Sunday, June 29, 2014

24 weeks and counting!

Man, I'm getting big!  Just look at the belly!! 

How far along? 24 weeks!!      Baby's size? Still 11.5 inches and 1 lb! Apparently, it's as long as an ear of corn, though technically nothing has changed... Total weight gain:  We'll go with 25 lbs still as I'm too lazy to weigh myself tonight :o) Maternity clothes? Yep!  
Sleep: I snored again last night- yay!  It's a bit harder to sleep while visiting family since the bed is different.  But I've been dreaming more, which hopefully means more REM sleep.

Best moment(s) this past week: Meeting my brother-in-law in person for the first time! Yay for missionaries coming home!  Visiting with my Uncle Scott, Aunt Nettie, James, and Martha and meeting little Zoe!  Also, despite the frequent stop, had a great time driving to Iowa with my Nathan.  I think we're doing pretty good in our marriage if we had a good time on a 16 hour road trip together. :o)

Miss Anything?  Standing up without help or struggling.  Man, things are getting weird at the waist area!

Movement: Lots and lots!  He's still mostly active at night, but sometimes he'll make himself know.  The other day it was when Michael Jackson was on the radio for his birthday or something.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Onions this week- weird since I haven't had problems with food lately.  But man oh man, onions are bad.  Wouldn't kiss Nathan last night because his breath smelled like onions even after brushing his teeth and chewing some gum.

Cravings: Nothing really this week.  I did want ice cream once, but I think it was because I was hot, not really a true craving.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Gender: BOY! 

Symptoms: Starting to have trouble bending to pick up things from the ground.  The next 16 weeks are going to be fun!  :o)

Belly Button in or out? In, but now starting to feel/ look less deep.  I may get an outtie yet!

Wedding rings on or off? The substitute ring is getting tight!  And just in time!  It's looking pretty terrible since I forgot to put clear nailpolish on it.  Also, my ring finger has a good amount of gray/ green around it from the ring... time to get a new one!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Had a hard time this week with feeling nervous about being a mommy.  I do appreciate the kind thoughts of so many that I'll be a great mother, but those feelings of inadequacy still come and scare me out of my happy, excited, baby hungry mood.
Looking forward to: More time with the family, my BIRTHDAY!!, visiting Nauvoo this week, 4th of July celebrations in Iowa.

23 weeks

How far along? 23 weeks!!     
Baby's size? 11.5 inches,  still 1 lb! A grapefruit this week!  
Total weight gain:  25 lbs- yikes!  5 lbs in one week!  I blame the swollen ankles... must be all the water I'm retaining :o)
Maternity clothes? Yep!  
Sleep: I snore last night people!  I haven't done that in weeks!  Which means, I slept crazy good!  Yay!!

Best moment(s) this past week: Lots of fun interactions with little kiddos!  Balancing twins on each knee while I try to eat BBQ, having a 2 year old request that I return asap during our visit to Dallas, making a chubby baby laugh and laugh and laugh by just making noises at him.  Just love it!  

Miss Anything?  My ankles!  I officially have "kankles" as my ankle bones have almost disappeared- so sad!

Movement: ALL THE TIME!  Mind you, he moves more in the evening, but if I sit for long enough, he'll start moving.  Still sad Nathan can't feel it yet- silly anterior placenta...

Anything making you queasy or sick: Sometimes tooth brushing still.

Cravings: Pizza! I blame the kids birthday party near us when we went swimming- it just smelled SO GOOD!  Thankfully, my husband indulges my few cravings, so we got pizza at Little Caesar's on our way home.  :o)  I'm such a lucky lady!

Labor Signs: Nope.

Gender: BOY! 

Symptoms: Still forgetting so much!  My Spanish at work is getting pretty fun thanks to slowing thinking skills.  :o)

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? Off, but with a substitute $5 ring.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!  My one moody day, Nathan was just wonderful and got be my life staples- pizza and swimming!  So, life is pretty wonderful :o)
Looking forward to: Meeting my brother-in-law (he has been in Australia on his mission for the past 2 years, since I've Nathan) and spending time with Nathan's family.

Friday, June 20, 2014

22 weeks

How far along? 22 weeks!!   
Baby's size? 11 inches, 1 lb! A pomegranate   
Total weight gain:  Still 20 lbs.  
Maternity clothes? Yep!  
Sleep: Still sleeping better, but it sure seems like I need to go bed earlier...

