Thursday, June 30, 2011

So Much Catching Up To Do..!

It seems like it has been forever since I have last updated!  Let's see.. a lot has been happening lately.  We celebrated Lilly's 5th birthday on June 19!  She wanted to dress up as Tinkerbell!  And I tried to make her look as close to her as I could!

Lilly's Tinkerbell Shoes! :)

Her WONDERFUL cake! :)

Daddy's Girl!

Me and the Birthday Girl!

Now I haven't had a pregnancy post in quite some time!  So to catch y'all up on what's going on... 

via the bump

Due Date:  September 7, 2011.... BUT *BIG NEWS* Brady will be born on August 30!  We are having a scheduled C-Section!

Weeks Pregnant:  30 Weeks, 1 Day
Weight gain so far:  I'm usually very modest with my weight, and I HATE that I have gained soooo much!  Since my last doctors appointment on June 19, I have gained 35 pounds!  Ahhh!
Pregnancy Symptoms:  Well the good thing is that the swelling has gone away!  I hope that it will stay that way!  Headaches are minor at this point.  They were awful at the beginning!  Of course my raging hormones.. I'll be happy one minute and the next I'll be crying about who knows what!  You do pee more in the 3rd trimester!  hah! 

Cravings:   I LOVE SWEETS!  And I cannot get enough!  Thankfully, I did pass my 1 hour glucose test!  YAY!!!   I love eggrolls, cereal (especially the chocolate kind), water (i've been craving this a whole lot more than usual.. at least it's good!), and that's about it.  I really haven't had any specific cravings this whole pregnancy other than eating sweets!

Sleep:   Ehhh.. It's okay.. It's getting more and more uncomfortable to turn over!  I usually sleep on my right side the most.

I can't live without:  Air conditioning!  It has been soooooo hot!  

What I miss:  Bending over, my non-hormonal self, and being able to sleep through the night!  
What I'm looking forward to:   Meeting my sweet boy in 2 months!  And baby showers in July! :)

Milestones:  Settling into the last trimester!  YAY!
Best moment of this week:  Deciding on the bedding (FINALLY!) and watching him turn flips in my belly!
Goals for the upcoming week(s):  I would say researching pediatricians, but I've already found one!  YAY!

Movement:   He's more active at night, especially if I say on my back!  He loves to kick!

Gender:  Boy!  Bradford Russell, II "Brady"
Labor signs: None!  Thank goodness!  Hope it stays that way for the next 7-8 weeks!

Belly Shots: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lilly's Favorite Songs: Volume 1

Our precious 4 (going on 22) year old LOVES music.  Now I'm not talking about "ABC, 123.. You Are My Sunshine Songs.." Every single song that I have listed in this post.. she knows word for word.  Granted, if they have a bad word in them, she does not say it.  Does this make me a bad [step]mother?  I hope not.. But hey, it's still cute.. Love me or hate me for what I let my child listen to.. She mainly just likes the beat of most of the songs and slowly she started learning all of the words..

1)  Blues Traveler - Hook

2)  Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (I'm to blame for this one.. It was one of my favorites.. *facepalm*)

3)  Jim Croce - Bad Bad Leroy Brown

4)  Jim Croce - Operator

5)  Miley Cyrus - Party In the USA (This one has to be expected, right?)

 6)  Steve Miller Band - The Joker

7)  Flo Rida - Low

8)  Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

9)  The Band Perry - If I Die Young

10)  Sara Evans - A Little Bit Stronger

11)  Ke$ha - Tik Tok

There you have it people, Lilly's favorite songs.  Of course, this isn't all of them!  I'll have to save the rest for another post! ;)

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Belly Post & Latest Ultrasound...

Finally getting my latest belly pictures on here because blogger would NOT let me do it the other night!  And for some reason, I didn't upload any of my ultrasound pictures from when I had my anatomy scan... So here they are...

"the money shot..."
his little butt and his legs
mooning his mommy & daddy
my sweet Brady

Today has been very uneventful.  I have not wanted to do absolutely anything!  The most productive thing that I have done today is cook dinner!  Hoping this will change tomorrow! :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

27 Weeks

Thank goodness I am much better!  I came home from the hospital on Tuesday!  They sent me home with antibiotics and so far, so good!  I can't believe I'm only 10 weeks away from being full term!  It seems like yesterday I just found out I was pregnant!  We've got so much to do! 

