Tuesday, November 17, 2009

28 weeks

Welcome 3rd trimester!

How Far Along? 28w4d
Total Weight Gained/Loss? Will find out tonight, but I think I'm about 28 lbs--where is it all going and how will it go away after the birth???
Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah--the only problem is some of the pants keep falling down...
Sleep: Off and on, some nights a great 7 hours straight, most nights, up at 3 or 4 am and need to read a bit before drifting off again. However, LO is a great alarm clock at 6:15 and even if I want to snooze (s)he starts kicking telling me to get my butt out of bed =)
Best Moment of the Week: Having conversations with LO (no (s)he doesn't talk back, but does respond with movement!)
Movement: Yup--and some are pretty brutal both inside and out--just like mommy and daddy with long limbs (I think).
Food Craving: Fruit or chocolate at different times
Food aversions: Just get sick of food easily
Morning sickness: Nope (crossing fingers)
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button: The top is starting to poke out--eek!
Stretch Marks: none (whispered with fingers crossed)
Wedding rings: still on, but getting tighter
Exercise: Still not allowed
What I miss: Not living day-to-day calling and/or visiting doctors offices!
What I'm looking forward to: My u/s today (my mom is coming too!) and going to Phx tomorrow for a 2 week vacation!!!
Weekly Wisdom: Things happen for a reason and better to be safe than sorry (which I keep telling myself everyday I go in for tests and get new doctor referrals.
Milestones: Just hit the start of the third trimester!
Size: By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. (S)he can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, (s)he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. (S)he's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

This is going way too fast and I'm so going to miss being pregnant--I just love it!

Monday, November 16, 2009


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

D's party/27 week pic

Many of you have been asking to see a full pic of me preggo. Here you go!

D's going away party--good times, but sad reason!

No, I'm not hiding a pillow or ball under my shirt--that's LO. =)

Neurologists, Opthomologists, and Cardiologists oh my!

I was following up with a quick referral from my ob/gyn to check out something and to be better safe than sorry with an appointment with a neurologist. Little did I know that the same would happen with her. The neurologist is a bit worried and again, wanted to be safe instead of sorry, so now I have to see an opthomologist, cardiologist and get MRIs all within the week. Oh joy--hope everything is fine and the symptoms are just random coincidences. We'll know more soon.

Monday, November 9, 2009

More decisions and upate (27 weeks)

I've been hittin' it hard with the decisions. My p's came into town this past weekend and on Sat we went out to purchase the glider (their gift to us). I was 95% sure on the glider, but also needed to pick out fabric. Got to the store, sat in it again and knew it was it. All I had to do was pick the fabric. My mom and I took about another 5-10 mn deciding on the fabric (still too long for my dad) and got it ordered. Just in time, too! It will get here between Jan 2 and Jan 30 (6 days before the dd!). I just hope it beats the baby and that it fits in the jeep since we're picking it up from the store.

Here is the chair I ordered, but in a lighter beige fabric (and no contrasting trim). It's a glider, recliner and swivels--nice! Plus, the fabric choice was cheaper than the display, plus I used a 20% off coupon--yeah for the savings!

Also, just got word that our crib is in, so J and my dad will pick it up this week.

My mom and I will be painting the nursery this week as well. Everything is starting to fall into place. Mental note to take pics before and after of the nursery.

27 week update
How Far Along? 27 w 3d

Total Weight Gained/Loss? ~34 lbs--yikes! Where is it going???

Maternity Clothes: All the time now, except some of the pants keep falling down--not sure why.

Sleep: Hard to say since I'm getting over being sick. Still take about 1-2 naps/day--nice!

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing a lot of good friends this weekend at D's going away party and getting nice compliments of how good I look. It really made my day!

Movement: Oh yes--LO is sure active. I'm starting to feel more pressing of the head and/or behind against my skin--weird sensation!

Food Craving: Nothing really jumps out at me other than fresh fruit and juice, but I assume that this is because of the cold. I am diggin' the leftover Halloween candy, though!

Morning sickness?- No, thank goodness!

