Saturday, June 28, 2008


last Saturday vs. today...

Friday, June 27, 2008


Patrick felt the baby kick for the first time last night!!!

I'll never forget the look on his face... one of pure surprise and wonder!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Last night I was up for a half hour (from 2:30-3am) with the WORST heartburn I've ever had in my life.

And that's no exaggeration because I've had heartburn MAYBE three or four times in my existence. And it has never been like that. OW!

Tums didn't even touch it. Lets just hope that, even though it's about the heartburn-getting time in this pregnancy, it skips me for the most part!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


First order of business:


Second order of business:

I wore pre-pregnancy jeans for the first time today since like... week 10 or so? Trina sent me her Bella Bands and they arrived yesterday... they are amazing and give me a little variety in what I wear... for a couple more weeks anyway, since I think I am at the beginning of another growth spurt!

Monday, June 23, 2008


Last night was the last time I am painting my nails on my own. I had to huff and puff leaning over my belly. You wouldn't think it would be so hard. At least they turned out allright... but pedicures for the remainder of this pregnancy, here I come!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I am so so so so so so excited!

I just made our appointment for our 3D/4D ultrasound at Womb's Window-August 23rd!

I used to be sooo creeped out by them... but then realized that the pictures I was seeing were of the babies sans a lot of fat. The recommended time for them is 28-32 weeks, when it has enough fat to make it not look like an alien, but still is little enough to where it has room to wiggle around. So the day we're going is actually on a Saturday, coencidentally the day I turn 30 weeks-so right in the middle. It's down in Wilmington so it's a little drive, but since it's a Saturday Patrick won't have to take off work and neither will Nate (he and Kas are going of course) and hopefully Alex will be able to go too... so it would just work out for the best.

Eeeehhhh I am just so geeked!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


OH my word I am so TIRED!!

Last night, after three rough nights, I finally got a decent night's sleep... the only thing I ever got up for was my hourly trip to the bathroom, and since that's been going on for more than four months now I am completely used to it and can stumble between there and back into bed with minimal waking up.

Then I got up at 6:30 and went on my walk with Kas and the pups.

Apparently that completely drains me. A couple of times now I've seriously crashed after the walk-this morning I plopped down on the couch, just expecting to rest my eyes for a little while... next thing I knew it was ELEVEN THIRTY-I had fallen asleep for a good 3 1/2 hours! On the couch nonetheless-which is where I plop when I don't want to sleep for long, since I don't sleep too soundly on it. Apparently that rule doesn't hold anymore.

And now it's almost 4. I am completely whooped. I haven't done much today-thankfully (miraculously) the house has stayed too clean to clean it for a good week now, and all I had to do was make the bed and put a trash bag in the can... but somehow I'm ready for bed now and am dreading the next hour because I will have to drag my laziness up off this couch and go make dinner... last thing I want to do. This sleepiness has come out of left field. I haven't felt like this since I was 12-13 weeks along... I hope it's not here to stay!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Halfway done!

I can remember at the beginning of this pregnancy thinking how far away the end of the first trimester seemed, let alone the halfway point (or what I hope to be is about a week or two past the halfway point...) yet here we are, and time keeps flying!

No picture today-I took one for the book of course, but it looks pretty much the same as last week, no progress really... except for my soccer player getting stronger and stronger.

I got online this morning and looked at my new ticker, the one at the top of the page, and laughed-it says something about "keeping mommy awake at night"-and boy was that true last night! I had a Coke last night at like 7 while I was at the movies, and that may have been my problem-baby kept me up till 1 kicking and moving around, and of course just by nature I woke up this morning at 7. And the baby started up again soon after that. And is still going at it as I type this. Not that I mind at all... I love it! I just wish it would move around a bit-it kicks the same spot every time (though maybe it kicks more than I think and the placenta is in the way or something).

That's all really... I'm still feeling really good, went to see a nutritionist yesterday and my iron is good and I've gained somewhere between 5-8lbs so far... a pretty healthy amount, they were pretty pleased with my progress.

I hope the second half goes as smoothly as the first half did!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


This baby is growing at an alarming rate.

The past couple of weeks I have had fun feeling for the top of my uterus-just out of curiosity-because on all of my week-by-week updates that I get via e-mail it tells me where the top of the uterus normally is at that particular week.

So we get to last Saturday, when I turn 19 weeks. It says that it's normally "an inch or two below the belly button"-well I could feel it right AT my belly button... I had been feeling it an inch or two below the week or two before that.

So I forgot about it for a couple of days, and then just now felt for it again-couldn't find it, couldn't find it, kept going up-it's a good inch or more ABOVE my belly button now! How the HECK does it grow THAT much in five days?!

