Friday, November 8, 2013

30 weeks!



How far along? 30 weeks
Total weight gain: 20lbs and 3lbs 9 oz of that is the bean!!!
Maternity clothes?  still a mix between maternity and non.  Today my yoga pants from Old Navy came.....so comfy and they're non-maternity and are not see-through so I'm pretty happy I ordered two pairs.
Stretch marks? still not too bad but I heard that a side effect of the steroid cream I am on for the PUPPP is stretch marks bc it thins the skin so we'll see how that turns out.
Sleep: only really waking up between 2 and 4am to pee because Bean decides to use my bladder as a trampoline during that time
Best moment this week: getting to see Bean this morning at our ultrasound


Look at him with his little pouty face and chubby cheeks!!! Eeeep!!

Miss anything? well, due to the placement of my placenta any sort of fun bedroom time has been out since August and will continue to be out until that thing gets a move on or six weeks after delivery....so yea, there are some things that I'm missing
Movement: all day everyday -- he really enjoys rolling around and pushing his foot out next to my belly button
Food cravings: sweets...nothing specific but sweet things in general
Anything making you queasy or sick: the smell of urine but that made my stomach turn before -- now it just makes me a little gaggy
Gender: it's a boy!
Labour signs: none 
Symptoms: well the PUPPP has simmered down a bit thanks to the steroid cream.  Now I only use that if I have a flair up and just can't stand it so it's turned into more of an every other day thing.
Belly button in or out? still an innie -- hoping it stays that way!
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or moody most of the time: pretty moody...I've been a cranky pants for a while and have no tolerance for stupid people.  My patience is wearing thin.
Looking forward to: getting the nursery painted and the furniture in.  I went to Home Depot today to pick out a bunch of swatches so that should be happening soon :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

eep -- running behind -- 27, 28, 29


29 weeks!!

28 weeks at the pumpkin patch with Kim

27 weeks


How far along? 29 weeks
Total weight gain: 20lbs...Dr. Levat yelled at me for gaining 8 lbs since my last appointment but I told her it was from stress eating thanks to my ongoing battle with the board over maternity leave
Maternity clothes?  you betcha!  a mixture between those and non-maternity cotton dresses
Stretch marks? not too badly
Sleep: so far so good
Best moment this week: telling Lizzie and Andy that we want them to be Bean's godparents
Miss anything? not really
Movement: all day everyday
Food cravings: nothing really
Anything making you queasy or sick: the smell of plain cooked chicken
Gender: it's a boy!
Labour signs: none 
Symptoms: PUPPP -- in case you don't know what that is, it's pregnancy rash.  It only happens to 1 in every 200 women and is basically coming down with hives all over your body that you can't get rid of until you deliver your baby and even then you may still have it
Belly button in or out? Innie but it has gotten very small so i'm sure it will pop soon
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or moody most of the time: very moody - crying at the drop of a hat
Looking forward to: working on the nursery now that I've finished the basement/family room and my baby shower :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

26 weeks



How far along? 26 weeks
Total weight gain: 15lbs...slow and steady
Maternity clothes? lots of stretchy clothes - some maternity, some pre-pregnancy - dress from above is maternity
Stretch marks? on the love handles 
Sleep: overall pretty well -- bean is starting to wake me up from kicking and having to pee
Best moment this week: having Lizzie get to feel bean kick while we were up in Syracuse
Miss anything? I really really really want a chili cheese dog like really really badly
Movement: all day everyday
Food cravings: chili cheese dogs - chicken parm
Anything making you queasy or sick: sweets -- this morning I had oreos for breakfast....not the smartest idea as I was nauseous the rest of the day
Gender: it's a boy!
Labour signs: none 
Symptoms: heartburn, constantly having to pee, shortness of breath
Belly button in or out? Innie but it's dwindling down
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or moody most of the time: very moody 
Looking forward to: working on the nursery --- and the rest of our house 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

