Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Welcome Baby Rosalee!

My baby girl has arrived! :D

Rosalee Joyce Hill was born at 2:26pm on Saturday, November 17th. She was 8lbs 15oz and 21.5 inches long!

We are doing well and happy to be home and learning new things every second of every day!

Here's a picture of my cute baby girl!

Monday, November 12, 2012

38 weeks

PICS:  This is me at 38 weeks.

How far along: 38 weeks! She could come anytime now!

How big is baby:
 The size of a watermelon! She is ready any time to make her debut!

Total weight gain: 30 lbs according to the doctor scale. Started at 174, am now at 204. 

Sleep: Sleep is ok when I don't have the worst acid reflux ever! Ugh! My throat burned all night last night and tums aren't helping anymore.

Maternity Clothes: Same old, same old. 

Best moment of the week: 3 day weekend! :D

Exercise: Getting out to walk Jenny a bit more and have spent a few days mall walking/shopping.

Symptoms: Acid reflux...bad...this could go away any time!

Movement: She is rolling around it there a lot these days. Surprised since she has little room...

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Meeting her! She could come anytime now!

What I miss: Not having a dr appt every week...I know its all for her, but its annoying...

Next appt: Thursday and every Thursday after that til she is born! I have a growth u/s this Thurs as well.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

37 weeks! Full term!

37 weeks! I made it to full term! She can come anytime now!

PICS:  This is me at 37 weeks after our long adventure day!

How far along: 37 weeks! She is officially considered full-term!

How big is baby:
 The size of a watermelon! She is ready any time to make her debut!

Total weight gain: 29 lbs according to the doctor scale. Started at 174, am now at 203. 

Sleep: Still happening more than I thought it would be. I do a lot of tossing and turning but am still sleeping well thank goodness!

Maternity Clothes: Same old, same old. 

Best moment of the week: We recorded her heartbeat at our Thursday appt for grandmas to hear. That was special! And today we spent all day together on a nice little outing that Matt called our "last hurrah".

Exercise: Not a whole lot, but more than last week. Doc told me to take a 10 minute walk after every meal so I can try to get in at least 30 mins a day, so I am trying to get out more.

Symptoms: My back...especially the part right above my butt...sciatica I think...

Movement: She is rolling around it there a lot these days. Surprised since she has little room...

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Meeting her! She could come anytime now!

What I miss: Not having a dr appt every week...I know its all for her, but its annoying...

Next appt: Thursday and every Thursday after that til she is born! Also, a growth ultrasound at 39 weeks.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

36 weeks!

36 weeks! 1 more week until she is considered full term!

PICS:  This is me at 36 weeks.

How far along: 36 weeks! Next week she will be considered "full term". This could happen any time now! Ahhh!

How big is baby:
 The size of a honeydew. Her liver and kidneys are fully functioning and she is thisclose to breathing on her own. She was measuring at 6lbs 13oz at my ultrasound on Wednesday! Big girl!

Total weight gain: 27ish pounds. I weighed myself at the veterinary hospital and was very sad....but she is gaining weight like crazy, so that's a good thing. 

Sleep: Lots of tossing and turning to get comfortable, but still sleeping. So thankful that I have been able to sleep well this whole pregnancy!

Maternity Clothes: Same old, same old. 

Best moment of the week: We got to see baby girl at our ultrasound appointment on Wednesday and found out that the cyst on her spleen isn't any bigger and will not cause her any problems when she is born! Such good news! They also guessed her weight and she is a BIG girl already!

Exercise: Nada. I feel lame, but walking hurts my back. I take Jenny on short walks, but that's it. I think all the walking I do in my classroom should count at this point!

Symptoms: My back still hurts...getting up from sitting on the couch is painful, tossing and turning in bed is painful, walking around in general is getting painful...must be near the end!

Movement: She has slowed down a bit, probably because she is all cramped up in there. She is most active when I drive. She rolls around like crazy!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: I have a doctor's appt on Thursday, so I will get to hear her heartbeat, get measured and possibly see if I am making any progress towards labor!

What I miss: Not walking like an old lady...being able to do normal everyday activities without being in pain...I want my old body back!

Next appt: Thursday and every Thursday after that til she is born!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

35 weeks!

35 weeks with 35 days left! Magic numbers here people!

