Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baby Bumpin' 17 Weeks

How far along: 17 weeks

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Onion - which I love onions.

Total weight gain: Will probably find out at our 20 week appt.  Maybe I will focus this time.

Sleep: Still great. There is nothing better than a snoogle...well for sleeping at least.

Movement: Nothing yet - but apparently I should be feeling them soon. I catch myself lying really still and almost holding my breath...I probably shouldn't hold my breath for too long.

Unglamorous body changes: So far, it's not been too bad. My hair is ridiculously long, so maybe I should work on making an appointment. 

Maternity clothes: Oh yes. These new pants are great.  I can still get away with wearing my regular jeans with a belly band - but my thighs have grown as well as my belly, so they might be going away soon. Tear.

Showing: Yes - especially toward the evening.  I can still look like I'm sporting a muffin top in the morning.

Food cravings: Same things - I've not been chugging chocolate milk as much as I did in the beginning. But give me chips and I'm one happy lady.

What I miss: This week, I missed a glass of wine.  Not because I was out with friends - but because it seemed like a nice relaxing way to just hang out at home.  And not a whole glass, just a small one. Don't worry - I'm still refraining.

Anything making you queasy: Good to go. I have had some times in the evening where I get a little nauseous, but nothing too bad. 

Strange experiences: None this week...thank goodness.

Milestones: The babe is getting a larger, thicket umbilical cord. I'm one proud mamma.

Best moment this week: Working to get the house back up on the market.  Yep - we're going to go after it again. Hopefully this time, someone will fall in love with our little casa. And probably hearing hilarious birth stories while playing Bunco.  Yes, bunco. 

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex! Yes - knowing that we can find out whether Baby G is a boy or girl is very exciting.  We even planned to do a reveal party with our families the Saturday after.  So yes...we're going to keep it a secret for three whole days.

A Little Behind: Baby Bumpin' 16 Weeks

So I thought I would be really on top of weekly updates - silly me.  So I'll try and catch up here - while I sit upstairs since its warmer and write while eating graham crackers, well I already ate them, so I'll just wipe the crumbs off my ever-growing stomach.

How far along: 16 weeks

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Avocado - fitting

Total weight gain: Haven't paid attention, but my workout clothes still fit!

Sleep: Good - well minus the potty breaks. And sometimes if I'm really lucky and don't chug water before I fall asleep, I can make it almost until my alarm goes off.  Surprisingly, I get up rather quickly...well some mornings, others are a little more difficult. 

Movement: Not feeling anything yet.

Unglamorous body changes: Acne is still present. I think my face plays a trick on me - every time I think its getting better a new little spot shows up. It's like the never ending pizza face. Thank goodness for bangs and scarves.

Maternity clothes: Wore my first maternity pants this week. It was for a work event, and because Tyson had snotted and dog-haired my other black pants, it was time to break them out.  And yes....the hype is true - holy amount of comfort. But for all of those moms wondering, I had just the small waist band, and it was glorious.

Showing: Baby is a bumpin. I'm thinking that it was because I ate late when I took my picture and the horizontal stripes didn't do me any favors, but wow. 

Food cravings: Still nothing crazy. Chocolate milk and cheese - two things I know I'll have to give up once this baby comes...while it may be good for the babe, it is not good for my thighs. 

What I miss: Turkey sandwiches. What I wouldn't give to stop by Subway, Jimmy John's or Goodcents to grab a turkey with all the fixings.  Courtney - beware, you will be getting my sandwich order on the day of delivery.  And I may hold the babe hostage until I get that turkey!

Anything making you queasy: So far, so good. Sometimes the trash stinks, but that's normal. I think the wave of nausea is almost over - every once in a while now. 

Strange experiences: Sharing the news in person - well and getting strange looks during Fusion for not participating or taking breaks. 

Milestones: Baby G is growing eyelashes, eye brows and can now hear our voices. I better work on making mine not so squeaky. 

Best moment this week: Since this is a week or two late, I'm trying to remember, but I'll still go with hearing the heart beat - since it was at my 16 week appointment.

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex in four short weeks. When we made our next doctors appointment, it was also to find out the sex! Crazy! It's going so fast!

Baby Bump Updates

I had contemplated long and hard about whether or not to do baby bump updates.  And after thinking about it - I figure maybe it would be nice just to have documentation just for me.  At least for us to look back and realize, huh, I could still see my feet at week whatever. So, here we go - I've missed a few weeks, since I was still thinking about it - and well, I kept forgetting and falling asleep early.

How far along: 15 weeks

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Navel orange

Total weight gain: Forgot to look - and probably not going to record this for the world to doctor said I was just perfect.  So we'll go with that!

Sleep: Okay so far - rough night the other night with Tony being sick and sawing some serious logs.  But I'm now obsessed with my new Snoogle - best invention ever.

Movement: Nothing yet - patiently waiting to feel the first little kicks.

Unglamorous body changes: Well I'm back to my teenage years with a ridiculous amount of acne. I think there are days that I could be the perfect model for Proactiv. Seriously. Thank goodness for bangs. Some other lovely things: a growing chest size to match my growing thighs and behind.  Clothes have been fun lately.

Maternity clothes: Not yet- but I am rocking the belly band.  I have a feeling maternity pants are right around the corner.

Showing: A little bit - mainly in the evening after a full day of eating.

Food cravings: Nothing too much - I still like having an apple a day.  And I can't get enough chocolate milk.  I try and limit myself to one glass a day - but man, that stuff is delicious!

What I miss: Nothing yet. Alcohol hasn't sounded good at all - so that's good. Although I do miss being able to walk up the stairs without being winded.

Anything making you queasy: Luckily - nothing too much. Food hasn't really grossed me out, but sometimes the trash makes me gag.  But it is trash. There was a lady at work before I left for vacation that wore some pretty strong perfume - that was pretty much the only thing that made me want to run away, quickly.

Strange experiences: Weird dreams - some that I don't even want to remember.  But nothing too odd.

Milestones: The babe is still growing and all four limbs have functioning joints.  Yay for joints!

Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat at the doctors office. It was pretty quick - but that's a sound that will take your breath away.

Looking forward to: Showing all the way. I'm ready for this bump to look like a baby bump and not like I just ate too many Christmas cookies.

And now for some bump pictures. I have my 12, 14, and 15 week picture.  I forgot to take my 13th week and well there were only a couple of days between my 14 and 15 week pictures.