Monday, February 21, 2011

I have a banana in my belly!!!

21 weeks today!!

The stats say the baby is the size of a large banana or a carrot this week. Approximately 3/4 lb and 10 1/2 inches. He is also kicking like crazy. I can't wait until I can feel it on the outside! Sometimes I think I can, but I'm not sure yet. It's not consistent yet. However I'm starting to figure out when he will be active (mostly at night!). He's definitely not a morning person like his mommy...he's more like his daddy and would rather sleep in :)

On a side note, I keep getting fever blisters. They are starting to piss me off. I think I've had like 4 these past 5 1/2 months, when normally I only get like one a year. How freaking annoying?!

Oh! So I flew to West Palm Beach to be with family for my niece's 1st birthday party (she's not 1 yet...just need to clarify for my bil, he is deployed too and is trying to make it home for her birthday so he gets annoyed when people were saying happy birthday at the party :) Anyways, Christopher kicked the entire plane ride. I'm not sure if he liked it or not, but he sure was crazy active!

Alright more next week :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

He's still a he :)

Profile view- he looks like he has my nose :)

His hands are by his face, so cute!

His foot. Hard to see, I think that he moved it but oh well!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Apparently valentine's day is 20 weeks away from 4th of July :)

Well we're 20 weeks today!! Can you believe it?? Half way! I can't. It feels like I just found out I was pregnant yesterday.

Anyways, I'm feeling great. The baby is good. Last week at my 16-20 week appointment, part II, my midwife measured my belly and I'm measuring just a little ahead of schedule, just like 1 cm which my doctor wasn't concerned about at all. My baby boy is big and strong!

I met my doula today and I absolutely love her. I hope she feels the same way about me...she probably thinks I'm super random. We talked for almost 2 hours about everything and nothing. I start Bradley Method classes on March 10, and then meet every week after that until May. I'm ready to start them up...the sooner we start the sooner DH comes home and Christopher gets here!

After I left my doula's house I went to Walmart to grocery shop. Apparently there is a special diet (not really special...just healthy!), I have to aim for approximately 75 grams of protein everyday. Once I'm in my third trimester that number goes to 80-100 grams. Holy cow. It seems like a lot, hopefully I'll pick it up easy enough!

I have my Army u/s on Wednesday and my mom is coming up for it...I'm super excited (and I'm pretty positive she is too!). I'll post pictures if blogger is cooperating yet. For some reason it isn't finding my recent pictures...I'll keep playing with it though, no worries!

More later :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

19 Weeks Pregnant :)

We're almost half way there!! People are starting to forget I have a face and only talk to my belly. I get greeted by "Hi Christopher" more than I am greeted by "Hi Betsy" it seems :)

I was supposed to meet with my doula for the first time today but the snow prevented that, we postponed until next Monday (I really will be half way then!!). Tomorrow I have my second 16-20 week prenatal visit at BACH. I had my first one at 14 weeks (I didn't schedule it they did...) therefore I am having another one. The good thing is I'll be able to hear his heart beat and...well that's pretty much it. There's not a whole lot of exciting things that go on at the 16-20 week. However, next week I have my first official ultrasound!! We had one a few weeks ago at the 4d Peek here, it was a lot of fun and I got to have DH on skype the whole time. He smiled for the entire was amazing :)

I saw a version of this on a friend's blog and decided I wanted to do it too. I may or may not do it every week...we'll see. I'm just impressed I've written as much as I have!

How far along?  19 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss?  I'm really not sure. Maybe 5 pounds... :(
Maternity clothes?  Yes sir. Maternity jeans. Normal (but DH's :) sweatpants. Or size mediums if they are mine. About half and half maternity and non maternity shirts. I prefer my maternity tank tops though.
Stretch marks? None. So far. Apparently they are genetic and my mom had them, so I'm terrified.
Sleep?  I sleep okay. I wake up night at least once to pee. But other than that I'm pretty comfortable. My back hurts...but only while awake!
Best moment last week? I can't really remember. I feel the baby almost everyday. He's still little so it's not all the time yet. So that's probably the most exciting baby thing this past week.
Movement?  See above comment :)
Food cravings? Hmm...well I joke that I crave food. All food. I say it's because it's a boy :)
Gender? Boy :)
Labor signs? None. If I had them now that would be very bad.
Belly button in/out? In. 
What I miss: My DH. Oh you mean from before I was pregnant?? Hmmm...alcohol. And the weird thing is that I didn't even really drink before. It's almost like because I can't I really want to. And running. I know I can, but not the same. And I get really winded really fast.
What I am looking forward to: Next Wednesday's ultrasound with my momma who is coming up for it :)
Milestones: Hmm...I googled the baby's progress this week and apparently his kidney's are fully functioning! Yeah!!