Wednesday, March 23, 2011

25 Weeks!

Dear Braxton Hicks, I hate you. You can just disappear now.

UGHHH they sucks so bad. I know how to fix them, but sometimes I just can't. For example, on Monday while driving home (from my parents house!), and sure enough they started up in the car. They don't really's just a lot of pressure. Jade (my doula/bradley method teacher) described labor as a blood pressure cuff around your abdomen...and that sounds about right for these contractions. I had them one after was not fun to drive with. You can make them go away by relaxing, drinking water and sometimes just breathing...well relaxing while driving (like laying down with my eyes closed!) is impossible and drinking water is hard because then I'll have to pee sooner. I did breath though, obviously :)

Also I have heartburn that is radiating in my knee caps (hahaha love Juno!!). Honestly though this might be the worse symptom. I have meds for it, but I'm trying not to overdo the medicine...I mean I haven't had anything other than prenatals since I found out I was I only take it at night, even though I could take it more often that. Eh, it'll be okay.

On another note, C weighs almost 2 lbs and is just under 13.5 inches. And I'm huge. Like I joke that my belly gets into the room before me...but it's totally true.

So I did some fun stuff last week, my mom and in laws and myself went to a baby and kids consignment sale and got some great deals. I bought a bumbo seat with tray, boppy pillow, extra crib and cradle sheets, sleep sacks, onesies, and some toys. My mom has a fancy washing machine that has a "sanitary" everything soft has been washed, and I'll wash it again when I wash all of the rest of his clothes/sheets/blankets/etc before they go in his dresser. OHHH and I bought his car seat, base and extra base off of No shipping and no tax! Thank you Army :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

24 Weeks! took me like 8 years to sign in. Reminder, don't forget password. Ugh. Sucks.

Anyways! I had my 24 week appointment today, Christopher is perfect...he's measuring in the 60th percentile for size...I didn't know the did percentiles in utero, well learn something new everyday! I also learned that my midwife seems almost as excited as me for my natural child birth plan!! I'm so excited!!!

His heart rate is good, and my weight is good. (Which I was hugely stressed about!)

On a really good note, my next doctor's appointment without the hubby!!! Do you realize he's been gone almost a year??? This is huge!

Later this week I'm going to GA for the All 4 Kids Consignement sale, which should be fun!

Ohhhh!!! I forgot to talk about Bradley Method classes :)
So I started them last Thursday and have my next one tomorrow. They are very good, I'm learning new things and I can't wait until we get more into them.

Alright this blog kind of stinks, but I'm kind of drawing a blank! Let's see if I can post my picture from today :)

24 Weeks :)

24 weeks, 5 days

Monday, March 7, 2011

23 Weeks!

It's pretty crazy to know that we are already 23 weeks. This is flying by. I'm getting huge. Hopefully I don't get yelled at when I go to the doctor in a week. I gained a lot last visit, but since then I've mostly been maintaining...I can't lose any right now, but I can actively go against gaining anymore (at least all at once!). I just finished a prenatal yoga video, I enjoyed it...though I'm not sure C did. He was supposed to be all mellowed out because of it, but nope...he started kicking. And then I played his song afterwards and he was really kicking. His song is Return to Pooh Corner, I love how you can transpose Christopher Aaron where it says Christopher Robin, it is just perfect! He kicks during it, DH says it's because he wants me to stop singing...thanks a lot hubby!!

I'm going to try and alternate walking Abby and yoga everyday. So yoga was today, walk is tomorrow...he likes that better I think. It's more active for my crazy active little boy! :)

I also have noticed that I don't drink enough water (well I didn't JUST notice it...I've noticed it since I found out I was pregnant!). I TRY....but not hard enough. So let me grab my water...

On a side note (well more just back to the Return to Pooh Corner song!) I really love Kenny Loggins. I've always liked him, but I love him even more. He is so easy to sing along with, and that's something I love to do. Better to sing Kenny Loggins than some other songs I normally sing. Let's try to give this kid the best start we can by NOT introducing rap quite so early :)

Some stats on baby C. He is about the size of a papaya. Just over a pound and about 11 inches long. Such a big boy :)

More later on, probably on Friday...I have my first Bradley Method Class on Thursday!! And then my 24 week appointment on Monday. Told you this was going fast! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

22 Weeks!

Soooo for the first time since I started this blog I DIDN'T write on the day I was supposed to! Oops!

Anyways, we are 22 weeks and 2 days now. Christopher is getting big, apparently he is the size of a papaya (8 inches, 1.2 lbs...chunky monkey!). Also his eyelids have formed and he has also gotten his eyebrows! Also his internal systems are developing and maturing. Overall, he seems to be moving right along! I can't believe I have like 17 weeks to go. That's so crazy to me.

DH comes home in a few months, his day got pushed back a little bit (thank you Army...) but he'll still make it home in plenty of time to do the nursery and be here for me and the baby, before the baby is actually here.

Some random symptoms I've started to notice (who knows if they are pregnancy related or not....though I'm pretty sure you can attribute every positive or negative thing going on in your body for 9 months to pregnancy!): a random vibration type feeling right underneath my left breast/rib cage area, who knows what that is about; also I think I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions. Originally I thought the baby was pushing out right below my belly button because every now and then my uterus gets really hard at the bottom. It's slightly uncomfortable and almost always makes me feel like I have to pee...I just always blamed him, anyways I googled it last night and it sounds more like BHC and less like the baby. So I'm going to focus on my water intake to make sure I'm not getting dehydrated. Also my sleep habits have gone to crap. Like I can go to bed around 10-11 and without fail I will wake up between 4-5 and find it impossible to fall back asleep. I generally play a game or two (or three or four...basically until I win!) of solitaire, start my music over again and fall back asleep. Ughhh. I find that probably the most annoying of all. Oh and the back pain. RIDICULOUS. I bought a pregnancy wedge and it's helped a little, but sitting for too long is awful, laying down it's hard to get comfortable. Overall things are good and if these are the only complaints we have so far I think everything is going okay! I can live with these things :)

I'm also trying to focus on what I'm eating. I weigh myself everyday to make sure I'm not gaining too fast. I know I'm supposed to gain weight, but I gained like 10 lbs in one could have been all baby, but I just wanted to make sure. So I'm writing things down (along with calories, fiber and protein!) and keeping track. I'm aiming for 75g of protein a day. It sounds like a lot, but it adds up fast. I've also discovered my craving- Flintstones Push Pops....YUM! I try to limit them, but I do indulge every now and then!

Alright, more in a week :)