24 Weeks

by Lindsey on September 28, 2015

in J&L Start a Family, Weeble Bi-Weekly


How far along: 24 Weeks

How big is baby: Weeble is still the size of an Eggplant (1-1.3lbs, 11-12in). My app has suddenly changed to one veggie/fruit per 3 weeks.

Sleep: is back to being horrible! I had about 2 good weeks, but now I’ve reached the insomnia portion of pregnancy, where once I wake up to pee, I’m ALIVE AWAKE ALERT ENTHUSIASTIC! (Sorry, that was a song we used to have to sing at camp every morning, to wake us up…Westminster Highlands anyone??) I end up laying there for a few hours before I can fall back to sleep. Sometimes I read, sometimes I just toss and turn and try not to wake up Justin. It’s not pleasant.

Excited about: The Pittsburgh Shower this Saturday!! I cannot wait to see everyone :) Also, I *think I passed my gestational diabetes test! I haven’t heard from the doctor yet, but I did get my results, and they’re definitely lower than the cutoff point for needing to take the longer test. I’m slightly worried they might be too low, but I’m waiting to hear anything for certain.

Anxious about: The weather on Saturday for the party. We are doing this open house style, almost more like a graduation party than a baby shower. We were hoping we could mostly be outside, playing cornhole, basketball, and just mingling with our guests, but right now it’s calling for rain. We knew this was a possibility in October, so we have an indoor option, but I really hope it ends up being nice out!

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Just anything salty really, crackers, chex mix, etc., which has been the whole time. Nothing specific to call out.

Gender: Weeble is a GIRL!

Movement: She’s moving like mad in there! Enough that now Justin can feel her from the outside sometimes too, and it’s awesome. Now the only problem is that if I don’t feel her for any length of time, I panic. But usually if I push around on her, she wakes up and lets me know she’s fine :)

The belly: is noticeable bigger every single day. I’m running out of clothes that fit again.

Miscellaneous: I am so excited to share this! I decided a while ago that I’m going to do Thea’s baby book using the Project Life system, specifically the baby girl edition. I put an album, some pocket pages, and the core kit on our Amazon registry, figuring that I could use our completion discount on it if no one buys it for us. BUT, this week we stopped at Pat Catan’s for something, and they had a clearance section of PL stuff! I got an album for $14 instead of the regular $30 price tag, and the pocket pages for $22 instead of $30! I was so excited!! Sadly, they didn’t have the core kit, so I still need that, but I’m so glad I was able to find the other pieces at such a discount!

Best moment of the week: The reason we had to make that stop to Pat Catan’s, is because I spent the last 4 days creating invitations for the Erie shower! We were originally going to order them from a website, but after missing the 50% sale, we realized we could create something similar on our own! So, Saturday Justin and I went out to get all the supplies, I created the image, and then my mom and step-dad came down to help me put them together yesterday. They turned out perfect! Even better than the ones we were going to buy :)


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22 Weeks

by Lindsey on September 15, 2015

in J&L Start a Family, Weeble Bi-Weekly

Again, I’m a week behind in posting this, but at this point, you should just assume that :)


How far along: 22 Weeks

How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of an Eggplant (1-1.3lbs, 11-12in) We’re officially weighing pounds!

Sleep: is SO MUCH BETTER! I finally got myself a Snoogle, and it really has changed my life. It’s so comfy. I’m never giving it up. (Justin tried it out one day, and he’s totally jealous.)

Excited about: getting RSVPs to the Pittsburgh Shower! So far only one couple has said they can’t come, so I think it’s gonna be an awesome day!

Anxious about: My glucose test for gestational diabetes. I need to schedule it for next week, and I’m really not looking forward to it.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Still nothing really. Been eating a lot of chex mix lately, but that’s about it!

Gender: Weeble is a GIRL!

Movement: WOW. All of a sudden I can feel her all over the place! One night I was convinced she was doing the Whip (Nae Nae) dance while I was laying in bed. Now I’m waiting for Justin to feel it from the outside. It really is the most amazing feeling in the world, and I can’t wait for him to experience it!

The belly: feels like it’s not big enough! I’ve started having to eat MUCH smaller meals, numerous times throughout the day, because every time I eat any normal amount, I feel like I’m going to burst!

Miscellaneous: I don’t think I’ve gotten to the full blown “nesting” phase of pregnancy, but I’m definitely ready to start getting some things done around here! My mom is helping me finish curtains for the living room, dining room, and kitchen, and I’m suddenly really in the mood to read a couple decluttering books like “The Joy of Less” and “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering“. I guess I’m ready to get rid of a bunch before packing this house with baby stuff!

Best moment of the week: Back in May, right after I told her I was pregnant, my ex-boss/current mentor at work left for her own maternity leave. Back then she gave me a little care package that she had been saving for me, knowing that we had been trying for a while. She finally came back to work last week, and yesterday when I walked to my desk, I found that she had left me another bag, this time with 2 pairs of maternity jeans! I had originally said I had no intention of buying any, with hopes I could just wear tights all winter, but then realized I was probably going to need a pair at some point. Now I don’t have to buy them and I’m so excited! Of course, she’s quite a bit taller than me, so I need to shorten them, but since she’s done having babies, she said I can do whatever I need to make them work! She really is one of my favorite people :)



20 Weeks

August 31, 2015

Holy crap, we’re halfway there! (Also, I’m a week late again, sorry!) How far along: 20 Weeks How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of a Mango (10.58oz, 10.08in) Sleep: Has gotten much worse. I can’t get comfortable and I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee often. Also, I’ve always been one […]

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18 Weeks

August 17, 2015

This is a little late, as I actually hit 19 weeks today, but I wanted to wait until after the events of this weekend to post! How far along: 18 Weeks How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of a Dragon Fruit (6.70oz, 5.59in) – Every time I read that, I say “rawr” in my head :) Sleep: When […]

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16 Weeks

July 31, 2015

How far along: 16 Weeks How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of an Avocado (3.53oz, 4.57in) – Justin has been waiting for this week. Avocados are his favorite! Sleep: Has been way better lately! Of course, now I’m starting to have to pee more, so I’m sure it won’t last, but I’m enjoying it while I can! […]

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14 Weeks

July 16, 2015

*This post (and my version of a tan) brought to you from the Outer Banks :) How far along: 14 Weeks How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of a Peach (1.52oz, 3.42in) Sleep: Has been getting better at home, but is crap here at the beach house. I don’t want vacation to end, but I can’t wait to get […]

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12 Weeks

July 2, 2015

How far along: 12 Weeks How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of a Plum (0.49oz, 2.13in) Sleep: Still not great. I had many people tell me I can get the Snoogle from Burlington for much cheaper than Amazon, but I haven’t found one in a store yet. In the meantime, I’ve been using just another regular pillow […]

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Dear Justin

June 22, 2015

Occasionally I write letters to my husband. You can read the rest here! Dear Justin, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for forgiving me when I make mistakes. Thank you for celebrating the little things. Thank you for helping me survive the last 2 years. Thank you for making me laugh every single […]

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10 Weeks

June 17, 2015

I wasn’t going to do these because I’m trying to make a conscious effort of not blowing up my feed with baby news. After spending 2 years fighting to get here, I know how hard it is to watch other people providing constant updates, and I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. I do, however, want to […]

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So about that announcement we made this morning…

June 1, 2015

After taking 31 days off from social media, I have an overwhelming amount of things to update you on, but I think I’ll start with some details behind the photo we posted this morning :) It’s true, we’re finally pregnant!! Before I go any further I just have to say, I can’t think of a better way […]

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