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!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

24 weeks

This is an entire week late (I am actually 25 weeks today) so all you get is a picture :)


Thursday, May 29, 2014

23 weeks


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a papaya (around 8 inches and 1.2 lbs)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: As of one week ago I had gained 13 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I am almost exclusively wearing maternity clothes now!  LIVING in dresses (maxi and short).  I foresee lots of dresses this summer to keep me cool!

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

Belly Button In/Out: In...but starting to poke more and more out.

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

Labor Signs: I had a little scare on Sunday...I was continually cramping for over 1.5 hours along with random tightening of my stomach.  I called the on-call nurse and she told me to take a warm bath and drink a huge glass of water and go to sleep.  I went to the doctor the next day and my blood pressure was low (92/70) but doctor said not a problem.  They hooked me up to the monitor for like 20-30 minutes and did not detect any contractions (praise the Lord!).  She also checked my cervix and it was closed.  Everything was good!

Movement: He is a little wiggle worm!  He moves in the morning, late afternoon and late at night.

Sleep:  Sleep is good except for the horrible heartburn at night when I lay down and insane dreams!

What I miss: Not a thing! :)

What I am looking forward to: I can't wait to finally be in the 3rd trimester in 3.5 weeks!

Cravings/Aversions: Sweets, pizza, apples, broccoli - really anything!

Symptoms: I had never had heartburn in my life before this pregnancy.  It's gotten so bad at night recently that I've had to take Tums to relieve it.  I think Luca is going to be born with a full head of hair with all this heartburn!  Also having CRAZY dreams haha.  Cramping and round ligament pain.

Best Moment This Week:  Getting the all clear on Monday - sweet baby boy is doing just fine!! God is so good!  I also starting swimming at my gym this week and it makes me feel so good!  Love getting a little workout in when I can.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

22 weeks

I am enjoying this pregnancy so much.  I really just love being pregnant - I am so happy! :)  This past weekend we had Dragon Boat on the reservoir which was super fun.  We also had our Leadership Madison graduation yesterday.  It was bittersweet that we won't be seeing our class every month after being together since August, but I am so proud of everyone for all the hard work we put in this year!


And here are a few random photos from the last week :)


Me & Sarah...she is due in August and our little boys will be 6 weeks apart!  It is so fun being pregnant with your friends.


And the photo below is a tad embarrassing since I'm so big, but I want to remember everything about this pregnancy! ;)
I had my 22 week appointment on Monday and everything was great!



Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a spaghetti squash (??) and weighs around 1 pound!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained 13 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I've bought a few more maxi dresses from Target and also bought my FIRST MATERNITY SWIMSUIT.  As in the first one piece I've worn since I was 10 years old.  And it is the best thing ever!  I still feel cute and so comfortable in it.

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

Belly Button In/Out: In...but I think on it's way out :)

 Stretch Marks: Not yet (slathering on cream every night to hopefully avoid this as long as possible)

Labor Signs: No

Movement: He moves all the time!  Mostly in the morning and late afternoon and evening.  Danny has felt him one time - it's so hard to get him to feel it at the exact time he's kicking!

Sleep:  I wake up super easy - at any time of night.  Danny hasn't been sleeping well either for some reason.

What I miss: Not a thing!

What I am looking forward to: Finally ordering our crib bedding hopefully this week or next!  I'm waiting on the fabric swatches to arrive and will order everything then.

Cravings/Aversions: Apples, pizza, ice cream, sweets, chips, strawberries.

Symptoms: Heartburn, random cramping, nose congested/dry, sporadic back pain, getting bigger so getting up and off the ground is not as easy! :)

Best Moment This Week:  We had our 22 week appointment and sonogram on Monday!  Luca looks great and is growing right on track, and his heart rate was 144.  My placenta is anterior which just means it sits higher up and the doctor said it's not a problem.  Love getting good reports!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

21 weeks

I don't know what it is but lately I just think Danny is funnier than ever.  I mean I am laughing out loud ALL the time at him.  Nonstop laughter.  He is just hilarious!  When I showed him the photo below he told me my belly looked Homer Simpson....you have to know him I guess to appreciate it but I thought it was so funny.  He also said he wants to start carrying around flashcards to answer the same pregnancy questions he gets asked over and over again ha! (When are y'all due? girl or boy? was she sick? do y'all have a name picked out?) I just love spending time with him and he's making my pregnancy so enjoyable.

Throughout my pregnancy I have let fear and anxiety and worry creep up on me from time to time and I know it is the devil trying to steal my joy.  God gave me this PRECIOUS miracle and I will not let satan take that away from me anymore.  I prayed yesterday that God would take away my worries and give me a peace beyond understanding.  I am surrendering this to Him!  

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  -Philippians 1:6


Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a banana (that seems so big to me!).

Total Weight Gain/Loss: At my last appointment two weeks ago I had gained 6lbs.  I will find out on Monday how much more I've gained.

Maternity Clothes: I need to get a few more items to round out my maternity wardrobe. I am LOVING soft, comfy dresses, maxi dresses and maxi skirts.  I also live in maternity tank tops - the BEST!

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

Belly Button In/Out: In (but it is definitely starting to poke out a little)

 Stretch Marks: Not yet (slathering on cream every night to hopefully avoid this as long as possible)

Labor Signs: No

Movement: He is a little wiggle worm! He moves mostly in the late afternoon and at night.  I was driving today and he kicked so hard that I could actually see it from the outside!  I couldn't believe it - such a sweet moment and I even teared up.  I love connecting to my little man!

Sleep: Sleep is pretty good right now.

What I miss: I really can't think of anything that I truly miss.  I actually really love being pregnant!

What I am looking forward to: Our ultrasound on Monday - love getting to see his sweet little face!

Cravings/Aversions: Um I am eating everything in sight. So hungry.  Pizza, doughnuts, strawberries, apples, bread, etc!

Symptoms: For the first time ever I know what heartburn is like - yuck!  It started this week.  I've also continued having Braxton Hicks - super sporadic and random whenever it happens.  Lower back pain and it's getting harder for me to hop up and down off the floor during my newborn sessions.

Best Moment This Week:  We finally ordered our glider!  I love the fabrics we chose and cannot wait for it to arrive!