Monday, December 28, 2009

17 Weeks!

How far along? 17 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure. I've been eating kix and chocolate and the other day I read the boxes and realized they're NOT gluten free! Ugh. No wonder I've been sleeping so awful and so hungry.

How Big is Baby?: An onion.

Maternity clothes? My jeans are DEFINITELY getting tight.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Not so much.

Best moment this week: Getting our first cloth diapers in the mail!

Movement: Still waiting...

Food cravings: Not many. Mostly aversion still.

Gender: 23 more weeks!

Labor Signs: No way.

Belly Button in or out? In.

What I am looking forward to: Spending most of the week with J because he is off of work.

Weekly Wisdom: Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.

Milestones: Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints

Monday, December 21, 2009

16 weeks!

Went to the doctor today for my 16 week checkup. It was a disaster! I had to wait for 45 minutes beyond my appointment time to even be seen. The nurse found Cookie's heartbeat quickly - 151 bpm which is great, and then the doctor came in, asked a few questions and that was it. I discussed cord blood donation with her and she said it's not a problem.

Also, I schedule our 20 week ultrasound for Jan 19! Most people call this the big ultrasound because it's when gender is usually able to be determined, however we're not finding out, but I'm still just as excited to see our baby!

How far along? 16 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: I gained about 2 more pounds in the past week. Not bad, I'm up about 8 or 9 lbs total.

How Big is Baby?: An avocado! I want guacamole!

Maternity clothes? My jeans are DEFINITELY getting tighter, and some days I definitely have a baby bump.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Much better. However, I felt HORRIBLE yesterday and ended up taking a 2 hour nap? Apparently my body needed sleep and if we didn't have to get up and go out I would have probably slept through the night, so not really a nap.

Best moment this week: Hearing Cookie's hearbeat! So reassuring after last weekend. And we got our Beco last week! First babycarrier! (it was 63% off on mamabargains and I couldn't resist, those things are expensive full price) Now I just need a moby and a ring sling...

Movement: Still waiting...

Food cravings: Not many, in fact my food aversion is back and very strong. Chicken is a culprit right now, the thought of it makes me want to gag. Unfortunately everything I'm CRAVING contains gluten so it's a lost cause.

Gender: 24 more weeks! I picture it as a she in utero, but for some reason when I think of having a baby, I picture a boy.

Labor Signs: No way.

Belly Button in or out? In.

What I am looking forward to: Darrin day! Christmas, and relaxing with the hubs and cats on his vacation.

Weekly Wisdom: Yes the belly is GROWING and when you try on pants and they're too tight, it's NORMAL.

Milestones: Watch what you say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean she can now pick up your voice. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.\

I'm just looking forward to getting these drives to and from NJ done and over with, this weather is so iffy it has me a little stressed/nervous.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

15 Weeks!

Just want to say Hi to Aunt Ev now that I know you're reading!

How far along? 15 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Same.

How Big is Baby?: A navel orange!

Maternity clothes? Same as before, although I noticed my jeans are definitely getting tighter.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Horrible. I've had this nasty cold and when I get sick I can't sleep. Although I seem to be feeling better as of last night and sleeping better.

Best moment this week: Going to Lafayette. It was nice being able to do our family traditions especially being pregnant this year. Also Dana's engagement party.

Movement: Still semi-patiently waiting. I know it could take up to 20 weeks but I'm trying to pay attention for fear I'll miss it.

Food cravings: They're kind of dieing off. I had craving for something sweet today, went to walmart bought a box of gluten free brownie mix and it's still sitting on the kitchen floor, unmade.

Gender: 25 more weeks!

Labor Signs: No way.

Belly Button in or out? In.

What I am looking forward to: Christmas and Darrin possibly coming tomorrow night.

Weekly Wisdom: Every bump and bang will petrify you, however, when you call the doctor's office you will fear sounding like a paranoid lunatic and everything will be fine.

Milestones: Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements.

This weekend was a scary one with the ice storm in NJ and me and mom getting into a minor accident. I've been a little worried but I called the doctor and they said as long as there was no bleeding I'm probably fine. I have my 16 week appointment on Monday so I'll get to hear Cookie's heartbeat then and be reassured. And then on Tuesday night J and I will be heading back to NJ AGAIN! This time for a few more days and we'll be able to celebrate Christmas. While I love seeing friends and family the fear of weather and the stress of traveling has me a little wary. I have a feeling the next week will fly by!

Monday, December 7, 2009

14 Weeks!

Time sure is flying!
How far along? 14 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Same.

How Big is Baby?: The size of a lemon. Oh my!

Maternity clothes? Just my regular jeans and maternity dressier pants (but they are super comfy)

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: I've hit the headache and scary dream week.

Best moment this week: Just being pregnant

Movement: None, although I'm waiting! Shoud be soon.

Food cravings: Not too much, mostly pasta

Gender: 26 more weeks!

Labor Signs: No way.

Belly Button in or out? In.

What I am looking forward to: Going back to NJ this weekend and Dana's engagement party!

Weekly Wisdom: Sleep whenever you can.

Milestones: By weeks 14-17, your baby's bone marrow is producing blood cells; his liver is secreting bile; his pancreas is producing insulin; and he will be covered in a layer of downy hair called lanugo. Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.