Friday, March 26, 2010

Daddy Felt the Baby!!

It was so amazing! He didn't believe me when I said he should be able to feel it. We had tried so many time and he was always so dissapointed when he couldn't feel her.

Then BAM! I said "Did you feel that one?"
and he was like "That was a kick? You sure it wasn't gas?"
Me: "Umm not unless it was the most powerful gas bubble in the world!"
RC: "Really! Oh, sweet! I felt it!"

RC was really happy and so was I. I know sometimes he gets frustrated because I am connected to the baby and he only gets an "outside view" but he has been truly amazing throuout the whole pregnancy.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's a GIRL!! (Weekly update)

We found out yesterday that we are having a little girl :) I am so happy! I have always wanted at least one of each and I have to say that I am glad I am having a girl first. Now if I have 2 or 3 boys I have at least one other woman in the house.

I am not really a girly girl so I worry that she will want to be a cheerleader and be really into make-up at a young age... This wont be the end of the world of course, I hope she is into at least one activity I know something about. All these thoughts, fears, excitement it is kinda overwhelming! All I know is that I am in love with RC, my baby and my dog. I am so happy that our family is coming together.

How far along?: 20 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +15

How Big is Baby?: cantoupe (6.5 inches)

Stretch marks?: On my hips :(

Sleep: Hard at the moment

Movement: I feel the baby low but nothing around the belly button.

Symptoms: Pain in my ribs and hips

Belly Button in or out?: Still in. Getting shallow though.

What I am looking forward to: 2 more echos next month!

Weekly Wisdom: When you feel the urge to pee... you have about 2 minutes before it becomes an emergency.

Weekly Joy: Finding out we are having a little girl :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tomorrow! Boy or Girl??

Tomorrow is the day I have been waiting for! After a month (well really 20 wks) of waiting it is time to find out... Son or Daughter?

I am going on record as saying I think it is a boy. This was my gut reaction when I first found out I was pregnant so I am sticking with it. That being said, every dream I have had about the baby it has been a girl so I wouldn't be surprised either way.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Belly Timeline

Starting at bottom ~ 12 weeks ~ 17 weeks ~ 19 weeks

19 weeks

How far along?: 19 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +12

How Big is Baby?: Mango (6 inches)

Stretch marks?: Still just the little ones on my hips... and a couple on my growing chesticles

Sleep: It is 50/50. Sometimes it is great, other times not so much!

Movement: Yes! I started feeling kicks this past Saturday :)

Symptoms: My baby belly, shortness of breath, headaches

Belly Button in or out? Still in. Getting shallow though.

What I am looking forward to: 6 days until we find out the gender!!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't forget your water.

Weekly Joy: When Daddy touches and talks to the belly/baby :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

18 weeks!

How far along?: 18 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +11

How Big is Baby?: the size of a sweet potato (5.6 inches)

Stretch marks?: Little ones on my hips, but they are flesh colored and hard to see. Thank goodness!

Sleep: Doing a little better. I can never decide which pillow to use...

Movement: I think so!

Symptoms: Hip pain, Belly sticking out! Headaches

Belly Button in or out? In.

What I am looking forward to: 2 weeks till March 16th!!! Gender day!

Weekly Wisdom: wear clothes that enhance the bump. Trying to hide it makes you look fat!

Weekly Joy: The beginings of movement.


Lately, while laying on my back I have started to have some "rolling" sensations... I think it is my little one swimming around in there! I used my doppler to try to confirm.

Of course this is very scientific ;) I found the baby's heartbeat then waited for it to move. A couple times I swore I could feel the "rolling" happen when the heartbeat moved. I love it!