Thursday, February 28, 2013

How far along: 22 weeks

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Papaya! To which I say ai yi yi!

Total weight gain: I think I'm still about the same - around 10, but there are some days where I think it could be way more! 

Sleep: So much better than it was last week! However, I did wake up with cough...which even Tyson looked at me like I was rude for waking him up.  This cough is persistent too.

Movement: Oh yeah - he is rocking and rolling in there! It makes me excited to see him move even more.

Unglamorous body changes: My stomach is fuzzy. It's true - I literally have stomach hair that stands up. It's kind of creepy.

Maternity clothes: Yes- half and half.  My pants, absolutely, but there are some shirts that I still pretend that I can fit in to.  I have a feeling that's not going to last very long.

Showing: Oh yeah - he's out and ready to show himself off.

Food cravings: I didn't have anything too weird. I think my craving for chocolate milk is slowly going away.  Although I will not say no to one of my Dad's chocolate malts.

What I miss: This week I finally missed sushi.  It seemed like everyone was talking about it or going out for it or it was on TV.  I can't wait for sushi.

Anything making you queasy: Nope - we are good to go on this front. 

Strange experiences: I wouldn't say strange, but funny. I have a funny co-worker who says "Hello baby!!!" every time she sees me.  It makes me laugh and I have a feeling he will recognize her voice when he visits the office.

Milestones: He's developed eyes and lips and they say he looks more like a newborn. Hooray for looking like a newborn! 

Best moment this week: Hearing Tony tell his coworkers about having a boy.  I know he's excited and it makes me smile when he's on the phone bragging about his boy.

Looking forward to: Spring! It may seem silly but with all of this snow and cold weather and well, the sickness, I'm ready for spring - which means getting closer to meeting the big man.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Baby Bumpin: 21 Weeks

How far along: 21 weeks

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Pomegranate. I think I should get some juice for this occasion. 

Total weight gain: About 10ish pounds - but after this week, maybe a little less.

Sleep: Was okay - the stomach bug hit, so sleep was on and off.

Movement: YES! While I was in my sick bed, I felt him moving and grooving. And Tony got to feel him too.  Such a cool experience!

Unglamorous body changes: Didn't really have time to notice this week.

Maternity clothes: Yes - but this week was all about the pj's. Those still fit.

Showing: Yep! He is hanging out with me in my belly.

Food cravings: I didn't want much while I had the stomach flu.  But Popsicles were my best friend.  Those suckers are tasty.

What I miss: This week, eating normal food. Yes - it was that bad, that I would have loved to just eat saltines.

Anything making you queasy: Bad week to ask this question. Everything made me queasy, but on account of the stomach flu, not so much the pregnancy. 

Strange experiences: Spending too much time in the bathroom. Not fun and probably TMI.  Sorry mom.

Milestones: The babe is producing meconium so his diapers will be nice and tar-y when he arrives. 

Best moment this week: Feeling him move and kick me. That was the neatest feeling and I can't wait to keep feeling him move around and let me know he's active. 

Looking forward to: Registering for all the fun baby stuff. I'm excited to push around that stroller while he is in it - and going shopping for all the studly baby boy clothes.  Oh and these may be on the way to our house:

Baby Bumpin: 20 Weeks

How far along: 20 weeks

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Banana. I knew this day was coming.  Ugh.

Total weight gain: About 10 pounds.  Not too bad...of course seeing that on the scale is not fun, but at least it's a for a good reason. 

Sleep: Good. A little tired, so I have been wanting to hit the hay a little earlier than normal, but good.

Movement: I haven't felt anything, but I did get to see the babe give me a little wave and move the legs. 

Unglamorous body changes: Nothing too much. I should probably really look for some more stuff to jackets are getting a little less snug.

Maternity clothes: Yep - and I love that elastic waist band. Of course I tried to wear my leather jacket and I could not zip that sucker, even if I wanted to.

Showing: Oh yeah! As my sister like to tell me: "Wow, you look really pregnant now." Thanks Court. 

Food cravings: Nothing too bad. A turkey sandwich the most.  Something about a hot turkey sandwich doesn't seem appealing. 

What I miss: Running.  It sounds weird, and even though I wasn't running consistently before this baby came along, I want to just break out into a jog.

Anything making you queasy: Nothing. Hooray!

Strange experiences: Seeing the babe on the screen and have it look like an actual baby.  Making out the profile and seeing it's little toes on the screen - crazy, but so cool.

Milestones: The babe is gulping down amniotic fluid.  Probably similar to the way I'm gulping down my water - can't get enough for this lady.

