Baby MK… 33 weeks

How far along? 33 weeks (+ 2 days)
Total weight gain/loss: The doctor says I am right on track and doing fine.. I will just keep that in mind for my own sanity.
Maternity clothes? All maternity clothes.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Back to sleeping horribly again.  I get up about 5-6 times a night to go to the restroom and have a hard time falling back asleep.  I am basically walking around exhausted.  I guess I should get used to this because I am sure having a toddler and a newborn will be exhausting as well.
Best moment this week: We spent the last two weeks on vacation and it was incredible!  The first week Claire and I were able to go out to southern California to visit with our dear friends who moved a few months ago.  We never got to officially say good-bye to them, which was probably good given my emotions at the time.  It was so great to have some “girl” time (when we weren’t chasing and tending to the children) with my dear friend.  Josh joined us a few days later and combined it with some business.  It was great for us to be with our friends- we miss them a ton! The second week, we rented a house in South Haven, Michigan and had a wonderful, relaxing week as a family.  We walked, biked, swam and just enjoyed our last vacation as a family of 3.  Hard to believe that soon we will be traveling with a little one.
Fitness Level: My fitness level has been down due to vacation.  I did attend a Strollerfit class with my friend in California which was fun.  While in Michigan we did a lot of walking, biking, circuits at the park, push-ups and “Hollie-created” workouts in the yard during nap time.  I am excited to get back into my regular workout routine… regular with pregnancy modifications of course.
Miss Anything? I miss sleep
Movement: YES!  and let me add that I don’t remember wincing when Claire moved or kicked.  Sometimes this baby moves and it down right hurts.
Food cravings: Not sure if water is a craving, but I am ALWAYS thirsty… and I drink well over a gallon and a half of water a day.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Have you started to show yet: I’m huge!  I know it.  I get rude comments ALL the time and I am over it.  Although for about every 5 negative comments about how big I am, one person usually says something kind.  There was a lady in South Haven who saw me working out in the front yard and later saw me at dinner and asked how far along I was.  When I told her she was shocked at how good I looked and the workout I was doing for only having 7 weeks to go… that made me feel better.
Gender prediction: For the sake of being different, I am officially saying GIRL (even though I have no clue).  EVERYONE, I mean EVERYONE says boy and so I am going to say GIRL… if it is a GIRL, people will be shocked.  We did buy a couple boy outfits on vacation… “just in case”.
Labor Signs: No, and I am hoping I don’t have any until I am 40 weeks!
Belly Button in or out? it is out
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Happy or Moody most of the time:  happy, excited… and getting nervous.
Looking forward to: having the next two weekends at home with nothing to do.  I am hoping we will get some things done around the house and my goal is also to prepare one meal per week to put in the freezer for when the baby comes… so if you have any healthy freezer meal recipes, send them my way.

Baby MK at 33 weeks… no chalkboard this time as we were on vacation!

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Baby Mk… 24ish weeks

How far along? 24 weeks and 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: Yes, I am looking and I know, but I am not sharing anymore 😉
Maternity clothes? All maternity clothes.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Sleeping well, but getting hotter at night.
Best moment this week: About a week ago Josh felt the baby from the outside… so exciting!
Fitness Level: Still about 4-5 times a week.  I can still run an under 9 minute pace for a couple of miles which makes me proud, and am still teaching group exercise.  I know my energy level will decrease
Miss Anything? This has nothing to do with the pregnancy, but being home every day with Claire… but only 7 more working days and I will have this again- I can’t wait!
Movement: oh yes, especially right after I eat.  Now
Food cravings: Just ice cream… I can blame this on pregnancy, right?  I am pretty sure I just have it in my mind that since it is hot and I am pregnant I crave ice cream.  I keep telling myself that this may be the last time I get to blame things on being pregnant so I am embracing it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Have you started to show yet: YES!  Much bigger than I was with Claire at this point.
Gender prediction: 4 weeks ago I was sure it was a boy, but now I am back to having no clue at all. We will see in 16 weeks (give or take a few days)
Labor Signs: None and it can stay that way
Belly Button in or out? it is out
Wedding rings on or off? Off 😦  I had to take them off yesterday.  Hey, I made it ten weeks longer than I did with Claire. YAY!!!
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Mostly happy with a few bursts of tears here and there
Looking forward to: Summer and spending the last 16 weeks with Claire as an only child.  Getting the playroom ready for when this baby comes.  

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Baby MK… 20 weeks

How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Yes, I am looking and I know, but I am not sharing anymore 😉
Maternity clothes? I can still wear my regular dress pants, but that is all.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: I love sleep, but this is nothing new from pre-pregnancy.
Best moment this week: Hearing and seeing that we have a healthy baby growing right on track- so much relief.  I sometimes get so fearful and constantly pray for a healthy baby.  I also know that the point of the ultrasound is not actually to find out the gender, but confirm so many health aspects.  Praise the Lord we have a healthy baby!!!
Fitness Level: I’ve taken my workouts down to about 4-5 times a week.  This full time work crap is kicking my butt.
Miss Anything? Nothing at all..
Movement: I feel lots of movement first thing in the morning and before going to bed.  Nothing from the outside yet though.
Food cravings: I had a red meat craving the other day, but that was the only thing.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Have you started to show yet: YES!  Much bigger than I was with Claire at this point.
Gender prediction: Boy… i will be shocked if this baby comes out a girl.  Either way, I will be happy!
Labor Signs: No, and we better not have any for a long while.
Belly Button in or out? it is out
Wedding rings on or off? Still on… I will count this as a success!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and the emotions are coming on more.  I balled in my office yesterday because I couldn’t see my dear friend who just moved to California.
Looking forward to: A warm weekend at home and a long(ish) run on Saturday. 

I forgot to take a 20 week picture until I was 21 weeks, so here it is…

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What do you think?  Boy or Girl?