2.25.2009

Oh boy.

It's supposed to be 83 today here in the valley of the sun... it was 91 on Monday. Umm... WTF! While I'm not complaining, I LOVE IT, it is gorgeous outside. After all, this is why we all live here for this amazing weather in the middle of winter while the rest of the country is still buried under snow or getting rained on...

But it's freaking me out... if it's 90 degrees in February, what will it be when I'm 9 months pregnant in June? 250? AH...

2.23.2009

I think I need this...

It's called a Snoogle... you should buy me one. I'd love you forever.

Week 20: Cantaloupe

Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed!

Officially 1/2 way there! AH!!! I can't believe he is a cantaloupe. That seems so big! He is starting to move on a relatively normal schedule. I can feel him at about 10:00AM, right after lunch, late afternoon, and then at about 9:00 at night. It's so cool! I've only felt one or two definite kicks, it is still like he is rolling around most of the time. I LOVE IT!
Here is this week's pic. Remember this is in the AM, so it is much larger at night... still trying to figure out that phenomenon, who knows.

Anyway, I've been REALLY hungry lately, I'm attributing it to him having a growth spurt. I've had to eat a bowl of cereal every night at about 10:00PM otherwise I wake up at 3AM STARVING and have to get up to eat. This seems to alleviate that problem. Jimmy looks at me like I'm nuts, but I can't help it. Speaking of sleep, can you tell me what that is again? I cannot sleep through the night and I'm having a REALLY hard time getting comfortable. I'm a stomach sleeper, so not being able to sleep on my stomach anymore is getting to be really hard on me. I get really achy when I have to sleep on my sides so I end up wrapping myself around a pillow or sleeping on my back with a pillow wedged under one side. None of those options are all that comfy, but it's all I got... I've been told to look into the "pregnancy pillows" but have yet to set out on that venture... Oy.

2.19.2009

Excuse the mess...

I'm experiencing technical difficulties with my background...

Night and Day...

This is what I was trying to explain on Tuesday. When I wake up my belly is there, but smaller, but by the end of the day there is no denying it...


See what I mean...
Tuesday AM

Tuesday PM

No comprendo...

2.17.2009

MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNGOOOO!

Week 19: Mango

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might actually get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.
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19 weeks... Almost half way! Woo. I'm feeling pretty good, no real complaints. I can't sleep and wake up a lot, but that's pretty much it.
We've got a stubborn little boy on our hands. I went in for some bloodwork on Thursday and the nurse once again couldn't find the heartbeat. I thought for sure there'd be no issues at 18 weeks, but sure enough she couldn't find it. She left me in there to freak out alone for 10 minutes while I waited for the Dr. Sure enough as soon as the doc put the little doppler on my stomach, there he was. He likes making me freak out apparently. Already getting his sense of humor from his father. About gave me a heart attack.
Here is the weekly belly pic. It gets bigger/fuller as the day goes on. I'll try to remember to take one at the end of the day so you can see the difference in the AM vs. PM... it's kinda weird.


Anywho, that's about it. I'll keep ya'll posted on any happenings...

2.09.2009

Hot Potato.


Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that you'll be able to feel those movements soon.

2.06.2009

Sometimes I question..

I can't believe I forgot about this until now. My messy closet pics totally reminded me.


I walk through the door Wednesday night to see these on the floor by Jimmy's desk.

I start laughing and ask who's they are. He smiles and say, "Mine." Um... my macho man football player husband who likes to act like a hard ass and pretend that he has no emotions... wearing furry crocs. HAHAHA!

Apparently they were on sale and he needed some comfy around the house shoes, so these were what he deemed appropriate. Don't forget, it's warm here (in the 80's now) so he is not cold. Meaning he is walking around the house shirtless, in his boxers, with his girly fuzzy man crocs. It's awesome. If he wouldn't kill me, I'd totally post a pic, but I think I might be murdered if I do that...

I think it's fantastic.

Popped.

I think it happened. I FINALLY look pregnant from all angles. These were taken last night, so I'm 17 weeks, 2 days in the pics. Don't mind the messy closet, I never claimed I was clean. :)

From the side.
Looking down (my viewpoint).



Yea for not looking like I ate too much... as I sit at my desk with a bag of Hugs... YUM!

You're stupid.

