Monday, April 7, 2014

Week 27 Bumpdate

Sorry for missing last several weeks. Dan and I received some non baby news that threw our world off kilter for a little while. I hate to be all mysterious and what not but we will share that news at a later date. 
"Happy Third Trimester"


How Far Along: 27 Weeks 
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: BOY!
Names: Liam Mason 
 
Movement:  Liam seems to be getting more and more active as the weeks pass. I have started to feel him squirming around in there while at work and more while at home.

Size:  Cauliflower
 
Weight Gain: I am back at my pre pregnancy weight. I now hover at 242lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I can completely still wear my own shirts as long as they have some stretch to them (otherwise the feel to confining, good-bye work shirts hello maternity tops!). But I have basically moved into my maternity jeans and leggings.
 
Symptoms: I have a slight tightening in around my belly button which seems to be a normal pregnancy thing. If I don't sleep with my snoogle I have sore hips and back. Oh and having to visit the bathroom ALL the time!

Cravings: Nothing 
Sleep: It is taking me a little longer to fall back to sleep after I get up in the middle of the night for a bathroom visit.  I also am finding that I want to sleep in more and more in the morning.
 
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
 
My Overall Health:  I feel perfectly fine! I had to took the 3 Hour glucose test Monday March 24th.  This is a stressful test for us because there is a LARGE family history on my side of diabetes!

What I miss: Sleeping like the dead and not having to get up in the middle of the night several times to visit the bathroom.  Tying my own shoes from a standing position.

Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On and loose.

Belly Button: In

 Best Moment:  
Feeling Liam MOVE! 
 Dan got to feel Liam move for the first time!  
I passed my 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test!  
 We have reached the 3rd Trimester! 90ish days to go.....
 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

22 Week Bumpdate



How Far Along: 22 Weeks
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: BOY!
Names: Liam Mason 
Movement: Little Liam has been much more active this week. He is usually very active after six pm to about 8ish (which is when I fall asleep), first thing in the morning and random times through out the day.

Size:  Papaya
Weight Gain: A few pounds but I still haven't surpassed my starting weight.

Maternity Clothes: I can completely still wear my own shirts as long as they have some stretch to them (otherwise the feel to confining, good-bye work shirts hello maternity tops!). But I have basically moved into my maternity jeans and leggings.
Symptoms:  Back Aches, Frequent Bathroom Trips, and not being able to fall back asleep right away. 
Cravings:Nothing really.
Sleep:  Not being able to fall back asleep right away after visiting the bathroom in the middle of the night.  
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
My Overall Health: Fine. I feel like have a cold but besides sneezing and a stuffy nose when I lay down I have no other symptoms....
What I miss: Sleeping like the dead and not having to get up in the middle of the night to visit the bathroom. 
Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On, they are actually loose!
Belly Button: In

Best Moment: 
1. Our crib ARRIVED! We should hopefully have it together by this weekend.
2. And feeling Liam move a lot more....

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Majestical Jewelry #Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I received a pair of earrings from Majestical Jewelry to review. Although the earrings I received are not my personal style, they are cute and would go many outfits. I have a friend that they will absolutely fit her style...
Though these earrings aren't what I would have personally chosen for myself, Majestical Jewelry  has many other BEAUTIFUL pieces that I just love. 
If your interested in adding a little bling to your jewelry collection or if you guys that may be reading this want a great go to place to find your honey a new piece of jewelry, I suggest visiting Majestical Jewelry
You can also find them at Facebook and Twitter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

21 Weeks! Pink or Blue?

PINK OR BLUE?
 Dan and I found out Friday what the gender of the baby would be. We waited until Sunday (my next day off work) to invite our parents over for lunch to reveal to them the gender of their grandchild. 
Dan and I made the above cupcakes and filled the insides with frosting to indicate the baby's gender.

This is one of the several ultrasound pictures we received from the appointment. 



How Far Along: 21 Weeks
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: BOY!
Names: Liam Mason 
Movement: I was violently kicked and/or punched from the inside this week! Twice in a row as a matter of fact. / Has been much more active!

Size:  Carrot
Weight Gain: NONE! I am so fine with this.

Maternity Clothes: I can completely still wear my own shirts as long as they have some stretch to them (otherwise the feel to confining, good-bye work shirts hello maternity tops!). But I have basically moved into my maternity jeans and leggings.
Symptoms:  Back Aches, Frequent Bathroom Trips and
Cravings:Nothing really.
Sleep:  For the most part it is okay. A little broken up with the whole visiting the bathroom and "growing pains" but I still manage at least 7 hours. 
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
My Overall Health: Fine. I feel like have a cold but besides sneezing and a stuffy nose when I lay down I have no other symptoms....
What I miss: Sleeping like the dead.
Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On, they are actually loose!
Belly Button: In
Best Moment: 1. The best moment was feeling our little munchkin move! 
2. We found out we are having a little boy!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

19 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 19 weeks
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: N/A(Hopefully We will find out on February 21st)
Names: Makenna Leigh or Liam Mason 
Movement: I am pretty positive that I have but still a little unsure.

