Monday, September 28, 2009

21 weeks

How far along? 21w 3d
TotalWeight gain/loss: ugh--up ~6.5 lbs in the last month! So about 12ish pounds total since beginning of pregnancy.
Maternity clothes? Can't fit into any of my non-maternity bottoms (except workout pants and shorts). Tops--can wear both.
Sleep: Overall, good except when LO wants me to roll to the other side and makes sure I know it!
Best moment this week(s): Seeing J's face when he first felt LO move and seeing it!Movement: See above. I
Food cravings: Panera broccoli cheddar soup and their french bread...mmmm...I would love this now.
Gender: No idea, I keep calling (s)he she.
Labor Signs: Not any time soon..
Belly Button in or out? Still in, thank goodness!
What I miss: Jimmy John's subs
What I am looking forward to: Having my firs shower this weekend (w/my MN relatives). . Milestones: Like above, J's face.
Also had the u/s last week--did not go well and will mention more in the future after the 2nd level u/s happens. Overall, not a pleasant experience and the less said the better.

I'll try to post new pics soon. Been busy with moving, cleaning, helping p's, etc.

Monday, September 14, 2009

19 weeks

How far along? 19w 3d
TotalWeight gain/loss: No idea--will find out next Monday at my next dr appointment--hopefully I'm right on track! =)
Maternity clothes? Have moved into at least wearing maternity bottoms and occasional tops. Trying to get as much use out of my summer maternity clothes on loan while the weather is still nice.
Sleep: Overall, good except when LO starts poking me to get up!
Best moment this week(s): Feeling LO move. Last Tuesday, I woke up a bit early and thought I felt something like a bubble popping inside me. I then felt it two more times and realized I was finally feeling the baby move! Since then (s)he has been VERY active, esp. when I'm laying down on my back and/or haven't moved in awhile. Sometimes it can be a bit disconcerting. However, I love it and find it thrilling. I also think that I can feel (s)he move from the outside and even slightly see LO kick/move. J has been anxious to feel it himself, but LO hasn't been too cooperative when daddy's around. =)
Movement: See above. I was wondering why I hadn't felt anything and now it's like LO is making up for lost time. J thinks LO is just practicing to be a pole vaulter...
Food cravings: More chocolate cravings this week.
Gender: My dad keeps calling LO Junior, I slip into calling LO he, but am trying to even it out calling it she.
Labor Signs: Not any time soon..
Belly Button in or out? Still in, thank goodness!
What I miss: Again, being able to lift and/or move heavy objects. This was really hard last week since we got furniture from my folks delivered to our house (thanks m&d!). I kept wanting to move stuff around and hate asking for help. I got around some of this by using the furniture sliders--those things are amazing!!!
What I am looking forward to: Getting the next big u/s on Monday. Hopefully they'll let us see everything w/o giving the sex away.
Weekly Wisdom: Take nothing for granted. I'm still amazed that I'm finally pregnant and so excited to be going through all of this.
Milestones: Like I said above, feeling LO move and thinking I even saw it!
Also, I got to register this week. My mom and I went first thing on Sat to register at BRU and I won a prize--some bottles, brushes and nipples from a brand that hasn't been released yet (Dr. Weil?). Registering is so overwhelming!!! I can't believe how much stuff there is and trying to figure out what to get is a little daunting. Just trying to decide what swing to get, let alone do you need a small rocker or other exerersaucer as well is confusing. Good thing I have a few friends who were/are recently preggo so that I can stalk their registries for ideas!

LO is moving so much, I'm slipping into calling (s)he Squirmy since (s)he is so active! So, LO might be interchanged with Squirmy from now on.
I'll try to get a new pic taken and posted soon...been too busy with moving and redoing our dining room.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

18 weeks

How far along? 18 weeks
TotalWight gain/loss: No idea.
Maternity clothes? Just starting to, mainly bottoms since wearing a belly band isn't too comfortable.
Sleep: Some good nights, some bad (up for a few hours in the middle of the night.)
Best moment this week(s): Finding out the baby is healthy and starting to show more in my clothes
Movement: Nothing yet, darn it! I thought I should be feeling LO by now!
Food cravings: Varies--mainly carbs.
Gender: Not sure, keep going back and forth.
Labor Signs: Not any time soon..
Belly Button in or out? Still in, thank goodness!
What I miss: Being able to lift heavy objects and/or do stuff I took for granted. I bought some shelving units at Target and feel helpless since I shouldn't be lifting them in and out of my cart and car. Food-wise mainly salami/cream cheese rolls
What I am looking forward to: Feeling the baby move
Weekly Wisdom: uhhh....
Milestones: Telling some good friends at work. Still fun to share the good news with people! 2nd tri screening came back negative (normal!)--yipee!

Yes, everything is hunky dory with the baby with the 1st tri and 2nd tri screenings coming back normal. Hard to believe that some people take these tests for granted because of their age.

Belly pics

At long last, I've downloaded my belly pics over the last few months. All of a sudden this week (week 17ish), the baby is making itself noticed to the world. =)
Still waiting to feel it, though!