Monday, December 29, 2014

24 Week Bumpdate

24 Week Bump Shot

How far along? 24 weeks- 6 months - 2nd trimester
Total weight gain: 140 lbs, same as last week...15 lbs total so far. 
Maternity clothes: Definitely in maternity gear. I can still work in my old wardrobe, but especially at work, maternity stockings are a  must and maternity dresses are just what are the most roomy and comfortable. Still rocking out heels from time to time though! I'm trying to avoid them though to avoid any swelling- been very lucky so far! 
Stretch marks? Still nothing- so thankful! 
Sleep: I can't sleep! It's driving me crazy. The worst insomnia ever. I have been up past midnight the last few nights, which hasn't happened since before I got pregnant I feel like, but then having to get up for work is killing me. I just want my body to balance out, and I can't ever nap. I miss sleeping. :(
Best moment this week:  My husband got lucky at the casino, so we're going to put the winnings towards starting Landon's college fund!! YAY! I was the first person in my family to go to college, so my parents never planned anything like this for me, and I can't wait to be able to have something to help Landon in the future. :)
Miss anything?  Wine! I cheated today and had a small bit of coffee mixed with hot chocolate. And I MISS SLEEP. :(
Movement:  Yes- lots of kicking and wiggling going on in there. AND I LOVE IT!!! Keep moving, little man! 
Food cravings: Chocolate milk, french fries & frosty (I blamed my mother-in-law, as she told me her pregnancy craving with my husband was frosties, and since then, I've wanted one almost every day, but only caved in once because my husband offered to go get it! haha)
Anything making you queasy or sick? Seafood.
Gender: Boy 
Labour signs: None, and hopefully none for awhile! 
Symptoms: Insomnia, heartburn
Belly button in or out? Still in, but it looks different- eek! 
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy, and so looking forward to a long weekend. I love my job and my work, but I really need a break since I'm trying to save every vacation and sick day towards maternity leave (my work doesn't give you any paid time, ugh- so frustrating. I'm ready to move to Europe), and being pregnant, I could really use a break, so I will soak up every minute of sleep my body allows me to get this long weekend! 
Looking forward to: New Years Eve- sounds like our friends made reservations for all of us to go to Eddie Cerinos (right around the corner from our house with amazing Italian) for dinner that night, then just hanging out afterwards. That'll probably be the night I pass out early when you want to stay up, lol, since I have't gotten any sleep the last few nights. Either way, I'm excited to get dressed up and have a fun group date. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas, 23 weeks!

Hey Little Landon,

Merry Christmas, sweet baby boy! We are 23 weeks along, and Mommy can't believe that means she's 6 months pregnant. I'm so happy time is flying and that it is getting closer and closer to meeting you and having you here for everyone to love on you, not just you in my belly. Though I love feeling you move and dance to Christmas songs in there. You definitely like music like your Mommy and Daddy!
23 weeks bump shot
This week, Mommy and Daddy both had to work on Christmas Eve, but we went over Aunt Sally's house for Christmas Eve with the Koehler side of the family. You already are getting spoiled with presents. Aunt Emily, Uncle Chris, & cousin Cole got you some very cute blue stocking caps for when you're in the hospital, and the sweetest sweatshirt with little bear cub ears on the hood. Auntie Jillian also picked Mommy in our gift exchange, and she got you a very cute Cleveland sweatshirt. You'll have so much hometown pride!

On Christmas Day, Mommy and Daddy slept in and exchanged presents in the morning, even though this year we just did mostly stockings because we wanted all our extra money to go towards stuff for you. That's the best Christmas present we could ask for is having you join our family and getting stuff for your room and clothes etc. But Mommy got Daddy a Browns hoodie that has KOEHLER and his number (#21) on the back. I also got him his favorite candy and a movie giftcard so we can go see a movie together. Daddy got Mommy some really nice smelling candles, some expensive chocolates, and a McDonald's gift card for our breakfast sandwich cravings. :)
Christmas Cocoa (for you & Mommy)  & Coffee (for Daddy)

After we looked in our stockings, Mommy made us a Christmas brunch. We had hashbrowns, cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon, and Cinnamon roll monkey bread. So yummy! Then Mommy started prepping the food for our Christmas dinner feast. Your Poppy, Great Grampa, and GG all came over for dinner. We ate Chicken Parmesan, Bacon Carbonara fettuccine, and Rigatoni with red sauce with meatballs and sausage, Italian bread with herbs, olives and salad. It was so yummy- everyone was stuffed.

I can't wait until you're here next Christmas. Everyone is so excited too! You will be one loved and spoiled little man.

Keep growing big and strong in Mommy's tummy!

