Monday, November 29, 2010

Pregnancy Update: 35 Weeks

Pregnancy Update: 36 weeks (38 weeks)

How Far Along: 35 weeks (or 37 weeks according to ultrasound at 28 weeks)
Size of Baby: about 18 inches and 5.25 lbs or 19.25 inches and 6.3 lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'll have a more exact measurement on Wednesday after the Doctor appointment, but when I weighed myself this morning, I had no more weight gain, so still standing steady at 14 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Solely wearing maternity clothes. I am to the point of wearing my comfy big black palazzo pants whenever I can.
Gender: Boy - Logen Warren Hustedt

Movement: His movement has slowed down a bit, but when he kicks, he kicks. He is a VERY stretchy baby and he loves ramming his feet into my ribs!

Food Cravings: Capt'n Crunch Cereal. Random, I know.

What I Miss: We all miss our family that we had to leave back in IL! We can't wait to see them again in February when we bring our little guy back to meet them all!

Sleep: Depends on the night. Sometimes I sleep like a rock and others I wake up ever couple hours to use the bathroom or readjust. There's only been one night where I was up for a couple of hours at a time. Being back in my own bed has really helped, though.

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions, dull lower back pain, headaches, just overall discomfort. Anxiousness about having him. I can't wait to meet the little guy!!!! :)

Best Moments This Week: In the last two weeks (since I missed last week's update) we had a wonderful Baby Sprinkle for Logen, got to see most of our family and friends, and just had an overall good time hanging out back in IL and enjoying each others' company.
Also, last night we put up our Christmas tree and Christmas lights! It was so much fun. Page gets more and more fun every year! What a great time!

What I'm Looking Forward To: I am looking forward to our Dr appointment on Wednesday when we will have another Ultrasound and set our actual induction date! I'm convinced it will be the week of December 13, but Steve thinks it will be the week of December 20. I guess we'll see who's right. :) We are also looking forward to finishing up Logen's room and all the Christmas decorating and preparations!
I will try to get another blog done today or tomorrow with all the details and pictures of our fun visit home to see family and friends!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to take a quick minute to wish everyone a VERY Happy Thanksgiving. Our trip back to IL is going great and I know I'm behind on my blogging, but I will update and add pictures when we get back home this weekend. Wednesday is the big day for our last ultrasound and setting the induction date, so obviously, we are very anxiously awaiting then and just enjoying each other and our families. We hope you all had a great day and ate plenty of turkey!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE HUSTEDTS!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pregnancy Update - Week 33

Pregnancy Update - 33 Weeks (35 Weeks)

How Far Along: 33 Weeks or (35 Weeks depending on which due date we're going by)

Size of Baby: At 33 weeks, Logen should be about 17 in and 4.25 lbs or at 35 weeks he should be about 18 in and 5.25 lbs.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: This is unofficial (not the Dr's scale) but I think I've gained another pound which gets me to 14 lbs total weight gain.

Maternity Clothes: Loving my maternity clothes. I've noticed that most of my fall maternity clothes is black. I thought about going out to get more, but at this point, why? I should only have another month or so left.. so everyone.. just deal with my black wardrobe! :)

Gender: Baby boy - Logen Warren

Movement: Logen isn't kicking as much anymore as he stretching. He loves to stretch as long as he can... and he LOVES my ribs! I think he's going to take after his Godfather, Uncle Tony, and start giving me bruised ribs.

Food Cravings: Weird... but Capt Crunch cereal and spaghetti

What I Miss: Bending over, sitting up normally, and being able to clean or do work around the house for more than an hour and be completely exhausted.

Sleep: It's getting harder and harder every night. Poor Steve has to deal with me. He's so great. He doesn't even complain.

Symptoms: EXHAUSTED! I feel like I'm in the first trimester again, constant trips to the bathroom, shortness of breath, itchiness, and bruised ribs. Just uncomfortable!

Best Moments This Week: Random dance parties with Steve and Page. Just hanging out with them in general. Steve has been working so much lately that we are treasuring every moment we have together.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Our trip home to IL on Friday and our baby shower on Saturday! Also, looking forward to finding out if Logen is going to have a little guy friend or girl friend when Danielle Lutz finds out the sex of her baby on Thursday!

