Here is just a quick preview of some of the maternity pictures I had taken this weekend.
My bff Jenn Byler is an awesome photographer for her & her friends company
You can visit their facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/imageryelixir#!/imageryelixir
Anyway, I had a whirlwind weekend in Pennsylvania just recently. My mom threw my first baby shower for me & my best friends from Indiana made the trip out to be there. I will have to do a post on the baby shower later, but like I said, my friend Jenn took a ton of photos of the day & I can't wait to share them with you.
For now, here are a couple of just me from the maternity shoot. My husband joined me in a few later, but those are in the editing process =)
Size of baby: 14.6 inches long
My weight gain so far: 13 pounds
Baby weight gain so far: 2.2 pounds
Maternity Clothes: I can still fit into a few things "non-maternity" but at this point it is getting harder. I got a few dresses & am in the process of finding fall/winter clothes for the next season!
Gender: A BOY!!! We have finally picked a name~ Greyson Matthew
Movement: He is either a lot more active or just getting cramped & I can feel him more. Either way, he is all over the place in the mornings & evenings & takes his nap in the afternoon.
Sleep: it is getting a little more uncomfortable...sometimes I can sleep really good, but always wake up with a sore back or a few aches & pains
Symptoms: I'm still getting heart burn on occasion but mostly the aches & pains from sitting at a desk job all day & my feet swelling are the sypmptoms I'm dealing with the most
What I miss: Being able to bend over! haha I am having a harder time getting up & down off the floor, bending, painting my toes & all things related to that area. I get out of breath faster too!
Cravings: Sweet stuff...maybe since I passed my glucose test I am allowing myself to want more chocolate, right now chocolate covered oreos are my main craving
Best Moment this week: Attending the baby shower my mom hosted for me in PA- It was wonderful!
What I am looking forward to: Getting more of the nursery organized now that I have lots of gifts to unpack & the next few baby showers coming up!
The last couple of weeks have been so busy. While my parents were still here, my mom got to go with me to my Dr.'s appointment. It was my glucose test appointment to check for gestational diabetes. I had to give blood, then drink a sweet, orange drink (which wasn't bad at all...I thought it would be thick & sugary but it tasted more like a flat sunkist & was very light) which I downed in about 30 seconds (they give you 5 minutes). After that, I had to sit in the waiting room for an hour while the drink processed through my body. It was nice having someone to wait with me & we took the time to plan out our shopping trip for after the appt. When the hour was up, I gave a little more blood & was on my way. The next day I learned that I had passed the test, but my iron was low so now I am on an iron pill for the rest of the pregnancy. I'm glad that's all taken care of!
Once we left the doctor, we headed to Home Goods & I bought the first peice of furniture for my nursery! We had a great time.
The weekend AFTER my parents left, Matt & I attended a Baby Expo with our friends Matt & Emily Powell (& their baby boy, Jace). It was really neat! Several companies & boutiques had booths set up with all things baby. You could register to win prizes, coupons, & pick up information for everything you can think of. Matt made sure he went around & picked up all the free items..haha. We got a lot of great information for Doctors, & even helpful things like magnets with numbers for poison control, emergencies, etc. to put on our refrigerator. You never think of those things until you need them! I registered at a few stores once we were finished & ate out with our friends afterwards. It was a productive day!
The very next weekend, we attended the State Horse Show in Montgomery, AL. Matt placed 4th in one of his classes out of 30+ horses! There were 3 judges & 2 of the judges had him placed 1st & 2nd, but the other judge didn't even have him listed. Because of that, he got 4th, but if the other judge had only just placed him at ALL he might have gotten 1st! Overall, we were happy & Zeke rode the best he ever had.
Penn State lost, but they still had fun & it was something for them to do while I was enjoying the shower with lots of ladies. They didn't get home till 10:30pm so my friends had a girls night after the shower with pizza & a movie...then I got to show Matt all of the amazing gifts we received for Baby Greyson. We are blessed!!