Love you,

Mommy xoxo

Monday, December 22, 2014

23 Week Bumpdate

23 Week Bumpdate
How far along? 23 weeks- 6 months - 2nd trimester
Total weight gain: 140 lbs, 15 lbs total so far...eek!   
Maternity clothes: Yes- I can still wear pencil skirts that have some stretch, and my jeans/pants by doing the hair tie trick around the button, but they're just not as comfortable as maternity pants with the over the belly band. I also ordered some maternity clothes, mainly all dresses, off of ASOS Maternity this week, so I can have more to wear at work and maybe find a good dress for my shower. While overall maternity clothes are pretty stylish, I have to say WORK maternity clothes that are stylish are hard to come as many cute dresses that I can jazz up with blazers or jewelry are my go-to these days. 
Stretch marks? Still nothing- so thankful! 
Sleep: Really difficult. Landon moves around all night (seems to be really awake from 9 pm-4 am) so it's so hard to get comfortable, and by the time I finally fall into a deeper sleep, I have to wake up for work between 5-6 am. But in the end, it's all worth it for him, and prepping me for the months ahead, I'm sure! 
Best moment this week:  Christmas- and that GG got to feel him in my tummy. :)
Miss anything?  Wine! 
Movement:  Yes- lots at night, but here and there throughout the day, especially after I eat he must get a burst of energy from gobbling down some food and he'll move around a bit! 
Food cravings: Chocolate milk, black olives, pizza
Anything making you queasy or sick? Seafood as always
Gender: Boy 
Labour signs: None, thank goodness!
Symptoms: Backache, abdominal pains (stretching), fatigue
Belly button in or out? Still in, but I feel like it's changing- ahhhhhh!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy, but with the holiday I've had a few mini-meltdowns just around stress and being so tired and trying to please everyone it can just get hard! 
Looking forward to: Having a few days off of work, sleeping in, and getting to see family and friends over the coming days! 

Monday, December 15, 2014


Hey Little One,

We've made it to 22 weeks! It's been a very busy week for Mommy. She finished all of the Christmas shopping this weekend, and filled out all of the Christmas cards to send out. She also took a sick day today because it's been a little too stressful at work and with all of the Christmas prep stuff too. It was nice to sleep in, and I got a prenatal massage today, so that was really nice to just relax and pamper you and me!
22 weeks bump shot

For our Christmas card, we took the first of what I'm sure will be many cheesy Christmas photos. As you can see, we've already got a stocking for you too!
Out little family- the first of many cheesy Christmas photos :)
 We've also noticed that your big sister, Colie, loves coming into your room and camping out in the glider. We bet she'll be an awesome guard dog and protective big sister.
Guard dog big sister- already found her spot in your room
It is Gramma Logan's birthday this week- she's turning 51. And Auntie Kali came into town from college. She goes to pharmacy school at the University of Cincinnati, and is very busy between school and working at the hospital down there, so it's always so nice to see her. She took us out to Barrio for dinner, and since she missed my birthday, she brought a great bag of all the stuff I've been craving- chocolate milk, chicken noodle soup, black olives, and rice krispie treats. YummO! She can't wait to be an Auntie either!

Keep growing big and strong in there baby boy. Everyone can't wait to meet you!

Love you,

Mommy xoxo

22 Week Bumpdate

22 Week Bumpdate
How far along? 22 weeks - 6 months -2nd trimester 
Total weight gain:    140 lbs ....15 pounds total 
Maternity clothes:   Yes- but I can still wear a lot of my pre-pregnant clothes, they just aren't as comfortable. 
Stretch marks? None yet, thankfully!
Sleep: Getting difficult. I just can't seem to get comfortable. 
Best moment this week: Getting to see my sister- Landon's Auntie Kali
Miss anything?  Wine...especially after rough days at work.
Movement:  Yes- I love feeling him move and dance around in there- he gets very active when I play Christmas music. It's so cool!
Food cravings: Chocolate Milk, chicken noodle soup, tacos
Anything making you queasy or sick? Seafood has always grossed me out, but especially smelling it. YUCK! 
Gender: Boy 
Labour signs: Nope
Symptoms: Heartburn, backache, discharge, abdominal pain (stretching)
Belly button in or out? Still in, phew!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: This week moody. I had such a hard week at work, and have so much anxiety between that and the holidays, so I actually took a sick day to rest up and have a mental health day. 
Looking forward to: The holidays, and the upcoming break from work. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

21- Birthday fun!

