Monday, April 24, 2017

Things that are 31 Weeks

How far along: 31 weeks + 6 days.

Total weight gain: I know I have gained at least 34 pounds?? But not sure since I haven't been weighing myself.

How I’ve felt in my workouts: This week has been pretty great!
Monday: I had a lot of energy and I killed it at barre!
Tuesday: I went to spin class and about died! I'm not used to all that extra weight I'm carrying and my thighs were screaming!
Wednesday: I went to barre knowing it would help boost my mood, and I left just as exhausted.
Thursday: Rest Day
Friday: Took the dogs for a walk with Chase.
Saturday: Went for a 1 mile run/walk. I realized that I'm too big to run, so I'm now just going to be walking, but at a faster pace.

Stretch marks: None yet, but I am getting larger.

Best moment(s) this week: We got maternity photos done by my friend Alli. There are some teasers up on Facebook, and I'll post more after she finishes them. I also got to "attend" the Business Boutique and it gave me much needed motivation for my side business.

Miss anything: Being able to bend at the waist for stretches and picking things up. I have to squat to pick things up off the floor.

Movement: Yep! He likes to move and put himself in not so pleasant positions for me.

Food cravings: I haven't really been enjoying food lately. By the end of the night I don't feel well and feel kind of off.

Anything make you queasy or sick: Not drinking enough water.

Have you started to show yet: Yes!

Happy or moody most of the time: I have been a bit down this week. Since I'm not working I don't feel like I've been getting a lot done.

Symptoms: It's been hard to keep my ankles from swelling this week. I know drinking plenty of water will help, but it's been hard when I don't have the desire to drink water. I have been wearing compression socks to bed and that seems to help my feet not get as swollen  throughout the day.

Belly button in or out: Still not out...

Buys for baby: Our rocker came and we got that set up. A friend gifted us a car seat (don't worry! She hasn't ever gotten into an accident and it's not expired).

Prayer Requests: That baby stays healthy and that Chase and I will be able to travel safe to California this next weekend.

Looking forward to: Chase's brother is getting married this week, and we have the Pasadena event for our foundation. We're excited to meet so many couples in California and to be able to give hope and encouragement to them!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Things that are a Mesa, AZ Mini Vacation

Chase and I started a nonprofit last year while we were preparing for IVF Take #2, called The Hope for Fertility Foundation, a nonprofit that helps couples struggling with infertility pay for fertility treatments or offset the cost of adoption.

We have been trying to reach out to fertility clinics to help us be able to give more towards couples applying for our grant. A friend had told us about this clinic in Arizona called New Directions Fertility Center. They offer lower cost fertility treatments. Chase and I had originally planned on just me driving down and meeting with the clinic since I'm not working any more. I was quite nervous and thought what if something happens to me and/or the baby while I'm down there and I don't have anyone close to help me. So he took 2 days off and we decided to drive down. I have been reading a lot about traveling in your 3rd trimester so I knew there could be complications, but felt that I was healthy and the baby was healthy enough to make the journey.

We drove down Thursday and made it within 11 hours. We stopped every 2 hours for me to get out and walk and stretch. I had to get a picture of Beaver #1 Water sign, and send it to a friend. It is really questionable if the water really is #1 or if they are just saying it is. Maybe one of these days I'll actually try it.

On our drive down we stopped at Horseshoe bend just south of Page, AZ and went on a short hike. I was surprised that I was passing people pregnant and wearing flip flops, not my ideal hiking shoe, but it was what I had on in the car. I had a few people comment about me trying to induce labor, and one lady asked how far along I was. I didn't realize that people were so vocal about pregnant ladies.

A few other pictures from our journey south:
 My left foot has always been swollen since early on in pregnancy. I try hard to combat the swelling by drinking plenty of water

 Entering Page, AZ

 After Horseshoe bend

Stopped to get a quick panoramic pic of the view

We stayed at a hotel in Chandler, which was about 15 minutes away from the clinic we were meeting with. The following morning we went and did a session at the Mesa Temple. We always try and visit temples when we go on vacation. We sometimes feel so out of place that it's nice to feel that peace that resides there. There were 3 temples in that area alone, and we were able to stop and visit 2 of them.

