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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blogger Fail :o(

I been a huge fail these past 2 weeks. I have been so busy between preparing for Christmas and surviving at school until the break, which, PTL, begins at 4 o'clock tomorrow! I absolutely cannot wait. 

As far as baby goes, I can tell you that he is the size of a head of cabbage. This means, according to my 'What to Expect' app, that he is approximately 16 inches and 2.5 pounds. He feels much, much bigger to me. I was told at my last ultrasound at 20 weeks that he was measuring a little on the bigger side, but towards the end he should even out. He feels huge though, I have a feeling that he is just going to be a big baby. 

I have my gestational diabetes scan Saturday at 8 am. What. Was. I. Thinking??? This could be quite possibly one of the worst times to have this done. I have eaten like crap this week due to it being the last week of school and my kiddos bringing me all sorts of candy, coworkers bringing treats and my secret santa bringing goodies as well. Not to mention we have our school breakfast and lunch feast tomorrow. FAIL. I'm screwed. I'm praying I don't have to do the 3 hour scan. :o( I find out my results Wednesday at my next appt. 

Anyways, I must go finish making my Oreo balls for school tomorrow and get to bed. It's pretty much my fave part of the day because that is when little tiny is the most active. It's like he knows to wake up when I get into bed. But I know, I've been told that walking about during the day rocks him to sleep, and I hardly ever have time to sit, so I guess he finally wakes up when he can. :o) 

I cannot wait to get out of school, I get to go pick up the rest of his bedding. And hopefully Mark will be able to finally finish the floors then the big parts will be done!

Promise to due my weekly update Sunday. Happy Friday and Christmas break!!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Week 25

How far along? 25Weeks!  
(November 27 to December 3)

Size of baby: Baby is the size of a large eggplant!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Weight Gain: only 3 pounds in 1 month, which is way better than my 20 week appointment where I gained 15. Oops!

Maternity Clothes : A few more, jeans, leggings and a few shirts.

Sleep: Same.
It hasn't been horrible. I am a stomach sleeper so that's been a challenge. I have been sleeping with a body pillow for about a month, it just takes a little while to get comfortable.

Best Moment of this week: feeling you more and more, you have had the hiccups a lot lately. And FINALLY deciding on a name. Not sure if we're going to reveal it right away.

Movement: Still very consistent. I can definitely tell when you are asleep and when you wake-up. You tend to stay to one side, the right.

Food cravings:  Coffee. I just started having a little more caffeine than normal. I still get 1/2 caf. when possible though.

What I miss: Being able to put on my shoes without a struggle and not running out of breath as easily.

Symptoms: shortness of breath and lower back aches at the end of the day, and to add to the list, the round ligament pain. Doc said I have to get a maternity belt to help with the stretching...

Gender: Bouncing baby boy!

What I'm looking forward to: Painting is finished! Just a few touchups needed. Carpet was ripped out today and hopefully the wood floors will be started this week. I cannot wait!
 Baby bump: 


The Baby in Week 25:
What's up with your baby? She now weighs a full two pounds and measures nine-plus inches. And this week, her eyes, which until now were developing under fused eyelids, start to open. Of course, there's not much to see in there, but if your baby spots a bright light (or hears a loud noise) near your belly, you may notice an increase in fetal activity. (“Hey, I'm in here, Mommy! Where’s the party!”) What accounts for that response? Her brain is more developed and sophisticated.
Feel like you're carrying the Karate Kid with all the kicking going on? Your baby is actually practicing all kinds of movements that will eventually be used in life on the outside — including pedaling against your belly, a sort of prewalking skill. As your baby's nervous system becomes more developed, the movements will become much more coordinated. And as the baby gets bigger and stronger, the movements will become much more powerful…and occasionally, even painful to you. If your baby lands a good one, that tiny left hook might hurt — a lot. Another trick she may try — stretching that leg out so far that the foot becomes lodged between your ribs (ouch). Next time you come under attack, try changing positions or doing some stretches of your own. You can also gently push your baby back with your hand when your knee-jerker jerks a little too hard. You just might be able to send your slugger back into the corner of the ring!

