Thursday, June 21, 2012

21 Weeks and a Heat Wave!

Y'all, it's hot out.  I guess hot weather + pregnancy = DEATHLY HOT.  I'm moving slowly and feeling crummy out in the heat, which has really taken me by surprise.  I don't love the heat normally, but being out and about in 95 degree weather has really taken it out of me!  

Anyway .... here's a photo of me on Monday, at 21 weeks!

Yep, that belly just keeps getting bigger!  Oh, and I guess the baby does, too.  :)  

How far along?  21 weeks when the photo was taken above - 21w3d today!  

How big is baby?  Around 8 inches from head to rump, and we're up to around 1 pound in weight!  This week, he is approximately the size of a spaghetti squash.  

Huh, okay.  Yeah.  Sure.  Spaghetti squash.  

Total weight gain:  I haven't weighed myself since last week ... so I'll stick with around 10 pounds.  :)  

Maternity clothes?  Hells to the yes.  

Sleep:  I had a few nights in a row of horrible sleep this night.  Three nights in a row of middle-of-the-night insomnia paired with random puking.  Thankfully, last night I slept like a rockstar again (from 9:30-6:30 ... woohoo!) and I woke up today NOT feeling like death, which was awesome!         

Cravings:  Fruity frozen yogurt covered in fresh fruit.  Yes, yes, yes.  If you have a Red Mango in your area, do yourself a treat and go get some.  My favorite is peach froyo with strawberries, raspberries and kiwi.  YES.      

Best moment this week:  Showing up at my in-laws house to find a whole bag full of baby boy clothes my mother-in-law had (immediately) purchased for our sweet boy!  She called me today to let me know that a few more things she had ordered just came in.  :)  He is so very loved (and outfitted) already!  Here's my favorite outfit:

Swoon.  Is that not the absolute cutest?!  

Movement: All the time!  It seems like he's been SUPER active the last couple of days and I feel him almost all the time.  It's amazing!    

Gender:  It's a boy!!!  

Belly Button in or out? Innie ... but getting surprisingly shallow.

What I miss:  Nothing this week!  Very happy and content.  :)

Milestones:  No big milestones this week - unless filling up baby boy's closet counts!  

I've been trying to spend some quality time with my first baby lately - since Matt is out of town, it's just the two of us, so we're doing some bonding.  Here are a few photos of our latest adventures ...

Sooo what's been going on with everyone else lately?  

Friday, June 15, 2012

20 Weeks and Anatomy Scan!

Well, Matt's out of town for work (for the next FIVE WEEKS) so I'm back to taking self-portraits.  Boo!  It takes me approximately 87 years to get the angle right on these.  Taking self-belly shots is SO difficult.  #firstworldproblems

Anyway!  I cannot believe I am TWENTY WEEKS PREGNANT!!!  Halfway!  Over halfway now, actually, since this post is so late.  INSANE.  How is time going so quickly???  This pregnancy is flying by and I feel like we will be meeting this wee baby before we know it!  

This was a HUGE week for us!  On Wednesday, I had my 20 week ultrasound and we found out that we are having a BOY!  I was going to post the ultrasound photo of his boy parts, but then I thought that was really awkward, so I won't do that.  :)  A lot of people, including Matt's family members, swore up and down that I was having a girl.  The second the ultrasound tech put that wand on my stomach, she said "oh!  there it is!  you're having a little boy!"  He wanted us to get down to business right away, I guess!  I think I was definitely in shock for a little while, and afterwards my SIL and I went straight to the mall and bought some adorable baby boy clothes!  They are hanging in his closet and I go in to look at them all the time.  Eeeee.  :)

BUT even more important than finding out Baby Smith is a HE was finding out that he is perfect and healthy.  During the ultrasound, he was grabbing his foot with his hand and playing with it.  It was so cute!  Here are a couple of adorable photos!

Oh, that perfect little profile and foot just kill me.  Perfection!  We do have a baby name picked out, and I'll probably reveal that a big later.  :)

How far along?  20 weeks when the photo was taken above - 20w4d today!  

How big is baby?  Around 7 inches from head to rump, and the ultrasound tech informed me that he weighs 13 ounces!     

Total weight gain:  I'm currently up around 10 pounds (still fluctuating pretty regularly).  I also think I may stop weighing myself regularly.  :)  

Maternity clothes?  Hells to the yes.  

