Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Going to ATL and i'm gonna see family (to the sound of Goin' to the Chapel)

How far along = 26 weeks (See that, 98 days till our baby is due!!)

Total weight gain/loss = +21, I think that is redonkulous, I have to be careful, 9lbs since my last doctors visit.

Tummy Circumference = 40"

Gender = GIRL!!

Sleep = sort of

Movement = Heck yeah, and wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes I still think there may be twins.

Best moment this week = James is now officially going to go to school. It looks like the financial aid is going to pull through and it will pay for most of his school if not all this semester. We will probably just have to pay for books and maybe 100 bucks. Not bad.

Food cravings = I don't know, but I do know that Chili doesn't cause heartburn, and carrot cake does.

What I'll miss = Feeling my baby move inside.

Milestones= We made it to the next paycheck.

Extra = James really likes the fish, sad day that his fish died, we replaced it yesterday (good thing they have a 14 day guarantee). My fish has come out of her shell. I am going to ATL today after the ultrasound to go see my family one more time before the baby is born. I am also getting a baby shower while I am up there. That will be nice because I will at least get to see people without having to travel all over town, especially since I won't be there on a Sunday.

Baby Growth= What's up with your baby? She now weighs a full two pounds and measures nine-plus inches. And this week, her eyes, which until now were developing under fused eyelids, start to open. Of course, there's not much to see in there, but if your baby spots a bright light (or hears a loud noise) near your belly, you may notice an increase in fetal activity. (“Hey, I'm in here, Mommy! Where’s the party!”) What accounts for that response? Her brain is more developed and sophisticated.

Monday, November 22, 2010

And the exciting thing is?

How far along = 25 weeks

Total weight gain/loss = +13/14

Tummy Circumference = 40"

Gender = GIRL!!

Maternity clothes= yes

Sleep = sort of

Movement = Heck yeah, and wouldn't have it any other way.

Best moment this week = We got kicked out of cub scouts...and I got a calling to teach the 5 yo's in Primary. At the beginning of the year I will have my cousin McKenna in my class.

Food cravings = Water, I think, because that may be why I can't get rid of my headache, I'm probably not drinking enough.

What I'll miss = Feeling my baby move inside. Today I'm pretty sure she was playing a soccer game, or probably jump rope with the umbilical cord.

Milestones= We have a land line....and we can call Canada for free with it.

Extra = We finally got the fish tank my cousin said we could use. And today when we picked it up he said we could go ahead and have it. He didn't want it anymore. James wants lizards, but I want fish, we can have more than one in it with fish. And then we can get a catfish of sorts and it will kinda be like having the cat we aren't allowed to have. Besides I think fish are more relaxing than lizards, I have had both and at least fish always move. Lizards like to stay still a lot. On another note James and I are both getting really excited about him going to school. It is kinda unbelievable that it is happening. We have talked about it for a while and haven't been able for him to go because of immigration and such. But now it is happening. He submits for his classes tomorrow and class starts Jan 10th.

Baby Growth= Your baby is growing by leaps and bounds, reaching nine inches in length and passing the pound and a half mark. Under her skin, capillaries are forming and filling with blood and by week's end, air sacs (also lined with capillaries) will develop in her lungs, getting them ready for that first breath. Mind you, those lungs aren't ready for prime time just yet — but they are developing surfactant, a substance that will help them expand after birth. And speaking of breathing, your baby's tiny nostrils, which have been plugged up until now, are starting to open, and her vocal chords are getting ready to roar.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm not very creative I suppose...

How far along = 24 weeks near approaching double digit days till she is due.
Total weight gain/loss = +12
Tummy Circumference = 39"
Gender = GIRL!!
Maternity clothes= yes
Sleep = sort of
Movement = Heck yeah, and wouldn't have it any other way.
Best moment this week = going on a date night last night to the movies with my husband. It had been a while since that had happened....and going to the Temple Saturday, it had also been a while since we had done that as well.
Food cravings = Waffles and ice cream is one of the most unique cravings...but not a gross craving.
What I'll miss = ?
Milestones= looking pregnant instead of fat....haven't had any strangers ask when I am due yet though.
Extra = I'm going to ATL in two weeks, just barely missing my friends who will be home for the holidays. I will be staying at my dads, will be there for 2 fulls days, and will also get a baby shower. But I am more excited to show off my pregnant belly. I will leave the 30th right after my ultrasound. James has orientation today for school which starts in Jan. We are both really excited for that. We also hope that financial aid comes through for us. Heartburn has begun, and I can't feel the baby when I am standing up and walking around yet, but still feel her moving around. (I felt her moving when I was standing around in Publix this evening) Have also picked up a bit more on taking the vitamins like I should. I went lacking there for a bit. I finally asked the boss what she thought about me bringing the baby to work after she was born, she said as long as the client was ok with it. So I guess we will see. She didn't seem to keen on overnights, but maybe we can move my schedule around so I don't have any overnights. blah blah blah....ramble ramble ramble...
Baby Growth= Your baby is about eight and a half inches long and weighs one and a half pounds, gaining steadily at a rate of six ounces per week. Much of that weight comes from accumulating baby fat, as well as from growing organs, bones, and muscle. Those little ears of hers are getting sharper and can hear very loud sounds, from a yapping dog to a jackhammer. Also by now, that fabulous face is almost fully formed, complete with eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair. Is your baby a brunette, a blonde, or a redhead? Actually, right now her locks are white since there's no pigment yet.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I suppose you could call it nesting

