pregnancy update - week 26.

How far along?: 26 weeks (actually 27 weeks along as I do these a week behind)

Baby is the size of: Head of lettuce, length of a green onion

Maternity Clothes?: Yup!  I've moved all of my non-maternity clothing to the back of my closet now.  I have to say, it's been quite nice to just be working with a smaller amount of clothing.  The choices are way easier in the morning - lol!

Symptoms: Back pain, some leg cramps, general comfortableness, general aches and pains.  I'm also finding it increasingly more difficult to bend down to put my shoes on, get up from the couch and I, unfortunately, think I'm starting the pregnancy "waddle". I also have had a little bit of right hip pain too.

Sleep: If I'm being honest, it hasn't been the greatest this week sleep-wise.  I have been extremely uncomfortable in the night and am having a hard time sleeping.  Baby boy also seems to think it's party time in the middle of the night too!

Best moment(s) this week:

1) Going to our 26 week doctors appointment and finding out that I'm progressing well and my results came back negative for gestational diabetes (yay!). It also never gets old hearing the little babes heartbeat!

2) Starting our prenatal classes. It was great being in a room of couples entering the very same stage that we're starting.  I'm really looking forward to the next five weeks of classes.


Worst moment this week: Probably just being uncomfortable at night.

Have you told family and friends yet?: Everybody knows!

Miss anything?: Sleeping on my tummy - I'm just so darn uncomfortable at night. 

Movement: OMG - I feel movement all the time!  And especially in the evening and middle of the night.  One night I literally was awake off and on all night because he was wiggling, kicking and squirming all night.  Then I thought for sure he'd settle down during the day (since he'd been up all night - lol!) but, nope, he just continued his party all day.  I also tend to feel him at work when I'm sitting still.

Food cravings: Ice cream, bananas, bagels with cream cheese. I don't seem to have those "gotta have that now" pregnancy cravings though.

Anything make you queasy or sick?: Nope - not this week.

Have you started to show? Haha - yes. No denying it now.


Gender: Boy!

Belly button in or out?: In but super shallow

Wedding rings on or off?: On

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy but a bit emotional.

Looking forward to: Getting to see him again as we are having another ultrasound this week.  I'm measuring a little big so they just want to be sure my dates are correct.

 xo, Megan

navy.


Not sure why, but I've been loving navy lately.  Maybe it has to do with my new Kate Spade bag I got for my birthday, but whatever the reason, I've been loving me some navy.

I'm so thankful that the warm weather has finally hit us - I'm hoping that being pregnant and all I won't be too bothered by the heat because that would be a shame to miss out on summer just because you're too uncomfortably warm all the time.  C'est la vie, I guess!


[outfit details]
Shorts: Target Maternity / Tee: Old Navy Maternity / Cardigan: Loft (old) / 
Sandals: American Eagle (old) / Bag: Kate Spade (here) / Watch: Michael Kors / Sunglasses: Rayban


Linking up with 

 xo, Megan

pregnancy update - week 25.

How far along?: 25 weeks (I'm actually 26 weeks but I do these a week behind)

Baby is the size of: Cauliflower or rutabaga

Maternity Clothes?: Yup! Exclusively, apart from jackets and cardigans

Symptoms: Oh man - this week was the week my feet decided to swell up.  Honestly, I thought my feet would be the last thing to  get big and that my Springy flats and sandals would be the perfect thing even if they did get a bit swollen but I'm hear to tell you that not all sandals work with swollen feet and ankles.  I had a couple of days this week where my sandals looked as if I had poured myself into them - pretty! :( I can't imagine what the impending hotter weather and bigger belly will do to my poor feet (and my shoe collection!).  I also had lots of dizziness and lightheadedness (see my worst moment this week).

Sleep: Pretty good still!  Apart from needing to pee (only once per night though)

Best moment this week: Definitely Mother's Day - not only did my husband spoil me but my stepson made me the sweetest gift at school that I will cherish forever.

Worst moment this week: I had a fainting spell on my commute to work one day this week.  Seriously, it was horrendously awful.  I don't know how I made it to the train bathroom without actually fainting but, let me tell you, everything was going black!  I think it was low blood pressure but I'm happy to be seeing my doctor next week to rule out anything more serious.

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yup!

Miss anything?: Sleeping on my tummy and just the feeling of being comfortable.

Movement: Yup - constantly!  The funniest movement moment this week happened during a work meeting.  I was sitting in a very serious meeting when all of a sudden baby boy started kicking and punching and my whole belly was moving - lol!