Well, not you, but most people. Because if you know me well enough to know about my blog, you're super smart. Cuz that's how I roll. I don't like stupid people. :)

Anyway, the lady in the Super Target parking lot who looks at us like we're idiots becuase we're in her way. Lady, you're the one who sped up after we were already 95% out of the parking spot and proceeded to roll up just far enough to make a 3-point turn impossible. Then you look p.o.'d when you have to back up so we can get out the rest of the way. You're the idiot here, it's not like we are going to pull back into the spot so you can go around. I'm way smarter than you!

The mean police who unnecessarily harass and ARREST the poor homeless lady outside of our building. (granted I don't know ANY details about what actually happened given I was watching through the window) But that's a non issue, she looked like a nice lady who was down on her luck, it was a public bench... PLEASE tell me what she did to deserve being arrested. And you make her walk when she is OBVIOUSLY in a wheel chair for a reason. You're obviously stupid Mr. Policeman... and I usually like cops. Boo on you for being mean.

The security guard at the park and ride who yells at people for parking on the curb. There are no "No Parking" signs and the curbs are not red and there are no fire hydrants. I CAN PARK HERE. Stop yelling at me and GO HOME. I hate you. And you're obviously stupid if you yell at people for something so ridiculous when it ISN'T illegal. So I stare at you, make sure you see me and park on the curb... cuz there is nothing you can do.

The stupid STUPID ridiculous drivers in Arizona. 99.99% of you are too stupid to be driving. Go home.

The people who price baby items. You all are bastards. It's expensive enough having a kid without you jacking up your prices to beyond ridiculous. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

The man at KFC who gave us a 5 minute disertation on why we should call the number on the back of the receipt to tell them how awesome he is because that is the only way he will get a raise... A novel concept really, but I don't want you giving me a nomination speech on why you deserve it. Let me judge how good your customer service skills are. And you're a bit too happy for me... go away now. I'm annoyed and pregnant and your talking is standing between me and my food. Shoo now.

Stupid people I come into contact with on a daily basis who can't follow simple and VERY CLEAR instructions. How have you succeeded in life this long? How are you still working? You are effing morons. All of you. Grr.

K, think I'm done for now. Hope you enjoy my hormonal rants.

2.02.2009

No wonder I'm crying...

Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

Here is the weekly belly pic. I think I'm finally starting to look pregnant. I think I kind of popped this week, so YEA! Now that I know I have a bouncing baby boy jumping around in there it makes it all so much more real.

I started feeling him last week. It's so neat. I can't wait until I get some real kicks. Right now, it's mostly just flutters. Now that i know that his feet are on the right side of my belly, it makes sense seeing as that is where pretty much all the movement is. I'm so happy he looks healthy! Another ultrasound is scheduled for the beginning of March.

We've started looking at "stuff." Man, it's expensive. We will see how it goes, but I'm trying to convince Jimmy it's SO worth it... we'll see how that goes. He's already found a sports themed bedding set he likes. I was trying to go with minimalistic stuff for the nursery, but I might get stuck with a "ball" room. Basketballs and footballs and baseballs, oh my!

And, it's a...

The appointment went great. Baby looks fantastic. Here is a quick looksie, see if you can make out the pics...This is baby. Head is on the left. Baby is laying face down with head on the left side of my belly.This is our macho baby showing off the guns. You can see bicep and hand is curled into a fist on the left. On the right is the leg with a little foot on the bottom.
And, the money shot. IT'S A BOY!!! Arrow is pointing to his man parts. The ultrasound tech said she knows it's hard for us to make out what she's pointing at, but she is VERY familiar with babies and anatomy and it is DEFINITELY a boy. Jimmy's super excited. He asked me how big his balls are... My guess was the size of a pea... that didn't make him happy. I told him they grow, I promise. :)

There are a few minor issues that need to be monitored. My blood pressure is a little high, but not too bad, we just need to keep an eye on it. It went down quite a bit by the end of the appointment, I think I was just emotional over getting to stare at our baby boy for half an hour on the screen. I also have placenta previa which basically means my placenta is on the bottom of my uterus by my cervix instead of on the top where it's supposed to be. 90% of the time, it corrects itself and as the uterus grows, the placenta moves to the appropriate place. If it doesn't, I'm at higher risk of pre-term labor, bleeding, and if it's still there at the time of delivery, I will have to have a c-section. So, I have to have another ultrasound in 4 weeks to see if it's righting itself. So, let's hope that it does! More info on placenta previa can be found here.

I will post a belly pic a little later today. Yea for LITTLE BOYS!