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38 Weeks

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Its been about four weeks since I posted an update, in the space of the third trimester this has been the slowest and fastest month for me. I have been more tired this last month and having a whole extra (cute) little human to carry around is exhausting. I might try and squeeze in one more bump update but at this point I wake up each day hoping I’ll go into labor. I have just 12 days until my due date and we are seriously so excited  and can hardly stand the wait!

THE STATS

How far along? 38 weeks – Baby is about 7lbs – the size of a pumpkin. My first baby was 8lbs 3oz and this girl feels the same, if not bigger.

Stretch Marks? Nope, but I have a few days left.

Fun fact: 12 days to go!!!

Best moment this week? Getting a foot massage from my man. 😉

Anything making me sick still? My stomach has been having a hard time these past few days, I’m not sure if its the NC heat or the baby taking up all the space but either way I have not felt my best these past couple days. I have mostly eating things like chicken soup and toast. (Limiting if not totally skipping coffee/caffeine.)

Symptoms? Upset stomach, mild rib pain.

Cravings – popsicles, and labor. I really really would love to go into labor. 😛

Weight gain? 30 lbs.

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34 Weeks

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It’s almost the weekend! Days are so full but soo very long these days! Just over 5 weeks until baby Bautista will be here and I can hardly wait.  I am still seeing the chiropractor twice a week and am feeling a lot better than even a few weeks ago. Baby is in a better position ( not resting on my pelvis) and I feel like she moves from side to side every so often, whereas before she was mainly always on one side. It is also getting little harder to breathe, this little baby just loves to take up all the space that my lungs like to use. I try and avoid sitting up for too long or staying in the car for more than a few minutes at a time. Sleep is getting more challenging, I sleep but I wake up feeling exhausted. Naps have helped me most with that. :S  We started birthing classes last week at Baby & Co. {link below} its always fun to learn about baby and planning for her birth. I have a baby shower this weekend, PARTY! And I have started collecting all the things I will need for when baby arrives, I purchased a pretty diaper bag and started filling it with tiny newborn diapers and made a list of all the other things I need to pack for birth. I will try and make a post on “What’s in my diaper bag/birth bag”  this coming week and hopefully I will post my 35 week update a bit more promptly next week!

THE STATS

How far along? 34 weeks – Baby is about 5lbs the size of a..well a five pound person!

Stretch Marks? I’ll have to check once I have the baby…Seriously I looked hard yesterday but I think I am still in the clear.

Fun fact: 1. I am actually starting to look forward to labour and delivery. 2. I am still seeing the Chiro 2x a week and it makes all the difference in the world.

Best moment this week? We started classes last week at the birthing center  Baby & Co where we will be having our daughter. I really do love learning all about birth and babies,  I am so excited about having a more neutral environment this time around.

Anything making me sick still? Feeling pretty good these days. Besides BIG 😛

Symptoms? Starting to get some sleepless night, pregnancy boredom and achy legs.

Cravings – I like all things yummy, nothing special this week.

Weight gain? 25 lbs.

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33 weeks

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Hey there! Happy 33 weeks, I am so late posting this  but I am going to blame pregnancy for being a slacker! It has been a great week, we potty trained Ariana over the weekend so baby #2 can have diapers. Ok, just kidding but seriously I only want one baby at a time.  But Ariana caught on SO fast and after one day she had the hang of using the potty. #proudmommy. This week I have visited the chiropractor two times, after talking to my midwife at last weeks appointment she recommended a family chiropractor. The baby was basically resting on my bones in the front and my hips were popping all the time, so I was more than happy to comply! Seriously every pregnant mom should go and get adjusted, it made a world of difference and I feel like I can make it the last 1.5 months without going crazy! The other new thing is we finally started attending our birthing classes, which I really enjoy learning about baby and all getting ready for having this little princess.

THE STATS

How far along? 33 weeks – Baby is about 4lbs the size of a pineapple!

Stretch Marks? Nope, nada.

Fun fact: Every pregnant mama should see a chiropracter! Why did it take me a 1.75 pregnancies to find out how awesome/helpful they are!

Best moment this week? After getting my hips adjusted I could actually stand up without any pain!

Anything making me sick still? It has been a great week, I am all about naps these days. Seriously lots and lots of naps.

