Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Double digits!

Less than 100 days until my due date.  It is hard to believe.  And with family visiting, a vacation, and my shower I suspect January will fly by. 

I'm just too lazy to do a picture this week.  We had a lovely white Christmas in Vermont, then managed to miss the blizzard and drive back the next day.  It was nice to have a few days off and also great to see the family.

I love spending time with my nephews for many reasons, but one thing that is neat is that we get to do some "practice" parenting.  Holding, feeding, and entertaining the baby, and trying to figure out to get him to nap.  Redirecting 3-year old melt downs without giving in to demands.  Watching him decide Uncle Steve is really great and preferring him even to mormor (grandma) was so sweet.  Reliving the eternity that is Christmas Eve to a child before the presents are doled out.

Next week: a pic, and hopefully a post about nursery progress!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

How far along? 24 weeks, 6 days.

Maternity clothes? Yep.  I even ordered some maternity pajamas because the pants I have been wearing under my belly are getting tight.

Stretch marks? Not yet!

Sleep? Still good, although I had an hour-long bout of insomnia last week.

Food cravings: Still pineapple.  I think I am not having a lot of cravings because I'm getting what I need nutritionally.

Gender: Convinced it's a girl again... Also, my office cleaning lady told me it's a girl because I'm carrying in my butt.  She's a charmer!

Belly button in or out? In.

Movement? Pretty sure - the tapping is getting more consistent and stronger.  I think even Steve felt one yesterday.

What I miss? Bending down to get something without grunting.

What I'm looking forward to: Christmas!

Milestones: V-Day, of course!  It's comforting to know that if the baby were born now, it may survive.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

23 week belly pic & quiz

I took my own picture this week because who knows when Steve will be home and I wanted to put on my pajamas.  I am really liking my bump!

How far along? 23 weeks, 1 day.

Weight?  I am proud to report that I am only up 0.4 lbs in the last two weeks!  I have really been paying attention to my protein and I think it's helping.

Maternity clothes? Yes, although the top I wore today is non-maternity.

Stretch marks? Nope, but I have some small spider veins on my sides.  They are strange.

Sleep? Still awesome, knock on wood!

Food cravings: A little bit of apple juice, but not much.

Gender: I go back and forth.

Belly button in or out? In.

Movement? I think so...still just tapping tough.

What I miss? Not sweating like a pig all of the time.

What I'm looking forward to: V-day on Monday.

Milestones: Starting our childbirth classes.  Also, my baby shower is scheduled for January 29th!