Best moment this week: Seeing this baby wave.  It was so neat and made it seem all so real. Well even more real than my growing belly and lack of alcohol drinking.

Looking forward to: Buying baby BOY clothes! Yep - our little guy is joining the crazy group of boy cousins!  We had a great gender reveal and it was so fun finding out with everyone.  This baby boy is joining this crazy family and will have the best time! 

Oh and I completely forgot to take a weekly picture - so it's just one from the party.

Baby Bumpin: 19 Weeks

How far along: 19 weeks

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Mango - Break out the tropical fruit drinks!

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

Sleep: Same - getting up to pee or just wake up a few times a night, but not too bad.

Movement: I don't think I've felt anything yet.  I'm anxious to feel the babe move - and there are times I think I feel something, but apparently that could be gas too. 

Unglamorous body changes: There seems to be a faint little line growing down the middle of my stomach.  Yes, that little linea nigra or whatever it is called, seems to be growing. Awesome.

Maternity clothes: Yep! At least the pants.  I'm still pretending that my tops are long enough or big enough to cover the bump. 

Showing: Yep! This baby is out there for the world to see. My friends at work told me I finally look pregnant and not just big. Thanks friends for telling me I don't look big.

Food cravings: Nothing too much. Red grapes and blueberries are awesome.  This baby might come out like a blueberry.

What I miss: Nothing this week. 

Anything making you queasy: Nope! The queasiness is gone. 

Strange experiences: Learning that I have to prepare myself for sneezing.  Yes...for those of you who have ever been pregnant or had a baby, you know what I mean. For those of you who haven't: this is your warning. Do your Kegel's now.

Milestones: The babe is developing its protective coating to cover his or her skin. It says we may see it at birth.  Which is better than seeing if our baby comes out covered in salsa or marinara. 

Best moment this week: Knowing we are just a short week away from seeing the babe again. 

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex! Just one short week until we know if it's blue or pink headed our way!

Baby Bumpin: 18 Weeks

How far along: 18 weeks

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Sweet Potato

Total weight gain: Still not sure - will look at the scale very hesitantly.

Sleep: Sleep is going good - there are a more than a few times I get up to go pee or just catch myself sleeping on my back. 

Movement: Nothing yet - at least that I can tell...I was told that it might seem like gas, which is always pleasant to think of.

Unglamorous body changes: Nothing too bad. I feel like I'm popping out like crazy, but only after I really eat.

Maternity clothes: Rocking the maternity jeans. I think I might need some more - mainly because I wear the pairs a lot - which they tend to give me saggy butt syndrom at the end of the day.

Showing: Yes - this baby is bumping like crazy. 

Food cravings: Nothing lately. I found that I've been super thirsty at certain times of the day. Water is my friend.

What I miss: Currently? Sushi. Probably because I've been seeing it on TV.

Anything making you queasy: Nothing so far.  Which is great - I don't miss the queasy feeling.

Strange experiences: Working out with a belly. It's been great to still attend my Fusion classes, but it's been funny to modify everything. 

Milestones: The babe is yawning, hiccuping, rolling and punching like crazy.  And apparently making me very hungry - which is true.  Any food that can get in my belly is fabulous.

Best moment this week: Hearing my dad tell me that my ponsa (tummy) was getting bigger.  He even rubbed it.  I don't think my dad has rubbed my ponsa since I was a baby....and only he can get away with it now that there is a babe in there.

Looking forward to: Finding out if Baby G is a boy or girl! It's been funny to hear everyone's predictions.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Down for the count

My good luck with not getting sick this cold and flu season ran out on Monday. Sure enough, after eating lunch on Monday, something was a little off, at first I thought I just ate too much - one too many slices of pizza or too much sugar from the weekend. Not so much. I met my friend the toilet around 11 that night and we decided to have an all night rager. Sorry. TMI?

I'm becoming a mother soon, so i better be used to talking about bodily functions.

I haven't seen our downstairs since Monday around 5:30, Tony has gone to Walgeen's at least four times getting me what I am needing or craving. Needing: pedialyte.  Wanting: Popsicles and currently Sonic ice.

He's also been wiping down any surface I may have touched with antibacterial wipes. Im not going to be surprised if he comes home wearing a mask. But then again, he's been sick twice this season while I have been able to avoid it.

Lets hope this thing passes quickly. I'm tired of being sequestered upstairs and I'm pretty sure this babe needs more than just pedialyte and Popsicles.

Now I have to stop using the iPad before tony sees. He will wipe it down and I don't know if that is good for electronics.