Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nora Kay Love ~ 30 Weeks

And just like that...we're basically in the final countdown.  I can't believe that we're less than 10 weeks away from meeting our new baby girl.  With my delivery history, my OB has agreed that if Nora doesn't arrive on her own before December 6th, we will be scheduling a c-section for the week immediately following.  YIKES...10 weeks, here we go! 
How far along:  30 WEEKS!!!
How big is baby: 2.75 lb
Wanted to be just like mommy again!
 Gender: My sweet baby girl, Nora Kay! We've certainly given her some big shoes to fill with being named after my Grandma Kay.

Weight gain/loss: I'm completely resigned to the fact that I'm at almost the exact same place I was with Elyse and that's ok.  I had big goals of not gaining as much this time around...and that just didn't happen.  But hey, it came off the first time...and I'll work my butt off to get it off this time too. I've also made the decision to pretty much completely stop Zumba in favor of nightly family walks.  I just don't feel like I am able to work hard enough at Zumba to make the time worth it...and my Braxton hicks contractions go crazy when I'm there.  So...I'm going to enjoy the rest of my nights at home with my sweet family. 

Sleep: As long as I stay asleep, sleep is fabulous.  However, if I wake up to use the bathroom (which obviously is at least once a night) or if Elyse wakes up and needs to potty (which has been her recent routine)...then I'm awake for at least 45 minutes before falling back asleep.  It could definitely be worth, so I'm not complaining. 

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I'm not sure it's really from pregnancy, but all the Fall goodies are starting to call my name.  I'm ready to dive head first into baking all sorts of pumpkin & apple goodness...but I'm trying to refrain since I certainly don't need to be the only one eating the entire batch!  And one thing that I've kept forgetting to mention is that for FOREVER I have hated tomatoes.  Tomato based sauces and ketchup are fine...but raw tomatoes or tomatoes cooked in any dish have been repulsive. However, since pregnancy...I've been adding tomatoes to my sandwiches, taco salads, etc. and also been perfectly fine with leaving them in other dishes.  I truly hope I keep this as I know tomatoes are a great thing to eat.  I'm still not into eating them just plain by themselves...but who knows, maybe that's next! 

Movement: She definitely likes to move it, move it!  She's super active early in the morning, late at night, and then if I'm awake at all during the middle of the night she likes to have a little dance party then as well.  I honestly cannot tell at all which way she is positioned.  At some times it feels like she has to just be kicking the heck out of my bladder...but I'm also wondering if she's not sideways in there sometimes because all of her movement seems to be centered across my belly.  Who knows...I guess we'll find out soon enough! 

What I'm loving: All of the nursery progress!  My bedding/curtains will be complete in the next few weeks, we've got Nora's closet all set up and all of Elyse's newborn-3 month clothes have been washed and put away waiting for a new owner.  We also got notice that our new chairs are ready and those are going to be picked up next week.  Now I just need to start nailing down some of the decorating details. 

Symptoms: Growing belly.  Braxton Hicks.  Lower leg cramps.  Heartburn.  Bathroom visits.  The fun and increasingly uncomfortable symptoms have started to settle in.  I asked Hubby for permission to complain a bit on Sunday afternoon, but that was mainly after I overdid myself in doing several loads of newborn-sized laundry!  I know she certainly needs to stay put for several more weeks...but I'm definitely gonna be done with these symptoms by the time she arrives!
Absolutely in LOVE with this picture...love her standing on her tip-toes to give Nora Kay a kiss!
What I'm looking forward to:  We have our "last" monthly appointment this week and then we do 2-week appointments for a month, followed by our weekly appointments!  I can't believe we're already to this point.  Hubby is working on redesigning Elyse's nursery and then we'll be able to move a few more things around.  I'm really just ready to get Nora's nursery all set and ready...Elyse LOVES to play in there, so I can see us spending lots of time in there when it's all finished!
Best moment of the week: Good quality time with my family is just overtaking almost anything at this point.  We have a busy, but also pretty relaxed fall schedule planned so I'm looking forward to having lots of fun times with Elyse & Hubby, just the three of us for these last few weeks. 


Hannah said...

10 more weeks! Yikes!! You look great! I'm impressed that you made it this far keeping up the Zumba -oh, how I miss my Zumba. Nightly walks are what I do now, they are a little more peaceful ;) Enjoy your last few months as a family of three!

Susannah said...

I just have to say that I adore all these pics with your bump and you oldest. She's precious and is going to be such a great big sister! :-)

Courtney B said...

Oh good grief, these pictures are TOO CUTE! You look amaaaaazing! I can't believe your in the final leg of this journey! Time is flying!

blessingsandlilacs said...

Just wanted to introduce myself as a mom-to-be! Congratulations- what sweet girls you have/will have :)

Melanie said...

In love with your outfit!! Great picture of Elyse kissing your tummy too..I'd have that framed!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

That pic of Elyse kissing your belly? *swoon* Just 10 weeks to go- crazy!

Theodora Ofosuhima said...

The photos with Elyse kissing the belly is so cute. 10 weeks will be here so soon. I'm excited for you guys :)