Wednesday, January 25, 2012

21 Weeks!

So we're still working on a name, we had decided on one, and I was just about to post it on the blog and tell the world...and then we thought of another one, and now we are torn. So...we will be sleeping and chatting and discussing some more to hopefully narrow it down soon. Its such a big decision!

In the meantime, here is a picture of me from tonight. I can definitely see a difference from 3 weeks ago.

Our little baby is getting big!!!

How far along?: 21 weeks

Total weight gain: holding strong at 7lbs still....

How big is baby?: 10 1/2 inches from head to heal - the length of a carrot.

Maternity clothes?: Yep, picked up more maternity clothes from my friend Kathryn on Monday, so I have been having fun picking out outfits to wear this week.

Stretch marks?: Nope, and hoping to stay that way.

Sleep?: Pregnancy insomnia is starting to kick in, twice this week I woke up to pee and was up for another 2 hours after the fact. Randomly I still have some energy.

Best moment this week?: Dinner with my mom. Chinese New Year with friends and visiting Kathryn and her little baby boy! (My baby girls's future boyfriend)

Movement?: Oh ya! She's a mover...

Food cravings?: Still craving sweets.

Labor signs?: Still nothing, thank god!

Belly button in or out?: In.

What I miss: Feeling rested.

What I'm looking forward to this week: One for the money! And going to register at Babies R Us with my mom.

Weekly Wisdom: Don't stress about your registry, you will figure it all out and whatever you get will work!

Milestone: Stepping into tight fitting clothes and accepting that I have a Buddha belly.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Half Way There!!!

We've reached 20 weeks and that means we're half way there! Here is a 19 week picture of our baby girl!

We're 98% sure we've decided on a name, but we're waiting a bit to release that. We worked on clearing out the nursery last weekend and wow was that hard. I had Jeremy move all the heavy boxes and items, but the constant movement and picking things up and just general working wore me out! By the end of the day my back hurt, I was exhausted and I felt like my body had gone through the ringer. I guess thats what comes with being pregnant...need to learn to take it easier.

This weekend we are going to celebrate Chinese New Years with one of our good friends and hopefully be able to see my mom for her birthday. We've been snowed in since Monday. Huge snow storm hit the pacific northwest this week. Its been fun to watch the snow come down, and its a beautiful winter wonderland...but I'm ready for it to be over soon. Although working from home has been fun, I miss going into the office and cannot wait till we're back to our normal schedule next week. We did take a fun walk to the store, 3 miles round are a few pictures of our wonderland on the way!

Our House:

My Snow Angel:

And then back to our weekly baby programming:

How far along?: 20 weeks

Total weight gain: holding strong at 7lbs still

How big is baby?: 6.5 inches from head to rump & 10 inches from head to heal - the length of a banana.

Maternity clothes?: Yep, maternity jeans and pants exclusively, but still wearing my normal sweats around the house. I have a few maternity shirts Ii started wearing, but mostly still in my own stuff...its just a bit tighter now.

Stretch marks?: Nope, and hoping to stay that way

Sleep?: Still okay, waking up 1 or 2x a night to pee.

Best moment this week?: Finding out my baby is a GIRL!

Movement?: Oh ya! She's constantly moving.

Food cravings?: Sweets! Cookies ice cream, you name it. I'm trying to curb them though - my mom gave me this yonana machine that makes frozen yogurt type food from just frozen berries, and it was delicious and hit the spot. Perfect for the pregnant lady who is craving sweets and wants to eat healthy.

Labor signs?: Still nothing, thank god!

Belly button in or out?: In.

What I miss: Energy, and being able to do a days worth of work without feeling beaten up at the end.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Getting out of the house! We've been snowed in since Monday and I'm tired of being home...

Weekly Wisdom: Don't push yourself to much and get help, ordinary work wears on your body.

Milestone: Finding out the sex of our baby!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Its a GIRL!!!

Our doctor appointment went great on Friday. Happy to find out the baby is very healthy and even more excited to find out its a GIRL!!!

I thought for sure it was a boy! And our poll was 60% for boy. So it was a wonderful surprise, I'm still kind of in shock, and its even weirder now to be able to say "she is moving" and every other thing that goes with gender. No more he/she/it sayings, and oh how I hated saying "it", but it happened.

So this weekend we spent time together, giggling over our soon to be princess and cleaning out the 3rd room to start working on the nursery. Jeremy plans to take down the popcorn ceilings and paint the room next month, so then I can get to work on decorating. Thought I would pop up some of my inspiration pictures of where I am currently thinking the direction of decorating will go. Currently thinking we are going to do Gray & white with a splash of pink and turquoise or aqua throughout. Here are some pic's of some rooms I love:

Friday, January 6, 2012

18 Weeks!

Man time flies! 18 weeks already, one more week and we find out the gender! I'm so excited!!

Had Jeremy take a picture of my bump last night, I'm getting bigger!

Doctor appointment was rescheduled to the I reset my countdown clock...7 days and counting :).

How far along?: 18 weeks

Total weight gain: 7lbs

How big is baby?: 5.5 inches – the size of a bell pepper.

Maternity clothes?: I gave in. Wore a maternity sweater yesterday, although it didn't seem very maternity. And today I'm in a pair of maternity cords. And wow! I'm in love...why don't people wear these all the time!? comfy comfy comfy.

Stretch marks?: Nope, bought the lotion my friend Jess recommended and have started using it religiously.

Sleep?: Seems like its getting a bit better, although its still hard to get up in the morning. The last two nights I only woke up once! What a treat that was!

Best moment this week?: New Years breakfast! We had a big breakfast the morning of New years, I cooked with a little bit of help from Heather. We had Jason and his daughter spend the night, which it was so great to see them! and then Jeremy and Heather came over in the morning. Add in Travis and we had 7 at the table! It was a really great time, I think I want to make it a tradition!

Movement?: Oh ya! Our little baby is a mover and a shaker! I finally figured out that I think the baby is getting the hiccups after I eat. Every day after dinner when I'm laying on the couch I feel rhythmic movements, and sometimes after lunch too. And then at just random times during the day. And they're getting stronger...Its awesome!

Food cravings?: Not really, although I've noticed all of a sudden I sure do love sweets more.

Labor signs?: Still nothing, thank god!

Belly button in or out?: In.

What I miss: Not spending 10 minutes looking for clothes that fit! lol. Not missing sushi anymore, Wendy humored me and took me the other day, I had California rolls and tempura rolls, and feel much better :).

What I'm looking forward to this week: Finding out the sex of the baby next Friday!

Weekly Wisdom: When you get there, just start wearing the maternity pants...they're comfy.

Milestone: Continuous movements! Discovering hiccups!