November 24, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 28



Husband Notes: "please be more careful on the stairs..." (I fell down a few stairs this week...oops)
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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 28 weeks; made it to the third trimester...baby is putting on more fat!

Size of baby: As big as an eggplant

Gender: We revealed the gender at our baby shower today...we're having a GIRL!!


Total weight gain: 25 lbs.

Symptoms: The leg cramps are getting worse, but prenatal yoga seems to be helping it. Heartburn and indigestion is still a common occurrence.


Physical changes: I feel like my belly got WAY rounder this week.

Labor signs: I feel Braxton-Hicks contractions at least two to three times a day.

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On


Maternity clothes: Still avoiding most maternity clothes...maternity pants and jeans are wardrobe lifesavers though! 

Diet: I'm always hungry, but I'm constantly worried about overeating. It's killing me. Pregnancy heartburn is no joke.

Food cravings:
        • Chocolate, cakes and cookies

        • Milk
        • Soups and stews
        • Spicy foods - buffalo sauce!
        • Grape tomatoes        
        • Grapes
        • Popcorn

Food aversions: No major aversions.

Exercise: Walking on the incline trainer. Prenatal yoga (aka breathing and stretching). 

Sleep: Still sleeping good! Trying to sleep while I still can!


Miss anything in particular: An ordinary sense of smell. Having a "dog nose" and being able to smell everything around me is pretty terrible.

Mood: Feeling overjoyed and grateful. We had the best Thanksgiving / baby shower / gender reveal thanks to our family and friends. 

Looking forward to: Using "she" and "her" pronouns.


Worst moment this week: Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday and I'm sad it's all over.

Best moment this week: Finding out that Baby O'Shea is a girl! I seriously thought it would be a boy. Evan thought it was a girl...why is he's always right!




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November 17, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 27


Husband Notes: "The cravings are back! Also, when do I start freaking out?"
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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 27 weeks; baby is showing brain activity!

Size of baby: As big as lettuce

Gender: We will be revealing the gender at our baby shower! One more week till we find out!


Total weight gain: 24 lbs.

Symptoms: Heartburn, indigestion, leg cramps, heavier breathing


Physical changes: I'm wider all over. Belly feels way bigger. Belly button is still an innie somehow.

Labor signs: Feeling the Braxton-Hicks contractions from time to time.

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On


Maternity clothes: I bought a maternity support belt (by Ingrid and Isabel) from Target to elongate my regular tops. I'm hoping I won't have to buy any maternity tops - fingers crossed. The support belt is supposed to help keep your pants up too, but I don't think it's as effective for that. It does have a silicone strip at the bottom so it feels secure around your hips and prevents the belt from riding up. 


Diet: Still hungry all the time, because I've been needing to cut down my portion sizes to prevent heartburn and indigestion. I always have the urge to binge eat, but I know my body won't be able to handle it. 

Food cravings:
        • Green grapes

        • Milk
        • Soups and stews
        • Spicy foods - buffalo sauce!
        • Grape tomatoes

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Walking on the incline trainer.

Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good. Worst dream I had this week was about Trump and politics...woke up at 4am and couldn't fall back asleep. 


Miss anything in particular: Putting on shoes without getting out of breath.

Mood: Annoyed. Happy but annoyed. Crappy weather is the worst.

Looking forward to: Thanksgiving and the baby shower/gender reveal! 1 week!

Worst moment this week: The snow. It's pretty...but awful for pregnant ladies.

Best moment this week: Shane was in St. Louis for work...worst week ever but best company ever!





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November 10, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 26


Husband Notes: "That belly is large and in charge!"
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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 26 weeks; baby's eyes are forming

Size of baby: As big as kale

Gender: We will be revealing the gender at our baby shower! Couple more weeks till we find out!


Total weight gain: 23 lbs.

Symptoms: Heartburn, indigestion, leg cramps, pelvic floor pains


Physical changes: Belly button is still an innie, but it's looking more shallow. It's also getting itchy from the skin stretching. 

Labor signs: Really feeling the Braxton-Hicks contractions. 

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On


Maternity clothes: Well, it's probably time for maternity tops...all my shirts feel like baby tees at this point. 

Diet: I'm feel like I'm ALWAYS hungry...diet is whatever food I can get my hands on.   

Food cravings:
        • Green grapes

        • Cake
        • Soups and stews
        • Spicy foods - buffalo sauce!
        • Grape tomatoes
        • Pizza

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Walking on the incline trainer.

Sleep: Sleep has been okay. The dreams are getting weirder. 


Miss anything in particular: The ability to bend over...touching my toes...etc.

Mood: Happy but exhausted. It was a tough work week.

Looking forward to: The baby shower and gender reveal! 2 weeks!

Worst moment this week: Fighting and ugly crying over the cost of daycare...

Best moment this week: 1-month check-up was this week...everything is still good with the baby!





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November 3, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 25


Husband Notes: "You REALLY can't hide the belly anymore"
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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 25 weeks; baby is developing more fat and more hair

Size of baby: As big as a cauliflower

Gender: We will be revealing the gender at our baby shower! 


Total weight gain: 22 lbs

Symptoms: Heartburn, indigestion, leg cramps, pelvic floor pains


Physical changes: Belly button is still an innie!

Labor signs: Definitely feeling Braxton-Hicks contractions. 

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On


Maternity clothes: I think I need a pregnancy girdle to help me manage my pelvic pains...

Diet: Eating less but more often is helping me manage my indigestion

Food cravings:
        • Any and all fruits

        • Candy (from Halloween...chocolate tastes really good right now and I wasn't even craving it)
        • Soups and stews
        • Spicy foods
        • Tomatoes in any form...especially grape tomatoes
        • Pizza

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Still walking on the incline trainer.

Sleep: Sleep has been okay. Lots of vivid dreams. Waking up a lot in the middle of the night.

Miss anything in particular: My 20s. Haha. I feel like we've been 'planning for the future' since we bought a house and I haven't taken a breath since then. I miss having less responsibility and not having to think so much about the future.


Mood: Happy but tired.

Looking forward to: Our 1-month checkup next Tuesday

Worst moment this week: Stressing myself out about not having enough Halloween candy, but it rained (poured!) and we only got 5 kids...

Best moment this week: Enjoying the last few warm days of fall. I'm not ready to freeze yet.




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