Tuesday, September 9, 2014

38 weeks

Less than 2 weeks to go!  I cannot believe it.  I am so ready to meet our sweet baby!


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a watermelon!  That seems so big to me!  He was 5lbs 14oz at my 36 week ultrasound.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 29 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Maternity shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, maxi dresses, COMFORTABLE is all I care about! Ha!

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: Out!

 Stretch Marks: No stretch marks and I'm so grateful!

Labor Signs: I'm 50% effaced and still not dilated.  Having Braxton Hicks and cramping often.

Movement: His movements are starting to hurt a little ha! He kicks, rolls and punches all the time. I love it.

Sleep:  I wake up every night to pee, and the last few nights I have not been feeling good at all right at night time.  Doctor said my body is just getting me ready :)

What I miss: I really do not miss anything - I am just so ready to meet our precious boy!

What I am looking forward to:  Meeting Luca in less than 2 weeks! I just cannot wait!!!!!!!!!

Cravings/Aversions: EVERYTHING.  I am always hungry.

Symptoms: Heartburn, cramping, leg cramps, back pain, fatigue....and last week I threw up for the first time this whole pregnancy.  I called the nurse and she said I probably had a stomach bug that was going around.  But I didn't have any other symptoms and did not throw up again - I think it was just my body preparing itself for labor!

Best Moment This Week:  I finished editing my LAST photo session so I am officially caught up and really on maternity leave!  Now I need to start organizing the house and getting everything ready.  And we also set an induction date with the doctor - I will go in the night of Sunday, Sept 21st (my due date) and they will give me cervidil and I will spend the night at the hospital.  Then Monday morning (Sept 22nd) the doctor will break my water and we will wait to see if I am progressing on my own.  If not we will do Pitocin as a last resort.  I always said I did not want to be induced but at this point and I am just so done being pregnant ha!  Also my mom had to be induced with all 4 of her pregnancies and her water had to be broken each time, so it might be hereditary.  Still praising you Jesus for your faithfulness! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

36 weeks

I AM 9 MONTHS PREGNANT! AHHHH!!!!


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a large cantaloupe.  He weighed 5lbs 14oz at our ultrasound on Friday! So happy our little baby is growing and getting bigger :)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 26 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Yoga pants, maternity shorts, big t-shirts, maxi dresses.  I keep telling Danny I have nothing to wear - I'm so ready to be in my regular clothes again!

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: Out!

 Stretch Marks: No stretch marks and I'm so grateful!

Labor Signs: No - some cramping but cervix is still closed.

Movement: He moves, shakes, hiccups and rolls all the time.  I got a really good video of him kicking me yesterday!

Sleep:  Waking up every night now to pee.  Usually I wake up around 3am or so.  Pregnancy insomnia yay!

What I miss: I really do not miss anything - I am just so ready to meet our precious boy!

What I am looking forward to:  Meeting our precious little Luca in a little over 3 weeks!

Cravings/Aversions: Sweets, salty, everything!

Symptoms: Heartburn, back aches, leg cramps, cramping, etc.

Best Moment This Week:  I had my LAST photoshoot on Sunday so I am now officially on maternity leave!  I am still finishing up my last half dozen sessions but I can relax and do everything at home.  Thank you Jesus!  You are so faithful!

Friday, August 15, 2014

34 weeks


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a pineapple (19-22 inches and around 4.9 lbs).

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Not sure, but I'm thinking I'm up 27 lbs or so.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes. The dress in the photo above is not maternity and it was a tad too short.

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: Out!

 Stretch Marks: No stretch marks and I'm so grateful!

Labor Signs: No (in fact, my doctor checked me at my appointment on Monday and I was not dilated - yay!)

Movement: Little rascal (as Danny calls him) moves all the time - however this morning I had to lay in bed for an HOUR before I finally felt 10 kicks.

Sleep:  I think I'm starting to get pregnancy insomnia.  I will randomly wake up in the middle of the night -  I guess that's my body's way of preparing me for late nights with little Luca!

What I miss: Not a thing!

What I am looking forward to:  Maternity leave - wahooo!!!!!  My last session is August 24th and then it's nesting time until our sweet baby gets here!

Cravings/Aversions: Super thirsty, no specific food cravings or aversions.

Symptoms: Heartburn, back pain, stomach pains, fatigue, and more heartburn!