I've been feeling rather gigantic this week, and I guess I know why... I've had a growth spurt. Can't wait till Saturday to take a new picture and compare this one.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Thought of the day:

Cloth diapers!!

I'm thinking of using them... at least for when we are just here at home (not overnight or anything). They would save SO much money... and lets face it, before the past 20-30 years that is all that anyone ever used! The ones at this site come in so many cute colors...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


There is nothing that makes me more blissfully happy than this baby kicking.

Its actually kicking REALLY hard right now... for its little self anyway... last night and this morning I have felt it so so strong! Last night I could feel it inside and out when I put my hand on my belly... but Patrick couldn't feel it though it thumped him a couple of times-I think it helps that I can feel it from the inside at the same time. I could just sit here and feel it do this all day!

Monday, June 9, 2008


My wedding rings are officially off and replaced with a cheapo band.

I went on a walk this morning with Kas-and even though we left at about 6:45am by the time we were done at 7:30 it was already in the 80's and my fingers had become sausages. I'm not about to sacrifice my rings to my negligence, so off they come-I'll put them back on when it cools off or just if I plain miss them. I didn't realize how much hands hurt when they swell-oh I can't wait for the rest of our HOT North Carolina summer and to be retaining my weight in water.

Also, tonight at Cici's I tried to justify eating a lot of (mmmmm my favorite) cinnamon rolls... one for each month pregnant I am... thankfully I'm not officially 5 months along yet, because I am pleased to report that I failed my 4-month attempt. I'm not telling you by how much, all you need to know is that I didn't quite eat 4 cinnamon rolls.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Forgot to post this yesterday... I'm posting the 17 week picture too so you can see the 2 week difference:

It's safe to say that THAT tank top is stretching out a wee bit and I'll have to find another one for picture-taking purposes again soon. (This is the second one I've used... the last one was my beloved black one that had to retire for the time being.)

Today we're going out crib searching. I know it's a little early, but we figured that the smartest way to do this was get everything for the nursery gradually so we're not breaking the bank on our lovely E-3 pay. First is the crib set, then the bookshelves... then we'll figure everything out from there.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


A little late but...

Friday, June 6, 2008


Wow-two of my friends had their babies this week! Both boys too... the baby streak continues.

I've gotten to the point the past couple of nights (when I am laying on my side/stomach) where the baby must be moving around to get comfortable or something, and if I pay attention to where its moving at I can usually press my hand on it and feel it moving and kicking. Woohoo! I tried to get Patrick to feel it last night but he was too asleep and out of it.

19 weeks tomorrow! yay!

Monday, June 2, 2008


I just noticed a couple of days ago that I'm in the middle box of my ticker now! It seems like just yesterday-when we found out SO SO early (3w6d) that when I put it into the ticker for the first time it was just on the first box and the last box seemed soooo long away. It's honestly been flying, and I don't know how I feel about that-there is still so much to do (the house is a disaster right now, cluttered with all sorts of bins to put into storage to give us some extra room). I want to get the baby's room started (and lots of it finished) soon while I still have motivation and ambition to do anything at all.

I got my very first pair of maternity pants yesterday. Technically, capris... since it's steadily just about 90 degrees and humid here every day. Of course they don't have a picture of them on Old (which is strange methinks) but oh well, they are jean ones and they fit my short little legs well which is a small miracle. We were going to go to Wilmington to go to the mall there (and to make another trip to the Motherhood store) but since Patrick is working till 6pm now that's completely out of the question.

I hate that there are so so so many cute maternity clothes onLINE at Old Navy, Target, and Motherhood... ahem, stores, I like to try my stuff on before I get it. Even if there are free returns. It's just such a hassle. I think maternity clothes are going to be my biggest gripe this whole pregnancy. I need more, as I am starting to look like a beached whale foolishly squeezing into anything else. I do think I am going to take advantage of Target's offer of free shipping over $50-I just sold a purse and a blanket this past weekend so I have at least $90 to play with. That's a good few shirts... and that's all I want. The second pregnancy (if we are blessed with one) will be so much easier... haul the stuff out of storage and buy a few key things here and there and bam, done.

In way more relevant news, the baby is giving me a good whack about once a day now. Any time I expect it to pick up a ton more.

OH... and my next ultrasound was finally scheduled today... July 1. I am already getting paranoid that they will slip and tell us what we are having or that I will figure it out by looking at the screen... as this is the ultrasound that would tell us if we were going to know. I have my next OB appointment the hour before that as well... so it'll be all sorts of baby fun that day!