Wednesday, July 29, 2009

18 weeks

Well I have been a major slacker in posting. I completely missed my 17 week belly pic and still have not taken an 18 week one. I will try tonight.

Yesterday we had our 18 week appointment and it went great. The heartbeat was a strong and fast as could be and was measuring around 155bpm. What a beautiful sound.
According to the Dr's scale I lost 5 lbs since the last time I was in but according to my scale I finally gained weight, a whole 1.5 lbs. So I am not quite sure which to believe. The doctor wasn't concerned as my belly is growing and said everything seemed fine.

We go for our ultrasound in less than a week. I cannot wait to see this beautiful little person who has been growing inside of me for the last 4.5 months.

I am feel pretty good overall, still get the dry heaves often and this humidity and heat have really been doing a number on me, but overall I am great.

How far along? 18 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: either gained 1.5 lbs(my scale) lost 5 lbs ( dr's)

Maternity clothes? Pants, still no shirts yet but I will have to by some soon.
Stretch marks? Yes a tiny little one under my appendectomy scar.

Sleep: Aww sleep, this is getting difficult. It is hot, sticky, my sciatic nerve is killing me and sometimes I wake up with very sore hips. Then there is the peeing 4 X a night. I am thinking it is just getting me used to no sleep now, which I will likely be thankful for.

Best moment this week: Hearing our little jelly bean's heart beat again, 155 beats of pure love.

Movement: Yes I am feeling more flutters and little pops lately.
Food cravings: Not too many, still strawberry shortcake.

Gender: Feeling strongly about a Girl, so much so that they will have to tell me several times if it is a boy.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
What I am looking forward to: our ultrasound on August 3rd and feeling the baby kick more
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy every moment, as it goes by so fast.
Milestones: Buying our stroller and carseat!!!

How Baby is Growing

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Stretchmark?

Well last night I was laying on the couch and was complaining to Joel how itchy my lower right abdomin was, so I look down and right underneath my scar from my appendix was a deep red line running vertically. I almost feel off of the couch. I was in complete and udder shock. I first thought it was a bug bite, there is no way I could have one this early is there. But yes, yes I can because this sucker is there and is in no way going to be going. So I will cherish this one little stretchy for the time being and lather him up with lots of cream, in hopes he stays little and in hopes that he will be one of few. A girl can dream right?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

16 weeks

How far along? 16 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: none
Maternity clothes? I am now sporting them
Stretch marks? one tiny one on my boob, but it was there before it has now reddened again.

Sleep: when I sleep in between pee breaks
Best moment this week: My aunt coming home last night with 3 hockey bags full of girl clothes from newborn to 3 years, and a bag of maternity clothes. I don't even know where we will put it all, but let's hope this baby is a girl now.

Movement: I have only felt one little kick
Food cravings: hmmm, not too many in the last week. Although I am loving chocolate again.

Gender: I'm still feeling girl, but the last few days I have been thinking what if it is a boy

Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
What I am looking forward to: our ultrasound on August 3rd and feeling the baby kick
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy every moment, as it goes by so fast.
Milestones: feeling baby S kick once

How I am growing

Well there is definitely a baby bump there now, I love it
Please don't mind my scary white legs, they have not seen the sun in a year, yikes.

How Baby is Growing

Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My new Mommy Do'

as Joel likes to call it.

The last few weeks I have been getting really tired of my hair. It was long, dried out and when I would run my hands through it I could pull out a handful of hair, yuck! Pregnancy sure is picking on my hair. So yesterday I decided to call up my hair stylist and pay her a visit. She was shocked when I told her what I wanted done as it has been well over 3 years since I have had short hair, but she was super excited to chop it all off.

I am quite pleased with the end result, although I will eventually miss my new do', I am loving it short. Joel is loving it too, he was grinning ear to ear when he picked me up.



15 weeks

How far along? 15 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: none
Maternity clothes? I started wearing them this week!! So comfy
Stretch marks? not yet
Sleep: I get up about twice to pee
Best moment this week: I felt a little pop, although it is likely still a bit early to be a kick it was quit exciting to know they will be coming soon.
Movement: see above
Food cravings: pink lemonade
Gender: Not sure yet, I'm still feeling girl
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
What I am looking forward to: our ultrasound on August 3rd and feeling the baby kick
Weekly Wisdom: Rest!!
Milestones: completion of the first trimester

How I am Growing

, I feel really huge right now, and it is still some bloat as my belly gets bigger as the day goes on