Tuesday, February 24, 2009

19 week (18w6d) Pregnant belly

Did a quick picture of my belly this morning when I woke up. I like to take my pictures in the morning because it seems like I get VERY bloated as the day goes on & I figure I'll get the most accurate picture in the morning.
I guess I'd rather accurate than pretty because I look like a hot mess in the morning!


There is a great pregnancy blog that I read often called HisBoysCanSwim.com. The writers of the blog is a married couple blogging about their pregnancy. It's a great blog for me to follow because me & "Jane" have the same due date so a lot of what she is experiencing right now I am too. My favorite blog post is The 9 months of Pregnancy Song...to this day I find myself singing it, it's so funny...it got stuck in my head!!
If you haven't heard of them check them out!

Monday, February 23, 2009

BIG ultrasound results....

Today was the day I've been waiting for for weeks, the big ultrasound! As the days got closer I get more & more excited but, as soon as I entered the waiting room I got sooo nervous. Unfortunately I'm "the glass half empty" kind of person when it comes to things that could hurt me...I guess it's me subconsciously preparing myself for the worst. As we're waiting for 50 minutes I got more & more nervous (why do they make appointments at these places?!). Finally we get called in.
What a difference a few weeks make, the side profile of the baby was crazy! For some reason the lady doesn't give us great pictures or she doesn't get great pictures...I know I saw some crazy stuff on that screen.

She took lots & lots of measurements and said everything looked good. For some reason the baby's head didn't want to move so she could get good shots & measurements there..I had to lay on my side, pee, drink orange juice (even tho I drank some right before I walked in). Figures, my baby is being difficult already! She did get a picture & said she thinks she sees something abnormal around the head that's very common that she wanted to call the doctor for a look. For those 30 seconds my heart stopped, I just don't want to hear anything is wrong, even if it's 1 in a billion chance. The doctor came in & of course the baby's head was moving all around and he was able to get what they needed. He took a look & said everything was fine, he didn't see anything wrong. That is soooo what I wanted to hear, I guess the position of the head made the tech see something that wasn't there. I am soooo happy!! According to all measurements the baby is 100% healthy!! The heartbeat was 143 which was good.

Now the fun stuff!! According the all the Old Wives Tales I did they all pointed to me having a boy....I did a lot of them. I wanted to know so badly if we were gonna have a boy or a girl....I really want to start making my baby some cute things. Here's the results...we are having a....

Baby GIRL!!!!
This picture of course isn't the greatest, seeing it on screen was perfect...it was very easy to tell it's a girl. Look at those two little boney legs, just like her mom! This was so exciting....it really makes things feel so differently knowing we are going to have a daughter!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby? Gas? Or in my head?

I am 18 weeks & 1 day today (actually 18w2d since it's 12:30 am) and figure I should be feeling something by now but for some reason I feel like it's in my head. It seems like I only feel it when I lay there thinking about it. Since starting week 16 of pregnancy I started to *really* concentrate on feeling for the baby, especially when I'm laying down in bed at night. I think I concentrate so hard that these feelings are all in my head. Today while laying on the couch on my right side I felt like 3 bubbles, one right after another, in the middle of my stomach below my belly button...kind of like pops. Is this gas or is it the baby??! It seems like when I lay down & focus on my belly I feel something....am I really feeling something?
I guess I'm rushing something that will happen soon enough...and that will be keeping me up at night.

Only 2 more days until my "big" ultrasound!!! Monday morning I will be the 1st one there!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Orgasmic Dream

This blog post is a perfect example as to why I don't want anyone (ie. friends, family...) to know about this blog. I wanna be able to talk about anything, and I mean ANYTHING, I want to and here it goes....
I've read in a bunch of pregnancy forums of how these pregnant women had orgasms in their sleep & woke up to them. Well last night, actually this morning, I had a dream I was masturbating (which is strange on it's own). While masturbating I started having an orgasm, and at the end of my orgasm I woke up still having one. What a weird feeling that was to wake up to. I don't know if I was moving in the bed, making noise, saying anything....I'm just so glad my hubby had already left for work because I would be so embarrassed. I don't think I actually had a real orgasm because I would normally be very sensitive down there & I wasn't. I really hope that doesn't happen again, it made me very (mentally) uncomfortable in a way.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Monthly appt- 4th month

