Monday, December 17, 2012

Bump Found - Week 24


Uterus is the size of a SOCCER BALL!  No wonder it looks like I swallowed one!

I’ve discovered what it feels like to be an awkward puppy.  You know, when their body is changing and they are tripping all over themselves?  Yep, that’s me!  I’m a total klutz these days!  AND my hands have turned to butter.  Its really a cruel joke.  Its getting harder and harder to bend over, yet I drop everything so I HAVE to bend over.   What is that about?  And you guys…..I totally ate ish this week!  Luckily it was in the privacy of my own bedroom but still, not cool!   I was in the bathroom getting ready for bed when stinky Albert started his horking noise like he was going to spew.  Rather than staying on the vinyl floor, he starts running towards the bedroom carpet.  Why do animals feel the need to puke on carpet rather than hard floors?!?!  I start to run after him in a bent position trying to grab onto him when all of the sudden I feel gravity set in.  “UH OHHHHHH, I’m going DOWN!!!!”  I shielded my belly and fell onto my knee and shoulder giving myself a nice rug rash.  Carrying extra weight sure makes you hit the ground a lot harder!  AND its that much more difficult to get back up.  My husband said I looked like a beetle stuck on its back.  LOL!!!  Don’t worry, the baby’s okay.  The only thing hurt was my pride, and maybe my knee. 

I had my 6 month check-up this week.  Baby B is right on track with a heart rate of 137.  I’m measuring right on track as well and weighed in exactly at the 20 pound mark.  YIKES!  I also had my glucose and anemia tests at this appointment but the results won’t be in until next week.  Fingers crossed they’re both negative!

Sleep?  She’s definitely taking after her daddy in this department and has become somewhat of a night owl.  Around 2:00 AM she starts kicking like crazy and wakes me up from a dead sleep.  Sometimes she settles down on her own and other times its not until I hike my happy unhappy butt downstairs for a bowl of cereal with strawberries.  Then she’s a happy camper and lets me go back to sleep.
Stretch Marks?  None on the belly yet…..

Best moment of the week?  Hearing her heartbeat again and making progress on the nursery!

Movement?  She’s kicking hard enough now that I can see my belly moving.  What a strange thing to see!  She’s also starting to move in ways that tickles…A LOT.  I sometimes find myself laughing out loud and wiggling to get her to stop.
Belly button in or out?  Flat as a pancake!  How weird to be able to see the inside of it without even trying.  

Current Mood?  So happy I could burst! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bump Found - Week 23


Baby Weighs Just Over 1 Pound! 

Well……The lovely side effects of pregnancy just keep giving.  I had my 6 month check-up with my dentist and I have "PIG" aka “Pregnancy Induced Gingivitis”.   Is that really a real thing?  It must be.   I knew my gums were more angry than usual, but gingivitis?!  Hmmphh.   I guess it hasn’t helped that my toothbrush makes me gag so I’ve been seriously lacking in the quality brushing department.  Luckily they said once the baby comes my mouth should get back to normal……

Cravings?  I still can’t get enough cereal and strawberries.   I want strawberry everything!  Strawberry milk, strawberries and waffles, strawberries in my cereal.  Good thing, Special K makes a delicious cereal with the strawberries already in it.  Yum!  My husband has stopped asking me what I want to eat because he usually gets “cereal” or “waffles” on my part, which is followed by an eye roll and a “Gah, again?” on his part.

Queasy or Sick?  Not really, just light-headed, A LOT.  My doctor said I’m experiencing really low blood pressure so I may find myself feeling faint.  So far, its been okay but the baby must have shifted this week because I nearly fainted at work.  That was weird!  I was sitting at my desk, when all of the sudden I got really hot and started feeling funky.  I think the baby was up against an artery because all of the blood rushed out of my face and all I could see was white.  I slinked out of my chair and laid on the floor by my desk.  Boom!  I instantly started feeling better.  I’m sure I looked ridiculous all sprawled out on the office floor.

Current Mood?  I’m SO SO happy! Throw in an occasional irrational cry from hormone overload, but its mostly all smiles these days!

Nursery Progress:   We got the picture rail installed this week!  It still needs to be painted but it looks fantastic.  Its just what I had envisioned and the letters we made will fit nicely on it.  I’ve also been working on the baby’s crib mobile.  I don’t really have a design I’m going off of, just the idea in my head.  Below is one of the owls I made that I’ll be hanging from the mobile.  I’m so excited!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bump Found - Week 22

(Originally written 11/24/12)

Originally I promised pictures every 4 weeks.  Due to the bump's rapid weekly expansion,
get ready for more pictures from here on out. 

Ian felt the baby kick this week!  We were having a lazy Saturday morning lying in bed when she started kicking up a storm.  Usually when he puts his hand on my stomach she stops squirming and stays completely still.  I think she’s teasing her daddy.  But this time was different and she was kicking really hard.  We may have a feisty one on our hands.  I’m not sure where she’ll get that attribute from.

He laid his hand on my belly and……. “WHOAAAAA!”  He said.  He moved his hand and there was another strong, thump, thump thump.  “I just felt her again!”  He said.  We both started laughing with joy.  It was like Christmas morning!    
We started our registry this week.  My friends had all told me this was an overwhelming process but I was quick to dismiss their claims.  Okay guys.  You were right.  It was so stressful!  Do you know how many different baby bottles there are to choose from?  Or how many baby monitors?  How do you know which one to choose?  And the big items are so expensive that if you choose the wrong one then you’re out $200 bucks.  The worst was the car seats / strollers.  That’s when we called it quits.  We know that we want a 3-wheeled jogging stroller.  I don't jog but I can pretend, right?  And I’d prefer the car seat / stroller combo just to make my life easy, but the only one they carried came in either lime green and grey or purple and black.  I really liked the stroller and car seat itself.  I just hated the colors!  The green and grey one was nice but at least two of my friends have the exact same colored strollers / car seats and I don’t like having the same thing as other people if I can avoid it.  I know, major world problems.  But seriously, it was a lot more stressful than I had imagined it would be….And long.  Like two hours long.  So I finished up online.  That was so much better!  And from the comfort of my home, I was able to see what my husband was scanning when I wasn’t looking.  Busted!  You'll just have to make due with the bottled water we already have. :) 

Below are links to our registries.  They are still a work in progress.  Feel free to check them out and please let me know if there’s a life-changing item I have forgotten.

Baby's R Us Registry

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