Wednesday, August 26, 2009

16 weeks

How far along? 16.5 weeks
TotalWight gain/loss: At my appointment last week, I've only gained 1.5 lbs since my appointment 4 weeks ago--yippee!! Doc now says I'm supposed to gain 1 lb/week. Should be interesting since my appetite has severely dropped.
Maternity clothes? Rarely, mainly to hide the pregnancy at work.
Sleep: Going good. Been sleeping through the night for the past few nights (and this includes quick catnaps during the day).
Best moment this week: Finding out that my exercising is doing good since I only gained 1.5 lbs in the past month.
Movement: Nothing yet
Food cravings: Pasta
Gender: Same--I'm thinking girl, but all signs point to boy. Had a dream a bit ago that we had the baby and it was dressed like a boy, but called it a girls name!?!
Labor Signs: Not any time soon..
Belly Button in or out? Still in, thank goodness!
What I miss: Just a sip of booze, mainly J's margaritas and/or other fun summer drinks. Salami/cream cheese rolls (mmmm...salami/cream cheese rolls....)
What I am looking forward to: Just savoring every day/min that I'm pregnant
Weekly Wisdom: See above.
Milestones: Belly seems to keep sticking out more--or else it's just my posture making it bad. Baby can now hear us and J is making the most of it--talking to it every chance he can.
Axiously awaiting results from the 2nd tri screening/b/w.

16 week dr appointment:
Wt: +1.5 lbs since week 12
bhb: 160
no u/s this time, but will in a month! =)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

food cravings

well, they are a changin....
just now, for a late breakfast, I had a mini bag of doritos. Normally, I'm not a big fan of them, but oh they were good.
Also, have been craving a lot of pasta lately and am VERY suggestive to food I see and hear, not good when you watch the food network a lot =)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

15 weeks

How far along? 15 WeeksTotal
Wight gain/loss: Not sure--hopefully slight loss and/or constant
Maternity clothes? Only on the weekend--thanks A!
Sleep: Ugh--sleep about 5 hours a night, then the brain starts going for a few hours. Right when I want to drift off, I have to get up for work. I take 1-2 naps/day (gotten shorter, though than last month)
Best moment this week: Getting the doppler and hearing the hb at home, telling more people and wearing comfortable maternity clothes instead of unbuttoned regular clothes
Movement: Nothing yet, but get weird twinges during the evening (but higher than the baby should be)
Food cravings: Varies, but overall, still fruit
Gender: I'm thinking girl, but all signs point to boy
Labor Signs: Not any time soon..
Belly Button in or out? Still in, thank goodness!
What I miss: Jimmy John sandwiches and salami/cream cheese rolls
What I am looking forward to: dr appt on Friday--more b/w for 2nd tri tests
Weekly Wisdom: I'm running blank here...
Milestones: Belly does stick out more--esp at night

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A big addition to the new adventure of our lives together!

I'll let the picture say the thousand words.....

As many of you now have heard, we have started to joyously spread the news that our 'coupledom' will soon become a real family! =) Baby Sterk is on the way--or who we call either Little One (LO) or squirmy.

The pic above is a bit old, from my 9w4d u/s and I've had several since. I just haven't had time to scan them in. You can see LO's head on the top and right underneath is a hand and the little feet on the bottom.

We're so happy to be into the 2nd trimester and be able to get over the fear of m/c and all. Also, the first screenings came back "normal". Me, being a scientist, wants hard numbers and ratios, but they couldn't give any, all I got is "normal". I'll take what I can get!

A little bit of a shock when I got weighed--evidently going off of nutrasweet/splenda and drinking (minimally) regular pop, juice and milk, plus my food cravings have taken their toll! It also didn't help that I needed to eat to keep the nausea at bay (ironically enough!). I gained about 8 pounds or so so far (a little high at only 12 w!). However, this is a bit debatable since I wasn't regularly weighing myself before I got preggo. No more Taco Bell =(. Which has actually turned out fine since it doesn't sound good anyway.
The details:
EDD (est. due date): Feb 5, 2010
Tomorrow I'll be 14w (or 15w depending on how you count)
Gender: We will most likely not find out