Wednesday, April 24, 2013

24 weeks and counting

How far along? 24 Weeks
Total weight gain: 17 lbs.
Maternity clothes? you betchya! This top is one of my favorites!!
Stretch marks? not yet, but my "dark line" is coming in.  I thought it was dirt I missed in the shower and when I realized it wouldn't come off it dawned on me what it could be. 
Sleep: sleep is getting better, and now that allergy season is in full swing and I have been given the green light to take Benadryl it could only get better... hopefully!
Best moment this week: hearing her heartbeat last Friday, and feeling so much more movements!
Miss Anything? Still missing sushi, coffee, and turkey sandwiches.
Movement: more & more each day!
Food cravings: Not too many.  I just love me a good dessert.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Round ligament pain, no wonder because this week my uterus is as big as a soccer ball!! I also had swollen feet on Monday evening.  I think it was from the heat and a long work day, they are back to normal now.
Belly Button in or out? In-ish
Wedding rings on or off? On, but with the warmer weather and the already 'small in the summer time' rings they may end up coming off earlier than expected.
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY all the time! (the hormonal crazies seemed to have left me alone this week)
Looking forward to: STAN STATE Alumni game!!! It is on Saturday and I can't wait to visit with all our old college buddies!  I can't play in the game, obviously, but at least I can be there this year.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Week 23... Papaya anyone?

How far along? 23 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 17 lbs.
Maternity clothes? most definitely
Stretch marks? Nope, but I have gotten that dark line that goes down your tummy. :)
Sleep: sleep, I would love more of it!
Best moment this week:  Feeling all of baby girl’s movements!  Especially at work, she started moving as my kids were washing their hands and I told them if they wanted to feel the baby they could.  One of the girls actually felt a nice hard kick!!  It is such an amazing thing to share this with my class.  Many of them are either the youngest or only children and haven’t experienced a ‘baby in the tummy’ before.
Miss Anything? Coffee.  It smelt so good today!!! 
Movement:  All the time!  Usually in the evening but today she was active during the day and this evening! Lucky me!
Food cravings: SUSHI!!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender: Girl
Symptoms:  I have been having tightening of the lower abdominal area.  Doctor said it's mostly likely round ligament pain but that I may start to experience the Braxton Hicks contractions in the near future.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In, but slowly shrinking!
Wedding rings on or off? On, but as the weather has heated up my rings are feeling ever so snug.  
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY
Looking forward to: Sorry Ky, but I can’t wait to start putting together her ‘nursery’!  We finally choose her bedding and I am so excited to make her room all cute and well, girly!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Week number 22!

How far along? 22 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: not sure anymore... :)
Maternity clothes? Ha Ha, I put on my maternity jeans this morning and they were quite snug.  I will be going shopping this weekend for round two.  I would love to find some capris, shorts, and a few more tops.

Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: ehh. it could definitely be better. But soon I will be able to have naps every day. 
Best moment this week: Feeling baby girl move from the outside!  It was so cool, even Ross was able to feel her!  Now I feel her move all the time.  She is super active in the afternoon and evening.  We also took a tour of our birthing center and that helped calm a lot of anxiety.  I am sure more will arise as it gets closer, but I feel comfortable.
Miss Anything? A delicious turkey sandwich from Marucci's. 

Movement: YES!!!
Food cravings: Mexican food this week!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope, i haven't had a real appetite for anything either.
Have you started to show yet: most definitely.
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In, but i did notice today that it is more stretched out than normal.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy for the most part, but this week I have been experiencing a lot more hormonal flare-ups.  Irrational bouts of hurt feelings over the littlest and stupidest things.
Looking forward to: Dr. appointment next Friday and hearing baby girl's heartbeat.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Over the half way mark!!

How far along? 21 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 13 lbs i think
Maternity clothes? oh ya!  I think this might be the last week I can wear my original jeans comfortably even with a belly band.  I can't wait for the warmer weather so I can pull out my new maxi dresses!

Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: ugh... the never ending battle.  I am getting sleep but not without waking up 2-3 times each night.
Best moment this week:  Finding out we were having a girl, picking names (sorry you'll have to wait a little longer to hear that one) and starting our registry.
Miss Anything:  SUSHI!! Thanks to Kyleah who reminded me again how much I want some. :)

Movement: yup.  Now I am finally realizing the things I feel are actually baby Girl moving around.  Tonight in class she was definitely stretching about on my right side.
Food cravings: hmm.. not really.  I did make fried rice and pot stickers for lunch today, so maybe a little.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Have you started to show yet:  most definitely
Gender: Girl and she weighs a healthy 13.5 oz!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty Happy!
Looking forward to:  Buying nursery stuff and cute clothes, especially something for baby girl's "going home" outfit. 

How does Dad feel: Awesome and excited! 

I am enjoying my spring break and trying to finish up my projects for school, but I am definitely feeling 'spring fever' and want to be done with this semester.  

Hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday!

~ Miss Kasie ~