Tuesday, August 19

Third Trimester

Oh, only a few more weeks! It will be here before you know it! Cherish these last months. The good things I hear. You like like you're ready to pop! How many more "days"? Haven't you had that baby yet? The not so good things. Granted, I have said all of these to myself in my head at some point. The third trimester is the craziest of crazy roller coasters.
I'm always halfway between knowing baby should keep baking until the last moment and just wanting him to come early so this pregnancy can be over. I love his little kicks and rolls and knowing I'm doing something super cool but seriously, I also would love to sit, walk, sleep, drive and basically move like a normal person again.
Hello third trimester. Crazy emotions, crying for no reason, check. Lack of sleep, weird dreams, rolling around and changing positions every 45 minutes , check. Worrying about everything and counting down days, weeks, doctor appointments, weekends and anything else that can be counted down. Check.
I'm there. 6 1/2 weeks left until our c-section date and it seems like forever. I have the most sympathy ever for those moms who are currently past their due dates. I'd be pulling my hair out (and my husbands). So here I am at 32 weeks.
How far along: 32 weeks
Gender: BOY!
Weight Gain: 30+ lbs
Maternity Clothes: yes, wearing a lot of skirts at work and stretchy tanks at home
Stretch Marks: yes
Belly Button in or out: out-ish
Sleep: tossing & turning, weird dreams and my back and hips hurt
Best moment this week: staying home playing with Kalli & getting stuff, so much gardening!
Worst moment this week: Kalli having bronchiolitis, strep & pneumonia, nebulizer treatments & antibiotics. Me having another ultrasound, worried about being transferred to Omaha for c-section
Miss anything: clothes fitting, a glass of wine and good sleep
Movement: still lots of rolling around, he flipped head down finally
Cravings: none
Queasy or sick: no
Looking forward to: football season, cool weather & meeting this little guy!!!

Also, a warning. If you search Pinterest for third trimester sleep and they tell you to excercise....pppfffttt!!!! Go eat a bowl of ice cream and watch something stupid on TV. They're just crazy! And then go for a 5 minute walk if you feel really guilty. But only 5 minutes because you will probably feel like that was 5 miles. And that's okay! Best of luck to any of you other moms to be out there!

Friday, August 15

Sick Week + Football Favorites

Yeah, that's right...sick week. Kalli has been sick to be exact and not even really "sick". We thought it was just allergies & congestion but when it wouldn't go away I decided to take her in to the doctor. It was bronchiolitis, strep throat and a touch of pneumonia. YIKES! So we have spent the entire week at home doing nebulizer treatments and taking antibiotics. However, the mornings have been sooo nice that we try to get some outside time before the wind picks up all the stinkin' pollen and makes us feel like crap again. She's been a trooper and is doing much better. Back to daycare and work for mom next week as usual.
Those cool mornings have me wishing for fall though. I am so ready to jump into a sweater/hoodie, eat all things pumpkin and decorate like crazy! But yes, I would be crazy! It's only August....but, August at least means one thing good! FOOTBALL! So excited for Husker season to officially start and excited that this little babe will be a fall football baby. Luckily, we will be "interrupting" zero football games with his birth since the weekend after he's born is a by week. In the spirit of football season, we created some football burlap hangers at our final summer camp/food fest last weekend.
I've also been going crazy looking at all the cute football themed decor stuff out on Pinterest. How about this play chalkboard
And I will definitely be doing a game schedule chalkboard like this. I have the perfect chalkboard in mind. I think a cute washi tape banner would look great hanging on the chalkboard too. Like this one...only red.

This amazing wood pallet N is perfect but I seriously don't have time for that. So I'm thinking something a little more simple...like this HOME print. I could whip that up on the computer and frame it super quick. 
And finally, what is this baby boy going to wear while cheering on the Huskers?! I picked up a cute little knit football beanie from a local shop and I think it will look so cute with this Nebraska onesie and a pair of Husker socks.
Kalli and I both have new Husker t-shirts and I"m working on some fun hair bows for her. She doesn't leave them very long but oh well! I hope you're enjoying the last little hurrah of summer and also the cool mornings letting us know that fall is on the way. I'm off to sneak in some pumpkin flavored coffee...it's the least that I can do to get a little festive! :)

Friday, August 8

2nd Go Around

I read something the other day about the realities of the third trimester and some of them hit the nail right on the head. It made me start thinking about this pregnancy in comparison to my first pregnancy and I just wanted to share a little. It's not something I have been thinking a whole lot about because it has been so easy this time around (don't shoot me!), but there have been definite changes being pregnant for the 2nd time.
  • Kalli - I was so sick & nauseous all the time! #2- just a tiny bit in the beginning
  • Kalli - There was huge weight gain, I retained water, had adema, couldn't wear my wedding rings, got carpal tunnel and I broke out all over my face like a teenager. #2 - No swelling, experiencing that pregnancy "glow" and weight gain has been decent but not extreme like last time.
  • Kalli - I read all the pregnancy books. #2 - I open up a pregnancy countdown app once in a while.
  • Kalli - I took pictures every week with a chalk board showing how big baby was.
  • #2 - I only take pictures whenever I feel like it...but I have been at least filling out a little questionnaire thing every week with this one!

