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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hi Bloggers! It's a BOY!!!

It's been a while, huh?! I haven't been on in a while (here and on the bump as well) because I've been trying to avoid the internet for non-work related purposes during work and I'm too tired by the time I get home. I hope everyone is doing well. I'm going to check in on everyone between this evening and this weekend. I have lots to say!

It's a BOY!! We had our level 2 on Monday so I will try to post the video on here somehow. Also, hubbs and I have interviewed a few day care centers so I want to share that experience at some point. I also have to update my monthly belly pics in the slideshow at the bottom of this page. I'll do that soon too.

I've been feeling the little one pretty much everyday now for the past week or two. It's pretty cool! We're also working on the registry and all that fun stuff.

I hope everyone is doing great!! I'll be back soon :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

17 weeks update :)

This is my first time doing one of these updates. I've been meaning to do it but my week change day is Saturday and I'm usually too busy or too lazy to even open my laptop on the weekends. Today I'm actually 17 weeks and 3 days but hopefully this will make me start doing this regularly from now on.

*Thanks Ashley for providing a template on your blog. I hope you don't mind me using it*

How far along? 17 weeks 3 days

Baby's size? I think about 5 inches long from head to rump (about the size of my hand from the heal of my hand to the tip of my pinky) and about the weight of a turnip -according to babycenter.com. The Bump says about the length of an onion - a pretty big onion I guess.

Weight gain? I don't weigh myself at home I just wait for the OB appointments. My last appointment was at 14 weeks and I weighed 165 lbs so I'd only gained about 3 pounds. My next appointment is in a week so we'll see.

Maternity clothes? I've been wearing regular dresses, maternity bottoms, and some maternity tops but still mostly regular tops. Many of my tops are not long enough anymore so I've gone out and purchased a few work appropriate maternity shirts and a couple of t-shirts.

Stretch marks? Besides the ones that have been there since pre-pregnancy? Nope. I've never had stretch marks on my boobs or stomach area but I have (for years) had them on my rear, outer thighs, and some along my lower back right above my butt. I've been pretty consistent with putting lotion on my stomach every night after I shower but I guess if I'm going to get them there's not much I can do.

Belly button in or out? Still in. I can't imagine that will change anytime soon. It just looks deeper actually. I thought it was supposed to be the other way around?

Sleep? It's been just ok. I've been sleeping with the Snoogle which has posed it's own set of challenges. Dh and I switched sides in bed because the cosleeper will fit better on one side of the bed rather than the other so we decided to just go ahead and switch now since I hope to be breastfeeding. I find myself sleeping on my back even with the Snoogle every once in a while but I've been slowly getting used to sleeping on my left side for most of the night. If I wake up in the middle of the night I'll give myself a break and sleep on my right for a little while. I usually only wake up once during the night to pee so I'm glad it isn't more than that.

Foods I love? Popsicles, sweet/sour crunchy fruits (like grapes, granny smith apples), pretty much anything my Dominican MIL cooks, burgers, strawberry banana yogurt

Foods I hate? Luckily I haven't been having any food aversions really. Sometimes I'd rather not have chicken. Also, weirdest thing: Cheddar Chex Mix gave me acid reflux so I started taking Tums almost everyday for the calcium and hopefully to help prevent acid indigestion.

Best moment this week? Feeling flutters much more frequently this week. Also, DH had his hand on my lower stomach while we cuddled in bed and I felt a little movement and immediately DH said, "Babe, I just felt that!". Unfortunately, I'm not 100% sure it wasn't just gas so who knows. I would think it's too early for baby to be felt outside. Oh another thing was I finally learned (thanks to some tips from a fellow bumpie) how to find the baby's heart beat on the doppler I have at home! I found it on Friday while I was home alone so I recorded it on my cell and sent it to DH. He loved it!

Movement? Yes!

Symptoms? I truley haven't had many at all. In the beginning (maybe weeks 6-9) I felt slight nausea a total of maybe 4-5 times but it always quickly went away and never resulted in vomitting. I didn't really have aversions to any foods. Hmmm...let's see...Well I definitely got those greenish veins all over my boobs. I had sore boobs for a couple months in the beginning but that went away weeks ago. I think my biggest symptom was hunger. I was hungry more often during the day and then when I'd eat I would feel full pretty fast too. One thing I'm experiencing now is that whenever I feel like I have to pee, I really think that it's a lot that's going to come out. When I do go, it's definitely less than I thought.

Gender? No clue. I have my anatomy scan in 2 weeks (August 16th) so we'll know then. A bigger part of me thinks it's a boy and I will definitely be shocked if it's a girl. But a tiny part of me says...maybe. My mom said that with my brother she was sick often but with me she wasn't sick at all. Hmmmmm....

What I miss? Just sleeping on my stomach I think. I don't really miss much else.

What I'm looking forward to? I'm looking forward to my OB appointment next week (even though they are taking blood) and especially the anatomy scan! And I'm also looking forward to having DH feel the baby move.

Weekly Wisdom? It's time to let go of my IVF meds. They've been a crutch for me this whole time and I need to let go. They represent a "what if"...a doubt. What if something goes wrong? But, having the meds won't make things better for us at that point. I'd rather have faith and let go of the meds. Let them go to someone who needs them and hopefully bless someone else with this miracle. Amen!

Milestone? So far it's just getting this far!

Emotions? Nothing out of control really. I've been pretty stable.