Monday, October 28, 2013

Baby M3 :: Fourteen Weeks!

Top, ASOS (On sale for $12!) / Jeans, Mavi Maternity (On sale for $80!)

How Far Along: 14 weeks as of today, Monday, October 28th. Due April 28th but with a delivery date of April 21st, with a scheduled repeat C-section.

Total Weight Gain: Well, thanks to the adorable stomach flu that took our household by storm during week 13, I'm holding steady at a 4ls. weight gain since the beginning. I head back to the doctor tomorrow for any updates.   

Symptoms: Nausea is starting to wain although the exhaustion is always present. I can't necessarily blame that all on being pregnant though, as I can blame it more so on having to chase after the Trouble Brothers all day.   

Maternity Clothes: In 'em for the long haul. Chances are I'll be wearing them clear through the month of May at this point. Continuing to shop at the GAP, Old Navy and ASOS and trying to stock up on staple pieces like solid long sleeve T's and sweaters that I can pair with some of the things I already own. That said, my leather leggings and tribal print leggings from ASOS continue to be my favorite "splurge-worthy" pieces.   

Gender: We're still not 100% certain! Hoping to get a sneak peek at my appointment tomorrow although very unlikely. Right now, we're looking at knowing for certain on November 6th!   

Movement: Just the occasional flutter and roll. Nothing consistent yet!

Sleep: Last weekI started using my new maternity support body pillow from the Bump Nest {clickable link} and it's ah-mazing. If you're ever on the fence about buying one, let me be the one to tell you they are worth every single little shiny penny. I don't know why I always wait so long to use them each time because the comfort and extra sleep is worth it's weight in gold. The Bump Nest is made from one of the softest knit materials I have ever felt! The minute I get into position at night, it's lights out AP.  Well, until Maclane wakes up screaming. 


Cravings: Give me all the pizzas.  

Thinking Names: Well, we're making progress. Over the weekend my husband thought of a boy name that he liked. It's too bad it's one of the more popular children's names of the century. "Babe, I really like Jack. You know, but short for something. Like Jackson." That's so cute, Husband! Too bad there are already two Jack's in our family and three in Carter's class! But I appreciate the effort. I've added Tate to my list, as I've begin scanning all credits on every single TV show and movie we watch and that was the latest name to catch my eye. Like I've mentioned before, my list also includes Crosby, Whitaker, Miles, Avery and Grady. If M3 is a girl, her name will be Eliza Jane. 

Funny Moments: Walking into the grocery store for two things, milk and eggs, and walking out of the grocery store with Maclane's weight in Halloween candy. I'm going to need an intervention.

Not So Funny Moments: People asking me if I'm certain that I'm not further along than I am and nearly burning down our kitchen after I let the tabletop griddle catch fire. That was great.

Nesting:  I've already purchased a few things that I knew I wanted to have for this baby that I never had for the first two. Things like a video monitor. Also on that list is a Mamaroo and a new double stroller. I know, I'm kind of crazy for investing in these things for the last baby but I can't help it. You learn a lot from two pregnancies and two babies! I'm currently researching OrbitBaby and Britax strollers, for those of you who've emailed and asked. 

Best Moments this week: Saying goodbye to the first trimester! My girlfriend and I were trying to figure out how many "Sober Saturdays" we had ahead of us before we get to meet our babies and it's somewhere in the twenties. Like twenty-five-ish. When you put it that way? Yeah, that doesn't seem like much time at all. 

Looking Forward To: Christmas. I know we're supposed to respect the turkey and everything and usually I extra love being pregnant around all of the major feasting holidays but this year, I couldn't care less about Thanksgiving. I'm ready for Christmas. I'm ready to decorate and start doing all the fun Christmas-y things with Carter and Maclane. My husband also told me this morning that, after rearranging our furniture in the family room this weekend, that we now have room for a second tree! A SECOND TREE! I've wanted a second tree ever since we moved into this house and I could not be more selfishly excited about this.  


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39 comments :

  1. You look beautiful, friend!! Is your hair darker?? I like it!

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  2. Oh my! 14 weeks already! Cannot wait to hear the gender and find out if the early sneaky peek was accurate. (those things always intrigue me!). Beautiful as ever!

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  3. You're looking adorable as always! I am down to 4-5 sober Saturdays myself :)

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  4. I want to be you when I "grow-up", AP. Funny with your "Sober Saturdays" and adorable in all your 14 week glory. Sounds like you're rockin' this pregnancy even with two little ones! P.S. - how on earth did you catch a tabletop griddle on fire?!

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  5. You are so adorable! I got the "are you sure you're not farther along?" "are you sure you don't have twins in there?" a lot... I think it's evened out though the farther along I've gotten. People tell me I'm small now. HAHA. I just laugh because she's actually measuring big... people say weird things to pregnant women. I can't wait till you find out what you're having! That's always my favorite thing!

