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A Little More Than 1/2 Way (and a question…)

on July 19, 2014

So it’s been a busy couple of weeks.  Lots going on and happening.  You’d think not working for the month of July would mean lots of down time, but no.  Lots of nesting and planning and phone calls….

Anywho, the in-laws are not having a shower for us (per my request – I don’t know anyone on that side and feel like it’s just a reach for gifts and I don’t want to insult anyone).  My mother is having one for us back in NY where I grew up with family and close friends.  That one I’m okay with.  Question is…the hubs and I talked about getting a private room at a local downtown bar to have one with our friends…no gifts, just come celebrate.  Would it be horribly tacky for us to throw our own party?  I’m so on the fence about it…

How far along? 21 weeks 1 day

Days til due date: 132

Size of baby? About 10 1/2 “ – the size of a carrot, weighs about 12 ounces

Total weight gain? 14 pounds so far but I actually don’t believe the scale

Maternity clothes: I bought two shirts for football season but haven’t worn them yet, but I did buy a Target brand belly band. I’ve worn it once. Still lounging in yoga pants and my last pair of jean capris that fit so I haven’t really needed to buy anything else.

Sleep: Sleeping like a rock lately. Finally gave up trying to sleep on my side. Everything I read says it’s cool to sleep on your belly as long as your comfortable.

Stretch marks: none that I can see!

Best moment this week: splurging at Carters and Buy Buy Baby with my momma, having the in-laws here for a mini gender reveal, and learning all our blood work came back in normal ranges!

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Miss anything? Outside of a good drink here and there, not really lately.

Movement: The li’l boy is moving and shaking early in the morning and right before bed. He loves ice cold water and anything sweet too!

Food cravings: I’m in this weird funk of nothing sounds good but I’m starving. I would have to say chocolate shakes are my latest want.

Anything making you feel queasy or sick: Think I’m past it!

Showing? Yes. There is little hiding it even in sweats and a tee!



Labor signs: We will check for preterm labor at my next appointment on the 29th.

Symptoms: Starting to fade which is nice. Can’t complain at all the past two weeks.

Belly button in or out? Innie

Wedding ring on or off? On, but the summer heat isn’t helping

Happy or moody most of the time: Back to happy!

Looking forward to: My dad painting the nursery this Tuesday, cleaning the carpet, and starting to get it ready!

Baby business being taken care of: 2 of 3 classes have been scheduled (breastfeeding and baby basics), our maternity floor tour is booked, the pediatrician choice has been made, and lots of shopping and prepping for baby is happening!

What’s Going on with Baby: Baby boy has eyebrows and eyelids!!!


12 responses to “A Little More Than 1/2 Way (and a question…)

  1. Love the pic! That’s a cute bump! When are you having maternity pics taken? XOXO

  2. I think it’s ok to throw your own party, especially if you don’t live near your families and your clear that it’s a “no gifts please” situation.

  3. I think it’s totally fine to throw your own party…..but people will probably bring gifts even if you say no gifts.

  4. Melanie says:

    You look great!! I’m impressed that you’ve not bought many maternity clothes, but when you do, check out Old Navy. They have a good online selection and if you go to the store, check the clearance rack. People buy online and return them to the store. That’s where they end up!

  5. Caroline says:

    So exciting! You look so cute in that picture:)

  6. Elisha says:

    Oh I love the bump pic! I don’t think it’s bad to throw your own party but I wouldn’t be surprised if someone beat ya to it 😉

  7. myhopejar says:

    Yay! Congratulations on your little boy! Looking good mama ❤

  8. You are adorable! And I love the cake!

  9. ashley72788 says:

    We are pretty much planning and paying for our own shower – we will have about 80 guests and I don’t have any friends that can afford to throw it for us, so were on our own! Definitely not tacky!!!

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