PICS:  This is me at 35 weeks.

How far along: 35 weeks! Kinda freaking out cause this could happen anytime now!

How big is baby:
 The size of a coconut. Her hearing is fully developed and she will put on about another pound of fat before birth!

Total weight gain: 20-24lbs I am guessing. Haven't been near a scale in awhile and honestly I don't care. Most people say I don't even look pregnant from the back. I am ALL belly!

Sleep: Getting sleep still. Thank goodness. Minor aches and pains and lots of tossing and turning, but its happening. 

Maternity Clothes: Some of my shirts are too short now! Belly is getting bigger!

Best moment of the week: My brother got married yesterday! Not baby related, but it was good to see all of my family and be there for my little bro as he married a great woman!

Exercise: Nada. Walking makes me feel like a 90 year old woman...

Symptoms: My back....ugh...getting from sitting to standing hurts...walking is getting painful...oh, and my wonderful acid reflux is back...tums are my friend!

Movement: She is crazy wiggly as usual. Running out of room, so she does lots of flips and pushing up against my ribs with what I am assuming is her butt. She also kicks me in my side when I lie down to go to sleep at night!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Our u/s appointment on Wednesday! So excited to see baby girl again and see how big she might be!

What I miss: Drinking at weddings...being the preggo DD at my bro's wedding last night was disappointing...though there is a good reason so I'll get over it.

Next appt: Wed is our u/s appt, thurs the 1st is the next regular one 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

34 weeks!

34 weeks! Only 6 weeks left! This is getting a little scary...and exciting!

PICS:  This is me at 34 weeks. Wearing my lazy Sunday clothes :D

 How far along: 34 weeks! Only 3 weeks til she's considered full term!

How big is baby:
 The size of a butternut squash.She weighs between 4 & 6 lbs! She can recognize and react to singing now. Gotta start practicing my lullabies!

Total weight gain: 20-24lbs according to the scale at the vet. Started at 174 and am somewhere between 194 and 198 now, depending on the day and time I weigh in. Hoping to keep it under 30 total...we shall see.

Sleep: Getting more and more uncomfortable. I am still sleeping, but I roll over a lot and have to adjust many times during the night.

Maternity Clothes: Same old, same old. I am so ready to get back into regular clothes!

Best moment of the week: Thursday was our last baby class. It was the newborn care class and we learned a lot! Feeling a but more prepared, but I know it all changes when the baby is real and not a fake one that doesn't move or cry!

Exercise: Nada. I slept in yesterday instead of going to SacFit and it felt good. I did take Jenny on a few walks a day, but they are short ones.

Symptoms: My back still hurts...sitting down for extended periods of time is killer! Friday after work I took a warm bubble bath which made me feel better.

Movement: She is still as wiggly as ever. I can tell she is getting more and more cramped. Her movements are starting to be uncomfortable for me. During our class Thursday she spent some time up in my ribs and it was rather annoying.

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Our next u/s appt on the 23rd! Can't wait to see baby girl again and hopefully her little cyst is gone!

What I miss: Being able to paint my wonderful hubby did it for me today cause I couldn't bend down that far for that long. He is the best!

Next appt: Wed the 23rd is our next u/s and Thurs Nov 2nd is my next regular appt.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

33 weeks!

33 weeks! Only 7 weeks left!

PICS:  This is me at 33 weeks after walking a 5k this morning. Baby Rosalee's 5th race!

How far along: 33 weeks!

How big is baby:
 The size of a durian fruit, those stinky things from indonesia! LOL! She is keeping her eyes open when awake and her bones are hardening!

Total weight gain: 19lbs according to the dr. scale on Thursday. Started at 174 and am at 193 now.

Sleep: Still ok on the sleep front. My back aches if I lay in bed too long, so no more sleeping in for me!

Maternity Clothes: Same old, same old. I am so ready to get back into regular clothes!

Best moment of the week: Hearing baby girls heartbeat on Thursday and having her kick my belly while the dr. had the doppler on it! It was pretty funny!

Exercise: 3.1 miles today! Urban Cow 5k!

Symptoms: My back hurts...waaaa....I feel like a 90 year old woman when I get up from the couch...

