Tuesday, December 25, 2012

28 Weeks

Merry Christmas!

Pregnancy app is still saying the baby is the size of a papaya and in the weight range of 1.5-2.2 pounds and is 13-15 inches in length.  

How far along: 28 weeks
Sickness: None!
Maternity Clothes: Yes and No, I am wearing a maternity SANTA BABY shirt that my sister Melissa got while pregnant with Merrick but then I am in regular jeans.  (note the frontal shot of the santa baby shirt didn't turn out too well)
Stretch Marks: Still the little (not too noticeable) white lines on my back.
Sleep: Pretty good, I am waking up anywhere between 2:00 and 4:00 am and it will take me a few minutes to get comfortable and fall back asleep.  Sometimes I will wake up every hour from 2:00-4:00.  Wonder if this will become the baby's schedule?!
Movement: I feel the baby a lot at night and sometimes in the early morning.  
Food Cravings: This isn't food but I have noticed I am thirsty A LOT and just want WATER.  I am also still a fan of yogurt and apples and of course SUGAR!  
Symptoms: Still having sciatic pain and then this past week my belly button felt like it was about to rip a part!  My sister Allison told me it was probably my muscles in my stomach starting to separate.  Oh yea!

Holiday News: Clark and Laura drove down from Twin Falls the weekend before Christmas.  We went to lunch on the 22nd to celebrate an EARLY birthday for Laura.  Then that night we had a family dinner up at my Dad and Lorie's and played CHRISTMAS WHEEL OF FORTUNE aka Hangman.  Nick and I spent Christmas Eve with his family and then Christmas Day was what we referred to as 'The Marathon'.  Christmas morning breakfast with Nick's parents, lunch with my mom and sisters, quick stop at my Dad and Lorie's for presents, and then dinner, nativity scene, and jolly merriment at my Grandma Norda's.  Whew!  

I am looking forward to next year because we will have a little 9 month old boy crawling around!  

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

27 Weeks

Pregnancy app is still saying the baby is the size of a papaya weighing 1.5 to 2.2 pounds and is 13 to 15 inches in length.  This weeks marks the start of the THIRD trimester.  A little scary when I think of it that way because I feel like I just started the second trimester not too long ago.  

How Far Along: 27 weeks, beginning of 3rd trimester
Sickness: Actually last night I didn't sleep very well and when I woke up in the morning I felt really nauseous and like I needed to throw up but couldn't.  I was reminded of the early pregnancy BLAH days but by mid morning I started to feel better and now I am fine.    
Maternity Clothes: Yes and No.  Wearing maternity pants in this picture but everything else is regular clothes.  This purple shirt is something I had but didn't wear as much because it seemed to hang all wrong in the belly area and accentuated the six pack abs I DID NOT have.  So, perfect to stretch over the belly I have now!
Stretch Marks: Still think I have little white lines on the love handles, but they aren't that noticeable...thank goodness!
Sleep: Most nights I sleep really well but last night not so much.  I fell asleep around 11:00 but then was up at 1:00 and couldn't get back to sleep until 4:00.  I think I was hungry and after a little snack I fell right back to sleep.  It did take me 3 hours to figure that out though.  
Movement: Baby moves every day (thank goodness).  I found out that a friend of mine just lost her baby at 27 weeks and it was so devastating to me.  It also made me extremely paranoid if I didn't feel this little boy kick for awhile.  
Food Cravings: Still the same.  Yogurt, apples, pasta, soup, SUGAR!
Symptoms: Still have the lovely sciatic pain...

Holiday News: I am getting so excited for Christmas I feel like a little kid again. I have been listening to Holiday music almost non stop and just feel more in the Christmas spirit than I have in the past.  Maybe I am in nesting mode but I am done Christmas shopping and all my presents are wrapped and ready to go!  This Friday my sister Laura and her husband Clark and their adorable little boy Henry will be here from Twin Falls, ID and on saturday we are having a family party with my Dad and Lorie.  Then Monday (Christmas Eve) starts the 48 hour festivities!  

Saturday, December 15, 2012

26 Weeks

Unfortunately this week has been a busy one and I never got around to taking a weekly picture.  My work sends out Christmas Baskets every year to customers and vendors so all day Monday and Tuesday were spent being a 'little elf' and delivering these 100+ baskets.  So by the time I got home from work I was exhausted.  Then it was also my work Christmas Party on Friday and guess who was in charge of the Christmas slideshow?  That's right, me!  So I spent some longer nights at the office also coming home late and exhausted and to top all of that off it is finals week so I had to make sure to fit in some time to take my final before the deadline last night at 6:00 pm.  
So, since I never posted an ultrasound picture, here is Baby P at 20 weeks. 
Sorry if some of you find an ultrasound picture creepy. 

How Far Along: 26 weeks
Sickness: None!
Maternity Clothes: Yes and No, wearing mostly my own clothes but will occasionally wear a pair of maternity pants or a shirt.
Stretch Marks: I think I might have a couple little white lines on my side or what I would call my 'love handles'.  
Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good.
Movement: Baby is still moving quite a bit.  I feel him more at night when I'm sitting or laying down in bed. 
Food Cravings: Still the same...soup, pasta, fruit, yogurt, etc.
Symptoms: Still the annoying sciatic pain. I will be cleaning around the house feeling good and then all of the sudden I will have this shooting pain that is almost paralyzing.  Nick just thinks it is so funny to watch me try and walk, sympathy?  No.   

Holiday News:  Work Christmas Baskets are delivered!  Let's just say it was much more difficult to climb in and out of the truck this year.  My work Christmas Party was last night, short and sweet and I am really looking forward to the holidays and being with my family!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

25 Weeks

Per the pregnancy app on my phone it is saying the baby from 25-28 weeks is the size of a papaya weighing 1.5 to 2.2 pounds and is anywhere between 13 to 15 inches in length.  I am going to go out on a limb and speculate that our baby (not having tall parents) is probably in the 13 inch range.  

How far along: 25 weeks 
Sickness: None at all
Maternity Clothes: Yes and No.  I have a couple pairs of maternity pants from my sisters that I will occasionally wear but a few pairs of my pants are still comfortable enough to wear (with the button and zipper completely undone of course) 
Stretch Marks: None that I have seen yet
Sleep: Still really good
Movement: The baby is moving more and more in fact this day was a milestone because Nick felt the baby kick for the first time!  
Food Cravings: Still about the same, eating apples and yogurt for lunch.  Still like soup and pasta and with the holidays coming up I am getting more than enough sugar.  
Symptoms: Still having sciatic pain on and off.  I thought I could pin point things I did that made it worse but I can't, it just randomly comes and goes. 

Holiday news:  The Christmas Tree is up and decorated!  I even added a little holiday decoration to our bedroom this year.  I had 3 silver snowflakes I bought from Pier 1 years ago and they just didn't go with the decor of red and gold downstairs so with a little fishing line I hung them above our bed.  Can I just say how great they look with the gray and silver bedding?!  I may not ever take them down!