Wednesday, April 25, 2012

3rd Trimester- 27 Weeks!!

So Blogger has a new look, I'm behind with the times! I missed out last week, so here is this week!!
She's really sticking out there...this picture was taken yesterday morning before my doc appointment. My face looks 'fuller' to me and I have a double chin some days!

How far along: 27 Weeks and FINALLY in the 3rd Trimester!! Woo Hoo!!

We have a Head of Califlower this week...and now they are measuring head to toe and not head to rump, so she is about 16 inches!! I guess that is if she's normal and doesn't have her momma and daddy's height :) and 2.5 pounds!

The doctor says she's weighing in around 2.2 pounds according to the ultrasound, she was breech and in a folded pike position...getting ready for all those cheer jumps and stretches!!

What I've Learned from What to Expect: She is starting to Dream now!! Well, her brain wave activity shows different sleep cycles including REM, which is when dreaming occurs. She has started blinking, coughs, more sucking (which we have seen her do that in ultrasounds), and better breathing.
Also, they mention that babies born around this time have an excellant prognosis because the lungs have reached maturity now. But we still want her to stay put for now!

Total weight gain/loss: 6 pounds!

Stretch marks: No new ones.

Sleep: Better actually, it's still a little rough here and there, but the past few nights have been really good. Still have to get up for potty breaks, but overall, good this week!

Best moments this week: Mike getting to feel her move for real!!!!
Seeing and feeling her move in by belly from the outside!!!! It was crazy!
Having a Shower with Family and reminding me how blessed Mike and I are and how spoiled this sweet little girl is going to be.
Going to the Doc and seeing her on the Ultrasound and hearing that sweet little heart beat!
Some stranger walking in the hallway and said, "Oh, Kelly makes pregnacny look awesome" Completely made my day! She saw my badge as she was just walking in the hallway with her family member. So sweet and just what I needed to hear!
I'm sure there are more, but Preggo Brain is getting worse and worse!

Miss Anything: Wine. I did finally break down and had a Dr. Pepper - one of those teaser cans like 6 ounce ones, and it was fabulous!!! Little Bit then proceded to have a dance party. :)

Movement: Holy Moly Yes! She is all over the place, high, low, right, left, middle. We can also see her move...I'm seeing her make little jabs right now!

Food cravings: Ham I had me some last night! So so yummy!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Random smells that I don't really know what they are.

Labor Signs: Actually, YES!! I had no idea that it was, but when I told my doctor about it, she said that was probably a contraction!! I couldn't believe it! On Monday night, I don't even remember what I was doing, but all of a sudden, my belly got really hard in the center from top to about my belly button. It wasn't painful, but was uncomfortable. I just figured she was doing major moving around and flip-flopping. Dr said all is fine until I feel more than 6 of those...good thing I've only felt it once!

Belly Button in or out: Innie, but stretching like crazy...

Most Ridiculous thing I've Cried about or gotten Upset about: Mike's not here to put his two cents in, but I cried about a freaking swival on our new chair once we got it home. Long story, but we got the most awesome new recliner and had a swival base put on it. Not sure if we'll keep the base or not, but the chair is fabulous!
Umm, I've wanted to cry a whole lot more the past week...things I think are just really starting to come together and I am starting to freak out a tad.
Oh and this isn't rediculous, but I cried about failing my Glucose Test yesterday. Now I have to go back for the three hour test on Friday. I'm really hoping I failed because 1.) I had no clue I would be doing it at my appointment, 2.) So I had 2 oranges and chocolate milk right before my appointment, and 3.) I didn't have a great dinner the night before consisting of artichoke dip, pineapple, canalope, carrots, and left over yummilicious shower cake. So I will be racking up on the protein the next couple of days and hopefully everything will turn out just fine. Either way, it will be fine, but I will feel more fine if I pass the test.
They are gonna be really mean to me because for this test, I have to fast (besides water) after midnight and then I go drink that awful drink in the morning and then they will test every hour for three hours afterwards and I will won't be able to eat anything!! They are starving pregnant women!! I really hope I don't pass out or puke, when I drank it on Tuesday, I got all jittery, felt like I was on speed or something.

