Thursday, March 31, 2011

32 Weeks..

{32 Weeks}

regnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 32 Weeks 
Size of baby: 16.5 inches and almost 3.75 lbs
About the size of a large Jicama (what the heck??)
Total Weight Gain: Almost 30lbs! BUT I still haven't gained anything at my last two emergency dr visits.
Maternity Clothes: Yep.. sadly, my maternity jeans are even getting snug. Blah.
Gender: GIRL!!!!! JClaire
Movement: Constant movement!!
She is so low, that's one reason for my so many changes to my cervix, so every move is painful! Luckily, with her being so low I don't feel anything in my ribs! :)
Sleep: Actually been good this week.
What I miss: everything about NOT being pregnant.. not worrying about bleeding when i go to the bathroom or contracting or not being able to breathe!
Cravings: Diet Dr Pepper and that is literally ALL! Food is blah lately..
Symptoms: Peeing 17x/night! 
That's only a slight exaggeration too..
What I’m looking forward to: Making new things for her. I want to do a few more shirts and a bunch of Hair Bows and maybe a blankie :)

Front view of my 8 mo. belly..

I really don't feel that huge to be 32 weeks {8 months} pregnant! I need to grab a comparison picture from when I was pregnant with Carrah..

This is the awesome Maternity Belt I have to wear. It's painful on my back!!!

Not cool..or flattering!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another Emergency Doctor Visit

So, like I posted a few days ago, I went to the doctor and had changes in my cervix. Well, today when I went to the restroom, I wiped and there was discharge and blood. I called the doctor and they said come in asap. So I did..

The doctor said from what I was explaining it sounded like I had lost my Mucous Plug {gross!} He gave me a Rx for Terbutaline and said to take it as needed, but not more than.. so much? I can't remember right now, but have it written down. Anyway, he didn't act terribly concerned {again}, but did say he didn't want to do a cervical check because he didn't want to stir it up more. I obviously have a lot going on that isn't supposed to be, so he said "moderate bed rest and pelvic rest" Which is absolutely impossible! I am a stay at home mom and do everything by myself for the girls. CRC is still in a crib so I must lift her in and out of it. The house has stairs, so i'm always walking and moving. There is noone who can come help me during the day. It's up to me. I just have to try and not do "too much."

I asked what I should do if I bleed more and he said if i'm having contractions/cramping to drink 3 large glasses of water, lay down and take one of those pills. That should help and if it doesn't to come back in. This is so stressful!!! I'm not sure why Miss JClaire is so ready to make her appearance :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We Heart Spring!

 I forgot to post these on the last day of Spring Break. We just did some more playing outside and enjoying the weather! It's kind of crazy because this week, when CDChad to go back to school, the weather is dreary and COLD again!! What's up with that? I don't know, but i'm glad we at least had awesome spring weather for when she was out. We had a great week and it put me in the happiest mood. I got a lot of house work done because I was so chipper! I love the smell throughout the house when you crack windows during spring. It takes me back to when I was a kid playing softball!! I so miss it. Anyway, here are tons of pictures of CDCaka Hollywood swinging. CRC just wasn't having pictures that day..

This one soo cracks me up!! It makes me think of the future when CDChas to drive CRCaround. Check out the face.. she's like totally "whatever...." haha!

And I just like this, for some reason.. It makes me smile :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Possibility of Early Labor..

I went to the doctor (AGAIN!) today because I haven't been feeling well. I just felt kind of off.. My stomach has been hurting badly, cramps, slight contractions, haven't wanted to eat anything and I can barely walk lately.. I woke up Friday morning bleeding a little and i've felt like this ever since then. So I finally decided to call today.

I didn't receive the best news. I knew something wasn't right, but I didn't know what exactly..

Verdict.. My cervix is already anterior , 50% effaced, and soft. I still have 8 weeks left before my due date! That's scary. I've been complaining that my cervix hurt to everyone that will listen. I literally can feel her head on my cervix. He said this is all because she is so low, she's putting a ton of pressure on my cervix and could cause me to go into Preterm labor. He said that's very scary this early because she still has 8 weeks to go.. His recommendation was to get a Belly Girdle/Belt thing to hoist the baby up off my cervix. He said that's really my only option and to take it easy. He didn't act terribly worried, but it was understood that this could be serious.

I have a job that I stand on my feet for 8 hours and I also have two little girls that need lots of attention. I stay home during the day so i'm always cleaning something.. But here lately, I have noticed my energy level has decreased and my body just physically will not do it! He did say with the belly belt thing that I could possibly still work and get my stuff done, but he said definitely have to be on Pelvic Rest.

