Thursday, December 31, 2009

18 weeks and a poll!

Not much news this week. I'm showing a little more, although I still think that to outsiders I just look like I need to put down the Budweiser. Supposedly 18 weeks is the beginning of month 5 :jaw hits floor: Still no movement (waaa!!!) but am on the edge of my seat waiting until January 13. The big day! Speaking of the big day, please direct your attention to the poll to your left. Take a shot at guessing what baby W is and then leave me a comment with what you chose.

Here are a few things that may help in your decision:
1) Chinese Gender Chart says Boy (http://www.thelaboroflove.com/chart/pred.html)
2) No morning sickness (aka vomitting) yet I was really nauseous for 3 weeks (Yuck!)
3) Milk - Oh how I love you!
4) Pickles - Shout out to you too!
5) Mommy intuition is broken. I've had no dreams of what this baby is.
6) Acne - oh aren't you fun?
7) I come from a family of girls (me and sis) and my sister has two girls.

Now vote!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

17 week bump!

Taken on Christmas morning!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

16 weeks!

How far along? 16 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up 2 pounds - woop woop.
Maternity clothes? No, except for my BeBand from Target
Stretch marks? Negative Ghost Rider
Sleep: eh, I pretty much toss and turn all night and have to get up to pee at least once.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat again while also hearing the baby kick via the doppler
Movement: None
Food cravings: None really
Gender: Unknown
Labor Signs: None, and lets keep it that way for another say 22-24 weeks.
Belly Button in or out? in
What I am looking forward to: my big ultrasound in January
Milestones: Scheduling my Big ultrasound for January 13 (although I might need to change it for Mike's schedule...but I don't wanna...stomps feet!)

A little something for you to listen to. I recorded the heartbeat with my phone at my appointment yesterday. You can't see anything (except my shirt) but you can hear the heartbeat.
video

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Baby got Christmas gifts already...

Thanks Mom and Dad for the gifts you sent for your future grandbaby. I have been eyeing this bouncer since April, and loved it so much that I bought one for my cousin Ashleigh who had a darling little boy named Connor in May. I told my mom about it and it arrived at my door yesterday with three other boxes full of stuff. Wohoooo! Baby also received two books "If you give a Pig a Party" and "If you give a Cat a Cupcake." If you haven't read these books, check them out. They are just so cute. Along with the books came the stuffed animals from the book. So baby has the cat and the pig. On our doorstep yesterday was Mike's diaper bag that he has been wanting since he used my sister and brother-in-laws. The reason I ordered it so early was because it was $15 off on black friday. Can you say deal? It's a backpack diaper bag and so cool.

Fisher Price Soothe N Play Bouncer - Woodland Animals


Our backpack just has a "W" on it.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Did you know...

According to Baby Center, it's a fact that:
Your baby is slightly more likely to be a boy than a girl. On average in the United States, 1,048 boys are born for every 1,000 girls.

So I'm only 15 weeks today and I've already grown a love obsession with babyGap. Seriously, they have some of the cutest things. So, being the crazy person that I am, I checked out the site and noticed that they had quite a few onesies on clearance. Who doesn't love a sale? Two of the onesies I liked were from Halloween and they were on sale for $2.99. I saw another one that I loved and it was on sale for $7.99. I added them to my cart. I then found a coupon code for 20% off plus free shipping. What a freakin deal. So needless to say, I got all three onesies shipped for $12. Wohoo!

They were delivered yesterday. Here are the three I ordered:

This one says: perfect, exactly right, without any flaws or defects:perfect little fingers and toes.







Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Question for mommies that breastfed...

I've been reading about breastfeeding lately and had no clue that it is recomended that you shouldn't introduce a bottle or a pacifier for the first month or so to avoid nipple confusion. What? I'd like to give breastfeeding a shot but would also like to pump so that Mike will be able to feed the baby with a bottle as well. I'm also not opposed to pacifiers so I planned to have those as well. If you breastfed, what was your experience with bottles and pacifiers? When did you introduce them? Was there any issues with nipple confusion? I know this is just me being new to all this but from what I remember with my sister and a few girlfriends that breastfed, they didn't wait a month to introduce these things. Am I just being a worry wort?

Your thoughts are appreciated!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What's happening this week?

14 weeks from Baby Center:

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.



A little late: 13 week belly

This was taken on Thanksgiving. You can't really see much (other then me looking fat).