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 😳😱😵😴It’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. ❤👶👣
Only 9-10 more weeks until Baby Aiden ARRIVES!!! 👶👣 That also means 10 more weeks til Christmas!! 😱🎅🎄🎁
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. Lol
A wonderful friend of mine has been making the cutest Crochet items for Baby Aiden. I have aksed her to make some things for our Deer themed Nursery and Stephanie has done such an amazing job! She has sent me pictures of each items progress and I have enjoyed watching how they come together to become such wonderful creations.
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.
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.
Labor Signs: None
What I am Loving: Days off from work and waking up without an alarm clock.
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: Off 😦
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: 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
Labor Signs: None
What I am Loving: The Fall Weather 🍁🍂🎃
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.
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!
Baby G is so strong for how small he is. My Husband got to feel him kick really good, this time he was home. We got so much done around the house and the Baby’s room is really coming along. I can’t wait for him to come back home in a couple of weeks to get more done around the house.
How far along: I am 25 weeks.
Symptoms: Peeing, peeing and more peeing! Abdominal muscle pain and back pain has gotten worse. Getting up from a seated position is getting difficult. I’m having to use my arms to help me get up to not strain my stomach muscles. I get very out of breath while doing simple things like Vacuuming the house and my simple Prental Workouts. Exhaustion and fatigue is starting back in again.
Cravings: None at all. I love all the same foods I did before.
Aversions: No aversions either.
Wedding rings: Off. My Wedding Set has gotten too tight and very uncomfortable to wear unfortunately. I have ordered a set of rubber Wedding Rings from Qalo.
Sleep: It is really hard to get comfortable but I sleep pretty well. It feels like once I fall asleep, I have to get up and pee.
Excited for: Meeting him. I am getting so close to the end that all I wanna do is see him & see what he looks like. A lot of my friends and family who were Pregnant with me have had their babies. It makes me so excited and anxious to have mine!
Missing: Fitting into clothes comfortably and lifting 50lbs or more. Lifting 25lbs is very painful and not happening either. It’s hard for me to not be able to do all my normal activities. I am a Deer Hunter and hunting season is appraching! When my Husband was home he set up our ground blind for me to use. I hope to get out there and get a Buck this year!
Movement: YES! He is already an athlete like his Momma! I am pretty sure this little one is supposed to be sleeping majority of the day, but that does not seem to be the case. There are times of no movement but it doesn’t seem for very long. Sometimes he kicks something and it hurts a bit. It’s awesome to see my belly move when he gets going.
Exercise: I strive to do my Prenatal Workouts at least 4 times a week. My job has me pretty active as well.
Stretch Marks: Nope. I’m lathering up with Organic Goats Milk Lotion from Ulta and Sweet Almond Oil.
Swelling: I notice my hands being affected in the late evenings and early mornings. That’s why I can’t wear my Wedding Rings.
Labor Signs: None
What I am Loving: Decorating the Nursery, buying the decor and baby clothes.
My town has a Once Upon a Child Store and we went there for the first time. I easily left with over $50 worth of baby clothes lol. We were so excited to see so many cute little clothes that we can put our little man in. We had so much fun picking out clothes together. The photo above is only a 4 of the many outfits we got. I will definitely be going back for more and selling them what our little man grows out of.