Friday, May 28, 2010

29 WEEKS!!


Baby's energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- as you've also probably noticed -- they don't necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and brain and nervous system are going through major developments.


Your baby's packing on the pounds, which look so cute on him. If only you could say the same for your varicose veins....

How big is your baby this week? He weighs nearly three pounds now and measures about 17 inches. Though he's getting pretty close to his birth length, he still has to chub out a bit. In fact, over the next 11 weeks, he'll more than double - or even come close to tripling - his weight. And as he grows and the room in your womb gets tighter, you'll be less likely to feel those big kicks, and more likely to get poked by an elbow or jabbed by a knee!

HOLY MOLY! I know I've been tallying how far along I am for weeks, but to hear that there's only 11 more to go is just insane. I feel like there is so much I need to tell from this past week, but at the moment I have nothing to say. Baby is moving as I type. Must know I'm thinking about him. :) Had our doctors visit this week.....gained some more weight. :P On the bright side of things, I passed my glucose test! YAY!! That was super exciting....I sure would've been sad if I had to give up my nightly ice cream routine. Like seriously would have been devastated. LOL. That is so pathetic. Oh well....story of my pregnant life....Here's this week's stats!!

HOW FAR ALONG: 29 weeks

TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN / LOSS: + 6 more....which puts me at like over 20....I'm sick of counting quite frankly. LOL.

MATERNITY CLOTHES: Yup....had a meltdown yesterday morning because I had nothing to wear. I ended up wearing a shirt I had already worn once this week. Time to go to the consignment store again I think...

STRETCH MARKS: Sadly yes. I saw my first one on my belly on Wednesday. Talk about depressing.

SLEEP: Surprisingly doing a little bit better. Although, I do not recommend watching Transformers before going to you weird dreams that keep you up all night. Very weird....

BEST MOMENTS LAST WEEK: Hearing my baby boy's heartbeat again. Never ever ever gets old. And also passing my glucose test on the first try! I was super excited. :)

MOVEMENT: All the time. I read that I should be counting his movements about 30 minutes or so after I eat, and he should move 10 times within an hour....I gave that a try, and It didn't take me 30 seconds to count 10 movements. This boy is all over the place!

FOOD CRAVINGS: Yeah...still the donuts. LOL! No wonder I keep gaining 6lbs every time I go to see my doctor. :) And I must have ice cream every night. It's really quite sad....


LABOR SIGNS: None yet....although I have been having some horrendous lower back pain...but my heating pad helps with that.

BELLY BUTTON IN OR OUT: Still in. Very weird...I thought it was supposed to be out by now. One of my girlfriends told me her belly button never stuck out just got really flat, and I'm wondering if that's how I'm going to be.

WHAT I MISS: Well, I had to buy a maternity bathing suit. So I miss my regular ones. I feel like a beached whale in my new one....

WHAT I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO: A nice relaxing weekend this weekend at the lake. Even though I look like a whale, I'm going to enjoy the sun and water and just relax and not stress about anything. I cannot wait. :)

MILESTONES: Passing Glucose...FO SHO!!

It's just so hard to believe I only have 11 weeks left! Makes me very nervous. Last weekend I got all of Ben's clothes washed and put away. His room smells so fresh and clean. :) Hubby got home from his golf trip and opened up one of the drawers and just inhaled that fresh and clean baby smell. I'm just so excited I can hardly stand it. :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Week 28!

Week 28 of Pregnancy
Your baby has started blinking and dreaming while you may be dreaming that the pain in your derriere will disappear!

Your baby is settling into the proper position for birth, with his head facing downward (toward your body's nearest exit!). Your little work in progress is now about 2.5 pounds and almost 16 inches long. He's busy adding new skills such as blinking to an already impressive repertoire of tricks like coughing, sucking, hiccuping, and taking practice breaths. Your baby's sleep now includes the REM (rapid eye movement) phase -- and that means he could be dreaming already (what do you suppose he's dreaming about?). Though his lungs are nearly fully mature (so both of you might breathe a little easier if he were born now), your baby still has plenty of growing to do.
Man alive....I am suffering from some serious back pain! Seriously....I have to use the heating pad every single night, and yesterday, I kept one of those heat patches on my lower back ALL day long. Ben is still moving around all over the place all the time. Last night he even moved so hard that my ice cream mug I had resting on my stomach almost fell off! That was pretty humorous....guess I'll have to hang on to that handle from now on. :) We go to the doctor on Monday, so next week's update will have much more info.....I have my glucose test Monday too....and my Rhogam shot. I have A- I get a shot! YAY! :P
Hope you have a great weekend and I'll talk to you soon!! xoxo

Friday, May 14, 2010

27 WEEKS!!

Your baby moves on to a whole new growth chart this week, while your swollen feet and ankles may need a growth chart of their own!
For a baby, it's time to trade in the old crown-to-rump measurement for a new head-to-toe standard. So what are your baby's stats this week (which, coincidentally, is the end of the second trimester)? Fifteen inches - more than a foot long - and triple (or even quadruple) what he was in week 12. His weight is creeping up the charts as well, coming in at just over two pounds. More big news: Your baby may recognize your voice by now, so feel free to serenade your belly (start learning those lullabies!).

Man what a week it has been! Last Sunday was Mother's Day. I was very spoiled considering I don't consider myself to be a true mommy just yet. My husband gave me the absolute sweetest card, which of course made me cry. And then we FINALLY decided on a name for our little man. It will either be Benjamin or Bennett (Bennett is in the lead thus far), but either way, it's Ben for now. I finally heard my hubby call him Ben at dinner the other night, and it made my heart swell. Much like my stupid feet. It's only mid-May, and my feet are already starting to swell.....does not bode well for July....or August.....Lord help me......

We have exactly 3 months from today. I am officially in my third trimester at this point. It is INSANE how fast the time is going by. I feel like we just found out we were pregnant, and now here we are in the home stretch. Our next doctors appt. is not this Monday, but the following, and I have to do my Glucose test. NOT looking forward to that. I also have to go to the hospital to get a shot. I have A- blood, and apparently when you are a negative you have to get a shot during your 28th week, and also either right before or right after you deliver at the hospital. Since we don't know my husband's blood type. If he were negative, then I wouldn't have to get the shot, but he doesn't know what he is. Oh well. :)

Guess that's all for today. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend, and I'll talk to you soon!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Whats In A Name....


His name is going to be Ben. We haven't officially decided if we'll go with Benjamin or Bennett, but either way he's Ben for now. :) My heart was singing yesterday....what a most perfect Mother's Day Gift.

Friday, May 7, 2010

26 Weeks!

Major excitement: Your baby opens his eyes! On the flip side, you might wish yours would stay closed so you could get some sleep!

What's up with your baby? He now weighs a full two pounds and measures nine-plus inches. And this week, his eyes, which until now were developing under fused eyelids, start to open. Of course, there's not much to see in there, but if your baby spots a bright light (or hears a loud noise) near your belly, you may notice an increase in fetal activity. ("Hey, I"m in here, Mommy! Where's the party?!") What accounts for that response? His brain is more developed and sophisticated.
WOW! So much is changing again this week! It's so hard to imagine all that is going on in there. I mean I know I read about it all the time, but still...I have a hard time believing I'm pregnant. Which is weird considering I am HUGE, my feet are already beginning to swell, and I'm hot as hell. haha....and it's only May. :(
Hubby and I actually tried the light thing like last week....maybe I'll send him this information and we'll try it again this week. Definitely cool. :) Little man still has no name, and moves ALL the time. He is seriously active. I love every minute of it. :)