One of the cool things about Mesa Temple is there are oranges and grapefruit trees on their property. As we were walking around the temple there was a family picking the grapefruit off the trees. They said the grounds keeper gave them the necessary tools to pick the fruit. They said if we don't pick it then it just falls and goes to waste.

After the temple we went to downtown Gilbert to see where we were going to meet up with a friend from Instagram the following day.
We had our meeting with the fertility clinic and things went so so well! We are so hopeful that they will be willing to help our foundation out. I'll be honest, I was a bit skeptical when I first heard about them, because of the low cost. After meeting with the staff and the doctor, he just has a big heart and wants to help as many couples achieve pregnancy. He also has the best of the best in technology, and he himself has personally been through infertility. 

We decided we were going to the Easter Pageant with some friends that were also visiting down there. The pageant is held on the temples property. It's very unfortunate that there were protestors on the streets before entering the temple grounds. One of them even called out to me and said "Oh, there's another pregnant lady." It was a rude, and very hurtful comment, after all we've been through to get to this point. Me being my feisty self wanted to punch him in the face and tell him that this miracle happened after over 7 years of infertility....... BUT he probably wouldn't have understood that, and I didn't want to get in trouble with punching someone. So I kept quiet and enjoyed the pageant. 

The following day we met up with friends who lived out in Eagle Mountain with us, and who moved down to Mesa a few months before we sold and moved into our house. We went to one of their kids soccer games and chatted for a while. I of course am horrible about getting pictures with friends, so I don't have a picture of our meet-up. 

For lunch we met up with a friend from Instagram at a place called "Even Stevens." I had never met them before but I had seen her journey through infertility too. She is also pregnant after undergoing a successful IVF treatment.

After we headed over to the Gilbert, AZ Temple. They unfortunately don't have clothing rental (you must wear white in the temple) so we weren't able to do a session.

The following day we headed home. We left around 6am, and the sun was shining. We headed to my aunts house in Sedona for a brief visit. The drive was about 2 hours away so it was perfect to get out of the car, walk around and visit with her. It has been far too long since the last time I saw her.

After we left her we headed through Sedona, and onto the Grand Canyon.

I really enjoyed all the red rocks. It was a 4 hour drive (round trip) out of our way to get to the Grand Canyon.

When we finally got there it was super busy and we had to drive around quite a while just to find parking. When we finally did it was a short cold walk. I somehow thought Arizona in the springtime we wouldn't need jackets. My arms were pretty cold, but I just had to suck it up.

We finally got to a beautiful view. We took a short hike on the rim trail to the visitors center and then took a bus back to where we parked our car. We visited the Grand Canyon for about 2 hours. My dream is to hike down to Havasupai and spend a few days in and around the falls. If you don't know what I'm talking about do a search. It's SO beautiful from all the pictures I've seen.

We then drove the 6+ hours back to home. We totaled about 16 hours to get home just for that one day.
I also got to see the Glenn Canyon Dam, and a little bit of Lake Powell... I'm still not sure what all the hype is about. Maybe one of these days we'll plan a trip down there just for that.

Overall it was a nice short trip. I would have rather flown, but we didn't have enough money set aside to fly down there. But aside from the drive (10+ hours from our house) it was beautiful and fun to meet new friends and work at building our foundation.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Things that are 30 Weeks

How far along: 30 weeks + 5 days.

Total weight gain: I have gained at least 34 pounds. That's off of the scale at my doctors office. I'm sure if I went off of my scale it would be a little less.

How I’ve felt in my workouts: Well, to be honest I've been pretty exhausted. I made it to barre on Monday and then Pilates on Friday. I decided that Pilates isn't the best for me being pregnant. I'm not sure if it was just the teacher, or if it was actual Pilates. Since I haven't really ever done it before it didn't seem like it was good being pregnant. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Stretch marks: None yet, but I am definitely getting larger.

Best moment(s) this week: Getting a much needed massage. This time my blood pressure didn't drop and I felt pretty good. I also got to see and hang out with my dad. I haven't seen him in a few weeks so the visit was nice. I also bought a maternity dress that I can wear for our maternity shoot and upcoming wedding!

Miss anything: There are a few exercises that I have been missing. Doing bridges, and doing the superman. 

Movement: Yep! 

Food cravings: Avocados, and fruit are what I've been loving lately.

Anything make you queasy or sick: Nothing this week. 

Have you started to show yet: Yep!

