The Momma Diaries: August 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Holy Moly, 3rd Trimester!

Yesterday I started my 27th week of pregnancy, also known as the beginning of my third trimester! I am very excited that this pregnancy is flying on by, I really cannot wait until November to meet my little boy! This past Saturday was also my first baby shower! My mom hosted the event for my family and friends in Rhode Island. It turned out absolutely perfect, and little Lincoln made out VERY well! We got more things than I ever could have imagined, and I still have another shower here in Connecticut at the end of September! The majority of our big items were all purchased, I really cannot believe it! I will post some pictures as soon as I get some, the ones taken with my camera came out blurry because I had it on the wrong setting :( .....but, there were plenty of cameras going around so I am sure I will end up with some nice shots!

Next week I have two very important appointments, both on the same day. The first is my oh-so-wonderful glucose test for gestational diabetes that I have been looking forward to since I got that positive test...blah, not so much! Then I will have my regular appointment with my ob to check on baby Lincoln. Followed by that, I have an appointment with my endocrinologist to check my thyroid levels and all that good stuff. Should be an eventful day for sure!

And, did I mention we will be FINALLY moving into our new house within the next few weeks?! I am beyond excited about this! Everything is falling into place :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Super busy week!

Lots of fun stuff happening this week. This morning I finally finished making my baby shower guest book. For those of you who know me, know that I am an avid, for the guest book, I basically made a scrapbook but with sections for people to sign. There are two different sections. One where my guests can leave notes to Jared and me, and another where they can leave messages to Lincoln! Tomorrow my longest and bestest friend, Lori, is coming to spend the day shopping with me in Connecticut! After our blissful day of shopping, we are meeting Jared at the furniture store to pick up Lincoln's crib, dresser, and glider! We are thinking we will need two vehicles for that process. Wednesday morning Lori and I are heading to Rhode Island! I am spending a few days there because my baby shower with my family and friends from RI is Saturday! Jared is going to meet me there Saturday morning because he will be attending our shower. He is super psyched, as am I! We will be having another shower here in Connecticut towards the end of September. We are excited about that one as well, mainly because we are hosting it in our new house! We will be in mid September and figured it would be a great way to show it off to our family and friends! Jared has been working his butt off to make sure this happens. There is absolutely no way we will be living with the inlaws when little Lincoln is born (jumps up and down from extreme excitement)! I will post pictures next week from my shower this coming weekend...I really cannot wait :)

In the meantime, here are some exterior pictures of our house. It still is not complete, it is missing the shutters, and our front porch is not done...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

25 Weeks!

Where has all the time gone? I never thought I would say it, but this pregnancy is flying by! I had my monthly appointment last night and things are right on track. The next time I go will be in 3 weeks for my glucose test...blah....BUT, he told me he'd also have a date and time for my scheduled c-section :) More than likely Lincoln will be born on November 23rd, which is Thanksgiving week. I would probably get discharged on Thanksgiving day! Crazy stuff, but it's all worth it! Here's my weekly survey that I don't fill out every week ;) along with my 25 week belly pic!

How far along? 25 weeks 2 days

Weight gained? I gained 7 pounds in 4 weeks, which of course I think is INSANE! My doctor reassured me that my weight gain is perfectly normal. I am up 18 lbs. total.
How much does baby weigh? About 1 1/2 pounds!
Maternity clothes? Love them.

Stretch marks? None.

Sleep? Love it.

Best moment this week? His constant movements, and he kicked his daddy in the head :)
Movement? All the time! He will even respond sometimes to my voice or Jared's, which I think is so neat!

Food Cravings? Lemonade still....and recently I have been loving dunkin' donuts french vanilla decaf iced coffee...mmmm! Oh, and Lincoln seems to LOVE ice cream! He starts moving all around when I eat it :)

Labor signs? None.

Belly button in or out? Flatter than ever, and I really don't think that's going to change!

What I miss? Being able to roll over in bed without it being a huge process.

What I'm looking forward to? My first baby shower in less than 2 weeks!

Milestones? Lincoln passed the 24 week mark, or viability day! He now has a chance of surviving if he decided to make an early entrance...but don't get any ideas baby boy!

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