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29 Weeks

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Good Morning to all you lovely mommies! I finally got my 29 week post up, this week has been so busy and sometimes it is just way to challenging to stop and write a blog post, but it has definitely been on my mind. I am actually 29 weeks and 6 days in these images but I felt like I needed to post before I hit week 30! This weekend we are going to be in Florida and so I am anticipating taking a lot of belly pics. This week has been good, I have still been a little tired but more in a routine. I worked out about four times and stayed pretty busy over the weekend photographing some family sessions! I had my gestational diabetes blood test last week but I haven’t heard back from my doctor so I am assuming for now I am in the clear. I have my next appointment on Monday so I’m looking forward to getting a check up on that. Baby Bautista is growing a lot and moves around all the time! I haven’t have any sickness this week but I have had more cravings for Pineapple and peanut m&m’s. Just 10 more weeks left guys,  I am feeling pretty optimistic for the last couple months. I weighted myself this morning and I have gained about 20lbs so far, I am aiming for 25lbs. but I guess time will tell. Thanks for keeping up with me, I will be posting my 30 week bump-date soon! Happy weekends to everyone.

THE STATS

How far along? 29 weeks – Baby is about 3 lbs.

Stretch Marks? Nope.

Fun fact – A selfie of my bump is actually called a #bumfie

Best moment this week? Packing up for a weekend trip to the beach!

Anything making me sick still? Feeling so good, tired somedays but a nap is the best cure.

Symptoms? Cravings – Slushies are a new one. And popsicles. Anything citrus makes me the happiest girl in the world. I have also been having a lot of crazy dreams, the same thing happened last time I was pregnant and I can only assume it is because their is a tiny indian princess doing the salsa in my belly. I have also started eating a LOT of fresh cucumbers drowned in apple cider vinegar flavored with salt and pepper. ( way to be a classic pregnant person right )

Weight gain? 20lbs pounds so date.

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28 Weeks

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Hey mommies, and mommies to be! I have finally made it to the third trimester! Ah, I am so excited. Just 12 more weeks till my baby girl is here, compared to 40 it feels SO close.  I am starting to feel a slow panic to get things ready and finish up my “project” aka – things I just never get done. I bought baby #2 the most adorable little outfit this last week, but that is the first thing I have prepared! I know it will all come together but I am busy making a list as I write this post. This week I had my 28 week appointment with my midwife and everything looks right on track, baby is head down and growing right on schedule. I also had my glucose test and am still waiting the results from that. I didn’t have a problem with my blood sugar the first time around so I am hoping it will be the same the second time. The drink was not really as bad as I remembered it, but by the time I drank it and had my blood taken and made it back home I was craving carbs and salt. I picked a “healthier” option and boiled potatoes and ate them with A-1 sauce. 😉  So Amazing.

My appointments have moved up from once a month to every 2 weeks, and then once I am 32 weeks I will start taking the birthing and newborn classes offered at my center. Never hurts to refresh right! 80 days to go and this girl is so happy!

THE STATS

How far along? 28 weeks – Baby is about 2.5lbs.

Stretch Marks? No, idk why I keep checking. :S

Best moment this week? I finally bought this little baby the cutest lil’romper! I found it at Target and it was so adorable and tiny I had to get it for her. I have started feeling slightly bad because I have not gotten anything ready for her yet!

Anything making me sick still?  I have had a lot of extreme tiredness this week, if I do too much or stay out too long doing shopping or errands I start to feel bad. Ick.

Food Cravings? Oatmeal, Ice-cream and Mango tea.

Symptoms? Tired, and in need of a lot of naps. Feeling less hip pain, but more stress in my back and spine.  Mild nausea if I skip meals, and or sleep.

Weight gain? 18.5 pounds. :S

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27 Weeks

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I found this lovely maxi style dress last weekend at Target, I usually shop clearance so I cant link to the dress. But like a lot of mommies and stylists just be sure and check out the clearance rack in the back corner of Target and you can probably find this dress. It was just $14 and so comfy, I ordered a few other maxi dresses from boohoo.com and I plan to wear those for the next 13 weeks so I don’t have to think about waistbands.

THE STATS

How far along? 27 weeks – Baby is about 2.5lbs.

Stretch Marks? Nope!

Best moment this week? So many good moments but really it is about learning to enjoy every moment with this little girl in my belly.

Anything making me sick still?  I think sickness is long gone, but Ill keep you posted if it comes back.

Food Cravings? Oatmeal, orange juice and steaks. plural.

Symptoms? Lots of baby movement, nights are getting longer and my bladder is getting smaller.  Another thing is everyday I have less and less space so after eating a regular size meal I feel so overstuffed and full makes me super uncomfortable. I will just turn into a little snack machine for the last month of baby #2!

