Sunday, April 26, 2015

22 Weeks

So... technically today marks week 23, but I've had this post written for a couple of days now and somehow forgot to hit publish. 

How far along? 22 weeks!

Total weight gain: 18 lbs.  

Gender: Girl 

Baby is the size of a(n)...: Spaghetti Squash! She is about 1 foot long and weighs about a pound already! 

Maternity clothes? Always a yes these days. The other day I was trying to get dressed and pulled down my spring clothes since it's getting warmer out. After about 20 minutes of pure frustration and realization that NOTHING fits over my bump anymore, I finally gave in and Ryan and I headed to Kohl's to get some maternity tops. They didn't have much, but I did get two more tops to add to my small maternity wardrobe. 

Best moment this week: This week was Spring Break, so you'd think the best moment of my week would have been something fun and outdoorsy, but in reality, the best thing I did all week was finish up my PPA for student teaching and pretty much wrap up my Master's degree! Now, all I have to focus on is packing, moving, and our growing family! 

Worst Moment this week: Coinciding with the best moment of my week, the worst moment was definitely a series of moments spent spread out at our kitchen table working on this culminating binder. It took literally ALL day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to write, organize, and put everything together. 

Miss Anything? Still red steaks and seared tuna.  

Cravings: All the fruit. Red Meat. Also, my craving for Strawberry Puffs has come back with a vengeance. I'm SO frustrated I can't find them in the stores ANYWHERE. Everyone has Trolli peach rings, but not the strawberry puffs! Grr! 

Symptoms: Pretty bad heartburn throughout the day, ankle swelling, and some gum bleeding as of late. 

Looking forward to: Enjoying these next few weeks in Boston and spending as much time with our friends as possible. Coming up, we are planning a trip to the Aquarium, a duck boat tour, a baby shower for #ittybittysmitty, and lots of little hang outs with the people we love up here. (***Side note- I wrote this on Wednesday- we have since been to the aquarium and the baby shower. Both were amazing and recaps will be coming soon on our fun-filled weekend!) 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

20 and 21 Weeks ... HALFWAY with some BIG news!

This past week, my momma was in town visiting from Georgia. Clearly, blogging took a backseat to spending time with her...and if we're being honest, blogging also took a backseat to school work and a two-week teaching takeover that I am now halfway through with. In four short weeks, I will be graduating...again! The only difference this time is that everyone has to call me Master Sarah from then on. (Right, Rachel G.??!?)

Anyways, while my mom was here, I officially hit the halfway mark in this crazy journey called pregnancy. Looking back, the first 20 weeks seem like such a blur of nausea, excitement, and exhaustion. I just can't get over how fast it's all going by... Even though five weeks ago I would have said this pregnancy was moving at a snails know, in between all the throw up and what not.

Since I missed last week, here's the 20 week picture.

20 weeks

21 weeks
Yes, it was Red Sox day at school the day this picture was taken! Go sox! 
How far along? 21 weeks!

Total weight gain: 15+ lbs.  
Gender: Still girl...
Baby is the size of a(n)...: Pomegranate  
Maternity clothes? Yup. When Weezy (Mom) was in town, we did some hardcore maternity shopping and came up with virtually nothing. Until her last day, that is! We found some pretty great dresses and maxi skirts that have definitely been my go-to these days.
Best moment this week: Having my mom get to come visit and sit in with us at a doctor's appointment and hear the heart beat.
Worst Moment this week: Non-pregnancy related: Saying goodbye to our LG, whom we meet and share a meal with every Thursday. Pregnancy related: the heart burn. Definitely the heart burn. It does NOT let up!  

Miss Anything? Medium steaks. I just want some red meat, dang it!
Cravings: Watermelon, sushi, Stop and Shop's Rotisserie Chicken Salad (SO GOOD).
Symptoms: HEART BURN. All. Day. Long.
Looking forward to: Spring Break next week!! Even though all I'll be doing is working on my PPA for student teaching. After spring break, I'm pretty much done with school work associated with student teaching and I can just spend these last few weeks enjoying the experience!

In other news, the countdown is officially on. I haven't mentioned this on the blog before because we wanted to make sure as many people as possible heard from us, but Ryan and I are officially moving to Georgia in four short weeks. While I'm super excited to be back in the great Peach state, closer to our family and our friends we left behind four years ago, I'm equally devastated to leave New England and the AMAZING friends that have grown into family up here. This place honestly feels more like home than Georgia does and I know it's going to be a tough weekend in Mid-May when we leave. Expect tears. A lot of tears.