32 Weeks Pregnant

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How far along? 32 Weeks! I seriously can’t believe how fast this pregnancy seems to be going!

Maternity clothes? Errday

Best moment this week: I can’t think of one specific moment this week that was great. It’s been awesome to spend time outside in the sunshine and get some exercise in at my favorite barre workout.

Miss anything? Most of all I miss the ease of moving around. I tried to take Evelyn down a twisty slide in the play place at Chik-fil-a and I thought I was going to die trying to get in and out. When I’m not pregnant I usually feel pretty agile and spry. I miss that.

Movement: Yep. I can feel where is little bum is and he’s definitely head down and loves kicking me directly in the ribs. Joy…

Food cravings: Well since I’ve recently discovered the joy of watching Cupcake Wars on Netflix naturally that is still a craving. Thankfully I have some self control and don’t give in as often as I’d like to.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not so much. I think I get queasy when I don’t eat enough.

Worst symptom: Acid indigestion.

Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah.

Gender: It’s a boy!

Belly Button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on and going strong! I may not even need the cute fake one I bought at Icing several months ago. Which makes me kinda sad cause I intentionally got it big.

Happy or Moody most of the time: This week has been a bit moody. Everyday is different, not sure why it’s been so crazy this week.

Looking forward to: Meeting this little boy!

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31 Weeks Pregnant

31 weeks collage

How far along? 31 Weeks

Maternity clothes? More often than not. Although I love my yoga pants and those aren’t maternity.

Best moment this week: I had the most fabulous day with Christopher in Philadelphia while my aunt watched Evelyn. It was such a treat to be just the two of us when soon there will be four of us! (On a side note, the worst moment this week was having to come home from vacation).

Miss anything? Vacation. The ease of not actually having to do anything was absolute bliss.

Movement: For the most part it’s just been rolling around in there but every so often he kicks repeatedly and it almost surprises me. I sometimes forget there’s an actual person in there.

Food cravings: I had the yummiest seafood mac and cheese when we went out to dinner for our anniversary. I’d really like that everyday. Also I watched everyone drink a lot of soda (namely Mountain Dew) and I really, really wanted some.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not anything specific really.

Worst symptom: Indigestion, heart burn, acid reflux, whatever you want to call it. It’s miserable.

Have you started to show yet: Uhm..yes.

Gender: It’s a boy!

Belly Button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? On. Still going strong. I feel like I was a lot more swollen in my face, hands and feet with Evelyn by this point.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I’ve been in a pretty good mood. You’ll have to ask my husband for confirmation though.

Looking forward to: In the short term I’m looking forward to moving in upstairs. Although if I’m honest, it doesn’t feel that short term. But it has to be because I’m having a baby up there very soon!

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29 Weeks Pregnant

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How far along? 29 Weeks

 Maternity clothes? Yep. And some of my favorite jeans are even starting to feel right.

 Best moment this week: I got in some good workouts this week and I feel really good about myself for making it happen. And Evelyn has finally been able to go to the daycare at the ‘gym’ I go to (she used to just scream and cry and make herself throw up), so now I can go mid afternoon instead of first thing in the morning or late at night so Chris can watch her. That’s probably why I’m able to go. Of course Easter was a blast, but more on that later. Oh, also I started my hypnobabies class and so far so good.

 Miss anything? Quality sleep. And I kiss not being so tired all the time.

 Movement: Sure enough. He’s a little roly poly. Sometimes I even feel him push my hip bone and ribs at the same time. It’s a pretty bizarre feeling.  

 Food cravings: Starburst jelly beans. Thank you Easter bunny.

 Anything making you queasy or sick: Not so much.

Worst symptom: Still the indigestion or heartburn or whatever you wanna call it. 

 Have you started to show yet: Ha.

 Gender: It’s a boy!

 Belly Button in or out? Out.

 Wedding rings on or off? Still on. But that reminds me, I have this weird symptom that I’m assuming is from pregnancy, I have this weird discoloration on my hands and fingers. I sort of look diseased.

 Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody in the sense of extreme mood swings. I go from the highest high to the lowest low in mere seconds and my poor family is left to deal with the outcome.

Looking forward to: I decided not to buy any baby stuff until after we move upstairs so that I have a place to put it and that’s kind of killing me. I’m dying to go stock up on baby clothes at Kid to Kid. So at the moment, that is what I’m looking forward to.

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28 Weeks Pregnant

28 week collage BJ

How far along? 28 weeks.  

Maternity clothes? Yep.

Best moment this week: Our mini vacation to Colorado. The 6 hour each way drive wasn’t my favorite but Evelyn had a blast with her aunts and uncles. It was a wonderful break for me to hang out in the sunshine and read while she was preoccupied playing. It took her a day, but she even warmed up to her Grandpa.

Miss anything? I miss having the energy to run around and be active and whatnot. I know I should be exercising but I’m just so tired all the time. When bending over is difficult, I don’t really have a desire to do squats…you know?

Movement: Yep. I feel him rolling around more than specific kicks.