Due Date:  September 7, 2011
Weeks Pregnant: 27
Weight gain so far:  Oh goodness, I have gained 20lbs so far! 
Pregnancy Symptoms:  Let's see... I get tired and wore out easily now.  I have to stop and take a break when I'm cleaning and such.  I've had Braxton Hicks contractions.  And my newest symptom is that my feet and ankles are swelling!  Yuck!  It has been soooo hot here!  I'm spending everyday in the pool to cool off!

Cravings:   I'm still craving things that are sweet, but I've kinda held back on the sweets lately.  I eat a TON!  I hated maple syrup, but now I eat it with my french toast and waffles.  I've been craving breakfast foods a lot.  I hate eggs and will not eat them.. pregnant or not.  I still can't eat velveeta shells and cheese.  I LOVE snickers, m&ms, and brownies (you know the good stuff!).  I crave Chinese a lot, as well. 

Sleep:   Right now, I'm sleeping okay.  I usually wake up in the middle of the night because of me sweating a lot!  Gross, I know. 

I can't live without:  My huge bottle of water that I carry around constantly and my blanket that I sleep with at night because I ball it up at my side and sleep that way.  That is the only way I have found to sleep comfortably.

What I miss:   Being able to bend over and pick stuff up!  I also miss my energy!

What I'm looking forward to:   Baby showers and finally starting on the nursery!  (Yes... I said start)

Milestones: Heading into the 3rd trimester!  Almost there!!
Best moment of this week:  Finalizing nursery plans and getting out of the hospital! 
Goals for the upcoming week(s):  Schedule baby shower #2!  Although, it will be before baby shower #1! 

Movement:   He's more active at night, especially if I say on my back!  He loves to kick!

Gender:  Boy!  Bradford Russell, II "Brady"
Labor signs:  Other than having contractions earlier this week, there are none!  I hope that it stays that way for awhile longer!

Belly Shots:  For some reason blogger is not letting my upload any pictures!  I will have to post my belly pics in another post!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tall Tales of the Angry Uterus...

Let's see, where do I start?  Well, this past Thursday I woke up not feeling very well.  I just went through my day and hoped that it would get better.  By the afternoon, I had these awful pains in my lower abdomen area.  I sat down and relaxed to see if it would help.  Needless to say, it didn't work.  Nothing that I did seemed to do anything. I called my doctor and he told me to go ahead and come to L&D at the hospital.  Of course, I was scared because I had no idea what was going on.  We got in a room very quick.  They put the fetal monitor on baby and the other one to monitor my contractions.  It turns out that I was having contractions, so I had to have the medicine to stop the contractions.  And they gave me meds for pain.  So far, so good I thought.  We were in and out in about 2 hours.  Of course the medicine made me very very sleepy!  So I went home and went to bed.

Friday morning was normal, I woke up feeling groggy from the meds that I was given.  I proceeded to sleep all day.   *Big thank you to Brad for letting me sleep!*  I felt normal Friday night, ate Chinese, and hung out with Brad all night. 

Saturday was pretty much normal for the most part.  After Lilly got home from her mom's we took her swimming in the pool.  I'm not gonna lie, she got really tired!  I had planned to cook dinner Saturday night, but my side pain, and Lilly had other plans.  My right side was killing me, and I thought "Oh, no.. not this again.."  Lilly had fallen asleep at 7:30pm that night watching a movie and she didn't get up until 10:30 the next morning!  Talk about a tired girl!  Anyways.. I had taken some tylenol for my side to see if that would relieve any pain in my side and it did to an extent.  I went to sleep saturday in a little bit of pain.  I was just hoping that it would be better in the morning.

I wake up Sunday and it hurt to walk.. I just felt better if I sat down.  That's pretty much what I did all day.  I got up early, then took a nap around 2.  The pains just kept getting worse and worse.  So, I had to call my doctor again and they told me to go ahead and go to the hospital AGAIN. 

We get up to the hospital and get in a room very quick.  I love my hospital, by the way.  Nurses and doctors are awesome.  But anyway, they put the same monitors on me and I was still having contractions.  This time they were a bit stronger.  Long story short, I had a bladder infection that I had no clue about.  I've been on antibiotics, meds to help me sleep, pain meds, ugh.. I don't like being on so many different medications!  I've been in the hospital since Sunday night, and hoping to go home tomorrow/today. (Tuesday)  So keep Brady boo in your prayers!  He still needs to cook for just a little bit longer!!!