Symptoms? Tiredness. Also if I am sitting upright for too long I start getting a little anxiety and feeling as if I cant breathe. Idk if its just the position of the baby, or if I really cant breathe but I just try and avoid sitting for too long. 😛

Cravings – Oatmeal, apples and Chic-files frozen lemonade frosties.

Weight gain? 24 lbs pounds.

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32 Weeks

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I hope everyone had a very happy Easter! I took these shots Sunday with little Ariana, we had about 3.5 minutes worth of smiles and kisses before she checked out and wanted to play. Thankfully we got some cute shots and were able to enjoy the rest of the day! I am so happy to be at 32 weeks, baby is growing healthy and strong with just 52 days left of this pregnancy I feel like I am in the final stretch. (haha, literally)

THE STATS

How far along? 32 weeks – Baby is about 3.75 lbs.

Stretch Marks? Not yet.

Fun fact – legs cramps are the worst. Why would that even be a pregnancy problem? #pregnancyproblems

Best moment this week? Making it to 32 weeks! 😛

Anything making me sick still? Tiredness, anytime I get over tired I start feeling sick. Also I was super busy over the holiday weekend so that also made me feel pretty old and tired.

Symptoms? Leg cramps, not even kidding I woke up with double leg cramps in both of my calfs. I got out of bed to stand up and try and get them out but { my muscles wouldn’t work } so I just fell over in a heap. Thankfully my husband was right there and while I laid like a helpless human he massaged my calfs until the cramps went away. They kept coming back over and over…worst feeling ever. My muscles stiffened up and were super sore for two days after that, I told my midwife and she recommended a powdered magnesium supplement called Natural Calm, I have been taking it for two days so hopefully I will not have any more cramps after this! Anything to stop the pain of have your leg muscles all jacked up. 😦 It is the worst!

Cravings – Nothing to crazy lately. Just normal food and lots of popsicles.

Weight gain? 23.5 lbs pounds.

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31 weeks

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This week has been a little rougher on me, I have been extremely tired and sore. The weekend (Saturday) I spent the day shopping and hanging out with friends, not the best idea though. I felt fine but Sunday morning but around ten I started have some braxton hicks and lower back pain/ache so I spent the rest of the day resting on the couch and hydrating. I probably worry too much but I also did not do much on Monday because I don’t want to push my body too hard. I finally feel back to normal today {Tuesday} but since I have just barely nine weeks left I probably can slow down life so this little baby can have her designated 9 months in the belly. 🙂 That’s it for the week, I am reducing my caffeine intake and trying to eat more healthy snacks like popsicles and popcorn so I don’t go to crazy in this last trimester! Wish me luck 😉

THE STATS

How far along? 31 weeks – Baby is about 3.3 lbs and is just over 16 inches long.

Stretch Marks? No, every week I keep thinking about just deleting this quesiont but I have 2 months left so I’m keeping it just in case.

Fun fact – just 60 days left to go till baby D-Day!

Best moment this week? going to bed every night, seriously I am sleep monster lately.

Anything making me sick still? This week has been a little rough on me, baby girl is getting bigger and lots of Braxton hicks and tiredness.

Symptoms? Braxton hicks, Tiredness, sore hips, and a very sore lower back.

Cravings – pickles, lime popsicles and popcorn.

Weight gain? 22 lbs pounds.

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30 Weeks

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Thirty weeks over here! We had fun this weekend traveling to Florida and visiting with Family and friends. We spent a day on the beach and ate lots of yummy food, it was a long 9 hour car ride and definitely the last trip I will make before I have this baby.  Today I had a baby check up and I measured 31 weeks and I passed my diabetes test with flying colors. (Whew) Not that I was worried but there is always a chance. That is all I have to update for this week, its getting harder to put on my shoes and paint my toenails! Thank goodness its summer and I can just switch over the sandals and from now on I will just have to pay for my pedicures. 😛

THE STATS

How far along? 30 weeks – Baby is about 3 lbs and is just over 15 inches long.

Stretch Marks? Nope.

Fun fact – During pregnancy woman grow a whole new organ, ie the placenta.

Best moment this week? Relaxing on the beach with my toes in the sand!

Anything making me sick still? The third trimester has been good to me. No sickness or nausea.

Symptoms? Cravings – Sugar snap peas, snickers and lime popsicles! But not all at once 😛

Weight gain? 21.lbs pounds.

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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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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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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. 😛