Food cravings: Peanut butter and banana toast, DQ Blizzards, grapefruits, Granny Smith apples

Anything make you queasy or sick?: Nothing specifically.  But I definitely have felt a bit more quesy this week.  Especially on the train - almost a bit like motion sickness.

Have you started to show? haha - yes, it's obvious now!

Gender: Boy!

Belly button in or out?: In - but very shallow

Wedding rings on or off?: On!  I'm hoping my hands don't swell up like my feet have.

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy and a bit emotional at times - it was a hard week for my little body and there were a number of moments where I felt completely and totally overwhelmed. But nothing that a good cry, supportive husband and a DQ Blizzard can't fix though!

Looking forward to: My 26 week doctor's appointment next week.

 xo, Megan

incredible.


There's an unspoken truth to pregnancy that nobody hears about until you're living it.   Pregnancy is definitely a miracle and the changes that your body goes through are incredible.  And while I'm loving being pregnant those changes that happen to your body are no joke.   Each day tends to bring a new symptom and it's been simply incredible getting to watch my body transform.  Some days, I feel great!  And some days, well, I feel not so great!  But I wouldn't change any symptom, challenge, unspoken truth because it's giving me the biggest miracle yet and I couldn't be more excited.

But while all that excitement is happening, I've also felt a sense of longing for my old body back - how I wish I had cherished my body more last Summer - if I had only known that that Summer would be the last Summer I'd have that body, well, I would have enjoyed wearing all those cute non-maternity clothes more, I would have had more fun with styles and trends and not been so uncomfortable in a bathing suit. And while I know I won't be pregnant forever,  it's inevitable that some things about your body change after pregnancy forever.

They have to.

And I get it.

But it doesn't make it any easier to let go.  Right now, I'm sharing my body and I will be for awhile and I'm MORE than happy with that but, sometimes, it's hard! I just keep telling myself to enjoy this time - it'll be gone before I know it and our little boy will be with us and I'll no longer be pregnant. And while, I'm excited to meet him, I also just want to enjoy every part of my pregnancy - even the hard, annoying, uncomfortable parts.  Because, that's just it, all those hard, annoying, uncomfortable parts are part of pregnancy - and I want to experience pregnancy to it's fullest....and not just wish it away.

And while I admit that pregnancy is hard, I also wake up each morning to little kicks and punches.  And just in that moment when I feel the uncomfortableness of pregnancy, I feel hims kick, or see my tummy move from the outside or I place my hand on my tummy and feel his tiny little arm or leg  punch my hand and it's as if he's letting me know it's all going to be worth it.

And in that moment, there's no where else I'd rather be.  

No other body I'd rather be in.

Pregnancy, it really is an incredible thing.



[outfit details]
Jean Jacket: H&M (similar) / White Denim: Target / Tee: Thyme Maternity / Flats: Old Navy / 
 Bag: Michael Kors / Long Necklace: The Giving Keys / Watch: Michael Kors




*pics taken at 24 weeks, one day*

 xo, Megan

pregnancy update - week 24.

Well, it's been a couple of week since my last update and I can't believe how fast time is going by.  It's hard for me to believe that I'm actually 24 weeks along (well, now 25).  Here's what's been happening the past two weeks...

How far along?: 24 weeks (16 weeks to go!)
(I'm actually 25 weeks today as I do these updates a week behind)

Baby is the size of: Cantaloupe

Maternity Clothes?: Yup! I had to do another round of maternity shopping this past weekend as I was finding I didn't have enough for work...and I desperately needed a new pair of black pants.  Thankfully, I found a ton of items for Spring and Summer and some great deals at Thyme Maternity.

Symptoms: Movement, movement and more movement, some back aches, shallower belly button, some weird pains every now and again when I go to stand up and a pain when I walk sometimes (like a stitch you get from running - and always on the right side)

Sleep: Sleeping has been really good this week! Other than a few very vivid dreams, I can't complain. And Ironically enough, I'm more comfortable now then I was earlier on in my pregnancy.  I'm wondering if it's because I can no longer roll onto my stomach.  When I was smaller, I would roll over in my sleep and wake up uncomfortable.  Now, I simply can't roll onto my tummy.  I haven't been using a pillow in between my legs now for a few weeks,

Best moment this week: We've had a number of happy/exciting moments in the last couple of weeks!

1)  Realizing that 24 weeks = 6 months!  Six months! To me, that seems far along and I couldn't believe how quickly time has gone by.  Plus, this week marks the week that baby could be delivered at our hospital if I happened to go into labour (knock on wood that I don't though)

2) Going crib shopping with my mom.  We found a couple of cribs that we really like. Now husband and I just need to pick out which one we like best.