Happy or moody most of the time:  I've been pretty happy. Staying active has definitely helped with my mood.

Symptoms: I had heartburn a few times, but it's mostly feeling like my belly is growing.

Belly button in or out: It is almost flat now. Maybe in a few weeks it'll be out?

Buys for baby: We bought a rocker for the nursery. It should arrive in a week or two. I'm praying that it's soft enough for me and gives me enough support.

Prayer Requests: That baby stays cookin' and that he will get necessary nutrients.

Looking forward to: Watching the Boston Marathon (April 17) which always gives me such motivation and inspiration to continue following my running dreams and goals. I also am planning on attending a live stream of the Business Boutique on Facebook. I've wanted to attend one of these events for a while now and am looking forward to being able to "attend."

Monday, April 10, 2017

Things that are 28 + 29 Weeks

How far along: 29 weeks + 5 days.

Total weight gain: I have gained at least 18 pounds.

How I’ve felt in my workouts: Week 28, I went to barre once, and then got sick (not sure if it was from the DTAP shot or if I got some sort of bug. During that sicky time, I started doing prenatal yoga to help with my achy hips.  It has helped a ton! I can actually get at least 7 hours of sleep without my hips aching. I started noticing a difference when I don't do it, so I do it every day. It's only a half hour, but it helps so much! Week 29, I feel much better and am still doing yoga, and went to barre once (hoping to go again on Monday).

Stretch marks: Not any yet.

Best moment(s) this week: Week 28: I didn't pass my 1-hour glucose test, so I had to go back in and get it retested with the 3 hour glucose test. That test was done at the hospital, and I knew on my last blood draw (total of 4) that I had passed!
Week 29: Chase and I went down to Mesa and I was able to catch up with a friend that was in our ward out in Eagle Mountain who moved down to Mesa just before Chase and I moved to our house. I also met up with an Instagrammer and her husband for lunch at a place called Even Stevens. 

Miss anything: Not missing anything the past 2 weeks.

Movement: Yes, every day. On days that I don't feel him move very much I do a kick count. 

Food cravings: I've made skinny fajitas with Chase's help a few times, and we both have been enjoying them. Other than that, still loving any and all fruit.

Anything make you queasy or sick: While we were on the road down to Mesa, I would get a little car sick while going up and down in elevation. I chewed on ice and that seemed to help my stomach.

Have you started to show yet: Yes!!!

Happy or moody most of the time: I've been in a better mood the past 2 weeks. I was a little stressed before our trip (not wanting to drive so much being pregnant), but I feel more confident now.

Symptoms: Heartburn has started to show it's head, and I even get it when I drink too much water.

Belly button in or out: Still tucked in... Though it's getting more and more pushed out.

Buys for baby: Nothing the past few weeks. We're getting ready to get a car seat and rocker this month.

Prayer Requests: That baby will keep growing and that things will move smoothly with the pregnancy. 

Looking forward to: Another massage this week along with our OB appointment. They are now every 2 weeks, yay! From what I hear time moves a little faster now. My dad is coming down for a visit and we're starting behavior training with Pepper this week.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Things that are Week 27

How far along: 27 weeks + 5 days. Tuesday is when I go up a week.

Total weight gain: I still haven't weighed myself. I go to the doctor this week, so I will be sure to look.

How I’ve felt in my workouts: I'm adding this one from my friend Chelsy's blog. I was pretty exhausted this week. I went to barre once, and walked the dogs at least 3 times. I took Pepper for a brief walk/run session Saturday morning before the rain hit. 

Stretch marks: None yet, but I know I'll get them. Ya know what? I'm okay with that, because it's a sign that my body is going through/went through something hard.

Best moment(s) this week: Chase and I bought a fetal doppler because there were a few times where I couldn't feel the baby. It got me a little worried, so we went ahead and bought one. The best $32 bucks spent so far. We were able to let my parents, and Chase's parents hear the heartbeat. I know I'm getting bigger and showing that I'm pregnant, but it made it more real for them.

Miss anything: I don't miss anything this week. I just forget that I'm not as skinny as I was and forget to open things as big as I should in order to fit through them.

Movement: Yes, almost every day. I can now tell if he's changing positions vs kicking/punching. 

