Sunday, February 11, 2018

38 Week Bumpdate

How far along: 38 weeks. I'm hoping this is my last bump date. It was my last one with Boston! I'll do another one at 40 weeks if she hasn't come by then. But we are really hoping she comes this coming weekend.

How big is the baby: The size of swiss chard... Yes, I had to look up what that was.

Gender: A girl!

Sleep: Terrible. I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall asleep. Last night I was awake from 3:00am-5:00am. And I am just so excited to be able to sleep on my stomach again.

Cravings: Nothing! Absolutely nothing.

Exercise: Nope. Walking, putting on clothes, putting on shoes, playing with a toddler... all of those things have become my exercise.

Maternity Clothes: Yep. And even then I am struggling to find things to wear. My leggings no longer stay over my belly, they just slide down.

Movement: She is getting crazy.

What I'm looking forward to: I feel like I am finally to the point where I am excited for her to come. I mean, I have always been excited but also nervous about how Boston is going to adjust. But now I am getting excited. I still would like her to stay in at least another 5 days. Boston had HFM and I just really want all of his symptoms to be gone, and I would like to get through this next work week. We will see what happens. 

Best moment this week: So many. But the funniest was probably Boston picking out her name. We have just been saying random names to him and he is stuck on the name Georgina. He refuses to call her anything else.

Feeling: TIRED. I seriously don't remember being this tired when I was pregnant with Boston. But that's probably because I didn't have a toddler when I was pregnant with him. Contractions have started. They were pretty strong and consistent on Thursday night. I took a bath and they eventually went away, thank goodness. I have had a few here and there since then but nothing serious!
If sister comes at the same time as Boston then we will be parents of two by tomorrow afternoon!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mommy Style Monday: Family Valentines

It's time for another Mommy Style Monday!
I love these posts because it is so nice to get inspiration from others and learn from other moms.

Isn't Boston's shirt just the cutest?! It is from CandECustomTees.

This month we are talking about how we celebrate Valentine's Day with our family.
Braden and I have never really been super into Valentine's Day. I always get flowers and chocolates from Braden and then we get a heart shaped pizza and watch a movie. That's about as big as we go. Some years we get each other presents, but it's really only an excuse to buy something we already want ha. This year Braden wanted a new silicone wedding ring because the one he has now is too big so I got him this ring (his real wedding ring gives him calluses in the winter so he wears a silicone one instead). And since he was getting something... I had to get something too, right? So I am getting this shirt. 

This year got us thinking. What should we do for our kids?
We decided that everyone will get a box of chocolates and a fun little goody bag. Then Braden will get the girls a rose. We didn't want to do anything too crazy that would be hard to keep up with year after year so we just wanted a little tradition that would be fun for our kids.

This is what we are putting in Boston's goodie bag this year.
Like I said, super simple. I think everything was $1 each, so $4 total!
The goody bags will obviously change each year as they get older. We got Boston chocolates, Nerds Rope (he loves nerds so we will see how he likes this), and tattoos! We wanted to add something that wasn't candy also.

Now I want to know, what do you do for your kids and spouse? Do you have any fun traditions? Let me know!
Don't forget to check out these other moms to see what they do for Valentines Day. And if you want to join us for our next Mommy Style Monday sign up HERE!

Madeline at CaseyLand
Lauren at The Andrew Life

Monday, January 29, 2018

Hospital Bag: Maternity Robe

Happy Monday!
We are just getting closer and closer to baby girl getting here! Boston came 2 weeks early, if this baby is the same then we only have 2 weeks left! Ahh. Part of me wants her to come early but the other part of me really wants her to stay in the whole 40 weeks. I need more time! But I guess I'm always going to feel that way.
The night that Boston came I remember telling Braden that we were going to hurry and do a 30 minute clean up around the house. With both of us cleaning for just 30 minutes we would get 1 hour of work done. Once we were done I decided that I should probably pack a hospital bag so that we would be all prepared for Boston to come. And then... my water broke in the middle of the night ha. 
This post is going to be about HOSPITAL BAGS. I'm getting all of my ideas written down and put together but I'm too afraid to actually pack it because last time I did that... baby came. And like I said, I'm not ready for that right now.

Anyway, on with my list. I remember packing so much in my hospital bag with Boston and I didn't even touch any of it. It was my first and I didn't know what to expect. I mean, the hospital had everything I needed! But this time, now that I am more prepared, I am going to pack lighter and differently.
Here is what is on my list.
1. Phone Charger
For obvious reasons, right? Communicate with your friends and family, take pictures, entertainment.
2. Camera
I want to bring my camera so that I can have better quality pictures and videos of my family. Whether or not I will use it... I don't know. But I want to have the option.
3. Toiletry Bag
Again, for obvious reasons. I will want to take a shower, brush my teeth, comb my hair, and yes, I will want to put make up on. I want to feel good. Labor is hard and tiring and you always feel better when you get ready. I didn't do that with Boston and I remember just feeling kind of down. Nothing makeup can't fix! Ha.
4. Nursing Bra
Boston came the morning of a family Christmas party that was at my grandparents house. We live 2 hours away from my entire family. And the rest of my family lives within 5 minutes of each other. We had a family Christmas party planned at my grandparents house and they live 20 minutes away from us. So everyone just happened to be in town already. We had A LOT of visitors. Parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts... A LOT of visitors. I loved it! But I was feeding Boston a lot and I was still uncomfortable with the whole covering up thing. This time I will take a nursing bra with me because that will make things a little easier when nursing. And more comfortable when I'm not...
5. Going Home Outfit for Baby
I remember packing like 5 different outfits for Boston because I had no idea what I would want him to come home in. I also didn't know what size he would be! So I will bring two outfits for baby girl. One that is a newborn size and one that is 0-3 months. My belly is smaller this time around so I'm thinking she will be wearing newborn, that's what Boston wore for about a month!
6. Going Home Outfit for Mom (JOGGERS)
Let's be honest. You go home with a sagging belly and you're wearing a diaper, basically. I am not going to want to wear anything tight. I'll pick a comfortable baggy shirt and some JOGGERS. They are comfy, warm, and loose.
7. Present for Boston
They other day I was asking Boston if he wanted to help me pick out a present for sister. I thought it would be so cute for him to get her a present when he comes and visits me in the hospital. Boston was SO excited about this idea. I am really nervous about him feeling left out so I thought it would be cute if sister had a present for him too! We just picked out something little but we will be sure to have that in the hospital bag ready for him.
8. Bath Robe
And last. A cute bath robe! Let's be honest. Hospital gowns aren't the cutest. This time I am bringing a bath robe that I can wear. It's still easy access for nursing and for when the nurses have to come check on you. I love this maternity robe from PinkBlush. Not only will it be good for the hospital stay, it will also be super convenient when I am home. I remember just wearing comfy pants and a robe for weeks after having Boston. Because honestly, what's the point of getting dressed. You are nursing or getting spit up on ALL THE TIME. PinkBlush has so many cute maternity robes so be sure to check them out!