25 weeks



How far along? 25 weeks
Total weight gain: 13lbs...slow and steady
Maternity clothes? lots of stretchy clothes - some maternity, some pre-pregnancy (like the above dress)
Stretch marks? on the love handles 
Sleep: overall pretty well -- bean is starting to wake me up from kicking
Best moment this week: showing my students bean kicking today -- there were 10 minutes left in class and they were working on problems so I sat down and bean started kicking....I called them over to see...they were weirded out which was hilarious
Miss anything? hot dogs!
Movement: all day everyday
Food cravings: Snickers ice cream - chili cheese dogs
Anything making you queasy or sick: driving -- I thought I was out of the morning sickness phase and I had to pull over this morning to get sick in a parking lot.....and then a cop pulled up to make sure I was ok.  Talk about embarrassing!
Gender: it's a boy!
Labour signs: none really
Symptoms: random hiccups, heartburn, constantly having to pee, shortness of breath
Belly button in or out? Innie but it's definitely closing up
Wedding rings on or off? On but swelling fingers
Happy or moody most of the time: very moody -- I flipped out on my first period students today
Looking forward to: starting the third trimester, being able to walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath

Friday, September 27, 2013

24 weeks



How far along? 24 weeks
Total weight gain: 11lbs...slow and steady
Maternity clothes? lots of stretchy clothes
Stretch marks? on the love handles 
Sleep: overall pretty good -- not waking up to pee in the middle of the night thankfully
Best moment this week: when Bob's been away all day and doesn't get home until 2am and bean starts kicking like "hey! dad's home!"
Miss anything? sushi and still the whole out of breath thing
Movement: he's been enjoying using my bladder as a trampoline
Food cravings: Snickers ice cream bars (which is funny bc I don't really like Snickers to begin with)
Anything making you queasy or sick: the smell of pee
Gender: it's a boy!
Labour signs: possibly some Braxton-Hicks -- not 100% on that
Symptoms: random hiccups, heartburn, constantly having to pee
Belly button in or out? Innie but it's definitely closing up
Wedding rings on or off? On but swelling fingers
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and weepy
Looking forward to: starting the third trimester...almost to the point where Bean could survive if something were to happen where I went into labor early

23 weeks



How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain: 10lbs
Maternity clothes? some maternity, some just stretchy, lots of dresses
Stretch marks? on my love handles and I think my thighs :(
Sleep: not too bad thanks to the body pillow
Best moment this week: taking a video of bean kicking my belly and my belly moving and sending it to Bob at work :D
Miss anything? not being out of breath from walking up the stairs
Movement: all of the time!
Food cravings: bacon - lots of bacon
Anything making you queasy or sick: a pretty good week
Gender: it's a boy!
Labour signs: Nope
Symptoms: random hiccups, heartburn, constantly having to pee
Belly button in or out? Innie but it's definitely closing up
Wedding rings on or off? On but my fingers are starting to swell a little
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy or weepy but not super moody
Looking forward to: getting to decorate the nursery

Friday, September 13, 2013

22 Weeks





How far along? 22 weeks
Total weight gain: 9lbs...slow and steady
Maternity clothes? you betcha!  Rocking the maternity dresses and a couple non-maternity ones
Stretch marks? ok the love handles -- womp womp
Sleep: a couple of rough nights this week but I have a body pillow now and slept through the night without waking up at all so that's a win in my book
Best moment this week: telling my students that I'm pregnant.  They have really been fantastic....between offering to block my way through the halls to carrying my stuff around and walking me to class.  It's really sweet to see how much they care about me and the bean.
Miss anything? being able to walk up to the third floor without being terribly out of breath
Movement: he's just a jumping jelly bean in there
Food cravings: pizza, chicken salad, bacon
Anything making you queasy or sick: bending over
Gender: it's a boy!
Labour signs: Nope
Symptoms: random hiccups, heartburn, constantly having to pee
Belly button in or out? Innie but it's definitely closing up
Wedding rings on or off? On and hopefully it stays that way
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: getting to decorate the nursery

