Monthly Archives: June 2014

24 & 25 Weeks

So, I’ve been slacking a bit on the blog lately.  Mike and I took off this past week for a much needed getaway at the beach!  We headed to Blue Mountain Beach, FL – near where we got married – for 5 fabulous days with my family.  We then drove to Tampa on Thursday to spend the rest of the weekend with my best friends from college.  The four of us are only able to get together about once a year these days, so we really cherish these fun weekends.  We had such a wonderful week, and I’m sad that it’s already come to an end.  Because we left a day before I hit 24 weeks, I decided to just combine these past two weeks into one blog post.

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How far along: 25 weeks and the size of a head of cauliflower – about 14 inches long and 1.5-2.2 pounds.

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How far along: 24 weeks (23 weeks, 6 days) and the size of a canteloupe – more than 12 inches long and just over a pound.

Gender: GIRL!

Maternity clothes: I finally wondered into Motherhood Maternity the week before our vacation, and I added a few new pieces to the wardrobe – mostly work attire.

Belly button in or out: Looking pretty flat these days.

Sleep: I made the decision to load up my Snoogle in the car for our road trip since we would be gone for over a week, and I’m so glad I did!  I’ve become pretty dependent on that thing as my belly continues to expand.

Best moment this week: So hard to choose after such an amazing week.  Sitting on my favorite beach is really hard to beat, but spending quality time with my family and closest friends is the best!

Miss anything: Sitting on a beach with a good beer book in hand.  😉

Movement: Baby Mully was quite content at the beach – she barely moved all week!  I’m convinced it’s because she is definitely related to me, and the beach completely calms her.  She was on vacation mode, too!  She has been a little more active today, so she was probably kicking and screaming about heading back home along with her parents…

Cravings: The usual suspects… cantaloupe, watermelon, ice cream.

Baby Purchases/Gifts: We have racked up these past two weeks!  My sweet aunt brought the most adorable beach rompers and hat for baby girl to wear during our next annual beach trip, and they are too precious for words.  My friends also gifted us with a couple of sweet goodies this past weekend – a hooded towel and a personalized diaper caddy liner.  We bought a couple of small items including a precious pink Rosemary Beach onesie, a tiny Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel t-shirt (can’t believe we found that!), and a baby book.  I ordered a rug for the nursery, too, and can’t wait to start decorating in there once we get a couple of other house projects taken care of.

Looking forward to: My next dr appointment tomorrow!

Here are a few pictures from our vacation – Enjoy!

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Shug & Shug soaking up the sun

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Baby’s first trip to the spot where her parents tied the knot 4 years ago

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Best friends for 13 years – Katie, Kristina, Christy, Ceilidhl

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23 Weeks

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How far along: 23 weeks and the size of a grapefruit – more than 11 inches long and just over a pound. 

Gender: GIRL!

Maternity clothes: Living in mostly non-maternity flowing dresses this week which has been nice.  This heat has been intense, and I know it will just get worse as the summer goes on… especially as I get more uncomfortable.

Belly button in or out: In.. barely.

Sleep: Sleeping ok.  I’ve had a more difficult time falling asleep lately because there is a mile long to-do list constantly running through my head.  I’m starting to feel a little more stressed about things we need to get done in the next couple of months, and I tend to focus on all of these things late at night for some reason.  I also woke up in the middle of the night one night this week in agonizing pain after flipping from one side to the other.  It hurt so badly that I started thinking something might be wrong and started googling on my phone – something my doctor told me to NEVER do!  Googling when pregnant brings up terrifying answers for any question you may have.  Anyway, I pretty much decided that it was just round ligament pain.  I’ve felt it off on on before when coughing, sneezing, or making sudden movements like getting up too fast, but it’s never been that painful or intense.  I read that if I try to just lie still for a few minutes and stay calm it should go away, and it did.  

Best moment this week: Mike finally felt Baby Mully kick last night!  He never knows what he’s feeling for, but she was being crazy active last night so I knew he would eventually feel her.  It was so cool to finally be able to share that together!

Miss anything: Now that these hot summer days are here to stay, I do miss an ice cold beer….

Movement: All day every day!  I feel her moving right now.  This is one active little girl… I’m starting to wonder if she’ll be the same way after she’s born.  If so, I think we are in for a wild ride.

Cravings: Cantaloupe is still my current favorite followed by all other sweet fruits, popsicles, and ice cream!

Baby Purchases/Gifts: Gap was having a huge online sale this week, so we made our first baby clothing purchase!  Baby girl clothes are the cutest!

Looking forward to: A week at the beach!!  We leave next weekend for Seaside, FL to spend a week in the sun with my family, and I cannot wait!  Relaxation, amazing food, the ocean, a few books, and family time is just what this girl needs.  We will then leave from there that following Thursday night and head to Tampa to spend the rest of the weekend with my best friends from college.  It’s going to be one amazing week!  Let the countdown begin…..

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22 Weeks

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How far along: 22 weeks and the size of a papaya – about 10.5 inches long and 12.7 ounces.  Please ignore the bags under my eyes – this picture was taken after a very long day!

Gender: GIRL!

Maternity clothes: This past week I’ve stocked up on a couple of swimsuits for a family beach trip we are taking in a couple of weeks – can’t wait!   I didn’t think I’d be the “tankini” type, but I do feel a little more comfortable in them now that my belly is rapidly expanding.

Belly button in or out: In.. barely.

Sleep: Starting to become a little more uncomfortable, but that Snoogle body pillow has been my savior!

Best moment this week: Feeling real kicks finally!!  It’s so weird and amazing.  This is one active little girl!  I can now feel her kicking at all hours of the day.  Mike hasn’t felt it yet since it’s so sporadic, but I’m sure he will very soon.  We also enjoyed a wonderful weekend with my mom and Andy who helped us with a big house project – expanding our master closet!  It’s not quite complete, but we’re hoping to finish it this weekend and I can’t wait!

Miss anything: Today I was really missing energy.  I’ve been feeling good for the most part, but every now and then I just feel exhausted.  Today was one of those days, and I was having to really concentrate on staying awake driving into work.

Movement: LOTS!  So happy to finally feel her kicking around.  She definitely doesn’t like it when my pants are slightly tight around the waist – feels like she is punching me!  “I need more room, Mama!”  

Cravings: Loving summer fruits still – cantaloupe, strawberries, watermelon, and Georgia peaches have been hitting the spot this week! 

Baby Purchases/Gifts: I bought a picture frame for the nursery today, and I am so ready to start collecting everything else for this sweet little girl’s room!  I already have a plan, and I can’t wait to share it once it all comes together!

Looking forward to: Hosting a baby shower for one of my best friends, Christy, this weekend!  She is due about a month before me, and her little man is sure to be Baby Mully’s first boyfriend. 🙂

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