Your Body in Week 25:
If a full night's rest has become elusive, welcome to the (sleepless) world of pregnancy insomnia. Between heartburn and leg cramps, bathroom runs and that big beach ball (with its protruding navel!) beneath your nightie, it's no wonder your body's having trouble calming down and drifting off. But there are lots of tactics to try that should help keep you in bed (and asleep!) instead of pacing the floor; these include daytime exercise, a daily dose of fresh air, and limiting fluids before you hit the hay.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for this year. We hope everyone enjoys the time spent with family tomorrow, or unless you're like me, you'll have Thanksgiving tomorrow and Saturday (my poor daddy has to work tomorrow). Friday will be spent Black Friday shopping with my mommy! It's our yearly tradition and honestly isn't horrible. I hope to be finished Christmas shopping by then!

Cherish the time with your families and eat as much as your tummy desires! And hopefully, I'll be back with a name announcement. We're getting closer!

From my family to yours...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Introducing... Weekly Baby Updates! Week 24

So I realize I am a little in behind in starting these, but better late than never right?

Sundays are the days of the week when I start a new week of pregnancy. Today baby turned 24 weeks. Only 16 more to go!

How far along? 24Weeks!  6 months!!
(November 20 to November 26)

Size of baby: Baby is the size of an eggplant!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Weight Gain: no clue... I have gained 22 so far, I go back to the doctor this Wednesday. I'm afraid of what the scale is going to show.

Maternity Clothes : Just jeans and larger shirts.

Sleep: It hasn't been horrible. I am a stomach sleeper so that's been a challenge. I have been sleeping with a body pillow for about a month, it just takes a little while to get comfortable.

Best Moment of this week: Daddy feeling you for the first time :o)

Movement: You've been making your presence known with me for a couple of weeks now, but your daddy got to feel you for the first time Thursday night! He finally stayed awake long enough after getting off of work. I love laying in bed at night, right before falling asleep and waiting for you to wake up. It's like you have figured out my schedule and know when to wake up.
Food cravings:  It has been cheese enchiladas, lately though nothing in particular. When I get hungry, I better eat fast, or else Mommy gets sick.

What I miss: Not being out of breath after walking up stairs (my classroom is on the 2nd floor).

Symptoms: shortness of breath and lower back aches at the end of the day :o(

Gender: Bouncing baby boy!

What I'm looking forward to: having the nursery finished. Daddy worked all weekend taping and painting. Next is the wood floors! I cannot wait to rip out the carpet!

 Baby bump: 
This picture was taken last Monday. I was 23 weeks, 1 day. I'll take another tomorrow, I have already had my shower and I'm ready for bed. 


The Baby in Week 24: 
Your baby is about eight and a half inches long and weighs one and a half pounds, gaining steadily at a rate of six ounces per week. Much of that weight comes from accumulating baby fat, as well as from growing organs, bones, and muscle. Those little ears of his are getting sharper and can hear very loud sounds, from a yapping dog to a jackhammer. Also by now, that fabulous face is almost fully formed, complete with eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair. Is your baby a brunette, a blonde, or a redhead? Actually, right now her locks are white since there's no pigment yet.

Your Body in Week 24:
If your former innie is now an outie, welcome to the club. Almost every expectant mom's pregnant belly button pops at some point as her swelling uterus pushes on everything in its path. Things should return to normal after delivery, though your navel (and some other parts of your body) might look a bit, well, stretched. Just think of it as one more badge of honor that only moms get to wear. (mom doesnt think mine will pop- only flatten out which it is well on its way) ha! What other pregnancy woe is pushing your buttons? Well, probably your uncomfortably numb wrists and fingers, thanks to carpal tunnel syndrome. (Don’t worry — the sensations will disappear when you give birth.) yes, this happens some, though not often.

On a very exciting note... One of my favorite couples got engaged this weekend! Congrats guys! We (and baby) love ya'll so much! :o)
Go here to visit her wonderful blog! Let the wedding planning begin!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

1st post!

So I am finally jumping on the bandwagon and starting a blog! My wonderful friend Mandell created this for me so I feel obligated to get something on here. ;o) J slash k, but seriously, it's been a week.

The main point of this will be to document me and the hubs new journey into parenthood! Our miracle baby boy is due mid-March and we could not be more excited! As soon as I have more time to sit down and figure this thing out I will show ya'll pictures of our progress on the nursery. :o)

For now you can offer me suggestions on names, since we cannot seem to agree on anything! I need to start the monogramming people!

Anyways, happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!