30 weeks | Baby Bonus

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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How far along: 30 weeks. [30w with Miri, 30w with Ezra, 30w with Isaac]

How big is baby: Head of cabbage, 15.7 inches and almost 3 pounds.

Weight gain/loss: Well, I held steady this past week at 25 lbs.

Sleep: My sleep has been atrocious this week due to leg cramps almost hourly.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: None. Can none count as a craving?Apparently that's just what girls do to me. They devoid me of cravings or anything tasting amazing.

Movement: I gave her movement about two more weeks before it turned painful, but I only got 2 more days. Painful jabbing has been ushered in, as well as the weird belly button push that makes you feel like you itch from the inside.

What I'm loving: Knowing that my baby is healthy! And another girl!

Symptoms: I'm so so thankful for this mild summer, as my swelling hasn't been quite as bad as I thought I'd be experiencing based on my double header wedding weekend on Memorial Day weekend. It is still an issue, but man alive, I'm tired again. I hope that I haven't tapped out my energy completely!

What I'm looking forward to: Forward progress on the nursery!
 
Best moment of the week: GINA had her sweet baby Cal! 

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29 weeks | Baby Bonus

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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How far along: 29 weeks. [29w with Miri, 29w with Ezra, 29w with Isaac

How big is baby: Size of a butternut squash, 15 inches and 2.5 pounds.

Weight gain/loss: Last I weighed in, I was at 25 lbs. So well, that bites, but honestly. I'm continuing to feel fantastic and I keep adding weight to the bar at the Y, so I know I am building muscle (but no, it's not all "muscle weighs more than fat").

Sleep: Aside from needing a new mattress, as we have used my Mom and Stepdads for the past 8 years and they used it 12 years prior to that, I've been sleeping okay. Yeah, let's not even dwell on the fact that our mattress is now 20 years old, and well, the other factors as well. ;)

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: None. Can none count as a craving?

Movement: Absolutely confirmed. Movement almost every hour.

What I'm loving: Knowing that my baby is healthy! And another girl!

Symptoms: Swelling definitely seems to be the symptom of this pregnancy, but thanks to the 4th of July, I can definitely say that I have major heartburn when I eat non-paleo, which makes me feel a little better about my 70/30 or 80/20 attempt that I've been making.

What I'm looking forward to: Forward progress on the nursery!
 
Best moment of the week:
Ah, the 4th! Love this family of mine!
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Vonjet Silhouettes | A Giveaway

Monday, July 7, 2014

I know, I know, this blog barely has a pulse and here I am throwing up a giveaway, but friends, I'm just blown away by this product and still floored that Vonjet Silhouettes offered to let me host a giveaway.

The timing was a godsend, as I received Kim's email the same week I'd purchased the supplies necessary to make painted silhouettes of the kids and for some reason, it was just something I really desired of my kids.
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[Perfect spacing for Baby Bonus' future silhouette!]
 
I was excited as I browsed through their options on their site, Vonjet Silhouettes, but I was not prepared for the quality of the product that I received! The silhouettes are obviously crafted with great care and the workmanship is evident in the consistency, as each of the three silhouettes not only looks like each child, but every corner is precisely aligned.
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[Silhouettes shown are Shale on Timid White]
 
I still find it so laughable that I started blogging through finding bloggers on the Decorating & Renovating board and yet, I rarely, if ever seem to decorate either this house or the Mounds View house. These were very truly the very first thing that we hung on the walls and I couldn't be prouder to display them.
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That's why it's so amazing that Vonjet Silhouettes is giving away a custom silhouette to one of my blog readers!

In an effort to bolster their instagram following, it's mainly instagram focused. In order to be entered, make your way to my account, like their account, comment by tagging 3 friends and for an additional entry, repost the image I'll be posting!
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26, 27 & 28 weeks | Baby Bonus

Monday, June 30, 2014

26 Weeks
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27 Weeks
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28 Weeks
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How big is baby: Head of Chinese cabbage 14.8 inches and 2.25 pounds.

Weight gain/loss: Well, at 26w I nailed down the 22 lb gain that was my target, which I wasn't thrilled about, but I'm grateful to have stayed at that number for the past two weeks.

Sleep: Sleeping on my back has definitely reached the point of uncomfortable, so it's right side or left side.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: WATERMELON. This one is just going to continue!

Movement: Baby girl is so active after my morning coffee and it's been really funny to cuddle with the boys while she's kicking their arms hard enough for them to notice.

What I'm loving: That I've only got 8 more weddings before this little miss arrives! Each one is just a marginal degree more difficult than the previous and 8 seems like a great number.

Symptoms: I've always had calf and foot cramps, but lately it's been inner thigh cramps, which are 1000% worse.

What I'm looking forward to: I think it's hilarious that three weeks ago I was excited to start planning baby girl's room . . . and here I am with barely any progress towards that end!
 
Best moment of the week:
I'm still going to have to go with lifting at the Y. I'm in love.

25 weeks | Baby bonus

Monday, June 9, 2014

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How far along: 25 weeks. [25w with Miri, 25w with Ezra, 25w with Isaac


How big is baby: A cauliflower at 13.6-14.8 inches and 1.5-2.2 pounds.

Weight gain/loss: I think I'm already closing in on 18 lbs. Definitely not where I hoped I'd be.

Sleep: I'm back to complaining about Miri. Girlfriend has picked up a little bit of a cough and combined with cutting all four top teeth, it's been difficult around here.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: WATERMELON. This one is just going to continue!

Movement: Absolutely confirmed. Movement almost every hour.

What I'm loving: Knowing that my baby is healthy! And another girl!

Symptoms: Leg cramps are back on the docket.

What I'm looking forward to: I'm really looking forward to actually making some choices regarding the girls' room and putting something together!
 
Best moment of the week:
I'm still going to have to go with lifting at the Y. It has been completely priceless to me and this past weekend's wedding didn't seem to effect my muscles at all, just a general ache in my lower body. 
 
 

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