Sunday, October 28, 2012

19 weeks

that belly is starting to stick out! 
what’s new with baby: baby p weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and is about 6 inches long head to bottom! baby p can now hear my voice and his/her sensory development is exploding! 

what’s new with mom: mom is amazed that the half way point of pregnancy is tomorrow! i'm starting to feel more movements so that's exciting. my back's been hurting a lot this weekend but nothing too crazy. and i'm getting more of those "round ligament" or stretching pains again. i gotta make room for the little guy! or girl! 

wardrobe: definitely maternity pants! unfortunately my loungy pants are even starting to feel snug! my shirts are still fine but i'm planning on incorporating more maternity shirts into my wardrobe soon. 

cravings: nothing crazy, but i feel like if i hear about something then i want it! (not steak or anything gross like that!) like my sister mentioned chocolate covered raisins on facebook the other day and i've been wanting them ever since! and josh mentioned penn station and i craved their artichoke sub until i had it! 

anything hard? can i just whine for a second and say that the weather for my reveal party on tuesday is going to be cold and rainy!? that's not really hard but i'm still bummed. on a completely unrelated note it's weird to be around clients and parents and feel very pregnant but not say anything, and they're not saying anything so it's just awkward. soon enough i'm sure it will all be out in the open. 

best moment(s) of the week: well i got my first "when are you due!?" from someone i hadn't talked about being pregnant with this week! that was weird and exciting! josh and i were also linus (him) and the great pumpkin (me) for our friends' halloween party last night. that was pretty fun! being a pumpkin was a perfect halloween costume for a pregnant lady - just wore my maternity leggings and a black shirt with a pumpkin thing over it all - super comfortable! 

20 weeks tomorrow and off to the doctor the day after that! eek!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

18 weeks!

i feel like mom was looking rough this morning! 

what’s new with baby: head to rump, baby p is now about 5 1/2 inches long and weighs in at a whopping 7 ounces! he or she is busy flexing his or her arms and legs! 

what’s new with mom: mom is doing good and feeling more pregnant every day! i feel like my belly is pooching out more but looking back through the pictures it looks like change is happening quite slowly! i've yet to have anyone i don't know ask if i was pregnant, which most people don't do anyway but i'm thinking some of my clients are suspicious! anyway, as i sit here my lower back is killing me but i'm feeling pretty good overall. still hungry and tired. what's new? 

wardrobe: i'm in maternity pants and i'm not looking back! (of course my pajama and loungy pants still fit fine.) we'll see how long my tops last! 

cravings: nothing too crazy. one night i really wanted mexican food so we went out for that. baby p HATED mexican for quite a while but now it seems that they've made up so that makes me happy! and i discovered a new mexican restaurant a couple weeks ago which is quite delicious so we went there. i've been wanting pie since the last episode of The Office but that has not happened yet. 

anything hard? well work was super hard this week but that has nothing to do with being pregnant. although i might be more emotional about work because of baby p. i cried when i left on monday and josh brought me home flowers that night. :) and that was just monday! i'm getting more and more excited to find out what we're having on the 30th! i can now check the whether for our gender reveal party on the 10 day forecast! eek! i'm also getting anxious to feel baby p move more. i feel some strange little flutters and popping, but i want a real KICK! but i know it's still early and i'm trusting that everything is a-okay! 

best moment(s) of the week: hmm... yesterday we went to a corn maze with our friend sarah and i love any fall time fun! here's a pic of us on the hayride. stay tuned for Halloween costume pics next week! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

17 weeks!

i looked a lot cuter earlier in the day but i forgot to get a pic so i just threw this on tonight! 

what’s new with baby: baby p is about 5 inches long head to bottom and weighs in at about 5 ounces, approximately the size of a turnip! baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and he or she can move his or her joints! 

what’s new with mom: mom is pooped from a long day of throwing briana's baby shower! in all seriousness i'm feeling pretty good other than some reflux here and there, especially when i lay down. yuck. still very hungry but good. i think this week i'm really starting to look pregnant

wardrobe: well kids, i bought some maternity clothes, and they are getting lots of use already! me and my mom went shopping at several places and i think i ended up with 3 pairs of jeans (one nice pair for work), black dress pants, a skirt, and leggings. definitely a lot of things for the lower half of my body since my shirts still fit. hopefully i can hold off until briana passes along some of her maternity clothes to me. :) 

cravings: nothing in particular, just food! today i got a burrito from chipotle for the first time in years (i usually get a burrito bowl), and i ate every bite of it! 

anything hard? fortunately, i can't think of anything! i'm definitely tired but that's quite normal at this point! 

best moment(s) of the week: getting to spend time with my parents was certainly nice! i'm super thankful for all of their help around the house and all of my mom's help prepping for the shower! and of course getting to throw briana her baby shower was pretty great! here's a few pics from the afternoon: 

baby p also finally has something in his or her room now! on a whim we stopped in at a furniture store that was closing for good last night. they had about 20 pieces of furniture they were still trying to get rid of half an hour before they closed and this chair was one of them! after a short debate i decided i really liked the chair and especially the price! milo likes it too! i can't wait to start decorating more!!! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

16 weeks

what’s new with baby: baby p is about the size of an avocado now: 4 1/2 inches long crown to rump and 3 1/2 ounces! so big! baby p is staying busy in there pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day! and baby p is even growing toenails! 

what’s new with mom: mom is tired! this week at work has been crazy and i'm not excited about it being monday already in just a couple hours. i'm also still super hungry but feeling pretty good overall. 

wardrobe: man am i ready to go shopping! i can still wear my regular pants but it's getting to the point of just not being fun anymore! my parents are coming into town later this week and i'm hoping my mom will be up for a little shopping trip - at least for some jeans, bras, and underwear! 

cravings: nothing in particular, but nothing too healthy either unfortunately. cookies, ice cream, and brownies all come to mind. and i just ate a bag of popcorn and i'm still hungry. :( 

anything hard? well being super exhausted is no fun. and feeling like a busted can of biscuits in my pants gets old. but other than that nothing too bad. i'm getting more and more excited to find out if baby p is a he or a she! october 30th can't come quickly enough! i have no idea what i think he/she is. earlier on i thought boy and i'm still leaning that way, but now i'm not so sure! 

best moment(s) of the week: hmm... this week was hard. i did buy the cutest little baby underwear (?) pamper cover thing (?) (what the heck are those called!?) yesterday at this cute little baby store near raleigh. and i got a cute little toy for baby p's cousin paapu. you can read all about paapu (and my awesome sister!) here!

is this not going to be the cutest baby butt newborn pics ever!? 
update 10/8: apparently i am a terrible mother (or i was just really tired when i wrote this last night) because i forgot to mention the doctor appointment we had at the beginning of the week! THAT was the highlight of my week! everything looked great and we got to hear sweet baby p's heartbeat again! it was wonderful! 156 beats per minute! can't wait to SEE (sorta) him/her at the next appointment!