Monday, January 31, 2011

39 Weeks (almost!)

How far along? 38 weeks, 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: Staying at 26 lbs!

Pregnancy Symptoms: I have baby parts stuffed in my ribs.

Maternity clothes? My shirts don't fit, my pants are tight and the only thing that seems to fit right are socks. Do you think I can just walk around in undies and socks from now on?

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: I get very little between the peeing every hour and a half and the rib pain.

Best moment this week: That will come tomorrow when we finally meet her!

Movement: She doesn't move as much as she used to. I feel hiccups a lot and she rolls a bit. But, there's really no room left for her.

Food cravings: Hot fudge sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream. My fantabulous husband made it for me yesterday. I love him!

Gender: Girl

Belly Button in or out? Still in.

What I miss: Seeing my feet.

What I am looking forward to: Tomorrow!

Milestones: Nothing can beat meeting her tomorrow!

Friday, January 21, 2011

37 Weeks (and 3 days...)

How far along? 37 Weeks, 3 days

Total weight gain/loss: Still hanging out around 25 to 26 pounds!

Pregnancy Symptoms: I think I have them all.

Maternity clothes? Maternity clothes? They no longer fit over my belly. I spent most of my time in Rob's long sleeve tee shirts and sweats. Except for the days when I have to take my picture.

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: My body is getting ready for the waking in the night. I get up at least every two hours to make my run to the bathroom.

Best moment this week: Getting to full term! My OB said that she can come anytime now!

Movement: She moves a lot and it's beginning to hurt. She is pretty much out of room. At all hours, she's up in my ribs and waaaaaaayyyyyy down low causing all sorts of discomfort.

Food cravings: Hot Cocoa, Raisinets, Chicken Parmesan Calzones from the local pizza house, jalapeno poppers. Hmmmm. I think that's it.

Gender: Girl

Belly Button in or out? Still in.

What I miss: The ability to walk without pain.

What I am looking forward to: Her birthday.

Milestones: Full term is a pretty big accomplishment, so I'll go with that.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

36 Weeks!

How far along? 36 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 26 lbs. My weight has stayed the same for the last two weeks.

Pregnancy Symptoms: Major pelvic pain.

Maternity clothes? I bought a Maternity Support Band from Motherhood last week. It really helps hold her up. Seriously, she's really low, but you can't tell in the picture because I have the support band on.

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: Yes. At night and naps during the day!

Best moment this week: Getting a pedicure. Now, ask me the worst moment. Getting a bikini wax. O_O Ouch!!!

Movement: She's very active. Her head is engaged, but she moves the rest of her body back and forth. Plus, elbows, knees and feet stick out in all sorts of places.

Food cravings: Seeing that we're snowed in today, I pretty much want any kind of takeout that we can't get to.

Gender: She had better still be a girl - I have a lot of cute clothes for her!

Belly Button in or out? Still in.

What I miss: Coughing without feeling like she's trying to make her way out.

What I am looking forward to: The 37 week mark next week. 6 days 'til full term!

Milestones: First trip to L&D over the weekend since I thought I was leaking amniotic fluid. Got checked out and everything's fine. Love our hospital - they were so patient with the crazy pregnant lady!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

33 Weeks!

How far along? 33 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 24 lbs.

Pregnancy Symptoms: Swelling and moving like a tortoise.

Maternity clothes? Yes. I wear what fits.

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: Love it!

Best moment this week: Getting my "nesting" on. Thanks to Rob, the house is so much more ready for baby than it was before the weekend. Oh, and we had a sizing ultrasound last Thursday. An average 32 weeker is supposed to be around 3.75 lbs. She's measuring 5lbs 2oz, give or take 3/4 lb. O_O

Movement: Yes. There's a foot sticking out of my side right now.

Food cravings: Christmas cookies - but I don't think it has anything to do with pregnancy. Tis the season!

Gender: Girl

Belly Button in or out? Still in.

What I miss: Walking without pain.

What I am looking forward to: Non-baby related - I can't wait to see M's face on Christmas morning.

Milestones: 6 weeks left! Woohoo!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

31 Weeks!

How far along? 31 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 22 lbs.

Pregnancy Symptoms: lots of random aches and pains.

Maternity clothes? They are starting to not fit me. =(

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: I'll take as much as I can get.

Best moment this week: Taking steps to feel better emotionally.

Movement: Yes. She likes to stretch out in there. Too bad she's running out of room!

Food cravings: Not really. But, I did want an ice cream sundae last night.

Gender: She's still a girl. ::whew!::

Belly Button in or out? It's in, but it's now flat. So, who knows? It might pop out one of these days. It will be the first time in my life I've had an outtie.

What I miss: Seeing my feet.

What I am looking forward to: Having her. I'm now at the point where I can't wait until the end.

Milestones: My swelling has started. Booooooo!

Friday, November 19, 2010

28 Weeks!

How far along? 28 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: According to the OB earlier this week, I'm up 18lbs.

Pregnancy Symptoms: RLP, a bit of heartburn, and 3rd tri exhaustion

Maternity clothes? I bought a new blue dress for the holidays. I think it might be in my mailbox right now!!!

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: I've been sleeping really well. It's the "hard" kind of sleep where nothing wakes me up.

Best moment this week: Getting the nursery painted!

Movement: Yes. She's starting to reduce the kicks and do a lot more rolling around.

Food cravings: I don't know if you could consider it a food, but I'm in love with DD's decaf Gingerbreak Lattes.

Gender: Team Pink!

Belly Button in or out? Still in, and will probably stay that way.

What I miss: Having a winter coat that fits me.

What I am looking forward to: Decorating for Christmas! I just bought a bunch of Christmas things (wrapping, new lights, a new tabletop tree) and I can't wait to put them all out!

Milestones: I'm now far enough along to be going to the OB's office every two weeks!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

24 Weeks!

So, it's been a while, huh? I have no excuse except that a) I've been lazy and b) I'm trying to find some new questions. These are kind of getting old. So, this will probably be the last week of these, unless I can't find anything else that's better. =)

How far along? 24 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Still haven't replaced the batteries in the scale.

Pregnancy Symptoms: Aches and pains. Round ligament pains can suck it!

Maternity clothes? I've been in mat clothes for a while now. But, I'm realizing that the shirts I used the first time aren't exactly covering my belly well. So, unless I go shopping for new stuff, I will be housebound by January and walking around in my underwear. And, that is something no one wants to see.

Stretch marks? Nada.

Sleep: M has had a couple of rough nights, but last night was the first night he slept all the way through the night. I did too. I didn't even get up to pee. Which meant I raced to the bathroom this morning!

Best moment this week: My full night's sleep.

Movement: A ton! She kicks, rolls and kicks some more. And, Rob has now felt her too.

Food cravings: Genoa Salami.

Gender: Yes, she has one.

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: A good, cold beer.

What I am looking forward to: The holidays.

Milestones: Does outgrowing my maternity clothes while I'm only in the 2nd trimester count?

And, some other pictures that I haven't uploaded until now...

23 Weeks:

My belly around 22 1/2 weeks from the top:

My belly around 22 1/2 weeks from the top, if I lean and arch my back. She's pointy!!!

My 22 week picture: