Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Merry Christmas.

As we are about to make the leap from a family of 2 to a family of 3 we want to wish you all a wonderful, wonderful holiday season and the merriest Christmas!! We didn't invest in a Christmas card/picture this season since we will be sending out baby announcements very very soon.


We were very blessed to get to spend Christmas Eve with Matthew's family and my wonderful family came down on Christmas day to celebrate! I know it wasn't ideal for the CamMan to be heading our way the day after Christmas but that's how it goes! 

39 Weeks.

How far along? 39 weeks... it's baby time folks. Cameron is coming tomorrow :)

Maternity clothes? Yes yes yes. Excited to start working out and getting back into some regular clothes!

Stretch marks? Same same.

Sleep? Well that's a joke right?! I wake up everytime I have even the slightest contraction and when I roll over... what a nightmare! I'm so ready for a change- even the waking up in the middle of the night to take care of my baby kinda change!

Best moment last week? Preparing for Cameron! I did some deep down cleaning and have everything ready for our homecoming as a family of three :) It really still feels surreal!

Movement? Yes, not as much since he is getting squished up in there... still some pretty sharp movements though!

Food cravings? Anything, everything. Haha. The whole "you lose room in your stomach, so you can't eat as much" thing didn't happen to me!

Gender? BOY!

Labor signs? Been feeling some contractions... nothing severe but definitely more than I had been feeling... hoping that I'm progressing some. Some back pain, not much though.

Belly button in/out? Oh, out out out.

Missing? Comfort. But so worth it for our little Cameron!

Looking forward to? MEETING CAMERON!!!!!!!!!!! We go in tomorrow morning at 6 am, hopefully they will get the ball rolling and maybe we will have our bundle of joy by the afternoon :) (Who knows thoughhhh) So excited!!

So thats it for my bump updates :) Hopefully an introduction to Cameron Martin coming soon!

Monday, December 17, 2012

38 Weeks.


How far along? 38 weeks... it's crunch time people! Cameron could decide to come anytime!!

Maternity clothes? This question is silly at this point! Of course I'm in maternity clothes. Although my favorite is still pj's!

Stretch marks? No new ones, thank goodness!!

Sleep? It's improved a little the past few nights. I still can't go to sleep til around 1 am, but I seem to get better quality sleep. Still waking up a lot using the restroom! But really no complaints... I feel like I'm getting ready for what's to come :)

Best moment last week? Just making it through :) It's all good at this point... just knowing sweet baby boy will be here soonish is amazing and encouraging. I'm so ready.

Movement? Oh yes. He just loves to stick out an elbow or knee right at my belly button. Me and Matthew are still so intrigued by it!

Food cravings? Chocolate milk. YUM. all. the. time.

Gender? Cameron! My baby boy!

Labor signs? Went to my 38 week appointment this morning... I've progressed to 2 centimeters dilated and 70% effaced! (And if you like the gritty details... I've lost my mucus plug!) We decided to discuss with Doctor Mckenzie about if being induced next week would be a wise decision, or even a possibility. He said my cervix is actually very favorable and after I've hit the 39 week point he is fine with inducing (We felt we needed to discuss and think about an induction a little early due to Matthew's work schedule. Had we waited til say our due date the 31st, Matthew would only be able to be off on that Monday and Tuesday and then be completely loaded at work the rest of the week. I really was getting stressed about thinking of doing a lot of this by myself. So after having a good report of continuing to progress and the doctor saying that I would probably react to an induction exactly as if I went into labor on my own- We have scheduled an induction for Dec. 27th at 6:30 am! I'm so excited to think that sometime in the next 10 days our baby boy will be here :) It really is a wonderful feeling! Of course we are continuing to pray and hope that he will decide to come on his own before the 27th!)

Belly button in/out? Out or flat sometimes... depends on the moment!

Missing? The ease of rolling over in bed- it's the little things folks!

Looking forward to? Meeting our baby boy! Could this possibly be my last bump update!? Probably not but a girl can continue to dream!

Milestones? I will continue to say making it this far!

My doctors office called this morning and asked if I would be okay having my baby a day early. Umm, yes. So, I'm now scheduled to be induced on December 26th at 6:30 am. :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

37 Weeks.


How far along? 37 weeks!! Officially considered full term!

Maternity clothes? Yes, yes. I've finally broken out Katherine's gaucho pants (they aren't maternity but sure are comfy). They are super stretchy and wonderful to relax around the house in!

Stretch marks? No new ones thankfully!

Sleep? Sleep?? haha that's too funny. I feel tired around 9 pm and then when I climb in bed I'm wide awake till around 1 am. Pinterest on the ipad has become my favorite go to thing! I'm so thankful that I can sleep in a little more now though since I'm done working!

Best moment last week? Just being in the last month is excitement enough :) I really can't believe that Cameron will be here SO soon. Also Mammaw finished the pillows for Cameron's nursery... just a few more things and it will be complete!

Movement? YES! I just love to feel him moving around and especially love when like a foot or elbow jab me. That's when I reallllly feel like that's my Cameron in there!

Food cravings? Sweets, of course!! Skittles and sour candies sound yummy!

Gender? baby boy :)

Labor signs? Still having Braxton Hicks- they feel a little different these days but nothing consistent or painful. At the doctor on Monday I was one centimeter dilated and 50% effaced! It's progress!!

Belly button in/out? Out!!

Missing? My skinnier self... I'm at that point where I'm ready ready ready to get back to wearing my normal clothes and feeling normal :)

Looking forward to? Baby boys arrival. Doctor said it could be any day (I know typically it's not til lateeeee, but a girl can dream!) I need to finish packing and install the carseat. Cameron's bag is done and mine is a work in progress!!

Milestones? Continuing to progress! Making it to full term! Baby boy is safe to come any day now!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A SS Baby Shower.

Well hello there Cameron!
My wonderful Sunday School class threw me and Matthew a wonderful shower last week! We are so blessed to be surrounded by some of the sweetest couples! The Ciza's graciously opened their home and we all piled in for some yummy food and fun gifts! I think it's so fun to have Matthew at showers with me! I'd really prefer all the focus to NOT be on me! :) 

Our classmates were so sweet and hooked us up with some fun stuff and diapers and wipes! I go in Cameron's room these days and just think about how incredibly loved and blessed our little guy is already!

We actually did a good job and got some good pictures of the group! Love each and everyone of these people!

Can you believe we are 3 1/2 weeks away from d-day!! ahhhhh!!! Excitement!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

36 Weeks.


How far along? 36 weeks. We are down to the last month people!!

Maternity clothes? That's all I'm doing these days. Really am excited about losing the weight after and going shopping!!

Stretch marks? No new ones that I have noticed!

Sleep? Little bit of everything. One night I will wake up 5 times to use the restroom and the next only once. Just depends on how hard I'm sleeping I guess! 

Best moment last week? Having my last day at work (it was slightly bittersweet, but mostly sweet!) Also, our Sunday School class had a sweet baby shower for us on Sunday night! 

Movement? Oh yes just jabbing and jiving away! I love to just sit and watch my belly move :)

Food cravings? Still turkey sandwiches! And sour straws!

Gender? BOY!

Labor signs? Braxton Hicks and today I had my 36 week appointment and am 1/2 cm dilated and 40% effaced :) I know it's not much but it's progress!!

Belly button in/out? out!

Missing? Cute clothes!!

Looking forward to? My next appointment and hopefully continuing to progress! 

Milestones? Helllllllo, we have made it to the last month folks! Wowzers! I can't even believe it!