Sunday, June 27, 2010

25 Weeks!

(This was after being outside in the heat all day at my niece's Bday- excuse the exhausted look) :)

Well, Im over the 6 month mark! Our last Dr. appointment was all about registering for the hospital, completing our "Birth Plan" and signing up for the child birth education class at out Dr. office. Needless to say this is all starting to feel very REAL! 

I actually met with one of the mid-wives this time and LOVED her! I had been seeing only Dr.'s, but after meeting and talking with a midwife, I think I might decide to go with them. They have a lower C-section average AND a lower episiotomy (sp?) average- which I like! I don't want to be sliced unless absolutely necessary! I also like the more personal experience and the mid-wives are just so down to earth and really care about you! And, if anything should happen, there is a doc on call at all times! :)

I was out running errands this week and came across this cute little outfit!

I texted the picture to  josh and he replied "Get it!!" So I did :) My husband is a HUGE football fan and is already planning for baby Brett to be his little mascot. Josh purchased a UGA onesie before we even knew if we were having a boy or girl! He has also already planned to buy him a mini- dirt bike when he turns 3! I really have no say in this matter :(

Anyways here is my update!

*How far along?: 25 weeks!

*Total weight gain?: +.5  this week

  *How big is baby?: 13 inches long and over 1.5 lbs!

*Sex: Sweet Baby Boy!

*Maternity clothes: Yup- I actually have out grown the first pair of maternity shorts I got!

They do not have an elastic band, just buttons to let out...and there are no more buttons haha! Its crazy because these were too big for me when I first bought them! I do love them though...maybe Ill use the rubber band trick on them :)

*Stretch marks: Nope...still basting 2-3 times a day and crossing my fingers!

*Sleep: Sill OK...getting harder to roll over

*Movement: Tons of it this week! He was showing off for everyone who wanted to feel this weekend! I actually felt a very distinctive foot hit my fingers it was co cool!

*Food cravings: Still loving ice cream :)

*Labor signs: Nope..but he was head down at 20 wks so lets hope he is still there!
*Belly button in or out: Kind of flat, but still an innie...I don't think it will "pop out" but I do have 3 months to go!

*What I miss:  Beer :)
*What I'm looking forward to: Ordering the crib and bedding getting finished. Here is the crib we picked!

I love that it turns into a toddler bed and a real bed! Hopefully he can use this for a LONG time!

Best moment of the week: Feeling him move all the time!

Funny story: An old man came up to me while I was waiting for Josh at Panera for lunch. He POKED my belly and said "You oughta shoot the guy who did that to you!"  I was so shocked that he POKED me I was speechless!! He was trying to be funny but still! I kind of expected strange women to touch my belly (not that I approve) but a strange MAN! Some people!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

4 Years!

4 years ago I married my best friend! He is the most amazing husband I could ever ask for and I love him soo much! Here are some pics from our special day 4 years ago! (I had to scan them so the quality isn't ideal, but you get the idea!)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6 Months!

Im actually 24 weeks and 3 days in these pics! I Didn't get around to taking the pic on Friday! :)
I cant believe Im 6 months! That sounds very pregnant...more so than 24 weeks!

Here is the latest.....

*How far along?: 24 weeks  aka 6 MONTHS!

*Total weight gain?: up .5 from 2 weeks ago which was +25 so +25.5 lbs total

  *How big is baby?:Around a foot long and a 1 1/2 lbs! I can definitely tell he is getting bigger....he is all over the place in there!

*Sex: Sweet Baby Boy!

*Maternity clothes:  Yes...a lot of the non-maternity shirts I have been wearing are getting smaller :(

*Stretch marks: Still none...I thought I saw one last night and was really upset, but it wasn't there when I looked later! I'm trying to prepare myself just in case! But I'm still basting myself 2-3 times a day!!

*Sleep: Still pretty good...waking up with heartburn more frequently

*Movement: Oh yeah..I love watching my stomach move! Im starting to wonder when this kid sleeps...he has been active all day the past few days, but I love it!

*Food cravings: DQ Blizzards :) and chocolate milk

*Labor signs: Nope.
*Belly button in or out: Still in, but shallow and funny looking- I was laying on the couch with my shirt up and Josh said "You have lint in your belly button" and I said "That's not lint! That's just the inside of my belly button that you have never seen before!"

*What I miss:  Working out without wondering if Im doing too much!
*What I'm looking forward to: First shower in 3 weeks!

Best moment of the week:Watching my belly move :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Singing, Eating, and Growing!

