Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mama Jen @ 30 weeks..

Weeks: 30 weeks Thursday

Cravings: Not really craving anything in particular. I am not really able to eat very much at a time which stinks. The only exception to that was Kyle made grilled cheese & soup the other day and I ate a whole sandwich and AN ENTIRE CAN OF LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP!! I guess I was hungry.

Any foods you don't want? Still no hamburger, even though I tried again this Labor Day weekend.

Symptoms? Lots of movement. Kinsley had the hiccups Saturday morning and it just got me giggling. I have had Braxton Hicks contractions multiple times per day for the last several weeks. It is really the strangest feeling...Usually I will just be walking along & all of the sudden, my lower abdomen gets really tight and it makes it hard to walk. Kyle laughs because he says I waddle more when it happens. My sciatica is also back in full force. I guess her size has allowed her to press on the nerve again. I have to rotate the heating pad between my gallbladder and my right hip.

Showing: absolutely yes.

Boy or Girl?
Miss Kinsley Anne Settle

Bought anything? I actually bought some hair flowers & headbands. As soon as I get them in the mail (probably this week), I will take pictures and do a full post about them. They are from a fellow blogger & I am in love with them! I can't wait to put them on Kinsley Anne's sweet little head!

Shopping for anything? Not really. I have a shower with my coworkers on Thursday, a shower thrown by Kyle's mom's side on Saturday, & a shower thrown by Kyle's dad's side on 9/25.

..And the dad to be? On top of things! :) He takes such good care of me & only laughs a little when he has to pull me to a sitting position if I'm laying on my back. I am getting more & more excited to see him in action with Kinsley. He was laying on the couch with Avery (13wk old puppy) and Avery had her head all snuggled up next to his yesterday. I snapped the picture below & said to Kyle "in 2 months that will be a baby and not a puppy!" {Sorry about the quality of my blackberry pictures}

Most recent appointment? 8/24 for my 28wk appt. Everything was good - She's growing on schedule & her heartbeat was strong. I had my glucose tolerance test & honestly, the drink was not that bad! I had the fruit punch flavored version & it just had an interesting after taste. The worst part was having TONS of sugar on an empty stomach. Anyway, I passed my test!! That means, NO GESTATIONAL DIABETES! Yay! That was my last monthly appt & now I am onto every 2wk appts.

Next appointment? Today for my 30wk check! I'm not sure if they do anything differently at these 2 week appointments, but hopefully everything keeps trucking along. I can't believe I'll be full-term in 7 weeks! So exciting!

Onto non-pregnancy things..
  • Avery & Bowen (our 2 GSP's) continue to be best friends. They wake up in the mornings so excited to play with each other & Bowen pouts when I have to put her in her kennel when I go to work in the morning. He just sits by a tree in our front yard & stares at her. He has an invisible fence & soon when Avery is old enough to figure it all out, she will be able to stay out in the yard with Bowen.
  • Labor Day weekend was SO nice. We went to the lake on Saturday and just relaxed and let the dogs enjoy the water. Avery was overly exhausted from trying to keep up with big brother Bowen & slept for several hours. Bowen chewed a hole through an oversized tennis ball (we're talking a BIG ball) & when it was thrown into the water, it sunk. He swam for the greater part of 2 hours in a circle looking for it. Poor guy, I finally felt sorry for him, got in, and retrieved it for him. He ate like a champ Saturday night & slept really hard until I woke them up Sunday morning. Here they are relaxing (sorry for the bad quality..camera pic again)..Avery on top of Bowen:
  • Sunday, we went to church, lunch, & then went to the Hendersonville Apple Festival. I forgot my camera so I have no pictures to share, but it was lots of fun. All of downtown Hendersonville is blocked off & there are sidewalk sales, street vendors (think crafts, art, clothing, not-for-profits, etc), and of course there was lots of food! The highlights were tasting apple cider slushies & getting a Kilwin's caramel apple. I may be craving one of these apples later this week now that mine is officially all gone! That caramel is to die for. I am salivating thinking about how tasty it was. By the time I got home, I just changed into pajamas, put my feet up, and rested. The heat definitely took it out of me more quickly than in my pre-pregnancy days.
  • Then yesterday was so unplanned & perfect. I let the puppies out at 6:30am to play & then went back to bed. When Kyle & I woke up, we just lounged in bed until we felt adequately rested & then got up. While I showered & got ready, Kyle made apple muffins for breakfast. They were delish! We then took a trip together for a new shower dress & shoes and a few things Kyle was needing to work on a deer stand. After our errands trip, we went and got BBQ at a new place in downtown Inman called Mud Bones. It was SOOO good. {please note that the thing I get most excited about these days is food} Then, I hunkered down on the couch with Miss Avery for a long afternoon nap. Last night, we cooked some supper & watched TV. It was so nice to just relax. I am now reenergized (for now at least) to make it through the next 2 months. Then, I get the best vacation a mom could ever ask for!! :)

Until next time..
Love, Jen

Kinsley Anne,
It is hard to explain how you can love someone so much that you've never even met, but we love you so much! We can't wait to meet you & scrutinize over every little detail of your perfectly designed self. Aside from us, there is a really big family waiting to love on you. Keep growing & getting some fat on those bones!! :)
Love, your mama & daddy

1 comment:

Theresa said...

I love reading your posts. It is so nice of you to share this special time this way. And it makes me reflect on my own pregnancies :)

Love the music too!