first baby

17 Weeks Bumpdate

Yesterday I began my 18th week of carrying this babe.  Yesterday I also began hearing my first (many!) bump comments while out in public--at least ten people noticed my belly at church and it was kind of really exciting! I feel like we're rounding out and finally starting to look like a mommy and baby and not just a mommy and one too many hot fudge sundaes.  :)

Aside from honeymooning with my new bump, the past few days have been full of trying not to feel frustrated about my lack of contribution in all of this moving business.  Being pregnant and loading/unloading a truck with furniture and heavy boxes don't mix, and I kind of felt like a bum.  I did help where I felt comfortable, but overall I'm really thankful Daniel has the friends he does.  Thank you, Mark, David, and Ryan for coming over on such short notice and helping everything go so smoothly! 


17 WEEKS:

Baby Size: Pear! A squirmy little pear--I've felt a lot of movement the past few days!

Gender: I'm dying to know!

Weight Gain: Three pounds.  Still wearing all of my normal clothes, but they're definitely fitting differently around my tummy area!

Symptoms: Acne and the inability to get comfortable when I lie down to go to sleep, but feeling really wonderful overall!  

Exercise: Running every morning plus weights/workout videos, walking and yoga every night. I've gotten a LOT slower, I can tell, and my balance is starting to get a little off when I'm doing yoga.  But I'm trying to stay strong and fit for this babe!

Cravings: Chocolate milk. Cheeseburgers and fries. All the healthy stuff, obviously.


I'm off to the grocery store to fill up our new refrigerator!

-J

16 Weeks Bumpdate

My bump started to round out a little this week.  It's still low, but my growing belly is finally starting to make me believe I'm pregnant.  It's so crazy to watch your body change without having any control over it!  

I've been in Tulsa all weekend for a couple of photoshoots, so I haven't had the chance to drive Daniel crazy with the fact that we've been married for SIX MONTHS as of yesterday! So I suppose I'll annoy him on here by saying what a dream it is to be his wife.  He has worked so hard the past six months to balance his new job, his new marriage, his new house, and the news of his unexpected quick jump into fatherhood.  Daniel really is the best person I know, and I'm so happy to be standing beside him for all the crazy months and years to come.

16 WEEKS:

Baby Size: Beefsteak tomato! Babe can see light now.

Gender: Three weeks until we find out!

Weight Gain: One pound. Movin' on up.

Symptoms: Sweet cravings. Feeling great!

Exercise: I can see my belly when I look down at my feet while running, which is new and weird. But I'm still doing the same stuff!

Cravings: All the sweet things.  Ice cream all day every day.


Have the best week, friends!

-J


Easter & 15 Weeks Bumpdate

Our first married Easter was so lovely.  We spent the morning in the church preschool with a bunch of very well-dressed two year olds, went to the last service of the day, and then ran back to the rent house to grab the crockpot full of roast and veggies and brought it over to the new house for our first meal there.  My dad and brother drove over from Tulsa and ate with us, and I can't think of a better way to spend the holiday afternoon than with my three favorite men.



I love my family.

This Easter included a few more very exciting visitors--my first baby flutters! I thought I felt a little movement Saturday night while I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep--it was different than any other tummy grumblings I've ever felt--and it happened again yesterday! I choose to believe it's our healthy babe making himself or herself known on a day we were already focused on celebrating life, which is a really sweet thought :)


15 WEEKS:

Baby Size: Orange! 

Gender: We don't know but we are so excited to find out!

Weight Gain: Back to my original weight, so I've gained back what I lost in the first tri and am sure I'll be on the uphill climb from here.  My midwife wants me to gain 6 to 7 pounds in the next month.

Symptoms: Cravings, acne. Occasional cramps when my belly is growing.  Feeling pretty great, overall and super thankful for a laid back pregnancy so far!

Exercise: Same routine, but our midwife said I probably don't really need to be doing a lot of running after the next week or two. So we'll see! Also, I've modified my ab workouts to be mostly plank-based, not so much twisting.  

Cravings: Fruit snacks and a hot fudge sundae. Also, Diet Coke? Which I never really liked even when I drank pop years ago. And last night I sat up in bed and said I wanted a toaster strudel. So weird.


I'm overwhelmed by how excited I am to be this little one's mommy!

-J

Woodland Nursery Inspiration

We have a little bit before we start setting up the nursery, but after our very happy appointment today (Baby Rock's heart sounded beautiful!), I've got my little one on my mind.  Here are a few nursery ideas I've pinned lately :)






I am so in love with this little human, and can't wait to put together a special space for him or her!

-J