Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Baby Story: 30 Weeks... plus Comfy Layers.

2 virtual friends & 2 acquintances gave birth this week. One of my friends lives in Chicago and she gave birth to a gorgeous Baby Girl whom she named Prisila Elvia (a reference to Priscila & Elvis Prestley I am guessing!? =P). Her baby girl is so cute. She has chubby cheeks, a good amount of hair and the softest, biggest lips, they look so plump. Also, my cousin's best friend also gave birth this week naming her girl Aurora (I love that name and what it means). Actually I know this girl in real-life. Her daughter came out at just 35 weeks old as she wasn't due in another month or so, but both baby & mom are doing well & out of the hospital already. Then Beautiful Brittany - one my blogging friends - finally gave birth to a very healthy and big, 8 lbs. baby boy named Bear Clayton (I like that name too, especially the middle name). And, last but not least, last night one of my best friends (who is also due herself in February, a couple weeks after me) became an aunt as her Brother & Sister-in-Law became parents for the first time. They named their girl Alisa combining their names Anita+Elis. I love that. And just like this November, almost every month starting with January - when my oldest and best friend gave birth to a Baby Girl - this year has been filled with many happy and healthy births for many friends and people I know. I am guessing 2012 was a Baby Boom kind of year filled with so many births & pregnancies. All of these MAKE ME LOOK THAT MUCH FORWARD to my own bundle of joy coming anytime between January 25th to February 7th.

To My Baby Girl:
This is the 30th week I carry you in my belly and though - if I think from the beggining - the time has seemed long and sometimes a bumpy ride, I can't be happier and prouder to have you there and have you call me 'Mom' when the time is right for you to debut into this world. Both Dad & I love you to pieces as do your future grand-parents and for the last two weeks or so, we have even refered to you by your name, rather than just sweetie, peanut, baby girl, baby, etc. I hope you love your name just as much as we do.

I love you with all of my heart, belly, body & soul. Love, Your Mommy, Ada.

How Far Along: 30 weeks (7 months and a little bit more).
Total Weight Gain: 14 lbs or so.
Baby Measurements & Weight: About 15.5 inches long and weighing in at about 1360 gr. or 3 lbs. Wow she is already at least about half the size she should be before being born. Mamma is so happy.
Maternity Clothes? Yes. My pants have to be Maternity pretty much though two pairs of skinny (low-waist) pants still fit perfectly fine. My non-maternity leggings have gotten tighter.
Best moment this week: Seeing/hearing her on the ultra-sound on Tuesday. She has really grown since 5+ weeks ago when I had my last ultra-sound.
Miss Anything? Sleeping well. Though my sleep has been a little better the last couple of nights or so, getting good, quality sleep is still hard, these days. Also my belly is getting rounder and heavier, therefore waiving my body, bending or kneeling down has become a somewhat hard task.
Movement: Yes, DAILY. Her kicks have gotten louder, for sure.
Food Cravings: I am craving more meat these days as well as more sweets/desserts. Also I crave lots of Vitamin C but I take a lot of that through tangerines (I eat them daily), lemons & oranges.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Gender: It is PINK!! It is A GIRL!!
Belly button in or out? In, but trying to get out and changing its shape.
Wedding rings on or off? On but loose.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy about the baby, always happy to think about her, to think of the day when I give birth to her, to think of the moment they first put her in my arms. Baby-Happy ALL THE TIME!! 
Looking forward to: My next ultra-sound in a month or so and I am also looking forward to my belly getting bigger, now that I have hit month 7. ;-)
 
Today's outfit was brought to you by a rainy, cold Sunday where I spent the day working all day (13 hours nevertheless). I was in the office most day, didn't get to see a lot of customers and I was feeling & looking sick so this outfit was the right thing for me to wear. I love me some stripes and this top has a sexy little loop back as well as beautiful stripes. It is between a Navy & an Off-Black. Looks more navy though. I also like the little metallic button detail. White House Black Market is known for their detailing of their buttons. The material is a soft knit with some cotton & wool blend. I added my favorite new scarf, a white-button-down underneath, comfortable gray Maternity trousers and Patent Leather Tennis Shoes (that are actually quite dressy).
 
Navy & White Stripped, Boat-Neck Sweater w/ Silver Button Detail on the Sleeves & Shoulders: White House Black Market.
Cap-Sleeve, Button-Down, Poplin Shirt w/ Ruffles Around the Collar: Express.
Burnt Orange, Gold & Brown, Paisley Print, Indian Pashmina Shawl w/ Fringe: Gifted to Me from a Friend.
Dressy, Gray Maternity Pants: Oh Baby by Motherhood.
Military Green, Military-Style Jacket w/ Pockets: Ann Taylor LOFT.
Tiny, Silver Hoop Earrings w/ Quadrangle Silver Rhinestones: New York & Company (NY& Co).
Skinny, Silk, Black Headband Featuring 3 Small Rosettes: The Limited.
Teal, Faux Alligator, Big Handbag w/ Beige Details & Gold Hardware: Parfois.
Olive-Green, Patent-Leather, Tennis Shoes w/ Laces (sort of a Converse style): Simple Shoes.

4 comments:

  1. congrats to your friends on having there baby's

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  2. How amazing for you! I remember that time in pregnancy--especially with my daughter. My boys were the easiest pregnancies in the world, my daughter not so much LOL but after having two boys, I could not WAIT to meet my little girl. Hoping you the best!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the kind words & wishes. I would love for my second baby to be a boy. I think any mom would love at least one of each sex. ;-)

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