Sunday, May 25, 2014

19 weeks!

How far along? 19 weeks Baby's size? 6 inches, 8 oz! An heirloom tomato size, the internets tell me...  Total weight gain: 17 lbs Maternity clothes? Yep, but doing laundry every week isn't my favorite...
Sleep: Nothing eventful, though I still am taking a 20 minute nap every other day
Best moment(s) this past week: Feeling the baby!  I'm like 99% sure this time it was the baby!  Can't wait until the baby's movements are strong enough for Nathan to feel!
Miss Anything?  Having normal feels and normal feet/ hand size.  Gotta go shoe shopping soon... darn... :o)
Movement: Yes!  Yes!  Yes!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing this week.
Cravings:  Still sweets!  Ate 1/3 pan of brownies- no regrets!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Gender: 1 week 1 week 1 week!!  I'm getting a little excited :o)
Symptoms: Lots and lots of feels, swollen hands/ feet, super stiff hands in the morning.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? Off!  But I got a $5 Clair's ring to wear until the baby comes (though I may need to get a bigger size later on...)
Happy or Moody most of the time: So many feels!  But today was a happy day, so taking it one day at a time.
Looking forward to:  Memorial fun times, girls night, and going swimming!  Not sure when (with all the rain) or where, but it's going to happen!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

18 weeks

Front and side views, with our messy bedroom in the background :o)
How far along? 18 weeks
Baby's size? 5.5 inches, 7 oz! Either the size of a potato or bell pepper.  
Total weight gain: 15 lbs, I think. 
Maternity clothes? Yep, though I still need to add some more pieces...
Sleep: Pretty good, though rolling over with a body pillow turns out to be quite difficult...
Best moment(s) this past week: Going to book club- it was postponed last week.  But I really enjoyed the friends and discussion!  I was put in charge of the discussion last minute, but it turned out great! (thanks to Google and all my previous English classes that made me smart[ish] with literature :o); having a six-year-old boy in my primary class at Church tell me "Sister Powelson, your hair looks pretty!" and a three-year-old therapy kid tell me I'm his girlfriend.  Man, I love these kids!
Miss Anything?  Having less heart burn!  Man, I've gotten before, but there were ways to prevent by avoiding certain foods and drinks.  This week, I've gotten it from water and Cheerios!  Really??
Movement: I think so!  Felt some movement below the belly button, but it could have been just food digesting...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Brushing my teeth!  Sometimes it's still hard to go the full 2 minutes on my Sonicare.
Cravings:  Sweets!  I had cake, cookies, and brownies one day- no shame!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Gender: 2 weeks until we know! 
Symptoms: Nap times and time outs for sleepy, emotional/ stabby me...
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On, but it's time!  I swear I'll take it off this week!
Happy or Moody most of the time: More moody, poor husband.
Looking forward to:  New dish washer coming! Going to the temple to some quite time with the Lord. Summer break from church choir- it's the little things, people :o)

Monday, May 12, 2014

17 weeks!

Totally feel like I'm getting bigger in the back than in the front...

How far along? 17 weeks

Baby's size? 5 inches, 5 oz! about the size of an onion

Total weight gain: Update- at my doctor's appointment on Monday, the doctor told me that I apparently lost weight in the last 4 weeks, so my overall weight gain was 6 lbs!  Go me!  So, we'll go with that number, as who am I to question the doctor?

Maternity clothes? Yep!  Bought some more shorts on-line yesterday to help expand the wardrobe as my tummy expands :o)

Sleep: Less night bathroom breaks, but the AC not working has proven for some sleepless nights with being so hot!

Best moment(s) this past week: Getting spoiled on Mother's Day!  So strange that it's because I'm growing a baby this year!

Miss Anything?  Feeling cold.  Seriously people, I always was chilly before I got pregnant (except, you know, when outside during a Texas/ Vegas summer), and now all cool/ cold air is cherished!  It may also have something to do with the AC not working... again...

Movement: Maybe?  It was above the belly button, so I'm thinking no...

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really.  Again, yay for 2nd trimester!

Cravings:  Avocado- I blame the baby being the size of an avocado last week...

Labor Signs: Nope.

Gender: We'll know in 3 weeks, 3 weeks!!

Symptoms:  More emotional roller coasters this week, still more tired.

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On, but I'm not sure I'll be able to get it off terribly easily...

Happy or Moody most of the time: Way more moody, but I'm very blessed with my loving husband, a great sister-in-law as a roommate, and amazing friends nearby that understand my code words for "help!".

Looking forward to:  An AC fixed!  Again!  Book club- I finished the book!  (it was super amazing!  I am Malala- totally makes me want to do more to help the world!)  Alternative "exercise" with Audrey this week (hehehe :o)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sweet Sixteen!

So friends, I got to rock the glasses this week, which means I'm out of contacts and keep forgetting to call my eye doctor... or putting it off as I have 2 appointments this week (baby check up and dentist).  You may be getting more familiar with this look if I keep putting it off...  But yay for baby coming along!  I told my primary class today at church that I was pregnant.  As they are 6 and 7 year olds, they have no filter (they were shocked when they realized I don't have any kids even though I'm 29!), so I surely loved their response to the news- "you can't be pregnant- you don't look big!"  Bless their hearts- those statements sure do make a growing mama happy!  :o)
How far along? 16 weeks
Baby's size? 4.5 inches- I have an avocado! 
Total weight gain: 13 lbs- oh, so Nathan did the trick where he put his toe on the scale while I was weighing myself this week.  I may have slugged him afterwards since the scale said I gained 50 lbs...
Maternity clothes? Yep!  And they're so comfy!  My closet is even divided into clothes I can wear and clothes that I can't...
Sleep: Turns out not drinking after 9 pm causes me to wake up with a headache, so we're back to one bathroom break a night.  But now I fall back asleep easily!  So, no complaints.
Best moment(s) this past week: Watching the season finale of Psych, talking baby stuff with pregnant couple friends, celebrating sister-in-law Camberley's birthday, and having energy to cook for the missionaries and friends.
Miss Anything?  Rarely having headaches- they are super more frequent and have yet to find the magic combination to prevent them.  Good thing my next Dr's appt is tomorrow!
Movement: None this week, but between 16 and 20 weeks I should feel the baby "for the first time", though I totally think I have already felt it a couple weeks ago.  :o)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just tooth brushing- I can go the full 2 minutes, but cannot brush my tongue to save my life.  But at least my oral hygiene is better!!
Cravings: Toasted cinnamon and raisin bagel with cream cheese and Cuttie oranges.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Gender: We'll know in 4 weeks!!
Symptoms:  Sore feet!  Man, did they hurt after a full day of home chores and errands!  But thankfully, I have a sweet hubby that rubbed them even though he had a headache.  I picked a good one!  So grateful!
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On, but it’s getting really tight… we'll probably need to look for a fake band at Walmart soon here...
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy this week!  Don't think I felt stabby at all!
Looking forward to:  Planting our tomato garden, getting the AC officially replaced this Thursday, and finishing my book club book (first time I'll finish one in months!)