Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pregnancy Update: 28 Weeks

Baby Stubbe - 28 weeks

How far along: 28 weeks... except maybe not! I had a sonogram done yesterday and tiny baby is not so tiny. I'm measuring at 30 weeks and 5 days... the baby should be about 2.5 pounds but is already 3.5 pounds. The technician said it could mean my due date is wrong or it could just mean that I have big babies. I guess we'll talk about it more at my next appointment. With Janie, I was pushing for the latest possible due date so I could wait as long as I wanted, but this time, knowing I have to have a c-section and knowing how large Janie was, makes me think that going early would be okay.

Total weight gain/loss: I only weigh myself at doctor's appointments, so my total loss is still 13 pounds.

Maternity clothes: I'm really loving dresses these days so I don't have to deal with a  waistband.

Stretch marks: Just old ones.

Sleep: Much much better since last week. In fact, I just woke up from a nap! 

Best moment this week: Seeing my big baby on screen yesterday - it is truly a miracle :)

Miss anything: Being able to turn over in bed easily.

Movement: This baby is a mover. The ultrasound technician even commented on it.

Food cravings: Fruit, popsicles, ice cold water, milk, cold and sweet things. I was also craving a Publix sub after talking to my sister today. No Publix around here!

Anything making you queasy or sick: I've been feeling pretty good this week :)

Have you started to show yet: Oh yes!

Gender: I still think it's a boy. I've been thinking about it so much since yesterday. The technician said she could tell what it was and it was so weird knowing that she KNEW but we still didn't ask. 

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out: Still working its way out... still weird!

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody: Happy. Moody. I'm pregnant :/

Other weird and random pregnancy related things: Can't think of anything right now. Oh there's one. I forget everything, all the time. This is not so unusual from my normal state but it is rather annoying.

Looking forward to: Now that we've seen pictures and watched sweet baby moving all around, I just can't WAIT to be holding him/her in my arms. It is sooo exciting!

Milestones: I'm now in my 3rd trimester! After this next visit, I'll started seeing the doctor every 2 weeks. BabyCenter says that I should have gained 11 pounds by now... I'm just 24 pound behind that. What to Expect says that the baby is about 16 inches by now. I bet this baby is 18 or 19 already.

From Janie's perspective: Janie was a little bit confused by the ultrasound pictures. She recognized right away it was a baby in the pictures, but didn't seem interested in looking at them/talking about them. Today when I showed her again, she thought that it was a dog in the pictures. I guess it does looks a little strange. She still continues to be very interested in her baby dolls. The other day I went to pick her up from Mamie and Papa's house after school, and she was still napping. When I peeked in on her, she had both of her baby dolls laying facedown on her chest, like you would hold a real baby if you were taking a snooze with them. It was so so sweet :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pregnancy Update: 27 Weeks

Well! I meant to do this every week, not every 20 weeks! Wow, time flies when you're busy. I have sooo much updating to do but while all of my photos are uploading, I thought I'd do a pregnancy update!

How far along: 27 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: So far I've lost 13 pounds... weird I know, but that's what happened when I was pregnant with Janie too. 

Maternity clothes: Lots. Some of them are even too small already so I've graduated to the "really pregnant" maternity clothes.

Stretch marks: Leftover from last time still.

Sleep: Well neither Jason nor I have been sleeping well lately, but that's not because of the baby - it's because of Janie having the chicken pox and being up allll night on Sunday and Monday.

Best moment this week: Feeling the baby move SO MUCH! Wow, he/she is a dancer in there!

Miss anything: Being able to walk up a flight of stairs without losing my breath :)

Movement: So so much!

Food cravings: Fruit, popsicles, ice cold water, milk, cold and sweet things.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Random things, but mostly just waking up in the morning. Barf.
Have you started to show yet: Four people commented about it to me yesterday!

Gender: I think it's a boy. I have no idea why. I also thought Janie was a boy, so obviously my instincts are not accurate :)

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out: Working its way out... it's so weird!

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody: Generally happy but I can't deny being moody more often than I'd like. I love you, Jason :)

Other weird and random pregnancy related things: Last week, I had to go to the doctor because of my pain in my abdomen. I automatically assumed something terrible was happening but then - turns out I just have very very bad heartburn. Lovely!

Looking forward to: We have our second sonogram on Friday, and I CANNOT WAIT!

Milestones: Baby weighs two whole pounds and can recognize my voice. So fun :)

From Janie's perspective: Janie is so ready to be a big sister. She talks about it nonstop. Lately, she's been doing so much with her baby dolls and I love watching her "practice," except when the practice involves letting the baby "pee" on the potty and then accidently dropping her in there. Yuck! :) She also has started to bring the baby books and toys. She brings them over to my belly and lays them facedown so the baby can enjoy whatever it is she has. It's so so sweet!