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HOW BIG IS BABY? 19.96 INCHES WEIGHING AROUND 7.25 POUNDS  – ABOUT THE SIZE OF A WATERMELON!

DEVELOPMENT: MY BABY GIRL’S DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS NOW CAPABLE OF DIGESTING LIQUID FOODS AND SHE IS PEEING AT REGULAR INTERVALS. HER SKIN IS NOW A PINKISH RED COLOR. MOST OF HER BODY HAIR IS GONE AND ANY AMOUNT LEFT WILL FALL OFF AFTER BIRTH. CAN’T WAIT TO MEET HER!!

WEIGHT GAIN: WELL WHEN I GOT WEIGHED AT THE DOCTOR I HAVE NOW GAINED 29 LBS!!

SLEEP: I HAVE BEEN GETTING MORE BRAXTON HICKS CONTRACTIONS THIS WEEK, OVER THE WEEKEND THEY WERE PRETTY CONSISTANT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, BUT NOW I HAVE JUST BEEN HAVING A LOT OF LOWER BACK PAIN WHILE I SLEEP. THEY SAY IT IS BECAUSE BABY IS POSTERIOR SO IT GIVES YOU A LITTLE EXTRA BACK PAIN (OH JOY). THE OTHER NIGHT I SWEAR I ONLY GOT ABOUT 3 HOURS OF SLEEP, I WAS UP ALL NIGHT WITH CONTRACTIONS AND BACK PAIN.. I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REAL THING!

MISSING: WELL THIS BELLY OF MINE IS NOT GETTING ANY SMALLER, I MISS NOT FEELING STRETCHED ALL THE TIME AND I MISS NOT FEELING SO MUCH LIKE A DISABLED WHALE WHEN I TRY TO GET OUT OF BED. (WE SOLD OUR BEDSET FOR WHEN WE MOVE, SO OUR MATTRESS IS CURRENTLY ON THE FLOOR, SO IT MAKES IT THAT MUCH HARDER TO GET OUT OF BED)

CRAVING: I HAVE A DIFFERENT CRAVING EVERYDAY IT SEEMS… AFTER THE BABE COMES OUT IT IS CLEAN EATING OVER HERE!

FEELING: AS MENTIONED ABOVE, I AM NOT FEELING AS GREAT. I AM STARTING TO SWELL A LITTLE BIT IN MY HANDS, FEET AND LEGS. I FEEL LIKE MY LEGS ARE TURNING INTO TREE TRUNKS AND IT KIND OF SCARES ME WHEN I SEE MY VAINS STICKING OUT OF MY FEET. I REALLY HOPE I DON’T GET VARICOSE VAINS.. MY MOM GOT THEM WHEN SHE WAS PREGO. 

GENDER: IT’S A GIRL!

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: WELL WE FOUND OUT THAT CORY GOT THE JOB IN TEXAS!!! I WAS SOME VERY EXCITING AND MUCH ANTICIPATED NEWS ON MONDAY! IT IS SO NICE TO ACTUALLY KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING AFTER HE GRADUATES IN MAY AND NOW IT IS TIME FOR ME TO START HOUSE HUNTING (RENTING)! IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY GREAT PLACES TO LIVE AROUND DALLAS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LET ME KNOW! IT WAS SUCH A RELIEF TO HEAR THAT WE FINALLY HAVE A PLAN, BUT IT WAS A LITTLE BITTERSWEET AT THE SAME TIME, BECAUSE THEN WE KNEW THAT ARIZONA WAS NO LONGER GOING TO BE HOME FOR A BIT. BUT I KNOW THAT THIS IS WHERE THE LORD HAS GUIDED US TO GO, AND I BELIEVE THAT IT WILL BE A GREAT THING FOR US! 

LOOKING FORWARD TO: WELL OF COURSE I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO FINALLY BEING ABLE TO HOLD MY LITTLE GIRL IN MY ARMS AND LOOK INTO HER EYES. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE CORY HOLD HER FOR THE FIRST TIME, IT IS GOING TO BE SUCH A WONDERFUL DAY WHEN SHE COMES. I AM ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO MY MAMA COMING TO STAY WITH US AND HELP WITH THE BABY, AS WELL AS EASTER COMING THIS WEEKEND, MY BIRTHDAY ON MONDAY AND THEN CORY’S GRADUATION IN MAY! WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITING AND LIFE CHANGING THINGS COMING UP SOON!

