Wednesday, February 22, 2012

28 Weeks (T- 12 Weeks and Counting!)

28 Week Picture

Pregnancy Highlights!!!
How Far Along: 28 Weeks
Size of baby: 15 Inches head to heel, 2 1/4 pounds
Weight gain: +20 at least - I stopped looking at the scale when they weigh me (That'll show 'em!)
Maternity Clothes: I'm beginning to wonder why I thought I needed an entire closet full of clothes before I got pregnant, since I've been surviving off of 2 pairs of jeans and about 6 shirts. I dig the comfy.
Gender: Es una chica!
Movement: So crazy - Now when she moves, you can see it from the outside! Freaks me out a little. Our favorite game is to put the remote on top of my stomach and watch it bounce around when she kicks it.  
Sleep: I tell you what - I'm sleeping like a rock. No idea how that's happening, but I'm going to enjoy every night of it until she comes.
Symptoms:  Finally starting to feel like a pregnant lady. My hip joints have been giving me a hard time. Doc said I had to stop working out before I agitated them so much I can't walk anymore. So no more working out for me! 
What I miss: Being able to walk into a room and not have all the women gaze at you with this "knowing" look. Yeah yeah, I know, I'm about the join the club. For now, I just want to order my cheeseburger, thanks. 
Cravings: Peanut butter.
Best Moment this week: Getting to know baby's sleep patterns and when she's most active. Since I can really feel and see everything now, it's much more obvious when she's playing around and when she's dozing.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing my mom and dad at the end of March. I miss my family!

Monday, February 13, 2012


I know it hasn't been four more weeks yet, but our showers were so fun and exciting that I just had to get some pictures up as soon as possible.
Ben and I were able to take one last plane trip up to Michigan before the baby comes. It was a great trip because not only did we get to have some baby showers and get some much-needed baby supplies, we also got to see all of the Zuverink/Looman families! That's something we haven't gotten to do in a couple of years, so it was definitely great to see everyone.

We landed in Chicago on Saturday at 9:30am, then drove around the lake to Grand Rapids with Ben's parents Ron & Jodi. For Texas folks, that is at least a 3 hour drive, with no snow. It was snowing. When we got to Grand Rapids, we went straight to the first shower (the Looman side of the family). We had so much fun!! Here are some pictures:

We can't wait for baby K to get big enough to wear this fun hat!

So stinkin' cute!!

Look at this beautiful blanket!!!

Look closely at this beautiful bouquet!! Is this not the most beautiful fun flower arrangment ever? You may want to sit down for this - some of the flowers are actually onesies!!! So cute! 

After all the wonderful food and fun presents (and watching little Caleb run around and entertain everyone), we headed over to the Zuverinks' side of the family and had a shower with them! Pictures:

We had so much family around, we got to catch up with all the little cousins too! Ben helped Jack figure out how to launch rockets really high!

Look at this beautiful cake!! You guys... it was like stupid good.

Here we are enjoying all the wonderful food that the family brought! I'm always impressed by the creative potluck food from the great white north. So delicious!! 

This is us all cracking up because cousin Christine is hi-larious.

All the Zuverinks gave us really sweet baby books! We read them to baby K already! She likes them. Obviously. Thanks to them, we have probably a dozen kiddo books already.

Look at us digging into the huge pile of presents!

The other side of the big circle - We had a very supportive audience. 

Grandma Zuverink gave us the coolest blanket! We think it'll be great for swaddling. 

HOORAY! We got the activity gym!!! 

And the Pack N Play!!! So excited to get it all set up!

After present time, the boys were very excited to get to play soccer again.

Siblings chattin' it up! 

My wonderful mother-in-law, very helpful cousin Becca and me! 

After all that activity and all the fun we had, we went home and just crashed. The next morning, Ben and I got everything out all together and sorted through everything. How overwhelming!!! 

Look at all of this!! Holy Moly!!

I'm in my pajamas and I'm surrounded!! 

Thanks to the Zuverink and Looman families, we had such a wonderful shower experience with our family! Special thanks to Mom-in-Law Jodi, F-I-L Ron, Kimmie, Grandma Looman, Aunt Shirley and Aunt Sheila, Aunt Gert, and everyone else who was so involved in helping put them together! They were both so beautiful and so fun. We love you guys!