Food cravings: I’m not really craving anything right now.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Only when I don’t eat frequently enough which happens surprisingly often. I’m so stressed about eating healthy that it’s almost easier to not eat than to try and figure out what to eat. And I know that’s not good so then I stress a little more. One of those awful cycles.

Worst symptom: Indigestion. It’s horrible, burning and unbearable. My midwife gave me some essential oils to help (peppermint, lemon, & digest zen) but they’re a lot of work to use and they mostly taste nasty. I just want some drugs. Tums are out of the question because that could very well be the cause of my kidney stones. 

Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah. And this bump gets in the way of everything. Primarily bending down to pick things up. I have to squat weird and grunt. It’s not an attractive sight. 

  Gender: It’s a boy!  

  Belly Button in or out? Out. 

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I still have my mood swings, but I think I’ve been more happy lately. I’ve got a good daily routine down and that really helps me stay focused instead of laying around thinking about how big and tired I am. It’s a mix of daily chores, playing with Evelyn and working on my blog or reading or some other enjoyable task.

Looking forward to: Two exciting things are happening within the next week.

1) This Saturday, is the launch of my brand new website! I’m so stoked for you guys to see it!! But that means that this will be the last post on Lil’ Georgia Peach. Make sure to stay tuned on my social media sites (instagram, fb, and twitter) so you’ll be one of the first to see the big reveal and enter an awesome giveaway.

2) We’re headed to Maryland for our anniversary vacay soon and I’m so pumped for the break. At the same time I’m a little stressed about all the work we’ll be neglecting while we’re gone. Hopefully we’ll be able to relax.

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27 Weeks Pregnant

27 weeks collage BJ

How far along? 27 weeks.  

Maternity clothes? Yep.

Best moment this week: I’m not gonna lie, the past two weeks have been pretty awful. The best moment would be finally getting some pain medication that worked. More on that at the bottom. 

Miss anything? My health. Exercise. Energy. 

Movement: he mostly moves at night. Sometimes it’s so much that I can actually watch my belly move. That’s pretty cool. He’s an active little boy. 

Food cravings: I had a brief zebra cake kick but that didn’t last too long.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Why yes, kidney stones and bronchitis. 

Worst symptom: I think over the past couple days my belly really popped out. The second trimester comfort was cut short by illness and now I just feel like my body has been completely taken over and there is no room for me anymore. It’s going to be a long 12 weeks.   

Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah. See above answer. 

  Gender: It’s a boy!  

  Belly Button in or out? Out. 

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody. I feel so bad for anyone who has to spend any amount of time with me because I am not enjoyable to be around and I know it. And I’m sorry. 

Looking forward to: Getting my body back which isn’t happening any time soon. Basically I’m just miserable. always. the end. 

25 Weeks Pregnant

25 week

How far along? 25 weeks.  

Maternity clothes? Yep.

Best moment this week: Getting to see our house actually start looking more finished. Drywall is nearly done, stucco is nearly done, I’m so pumped!

Miss anything: Sleeping comfortably. But I’m sick and I also miss not being sick cause this sucks. Between congestion and this human inside me I feel like I can’t breath.

Movement:Yes, he is moving so much! I swear he like just woke up this week or something. Lots of kicking and rolling and jabbing. 

Food cravings: I have such a sweet tooth. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. I can even eat a small amount of dairy now. 

Worst symptom: Tired, achey, and indigestion like no ones business.  

Have you started to show yet: Yep!

  Gender: It’s a boy!  

  Belly Button in or out? Out. 

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m so moody. Pretty much a hot mess. If you’re my friend and you feel like I haven’t been very friendly lately…I’m so sorry but all I do is get annoyed with everyone and complain and cry and then laugh for some reason. It’s very confusing. 

Looking forward to: I know that I don’t have a 9-5 job or anything but I’m super craving a vacation! I feel like we don’t have weekends because Chris is always working on the house on weekends and I have a lot to think about with house stuff and blog stuff and baby stuff and Evelyn stuff and I just want a break.

We’re headed to Maryland/NewYork/DC in April for our 5th anniversary and I’m so excited. Just one more thing to think about though…I need to start planning our trip. Or maybe I won’t.

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24 Weeks Pregnant

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How far along? 24 weeks.  

Maternity clothes? Absolutely. But in the pic above I’m wearing non maternity clothes which feels pretty good. 

Best moment this week: Spending time with Evelyn and getting to see the house make some serious progress! Drywall starts tomorrow!

Miss anything: Sleep. I need more than I am getting but I can’t get myself to go to bed earlier than 10. Plus my back is so sore that it’s hard to get comfortable. I have a love-hate relationship with my snoogle (preggo pillow) right now. Sometimes it’s comfortable. And sometimes it’s a big barrier between me and the bathroom in the middle of the night. 

Movement: I actually started feeling a lot more movement right after I complained to my midwife that I wasn’t feeling much. 

Food cravings: All the sugar. So much sugar. And then more sugar. And pico de gallo. Probably together.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Just ice cream and milk. 

Worst symptom: Tired, achey, and indigestion like no ones business.  