How far along = 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss = +12
Tummy Circumference = 38.5"
Gender = GIRL!!
Maternity clothes= Finally bought some jeans, way more comfortable, also my cousin gave me some clothes that will work well. I am so glad I am no longer wearing scrubs everyday.
Sleep = We probably have the most comfortable bed ever. So much so that I get such good rest that I wake up almost an hour and a half early thinking to be wide awake....
Movement = Heck yeah, and wouldn't have it any other way.
Best moment this week = Getting a crib, 2 crib mattresses, and a queen boxspring for $75.
Food cravings = The baby wanted tomatoes the other day, I'm gonna eat one tonight too.
What I'll miss = ?
Milestones= Getting a proper fitting nursing bra and maternity clothes.
Extra = I went to the docs yesterday, the nurse said at 23 weeks I didn't look pregnant. And I am finally thinking I am looking pregnant, go figure. Also my test for possible birth defects was negative, and my vitamin D levels are up, though not exactly where they should be yet. I have another ultrasound scheduled for the 30th which is way exciting because we can make sure James is around for that one. There is also a possibility that I will take off a couple days then go up to Atlanta for a visit before the baby is born, but it would be a real quick visit, like 2 full days and then drive back on Friday to be at work at 8:30pm...I just have to make sure that that is what I should do, and then request off from work. ASAP. PS I am freaked out about work, not being around my baby for at least 15 hours in a day is too long, not to mention the 29 hours I will be away from her.
Baby Growth= Your little doll-sized babe is about to chub up a bit. Her saggy skin will start to fit her frame as fat deposits fill things out. Beginning this week, she'll start to pack on the pounds (which means you will too!) and by month's end she'll be double the weight she is now (though you won't be — whew!). Right now, your baby's organs and bones are visible through her skin, which has a red hue due to developing veins and arteries beneath. But once those fat deposits settle in, she'll become less transparent.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


How far along = 22 weeks
Total weight gain/loss = +10
Tummy Circumference = 38" Now this is working right.
Gender = GIRL!!
Maternity clothes= Still need to buy some
Sleep = Still on the air mattress but that is on top of another real mattress, now we just need the boxspring.
Movement = Yesterday she started kicking me when I was singing Celine Deon, don't know if she was telling me to stop or just telling me "Canada Represent"
Best moment this week = Having all my clothes put away where they belong...I need another dresser though.
Food cravings = Fruit, the baby has wanted lots of fruit this week.
What I'll miss = When she is no longer in I will miss feeling her kick around, she was up all night and hasn't kicked me yet this morning and I miss it.
Milestones= We are now officially on WIC
Extra = I need to get a nursing bra, so through discussion with my friend Carrie in CA I think we came to the conclusion that going in and trying them on will be the best bet. Here is what happened:
1. Used a tape measure to figure out my bra size now. It told me I was a 34 G (DDDD)
2. Figured out my bra size using another websites figures. I was a 36 E (DD)
3. Figured out my bra size using another websites figures. I was a 38 C
4. Couldn't figure out how I am in a 34 C now (barely) and should be able to fit into a G or E..and then feared what would happen when my milk came in, if I would turn out to be a K or something ridiculous like that.
Baby Growth= This week, your baby weighs in at a whopping pound and measures nearly eight inches, about the size of a small doll. But your little doll (who now has eyebrows, eyelashes, and maybe even some hair on that little head) is a living one who can now perceive light and dark. She can also hear your voice, your heartbeat, your gurgling stomach, and the whoosh-whoosh of blood circulating through your body. And as her brain and nerve endings develop, she may reach for her face (or whatever she can reach) just to experiment with her newfound sense of touch.