Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Less than 50 days!!!

How far along? 33 Weeks
Total weight gain: 25 pounds
Maternity clothes? Of course!
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Started waking up in the middle of the night again, but still getting great sleep. 
Best moment this week: Visiting old friends back in Rocklin and enjoying a break from the heat, it rained so much!
Miss Anything? Nothing much right now.
Movement: Oh so much!  
Food cravings: Oh I hate to admit this...Cheetos and Corn Dogs!!  But it's okay because Ross just made a plate of beans, Mexican rice, and jalapeno Cheetos! ;) His cravings are way worse than mine.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms: Heartburn, sciatica, and a few Braxton Hicks practice contractions.  
Belly Button in or out? Still in.  It hasn't popped but it also hasn't gotten any flatter.   
Wedding rings on or off? With the heat, off.  I don't want them to get stuck.  Today it was pretty difficult to get them off.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I did have a hormonal episode the other day when I felt lonely and sad that my family was on their way to Portugal.  So far I have used up 3 of my allotted 10 hormonal days ;)
Looking forward to: Arranging nursery furniture and taking Ross to the A's game with fireworks for his Father's Day gift.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Baby Moon = CHECK!

How far along: 32 weeks
Total weight gain: 25 pounds
Maternity clothes: Of course!
Stretch marks: None yet. 
Sleep: Doing pretty good on sleep, I can't complain there.
Best moment of the week: Spending almost 4 days alone with hubby in Angel's Camp enjoying our time together before our little girl joins us.  
Miss anything: Seafood, especially after going to restaurants that offered fried calamari as delicious appetizers. 
Movement: Still a very active little girl we have here.  She even got the hiccups this week and Ross could feel them!   
Food Cravings: Seafood and Sushi, of course when I see something and can't have it I naturally want it even more.  
Anything make you sick or queasy: No 
Gender: girl
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Heartburn every now and then, mostly after I eat too much or she decides to have a dance party after I've just eaten.  
Belly button in or out: Still hanging in there but it is now super flat.
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy all the time!  Somewhat anxious when I get ready to go out of town.  We have an emergency hospital bag packed just in case, better safe than sorry I think.
Looking forward to: Moving the bed out of baby girl's room this weekend!  When I get back from house sitting it will be operation "set up nursery" in full effect.  

Our Baby Moon was absolutely perfect in every way!  We left Monday afternoon and met up with my Grandmother in Sonora for some dinner and lovely conversation.  

Tuesday we went to a cute little hole in the wall place for breakfast just by chance, Sue's Angels Creek Cafe.  After that we set out to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park to do a little hiking.  We learned that the large stumps are in the North Grove as we drove towards the South Grove and hiked the river picnic trail and part of Lava Bluffs Trail.  I really wanted to see the volcanic rock but I wasn't about to induce my own labor by overworking myself.  When we got home from the Big Trees we decided to cool off by the pool for a bit.  Ross took a nap in the sun and we enjoyed the cool water and did some "swim practice". 

Uphill is hard work but down hill isn't any easier with baby in the front!

Our date night dinner was spent at the Murphy's Hotel Restaurant.  We highly recommend making the trip simply for their warm bread pudding, it is absolutely delicious!! I enjoyed the best New York Cheesecake I have ever had! After dinner we came back to the timeshare and watched Silver Linings Playbook.  I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised by the very interesting story line.

Wednesday was our day of relaxation.  I enjoyed a mother-to-be package at a local day spa while Ross enjoyed a round of 18 holes of golf at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Course.  He was still playing when I got back from the spa so I joined him at the 14th or so hole.  After golf we got ready and headed to Columbia to meet up with family friends, John & Jennie.  They showed us around Columbia and treated us to a lovely dinner at Grounds in Murphy's.  

Old School Bowling Alley with wooden bowling balls the size of a shot put!!!


We wrapped up our trip on Thursday with breakfast in Murphy's and a walk around Ironstone Vineyard.  What a beautiful location for any event.  The ground were absolutely gorgeous.  We also got to see a 50lb. crystalline gold nugget that was found in 1993 in Jamestown.  They have it in the jewelry store at the vineyard in a vault guests can walk in and see.  It was pretty awesome to see.   

The 50 lb. Crystalline Gold Nugget

Well, better late than never.  After a very busy week of fun I have finally put together this week's post! Thank goodness!!

Hope everyone is having a blessed weekend! 

~ miss kasie ~

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

31 weeks. We are in the single digit count down!!

How far along: 31 weeks
Total weight gain: 22 pounds
Maternity clothes: All day, everyday!! They are so comfy!
Stretch marks: None yet. 
Sleep: Baby girl is spoiling me, I have gotten many consecutive nights of sleep without waking up multiple times throughout the night. :)
Best moment of the week: Celebrating baby girl with my friends and family at our baby shower!  The food was delicious and the company was great!  Also, I shared baby girl's movements with a co-worker who had never experienced a baby moving in the womb.  It was such a wonderful thing to share that with her. 
Miss anything: Laying on my stomach.  
Movement: Everything I've read says that movement is decreased at this time, I have to disagree.  She moves so much and all day long.   
Food Cravings: Not really.
Anything make you sick or queasy: Nope  
Gender: girl
Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Heartburn, back pain, and SCIATICA :(
Belly button in or out: Barely in. I lost the belly button bet.
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Very Happy, and getting even more excited for baby girl to be here!
Looking forward to: Celebrating Father's Day and my Birthday on Sunday with Ross.  Our Baby-moon to Angel's Camp this next week.  Ross will be playing a round of golf while I get pampered with a mommy-to-be package at a day spa.  It's our last "just us" trip before our lives change forever; we're even leaving the dogs home.  ;)

We have been so blessed, and I wish you a very blessed week!
Happy Father's Day to all the great dad's out there!!!

~ miss kasie ~

And here is a sneak at our Maternity Photo-shoot with Crown Memories Photography :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

30 Weeks until baby girl will be here!!!

How far along: 30 weeks
Total weight gain: Not sure, I will find out tomorrow :)
Maternity clothes: You betchya!
Stretch marks: None yet. 
Sleep: So far so good.  I can't believe it's actually been getting better!
Best moment of the week: Being back at preschool filling in for our Director and having the kids ask about the baby and some actually felt her moving. :)
Miss anything: I miss not needing a pillow between my legs when I sleep and a pillow for my back whenever I sit down. 
Movement: All the time!!! She doesn't seem to be too shy about it either. 
Food Cravings: Hmm, Mexican (as always), ice cream, BACON!
Anything make you sick or queasy: The smell of tuna, one of the kiddos at school had tuna for lunch and it almost made me gag.  
Gender: girl
Labor signs: Not yet, but those braxton hicks might be just around the corner.
Symptoms: Heartburn, back pain, and a little soreness in the hips lately.
Belly button in or out: In.  Ross and I have made a bet to see when it will pop out.  I guessed June 12th and Ross guessed June 16th.  I can't believe how flat it is!
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty stinkin' happy!!!
Looking forward to: Our doctor's appointment on Friday and our baby shower on Saturday, Bethany's Graduation Party on Sunday and her Graduation on Tuesday!  June is a very busy month!!!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

~ miss kasie ~