{21 Week Bumpdate/22 Week Bumpdate}

{21 Week/22 Week Bumpdate}
Well, since last week we were wrapping up the end of school and then I started being vacay Tay I let this little bumpdate slip by without even realizing it. So, lucky you, you get a two-fer!

Week 21

Week 22

Chalkboard Art:
Week 21

Week 22

My talented husband drew us some Christmas Border Collies this week. :)

Size of the Baby: Week 21 - 10.5 inches, 12.7 ounces - Size of a pomegranate

Week 22 - l0.5 - 11.8 inches, 12.7 - 20.8 ounces - Size of a Papaya
It's crazy to believe in the next 1-3 weeks our little boy will weigh a whole pound! We get to see him next Monday, so we'll get a better idea of how he's measuring, but it's still mind blowing that he's getting bigger and bigger.

Gender: Still a boy - Christopher Wesson ;)

Maternity Clothes: Enjoying the stretchy pants mom got for me, and since we're officially on Winter Break and Vacay Tay is back I've been lounging in mostly jeans, pj pants, loose shirts and yoga pants. I can't say it's been terrible. My mom gave me some maternity tops I can wear into the spring for Christmas that I'm really excited about and Ryan's mom gave me a cute jean tunic type shirt that will be great with leggings and can also be worn into the spring. I'm not going to lie... maternity clothes rock. They are comfortable and cute, and really flattering for my expanding belly.

Movement: Wesson was pretty quiet last week. I felt him a little in the classroom when I sat on the floor with my kids, or in a student sized chair, he didn't seem to be overly fond of it and he squirmed around. Otherwise, the only other time I've really felt him has been at the gym when we walked on the treadmill and did the elliptical. Sweet boy must be tired from all that growing he's doing!

He has been especially squirmy this week though. I felt him a ton on Christmas day and Ryan is starting to feel him more. He gave Daddy a big kick the other night before bed. In the bath I watch my stomach when I start feeling him move around hoping to catch glimpses of him making my belly move. Nothing yet, but I know we'll start to see that soon.

Sleep: Have been sleeping pretty well! Nothing to complain about.

Missing: Laying on my back to sleep and cider beer, but I'd hardly call that something complain-worthy.

Nursery: Ryan and I picked out paint for the nursery last weekend and Ryan painted a swatch on the wall for us to decide if we like it. We love it, of course. It's a light grey. If I haven't said it enough, I am so thankful for this sweet man of mine. He won't let me help because he doesn't want me inhaling the fumes. It's pretty sweet. Our carpets were cleaned two weeks ago too, and look fabulous! It has been fun to sit in Wesson's empty room and decide where we will put things. I love walking this journey with my wonderful husband.

Craving: Nothing specific.

Symptoms: Lower back pain and still enjoying that beautiful heartburn. I'm hoping that is a symptom that starts to dissipate rather quickly.

Ryan is: enjoying "nesting" with me as we get Wesson's nursery ready. Even though we're only just over halfway we know it'll fly by.

Looking forward to: setting up the nursery even more, getting some of the things we registered for, and preparing for our lives to be forever changed by our little man. It feels so incredibly real now.

Best Moments: While I wish I could say registering for Wesson was absolutely the most fun we've ever had, it was mainly super overwhelming. We were so grateful the Buy, Buy Baby workers were so helpful on the big items. Our lady was VERY knowledgable and had an answer to every question we asked. When it came time to register for the smaller, but still very important items, like bottles, pacifiers, and anything else like that we were completely stumped. I hadn't done any research about what bottles are best or anything like that so we picked one or two and just moved on or didn't register for anything at that time. Any suggestions from my mom friends are more than welcome!

I was rather impressed though with Ryan's skills at opening and shutting the different baby contraptions and for figuring out how to work them really quickly. He's a stud.

I am really loving this time of my pregnancy. I feel Wesson often, I'm getting bigger and have a defined bump so people don't just think I'm carrying holiday weight, maternity clothes are super comfy and cute, I don't feel so bad about all the holiday sweets I've guzzled (though I should probably slow down in the consumption of such items), and it's starting to feel very real that Ryan and I are going to become parents. I'm still very nervous, but mostly excited for our little baby to arrive. Christmas made it much more real when we thought, "Wow... this time next year we'll have an 8 month old!" Mind blown.

