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The purpose of our blog is to share our journey through life with family and friends while we leave our mark on this world. Our 20's have been very kind to us and as we enter the 30's we are hoping to continue to enjoy our time in this thing we call life. I should have called this blog "Traveling through Life".

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

25 weeks

August 23rd.
In our second Bradley class we talked about nutrition. I have to keep a food log so she can make sure we are receiving enough protein. Protein is something I stepped up recently so I am doing just fine. It’s perfect timing for me to stare at my food choices on paper every day.

We did another relaxation exercise. This time she got us into a deep relaxed state that I almost felt hypnotized. Then our husbands had to simulate a contraction through digging deep into several different muscles. I kept asking Matt if he was trying his hardest because I really didn’t feel any pain, just pressure. The key is for us to learn how to do this on our own. I have no problem getting myself relaxed but I have to work on staying that way for hours.

We are getting ready for our “babymoon” vacation to Hilton Head. I am so ready to relax in the ocean before we come back to crunch time of getting ready for baby. I plan to read no baby books while on the beach, just a couple fiction books on my list.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

24 weeks

August 16th.
6 months pregnant! Hard to believe.

We went to our first Bradley class this week. I was really surprised that there are nine couples in this class. I thought this was a less traditional method and the class would be really small. I look forward to learning as much as I can. We have a lot to read and do at home each week that I almost feel like we signed up for a college course. Half the time the teacher is talking directly to the husbands. She is training them to be our coaches as much as she is training us to have this baby. It’s pretty awesome and I’m getting more excited about going through this together!

Still feeling great and doing my Bradley exercises every day! We got the hook up recently with a ton of fresh produce and I decided this is the best time of year to be in the 2nd trimester! I’ve had to make some adjustments in the sleep department and although my sleep is more broken I’m still getting roughly 8 hours.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

23 weeks

August 9th.
I ordered the dresser for the nursery this week. It was a pretty penny, but with coupons and gift cards I got the best deal I could. We are getting the carpets cleaned in the house next week and then we can start putting the room together.

Months ago I bought a phone app that allows you to hear your baby’s heart beat. I didn’t realize that it really doesn’t work until the third trimester although some women can hear it earlier. I was finally able to find his heart beat this week. I also was able to make several recordings of it and listen whenever I want!

Overall I really am feeling like myself and have for a while. I am sleeping great and pray that I can continue with that. I have no complaints right now.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

22 Weeks

August 2nd.
Big milestones this week. I was able to feel Baby S move from the outside and so was Matt! I had just went to bed and was rubbing my belly per my nightly routine and I felt him move twice. Matt was also able to feel him twice. Pretty amazing for this daddy-to-be to finally experience some of what I have been feeling.

Then three days later we were both able to see my stomach move several times. It looked like an alien was trying to come out of my tummy. Each time Matt talked to him he responded with a kick. Maybe we have a daddy’s boy growing in there?

I had another Dr. Appt this week. Everything went great and she said he is a healthy active little boy. My next appt I have the dreaded glucose test. Blah.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

21 weeks

July 26th.
This week we completed a baby registry. I did not anticipate how long it would take or how mentally exhausted I would be. It’s hard to think about everything you may need for your baby in the span of a couple hours. We are both starting to feel a little short on time to get everything ready at home just because the rest of our summer is still pretty busy. I know we have a lot of time but just in case he decides to come early I want to be ready.

I’ve been feeling really good lately. My energy has been great and I am trying to focus more on exercise and diet now.

Funny story for the week. Some people at work still don’t know about me so the rumors are flying. Most people look at me funny and some have asked other co-workers if I have gained weight. One person straight out said, “I am going to tell you Congratulations because someone told me weeks ago but it is very obvious now.” Once I got the news out there in the beginning I felt akward bringing it up out of the blue so I stopped telling people and figured it would get around. I guess I need a t-shirt that says, “Yes I have gained weight because I’m pregnant!”