Wednesday, July 27, 2011

28 Weeks!

28 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along? 28 weeks

Size of baby:  A Chinese Cabbage. About 2-2.5 pounds and 14.8 inches long

Total weight gain/loss: 10 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Yes! Hate pregnancy pants so I usually just wear my normal shorts with the belly band.

Gender: Sweet baby Girl!!!

Movement: She moves all the time and I love it!

Sleep: I sleep great!

What I miss: Nothing really. I love being pregnant!

Cravings: Still craving ice.

Symptoms: Can’t think of anything right now. My back pain mysteriously went away! Going to the Chiropractor has really helped!

Best moment this week: Spending time with my family before I head back to Germany.


I head back to Germany on Saturday so I’ve been busy packing and getting ready for the 31 hour trip! My plane departs at 7:30am on Saturday morning and I arrive in Germany  Sunday afternoon. I am NOT looking forward to it! I have a 9.5 hour overlay in Baltimore which I am definitely not looking forward to and my flight from Baltimore to Germany isn’t guaranteed so I might be spending a few days in Baltimore if I can’t catch the military flight to Germany. I just pray that everything goes well and I get to Germany safely. If you could, please keep me in your prayers this weekend! I am definitely excited to see my amazing husband though!!!! He should be in Germany shortly after I get there. I am glad I am getting there before him so I can get the house all clean and ready and have food in the fridge. We have been vacant from our house for 6 months so I have no clue what I am going to walk into when I get there. We got rid of all of our food when we left so I will be making a big grocery shopping trip when I get back. The next time you hear from me on here, I will probably be in Germany!!! Crazy!! Can’t believe it is already time for me to go back!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

27 Weeks

I had my last appointment with my favorite doctor today! I’m pretty sad about it. Once I get back to Germany, I won’t have a choice with which doctor I have.

My appointment went great! I had my glucose test done and won’t know the results for a couple of days. I’m sure this will surprise most people but I actually liked the glucose drink!! I got the red one which is Fruit Punch and it tasted just like fruit punch! Really good!!! Made me a little nauseous afterwards though but that was normal. I didn’t pass out this time when I got my blood drawn! I was smart this time and took my own Dr. Pepper and crackers to eat afterwards. Instead of laying there for an hour like last time, I only laid there for maybe 5 minutes!!

After my glucose test, I went to get an ultrasound. They didn’t do a 3D/4D this time but it was still good to see my little girl. She was not liking the sonographer pushing on my stomach. She would not stay still!! It was so cute because she kept yawning and putting her hand by her face like she was trying to cover her mouth when she yawned!! Precious!!! Oh yeah, they also said it is DEFINITELY a girl!!!! Woo hoo!!!



Pregnancy Highlights:


How far along: 27 weeks

Size of baby: 14.5 inches long and around 2 pounds (baby is measuring 2 days ahead of her due date)

Total weight gain/loss: gained 10 pounds

Maternity Clothes: My mom bought me the belly band this week and it is AMAZING!!! How did I ever live without it!!! I wear my regular pants with the belly band and usually wear maternity shirts because of the length but most of my regular shirts still fit.

Gender: Still a girl!!

Movement: All the time!!! Love it!!!

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping really good lately!

What I miss: Nothing really. Starting to really enjoy being pregnant!

Cravings: Crushed ice

Symptoms: Occasional back pain and some acid reflux'

Best moment this week: My doctors appointment today!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Show Us Your Life: How we told our families I (not we) was pregnant!

I found out I was pregnant the day after Bryce left for his 6 month deployment. Two days later, I flew home to Texas for 6 months. I had to come up with a plan (and quick) of how to tell our families.

I found out I was pregnant on February 6th, 2010 and my moms birthday is February 9th so I wanted to give her a birthday gift that revealed the news. I bought a frame and quickly threw together a sign that said, “Baby Stringer Coming Soon”.


I gave it to her on her birthday and as soon as she saw it, her jaw just dropped!! Then she showed it to my dad and sisters and of course they just freaked out! It was so funny! I should have gotten it on video. Later that day, I was talking to Bryce’s parents on skype and showed them the frame and they were so excited too!!!

Baby Shower!

This past weekend, some friends of mine threw me the cutest baby shower! It was so sweet! I was blown away! They put so much time and thought into this shower! I was so excited to see everyone for one last time before I head back to Germany. It was definitely sad saying goodbye to everyone. Here are some pictures from the shower…

The delicious food table!




Me and my SIL, Abbie! We are due 4 days apart!! Our husbands are twins so it would be funny if our babies were born on the same day!


I was definitely showered with gifts!! This baby girl is so blessed!!


Hand made cupcakes by Leisha Shepperd and her mom!!




The hostesses: Ellen, Leisha, Christy, and Kaydee! Love these girls!!!


The Moms. They are so funny!!




26 (1/2) weeks!

I know I am super late on doing this post but this past week has been super busy. I went to Amarillo last weekend and stayed the whole week with my in laws. It was SOO much fun!! I absolutely LOVE my in laws and not too many people can say that. I have truelly been blessed with the most amazing family!!

My brother in law (thats weird to say) was in a play, Oklahoma, last weekend so my parents, the Stringer family, and I went to see it! Yes, my parents went last weekend to Amarillo with me! Bryce's family and my family have become really good friends and they love to get together any time they can!

While I was in Amarillo, I went to see the play "Texas" out at Palo Duro Canyon, got LOTS of baby shopping done (thank you Teri), went Antique shopping, watched some tennis, ate lots of frozen yogurt, and just enjoyed the nice, dry heat in Amarillo! It was truelly amazing!! Nothing like the humid, north Texas weather!

Ok on with the 261/2 week post!!

No picture this week, sorry!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 261/2 weeks

Size of baby: 1.7 pounds and 14 inches long. The size of a large cucumber

Total weight gain/loss: Gained 11 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Most of my shorts dont fit but I can still fit into a few. I can still fit into my regular clothes but prefer maternity tops.

Gender: GIRL!!!

Movement: This girl moves ALL the time!! I LOVE it!!!

Sleep: I sleep pretty good but usually have mild back pain

What I miss: Can I say I miss my husband? Im ready for him to be home!!

Cravings: Ice! I think I might be anemic

Symptoms: Back pain, occasional acid reflux

Best moment this week: Pretty much this whole week was fabulous which included a trip to Amarillo and a baby shower in Tyler.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

25 Weeks

Only 15 more weeks to go! I can't believe it!!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 25 weeks

Size of baby: A Rutabaga? about 13.5 in long and 1.5 pounds!!

Total weight gain/loss: Gained 7 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I can still wear my regular clothes but maternity is more comfortable

Gender: Girl!!!

Movement: All the time!!! Especially when I eat and in the mornings and evenings

Sleep: Ehh. I sleep ok but my back always hurts when I'm laying down

What I miss: Dr. Pepper. I've been craving it alot this week.

Cravings: Fruit

Symptoms: Still the absent mindedness, lower back pain, and acid reflux

Best moment this week: Buying the babies bedding!!!!!!