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So we have some pretty big news that we found out this week and the news is…

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We are so excited to finally know where we will be moving to at the end of May! It was a stressful few months but we are so grateful things are finally coming together. Just in time for our sweet babe to get here! I can’t believe I only have one more week until our due date! But we found out that Cory got the associate position as a dentist in Dallas on Monday and when he told me we were both jumping up and down and smiling from ear to ear. I have never been to Dallas before but one of my good friends and old roomie lives there and loves it. Her name is Caitlin and she has an awesome blog so you should check her out >> here <<  If anyone has some great places for us to check out feel free to send   some info over! I have never been to Texas so it will be a great and new adventure for us.

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We sure are going to miss living downtown Charleston and our walks, they never get old no matter how many times we walk down the same street. 
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Still workin’ away, waiting for this babe to come!!

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We enjoyed a beautiful day at Battery park on Sunday with our good friends. I sure am going to miss them when we leave!

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We had a garage sale on Saturday and sold a lot of stuff, but still have more to sell! We are going to try and have another one next week, so lets hope we can sell everything before we move! Our house was out of control while we were getting everything out, I have no idea how we stored so much stuff in our tiny 600 sq ft apartment.

38 weeks!

38 WEEKS

HOW BIG IS BABY? 19.61 INCHES WEIGHING 6.30 POUNDS  – ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PUMPKIN!

DEVELOPMENT: BABY RUSH’S SKULL IS STILL SOFT TO ALLOW FOR HER TRIP THROUGH THE BIRTH CANAL. SOME OF HER TINY BONES IN HER BODY WON’T FUSE TOGETHER UNTIL AFTER BIRTH. AT THIS POINT BABY GIRL IS INGESTING A LOT OF AMNIOTIC FLUID, WHICH IS RESULTING IN THE BUILD-UP OF MECONIUM (HER FIRST BOWEL MOVEMENT) HER FINGERNAILS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW BUT THEY ARE KEPT SOFT WHILE IN MY UTERUS. SHE IS ALSO GAINING ABOUT ONE OUNCE EVERY DAY AT THIS STAGE!

WEIGHT GAIN: 26 LBS

SLEEP: SLEEP HAS STILL BEEN PRETTY ROUGH, AND I HAVE TO GET UP MULTIPLE TIMES A NIGHT TO PEE AND EVERY TIME I TRY TO GET OUT OF BED I AM LIKE A BEACHED WHALE. IT’S PRETTY RIDICULOUS. 

MISSING: NOT HAVING TO WADDLE EVERY TIME I WALK AROUND FOR TOO LONG. HAHA

CRAVING: CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!

FEELING: MY GOODNESS! I’M FEELING EXCITED TO SEE MY LITTLE BABY GIRL! I CAN’T WAIT TO HOLD HER IN MY ARMS SOON. I AM OBVIOUSLY VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AS WELL, BUT IT’S ONLY FOR A LITTLE WHILE LONGER. IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT IN THE END. 🙂

GENDER: IT’S A GIRL!

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: TWO THINGS.. MY SISTER IN LAW, SHANAH HAD HER BABY ON APRIL FOOLS DAY!! HER NAME IS MARAE AND SHE WAS ABOUT 7LBS AND WAS BORN IN ABOUT ONE HOUR AFTER SHANAH’S WATER BROKE! SO THEY BARELY MADE IT TO THE HOSPITAL! THE OTHER GREAT MOMENT OF THE WEEK WE HAD AN ULTRASOUND TODAY TO MAKE SURE THAT BABY GIRL ISN’T TOO BIG (BC OF ME BEING BORDERLINE GESTATIONAL DIABETIC) AND TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE IS DOING OKAY. ALTHOUGH THE ULTRASOUND ISN’T COMPLETELY ACCURATE (GIVE OR TAKE A POUND THEY SAY) THE ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN SAID THAT BABY RUSH WAS IN THE 20TH PERCENTILE FOR 38 WEEKS, MEANING THAT SHE IS ON THE SMALLER SIDE AND MOST WOMAN THAT HAVE GD THEIR BABIES ARE CLOSER TO THE 90TH PERCENTILE. SO THAT WAS SOME GOOD NEWS BECAUSE GIVE OR TAKE A POUND SHE SHOULD STILL BE AT A GOOD WEIGHT. IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE HER SWEET FACE AGAIN BEFORE THE REAL DEAL! THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT BABY RUSH IS POSTERIOR, WHICH MEANS THAT HER FACE IS FACING MY STOMACH WHEN SHE SHOULD BE FACING MY BACK. SINCE I AM WANTING TO DO A NATURAL LABOR IT WILL BE A LOT HARDER, BECAUSE THEY SAY IT TAKES LONGER TO DILATE AND IT MAKES FOR A MORE PAINFUL LABOR, SO I AM REALLY HOPING THAT SHE FLIPS REAL SOON! LUCKILY I HAVE AN AWESOME DOULA, KASSIE ANDERSON WHO HAS SOME GOOD TECHNIQUES TO GET HER TO FLIP AROUND.

