36 Weeks {Baby Dorey #3}

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Size of Baby: I'm currently 36 weeks and "Claire baby" weighs about 6 pounds + is measuring about 18.5", or the size of a head of romaine lettuce. 
Total Weight Gain: I've gained a little over 30 pounds but thankfully the weight gain has been slowing down a bit. 
Symptoms: Still having lots of braxton hicks contractions and some back pain with them. She's also really been pushing down on my pelvic bone; usually in the evenings. Sometimes it's so painful I can't walk. 
Food Cravings/Aversions: Cravings have really dissolved, along with my appetite in general. 
Movement: She's most active from about 7pm-10/11pm. I'm already planning for her to be wide awake + eating during this time in the evenings.
Purchases: I bought he a few outfits that will coordinate with a few things Stella received for her birthday. I also ordered her personalized Boppy cover from Pottery Barn this week. We've also been receiving some much needed gifts and clothing. 
Best Moment of the Week: We've had a busy couple of weeks + highlights. This past weekend we celebrated Stella turning 3 with friends and family.
Looking Forward To: Sean being back home...he's out of town this week and a few days next week. I'm not packing a single thing until he is home and then it's game on!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Our Princess Stella Elizabeth,
How is it possible that you are THREE today?? You are such a big girl but also so much still my baby. You are so independent and are so content to play by yourself, with your babies of course. You are a lover of books and would much rather have mommy read to you than watch TV. You are still our sassy little girl and love to say, "Excuse me?!" and mimic me, usually when I'm disciplining Wyatt. You are so excited to be a big sister and love to give "Claire Baby" kisses everyday before I leave you at school. We are so proud of you and can't wait to watch you flourish in the big sister role! Happy 3rd Birthday, baby girl!

Height: TBD
Weight: TBD
Nicknames: Sissy, Stella Beth, Cupcake, Baby Girl

Potty Training: You are wearing panties throughout the day and only have an occasional accident (usually right in front of the potty). You still sleep in pull-ups but have been waking up dry on days you nap.
Sleep: Naps are hit and miss. I don't force it everyday because on days you don't nap you and Wyatt go to bed at 7, and that's just glorious. Some days a nap is just needed though.
Favorite Phrases: "Excuse me?!" "No thanks." (Usually when I need/want you to do something)

Favorite Songs: Your favorite right now is the new 311 album, Mosaic. You're also kind of into the new Macklemore album, Gemini (edited of course). You have also started making up your own songs that you'll randomly belt out at any given time.
Favorite Foods: Apples, strawberries, cheese, macaroni & cheese (you would eat this everyday), junk food (donuts, cookies, etc.), cheese balls, "bar-bars", black olives, frozen PJ&J
Learning: You know all of your colors, numbers 1-10 (and sometimes a couple more), and sometimes you can spell your name. You're also learning so much at dance, and even showed me some of your moves on one of the watch days (which never happened last year). 
Likes: You love to be outside (with others or by yourself), climbing in your playhouse (or just up the slide), play with babies, swing, school, dance class, Belle & Beauty & the Beast, and any other princess movie (Sleeping Beauty & Cinderella mainly), giving Wyatt hugs & kisses 20x before bed, and Super Heroes
Dislikes: Naps, waking up from naps (you're usually cranky), green grapes

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