Saturday, October 2, 2010

21 Weeks

We are at 21 weeks now! I have been feeling good and I got to hear the baby's heartbeat again at the doctor last week so I feel very happy. Another new happening is that I can feel baby boy moving much more now. I can definitely distinguish the difference between gas and his flutterings. For the longest time, I couldn't really tell. So far, he seems to be the most noticeably active in the morning and at night.

At 21 weeks, he is now the length of a carrot and weighs about 3/4 of a pound and is 10 1/2 inches long. I can really tell that he grew a lot this last week because my tummy protrudes much more obviously and I can feel him moving much more. He looks something like this...

I also took e above tummy picture at work on Thursday for my 20 week mark. I feel so happy to be this far along and know that I am 1/2 way done! I think about my son a lot these days and refer to him as so. This is helping me to bond with him and I am starting to fall in love. <3 I can't wait to meet him!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's a BOY!!!!!

I'm sure you have all heard (because it's taken me forever to post this) that it is a boy! I was 99% sure it was a boy and I was right. Here are the pictures from our 18 week ultrasound. We are going back to the doctor tomorrow to get information about our ultrasound. Here are the pictures!
This is a great shot of his "goods". He really showed them off for us! Mom asked the technician, "How accurate is this?" and her reply was "Oh, it's DEFINITELY a boy". :)

This is him looking straight at the camera. The 2 dark circles are his eye sockets.

This is his adorable profile! He looks just like daddy! He has pouty lips and a ball on the end of his nose. I think he's so dreamy!

He is laying on his tummy. He is also really low in my uterus.

This pic is a little weird. He is upside down and his rib cage is at the top of the screen. His face is curled towards his chest.

We are also 20 weeks now! I am 5 months along with 4 1/2 left to go! He is now the length of a banana! Can't wait to meet you baby boy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

18 Weeks!

Well, I'm at the beginning of my 18th week and this will be an exciting one! The baby can now move it's arm and leg joints more so I should be feeling some movement soon! It also weighs about 7 ounces and is 5 1/2 inches long... like a bell pepper.

Aside from the excitement of feeling him/her soon, we will also be finding out in 2 days if it is a him or a her! On Tuesday, we go in for my big 18 week ultrasound! They will look at the baby for about 45 minutes and measure everything! We should also be able to see "the goods" so spread 'em baby! We want to know! Grandma Fran and Marky will be coming with me. We are very excited! If it was a 3D ultrasound the baby would look something like this...

Make sure to check back on Tuesday to see if your vote was right! So far, the census is 50/50%! I think I know what it will be... :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1st Sonogram

Last Friday, August 27th, Mark and I went to our first ultrasound. It was very exciting! Hearing the heart beat for the first time was an incredible sound. It felt so reassuring to hear it pumping strong after 2 months of feeling absolutely nothing. Dr. Kwak said everything looked good and that I wasn't normal for feeling so well! That was good news to me until he said I'm putting on weight a little fast. Hopefully I am like a few of the women I've talked to in that they gained all their weight in the beginning and it tapered off in the 3rd trimester. Maybe I'll be lucky! Anyways, I'm not too worried about it because the baby is healthy and I am still working out and staying busy. I'll just have more work to do after he/she comes.

Speaking of he/she, I was hoping to sneak a peak at the baby at the sonogram, but it was simply audio. :( I will just have to wait til my 18 week ultrasound to find out what the baby will be. That is on September 14th in just 14 days! I am so anxious to see our little he/she again because it's been awhile! Hopefully it won't be shy and will show off "the goods". I'll let you all know in 14 days! Use these last couple days to vote if you haven't yet. So far the votes have been 50/50%!

Monday, August 23, 2010

15 Weeks

The baby is about 4 inches long now weighing 2.5 ounces and is the size of an apple. It is using all that amniotic fluid to get the lungs ready! His/her legs are finally catching up to the length of the arms so I expect to feel some movement soon. I'm VERY anxious for that!

When people ask how I'm feeling, I respond with "Great!" But I'm secretly a little worried about the baby because I feel absolutely nothing! I have my first sonogram this Friday so I will be sure to give a report of our healthy baby after. I just need to trust God that everything is fine and be grateful that I am having an easy pregnancy! We will find out the baby's gender on September 14th so stay tuned!

If I were to have a 3D ultrasound right now, the baby would look something like this:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

2nd Trimester!

This Monday, I will have officially hit the 2nd trimester mark! We are currently visiting Mark's family in Bakersfield, and I noticed on the car ride up here that my "loose" shorts were uncomfortably digging into my stomach. It's also really hot here so I thought I'd go buy my first pair of maternity shorts. I went to Kohl's and found the most comfortable jean elastic waist maternity shorts ever for $9! I am so thrilled (you can ask Mark)! I think I might wear these everyday! I also bought a pair of similar jean capris for $14. I am very excited about my new finds if you can't tell.

I got my 13 week newsletter today from This week, the baby will develop fingerprints and you should be able to see all the organs and veins through the transparent skin. The body is also catching up to the size of the head. It should be about 1/3 of the whole body now! It should weigh about 1 ounce and be 3 inches long (about the length of a big shrimp). Here is about what the baby should look like inside me right now. I think that's a pretty good size! Most people are telling me they think it's going to be a boy... What do you think? Vote on our homepage!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lime = Change in Mood

So, I am now at week 12 and the baby is the length of a lime! I am very excited to be just 1 week away from my 2nd trimester! Unfortunately, I have now had my first real hormonal symptoms of being pregnant. I have become really tired and moody or emotional this week. So far every evening, I have had a little headache and then I get grouchy.

Last night, I had my first real meltdown. A few bothersome things had happened in the evening and I just lost it. It started by cutting out about 2 hours worth of laminated decorations for my classroom next year so I was tired. Then Mark came home and wanted to work in the garage again so I made me a smoothie for dinner and went out to help him. He knocked over my whole smoothie with his drill and I got agitated. We both came back in and I started cleaning up the ant mess from last week in the kitchen and Mark went to work in his office. I was annoyed after scrubbing the floor and scooping litter and then I found that Sandy knocked my new bagels on the floor and started biting them! Oh man, I was ready to give her back. I went upstairs to tell Mark that I wanted to give her back and he said, "Ok, well that's fine but I think you should think about it overnight." (What a smart guy!)
I went to do some other things and came back to him and asked, "I bought some Buterfinger ice cream today. Do you like Butterfinger? Oh wait! You don't really like Butterfinger!" And all he said was, "It's not my favorite". I just lost it! I hid my face in the corner around the door and started bawling! I was so irritated all night and I just couldn't hold it in anymore! Mark asked me what was wrong and I said "I don't knoooooooooow....." He just laughed and held me close and said, "I think I know..." Mark cuddled with me in bed and made me feel all better. :) He also brought me Butterfinger ice cream in bed. He's such a good hubby and I know he'll be a great father too! I just hope I don't do this to him too often!

I don't know why it has taken so long for me to have hormonal changes, but now that I'm approaching my 2nd trimester, maybe I will start to feel the pregnancy more. I just pray that my reaction to the changes will lighten up (for both our sakes)!