Wednesday, April 30, 2014

35 Week Pregnancy Update and Baby Bump Photos

Hey, everyone!

Brady is now the size of a coconut and is around 17.2-18.7 inches long and weighs around 4.2-5.8 lbs. I only have two weeks left until I'm full-term and five weeks until my due date; this pregnancy continues to just fly by for me! Hey, this might even be my last monthly pregnancy update, if he decides to come before my due date. :)

We are totally ready for Brady. His nursery is completely done (I posted pictures and such on my last post, in case you missed it), we've bought everything he could possibly need or want, we've installed his car seat and we even sold our car and bought a 2011 Ford Escape to make traveling with him, especially when going to visit our families, much easier and roomier.

So, this past month I've definitely experienced more pregnancy symptoms. I've been super sensitive to heat (although, I always have been ... it's just much more so lately) and have been sweating very easily. I'm pretty sure I have the nose of a dog: I'm always asking Brad if he smells whatever it is I'm smelling and he hardly ever does. I can still bend over and get up and down pretty easily but it's starting to get really uncomfortable. It feels like a bowling ball is pushing out against my ribs, especially on my right side.

Speaking of my right rib cage, that's where I'm always feeling his kicks. He's been head-down since 20 weeks and in my appointment Monday the midwife said he's kind of laying sideways with his feet facing my right rib cage, which would explain why I'm always feeling his kicks on my right ribs and side. Also, I've been getting a ton of Braxton Hicks contractions every day and I've been feeling abdominal pain that only lasts a few seconds or so at random times, especially when I get up or down.

My hair is growing like a weed (and is much shinier than normal), as well as my nails. I've been waking up every night with the thirst of someone who has been stranded in the desert all day. LOL. I've been keeping bottles of water on the bathroom counter and chugging during my nearly once-an-hour pee calls. I've also noticed that I'm starting to get really hungry in the middle of the night, like I was during my first trimester, but just like then, I refuse to eat in the middle of the night and force myself to fall asleep through the hunger pangs.

My nose has been extra stuffy-feeling lately. My wedding ring is starting to get REALLY tight; I could hardly get it off the other day. I was hoping I could wear it for my entire pregnancy but I'm starting to lose hope.

In the last week or so, it feels like Brady has doubled his weight and strength. I thought his movements were strong before but they are insanely strong now. I love feeling his arms, feet, legs and butt move all around. :)

The weather has been awesome the past few weeks and I've still been walking a lot. I try to go before the temps get out of the 60s or 70s each day because, like I said, I've been getting so hot and sweaty.

I was going through some of Brad and my baby photos and wanted to share some with you all. I tried to pick ones where we were around the same age with similar poses. They all go me, Brad, me, Brad, etc.


I think Brady will look like his daddy because the Moyers men have strong features in their genes. I'm hoping that he will at least have something of mine, though. Brad would like him to have my lips and forehead (my forehead isn't as big as Brad's, although I still think I have a good-sized forehead. :-P). We think he'll have blue eyes when he's born, like Brad and I did, but I think they will change to green (my favorite eye color!) or hazel (we both have hazel-green eyes). I really want him to have hair when he's born, even if it's just a little. I love baby hair; it's so soft. I think he will, though, based on our baby pictures and the fact that I have a super thick head of hair. Hopefully, he'll have the best of both of us. :-D

I love trying to picture what he will look, whose features he'll have and what they'll be, etc., but it's impossible to try to form an image in my head. One thing I am sure of, though, is that I'll think he's the most beautiful baby in the world, no matter what. <3 

Here are my baby bump pictures for the month.

 Much love,

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brady's Nursery

Hey, y'all!

We finally have Brady's nursery finished! :)

It took a while to get everything delivered that we had ordered. It seemed like it took forever to find the right crib and dresser. We wanted a convertible crib that was durable and going to last and that wasn't dark (I don't care for dark furniture) and I didn't want white because I thought that was too girly for a boy. We ended up going with a maple set in natural color and we absolutely love it!

Speaking of love, we are both in love with the glider set we bought. It's really big but is seriously the most comfortable piece of furniture we've ever sat in. I have no doubt that I'll be falling asleep nursing Brady in it.

As you all know by now, I love owls and birds, so the Forest Friends bedding and decor set was perfect for me.

The toy box was a must for storing all his books, toys and stuffed animals and is already starting to fill up.

I would have taken some pictures of his closet and all of his outfits hanging up and such but I have a lot of diapers, wipes, an activity gym, swing, tub, stroller and car seat combo, etc. being stored in there right now, making it look really cluttered. I'm thankful we have a big double closet in his room to store everything until we need it.

The only thing missing now is Brady. <3


Sunday, April 6, 2014

OH Baby Shower

Hey, everyone!

Yesterday was my Ohio baby shower and I had a wonderful time. My mother-in-law, Sandy, hosted it at her house and my sister-in-law, Katie, helped. The turnout amazed me! A lot of Brad's family I hadn't seen in a long time came. It was nice seeing everyone again. I got a ton of great gifts and feel extremely blessed and loved. :) We played a few games which were really fun. We did the clothes pin game where people couldn't say "baby" and if they did, you steal their clothes pin and whoever has the most at the end of the shower wins. We also played count the candy in the baby bottles, guess the measurement of my belly, name those TV show kids game, finish the nursery rhyme and match the names to their meanings game. Thank you to everyone who came and made my day so special. Here are a few pictures from the shower.


 Until next time,