Tuesday, May 28, 2013

31 weeks!


How far along? 31 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +15

Maternity clothes? Some
Stretch marks? I have a couple on my sides... :o(

Sleep: At least once a week, I dream of labor... Last night was a rough one...

Best moment this week: The long weekend...
Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? BEEEEEER... Sad, huh?
Movement: SHE LIVES IN MY RIBS
Food cravings: WAFFLES and pineapple. And Little Debbie Fudge Rounds

Anything making you queasy or sick: Heartburrrrrn, swelling....
Have you started to show yet: I have a big ol' belly
Gender prediction: It's a GIRL!!!! June Avery

Labor Signs: None yet. 
Belly Button in or out? It's out for good now...
Wedding rings on or off? On... So far.... I may have to get a cheapo fake giant one if they get any tighter
Happy or Moody most of the time: I have been good this week

Weekly Wisdom: Be patient... 
Looking forward to: Finally going into labor, but I am scared as hell... 
Baby is the size of: This can't be accurate anymore. I will go with, she is about 3lbs... LOL This week, they say she is as big as a pineapple. It feels like she is shaped like one too. All pointy and stuff. YIKES.


31 weeks




This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.




Friday, May 24, 2013

Things You Think About While Pregnant Part Dos

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  • is this baby really kicking my ribs?
  • is she doing cartwheels in there?
  • how many more weeks do i have?
  • why do the fruit/veggie comparisons go from one big thing, to a small thing and back to a big thing?
  • does the place i am going have an easy to access bathroom?
  • don't fall up the stairs
  • don't fall down the stairs either...
  • i can do this, i did it before...just because i am pregnant, doesn't mean i am helpless
  • maybe i should take it easy
  • do i really need this on my registry?
  • is my ass getting bigger?
  • how much more can i gain?
  • how many times did i wake up to pee last night?
  • they want me to do what?
  • why do some people think you can do anything while you are pregnant, but others think you are completely helpless? i just need a nice middle ground
  • what my water breaks at work? i will be so mortified. 
  • i hope my doctor is back from vacation before i deliver....
  • who will my baby look like? those sono pictures weren't very convincing... 
  • who will she be more like? 
  • i can't wait to have a beer
  • and to skate
  • how big will she be? 
  • i wish coco butter came in different scents... it probably does, but i'm lazy
  • what the hell am i going to wear swimming? i refuse to buy a maternity swim suit... looks like i'll be rockin' a bikini with boy shorts and a tank top!
  • does it feel weird to swim preggo?
  • i wish i had a way to look in to see what she was doing from time to time...  seems like some fancy moves in there...
  • i am so impatient. how can i do this for another 1.5 months??
  • why do certain songs about little girls make me bawl like a baby??
  • will we be good parents?
  • how will i go back to work? how will i be able to leave her?
  • will muttley be nice to her? i hope they are besties. 
  • what if i go into labor and dave is at work and can't get the hospital before i have her?
  • what if we forget to take pictures?
  • how do i love someone so much that i have never met?
  • i hope she likes me...
  • what if we don't have everything she needs?
  • what if she turns back around and is breech? 
  • what if i can't breast feed?
  • what if, what if, what ifffff!?
my mind keeps me up at night sometimes. i am full of worry and i try to get it out by writing these blogs... i really don't want my baby girl to be a worry wort like her mama. and grandma... 
i hope she is a strong, independent (but still needs her mama) kind of girl. i want her to know that she can come to me and her daddy if she needs us, but to have a sense of confidence to make her own decisions and mistakes as well. i have high hopes for this little lady. i can't wait to be her mama.  you can read my first rant here...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

30 weeks


How far along? 30 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +15

Maternity clothes? Some
Stretch marks? I have a couple on my sides... :0(

Sleep: I have been sleeping very well... I do have some crazy dreams though. 

Best moment this week: Seeing Baby June again at our third sono. My doctor thought she may be measuring big, but it turns out that she was right on schedule. On 5/17, June was 2 lbs 15 oz. and in a head down position. 
Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? BEEEEEER... Sad, huh?
Movement: She moves around like crazy. We had some bad weather and there was thunder. A loud thunderclap scared her and she literally JUMPED inside of me. Poor baby. 
Food cravings: WAFFLES and pineapple. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Heartburn has be come a constant in my life
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I have a bump and it's getting bigger... Like every day.  I feel like a cow. :(
Gender prediction: It's a GIRL!!!! June Avery

Labor Signs: None yet. 
Belly Button in or out? It pops out if I eat a lot. You can literally watch this happen.
Wedding rings on or off? On... My fingers are starting to swell a little along with my feet. :o(
Happy or Moody most of the time:  I'm a glass case of emotions!

Weekly Wisdom: Stay calm. 
Looking forward to: Finally going into labor, but I am scared as hell... 
Baby is the size of: This can't be accurate anymore. I will go with, she is about 3lbs... LOL
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Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

29 weeks

How far along? 29 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +13
Maternity clothes? Some

Stretch marks? I have a couple on my sides... :0(

Sleep: It's been better lately. I thank this third trimester and the fatigue that came with it. 
Best moment this week: Celebrating my first 'kinda'  Mother's Day

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? BEEEEEER... Sad, huh?
Movement: Our little Darlin' is a wiggle worm
Food cravings: WAFFLES and SALTY popcorn 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Heartburn has be come a constant in my life
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I have a bump and it's getting bigger... Like every day.  I feel like a cow. :(
Gender prediction: It's a GIRL!!!! June Avery

Labor Signs: None yet. 
Belly Button in or out? Still in... For now.
Wedding rings on or off? On... My fingers are starting to swell a little along with my feet. :o(
Happy or Moody most of the time:  I'm a glass case of emotions!

Weekly Wisdom: Stay calm. 
Looking forward to: Our sonogram later this week!!!
Baby is the size of: An acorn squash

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Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

28 weeks, 7 MONTHS


How far along? 28 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +13
Maternity clothes? Some

Stretch marks? I have a couple on my sides... :0(

Sleep: It's back and forth
Best moment this week: 7 months creeped up on me...! YIKES

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? Roller derby... :( and BEEEER
Movement: Our little Darlin' is a wiggle worm
Food cravings: Pineapple, and cinnamon bread and WAFFLES

Anything making you queasy or sick: Heartburn has be come a constant in my life
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I have a bump and it's getting bigger... Like every day.  I feel like a cow. :(
Gender prediction: It's a GIRL!!!! June Avery

Labor Signs: None yet. 
Belly Button in or out? Still in... For now.
Wedding rings on or off? On... My fingers are starting to swell a little along with my feet. :o(
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Lately, I have been crying at the drop of a hat. Songs, movies, commercials, things people say. I am a cry baby. 

Weekly Wisdom: Stay calm. 
Looking forward to: Finally meeting our little lady
Baby is the size of: An eggplant


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By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.



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