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29 Weeks

How far along? 29 weeks. Eeek!
Maternity clothes? Not all the time, but I'm wearing them more and more.
Stretch marks? Just a few still. I haven't gotten very many, so that's nice so far.
Sleep: Sleep has been okay this week. A few times I woke up feeling refreshed, and that was nice!!
Best moment this week: I had a ward baby shower and my mom and grandma came down for it. That was really fun. We got a lot of really cute baby things that I am excited about! Thank you everyone for coming and for the gifts! Now to write thank you cards!
Miss Anything? My jeans. Mountain Dew. Especially Livewire.
Movement: Yesssss, he moves a lot! It's getting more and more pronounced. My brothers felt him this weekend. Sometimes it's not just a quick kick or anything. It's like he's moving, and his leg or arm rubs the inside of me. It's fun to feel it on the inside of my belly and then feel it on my hand, too.
Food cravings: Chocolate milk.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? Still flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Off still.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finishing up the baby's room. I just need to put up curtains and a dimmer light in. 

-I definitely don't miss morning sickness. I was thinking that the other day. 
-On Monday I got a pedicure, it was so nice! My nails are super cute. 
-Wednesday night I made a delicious trifle. See picture below.
-Wednesday I also had a dr.'s appt. I had to get a shot because of mine and Mike's blood types, but the baby seems to be doing good! The doctor said he's probably about 3 pounds in there now. I start having doctor's appointments every other week now, instead of every 4 weeks. We are getting close!
-And Friday I got my hair colored and cut, which was also really nice. My hair has been getting super SUPER thick, so it was nice to get it thinned. It feels like I have normal hair again!! 
-Today I woke up with a horrible headache and a throbbing neck around 6:30. Mike got up and got me Tylenol. Then, I got up to get ready for church (a little late) and I was feeling okay, but after being up for a little, my headache hit hard again. So I got back in bed, Mike rubbed the peppermint essential oil on my neck, got me my body pillow, warmed up a rice neck thing, kissed me on my head, and said "I love you, you get some rest and text me when you are ready for breakfast." So sweet! I woke up around 11:30 and he got me breakfast. I feel bad for missing church, but man I haven't had a headache like that for a long time. I went downstairs with Mike and at like 3 my headache came back, so I went back up to bed. He came and gave me a neck rub and warmed up my neck thing again. Around 4:30 I woke up and felt better, and Mike got me some chocolate milk. Yum. He has been super super sweet today and taken care of me perfectly. I don't think I'll get a good nights sleep with how much I slept today, but I feel better!
-I hope the Red Sox win the World Series.
-My feet and hands are swollen at the end of the day now. Last night my mom rubbed oils on my feet and gave me a foot rub, it was so nice of her! Thanks mom!!

Here are pictures of my cute pedicure and my belly. Today my allergies have been really bad, so no face in the belly shot LOL.

My feet look a bit swollen. So sad!

Growing and growing.

An amazing PB cup trifle that I made.

 Where some of the amazing trifle ended up after a dumb high schooler decided to not look and start running across the road. Idiot.



Well, my cabinets are done. It's about time. It only took forever. Seriously, it did. Once I restarted on the project it wasn't so bad getting it done. It took me like a year. Ugh. I should have done them sooner, but I was just dreading it! But they are done, and I love how they look!! Here are some pictures. I did have before pictures, but somehow they got erased, so no before pictures :( sad day.

Here is the only before-ish picture I have left, and it's when I'm putting on the first coat. I'm so sad all my others got deleted!

 After the first coat on the doors.

Last coat on the doors.

Doors up and done!

New handles and hinges.

My front garden. Here are the pots I ended up getting. They aren't full yet, and I just took this picture then put them inside. I'll put them out next year.

We also replaced the ugly brass hinges on the linen closet thing. The left door isn't up yet, but we got them all replaced!

