Monday, January 30, 2012

24 week update

How Far along? 24 weeks

Size of the Baby? Some say banana some say large grapefruit

Maternity Clothes? Yessir

Gender? Boy

Movement? Yes! He likes to do the wave in my belly. Haha that really weirds DR out :)

Sleep? Not wonderful this week because I have been sick

Cravings? Well I went to the grocery store hungry this week-bad idea! I got to the popsicle section and decided I was craving strawberry fruit bars. yummmmm

Symptoms?  Major leg cramps! OMG I woke up one night and literally could not straighten my calf with my hands. It was pretty ridiculous

What I miss? Laying on my belly. Its one of those things that I just want to do because I cant!

Milestones? Passin the glucose test, finding out that Levi is 1.5 lbs and the Doc said that judging by his size and if all goes as planned he is thinking he will take him around May 15th (which my mom was so excited about because she had just said a few days before that she thought he would come May 15th and she really wants to be right) Sooo that means in 15 weeks we could be meeting him!!

Weight Gain? Dun dun dun…15 lbs-whammy! The Doc assured me that I am right on schedule for where I am at in pregnancy and my height etc. They expect me to gain between 30 and 35 lbs- I am hoping to not go over 28…we shall see!!

What I’m excited about? Me, Kris, mom, and Whit are going fabric shopping for the baby nursery this weekend. Maybe this means we will start the nursery now :)

Baby Center update: 24 weeks
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

23 week pictures :)

So here are some updated pictures. Baby boy sure is getting big in there and we have 17 weeks to go! Tomorrow is our next appointment where they do the one hour glucose test. You basically have to drink this straight sugar juice and then they test you to make sure your body is processing the sugar and that diabetes have not formed in pregnancy. That will be fun :) 

The next picture is THE.CUTEST.THING.EVER. I figured me and D have to buy Levi his first pair of Levi jeans. These are the ones I want!

I cant believe how quickly time is flying and I am so excited to get to see the boy on the screen tomorrow :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

22 Weeks

How Far along? 22 weeks 4 days

Size of the Baby? some sights say papaya, some say spaghetti squash...basically I am thinking he is a foot long

Maternity Clothes? O ya

Gender? baby boy

Movement? We have a mover on our hands. This week I feel him all throughout the day, he keeps me company at work. Until this week every time DR put his hand on my belly it stilled him. It was like he knew his daddy's touch. This week though he is excited to show off his new found moves to his pops :)

Sleep? Still pretty good, not so easy to lay on my back. There are some positions that are super uncomfortable, depending on how he is sitting on me.

Cravings? Nothing major this week!

Symptoms?  He is starting to feel pretty heavy inside of me

What I miss? Still the active thing...hoping it will motivate me to get back into great shape after he comes!

Milestones? Watching my belly jump all around. I will post a video of it soon! And registering with Kris!

Weight Gain? Not sure because I haven't been back to Dr. I'm thinking prob 10-12 lbs eeeek

What I’m excited about? Starting the nursery!

Baby Center update: 22 Weeks At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

20 weeks and counting!

How Far along? 20 weeks

Size of the Baby? some sights say banana, some say cantaloupe!! 

Maternity Clothes? Yes

Gender? Little Levi

Movement? All the time. Mainly at night when I lay down but lately I feel him when I am sitting up. He is actually kicking like crazy right now as I am typing this

Sleep? Getting harder to get comfortable. I cant really lay on my back because he just sits on all kinds of things inside of me, and getting up in the middle of the night is tough because it is SO hard to sit up. My core now consists of a baby

Cravings? Chocolate milk shakes and candy. Not good. I am trying to not eat so much sugar but it is crazzzy how bad I want it!

Symptoms?  Just going to the bathroom a lot. Anddd some moodiness :) thank the Lord for my husband's patience

What I miss? working out/ being active. I wasnt working out regularly when I got pregnant so I wasnt able to start something. But I can walk! Haha soo exciting!

Milestones? Reaching the halfway point! It is crazy to think that baby boy will be here in just about 4 months!

Weight Gain? 8 lbs

What I’m excited about? Starting the nursery and registering!

Baby Center update: Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)
He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas/19 weeks

Well today I am actually 20 weeks, but I have been wanting to post this one and just have not had time so a 20 week update will come later. Here are some shots from 19 weeks...

And my lovely husband HA….

He thinks he is SO funny :)

                      …..but I love him
Levi also got to experience his 'first Christmas' and he is not even here yet! This little boy is going to be spoiled by his aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We are blessed! He got lots of precious clothes, books, his first pair of Sperry's, and his lovey. Mom also got me a fetal heart monitor so we can hear his little heart beat whenever we want! I will post a recording later!

We had a great Christmas and can't believe that next year little boy will be 6 months by then!!!