Sunday, January 30, 2011

24 weeks and counting!

I've been a bad blogger lately...but between starting back work after Christmas, dealing with crazy weather, fighting off a mild case of the flu, and planning a has been a little busy! And I am loving every minute of it! Baby Ava's nursery is starting to come together! Yay! We went to pick up the chair and dresser this weekend, and her bed should be in this week. Now that all the big details seem to be underway, I can't wait to focus on the small details! She will be here before we know it :). And as much as I've planned this nursery out in my head for a long, long time...the most important thing is that she arrives here safely. She's not going to care what her room looks like at first! I did want to share a little peek at one of the inspiration fabrics for her room. The fabric below was picked out first, and then everything has fallen into place around it! I'll have to share pics of the finished product later on!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 24 weeks!
Size of Baby: About the size of a Rutabaga; as long as an ear of corn
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained about 5-7 lbs back of the original weight lost
Maternity Clothes: Most Definitely..the need is growing from one week to the next!
Gender: Every ultrasound confirms that Ava Leona will be joining our family! There has been no question!
Movement: Beginning to feel more noticeable thumps...Today in church it almost felt like she had the hiccups. I definitely feel her better in certain positions-like leaning back in bed or in a chair.
Sleep: Has actually gotten better the last few weeks. Maybe I'm getting used to being uncomfortable. I still have to get up about three times during the night.
What I Miss: Sleeping on my stomach
Cravings: Still Icee's, fruit, appetite is def coming back.
Symptoms: Protruding stomach...nausea seems to be gone! Praise the Lord!
Best Moment This Week: Everytime I feel my daughter move inside me, it's all the more reassuring and I love it!
These were taken a little over 23 weeks. Everytime I look at them, I feel blessed beyond measure!

I think it already looks like she has a little round face! She has no hope between me and Trent!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

20 weeks down, 20 to go!!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 20 weeks (and 1 day today)!
Size of Baby: About the size of a banana
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Still not gained a whole lot back from what I lost..maybe a couple of pounds. Dr. is not concerned though because the baby is growing!
Maternity Clothes: Yep! Definitely at that point. I'm having to wear more and more maternity shirts to cover the belly band on most of my pants.
Gender: It's a GIRL!! Ava Leona Haynes. My regular Dr. confirmed this, also, about a week ago!
Movement: Definitely feeling little flutters more, although, she doesn't seem to be a very active baby even on her ultrasounds. New Year's Eve night she thumped by stomach so hard I could feel it with my hand!
Sleep: What sleep?
What I Miss: Uninterrupted sleep
Craving: Icee's (all the time), still salads and fruit, and mexican food (which Trent discourages more often than not).
Symptoms: Nausea seems to have decreased somewhat. Stomach is protruding a little more. Bathroom trips are increasing again. And WOW! The heartburn I have been experiencing makes you want to curl up into a little ball.
Best Moment This Week: Everyday is a great day knowing she is growing inside of me and feeling her little flutters is all the more reassuring! Hitting the 20 week mark is exciting in itself!