Thursday, February 25, 2010

Size Comparison

I was going back through some of my old posts on here, and I think the last time I had a "size comparison" was around 15 weeks. Well...LOTS has changed since then, so I think it's about time to have another comparison!!! Now...clothes make a HUGE difference... I made a point to take the picture Wednesday in the same t-shirt from the 20 week picture, just 'cause I'm a nerd like that =)

About 7 weeks...(oh how I miss those pants...and that body!)

20 weeks...

24 weeks

28ish weeks (same shirt from 7 week

And Wednesday night... 35w3d

And for the record...I FEEL HUGE!!! LOL

I will have another update sometime this weekend. The blanket is coming along nicely, and I want to show you my progress! Also, there will be birthday fun to share. =)

Sunday, February 21, 2010


That's what today is! I've officially hit the 35 week mark, and have only 35 days left until my due date! Wahoo! I can't believe it's so close already...crazy.

As I sit here watching Denmark vs. Germany in women's curling on the Olympics, typing away, and staring at the blanket that still needs to be finished, I just can't keep my eyes off of my belly and the way it keeps shape shifting...I am truly amazed at the journey this little bean has already been on, and I can't imagine how traumatic being born really is!!! I mean, go from being all snugly, cozy and warm, to being forced out into a cold room with a bunch of big people that you've never seen before, two of which you have to trust your ENTIRE life to! Oye!

Anyhoo...time to get back to the blanket.

P.S. If in the future, there are updates of just numbers and nothing's probably my way of saying "Oh my goodness, only 'X' number of days left!!!"

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Doctor, doctor, give me the news...

I've got a bad case of lovin' you!!!

LOL Ok, I'm sorry...I couldn't resist. Today I had my 34 week appointment. Really, I'm 34w4d but who's counting? Oh, that's right...I am! It was pretty much 'the usual' from the time I walked in. Weight, pee in a cup, measure the belly, and listen to the bean's heart beat.

I was rather relieved when the nurse weighed me and I hadn't gained as much as I thought. See...I was on the phone with a girlfriend of mine on Saturday, and she asked me how much I had put on since finding out I was pregnant. Now...this was a mid-late afternoon phone call, so I was up for hours, had eaten breakfast, lunch AND a snack. Big mistake! I hopped on the scale and my heart sank. It read 163 lbs. I kept telling myself "it's ok, it's for a good cause" (my norm when I feel like I've gained more than I think I should have). But this...this was 5 lbs in 10 days!!! That's just sheer craziness. So, I stepped off the scale and dwelled with her on it for a few minutes. Hey...if nothing else, I'm prepared for my next appointment, right? Well, when I got on the scale at the office today, I only weighed 160. Still my highest weight EVER, but I'm ok with that.

The nurse asked me if I had any problems or issues, and I mentioned that I had felt a couple of braxton hicks contractions so she said the doc would 'check it out' to be safe, then she took my blood pressure. When the doc came in, he verified the contraction information, and proceeded to measure the growing belly bump. Everything checked out fine! Lil bean's heart is pumping away in the 140's now...Oh how I LOVE hearing that sound!!! I brought up how I've been feeling 'wings' below my rib cage, and how I thought it might be the baby either being transverse, or having it's legs crossed in the head down position. Doc did verify that the baby is in deed, very much so, heads down at this point, and that I'm just feeling a BABY...more than just parts. He said "It's getting much bigger now. Bigger arms, bigger legs, bigger body...bigger all over." Makes sense... :-)

Doc said everything looks great though! I'll be going back again in 2 weeks, and then we start weekly appointments! My next appointment is in March...MARCH!!! The same month that I'm due!!! Yippee!!! Although, I don't think this little one is going to hang out for the next 5 weeks. I'm thinking 3 or 4...but not 5. We will see though!

Anyhoo...I need to shut this thing down and finish another square on the blanket.
Good night blog world.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dear fellow bloggers...

I have been poking around for the last 30 minutes trying to figure out how to add my actual profile to my blog...who can give me a hand? It's already marked as "Share my Profile", which is all Blogger help gives me...

Thanks in advance!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

34 Weeks, and New Diapers!

So today marks 34 weeks. We're getting so close!!!

And, I ordered some cloth diapers to give that a shot too...

Close up of the diaper and inserts...

I can't WAIT to see how cloth diapering works out :-)

Today was actually a pretty productive day. I folded and put away the 3 loads of laundry that I did yesterday, we went shopping to get some more items for the hospital bag and some post-partum supplies, I actually got the baby's bag AND my bag packed and ready to go (maybe a couple more items to throw in, but nothing we can't live without...), and we went for a walk!

I still can't believe it's getting so close! It seems like just a couple of weeks ago we were announcing that we would be adding to our family...and here we are, 21 weeks later, only 6 weeks away from my due date! Yay!!!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The blanket update...

Well, here's a quick little update for those of you that are wondering about the blanket. :-) As you can see, I've come quite a ways from the original post...which showed a whopping 3 completed squares I think!!! I'm very anxious to get started on the green squares, so this project has been going to work with me. Hour long lunches are WONDERFUL with projects like this in progress! Enjoy!!!

All of the white blocks...

Just the cream blocks. I have 5 to do plus the one that isn't completely finished yet...

All of the white and cream blocks...

There will be one more row of cream, and then the green blocks in between the cream and white...