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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Playing Catch Up

It's been quite some time that I've updated my blog.  I've been working on some renovations for it, and decided to take a little break as well.  But I'm still here, and still pregnant... 39 weeks to be exact. Just for a quick quick update, here are the pictures you've missed if you don't keep up with my instagram.  I was hoping that I wouldn't have to do one for this week, but at this rate I'll be doing one till 42 weeks.  A certain Keller McKean is quite comfy and doesn't seem to want to come out in the world and meet us.  Ahhh.  I'll be updating again later today, once I've had more coffee.  Until then.  -Keiley


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

33 Weeks

How far along: 33 Weeks
Weight gain: 18-19 pounds
Gender:  Boy
Maternity clothes: I know I keep saying it, but I really do need a few pieces because nothing is fitting anymore 
Stretch marks: No
Symptoms: Oh, the insomnia and acid reflux are the worst right now and nesting is in full swing
Best moment this week:  Beginning to decorate for Fall, now if only the weather would follow along
Worst moment this week:  Waking up at three in the morning and not being able to go back to sleep
Miss anything:  My belly not peaking out from under every shirt I wear
Movement: Kick boxing 
Cravings:  Apple pie and chili 
Queasy or sick: A little nauseated
Looking forward to:  Pedicure this weekend.  You're welcome achy feet

Thursday, August 28, 2014

32 Weeks

How far along: 32 Weeks
Weight gain: 19 pounds
Gender:  Boy
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: No
Symptoms: Is it TMI to say hemorrhoids. (Sorry)  They really suck though 
Best moment this week:  OBGYN appointment.  Ahh so close to those weekly appointments, but I must say I am enjoying the bi-weekly ones now
Worst moment this week: Take one guess?  ^
Miss anything:   Sleep, of course  
Movement:  Oh, yes
Cravings:   Cheese Dip again
Queasy or sick: This heat is really wearing me out because heat + pregnancy = nausea 
Looking forward to:  College Football kicking off this weekend

Thursday, August 21, 2014

31 Week Bumpdate

How far along: 31 Weeks
Weight gain: 17 pounds
Gender:  Boy
Maternity clothes: I have two months left, so I might invest in a few pieces.  Maybe just maybe
Stretch marks: No
Symptoms: Heartburn, acid reflux, and constant peeing
Best moment this week:  Finally picking out a name and getting a few Halloween outfits for Keller : )
Worst moment this week: Wanting to eat brownies, but not having the right ingredients.  Yeah....
Miss anything:  Cool weather   
Movement:  His movements kind of hurt these days
Cravings: Brownies and coffee and ice cream  
Queasy or sick: Just acid reflux that makes me extremely nauseated
Looking forward to:  Holding my sweet newborn baby, I definitely have newborn fever

If you follow me on Instagram (@keymckean), you might have seen these images.  But I thought it would be cool to compare my baby bump with Kasen and Keller.  The left picture is 31 weeks with Kasen, and the right is 31 weeks with Keller.  It's crazy to think that I gave birth to Kasen at 31 weeks, and that I'm so much bigger with Keller than with Kasen at this point.  And I still have 9 weeks left to go.  I thought I was so big with Kasen, boy did I not know what big was. ; )

Have a great Thursday!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

And we Have a Name

We've finally picked out a name!!!  It's been quite a daunting task finding a name for our baby boy, so to say that we are overly thrilled is an understatement.

His name is Keller Pierce  McKean.  And yep, we are "that" family.  Every member has a K name, and I love it.  If you don't know, my husband's name is Kyle.  I'm Keiley, and our first born son's name is Kasen.  We can't wait to add Keller to our clan.

I found two meanings for the name Keller.  The first was companion and the second was little champion.  And Pierce is my maiden name, so we decided it would be cool to pass down to him.  Also, Kasen's middle name is Merle, which is a fourth generation name from my husband's side of the family.  Kyle and his dad's middle names are both Merle, which was passed down from the original Merle McKean, aka Kyle's grandpa and Kasen's great grandfather.  So, I wanted to give a family name to Keller as well.

Dear Keller Pierce McKean, we can not wait to meet you!!!  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Big 30

How far along: 30 Weeks!! Seems like such a milestone : )
Weight gain: Lost two pounds, so I'm up 16 pounds total
Gender:  Boy
Maternity clothes: Think I can make it full term without any?
Stretch marks: Negative
Symptoms: The usual 
Best moment this week:  My Obgyn appointment.  I have began my every two week appointments, which means we are getting close
Worst moment this week: Ever deal with a toddler who refused to nap and woke up extremely early?  Well, no nap toddler struck at our house today, and it's been just one of those days 
Miss anything:  Having more than one cup of coffee during the day.  I've only recently started drinking a cup every few days, and boy have I missed coffee   
Movement:  Still moving and grooving
Cravings: Pizza and sautéed squash 
Queasy or sick: I think it's pretty much tapered off!!  Woo-hoo
Looking forward to:  Getting the nursery finished

Friday, August 8, 2014

Celebrating 29 Weeks

Last week I was a bundle of nerves.  You see, I was twenty-eight weeks pregnant.  And that may not seem like any reason to be worried, but I was.  Reason being that my water broke at the twenty-eight week mark during my first pregnancy with my dear son, Kasen.  I know that each pregnancy is different, but I couldn't help but to feel on edge.  I kept having flash backs and anxiety that my water would break before I reached full term, again.  I know that it could still break before I reach 37-40 weeks, but passing the twenty-eight week marker was a milestone for me.  I even decided to celebrate on Tuesday with some homemade cookies and ice cream for reaching twenty-nine weeks without my water breaking.  

What really helped me get through this past week was writting out Kasen's birth story.  It was a slow release of built up emotions that have been harboring inside.  I'll be sharing his story in a few days, but for now I'm going to continue celebrating being twenty-nine weeks.

So, I've finally gotten around to editing a few of my impromptu maternity photos from our Sunday afternoon adventure to Lake Catherine.      

I will go ahead and put a disclamier on these.  I am by no means a photographer, nor is my husband.  But I love taking photos, and when the opportunity presents itself, I take it.  Despite it being rather crowded, we managed to snag a few photos.  Kyle did a great job seeing that he had a toddler on his hip while taking these.  I'm sure we were a sight to see.

TGIF!  Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.
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