Saturday, October 25, 2008

16 Weeks

Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you're interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender.

...and the baby bump is really becoming obvious. My office building had flu shots yesterday and my doctor said it was okay if I got one. So I went up to the 10th floor and waited in line. The nurse had me sign in and started to wipe down my upper arm with alcohol. As soon as she did, she turned to me and asked, 'Are you pregnant?' She made me get a note from the doctor before she could give me the influenza shot. So I've decided I officially 'look' pregnant.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dr's Appt Update

So everything looked good today and the heartbeat was 140. He/She was kicking and we (the Dr. & I) heard the thumps from the kicks on the doppler. My next appointment will include the BIG sonogram to find out the sex of the baby! I am so excited. So November 10th is the big day.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


This blogging is completely foreign to me. I have been overwhelmed seeing a few of yours out there and how unique and personal you have made them. I need to read up on how to personalize our blog.
We've gone from lime to lemon. Odd.
Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

I am 14 weeks now! Woo hoo! Finally made it to the second trimester and I am extremely elated about this. I have my monthly appointment next Wednesday and I'm hoping to hear the heartbeat. I'm also hoping they set up an appointment for the big ultrasound so we can find out the sex of the baby before Thanksgiving. Jayden is in Houston this weekend with his dad. It makes me sad he's so far even though it's not my weekend. And he has flag football games every Saturday that he is missing today. I feel like I should head to the field to take pics, but I think it will make me sadder that he's not there.
Well, I'm off to buy a few things to make spinach dip for Laura & Brian's 80s bday party. Oh and find something 80s to wear. Procrastination is one of my very many skills.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Aiden has arrived!

My brother, Andy, and his wife, Amanda, had their baby early this morning. We got home a little while ago from visiting them. That little stinker took a dump while I was holding him and apparently it was his 6th one since he was born at 4:47 am. CRAZY! Jayden only went once in the hospital when he was born.
He was 7 lbs 15 oz & 19 in long. Here is my new nephew!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

12 weeks and belly fat/bump

So a few of the girls on my club board have asked to see the pregnant bellies. I tried to explain that I am obese and my belly won't look half as cute as the skinny girl who puts her belly pics in her siggy. To prove this, I finally took pics of my nasty belly. I can tell my belly is getting a bit bigger, but know that it is mostly fat from before this pregnancy. I also thought I would share my battle wounds from having my son. I gained about 65 lbs in my first pregnancy. I started out with a flat stomach and gained the majority of that weight in the late 2nd and all of 3rd trimester. The wide stretch marks are from my sides and back. I have thin stretch marks all the way around my belly button covering my entire stomach. :( Even if I do lose the weight again, I will never wear another bikini in public because they are horrible.