Stretch marks? None yet...

Labor Signs? None yet...hopefully not for another 2.5 months!

Belly Button- Still in, but the top part is starting to come out.

What I miss- Sushi, salami rolls, Jimmy John's sandwiches and not being able to drink while out with friends. No biggie since it's so worth it.

What I'm looking forward to- Getting the nursery ready.

Weekly Wisdom- God has a plan for us...we just have to trust in that plan. I'm stealing this from another blog, but believe it as well!

Milestones- At the end of my 2nd trimester. It's going too fast!!!! And in the double digits left--only 88 days left!

Size-Your baby is as hefty as a head of cauliflower, weighing in at almost 2 pounds. (Length: about 14 1/2 inches.) (from http://www.babycenter.com/)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Well, I'm sick of pussyfooting around and have finally started to make some decisions--go me!

I just ordered my crib. We just wanted a nice, plain white sturdy crib. We didn't need anything fancy or convertible, since we figure that it will stay a crib for a long while and we're pretty good on headboards and beds and all in our house right now. This basic style crib is actually harder to find than you may think. However, I finally found one and should get it within the next few weeks:
It meets all of our requirements. Pretty sturdy, basic design, taller on two sides (not just the back) and has a wire mattress frame. It's also supposed to be pretty easy to put together.
Hopefully it won't be damaged or anything upon delivery and will come in time for for my dad to be here to help J put it together.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

26 weeks and sick

Well, if it's not one thing it's another. Since last Tuesday, I've come down with a bad cold/cough. And, being pregnant, I'm a bit more concerned about my health than I was pre-pregnancy due to carrying another being. So, I don't drug myself up as much as I normally would which means that it's hitting me harder than normal. Esp. when I cough. I have these racking coughs that J and I are concerned must affect LO with the jarring. I'm coughing so much and so violently that my side muscles are all sore and ache. The doc says it's fine for the baby and that it's viral, so I just need rest. After 5 days, I still have a cough, but now it's moved into my sinuses and throat...fun. I've been permitted Robit. DM and Tylenol, but I'm trying to take that judiciously since about 15 mn after taking the DM, the baby goes into gymnast/hyper mode kicking and jumping and having a heyday in my uterus. Poor thing....
As for other affects, now I get faint easily and have had a few minor incidents when I cough and sneeze--the joys of pregnancy (and I love it--really!!). I'm starting to have more back pain as well and am sore when I sleep. Also, J has been sick as well, but with the flu, so it's been a real joy around our house.
It's hard to be sick and rest since I have so much that I need to do w/LO coming soon (just 3 months!!). However, I'm trying to take it in stride and just get better, esp. since in a few months I won't have the rest time that I have now.

How Far Along? 26 w 2d
Total Weight Gained/Loss? With being sick, I'm sure I've lost weight since I have no appetite.
Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah....I can still wear some shirts, but prefer mat. since they're longer and need to cover the belly and the top of maternity pants.
Sleep: I'm up about every 4 hours, but am assuming it's due to my cold.
Best Moment of the Week: Feeling the hiccups for the first time last week. Haven't felt them since, but what an experience!
Movement: Oh yes--LO is sure active. Last night (s)he was making themselves known by pressing against my skin and making weird pressure and bumps against my outside--very weird sensation! Like said before, the drugs must affect the baby as well since (s)he gets real active when the drugs must hit him/her.
Food Craving: Eggs, again, probably due to my cold. Don't worry, as much as I'd love eggs over easy, I'm playing it safe with only scrambled eggs.
Morning sickness?- No, thank goodness!
Labor Signs- None yet...hopefully not for another 9 weeks!
Belly Button- Still in, but pushing it's way out.
What I miss-Being healthy
What I'm looking forward to- Getting rid of this cold and going to Phx in a few weeks. Weekly Wisdom- God has a plan for us...we just have to trust in that plan. I'm stealing this from another blog, but believe it as well!
Milestones- At the end of my 2nd trimester. It's going too fast!!!!

FYI...baby is now the size of an english cucumber (?!?)