12.09.2014

9 Months and finally a BABY!

On November 30th we welcomed Lincoln Grey into the world. He weighed 8lbs and was 19 inches long. It was the happiest day of our lives! I took weekly pictures documenting my baby bump and thought it was about time to share them. I will be doing a post soon about my labor and delivery. 



10.23.2014

Pregnancy Update: 35 Weeks


How Far Along: 35 Weeks

Size of Baby: Lincoln is as big as a coconut– about 17.2-18.7 inches long and weighs between 4.2 to 5.8 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes! I am wearing all maternity pants, but can still make some regular shirts fit if I put a tank top on underneath and leave it unbuttoned with a belt.

Stretch Marks: None yet! I hope I can last 5 more weeks without getting any. The Burt's Bees belly butter is still doing the trick!
  
Sleep: I start out sleeping on a pillow ramp I create for myself. I then switch to a side position around 3am when I come back from a run to the potty. My left mid back and rib on the front of my body have been causing me a bit of pain, so sleeping is getting a little more uncomfortable. 

Best Moment of the Week:  Counting down the days and realizing I only have 32 days until my due date. We are so excited to meet him!

 Movement:  He moves all day long. It is so crazy to watch my stomach shift back and forth. He likes to stick what I think is a knee or foot out by my right hip and stretch out. My stomach looks like a football when he does it. 

Cravings: Nothing particular

Gender: Boy! Lincoln Grey

Belly Button In or Out: In still, but getting more shallow.

Wedding Ring on or off: Wedding ring is on. I have a little swelling in my hands when I wake up, but it goes away quickly. That rash I had developed under my wedding ring has gone away too.

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Nope

What I Miss: Being able to lay on my stomach. Red wine. Normal clothes. 

What I am Looking Forward to: Meeting our little fella in a few short weeks!

Labor Signs: I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions and they are becoming more often. Hopefully that's a sign he will be arriving soon!

Nursery: Nursery is complete! You can see it here.

Emotions:  I feel great! I haven't had any mood swings, only happy giddy ones. Hopefully those will continue until the end.

10.15.2014

Lincoln's Nursery

We are all ready for Lincoln to arrive! The final touches for the nursery came in the mail a few days ago, after being back ordered for months. I was waiting on those few things to photograph the nursery and share it with you all. 

Lincoln's nursery is my new favorite room in the house. It is calming and so much fun to sit in and read a good book. My inspiration came from hours and hours of time spent on Pinterest, Etsy and various other baby blogs. I wanted it to reflect our love for animals, the world and being adventurous. The vision I had came to life exactly how I pictured it! I hope you enjoy this little tour inside Lincoln's room. Now all we need is a baby! 6 weeks and counting....

10.14.2014

Apple Picking

One of my favorite things about fall is apple picking. It is a yearly tradition, and it's the first thing I think of when the air begins to get cool and crisp! Sky Top is a short drive from our house and is such a beautiful orchard. This year I was especially excited about the apple cider donuts they make! The line was forever long, but I knew I had donut endurance and decided to wait an hour in line for those oh so delicious, cinnamon covered donuts. I knew Lincoln needed to experience them while in my tummy. 
Matt is going to be an amazing dad. He is so good with Charlotte.
32 weeks pregnant
Apple Cider Donuts
Such a happy little girl!