Monday, December 31, 2012

29 Weeks

Leland is getting WAY bigger...and so is mommy's belly!

frontal can see a faint view of "the line!"
this is my go to "dance move" when I'm not pregnant and even MORE fun to do when I am pregnant! Nate LOVES it!

How far along? 29 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 19.2 lbs. I only gained a pound this past week and I'm very proud since we were in Buffalo, New York celebrating Christmas and eating delicious and unhealthy food for 10 solid days!
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Stretch marks? No. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Sleep: Sleeping great. We got to sleep on a brand new FIRM mattress in Buffalo at Nate's parent's house.  Linus, our puppy baby, was such a good boy sleeping with us and slept in until anout 7:30am every morning.   I slept great while I was there...something I had been stressing about for about 3 months! 
 Other symptoms: The varicose veins are still a problem but when I ice them they feel so much better! 
Best moment this week: We had our first baby shower at Nate's parent's house.  It was so nice.  All 4 of his sisters were there and about 8 people that I had never even met before!  Like I said when we were getting married, people are SO GENEROUS!  I couldn't believe how sweet all of these people were coming to a baby shower for me when I had never met them before.  It was wonderful.  We got so much stuff!  We even got our first CLOTH DIAPER & WET BAG!!
Movement: Yes! Lots. 
Food cravings:  Sweets. Rootbeer floats!
Anything making you queasy or sick: These past 4 days, Leland has been moving so much that sometimes I get a little nauseous!  
Have you started to show yet: Yes.
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out?  It is still in but getting A LOT flatter!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody: Happy!
  Looking forward to: We are looking forward to 2013!  This past year has been sensational!  We bought a house, got our puppy baby, and made baby Leland!  We can not wait until he arrives sometime in March!  Very exciting! I am also looking forward to having my baby shower in Snellville, Ga that is being hosted by my mom's friends and my two sisters on January 12th!

      The baby shower was so great.  We received so many things!  I think that bath items are my most favorite!  They are so cute!  
     My sister in law, Jill , made me some adorable items as well; I got a whale onesie and an anchor bib and burp cloth!  She also loaned me a precious knitted sweater that Addison, her son, and my other nephew, Emmaus, wore that she made.  
     Nate's brother and parents found the cutest handmade Noah's Ark shelf and animals at a local craft show.  The animals are perfectly painted and the wooden look of the whole thing is so perfect! 
     One item I am very excited about is our first cloth diaper & wet bag!  Nathan and I are planning on cloth diapering once Leland is about 2 or 3 months old.  I have a parent of one of my students who mentioned that she would donate all of her cloth diapers to us.  I can't wait.  We also registered for a bunch of cloth diapers and a sprayer attachment that you attach to the water pipe on your toilet that hopefully makes it easier to get rid of poopie! There is an adorable cloth diaper store right next to Nate's parent's house in the Village of Hamburg where they live.  It is FULL of all of these patterned cloth diapers and accessories.  The owner was so helpful.  I may or may not have spent 45 minutes asking her every question I could think of about cloth diapering!  This is the website for her store! Fresh & Fluffy!  You should check it out.  I bought an adorable wet bag to hang next to our toilet to put dirty diapers in.  We also registered for a couple of them from Buy Buy Baby so that we have a spare while one is in the wash.  She also recommended that we get two small ones to keep in each of our diaper bags! The prints that they have are so precious so we can be super stylish, environmentally friendly, cloth diapering parents!  hahaha!   

Here are a few of the Baby Shower goodies:  

is this not the most adorable handmade toy you have ever seen?!

Look how sweet this sweater is!  Leland will be such a gentleman when he has this on!

We HAD to buy a few Buffalo Sabres items while in Buffalo! 
Our first cloth diaper!  Oh yeah!!!!

Monster print wet bag!  How great is this pattern


  1. Just started following your blog this afternoon and I am so enjoying reading so far.

    This Noah's Arc bookcase is so precious I can't stand it. I hope Leland is getting to a point where he can enjoy it as much as you and readers enjoy it. Many blessings, Justine

  2. and by book case i mean... toy. :P