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  6. Love the outfit! I need to find some pieces that fit in my budget. Tate is a great name, but I'm biased because that is my husband's name.

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  7. You are looking beautiful!! Pregnancy looks great on you!

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  8. You look far too good to be pregnant...growing that baby really suits you!

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  9. "Respect the turkey" bahaha I love you. You look so pretty and I cannot wait to hear the gender!! So happy to see you're enjoying this last pregnancy...I hope the trouble brothers don't wear you out too much this week with Halloween!! :)

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  10. You are absolutely glowing!!! I can't wait to hear what you're having!

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  11. You look fantastic!! And second tree - how will this be decorated? I thought if I ever did a second tree it would be really crazy - like Dr. Seuss with lots of bright colors. Something completely opposite from the traditional, pretty tree. Can't wait to see! And can't wait for 11/6 to find out about M3!!

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  12. You look beautiful, as always!! Pregnancy definitely suits you! xoxo

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  13. I am totally living vicariously through you. Have I told you that? I probably have. :) How I can already miss being pregnant with a 7-month-old is beyond me, but I will just count on your updates to carry me through until #3 talk comes up. Haha. You look great! Is your hair darker?

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  14. You look great!! That's awesome you only gained 4lbs! I do have a question, how were you able to set a date for your scheduled c-section already? Is that something that can be discussed and picked so early on? I’m 11 weeks with #2  and I too will be a scheduled c-section and would love to be able to just know my “date” now.

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  15. One more thought/ question. I would love it you could share with us the monitors you chose and the stroller because that's two big things on my wish list for #2.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous! Love following along with you and M3!

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  17. Jane is my very favorite girl name in the whole wide world. I'm guessing I'll need to get a female dog to use it ;)

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  18. Jane is my very favorite girl name in the whole wide world! I'm guessing we'll need to get a female dog to use it ;)

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  19. Oh dear goodness you are just a beautiful peach! I love that ASOS top. Never thought of shopping there for maternity! Will make a mental note for next time ;)

    Also, I can't wait to find out the gender!

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  20. Congratulations, you look beautiful!! I can't believe we are only two weeks apart - I'm 16 weeks today! :)
    Also, it must be a pregnant thing, because my cousin & I are both pregnant and we've both been listening to Christmas music all October!! So funny! :)
    xo kristen genevieve

    sunnywithachanceoflemons.blogspot.com

    sunny bloglovin

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  21. 14 weeks already?! Wow!

    Can't wait to find out what little M3 is! I'm voting boy! As for names, I love Tate! In fact in my short lived pregnancy with baby EyeCanSee 2.0 it was too of my boy list. I also happened to have two patients that week named Tate which I took as a sign. If I can convince the husband it will definitely be in the running when I get pregnant again.

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  22. I craved pizza like crazy with Hadley. I could eat it 24/7. The Chicago deep dish was the best. Looking good and love all the names!

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  23. Congrats! I purchased a mamaroo with my little one and couldn't have been happier with it. I even blogged about my love for it!

    http://everydaylovelinessblog.blogspot.com/

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  24. I purchased the mamaroo with my little one. I loved it so much that I blogged about it.

    http://everydaylovelinessblog.blogspot.com/

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  25. You look great! I agree with you on the name Jack. Love it but we have at least 3 friends with boys named Jack. We had a hard time finding out the gender too and finally decided to just be surprised. :)

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  26. You are soo adorable!!! I love Jackson super cute!! I love Eliza Jane though super sweet! keep us updated!!

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  27. Love your baby bump! Wear it proudly!! You look great. I love the girl name. How fun if you do get a peak! :)

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  28. You look beautiful! Thrilled for you!

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  29. there is only 900 some saturdays between the day your babe is born and going off to college! HOW CRAZY IS THAT! nov 6th is so soon, i am so excited!!!!! you look so wonderful, per usual :) and YES to the mamaroo!

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  30. definitely go test out the orbit! it is so chic but kinda heavy and clonky. the convertible is easier than the deep bucket, but you never know what you like!

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  31. Gorgeous!! And I think the video monitor is the best invention ever. I am convinced we will be using it until our daughter is 10 :)

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  32. You look great! I love that top!

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  33. Naming our daughter seriously made me want to throat punch my husband. It was HORRIBLE! Every name I came up with, he vetoed but then couldn't offer any suggestions of his own. Drove me bonkers.

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  34. I love your outfit! We have a britax stroller and love it…it's a single, not sure if you are looking at a double or not. The only thing that gets me is that there is a little latch to push to open it and it seems to be a little "extra great" at latching than I would like, but not a huge deal. Closing it though is a snap.

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  35. You look FAB, girl. Your hair is getting so long, too!

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  36. you look great! Can't wait to hear what this baby is! BTW I just bought the orbit stroller so talk to me if you have any questions. For now I can tell you 2 things : a.) it is AWESOME and worth all the hype and b.) a newer cooler one is coming out in January so make sure you hold out for the G3 model!

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