Thursday, June 13, 2013

1 Month!!

Brooklynn Christian Farley is 1 month old today!! Starting on month two, I will be posting the picture with the white board again talking all about her weight gain, length change and all those fun updates!! But for now, this is what I've got!! This time, I'm going to talk about how the first month went!
The past month was definitely the hardest! No sleep, crying baby and getting used to the cloth diapers(which are fantastic). Last night, she finally slept ALMOST all night. Only woke up once. We got our newborn pictures done and ordered our birth announcements. Were finally getting a routine down. During the week, I get up during the night so Christopher can sleep since he works and on the weekends, we switch off feedings. But I haven't regretted one second of it. We are finally able to bring her places and I'm really loving our stroller!! Stay tuned for next months update... Love you all! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Week 39 & 40!!

She is the size of a Durian Fruit!!

How far along? Fully cooked!! 40 weeks and still no baby
Baby Clothes? Still seems to be multiplying
Stretch Marks? Oh yes!! More then ever, but soon it will all be worth something
Best Moment this week?  Realizing she can come anytime now and be perfectly healthy! Also, i'm so excited to say that I made it to 40 weeks!
Miss anything?  Sleeping on my stomach..
Movement? Yup!! Always but not as much as before.
Food Cravings? Green Olives and animal crackers
Any new changes to nursery? My dad came over the other day and hung up her curtain rod and also, he made a shelf that fits her wipe warmer!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope!!
Newest item you've bought? Nothing, but my parents have been gushing us with little gifts. 
Labor signs? Some more braxton hicks and nausea but nothing more. Our Dr. says I'm starting to thin out more though so thats good! Also, she felt her head when she was checking me and said that if she doesn't come this week, then my induction has been scheduled for sunday the 12th!!
Belly Button in or out? Half and half. Never fully popped out
Wedding rings on or off? Off :(
Happy or moody most of the time? Uncomfy and excited.
Looking forward to:  Meeting our baby!!

This will be the last blog post for a little while, but stay tuned because I will be tracking her growth the same way!! Until then..

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Week 38!!

She is the size of a Pumpkin!!

How far along? Brooklynn is 38 weeks!! 2 more to go...
Baby Clothes? They are all cleaned and hung up. Now we just need an adorable baby to put them in!!
Stretch Marks? Yup! I've even discovered a bright purple one on the top of my belly. :) They are my tiger stripes!!
Best Moment this week?  Finding out that she has dropped!! We are one step closer to meeting our baby girl!
Miss anything?  Not really. I've been sleeping my whole life. I'm ready to not sleep and be up every hour.
Movement? YES!! And now they are REALLY hurting.
Food Cravings? BBQ Chips
Any new changes to nursery? Nope! Just waiting to fill it with cries, giggles and snuggles.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Thinking about the food I just ate.
Newest item you've bought? Nothing this week.
Labor signs? Some pain down there and small contractions.
Belly Button in or out? Half and half
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy but uncomfortable.
Looking forward to:  Those first contractions that tell me I'm actually in labor!

Next week will be 39 weeks!! Holy moly!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Week 37!!

She is the size of a Wintermelon!!

How far along? 37 weeks... Brooklynn is full term!
Baby Clothes? All ready for her!
Stretch Marks? Oh ya.. Super itchy too
Best Moment this week?  Probably getting my first prental massage. It was so relaxing and comfortable. Plus, he was super nice!! Also, we had our maternity shoot on saturday!!
Miss anything?  Sleeping on my belly
Movement? All the time
Food Cravings? Fruit and Dr. Pepper
Any new changes to nursery? Putting the finishing touches on it but pretty much the same
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope
Newest item you've bought? A wetbag for her diapers
Labor signs? Contractions that were 5 minutes apart, but they only lasted 15 minutes. And radiating back pain.
Belly Button in or out? Half and half
Wedding rings on or off? Off :(
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy but fiesty
Looking forward to:  Not being pregnant anymore and having her in my arms. I don't even care if it hurts anymore. Bring it on!!

Next week I will have only 2 weeks left till she is here.. Still so much to do!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Week 36!!

She is the size of a Honeydew!!

