Thursday, November 29, 2012

22 Weeks

The past few weeks have been great! I'm feeling great and we are certainly enjoying the thought of having a baby girl. We have been able to start registering and buying a few outfits. Of course we are really trying not to buy too many clothes but sometimes the outfits are just too cute to leave without.
For example, I just had to have this CUTE penguin hat! 

The main question we have been asked since we found out baby is a girl, is "What are you going to name her?" Everyone wants to know, but we have decided not to tell anyone until our bundle of joy is born. We are both very excited about the name and think it is perfect. So I am sorry, but everyone will have to wait for another few months. 

One of the greatest parts for us about being pregnant and knowing the gender, is just how excited our family has been. This little girl is already loved so very much and I enjoy seeing how happy everyone gets when we talk about her.

The big "new" thing since the last update is our baby girl is a wiggle worm! I can now tell when she is asleep and awake. The best part is she starts by pressing against my belly like she is stretching then the moving begins! Josh got to feel her for the first time last night. We were laying on the couch and he asked if she was awake, I told him I didn't think so because I hadn't felt her in a little while. So he started talking to her. It took no time at all for her to start moving like crazy, I have never felt her move so much. We were asking her to move for Daddy because he hadn't felt her yet and I could tell she was really trying. It took a little while for Josh to feel her but then she went all for it with four big kicks right where his fingers were pressing against my stomach. We both were very excited! He finally got to feel his baby girl move. It was something I don't think we will ever forget. 

Here is where we are now. 

How far along? 22 Weeks and 3 Days
Total weight gain/loss: According to my last Dr appointment I have gained a total of 2 pounds.
Maternity clothes? I now have a couple actual maternity shirts but can still fit comfortably in most of my other shirts. As far as jeans, there is no way I'm fitting in my pre-pregnancy jeans so I just bought 2 pairs of maternity jeans (both for $5!) and I love them!
Stretch marks? Not even a little bit!
Sleep: I have good nights and bad, I sleep well when I'm asleep, but tend to have a hard time falling back asleep after I get up in the middle of the night.
Best moment this week: Yesterday! Kim and I went shopping for baby while all the boys played air-soft. Then later that night Josh felt her move!
Have you told family and friends: Yup, but not the name ;)
Miss Anything? I honestly can't think of anything right now, I'm just very much enjoying our baby girl!
Movement: Of yes! And I love every moment of it! Specially now that Josh can enjoy it with me!
Food cravings: Well, not so much cravings but things I can't get enough of are corn dogs with mustard, McDonald's fries, bananas, and orange juice with ginger ale.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still can't do deli meat, even walking into Subway makes me feel uneasy.
Have you started to show yet: Oh ya. I even have had some strangers ask me which I think is quite brave of them.
Gender prediction: Baby Girl!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Very happy!
Anything new? Josh felt her and we are now working on the nursery!
Weekly Wisdom: Take more naps, enough them while I can!
Looking forward to: Appointment next week to hear her heartbeat and of course the Christmas season!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baby Bacon Is A...

The night before was like waiting for Christmas as a kid. I had the hardest time falling asleep and every time I woke up I checked the clock to see if it was an okay time to get up and get moving. I ended up actually waking up at 4:30 am and just sat there thinking. After 5 months we were going to find out if we would have a daughter or a son. After awhile I ended up getting up and getting started on my day. A lot of it was cleaning, I wanted to make sure the house was spotless when our families came over that night.

Well the day seemed to drag but eventually Josh got home to pick me up and go with me to our appointment. Our appointment was at 3:20 and the ultrasound at 4:00. I thought the day had already dragged on, but sitting in the waiting room took forever, specially because my Dr was running behind. It was finally ten till 4:00 and I asked the receptionist what was going on, my main thought was I do NOT want to miss the ultrasound, I could care less about the appointment. They ended up doing the ultrasound right then.

