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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

19 Weeks Picture

19 Weeks

How far along? 19 Weeks

How big is baby? A Mango

Total weight gain/loss? I think I'm up 5 pounds.  I went out of town this past weekend and ate a bunch of junk at the beach.  I didn't even weigh when I got home.  I'm scared.

How am I feeling? This has been a great week.  I'm feeling really good and love feeling the baby kick.    

Gym Activity? Gym?  What gym?  I don't think I went once this past week.  :(

Maternity Clothes? I ordered two new shirts from the Loft.  They are super soft and comfy and they were on sale. 
Stretch Marks? none yet

Sleep? I went to a wedding at the beach with a bunch of girls and stayed up pretty late both nights.  I did get a king bed to myself and slept in until about 8:00am both mornings.   

Best moment this week?   Getting the last of the crown molding for the baby room.  Chris has it all cut, we just need to finish painting it.  I'm hoping by Friday, we can get the crib in the room and the new glider.  Pictures coming soon! 

Movement? He's moving a lot every day.  I love being able to feel him.  Chris is able to feel him, too!  

Food Cravings/Aversions? I'm still having a little trouble eating chicken sometimes.  I still like my pumpkin waffles and I bought a bag of Sour Patch Kids for the road trip.  They were yummy. 

Gender? It's a BOY!

Labor signs? Too early

Belly Button?  It's getting shallow

What I miss? There was a champagne toast at the wedding this weekend, and for just a second, I wanted to have a glass.  It passed pretty quickly though. 

What I'm looking forward to?  I'm looking forward to getting the nursery set up and ordering the bedding.  Once all of that is in place, I plan to start getting the baby storage bins down from the attic and going through baby clothes.  I can't wait to start washing, folding and organizing little bitty clothes.

Milestones/Development: He's developing a protective coating over his skin, called vernix caseosa. It's greasy and white and you may see some of it at his birth.  He's working on his five senses. Nerve cells for his sense of taste, hearing, sight and smell are developing in his brain.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

18 Week Picture

18 Weeks

How far along? 18 Weeks

How big is baby? A Sweet Potato

Total weight gain/loss? Well, it's starting.  I'm up 4 pounds overall.

How am I feeling? I've been feeling good.  A little emotional thing week over little things, but I'm sure it's just the hormones.   

Gym Activity? Made it to the gym three times this week.  I always feel so good after a work out.  It's just getting there that is the hard part.

Maternity Clothes? I'm in all maternity clothes, but still having a hard time finding things that fit right.  It's a little frustrating.
Stretch Marks? none yet

Sleep? There have been several days when I wish I could lay down and take a nap.  I still like to get in the bed around 9:30 and sleep is not too far off from that. 

Best moment this week?   Going to our ultrasound was awesome.  We brought Logan so he could see his little brother.  He was pretty interested, but some of the pictures were hard to see.  The baby looked great and we were able to see every bit of him.  We even got to count that he had 10 fingers and 10 toes! 

Movement? When we watched him on the ultrasound we saw him kicking me like crazy.  I have been feeling him a little each day and I'm sure I will start feeling him even more.   

Food Cravings/Aversions?  I bought pumpkin waffles and have been eating one of those each morning before school.  They are yummy!

Gender? It's a BOY!

Labor signs? Too early

Belly Button?  I noticed it's starting to shallow just a little bit. 

What I miss? I'm not missing much right now.  Enjoy and soaking up every minute of this pregnancy. 

What I'm looking forward to?  We are still working hard on the baby room and I'm looking forward to finishing the molding around the floor and ceiling and then putting the crib in and getting everything else in there. 
I'm also looking forward to the wedding I'm heading to next weekend at the beach! It will be a quick, but fun weekend getaway.

Milestones/Development: Can you believe he's yawning, hiccuping, sucking and swallowing?  He's twisting, rolling, punching and kicking, too -- and he's big enough that you might be able to feel him doing it!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

17 Week Picture

17 Weeks

How far along? 17 Weeks

How big is baby? An Onion

Total weight gain/loss? Stayed the same this week.  Still only up 2 pounds so far.  I'm shocked! 

How am I feeling? I have still been feeling pretty good.  I woke up for work on Thursday morning and threw up as soon as I got out of bed.  Yuck!  I thought that part was over.   

Gym Activity? I did not make it to the gym this week, except for Logan's swim lesson.  I have to do better!! 

Maternity Clothes?  I'm wearing mostly all maternity clothes, but I'm having a hard time with my pants.  Most of the pants I have from last time are too big.  I'm sure they will fit towards the end of pregnancy, but it doesn't leave me with much for now.  I am doing a little sale shopping and even found two pairs of gap pants at Goodwill.  (I'm sure this will sound very snobby, but I never thought I would shop at Goodwill.  Both pairs were in very good shape and I just washed them as soon as I got them home.)  

