Olivia Lynne: 25 Weeks

How Far Along? 25 weeks. 

Size of Baby? A rutabaga! Little Poppy is about 13.5 inches long and weighs around a pound and a half.
Gender? A sweet baby GIRL!!!! 

Name? Little miss Olivia Lynne Anderson; although we also lovingly refer to her as Poppy or Livie.

Weight Gain? As of my 24 week appointment I'd gained 13.5 lbs. The honest truth is that I've stopped weighing myself between doctors visits. In the beginning I was completely obsessing over the number on the scale, but then I was reminded by my doctor that as long as I'm eating healthfully and not stuffing myself with Boston cream doughnuts every night, the number doesn't really matter. I feel good, I'm continuing to walk at least 2-3 times a week and Olivia is healthy. That's all this Momma can ask for. Sure, I'm starting to notice that my face is a little 'fuller' and my ta-ta's are well and truly out of control, but this wonderful body of mine is working hard to grow our child. I couldn't be more blessed.

Stretch Marks? Although my belly is starting to feel dry and like it can't stretch any more, I'm still officially stretch mark free! Every night I continue to rub on coconut oil and lotion.

Belly button in or out? In (but continuing to get more and more shallow). 

Wedding rings on or off? Happily on, although they're definitely more snug. 

Maternity Clothes? I still fit into pre-pregnancy loose tunics and dresses, as well as the occasional stretchy t-shirt. But my Old Navy full panel maternity leggings are officially the shit. I fully intend to live in them in the upcoming months. 

Sleep? I've been super exhausted by the time evening rolls around. Come to find out, chasing around my 2 classes of 3&4 and 4&5 year olds is proving to be exhausting. Whoda thunk? haha! I am a full fledge peeing-factory and I get up 3-4 times a night to visit the potty. My lower back is starting to hurt come evening, but hubby is a pro at rubbing right around my spine which really helps. 

Movement? Baby girl is a wiggle worm, and I love that I can watch my belly 'pop' every time she kicks. Hubby feels her move every day now, which is so special. I can't wait until she's big enough to move my entire stomach - I've seen videos of friends who have been pregnant where their baby moves across their belly like a wave. It's always fascinated me! 

Symptoms? Effing heartburn! One of my moms friends suggested I eat a pickle when I get heartburn, and I tried it for the first time the other night. It works! I need to make a Costco trip just so I can stock pile pickles. Haha! Like I said, my lower back is starting to hurt a bit, and my feet are a little swollen by the end of the day. But aside from that all is well! :) 

Best Pregnancy Brain Moments? I continuously call my students by the wrong name, and yesterday I brushed my teeth with Carl's toothbrush...after I cleaned it off because I'd accidentally squirted my Neutrogena face wash on it instead of toothpaste. Hahaha! 

Mood Swings? Super emotional. I cry about the dumbest things. The worst part is I know what I'm crying about is stupid, but I still can't stop. 

Cravings? Food in general. I feel like I'm constantly hungry! Hello, my name's Amanda and I'm an endless pit. More specifically though? Cinnamon. I want cinnamon on EVERYTHING. 

Food Aversions? Tuna still disgusts me. Ew. Ew. Ew. 

Labor Signs? Still a long way out. Phew. 

What I Miss? My running. I love that I can still go on walks, but I truly miss being able to run.

Best Moments This Week/Looking Forward To? Best moment was hearing back from our mortgage broker and getting excited about our house hunting. Carl and I have been viewing houses online and are meeting with 'our bank lady' again in a few weeks. We've been working hard to save the last bit of our down payment and by the beginning of November we're excited to be able to put offers on houses! I've been pinning nursery ideas on Pinterest like it's nobody's business. Olivia is going to have the most adorable nursery, and I'm itching to decorate it! 

With buying our first house, moving in, Christmas, New Years and the arrival of Olivia; the next couple of months are going to be unbelievably crazy, overwhelming and life changing for Carl and I. But we couldn't be more excited. Life is so good.


Olivia Lynne: 24 Weeks

How Far Along? 24 weeks. 

Size of Baby? An ear of corn! Love bug is about 12 inches long and weighs just over a pound. 
Gender? A sweet baby GIRL!!!! 

Name? Little miss Olivia Lynne Anderson; although we also lovingly refer to her as Poppy or Livie.

Weight Gain? As of this weeks doctors appointment, I'd gained 13.5 lbs. 

Stretch Marks? My belly is still itchy, but stretch mark free. Yay! Coconut oil for the win!

Belly button in or out? In (but getting more and more shallow). 

Wedding rings on or off? Happily on! I need to take my rings off for walks or else they're stuck for about an hour afterward. 

Maternity Clothes? Oh, yeah.  

Sleep? Peeing all the time, but sleep is good! Rolling over is becoming quite the procedure. Haha! I also fully admit that I take over 3/4 of the bed. No shame. 

Movement?  Olivia moves ALL the time, and we can finally see the kicks on the outside! My belly moves and wiggles like a bag of microwave popcorn and I love it! 

Symptoms? Heartburn, although better than it has been. Feeling super sleepy come night time. I can no longer eat onions (although I love them) as they cause unbelievable cramps. No bueno! 

Best Pregnancy Brain Moments? Lord have mercy. Too many to count. I still cannot ever find the right words I'm looking for and I'm continuously putting things down and not remembering where they are (how many "Shit! I lost my phone (even though it's on the kitchen counter) heart attacks can one girl have?)

Mood Swings? The sunset made me cry on my walk. Need I say any more?

Cravings? Sweets (hello, brownies!)

Food Aversions? Tuna.

Labor Signs? Still a long way out. Phew. 

What I Miss? This will sound so silly, but being able to eat salami! All I've wanted lately is an onion bagel toasted with cream cheese and a slice of salami. This was a breakfast treat when I was little, and for the first time in like 10 years I've been craving it. No bueno to deli meats being no bueno. 

Best Moments This Week? A great meeting with our mortgage broker. Hurray for getting our house ducks in a nice tidy row!

Looking Forward To? A relaxing weekend free of running errands, baking cakes or running all around town.