Movement: She is my wiggly worm! It is so crazy to watch my belly move, especially now that she is getting bigger! It's like an alien in there!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Getting all of our baby stuff organized and put in its rightful place...our house is a mess! Luckily I have 1 more week off from work, so I just have to get my butt in gear!

What I miss: Not walking like a 90 year old woman...

Next appt: Monday and Thursday we have classes (breatsfeeding and newborn care) and our next u/s is on Wednesday the 24th! Next regular dr appt is Nov 2nd.

Monday, October 1, 2012

32 weeks

32 weeks! 2 more months! This is getting REAL!

PICS: Will add pics later...forgot to take some yesterday...

This is me at 32 weeks and 4 days at Apple Hill.

 How far along: 32 weeks!

How big is baby:
 The size of a squash. She is getting cramped and probably head-down in preparation for birth.

Total weight gain: My guess is 19-20 lbs. I have a dr. appt on Thursday morning, so we shall see then.

Sleep: Sleep is still happening, thank goodness. My back does hurt more so I have to toss and turn to stay comfy and I am getting up more and more to use the bathroom. Oh the joys of impending birth...

Maternity Clothes: Same clothes, nothing new. 

Best moment of the week: We did our late pregnancy class and hospital tour on Tuesday...scary because it is getting so close! Also, had my baby shower on Saturday! We were showered with love and received more gifts than I could have ever imagined! I feel so lucky!

Exercise: 4 miles with Jenny on Saturday.

Symptoms: More aches and pains in my lower back. Getting up from sitting positions is getting more difficult.

Movement: She is super wiggly as usual. She may be cramped in there, but she still finds ways to move!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Having the next 2 weeks off! Planning to get the nursery done and clothes washed and put away and everything organized!

What I miss: Laying down without my back hurting.

Next appt: Thursday!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

31 weeks

Single digits to go!!! :D 9 more weeks!

PICS: This is me at 31 weeks. More lazy Sunday clothes!

How far along: 31 weeks!

How big is baby:
 The size of a pineapple. All 5 of her senses work now and her eyes can react to light!

Total weight gain: My guess is 18-19lbs. The scale at the vet said 192 and some change, which is about a pound more than I was at my last appt. Doing pretty well.

Sleep: I am sleeping which I am so thankful for. My back aches when I wake up and getting out of bed is getting more and more tricky. Some mornings I feel like a beached whale!

Maternity Clothes: Same stuff. Today I am wearing black leggings with a t-shirt, kinda revealing but oh so comfy! I figure I'm not going out into public, so I am good. Matt seems to appreciate them :D

Best moment of the week: We had our all-day childbirth class yesterday and I am so proud of my wonderful husband. He is going to be a great birth coach!

Exercise: nada, zip, zilch...unless you count little walks with Jenny around the neighborhood...

Symptoms: I am still the pregnant lady most other preggos hate...other than being more sore after a long day I am feeling great! 

Movement: My little wiggly girl is wiggly as usual. I am hoping inside movement doesn't equate to outside movement once they are born! If so we are in trouble!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: 1 more week until break! 2 weeks off to get her nursery finished and wash clothes and "nest" a little bit. Also lots and lots of sitting around doing a whole lotta nothing!

What I miss: Not getting winded when I walk upstairs...

Next appt: October 4th for a check-up, Tues for our hospital tour

Sunday, September 16, 2012

30 weeks!

I cannot believe 30 weeks have gone by so fast! Only 10 more to go!

PICS: This is me at 30 weeks. Lazy Sunday clothes FTW!

 How far along: 30 weeks!

How big is baby:
 The size of a cucumber. Her skin is getting smoother and she is now strong enough to grasp a finger!  

Total weight gain: 17lbs as of my appointment last Tuesday. Started at 174, now at 191. Not sure if I have gained any since then. My appetite has gone crazy!

Sleep: Uncomfortable. Ugh. I AM sleeping however which is better than most women, but lots of tossing and turning.

Maternity Clothes: Same old, same old. I HAVE broken into the super comfy lounge pants, which are awesome for holding the couch down on weekends!

Best moment of the week: Got some pre-baby shower gifts from my in-laws! I am so excited about them! :D 

Exercise: 6.56 miles all on Saturday. 2 hours straight of walking followed by a long nap!

Symptoms: I am slowing down and beginning to waddle a bit more. 

