Thursday, March 28, 2013

Eating Habits

I talk about our eating habits a lot, so I thought I would show just what we do to eat healthy all week long. We usually go to Sam's and Dierberg on Saturday or Sunday to get our weekly groceries and mainly our produce. 

Then on Sunday evenings we do this:
Cut up and bag our weeks worth of snacks and lunches.
Right now we each get a bag of carrots and celery.
A bag of chicken for our salads.
I do a bag of apples.
I do a bag of blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries that go in my yogurt.
I do a bag of strawberries that go in my salad. 
Wes does a bag of apples, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries that he eats as a snack.
A banana each.
Then each night we bag up our lettuce/spinach as well.

You would think I would be skinny...well good thing it helps one of us be lean. I am a swollen momma either way, but I know it makes me feel good and I know the baby gets lot of nutrition. 

And lately we have enough left over produce to make some pretty great smoothies too!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

37 weeks

How Far Along? 37 weeks
Size of baby? Winter Melon
Sleep? I think I am just getting use to getting up 2-3 times a night and never sleeping comfortably :) The funny part is the best sleep I get is when I should be getting up!
Food Cravings? Random this week all wanted a lot of homemade hot ham and cheese - over it now but wow that was a short phase. And we started to make smoothies with our extra berries....yummy!
What I Miss? Seeing my feet, seeing the dog that I trip over 10 times a day, not having swollen feet, and the MAIN on is the constant competition between my son and my ribs. I personally think he will win this battle. I googled it and babies can seperate and break ribs! My doctor comments 2 weeks ago how tight it was getting in there. I can't wait to see what she says tomorrow! If nothing else I have a nice case of bruised ribs for the duration of Mr. Avery's stay in the womb. 
Symptoms? I am extremely swollen....this is getting rediculous. All I want to do is not be seen in this state and I dream of 5pm so I can put my feet up and work from my bed or relax for a few hours and go down to my office and work again. I am scanning slides of Wes from his childhood while I work...multitasking at its best!
Belly Button? In and it might stay that way for a while since this kid seems to not being going outward. He is more taking up every nook he can length-wise. Another reason I look like a FAT lady...not so pregnant look...did I mention I am at the I hate the way I look stage. 
Best Moment of the Week? 
Knowing we are a full term baby is pretty awesome! Knowing we are almost 100% ready for this kid to least at home is pretty great at well. I would love to get this week and next week in at work and then he can FEEL FREE to come on his own at at any moment with out this momma having a breakdown. But even when I say that, I am so uncomfortable... I think anytime sounds like a good time!! :) 
We really cannot wait to meet him. We talk about it all the time and email each other numerous times a day about him. You could say we are already pretty consumed by this wee one!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Life these days

Lately we have 2 modes...complete relaxation/cuddle mode or GO!GO!GO mode. 

In the relax mode I try to appreciate the last days as a twosome or shall I say family of 6. The pups have been awfully cuddly these days. These dogs have it really ruff :)

Gibson laying on my belly

Wes and Duncan just relaxing watching TV- besties for life!

Cy and Wes sleeping... looks comfy?

Cy sleeping on my head, this is pretty normal for him. 

Wes and Cy completely relaxed!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Baby Wes

Finally back to finishing some of my projects before my bundle of joy gets here. I worked in the office Sunday and scanned Wes' pictures, caught up on my photobooks, and started Avery's baby book scrapbook with all of his cards and stuff from showers and the reveal. And I finally see the LIGHT and think I will get somethings crossed off my list before he gets here !!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

36 Weeks

How Far Along? 36 weeks ...WHAT!!!
Size of baby? Honeydew
Sleep? I won't complain here this week...yes up a few times a night but I have been able to go back to sleep better now.
Food Cravings? Hum...My spinach Strawberry chicken salad...I actually had a weak moment at the farmers market and bought a ton of strawberries and made a huge one for people at work... Lets says I made some friends and believers in my awesomely simple and healthy salad! I ate a TON of fruit this week, still.
What I Miss? Actually beer. Just one would be great. Avery is worth waiting for.  I would say touching my feet, but Wes has been amazing and is giving me at least 1 foot rub a day. I would say getting in and out of bed, but Wes is helping in that area too. He's been pretty awesome and we are both super excited to meet our son. Trying to enjoy our sleep, freedom, and our twosome+4dogs for the last few days.
Symptoms? I am a HUGE pregnant lady...what don't I! A HUGE belly...I am swelling, with backpain, pee frequently, and 
Belly Button? Still in!
Best Moment of the Week? 
We finished his ROOM!!! Wes hung up all of the things in his room. His Chiefs and Cardinals pennants, his Avery Pennant, the large A above his bed, and his metal wipe board and coat hook. It looks quite adorable and is pretty much exactly how I pictured it. The entire family seems to be spending more and more time in there everyday! I also went to the doctor and got to hear how healthy he is, always a relief. Next week we start our weekly appointments!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Erika's Bridal Shower {3.16.13}

My friend Erika had a bridal shower at Sasha's Wine bar in Tower Grove area this past Saturday. It was a lovely shower filled with a lot of stories and laughter! I can't wait to celebrate with her on 5-18! (Baby sitter in the works!)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

{Megan's Baby Shower} 3.9.12

This past weekend we celebrated our friend Megan's baby boy, Lucas. Michelle and Aliece hosted the shower at Aliece's new house. Aliece also announced this week publicly that she is also expecting!

Avery's Room {Final Touches}

So we finally finished all things Avery today! And his room is completely ready for his arrival!!
We hung up the last pieces today and put everything in it's place. Feels nice to be done and just wait.

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