Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pregnancy. Part III.

This is the last post about pregnancy, I swear!  Know why? Because I went to the doctor on Friday (10/5) and am dilated to a 2 and 70% already. (Due date is 10/21).

Could be any day . . . or in 2 weeks . . . !!

34 weeks.

I started feeling a bit uncomfortable around 34 weeks. My sleeping also declined--a lot. I haven't slept more than 1-1/2 hours in a row since. I can easily roll over and go back to sleep but it makes you feel like you haven't slept all night. Needless to say, I'm a wee bit tired. It's also hard on my hips sleeping right on top of them all night. I usually wake up with a little limp that disappears after moving around a bit. Small price to pay for the gift we are getting!

36 weeks.

Nope, that's not a football up my shirt. So life is pretty sweet now that the nursery is finished. I've been cooking and freezing casseroles every week to give us some extra help after she's born. Homemade heat and eat!

There you go! Pregnancy in 3 parts. I was 38 weeks yesterday . . . didn't get a pic yet. I go to the doctor again tomorrow (10/10) so we'll see if there's been any more progress!

Can't wait to meet and hold this sweet girl!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Pregnancy. Part II.

14 weeks: Girl or boy? Yes, we want to know! One of the perks of working at the clinic was being able to do the sex-check sono at 14.4 weeks instead of the usual 18-20. Gender reveal party? Please. I can't even wait til Christmas to open my presents. We found out during the ultrasound: GIRL! What exciting news--I would have said that if it were a boy though. You don't really care what the gender is as long as he or she is healthy and growing. (God and I secretly know that I need a helper around this crazy house, so He is sending us a perfect little girl--not that boys can't help too, but, okay I'll stop there). We gathered the family for dinner that evening and announced the gender. Everyone was excited. The first thing I bought . . .

So now that the appetite is finally back and fully working I started being able to cook and eat again--something you don't miss until it's gone. I first felt her move around 18 weeks. It's not a movement where your like "oh, a kick!". It's more of a subtle "what was that?". Tim was able to feel her very shortly thereafter. Here comes a bit of a bump!

20 weeks

Here's the little girl around 22 weeks. She has some pretty long legs!

The second trimester was pretty easy. No real 'cravings' to speak of although I did find myself favoring pumpkin things. I still favor pumpkin things though . . . I think cravings are something a lazy pregnant person made up long ago to have an excuse for sending her husband to the store because she was hungry. Anyway . . . 

23-24 weeks.

28 weeks.

32 weeks.

That gets you up to 32 weeks. There's still a little bit to go but we are almost there! Time flies!