What a weekend! Warning: this is long!
I had the privilege of singing in another one of my friends weddings this weekend! So once again we had a Friday night rehearsal dinner and Saturday night wedding.  I also squeezed in a tennis match Saturday morning and won! It was SOOOO HOTTTT I was a little worried but was downing water and Gatorade and taking my time to rest between games. This was my first pregnant win of the summer! Haha! I owe a lot of that to my partner/brother, Davey...he makes me look good! I do feel bad for the guy we played....he had to tell everyone he got beat my a pregnant lady hehe! :)

Anyways,the wedding went smoothly and then early Sunday morning, my mom and I headed to Charleston, SC so I could do some MORE singing! Our church choir had been invited to sing in the Spoleto Festival
in Charleston this year.  My mom and I arrived in Chucktown at 2pm Sunday, I rehearsed at 3 and sang the concert at 5! What a LONG day for anyone, let alone someone 6 moths pregnant! After the concert we had the most DELICIOUS dinner at Slightly North of Broad.
I started my meal with the Tomato Mozzarella Bruchetta which was to die for!

I must attempt this recipe at some point...not that I could do it justice :)

For my main meal I ate the BBQ Tuna which was just as yummy but the best part was the side of cheese grits! You cannot go to Charleston and NOT get some grits! Needless to say I was too stuffed for the Apple Pie I had been eying but thats time! 
I took the day off Monday and before we hit the road home, we relaxed at the beach for a bit.

Me and my belly at the beach :)

It was rediculously hot..but the breeze off the water was pretty nice!

NOW on to the preggo update!
23 weeks! (Sorry for the dark,blurry pic)

*How far along?: 23vweeks 

*Total weight gain?: Havent weighed this week :)

  *How big is baby?: About 11.5 inches long and weighing around a lb or more

*Sex: Boy!

*Maternity clothes:  Yup Pants, shorts, shirts....dresses can be normal if they are a larger size.
*Stretch marks: Still none! 

*Sleep: a lot

*Movement: Yup! I am starting to notice his right after I eat and around 8-10 at night.

*Food cravings:Nothing new this week

*Labor signs: Nope.
*Belly button in or out: Still in, but shallow and funny looking.

*What I miss: Not feeling heavy! Walking alot make my feet hurt and I have 3 months to go!

*What I'm looking forward to: Crib bedding getting made, buying the nursery furniture and showers!

Best moment of the week: Going to the beach...even if for only 1 day!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

22 Weeks

22 Weeks!

Before I get to the survey I thought I'd give a little weekend update! Friday night our good friends Robby & Katie got married! We had the rehearsal dinner Friday night at the Marrietta Conference Center and it was a lot of fun! I always love hearing friends get up and give speeches/toasts about the long friendships and the MANY memories. Our rehearsal dinner was one of my favorite parts of our wedding 4 years ago! I think I cried a lot more at that than the actual wedding haha!

Anyways, the wedding was Saturday night and it was GORGEOUS! Katie was stunning and the reception was a blast! I even danced a little, big belly and all. Katie and Robby were kind enough to ask me to sing at their wedding and this being a Catholic wedding with a full Mass, I sang a lot! But, it was so much fun and I was honored to be a part of their special day!

Here is the update for this week!

*How far along?: 22 weeks 

*Total weight gain?: I think just 1/2 pond this week

  *How big is baby?: Anywhere from 10.5 to 11.8 inches. These next few weeks, the growing is not as fast.

*Sex: Boy!

*Maternity clothes:  Yup Pants, shorts, shirts....dresses can be normal if they are a larger size.
*Stretch marks: Still none! 

*Sleep:Starting to toss and turn a bit more. Pillows are slowly being added to our bed :)

*Movement:Oh yeah! He has been really active this weekend! I think he was a wake all day yesterday!

*Food cravings: Still loving frozen yogurt!

*Labor signs: Nope.
*Belly button in or out: Still in, but shallow and funny looking.

*What I miss: Nothing this week!

*What I'm looking forward to: Crib bedding getting made, buying the nursery furniture and showers!

Best moment of the week: I got a pre-natal massage Saturday afternoon and it was AMAZING! My back has started to get a little tight when standing and this was soo relaxing!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

21 Weeks

*How far along?: 21 weeks 

*Total weight gain?: Up another pound this week.....20 total! Yikes! At this point Im still hoping to keep it under 35! :)

  *How big is baby?: 10 1/2 inches long and weighing about 1 pound! Hopefully he will only gain 6 or so more :)

*Sex: Boy!

*Maternity clothes: All pants...and I have started rolling the panel all the way up haha! If I don't it just rolls down :) I am now in mostly maternity shirts..except tank tops on the weekends...gotta love those

*Stretch marks: Still none! Thank goodness, but we have 19 weeks to go! Fingers are crossed :)

*Sleep: Pretty good, still waking up once to go to the bathroom and also waking up with heartburn. :(

*Movement: Yes! Josh finally felt him move too! He his very active during the day and evening after dinner. He actually woke me up at 2:30 the other morning and I swear he was doing flips!

*Food cravings: Chocolate frozen yogurt! Mmmmm! :)

*Labor signs: Nope....some more round ligament pains though...lots of growing

*Belly button in or out: Still in, but shallow and funny looking.

*What I miss: Not feeling frumpy...I have 3 weddings this month and finding a dress had been frustrating!

*What I'm looking forward to: Getting the crib bedding made! We met with the decorator last night and put all the fabrics is what we decided on:

Best moment of the week: Josh feeling baby B move! :)