Thursday, November 29, 2012


I got a few questions about this on my last two posts, and I realized I never wrote about it!

Way back when I found out I was pregnant (seems like so long ago!) Paul and I decided we did not want to know the gender of our baby. But after about a day or two of calling the baby "it," we decided we needed to come up with a name to call our baby until we met him or her. Paul said we should call the baby Pat.

For those that don't know, Pat is a character from Saturday Night Live that is an "androgynous misfit whose sex is never revealed." Haha! I thought it was kinda fitting.

We've been calling our baby Pat ever since. 

No, we are not actually naming our baby Pat. We have other names picked out. But I will say, I've become so used to calling the baby Pat that it might take me a while after he or she is born to stop! 

I can't wait to meet our little Pat! Hopefully he or she will look nothing like the character above :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

33 weeks

How Far along: 33 weeks (I'm very late getting this up, I'm actually 34 weeks right now, but the pic is from week 33) (Oh, and I think I need to start taking the pic at the beginning of the day rather than the end; I look tired haha!)

Size of Baby: a pineapple

Total Weight Gain: 18 lbs. so far...

Gender: ??? 

Movement: I think the baby is running out of room, it's starting to get uncomfortable! 

Sleep: Not so good. I wake up constantly and just can't seem to get comfortable. 

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes, plus I'm now wearing Paul's clothes for lounging around the house.

Symptoms: I have to sit up straight for at least an hour after I eat, otherwise the food feels like it sits in my chest and starts to come up (gross, I know). I guess I would call it indigestion?? Also, co-workers, friends, and strangers alike are telling me I've "dropped." What?! Isn't it a little early for that?

Aversions: No aversions. 

Cravings: Cereal

What I Miss: My stamina. I get winded just walking from one side of the room to the other!

Best Moment of the Week: I washed all of Pat's clothes, blankets, lovies, etc. It was so fun going through all of it and imagining the little baby that will soon be wearing those tiny clothes :)  I can't wait to meet him or her!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

32 weeks

I was not feeling the pic today..can you tell?

How Far along: 32 weeks 

Size of Baby: a large jicama

Total Weight Gain: 18 lbs. so far...

Gender: ??? 

Movement: Lots of movement-the baby is pushing out on my stomach constantly!

Sleep: Sleep has been pretty good this week, except for the fact that I get up 3 times a night to go to the bathroom.

Maternity Clothes: I'm pretty much in all maternity clothes at this point with just a few pre-pregnancy pieces mixed in. 

Symptoms: My emotions are out of control! I go from slightly irritated, to filled with rage, to weepy in a matter of seconds. Yikes! Poor Paul :)

Aversions: No aversions. 

Cravings: I am really excited for Thanksgiving food this year. I can't stop thinking about my mom's stuffing.

What I Miss: Feeling normal. Will I ever feel normal again??

Best Moment of the Week: My friend from Pueblo, Lauren, hosted a shower for me this weekend. It was a really nice shower and Pat got lots of great stuff! I left there feeling so incredibly blessed, which made me cry (please see "symptoms" above).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

31 weeks

How Far along: 31 weeks 

Size of Baby: over 16 inches and 3.3 pounds-the equivalent of holding 4 navel oranges (according to baby center)

Total Weight Gain: 18 lbs. so far...

Gender: ??? 

Movement: Lots of movement-the baby pushing out on my stomach constantly!

Sleep: Sleep has been pretty good this week. What a difference a decent night's sleep makes :)

Maternity Clothes: I'm pretty much in all maternity clothes at this point with just a few pre-pregnancy pieces mixed in. 

Symptoms: I had terrible heartburn yesterday and Sunday. I've never really had heartburn and I hope I never get it again-it's so uncomfortable! I'm also starting to feel like the baby is running out of room (and I still have two months to go!!!). My lungs feel squished and when I eat it feels like the food is sitting in my chest.

Aversions: No aversions. 

Cravings: Frosted Shredded What cereal! Paul bought a box from the store and I polished it off in two days. Then I went back to the store and got more. It's so good!

What I Miss: Nothing this week.

Best Moment of the Week: My Grammy and G-daddy sent us the stroller we registered for. I was so excited when I saw the package on the doorstep. I opened and assembled it right away. When Paul got home, I told him I wanted to take it for a test drive around the block and he told me that was embarrassing haha. Thanks Grammy and G-daddy!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

30 weeks

How Far along: 30 weeks

Size of Baby: A head of cabbage (according to baby center)

Total Weight Gain: 18 lbs. so far...yep, I gained 6 pounds in 2 weeks. I think the scale at the doctor's office is wrong :)

Gender: ??? 

Movement: This baby loves to push out on my stomach! Also, I'm kind of wondering if he/she is breech at the moment because I've been feeling some really low kicks on my insides. And he/she kicks hard!

Sleep: Sleep was terrible this past week until last night. "Falling back" was glorious!

Maternity Clothes: All pants are maternity, and I'm in mostly all maternity tops too. 

Symptoms: Nauseous after meals, and my belly button has partially popped out, but not all the way.

Aversions: No aversions. 

Cravings: Halloween candy really got me last week. I just couldn't resist it. I ate so much I gave myself a stomach ache. I've also really been enjoying pears lately.

What I Miss: A Coors Light with a setup. For those of you that don't know, a setup=a glass of ice with salt on the rim and lime wedges (it's a Pueblo thing). Delicious!

Best Moment of the Week: I had my 30 week appointment on Friday (I see my doctor every two weeks now).  Heartbeat was great and I'm measuring right on track. My parents also helped me paint the dresser for the baby's room. I really like the way it turned out!

I can not believe how fast the weeks are going right now. Time is flying! I can't believe we will be meeting our baby in 2.5 months or less!!!