Movement: Active as usual. She goes crazy after I eat and when I sit down after long periods of movement. 

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: October break in 2 weeks! So ready for a break!

What I miss: Being able to play my clarinet without getting winded.

Next appt: October 4th

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Nursery Pictures

Here is a picture slideshow of Rosalee's nursery. We took before and after pictures of the walls and also of the wood Matt used to make the shelves. The lights Matt put on the shelves are LEDs that can change color with a remote! They are way cool! The only things missing are the curtains, closet covering and her name in Disney font above the crib. Almost done! Will post another slideshow when it is completely done!

29 weeks

Only 11 weeks to go! Craziness! I will do a nursery post soon as it is pretty much done!

PICS: This is me at 29 weeks. Looking much more disheveled than last week!

 How far along: 29 weeks!

How big is baby:
 The size of an acorn squash! She's growing very fast these days and is putting on more and more fat! 

Total weight gain: 17lbs as of my appointment on Tuesday. Started at 174, now at 191.

Sleep: Getting more uncomfortable each night. I am still sleeping ok, just have issues when getting up and some minor aches/pains.

Maternity Clothes: I finally sorted through all of my clothes and they are in my closet, ready to wear. Had to put non-maternity clothes in the spare bedroom closet to make room.

Best moment of the week: I got to see my mom at my soon-to-be sister in laws bridal shower and she felt Rosalee kick and my aunt Janet felt her hiccup. Love sharing these moments!

Exercise: I am yet again embarrassed to say...1.66 miles...I was lame this week. I did walk around at the air show yesterday, maybe a mile or so.

Symptoms: Starting to get lower back/hip pain. No bueno.

Movement: Wiggly wiggly wiggly! The doctor asked me to do kick counts every night and I laughed and told her that she kicks me all day, every day. She has had the hiccups a few times too, feels weird!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Meeting with my friend Kate on Saturday to talk maternity pictures. Excited to have them done!

What I miss: walking without my lower back hurting, especially after sitting down for a while

Next appt: We have a "meet the midwives" class at kaiser on Wed night, my next usual appt is Oct 4th

Sunday, September 2, 2012

28 weeks! Officially 3rd trimester!

I am officially in the 3rd trimester! Woo!

PICS: This is me at 28 weeks. Wearing a dress and some make-up...a rare occurrence!

How far along: 28 weeks!

How big is baby:
 The size of an eggplant! She's starting to develop more fat and her lungs are almost fully mature!

Total weight gain: 14lbs as of last appointment plus about 3 more based on the scale at the veterinary hospital, so about 17lbs. Will get an official number at my appt this week.

Sleep: Still pretty good. I haven't gotten too uncomfortable yet.

Maternity Clothes: Major score! A teacher friend of mine gave me 3 bags full of great stuff! I am so excited!

Best moment of the week: My uncle told me I was looking skinny other than my baby bump. Make me feel good that I am maintaining my far at least!

Exercise: I am embarrassed to say...1.5 miles. I must do better next week. 

Symptoms: A few new aches and pains in my back, but nothing too horrible. 

Movement: When does she sleep? I swear that she moves ALL day long, especially after I eat! I am afraid for how active she will be when she's born!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: My baby shower! Got my invite in the mail yesterday! It is on September 29th!

What I miss: Delicious fall beers...I want a pumpkin beer!

Next appt: Tuesday!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

27 weeks, almost to 3rd tri!

1 more week until my 3rd trimester! I cannot believe it! 

PICS: This is me at 27 weeks.

How far along: 27 weeks. 1 more week until 3rd tri!

How big is baby:
 The size of a rutabaga. She is practicing breathing and may start to get the hiccups! Her brain is starting to show activity and she can feel my emotions.

Total weight gain: 14lbs as of my last appointment. No clue if I've gained anymore.

Sleep: My back is starting to hurt more and more. Might have to invest in a good maternity pillow soon.

Maternity Clothes: Same stuff. Nothing new and exciting. I am getting tired of wearing the same thing all the time. 

Best moment of the week: On Monday we got to see baby girl again during our recheck ultrasound! She was super wiggly as usual and doc said she is 2lbs 6oz and I am measuring slightly ahead.

