Friday, October 12, 2012

29.5 weeks

Thank you all for your encouraging words last week. I already feel much more prepared for labor and delivery thanks to all of your sweet encouragement and advice!

This week I had a doctor's appointment and found out that everything is going great! Sweet pea had her little ankles crossed again just like last time. Such a little lady:)

I was at a baby shower on Sunday and the topic of having your baby sent to the nursery came up. Some were saying to take advantage of it and get your rest, and others said that you never know if they are holding your baby all night (and she would be used to that), giving her formula, and doing things that you may not want done. I'm not sure what we will do yet, but I would love to hear what you think!

Did you send your baby to the nursery in the hospital? Were you happy with your decision?
How far along29 weeks and 4 days. I feel like I've doubled in size since last week!

Movement: I thought she was kicking before...she's so much stronger now that her kicks sometimes take my breath away! She's also been exploring my rib area. I don't approve of that.

Weight Gain: 10-12 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Some of my sweaters and shirts are getting a bit tight now, but I still have plenty that fit. I have been wearing either my pair of maternity jeans, or just not buttoning my regular jeans and using the belly band.

Best moment of my week: Well I went garage saling again (of course). It was extra fun this time because i had three of my sister-in-laws with me! We found some stinkin' adorable clothes and got all of the outfits for less than $1 a piece. Beat that!

 And again, how cute are these shoes?
I love them!
Worst moment of my week: I have had a cold for the past 4 days or so. One night I even had a little fever which was no fun:(

Sleep: Well I have had a little swelling in my ankles and knees that bothers me at night. Some nights I sleep great, and some nights I'm up every few hours!

Miss Anything: Being able to keep up with everyone without getting tired out.

Cravings: Well at my appointment this week, the doctor told me I needed to eat on a gestational diabetes diet because I'm still not producing enough insulin. This kinds of puts a damper on my chocolate and fruit cravings huh?

Aversions: Eggs and peppers. I guess no omelets for me!

Gender: She is still a girl! You can read about our gender reveal party here!

Belly Button: Major outie

Labor Signs:  Braxton Hicks...I've been told that it's not a bad thing to have them as they prepare your body for labor. I guess I will appreciate them then!

Moody or Happy: Happy. I have been so thankful for my hubby lately. He cares SO much about mine and baby's health and has done a great job taking care of us so far. He's always making sure that I have had enough rest and am feeling good. He's going to make such a great daddy:)

Looking Forward: Getting the crib and dresser in the room! We moved some furniture around this week to make room. I am in the process of painting a little shelf that I had with a pink trim. It's starting to look more and more like a little girl room! Yay:)
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  1. When I had my first, my husband and I were SO excited that Kellyn would be in the room with us the WHOLE time. I went through a crazy and long labor and delivery. We were SO thankful that she could stay in the nursery overnight. I don't think I could've physically cared for her. I had to push for 3.5 hours!

    You'll "just know" what's best after you deliver :)

  2. Hey Faith, when I had Sebby, I totally used the nursery...which was the most expensive babysitting ever. ;). In fact, I brought earplugs also...set for Bart and myself. If you are concerned about what they may or may not be doing, I would have it written in your birth plan. And And the fact that they may be holding your baby all night...I would rather had them do that then let him scream all night. :/. Anywho, yes, I was the mama who had her birthplan, bags packed (that's another story, haha)ahead of time, and almost 15 hours of unmedicated labor...saying this and still utilized the nursery. Depending on how your labor and delivery goes, you may be exhausted. Don't try to be super mom, but get the sleep and rest you need before you don't have that "help" when you get home. Besides, if you are nursing, they WILL bring Kaleigh to your room probably every 2-4 hours. ;) Pray about it and talk to Jimmy about it. Decide together...cause if you aren't at peace with it, no matter how much people give advise, you won't get rest either way. Hope that helps! :)

  3. A diet with no candy or chocolate?? Oh no! Worst month for it too! Glad you are feeling better from your cold though! I've also heard the talks about whether to keep your baby with you or in the nursery. I think I may try to keep her in the room with us. I don't want her being given a pacifier or bottle so that she can breastfeed. Also, some people say that their nights and days get mixed up because the lights are on in the nursery where they would be off in your room. I don't know how accurate it is though. I think it just depends on the person and their labor. Some women REALLY need their sleep after labor, especially a C-section where others may be ok to take care of their newborn that night!

