Thursday, December 30, 2010

25 Weeks

 Taken at 25 weeks 2 days

How Far along: 25 Weeks 3 Days

Weight gain: 23 pounds as of my last appointment

Maternity Clothes?: Yes!  Although I did fit into my pre-preg stretchy skinny jeans today!  WOOHOO!

Stretch Marks?: Nothing yet

Sleep?: Damn near impossible since last week.  I had such bad acid indigestion on Christmas Eve, I think I slept about an hour that night.  Otherwise, I just wake up continuously throughout the night lately.  However, I think it's more because of my racing mind then anything else. 

Best Moment this week?: Snow day Monday and taking today and tomorrow as vacation days!

Movement?: Yes! 

Food Craving?: Nothing in particular 

Gender?: Boy!

Labor Signs: Nope

What I miss?:  Not feeling crazy!

What I'm looking forward to?: Looking at baby furniture this weekend!

Emotions: Out of control the last couple of days.  Generally, I have become much less emotional then I ever was and NEVER cried.  However, the last couple days, I felt like I couldn't control the tears.  I'm hoping it was a fluke!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Catching Up

It's been awhile...with the holidays fast approaching, we've been pretty busy.  Here are the belly pics from the last few weeks:

 22 Weeks (Sorry for the ugly bathroom pic!)

 23 Weeks

And, finally, 24 weeks!  

I can't believe I only have 16 weeks left!  Baby B seems to be growing at a rapid pace lately.  

How Far along: 23 Weeks 1 Day

Weight gain: 23 pounds
Maternity Clothes?: Yes!  I could probably still wear a couple pairs of pants, but the maternity pants are SO much more comfortable!  I still have a few pre-preg shirts I can pull off, including several cardigans.

Stretch Marks?: No, thank god!

Sleep?: Getting a bit more difficult.  I tend to wake up when I roll over.  Baby B's kicks are also getting a bit stronger, so if he starts moving at night, it will generally wake me up.  Although, he seems to sleep through the night right now (knock on wood).

Best Moment this week?: Get to see my dad and sisters for the first time in awhile!

Movement?: Yep!

Food Craving?: Nothing in particular. 

Gender?: Boy!

Labor Signs: Nope

What I miss?:  Being able to bend over and put on my socks without grunting!

What I'm looking forward to?: Christmas!!
Emotions: Frazzled

We had another ultrasound a couple weeks ago, so the doctor could get a better view of Baby B's spine  heart and mouth.  Here's the new pics:

Over the past several months, we've received quit a few gifts from people for the baby.  A couple weeks ago, one of my friends, Tara, sent us a beautiful diaper cake!  It looked awesome, but we couldn't wait to tear it apart and see what was inside:

 They made the whole living room smell like baby powder!

I can't believe I'll be 6 months along in just a couple of weeks.  I feel like nothing is ready.  We've been having some difficulty getting the basement finished, between permits from the city and contractor vacation schedules.  Our goal is to have everything finished and ready for the baby, including the basement by the beginning of March.  

So far, we've moved Scott's office out of the nursery and into our bedroom.  Once the holidays are over, we plan to give the bed frame to Scott's brother, Alan, and his wife, Michelle.  Once we do that, we'll just have to move a few more things into our bedroom to get started on the nursery.  

The hard part is going to be when they start work on the basement.  All the things being stored down there, including about 15 boxes of books and 5 packed DVD towers will need to be stored in our bedroom until they are done.  It will be a war zone, but hopefully, it won't take more than 2-3 weeks for them to finish up down there.
And I finally finished up our registry at Babies R' Us, although I'm sure I'll be adding a few things here and there when I realize how much I forgot we needed!

Wish us luck!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

21 Weeks and Thanksgiving in Ohio

I think I have definitely grown the most over this past week and a half:

Taken today, so about 3 days late

We spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Ohio visiting Scott's family.  The ride wasn't too bad, but after about the ninth hour, I couldn't sit still anymore.  It was really great to see everyone though.  

Here's some pictures from the trip, including a trip to the zoo and Friendsgiving at Dan and Nicole's:

 Alan licking the leftover food in his moustache (just kidding!)

 Staring contest with the piranha

The girl's gingerbread house (winners!)

 The boys and their gingerbread seedy hotel

 Making Grayson laugh 

 Uncle Alan and Grayson

 The sisters!

 The beautiful new family!