How far along? 36 weeks! Almost there!
Baby Clothes? All clean and ready for her arrival!
Stretch Marks? They have arrived... But I got great lotion and have been using it night and day..
Best Moment this week?  Having the opportunity to go on a shopping spree and buy every last item we need!! We have everything now and couldn't be more excited..
Miss anything?  Not having a jabbing pain on my side when she hits me with her elbow...
Movement? Oh ya... So intense.
Food Cravings? None.
Any new changes to nursery? Oh ya!! We have everything and now just need to organize it all.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Newest item you've bought? The list is too long, but we got all her diapers(doing cloth) and her pack and play and so much more.
Labor signs? The other night I buckled over and could not get up or walk and was having shooting pains down there. I feel like it's getting too close for comfort.
Belly Button in or out? Half and half
Wedding rings on or off? Off. I had to graduate to an even bigger ring. :(
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy but uncomfortable.
Looking forward to:  Meeting our little tumbler!!

Next week I will be FULL TERM!! I can't believe that!! Stay tuned..

Friday, April 5, 2013

Baby Shower

On Sunday March 24, I had the most beautiful shower. I chose my dress to wear about three months ago. With a few slight alerations, it was perfect. My good friend Bridgette and her mom came up on saturday and got to see the house and the baby room! Gracielynn is getting so big!! I got there around 1pm and my friend Lauren was there with her love bug little boy, Evan and she surprised my with doing my hair for the day!! She is a goddess when it comes to hair!! We had yummy punch, coffee and the cutest cake!! There were so many women there and so many babies!! We played two games, where you had to guess the size of my belly with ribbon and also the clothspin game. You were not allowed to say 'Baby, Girl or Purple'. My mom originally had a list of 8 words, but we thought to narrow it down a bit. We had so many beautiful gifts to open and everything that was given was so thoughtful and amazing. When it finally started to thin out and people started leaving, we could take a breath and enjoy an extra piece(or two) of cake!! I felt so loved and it made me feel so good to know that everyone is so excited to meet Brookylnn, as am I!! I love my mommy so much and am so grateful towards her for all her hard work. Enjoy the pictures!!!

The cake and some of my baby dresses when I was little!

The beautiful plates my mom found!!

How awesome is that mug?? And Hooli Bear loves me!!

That was my first Minnie doll from Disney!! I was one when I got her. And thats the start of the gifts...

The beautiful crafts my mom made for the prizes of the games!


Beautiful Decorations..

The adorable favors my grandmother made and the beautiful sign my mom made!

My brother holding Evan!! And some fun games...

How wide around is the mama?!


My favorite part... Opening them!

My grandma got her a Bitty Baby from American Girl!!

Her first Wonder Woman book... Cake time!

Clothspin time and grumpy face!!

My shower was amazing and thank you everyone who came!!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Week 35!!

She is the size of a coconut!!

How far along? 35 weeks! 5 left to go!
Baby Clothes? She has everything she needs and its all washed and hung up!!
Stretch Marks? ALL OVER THE PLACE!! They are taking over my belly...
Best Moment this week?  Getting the dresser and finishing her baby bag!!
Miss anything?  Cookie dough!!
Movement? All over the place. Its like she's tap dancing..
Food Cravings? Fresh fruit..
Any new changes to nursery? Lots!! We put some more stuff on the walls and got her dresser in place. ALSO!! Got her name decal on the wall and it looks so good..
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Newest item you've bought? My boppy pillow and her curtain rod.
Labor signs? Cramping and some small contractions/braxton hicks
Belly Button in or out? Half and half
Wedding rings on or off? Off.
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy
Looking forward to:  Her finally getting here!!
This week was so exciting and can only imagine what next week will bring!!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Week 34!!

She is the size of a butternut squash!!

How far along?  34 weeks! 6 left to go!
Baby Clothes? She is set. We got all the clothes we need from the baby shower.
Stretch Marks? I counted them last night and I have 12!! Lather me up in lotion please..
Best Moment this week?  My baby shower.. It was one of the most amazing things i've been to in a while. I felt so loved and so blessed to have everyone there celebrating Brooklynn.
Miss anything?  Not really. I'm loving life right now.
Movement? Yes she is moving a whole lot.
Food Cravings? Necterines.
Any new changes to nursery? Everything!! We got princess decals for her walls from Bridgette, and I organized everything and put it all away. I also washed and clean her clothes, sheets, and receiving blankets. Lots of work!!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.
Newest item you've bought? Chris got her bottles for me yesterday. He really knows the way to an expecting mothers heart!
Labor signs? Small contractions, but nothing to severe.
Belly Button in or out? Half and half.
Wedding rings on or off? Off.
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy and excited!
Looking forward to:  Her arrival. I had my amazing shower on Sunday and now we can't wait to meet our baby girl!!

I am posting a post all about my baby shower, so stay tuned!! Till then...