Thursday, November 29, 2012

35 Weeks.

How far along? 35 weeks! What?!?

Maternity clothes? Oh yes, the most comfy thing is pjs and a big tshirt though!

Stretch marks? Same ole, same ole.

Sleep? Wellll, not so wonderful. Unfortunately I'm waking up multiple times at night to use the restroom and I feel wide awake, then I get back to sleep to only wake up and use the restroom again! I feel like he must have "dropped" since my bladder is like the size of a quarter!!!! But I really don't know, it could just be how he is positioned.

Best moment last week? Family time up in Tennessee for Thanksgiving! It was wonderful having everyone together and spending some time with cute lil Tucker! Cameron can't wait to play with him!

Movement? I feel like he is just rolling around in there now, less pokes and jabs.

Food cravings? Turkey sandwiches! Sweets!

Gender? Sweet baby boy Cameron.

Labor signs? Braxton Hicks- seems like a lot some days.

Belly button in/out? Standing it looks out, but if I'm just lounging and sitting it just seems stretched and flat!

Missing? Not too much!

Looking forward to? My last day of work is Friday! I'm super ecstatic, but it's also a strange feeling. It's always somewhat unnerving when you close and open another chapter in your life. I feel like life is just flying by and I can hardly keep up. I'm very excited for Cameron to come, but honestly can't believe it is SO so soon. Also excited to start my one week appointments on Monday!!

Milestones? Making it to 35 weeks. Seriously can't believe that come Saturday it will be our due date month... So soon!!

A MIT Baby Shower.

Another surprise shower?! All these people around me are so stinkin' sweet! 
A few Wednesday nights ago I went to the church for MIT with my 2nd graders like normal. Well I showed up and they had everything all decorated cute for a baby shower. Geez, they are the best.


I was so surprised and feel so loved! They are a great group of girls who love Cameron so much already! I'm blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people! My coleaders, Jill and Holli, planned it all- can't thank them enough! I will be sad to have my last week with them next Wednesday (since I'm taking the semester off to get Cameron acclimated to life outside the womb!).

Thank you sweet, sweet girls :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

34 Weeks.

{Happy Thanksgiving!}

How far along? Thirty four weeks!

Total weight gain? Although my doctor said I'm on the right track, I've decided to opt out of this question from here on out. I kinda hate getting on the scale anyways. I try to be transparent but I'm drawing the line, sorry folks. 

Maternity clothes? Yes, always. I keep thinking of these blue corduroy pants from Gap Maternity that I didn't try on. I would really like to go back and atleast see if they fit :) I think with a black top they would be super cute!

Stretch marks? Same as last week. It's no fun.

Sleep? Still difficult, but I have my good nights and my bad nights. Back and hips hurt when I wake up.

Best moment last week? When I went to MIT on Wednesday and my 2nd grade girls and two co-leaders threw me a surprise baby shower!! They had cute decoration and yummy snacks! It was wonderful!

Movement? A ton!! He's head down with his back coming up my right side and his bottom at the top middle, and feet and legs on the right side. SOO, lots of movement in the foot area! 

Food cravings? Nothing particular... but I am beyond excited about Thanksgiving and the yummy food this week! I can't get enough pumpkin pie and turkey and gravy! YUM.

Gender? Boy!

Labor signs? Still just some normal Braxton Hicks... even though I know I need to wait several more weeks... I just wish he would hurry up and come already!! haha 

Belly button in/out? Outtttt, it's so unfortunate. :)

Missing? Just silly things like having more options of clothing!

Looking forward to? Thanksgiving with the Watford family :) 

Milestones? Still not a huge fan of this question. I have felt Cameron have hiccups twice now. It's so funny.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Birmingham Baby Shower.

So two Sundays ago my WONDERFUL friends Anna, Jeanna, and Meagan threw me and baby CamMan a baby shower.  We are so blessed to have the bestest friends and family loving us through this prebaby phase!

I loved all of the beautiful cute small details and decor they did! So pinterest-esque. You will probably see that wreath again at the hospital and the banner in Cameron's nursery.

We were completely showered with so many great gifts! We got our travel system (stroller and car seat), baby monitor, exer-saucer and tons of other fun things! The gift from Katherine and Caroline was  to make Cameron "month onesies" to take his monthly picture in! I'm so excited about that one!

{Shopping cart/high chair cover!}
{Tatum wanted to steal some of Cameron's fun gifts!}
{Jeanna, my BFF pharmacist to-be, gave me some baby meds with how-to's... Yes I will desperately need those!} 
I was extremely blessed by everyone that took time out of their day to come celebrate with me :) I love each and every one of you SO much!
{Me and my Momma!} 
{Lovely hostesses! Love yall!}
{Watford Fam}

{Love my Shades girls!}

And did I mention the stinkin' amazing diaper cake Meagan made and the hostesses gave me? Well it's adorable. Of course I didn't want to take it apart... because it's super cute... but I was assured that there were plenty of fun surprises in there to discover and find! Yes, wash cloths, bibs, baby shampoos, toys, a mommy hook, an outfit, and not to mention lots of diapers!!

So if I didn't get this across to you yet... This shower was amazing and I am truly truly blessed. Although this world seems cold and scary to bring a little baby boy into, I'm reassured to know that all these people will have my back and support, advise, and pray for our family. See, completely blessed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

33 Weeks.

How far along? 33 weeks. Every week were getting closer and I just cant believe it. Trying to save most of my to-do's for when I'm done with work!

Total weight gain? Around 24 pounds. My body is not use to this. I've been having some serious back issues. Every day by about 2:30 I'm done for. It's not my lower back so that's kind of strange.

