2.17.2014

Bumpdate! {Week 22}


How far along: 22 weeks! 

Baby size: Baby is the size of a spaghetti squash, is 11 inches long, and weighs about 1 pound!

Weight gain: I am up about 7 pounds from my starting weight! (I had to also gain back the 4 pounds that I had initially lost from being so sick!)

Maternity clothes: I can only wear pants that go all the way over my bump! I hate the feeling of my low rise maternity pants and Scout hates them too! Haha. She kicks me all day long if I even try to wear those. =)

Stretch marks: One little tiny one! I have been making sure I put my belly cream on at least once a day!

Sleep: Sleep has been pretty bad the past few weeks. I've been having a lot of back, hip, and leg pain. No matter what I do with pillows, I just can't get comfortable. I end up spending half of the night sitting up. =/

Gender: GIRL! {Scout Everly Davis} 

Best moment this week: Josh felt her kick HARD for the first time this week! She kicked his hand twice in a row! I have also started to see movement from the outside of my belly, which is awesome... but weird at the same time!     

Looking forward to: Getting the crib set up! It should be delivered today and I can't wait to see it! We decided on a "mini crib" because we live in a one bedroom condo. Scout will have her own little "corner", but there was no way a regular sized crib was going to fit there! 

Movement: Yep. SO MUCH. This girl likes to move!  

Food cravings: I haven't found that one thing that I crave, but if something sounds REALLY good to me, I will usually eat it! This past week it was a McFlurry one day and then apples and cheese another day. I am just happy if anything sounds good at this point! 


 Anything making you sick or queasy: This is the first time I am not going to say "Yes. Everything!" Haha. As of right now, the only thing still making me feel sick is the smell of onions. 

Symptoms: Mostly just the pain when I try to sleep. As a result of the bad sleep, I am SO TIRED all.the.time!

Missing: Sleeping on my back and stomach. I have never been a side sleeper!  

Belly Button in or out: In, but it is s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g! 

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Mood: My mood has been okay - I think! Ha. I have definitely been entering the "nesting phase", so all I have been wanting to do lately is clean and organize and get rid of things and buy things... my husband hasn't really enjoyed that too much, I don't think. ;)  

Nursery: We are finally getting things done for Scout's "corner"! I am so excited to share a post on here of her space! So far, I have painted the dresser, hung some decor on the walls, AND covered one whole wall in polka dots! (Josh is definitely still warming up to them!) The crib should arrive today and I can't wait to see how it's going to look!    


Well, that's it for week 22! I am SO SO SO happy to be past the nausea and vomiting. That was definitely the worst part of pregnancy (so far) for me! Now that my apatite is back, I am just trying to focus on eating a well balanced diet. The weeks are also passing by quicker, now that I am feeling better, which I am so happy about! We can't wait to meet our little Scout!!! <3

*ATH*

2.10.2014

Bumpdate + Life Update! {Week 21}


Where do I start? It has been WAY too long since my last update and so much has happened in the five weeks since I last wrote! Sorry about that.

I gave the weekly "Bumpdates" a break for a while, partially because I was lazy busy, and partially because they were all kind of sounding the same to me. (Example: (Q) Anything making you nauseous or queezy? (A) YES. EVERYTHING.) <--- And that was how it went, week after looong week. 

BUT, (and I made that a really big "but" because this is a huge deal) I am finally at the point where the nausea is almost completely gone! It took 20 weeks people. When I look back, I seriously question how I lived through it. Those where probably the hardest weeks of my life, no joke. I am SO thankful to be past that part of pregnancy. Sure, now I am experiencing new symptoms like back/hip/leg pain and not being able to sleep, but I would take those over nausea & vomiting ANY DAY. 

About a week and a half ago, we went in for our 20 week ultrasound! I have to admit that I was nervous for this one. Despite everyone saying "Why are you worried? You're young and healthy! She's going to be fine!", I know that that isn't how this whole thing works. I know young, healthy people who have been faced with a diagnosis for their child that they weren't expecting - so I was nervous. 

We went into the dark room and we were able to see our sweet little Scout up on the big screen! She was so cute moving all around, giving the doctor good views of all that he needed to see. It was also confirmed that she is still a SHE! Haha. Since we had found out right at 16 weeks, they just wanted to be sure! ;) Everything looked perfect and we could not be more grateful. I will never take having a healthy baby for granted. 

Isn't she adorable? We're so in love. =)


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A few days ago, Josh and I had a day off together and we decided to make the drive up to North Shore! This is one of our favorite things to do and we don't do it often enough. Although the weather was pretty gloomy, we didn't let that stop us! 



Of course we had to stop at the food trucks for lunch! Josh got his garlic shrimp from Giovanni's Shrimp Truck and I ordered a DELICIOUS fried fish Po-boy sandwich with sweet potato fries from a Cajun shrimp truck called "Dat Cajun Guy"! (Josh was jealous of my lunch and will definitely be trying the fried shrimp Po-boy the next time we're up there!) 



After finishing our lunch, we ordered some fresh beignets to-go and headed to the beach! 


This time we didn't get in the water, but just sitting there watching the waves was all we needed. 


Before being chased off of the beach by the rain, Josh was able to snap these quick pics of the growing belly! I feel like I finally "look" pregnant! =)







We are blessed all around - to call this place home, to have a healthy baby on the way - life is good. 

*ATH*