Monday, February 29, 2016

Lately around here...

I still haven't done the 18 week update (maybe I should try to do every 2 weeks??) but I thought I'd do a little "what we've been up to" post since this space has been all about baby Latham recently! 

I've hosted/been to 3 baby showers in the last month! First up was my sweet friend Tyler! Her sweet baby girl Mabry is due in just a few weeks and we have prayed for her for so long! I can't wait to snuggle that sweet angel! 

A few weeks later I traveled to my hometown to attend my friend Stefanie's baby shower! Her daughter Jo Lynn is due in April! Stef and I have always walked through life together and have always laughed that our lives always seem to go down the same path. She is 32 weeks in this picture & I am 17 weeks! Glad we get to navigate motherhood together!  

And finally, This past Saturday I helped host a shower for my sweet friend Rachel! Her baby girl Ruth Ann is due in May and considering we live 10 houses apart, I'd say we are pretty stoked to be raising our babies together! I am due 10 weeks after her and I am so excited about raising our little ones together! We've already got Ruth Ann a boyfriend! 

Love this picture of us. Laughing. We are always laughing!!!

Other than baby showers, we took my nieces to the American Girl Doll Store in Atlanta and had a ball...

Emma turned 4 and she had a nice birthday dinner of hamburger and green beans! #rufflife #seewhatididthere 

And we thoroughly enjoyed a day off together...

And we had some special visitors a few weekends ago!!! We love the Cash Family! 

Sweet sweet Wesley! 

That about wraps things up! We have been super busy in January and Febaruary and I'm ready for a few weekends where we can stay at home. I desperately need to tackle the "junk room" that needs to start turning into a nursery! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

17 Weeks!

So I am actually 18 weeks today but I didn't post last week (shocker) so I thought I'd do the 17 week update and then hopefully the 18 week update later this week!

I finally went get some maternity jeans & tops and when I looked in the mirror and saw the bump, I was shocked! I wear loose tops all the time so I hadn't really noticed it had popped out yet! But there it is...

How Far Along: 17 weeks (2/16 - 2/22)

Size of Baby: 5.1 inches, 5oz, baby is the size of a white onion

Maternity Clothes: loving my new maternity jeans!!!! I bought a new bra, jeans, and 2 maternity tops last week at Ross. I can still wear my regular jeans but I like my maternity jeans better :) So much more breathing room! ha!

Gender: Sweet baby boy! Who still remains nameless. Poor kid!

Movement: I am still not feeling him move consistently but I do feel like its more than it has been in the past few weeks! I was feeling him move last week on the way to school when I was listening to Taylor Swift so I texted Ty saying he liked TSwift - he was not amused. ;)


Sleep: Great! I hate sleeping on my side but I started sleeping with a pillow between my legs and that has helped a lot!

What I miss: Same ole Same ole - wine, sleeping on my stomach, coffee

Cravings: no real cravings or aversions!

Symptoms: does busting out of my pants count as a symptom?

Best moment of the week: Seeing my sweet friend, Stefanie at her baby shower! Our lives have always followed down the same path, so it only makes sense that we would be pregnant together too!

What I'm looking forward to: feeling him move consistently!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

16 Weeks!

I am 16 weeks this week (almost 17 weeks!). I was so sick this week (with just a head cold) but couldn't take anything. I also had a VERY busy week and went 90 to nothing all week, which didn't help me get any better. I am finally on the mend and hoping an extra day off (Thank you President's Day!) will get me back to 100%! Even though this was a rough week, it was also the most exciting week because we found out our little love is a BOY!!!!!!! We are so thrilled and cannot wait to meet our little man.


Here is the 16 week update:

How Far Along: 16 weeks (2/9 - 2/16)

Size of Baby: 4.6 inches, 3.5oz, size of an avocado

Maternity Clothes: none yet! But I think I am going shopping tomorrow! :) Still wearing the band with jeans, and changing into yoga pants as soon as I get home from anywhere.

Gender: IT'S A BOY!!!!! He has no name yet, and I am not sure when that argument will end (ha!!!). As of right now, Ty is calling him Hank & Sam and I am calling him Rhett - ha!

