Tuesday, July 28, 2009

15 Weeks

Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements.

How far along: 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: gained 3 lbs according to my doctor
Maternity clothes: Jeans and tops… Can’t find any cute shorts
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Sleeping good, but hurting when I wake up
Best moment last week: Seeing the changes in my belly and eating habits
Movement: I felt the baby for the first time today… It was so weird
Food cravings: Salads… Veggies and fruit are my best friend
Gender: The doctor thinks boy so I am now thinking that
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: In, but stretching
What I miss: Hot baths
What I am looking forward to: August 25th, we have our ultrasound
Milestones: Feeling the baby move and scheduling our ultrasound… we also bought our first baby clothes!

Today, Scott & I went to our 15 week check up. We got to hear the heartbeat again and the doctor said that we have a very cooperative baby. Yeah, give it time... Once we deliver, he or she probably won't be too cooperative. The doctor asked if we were going to find out what we were having and we said YES! She wanted to guess and she thinks its a boy. HAHA... That's all my family has is boys. Either way, Scott & I just want he or she to be healthy. It would be nice to just be able to call it by a name. The doctor said everthing looks great and that I am very healthy and to not change my eating habits. Scott had been concerned that I hadn't been eating enough, but I have gained 3 lbs so I am doing something right. We can't wait for our next appt August 25th. My mom and Tom, Dad and Jean & Bruce and Rhonda will all be in town so we can tell them in person. Things are going so well, I just hope they continue to go this way.
We went shopping for the first time for baby clothes last night. We got all green and yellow. I'll be posting some pictures later.

Friday, July 17, 2009


I have began the search for the perfect bedding and furniture. I am picking a couple out for a girl and for a boy and a few that are neutral. Everything I am finding are online and not available in a store so I'm kind of disappointed that I wouldn't be able to see it before I buy it. Here are some of my ideas....

This is called Isabella: I absolutely love this but I would have dark furniture. I originally wanted all white furniture, but the more I think about it, I can just see a 3 year old with a crayon write all over it. We are wanting to buy a convertible bed. It turns from crib to toddler bed to full size bed.

Abby Rose:


Mod Butterfly:

Mud Puddle Pink:


Town & Country:




Frogs & Bugs:

Mod Turtle:

Night, Night:


Puppy Tales:



My favorites for girls are mud puddle pink, naples, isabella and abby rose... I love the brown & pink.

My favorites for the boys are pinwheel, venice, frogs & bugs and bailey.

I didn't get a chance to post on Tuesday. It's been pretty hectic this week. So here is what's going on....

How far along: 13 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Up 2 lbs. from what I was when I found out I was pregnant

Maternity clothes: I am wearing my maternity jeans and I have bought a couple tops but my regular tanks still fit too.

Stretch Marks: None... WOOHOO! Just getting a heat rash on my belly.

Sleep: Restless.... Can't seem to get comfy anymore.

Best moment last week: I can now feel my uterus and its the weirdest feeling ever..

Movement: None yet... but I'm waiting.

Food Cravings: I have been eating alot of BLT's lately.

Gender: GIRL GIRL GIRL... At least that's what I keep being told from friends and family.

Labor Signs: None... Too early

Belly Button in or out: I have noticed that there is a change. It's not as deep as it once was.

What I miss: Working out for 2 hours.

What I am looking forward to: Our next appt in 11 days and I can't wait to feel some movement.

Milestones: My belly is getting harder everyday. I love feeling it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

2nd Trimester!!

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.

Well, we finally made it... I am officially in my 2nd trimester now. From what I have heard and read, this is the most exciting. I am so happy that the nausea has finally gone away. I am still pretty tired and I am noticing that my back is starting to ache more. I have my appetite back thankfully. I can start eating Italian foods again. I bought my first maternity shirt this weekend with my mother. It will be perfect for fall. I think I am so lucky for having a winter baby. My mom said it was so hot the summer she was pregnant with me. I feel so sorry for her now. I feel like I get pregnancy hot flashes at times. I have already started picking out the furniture and paint colors for the nursery. The room we are using for the nursery is now a lovely shade of Pepto Bismol. It's gotta go! If we do have a baby Bella, I don't want everything PINK. I want something that will coordinate with the rest of our house. I will keep everyone posted on what I find.

How far along: 12 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 3 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Bought my first shirt but have not worn it.
Stretch marks: None… I love Tummy Butter
Sleep: Sleeping very well
Best moment last week: laying out… Belly and all
Movement: None that I know of
Food cravings: Sugar and Spice donuts…
Gender: I still think girl
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: in
What I miss: Girls Nights
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the sex in 7 weeks!
Milestones: I am in my 2nd trimester… Finally.

Other news.... We have finally started painting our family room, foyer and stair case. It's all open so we had to pick a color that would work for it all. I found the perfect color... Butternut Wood by Behr. I absolutely love it. I couldn't even wait 2 hours to start painting. I finished the foyer part and I will probably start the stair case tonight. Our family room is 2 stories so I will have to have some help with that. I don't like heights so much.

In puppy news.... Daisy and Lexie are really enjoying this warm weather. They both like to lay out on the deck and get some rays. They are so sweet. Lexie has become very protective over me lately. I think she knows about her brother or sister.