Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Life is rolling along. Slowly in my opinion but I've always felt that way when I'm looking forward to something. This weekend we'll be updating our landscaping and possibly fishing or golfing (I'll just ride along and perhaps chip and putt; I need to get outside), next weekend is Memorial Day weekend and our " party", so I have a lot to look forward to. Did I mention that my 20-week anatomy scan is next Monday? It's pretty much Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one on an excitement scale. Except this'll be the best xmas/bday I've ever had! I haven't been this excited since the lead-up to our wedding day!

I'll fill you in on the requisite pregnancy stats (if you are up for reading them) as I still need to document what's going on so one day I can fill in my pregnancy book. I figure I'll do that when I start nesting or something.

How Far Along? 19 weeks 3 days

Maternity Clothes? Pants and 100% maternity underwear. Also I'm still wearing that nursing bra. DH calls it my "easy access" bra. He thought it was some kind of sexy lingere till I explained how it works.

Weight Gain? I think I'm officially up 1.5 lbs but we'll see if it sticks around till Monday's appointment.

Stretch Marks? Not that I can see yet.

Belly Button In or Out? It keeps getting more shallow.

Sleep? In about 1 1/2 hour increments between pees. And I keep rolling onto my back in my sleep. That makes me have to pee more so I wish it would stop. I even have a pillow against my back but it doesn't seem to matter. ***I had a dream that the baby somehow transferred to DH and he went into labor and I was hysterical that I didn't feel a connection to the baby since he was going to give birth to it and I was really upset. I told DH about the dream and all he could say was: "Well that's kind of how I feel but without the crying and screaming."  Gotta love a perspective wake-up call, right?  He said he'll feel more connected when he can feel the baby kick or see it move, etc. I'm sure the ultrasound on Monday will help though.

Best Moment of the Week? Feeling baby's kicks from the outside. I'm trying to get DH to feel it but the baby quits when I put his hand where the action was happening. I'm sure he'll feel it soon enough.

Movement?  Tons. Right now in fact. Sometimes it really tickles too so then I giggle. This morning on the way to work the baby got really active so I started talking to it, saying good morning, etc. I wonder if DH thinks I'm loony.

Food Cravings? Yeah but they change and most meals are forced down. I ate sweet corn for dinner two nights in a row last week. I'm so tired of being picky but if thats what it takes to have a baby then so be it, bring it on.

Gender? I'm getting girl vibes still, but really I don't care either way. I just can't wait to find out!

What I Miss? Eating normally.

Symptoms: Same as every week except I am enjoying the continued lack of vomiting. Gagging, however, likes to sneak up on me when I'm over hungry or when trying not to choke on (TMI) sinus drainage.

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out our baby's gender next Monday and starting to work on the nursery.

Weekly Wisdom:  People will constantly ask you, "How are you feeling?" when you're pregnant. Its as if they don't have any other questions...I've never really asked pregnant women that question other than maybe once. I just say "good" or "great" depending on the moment. If I say anything like, "happy" or "grateful" it just opens a line of questioning that I don't have the time or patience for, plus I am keeping some things private still.

Milestones: I'm officially weaned off the Prednisone; I'm not sure what that means in terms of changes in symptoms but if Dr. S feels its best to not be on it at this point then I trust him fully.

Emotions: I feel like doing more things for DH and for the past 4 1/2 months he's been taking care of me almost exclusively so its a change. Other than my mood swings, I am still, on a daily basis, grateful for every additional day I get to be a mother.

Belly Pics for 19w2d:


Friday, May 13, 2011

WFT Blogger?

I published a post yesterday and now its gone. I can't get updated stuff on anyone else's blog. What's happening!?!?!?!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Here's how my last 20 minutes have gone:   poke, poke, poke......KICK!.....poke............KICK KICK!..........poke, and so on.

I'm not a big soccer fan so I'm hoping we have a punter on the way. :) I keep smiling when he/she does it and I even blurt things out like, "Okay I do know you're there!" and "Why hello! Can I help you?"  I eat constantly so he/she isn't hungry. I'm figuring complete boredom; what else is he/she going to do in there? Play jump rope with the umbilical cord?

So as you can see, we have plenty of movement/kicking and what I call poking. Pokes are light and the kicks make me jump and catch my breath because they startle me so much. DH finds it hilarious and boring all at the same time because he can't feel/see them yet. Oh he will.

Here are my updates for the week with some pictures to boot:

How Far Along? 18 weeks, 4 days

Maternity Clothes? Pants and some tops yet. I'm excited for this nice weather because I have some maternity capris I want to wear in public since I feel well enough to be somewhat social these days. I also got a new maternity shirt. You like?

Weight Gain? I was 196-ish the day of my transfer. Once pregnant I quickly dropped to 180 (morning sickness: the best diet ever....heavy sarcasm there). The past 4 months I've even dropped into the 170s. I cannot seem to get over the 180/181 lbs mark. I have a feeling I'm going to get scolded at my 20-week appt for not gaining any weight.

Stretch Marks? I think I'm starting to get some on my sides, or the old ones are getting darker? Stomach is fine yet.

Belly Button In or Out?  Still in but quickly changing, I predict an outie by the end of the 2nd trimester.