Pregnancy Symptom: Boobs are big, but I don't notice them any bigger. TONS of Back Pain, to the point I want to cry at times. My nails are growing like crazy!! Legs are cramping. Wanting to nest and love it!! Peeing all the time! Difficulty breathing sometimes. Pregnancy Brain. I forget crap all the time!! Emotional. I notice my feet swelling occasionally, they do go back to normal after I take it easy. Feeling more tired.

Wedding rings on or off: On, but after the Heart Walk on Saturday, my fingers were very swollen and it was hard to take them off. I drove home with my hand up in the air and it eventually went back to normal.

Happy or Moody most of the time: LABILE! Happy, Sad, Moody, Happy...mostly happy, but at the drop of a hat, I can be one of those psycho bitches that Jenny McCarthy talks about or a crying basketcase!

Looking forward to: Picking out a name!! We have two-three we like. Starting to see my doctor every two weeks now. Continuing to feel her move

Friday, April 13, 2012

25 Weeks!!

Sorry, no picture this week unless I take one tomorrow and post! But the belly is getting bigger!!
How far along: 25 Weeks and a few days!! Geez, I thought for sure I'd be in the third tri-mester now, but nooo, still in the second...don't know when that change will take place. But still...Over 6 Months!!! Woot Woot!

We still have an Eggplant this week, about 9.2 inches and 2 pounds!

What I've Learned from What to Expect: My uterus is now 2.5 inches above my belly button...they keep saying you can feel it, but I have no idea what the heck they are talking about. I don't know what it would feel like, so if any of you seasoned mommas know, get me some insight!
They also mention that the belly button will start to pop...I think I might have a little freak out moment when it actually happens.
LB's retina is developed and she now opens her eyes on occasion. They mentioned doing the flashlight trick again, so I will try that out and she if she reacts. She also is suppose to respond to noises now. She getting so big!

Total weight gain/loss:  4 pounds!! I blame part of that on all the Easter Candy we had at work!!

Stretch marks: No new ones.

Sleep: Good golly!! Sleep use to be easy and now its really hard!! Still getting up and peeing all the time. But now my belly is getting so big that I need Mike to push me over so I can roll over or get off the bed. A couple of nights ago, I felt like I ripped and pulled every muscle that is still there. My dreams aren't as angry lately so that's a good thing, but they are completely random...which is pretty much what they were before Little Bit came around...lasts nights dream, I had gotten home a little late 11:30ish and Mike around midnight, he gave me a ticket that he saw on my windshield and when I read it, it was for having red boots that were a danger to species! And the ticket was from Payne County.  Weird I know!

Best moment this week: Mike getting to feel her move!! He thinks anyway, it was just once so far!
Rick and Melanie coming in for Easter and visiting! It was fun getting to see the other set of grandparents and them getting to see my belly. They also loved the nursery.

Miss Anything: Still a Dr. Pepper...So, I was finally going to give in...I was at the bowling alley with work and the kiddos. We get small drinks and popcorn when we go...super small cups, like the small coffee 6-8 ounce cups. So I was thinking, I could get my Dr. Pepper fix with the small amount that actually goes in after all the ice. So, I get it, and I am so excited, and I drink it, and they didn't have the syrup combination correct so it was NO GOOD!! Dang it!
One other thing I miss...Being able to Sneeze freely!! I love sneezing, really one of my favorite things, well now, I either almost tinkle on myself or I feel like I pull every muscle in my stomach and lady parts!! Sorry it TMI! But its for real!

Movement: Yes, still below my belly button and still just feel like little pokes. Such a sweet feeling!  I just hope she continues to be gentle as she get more cramped in there!

Food cravings: Fruit, Nutella...I think thats really it...tonight though, I'm really excited for my Ice Cream!!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Remi's farts, and other random smells that I don't know where they come from.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out: Innie, but looking kinda flat from the inside...
 NEW QUESTION!! Most Ridiculous thing I've Cried about or gotten Upset about: I really think I should let Mike answer this question in the future, because I'm sure he has much better insight on this subject than I do! But I will tell on myself...I'm know I'm not a good house keeper and I definitely have a problem with putting my laundry away, so I've had a basket of clothes in our room for...forever! Well, I feel I had asked Mike for some help in getting my stuff put away. Well, the other night, I was headed to bed, Mike was doing some other stuff, and we had a great evening, and I don't really even know how it got brought up, but he mentioned that I live out of a basket...and with no pun intended, I became a basket case-crying that I didn't want to live out of a basket, and completely blew up on him. Thankfully he is forgiving for my craziness and loves me no matter what!!

