Monday, January 24, 2011

26 Weeks

I can't believe in another week I'll be in my 3rd trimester!  These past few weeks have been great...I'm right on track with my weight gain (although I feel huge), baby is growing right on track, and we have finally registered!  My belly has really popped out and it's getting harder and harder to get of out bed, bend down to get Maisy's leash, tie my shoes ect, but we get a good laugh out of it :)  I was telling Brett that I really do like being pregnant but I still don't understand the women who say they feel just as sexy as when they aren't pregnant...because sexy is the last thing I feel!!

Heartburn has set in so I try and avoid things that might irritate that but sometimes it just happens with random things.  My fingers have started to swell a little more during the day (which even before I was pregnant they would swell at night sometimes) but I'm wondering if I should take my wedding ring off soon in fear of it getting stuck on!  My lower back is starting to ache a little more and we were warned I might start having Braxton Hicks contractions but I haven't felt anything yet.

We had our doctor's appointment Thursday and everything was looking good, our next appointment is Feb 3rd and from now on we go every two weeks.  We also had to make our appointment to go and take a tour of the labor and delivery unit and to fill out all of our hospital paperwork ahead of time.  That really makes it feel close!  I go on Wednesday to drink the yummy glucose that tests for gestational diabetes and than have my blood drawn (my favorite....).

He is moving like crazy! Kicking all over especially at night.  Brett feels his kicks all time, he gets pretty excited to feel them, it makes me giggle :)

We were planning on painting the nursery this weekend but Brett's grandma was admitted to the hopsital and has been here since Saturday.  She is pretty sick so please keep her in your prayers.
So we will get to the painting soon and I've changed bedding...again...we have finally decided on THIS.

No cravings really besides the cereal.  I have a girlfriend who is due the same time we are and she updated that she was eating more and more cereal...I said welcome to my world...it's ALL I eat!  Recently it's been just the Reese's Puffs but it takes me a solid 5 minutes to choose :)



That's about all for now!

Also if you haven't looked at the Keefer's photos on my photography blog go take a look, they are super cute :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

22/23 Weeks

I know it says 22 weeks and 5 days over to the side, but when we saw the specialist he put me a week ahead so that would make me 23 weeks and 5 days....so when I have my next regular appointment we'll see if she moves it up.  I don't know how much of a difference a week makes!  Our next regular appointment is Jan 20, I'm still feeling great, a little tired and huge but good.  I feel like my belly has really popped out and I feel sooo big...and to think you grow the most in the last 3 months...ugh!  Tonight I came out from the bedroom in sweats and a t-shirt, Brett started giggling.  I asked him what he was laughing at and he said, "your pregnant!"  I started laughing and said, "yup sure am!"  It was pretty funny, he kept telling me how cute my belly was for some reason he just got a kick out of it :)  

-Still eating a ton of ice cream...cookies and cream with chocolate syrup to be exact
-Berry Skittles
-Getting up to use the restroom at least twice a throughout the night
-I generally sleep on my side but it's officially uncomfortable to lay flat on my back
-Experiencing a little more heartburn
-Feeling him move around a lot...it's amazing
-Still not even close to agreeing on a name or narrowing it down to at least 3...

Here's some updated photos, I was just taking my weekly one but with my photography camera so Brett felt cool and started an impromptu photo shoot...enjoy ;)





We have decided on bedding you can click here to view it.  I wanted something a little more modern than sports stuff or dinosaurs and I wanted it to be very tranquil with relaxing colors, not crazy bright or wild with patterns, so I think this accomplished that.  Not sure on paint yet, I'm waiting for my swatch card to come in.  
Maisy has been SUPER cuddly this week...not sure what's going on there.  She is pretty clingy to me as it is but she's really stepped it up a notch.  I think it may be because we took her kennel away when we moved the desk into our room and we took the guest bed (aka her bed) away to clear out the room.  Whatever it is I love it :)

Here she is knocked out right under my arm...

In this one she is taking up most of my pillow, I had very little space.

That's all for now, once I get the swatch of baby bedding we will decide on paint and get started so hopefully soon!