Exercise: 7.5 miles walking. 1.5 miles on the dreadmill on Wednesday with some bicep curls and 6 miles on Saturday with SacFit. Going to try at least 3 days this week.

Symptoms: Heartburn is rearing it's ugly head again...ugh...but other than that I am good to go.

: More and more each day. My belly moves like an alien is going to pop out! 

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Getting her nursery all finished! We are almost there.

What I miss: Having zero back pain. It's not horrible, but it's annoying.

Next appt: Tuesday September 4th or 11th...can't remember.

Monday, August 20, 2012

26 down, 14 to go!

Sorry this is a day late, yesterday I was at my parent's house getting my car all fixed up and shopping with my mom! Had a great day!

PICS: This is me at 26 weeks, 1 day. Loving my hand-me-down maternity clothes and my new haircut!


How far along: 26 weeks. Only 14 weeks left and almost to the 3rd trimester!

How big is baby:
 The size of a head of lettuce. She can see now, well sorta.

Total weight gain: 14lbs as of my last appointment. No clue if I've gained anymore.

Sleep: I am starting to get a bit more uncomfortable, but nothing I can't handle. Baby girl kicks me every night when I lay down on my left side, but luckily she doesn't keep me up all night!

Maternity Clothes: On my shopping trip with mom yesterday I got a new shirt and 2 pairs of jeans for about $20! Shopping with mom is the best!

Best moment of the week: When my mom and I were at Kohl's checking out the cashier lady asked if the maternity clothes were for me and how far along I was. I said almost 7 months and she said no way and that I was so tiny. It's a good moment when someone calls you tiny when you feel like a balloon!

Exercise: 8.4 miles of walking. 1 mile on Monday on the treadmill with some bicep curls too, 1 mile around the neighborhood on Friday and 6.36 miles on Saturday! Feeling great!

Symptoms: Nada, zip, zilch. I am pretty sure I am the pregnant lady other pregnant ladies hate! lol

: She is very active. More and more each day it seems. My mom got to see my belly move yesterday after we had lunch. She always moves around a lot after I eat!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: My recheck ultrasound appointment today at 1:40pm!

What I miss: Getting up easily from the couch and bed. It is starting to get a bit more difficult!

Next appt: Today!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

25 weeks!

Only 2 1/2 more weeks until 3rd trimester! Time is flying by! I am looking more and more preggo everyday and it is exciting and scary all at the same time!

PICS: This is me at 25 weeks. My pants were $4 at Ross! Woo!

How far along: 25 weeks. Only 15 weeks left!

How big is baby:
 The size of a cauliflower. She is growing more fat and hair and is starting to get her equilibrium.

Total weight gain: 14lbs. Started at 174 and I am up to 188. Scary but not too bad I guess.

Sleep: Still pretty good. I am so thankful baby girl kicks me all day and seems to sleep when I do!

Maternity Clothes: Bought 2 more pairs of capris at Ross for $4 each. Planning to go to a teacher friends' house this week and raid her maternity wardrobe as well! I am excited!

Best moment of the week: Hearing her heartbeat at my appointment on Wednesday! Oh, and passing my glucose test! Yay!

Exercise: 6 miles of walking. 1.65 on Tues, 1 mile Thur and 3.22 miles on Saturday. Also did some arm weights on Thursday while I was doing my mile on the treadmill.

Symptoms: Nada, zip, zilch. I am pretty sure I am the pregnant lady other pregnant ladies hate! lol

: She has been super active! She wiggles and kicks almost all day long! It is still weird to see my belly jump!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: My recheck ultrasound appointment on Monday the 20th!

What I miss: Not

Next appt: Monday the 20th

Sunday, August 5, 2012

24 weeks! 16 weeks to go!

Only 4 months left! Seems like time has flown by! My pics this week are much more attractive than last week! :D Thanks to my cousin Melanie for the cute new dress, I love it!

I am changing my categories a bit today; taking away the food ones cause they never change (I love all food!) and adding an exercise one to keep myself accountable to my good (and also pregnant) blogger friend Christina!

PICS: This is me at 24 weeks. My bump has definitely gotten bigger!

How far along: 24 weeks. Only 16 weeks left!

How big is baby:
 The size of a cantaloupe. Her see through skin is becoming more opaque, she's starting to look more like a baby than an alien!

