Friday, August 24, 2012

Baby Bryce is Here!

August 17, 2012 - 8lbs 5oz - 20 inches - 7:54am

He's already one week old! Time has flown by now that he is finally here and all I want is for time to slow down. Bryce is amazing. I am so in love with this baby boy. My whole family is, even his big sis, Sadie. I have so much to share, but he's due for a feeding in a few minutes so I am going to leave you with some pictures.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

10 days and what I will Miss.

Mom, Nana, Sis, Me, and Sadie girl ( I think I was 36 weeks in this pic)

In spite of my slight aggravation Bryce isn't choosing to make an early appearance (I'm very impatient)...I decided I wanted to make a list of things I am pretty sure I am going to miss after he is finally here. Most of these have to do with my appearance...I'm not that vain, I just appreciate the pregnancy glow:-)

10. My hair. While I don't notice a huge difference in growth rate, it just has seemed a lot easier to do.

9. My full lips. I normally have tiny lips, and my lips are just slightly swollen, and I love it!

8. Being 30lbs heavier and everyone stopping me to tell me how beautiful I am. It's really the only time this will happen in any woman's life.

7. Being able to eat a good healthy proportion of foods that I want some more of. It's the only time I can say yes to seconds without worry about another 5lbs or having to add 15 minutes on the elliptical workout I will never do.

6. Not having to really work out. While I am excited to get back into it, its nice to take a long leisurely walk, and feel like you exercised.

5.  Being able to wear a bikini (or tankini) and not worrying about my lack of six pack abs. Shoot, this is the hardest my tummy will ever be:-)

4. When people answer the phone and ask...."ARE YOU HAVING THE BABY?!"

3. When family and friends feel Bryce kick or have the hiccups. I have no problem with people I know touching my belly. One of my favorite moments was at a wedding all of T's guy friends were saying good bye and one of them just came up and rubbed my belly good bye- all of the other boys wanted to touch it , so I encouraged them:-) They acted like either they were going to hurt it or Bryce was going to jump out and bite them.

2. All of my zipper and button free pants.

1. Being able to rest my hand on my belly and feel a little response. I don't think I will miss being pregnant, but I will miss always knowing where Bryce is, and that he is only a touch away.

Tomorrow I may have to do a "What I will NOT miss list" :-)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

37 weeks (and a half!)

How far along? 37 weeks 5 days

Size of the baby? whatever a winter melon is.

Maternity Clothes? now those aren't starting to fit.

Gender? Boy! Bryce Thomas!

Movement?  Yes...and I have a hard time at this point believing I will miss it. But trying to enjoy the feeling:-) I still am amazed at how I can see him lopside my belly! Oh and today I felt him on the left side of my belly which is very real. I think he stretched his leg straight out.

Sleep? still pretty well. I only woke up once last night to pee and fell straight back asleep.

Cravings? not really, maybe onion rings with ketchup. food is just not really fun. Oh I did crave beef and broccoli stir fry and I don't really like chinese.

Symptoms? For the past week I have been having a not so glorious mix of braxton hicks and real contractions, just nothing timable. They especially kick up when I am active, although today they are continuing when I am sitting down, too. Super frustrating. I lost my mucus plug last week, and it seems like I have dropped. I am really just ready for Bryce to make his lovely appearance. I am getting exhausted with these contractions. And school starts tomorrow.

Best Moment of the Week? Attending and being part of my BFFs wedding, Here are some of the photo booth pics of me, Bryce and T.
sure hope he doesn't come out with a beard like that!

like father, like son!

Friday, August 3, 2012

A Sample of My Maternity Photos

Many thanks to Winterberry Galleries for doing such a beautiful job! We went to my father in laws farm for the photo shoot! I can't wait to get the prints, and for Bryce to get here so we can do some newborn shots!