32 Weeks

by Lindsey on November 23, 2015

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


How far along: 32 Weeks

How big is baby: Weeble is the size of a Honeydew (4.2-5.8lbs, 17-18in)

Sleep: No change, really. I get up right around 3:40 every night, but I am able to fall back to sleep 60% of the time. And I’m still completely exhausted by mid-afternoon.

Excited about: Finally getting some things done! We’re going to get our carseat this week, my parents are coming this weekend to help us paint the nursery, we have our hospital tour next Tuesday, and we both took off work next Friday to visit a potential daycare! Fingers crossed it’s the right fit for us, so we can check that off our list!

Anxious about: Still concerned about all the things we have left to do! People are now reminding me that we’re to the point where she could come any day, and we better be ready! Someone told me today that I need to pack my hospital bag, and I panicked a little inside.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I’m suddenly obsessed with eating ice cubes! I have no idea where this came from, as it’s something I NEVER do, but I can’t get enough right now.

Gender: Weeble is a GIRL!

Movement: She’s all over the place. There’s not much more to say than that!

The belly: is really starting to make me uncomfortable. First a weird itchy rash appeared, which seems to be subsiding a little, but we (and our doctor) have no idea what is causing it. Then I started feeling sciatic pain, and it’s getting worse and worse. This weekend I pushed it and by Saturday night I literally could not walk. Apparently there’s nothing I can really do about it, except keep having my chiropractor adjust my hips, and stay off my feet as much as possible, so that’s what I’m trying to do.

Miscellaneous: I told you in my last post that we were getting maternity photos done. Well, we got them back, and they are AMAZING! I promise I’ll share them soon, but you have to wait until we decide which one to use as our Christmas card :)

Best moment of the week: Two of my close girlfriends weren’t able to come to our shower, so they decided to take me out this weekend! They treated me to brunch at Waffles, INCaffeinated, and it was freaking delicious! I opened a couple gifts, and then we spent 3 hours sitting there talking and catching up. It was so much fun!



30 Weeks

by Lindsey on November 9, 2015

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


Justin and I spent a REALLY long time trying to get my photo right, and I finally just settled for this. Daylight Savings messes up the lighting so bad!

How far along: 30 Weeks – Yes, I skipped Week 28. Just never got around to taking a photo. Oops!

How big is baby: Weeble is the size of a Winter Squash (in the photo, it’s a Pie Pumpkin (2.5-3.8lbs, 15-17in)

Sleep: has been better, finally. I didn’t get up in the middle of the night last night, so that’s a win! I am getting more exhausted in the middle of the day though. By the time 3PM rolls around, I can barely function. It’s getting tough to do anything at work in the afternoons!

Excited about: Our maternity photo shoot! Next Sunday we’ll be hanging out with BurghBaby to have some photos taken. I just really want to remember this time, and Jut and I rarely ever get in the same photos, unless we’re taking a selfie, so I decided to hire someone to do it for us! We’ll use them for this year’s Christmas card and include them in Althea’s baby book, so I’m pumped. Now I just need to figure out what the heck to wear! I need a personal stylist. I’m a mess.

Anxious about: Getting things done before she gets here! It felt like we had so much time, but with the holidays coming up, I feel like we got less than we should have and now I’m scrambling. We haven’t even started the nursery yet, and have a whole list of other things we were hoping to have finished before Thanksgiving.  

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Nothing to note. Still can’t look at grilled chicken, and still loving salty/crunchy everything.

Gender: Weeble is a GIRL!

Movement: I’ve recently started to feel her hiccups, and they seem to come almost like clock-work every night as I’m attempting to fall asleep. Also, every time I tell Jut to come feel her, she stops. Then he calls her a butthead. They’re going to have a hilarious relationship :)

The belly: just keeps getting bigger. It’s to the point now where people say “wow, you have two months left?!” Yes. Yes I do.

Miscellaneous: We had our Erie shower a couple weeks ago, and it was absolutely perfect! My mom put so much effort into making it an amazing day, and everything went off without a hitch! I got some beautiful handmade gifts that we will cherish forever. I plan to share all the details in a separate post, just haven’t gotten around to it. Same goes for the PGH shower.

Best moment of the week: I finally got everything we need for Althea’s baby book! I’ve decided to use the Project Life Baby Girl Edition, and I’m so excited to get started! I’ll be making a separate post about that as well, and then will continue to post updates throughout next year as we progress.

On an semi-related note, I am completing a 30 Days of Journaling Challenge this month (I actually signed up last month, but then didn’t do it. Oops!), in an effort to remember this time prior to Thea’s arrival. On top of that, I’m also putting together a December Daily album to record our very last month of just the two of us.

I’ve ALSO decided to attempt Project 365 (Taking a photo everyday for a year) in 2016, as a way to ensure I pick up my “good” camera everyday. I took a photography class with BurghBaby a few weeks ago, and now I just need to practice and get better!

Lots of documenting going on, and I hope I’m able to stick with it all!



26 Weeks

October 13, 2015

  How far along: 26 Weeks – HELLO THIRD TRIMESTER! How big is baby: Weeble is the size of a Papaya (1.4-2.2lbs, 13-15in) Sleep: I told my doctor that I wasn’t sleeping well, and he told me I can take Benedryl if I need to. I only have twice, the night before and the night after our shower, because […]

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24 Weeks

September 28, 2015

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 […]

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22 Weeks

September 15, 2015

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. […]

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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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