twenty-eight weeks.

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Hello third trimester! I can’t believe we only have 12 weeks (give or take) until we get to meet our little guy.

We closed on our first house this week…so exciting, yet terrifying at the same time! We are trying our best to get everything packed and a few small projects completed at the house before the big moving day this weekend. We have some family and friends coming to help and we are so thankful for that, because I am pretty worthless these days…when it comes to lifting, that is.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think Isaiah loves having the hiccups. I’ve just started to notice them over the past week or so, but it seems like it happens at least three times a day. I feel bad for him, because I know how much I hate having the hiccups and there’s nothing he can even do to stop them. At least I can hold my breath.

According to my ‘What To Expect” app, he is now blinking, couching, hiccupping, taking practice breathes for when he’s out of the womb, and possibly even dreaming. Isn’t that crazy? His sleep now includes the REM phase, which makes it possible for him to dream.

We are celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends and I’ll be drinking my favorite non-alcoholic beverage: sparkling grape juice. Things might get a little wild!

Happy New Year!!!

twenty-seven weeks.

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Baby got some great stuff for Christmas! We now have his crib, rocker/glider, lots of clothes, and in the process of getting the rest of his nursery furniture. We are closing on our FIRST HOUSE next week, so I am super excited to get moved in and work on the nursery.

I can’t believe how fast time is going now. He is already a whomping 2 pounds and growing every day. Next week we’ll already be in the third trimester!

We are visiting my sister’s family in Virginia for Christmas, so we are enjoying every second of loving on her kiddos. We traveled with my parents, so it is nice to all be together for the Holiday. I’m very thankful for family, especially their love, support, and generosity during this time. We are so blessed.

Merry Christmas!

twenty-five weeks.

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We finally got the results back from my glucose screening test from last week and I passed with flying colors. Woo hoo! Way to go, blood sugar levels! On the downside, my iron was a bit lower than they liked to see, so I’m taking an extra iron supplement to help with that. Other than that, things are going great with the pregnancy.

This week we attended a couple of classes that were offered by the hospital where we’ll deliver. Wednesday was a breastfeeding class and, much to my surprise, was very informative and educational. I thought it would be impossible to learn anything without actually having the baby present, but I stood corrected. There is a lot more to breastfeeding than I realized and I am very glad I went and thankful they provided the class.

The next evening, we attended an infant CPR class. It was also very informative and good to be refreshed on what to do in case of an emergency. I pray we never have to use what we learned on our baby boy!

Only a week until we head to my sister and brother-in-law’s with my parents for Christmas. I’m so excited to see them and my nieces and nephew. AND have two weeks off!

twenty-four weeks.

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Well, twenty-four is my lucky number so it’s only expected that it will be a good week.

I’m really behind with posting this, but it’s been a crazy week. We had another appointment on Thursday with our OB. Everything is great with the baby and we heard his little heartbeat again. He also had the hiccups while we were listening on the doppler.  It was so cute, I couldn’t help but laugh. Our baby is getting bigger and unfortunately, so am I! But I know it’s for good reason!

I had my glucose test at the appointment as well. All you do is fast for a few hours before the appointment and then drink a 10 oz bottle of this orange, sugary drink and after an hour they take your blood. It’s just to ensure your body is able to handle and break down the sugar, because it’s common for some women to develop a form of diabetes when pregnant. It’s not a permanent thing, but can be dangerous if it goes undiagnosed. It really wasn’t as terrible as I was envisioning, but I still wouldn’t drink it for fun. It burned my throat. My doctor did say if I didn’t think the drink was all that bad then I had a serious sweet tooth…um, guilty?! We will find out the results of that test in the next couple of days.

It’s been crazy weather here the past few days. On Friday, my school was closed and my husband was able to work from home that day, so we didn’t leave the apartment the entire day. It was icy, snowy and just plain nasty. It has cleared up now, but I hope the snow sticks around, because it’s so pretty!

We took our Christmas Card pictures on Saturday and with all the snow they turned out pretty good. I’ll post them closer to Christmas!