Friday, September 3, 2010
Belly button innie or outtie: The lip of my belly button (the outer rim) is slightly protruding.
Baby is the size of a(n): Watermelon! That's the last fruit! We had our growth ultrasound and baby weighs approximately 6lbs 9 ounces.
Baby Movement: Still lots of rolls and an occasional poke. She's definitely on my bladder, and I feel like I have to pee all the time!
Any stretch marks? No new ones, so I'm trying to stay positive!
Cravings? Nope, and I'm noticing that I can't eat a lot in one sitting anymore, there just isn't any room!
Weight gain: Still gaining, bleh!
Other pregnancy symptoms: Heartburn is back, fun fun! The tomato sauce I had for dinner last night did me in!
Progress? At my 37 week appt, I found out I am 2cm dilated and 70% effaced, YIKES! The OB didn't seem too concerned, but it definitely made Andrew and I go wha???? Better get those bags packed!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Belly button innie or outtie: Right now it's neither, it is flat.
Baby is the size of a(n): Honeydew! She now weighs 6 lbs and is anywhere from 18-20 inches long! We get a growth ultrasound today for a better estimate on how big she really is!
Baby Movement: She is still rolling around, and making my stomach look all funny-like!
Any stretch marks? Sigh.......today is a sad day......the stretch marks have appeared on the belly. I guess when they say it's all in your genetics is true, because I've been lubing up the belly from the get go......and they did not stay away! I just hope not many more appear!
Cravings? Still no midnight runs for Andrew! But we do have a bottle of M&Ms (courtesy of my sis) that seem to be dwindling pretty fast!
Weight gain: I'm just going to answer this one with yes....yes there is.....
Other pregnancy symptoms: My feet were big fat frodo feet last week! But a nice pedicure and parrafin and hot stone massage on them (courtesy of my mother in law) made the swelling go down, and now they are pretty!!!! And Braxton Hicks seem to be coming much more frequent, but nothing timeable.
Overall feeling: I definitely had an "Oh crap" moment this week. Andrew and I were just talking about how on a typical day, we come home, and usually put up our feet to relax, and watch a little tv. Well no more! Once baby Meyer comes, gone are the days of relaxing with just the two of us! It's definitely becoming real, finally! And that scares me just a little bit!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Look at that big ole belly!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
And oh yeah, I still use "Psych" in my daily vocab, don't judge!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I skipped 30 weeks, sorry! But just imagine a belly size in between 29 and 31! Yesterday I made it to 32 weeks! And I still need to take that picture!
Let's see what has happened in the past month...
1.) Passed my glucose test with flying colors!! My score was 80 and I believe the max you can have is 120.
2.) Had 2 doctor appointments, all is well with Baby Meyer, she's growing right on schedule, heart rate is good, my weight gain is good! (Well it's normal anyway....not that I enjoy seeing myself gain 25 lbs or more....)
3.) Baby furniture is ordered, as well as some of the other accessories! Just got a call yesterday that our glider is shipping and we should have the glider and our dresser sometime next week! Crib is also ordered, should be here in another 2 weeks or so! Look for pictures as soon as they come in!
4.) Baby showers are planned!!! I am one lucky lady, Little Baby Meyer is getting 4 showers! Family and friends shower hosted by my sister, Church shower hosted by my SIL and 2 work showers from both my work and Andrew's work! Our first one is August 14th, and our last is September 4th. So we will be very busy for a while!
5.) Last night was our last birthing class! We are now officially ready to have this baby! LOL! Both Andrew and I have thoroughly enjoyed going to these weekly classes. We've learned a lot, and our instructor Meredith rocked! She's one of the OB nurses, we hope she's working when we go into labor!
Phew...that's a lot going on, and I'm sure it will keep getting busy! Tata for now!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Belly button innie or outtie: Still an innie, woohoo!!
Baby is the size of a(n): Eggplant, last week as an eggplant, and she weighs 2.5 lbs!
Baby Movement: Lots of kicks and jabs, she is sure getting stronger!
Any stretch marks? None...at least on my stomach.......no comment to where some have popped up... :/
Cravings? Hummus is my thing this week, can't get enough of it...yum yum! And it doesn't have a lot of calories, which is a good thing!
Weight gain: 20 lbs.
Other pregnancy symptoms: Heartburn is still there, but only at night after dinner. My feet are swelling everyday, and it's getting harder to roll over in bed....
Overall feeling: Excited this week! Got some things accomplished, and am overall feeling good. Trying to keep enjoying this pregnancy.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
But just seeing her on the screen, seeing her heart beat away, makes it ok to know she is growing and healthy!