Size:  Mango
Weight Gain: NONE! I am so fine with this.

Maternity Clothes: I can completely still wear my own shirts as long as they have some stretch to them (otherwise the feel to confining, good-bye work shirts hello maternity tops!). But I have basically moved into my maternity jeans and leggings.
Symptoms:  Slight back and hip aches still, but otherwise the same as before.
Cravings: Still salad and fruit...
Sleep:  For the most part it is okay. A little broken up with the whole visiting the bathroom and "growing pains" but I still manage at least 7 hours. 
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
My Overall Health: Fine. I feel like have a cold but besides sneezing and a stuffy nose when I lay down I have no other symptoms....
What I miss: Sleeping like the dead.
Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On, they are actually loose!
Belly Button: In
Best Moment: I had to work Saturday and Dan went to Burlington (our closest City in VT). While he was there he went to Motherhood Maternity and picked me up to more pairs of maternity jeans, they were BOG50%. 
He also surprised with a SNOOGLE!  What is a snoogle you ask? 
Only the only greatest invention for a tired achy pregnant woman.


According to the woman at the store this is  better than a nursing pillow and our kids will LOVE IT! 
I am pretty sure she was not meaning our furbabies but all 3 of them have been curling up next to it.

My Papa (dad's dad) also bought us something for the baby. (Well my aunt bought it for him to give to us) Here is what it was...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

18 Week Bumbpdate




How Far Along: 18 weeks
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: N/A(Hopefully We will find out on February 21st)
Names: Makenna Leigh or Liam Mason 
Movement: Maybe? I think I have felt the little bugger move but I am not sure.

Size:  Bell Pepper 
Weight Gain: NONE! I started my pregnancy at 240lbs and currently resided at about 235lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I can completely still wear all my own shirts as long as they have some stretch to them (otherwise the feel to confining, good-bye work shirts hello maternity tops!). But I have basically moved into my maternity jeans and leggings, this means I need to pick up another pair of jeans at some point soon...
Symptoms:  Slight back and hip aches still, but otherwise the same as before.
Cravings: Still salad and fruit... Kiwis in particular....
Sleep:  For the most part it is okay. A little broken up with the whole visiting the bathroom and "growing pains" but I still manage at least 7 hours. 
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
My Overall Health: Fine. I feel like have a cold but besides sneezing and a stuffy nose when I lay down I have no other symptoms....
What I miss: Sleeping like the dead.
Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On
Belly Button: In
Best Moment: I had 2 best moments this week! 
1. My aunt Janis sent me a text message asking me to come over because she had something for me. So Dan and I made the short trek over to her house Friday night were she gave me 2 maternity tops she had bought for me! 
&
2. I purchased a few items off Old Navy,  3 tops, 1 tank top and a pair of leggings! And because I had $45 in rewards built up, made the FREE S&H mark and al the maternity items were up to 40% off with an addiotional 10% off select items with a 9hr promo code for Super Bowl Sunday my total came to a whopping $9.20 for everything!


 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

17 Week Bumpdate

 I first want to thank anyone who reads this post. This has been a tough decision for me because of the  fact that I am plus sized to begin with, you may not see a cute baby bump presented here as fast as you would on a non-plus sized woman. I felt that it was still important to track and share my pregnancy through the blog, to help preserve my memories.

How Far Along: 17 weeks
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: N/A(Hopefully We will find out on February 21st)
Names: Makenna Leigh or Liam Mason 
Movement: Maybe? I think I have felt the little bugger move but I am not sure.

Size:  Onion 
Weight Gain: NONE! I started my pregnancy at 240lbs and currently resided at about 235lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I have bought some shirts and a pair jeans but can basically fit into all my own clothes still, they are a little snug though. In another post I may rant about the injustice of plus sized maternity options.....
Symptoms: I have been getting "growing pains" in my hips at night when I go to change positions and have to get up and visit it the bathroom several times in the night.
Cravings: SALAD and Fruit! Oh and Pickles.... 
Sleep:  For the most part it is okay. A little broken up with the whole visiting the bathroom and "growing pains" but I still manage at least 8 hours. 
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
My Overall Health: I seem to be doing great. Because of family history the doctors are monitoring my blood sugar levels for gestational diabetes. But I saw the doctor yesterday and he is absolutely happy with my blood sugar levels.
What I miss: Sleeping like the dead.
Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On
Belly Button: In
Best Moment:  Hearing the little one's heartbeat at the doctors appointment via the doppler. I also heard her/him moving around. (Note the clicks you hear on the doppler are the baby moving.) 
My next Doctors appointment is on February 21st and we will hopefully find out what we are having!