Total weight gain: Still no clue. If I had to guess I would say 17-20lbs. Will find out on Wednesday (dun dun dun)

Sleep: Still pretty good. Getting a bit more uncomfortable. May need to start using pillows between my legs soon so my back doesn't hurt so much.

Maternity Clothes: Hit more paydirt when my cousin Melanie gave me a bunch of good stuff at her yard sale! Still needing more warm weather clothes for work, I have a ton of stuff for when it gets cooler.

Best moment of the week: Matt feeling her move! He had his head on my belly and she kicked him in the head! That's my girl! Since then she has pretty much done that to him every day, she is an active little girl!

Exercise: 7 miles of walking! I walked 1 mile on Friday and 6 miles on Saturday!

Symptoms: Nothing new really. A few more aches and pains, but nothing too bad.

: Like a crazy girl! I feel her kick and Matt does too. She is a very active little one! Makes me scared for when she's born!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Dr. appt on Wednesday. Get to hear her heartbeat again and find out how much I have gained. Also doing my 1 hour glucose test, hope I pass!

What I miss: Wearing anything in my closet. I plan to re-arrange it today so everything in front is what O can actually wear.

Next appt:
 Wednesday after school!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

23 weeks!!!

23 weeks! Time is flying and my bump has grown exponentially! I was in a wedding yesterday and luckily the dress still fit! :D

PICS: This is me at 23 weeks, I did not want to get dressed this morning. Got home this morning at 12:30am!

How far along: 23 weeks. Getting closer and closer!

How big is baby:
 The size of a grapefruit. Her face is fully formed and she can listen to voices and sounds!

Total weight gain: No clue. Have a dr. appt. on August 8th, so we shall see. My guess is 15lbs, but could be more!

Sleep: Really good. Minor annoyances like some back pain, but I am not super uncomfortable (yet!)

Maternity Clothes: Hit paydirt last week and got a ton of good stuff from a friend! Work starts back tomorrow so I am back to looking at least semi-professional on a daily basis.

Best moment of the week: Jenn and Mateo's wedding last night! I was a bridesmaid and had a blast! I danced so much that my abs hurt! Baby girl got her groove on with mama!

Food cravings : Food in general...I am getting close to the always hungry stage.

Food aversions:
 None really. I like to eat everything! :D

Symptoms: Random aches and pains. I can't do the things I used to without paying for it later! Warm baths are my friend!

: Finally felt her kick me and saw my belly move from the outside! It was weird! Matt still hasn't felt her, she is stubborn like her mama!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce!

What I’m looking forward to: Next week's dr. appt! We are going to record her heartbeat so grandma can hear it!

What I miss: Being active without being sore all day long afterwards!

Next appt:
 August 8th

Sunday, July 22, 2012

22 weeks

PICS: This is me at 22 weeks exactly. My baby bump is getting outta control! When I look at myself in the mirror it is surreal! I know it will just keep getting bigger, and I am amazed by it for sure!

How far along: 22 weeks. 

How big is baby:
 The size of a papaya. She is now sleeping in cycles, about 12-14 hours per day!

Total weight gain: Not sure right now. My guess is 12lbs give or take a few.

Sleep: Same as usual. I sleep pretty well, a few nighttime bathroom trips and a bit of an achy back, but nothing horrible.

Maternity Clothes: A friend of mine let me go through her old maternity stuff yesterday and I scored! Got a few more bottoms and some tops that I can wear to work! This is awesome considering work starts again in a week and I really only had 2 outfits I could wear before she let me peruse her stuff! 

Best moment of the week: Seeing her again on Monday during our follow-up u/s! She was super wiggly again and the tech said she had quite the personality! LOL She is a healthy girl!

Food cravings : Sweet things, the other night I just had to have chocolate pop tarts...good thing we had a stash leftover from camping!

Food aversions: None really. I like to eat everything! :D

Symptoms: Heartburn has started :C It hasn't been too bad, but there have been a couple nights where tums were a necessity! My belly is getting bigger and changing my center of gravity as it feels heavier than it even did last week.

: More and more each day. There was a day last week she barely moved at all and I was freaked out, but the next day she was a super wiggle worm! Still can't feel outside movement, but hopefully soon! Matt really wants to feel her kick!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce Hill :D

What I’m looking forward to: Ordering her room furniture and having her room all set up and decorated and ready to go! I will post pics when it is all done!