We also made our appointment for the official 4d ultrasound! Hopefully she will be more cooperative then! And I have to schedule my Glucose Tolerance test, and my Rhogam shot. But as long as I pass the GTT, I shouldn't need anymore blood work, Hooray!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I was sooooo upset......so we take a look at the Bristol crib that is on display...I start analyzing it and what do I see, but a nice pretty gash in the front bottom of the crib... :( I looked at the price, and it was only about $100 less than the original price. Looks like we won't be purchasing a crib today!! :(
But, on the plus side, we did look around for other items, and we found these beauties!
I love these guys! I haven't decided if I'm going to paint the bottom purple instead of the blue to match the walls. We decided to add some cupcake details in the nursery too. Mom is also adding cupcakes to the quilt! Too cute!
How many weeks along: 27 - 13 weeks left! Started the third trimester today.
Belly button innie or outtie: Still an innie.
Baby is the size of a(n): Eggplant! She weighs just over 2 pounds.
Baby Movement: She is still active a lot at night and for little bits throughout
the day. From what I hear, the baby keeps these habits when they are born, for a while.....looks like I may be up during the night!
Any stretch marks? None, thank goodness!
Cravings? I still enjoy ice cream....had a yummy twisted frosty this weekend from Wendy's, with M&Ms...it was heaven! I've also been enjoying pickles too, at least more since I've been pregnant. But again, not such a huge craving that I need to send Andrew to the store pronto!
Other pregnancy symptoms: Heartburn decided to pay me a visit for the first time.....it was lovely. We had pizza last night for dinner, and soon after I ate it, I felt this weird feeling in my throat.....like I couldn't digest...and then all of a sudden I had this burning sensation in my throat too! I told (AKA whined) to Andrew about it....he said it was heartburn! Yay........But his solution? Eat some chocolate! :) Gotta love my hubby!
Overall feeling: Overwhelmed! So many things we need to do before my little
cupcake is born! Get the nursery done, find a pediatrician, find a day care....gotta take it day by day I suppose!
Here's my weekly bump picture!
Friday, June 18, 2010
You know you're pregnant when.....
-The first thing people look at now when they meet you is your stomach.
-You can be entertained for hours by just looking at your belly and waiting for it to move/pulse/jump, etc.
-You are constantly looking at everyone's strollers, seeing what you like and don't like. You were even tempted a few times to pull your car over just to ask the mom what brand she had and if she liked it.
-Ice cream becomes the 5th food group.....and the 6th....and the 7th.....
-Weird things start to accumulate on your new "shelf", such as food crumbs, lint, etc.
-You wish you always wore a sign that said "I am due Sept 21st, it's a girl, we're not telling you her name, and I feel great!"
I'm sure I can think of more later, but that's it for now!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Here is the official bump picture
How many weeks along: 26
Belly button innie or outtie: Innie, but almost to the point of it being flat!
Baby is the size of a(n): Eggplant! She weighs 2 pounds now!
Baby Movement: She's an acrobat! Not only can I feel her kicks, but I can actually feel her moving from one place to another. Last night Andrew was talking to her, and I swear she moved to get closer to him! Awwwwww :)
Any stretch marks? Still none!
Cravings? None really, though ice cream has been on my mind recently, probably because it's been so hot out!
Other pregnancy symptoms: Fingers and feet are swelling more frequently. I think it's the combination of the pregnancy and it being so HOT out!
Overall feeling: Still feeling good, although it is getting harder to do certain things....like work at my desk. I like to get under my desk real close sometimes, hard to do that with a belly protuding!
Have I mentioned how hot it has been recently? And it's only June! Today the temperature is supposed to get to about 95 with a heat index of 105! Good thing I work inside. I used to laugh when my mom told me stories of "the hottest summer in NJ" when she was pregnant with me. Looks like I may be telling my daughter the same story, HA!
So all of a sudden, I got some anxiety about the upcoming arrival of my daughter. When I think that I am 26 weeks pregnant, it doesn't bother me so much. But when I think I only have 14 weeks left.....EEEEKKKK!! And if I go as early as 3 weeks before, I only have 11 weeks, that's not a lot of time! There's still so much to do before then!
I also realized that this is the last week with no plans.....meaning after this week, we will be going, going. Next week starts our birthing classes (YAY!) and we have our next pre-natal appt. So from here on out we will have something going on each week, and at the beginning of July, we start going to the doctor every other week! Baby is coming whether we are ready or not!
So I'll leave you with a picture that I like.....it calms me....just me and my girl!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
A very cool mobile idea. I'm thinking instead of using butterflies, using Mickey heads, to add that Disney flair, and doing them in my colors. Again, this was found on etsy.com - love that site!
