Friday, November 30, 2012

Thankful & 22 weeks

Checking in....we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hope you did to! Lots to be thankful for this year, especially a healthy and growing baby.

I haven't downloaded my t'giving pics but here is a picture John snapped of Finn at our family's 50 year old cabin. I love pretty much everything about this picture. It sums up our dog and the place. 


As for bambino, all is well. People in our office building are now starting to notice the belly and it's funny to see their reaction.

22 weeks -- 18 to go! 

I snapped this picture within a day of each other. It's interesting to see how differently it looks like i'm carrying the bump between these pics.

How far along? Actually 23 weeks today, but this is based off of 22.
Baby Size: 1 LB! so hard to believe.
Total weight gain/loss: Not sure, i'm only checking the scale at the doc but I would guess 12-15 lbs?
Maternity clothes? Finally purchased my first pair of jeans and jeggings. OH MY! Why I waited so long who in the hell knows?! These things are amazing (& so necessary).
Stretch marks? Not yet. I'm scared.
Sleep: Sleeping ok. Waking up once a night for bathroom and once around 5am to put pillow between legs. That does wonders as well.
Best moment this week: Spending Thanksgiving with family. My sister finally seeing the growing babe.
Miss Anything? Missed the vino at Thanksgiving but made up for it with pecan pie and all the fixins'.
Movement: Yes! It's amazing. The baby moves when i'm lying down at night in our bed reading or watching tv. It's a good reminder to slow down and take in this exciting time.
Food cravings: Still Sweet Tea. Everyday. And I look forward to my morning cereal (currently life with banana on top) but that isn't out of the norm. 
Food aversions: Sort of. Still no interest in coffee or meat, except I did indulge in Turkey.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No but I can smell B.O. and jersey shore perfume a mile a way.
Have you started to show yet: It's all out there! Especially as the day goes on. Fun to see a real, actual bump.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Half Way There


I can't believe it. I am 20 weeks along. Half way there. Crazy! Sometimes I feel like the weeks are creeping by but overall this pregnancy has flown by. We had our 20 week appointment on Monday and it was amazing to see the little one move. The ultra sound tech said I have a very active baby. John and I both laughed. Would you expect anything different?

They were able to tell the sex of the baby but we didn't find out. So funny to think they know something we don't know! We are excited for the surprise and can't wait to meet the little one in 20 more weeks. So grateful for a healthy baby that is growing more and more everyday.

I found these little stats on a blog and thought it would be fun to track my own.
How far along? 20 Weeks 5 days
Baby Size: 6oz. A small cantaloupe...or the length of a banana!
Total weight gain/loss: 10lbs!
Maternity clothes? Not yet. Just lots of leggings and loose dresses. The jeans haven't zipped in weeks.
Stretch marks? What?! eeewww not yet.
Sleep: I'm still sleeping fine...waking up once or twice throughout the night for bathroom or to put pillow in between legs - it really is true how much it helps.
Best moment this week: Seeing the babe on the ultrasound. Amazing!
Miss Anything? Starting to miss the vino and a cold beer during the Saturday football games.
Movement: Not really. I think I feel the occasional flutter but no real movement.
Food cravings: Sweet Tea. So strange. I was never really a tea drinker and now I can't get enough of it. Also waffles and french toast and cereal.
Food aversions: Still slightly grossed out by most meats (especially chicken) but that was an issue before being preggers. Also, my morning coffee which makes me sad. I'll get the occasional decaf with all the works but it's not the same.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really...but your sense of smell is unbelievable.
Have you started to show yet: Oh yea!