Baby + Life Update

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hello, and Happy New Year!

Today is the first day back at school and I'm sure I'll be dragging all week. Having two weeks off is pure heaven, but I am ready to get back into the groove because I know that means our little guy is coming soon!

We are officially on the three month count down! Wow. Yikes!

Yesterday I was out shopping with my mother-in-law and we got some great things for little man's room that I can't wait to show you!

I'm working backwards, so let me think...

We did nothing for New Year's Eve. Surprise, surprise. I seriously think I've only made it to midnight five times in my life. I am not a night person, and have had two separate surgeries on NYE before, so it always seems like the new year is just another day.

My days off have been filled with cleaning out closets, drawers, junk, etc. I've gone window shopping and met up with friends for lunch. I've watched a lot of tv and been pretty lazy. I did grace the gym with my presence twice last week, but had to leave early one day because my belly was cramping.

Speaking of pregnancy symptoms, here is an update on what I've been feeling:

- I thinkkk I've felt some Braxton Hicks...maybe? I was on the treadmill walking and the tightness was just too much to handle. I figured God was telling me I shouldn't be at the gym :)

- My feet are killing me. My right foot always seems to hurt so bad by the end of the day. I don't have any swelling, but man does it hurt!

- I have hit the point where you get full fast, but you're hungry ten minutes later.

- The hip pain can take a hike. When I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, my right hip always has a shooting pain. I literally use the bed as a crutch because I can't even walk on my right leg, but after I start to hobble it goes away.

- The belly is definitely in the way more. Shoes that does tie are my friend and don't even bother with anything but leggings.

- The little guy is squirming all the time! According to my app he is over 2lbs and almost 9.5 inches, so no wonder I can feel his every move. It is definitely comforting knowing he is partying it up in there!

A few other things to note:

- My parents bought us our car seat and stroller. We went with Peg Perego for both the car seat and stroller. 

- My in-laws got us our crib and glider. We went with this crib and a Little Treasure recliner.

Hopefully I'll get some sneak peek pictures of his nursery soon!

Lastly, come back tomorrow to find out what our little man's name will be!!! We have finally decided on his first name and couldn't be happier!

PS: a middle name is still in the step at a time for Chris, hah!

As always, follow on instagram @sarahtuckerup for more baby updates!


  1. Ugh, getting full so fast is the worst, especially when you're eating with other people. Because then you leave dinner and everyone is talking about what to do next and you're just over here like, "um, second dinner?"

  2. Getting up this morning after two weeks off was the worst. I'm over here like "Can I at least get a work day to ease back in?" Oh well. Two more weeks and we're out for MLK Day. Let the countdown begin!

    So excited to find out the little guy's name; as well as to see his room!

  3. I took an extra day today since my kids don't go back until tomorrow and I'm soooooo glad I did! Lots of getting the house back in order today. You look adorable and once again have me on the edge of my seat waiting to find out little mans name!! Hope you have a great first day back!

  4. Eeeeeep!! Only 3 more months!! I can't wait to see his full nursery set up!

  5. Cannot believe the three month count down is on! I'm 28 weeks yesterday and it seems like the next 12 weeks are going to fly by! What is your exact due date? I'm March 27!! We have to be pretty close. Can't wait to hear baby boys name :)

  6. I was wondering if you were going to share the name because you know how friends and family love to go crazy with personalized items for gifts. Hopefully you don't change it after you announce it! ;)

  7. YAY for a fun Christmas break friend. I cant wait to hear what baby T's name is going to be. I know that it will be somethings extra special. :) Hope your first day back was ok.

  8. So many exciting things going on!! Pretty, pretty crib!

  9. OH gosh, I remember the getting full fast! My 2nd was born right after my birthday and we went to this awesome steak place and I ate two bites, haha. Going to check out baby name now!