  4. The clothes you got are so cute, especially that first dress! You look great too! I didn't put Wyatt in the nursery because I was paranoid about security - I didn't want anyone stealing my baby our of the nursery, so I'd rather have him right with me! They have to bring them back every few hours to eat at night if you breast feed anyway, so you don't get much sleep either way, and I felt better knowing he was close by. :-)

  5. I had those little bear slippers for my daughter when she was born! And the sneakers are adorable! I chose to send my baby girl to the nursery both nights we were at the hospital. I was hesitant but I knew that I needed the rest so that I was prepared to take her home. I also knew I wasn't ever going to get a full night of sleep again! I don't regret it one bit and I'm sure I will do it again with the next baby.

  6. I spent 2 1/2 nights in the hospital. We kept him in the room with us the first night after he was born. I wanted to keep him both nights, but he was really fussy the second night (cried the majority of time from 12-3am). My room was across from the nurses station and I think my nurse heard him, so she came in at 3 and was like, "why don't you let me take him for a little while so you two can get some rest." If she hadn't offered, I wouldn't have asked. We were able to get 3 hours of sleep that night. Part of me wishes I had just let him go back earlier. You'll need to be rested up when you go home. Your on your own then, especially if your breastfeeding.
    If you do breastfeed, your nurse will wake you and bring the baby in when it's time for her to eat. Trust me, most nurses stay too busy to sit and hold a baby an entire night. They'll give her the attention she needs without spoiling her in one night.
    I'm sure whatever you decide to do will work out just fine! Do what you feel the most comfortable with. :)

  7. We have that little coral outfit!!! I love it!! I wish I had some advice for you on the Nursery thing or not... Madison was in the NICU and couldn't come out until discharged. It was a great motivator for to get out of the bed and go see her - I claim that was the motivation for my quick healing. I did plan on sending her back to the nursery, though. I planned on pumping, but also having them bring her to me when it was feeding time. In the first few hours and days, newborns don't eat that much anyway. They sleep pretty much around the clock from the trauma of birth - it wears them out. You need to heal, too... I encourage you to send her back while you get some rest at night.. and have them bring her in for feedings. Good luck with your decision!! It was nice being waited on hand and foot in the hospital.

  8. You have such a cute bump! It makes me miss my belly. :) You have such a cute blog, I'm now your newest follower.


  9. I would definitely recommend letting her go to the Nursery ;) I didn't with my first and he kept me up ALL night....I didn't sleep at all! I walked him and rocked him until morning. My daughter I sent to the nursery, and they brought her to me when she woke up hungry, even though I was doing formula that time, I still wanted to feed her. I still got the sleep I needed, remember when you get home there aren't nurses to help when they're up all night ;) Blessings!

  10. I just found your blog. You have the perfect baby belly! I love the cute shoes you found too! After giving birth to my daughter, I kept her in the room with us for the first night and left her in the nursery for a little while so we could try to rest. It was hard leaving her in some ways because I couldn't stop thinking about her. I was breast feeding too so they brought her back in the room every two hours to feed. I'm sure you will know the right decision for yourself once the time comes.

  11. Mine had to go to the nursery for tests, so I didn't have a choice the first night, but I would still do the nursery. I figure long term, it's best for me to heal quickly and does it really matter if they give her some formula? (which I'd like to believe they won't if you ask them not to). I was glad they took her so I could shower! I would recommend setting an alarm and not depending on them to wake you up every 4 hours to nurse. I was also glad they were monitoring her temperature and put her under some lights at night.

  12. Those shoes are adorable. Baby shoes that look like adult shoes are one of my favorite things. As far as the nursery: if you trust the hospital, they shouldn't be doing anything to your baby you don't want them to. If you are tired and want to send her to the nursery, do it and do it guilt free. If you don't, tell them no, even if they are insistant. At least, that's how I see it. :)

  13. exciting!!!! :) those clothes are ADORABLE!! and you look great!

    On the nursery topic, I think it's a personal decision. I've heard people be super passionate about it both ways, and I think it's kind of silly!