Food cravings: I have been enjoying a lot of fruit. Cantaloupe and grapes have been fruits that I have enjoyed. Since I'm trying to eat more low carb (as in not very much pasta, bread, tortillas, etc), fruit and salad have been nice to lighten our meals up. I know fruit have carbs in them, but I'm trying to stay away from processed foods because they have a lot more crap in them.

Anything make you queasy or sick: I had a moment this week that scared me a little. I got super lightheaded while I was at my massage. I was laying on the pregnancy cushion and started to feel lightheaded. My massage therapist grabbed me a bottle of cold water and had me lay on my side. She ended up finishing the massage while I was on my side. Not ideal to work on hips, but she was able to work around it. It wasn't blood sugar related, we think it had something to do with how he was positioned. I also had another moment in the car and just felt super sick and nauseous - almost the same feeling. I tried to mentally tell the baby to move, and that actually seemed to help and I was able to relax and not feel sick.

Have you started to show yet: Yes!!!

Happy or moody most of the time: I haven't been moody, but more emotional. I've cried so much this week.

Symptoms: None other than the belly.

Belly button in or out: Still tucked in... We've got 12 more weeks, it could happen.

Buys for baby: I'm adding this one from Chelsy's blog. Didn't buy anything this week. We'll most likely wait until next month to make more purchases. We're trying hard to budget everything we buy, and that means sticking to budget. We still have to save up for the insurance deductible, so we're trying to spread everything out.

Prayer Requests: I'm also adding this one from her blog. I have my glucose test this week. I'm worried that I'm not going to pass, or that I'm going to throw up the drink. So prayers that things will go well for this appointment.

Looking forward to: Getting outside and staying active. We're also making a Plinko board for our upcoming fertility conference at the end of April. So hopefully we can get that finished this week. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Things that are Our Gender Reveal Party

So a few days before Chase and I had our gender party I was at work and my boss wanted to see who all would guess correctly. So I took a pink and blue marker, and whatever gender you thought was the color you chose. Pretty straight forward. As you can see there was a huge mix of who thought what. A lot of the ladies at work would as me to turn so they could see my love handles, as that is an indication of if you are having a girl. One older guy asked me to look at him and he guessed off of how I looked (which he turned out to be correct).

Our invite to our Gender Party:
It's pretty funny huh!?

The day we found out the gender

Chase setting up decorations

Boy or Girl?

As you can tell we had a lot of fun with pictures after everyone left:

We had a pretty big crowd - largest that we've ever had in our house. We Skyped a friend since she got the invite too late. We also recorded the gender reveal so we could share with my dad and brother who weren't able to make it.

Of course I didn't get a picture of the food... But we did have yummy pink and blue punch, we dipped rice crispy treats in white chocolate and sprinkled pink and blue sprinkles on them, and lil' smokies (my favorite). We also had cupcakes with a cute little blue surprise in the middle for everyone at the end of the night. We also gave away prizes for anyone who put their name in the correct jar.

Overall it was a fun night and we were so thankful for everyone who came to celebrate us!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Things that are 26 weeks

How far along: 26 weeks + 5 days

Total weight gain: I have no idea. I'm sure its more. I get a day almost every week where I just feel heavier and larger. Almost like I'm stretching - it's a weird feeling.

How I’ve felt in my workouts: I'm adding this one from my friend Chelsy's blog. I did a lot more walking/running this week, but unfortunately didn't have time to get to my favorite barre class. I've been trying to take our dogs out on walks every day (including the weekends) and that has helped them be a little better behaved at home.

Stretch marks: I haven't noticed any yet, but I know I'll get them.

Best moment(s) this week: So last year Chase and I started a foundation to help couples struggling with infertility pay for fertility treatments. This past Wednesday we were able to give away our first grant! It's one of the best feelings to be able to help others struggling with getting pregnant, since it's taken us 7+ years to be able to get our miracle.

Miss anything: It's been a rough week with not getting as much sleep as I've needed. I know it will only get worse as time goes by. 

Movement: Every day I have felt something. He's even more active when Chase and I try and listen to his heart beating.

Food cravings: I'm taking out the cravings part, because I haven't really been craving much. I have gone to either Cafe Rio or Costa Vida the past week. Their sweet pork salad is my favorite! I also bought some grapes last week and finished them off this week. They were so yummy!

Anything make you queasy or sick: Being too hot and not having enough water causes me to not feel so good.