Saturday, September 7, 2013

21 weeks



How far along? 21 weeks
Total weight gain: 8lbs...slow and steady
Maternity clothes? maternity jeans and getting ready to rock some preggo dresses for work
Stretch marks? ugh starting on my love handles
Sleep: making it through the night for the most part
Best moment this week: the reactions from our little gender announcement - Bob making me strawberry and chocolate pancakes for breakfast - bean kicking when Bob finally gets home and puts his hand on my belly
Miss anything? fresh mozz
Movement: all of the time -- bean especially likes to move around while I'm driving, right after I eat, and before bed
Food cravings: cinnamon rolls
Anything making you queasy or sick: stop and go traffic -- true story -- got sick in the car on my way to the first day back to school bc of stop and go traffic.  Thankfully my sister lives near work so I stopped at her house and stole clothes and my mom happened to be there watching my nephew so she washed my gross clothes

Gender:

Labour signs: No.
Symptoms: boob pain
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On and hopefully it stays that way
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: it being January and bean being here

Friday, August 30, 2013

20 weeks


How far along? 20 weeks and half way through my pregnancy!  
Total weight gain: 7lbs...not bad not bad
Maternity clothes? wearing maternity jeans with demi panel or yoga pants...as we've put it in the forums "the pregnant lady uniform" -- yoga pants, a tank top, and flip flops
Stretch marks? none and I use Palmer's Cocoa Butter every morning on my belly so we'll see if that helps
Sleep: tossing and turning at night but putting a pillow between my legs has really helped with the hip pain I get in the middle of the night
Best moment this week: finding out what we're having :)
Miss anything? sushi -- like the kind with real raw fish in it -- I just want a sushi pancake from Masago right now!!
Movement: definitely feeling movement and Bob puts his hand on my belly at night when we're winding down for sleep so he's felt the bubbles too
Food cravings: None really -- aside from wanting sushi
Anything making you queasy or sick: prenatal is still making me gag in the morning but I've noticed that drinking with a hot beverage helps...it's the whole burn your esophagus so you don't feel anything theory
Gender: It's a................you'll have to wait til next week :p
Labour signs: No.
Symptoms: Bigger boobs, hormonal acne
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: setting up the nursery -- in a month or two :p

Thursday, August 22, 2013

19 weeks



How far along? 19weeks...so crazy to think it's been that long
Total weight gain: 6lbs
Maternity clothes? wearing maternity jeans with demi panel 
Stretch marks? none as of yet -- Thanks Palmer's Cocoa butter!
Sleep: a little rough lately as my hips are starting to hurt at night.  Sleeping on my back is the only comfortable position but I know that's apparently bad for the baby and your back (the uterus pushes against your spine)
Best moment this week: feeling the first flutters of bean!!  So crazy to think I can feel bean moving
Miss anything? cold cuts...I want a deli turkey sandwich....and fresh mozzarella!!
Movement: I'm guessing it's bean and not gas because it's in a different spot and feels different than gas bubbles
Food cravings: Asian noodle soup -- turns out our regular chinese food place makes it so I was in luck!
Anything making you queasy or sick: prenatal is still making me gag in the morning so I try to just drink plenty of water to prevent the barfs
Gender: we'll find out next week!
Labour signs: None
Symptoms: Bigger boobs, hormonal acne
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: finding out what we're having next week :)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

And then there were three...

3w3d: POAS and it came back PREGNANT!  Happy Cinco de Mayo to me!
3w5d: Still PREGNANT - I decided I would test every two days to not completely freak out over results.  I'm still not sure how we were able to get pregnant this cycle when we didn't have sex the day before or on the day of ovulation...but we did the days after so maybe that means it's a girl!