    It is up to YOU what you want to do with your baby! The nurses aren't going to be doing things to your baby that you don't want done, or they would be fired! lol Just make it clear that you don't want the baby having formula and they will bring her to you when she needs to eat.

    Personally, I didn't put either of my babies in the nursery except for the times when they would take them for routine tests etc. (that happend in the middle of the night sometimes) I wanted my baby near me because it was so surreal and I wanted to be able to peek over and see the baby every 20 mins. I was a paranoid 1st time mom and would startle awake at ever coo my son made and slept horrible for a week! lol but I still wanted him by me. I didn't worry so much about my daughter, and it was really not a big deal having her in our room, because she just slept the whole night in her bassinet aside from when I was feeding her (for the most part).

    anyway, that is my experience, I liked having them in my room, but if the baby was cholicy or not sleeping or something I don't see a reason not to send them to the nursery so you can sleep and recover. It's major trauma to your body giving birth and you do need sleep and rest to recover and be able to start your life as a mom. If getting good rest means having your baby in the room, then I would suggest doing that. If it means letting the baby spend a few hours in the nursery then do it! :)

    Remember that you can't please every one. People come out of the woodwork to give you advice and tell you you are doing things wrong (especially if you are a young mom!). I've learned to smile and nod, and then make my own decisions, taking the advice and wisdom from those I trust. It can get discouraging when every one wants to force their opinion on you, but hte truth is God chose you to be the mama to your sweet girl, and not them. You can do it! :) <3

  14. I never sent Matthew to the nursery unless they took him. My water broke early so they had to give him lots of different medications on top of the routine procedures and i felt like they were already taken him out the room every hour. I wanted him to be right by my side so I could reach up & tell him I was there & everything was ok.

  15. Aw I love the bump pics!
    Check out my giveaway. It is a custom canvas print which would be nice for you to win so you could put newborn pictures on it.

  16. Hi and congrats! Found your post via Twitter... We did use the nursery but I wish we didn't. The rest of my experience at the hospital was GREAT, but the people in the nursery were so rude and kept sending Cupcakes back with a paci in her mouth even though I asked them not to several times because she was learning how to breastfeed. >:(

    For Love of Cupcakes

  17. So exciting to find another pregnant blogger!! Brooke from here and 34 weeks pregnant with #2. Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy! & follow back

  18. My first went to the NICU automatically because he had the cord wrapped around his neck. Even though his apgar was fine, because he had been in distress they had to and I was in no way able to move from the c-section. I wasn't able to nurse and that made me really sad! Luckily, it didn't affect our nursing bond. With my second, he stayed with me the entire time. At Kaiser, the didn't offer a nursery if there wasn't a specific medical reason for needing it.

    I'm dying looking at those sweet little girl's clothes!! I have all boys...I have to get my fill vicariously through others!

  19. We didn't get the choice to send Ivy to the nursery (they don't really do that over here) but the midwives did take her for a while because I wasn't getting any sleep and she was crying. To be honest I was so out of it that I couldn't really think about them giving her formula and things. It's easy to have lots of ideas about how you want things to be but when you're actually living it you just want your baby to be happy!

  20. Ah! I love all the clothes you got. So cute. Garage sales are where it's at. :-)

    Stef @ Miss Jo and Co.

  21. Hey, my oldest daughter's name is Faith :) Love your name! My first 2 babies spent time in the nursery, and usually the nurses are extremely careful about asking you what you want them to do. My other 2 children did not go to the nursery. Where I birthed, in Canada, the nurses prefer the babies to be kept with their mamas. They just don't have the staffing available. I would think it's pretty difficult to make a decision about this ahead of time. Be open to whatever... birth and parenting is so unpredictable. :)
    Blessings Grace For That

  22. Everything about this post is uber adorable! It almost makes me want another one...almost!
    Hope you have finished the nursery and made a decision as to your 'time' in the hospital. Never write in stone, as you probably know with your birthing plan, all is subject to change! Best of luck to you!!

  23. The top dress is soooo bloggy boutique-y cute!!!!!! And the fact you found it at a garage sale, even better! If you ever need cheap gently used maternity clothes I started an online store section on my blog at

    Yay for used shopping!


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