Monday, November 21, 2011

16 week survey thingy (a few days late)

How far along are you? 16 weeks, 3 days today (according to my pregnancy ticker). I’m officially near the end of my 4th month! (apparently pregnancy is actually 10 months)

How big is Baby? About the size of a turnip (5 inches long, 5 oz). That’s what my “What to Expect” app says, anyway

Weight Gain? About 6 lbs, total, I guess

 Gender? We find out in 24 days!

Maternity Clothes? Definitely

Stretch Marks? None.  My skin is starting to feel tight, though. 

Sleep? Pretty good!  I got a new body pillow.  It’s a “Back N Belly” maternity pillow & it’s HEAVENLY.  I feel like I’m in a cocoon when I lay in it. J wants to use it after I have the baby for himself!

Symptoms? None this week.... I keep forgetting I'm pregnant.  Not really, but if I didn't know that I was, I'd probably be treating myself to a few beers or glasses of wine.  

Movement? I *think* I feel stuff going on in there, but it’s nothing definite.

Food Cravings? Nothing really this week.  My appetite is not as big as it was and when I do eat, I feel REALLY full for hours afterwards. I think I’m going to have to eat small meals throughout the day from here on out.

Labor Signs? Of course not

Belly Button in or out? Still in, but flatter everyday, it seems

What I miss? My clothes fitting

What I am looking forward to? Thanksgiving this week.  I am so very thankful for our blessing…..And I can’t wait to try the peanut butter pie and cheesecake I’m going to make!

Best moment of the week?  I got a call for a potential job offer!  I’ve been trying to get on with this company for a long time.  Unfortunately, I’ll have to get back in touch with them AFTER the baby comes… She seemed interested in me, though.  We’ll just have to wait to see what happens then!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Toilet paper and bed hogs

So, this morning, I woke up for my usual 3am pee session. There's nothing worse than having to wake from a dead sleep to do this.  I envy babies so much for this very reason.  They can just go whenever they feel the urge and continue to dream the night away. Can there be anything better than that?  Anyway, so I'm 1/2 peeing and 1/2 sleeping on the toilet and went to grab the toilet paper.  There was only one little square left on the roll!!!  I immediately knew who the culprit was & his name starts with "J".  So, I had to get up, waddle over to the cabinet to get another roll with pee dripping every which way, cursing J the whole way. Who wants to deal with that at 3am?  NOT ME.

So I go back to the bed after cleaning myself up and realize that J is all over my side of the bed. We have a king, but somehow, I'm sleeping on two feet of space, while he had about 4 feet behind him. So, I kindly ask him to scoot back a little. He said "I'm on my side!"  I'm like really?  "cuz you and your cuddle pillow and morning breath are all in my business! Move over!"  Then he called me a bed hog & I called him one back  (we're so mature!) I also reminded him how its common courtesy to replace the toilet paper if you're the last one to use it all.  He gave me some lame excuse to why he didn't and couldn't understand what the big deal was. I said "of course you don't get it, you have a d**k!  All you have to do is shake it!" 

So there you have it....we actually argued about toilet paper and who's a bigger bed hog.  At 3am.  Marriage is bliss! 

On to more important things.....  I'm 15 weeks today!  We keep forgetting to take a weekly picture, but I'll do it this afternoon when I get home & try to post it.  This past week has been pretty good....nothing really significant has happened, so I guess I'm blessed to have zero drama to complain about....(other than the above mentioned craziness)

Here's my survey for this week...Enjoy!

How far along are you? 15 weeks today (according to my pregnancy ticker)

How big is Baby? About the size of a naval orange. That’s what my “What to Expect” app says, anyway

Weight Gain? About 6 lbs. I’m up one pound from last week, which is good.  I’m supposed to gain about one pound per week from here on out. So, I’m thinking, in total I’ll gain 30lbs.

 Gender? Won’t know for a while (I’m really thinking boy, though)

Maternity Clothes? Same as last week

Stretch Marks? None

Sleep? Just OK.  I’ve been having some crazy dreams!  I dreamed the other night that we had 15 kittens in our house. Everywhere I turned there was another kitten hiding under something. Strange.