3) My husband painted the nursery this week.  A very lovely light grey color - and we're adding white stripes to one wall.

Here's a couple of photos we've used for inspiration (we're getting a white crib and dresser though):


(via Pinterest)

4) We also got the baby's crib bedding - my mom actually got it from Target and we absolutely love it!  If you couldn't guess, our accent color is going to be yellow.


Highlight from week 22: 22 week doctor's appointment - hearing his little heartbeat never gets old. He's such an active little guy.  Just like my ultrasound the doctor had a hard time finding and keeping his little heartbeat on the doppler long enough to count his heartbeat.  They ended up basically having to chase him around my tummy to get it.  And speaking of moving, this week was the first week we actually saw my belly moving from the outside - what an incredible thing to see!

Worst moment this week: We've also had a couple of stressful moments this week (but nothing to do with the baby).  We are getting new flooring installed in our house and while this is very exciting everything has had to be moved and right now we're living in chaos.  Plus, my stepson is sick with the flu - why do kids seems to get sick at the most inopportune times!

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yup - everybody knows now!

Miss anything?: Maybe a glass of wine every now and again.  Oh and sleeping on my tummy.

Movement: Oh yeah. Tons - morning, noon and night but mostly when I'm sitting.  And he's kicking super low this week too.  

Food cravings: Subway. Still.

Anything make you queasy or sick?: The smell of raw meats, cooking chicken

Have you started to show?: Lol - definitely!  I now have a number of people each week ask me how far along I am or when I'm due.  Plus, did any other pregnant ladies notice people looking more at them when you were out in public.  I seem to be a magnet for wandering eyes!

Gender: Boy!

Belly button in or out?: In still but it's getting shallower by the day.

Wedding rings on or off?: On.

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy with a few moments of stress and worry.

Looking forward to: Getting our house back in order after the flooring is finished, getting the stripes painted and buying the crib :)

 xo, Megan

pregnancy update - week 21.

We had a pretty nice week celebrating birthdays! 

Onto week 21 in review....


How far along?: 21 weeks (I do these a week behind so I'm actually 22 weeks today)

Baby is the size of: Pomegranate, or the length of a carrot

Maternity Clothes?: Oh yes!  Most things I wear are maternity now - apart from cardigans and jackets.

Symptoms: Low back pain, tailbone pain one day (I'm wondering if he was close to my tailbone or something), peeing often

Sleep: Ugh. My sleep has not been the best this week. I've had a cough (thanks to my husband) so I've been coughing around the clock at night.  So with the cough, having to pee and baby kicking I've had some very restless nights.

Best moment this week: Seeing my hand move when it was rested on my belly, thanks to his little movements.  In the evenings, I find myself watching my belly more than watching the t.v. - lol!

Worst moment this week: It's been a pretty good week!

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yup!  Everyone should know now :)

Miss anything?: Not having to pee so regularly - The game of seeing if I can hit every bathroom while we're out, is getting kinda old.

Movement: Oh my gosh - so, so, SO much movement!  I think we have an active little guy on our hands!  Most days I feel him kick/move off and on all day.  And some moments, he's more active than others.  But any tiny movement makes me feel the most incredible feeling - it's hard to explain, really.

Food cravings: Chocolate, chocolate ice cream, granny smith apples, Subway (still)

Anything make you queasy or sick?: The smell of ripe strawberries - I had a gagging moment when I opened up a package of them the other night.

Have you started to show? Oh yeah.  No mistaking it now!

Baby is a:
Boy!

Belly button in or out?: Still in - but definitely getting more shallow.  The belly button transformation has been incredible in and of itself - lol

Wedding rings on or off?: On

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy!

Looking forward to: 22 week appointment next week.

 xo, Megan

blessed.

If you've been following my blog lately, you'll know that it's been overturned with all things baby/pregnancy related.  And, frankly, that's how my life's been too - and I wouldn't want it any other way.  Everything and anything baby is a perfectly lovely topic in my books!

Anyway, on this day, my birthday, the day I turn 28.  The day 28 years ago my own mama gave me life, I want to share some exciting news....


We could not be more thrilled with this news and cannot wait to meet our little man!

So on this special day of mine, I want to say thank you to the universe.  Thank you for this little life of mine. I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and I could not begin to feel more blessed with the life God has given me - for my husband, my stepson, our families and this new little boy in my tummy - life couldn't get much better.

All of my birthday wishes have come true.


 xo, Megan