements are definitely getting bigger so I can tell he's running out of room in there. He loves to kick my hip bones and make big movements across my belly that take my breath away.  Luckily so far I'm usually alone when they happen so no one sees me wince in pain.  Boy is active!  

Sleep: I usually sleep great.  I pass out super quick most nights and usually only wake up once a night still to go to the bathroom.  A few times I've woken up and couldn't go back to sleep but it's few and far between so far so I'll take it!  I'm still having super random dreams often.  I laugh that I've taken more naps the last few months than I have since I was a toddler.  I'm SO tired!

What I miss: Being able to move like a normal person.  You should see me trying to get off the couch, it's pretty funny I'd imagine.

Cravings: No cravings, just my usual sweet tooth.  

Symptoms: Heartburn!  Ugh.  I hate heartburn.  I'm taking TUMS several times a day now and that seems to help for the most part.  I'm starting to feel super pregnant now and I can't believe I still have 8 weeks to go!  Luckily the swelling has been very minimal in my feet and hands so far which wasn't the case with Hannah AT ALL!  I think part of it has to do with being pregnant during the winter this time vs the summer with her.  I'm getting a lot of BH contractions daily too.  They hurt but luckily they are usually far enough apart that I don't get too bothered by them.  

Best Moment this week: At my appointment last week I got to see the little guy!  He's a big one!  He already has some hair and is super happy in there.  Everything looked just like it should!  My Dr mentioned she didn't know if I'll make it to his scheduled delivery date so we'll see once we get closer.  She's predicting he will be bigger than Hannah was even coming two weeks earlier.  

Kisses for Baby Graham.  Hannah is going to be such a good big sister!  I love this first picture of her because just look at how excited she is looking at him!  She said "Mommy, you swallowed Baby Graham"  Haha!  


Giving her baby brother hugs.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Baby T#2 29 Weeks


Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 29 Weeks (10 weeks to go!!)

Size of baby: Baby Graham is the size of a butternut squash.  He is about 2.5 lbs and 15 inches long (according to Baby Center).  I feel like he's bigger.     

Total Weight Gain: 15 lbs.  I'm consistently gaining about a pound a week now.  I can tell.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes now

Gender: It's a BOY!!!  

Movement: Graham likes to party all the time!  He actually does sleep some during the day it seems but he's pretty active the majority of the day.  He's a little wiggle worm.  Sometimes I swear he is kicking my hip bones, boy is all over the place!

Sleep: I usually sleep great.  I pass out super quick most nights and usually only wake up once a night still to go to the bathroom.  When I wake up I almost always am able to fall back asleep quickly but sometimes I'm up for an hour or so which is annoying.

What I miss: Uninterrupted sleep.  I can say goodbye to that for quite a while!  I also miss having energy, it's really hard now to get a lot done, I'm pretty limited.  

Cravings: No cravings, just my usual sweet tooth.  

Symptoms: Heartburn has entered my life again.  Boo!!!!  It's not too bad yet thankfully, I usually just get it in the evenings and take some Tums and it goes away.  Austin got me some chewy ones which are way better than the chalky ones.  I remember the old tale of heartburn meaning your baby has hair and we know that wasn't the case with Hannah!  Haha.  If Graham comes out with a head of hair we would be shocked.  Other than the heartburn it's all just the regular stuff, moving slowly, low energy, etc.  Nothing too bad!  I'm definitely starting to feel VERY pregnant now!  I can't believe I only have 10 weeks left and at the same time I can't believe I still have 10 weeks left!  

Best Moment this week: Graham went to his first concert!  The lucky little guy got to experience the 20/20 Experience with Justin Timberlake and now he has a lifetime to try to find another concert better!  Haha.  I was worried a few times that I was hurting his poor tiny ears with how loud it was but he was dancing up a storm in there so I'm guessing he liked it.  :)  We also have our baby shower tomorrow which is exciting!  We're so lucky to have such great family and friends who want to celebrate this special little guy with us.  He's already so loved.

Kisses for Baby Graham.  Hannah is going to be such a good big sister!  She is so excited for her baby brother to get here!  I've never once told her to give him kisses either, she just does it on her own.  Such a sweetie. :)