Wednesday, October 31, 2012

20 weeks


Baby BOY is the size of a MANGO and weighs about 11 oz and is 10 inches from crown to heel.  Apparently at 20 weeks they start measuring from crown to heel instead of rump. 

How far along: 20 weeks, halfway there! 
Sickness: None
Maternity Clothes: Not yet although I'm getting close.  I have two pairs of pants that probably need to be retired and then a few more that I can ALMOST zip up and are still comfortable.
Stretch Marks: No, thank goodness! 
Sleep: I am actually sleeping great.  I do wake up a little in the night but can fall back asleep fast.
Movement: I don't feel any kicking but I will feel pressure and occassionally this weird feeling that I can't describe but I can tell it's movement.
Food Cravings: I still really like having soup but that could also be the cooler weather.  I have craved tuna fish sandwiches a few times but that is a normal craving for me. 

I was honestly surprised that it was a boy because so many people told me they thought I would have a girl and how I was feeling seemed similar to how my sister Melissa felt with her little girl Elle.  However during the ultrasound before we knew the sex the technician did a quick profile of the baby with his hands up by his face and thumb in his mouth and I just had a feeling right there that it was going to be a boy.  Nick and I are so excited! 

The ultrasound went great.  Baby boy is healthy and everything checked out just fine.  The tech even mentioned a few times that our baby photographed well.  I don't know if that means he will be the next Gerber Baby or he was just cooperative during the ultrasound!

And now starts the war between Nick and I on names. He really likes the name Townes after Townes Van Zandt the guitar player.  He also likes the name Hunter after Hunter S. Thompson the writer.  I am not really on board with either name so this should be interesting.   

*Side note about the guitar with the skeleton.  I wanted to pin something on my shirt that signified I was having a boy or a girl so I went out and bought a pink bow for a girl and a guitar for a boy. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

19 weeks

Baby is the size of a grapefruit and weighs about 8 oz and is 6 inches long

How far along: 19 weeks
Sickness: No, feeling great!
Maternity Clothes: Not yet, I bought a few blousy shirts in Santa Barbara and a pair of jeans in a bigger size.  I call these my 'non-maternity' maternity clothes. 
Stretch Marks: None that I can see.
Sleep: Still sleeping great with the body pillow! 
Movement: Every so often I will feel some fluttering and pressure against my lower stomach.
Food Cravings: Still don't have any REAL food cravings.  Sometimes things will sound good and other times they won't.  I feel like I have finally gotten more of an appetite back though. 

Almost to the HALFWAY point! We find out next week if its a BOY or GIRL!  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Santa Barbara

I flew out to Santa Barbar over UEA for a few days so I could spend time with these little nuggets.  Oh yeah, my mom, sister, and brother-in-law were there too.  It was a great 5 days!  
Thanks Melissa & Adam!

Here is Elle, I call her my lil' monster or lil' beast because she is very active and definitely has a MIND OF HER OWN!
Merrick made his own race car track in the sand and was having so much fun being "spiderman" and climbing all over the rocks

Merrick, Melissa, my Mom, and I on the pier

This is what they call the "Riviera" of Santa Barbara

Merrick and Elle...two of my favorite lil' nuggets!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

18 weeks

Baby is the size of a dragon fruit?!  Have any of you ever had a dragon fruit?  Pretty sure the only dragon fruit I have ever had is from starburst. 

How Far Along: 18 weeks
Sickness: NO!
Maternity Clothes: Not yet, I just leave my pants completely unzipped and wear my tank tops low thus causing me to constantly pull up my pants after I have been sitting down. 
Stretch Marks: No, thank goodness!
Sleep: Sleep is still good
Movement: Yes! I flew to Santa Barbara on the 18th and while I was sitting on the plane I felt something that I think I had actually felt before but I was sitting still and so it was more noticable.  Then while I was with Melissa I felt the same thing again and she confirmed that yes, it was the baby!
Food Cravings: Don't have any strong cravings.  Every once in awhile something like a sandwich from Jimmy John's will sound good. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

17 Weeks

Baby is the size of an orange and
weighs roughly 4.9 ounces and is 5 inches long

How far along: 17 weeks
Sickness: Not anymore!  Hooray!
Maternity Clothes: Not yet
Stretch Marks: Not yet...another hooray!
Sleep: Sleeping pretty good with the body pillow...will wake up once to go to the bathroom and sometimes it takes me awhile to fall back asleep.
Movement: Haven't felt anything yet
Food Cravings: No real food cravings, soup usually sounds pretty good along with pasta

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

16 Weeks

I don't know if it's the white pants with the white tank underneath but my belly looks bigger in this picture that I think it really was. 

How far along: 16 weeks
Sickness: Out of the morning sickness, still get a little sick if I haven't eaten for awhile, and threw up once while brushing my teeth. 
Maternity Clothes: Still rocking the rubber band trick.
Stretch Marks: None
Sleep: Sleeping pretty good through the night, wake up once sometimes twice to pee.
Movement: Haven't felt any movement.
Food Cravings: Soup has started to sound good.