Saturday, February 20, 2010

26 weeks

Ahem. Do you see my ticker, over there on the right hand side of the screen? And do you see the estimated number of days left in my pregnancy? That’s right, folks, we broke into double digits! Seriously though, I can’t believe I’m under 100 days! So here we have a 26 week belly shot…

Am I really that big? I think it's the angle. And this is our vegetable for the sixth month (that’s an awfully big eggplant)…

Mom: I’m sorry because I know you like the continuity, but this will have to be the last time I have a belly picture in the polka dot shirt. It’s not a maternity shirt, and it won’t be fitting over my belly again anytime soon I don’t think. I will try to pick another shirt that looks like it will fit me until the end, so that you can continue to have continuity. But holy moly look how big my belly is! I promise you that it was not that big at the beginning of this week!

Here’s a little survey:

How Far Along: 26 weeks

Total Weight Gained: A lady never tells…

Maternity Clothes: Always. Except for the polka dot shirt, which, as I said above, will be retired after today.

Sleep: I love to sleep, I do a lot of it, and I’m still doing ok with it. Not especially comfortable, but not especially uncomfortable. I love all of my pillows and can’t stand sleeping on my sides. Haven’t gone back to having to get up in the night to potty, but I’m sure it will come with the 3rd trimester.

Best Moment of the Week: Dropping below 100 days left!

Worst Moment of the Week: My brother in law’s dad died yesterday, and all of the arrangements and everything fall to him. Please pray for him—I can’t imaging losing one of my parents right now, and he’s only a couple of years older than me. That was also basically his only parent because he is estranged from his mother.

Movement: All the time!! I am growing a little soccer player. (Or if you’re going to take my husband’s side, a football kicker) I love that I can see it bigtime from the outside too.

Food Craving: I haven’t craved anything yet. I do like fruit and Asian food though. Ok, I just like to eat.

Food aversions: Some Italian. Haven’t even been able to think of it since it made me sick my first trimester.

Gender: It's a boy! We have a name, but I’m not putting it on here until after he’s born. If you want to know, you can email me.

Belly Button: Definitely in. But shallower than pre-pregnancy. It feels weird when you push on it. I’m not sure if it will pop. Nathan thinks it will. When I was a little kid, I thought that the baby’s umbilical cord connected to the mommy’s belly button, and that was how the baby breathed.

Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton-Hicks

What I miss: Walking like a normal human being. My SPD is coming back with a vengeance and it really hurts to walk. People think I have the pregnant waddle but I’m actually just limping and walking gingerly. I have to be really careful not to slip and getting in and out of the car or bed because if my legs go too far apart it feels like my pelvis ripped in half. I’m hoping to see a chiropractor soon. I know it’s all worth it for the end result though!

What I look forward to: Getting my nursery furniture! I ordered it and can’t wait to get it and see it put together in Piglet’s room!

Milestones: He’s getting pretty close to 2 lbs!

As an addendum to the waddling bit, Nathan and I were walking around the mall earlier this week and I was pretty sore from walking all day so I was gimping. Nathan looked at me and started to do a penguin walk to make fun of me, except he exaggerated it a lot. When I told him he was just drawing attention to us he said he guessed I could just be his penguin. Silly boy, he always makes me laugh.

Friday, February 19, 2010

You're pregnant?!

I was just in the bathroom in a different part of the company where I don't go often, and I saw a woman that I am aquainted with, but again, don't see often. I don't think I've seen her since before I got pregnant. I was washing my hands and she stared at my belly in the mirror and goes, "I didn't know you were pregnant! Congratulations!" She's the first person that's noticed and said something by herself. (Well, men just stare. Because every man with any sense has learned that you can easily mistake fat for pregnant and so unless there's a baby popping out, you just don't say anything.) Anyways, I thought it was nice.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A little of this and that...

Wow I guess it's been a while since I posted.  We don't get internet at our house and I haven't been to work much lately so that's why. I'm 25 wks and change right now. Nothing has really changed pregnancy wise. I had a Dr. appointment last week and I'm measuring just a few days ahead, so nothing to get excited about. Piglet's heart was strong and steady. I have to drink the nasty and get the blood poke at my next visit! My orange drink is chilling in the fridge right now.  I told Nathan that even though I know he's dying to try it, please not to. I really love feeling him move.

Last week (2/11-2/12) it snowed here.  We had a record snowfall actually--the most snowfall in a day in 111 years of recorded history.  So of course we had to go play in it! Nathan had never made a snowman before so we made our version. Behold the pregnant snowwoman!  Nathan made the chest, that's why its so anatomically...erm...perky.
We also went for a long walk. Our goal was to get coffee at the gas station down the road but when we got there we discovered that they had none. So I made homeade hot chocolate. It was just ok. Not spectacular. But it was warm!

On Saturday our friends M&T took us to lunch at T.exas R.oadhouse. I had ribs and boy they were yummy! We really appreciated their generosity.

We got our tax return yesterday so I got to order the nursery furniture.  I got the nursery in a box from W.almart. It's got a crib, changer, and 4 drawer dresser discounted to $199.  I'm not entirely sure what to expect quality-wise, but the reviews seemed to be pretty good.