Progression Photos

33 Weeks

I’m feeling much better thanks to my new medication. Baby Aiden is doing great. He is a tough little guy. Just like his Daddy.

I went shopping for Baby Aiden with my Mother-in-Law and out to lunch for my 30th Birthday. Checking items off the list feels great! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ถ

I can’t believe I’m 30! I’m going to miss my 20s. I have been through so much in the past 10 years. I have learned and changed so much.ย My 30s are going to be kicked off by some major events that I really look forward to. From buying the house we live in, that has been in my Family for decades, to welcoming our Baby Boy into this world. I can see so many adventures ahead of me and I can’t wait!


32 Weeks

Baby Aiden’s Non-Stress Test

The end of Week 31 and beginning of Week 32 of my Pregnancy have been the most difficult so far. I haven’t even been able to take my Progression Photo. I just got home from spending 2 nights in the Hospital. I was having extreme symptoms of not being able to breathe, Heart Palpitations, not being able to walk from one side of a room to another without having to sit down and much more.

My first worry was for my Baby and how this was affecting him. Thankfully I have the proper devices at home and the know how to check my Blood Pressure, Oxygen Level and Heart Rate. My Blood Pressure was almost perfect and so were my Oxygen Levels. My Heart Rate was way too high. It was so high, like I was doing an intense Cardio Workout but I was only walking from one room of my house to another. This went on for 4 days without letting up before I decided I need to go to the Hospital.

I spent all of Halloween day in the ER before they admitted me and put me in a room. Upon entering the ER they immediately brought in an Ultrasound machine to check on Baby Aiden. His heart rate was at his normal level but he wasn’t moving like normal. They ran a Non-Stress Test on Aiden at the Labor & Delivery floor before taking me to my room. He finally began to move for the first time all day during that test and he passed it within 20 minutes. I was so relieved!

The next day they ran a Biophysical Profile. It combines an Ultrasound Evaluation with a Non-Stress Test. During the Ultrasound Evaluation I got to watch him practice his breathing. It was so amazing! My baby boy also has a good bit of hair! No wonder I have so much heartburn. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I got to see his cute little ears and hands. He even gave us the “Thumbs up” too! Hahahaha ๐Ÿ‘ They look for about 8 different things and they said he passed them all and did very well. He is such a good little boy already! Although he wouldn’t let us get a look at his face. ๐Ÿ˜ž He was being camera shy I guess.

After having a CT Scan done on my lungs to look forย a blood clot, I had an Echocardiogram to check my heart. Both came back normal. My Troponin levels in my blood were slightly elevated because my Heart was working overtime and beating so fast. The Doctors finally diagnosed me with Sinus Tachycardia. I was givenย Cardizem, a medication to help slow my heart rate down which also made my Troponin levels drop from .08 to 0, which is where it should be. I ran the medication by my OB when he came to see me in the Hospital and he gave it the ok. Even though information about it warns against taking it during pregnancy, not having it would have a more harmful outcome at this point.

I have been so relieved to be back at home. Although, I do miss having my drinks and meals brought to me with a call. Lol Getting up and walking around to cook takes a lot out of me still. Hopefully we can get the dosage of this medication figured out to help me survive these next 7-8 weeks.

Progression Photos

31 Weeks

I can’t believe it’s been 31 Weeks already! Time is flying by and staying busy helps. I almost forgot that I’ll be turning 30 in a couple of weeks! Lol ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ดIt’s crazy to think that when Joe comes home in 12 days, that will be the last time we are together with just the 2 of us. โค๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

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30 Weeks

Only 9-10 more weeks until Baby Aiden ARRIVES!!! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ฃย That also means 10 more weeks til Christmas!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

Fatigue is back once again and I have been having to take naps. Growing a Tiny Human is exhausting! I have realized that these last 9-10 weeks are the closest that Aiden will ever be to me. It makes me a little sad to think about, but having my own body back again will be a relief as well. Lately, heartburn has been the worst that I have ever had. It’s so intense at times that it is starting to make me cough. I have been eating Tums like they are candy to find some relief. Aiden has been so active and all over the place. It’s so amazing to feel him all curled up and resting to one side of my belly. I can actually see it because my belly will be lopsided. Lolย 


Maternity Photos

My Husband and I haven’t had professional pictures taken since we got Married in 2010. We were long overdue and I have always wanted to get Maternity pictures taken when I finally became Pregnant. Joe hates having pictures taken, but he was such a trooper and we had a lot of fun doing them. I think he finally figured out “Happy Wife, Happy Life,” after all these years! Hahahaha!