LOOKING FORWARD TO: FINDING OUT IF CORY GETS THIS JOB IN DALLAS, TEXAS WORKING AS AN ASSOCIATE DENTIST! HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE FINDING OUT WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK.

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This week has actually gone by pretty fast, which is nice for me! It brings us one week closer to seeing our baby girl. Charleston in April is absolutely gorgeous, all of the trees and bushes are blossoming and the air smells so sweet with a mix of the ocean air. We spent the weekend outside with a picnic at the park and a yummy brunch at beautiful Charles Towne Landing with our friends on Sunday before watching conference. We sure are going to miss everyone when we move!

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Just a couple of my posts from Instagram

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Little Marae. She is so gorgeous! I can’t wait for her to meet her cousin soon!

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My sweet and tiny niece Marae!

37 weeks!

37 weeks

HOW BIG IS BABY? 19.13 INCHES WEIGHING 6.30 POUNDS  – ABOUT THE SIZE OF A WINTER MELON!

DEVELOPMENT: BABY RUSH WILL WEIGH BETWEEN SIX AND SIX AND A HALF POUNDS THIS WEEK! HER GROWTH WILL SLOW DOWN AT THIS POINT AND BABY WILL BE BUSY PRACTICING FOR LIFE AFTER BIRTH. BABY GIRL IS PLUMPER AND IF BORN NOW, SHE WOULD NOT REQUIRE AN INCUBATOR TO KEEP WARM DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF SUFFICIENT FAT STORES. HER LUNGS ARE FULLY DEVELOPED, WHICH MEANS SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO BREATHE ON HER OWN IF BORN NOW. SHE HAS ALSO NOTICEABLY DROPPED QUITE A BIT!

WEIGHT GAIN: 24 LBS..

SLEEP: SLEEP IS STILL ALMOST NON EXISTANT. SLEEP IS THE MOST DREADED TIME AND ALSO THE TIME I LOOK FORWARD TO THE MOST. I’M HOPING MY COMFORT LEVEL WHILE I SLEEP WILL GET A LITTLE BETTER BEFORE THIS BABE COMES SO I CAN GET AT LEAST ONE GOOD REST IN.

MISSING: NOT FEELING LIKE I HAVE 10LBS ON TOP OF MY STOMACH EVERY TIME I WANT TO GET UP OR SWITCH SIDES. THIS BELLY OF MINE IS GETTING HEAVY!

CRAVING: FROZEN YOGURT ALL THE TIME. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.

FEELING: READY TO PUSH THIS BABE OUT NOW! I STILL HAVE 3 WEEKS TO GO, BUT BABY GIRL HAS DROPPED AND I FEEL LIKE SHE IS JUST GOING TO SLIP OUT SOMETIMES. HAHA I HAVE AN OB APPOINTMENT ON THURSDAY SO WE WILL SEE WHERE SHE IS THEN!

GENDER: IT’S A GIRL!

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: CORY AND I CELEBRATED OUR ANNIVERSARY IN SAVANNAH, GA THIS WEEKEND AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME! WE ALSO STOPPED BY MY BROTHER’S HOUSE FOR A VISIT HOPING THAT MY SIS IN LAW SHANAH WOULD HAVE HER BABY! SHE DIDN’T END UP POPPING HER OUT OVER THE WEEKEND BY SHE DID HAVE HER ON APRIL FOOLS DAY! HER WATER BROKE AT 6:40AM AND THEY RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. BY THE TIME THEY GOT THERE SHE WAS READY TO PUSH AND MISS MARAE NAVY TAFOYA WAS BORN AT 8:01AM!! SHE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND GO OUT THERE THIS WEEKEND TO SEE THAT BEAUTIFUL BABE. 🙂

LOOKING FORWARD TO: CAN’T WAIT TO MEET MY LITTLE GIRL IN 3 WEEKS… OR LESS…. OR MORE : /

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This weekend spent in Savannah was a great little babymoon/getaway for a bit. Cory and I walked all over downtown checking out the shops, eating delicious food and I got to experience those oh so lovely Braxton Hicks contractions all throughout the day. It was so horrible when we were in the car driving on the uneven and bumpy streets. One time it was so painful that a few tears were shed, not that I was crying it was just so painful. Other than those contractions we had a very lovely time looking at all of the beautiful architecture, spanish moss, and oak trees!

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