Monday, September 24, 2012

16 weeks!

I literally feel like time is FLYING by. Like baby is going to be here tomorrow.

We had our check up on Thursday. All went well! There was about a minute of fear when she couldn't find the heartbeat, but baby was just a lot lower than she was looking. And apparently super active! She had a hard time getting a good listen because she had to keep chasing after it. Our next appointment is the 20 week ultrasound! I'm looking forward to having a good look at Baby L. I really can't get over how cute it is.

And ok. I've got to be honest...


We went into the ultrasound being all secretive and hard core, telling the tech to not tell anybody we were there because they didn't know and we weren't going to tell them until we had a big reveal. Well, once I found out, I couldn't keep it in. I had called my parents before I even got off the table and we left the hospital and went straight to his parents to tell them. We're wimps. It was just so dang exciting we couldn't hold it in!!!


Baby L




A growing and healthy little boy! She said she knew within a few seconds of looking at him so I knew before she even told us or I could even see that it must be a boy. Just look at how cute his profile is!

So with that excitement out of the way, here's a 16 week update!

How far along? 16 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Back down to just 1. I really don't know what to do about that. I've been eating plenty of food and not restricting myself from anything. I mean, I'm thankful to still feel really good, but I just don't want to be underweight and risk things for my little man.

Maternity clothes? Yes. The full panel maternity jeans came in from Old Navy and they're magical.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Not too bad this week. Our dog's gotten in this really annoying habit of wanting in and out from under the covers that wakes me up probably once an hour. Let's just say that'll be changing tonight. I need some solid nights sleep, Capone!

Best moment this week: Finding out sweet baby L is a little man! And getting to share that with everyone we love. It was just so special!

Miss Anything? Being able to ride rides. I looked into prices for a Disney trip in January (bad mistake. Now it's all I can think about) and they were ridiculously cheap. But. Big ol' pregnant me wouldn't be able to enjoy it so it's not worth it. But again, a sacrifice I'm more than willing to make!

Movement: I'm going to go ahead and say YES! I found out at my ultrasound that my placenta is up towards my belly button so it'll take a while to feel him punching and stuff because he's punching into a pillow essentially. But after seeing how he was positioned in the ultrasound, I noticed I keep getting feelings on my left side where his feet are that feel like someone is thumping (thumping? Is that like a really country word? I can't think of another word to describe it. Flicking I guess) me from the inside.
It's happened frequently the last three days and always in right around the same place so I'm pretty sure he's kicking me just to let me know he's there.

Food cravings: Not really. I'm actually kinda losing my appetite all over again. Nothing really sounds good, even chocolate milk.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of dog puke. I found that out the hard way this week.

Have you started to show yet: I'd say yes. Multiple people at church this week commented on my belly.
Gender: Bouncing baby BOY!
Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Feeling more and more of his movement as he gets stronger!

Monday, September 17, 2012

15 weeks

How far along? 15 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs! Moving on up!

Maternity clothes? Yep. Old Navy was having a ridiculous sale last week so I ordered some more jeans and a few tunics to wear with leggings. Can't wait til they get here!

Stretch marks? Nope. I'll cry the day this answer is yes. ;-)

Sleep: It's getting worse. I made the mistake of sleeping during the whole first half of the Titans game yesterday afternoon and then didn't sleep until 1 a.m. Plus, I've been having crazy dreams and a particular one about zombies (guess I'm getting ready for The Walking Dead to come back on?) kept me up a lot of the night Friday.

Best moment this week: I had the BEST dream about the sweetest baby girl. It was just us doing normal newborn stuff, but it was so fun that I was legitimately sad when I woke up and realized it was a dream. Now I'm just looking even more forward to March! Oh, and I found the perfect onesie for baby L to wear during March Madness! Clint was thrilled it came in 0-3 months!

Miss Anything? Still not thinking about what I'm eating. We went to Outback on a date this week and I hated that I couldn't get a good and juicy medium steak without feeling guilty. Blah. Just a little over 5 more months of that, though!

Movement: MAYBEEEEE. I was sitting on the couch all curled up last night and could've sworn I felt a little pop in my stomach that wasn't a gas bubble or anything, but I totally could've been just trying to convince myself. So probably not. :)

Food cravings: Chocolate milk still. And that's about it.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of garbage makes me a little queasy.

Have you started to show yet: More than I was last week! I'm excited that I've started taking pictures so I can really see how baby is growing each week!

Gender prediction: Still thinking girl, especially after that dream. Hopefully we'll find out a week from today!

Labor Signs: Nope, but round ligament pains are definitely hitting majorly. They're making me question how far I'm going to be able to take labor naturally! Haha

Belly Button in or out? In, but I can already notice it's shallower. Just a smidge.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, except last night. I had a mini-breakdown, but I blame it 100% on hormones and lack of sleep.

Looking forward to:
Hearing the heartbeat at my check up on Thursday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

baby, what?!

Well, I haven't blogged in, um, forever. Life just got so busy and it was the last thing on my priority list. So I'm back. At least once a week. Because...


And I want to remember this time in our lives.

I've been horrible about it so far. I think it's been hard to accept this is real. Not because I don't want it to be, but because it's just such a surreal experience.

So now that I'm 15 weeks, I'm finally ready to start living in the moment.

That was my belly a few days ago. Kinda nuts there's something INSIDE me making my body look different! I've seen this done on a ton of blogs and really like looking through it on theirs so I figured I'd do the same on mine...

(This is for last week. I'll probably do them on the last day of the week every week from now on!)

How far along? 14 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 1. I feel like I need to gain more, but I'm just letting my body do it's thang right now. I'm not restricting calories or eating any differently than I normally do so I figure it knows what it's doing!

Maternity clothes? Yep. I've been using the hairband trick on my jeans since probably about week 9. Buttons just dug in and made the already angry ligaments around baby that much angrier. I'm a lot happier in maternity jeans or a dress.

Stretch marks? Nope. Mom didn't get any so I'm praying what I hear about it being genetic is true. I mean, that won't stop me from getting some good cream. It can't hurt!

Sleep: Sleeping is pretty good. I get pretty uncomfortable at night which makes me wake up easily, but it's not horrible.

Best moment this week: Waking up and my bump still being there. Up until this week it was always totally flat in the morning and only came out to play at night after a days worth of food. Now I know it's really little baby making it pooch out and not just bloat!

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? Sleeping on my back. I know technically I could still do it, but I figure it's better to break myself of the habit now rather than later when it actually matters. Oh, and not thinking about what I'm eating and if it's on the good or bad list during pregnancy.

Movement: Not yet. I'm looking forward to it though!

Food cravings: Milk. Chocolate, specifically. And orange juice sounds reeeeaaallllly good. No real food cravings though. Maybe sushi? But I'm a wimp and get chicken sushi so I can still fulfill that craving!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! I think I'm officially past that point.

Have you started to show yet: Just a small pooch. Nothing to write home about, but enough for me to notice.

Gender prediction: I honestly think girl, but I'm not totally sure. We'll go in a couple weeks to find out!

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Finding out what this little baby is! And then feeling it move around!
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