A long time friend of mine, posted on Facebook about wanting to take pictures this fall for friends. I of course had to jump right on that offer! I couldn’t see spending hundreds of dollars on doing these photos and there was no way of convincing the Husband of that either. Especially since we are about to have a Baby and buy our first home. Our friend Victoria offered to do them at a location that none of us had been too. I’m always up for an adventure and to see new places and my WONDERFUL Husband was totally on board with it! Yay! We had them taken at Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, Michigan.

Progression Photos

29 Weeks

Wow have I been busy these past couple of weeks! I didn’t even get around to taking a 28th Week Progression Photo. My Husband came home from work and we had our first Baby Shower! We decided to do a Fall Themed Shower because it’s that time of the year and it’s my favorite time of the year as well. I have been working on the Nursery a lot lately. Organizing and decorating has been my main focus lately. 

Symptoms: Breathing troubles, stomach and back muscle pain.

Cravings: Any kind of food.

Aversions: Picking things up off the floor lol

Wedding rings: Off

Sleep: Not as good as it used to be.

Excited for: My 2nd Baby Shower in 2 weeks!

Missing: My Husband, Wine and using my Ab Muscles without pain.

Exercise: Just did my first Prenatal Strech Workout for thr first time in over a month.

Stretch Marks: None. Thanks to Agran Oil and Goats Milk Lotion or good genetics.

Swelling: None

Labor Signs: None

What I am Loving: Days off from work and waking up without an alarm clock.

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27 Weeks

According to my OB I am officially in my 3rd Trimester! I can’t belive that I’m on the last leg of my Pregnancy Journey!!

After months and months of talking Baby names, we FINALLY agreed!! Now that we have his name, I can start customizing things. I bought some beautiful gold letters from Michaels that I have been seeing for months. Now I can have the Hubby hang them up on the wall! We are not releasing the name of Baby G until it’s revealed on the Baby Shower cake for our Family and close friends.

Symptoms: I have been having Sinus or Cold symptoms this week. Back and Stomach Muscle pain.

Cravings: PB&J sandwiches, Ice Mountain Sparking Water

Aversions: Nothing out of the norm.

Wedding rings: Offย  ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Sleep: I have had some weird dreams and many bathroom breaks like usual. Other than that I sleep pretty well.

Excited for: My first Baby Shower and revealing our Baby’s name!

Missing:ย My Husband and my Wedding Rings

Movement: Baby G is very active and some of his kicks actually hurt when in the wrong place. He is getting stronger.

Exercise: Haven’t worked out in a while. I have been pretty active thought the day though.

Stretch Marks: Nope

Swelling: Nope

Labor Signs: None

What I am Loving: The Fall Weather ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒ

Progression Photos

26 Weeks

These past couple of weeks have been quite interesting with my pregnancy. My Ab Muscles have hurt like never before. Getting up from sitting down is pretty difficult and painful. I also have not been able to wear my Wedding Rings. I decided to order a set of silicone Wedding Rings from Qalo. I couldn’t stand not wearing anything. With the Qalo rings I can wear them and not have to ever worry about getting them off.


Nursery Armoire

My Husband and I went to Ikea to buy a Wardrobe Closet. The Nursery doesn’t have a closet and we desperately needed one. We spent a long time looking at their closet systems and even designed one on their computer program. We were still not satisfied with what we were finding. Everthing was way too big or would cost more than what we wanted to pay. My wonderful Sister-in-Law had told me about the Armoire they bought for their children’s room that was from Ikea. We came across that Armoire in their store. The the size was perfect but not the color. We have all dark wood furniture in the room. I was so worried about it clashing and looking terrible. The colors that I am doing in the Nursery are neutral and light. I could make it work, I had to. We got it home, put it all together and discovered that they only gave us 1 knob for the doors. They did us a favor, because I hated the knobs it came with.

The set up inside the closet only allowed for you to hang 1 row of clothes and I really wanted 2 rows. My wonderful handyman Hubby had to drill extra holes to move the shelves down to make the most out of the space. We just added a tension rod at the height we wanted and still have plenty of shelf space.

I’m SO HAPPY with how it turned out and I LOVE IT!