Have you started to show yet: Yep!

  Gender: It’s a boy!  

  Belly Button in or out? Out. Which is weird cause with Evelyn it just got flat but with baby boy it’s actually an outie. 

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Super moody. Like crazy moody with sudden mood swings. I feel bad for my poor husband. 

Looking forward to: The house being done! It’s getting so close! The stucco will probably be done within a week or so as will the drywall and then it’s time to pick trim and paint colors! Yay!!

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23 Weeks Pregnant

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How far along? 23 weeks.  

Maternity clothes? Absolutely. 

Best moment this week: I made it to the gym 6 days this week!! I’m exhausted but hopefully I can keep it up for a while. Oh but better than that: We bought a new mattress!!! I can’t wait for it to come in. I’m so excited for a more comfortable sleeping situation.

Miss anything: Comfort. 

Movement: Yes, definite movement but no distinct kicks. 

Food cravings: All the sugar. So much sugar. And then more sugar. And pico de gallo. Probably together.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! Oh except ice cream. Sad.

Worst symptom: I’m pushing past the exhaustion, it’s still there but I’m trying to ignore it. I’m pretty much just sick of the random aches and pains.

Have you started to show yet: Oh yes. The belly has popped.

  Gender: It’s a boy!  

  Belly Button in or out? Out-ish

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy.

Looking forward to: The house being done and getting to decorate and buy new furniture and all that jazz.

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Pregnancy Anxiety

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So how’s this for a ridiculous pregnancy symptom, I have had the most intense anxiety that I can only attribute to pregnancy. I guess I get anxious sometimes about meeting new people or whether or not I look okay to go out in public but lately it’s been a little more crazy than that.

Like when I was getting ready to go to Georgia. About a week before my flight I started stressing about everything you could imagine. I was hoping that I’d get an empty seat so I could bring Evelyn’s car seat on because I knew otherwise I wouldn’t get any sleep. So that was stress number one. I worried about it day in and day out even though there was NOTHING I could do about it.

I worried that I would forget something at home that I’d need, so I started making a packing list down to the specific shirts and pants and jewelry and make-up items. I worried that Evelyn would get sick. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to get through security on my own. I worried that I’d have to get up and pee too often on the plane and have to take Evelyn with me in that teeny tiny bathroom. I worried about everything.

I was so anxious that I couldn’t sleep at night or even nap during the day.

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Well that all turned out fine but only a few days later, while in Georgia, a friend invited me to a concert. I obviously said yes because I love concerts and hadn’t been to one in forever. But then the anxiety started.What if Evelyn freaked out when I left and wouldn’t let my parents put her to bed and cried the whole time I was gone?

Once again it kept me from sleeping and I eventually told her I couldn’t go. It was only after this incident that I realized something was off. It was just a concert. No big deal. Why was I freaking out so much.Well that’s an easy fix. I’d just go late to the concert after I put her to bed. But the concert was in Atlanta so then I stressed about driving there. Then I stressed about walking from the parking lot to the venue alone, then about what I’d do with my coat, whether I’d have to shell out for the $4 mini water bottle, how many times I’d have to use the nasty bathroom, what if I got too hot and ruined the concert for my friend…. It was ridic.

I freaked similarly before my flight back to Utah. I’ve also felt certain that I was breathing my last breaths several times when riding in the car with other people.

The only thing I can figure is that perhaps my pregnant state is making me feel more vulnerable than usual. That, and I probably have this motherly survival instinct that is making me take extra precautions before doing anything. It’s a pregnancy symptom that I do not appreciate.

Has anyone else had this ridiculous pregnancy anxiety??

22 Weeks Pregnant

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How far along? 22 weeks. You may have noticed that I skipped week 21. I was still in Georgia at the time and wanted my belly photos to be in the same place. But scroll to the bottom for a week 21 pic. 

Maternity clothes? Yeah, I’ve got quite the collection now (i.e. enough to go a week without doing laundry if I have to)

Best moment this week: Getting to see Chris and also having a really fun last few days with my mom. I hate that I don’t live closer to her.  

Miss anything: So so so tired. I just want to have the energy to stay on top of my life and I only know it will get harder with two kids to chase around. I’m gonna have to power through it somehow I guess. 

Movement: Yes, definite movement but no distinct kicks. 

Food cravings: All the sugar. I need to reset my diet in a big way and Valentine’s day yesterday did not help.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!

Worst symptom: Thankfully out of all the terrible things I could be feeling right now exhaustion is the worse. Which, don’t get me wrong it totally sucks, but I’ll take it over nausea any day. 

Have you started to show yet: Oh yes. The belly has popped.

  Gender: It’s a boy!  

  Belly Button in or out? Out-ish

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy I’d say with a hint of irrational anxiety every so often. But more on that later. 

Looking forward to: There’s nothing huge on the horizon at the moment except that a)the house is well on its way to becoming livable (watch out for updates) and b) my new blog is well on its way to being up and running! So we’ll see how that goes!

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And as promised, a snapshot from week 21…