Thursday, September 27, 2012

23 Weeks

How Far Along: 23 Weeks
Baby is the Size of A: Ear of Corn
Best Moment This Week: Seeing your ballet moves from outside my belly
Gender: Our little princess
Movement: You've become mostly active in the mornings right after I wake up
Food Cravings: I've craved random sugar cereals throughout but this weeks highlight craving was Captain Crunch.
What I Miss: Not having to think about what I'm eating and how everything goes straight to baby girl.
Sleep: Great!  We've been going to bed later too so that could have some to do with it.
Belly Button: Still indented but definitely shallow
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: I haven't added any...I need to find some black work pants but am not having much luck so I'm holding out and still rocking the open zipper with the belly band for now
Stretch Marks: No more, fingers crossed.
Symptoms: Baby alien moments that make my whole belly move
What I am Looking Forward to: Seeing you again soon and relaxing on the beach in Puerto Rico

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nursery Decisions

Ottoman vs. pouf?
This is the latest of my nursery decisions.  I want it to serve function but obviously look adorable too.  I have the matching chair for the plain white ottoman and can't decide what I want to prop my feet up on.  The ottoman is functional in that it would work for possible future kiddos and doubles as added storage (probably for books) but the pouf is just so darn cute and will serve more function for Abby over the years.  Help!  Someone make my decision for me!  Also, I've been asked about a sneak peek of the nursery so I pulled a couple of photos off my iPhone from the progress that we've made along the way.  We have now added a chair (next to the left curtain by the window) and soon will add an ottoman.  The next steps are to add some storage to the closet and wall decorations!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

22 Weeks

How Far Along: 22 Weeks
Baby is the Size of A: Papaya
Best Moment This Week: Having daddy feel you kick!
Gender: Sweet little girl!
Movement: Yes, all the time!
Food Cravings: Pumpkin spice lattes and Varsity chili dogs
(although I can't have one)
What I Miss: Pumpkin spice lattes and chili dogs :-)
Sleep: I only wake up a couple times throughout the night and always fall right back asleep
Belly Button: About the same as last week
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: I bought a pair of jeans that I actually like and that don't resemble Pajama Jeans
Stretch Marks: The ones that I had are a little darker now
Symptoms: Nothing new really...I just have to eat smaller meals to keep from getting uncomfortably full
What I am Looking Forward to: Scheduling maternity pictures and getting some more things for your nursery!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

21 Weeks

How Far Along: 21 Weeks
Baby is the Size of A: Spaghetti Squash
Best Moment This Week: Being able to feel rolls and kicks inside my belly
Gender: Little Princess Abby
Movement: Yes!  You're most active in the later afternoons/early evenings and mid-morning
Food Cravings: All I want is a Subway melt!  Or Inoko's fried rice with lots of yellow sauce!
What I Miss: Subway melts!
Sleep: I'm definitely sleeping for longer periods of time between potty breaks and switching sides
Belly Button: It's still there, just shallow
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: I wear mostly yoga pants and tank tops at home and am still wearing select, old work clothes for now.  I am getting closer to ditching the heels though...we'll see.
Stretch Marks: Still holding strong
Symptoms: Round ligament pain one afternoon this week.  I was given Dr.'s orders not to clean the house again for a while since that's what seemed to have brought it on ;-)
What I am Looking Forward to: Having two baby showers thrown by amazingly generous friends and family and everything else that seems like it'll be right around the corner.  Maternity pictures, showers, the babymoon...another 3D ultrasound with Nini and Gaga in much to look forward to!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

20 Weeks

How Far Along: 20 Weeks
Baby is the Size of A: Banana
Best Moment This Week: Seeing you at the 20 week ultrasound
Gender: Sweet little girl!
Movement: Fluttering...and more of it.  Seems that you're most active in the mid-afternoons
Food Cravings: Egg salad sandwiches
What I Miss: Sleeping on my back and Coke!
Sleep: I wake up a good amount throughout the night to switch sides but am able to fall right back to sleep
Belly Button: In but definititely a little more shallow
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: I'm trying to make do with things I already have
Stretch Marks: No more to speak of...fingers crossed.  I want to wear a bikini in Puerto Rico next month!
Symptoms: Just tired in the afternoons and much earlier in the evenings than I used to be as a night owl
What I am Looking Forward to: Feeling like there's no mistaking my belly for a preggo belly in public.