Tuesday, October 28, 2014

{maternity fashion} 29 weeks....Hello Third Trimester

I am in the third trimester now. I am on the last leg of this pregnancy. It feels like it's gone by fast but slow at the same time. It's hard to remember when I wasn't pregnant. A dirty little trick played on moms-to-be I presume. Right when you get used to one part of it everything gets changed up.
So far none of the pregnancy symptoms have come back with a vengeance. I get tired here and there.  Not being able to walk without crutches has made me have more rest than I was anticipating. 
I am now at 29 weeks today. 11 more weeks to go. Life is about to change and it's going to be so strange and exciting. Tiring...but exciting. Before long it's going to be weird to think of life without our little man.

I've been nesting and preparing as much as I physically can.
I've come up with a list of main essentials that I know I need for sure before he comes.
That's put my mind at ease a bit. It can be overwhelming no matter how many kids you have.
(Post my list soon!)

Baby is around 2 1/2 pounds now (about the size of a butternut squash) and a little over 15 inches long. He's still regularly active all the time! His muscles and lungs are maturing and head is growing as well for his developing brain.

My Outfit:
{Sized up for oversized sweater and leggings. Leggings were only $3.90...SCORE!!)

Hat, Sweater, Necklace, Leggings: Forever21.com
Boots: Target.com


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

{Pregnancy} 27 Weeks/Baby checkup

Well I am 27 weeks today. That brings about a different set of fears and anxiety. 
And it's ironic because it's also pregnancy loss awareness month. 
27 weeks is when my water broke with my first son. So now that I'm 27 weeks with my second son. It gets me a little on edge. Basically for the next 90 days I will be holding my breath, on pins and needles just waiting for this little man to get here. Hoping for a healthy child and a safe delivery. 
While my water did break early with my first son I had enough fluid to not deliver. I was stuck in the hospital on strict bed rest until it was time to deliver him. Which is very similar to my knee situation now. I'm immobile yet again. It's making for a very emotional third trimester. 

 Baby Update

Baby almost weighs 2 pounds and is roughly 14 1/2 inches long. About the size of a head of cauliflower. He's asleep and awake at regular intervals and opening and closing those little eyes. His brain tissue is developing and is very active now.
He's still really active most of the time. He's really strong so his kicks are pretty intense. Super intense for a "2 pound baby". Overall he's still healthy and growing just like he should.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

{Apple Picking} 26 weeks pregnant

I know I know I've been M.I.A again lately. 
As you can see in the picture below or if you follow me on instagram @ashley.reed
You can see that I had a little incident. 
Yep! Last week I attempted to take my daughter to a "Science expo" at her school and proceeded to slip on water and fall right down on my knee. NOT ON MY BELLY of course that was the major concern! Baby boy was all good still kicking around like a crazy man. I however was in excruciating pain. So now we get to add this to our "things to NOT do when you are pregnant" list. It's a pretty big list. I'm afraid to go anywhere now. I've been hopping, scooting along and using crutches. Which by the way despite popular belief are not comfortable! They are extremely painful to your hands, armpits and a little pregnancy weight and bam! You got a miserable mama!
So I had a week of being a couch potato watching some reality home makeover shows. Trying not to be bored. But the same scene gets old after awhile.
So when it was sunday and it was the day of our little family tradition in New England. I demanded we go. I didn't care of the pain I didn't want us to miss out. Apple Hill farm has done an awesome military appreciation day every year and I did not want us to miss it this year. 
So we got me in the car with my crutches drove up to New Hampshire just in time for the festivities to start. But we didn't have very long so we had to cram in things {well the husband and Riley did} I was stuck on bench. But hey at least I was outside and it was a nice fall day. We got a bag of apples for free. Riley got to paint a pumpkin. I didn't get my apple crisp but the hubs said he will buy me a pie :) {music to a pregos ear}
Overall it was a nice family day.

He should be over a pound and  1/2 now. Approximately the size of a scallion. He can hear us now.
We like to play this game of telling him not to kick us and then watch him kick away. Pretty amusing to me. 
I'm finishing up my baby registry and nesting as much as I can. After all once halloween hits the months go by extremely fast. I only have 98 days/14 weeks left til my due date!

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