P.S. Yes, I know there's no picture this week. I will take one tomorrow and add it. Trust me, you don't want to see me today. I'm looking pretty rough... tired and no make-up are not my look right now! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pregnancy Update - 32 Weeks

Pregnancy Update - 32 weeks (34 weeks)

How Far Along: 32 weeks (or 34 weeks according to Logen's Ultrasound at 28 weeks)
Size of Baby: at 32 weeks he should be about 16.7 inches and 3.75 lbs (he was 3.3 lbs 5 weeks ago) and at 34 weeks he should be about 17.75 inches and 4.75 lbs.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Today at the Dr, they told me I had gained 1 more pound, so I guess I'm up to 13 pounds total. - FYI - I am COMPLETELY amazed I only gained one pound in the last two weeks. I have been eating NOTHING but sweets and potato chips. I did actually throw them all away on Saturday, though, because I was afraid of the weight I was gaining. Back to the apples and bananas for me!

Maternity Clothes: I am solely wearing maternity clothes and there are a couple pairs of jeans and pants that I wear exclusively, because they are comfy. I figure I'm so uncomfortable at this point, my clothes might as well be comfy, even if I just keep wearing the same stuff!

Gender: Baby boy - Logen Warren

Movement: His movement has slowed down a little bit, especially during the day, but when he moves, HE MOVES! His new thing is showing me his feet and either knees or elbows through my stomach. He thinks it's a fun game to play with Mom... I'm not always too thrilled as it usually hurts! :) But hey, any chance I get to catch a sneak peak at the little guy, and I'm thrilled!

Food Cravings: As I mentioned earlier, I've been eating/craving a lot of sweets and salty foods, so Halloween candy, brownies, cookies, potato chips, etc. I really need to get back to my fruits and veggies, so I threw the other stuff out and won't be buying more (assuming my will power holds up).

What I Miss: Sleeping, being able to breathe, non bruised ribs, etc. :)
Sleep: I have no problem falling asleep, but I can't seem to stay comfortable for more than an hour or two at night. I'm waking up constantly and having to pee ALL night long! Poor Steve... I think he hates sleeping with me right now.

Symptoms: You name it, I got it! (I'm really not trying to complain - I do enjoy most of the symptoms, even if they are painful... I'm just getting to the "I'm done" uncomfortable stage). Constant bathroom breaks, back aches, hip aches, bruised ribs, Braxton Hicks (although not as much), itchiness, swollen ankles and hands, tired, and just overall uncomfortable.

Best Moments This Week: Seeing Logen's foot sticking out of my belly and Page's reaction to it. She is now telling everyone to feel her belly for the kicks and also keeps hugging and kissing my belly. It's SO cute. Also, today we found out that since Logen is so big and we need to determine when we're going to have this little (big) guy, we get another ultrasound at our next appointment on Dec 1! I can't wait to see him again and to set our induction date!!!! We may have little Logen even sooner than we thought!

What I'm Looking Forward To: I'm looking forward our trip home. In less than two weeks, we'll be flying home to IL to see our family and to celebrate Logen with a Baby Sprinkle! Page cannot stop talking about seeing her family and Steve and I really miss everyone, too. We have a busy couple of weeks before then, so I know the time will fly by!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pregnancy Update - 31 weeks

Pregnancy Update - 31 weeks (33 weeks)

How Far Along: 31 weeks or 33 weeks based on Logan's size at our last Ultrasound

Size of Baby: 31 weeks - about 16.25 in and 3.3 lbs (although Logan was 3.3lbs at 28 weeks) 33 weeks - about 17 in and 4.25 lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: about 12 lbs gained

Maternity Clothes: Solely wearing maternity clothes. Still loving my jeans and comfy tops

Gender: Baby Boy - Logen Warren

Movement: He has kind of slowed down a little during the day (apparently he's sleeping more per my weekly e-mails) but he's still VERY active in the evenings and at night!

Food Cravings: Egg sandwiches and spicy foods

What I Miss: Sleeping through the night, having my emotions in check, and not getting winded so much.

Sleep: I'm SO sleepy lately. I wake up a couple times throughout the night and I'm getting more and more uncomfortable sleeping and in general.

Symptoms: Lower back aches, rib aches, and just overall comfortable.

Best Moments This Week: Taking Page Trick or Treating and getting our family pictures taken. I can't wait to schedule our maternity pictures for the beginning of December!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Setting up our Maternity Pictures, getting ready for our trip to IL, and enjoying the nice fall weather with Page and Steve!