Best Moment This Week:  Meeting my friend Sarah's baby on Wednesday! Can't wait for him and Luca to be buddies!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

33 weeks

I've been so busy the last few weeks!  We finally finished our Junior League project, and my sessions are going to start winding down in the next few weeks.  Today I was stung by a WASP when I walked in my front door!  I screamed and started crying - it hurt SO bad!!!  The nursery is almost completely finished and I love how it turned out.  It is so peaceful.  Can't wait to snuggle our sweet baby in his room!


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a honeydew (around 4.5 lbs and 19 inches).

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Haven't been weighed in a few weeks.

Maternity Clothes: I live in my maternity shorts and tank tops.

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: Out!

 Stretch Marks: Thankfully no!  I've been pretty religious about using the cream on my stomach.

Labor Signs: No

Movement: I think he is running out of room because his movements feel harder and stronger haha!

Sleep:  Good except for the heartburn, hot flashes and Primo waking us up at 3am every night to use the bathroom!

What I miss: Not a thing!

What I am looking forward to:  Soaking in the last few weeks alone with my sweet hubby before little Luca arrives :)

Cravings/Aversions: I haven't been as hungry lately so I have to make sure to remember to eat every few hours. No aversions really.

Symptoms: Heartburn (the sonogram tech said she saw HAIR on his last ultrasound! No wonder I've had such bad heartburn), hot flashes, tired, back pain, nose bleeds.

Best Moment This Week:  God showing Himself so clearly yesterday.  I am so grateful for such a merciful and faithful Savior.  I will forever be grateful for this life and our sweet little Luca.

Friday, July 18, 2014

30 weeks

I was actually 30 weeks on Sunday, July 13th.  We have had a CRAZY last 2.5 weeks!  We went to Disney World July 2nd-6th, then my mom came in town July 9th-16th, my sister came in town July 12th-18th and my baby shower was on Saturday, July 12th!  I've had such a fun July getting to see all of our family!  My sweet mom and sister helped SO much while they were here - they washed clothes, folded and put away all of them, organized Luca's nursery and cleaned my house.  I am just so grateful for both of them!  We had such a good visit and I was so sad for them to leave.  But they will be back in September! Yay!


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a small cabbage!  He was 3lbs 3oz at our appointment on Monday.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 22lbs.

Maternity Clothes: All the time.  I can wear non-maternity maxi dresses and shirts, but I do love maternity clothes.

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: Out!

 Stretch Marks: A few on my legs but none on my stomach.

Labor Signs: No

Movement: He is moving a lot!  I absolutely love it.

Sleep:  Sleep is good except for Primo waking us up almost every night the last few weeks!  I don't know if it's because we had house guests or what, but it is definitely preparing for us for when Luca comes :)

What I miss: Not a thing!

What I am looking forward to:  Sonogram next Friday with Dr. Tucker.  Also finishing his nursery!

Cravings/Aversions: Eating everything.  No aversions really.

Symptoms: Heartburn, leg cramps, headaches, cramps, stomach pains from him kicking my ribs!

Best Moment This Week:  Seeing our precious baby Luca on the sonogram with my mom, sister and husband.  He was in the 45th percentile and the doctor said she thinks he will weigh 6-7lbs at birth! His heart rate was 141 and my blood pressure was good.

29 weeks

Just photos :)  I was actually 29 weeks on Sunday, July 6th. We were at Disney World with Danny's family and had SO much fun, so I didn't have a chance to post an update last week!





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

28 weeks


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a head of cauliflower!  16 inches and 2.5 lbs :)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 18lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Bought my first pair of maternity shorts - and they are AWESOME.

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: Out!

 Stretch Marks: A few on my legs but none on my stomach.

Labor Signs: No

Movement: He moves usually in the morning, some throughout the day and then late evening.  I'm supposed to count 10 kicks per hour twice per day.

Sleep:  Sleep is good!

What I miss: Not a thing!

What I am looking forward to:  Disney World and my baby shower and my mom & sister coming to town!  A lot going on the next couple of weeks!

Cravings/Aversions: Sweets, pizza, apples.

Symptoms: Heartburn (sometimes so bad I can't lay down), congestion, leg cramps, slight swelling in ankles.