Maternity clothes? Oh yes. With the exception of a few tops, my black yoga pants and cardigans! My rings are no longer fitting. My rings Matthew gave me for our anniversary do fit though. Yay!

Stretch marks? Same as last week :( I guess I'm one of thoseeee. boo

Sleep? Somewhat horrible. Lots of waking up to use the restroom then feeling wide awake after that. But oddly enough not feeling so exhausted come 10 pm these days.

Best moment last week? Going up to Tennessee to meet Tucker Brandon Odom (Cameron's cousin!) Meaghan had him on Wednesday and we got to go visit on Saturday! He is so precious and Cameron gave him some kicks while I was holding him! Can't wait to see the two of them together! 

Movement? LOTS of sharp love kicks all the time. 

Food cravings? Sandwiches... mostly turkey. Panera and Subway are the best!

Gender? My sweet baby BOY Cameron!

Labor signs? No changes! I just cant believe in a few short weeks {Dec 3rd} my doctor will start checking me for progress!! ahh! That's crazy!

Belly button in/out? OUT! You can see it no matter what I'm wearing.

Missing? My good back. I'm not really used to having any back issues so this is a whole new ball game for me. I'm not enjoying it or tolerating it very well :)

Looking forward to? {Well enjoyed a day off of work today!} Looking forward to working on the nursery this Saturday FOR REAL. We thought about going away for a night but I decided I would rather work on the nursery. Spray paint some shelves, get them hung etc etc. 

Milestones? I really do not like this question. Nothing significant has really happened... 

*Nursery update. Our new dresser came in (since the other one was broken!) Our rocker came in too... but it was the complete wrong color. Kind of like aqua. So I had to pick another color and now we wait again!!!


We are so excited for Meaghan and Brandon! They have a precious little boy to take care of :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

32 Weeks.

Wowzers, how things have changed!!

How far along? 32 weeks. (11/5)

Total weight gain? Around 22 lbs, but I am happy to report that my doctor said that he was VERY pleased with it. Yay, makes me feel much better!

Maternity clothes? All the time. Can I just stay in my pjs and a comfy shirt please?! 

Stretch marks? Still the same few :( Still slightly upset about it!

Sleep? Waking up often!! Just switching from side to side and getting up to use the restroom. And now with this time change I'm ready for bed at like 7 oclock! It's ridiculous!

Best moment last week? My baby shower on Sunday!! My sweet friends Anna, Jeanna, and Meagan were wonderful hostesses and did such a great job! Our CamMan is one blessed little guy. Can't wait to bring him into this world to love on you all :) 

Movement? all.the.time. Here lately he is just punchin, pokin, and squirmin' 24/7. I do love it, but it is slightly on the painful side sometimes!

Food cravings? Nothing specific. Trying to keep on eating my fruits and veggies!

Gender? boy!

Labor signs? Still a few braxton hicks.

Belly button in/out? Well I guess I should say that it is officially out. I just looked and oh yes it is out. Goodness, goodness! 

Missing? Well I've started swelling slightly. Nothing I can see with my eyes but I've had to quite wearing my wedding rings :( I was dreading this day. My doctor said better to go ahead and take it off rather than let it get too tight. But it still makes me sad. I will be happy to get it back on after Cameron makes his way into the world!

Looking forward to? Hopefully working on the nursery some more this weekend. I want to get the window treatment up! Ready to have it done so I can post a nursery reveal post!!

Milestones? Made it to 32 weeks, and my appointment went great :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

31 Weeks.

{Obviously this is right before bed and I look tireddd!}
How far along? THIRTY.ONE. weeks. (10/29) When did we get here?? 

Total weight gain? Too too much, this is my least favorite thing about being pregnant. Around 20 pounds! Ugh!!

Maternity clothes? Well, of course. I tried on some regular jeans just to see and that was funny. Matthew definitely got a kick out of it! I'm in need of a few warm shirts. It's been pretty chilly around these parts!

Stretch marks? I've found a few. Some things you just can't control unfortunately :(

Sleep? This is a sore subject for me. I think about two days ago I thought, wow my sleep has really been going well. I really haven't suffered from insomnia or being uncomfortable or anything for that matter... Well that night that changed. Now I'm basically having hot/cold flashes, waking up sweating to death and then waking up later freezing! I also wake up often. And I'm very paranoid of having good circulation, so I'm trying to sleep on my left side- which I hate. This resulted with a horrible crick in my neck today. I know I will survive though :)

Best moment last week? Can't think of anything specific. But I really am just enjoying carrying my baby boy around and preparing to meet him. It really is surreal to me that it's two months {give or take a little} till we get to meet our CamMan.

Movement? all.the.time. I do LOVE this. And sometimes I'll be dramatic and talk to Cameron about kicking and poking me so hard... but really I love it, every little punch!

Food cravings? Nothing too much. I kind of have had to make myself eat here lately... like I'm hungry but not really. I sometimes am eating just because I know I need to!

Gender? BOY!

Labor signs? A few braxton hicks here and there. Nothing unusual.

Belly button in/out? I'm still calling it a halfie... top is sticking out strong and I get a lot of comments on it, but it's certainly not all the way out!

Missing? My wonderful hardcore sleep. 

Looking forward to? Baby shower on Sunday!! My friends are so great for throwing me one {Can't wait to return the favor!}! And excited to see all the fam! Going to the doctor on Monday! Get to finally get back to my doctor now that I have met all the ones in our group! 

Milestones? Making it this far?! :) :)