Time's a flyin', y'all!

{19 Week Bumpdate/20 Week Bumpdate}

{19 Week Bumpdate}

Chalkboard Art:

Size of the Baby:
IT'S A BOY!!!!
Christopher Wesson Nabors 
will be moving into the Naborshood - expected arrival April 27, 2016.

Maternity Clothes: Rockin' the clothes I currently have. My belly is becoming more and more noticeable. Zippered jackets/vests are getting harder to close.

Movement: Little Wes is moving around pretty consistently. I feel him more when I'm sitting and we see him moving now when I am laying down. He was a wiggle worm at the sonogram, but was trying to find a comfortable way to sleep more than anything.


Missing: Alcohol. I really wanted to celebrate our baby boy with a drink in hand like many others, but alas that's not going to happen for another 4 1/2 months... if that!

Nursery: Now that we know it's a boy we can start thinking about what we want the nursery to look like, though in all honesty we haven't put a ton of thought into that up until now.

Craving: Notta.

Symptoms: Notta.

Ryan is: so stinking excited that we are having a little boy. I feel honored that I was able to give him a boy, you know other than the fact that I had ZERO control over that. I know he is so excited that the Nabors legacy will continue through our son and that whoever comes next will have a big brother to protect them. Y'all, he is on cloud 9.

Looking forward to: Planning the nursery and REGISTERING!

Best Moments: Revealing Christopher Wesson's gender to everyone! We could NOT be happier about our sweet baby boy.

Gender Reveal Party Pictures: We got lots of family and friends gathered at one of our favorite Thai Restaurants, Banana Leaf, to do our gender reveal. I had ordered these cute miniature boxes from Amazon and Ryan and I stuffed them with blue candy the day we found out it was Wesson and not Adair.

We waited until everyone ordered their food and then as we waited we handed these out. Ryan's Grandmother wrote an adorable poem about the gender reveal so she read it, and then we had everyone open their box at once. It was so wonderful to hear the squeals of excitement and see eyes get misty. We know little Wesson is already so loved by so many!

Christopher Wesson Nabors

Adorable bib from Lo. She was so thoughtful! She's expecting a boy in February, so now Nolan will have a bestie growing up! We're so excited!

Now on to the 20 Week Bumpdate because last week was rather busy and I couldn't get my life together.

{20 Week Bumpdate}
Whoaaaaaa we're halfway there! WHOA! Livin' on a prayer!! Come on... you knew I was bound to do that.
That bump is really starting to pop out!

Chalkboard Art:
If you can't tell, we're still over the moon!

Size of the Baby: 6.5 inches, 10.2 ounces - Size of a banana

Gender: Christopher Wesson, our little boy!

Maternity Clothes: Momma McD, or Granda to Wes, took me shopping on Saturday for some maternity clothes. She bought me a lot of tops/tunics that should last me through winter and through delivery, but I'm really struggling with bottoms these days, so that was our goal. She got me 2 pairs of maternity pants (grey and houndstooth), a pair of the world's softest PJ's with pants, a tank, and a robe that will be great for the lounging around Wesson and I have in store post-delivery, and a black zip up jacket with ruching on the side to help with the growing belly. I LOVE all of it! We didn't buy jeans since I have the two low paneled pair and 1 full paneled pair, but as the bump is getting bigger I'm likely going to have to invest in another pair of full-paneled jeans. I am so grateful to Momma McD for spoiling me and my bump! Love you, Mom!

Movement: Wesson was moving like crazy earlier on in the week, but has settled down a bit towards the end of the week. We can tell his movements more easily when I'm lying down or sitting. He's been active during the day which is nice because we're both getting great sleep during the night.

Sleep: Pretty good. My back has been pretty sore and my bladder pretty full this week, so I've been tossing and turning and getting up in the middle of the night to pee, but unfortunately that's all pretty normal. Also, thank the LORD for the snoogle. That is all I will say. I'm not sure if I'll give it up once I'm done being pregnant.