Today I am 17 weeks & 1 day and I went for my monthly check up appointment with my ob/gyn. We heard the little one's heartbeat which she said sounds great, then....heard a bang. She grinned & said that was a kick! You would think after hearing a baby's heartbeat & kicking everyday you would get used to it....nope, every time my doctor has a big grin on her face, that makes me feel good knowing she likes her job. I wish I could feel my baby! I lay there sometimes & just try to concentrate soooo hard to see if I can feel something, but nothing yet.
I gained another 8 pounds this week, eek! I really gotta take it easy...since I'm pregnant I've gained 20 lbs already....I'm only 4 months pregnant!
I also asked her what the results were from the first trimester screening when they took blood & smeared it on the paper to test for Downs Syndrome...she said it came back negative--thank you god!! I also asked her if getting highlights in my hair was ok, thank goodness she said yes because my roots are bad!! It was a great monthly check up & probably the 1st time I left not feeling like something was strange, like she was holding something from me....lol, I'm so paranoid!

Crazy Dreams

I've noticed I've been having some crazy dreams. At first I thought it was because I had quit smoking & they say when you quit smoking you dream a lot. Now it's been almost 3 months since I had a cigarette & I'm still having weird dreams. I'm gonna start posting a quick summary of my dreams...if I remember them.
One I had the other day was VERY weird. Me & hubby have been together since we're 19/20 & we are now 31/32 (just a little background, not part of dream). My dream was that we "broke up" (I guess we weren't married yet) and I started dating someone else for a very short time which I think was my ex. I ended up getting pregnant with this other man's child but then ended up getting back together with my husband. I didn't know how to tell my husband that I was pregnant with this other guy's baby, if I was gonna tell him, or if I should have an abortion...I just didn't know what to do. Then I think I woke up.
What the heck is that all about?!! That is a TERRIBLE dream. I haven't had sex with anyone else in like 8 or 9 years (we broke up for about a year or so). We both wanted to have this baby & got pregnant very easy. Who knows, thank god it was just a dream.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Pregnant Blonde (joke)

A joke my friend emailed me. I thought it would be cute to post on my pregnant blog. I hope this doesn't offend anyone.....

The other day my neighbor, who is blonde, came running up to me in
the driveway jumping for joy! I didn't know why she was jumping so
excitedly but I thought, 'what the heck', and I starting jumping up and
down along with her.
She said, 'I have some really great news!'
I said, 'Great. Tell me why you're so happy.'
She stopped jumping and breathing heavily from all the jumping up
and down, told me that she was pregnant. I knew she'd been trying for a
while so I told her, 'That's great I couldn't be happier for you!'
Then she said, 'There's more'
I asked, What do you mean there's more.
She said, 'Well, we are not having just one baby. We are going to
have TWINS!'
Amazed at how she could know so soon after getting pregnant,
I asked her how she knew. She said....
(You're going to love this!)

'Well, that was the easy part. I went to Sam's Club and they actually had
a home pregnancy kit in a TWIN-pack. Both tests came out positive!'

Monday, February 9, 2009

16 week (16w4d) belly photo

I haven't really had much going on so I haven't blogged in a few days....so I took a picture of my belly. Today I am 16 weeks & 4 days. I've been wearing my regular clothes...actually I'm in my "fat" jeans--the jeans I wore last year, before I lost weight on weight watchers. I'm able to button them still but it's much more comfortable to wear them unbuttoned...I gotta take advantage of these things.
Unfortunately I only have like 2 pairs of jeans I really like. I've been saying how I need to buy a few things but I never do. The other evening one of my Twitter friends mentioned she got good deals at OldNavy.com. They were having up to 40% off maternity clothes & free shipping. I bought 2 pairs of jeans $24 each & 2 long sleeve hooded shirts $11.50 each...not to bad when I see maternity jeans for over $50 each. I really didn't want to buy too much now because I'm only gonna get bigger...and at the rate I'm going I'll be HUGE by my 7th month! I just really hope these fit, I don't like buying jeans online. I really wish Aeropostale had maternity clothes because I really do like that store...oh well.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sinking in

This morning I woke up feeling a bit different...I think this pregnancy might be sinking in. This morning was really the first time I actually looked down at my belly & thought "wow, there is a baby in there". I've looked at my growing belly, and I know there is a baby in there, but today it was just kinda different. I'm not really sure how to explain my feelings. I still don't think it has sunk in 100% but it it s-l-o-w-l-y sinking in. I think (and hope) that after my big ultrasound on February 23rd I will (hopefully) get good news and then I can start to relax & let it sink in instead of fighting it (not sure if "fighting" the proper word).
I just wanna hear that my baby will be healthy.