Weight gain? 18 pounds. (onward)

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26 Weeks

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Jeans: Silver Jeans  | Sweater: Old Navy | Polka dot blue shirt :Target 

Hey Lovlies! Baby Bautista and I are having a really happy week over here! Enjoying every day with a growing baby belly. I suddenly feel like my bump is finally showing and people in public actually know for sure its baby in there! 😛  I still cannot wait for a Spring/May to get here! North Carolina keeps getting snowed in but I have ordered my first pair of summer shorts and am ready ditch the coats and jeans.

This week I have been listening to some educational podcast on pregnancy and giving birth. There are so many things to learn and be knowledgeable about for your body and your baby.  All those things help to make pregnancy and delivery a healthy experience. Just my little tip for the week ❤ Happy end of February to everyone, here is to sunny skies and warm spring days in march!

~Emily

THE STATS

How far along? 26 weeks! Baby is about the size of a cauliflower

Stretch Marks? Nope!

Best moment this week? Making it to single digits of days until baby! 94 days till baby! ❤

Anything making me sick still? Feeling great!

Food Cravings? Apples, bagels and sweets. :S

Symptoms? Still have some hip pain, darn those loose joints! Trying to take it easy and avoid that, I have been really tired this week and have had to take a couple naps in the middle of the day.

Weight gain? 17 pounds.

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25 Weeks

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25 weeks over here! I have around 100 days of pregnancy left and am getting close to the third trimester. I feel so excited to start this next part of my pregnancy and cant wait for summer to start and get these last three months started! We took these shots on Valentines day while we were visiting the chocolate factory in downtown Raleigh. {It smelled like heaven in there} I am feeling pretty good these days, I have been able to work out a lot more this month and have started listening to some baby and birth podcasts. I don’t think you can ever know enough about birthing and pregnancy nutrition. Its so great to know what you are doing for yourself and the baby, and knowing what is best for your health and being completely dependant on my midwife or the doctor for answers. That is it for this weeks update! Thanks to all you lovelies for taking time to read up on me and follow my pregnancy! Happy Tuesday. ❤

THE STATS

How far along? 25 weeks! Baby is about the size of rutabaga (a what??) and 1.5 lbs!

Stretch Marks? No 🙂

Best moment this week? Making it to 25 weeks! And I am so close to double digits in days till baby.

Anything making me sick still? Feeling really great, my lower back get sore sometimes. Like when I scrub the bathtub but I am good on that for at least another month on scrubbing. 😉

Food Cravings? Fruit, chocolate and coffee.

Symptoms? I feel like my belly is getting a LOT bigger these days and I am craving a trip the beach!

Weight gain? 15 pounds.

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24 Weeks

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THE STATS

How far along? 24 weeks! Baby is about the size of a and ear of corn or 1 1/3 lb.

Maternity Clothes? This dress! I had it for my first pregnancy, but it is super comfortable and is one of the few maternity things that actually really works for me!

Stretch Marks? Still No!

Best moment this week? Just feeling baby kick every day. Makes me so happy!

Anything making me sick still? Not too much! Just keeping on and letting the belly grow.

Food Cravings? Citrus, yogurt and oatmeal cooked with berries and honey. I am not sure what is craving now and what is me just eating. 😛

Symptoms? Lots of baby movement, a belly. Feeling pretty good and I even went to the gym last night to get a work out in. Rah-rah 🙂

Weight gain? Still holding at 14 pounds. I have my next baby check up on Monday so I am waiting till then to step on a scale again.

Thats it guys! 24 weeks are done with just 16 to go. I am enjoying everyday of my life and trying to stay on top of being a good mommy to Ariana and take time to prepare for this next little baby joining our family in May! I am so excited to have a new little baby to love but I know these next few weeks will go quickly enough without wishing them away. I found this really lovely quote on instagram that I really likes so I am sharing it here! Love to all your mommies

~Emily

“You are doing God’s work. You are doing it wonderfully well. He is blessing you, and he will bless you even, no :especially: when your days and your nights may be most challenging. Like the woman who is anonymously, meekly, perhaps even with hesitation and some embarrassment, fought her way through the crowd to touch the hem of the Master’s garment, so Christ will say to the woman who worry and wonder and weep over their responsilbiliy as mothers, ‘Daghter, be of good comfort;thy faith hath made thee whole.’ And it will make your children whole as well.”

_ Jeffrey R. Holland.

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23 Weeks

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23 weeks and counting! I move onto week 24 in just 3 more days so I am just about 16 weeks away from my due date. I am doing really great, but have been feeling so much more pregnant these last few days!  I took a few selfies from my 22-23 weeks belly {Posted above}. Changes I have noticed is a huge craving of fresh fruit, mainly pineapple, apples and oranges. Not even kidding I have bought and eaten four fresh pineapples in the past week alone!