What I miss: Enjoying a cold beer while eating BBQ. 

Next appt: August 8th for my 1 hour glucose test and regular OB appt.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

21 weeks

Woohoo! Over halfway there! Not by much, but it has gone by way fast!

PICS: This is me at 21 weeks exactly. I feel like while I was gone camping last week I "popped". My bump is way more apparent now and I look more and more pregnant everyday. Pretty exciting!
How far along: 21 weeks. Over halfway there!

How big is baby:
 The size of a pomegranate. She is manufacturing meconium (eeww) and she already has a lifetime supply of eggs in her womb!

Total weight gain: They did not weigh me during my Thursday appointment, so I have no clue. If my bathroom scale is right I have gained at least 2 more pounds, for a total of 9. Have to wait and see at my next appt.

Sleep: I have been sleeping pretty well actually. A few nighttime trips to the bathroom and some back pain, but not too bad so far.

Maternity Clothes: Still just bottoms. I am going to take a trip to EcoThrift this week and try to find some of those flowy cotton skirts with the elastic waists and maybe some more work appropriate clothes.

Best moment of the week: Finding out that Little Hill is a girl! We had our anatomy scan on Thursday and got to see her wiggling around in there! She is super active and the tech had a hard time getting some of the measurements she needed!

Food cravings : Nothing weird yet. 

Food aversions: None really. I like to eat everything! :D

Symptoms: I cannot run/walk 5 miles like I used to without being super sore for the rest of the day! Had SacFit yesterday and limped around like an old lady the rest of the day!

: More than last week, but still only every once in awhile. Considering how wiggly she was during the u/s I hope I can feel her regularly soon!

Sex: Girl! Rosalee Joyce Hill :D

What I’m looking forward to: Feeling more movements this week. Doc said week 21 can be the magical week...we shall see. I also really want Matt to feel her, but she isn't quite strong enough yet.

What I miss: Exercising without hurting the rest of the day!

Next appt: Follow up u/s on Monday to recheck a few measurements since she was so wiggly on Thursday!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Little Hill is a....

GIRL! We had our 20 week ultrasound today and we got to see our little squirmy baby! Tech had a hard time getting measurements because she was so wiggly! That's my girl! :D My husband is super excited as he really wanted a girl and I am happy that she is healthy and active!

Here's the pic I used for my facebook reveal! The onesie says "daddy's little princess", so cute!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

20 weeks! Halfway there!

This update is a day early because we are leaving for camping today! Woohoo! 4 days in Fort Bragg!

PICS: This is me at 19w6d ready to go camping! I look less pregnant this week than last week. Weird. I think the clothes I wear determine how my bump will look, that and the time of day. So ready for a 4 days vacay in the cool weather in Fort Bragg!

How far along: 20 weeks. Halfway there! Seems so crazy to be halfway done!

How big is baby:
 The size of a banana. He/she has working taste buds and weighs about 10 ounces!

Total weight gain: 
As of my last appointment, 7lbs. My home scale isn't too accurate, so I will have to see if I have gained anymore at my appointment on Thursday.

Same as last week. Tossing and turning a lot during the night and my back hurts when I wake up. 

Maternity Clothes: 
So far just bottoms. I am going to need some work clothes once school starts again (July 30th). Hope I can find them at my fave thrift store! 

Best moment of the week: 
I went to my parent's house to visit my grandpa on Tuesday and he asked me how being an incubator was going. Made me laugh! :D

Food cravings : 
None really. I like sweet stuff but I always do, so nothing new.

Food aversions:
 None really. I like to eat everything! :D

My back has started hurting a bit more these days and baby has been moving around more. Nothing too horrible really.

: Still feeling flutters every once in a while. Nothing regular yet. Hopefully soon!

Sex: Will find out on Thursday as long as baby cooperates!

What I’m looking forward to: 
July 12th! :D Can't wait to see Little Hill on the ultrasound again and make sure he/she is healthy and find out if it's an Elias or Rosalee!

What I miss: 
Wearing my normal clothes. I have very few choices these days and miss my regular jeans.

Next appt:
 July 12th