Movement: I cannot wait until I can feel him consistently! I usually feel him (or what I think is him) every few days.

Sleep: Sleeping great, just not long enough. I went to bed late every night this week because we were so busy. I was exhausted and sick but I finally got to rest on Friday after school and slept almost 12 hours. Whew! I felt better yesterday. :)

What I Miss: I'm sure this will continue to be the same answer - wine, sleeping on my stomach, and coffee

Cravings: My cousin Karlie was talking about ramen noodles in a text the other day and now I want them. Does that count as a craving? #someonebringmealltheramennoodles

Symptoms: My belly is so hard and huge after I eat!!!! (is that a symptom?? ha)

Best Moment this week: As soon as the ultrasound tech showed him to us on the screen, I asked if his heart was beating and she said "yes". That's all I cared about. I didn't care boy or girl, I just wanted him to be ok & healthy! I loved hearing that precious heartbeat! They also gave us a CD of videos along with our pictures and we have loved watching them!!!

What I'm looking forward to: feeling him move consistently!

The bump still looks like I need to lay off the cookies but its getting there. :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

1st Trimester!

Happy Hump Day! I'm back today to share my 1st trimester highlights!! Like I said in the last post, I have been feeling great! I'm going to compile my whole first trimester into 1 post and then hopefully update weekly after that! I am 15 weeks this week but here is the update from when we found out (week 5) though 12!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 1-12 weeks (or is it 13? who knows, I read different things that said when the 1st trimester ended)
Size of baby: The baby went from the size of a red lentil (week 5) to the size of a clementine (week 12)!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: ummm, I'm slightly self conscience about this right now but from my 8 week appointment to my 12 week appointment I gained 7 pounds!! eeek! When the nurse weighed me I was mortified. We got in the room and I asked Ty if she weighed me wrong...ha! But, I haven't been sick at all and my stomach growls NON stop so I'm eating all the time. I know I could be a little more healthy snacking than I am right now but quite frankly, I really don't care :)
Maternity Clothes: Towards week 12, I wore the band with my jeans unzipped for the first time. I thought it was too early for that but after talking to some people I felt a little better about that. At school, I've been pretty much wearing tunics/dresses and leggings everyday. We have jeans passes and casual Fridays but jeans are getting less comfortable by the day. Even my stretchy ones & even wearing the band with them. I really need to go look for some maternity jeans and dress pants! I have a lot of loose tops so I think it will be awhile before I need to get any of those, but I do want some, because I will be showing off that bump when it finally looks like a bump and not that I ate too many cookies...hehe!
Gender:  We find out next week! At the 8 week appointment the heart rate was 173 and at the 12 week appointment it was 172 so lots of people are saying girl but we will see!!! I have had 2 dreams that it was a boy and Ty has had one dream that it was a girl! I can't wait to find out!!! Ty would have no problem waiting til the baby is born to find out but I cannot do that. #sorrynotsorry
Movement: through week 12 I had not felt anything, I am just now starting to feel what I think are flutters!
Sleep: As I mentioned before, I went through some insomnia around week 11 but it lasted a few nights and then I was back to normal. Around week 12 & 13 I felt like I was exhausted way more than normal (like falling asleep at 5:00 every afternoon), which is weird because usually that's when women say they get their energy back!
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach, wine, coffee
Cravings: I haven't really craved much, but anything sour and gummy I am LOVING. And I'm not usually a candy lover! I also totally bought some Kraft mac & cheese at the store the other day and ate the whole box. Yes, you read that right. I am a sucker for some Kraft mac & cheese!
Symptoms: Not many symptoms! I got nauseous around weeks 6-9 on and off - only a handful of times and Sprite always helped! I am tired all the time so I don't know if I should count exhaustion as a symptom... :)
Best Moment the 1st Trimester - Hearing the sweet heartbeat twice!!!!! I was so nervous about the 8 week appointment and we saw that little nugget on the screen and that little heart fluttering I cried!!!! I have wanted to be a mom my whole life and there it was - our sweet baby. At the 12 week appointment, I was still very nervous but after hearing the heartbeat I instantly felt relief!
8 week ultrasound
What I'm looking forward to: We find out the gender next week!!!!!!!  I also can't wait to see him/her again! :)