I'm not extremely worried because he didn't act very worried. He said there is a possibility that i'll still have her early because of this, but not guaranteed. So i'm just going to slow down a little. Tonight is my last night to work per my boss' after he saw my Facebook update. Everything should be fine. It was just a shock!

Friday, March 25, 2011

50% Off at

Yesterday, I was so shocked to hear that was having a 50% off everything sale. I knew I had to take advantage of it! I'm so obsessed with buying clothes for the girls, and now Jaci Claire as well. They had more cute stuff than i've seen in any of the stores lately. It was hard to narrow down my choices, but I finally did. I got 13 things for $89 w/ the half off plus I had a promo code to take an additional 20% off. I added up the original prices and I would've spent about $235 on the same 13 items. Oh my, how I love bargains!!

Jaci Claire



Thursday, March 24, 2011

31 Weeks

{31 Weeks}

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 31 Weeks 
Size of baby: 16 inches and almost 3.3 lbs
About  the size of 4 Navel Oranges
Total Weight Gain: Almost 30lbs! BUT at my two week check today, I hadn't gained anything since my last appointment two weeks ago!! yeehaw!! Go me!
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes! Most of the time. Although, my outfit today was all regular clothes.
Gender: GIRL!!!!! JClaire
Movement: Constant movement!!
She rolls so much. It's like a slow rolly polly movement. I love it! It's like I can just imagine her little self in there rolling around..
Sleep: I'm having a love/hate relationship with sleep.. 
i love it because i'm tired a lot, but I hate it because I wake up so sore! And because she kicks the side i'm laying on all the time! I can only sleep on my right side, but I wake up on my back a lot!
What I miss: Wearing cute shorts!! Tanning! It's getting really warm here and I hate feeling like a whale..
Cravings: Nothing.
Symptoms: Um.. i'm not sure you have "symptoms" this late in pregnancy. I look like a giant preggo so that's my symptom..
What I’m looking forward to: Finishing her name letters for the wall! The new clothes I purchased from today! I LOVE baby stuff!! It's so adorable. I'm going to do a post about the stuff I got tomorrow..

JClaire's Nursery Part 2 & Goodies!

{Jaci Claire's Nursery}

I finally got around to finishing up the majority of the nursery. Yay me! I'm soooo excited with how it all has turned out. I love it! The changing table station is one of my favorite parts. I can fit so much into one tiny spot. Organization is a must!!

Above and below is the changing table {obviously} The middle Owl picture is the one I bought at Target. The two on the side are the ones my grandma painted to match the middle one. She did a great job!! I just love to sit and look at them. I'm Owl obsessed!! Notice the two little Owl dolls on the changing table. Hehe! They were both gifts at my shower. 

I bought the two Pink Canvas storage bins at BRU as well as the Green wicker one. I need a few more and i'll be all set. I got the Black/White Fleurville Diaper Bag at a Consignment sale and I cannot wait to use it! So fancy {wink}

The two Pink Canvas Bins..

The tree my mom made for the shower matches the room perfectly and compliments the dresser very well! So cute!!

This is my favorite wall in the room! It's so bright and naturesque. Ha! I made that word up. It just makes me so happy to look and see everything going on!

Here's the boring crib! I need a dust ruffle and to finish her name letters for the wall.. 

J.Claire's wardrobe she has acquired .I think she has racked up nicely to have started with nothing!!

3 Blankets i've bought. I love love love soft things! I cannot walk passed something in a store without touching it, so of course these blankets are the softest of soft!

My favorite! I am going to get her name embroidered on one of the edges. Hehe!! Can't wait!

It's hard to get a good picture of this one. It looks like a wrinkled mess, but that's just the soft material. OMG it is literally the softest blanket i've ever felt. I want it for myself!!

Some of her new itty bitty shoes! Adorable!!

A few of my favorite outfits from the shower.. 

I sooo heart this!! I want her name embroidered on it too. I wish it were a tad smaller so i could take her home from the hospital in it, but it's kind of big.

This sweet little dress will fit her next Easter. It's a 9month size. So i'm hoping she wont be too big for it by then.

The travel swing and vibrating seat that I purchased a few months ago.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Break Day 3

It's Hump Day, half way through Spring Break.. We're still having amazing weather, so we took advantage of it again today! CDC said "It's HOT!" so we didn't stay outside long.. I didn't even attempt the park because it really is hot outside today. I even pulled out the sunscreen!!

She's getting SO big! I cannot believe she'll be give in a little more than a month. Wow! She got herself swinging that high all by herself! Go CDC!

Miss CRCjust likes to sit in this swing so the dog doesn't follow her. She's such a cute little BABY! I still call her my baby even though she is two and the baby baby will be here in 8ish weeks!

Pics w/ my girls! :) LOVE them!! I swear my kids soo do not look like me. Maybe i'll have some luck with #3!