Pregnancy Symptom: Boobs are huge. Lots of Back Pain. My nails are growing like crazy!! Legs are cramping. Wanting to nest. Peeing all the time! Difficulty breathing sometimes. Pregnancy Brain. I forget crap all the time!! Emotional. I notice my feet swelling occasionally, they do go back to normal after I take it easy. Taking it easy will be hard for me though, I have the need to be on the go and doing things.

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or Moody most of the time: I feel great and I have the mood swings, seems to be more often than I would like.

Looking forward to: Showers!!! One next weekend Woo Hoo

Friday, April 6, 2012


Happy Friday!!

I hope our little one has moves like this...cause Lord knows her momma and daddy don't!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

24 Weeks

How far along: 24 Weeks and a couple days!! 6 Months!! I was so excited to think I was in my third trimester, but I guess I have to finish out the week before I start the home stretch!
We have an Eggplant this week, about 9 inches and 1.7 pounds!
What I've Learned from What to Expect: My uterus is the size of a freaking soccer ball!!! Holy Smokes, I couldn't believe it when I read that! She's looking a little more pink because of the capillaries forming under her skin. LB's little nostrils are starting to open up allowing her to practice breathing...not real breaths yet, still the amniotic fluid. They also said that if Daddy puts his ear to the belly, that he may be able to hear her heart beat!

Total weight gain/loss:  1 pound

Maternity clothes: I love them, they are so comfortable! Any suggestions on a new question would be great here!

Stretch marks: No new ones.

Sleep: Has been rough!! Waking up at all hours of the night, sometimes for bathroom, sometimes I don't know the reason. I've been having 'Angry Dreams' lately doing a lot of yelling in my dreams with things and people I am frustrated with in real life. I really hope I don't blow up in real life with all my wonderful pregnancy hormones goin on! : /  I thought I read somewhere you were suppose to be having 'Good Dreams'! I need those!

Best moment this week: I'm starting to forget all the fun things that happen in the week...but I got a couple of decor items for her room and a glider! Get this, from Wally World for $150!! And it's comfortable!  It's a little small for Mike, but I think this is the first time I actually fit in a chair! Mike has found a rocker that he loves, so we will look into getting that for a nice chair for the living room.
I went to the doctor this week, Mike couldn't go because of work, but I got to see her modest little self again! She was covering her face, but waving her hands and wiggling her feet. I also got to hear her heart beat again. Love that sound. 
Feeling her move!

Reading to her...and Remi and's so cute, I usually just go in there and start reading, and Remi makes her way in and lays down, and sometimes Nellie will come and sit by the door.

Miss Anything: Still a Dr. Pepper...weird! Wine :) and sleeping on my back!

Movement: YES!!! YIPPEE!!  It is fabulous! I feel her below my belly button and really on all side and in front. Little pokes here and there, sometimes more, sometimes less depending on what I've eaten. Monday, though, I started to freak myself out, because I hadn't felt her (it felt like all day). I knew earthing would be okay, but I had some first worry. Well that night as I was trying to sleep...I started feeling her like crazy. Silly little girl!
Food cravings: Nothing that I can really think of these past two weeks, but I'm sure there was something...

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing comes to mind

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out: Innie, but looking kinda flat from the inside...

Pregnancy Symptom: Boobs are huge, but Mike said they hadn't gotten bigger in the last week or so. Lots of Back Pain. My nails are growing like crazy!! Legs are cramping. Wanting to nest. Peeing all the time! Difficulty breathing sometimes. Pregnancy Brain has started to TAKE OVER!! It's awful, I am forgetting things all the time!! Emotional, not as bad as last week, but still spurts of random crying.

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy, then the hormones come on and so do the tears. Remember how I mentioned a while back, that with Baseball Season starting and Mike getting really busy at work...well I get pretty emotional that I am living the Married-single life.

Looking forward to: Going to Showers. Thinking of names---we have a short list, but nothing definite. Mike being able to feel her move. Seeing Grandma and Grandpa Evans this weekend!! Haven't seen them since Christmas!