4w0d: Still PREGNANT!
4w3d:  Tomorrow I will call to get an appointment at Heights Medical for a blood test to confirm.  Bob knows and so does Wendy.  I think I may have told her before I sent the picture to Bob.
4w5d: Positive blood test!  I think the secretary said my Beta # was 3343 but I could be wrong -- it may have been 33.3.

5w0d: Called Prospect Women's to make my first OB appointment.  We're scheduled for 5/30 and man that can't come soon enough.
5w1d:  We went to dinner with Greg and Christina to El Bandido.  I got sick when we got home....I thought morning sickness was supposed to happen in the morning.

6w1d:  We went to the Finger Lakes with Hilary and Mark and Kate and James.  I was feeling pretty sick on the car ride up and decided to tell everyone when we got to the house.  It feels good to have other people know but it would've been too hard to keep it a secret this weekend when we planned on wine tasting.  I'm ok with not getting to partake because I've been to all of the vineyards before.
6w3d:  And here comes the morning sickness...Thankfully we're still on vacation and everyone else was asleep when I woke up and got sick.
6w4d:  Yuck!  Getting sick before leaving for work is SOOOOO gross!
6w5d:  Is this going to happen every single day?  Pregnant puking is so different from all other types of vomit.  Clear, earwax tasting.  I gag a bunch of times before it actually comes up.  Your whole body just feels like retching.  So gross.

7w0d:  Our first OB appointment.  I ran into Romina's sister while there and immediately received a text from Romy about it and asking if I was pregnant.  "Nope, just my routine pap" We haven't even told our parents yet so this is staying a secret for a little longer.  The nurse called over to Heights Medical so they could fax my bloodwork.  Thank god for that because it meant not having to have another draw today and because I'm a little higher risk Michelle was able to get me in for an ultrasound.  What an incredible feeling getting to see the little bean on the screen and the flickering of the heartbeat. I cried.  I'm just so happy to have made it this far finally.  Fingers crossed for a healthy nine months!  I sent Janine and Wendy my ultrasound picture on my way home.
7w1d:  Janine made me a cookie cake to celebrate and Wendy gave me a big bag of pregnancy goodies including ice pops, saltines, jolly ranchers, and a week by week pregnancy book.
7w2d:  We told Bob's parents/siblings today.  They're all very excited.  It was nice to be able to show them my ultrasound picture.  Makes it more real.
7w3d:  Another bout of morning sickness.  This is so gross.  Kate's graduation was today and I got up twice to go to the bathroom -- ugh!
7w4d:  On today's food shopping list: cheddar cheese goldfish, ellios pizza, bagels, cream cheese.  I got home and ate two ellios pizzas.  I guess the cravings have begun?  We told my parents tonight and they are VERY excited.
7w6d: Someone burnt something in the microwave at work today.  Thank god Wendy was on her prep and had the key to the nurse's office.  She was able to watch my class while I ran nextdoor to get sick.  Getting sick at work is like a new all time low for me.  Time to bust out the ginger ale and crackers.

8w0d:  I cracked and bought a fetal home doppler, but the cheap one - $28.  I know that at 8 weeks it's unlikely that I'll hear anything but it would be nice to not freak out.
8w2d: Doppler arrived and I can't hear a damn thing -- yep just as I expected.
8w3d:  Figured I would try again and I found it!!!!!  Bob got home just in time and I made him listen too!  It seems to be about 176bpm!! Our little bean's heartbeat is beating away!!
8w4d: and there's the morning sickness again.  GROSS!! Isn't this over yet?

9w0d: More morning sickness.  Today I really wanted a greek gyro for dinner.  BAD IDEA! I thought I was dying.  My stomach hurt so bad and I laid down on the cold tile floor in the bathroom to try to stop sweating.  No more greek gyros for me.  Bean was not happy.
9w1d: Again, more of the same.

10weeks:  Morning sickness seems to be subsiding.  No more puking but I still have nausea and gas and my boobs are KILLING ME!  This week I'm craving honey mustard.  I want it on everything -- salad, chicken fingers, dipping my fries in it.  LOVE!