These are bow/hair clip holders. You can do an image, baby's name, or any image you want.
And lastly, a cool idea for hanging baby girl's name. Either with paint or possible decoupaging scrapbook paper.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
How many weeks along: 25
Belly button innie or outtie: Innie
Baby is the size of a(n): Eggplant!
Baby Movement: She is kicking all the time now, mainly in the middle of the day and at night. Andrew can feel her kicks without pressing on my tummy.
Any stretch marks? None so far (let's hope it stays that way!)
Cravings? None really
Clothing: Almost everything is maternity! Thank you to my sisters for all of their contribution! Still have a few tops that aren't maternity that I wear.
Other pregnancy symptoms: My back pain has subsided for the time being. I've been trying to sit up straighter, take more walking breaks, so hopefully that is working!
Overall feeling: I feel great, I have lots of energy, and am so excited to meet our daughter! Part of me wants her here right now, but the other part of me is trying to enjoy just being pregnant.
Let's journey back.........
January 18: I go to my normal doctor for a routine checkup. I hadn't had one in a real long time, and with Andrew's blood pressure issues, I figured I'd better get checked out. All is going well, and then we're reviewing the blood work, and I casually ask if they check to see if I'm pregnant. And the conversation goes like this:
Me- do you usually do a pregnancy test?
Dr.- no, do you want us to do one?
Me- nah, I don't think I'm pregnant...
Dr. -when was your last menstrual cycle?
Me- December 15th....
Dr. -wow, you're late! do you want one?
Me -no, I'm always this late....
Dr -lets do one, it'll only take two minutes
Me - ok......
So I went and took the urine test, the whole time thinking "why am I doing this, this is stupid, I'm not pregnant!"And 2 minutes later the doctor comes back in, and says IT'S POSITIVE!! BIG FAT POSITIVE!!!!!I couldn't believe it.....kept telling the dr to shut it! HA! Then I took the blood test, and would have to wait to hear........OMG!After the dr, I went home to tell Andrew. I was so flippin excited, and knew he would be too. I walked in the door and told him to look at the prescription I got. Prenatal vitamins? Took him a second to believe it. You're pregnant?? He looked excited and scared all at once! :) That's how I felt too!!!
January 19: ...it's official! The drs. office called me today to tell me the blood test confirmed it, I am PREGGO!!! Had to call Andrew right away. We are very excited, nervous, anxious, scared, EVERYTHING!
January 26: Had a last minute ultrasound today. I've been having a few issues for a couple days, so I called the dr and they had me come in to make sure everything was ok. And it was! I wasn't as far along as I thought I'd be, but we did see the yolk sak! So now the baby is known as "little yolkie"! Awwwww!
February 1: The morning sickness has set in. Nothing sounds good to eat, all I'm eating is saltines and water.....haven't been actually sick, just nauseous all the time, and sooo tired!
February 9: 9 weeks into pregnancy. Our first official pre-natal appointment! We got to hear the heartbeat, so amazing! Only met with the ultrasound technician and one of the nurses. Also met with the financial women to set up all our appointments, and tell us how much going to the doctor will cost....fun fun!
March 18: I'm 13 weeks, had another pre-natal appointment with one of our doctors, Dr. Karen. We both liked him very much. I was a little concerned with one of the doctors being a male, but he was awesome! And we confirmed our due date of September 21st!
April 22: 18 weeks today! Going for our doctor appointment, with Dr. Karen. The nurse couldn't find the heartbeat, so we got an ultrasound, SCORE! And since I was far enough along, she told us what she thought the sex was....GIRL!!!!!!! Andrew and I are beyond excited! We didn't care if we were having a boy or girl, but knowing now is soooooooo exciting.
April 23: Our big ultrasound to find out the sex and measure the baby. Since the ultrasound tech already told us the good news, we didn't tell the other tech doing this ultrasound, wanted to make sure they concurred! And sure enough, both of the other techs confirmed she was a girl! So now 3 different people have said girl, so we are pretty sure it's as accurate as can be!!!! :)
May 17: 22 weeks. Pre-natal appointment with Dr. Lewis. She is very bubbily, and super nice! Both Andrew and I loved her! Checked my blood pressure, weight, urine. I had a few questions, and all was great! We went over the measurements from the big ultrasound, and our baby girl is right on track!
Phew! So that is the recap up to this point, 25 weeks pregnant! Pictures coming soon!
Monday, June 7, 2010
We figured this is the perfect place to document our lives, especially now with a little one on the way. Both of us will update, so hopefully we will keep this blog going (unlike some other projects I've started and never completed!)
We hope you enjoy our journey through this amazing pregnancy, and onward as we journey on our way together!