I couldn't believe how big baby had gotten. It's head was as big as it's whole body the last time. And man was baby moving! Well, moving it's hands and feet, but did not want to turn over so we could see it's profile. Very stubborn, which seems to fit in both sides of it's family. I think it is just baby's comfort zone facing my back, because last time baby was doing the same thing. After a lot of poking of my belly, baby turned to let us see it's beautiful face. The feelings I had were indescribable. Baby was yawning, and you could see it's little nose, chin, and mouth. Then baby started sucking it's hand and had a few good stretches. The ultrasound tech then wrote what the sex was on a paper and put it in an envelope so we still had no idea.

After the ultrasound we waited another half hour or so to do my appointment, I was getting impatient and very hungry. We eventually left to run our quick errands before making it home to meet our family. We got home and both sides of immediate family started to show around 6:30. We ate pizza and all watched the DVD of the ultrasound in amazement. My dad worked so we all had to wait until 7:30 to find out the sex. I honestly don't know how Josh and I made it. We had the envelope in hand the whole time but some how had enough self control not to look.

Once my dad got their we handed everyone a pink or blue balloon to pop. Slowly everyone started shouting what their note inside said.
Everyone but one person got this inside their balloon. A lot of "Nope Sorry", "Nope Sorry", "Who has it?!" I was sitting next to my little brother who was one of the last people to pop theirs, he is also the person I had dreamed about getting the right balloon. Sure enough he got THE balloon. He unfolded the paper and he and I just sat there for a second, my mouth dropped and everyone was shouting "What does it say?!" He read it slowly. It... says... it's.. a....

Everyone laughed and cheered. Josh and I were shocked, we both were convinced it was a boy, but this was an amazing surprise. We have a daughter, and we couldn't love her more. It is fun finally being able to say "she is moving" or "she is doing good". 
The happy parents of a beautiful baby girl. My cheeks were hurting so bad from smiling so much!

As the family left we started making our phone calls, everyone was so happy and excited for us. Our little girl is already so loved by so many people. I pray she always knows that. 

The next day was quite fun when we were talking about "her" and Josh was texting me asking how his girls were doing, or asking if his daughter was hungry. I have a feeling it wont take long before he is wrapped around her little finger. 

So there you go! We are very happy to announce we are having a baby girl and couldn't be more thrilled and excited about our new adventure to come!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

18 Weeks

It has been an eventful week! A lot of new baby stuff (see below). It was also our first Halloween in our home! It was quite fun! We had many trick-or-treaters and Josh enjoyed handing out candy! Although this last week was busy, this coming week is the big week we have been waiting for! This Thursday is our 20wk (more like 19wk and 4days) appointment. We will be able to find out the sex and we are so very excited! I get to finally refer to our baby as a he or a she!

This was my costume! Everyone seems to love it, and I sure don't want to take it off! Hopefully people wont mind me wearing this more than just on Halloween.

Not sure if any bigger than last week but feeling bigger!

How far along? 18 Weeks 5 Days
Total weight gain/loss: Still a total of 1 pound (Find out more at our appointment this week!)
Maternity clothes? I'm slowing starting to box away the clothes that wont fit me now, loose fitting shirts and yoga pants or leggings are the way to go!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Getting worse every night. I sure do love my sleep when I get it but wake up often.
Best moment this week: Halloween was quite fun!
Have you told family and friends: Yup.
Miss Anything? Being able to sleep.
Movement: YUP! This is probably the most exciting thing so far. It is not a constant movement but I feel little flutters every now and then, specially if I am laying down. It almost feels like waves in my belly. Very special and Josh is a bit jealous now and is looking forward to when he can feel baby.
Food cravings: Nope, I haven't had much of an apatite this week. I currently want a Frosty right now but don't want to leave to get one. Maybe I will have to hint this to Josh ;)
Anything making you queasy or sick: I had my first subway sandwich since I got pregnant! It was a deli meat one but I'm not sure I will go there any time soon again. Still deli meat and peanut butter.
Have you started to show yet: Oh ya. I think it is quite obvious now.
Gender prediction: I think I'm 51% boy and 49% girl. Find out Thursday!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Definitely in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I would say happy, but exhausted.
Anything new? Little movements!
Weekly Wisdom: Must try and workout more.
Looking forward to: Only a few more days till we find out our baby's gender!