Monday, August 27, 2012

24 weeks - Starting our collection of baby things!

24 weeks already?! I can't believe it. And I already feel HUGE!!!! I mean look at me! lol I love the changes though. This week we have another appointment with our midwife, Debbie, I love going to visit her. I'm so glad that I get to go see a midwife instead of a doctor. She actually takes time to talk with me and cares about me and my pregnancy. This visit I hand in another food log to so she can determine if I get to drink the icky juice or the grape juice for my gestational diabetes testing in 4 weeks. Keep your fingers crossed for the grape juice! I've been pretty darn good with sticking to the diet.  And I've been really good at remembering to take the recommended vitamins every morning!
24 week bump!

Sunday we met up with Levi's friend Sandy who was generous enough to gift us a bunch of baby 'supplies'! I am so thankful for her gifting. We got a car seat/stroller system (which I was afraid we wouldn't be able to use but after extensive research it is safe to go!), an ERGObaby carrier, a boppy pillow, 2 play sets, a grocery cart cover and some other random things! I can't thank her enough for everything. 

The Boober got to help test everything out!

Morning routine.
Every morning I take all 4 of these things, recommended by my midwife (I trust her recommendations over a doctor anyday)  D3 for calcium balancing, immunity boosting, cell growth, and insulin secretion. Perfect prenatal for everything. Fish Oil for Omega-3 fatty acids to help baby's neurological system develop. Floradix for a little boost of iron for blood production.

Monday, August 20, 2012

23 weeks - Buddha Belly!

This week has been all sorts of exciting! We finally decided just to paint the Nursery the Beige that the rest of the house is so that it would match with everything and when we buy a house and rent the condo we won't have to repaint! So the room went like this...

I also ordered these pictures for above baby's crib

And here's the bump at 23 weeks!

How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: This week I fluctuated between 125 and 130. yikes!
Maternity clothes? Same 2 pairs of shorts and squeezing into my tshirts. I ordered some jeans from Old Navy so we'll see how those fit.
Stretch marks? Nothin! Praying to the Mamma Mio godess still!
Sleep: I've been sleeping great this week! Having a litte trouble waking up but thats ok.
Best moment this week: Feeling him dance around while watching How To Train a Dragon! and Levi got to feel him too!
Miss Anything? Sushi! We had a conversation about it last night, I can't wait until I can eat it again!
Movement: Again yes! He's still got room and he's enjoying every moment of it

Food cravings: Nothing really
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Oh Yes :)
Gender: A Boy!!!
Symptoms: Acid Reflux/Heart burn, it's been killer
Belly Button in or out? Completely flat now!
Looking forward to: Picking up nursery furniture, Getting the 4 prints I ordered!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

22 Weeks - Boy! Oh Boy!

Welcome to what is now my pregnancy blog! I debated on whether or not to do this but I like to write and keep everyone updated so let's do this! I'm starting this off over half way through...

Last Sunday we went in for an elective 3d/4d ultrasound at a wonderful place called 4d Imaging in Arlington Heights. We weren't planning on doing a 3d ultrasound but when our medical ultrasound was so unfriendly and we didn't find out the gender we decided we had to get another one. The result was, as many of you may have seen on facebook, it's a BOY! Levi and I couldn't be more excited (even though we both previously had dreams about girls, but it doesn't matter what it is as long as it's healthy)!

Here are some pictures for fun :-)
12 weeks

22 weeks

Our Little Man!

How far along? 22 weeks 
Total weight gain/loss: I'm at about 126 lbs according to my cheapy scale. I started off this adventure at 123lbs and lost about 7lbs in the first trimester.
Maternity clothes? I have 2 pairs of maternity shorts I alternate, I think it might be time to in some maternity jeans tho as it's been getting chilly at night/morning
Stretch marks? Nothin! I hope this mama mio stuff really works!
Sleep: I sleep pretty well in general, sometimes he wakes me up kicking in the middle of the night, but that's just preparing me right?!
Best moment this week:  Starting BRIO/Bradley Birthing classes and showing off my baby belly at Susie's Birthday dinner! lol

Miss Anything? Sushi! We had a conversation about it last night, I can't wait until I can eat it again!
Movement: Yes! All the time! He's a wiggle worm!
Food cravings: I still haven't really had any cravings, except the few times I wanted cheese fries
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Oh Yes :)
Gender:  A Boy!!!
Symptoms:  Round ligament pain this week, what fun.
Belly Button in or out? It's kinda flattened out and disappeared
Looking forward to: Getting started on the Nursery!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sometimes things just don't go the way you expect

So now that everyone knows and we announced to the world that Levi & I are expecting a little bundle of joy, I'm going to try to keep everyone posted through blog posts.

Yesterday was supposed to be the day that we found out the gender of our baby. We kept facebook in the dark about the pregnancy because we wanted to know the gender first and we we're only supposed to have 1 ultrasound. Well things don't always go as planned.

It was a very exciting morning with a rather upsetting afternoon. The ultrasound tech didn't really speak to us at all, told us she doesn't tell gender and that the radiologist would tell us with the other results. She also didn't let me see the screen until the end and she showed me the head, hands and legs really quick and that was it. She sent us out to the waiting room where we were led to believe we were going to see radiologist next. Turns out we weren't. They gave us a CD with pictures (Crummy ones we can't really decipher) and sent us on our way.

We went home between that and our midwife appointment to look at the pictures on the CD and I had a melt down. I guess I spend too much time on the internet but I was disappointed I didn't get to watch the whole ultrasound on the screen and I didn't get cute side profile picture that you always see all over the internet.

We went to see Debbie, our super awesome wonderful midwife, and told her about our experience and she was pissed! She called them up and chewed them out. But really there was nothing they could do for us now unless we went and got another ultrasound. But that was out of the question due to insurance reasons.

So our friend Christy suggested 4d imaging LLC in Arlington Heights. Where last week she got a gender scan from Yolanda. So we have our appointment scheduled for Sunday. We shall see how this one goes!