Best Moment This Week:  Got a great report at the doctor yesterday!  Luca looks good and his heart rate was 135.  My blood pressure was 115/73 and all looked good! She said I had some swelling in my feet so I need to take it easy and stay super hydrated.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

27 weeks

I am so happy (and cannot believe) that I'm in my 3rd trimester and 7 months pregnant!  Praise the Lord for our sweet baby Luca growing in my tummy.  I am just so thankful!  All the glory to God!  Yesterday I went to Target and I was so touched by how helpful and nice the workers were to me since I'm pregnant.  I hear stories sometimes of people not having patience, etc, with pregnant women...but I just have to say random strangers have been so nice and shown such grace toward me and I am so grateful for that.

Our leadership class threw us a diaper shower last week at Sombra and it was so much fun!  We appreciate everyone's generosity so much.


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a cucumber!  15 inches and 2.2 lbs :)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 17lbs at my last appointment!

Maternity Clothes: I wear maternity dresses/skirts every single day.  For my shoots I wear yoga pants and t-shirts or tank tops.

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: It's looking more and more out every day.

 Stretch Marks: A few on my legs but none on my stomach.

Labor Signs: No

Movement: Little Luca bear moves all day and night. He definitely has rest periods where he isn't moving, but when he is I can definitely feel it!  I finally caught him moving on video last week :)

Sleep:  Sleep is good right now.  I think it will only get worse from here on out :)

What I miss: I really love being preggie and don't miss anything!

What I am looking forward to:  Disney World next week!  Yayyyyy!!!!!!

Cravings/Aversions: EVERYTHING IN SIGHT.

Symptoms: Heartburn (sometimes so bad I can't lay down), congestion, leg cramps.

Best Moment This Week:  We finally finished the garage and I am so excited!  We've been working on it since December (ha!) and it is SO nice to finally have a living room again.  Now I just need to clean the house and finish the nursery!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

26 weeks

I am actually 26 weeks 4 days today!



Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of an eggplant!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 17lbs. I thought this sounded like a lot but the doctor said I was right on track and she thinks I'll gain 25-30 for the whole pregnancy.

Maternity Clothes: Loving some maternity clothes.  I need to get a few more dresses for the rest of the summer!

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: On it's way out!

 Stretch Marks: Yes :(  a few on my legs, but none on my stomach.

Labor Signs: No

Movement: He moves ALL the time and I absolutely love it.  It is the coolest feeling in the world.  I've tried to video tape it several times but I can never catch him :)

Sleep:  Sleep is good except for the heartburn and starting to get uncomfortable with the big belly.

What I miss: Truly I do not miss a single thing.  I am so happy right now!

What I am looking forward to:  3rd Trimester next week!!!!!

Cravings/Aversions: Lots of sweets.

Symptoms: Heartburn, getting harder to get up and down, backaches, congested.

Best Moment This Week:  I passed my glucose test!! Yayyy!  Everything was great at my appointment on Monday.  Now I will start going every two weeks.  I cannot believe it - this pregnancy has flown by!  I also made some headway on the nursery this week and we are almost finished with the garage transformation!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

25 weeks

Three preggie friends at Jessica's shower last weekend!  Due in July, August & September and we're all having sweet baby boys! :)


Yayyyy!!! Almost to the 3rd trimester!


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of an eggplant (around 9 inches and 1.7 lbs)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'll find out at my appointment next week!

Maternity Clothes: Belly is BIG so I'm only wearing loose regular clothes or maternity clothes.  I wear t-shirts, tank tops and yoga pants for my photo sessions and mostly maxi dresses and short dresses during the day.  No pants or shorts at all.

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: On it's way out!

 Stretch Marks: Yes :(  a few on my legs, but none on my stomach.

Labor Signs: No

Movement: I LOVE feeling him move!  It is the sweetest thing in the world!  He moves a lot in the mornings and evenings/nights.  Sometimes he kicks pretty hard and it's so cool!  I can't wait to meet you sweet punkin!

Sleep:  Sleep is good except for the bad heartburn.

What I miss: Not a thing! :)

What I am looking forward to:  My appointment on Monday!  Almost to the third trimester too :)

Cravings/Aversions: I EAT EVERYTHING IN SIGHT.

Symptoms: Heartburn, heartburn and more heartburn.  Also occasional headaches.  Cramping last week which was due to dehydration and a little UTI.  No contractions or labor signs praise the Lord!

Best Moment This Week:  I am loving our childbirth classes!  I am learning so much and our instructor is so funny and sweet.  I also called the hospital today and scheduled a private transition after the birth which I am super excited about!