Friday, October 29, 2010

17 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 17 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby F is the size of a turnip

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 6.5 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants have arrived!!!!!!! Yeeehaw! I'm still wearing my regular shirts for the most part though.

Gender: Still don't know but I have a cool idea how we're going to reveal the gender to our family on Thanksgiving Day.

Movement: Maybe a few flutters, but not as much as last week (maybe it was gas!). I've been poking my stomach to see if I can feel Turtle move away.

Sleep: I've gotten into the habit of getting up once to pee at night. Although I did sleep all the way through the night without waking up not even once. I woke up feeling like a new woman!

What I miss: I still really miss the Publix Turkey with American Cheese, mayo, banana peppers and jalapenos. I also miss not being able to eat Grilled or Baked just really grosses me out. Fried is OK though. :)

Cravings: I can't seem to stay away from the left over Halloween candy. The Twix were the first to disappear and the Snickers are slowly disappearing too. I've also been craving SweetTarts. Mike gets on to me and tells me to watch my sugar...something about both our mother's having gestational diabetes.

Symptoms: Last week I mentioned just a growing waist line but I forgot to mention my hormones taking me on a crazy emotional roller coaster. I seem to cry at the drop of a hat (which I hate!). This week the emotional roller coaster has continued although I only cried when we were watching Mrs. Doubtfire on Sunday night. I'm making progress! I've also experienced cankles as my dear husband pointed out. On Sunday we were driving home from the GA/FL game and when we stopped to eat at Zaxby's by our house I looked down at my feet and they were super swollen. I started thinking all kinds of crazy things like "is this a sign of gestational diabetes? Did I have too much sodium? Have I not had enough water? Is Turtle ok?" I came home and elevated and rested and my feet were back to normal by Monday night. Oh...and I almost forgot! Pregnancy brain! I accidentally melted one of our Cutco knives in the oven last night. :(

Best Moment this week: Getting 3 pairs of maternity pants. I am MUCH more comfortable in them.

Friday, October 22, 2010

16 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 16 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby F is the size of an avocado

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 6 lbs

Maternity Clothes: I'm pushing the envelope a little. I realize that wearing pants unbuttoned/unlatched at all is not acceptable. I keep putting this off because I just haven't had time. Looks like I'll be ordering some maternity pants online soon.

Gender: Still don't know. November 24th can't get here fast enough!

Movement: Nope - still nothing.

Sleep: Sleeping has gotten a smidgen better. I definitely think my Snoogle has helped out.

What I miss: Drinking as much caffeine as my heart desires. I've limited myself to one caffeine drink a week. It's my weekly treat. I miss drinking Sweet Tea, Coke, Dr. Pepper all in the same day.

Cravings: I've been eating more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches lately. :)

Symptoms: Just a growing waist line.

Best Moment this week: I've started looking at nursery bedding (both sexes) to get some ideas and I think I might have found cute sets. I get giddy excited just thinking about placing an itty bitty baby in a crib.

Friday, October 15, 2010

15 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 15 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby F is the size of an apple

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 5.5 lbs

Maternity Clothes: I think I might be in my last week of non-maternity pants. I hope to get some free time this weekend to go shopping for some new work pants.

Gender: We decided to wait until our November appointment to find out the gender. And I can't wait!

Movement: Still nothing.

Sleep: I'd been having some trouble sleeping...waking up multiple times a night from tossing and turning. So.....I bought a spiffy pregnancy pillow. It's huge and takes up the 'extra' space in our king size bed. My first night sleeping with it was terrible --- I thought I was going to take it back. But then, I gave it a second chance and slept like a baby. I L-O-V-E my new Snoogle.

What I miss: Nothing is coming to mind right this second, so, I'll go with seeing lower numbers on the scale (although I realize that's not going to change for a looooong time).

Cravings: Friday night Mike took me on a date to the Cumming Fair. I was sooooo excited about eating a corn dog and a funnel cake. I've been craving corn dogs ever since.

Symptoms: I haven't had any morning sickness this week (so far). My only symptom is my sense of smell and my growing stomach.

Best Moment this week: We switched around the bedrooms in our house to prepare for the new nursery. It's exciting to see an empty bedroom and to know that I'm planning for all new stuff for our BABY!

Friday, October 8, 2010

14 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 14 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby F is the size of a lemon

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 4.5 lbs

Maternity Clothes: I think I'm really starting to push the limit with the safety pins. Mike laughed out loud at me and then insisted to get a picture. I obliged but I'm pretty sure I'll be sporting my new maternity jeans to work this Friday.

Gender: I've had 3 dreams it's a girl...can't wait to find out if Turtle is a Michael or a Brooke!

Movement: On Sunday I was laying on the sofa with my belly out and I saw my stomach was moving. I told Mike to come quick and he saw it too. "Is that Turtle?!?!?!?!" Mike's reply, "Um, I think that's just your stomach twitching." So, still nothing official.

Sleep: Still waking up during the night. Usually around 2/2:30ish and then again around 4/4:30ish.

What I miss: Dr. Pepper

Cravings: I was on a Cheetos kick for a few days but that quickly switched to break and bake chocolate chip cookies. I may or may not have had 7 (out of 12) within 24 hours of making them. They're just SOOOOOO good!

Symptoms: Only had a few bouts of morning sickness and I've been randomly getting nauseous during the afternoon. Thankfully, the afternoon bits haven't interfered with supper.

Best Moment this week: We made our first baby purchase this week. We got a BOB jogging stroller! Our kid might not have a crib to sleep in but it's got the mack daddy of jogging strollers. Mike got really excited when he saw it in my car and immediately started pushing it around the driveway. After a few seconds he said "Man! This thing is smoother than a Cadillac!" I have to agree...I've been testing it out by pushing it all around the kitchen, dining room and living room. :)

And now for my small dilema, our 16 week docter's appointment is scheduled for October 26th and our sheet that the doctor gave us does not indicate that it's an ultrasound appointment. :( We have the option to get the 3D ultrasound to find out the gender 'early' (which we'd have to pay out of pocket and I think it's upwards of $100+) OR we wait until our 20 week appointment and find out the gender then (which is already scheduled for November 24th - the day before Thanksgiving). My dilema is do we wait or do we find out early? Decisions, decisions.

Friday, October 1, 2010

13 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 13 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby F is the size of a peach

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 3 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing my regular clothes but they are starting to get a little uncomfortable...even with the rubber band trick. It won't be long until I will venture into the maternity section!

Gender: I had a dream this past week that it's a girl...can't wait to find out for sure though!

Movement: Nope - none yet.

Sleep: I still seem to wake up at least once during the night.

What I miss: Publix turkey and cheese sandwich (cold!). Although today I treated myself to my first caffeinated beverage in 3 months...a DR PEPPER and it was glorious!

Cravings: I have rediscovered how much I love Kosher Dill pickles. :)

Symptoms: This past Saturday morning (13 weeks, 1 day) was the worst morning sickness I have experienced thus far. It's never taken me almost 20 minutes to brush my teeth before!

Best Moment this week: Celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary at the beach...just the two of us. Next year we'll have to get a babysitter...or it'll be "2 and a highchair"