Thursday, December 29, 2011

Exciting Milestones!

I know I haven't posted a bump update in like three weeks but things have been super busy with the holidays and preparing for baby! A few really neat things happened recently that I wanted to make sure that I documented... Yesterday the baby was super active. For awhile I was having trouble deciphering gas bubbles with baby movement but yesterday things became pretty clear and I felt her off and on all day. Last night I was laying on my back in bed with my hand on my stomach and she kicked hard! So hard that I could feel her from the outside for the first time! I grabbed hubs' hand and put it on my stomach and she kicked him twice! It was soooo cool. He finally got to feel her moving! Yay for a healthy growing baby! We are over the moon excited about our little girl and we have picked out a name but I am going to hold off on posting it until after our ultrasound on Jan 30. I go back to the doctor on the 9th for my 20 week check up. I can't wait to hear her heartbeat again! We have an at home doppler that a friend let us borrow but I'm too chicken to use it very often. I've used it twice (once at the doctor's office so they could show me what to do, and once at home). It is harder to find the heartbeat with those things and I would freak out if I couldn't find it so I try to refrain from using it! I'll be back with the 19 week update on Saturday but until then here are a few belly pics from weeks 17 and 18! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas friends!

 17 weeks
18 weeks

Saturday, December 10, 2011

16 Week Update and Pictures!

 16 Weeks!
Size of Baby: 
She is the size of an avocado! About 4.5 inches and 3.5 ounces! 
Face still breaking out some, no stretch marks to report though! 
Not sure how many pounds I'm up, not more than three or four though. I'll find out on Tuesday at my doctor's appt. Maternity clothes are hard to find! I have definitely outgrown most of my regular clothes.
Feeling pretty good... occasional pulls and stretches as our girl grows but nothing that bothers me at all! 
Food is a difficult subject for me... I feel like I should be eating all the time but I'm not really that hungry. I am becoming a very picky eater too... nothing sounds good to me at meal time. Cravings are definitely fruit (oranges and grapefruit) and lately I've been wanting chocolate.  
I love sleep. I'm exhausted all the time! 
Anxious to hear her heartbeat again on Tuesday... A friend gave me an at home doppler to use but I'm too scared to use it on my own. I'm taking it with me on Tuesday and I'm going to ask the Nurse Practitioner to show me how to use it.
Fetal Movement:
Definitely feeling the bubbles and flutters that everyone talks about... it was hard to recognize at first but it's becoming more frequent now so I'm pretty sure it's her! 
What I miss:
Deli meat... I would love a big turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and mayo!!  
Nothing major to report but I've definitely popped and people have been rubbing my belly (no strangers! haha!).
The moment you've all been waiting for:
 8 weeks
 9 Weeks
 11 weeks
 13 Weeks
 15 Weeks
16 weeks