Tuesday, February 4, 2014

34 Weeks & a Little Extra



How far along? 34 weeks
Size of Baby? The size of a CANTALOUPE/ around 17 in. and weighs around 5lbs
Total weight gain/loss: Up 28 pounds! 
Maternity clothes: ALL maternity jeans but still wearing all my normal leggings, dresses and tops for the most part! 
Stretch marks: NO! And I have been lathering up in cocoa butter day and night! 
Sleep: is OK.. have to get up and use the bathroom around 4-5 times a night. I stay EXHAUSTED during the day but I'll live! ;) 
Best moment this week: best moments lately have been-- Registering for him, finally deciding on a name and working in his nursery! 
Movement: Out of Control! I can see his foot sticking out all the time on my right side and he stays under my right rib.. he is VERY active! 
Food cravings/aversions: obsessed with Captain D's (fried shrimp & cheese sticks) Taco Bell (which I despised before I was pregnant) Cereal (my favs are Rice Krispies & Honey Comb)
Gender: Baby Boy-Colton Champion
Labor signs: None for now.....
Belly button in or out: Still in but kind of flat like ;) 
What I miss: Not being SO tired.. I miss being able to go go go and not slow down. Trying to learn to say NO and limit myself is VERY hard! 
What I am looking forward to: My Baby Shower and Maternity pictures are coming up in just a few weeks! 
Weekly wisdom: my brain is too tired for wisdom this week! 
Milestone: Getting to "weekly visits" with my Dr. I really thought this time would never come BUT as of next week I start going every week... that means the end is near! Wooo HOOO!!!

Since this blog is kind of like a scrapbook there are a few things that I want to add for Colton so that I don't forget. Just small things that I want him to know and I would like to remember!

Baby Colton,

  • Your Papa C started calling you "Leroy" not long after I found out I was pregnant. The name REALLY started to stick with EVERYONE for several months. Your Daddy finally got tired of hearing "Leroy" all the time and decided on Colton Champion Powell.
  • I was actually a little sad about you not being "Leroy" anymore... because this was the only way that you were identified for SOOOO long!
  • We started working on your nursery over Christmas and your bedding was delivered around that time... we have decided on a 'Cowboy Theme" and I am SUPER nervous that you won't "Like" it when you are a little older! And it's totally fine if you don't! ;) 
  • We have been twice to see you on a 4D Ultrasound.. this is something that your Daddy really wanted since he hasn't been able to be at all of your ultrasounds due to work. You did not cooperate either time and only let us see your EAR! The 2nd time we went when the tech would press on you, you would throw your elbow out at her and cover your face with your hand. 
  • You receive new clothes in the mail almost daily. Your Daddy gets mad at me and says that you will "never" be able to wear all of it and will outgrow it before it's time to wear. I always tell him that I am your Mama and I know what's best for you! ;) 
  • Your Aunt Jess and I have also been shopping for you almost every weekend... I have this overwhelming fear that you aren't going to have something that you need once you arrive.
  • We also purchased a new SUV all for you to be hauled around in! It was hard to part with my car but I know you need something much BIGGER to ride in and I think you will love it! 
  • I think about you day and night and wonder what you will be like, who you will act like, look like, what you will smell like, how you will sound. I know you will be perfect and we cannot wait to meet you! 

Friday, October 25, 2013

19 Weeks!



How far along? 19 weeks and 1 Day (almost half way there!)
Size of Baby? The size of a MANGO/between 5.5 to 6 in! 
Total weight gain/loss: up 1 pound from my last appt.!
Maternity clothes: Some.. I have on my regular blue jeans on today but during the normal week I stick to linen pants and dresses!
Stretch marks: NO! And I have been lathering up in cocoa butter day and night! 
Sleep: has been wonderful! Slept like a rock the last few days! 
Best moment this week: My sweet niece was born TODAY.. Meet Lynley Renee!! She is just an angel!

Movement: YES... lots at night when I lay flat on my back! Such an amazing feeling! 
Food cravings/aversions: OBSESSED with chips and salsa from Chili's AND chicken sandwiches from Arby's (this is the only type of meat that I am eating for now!)
Gender: Sweet Baby BOY! 
Labor signs: Nope.. hopefully not for a LONG while! 
Belly button in or out: It is in for now.. but looks kind of weird! I took my belly ring out this week so that's weird for me too! 
What I miss: NOTHING this week! 
What I am looking forward to: Going back to the Dr. on Nov. 11th! Just love hearing Baby Boy's heartbeat! 
Weekly wisdom: ALWAYS be cautious.. I had a SMALL scare this week... Woke up with SEVERE neck pain (like could not even move my neck at all) to be cautious I went to the ER to have it checked out.. after an MRI they found a slipped disc between my c5 and c6 vertebrae that was rubbing against my spinal cord! VERY scary stuff! I see a neurologist on Nov. 5th so PRAY that we get it all worked out for me and Baby Powell! 
Milestone: NO morning sickness for several days this week! WOO HOO! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Gender Reveal Party

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Baby Powell's "Boots or Bows" gender reveal was SUPER fun! I highly recommend doing a gender reveal party! It was SO exciting to find out the gender with our closest friends and family!