I gained another two pounds since my last update, which just means none of my jeans fit and every morning my closet is a place of despair. I have converted my favorite color to black shirts, black pants and black sweaters. Not that I am so huge, but my belly is about the same size as my rear and my boobs. So I end up looking and feeling like a square of oddness. In my next decade of life, I might start a maternity line for people with my kind of belly shape. -my personal diagnosis of belly-square syndrome.

Baby is doing great! I don’t have another appointment until next week but I know baby Bautista is growing and dancing the salsa every night when I am trying to go to sleep. A sure sign of a healthy pregnancy I’m sure. I do 3-4 workout a week, I do a lot of elliptical. Some lifting with weights and lots of stretching.

~Em

 THE STATS

How far along? 23 weeks four days!  Baby is about the size of a large Mango.

Maternity Clothes? Still just my jeans, I spent an hour at Maternity store but the bump is just not big enough yet. (good problem right?)

Stretch Marks? Nope, no, nada. Still not using special lotions or anything but I will soon!

Best moment this week? I was trying to take a picture of my bump from a bump and it was totally crooked, at least it made for a good laugh.

Anything making me sick still? Lack of sleep, if I stay up past 10 or 11 I feel so tired its almost ridiculous.

Food Cravings? Fruit, Pineapple and more pineapple.

Symptoms? My hips and lower back have been hurting, not because of the size of the baby but because all of my joints are so loose already from pregnancy hormones. If I do a big workout or spend too much time running around, cleaning or working on projects I get really sore and cant move once I sit down.

Weight gain? I have gained 14 pounds since the start of my pregnancy.  I have nothing more to say about weight except that while gaining weight is healthy  and really a good thing its still kinda sad. 😛

 

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21 Weeks

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Every week that goes by gets me a little more excited for May! Just 19 more weeks left, I am starting to get a little impatient since it already seems like its been forever. I also think that once spring arrives here in NC I will be a little happier with clothing options. I am planning to wear lots of shorts and Maxi skirts for the last couple months of this. 🙂  Baby Bautista is doing great, the bump gets a little bigger every day and she is moving around SO much, Ariana loves it and gives my belly lots of kisses. We are trying to prepare her for the day when her little sister gets here, but I am not sure she really understands what is going on yet.

How far along? 21 weeks!  Just growing over here.

Maternity Clothes? Just my jeans, somedays. 🙂

Stretch Marks? Not yet. Hopefully never! {I never got any with baby #1 so keeping my fingers crossed}

Best moment this week? Ariana gives her little sister kisses every morning.

Anything making me sick still? Feeling pretty good, some days I am pretty tired and sneak in a nap.

Food Cravings? Loving yogurt, apples and chocolate ice-cream. Yes I sent my husband to Harris Teeter for a tub of chocolate ice-cream at 9:30pm!

Symptoms? Baby Bautista is moving around all the time, mostly at night when I am trying to fall asleep. I have also had a lot more dry skin but I am not sure if that is baby or the weather.

Weight gain? I have gained 12 pounds since the start of my pregnancy, I got weighed at my appointment last week but I blame the HOLIDAYS for the last two pounds. (Sorry baby).

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20 weeks

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Its a girl! We had our twenty week [anatomy] appointment this week! We were so excited to see our baby girl and find out her gender. This appointment was one of my favorites so far, getting to see her perfect little hands and feet. And even more amazing you could see her heart pumping blood, the brain and the even a tiny little stomach. It is crazy to think that there is a tiny little human just rolling around inside of me! This is our second baby and even though I was excited to see if we were having a boy or a girl I knew I would be so happy with either. The first time around I struggled a little more because I had been convinced it was a boy. But once I had Ariana and could see how amazing she is and how much I love her,  I  now realize what I “want” is not always Gods perfect plan.  I took a selfie this morning to show my bump at 20 weeks! At the ultrasound appointment  baby girl was measuring 11oz. and her little heart beat was beating at 160. See you in May baby! ❤

How far along? 20 weeks! {Half way!}

Maternity Clothes? Just my jeans, somedays. 🙂

Stretch Marks? Not yet, still holding this baby in tight. {I never got any with baby #1 so keeping my fingers crossed}

Best moment this week? Seeing her tiny lil’ body and knowing she is HEALTHY!

Anything making me sick still? Only long car rides. And thankfully I don’t have any planned.

Food Cravings? Yes please, lot of spicy food. Chicken Curry, Salsa and Trader Joe’s Horseradish chips.

Symptoms?A growing belly!

Weight gain? I have gained about 10 Lbs. since the start of my pregnancy and I plan to gain around 15 more. {I gained 25 lbs with Ariana and the last week of my pregnancy I lost a pound so it was just about 24lbs.}

 

 

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It’s a GIRL!

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We are so very excited to share that we’re having a baby girl! I guess we wanted to double the cuteness factor in our lives. Ariana is going to adore being an older sister and we are absolutely in love with the idea of having another precious daughter to love. ❤ We are just a few days away being halfway through this pregnancy and in just a few weeks we will be kissing the face of our baby girl!

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