Week 34: How is it almost Thanksgiving?

When last week’s blog post went up, we were on our way to see the Kansas City Chiefs play some team that I never bothered to remember.  We bundled up as it was expected to be pretty cold and luckily managed through the cold pretty well without anyone really complaining. This was Shane and my first NFL game, Chase’s second…

Week 33: Kansas City or Bust

This week was one of those super busy weeks filled with basketball, evening work commitments, parent teacher conferences and day’s off school. Jason and I always find a way to balance it out and feel very fortunate to have the support of family members when we really need them. Tuesday was one of those days off school. Since several schools…

Week 32: Halloween meltdowns

This week pretty much revolved around Halloween. We love holidays in our house and have built traditions around the holidays that are important to us. We carved our pumpkins last week which always sounds like fun until your hand doesn’t function properly from carving impossible patterns into the side of a large vegetable. We made googly eye spooky pancakes the…

Week 31: Shane gets to see Baby L

The weeks are all starting to blur together and as of this week we are less than 2 months away from my due date. This week I had my 30 week appointment and I am still measuring small, but all is good. At my next appointment in 2 weeks we will get to see Baby L again at my 32…

Week 30: Enjoying The Last Two Months

Sometimes it is really hard to come up with a theme for the week. Our weeks are full and most days I barely remember that I am pregnant (until I try to put on my shoes or pick something up off the floor……OR when I sneeze with a full bladder). Baby L is truly along for the ride and this…

Week 29: The glucose test and my food bucket list

Week 29 included the dreaded glucose test. For those unfamiliar with the glucose test, essentially you fast, drink a sugary drink that tastes like flat orange soda, wait an hour and then have what feels like an unnatural amount of blood drawn. It’s a super fun time…said no one ever. Food is all pregnant women have and when you make…

Week 28: Fear of the Unknown

Now that I am in my third and final trimester, I am starting to panic. This pregnancy is really real and a baby will be the end result. This was obviously the goal, but it is very easy for me to forget that I am pregnant most days. It’s kind of like all the time spent planning a wedding only…

Week 27: Trotting into the 3rd trimester

Pregnancy months don’t add up to me. Everything you read says a pregnancy is nine months but nearly 40 weeks. Do the math…it doesn’t work out in my book. I never quite know what to tell people when they ask how far along I am. I usually just say I am due in December because what I do know is…

Week 26: Will I Pee My Pants Today?

I am currently sitting outside on a beautiful Saturday afternoon watching Shane bubble mow the yard. It is finally fall, and it feels like it. My pregnancy has seen spring, summer and now fall. When winter arrives so will Baby L. Week 26 was an overwhelming week. Work was overwhelming, my daily commute continues to be overwhelming, after work activities…

Week 25: Baby L Has a Name

I am winding down week 25 and week 2 of my new job. I am starting to feel settled, but It’s humbling to go from feeling confident in my work abilities to feeling like I have so much to learn. As with anything new, it’s a process and I know I will get there and I do really enjoy it.…