Friday, April 21, 2017

32 weeks

Here is my 32week update

If you want to compare where I was with W around the same time, go Here

I started to take pictures without my shirt on because I like the way it looks.
I like that it shows my imperfections and flaws, but also the real me.



How Far Along: 32weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +15lbs (from the drs apt this week)

Maternity Clothes: I have a few key pieces that I am mixing with my current wardrobe 

Stretch Marks: No

Best Moment this week: Getting ready for the baby shower, meeting with our doula and nesting (starting baby laundry) 

Miss Anything: being able to go do things like I use to without thinking about it such as hiking with 40 lb W, which I am starting to not tolerate 

Movement: yes, this baby moves so much more than Willow. I have noticed he moves more when I eat better

Sleep: I have been doing ok, but sometimes baby doesn't get the memo we need to sleep especially at night

Food: carbs especially when I eat super healthy

Anything Making you Queasy or Sick: Smells of meat 

Have you started to show:  Yes and I feel like I have doubled in size from last week to this week 
(see photos) 

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Gender predictions: baby boy 

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button In or Out: Innie

Wedding ring on or off: I don't wear a ring anymore 

Happy or Moody: mostly happy 

Looking forward: Snuggling baby, I have been dreaming about it 


~ Steph ~

Saturday, April 8, 2017

30 weeks

Here is my 30 week update 
And my tired face 


How Far Along: 30 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +14lbs (from the drs apt this week)

Maternity Clothes: I have a few key pieces that I am mixing with my current wardrobe 

Stretch Marks: No

Best Moment this week: Hiking and enjoying the beautiful California weather

Miss Anything: being able to go do things like I use to without thinking about it such as hiking with 40 lb W, which I am starting to not tolerate 

Movement: yes, this baby moves so much more than Willow 

Sleep: I have been doing ok, but the body pilllow helps 

Food: salty everything especially French fries

Anything Making you Queasy or Sick: Smells

Have you started to show:  Yes

Gender predictions: baby boy 

Labor Signs: Nope, but dr said I was having Braxton hicks when I work or walk too much 

Belly Button In or Out: Innie

Wedding ring on or off: I don't wear a ring anymore 

Happy or Moody: mostly happy 

Looking forward: Snuggling baby, I have been dreaming about it 


~ Steph ~

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

26 weeks


Here we are again, another update.
Things are going well with no major complaints.
I really do love being pregnant

If you want to see how I was doing at the same stage preggos with W, go Here


How Far Along: 26 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +11lbs (from the drs apt this week)

Maternity Clothes: I have a few key pieces that I am mixing with my current wardrobe 

Stretch Marks: No

Best Moment this week: being on a staycation for a total of 3 weeks and spending 3 days at Disneyland last week

Miss Anything: being able to go do things like I use to without thinking about it such as hiking with 40 lb W, which I am starting to not tolerate 

Movement: yes, this baby moves so much , I feel like he is using my bladder as a trampoline 

Sleep: I have been doing ok

Food: salty everything 

Anything Making you Queasy or Sick: A big piece of meat like chicken or pork chops.. no thanks 

Have you started to show:  Yes, it's there

Gender predictions: baby boy 

Labor Signs: Nope 

Belly Button In or Out: Innie

Wedding ring on or off: I don't wear a ring anymore 

Happy or Moody: Happy and I have a lot of energy 

Looking forward: The baby shower and all the upcoming things to do before he gets here

~ Steph ~

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

22 weeks

Since you guys loved all the bump updates last time, here we go again.

I am using the same set of questions as last time for reference you can always go back and check on my pregnancy with W.


How Far Along: 22 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +7 lbs (from Drs apt this week) and I am measuring a week ahead as of right now and the last we checked baby was in the 92% tile
Maternity Clothes: I treated myself to some on my birthday but also living in my LLR leggings
Stretch Marks: Nope, not yet.
Best Moment this week: spending time with the fam and W starting school
Miss Anything:sushi
Movement: Yes this baby moves a lot
Sleep: meh! I have never been a good sleeper
Food: Loving salty food
Anything Making you Queasy or Sick: nope
Have you started to show: yup.
Gender predictions: IT'S A BOY!!

for comparison
 
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button In or Out: Innie
Wedding ring on or off: I don't wear a ring anymore
Happy or Moody: Mostly happy
Looking forward: Everything. It is still early, but I am looking forward to it.

~ Steph ~

Monday, February 6, 2017

Updated

Hello world..
 here's what you missed in the last 5 months


For Halloween 2016, W was a rainbow ( I made the costume), P was partly cloudy with a chance of rain ( or he had his head in the clouds) and I was a thunderstorm ( not pictured)



W wearing my sisters dress from when she was a baby


 My batman princess :)


Biggest news of the new year, we made another baby coming June 2017. Look for updates.


Enjoying hiking and family days outside in the California sun


W being a big girl and exploring at the old LA zoo site


IT'S A BOY!!!


Little miss  carrying her baby on a hike.


And W started her first day of preschool. 

Looks like you are mostly up to date.  

~ Steph ~
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Halloween 2015

So, I just realized that I never posted about our family costume last Halloween.
I do realize we are 2 months out and I am already planning for this year but that's life.

W was Pebbles from the Flintstones



I made a pinafore dress and stuck black felt on it and some blue bloomers.
The car behind her was made over a cozy truck we got for free and used as a base.
It's amazing what some cardboard, paint and wood could do.

We took the car trick or treating, although she can walk it's not very far.



This is the family.
P's costume was orange felt sewed in a tube made longer with black felt triangles a and a blue felt tie.
My dress is also made from felt.
The necklace is styrofoam balls cut into geometric shapes to look like rocks.
I used felt because it's sturdy and doesn't need hemming.


What were you for Halloween? What are you going to be this year?

~Steph~



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dear Willow: YOU ARE GOING TO BE TWO!

I can't believe it! 
Two years ago today I was feeling like such a cow



and now I look at the little girl you are becoming.

You are independent and strong willed.
Don't ever let anyone tell you that's a bad thing.


Credit: echo photography

Currently when I ask you how old you are,
 you say three and think it's so funny. Then you correct it to two. 
You have quite the personality already.


Credit: echo photography

Tickles, chunkies or gotchus are your favorite and you always demand more.
You are polite and usually say please and thank you.




I love you so much, my Willow Leigh.


~ Mom ~