Friday, June 9, 2017

Weeks 29-33.

Week 29. Baby is as big as a pineapple. Probably one of the craziest weeks of pregnancy. I got home from London and got ready to move this week.

Week 30. Baby is as big as a platypus. Pretty sure that I have never seen a platypus in real life but I was still super excited that my baby was as big as one. But at the same time, I feel like I hit 30 weeks and my body was just over being pregnant. My heartburn kicked it up a notch, sleeping got way harder, and I feel more and more like a whale every day. (Also, we moved out of our apartment and therefore I had to take my picture at my parents house and I tried to make it as similar as possible to my other pictures but I am a little bugged that it looks so different)

Week 31. Definitely the best week of  pregnancy as far as baby's size goes. The baby was as big as an otter. Which I think is just the cutest thing ever!

Week 32. Baby is as big as a scooter board. You know those things that every child plays with in PE and runs over their fingers like a million times? AKA the most painful thing ever.  Yup. That is how big my little baby is. A fun thing that happened this week is that the baby got the hiccups for the first time! I was getting a little irrationally worried that my baby hadn't had the hiccups yet so when it got the hiccups I was so excited! It was like the sweetest thing ever.

Week 33. Definitely getting real pregnant around here. My app told me the baby was as big as a junior tennis raquet. Are you kidding me??? That's huge! We had another doctors appointment this week and the baby is looking good. It took the midwife a couple minutes to find the heartbeat because the baby was kind of laying on its side which was super stressful for me. Luckily I could feel it moving around the whole time she was trying to get it so I wasn't too worried. 

Solidly in the third trimester now and I am definitely feeling it. As I said before, I feel like I hit 30 weeks and my body decided it was over this. I can imagine that it is only going to get more rough so I am trying to be positive. Overall I am still feeling pretty good and even though I am having a hard time sleeping I definitely want to keep this baby inside for another 7 weeks. Especially since we kind of need to get our house done so we can have somewhere to bring it home to.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Baby Whitmore!

Guys, first of all, Baby Whitmore is coming next month!!!

Secondly, I found out about this website where you can create a pool so people can bet on the date your baby will be born, the gender, and their weight. I have always loved guessing in pools like this so I was really excited when I found one online and so it can keep all the guesses in one place. 

So... please vote in our pool. There is going to be a prize for the winner!

Here is the link!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer song

Sometimes I used to share my favorite things and I am not really committing to sharing all my favorites again but I really wanted to share this song. 

I am a big Carly Rae Jepsen fan and I think everyone else should be too. I feel like I will be listening to this song non stop during summer. It just makes me so happy!

Anyone have any songs they are really loving right now?

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

2 years!

I can't even believe that we have made it to our second anniversary. It sounds cliché but it really feels like we got married like last month but at the same time it feels like we have been married for way more than 2 years.
This year of marriage can be categorized as our year of travel. We went to Disney Land, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and China together and then Spencer went to Washington DC and I went to London. So while we did a lot of traveling we obviously also had some big changes. I finished grad school right around our 1st anniversary, started a new job, we got pregnant, and now we have bought a house. I guess we just really wanted to do everything all at once.
This year has been way better than our first year of marriage. Our first year of marriage was wonderful but it can take some adjusting to figure out how to be married and how to balance your needs and your spouse's needs. I feel like this year we really got into a groove of being married and it was all smooth sailing.
So our marriage has been so wonderful but the main reason it works is because of Spencer. He is seriously the most amazing and wonderful person I have ever known. I always knew he was the best but it has been manifested even more in this year of marriage and particularly these past 6 or 7 months. The beginning of this pregnancy was so stressful for me. I was completely overwhelmed and constantly worried about our little baby. It doesn't help that I had so many extra hormones but I definitely cried every day and had a full meltdown about every 3 days. Spencer was always so patient with me and so good at comforting me. I am sure it was the most annoying thing to have a sobbing wife but he handled it so amazingly. He has just continued to be so great and caring towards me this whole pregnancy and has been so good at taking care of me and dealing with my whining.
Now it isn't enough for his just to be good at supporting his pregnant wife but he was also so great through this whole house buying process. He took full control of each step of the way and figuring out what exactly we needed to do and who we needed to talk to. He would give me tasks to do (I think just to make me feel helpful) but really he was the ringleader and we definitely would not have our house if he wasn't so organized and on top of it.
These past two weeks since we closed on our house have been totally outrageous and yet he has been so calm and has been the hardest worker. Each day he comes home from work and heads directly over to the house to work until at least 11. Then he gets up the next day and does it all again. He never complains about how much work it is taking or how little work I do.
Spencer and our marriage are the greatest blessings that I could have ever imagined. I don't think I will ever be able to express how wonderful I think he is or how grateful I am that he is my husband.  But if our years of marriage keep being this good then I think we are in for a pretty good life....just with hopefully a little less chaos.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weeks 25 - 28

I am a little behind on my updates since as of today I am actually 30 weeks. I guess I can blame it on the fact that we are trying to move tomorrow and our stuff is not even close to being packed. 

Send help!

Week 25. Baby is as big as a prairie dog.

Week 26. Baby is as big as a bowling pin. Before we go to bed at night I always try to make the baby move. It usually get more active as soon as I lay down in bed so it usually isn't a problem. Sometimes I try to talk to it while it is moving or to get it moving and it literally just ignores me. If I say something to it while it is kicking around it automatically stops moving. So it is a little bit of a stinker. One night I was talking to it and it obviously wasn't moving and then Spencer starts talking to it and asks it a question and it does the biggest kick it has probably ever done. He kept talking to it and it is moving all around like crazy. So I guess we know who the favorite parent is despite the fact that I am literally growing this child.

Week 27. Baby is as big as a bunch of bananas. I think this baby is trying to kill me using acid reflux. I spend most of my day trying to figure out when I can take my next tums.

Week 28. And thus concludes the second trimester which everyone says is the best trimester so I guess it is just all downhill from here? The highlight of week 28 is that this baby traveled all the way to London and there were absolutely no problems at all. I was really stressed that something would happen and I would end up being stuck in England for months but baby stayed put and all is well. 

Also, I really like the week 28 picture of myself (most of the time I hate the pictures) so if you wanted to give me a compliment on that I would not be mad.