 Sleep? I caught some kind of cold (don't even get me started) so due to a sore throat Sunday night I didn't sleep and felt terrible so I took Monday off as a sick day. But I feel much better now and am only stuffed up. Other than Sunday night's suckfest, I continue to sleep in 2-hour intervals. That is because I pee 2-4 times each night. At least I'm not peeing in the bed anymore (accident free since 9 weeks!)...

Best Moment of the Week? Mother's Day.

Movement? Frequent, especially if I sit leaning forward. I think Junior hates it when I do that. Or loves it because he/she gets super-active. I'll get some kicking action about 2-3 times per day and I look forward to it so much.

Food Cravings? I feel like I'm regressing back to the super-picky stages from the first trimester. But I am eating a lot of fresh fruit and some cheeses so that's got to be good. I was eating frozen french pizzas for about a week but those are now done for good. I bought some sweet corn yesterday so I'll be eating that this weekend for sure.

Gender? Starting to lean to the girl side for some reason. We find out in 12 days!

What I Miss? Eating like a normal person.
Symptoms: Heartburn, tired, nausea (still), mood swings, frequent urination

What I'm looking forward to? Swimming. I can't stop thinking about getting in a pool and relaxing.

Weekly Wisdom: Don't think that morning sickness is gone forever once you feel better. It can come back when you least expect it.

Milestones: I'm being weaned off Prednisone this week so that's pretty cool!

Emotions: Specifically I nearly cry sometimes when I feel the baby being active. Or when something sad is on TV or in the paper. Otherwise I'm just so happy to still be pregnant.

Here are some pictures:



Jack, Milo and Bella enjoying the nice weather last weekend:

My first purchase for the baby:

I can't believe I bought this!  Also I got it on Ama.zon for less than three bucks so thats a steal...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I've realized that since I'm not writing in my pregnancy journal (a gift from pregnancy #2) that these weekly blog posts are my journal and I can always fill in the spaces in the book. This works out just lovely, doesn't it?

How Far Along? 17 weeks, 3 days

Maternity Clothes? As much as possible. I only have 3 pairs of maternity underwear and I simply must buy more because my normal ones are binding and make me have to pee more than I already do.

Weight Gain? I think I gained a pound! I'm trying so hard to eat more but my food preferences change daily. Except for Mexican food. Can't stop craving that. No more OJ at this point. I'm really into my milk; so much so that I drink it out of the jug because I can't wait for a cup. DH has no idea. We're married....he'll get over it.

Stretch Marks? Nothing significant yet. Tattoo is holding up nicely.

Sleep? DH is snoring more and more so that's not helping. I need new earplugs. I wake up every 2 hours to pee. No complaints here on that note.

Best Moment of the Week? Confirming that this kid is indeed trying to communicate with me. We have kicking! Well, mostly taps and the occasional hard knock but it's amazing!

Movement? Yep, and the whole "fluttering" thing needs better explanation. It feels like there is literally a butterfly in my uterus and it doesn't feel soft or anything, more like its crawling around trying to get out. Not as glamorous as I'd imagined it'd be but incredible nonetheless. The kicks , while rare, tickle and make me jump and giggle. I then have a massive smile on my face. People around me think I'm insane. Oh well.

Food Cravings? Mexican food (chicken chimichangas at local restaurants, Taco Supreme at Be.ll). Slushies. Grilled cheeseburgers. Homemade potato salad. Pickles (sparingly). Virgin Bloody Mary's (mostly for the pickle that comes in it). Steak on the grill. Corn on the cob. Watermelon. Ice cream. Hate all things fast-food. Other than Tac.o Bel.l or Taco J.ohns.

Gender? Still thinking boy. DH and I are each picking out nursery themes/bedding sets online and he told me he's got some "cute ideas" for a girl's nursery and is glad we're waiting to buy them till we find out because he doesn't want to get too attached to a theme and then get bummed out. What? From the guy who's always wanted a boy?

What I Miss? A sex life. I want nothing to do with that stuff so its kind of driving a wedge between DH and me, emotionally. But we're still going quite strong. Other than that, nothing.
Symptoms: A nice bloody nose at work this morning; I'm chalking it up to the Heparin and dry air. Still feel sick when around food or smells I hate. Same stuff as last week.

What I'm looking forward to? A bigger belly, feeling consistent kicks, finding out what's cookin' in there!

Weekly Wisdom: Your husband may become just as emotional as you are. DH has teared up many times when talking about the baby, seeing babies or little toddlers, watching " Home" on Lifetime, etc. Even that recent Pampers commercial made him choke up!

Milestones: Feeling baby movement! Also, I stopped doing the doppler check every 2 days about a week or so ago. I'm up to every 5 days. The movement/kicking has been so reassuring but I love that whoosh-whoosh sound so much.

Emotions: Oh so many.

This week's belly pic, taken yesterday at 17w2d:

When seeing pictures like this I think I look so "huge" and I still can't fathom how much bigger I'm going to get!

Also, I'm going to start being weaned off the daily 10mg of Prednisone now so by the end of next week I'll be done with that. My next problem is continuing to find room on my belly for the Heparin shots. They're becoming more and more painful and the bruising is getting worse, making less room. How do I do these with an even bigger belly? I think I need smaller needles.

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