Thursday, January 22, 2015

Week Twenty Three

January 11th- January 17th

Second Trimester. Baby Grayson is as big as a papaya. 8 inches and 1.2 pounds according to my What To Expecting app.

Emotionally I've still been going through a lot but it is getting better around here. I finally took an updated belly picture. I feel like I am getting huge but I love it.

This week I put together the crib. Justin isn't home yet but it wasn't near as hard as I was expecting it to be. Now we just need to buy a mattress so we can see it all together. His room is starting to fall into place and I can't stop going in there to see his things. In a few short months I'll be going in there to find him in that crib.

He is still so active. His kicks are much more prominent. He still enjoys practicing soccer with my bladder but he has been kicking me higher up. Normally he sits very low or at least that is where I feel his movement. This week I've been noticing more above my belly button and getting closer to my ribs.

This week I started research on some safe pregnancy workouts and exercises. Pinterest is my favorite source for all things fitness. I started late in the week with legs. 50 lunges and 50 squats. Boy am I out of shape! Legs were sore for a few days. I plan on doing something a few days a week for as long as I can. I read it will help with labor, mood and losing weight after the baby arrives.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Week Twenty Two

January 4th- January 10th

This week... Where do I even start. Justin is gone for training and it decided to snow the entire week. This means I had to shovel the driveway and walkway everyday. On top of that, this week I have been through a lot emotionally. I've got some pretty personal stuff going on at home right now that was very draining on me. Just being able to eat three meals a day was a chore.

On a better note, all the things that were ordered off my registry, started arriving. Grayson's room is being done in a woodland theme. Moose, bears and deer. Oh my! The ultimate little boys room. Red plaid, fishing and camo boots. I'm in love with it all. His crib was delivered but I am not sure when I will be putting it together. With being the only one home I might wait until I have some help.

With it all getting here I am starting to get into the nesting mode. Cleaning and organizing the house. I moved the bassinet into his room and starting putting the small stuff together like his hamper to the right and his mobile. I cannot wait for his daddy to come home and see it all. I seen Grayson kick from the outside today. I've been trying to catch it on video but no such luck yet.

Coming up this month: My 26th birthday, 24 week check up and my mom is coming up from Arizona to visit. It's an exciting month. But then again they all are when it comes to this perfect little boy.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Week Twenty One

December 28th - January 3rd

Second Trimester. The baby is as big as a banana. 7 inches and 11 ounces.

This week daddy got to feel the baby kick again! It has been a month. Honestly I think the only reason he felt it the first time was all timing. It was a very hard kick that early on. Now it is more common to feel them that hard. The other day it felt he was doing flips. Kinda of made me feel nauseous.

This week I had an appointment for my back. I have been having some typical lower back pain but also some neck problems. When my neck gets popped it tingles down my arms into my hands. So I wanted to get a referral for a chiropractor. When I got there I was told Tricare didn't cover a chiropractor. Instead he gave me a referral to a physical therapist and sent me to get an x-ray.

I wasn't sure how I felt about having to get an x-ray while pregnant. When I got there they went all out with protecting me. Usually they put one cover over you but with me I had three wrapped around me, a screen in front of me with more wraps draped over the screen for extra protection. I should have the results sometime next week.

This week and next week we will be getting a ton of stuff delivered. This week we got most of the bedding, a few decorations and the diaper bag. I am beyond excited to start getting the room together. This coming week the crib will be delivered. Justin had to go to Missouri for two weeks. He left yesterday so I will be putting the crib together myself. I am usually the one who puts our furniture together anyways. I enjoy it.

It snowed again. Oh the joys of living up north. Justin and I went out and shoveled the driveway for an hour. Now that he's gone for two weeks I have the pleasure of doing it. This week I found out I'm also having a baby shower when I go back home in February. My husband is so sweet. He tried to make it a surprise for me but he was just so obvious. My step mom and sister are throwing it which means I get input. Basically I get to choose the theme and help invite people. I wasn't planning on having one because I find them a little cheesy but I think I'll enjoy mine. Ha! Ha! Mostly because I'm going with a circus theme. It's all about the food. Candy apples and cotton candy, ect.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Week Twenty

December 21st- December 27th

Second Trimester. Baby is as big as a mango. 6.5 inches and 10 ounces. Made it to the halfway point!

This week we had our 20 week anatomy scan. Since we paid for the 3D ultrasound we knew the gender but it was nice getting to see our little guy again. We weren't told anything but the gender while at the appointment but once my OB had a chance to look at the pictures he called to say everything looked good. His heartbeat was around 161 and he is in the 51 percentile for his growth meaning average. I don't really understand the whole percentile thing but when I go in for my next appointment we will go over it all in more detail.

This week was also Christmas. Justin took two weeks of leave and since we had to be up here for his uncles wedding, we decided to stay up here for Christmas. Justin has family not far from here in Rochester. We spent a week down there enjoying the holidays and the wedding. 

Baby Grayson is already so loved by so many. Justin's grandmother, who has decided to be called Bebe, made him a blanket and gave us a book that she had wrote a dedication in. At the wedding she kept introducing me as Justin's wife and her future great grandson. It was pretty cute seeing how excited she is. Justin's uncle Mark and wife Kim got him an adorable outfit and some cute camo slippers. They are so excited about getting to meet this little guy. Mark is like another father to Justin. I love their relationship. Just makes me think of the relationship I want my son to have with his uncles.