Have you started to show yet: Of course! Funny story - I was in line to buy Chase his soda (he wasn't with me) the lady checking me out asked if it was a craving. I said no, it's for my husband. It made me giggle. Obviously she could tell that I was pregnant.

Happy or moody most of the time: It's hit or miss with the moodiness. Which is how I was before I got pregnant.

Symptoms: No symptoms, no braxton hicks, aside from feeling large.

Belly button in or out: Still tucked in. Though who knows how long that will last.

Buys for baby: I'm adding this one from Chelsy's blog. I bought our first cute little outfit for our little boy, and I couldn't be happier for it!

Prayer Requests: I'm also adding this one from her blog. As we get further and further along I've noticed my body is trying hard to move and adjust to this growing little boy. My request this week is that I will have the strength and knowledge to help my body adjust to these changes and still be comfortable.

Looking forward to: Getting a massage this week! YES! I kinked my back out and it will be nice to get an adjustment too. I also got invited to sub for Bunco, and I'm excited to go play. It's been several years since I've played. I hope my wrists are ready! :)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Things that are Week 25

How far along: 25 weeks + 5 days

Total weight gain: Not entirely sure. I've probably gained a few more, but I didn't check. I'm trying to not focus on my weight gain.

How I’ve felt in my workouts: I'm adding this one from my friend Chelsy's blog. This week wasn't too bad. I was able to attend barre on Monday and then Friday morning I took the dogs out for a walk. It's hard to do both dogs at the same time, so I decided to do one than the other. When I took Pepper out I went on our running route that we went on last year. It didn't hurt my stomach at all to run/walk with her. I'm sure I will probably just end up walking with her, but not yet.

Stretch marks: Nothing new aside from last week.

Best moment(s) this week: We got a few things for the nursery. I took Chase to a store called Buy Buy Baby which is up in Salt Lake. It was fun walking around, but we definitely got overwhelmed with everything there. I also went to a blogger/influencer night at The Vanilla Bean Cafe. It was yummy food, and it was cool to meet new people.

Miss anything: Not anything this week. 

Movement: Every day I have felt something. He's even more active when Chase and I try and listen to his heart beating.

Food cravings: I'm taking out the cravings part, because I haven't really been craving much. I realized that I can't eat as much as I used to. I get so full so quick. I still try to eat filling foods, so I'm not having to eat quite as often. I have had to increase my water intake. I noticed that since I've quit my job, I'm not drinking as much water. My feet have begun to swell and I'm wearing compression socks at least 2-3 times a week.

Anything make you queasy or sick: Not sick at all!

Have you started to show yet: YES! and more and more people are asking me when I'm due.

Happy or moody most of the time: Chase was gone for a few days this week, and I had a little scare with cramping and back pain. Thankfully I got a blessing and that calmed my nerves. I've increased my calcium intake to hopefully help with my aches and pains. But that caused me to be a little more moody than I would like to have been.

Symptoms: No symptoms, though about once a week I will feel super big, and can tell that my belly is stretching. It's the weirdest thing.

Belly button in or out: Belly button is still tucked in. Though it's not as tucked in as it was a few weeks ago.

Buys for baby: I'm adding this one from Chelsy's blog. We budgeted this month for a crib and dresser, and put everything together when Chase got home Friday. I'll show pictures as soon as we get the rocker. Next month we'll be getting our rocker, and then the following month a car seat. Our friends are throwing us a baby shower sometime in May, and so we'll know more then what we need/don't need.

Prayer Requests: I'm also adding this one from her blog. I'm getting a lot more fear and anxiety as we get closer to meet baby boy. Mainly with not knowing if something has gone wrong or not. I know I need to let my fears and anxieties go, but we've gotten this far, and I don't want anything to happen.

Looking forward to: Comic Con is this upcoming week. Chase is volunteering for it, and I'm looking forward to walking around and enjoying it. I'm also looking forward to more structure and trying to put in place a few routines for me.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Things that are 24 weeks + 6 days

How far along: 24 weeks + 6 days

Total weight gain: 23 pounds. I'm sure I've gained a few more, but I didn't check. I'm trying to not focus on my weight gain. 