I apologize for the ghetto video.. I am NEW to movie making! ;)

Happy Friday y'all and ROLLLLL TIDE ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

16 WEEKS/Baby Bump




How far along? 16 weeks & 4 Days 
Size of Baby? The size of a AVACADO/between 4.3 to 4.7 in! 
Total weight gain/loss: NONE as far as I know BUT I go to the Dr. Friday so we shall see! 
Maternity clothes: Still wearing lots of stretchy stuff (linen pants). I did wear jeans on Friday but felt like I couldn't breath all day. 
Stretch marks: NO! And I have been lathering up in cocoa butter day and night! 
Sleep: is a little better.. I have been using my pregnancy pillow and that seems to help some. It's still not the same sleep that I use to get before I was pregnant! 
Best moment this week: Seeing my BFF Nicole get married this weekend in Mobile and spending a little bit of time with my in-laws!
Movement: I feel like my stomach gets really hard in certain places sometimes.. no idea if that's the baby but never had that feeling before I was pregnant! 
Food cravings/aversions: still loving chips and salsa and cheesecake! I am hoping that I start to eat like a normal person soon. I would love to actually sit down and "enjoy" a meal. Right now, I just kind of "pick" at my food. I also still cannot stand any type of meat! GA-ROSS!! 
Gender: We find out FRIDAY... we are having a gender reveal party and I cannot wait to share with y'all!! :) 
Labor signs: Nope.. hopefully not for a LONG while! 
Belly button in or out: INNNN!!!! :) 
What I miss: I know this is totally selfish but I miss having a glass of wine once in a while.. we were at a wedding this weekend and it really sucks not being able to drink! 
What I am looking forward to: finding out if bay bay Powell is a GIRL or a BOY?! 
Weekly wisdom: You can enjoy "LIFE" so much better when things are marked off your to-do list! I have like 10 lists going right now between work, personal, Jennaration, planning a gender reveal AND planning my SIL's Baby Shower BUT I feel so much better at the end of the day when I get things marked off the list! 
Milestone: surviving last week while my boss was on vaca! We are a 2 person staff so I was holding down the office down all week so I am thankful that last week is OVER! 

Friday, September 20, 2013

5 on Friday!


It's Friday y'all WHOOP WHOOP!!! 

I don't know about y'all but this girl is WAY excited that the weekend is almost here!

Here are my 5 Random thoughts for FRIDAYYY!! 

#1. I absolutely CANNOT wait until the 50 Shades of Grey movie comes out and EVERYONE falls in love with Charlie Hunnam and I can say.. I told you so! I am so tired of all these women complaining that Charlie won't make a good Christian! Newsflash- Honey, you're wrong! I have been a Charlie fan since SOA! The boy has charm like no other and I PROMISE you will fall madly in love with him. He has been my "Hollywood crush" for several years so excitement was an understatement when I heard he would be playing Christian in the 50 Shades movie! Get ready girls! 

#2 I am SO excited that my daddy (Papa C) and my sista (Aunt Gessa) have been working very hard on Bay Bay Powell's Gender Reveal Box! I just cannot wait to find out if there is a sweet baby girl or a sweet baby boy growing inside of me! 

#3 OK so I was totally addicted to these Strawberry Lemonade's from McDonalds when BAM I go through the drive-thru last week to satisfy my craving and they have "discontinued" this item?! I mean really?
Does anyone know where I can get something similar to this? This pregnant woman has needs! 

#4 I am refusing to purchase a bassinet for baby Powell.. I know, I know.. I'm a terrible person. I just DO NOT and mean really DO NOT want my child sleeping in the bed with us! I also don't want to have to go through pure heck when they are too big for the bassinet and have to be moved to their crib! But I have been thinking of purchasing one of these to use for the first few months?! Anyone have one? Like it? Hate it? It's a Rock N Play Sleeper... I have heard some Moms say that these are WAY better than bassinets and easier to transition from this to the crib?! Any thoughts??

Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper - Owl

#5 I am SO excited for all of this FALL weather coming our way! This weekend is Bama's first Home Game and the weather is just perfect for it! I have got my Fall candles burning and all of my Fall decor out! Absolutely LOVE this time of year! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

14 Weeks!



I promise to have a better "bump" picture next week! This was from a wedding that B was in this past weekend! 

How far along? 14 weeks TODAY!
Size of Baby? The size of a NECTARINE/between 3.5 to 4 in! 
Total weight gain/loss: NONE- I was SO shocked when my Dr. said my weight was still the same! But I know I have plenty of time to gain! ;/
Maternity clothes: I have been wearing more "stretchy" stuff like my Fall dresses and LINEN pants from Jennaration! ;)
Stretch marks: NO! And I have been lathering up in cocoa butter day and night! 
Sleep: SUCKSSS!!!! I sleep good for a few hours and then toss and turn for the rest of the night! I finally got a pregnancy pillow and I plan to start trying it out VERY soon! 
Best moment this week: MASSAGE yesterday by my sweet friend Chancee! If you are local you should DEF go and see her at Skelton Chiropractor! 
Movement: I still think I feel "flutters" but other Mommies say it's too soon!  
Food cravings/aversions: Dill pickle chips, chips and salsa... but cannot stand the thought of ANY type of meat! Weird, I know! 
Gender: We find out October 11th AND we are having a gender reveal party! SO MUCH FUN! 
Labor signs: Nope.. hopefully not for a LONG while! 
Belly button in or out: INNNN!!!! :) 
What I miss: Sleeping through the night and not feeling tired ALL day! 
What I am looking forward to: finding out if bay bay Powell is a GIRL or a BOY?! 
Weekly wisdom: SLOW DOWN... I need to try and remember that I am TWO people now and I can't continue running around like a chicken with my head cut off all the time! 
Milestone: making it through the 1st trimester alive! ;)