11weeks:  Today we had another appointment with Dr. Levat.  They took my blood pressure, asked the usual questions, took about 8 viles of blood and I had to pee in a cup.  The highlight of the appointment was getting to listen to bean's heartbeat.  Everything sounded right on track.  Dr. Levat may be changing my due date so we didn't get to schedule next week's NT scan and bloodwork but I will be getting a phone call tomorrow to make that appointment and my 16 week appointment.  Exciting business.  Almost out of the first trimester and into the clear!
11w1d: I thought I was out of the morning sickness phase but man was I wrong.  This morning was hands down the worst morning sickness I have had to date.  I got sick before hopping in the shower.  I got sick while sitting on the couch watching the morning news.  I got sick trying to make breakfast in the kitchen.  It has never been this bad but man does it suck!
11w2d: Feeling a little bit better today but we'll see how long this lasts.
11w4d: And the headaches are back.  Bob and I went to the dentist today and man did my gums bleed during the cleaning.  It's a symptom of pregnancy but the dentist was a little nervous and wants me to come back in 3 months to monitor my mouth.  Apparently pregnancy can bring on gingivitis in addition to bleeding and swollen gums...how fun!?!  In other news, my NT scan is scheduled for Monday and we scheduled my 16 week scan.  The hygienist said I didn't look pregnant.  I'm kind of looking forward to officially having a bump.  Right now it's just bloatyness and I'm sure people play that fat or pregnant game when you look at me.
11w5d:  More morning sickness.  Today was extra gross as I didn't make it to the bathroom in time.  I've also gotten into the habit of napping every day...partly to relieve my headaches and partly because I'm just soooo exhausted.  Two more days until we tell everyone that we're pregnant and next week after the NT scan we'll probably announce on facebook...that's so weird to me but the easiest way to get the word out.  I was able to record bean's heartbeat on the doppler today.  So exciting...about 150bpm.  According to the old wive's tale -- it's a girl! (if it's >140 it's girl)

12w0d:  Today we announced to most of Bob's extended family and friends that we're expecting.  It's the 4th of July and Bob's family has a HUGE party (like 50 people and a very competitive baseball game and A LOT of alcohol) so as people arrived they were writing their names on their solo cups to keep for the day and I wrote "Drinking for Two" and "Baby's first drink" and "Baby Olson coming January".  Obviously I was just drinking seltzer or water but it was fun to watch people's reactions as it registered what that meant.  It feels good to have more people know but it's still scary in the event that something happens that I now have a lot of people to tell.
12w1d: After telling everyone yesterday, I decided that when I wake up I'll check the doppler to make sure baby's heart is still going strong and it is.  Everything is still moving and grooving which is a great sigh of relief.  Three more days until my NT scan...EEP!
12w4d: NT scan went really well.  It's incredible what you can see on the ultrasound.  We got to see bean's brain! that part was really crazy.  Bean is upside down right now (or does that mean right side up?) but our NT scan came back with good results.  Bean's measuring a week ahead so the hospital put me down as January 9th for EDD.

16w0d: Kind of uneventful past couple of weeks.  I'm still getting sick about three times a week but it seems to be slowing down.  We had another OB appointment today and our risk levels came back good so I'm not worried about DS or Trisomy 18.  Bob came with me and was a little disappointed that we didn't get to see bean, just listen to the heartbeat.

17w0d: One of my old bosses just had her second kid and offered up her maternity clothes.  I definitely feel like I hit the jackpot.  She and I are almost the exact same size so I have a good amount of maternity clothes to get me started now.
17w3d: Started wearing maternity jeans....it's weird but feels good to not have my jeans digging into my belly.

18w1d:  We made it facebook official!

19w2d:  I think I felt bean move for the first time!!! So exciting.  It feels like bubbles popping in my belly.  I can even feel it if I put my hand on the outside of my belly.  I'm so excited for Bob to get to feel it!