Thirty-Six Week Bumpdate

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Well, y’all, we are in the home stretch… the final four… weeks that is ;)

Went out to dinner with Husband last night at one of our favorite restaurants, Restaurant BT, and talked about how much life is going to change once Baby D is here.  It is such a weird concept to think that we are officially on “baby time” now, it’s just a waiting game now to see if he or she will be on time, early, or late (I sure hope not!!).  I was also thinking, over the next few weeks I will constantly be thinking, is this our last meal just the two of us?  Is this our last night just the two of us?  Our last weekend?  What kind of parents are we going to be?  How will we survive those first few nights alone with Baby??  Such a scary thing to think about… but also exciting!!

We met our pediatrician (group practice- but only met with one) on Friday, and she was wonderful!  She really put my mind at ease when answering all of my obnoxious first-time-mom questions.   We also finished up all of our “Preparation for Baby” classes (i.e. Prepared Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Safe Baby which included CPR training and proper installation of the car seat) which actually probably scared me more than anything else has during pregnancy.  They show videos of all these brave women having natural births and cesarean section surgeries (eeeeeek!!).  They dabble in epidurals and birthing positions and breathing techniques.  It was all a bit overwhelming, but very informative and I’m glad Husband & I did them together :)

Ok, let’s address the elephant in the room… ME!  I’m enormous!  How much bigger can my belly get before Baby decides to come out?!?  Acid reflux and heartburn are absolute torture and bye bye cute shoes… for now.  My energy levels are starting to tank again.  One minute I will have this burst of energy and the next I’m out cold on the couch or in bed.  Husband had to leave the room the other night because my snoring has gotten so bad :(  I have never snored before… unless I was extremely sick… Baby’s legs & feet are all up in my rib cage, I am making a prediction that he or she is going to have the longest body ever.  Although, that is probably the easiest prediction to make because Husband & I are both pretty tall individuals.

Anyway, no more negativity about the pregnancy because in all honesty, I LOVE this baby inside my belly.  I love all the movements, kicks to the ribs, hiccups, and heartbeats.  I am going to miss this so much once he or she is out, even if the last few weeks are hard.  And to be even more honest… I can’t wait to do it again!  (Husband don’t have a heart attack)  I haven’t gone through labor yet, so my thoughts on pregnancy can change for a while after Baby is born, but as of this moment in time, I cannot wait to watch our little family grow.  I do not want to take any part of pregnancy for granted, as I know some women who would love to have a baby and can’t. I know of women who go through tons of treatments to try to get pregnant and don’t.  I feel so lucky to be here in this moment with my baby in my belly, and I will cherish these last few days of us being one.

We love you Baby Dietrich and cannot wait to share this beautiful world with you!  Please don’t give Mommy too hard of a time as you make your entrance ;)  xoxo


Thirty-three Week Bumpdate

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We have officially entered the single digits when counting down the weeks left before Baby D makes his or her debut! WOW!  I cannot even put into words how excited I’m getting!  Yesterday, my sweet friend Kelly threw a shower for Baby D at her lovely home and, once again, Baby & I were showered with so much love and support.  I have lots of pictures to sort through from the event, but I will post all about it later this week.

As for this bumpdate, I don’t think I ever addressed the three hour glucose test results from a few weeks ago… everything came back normal :) Being half way through my third trimester, I am starting to fall into those symptoms that everyone has warned me about (not sleeping, lack of energy, feeling HUGE ha ha ha).  These last 7 weeks are going to be tough, but I’m hanging in there…

Last night Husband & I were out at dinner with my mom & my cousin Kelly, when my mom (or it might have been Kelly… pregnancy brain) asked us what we are most excited about with the baby.  This is a great question because there are a million and one things that we are excited about.  My biggest excitements, at the current moment, would have to be the baby cuddles and giggles.  I’m also looking forward to seeing and experiencing everything through my child’s eyes, such as Christmas, birthdays, Disney, traveling, etc… Husband is more excited about the closer future stuff like actually knowing what the gender of the baby is and what he or she are going to look like :) At the baby shower, Kelly had us bring baby pictures of Husband & I that she put on display with twine and wooden clothes pins (which was super cute by the way).  Anyway, while examining the pictures, you start to wonder what characteristics Baby is going to have.  Husband had almost white blonde hair growing up, where I was always very much a brunette.  He has light eyes, I have dark.  He has a cute dimple in his chin and cheek, I do not… bottom line, he was cuter than me ha ha ha!  Just playin’ we were both pretty darling little kids.  But I agree with him, I’m just as excited about seeing what traits Baby has from both of us!

I get lots of questions about how the nursery is coming along and I’m happy to let everyone know that all the essentials are here thanks to all the wonderful friends and family members who have spoiled Baby D over the last few months. I’m just waiting on my rocker (which is on backorder until April 10th) and my bookshelf which should be here in April as well… then I will take some final pictures of the whole room with details of where everything is from, but here are some before’s and progress:

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I will make sure to do a final nursery reveal in a few weeks once it’s complete!

I have a ton of pictures from Grand Cayman that I still need to share on here in addition to the baby shower.  Life has been so hectic (in a good way) these last few weeks, I just need a few more days to organize and collect my thoughts so I have all the fun stuff to write about!  Thanks again for following along!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

xoxo


Twenty-Nine Week Bumpdate

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  & hooray(!!!) for officially being in my third and final trimester!

