July 18, 2018

Due Date: September 5th
How far along: 33 weeks!  
Size of baby:17.2 in & 4.2 lb, size of a pineapple
How many days to go: 49
Best moment of this week: We had a busy week last week! Tahoe, Lifestyled Co. installs… truly enjoying the rooms that they created for us and can’t wait to share all those details with you. It was so great to be with family in Tahoe and see all the kids together on the beach. Love moments like that. 
Miss anything: Being able to jump around with V more and my back not hurting. 
Food cravings: Ice cream or some treat at night after dinner, always. 
Anything making you queasy or sick:Nothing.
Have you started to show yet:Yes
Gender: GIRL
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!!
Looking forward to:Tampa with the family next week for our last trip before baby girl…and of course, getting more and more organized before she comes. I can’t even handle that we are 49 days out.

Q/A of the week:

Do you feel different about preparing for the birth? I am pretty mellow pregger, and even with my pregnancy with Vivienne… I didn’t have a birth plan. I just want the doctors to give me the best recommendation and get her out as safe as possible. But preferably with an epidural.

Epidural? YES

Are you having a baby shower? After weeks of waiting to get confirmations on venues, etc. I am finally able to announce that I will be doing a baby shower in August. I can’t wait to share more details on this. It’s not going to be a typical baby shower, but I still want to celebrate this baby. So, if you are local… keep a look out for details. Would love for you to join!

Why is her middle name Jude? Jude would have been our boy name if we had a boy and it has been a name we wanted to use for years. It is also my mother in laws middle name, so since this is our last baby, we decided to still use it in her name. Vivienne’s middle name is James.

Any body changes this time around? I am def starting to get a lot more pains since 30 weeks from picking up and chasing Vivienne around. The doctor said to exercise more… which would be ideal for me if I had the time. I plan to attempt more walks and swimming to get in better shape. I am semi mad at myself that I gave up this time around as far as exercise.

How did you decide when you wanted to have another? We decided around one year we would start to try for baby #2, to have them about 2 years apart. I had one period and then we got pregnant in December. Crazy how fast (or not fast) it can happen!

Are you going to miss being pregnant or excited for the end? I’m one of those women who love being pregnant. I feel my absolute best… but I am excited to meet her!

Do you sleep OK or have to get up to pee multiple times? It depends on the position and night but I sleep decent. I probably should have invested in. good pregnancy pillow but I just use the pillows I have in-between my legs. I maybe pee once.

Are you getting any Braxton hicks? Yes, a few but I’ve had them for a while now. Nothing to be concerned about.

You are carrying really low, do you think she will come early? I asked my doctor after receiving so many messages about it… she said the baby is always lower each pregnancy and doesn’t mean preterm labor. She think I look great.


Keep the questions coming every week!