Sunday, February 24, 2008

Week 23

Here's 23 week old belly! Doesn't look much different than a 20 week belly. Another not so eventful week. I caught up to myself by gaining 2 pounds this week. I weighed 130.2 and measured high 34 1/2, mid 36 1/4 and low 37". It's getting bigger that's for sure. I also noticed a dark line running down the middle of my belly. I was warned about that, and I see it! It's faint, but I can see it.
She is also not kicking all that much this week. Funny I say that now because she is moving at the moment.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Week 22

Well, I don't have much to say this week. Nothing new has happened and I forgot to weigh myself this morning. I measured upper 34 1/8, mid 36 and lower 36 3/4. I grew a tiny bit, and I will weigh myself tomorrow morning and plug it in.(Ok I am so excited! No weight gain after a week of Valentine chocolate stuffing! Still 127.6!) Otherwise, she has been quite quiet this week. Good girl :)
I am beginning to plan my baby shower! Well my sissy is. I love her. Yay!

Friday, February 15, 2008

A few things pregnancy has given me so far....

1. Blotchy dry skin around my nose and mouth
2. Little red zits
3. Bloody boogers
4. Periodic headaches (I blame it on caffiene withdrawl)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My first scare

I had my first good scare last night. About 9pm I went downstairs to put clothes in the dryer. The short time I did that I had developed a headache and began feeling hot. I went to the fridge and stood there with my coffee creamer bottle pressed to my forehead. lol. Then I decided to sit on the couch in the dark. Things were getting blurry and I began to sweat. So I go outside for fresh air. As I stand there I begin to feel a faint feeling so I crouch to the ground and put my head between my legs. I sat there holding my face with my eyes closed wondering what the heck is happening. I felt better doing this, so I decide to try to get up. Nope. It happens again but worse. So I just took a seat right there on my cold dark porch and waited. I wondered if I was going to pass out or not. I didn't. Chris comes out looking for me and by this time it has subsided but I'm afraid to move. Chris goes upstairs to find out if he can find something on the web, and he did! Apparently, it can be common in most women to experience this, the baby may be laying on a main artery and you need to get on all fours to try to get her to move off of it. I was so relieved that it wasn't serious. It was really scary, I thought something was wrong with the baby. I asked several girlfriends and all but one said it happened to them too. Whew.....

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Week 21

I gained one pound this week, yay! I weighed 127.6 and measured upper 34, mid 35 3/4 and lower 36.5". We got a few things this weekend. Of course I couldn't resist the urge to pick up the cutest onsie and shoe outfit ever, and some lullaby cds to play on my belly. Grandpa Mike and Grandma Elsie bought us the crib we picked out! We are so excited to start putting the room together! We cleaned it out some but still needs work before painting.
She's still doing minor kicking and letting herself be known. That's about all!

Friday, February 8, 2008

I'm getting my baby girl!

But you already new that! Today's ultrasound was amazing. This time the tech had to search around, find specific body parts and chart the growth. Half the time I had no idea what we were looking at, but the lady knew what she was looking for! She asked before we began if we wanted to know the sex so of course we both shout "Yes!" Well during her prodding and searching she suddenly goes, "Looks like you got a girl!" I was like "huh?" I have no idea what I'm looking at here! Figures right? Regardless, I still cried. The tech had me rolling all over the bed to try to get the baby to roll over. She couldn't get the right angle for a heart picture she needed. During the course of the ultrasound we see her punch me and yawn. It was great. The baby weighs 14 ounces and the heartrate was 149. I can't remember now if she told me the length or not. Everything is running smooth and she is developing great! We couldn't be happier. To celebrate I had ice cream twice today.

Oh and on the way home from the appt. she started giving me flutters. Because it tickles, I always place my hand on my lower belly. Well, just then she either punched or kicked me and man did I feel it, even on my hand! Of course I tried to grab Chris' hand but by then she had enough and went to sleep I guess. I'm sure they'll be many more chances.

Me getting gloob all over the place

A very happy Daddy!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Week 20

I have come to realize I AM feeling movement! It became more apparent that what I thought was gas was the baby all along (past few weeks). The faint flutters in my lower abdomen are getting stronger and more frequent, and it tickles really bad! Of course it has to be in my most ticklish spot ever.
I really didn't gain this week. I weighed 126.4. As far as measuring goes I'm going to start taping my upper, middle, and lower waist just because it seems I get the most growth all over. My upper was 33, my mid was 35, and my lower was 36. I didn't do the best job of it seeing Chris isn't here to do it. It'll do.
Also, I think the proper way to tape your belly is a vertical measure, and the number is supposed to tell you how many weeks you are. Well...that doesn't apply to me I guess, I only measured 14.