Scott creeping out Grayson by touching the back of his neck

Sorry the photo intensive post, but who doesn't like photos?!?  

We have another ultrasound tomorrow since the little one refused to show all his parts at the last one.  Hopefully we'll get a money shot on this one!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

As Promised

The new pics of our baby boy...

And the new belly picture, taken at 20 weeks and 1 day...

How Far along: 20 Weeks 2 Days

Weight gain: 18 pounds total.  I nearly fainted when the nurse told me the new total.

Maternity Clothes?:  Almost exclusively.  I still have a pair or two of pre-preg pants I can pull off with the BeBand and a few shirts that are long enough to continue wearing.

Stretch Marks?: Nope.  Still slathering myself with Palmer's lotion every morning. 

Sleep?: Depends on the day...but not too bad the last couple weeks.

Best Moment this week?: Finding out we have a little boy on the way!

Movement?: O yeah....but when I happen to eat a bit more sugar then usually, he goes nuts!

Food Craving?: Nothing in particular.  I am really trying to focus on only eating when I'm actually hungry and being a little more lax on all the foods/amounts of foods I'm supposed to be getting every day.  I found that I was never actually letting myself get hungry.

Gender?: Boy!

Labor Signs: Nope

What I miss?:  Lunch meat!

What I'm looking forward to?: Spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Ohio with the in-laws and getting some things for Baby B on Black Friday!
Emotions: Pretty normal in my opinion, although Scott might have a differing opinion.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Baby B is a....


We had our anatomy scan last Friday and the ultrasound tech was positive Baby B is a boy.  I was shocked!  Of course, I am thrilled, but my instincts were telling me we had a little girl in there. 

I have to go back in two weeks for another scan, so I will probably make them double check then...but only because I naturally question everything!  The baby had his hand in front of his mouth the entire time and was sitting butt down, so they want me to come back so they can check those last couple of things.

In other, Baby B is HALF BAKED!

 Here is my picture from last week.  I know it's a week late, but I promise I'll post today's picture tomorrow night...

I definitely had a growth spurt and started to pop last week, although my boobs are still taking the lead!  

It's been a busy week and we leave on Wednesday for the in-laws for the holiday.  So I'll be sure to post the new belly pic and the new pics of Baby B tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

18 Weeks and the Day Care Search

Almost on time this's Monday's pictures:

I swear I grew again since last night.  It has also become more uncomfortable to sit at my desk all day, even with taking frequent walks around the office.  I've even resorted to sitting on a pillow.

How Far along: 18 Weeks 2 Days

Weight gain: Still 9 pounds...have an appointment on the 19th and will find out the new number then.

Maternity Clothes?:  Same as before, but I've been ordering more and more clothes.  Scott and I also moved most of the clothes that don't fit me into the closet in the spare bedroom so I can more easily avoid trying to squeeze into them.

Stretch Marks?: Nope.  Still slathering myself with Palmer's lotion every morning. 

Sleep?: Not so good the last couple days...can't seem to get comfortable.  I wake up a lot with sore hips.

Best Moment this week?: We had a good time Sunday walking around Babies R Us so Scott to start finalizing the registry and look at furniture choices.

Movement?: More and more now.  Today was the first day I could feel the baby almost constantly.  She must be doing somersaults in there!

Food Craving?: Been doing my best to eat the foods on my recommended food lists.  I'm definitely making an effort to get more protein and bring two hard boiled eggs with me to work every day so I get those in.

Gender?: November 19th!

Labor Signs: Not yet!

What I miss?:  Nothing I can think of right now.

What I'm looking forward to?: week is a big week.  And our trip to the Bahamas in December...even if it is only a couple days!

Emotions: I tend to burst out laughing at the most random times...even if I'm in the middle of being angry with Scott!

As far as day care goes...I took last Friday off to start the search and narrow down the choices.  I visited six total locations.  

Three of the locations are actually owned by the same couple, which made things a little easier.  The biggest difference between the three were the age of the building and size of the school.  They all also utilize webcams, so we could log in anytime during the day and see the baby.  It would also be great for our relatives who won't see the baby quite as often.  

I also really liked one of the smaller, less "fancy" locations.  It had a much different feel  but I loved the way the infant teacher interacted with the babies. 

So now it's time for Scott to go back and visit my two top choices when he gets a chance.  Hopefully we can have this all sorted out in the next month or so!