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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Baby Shower Weekend

I had a long 4 day weekend that started out with the Britney Spears concert thursday evening! Hopefully you all see the humor in the below picture :) My girlfriend Lindsey and I decided to dress up as a trashy pregnant britney and K-fed for the concert! I must say it was a hit. Lots of laughs, a few eye rolls, and several people coming up to us asking if they could take there picture with us. haha. Poor little Hunter, he's not even out of the womb yet and mom is already embarassing him!


The concert didn't put me home until almost 1am which resulted in this preggers girl calling into work on Friday. I got to catch up on some sleep and spend the day getting the house ready for my parents and brother's family (Joe, Jenny and Riley's) arrival friday night.

Saturday with everyone in Charlotte safe and sound (no thanks to Irene) we headed out to walk around and have lunch at the National White Water Center.
After lunch some of us (my niece Riley and I :)) enjoyed naps and then some pool time in the back yard.

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Saturday night Hunter boiled up some frog more stew and we had a lovely dinner under the stars. One positive of Irene putting a breeze from the coast into Charlotte was that it left the air on saturday night cool, and totally bug free! It was a really nice night!

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Sunday we awoke and it was SHOWER TIME!

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Our too cute Nieces Riley and Reagan! :)





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Monday everyone headed home and I enjoyed another day off work getting caught up on laundry, house cleaning, and admiring all of little Hunters adorable new things!

Thanks to our friends and family for traveling in and making this past weekend so special!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

30 Weeks!

Wow, can't believe we're here!

Size of baby: Butternut squash 17in, 3.1 pounds.

Weight Gain: 156.5. That's right .5. Why round up if you don't have to? No, in all honestly that's what the Dr. told me yesterday at my appointment. I've gained 26.5 pounds in 30 weeks, I'm pretty happy with this.

Maternity clothes: Yes! I'm finding I look better in dresses these days. Some maternity stuff that didn't look as cute early on is looking better now that my belly is bigger. Some of my maternity shirts are barely long enough to cover the bell so I'm tugging them down all the time. And I think i'm done squeezing myself into my non maternity pants for work. It's just too uncomfortable now. I'll rotate my three pairs of maternity pants for the next 10 weeks!

Gender: It's a boy! Hunter Lee Lunsford V

Movement: Is great! Little man let's me know he's doing well in there all the time. It's really interesting to feel him move a TON one day and then half as much the next. It's like he wears himself out and then catches up on sleep. I asked the Dr. what position she thought he was in and she said he's probably sideways. This makes sense to me since most all the movement I feel is across my middle extending from my left side to far right.

Sleep: Sleep is not as good as it was but could be worse. I wake up to pee a couple times and his movements wake me up as well now. I've mainly been sleeping on my back, propped up at an angle with pillows. I'm convinced Hunter HATES its when I move to sleep on my side because he kicks me like crazy (probably trying to get comfortable himself) until I reposition back to my back.

What I miss: I don't miss anything but maybe energy. I'm out of breath easily and my stomach is sooo hard and uncomfortable after I eat. Will be nice to not have that feeling anymore.

Best Moment this week: While at the beach husband Hunter ran to the store, with Chad, to pick up stuff for dinner. Carter took Reagan back up to the house so she could get a nap in. This left just Hunter V and I to ourselves relaxing on the beach, enjoying the ocean view for about a hour or so. He was kicking up a storm and all I could think about was that even though I'm technically alone right now, I didn't feel alone at all. I really felt like it was him and I spending some QT together. It was sweet :)

Looking forward to: It's Baby Shower weekend!!! My parents come into town friday night, brother/sister in law and niece come from NY saturday morning and I'll get to see lots more family and friends who have traveled from afar at the Shower on Sunday. Thanks to my girlfriends Lindsey and Kristin for organizing it, myself and the Hunter's are extremely grateful for all of you!!

Cravings: Hmmm not sure this was a craving but I def came home from target with one of these last night.



hahahaha Hunter would have have not been happy with me if I wasn't pregnant but because I am all he could do is just roll his eyes :)

Symptoms: Stomach achiness, tiredness, shortness of breath, nasal congestion. No swelling, no stretch marks, no braxton hicks, no heartburn all not fun stuff I have yet to experience. Next 10 weeks PLEASE be nice to me!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fat girl in a little....BEACH TRIP

We headed to Myrtle beach friday after work to meet up with The Stocks for a long beach weekend. Soaked in some sun, had a few laughs, ate yummy meals, and of course had a great time playing with our adorable niece Reagan!


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I also had no shame in sporting a bikini, belly pride :)

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one of my favs :)

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all better...

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soooo CUTE!

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The boys got in a little football action

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while I enjoyed the lazy river

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and Reagan enjoyed her watermelon

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washing it down with a cold one?

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we wouldn't let her do that! ....

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Great trip, Dad. High five, thanks!




Wednesday, August 17, 2011

29 Weeks!

Work is soooo busy! Another day almost got away from me without doing this post but I'm NOT letting it.

Size of baby: Small Cabbage 17 inches long 2.9 pounds. Although he is almost his birth length baby will double if not triple his weight between now and birth.

Weight gain: 155 gained 25 pounds so far

Maternity clothes: For sure! Even some of my maternity clothes that I bought in the beginning are getting a bit snug. But I refuse to buy anything new for the next 11 weeks. I will squeeze into them by day and run around the house nekid by night. You think I'm kidding :)

Gender: It's a boy! Hunter Lee Lunsford V

Movement: I'm telling you, its unreal. I think the movement might be what has surprised me most throughout this pregnancy. I mean I knew I would feel the baby move but I had NO IDEA it would feel the way it does. This week it feels like he is just getting adjusted to the fact that he has less space in there now. I feel constant pokes, that hurt, and when I put my hand to the poke there is always a hard as can be knot right there. I read in the baby books it's most likely an elbow or knee at this point. This kid has some boney elbows and knees!

