adult sleep

Normally I'm all about the child sleep -- it's what I spend so much of my time thinking about, talking about, and working on!

I haven't really been interested in adult sleep because sleep has always been suuuuuper easy for me. I close my eyes and I'm OUT. But I am tired a lot (probably because I go to bed too late and because I'm pregnant), so I decided I'd check out a book on adult sleep that I heard a podcaster talk about. To be honest, I didn't really like the book, so I decided to just pull out all the useful information into one short blog post to save anyone else the time of reading it (but if you really want to, it's called Sleep Smarter, by Shawn Stevenson).

The book is broken down into 21 different things you can do to improve your sleep, so the 21 principles might be all I need to write down!

Schedule sleep. It's important just like other projects you might be working on, so make sure to prioritize it so that it happens.Get more sunlight du…

month 5 {august}

How Far Along: 22 weeks 6 days

Size: She's the size of a bunch of grapes, and should be a little over 12 inches long now

Gender: It's a girl! :)

Name: I'm prettttttty positive her first name will be Holly, but still no middle name

Movement: A I first felt her move on the inside a day before I turned 19 weeks, and I've been feeling her much more strongly (and on the outside) for a week or two now (21/22 weeks). 
Sleep: I usually wake up to pee once in the night around 3am. Not taking naps much anymore. Soreness wakes me up sometimes.

Weight Gain: I gain weight so weirdly in pregnancy. I gain big chunks in the first few months, and smaller chunks in the later months, which is opposite of most people, pretty sure. So in the last month, I'm only up 3.6 pounds, and overall, I'm up 26.2 pounds. 
Symptoms: The biggest thing has been round ligament pain and pelvic pain. It would probably help if I'd do some walking every day, but that hasn't been happening! Also just …

month 4 {july}

How Far Along: 18 weeks 3 days

Size: Sweet potato, about 5.5 inches long

Gender: It's officially a girl!

Name: We mayyyyy have picked a first name. Russ probably wouldn't say we've picked it, but I like it a lot, and he hasn't vetoed it. I asked him on a scale of 1-10 how likely he is to go with it, and he said 7. When asked what it would take to get him to a 10, he said "time." So I'm thinking it's a go! But I suppose we could still change our minds! Still no middle name, either. Won't share the name publicly until we're for sure going with it, though :)

Movement: Again, I sometimes think I feel something, but I'm not really sure. I'm mostly just waiting till 22-23 weeks to really feel her, since that's when I for sure felt Ada!
Sleep: Has not been too bad. I added a pillow for between my knees and that helps a lot. I do feel like I've had more vivid dreams again lately.

Weight Gain: Man, I hesitate to even post this because I'm…

an update on my goals and plans for 2019

I don't have any formal "check-in" dates for my goals, but I felt like checking in on how they're going, so here's an update on my 2019 goals and plans!
Make a plan for limiting my social media usage and stick to it -- Well, so far I've made a plan, and stuck to it for brief periods of time, but I definitely haven't cemented the changes at all, so there's still work to do!Create systems for: working, cleaning, cooking/meal planning, daily activities with Ada, family activities -- I have created systems for most of these things, but again, I'm not actually following through on most of my systems yet.Create sleep guides for my business-- I've created two of four sleep guides, so I'm on my way :)Learn to drive stick -- no progress.Start our first garden -- I read a gardening book, we've purchased seeds, and Russ made us a lattice thing so that we can plant a "square foot garden." All that's left is to buy good soil so we can…

month 3 {june}

How Far Along: 14 weeks 0 days

Size: a beet

Gender: Well, we found out around 10 weeks using a SneakPeak test, but Russ doesn't entirely trust it, so we're waiting until an ultrasound confirms it to announce.

Name: Russ and I downloaded an app like Tinder but with name ideas (swipe left if you don't like it, swipe right if you do!). So we're occasionally discussing names for a few minutes, but definitely nothing solid. He vetoed all my favorite names that I brought to the table before getting the app.
Movement: I keep thinking I'm maybe feeling something, but I'm pretty sure it's just me feeling my body functions more acutely since it's still early.
Fun Fact: I can't think of anything at the moment!

Sleep: Is not great. I just feel like I wake up pretty frequently. I fall back to sleep quickly, but it's still an interruption! I'm mostly not sleeping on my stomach anymore. I think I'll need a pillow between my knees soon.

Weight Gain: Ughhh I…

month 2 {may}

How Far Along: 9 weeks, 6 days

Size: Wild strawberry, which I think translates to "small strawberry" haha :)

Gender: Don't know just yet, but I got one of those "sneak peak" genetic tests that you can do as early as 9 weeks, so I've already taken it and I'll send it in on Monday so I should know in a week or so! 😱😱

Name: I keep coming up with more ideas for girls, and Russ keeps vetoing them. I'm also having a hard time because I realllllllly want a name that is unique and pretty, but still normal. Like, not Shaniqua (because that's not normal), but not Ashley (because that's not unique). Like Ada -- I've only met one or two people named Ada, and I've never seen Ada on a top 100 list. That's what I want for all our kids, if possible, but I do get stuck in the trap of liking lots of the popular names. That's why Ada's middle name is Charlotte -- it's too popular to be a first name for my child, but I like it a lot! Anyw…

month 1 {march/april}

How Far Along: 4 weeks 3 days

Size: A tiny little poppyseed :)

Gender: Man. I really have no clue what Baby is going to be this time. Half the time leading up to getting pregnant I've thought my second would be a boy, and half the time girl, so I'm really in the dark here 😂

Name: If it's a boy, we've had the first name picked out since before we were married (no middle name yet though). If it's a girl, it's still up for debate!
Movement: Not yet, of course :)
Fun Fact: This isn't really a "fun" fact, but it is a fact. I had a diabetes appointment the week before I took the pregnancy test. I had to get some routine labs done, and I was 7-10 days past ovulation (DPO) so I asked if they could do a pregnancy test along with my labs. I got the call later that day that the test came back negative. I was soooo bummed because we tried FAITHFULLY this month -- every day for like 7 days, and every day I laid in bed after with 3 pillows under me for 20-30 minute…