Sleep:  For the most part, I'm sleeping great!  Just never seem to get enough sleep.  And heartburn remains the death of me.       

Cravings:  I'm back to craving fruit fruit fruit!  Grapefruit, berries, watermelon ... you name it, I want it!  Today I treated myself to some frozen yogurt with fresh fruit and it was pretty much the most incredible thing ever.    

Best moment this week:  Finding out that we're having a baby boy!  I'm not used to thinking about him as a HIM yet and I think I'm still getting used to it!  I've spent the last 20 weeks calling the baby "it" or "the baby."  Saying "he" and "him" has made this pregnancy so much more real to me.  I know, I know, it's not like it HASN'T been real the last 20 weeks, but now I really feel like the baby is a little person in there - a little man!  It's really hard for me to put these feelings into words, but I just feel so much more bonded with him all of a sudden.  I feel so in love, so lucky, so ... ah.  Words are just failing me right now.  :)

Movement: Every single day!  The kicks are getting a lot stronger and more regular, but I can't feel them from the outside yet.  I feel him kicking extremely low, and the ultrasound tech said I'm carrying him really low, so I guess that makes sense!  

Gender:  All boy!!!  

Belly Button in or out? Innie ... but getting surprisingly shallow.

What I miss:  Nothing this week!  Very happy and content.  :)

Milestones:  Finding out we're having a boy!  Having our crib delivered!  Buying little boy clothes!  Registering for our childbirth class!  Lots, I guess.  :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

19 Weeks!

I can't believe I'm only a week away from being approximately 50% through this pregnancy!  The last 19 weeks have flown by ... I am more and more in awe of being pregnant every day, as cheesy as that sounds.  I have absolutely loved being pregnant so far and I can only hope this euphoria lasts for the next 21ish weeks!  

Matt and I went up to Indy over the weekend to pick up my computer (which was being fixed at the Apple store) and afterwards, we registered at Buy Buy Baby!  Which was fun, and exhausting, all at the same time.  We are registering over on Amazon too, and the registries should be more complete when we know if we're having a boy or a girl!  

Over Memorial Day weekend when we started cleaning out the nursery/guest room, we found an old $25 merchandise credit to Williams Sonoma.  Yes.  From our wedding.  3.5 years ago.  There's a W-S right across from the Apple store at the mall, so we wandered around to find a treat.  Since there's not a ton of merchandise you can pick up at W-S for a mere $25, we decided to treat ourselves to some fancy foodstuffs.  Also know as ... 

Mmmmmm.  Vosges Mo's Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix.  Plus some vanilla bean maple syrup (not pictured).  We made those pancakes on Sunday and they were ex-cep-tion-al.

Anyway.  We did some more work on the nursery yesterday because Matt will be going out of town for awhile for work.  The crib will be delivered this week or next week, and I wanted to make sure we had some room to set it up!  So we moved things all around, shoved the bed against the wall (we're keeping the bed temporarily until a month or so after Baby Smith arrives, at which point we will FINALLY be able to set up the nursery how I want it!), cleaned out more of the closet, etc.  This is a really horrible photo of our current progress:

Yeah, I know.  You can't really see anything.  But trust me, things are happening.  :)

How far along?  19 weeks!  

How big is baby?  6.5 inches from head to tail and 10.6oz.  Depending on the app/site, we're at the size of a small cantaloupe or a mango.  Mmm fruit.     

Total weight gain:  I weighed myself this morning and I'm suddenly up between 6-7 pounds.  I've been really hungry the last week or so, which I guess means that baby is having a growth spurt!  

Maternity clothes?  Oh yes.  And loving them.  

Sleep:  Sleeping well - no complaints yet (besides the constant heartburn the second I lay down every night, blech).       

Cravings:  Remember how last week I was craving tacos?  Well, that craving just didn't quit.  

Yep.  Those tacos were kind of amazing.  

Best moment this week:  Feeling the wee baby move every day!  It's really incredible!

Movement: YES!!!  Yay!!!

Gender:  One week from Wednesday!!!  

Belly Button in or out? Innie.

What I miss:  Nothing this week!  Very happy and content.  :)

Milestones:  A stranger at the mall asked me if I was having a girl or a boy - the first stranger to say something about me being pregnant.  I guess I officially look pregnant and not fat now ... ?  I threw a comparison photo below to show you how much of a difference 3 weeks has made!  Wowsers!