Best moment(s) this past week: Feeling the little guy move!  I'm having fun figuring out if there's a pattern or if he likes certain foods/ music.  Not sure how much he pays attention out side of his little womb, but it's fun imaging his little brain going.  :o)

Miss Anything?  Still my memory- man I forget everything!

Movement: Yes!!  He had fun at the temple and danced a lot while listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack- he's already a fan!   Good boy! :o)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.

Cravings:  Brownies!  Thankfully, Camberley did an experiment with brownies, which means she couldn't take them to church (they didn't cut well), but I got to eat them up!

Labor Signs: Nope.

Gender: BOY!  It's so nice to have a gender specific pronoun!!

Symptoms: Still tired- man, making a baby takes a lot of energy!

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? Off! Still wearing my substitute Clair's ring.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!  It's been a great week!
Looking forward to: Spending time with family and friends in Dallas!

Monday, June 9, 2014

21 weeks! Baby BOY to arrive in 19 weeks and counting!!

How far along? 21 weeks!!  Baby's size? 10.5 inches, 12.5 oz! A pomegranate  Total weight gain:  20 lbs. Maternity clothes? Yep!  Still need to get new shoes...
Sleep: Better sleep this week- I'm getting the hang of turning over with my giant body pillow!  (or as I fondly call it, the worm.  sometimes it tries to attach Nathan :o)
Best moment(s) this past week: Swimming!!  Huzzah!!  And tubing!  Just love the water and sunshine- they help keep the feels manageable.  Also, felt a super strong movement/ kick from the little man during church today!  It was fun and strange having such a strong feeling that's not from me.  :o)
Miss Anything?  My memory/ thinking skills.  It's been a rough week at work trying to get things settled for the summer, especially with my lack of problem solving skills...
Movement: Yes!!  A big one today at church!  Now I'm having fun trying to figure out how to make him move- sitting, laying, singing, eating certain foods
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Cravings:  Hard boiled eggs- I think I need more protein in my diet... :o)
Labor Signs: Nope.
Gender: BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was quite a surprise since I really felt like it was a girl.  And then, his boy parts were 100% visible and recognizable as such.  We're really quite excited and are having fun figuring out names and nursery decoration ideas (the baby room is really really PINK right now, even the ceiling fan, so we'll have to change some things :o)
Symptoms: Fatiguing faster- grocery shopping was a beast this week, even with Nathan and sister-in-law Camberley helping out.  Also, not being able to eat as much in one sitting.  I sure feels like that the little man pushes back when I overeat. 
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? Off! Still wearing my substitute Clair's ring
Happy or Moody most of the time: A little bit more happy this week.   Nathan has been amazing and talking to some friends has really helped.  As well as sun and water!  Yay for summer time!
Looking forward to: Dillon (little brother) moving to Dallas, seeing him and the parents in a few weeks, Nathan's brother Kyler coming home from his mission, spending the 4th of July visiting Nathan's family.  Let the summer travel and visitors begin!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

We made it halfway! 20 weeks!

Feeling silly this week :o)

How far along? 20 weeks!!  Huzzah!!
Baby's size? 10 inches (from head to toe, apparently we were measuring from head to bum before), 10 oz! A butternut squash, or the length of a banana or carrot.  This baby is getting BIG!
Total weight gain: Still like 17 lbs, we'll see what the doctor says this week thought :o)
Maternity clothes? Yep, but doing laundry every week isn't my favorite...
Sleep: Some sleep, some resting at night.  Not sure how much REM I'm actually getting...
Best moment(s) this past week: Seeing old friends, even if just for a short visit.  Surviving 11 kids in my primary class with just me. 
Miss Anything?  Cold lunch meat sandwich, easy over eggs, and brownie batter
Movement: Yep!  Every couple days
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing this week.
Cravings:  Ice cream!  But only chocolate chip or mint chip
Labor Signs: Nope.
Gender: We'll know this week! So pumped!
Symptoms: stiff hands are lasting longer than the morning
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? Off! Still wearing my substitute Clair's ring
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty moody.  Man!  The baby hormones are strong in this one!
Looking forward to:  Swimming (it MUST happen this week!), finding out the baby gender, and the start of summer!