  • First time around, I took naps ALL the time, whenever I wanted...now it's not so easy with a toddler that I'm trying to keep up with.
  • I was showing my baby bump/full on belly super early this time! People are surprised when they ask me how much longer I have and I say 2 months. Had a lady this morning ask me how many more "days" ?!?!
  • I definitely wanted to buy maternity clothes this time around after I realized too late last time that they are much more flattering than just bigger sizes in normal clothes.
  • I'm now growing out of maternity clothes and buying even bigger sizes. :(
  • Bought a fetal doppler this time around and it was so worth it and so much fun!
  • Braxton Hicks are crazy this time around! I'm so afraid that I will go into labor before my C-section date because I just don't want any surprises this time around.
So here we are at 31 weeks, 8 more weeks to go!!! Can I just say how happy I am to have finally passed the 30 week mark?! It just seems like time will fly now. I can not wait to meet this little guy and introduce him to his big sister. She is so cute, running around the house and pointing out things that are "baby's". We were playing in the baby room last night as I hung some stuff on the wall and when I said we were all done she picked up all of baby's toys then ran to her room yelling "mine!", grabbed a bunch of her toys and books and plopped down to make sure we spend time in there too. Too cute! Here's a quick run down of this mama at 31 weeks. Now hurry up and get here October!

How far along: 31 weeks
Gender: BOY!
Weight Gain: 30 lbs
Maternity Clothes: yes, actually growing out of some maternity clothes
Stretch Marks: yes
Belly Button in or out: out-ish
Sleep: okay some nights, toss & turn others
Best moment this week: started canning green beans & freezing corn
Worst moment this week: Kalli & I both have colds/allergies/sinus infection
Miss anything: clothes fitting, so tired of trying to cover the bottom half of my tummy!
Movement: still lots of rolling around
Cravings: none, actually had a decrease in appetite all together
Queasy or sick: no
Looking forward to: leggings, sweaters & pumpkin flavored everything!

Monday, August 4

Weekend Fun

Hello to another Monday! Back to work but at least we had a fun weekend. Saturday morning we packed up for the day and made the two hour trip up to my grandma's cabin on the Missouri. It turned out to be a pretty warm day but Kalli loved the water!
During nap my parents, Chad and I played some Phase 10 and ate snacks. The guys took a break to relax in the tubes, although I'm not sure they had this figured out. All rested and ready for more, it was back to the water, driving lessons on the golf cart and selfies on the dock.
After our two hour drive home, we all crashed pretty early Saturday night. We woke up bright and early Sunday for chirch and then went to the firemens pancake feed. Kalli and I are really struggling with allergies so then it was time for nap. When we woke up, Dad had our afternoon of fun all figured out. He made Kalli a tunnel out of a big cardboard box! Sometimes it's okay when daddy buys more toys, aka another toolbox. Kalli really loved it when I gave her a little flashlight!
That was our weekend and we loved every minute of it! What did your weekend look like? Are you busy soaking up what feels like the last few bits of summer? Hope it was a blast!

Friday, August 1

Friday Favorites

Okay, I'm going to start doing one of these posts. You know, the one where people share a bunch of stuff that they really like all in one post? I thought about doing it on a different day or something but Friday just works (and makes the post title sound better). I'm not some super woman person who has awesome taste or anything, I just like to gush about fun stuff that I like.
Found this blogger mom WTFellers when I was reading through my Feedly and she guest posted at Pregnant Chicken. It's all about the Do's & Dont's of Bringing Home Baby 2.0+. Warning, it is a LONG post, but SOOOO funny. I love honesty & sarcasm and she has loads of it. It's great when something makes you laugh because it's true and someone was brave enough to point it out.

This aden + anais cozy muslin swaddle blanket (in plum). Kalli has one that I bought through Citrus Lane and she has all of a sudden gotten super attached to it again. She's never had a blankie or binkie that she just had to have but now there are tears if this blanket is not in sight. It's so soft and comfy that I want an adult size and will be getting this gray one for baby boy.
Loving and laughing at how smart this little/big girl has gotten! She moo's at cows but has now started to say it as a question...moo? moo? She yells "D" at the TV when Wheel of Fortune is one and laughs or claps along with the audience of any show we are watching. Seriously, too funny!
Also, jumping ahead of myself because I'm so over the heat of summer...and bugs....and humidity. I've been looking at getting stuff ready for Kalli's second birthday party (so I don't have to do it after baby comes). Loving glitter and sparkles!!! Just a few ideas I found on Pinterest. I think we're going to do a sparkle & shine theme with lots of glitter and girly things.

Well Mother Nature must like me because it's going to be unusually cool here for the first weekend in August and we will be headed up to the family cabin. Have a great weekend all!