Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bumpwatch: Week 23!

I've gone back to the dark side!

How far along? 23 Weeks

Total weight gain? Back down to 120 lbs, which I anticipated. I'm a little shocked though. I ate alot this week... haha

Waist/Belly Measurement? 28.5"/35”, so we stayed the same this week!

Maternity clothes? I bought 3 new shirts from Target. Mine are starting to get a little short.

Stretch marks? Still none to report!

Sleep? I had the pleasure of getting a cold this week, so sleep was pretty bad. Turns out I can only really take Sudafed which does nothing for me. Other than prompt dirty looks from the husband.

Best moment this week? Getting home to the pups!

Have you told Family and Friends? Yes!

Miss Anything? Not that I can think of, surprisingly.

Movement? Oh yes. I have this one set of meetings that I get particularly stressed out in, and I noticed that the little one gets particularly active during those. I call it "starfishing", or when the cupcake pushes out with every limb in a different direction. :)

Cravings? I really wanted Sonic and asparagus. Kind of a weird combo.

Anything making you queasy or sick? I was kind of sick at night before bed again, but I can't tell if it was the sickness returning or just the cold.

Have you started to show? Yep! People still say I'm "small" though. That's fine with me!

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Hip and back pain, and acne. Oh how I love symptoms.

Belly Button in or out? Hanging on as an innie.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on! My swelling isn't as severe in TX.

Happy or Moody most of the time? This week I experienced the return of "Angry Stephanie". My husband pointed it out. haha I think I'm just slightly irritated with one particular thing at the moment, but it's over soon!

Looking forward to? Our final trip home for the year! Then we're done with weddings in 2012!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hey Baby!: Week 20 Ultrasound

 Right before we went home for the weddings last week we had our 20 week ultrasound! The hospital gave us about 6 pictures, but I didn't want to ruin the gender for you all so I'll leave most of them off.  Without further ado, here's the cupcake at 20 weeks! I think the last one is particularly adorable since they're clearly smiling!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 22!

I don't even know what a papaya looks like.

How far along? 22 Weeks

Total weight gain? We’re up to 121 lbs, yowza! That’s 4 lbs! I think that’s mostly due to the traveling and I’m retaining a ton of water, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I lost some this week.. But I’m at the 15 lbs mark! I keep telling myself that if I gain 1 lb a week, which is what the recommended weight gain is at this point, I’ll still only be at 32 lbs which is well within the 25-35 lb healthy gain range. As long as cupcake is fully baked, I’m good!

Waist/Belly Measurement? 28.5"/35”, I’m up 1/2" in the waist and 1" in the belly. Which…. I can tell.. haha Cupcake has definitely moved upwards and I’m starting to look like I’m carrying a little basketball in there!

Maternity clothes? Still wearing a lot of my old shirts, and all of my dresses are my regular size as well. All the pants are maternity, though.

Stretch marks? Even after my awesome weight gain of almost 6 lbs in the last two weeks, I still have no stretch marks. Fingers crossed!!

Sleep? It was kind of crappy this week, but mostly because we were moving from bed to bed.

Best moment this week? Getting to see everyone at the wedding this past week! It was kind of nice to get home and see the family, plus it was actually kind of fall-like. I haven’t seen yellow leaves in 4 years!

Have you told Family and Friends? Yes!

Miss Anything? I feel like everyone was socially drinking A LOT while we were home. I didn’t miss the drinking so much as I just felt really left out, so that kind of sucked. I ended up spending quite a bit of time with a glass of water and myself.

Movement? Holy can this little baby kick! We’ve got a very active little one in there. :)

Cravings? Nothing really!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Since we were home and didn’t have our vehicles, I had to ride in the backseat quite a bit. That made me really nauseous.

Have you started to show? I think so. While we were home I got a mixture of “You’re so big!” and “You’re so tiny!”, and of course “You’re pregnant?”

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Tooooooons of that awesome hip and back pain. I need to head to the chiro, stat.

Belly Button in or out? It’s still in….. For now.

Wedding rings on or off? They’re still on, but I noticed quite a bit of swelling on the airplane. They were kind of stuck.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Mostly happy!

Looking forward to? The holiday season! I’m so excited to start decorating our house for all of the upcoming holidays. We did decide that we probably won’t do a tree this year, since I’ll be almost 9 months pregnant when it needs to come down.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 21!

