But that doesn't change the fact that HOLY CRAP I made it to 16 weeks!!! That's just amazing to me!! So here's the update on what's been happening with me and baby mensing (Jeff is in China for two weeks so we've been solo and there has been nobody to use my words with so I apologize for a rambling long posting in advance ha ha)
How Far Along: 16 weeks!!!!!!!! I'm doing the happy Snoopy Dance now... 4 months is amazing!!
Size of Baby: size of an avocado. (Is it wrong that that makes me crave Mexican food?)
Maternity Clothes: Love maternity clothes, but I still haven't purchased any pants that fit. I have been wearing my regular pants with my belly band, but by the end of the night they are unzipped almost all the way and the belly band is fully extended. I have all these cute SUMMER clothes.. too bad spring/summer had another agenda. Sooo I give in, my mom and I are going shopping tomorrow for some pants and warmer clothes that will fit my ever expanding lovely belly.
Weight Gain: Still only up 2 pounds since the first appointment. A little concerned that I should be putting more weight on? It's not that I don't eat.. I EAT!
Stretch Marks: just the same as before pregnancy. I have noticed that my tummy and boobs itch like crazy so I have been lathering up with cocoa butter, and my new found favorite product Booda Belly Butter which smells like chocolate (Thanks Julie!!) Though after I'm done I look like a basted turkey ready to go into the oven he he. (it always comes back to food doesn't it?)
Sleep: Oh how I miss a full night's sleep. Not that I'm complaining, but the indigestion keeps me up during the night and I feel like a 90 year old cranky lady with how bad my hips and knees hurt when I lay down. Even with the aches and pains I wouldn't give it up for anything as it keeps reminding me that I have a precious miracle growing in my belly.
Best Moment of the Week: Hmmm one of the best moments of the week had to be at Easter with my family, and sharing with our nieces that we were expecting. I wore the shirt below (which says coming in October) and it took a while for the girls to figure it out, but when they did it was pretty cute.. "Whoa, I know what that means".... was the reaction from Haley (9) and then Hannah (11) figured it out too. Pretty great feeling !!
Symptoms: Mainly indigestion and heartburn, but nausea still sneaks up on me about once a day. Definitely not as tired and I have completely given up my naps now. Oh and headaches from hell about once a day, but since I'm used to migraines these are manageable. The strangest new symptoms are all the twinges, pains, and sensations that I've been feeling. Sometimes it feels like menstrual cramps (and they get bad) sometimes it feels like sharp stabbing sensations, and sometimes just a dull ache. I think I am feeling the round ligament pains that the books talk about... yowsa.. ready for those to stop any time. The other symptom is that I feel like there is an invisible helium tank attached to my belly because I wake up with a noticably smaller belly bump but by the time I go to bed it has grown double in size and feels like I might explode at any time if you poked my belly button. Weird... anyone else feeling like their belly grows during the day and shrinks over night?
Food Cravings/Aversions: Since Jeff is in China, I can't share his cravings this week (though I'm sure they would still include ice cream he he). As for me, the only craving I have had lately I was lucky to have fulfilled last weekend!! My parents made fried chicken the way they used to when I was little (no shake and bake white meat only without skin healthy stuff, actual fried drumsticks chicken).. wow was that GOOD! Other then that, I crave fruit, apples and peanut butter and watermelon are the fruits of choice.
Gender: Can't wait to find out!! Only a few weeks away now. I am still feeling boy vibes though. We have decided to do a gender party. For those of you who are not familiar with what that is it's when the couple goes to the ultrasound and asks the doctor to not reveal the sex of the baby but to instead write it on a card and put that along with a picture of the ultrasound into a envelope and seal it. The couple then takes the envelope to a bakery and has them make a cake with the corresponding color of the gender on the inside of the cake but decorates it in neutrals, the couple then finds out what the sex of the baby is when they cut the cake open and sees either blue or pink. We felt that since we didn't get to give a big annoucement about getting pregnant (since friends and family were all in the know about our IVF processes) we would get to share this fun exciting news with them. Though we are going to have to find a baker that can do this overnight because it might kill us to have to wait to find out ourselves ha ha!
What I Miss: Absolutely nothing this week, outside of Jeff being here.
What I'm Looking Forward to: EVERYTHING!! I am one of those women already that is obssessed with showing off and touching my baby belly all the time, so I can't wait for it to get even bigger!!
Weekly Wisdom: One of my friends told me to start Lanisoh a month early if I am planning on breast feeding. I had no clue what that was and shared that with my friend who then discretely informed me on facebook that it is a creme that you put on your boobs and nipples to help them not crack and be really sore when you start breast feeding (for some reason hearing that really freaked me out... it seemed more real to be thinking about those kind of things, since right now since I can't feel the baby in there yet, half the time I don't believe it's really happening)
Milestones: 16 weeks !!! When do we start going by months instead of weeks anyway?
Dreams:I dreamt we had found out that we were having a boy and had decorated the nursery and had showers etc and then I was in delivery (which was all fuzzy because I have no clue what delivery is really like I suppose) but the doctor handed us a little pink bundle and said congrats you have a beautiful baby girl !! Hmmmm
OK and here is a baby belly pic too.. so I wasn't smart enough to get my mom to take a picture of me since I'm staying at my parents house for a bit while Jeff is gone (easier to show the house) so it's just an auto timed camera shot that isn't that great.. but you get the idea.. Baby Mensing is definitely growing !! YAY
One of these days I'll take one when I actually didn't just roll out of bed .. but for now this will have to do.
ok so I know I'm a little late at this too, but Bridget nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award .. Thanks Bridget!! http://ourstorkgotlost.blogspot.com/ so I hope I do this right !
So, here's how it works:
1.Winners grab the image and put it in your blog.
2.Link back to the person who gave you it.
3.Tell 10 things about yourself
4.Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.
5.Contact the bloggers you have awarded to let them know they have won.
Here are 10 things about me (these are so tough to do)
1.I can recite the movies the Princess Bride and Breakfast Club word for word
2.I think Ireland is what heaven looks like.
3.I still don't know how to tweet
4.I hate to fly alone
5.I fall asleep with the tv on every night
6.I love scary movies and anything paranormal (even though it keeps me up at night and still gives me nightmares)
7.My dream job would be to open a therapy clinic that overlooks the beach and offers mind body work and yoga on the beach.
8.My favorite dogs are Basset Hounds (they are such clowns)
9.I cannot keep plants alive no matter what I try.
10.I love to do karaoke with my hubby on the playstation 2 (but can't carry a tune to save my life)
(11. I have the hardest time doing these "10 things you didn't know about me" surveys )
Here are my nominees for the versatile blogger award: these are so hard to pick, and not all of these are recently discovered.
ok that's all I have for now.. I will add to this list later, there are just too many to pick from :o)