Wednesday, September 28, 2011

37 weeks

Full term!! Time has flown by! I can not believe how fast the time has gone! I am feeling very large and so ready to get this baby girl out of me! I can’t wait to see her little face and hold her! I know I am going to miss being pregnant though and feeling her little kicks all the time!

37 weeks..


Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 37 weeks!!

Size of baby: A Stalk of Swiss Chard…about 6 1/3 pounds and a little over 19 inches long.

Total weight gain/loss: Gained 22 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah!

Sleep: I sleep pretty good, actually!

What I miss: Just being able to get around easily.

Cravings: Ice water.

Symptoms: Lower back pain, feet pain, a few Braxton Hicks contractions.

Best moment this week: Getting her room and everything ready for her to arrive!

What I am most looking forward to: Holding my baby girl!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

36 weeks!

Sorry for the scraggly look! I forgot to take a picture until after I was ready for bed! Here is a picture of my ever growing belly…

36 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 36 weeks.

Size of baby: A crenshaw melon. About 6 pounds and 18 1/2 inches long.

Total weight gain/loss: Gained 19 pounds so far.. I will find out if I have gained more tomorrow at my doctors appointment.

Maternity Clothes: Yes!

Sleep: I sleep great!

What I miss: Coffee and being able to stand up all day without my feet killing me!

Cravings: Ice water.

Symptoms: Sore feet, sore feet, and did I say sore feet? And heartburn.

Best moment this week: Taking some maternity pictures!!

What I am most looking forward to: Meeting baby Stringer!!!!!


I have a doctors appointment tomorrow so I can’t wait to see how I am progressing! I think this baby girl is ready to get out of me!! She loves to stretch as far as she can while jabbing her sweet little feet into my ribs! As painful as it is, I am definitely going to miss it after she is born!!


Here are two sneak peak maternity pictures taken by Ashley Neri Photography!! Thank you Ashley for the pictures!!




Wednesday, September 14, 2011

35 weeks!

I will be full term in 2 weeks!! Unbelievable!! Thankfully, baby Stringer’s room is ready…almost! Still need to put some things on her wall but besides that, its done!! I will share pictures when its totally complete!!



Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 35 weeks!

Size of baby: Honeydew Melon. About 18 inches long and 5 1/4 pounds!!

Total weight gain/loss: 19 pounds

Maternity Clothes: My regular shirts are become too short so I am wearing maternity shirts now. Still in my regular jeans.

Sleep: I sleep great!

What I miss: Nothing this week!

Cravings: Ice water and German ice cream

Symptoms: Heart burn and sore feet and back

Best moment this week: Buying baby girls stroller and finally getting her room all ready!

What I am most looking forward to: Meeting our baby girl!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This past Thursday, Bryce and I were getting ready to head to my doctor’s appointment and he said, “Hey, wanna go to Paris today?”. Of course I said “YES!” So we packed our bags and headed out after the appointment. Bryce bought a hotel off of Priceline (the only place I will ever buy a hotel room from). He got a 4-star hotel for about half the original price! We were very pleased with the hotel!! It was very nice!

It took us about 4 hours to get to Paris. As we were entering the city, we kept being cut off by motorcycles. I had never in my life seen anything like it! When we got into some traffic, the motorcycles would fly past us in-between lanes. It got really annoying, really fast!! We thought that maybe once we actually got into the city, it wouldn’t be that bad….we were wrong! It was worse!! All I could do was pray that we wouldn’t get in a wreck! These motorcycles were crazy!! Thankfully, we didn’t get in a wreck!

Once we arrived, we parked our car about a mile and a half from out hotel (it was the closest parking garage) and then we had to walk to the hotel with our bags! Pretty exhausting but not enough to slow us down! (I had plenty of water to drink!) Once we checked into our hotel and put down our bags, we decided to walk to the Eiffel tower which was only about a mile away! I was so excited! We got to the tower and I was just in AWE! It was beautiful!! I got some great pictures too!! We didn’t get back to our room till after midnight so we were exhausted!!

The next day, we woke up bright and early, checked out of our hotel, and hit the city again! We visited the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel tower (again) and we also walked around the city. We ate lunch at a place called the Royal Opera. I ordered a salad and Bryce got the cream pasta. Neither one of us liked what we got so we switched plates! We headed home around 6pm but didn’t get back until midnight. We stopped to get dinner and of course we had to stop about a million other times so I could go to the bathroom. Oh the joys of being pregnant! The next morning, we had a marriage conference all day so we were beyond exhausted this morning! We ended up skipping church and catching up on our rest. I hate missing church but it was definitely nice to catch up on some sleep!





The Louvre


The Royal Opera (where we ate)


Notre Dame


Front of Notre Dame


Eiffel tower during the day


Paris from the first floor of the Eiffel tower


34 Weeks!

I know I am WAY late on this post but I have been so busy lately!! Bryce came home from the states on Wednesday and then we left for Paris on Thursday and didn’t get back until Friday night and we had a marriage conference all day on Saturday! Whew! This picture was actually taken at 34 weeks and 5 days.

Pregnancy Highlights:
How far along: 34 weeks.
Size of baby: Baby girl is the size of a cantaloupe. About 4 3/4 pounds and 18 inches long!!
Total weight gain/loss: 19 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: Still in my regular jeans but usually wear maternity shirts.
Sleep: I sleep pretty good. I usually only get up about once or twice in the night to use the restroom.
What I miss: Being able to walk for long periods of time without my feet and back hurting.
Cravings: Ice water, fruit, German ice cream!!!
Symptoms: heart burn and occasionally swollen feet (usually when I am up walking all day).
Best moment this week: Bryce coming home!!!
What I am most looking forward to: Finish getting the baby’s room ready (hopefully today) and I also cant wait to see this little girl! I can’t wait for her to get here!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

33 weeks!!

I was actually 33 weeks yesterday but I totally forgot to take a picture!!



Front view: Hard to see because of my scarf


Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 33 weeks and 1 day

Size of Baby: Baby girl is the size of a pineapple. 4.2 pounds and 17.2 inches long!!

Total weight gain/loss: 17 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I’m wearing my regular clothes today. I usually wear maternity shirts though because of the length. I hate maternity pants so I’m still in my regular jeans.

Sleep: I sleep great!! I usually just get up once in the night to use the bathroom.

What I miss: Nothing this week! Just really enjoying being pregnant! I’m definitely going to miss this once baby girl is born!!

Cravings: German Ice cream!! YUM!!!

Symptoms: Acid Reflux!!!! I’ve been poppin’ the tums like they are candy!!

Best moment this week: Buying paint for the baby’s room? Haven’t really done much this week to prepare for baby’s arrival! Oops!! Oh wait, I did buy a glider!! Can’t wait to go pick it up!!!

What I am most looking forward to: Bryce coming home so we can paint the baby’s room and finish getting it ready!