How far along? 21 Weeks

Total weight gain? I’m up 1.5 lbs this week to 117. The cupcake is really starting to put on weight. It’s probably just me though.
Waist/Belly Measurement? 28"/34”, same as last week! I’d like to think my abs of steel are keeping the belly in check. In reality I’m probably just putting it elsewhere. :)

Maternity clothes? I can still fit into a few pairs of my regular jeans using a rubber band. In fact, I wore a regular pair of jeans to our 20 week appointment and the nurse said that I’m one of the only people who did that. I really wanted to wear my red jeans that day, though!

Stretch marks? Still none!

Sleep? For some reason my sleep is really erratic. Sometimes I sleep great, and sometimes I can’t sleep at all. I don’t get really tired from the lack of sleep, though. On Tuesday night I woke up at 3:30AM and rolled around for 90 minutes before just giving in and sweeping and mopping the entire house. That’s right, I couldn’t sleep so I cleaned. Try to hide your surprise.

Best moment this week? Finding out what the cupcake is!! I was so excited to find out if we were having a boy or a girl! If you don’t know, sorry, the parents don’t want to know so we can’t tell most people. You’ll just have to wait until he or she makes their first appearance (or until the parents cave!!).

Have you told Family and Friends? Yes!

Miss Anything? I was a little stressed again this week, and I realized that I don’t have a release anymore. I can’t go to happy hour after a rough day or go run 5 miles. Sooo…. I’m going to have to start heavily crafting and eating candy instead.

Movement? The cupcake definitely picked up this week! I was complaining to the Doctor that I hadn’t felt a ton of movement yet, and he said that’s normal. Well apparently the baby heard me and has been moving like crazy! It’s so awesome!

Cravings? Chex mix! Oh my goodness. I was watching an episode of “Extreme Couponing” (go ahead, judge me) and they had a bunch of chex mix. Yuuuummm! I think we went through two bags this week. Eek

Anything making you queasy or sick? Driving!! I get so carsick when I’m riding in someone’s car. When I’m driving it’s fine, but the riding really does a number on my tummy.

Have you started to show? Yes! Someone asked me when I was going to start looking pregnant on Tuesday, but I saw her again on Friday after lunch and she happily exclaimed that I finally looked pregnant.

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Hip and back pain, as usual.

Belly Button in or out? Mere weeks after I claimed that my belly button would not pop, baby moved North of that area. It now looks shallow. Oh yeah, that’s going to pop.

Wedding rings on or off? On, although I did notice a little swelling this week while we were outside. But it was about 105 outside.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Mostly happy!

Looking forward to? Going HOME! Jesse’s youngest brother is getting married next weekend so we’re spending the whole week with our family. So exciting!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 20!

Halfway to OUR labor day.. :)
How far along? 20 Weeks, We're halfway there!!

Total weight gain? I’m up half a pound this week to 114.5 lbs. That makes 8.5 lbs total!

Waist/Belly Measurement? 28"/34”, up ½” in the waist this week, and I can definitely tell. The bump has started to creep upwards.

 Maternity clothes? I pretty much live in them. No lie. I did buy a cute linen shirt and leopard print sweater dress from Old Navy this week. I never thought I'd shop at Old Navy so much, but their clothes finally fit me well.  

Stretch marks? Still none!

Sleep? Between the aching hips and the waking up 2-4 times a night to pee, sleep was kind of rough for me this week.

Best moment this week? We actually put together the crib and cleaned out the cupcake’s closet this weekend! We put in the extra bar and some random stuff we had in the other closets for storage. I think we’re in pretty good shape!

Have you told Family and Friends? Yes

Miss Anything? I didn’t miss anything this week, surprisingly!

Movement? I’m finally feel a little more movement, and I actually saw movement on the outside last night! Pretty exciting stuff! I only saw it once, so Jesse didn’t get to see. My heartbeat is insanely strong, like make my whole stomach move all the time strong, so I don’t know if he’d be able to tell right now anyway.

Cravings? I did experience a craving for orange juice this morning. We went to eat at one of our favorite places for breakfast yesterday and Jesse had a humongous glass of fresh squeezed OJ and it was so good! I only had one sip, but it was the best OJ I’ve ever had. So then of course I wanted some this morning for breakfast.

Anything making you queasy or sick? I’m starting to notice that I get a little carsick when other people drive. Which is great because we’re flying home this weekend, so I’m sure I’ll get some motion sickness with that, too.

Have you started to show? Yes! I think I’m starting to look more like a pregnant lady and less like a bloated lady. It’s about time!

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Still getting a few Braxton Hicks and a lot of hip soreness.

Belly Button in or out? Definitely in.

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? Pretty happy, me thinks.

Looking forward to? Finding out if our little cupcake is a he or a she tomorrow!!! I’m so excited! I’m also really looking forward to the start of football (more accurately, fantasy football) season and the trip home this weekend!