Symptoms? None this week.  Still tired, but I might as well get used to that. I’m going to be tired for the next 18 years, at least!

Movement? I think I feel stuff going on in there, but it’s nothing definite.

Food Cravings? Nothing really this week.  My appetite is not as big as it was.  I’m still really thirsty, though.

Labor Signs? Of course not

Belly Button in or out? Still in!

What I miss? My clothes fitting

What I am looking forward to? My next Dr. visit on Dec 1st.  I think they’re going to check for Spina Bifida at that visit, which means they’ll likely do an ultrasound.  I’ll have to tell Dr. C to keep the monitor turned away, because I’m afraid I might see the sex.  I don’t want to find out then because we’re finding out as a family (grandparents and all) on December 15th!  I don’t want to ruin the surprise!

Best moment of the week? We saw some friends for the first time since we announced our pregnancy and they could tell immediately that I’m showing J  I’m really proud of this bump!

Friday, November 4, 2011

This week's survey says:

How far along are you? 14 weeks today (according to my pregnancy ticker). But the baby's measuring about 14 weeks, 4 days.  My due date has been moved to April 30th, but I know it will change again.

How big is Baby? About the size of a naval orange. That’s what my “What to Expect” app says, anyway

Weight Gain? About 5 lbs. Trying to keep it under 5 lbs for the 1st trimester!

 Gender? We find out on December 15th!  All the grandparents are coming, too.  We want them to be involved in this baby as much as possible.

Maternity Clothes? Getting there!  I definitely have a bump...I'm actually kind of huge for only being 14 weeks.  I look more like I'm around 20 weeks or so. I don't mind, because my weight is staying the same. 

Stretch Marks? None

Sleep? Still great!

Symptoms? I'm really tired lately.  And emotional, too, but I'm trying real hard to keep that in check

Movement? I thought I felt something the other night...felt like bubbles, but it could have been gas. 

Food Cravings? I really am craving mac-n-cheese.  The homemade kind with the almost burnt crusty top.  Mmmmm.  So good!

Labor Signs? Of course not

Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting flatter.

What I miss? My clothes fitting and girls nights out.  I'm not really comfortable going to a bar with a baby bump.  Something seems wrong about that.

What I am looking forward to? Finding out the sex!  Once we do that, we can start registering for things we want, like clothes, crib bedding, and other fun stuff.

Best moment of the week? I'm in my second trimester now!!!  only 25 weeks to go!  That's only 6 months....I'm so excited :) 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

13/14 weeks- i don't know anymore

They've changed my due date from 5/4/12 to 4/30/12.  I know that's only 5 days difference, but now I'm not sure if I'm actually in my 2nd trimester yet, or if I have a couple more days to go. Regardless, baby will be here somewhere in that time frame.  EEEEK!

It's been getting more and more real for us & I'm FINALLY getting over my fear of miscarrying. We actually bought the baby's carrier and stroller on Sunday.  It's a Snap-N-Go & the carrier just locks into place.  It's MUCH lighter than a traditional travel system that we were originally looking at. We'll get a normal (but light!) stroller when the baby's around 9 months or so. We were also planning on not getting a crib, but a pack-n-play for the baby to sleep in, but I think we've changed our minds.  Since we rent our home, I'm not really wanting to do a nursery, because I  don't want to get attached.  When we buy a house, we'll definitely decorate the room. Besides, I'd prefer to have the baby in our room for the first 6 months. I think it's important to have the baby close by.

Anyway, we went to the Dr. C's (our wonderful OB) office yesterday (I wanted J to meet her), and we got an ultrasound.  Let me just say, our baby is already full of personality.  I can't wait to meet him/her!  As soon as she put the thingy (that's the ultrasound thing that goes on my stomach), baby N was staring straight at us, with it's hands up by it's head.  We could see little fingers and it was jumping all around.  I swear it looks like it's smiling from ear to ear......
Here's a pic:

It's so amazing that it used to look like a little blob.  Now it has a face, and bones, and a rib cage!  What a beautiful thing....