Woke up this morning to some gorgeous red roses, Starbucks, lots of puppy kisses, and plenty of ninja kicks from Baby D ;).  Best Valentine’s Day morning yet!  Life could not be sweeter! Oh my goodness, this baby is so active, the nights of no sleep that I have been dreading have begun.  It’s constant movement all day every day.  At my last OB appointment, the doctor told me a active baby is a happy baby :).  I sure hope this baby is a happy camper in there… we are not quite ready for he or she to make their debut just yet.  11 weeks to go and the next time I bumpdate we will be in the single digits.  I’m still feeling pretty good although the simple tasks of life are definitely getting harder.  Bending over to pick things up off the floor, shaving my legs, lifting myself up out of bed, etc… all becoming more and more challenging.  But nothing I can’t handle and it’s nice knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel getting a little brighter.

In health related news, I had the always popular glucose test done at my last appointment.  I got the call last week that the test results were inconclusive and that I have to now go in for the three hour test.  Boooooo….. not looking forward to that.  But ladies, stop telling preggo women that the glucose drink is soooooo terrible.  It’s not.  Just get the fruit punch flavor, it literally tastes just like cherry kool-aid.  Not bad at all.  I’ll update y’all with my results from the long test next week.

Something I keep repeating in my head is: wow, this is the last Valentine’s Day as a family of two.  I thought the same thing on New Years, Christmas, my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc… I was talking to Husband this morning about it.  I asked him if he had thought about the fact that this time next year we are going to have a little rugrat probably crawling around and trying to pull itself up on all the furniture and tormenting the dogs ;)  It got me all giddy inside. I’m so looking forward to every little thing!  Can’t wait to be a mommy!  Love you Baby D!  Now I’m off to celebrate the day with my Boo Thang!  The days of my posts being solely about Husband seem to be tapering off ha ha ha!  It’s all about Baby!  But I do love you Husband, I couldn’t imagine being on this journey without you.  You are going to be the best Daddy in the whole world!

xoxo


Twenty-Four Week Bumpdate

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Another month down since my last bumpdate, and I really need time to slow down.  In 16 short weeks, I will {hopefully} be meeting my sweet little baby!! Can y’all believe that?!?  16 more weeks?!?  Yeeeeeee!! I’m so excited!  My cousin, Kelly, sent me the coolest gift a couple weeks ago called Bellybuds where we can attach the buds to my belly and share music & our voices with the baby, since he or she has been developing its hearing since around twenty weeks.  The other night Husband read “Green Eggs and Ham” to Baby {but it looked like he was just reading to my bump ha ha ha!} and it was just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.  Thanks again, Kelly, for those Bellybuds!

My latest food craving is anything with bacon and I’m drinking tons of milk.  The belly is getting bigger by the day {at least that’s how I feel} and I swear Baby D is having a dance party in there most nights because there’s a lot of movin’ and shakin’ going on.  According to my super scientific, and I’m sure 100% accurate, pregnancy app on my iPhone, Baby D is the size of an eggplant this week.  I really look forward to my weekly update of the size of Baby.  Last week it was the size of a “bunch of grapes”… Thanks preggo app… that makes the size crystal clear ;)

Overall I’m feeling great, really can’t complain about anything.  Hm… I take that back.  Gaining all this weight in such a small amount of time has not been cool… And swollen feet after a few hours of wearing heels doesn’t feel too awesome… but ultimately, I just feel so blessed.  I love this little human growing inside of me SO much, none of the symptoms of pregnancy are bothering me to the point of complaining. Not yet at least… we’ll see how I feel in another month or two.

Before I finish up this bumpdate, I have to share the best maternity leggings I have found so far because I literally wear them at least 3 times a week.  They are the Blanqi High Performance Leggings from Nordstrom.  I really need to invest in another pair before I wear these to death and get a hole in them.  I’m obsessed.

Y’all, 2015 is off to a great start!  I’m really looking forward to the rest of it! xoxo


sixteen week bumpdate

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Can y’all believe it has been sixteen weeks already??  I can’t!  This tiny {food baby-like} bump and I have been cruising through the months like it’s nothing!  Today we went for a bike ride and stopped to watch the sail boats in the bay, and as I stood there it hit me that in four more weeks I will be half way through my pregnancy.  It’s crazy to think that in a few short months I will be holding this little human that Husband & I have made together.  Such a precious time for me as my body grows in ways it never has before {I’m ready for this bump to SHINE!}, and just waiting for that moment of flutters to happen when I know for sure this wee little baby is doing flips in there… everything is so exciting!  Husband constantly wants to touch my belly and say “hi” to the baby.  According to the books I’m reading & my pregnancy app on my phone, the baby can hear my voice.  I’m assuming he or she can hear Husband’s as well… who knows :-/

Anyway, no crazy cravings to update about.  I literally eat just about anything that’s within reach.  My legs are getting thicker so I’m not quite fitting into my skinny jeans anymore :( but I’m not heartbroken yet!  I’m basing everything on my leather pants.  As long as I can fit into those bad boys, I feel like I’m doing all right! ha ha ha!  I’ve already started ordering some important furniture for the nursery such as the crib and changing table/ dresser thingy which are on backorder through the beginning of the year.  I’ve heard some stories of other mom’s ordering their nursery furniture WAY in advance and they don’t arrive until a few weeks before baby… stressful!!  Hopefully everything will arrive in a timely fashion {including Baby}.

Oh! In case anyone is wondering, we are not finding out the gender.  We had talked about it before we were ever pregnant and decided we want to be surprised. Yes, the suspense is killing me, but I know that waiting will make it so much more special. :)

We can’t wait to meet you, Baby!! Love you so much already!!