Sunday, September 27, 2009

16 Week Pictures and Updates

Here are the latest pictures of my belly! Doesn't look like much growth over the 14 week pictures, but I definitely feel like my belly is growing.

Ben wanted to jump in on this one...

For updates this week, started wearing maternity jeans and am loving it!! I had been wearing a belly band (thanks to Erin!) for several weeks, and could have continued, but I felt like I was just fidgeting with my pants all day. The maternity pants are so much more comfortable to have on all day. I also ordered some maternity shirts from old navy, and am feeling much more comfortable in those as well. It's not that my belly is super big, but the extra room in the maternity shirt feels so much more comfortable than my regular shirts.

Also, I got a really exciting present this week - a Babyplus Prental Education System. Babyplus is one of our clients at Compendium and after Sarah Seberry, one of my coworkers, met with them last week they gave her a Babyplus sytem to give to me! It is basically a device that plays sounds for the fetus to hear, similar to the mother's heartbeat. As the fetus develops and hears the sound it begins learning by distinguishing the sound of the device from the sound of my heart beat. It is worth $149, so I was incredibly excited to receive this gift and also for the benefits our little boy/girl will receive from my using it.

Only 23 more days till we find out the sex! Any guesses?? I'm thinking boy, so does Ben... we'll see!

Friday, September 18, 2009

15 Week Survey

Week and day: 15 weeks

Belly Button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: On

Food cravings: Nothing in particular, it changes daily, but when I get a food on my mind, there is no stopping me from getting that. I have been typically wanting salty foods - McDonald's fries, Taco Bell, etc...

Food aversions: not anymore! coffee and chicken used to sound awful to me

Nausea: not anymore either - as long as I am able to eat every couple hours, if I wait to long and get an empty stomach I start to feel sick, but nothing a little food doesn't cure

Energy level: OK - I'm not as tired as I was in the first trimester, but I still want to pass out every night around 9pm (makes for a really great social life). As long as I get 8-8.5 hours of sleep a night, I'm ok, but I don't think I could survive on less.

Weight gain: About 12 lbs. - and trying to keep it low! Why does it feel like every person I talk to that has had kids says they gain 50-60 pounds?!? I'm doomed...

Mood: Up and Down (don't ask Ben this question... I'm sure he'd have a lot to say!) Most of the time I feel normal, but I definitely get into cranky moods and just want everyone to stop talking to me for a couple hours... is that so wrong?

Maternity clothes: Not too much, just longer shirts and a belly band (thanks erin!). Stocking up right now for when my belly really starts to grow (accidentally bought $150 worth of maternity clothes at Old Navy online yesterday) but haven't started wearing them yet.

Size of baby: An apple or a baseball, whichever is easy for you to visual (unfortunately, I think it's easy for Ben to visual a baseball, not only bc he loves the sport, but also bc I can't remember the last time he ate any fruit)

Changes of baby: moving all of her limbs, senses light, forming taste buds

Next appointment: October 20th - we find out the sex of the baby!!!

Other: Overall things are going well, I've been feeling a lot better. I'm really excited to find out the sex of the baby - I feel like it will make the baby part of this whole pregnancy thing seem more real. Right now I feel like we talk about the pregnancy all the time, but not so much the actual living creature that is going to live with us soon... lots to still think about!

Monday, September 14, 2009

14 Week Belly

After taking these pictures, I feel like it looks like I'm finally starting to show! OK- it could be the Don Pablos and PF Changs we ate this weekend, or the bags of candy/chips we had at work today, but whatever it is, I'm excited to see something starting to grow!

12 Week Belly

12 Weeks and feeling much better! Wanted to start documenting the growth of my belly. I'll try to get a new picture up every two weeks to show the progress.