Missing: Sleeping on my back. That sounds silly to miss, but it is seriously the most comfortable position for me and it's killing me to have to sleep on my sides.

Nursery: We've decided to go with a woodsy theme for Wesson's nursery. It'll have grey walls that I hope to paint over the break, the white crib, glider, and hopefully a white dresser for his clothes that can double as a changing table. I currently have my eye on this beauty for Nebraska Furniture Mart.

It's the perfect height for a changing top, and those top drawers have colored panels that can be changed out, though we love the grey.

We're also thinking that the accents will be mostly wood and white. These items below are my current inspiration. There's not a ton of space in the room so we don't want to overwhelm it with decor, but we both really like the following things for our little man.

We're going to do something like this with his initials or Wes over the crib, but probably in white letters. Those are ALMOST his initials. :)

This is the bedding I want for him so badly, but it's not cheap!

Craving: Not really craving, but have been eating a lot of chocolate lately. Shame.

Symptoms: Heartburn. It's the worst. Coupled with my sore back this week and we're in good shape...

Ryan is: talking to his little man like he's already here and helping make decisions about the nursery. Tomorrow our carpets get cleaned so we can start setting things up to prepare for Wesson! Ryan has been such a rock through this entire journey. I am so thankful to the LORD that He picked Ryan for me. He knew what he was doing that's for sure.

Looking forward to: Decorating the nursery, setting up the crib, registering, and preparing for our little man!

Best Moments: Since I'm still swooning from finding out Baby Nabs is a boy, that is the current best on our top chart. We get to see him again in 3 weeks because he was basically laying on his face and they couldn't get a good view of something they wanted to look at. DARN. I hate seeing my baby on the sonogram, said no mom ever.

{18 Week Bumpdate}

{18 Week Bumpdate}

Chalkboard Art:

Size of the Baby: A sweet potato - 5.6 inches, 6.7 ounces
Gender: Still unknown, but only 6 days until we find out!

Maternity Clothes: I am IN LOVE with my maternity jeans with the low rise panel from Old Navy. I am not nearly as in love with the full paneled jeans I got from there, but mainly they won't stay up. I'm hoping that's something a little dryer time can fix.

Movement: I felt Baby Nabs kick for the first time yesterday! It was the most amazing thing I have ever felt. I almost didn't believe it was REAL! I was pushing on my stomach in class and all of a sudden I felt three tiny kicks in a row. I thought it was a heartbeat at first, because they were so faint, but they stopped after three in a row, and I knew I had just felt the first kicks! Ryan was pretty jealous that I felt them and he didn't, so we laid on the couch and he pressed around. We think maybe he felt one, but we're not sure. I felt it too so I'm thinking we did, but it was just one small one.

Sleep: I have been sleeping fantastically. I have been having weird dreams though. Really weird. I haven't been having to get up to tinkle in the middle of the night either lately. Praise the LORD!

Missing: Nothing really.

Nursery: OMG big week for the Nabors family! Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Mama McD bought us a glider and ottoman. It will be ready for pick up next week, and we bought our 4 in 1 convertible crib and toddler guard rail from Target yesterday during the Cyber Monday sales.

Glider Lounging
Baby Nabors Crib - Delta Children's Haven 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Craving: I ate almost a whole block of cheese in 2 days, but sadly I could totally be able to accomplish that even if I wasn't pregnant.

Symptoms: Lower back pain is the worst, and there is some tenderness in my tummy like I kicked butt in my core workout and am now sore. Sadly that is not the case. However, I did work it at the gym the other night for over an hour! I was feeling really energized! Don't worry - I didn't overdo it.

Ryan is: dying to feel more baby kicks, and glad that I've started the nesting process and can calm down a bit with needing to get the nursery ready. :)

Looking forward to: finding out the gender in 6 days! Is there really anything else that could make me more excited? Maybe the Gender Reveal Party the next day, but still knowing if Baby Nabs is a HE or a SHE is pretty dang exciting!

Best Moments: Feeling Baby Nabs kicking. Rocking maternity jeans on Thanksgiving giving me the extra stretch I was looking for for chow time. Buying a crib and glider! It's been an awesome week!
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