Sleep: Overall still pretty good but his movements are starting to make me feel more and more uncomfortable at night and preventing me from sleeping as deep as I was before.

What I miss: Bending over without a pain shooting to my stomach, and being able to groom myself in the shower. Not being able to see anything below the belly anymore makes it a weeee bit difficult.

Best Moment this week: Yeah I'm not gonna say feeling baby move anymore. Although I'm VERY thankful for his activeness, they hurt! I would say having friends and family that live far away getting to see you in my belly. I think it made everyone that much more excited to meet you!

Looking forward to: The BEACH!

Cravings: Hmmmmmmm don't think I've had any this week. Been so busy traveling and working I've been more eating to survive and give me energy to last through the days.

Symptoms: Abdominal soreness is number one these days. Tiredness at the end of the day. I wake up feeling energetic but by 5pm I'm ready for bed. Nasal congestion, bleeding gums when brush/flossing, frequent urination. No stretch marks or swelling yet. My back has felt pretty good lately too come to think of it.

Other things to note: I passed my glucose test but Dr. called saying I have low hemoglobin count and a low platelet count. So they will be taking more blood from me next week to monitor it. I have an appt next Tuesday and am now going to the Dr. every 2 weeks!
AND we've started reading our baby books to get ready for Hunter's arrival. Moms on call Guide to basic infant care. Thanks Heather and Eric :) If you haven't heard of Moms on call yet check out their website http://www.momsoncall.com/. I have heard NOTHING but positive reviews on their schedules, and tips. In fact every mom I've talked to has agreed following their recommended schedule had their baby sleeping through the night in the first month. Hope we are no different :) Sleeping baby aside, it also claims to tell you the things listed below and it's no lie. I learned all of the below and already feel much more prepared for Hunter's arrival.

This simple guide will .... tell you what to have on hand in preparation for your newborn's arrival• what symptoms warrant a trip to the emergency room• how to know if your baby is getting enough to eat• what to keep in your medicine cabinet to avoid a midnight trip to the pharmacy• how to get your baby to sleep through the night so you can too

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Our trip to Rochester....

We woke up the butt crack of dawn (4am) to catch our 6am flights to Rochester on Friday morning. Hunter V went NUTS on the plane rides. He's never moved, kicked, and been so active before in his life. Hopefully it wasn't because my poor baby didn't like the ride. I'm sure it was the noise or maybe even the pressure. It got me to wonder if babies can feel pressure from planes inside our stomach. Anywho...we arrived Friday around noon and first stop was wegmans for some subs! One craving checked off the list within 30 mins of arrival :) Subs in hand we headed to my grandparents house and spent the afternoon visiting with them, my brother Matt and my niece Madison. Matt lives in california and it just dumb luck that our visits to Rochester overlapped by a day, we were THRILLED when we found this out. After lunch we headed to Abbotts for some ice cream. Second craving checked off the list! :)

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No I'm not double fisting the icecream :) Holding Madison's while she takes the picture. Pretty good photography work for a 5yr old!

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I swear Madison was happy...not sure what the sour pus face is all about

That evening Great G'pa and G'ma took Madison to a baseball game so Hunter Matt and I got to enjoy a night on the town together celebrating my friend Melissa's 30th birthday! I've been more fun before in my lifetime :) but was still nice to be out with my highschool girlfriends.

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whoa baby! :)

Saturday we caught up on some sleep in the morning and then headed to the farmers market in the village of Fairport. Great Grandma bought Hunter V a sweet little hand knit sweater and we stopped into a local shop so that I could buy him a onesie that said Fairport on it. Have to have my little boy representing some Raider Pride! :) It's always fun showing Hunter IV my home town as well and I think he's always intrigued by the lift bridge in the center of town. After our little village trip we headed back to have lunch with our friend Morgan, Sean and their sweet baby girl Makayla. Some more friends we adore and wish we lived closer too!

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Told you, Hunter is intrigued by the lift bridge

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After lunch it was time to get ready for the wedding. We prettied up and drove down to Bristol Harbour on Candiagua lake. It was a beautiful day and beautiful wedding! The reception was a preggers girl dream.....tons of passed hor dourves, three different yummy stations, AND candy bar, coffee station, rice crispie treats, mini cupcakes, cheese cakes, carrot cakes...need I say more? Oh but there's more...at the end of the night they had a garbage plate making station. If you all don't know about the infamous garbage plastes in Rochester NY, expand your horizons! :) Thanks Chris and Nicole we had a blast! :)

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Beautiful ceremony site!

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BFF as a BM walking down the aisle. I'll be the maid of honor for this chic's wedding June 2nd 2012 can't wait!!

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Gorgeous bride and her parents. I literally grew up in this girls house. She was my first friend when I moved to NY from California in 1991.

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Newlyweds!

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Love these peeps

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A great way to end the night and trip for that matter

Sunday Morning we were up at butt crack again 4am to catch 6am flights. It was rough but we were home by noon and sleeping by 1pm, naturally spending all day Sunday catching up on sleep. I felt surprisingly well rested this morning.

We made the rounds, spent time with lots of friends and family we don't get to see often and celebrated a great friends marriage, it was a trip well worth the travel!
 
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