Hi Baby Boy,

We are at 21 weeks, and it's mommy's birthday week! Mommy turned 27 this year. It sounds so old. I'm sure when you read this, you'll think that it sounds old too, but I think it will be my best year yet since you'll be coming.
21 weeks...and tired. But still so excited for you!
 This week, work was really exhausting because of some not very nice coworkers who are causing trouble at the office. However, Mommy's team was very nice to her for her birthday, and got her balloons and cake and cards and a really nice gold bracelet. They even took Mommy out to lunch where we feasted on buffalo chicken tenders.
Daddy's birthday present to Mommy- SO PERFECT!!!
 When Mommy got home, Daddy had flowers waiting for her (hot pink, her favorite) and he took her out to a Mexican Feast at El Carnicero. It was so yummy! We ate guacamole and steak and chorizo tamales. Daddy also got a special rose gold bracelet made for mommy with your name on it! We already both love you so much that anything about you or with your name gets us excited.  Last weekend Papito (my dad, who you'll call Poppy) took Mommy for our annual shopping date to Macy's. Dad came along this year too, and he got an early Christmas present- cologne. They had a free engraver, so we got Landon's Daddy engraved on the bottle. Seriously, we are so happy that you'll be joining our family we just can't wait another 19 weeks, haha!
Daddy's early Christmas present- engraved for you!
 After our shopping trip, we went to lunch at Macaroni Grill, and Mommy and you ate some of the biggest meatballs she's ever seen in her life. They were so yummy!
One of the birthday presents from GG- the newest Browns Fan :)

Your Great Gramma, GG, also got an ornament for Mommy for her birthday for you. It is so cute- it's a little Browns helmet that says "Newest Browns Fan" and it has your name on it. I can't wait for you to hang it on our Christmas trees yourself in the future. 

Love you little one- keep on growing big and strong in there! 

Love you,

Mommy xoxo

Monday, December 8, 2014

21 Week Bumpdate

21 Week Bumpdate
How far along? 21weeks - 5 months - 2nd trimester
Total weight gain:    138 lbs...up 13 lbs from the beginning
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks? Still none so thankful! 
Sleep: Growing more difficult. It's so hard to stay on my side, even though I love my Snoogle pregnancy pillow. I can't imagine how I'd sleep without it. 
Best moment this week: My birthday :) and my wonderful bracelet from my husband. 
Miss anything?  Wine, being able to stay up late, and the birthday bash we normally throw at our house- just no energy for it this year, unfortunately. :(
Movement:  Yes- no huge kicks but I feel flutter/rolling around in there!
Food cravings: Steak, bananas, cereal, frosted butter cookies
Anything making you queasy or sick? Seafood, seafood, and seafood
Gender: Boy 
Labour signs: None
Symptoms: Abdominal itchiness,insomnia, discharge, heartburn
Belly button in or out? Still in, but I feel like it's changing- ahhhhhh!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy most of the time! Just so excited for you, and can't believe it's over 1/2 way there. 
Looking forward to: My birthday and the holidays coming up. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

20 Week Bumpdate - 1/2 way!

20 Week Bump Shot

How far along?  20 weeks - 5 months  - 2nd trimester
Total weight gain:  139 (up 1 lbs from last week and up 14 lbs overall- does halfway there mean 28 lbs total? I'm going to guess I'll be more though, especially with the holidays coming up!)  
Maternity clothes: In this picture, I'm wearing a pre-maternity shirt, but I am LOVING maternity pants these days. And loose dresses at work are a must! Everyone loves reaching out and feeling the bump these days, and I don't really mind. 
Stretch marks? None 
Sleep: Sleep....seems like I don't ever get enough these days. 
Best moment this week: My best friend Deena had her baby- Carli Sandy Keller! So exciting that she's joined our world, and got to go visit her the next morning. She's adorable! 
Miss anything? Coffee and wine, wine and coffee.... 
Movement: Yes- definitely feeling some turns and twists in there! No huge kicks, but he's in there!
Food cravings:  Apples, salad, bacon, black olives! haha An odd mix...
Anything making you queasy or sick? Still seafood. 
Gender: BOY! 
Labour signs: None
Symptoms: Insomnia, heartburn, appetite increase, backache, bloating
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody- the week started off well with Carli, but work just turned super stressful, and I had some very hard moments and low lows feeling very sad and just blah and stressed. It's just that time of year though too- lots of different stressors from family and work! 
Looking forward to:  My birthday coming up next week! :)

We're 1/2 way there!!!!

Hi Baby Boy!

Mommy cannot believe that we're already halfway through cooking you. Time is flying, but mommy is thankful for that because we're so excited for you to get here. April can't come soon enough, but it sure is getting closer!

20 weeks- 1/2 way there!
It's also December 1st, which is Mommy's favorite month because it's not only Christmas, but Mommy's birthday is on the 9th. It's also your Gramma Logan's birthday month- her birthday is December 18th. But most importantly, it's Jesus' birthday on December 25th, which is why we celebrate Christmas!
1/2 way there bump shot (looks like a beer gut, haha)

I can't complain much about anything, just that sleep is becoming more difficult, and work is stressful as usual, but knowing we're halfway to you keeps me motivated through rough days. I have a Doctor's appointment to check up on you this week, so I'll be excited to hear your little heartbeat.

Also, your future best friend Carli Sandra Keller just had her birthday! It was a long labor for Mommy's best friend Deena, but Carli is finally here. She was 8 1/2 pounds and 21 inches long- a very healthy girl! I can't wait for you to come out and meet her.
Carli Sandra Keller born 12.1.2014
Love you bunches- keep growing big and strong in there little one so you can meet Carli and all of us soon!


Mommy xoxo