Thursday, March 23, 2017

Brown Bumpdate / 18 weeks!

You guys I am almost half way through this pregnancy and this is my first bumpdate!  #thirdbabyprobz

Between life being loud and taking care of two toddlers, I don't have a lot of time to think about myself lately.  But I promise to be better about documenting this pregnancy, better late than never right!

This little guy is about the size of a bell pepper; head to rump he is about 5.5 inches long.  He is busy flexing his arms and legs and I feel his little flutters throughout the day (usually when I lay down).  The weeks seem to be flying by and I feel like baby boy will be here before I know it!  While I can't wait to meet him, this is definitely my first pregnancy where I'm wishing that time would slow down.

We haven't even started to prepare for this little guy (insert monkey emoji where he's coving his eyes and looks embarrassed).  Between our regular busy life and taking care of my late mother in laws estate, we certainly have our hands full.  I'm really hoping that we'll be able to start thinking more about and preparing for this little guy soon!  Oh and give him a name, that is priority number one right now!

Ok and now for that update that I promised!

Due date: August 25th, 2017

How far along: 18 weeks!

How many days to go: 153

Gender: BOY!

Baby's name: He's still no name baby Brownie.  Eric and I are having SUCH a hard time finding the perfect name.

Size of the baby: About 5.5 inches long (size of a bell pepper)

Movement:  I have been feeling his little flutters since about 14 weeks.  No big kicks yet, but I can definitely tell he is much more active than the girls were!

Total weight gain so far: 12 pounds.  
I gained 43 pounds with Sloan and 42 pounds with Phayre.  I'm hoping to gain a bit less this pregnancy, but we'll see!  At the rate I'm eating and not working out that might be a bit of a pipe dream.

Most recent doctor appointment: We got to see baby boy three weeks ago (when we found out he was a he!).  He was measuring a tiny bit big, had crazy long legs, and never stopped moving.  His heart rate was around 128 beats per minute.

Belly button in or out: in

Favorite maternity clothes right now: leggings, tanks, sweaters, and converse.

Stretch marks: So far none!  I use a special belly butter that I make myself.  Gah I have been meaning to share that recipe with you guys.  I'm adding that to my to do list right now.

Sleep: This little man lives on my bladder.  I have a really hard time falling asleep and I get up about five times a night to pee.  I pretty much always wake up feeling tired.  

Mood: Emotional.  Between losing my mother in law and then our family dog, I've been a bit of an emotional wreck the last six weeks.  I can't tell if it's just our circumstances or this pregnancy, but I have never cried so much in my life!

Food cravings: I cannot get enough food these days, I'm always hungry!  Lately I can't get enough green smoothies, mangos, green olives, chocolate chip cookies, the spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-a, and these natural elderberry lemonade sodas that I can't stop buying from our local grocery store (they're like $2 each and Eric gets so annoyed when I buy them!).

Favorite moment this week: Chatting baby names with Sloan.  I hate to admit it, but Sloan still isn't very excited about getting a "brother baby".  She so badly wants another sister and often begs me to make the baby a girl.  But this week, we were sitting on her bed and I asked her what we should name her baby brother.  For the first time she didn't say, "But mama, I don't want a brother baby!"  She got really excited and chatted about names for awhile with me.  She hates all of the names that I like and suggested, "Rainer, Stammer, Water shimmer and shine, and Homeboy."  I've never in her life heard her say homeboy so that one gave me a good laugh!

I'm missing: Wine.  Ok I'll be honest and just say all alcohol.  Like I said, life has been really loud (and sad!).  There have been quite a few moments where a glass of wine would have been real helpful.

Biggest complaint: I don't have much to complain about right now... but check back with me when I'm a bazillion weeks pregnant and it's the dead of summer ;).

Recent baby purchase: Clothes, so so many baby boy clothes!!  Whoever says there aren't any cute boy clothes is a big fat liar!  I have had so much fun shopping for this little guy.  We also just got his Dockatot deluxe and some swaddle blankets.

Nursery:  So far I have lots of dreamy boy nursery plans in my head (and in this blog post), but I haven't actually purchased anything.  We are still trying to make some decisions on P's big girl room, so I haven't started clearing out our guest room just yet.  My goal is to start clearing that room out and making plans by May, after out Disneyland vacation.

Labor signs: none, thank goodness!

1 comment :

  1. I love the way you document the pregnancy 🤰🏽 You will look baby on these post and just love that you did it. You forgot stuff you think you will always remember. I wish I would have been better with my kiddos. So happy for you!


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