Saturday, July 25, 2009

22 weeks

Maternity clothes: Need more. I have 2 pairs of pants acceptable for work that fit right now.

Stretch marks: still *fingers crossed*

Sleep: Weird. It's like, when I sleep I'm out cold... but I wake up a lot too.

Best moment this week: Finding the perfect crib set! I have grand ideas for this baby boy's room...

Movement: Here and there, but nothing too exciting. I think he likes it when I lean forward a little bit... either that or he hates it and is trying to tell me to get the hell off of him. Either way, that's when I fell him the most, but it makes it impossible for Nick to feel him. :-(

Food cravings: Still mac & cheese!

Gender: BOY!! Still no names...

What I miss: I miss my body. Not in the way I used to look or anything like that... (I'm SUPPOSED to gain weight and pretty much past ever hoping to look like I did 10 years ago.) It's the fact that a lot of the time, I don't feel like me. My body doesn't react to things the way it used to and it's annoying trying to figure out all the new changes! I have a newfound lactose intolerance, I can't poo or I'm pooing too much, I have random headaches, the list goes on.

What I am looking forward to: Finding out baby boy's eye/hair/skin color combination!

What I have learned: Halfway and then some = soon I'll have to face the fact that I'm going to have to go into labor. LABOR. And DELIVERY. When I think about it, my mind always goes from pregnant, uncomfortable (but worth it) to Yay I'm a mom and Nick's a dad. I always gloss over that middle part with the contracting and pushing and whatnot. Gonna have to deal with that eventually. But not right now. Right now I want some mac & cheese.

Milestones: Um, swelling? I'm swelling to the point where my wedding ring doesn't fit anymore.

Monday, July 13, 2009

20 weeks

Maternity clothes: Yeah... when Aliesha at work gave me a bag of clothes I went home and tried them on and laughed at how big they were... now they fit. Although she is apparently a couple inches shorter than I am. Eh, whatev.

Stretch marks: Nope. I am starting to get the itchies though.

Sleep: Not too bad...

Best moment this week: Had a doctor's appoitment this morning and heard the best words ever to come out of an OB's mouth: "No abnormalities." Woot!

Movement: Finally felt a solid kick last night! I was laying in bed on my side and felt a few twitches... then all of a sudden, WHAM! He kicked the dang mattress!

Food cravings: Mac & cheese. Daily.

Gender: BOY!! Now let the Great Name Debate of 2009 begin...

What I miss: Nothing right now... I feel awesome!

What I am looking forward to: Tee ball and/or pee wee football, potty training with Cheerios

What I have learned: Having a healthy baby really is the most important thing... when the ultrasound tech started saying things like "measuring baby's head... looks good" I felt such relief that I almost forgot my excitement of finding out the baby's sex!

Milestones: I can finally start calling him HIM! And, oh yeah, HALFWAY! GAH!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

It's a BOY!

So, yes. We were very sneaky and didn't tell anyone when the ultrasound appointment was so that we could get away with stuff like this:
Sent to my mom on Friday night. The card says "Congratulations Grandma, it's a boy! Love, Sara & Nick" She thought the delivery guy was at the wrong house!

Then on Saturday, July 4th, we had a cookout and told Nick's mom and everyone there by serving cookie cake for dessert!

And just for posterity, here is a picture of the "Pulled Meat Sandwich Cook-Off" Winner 2009.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oh, crap...

Thanks to this video I am now very glad that my pot pie craving has subsided. (For those too busy/cool/whatever to click the link, a NY Times reporter tests the cooking instructions on Banquet pot pies and finds it very difficult to heat them to the proper internal temperature.)

I mean, I would know if I (or the baby!) had already been affected by the salmonella, right?

::runs off to webMD::


What are symptoms of salmonella infection?
Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) can cause diarrhea (which may be bloody), fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Symptoms typically start 12-72 hours after infection.

All of those symptoms can also be caused by PREGNANCY.