28 weeks

How far along? 28 weeks. Seriously, time is flying.
Total weight gain/loss: Enough.
Maternity clothes? Some.
Stretch marks? Just a few still.
Sleep: I don't feel like I ever get enough sleep now. I suppose I should get used to that feeling, haha!
Best moment this week: Finishing my cabinets. I'll put pictures of them in another blog post.
Miss Anything? Getting in and out of the car without any thought!
Movement: Yes, I love feeling him move! Sometimes he crowds my right side right under my lung, so I feel like I need to sit up tall to get a big breathe of air.
Food cravings: Brownies. And sugar cookies. It's been sweets lately. Mmm.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? Still flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. It doesn't fit anymore. I've started to wear one of Mike's rings on my right hand middle finger. It's not as pretty as my ring, but I'm more comfortable having any type of ring on my hand. If I don't have one on it feels weird and I'm constantly thinking "Where is my ring?!"
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy usually. Getting more nervous, but still happy!
Looking forward to: Bedtime. Haha!

Other: I had a few things I wanted to add to my "Other" section, but now I can't remember them. Figures. If anyone wants to give me a foot rub and paint my toes, I will welcome it! Haha!

I actually thought I looked pretty good today, so here is a picture of the belly.

And just for comparison, here is 10 weeks ago at 18 weeks.


27 Weeks

How far along? 27 weeks! Into the 3rd trimester, woah!
Total weight gain/loss: Enough.
Maternity clothes? Mostly normal shirts, like 2/3 of the time maternity pants. I'm resisting.. even though they are comfy.
Stretch marks? Still just a few.
Sleep: Ehhhh. I've been tired lately, and it seems like I can never get enough sleep at night. Last night I kept waking up multiple times with my left arm numb, that was no fun.
Best moment this week: Having eggnog? That was a best. I restarted the cabinet project. It will be done tonight, hooray!! Pictures to come.
Miss Anything? Getting in and out of the car without any thought!
Movement: He is mostly active morning/early afternoon. A little in the evening.
Food cravings: I satisfied my eggnog and cinnamon roll craving this week, so that was good. Arby's raost beef sandwiches sound good right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? Still flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. It doesn't fit anymore.. :(
Happy or Moody most of the time: Umm. I think this week I was pretty moody. Sorry Mike! I cried a lot for no reason. Today has been better.
Looking forward to: Looking down and seeing my feet!

Other: I haven't hated eating anything normal yet, but man things are like tripled in their goodness. Eggnog is even more amazing than it was last year. Chocolate it from heaven. I had a headache earlier, from my neck. As I was laying down m=Mike gave me a nice back rub, he is so sweet. I need to go get a pedicure. I can't reach my feet for long periods of time without my legs going numb so it's time for someone else to paint my toes :D

No picture this week. It's Saturday night, and boy do I look like it's a Saturday night.


26 weeks!

How far along? 26 weeks, I can't believe time is going by so fast! The very last week in the second trimester. Oh boy!

Total weight gain/loss: A normal amount.
Maternity clothes? Still mostly normal clothes, occasional maternity pants or tops.
Stretch marks? Not much progress here (yay). Just a few faint ones.
Sleep: Sleep is mostly good. I wake up a few times a night now for really no reason, but I usually get back to sleep pretty fast.
Best moment this week: Umm I think it was a pretty standard week. Nothing stands out as "best".
Miss Anything? Walking a normal speed. I feel like I'm starting to walk slower..
Movement: Yeppers. He is still a 'movin.
Food cravings: Chocolate. Still. Eggnog sounds REALLY good, too!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope nope nope.
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? Still flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Well my hands have been too swollen for the past 2 days for me to wear my ring. So sad!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy still. I don't think I have been super moody yet. I guess I should ask Mike this question for a more accurate answer.
Looking forward to: All my cute jeans fitting me again.

Other: Pretty sure I got a nice kick in the ribs the other day. I was slouching or something and he kicked, and man! My ribs didn't feel good. My back pain is more and more frequent and normal, which sucks. It's bearable though.

Here is a picture from this morning. Excuse the poofy hair, I hadn't pulled it back yet.


Associates Degree

I can't believe I haven't posted about this yet! I got my Associates Degree, finally! I graduated with Honors, yay!! I was pretty excited! Now on to getting that next degree!