32 Weeks

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

32weeksThis week…

Cub is the size of a… squash!  She is about sixteen inches long and weighs around four pounds.  At this point, she’s gaining up to a half a pound a week putting on baby weight for her big debut!  She rocked her check up this week and we found out that as of now, she is head down which is great news for getting her here safely.

My bump is… still growing.  My first little stretch marks appeared this week, and as much as I told myself to stay calm, I’ll admit I freaked out a little bit!

Our favorite thing has been… Cub’s first baby shower!  We were so spoiled by our family and friends in Southern California with a beautiful cub-themed shower.  Every detail was so thoughtful and adorable from the onesie banner to the “cub cakes”.  One of my favorite things was the collection of childrens’ books that Cub received from each of the guests. It was a fast, fun trip and it meant so much to us to celebrate with the people I grew up with.






We’ve been working hard in our (very scarce) spare time to get ready for Cub’s arrival.  From decorating her room and sorting out the essentials to finalizing our birth plan and making arrangements with family, there is so much to be done.  Our hospital bags are packed and ready to go though, so that’s one big thing off of the list!

We also got our maternity photos back this week and absolutely love them.  We can’t wait to share them with Cub when she’s older.






I have been feeling… like I am in survival mode lately.  The clock seems to be ticking down pretty quickly and we have so much packed into the next few weeks.  Some days I live off my to do list, but I have to remind myself that I am slowly making progress, even if I am slower than ever before!  Just feeling her roll or kick around makes me feel better though.  Once she’s here the to do list will probably seem a lot less important.

It was a bit of a tough week.  Things seemed to be going awry from the very beginning and then on Wednesday I woke up with a lot of sharp pain in one side and spent several hours in bed and in touch with my doctor and the Labor & Delivery Department.  Eventually the intense pain subsided, but for the next 48 hours I felt pretty beat up.  They finally wanted me to come in for observation after some painful contractions on Thursday evening.  We weren’t scared because Cub was moving around pretty often the entire time, but the contractions and the Labor & Delivery visit still weren’t fun.  On the up side, we got an inside tour of the department and listened to Cub’s gorgeous heartbeat for about an hour.  After a thorough check up, everything ended up looking great and indicating that Cub is planning on staying put for a while.  It was nice to have that worry off our minds.  Hopefully next time we go in will be in about eight weeks for the real deal!

I have been craving… sweets still.  It’s been bad.  If you haven’t tried the Unreal Peanut Butter Cups you are missing out.  Poor Jake thought he bought them for himself and then was surprised when they all disappeared.  Oops!

We are looking forward to… two fabulous showers for the next two weekends!  One is being hosted here in San Jose by my best friend  and the second by my amazing mother-in-law and sister-in-law in Jake’s hometown.  How spoiled are we!?  To make the next two weeks even sweeter, my mom, sister and grandmother will be visiting as well.  Oh yeah, and it’s my birthday next week!  Can’t wait!

30 Weeks

February 16, 2014 in Our Little Cub


This week…

Cub is the size of a… head of lettuce!  She is about fifteen inches long and weighs around three pounds.  She’s a funny girl who has decided to be completely sideways in my belly.  She has plenty of time to turn around, but I ask her nicely every day as a reminder.

My bump is… big, just big.  Almost anything physical… from working out, to getting in and out of the car and even sleeping is quite a challenge.  The craziest part is that I know it still has the capability of getting bigger.  I guess we’ll see!

Our favorite thing has been… getting to feel almost everything she does these days.  It used to be that I could feel strong kicks and jabs, but she’s so big now that I can feel every roll and stretch and elbow.  I love it!

We had such a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  Besides romancing each other, we got to spend some time dreaming about meeting our little one soon.  It’s bittersweet since we know that the next ten weeks will fly by and then it will never be just the two of us (or four of us) again!

This weekend we also got to do our maternity with Jake’s cousin Ashley of Cain Photography.  She makes photos so much fun.  We had a blast taking photos all over Coloma and then hanging out with Ben and Ashley and their three amazing boys afterwards.  We love the sneak peeks from the shoot and can’t wait to see all of her work.  I get so excited thinking about getting to show these to Cub someday and telling her all about how much we loved her before she even arrived.






I have been feeling… busy busy busy.  Like I said, ten weeks seems like nothing at this point.  There is so much to do with work, preparing for Cub’s arrival and our other commitments.  We want to get as much done as possible now so that we can really enjoy the time off together as a family in April.

I have been craving… Sweets!  Let’s just say my Valentine’s candy is all gone and Jake had to make a late night Baskin Robbin’s run last week.  It’s been sort of fun to have cravings, but they honestly aren’t too intense.  Oh, but oranges… always oranges.

We are looking forward to… our first shower is this coming weekend with my family and friends in Southern California.  It’s a long drive, but I can’t wait to share this milestone with all the people I grew up with.