It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and thought about this whole blog thing. Writing hasn’t really crossed my mind lately – I/we have been living in the moment and enjoying our time together as just “Justin and Stephanie”. Baby Kime makes his/her debut in 8 short weeks (give or take a few days)! Thought it might be fun to actually share a picture (not so beautifully taken — my apologies!), and a fill out a fun little questionnaire to answer some questions.
Without further ado, here it goes…
How far along: 8 weeks, 2 days
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Um, enough that my doctor says I’m progressing well, but could still stand to eat more ice-cream if I want.
Maternity clothes: I wear lots of long maxi-dresses // maternity jeans w/tank tops (some maternity, some not) and cardigans // yoga pants and capris with workout tops.
Stretch marks: None from what I can tell!
Sleep: Thanks to a big c-shaped body pillow, accompanied by about 5 other pillows in our bed, I fall asleep pretty quickly and sleep well! Usually get up to go to the bathroom 1-2 times/night… So, not too bad! Mornings are ALWAYS rough though!
Best moment last week: Hm, when my sister-in-law felt Baby moving and pushing around and got sort of teary-eyed (well, said she was!). I love being able to share in this joy with loved ones! Baby doesn’t have the slightest idea of how loved he/she is!!!
Movement: Lots! Baby is squirmy… doesn’t really kick me too much, just pushes around and squirms around in there. I think he/she is getting annoyed with the increasingly tight quarters. I have fun little moments where I push Baby’s little foot and it sort of pushes back.
Food cravings: Nothing in particular. Fruit smoothies usually always sound good to me. And, of course, ice cream. (Yes, the freezer is loaded full of different flavors )
Gender: Surprise! Baby got nicknamed “Hermit” months ago by my hilarious sister, Jess. Hermit stands for: Her, him or it since we don’t know the gender.
Labor signs: Eh, I don’t think this technically counts, but I’ve had Braxton Hicks contractions daily for the past 2 months+. No, they aren’t the baby pushing against my skin – they are definitely Braxton Hicks. Usually they go away when I either sit down, go to the bathroom or drink more water since they typically are the result of too much activity, a full bladder or dehydration. Mine are usually because of reasons #1 & 2. I don’t think I stand a chance of being dehydrated when I drink between 70-100oz of water a day.
Belly button – in or out? It’s out and I’m just going to embrace it. Part of my changing body, right?!
What I miss: Running! I must admit, I haven’t been much of a “runner” the past two years because I’ve just sort of “let life get in the way”. But ladies and gentlemen, that will change once my body says I can run again (hopefully in December!). Running is such a stress reliever for me and I just love being outdoors and thinking/dreaming and running. It’s fun for me to push myself each step of the way and set goals. …so running. I miss running.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting this sweet little baby and introducing him/her to all of our family and friends!
Milestones: I have two… #1) Hitting the “single-week countdown” a few weeks ago. T-minus 7 weeks, 5 days ’til Baby’s due date, and #2) finishing our Lamaze Childbirth Prep classes. Supposedly I/we now know how to have this baby. Ha. 😉
On another note, Baby now consistently has hiccups anywhere from 1-3 times a day and it’s quite possibly the cutest little thing. By the time he/she has it’s third case of the hiccups a day, I usually feel pretty bad for him/her. I’ve try to see if there’s some sort of rhyme or reason for it but I can’t come up with anything. Supposedly, hiccups are good for Baby and indicate a healthy diaphragm, so I’m trying to embrace that I enjoy those little, consistent movements while they last.