Stretch Marks? none yet

Sleep?  I've been getting in bed around 8:45 or 9:00.  Once I lay down, that's pretty much it.  I don't want to get back up again.

Best moment this week?   Getting the paint and painting the room.  Every time we buy something or do something in the room, it makes it all a little more real.  Logan has been talking about painting the room for weeks.  He was so excited to get to help.  You can imagine how much help he was.  :)

Movement? I'm pretty sure I have been feeling really light movements when I am laying down. 

Food Cravings/Aversions? I haven't had too many cravings, but I have been thinking about pumpkin pie for a while.  I grabbed one from Publix the other day and enjoyed a nice big piece when I got home.  It was delicious! 

Gender? It's a BOY!

Labor signs? Too early

Belly Button? Too early for this, too.

What I miss? I miss sleeping on my stomach.  I think I've officially hit the point where I can't do it anymore.  For someone who slept on their stomach 95% of the night, it stinks.  I feel like I wake up so many times now.   

What I'm looking forward to?  The big ultrasound is next Wednesday, right at 18 weeks.  I can't wait to see how much he has grown and make sure everything looks perfect.  We plan to do an 3D ultrasound around 28 weeks, so this will be the last time we see him for a while. It's been nice having so many ultrasounds to check on him in the beginning of the pregnancy. 

Milestones/Development: His rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone.  He's growing some meat on those bones -- putting on some fat.  He's growing a stronger, thicker umbilical cord, too.

Friday, September 5, 2014

16 Week Picture

16 Weeks

How far along? 16 Weeks

How big is baby? An avocado

Total weight gain/loss? Gained a pound, so up 2 overall 

How am I feeling? I've feel really blessed to be feeling so well.  I'm still tired at night and like to lay in the bed by 9:00, but I think that's to be expected. 

Gym Activity? Ugh, not a good gym week so far.  Hoping to go this weekend. 

Maternity Clothes?  Still loving them.  I've noticed almost all of my dress pants from last time and the ones from my cousin are too big.  I'm sure I'll fit into them later in the pregnancy, but for now I don't have many options.  The Loft was having an extra 60% off their clearance, so I order a few things to try.   

Stretch Marks? none yet

Sleep?  When my alarm goes off at 5:15am, I'm dying to stay in the bed and sleep.  I'm still waking up in the middle of the night, but can usually fall back asleep quickly.

Best moment this week?   Having my 16 week checkup at the doctor yesterday and finally hearing the heartbeat with the doppler.  It was a wonderful sound!

Movement? I don't think I have felt anything yet.  Surely, I'm going to feel this baby soon, right? 
Food Cravings/Aversions? I baked a meatloaf the other night that smelled so good.  I cut up potatoes and roasted those in the over.  When Chris got home, we sat down to eat, I took one bite of the meatloaf and knew this wasn't going to end well.  I choked it down and took another bite.  Nope, that one came right back up a the dinner table.  It was pretty gross!  I had to throw my whole plate away.  I ended up with a cup of ice cream for dinner. 

Gender? It's a BOY! I think we have decided on the name.  We'll tell soon after we decide the middle name.

Labor signs? Too early

Belly Button? Too early for this, too.

What I miss?  I guess I miss being able to have a soda whenever I want.  Don't get me wrong, I'll have a gingerale every now and then, but I would love to have a cold Diet Dr. Pepper. 

What I'm looking forward to?  We have our appointment for the anatomy scan (the big ultrasound) in two weeks.  They do all the measurements of the baby and check to make sure the heart and main organs and limbs are forming correctly.  We will get several pictures and get to see our little boy again!  I can't wait!

Milestones/Development: He's listening to your voice, thanks to tiny bones forming in his ears.  He's growing hair, lashes and eyebrows.  He's forming taste buds.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gender Reveal

Here are a few more pictures from the gender reveal party we had last weekend.  We have been having fun all week talking about what it will be like to have two boys and what an awesome big brother Logan is going to be.  He says several times throughout the day, "I'm so glad the baby is a boy."  
My planner mode has already kicked in and I think we have decided on the bedding for the nursery and the paint colors.  I'm just trying to get Daddy to finish the walls in the room and the window.  We are down to our top two names and I think we will make a decision this week.  It's all so exciting!!


 This is one happy Big Brother!

(Notice, all the blue people were wearing?  I think they must have had a gut feeling!)
Here are a few pictures I snapped inside the house before the party. 

I think Pop was proud that he was right...and that he's going to have another grandboy!