How I’ve felt in my workouts: I'm adding this one from my friend Chelsy's blog. She is also an athlete and I thought it would be fun to incorporate my workouts into my weekly posts. I went to barre last Monday and it was pretty exhausting. I have noticed that I can't push myself as much as I used to. I have also needed to remind myself that my workouts have changed, and I need to focus on the needs of the baby rather than my needs of staying fit. I know that being fit and active during pregnancy helps labor and delivery go so much smoother, so that's what I'm trying to focus on.

Stretch marks: I have noticed some stretching near my belly button, but that's about it.

Best moment this week: Chase and I went to see the Lego Batman movie. I went in for a massage and adjustment. Chase and I had sushi with friends for her birthday and I stuffed my face! It was SO good! I know what you are thinking... "you aren't supposed to eat sushi," well that's only if it's raw fish, and everything we picked was cooked. We even had one sushi roll that was hot. It was so so good! I definitely got my fix for the next few months.

Miss anything: Being able to bend over. I now have to squat to pick things up - like sumo squat.

Movement: I have felt baby boy every day. Mostly at night and early in the morning. I asked my doctor about the spasms, and he said that it's the baby and your body's way of interpreting the movement.

Food cravings: I'm taking out the cravings part, because I haven't really been craving much. I have enjoyed eating my "naked breakfast burritos" (no tortilla, eggs, sausage and a little hash browns topped with sour cream, avocado, and salsa). I have been trying to get my body used to eating eggs again - since I started becoming intolerant to the egg yolk in 2015. I started drinking probiotics which has essentially taken away the intolerance. 

Anything make you queasy or sick: Not sick at all!

Have you started to show yet: YES! and more and more people are asking me if I am pregnant now.

Happy or moody most of the time: I've been pretty happy this week. Since I'm not working anymore, I have noticed being home all day that if I don't have a list of things to do for the day I get pretty down.

Symptoms: Nothing aside from my aching hips. Which I'm working at stretching and using a lacrosse ball to help massage the area that aches.

Belly button in or out: Belly button is still tucked in. I'm pretty sure it's going to stay in. Who knows I still have quite a ways to go still.

Buys for baby: I'm adding this one from Chelsy's blog. I already have a diaper bag, and a nursing cover that I bought a few years ago. But I finally broke down and bought a cute little outfit and I will post a picture as soon as I get it. It has given me great anxiety to buy things for baby boy. Just like pregnancy tests, I worry that my buying something will jinx this pregnancy.

Prayer Requests: I'm also adding this one from her blog. I don't think it's ever a bad idea to ask for prayers. I know there are lots of people who would love to help, and praying is one way to do just that. So my prayer request this week is for baby boy to continue to grow healthy.

Looking forward to: I am going to a local blogger meet-up this week that I'm excited for. We are also buying a crib and dresser this week. We've waited a long time for this, and now it's getting more and more real. I can't believe we're just a shy 15 weeks away.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Things that are 23 Weeks + 5 days

How far along: 23 weeks + 5 days

Total weight gain: 23 pounds so far.

Maternity clothes: Loving them! They are comfortable, though my jeans always seem to fall down if I walk too much. I still wish they had belt loops so you could pull them up that way.  

Stretch marks: Don't have any stretch marks as of this morning.

Best moment this week: I had my last day at work on Friday. It was both exciting and sad. I have been there for 4 years, and I have grown to love a lot of the people I work with. I know it's not the end and I can still see them, but it's sad that I won't get to see them every day.

Miss anything: I know that my lack of sleep is only going to get worse from here, but I do miss it.

Movement: It has been good and bad. I've scared myself a few times into thinking I laid on my belly wrong or my back and I hurt the baby. But then I poke and prod at my belly and he seems to move. I still only feel him below my belly button. I have started getting weird twitches/muscle spasms other places on my belly.

Food cravings: Nothing out of what I've been normally eating this week.

Anything make you queasy or sick: This week has been good! Nothing has made me sick.

Have you started to show yet: All the time now.

Happy or moody most of the time: I've been more moody this week than any other week. I know stress causes my moodiness, and because I was leaving my job I think that caused me to be on edge.

Symptoms: Nothing aside from my hips aching. Which I'm going in for another massage this next week, so that should help.

Belly button in or out: Belly button is still tucked in.

Looking forward to: Being able to get a few more hours of sleep. I have a doctors appointment, and this upcoming week marks "viability" for us. I never thought we would ever get to this point. I can't believe the day is getting closer and closer to meeting our little boy.