Monday, February 15, 2010

Belly Bump - Week 25

I feel like I'm getting bigger every single day.  Here I am at 25 weeks.

I think Mooner is really going to be quite a huge baby. At this time, I've gained about 18 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.  And based on average measurements, he's probably somewhere between 13.5 and 15 inches long.  He's getting big!  I guess getting bigger is most of what he'll be working on these last few months. I can hardly believe I'm almost to my 3rd trimester.  My how this time flies.

Everything is going well though. I've still been feeling really good, and I haven't had any heartburn for about a week now. Praise the Lord!  Besides the slight discomfort that can come with getting bigger though (I pretty much have no choice but to wear my maternity pants now) I've felt great. Thanks everyone for all your prayers.  We're so thankful that God has given me a smooth pregnancy so far, and we know that your prayers are huge part of that.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you from all 3 of us. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heartburn, anyone?

So my story for the last 2 or 3 days is horrible indigestion.  I've heard that hairy babies cause this.  So, if this kid comes out bald, I'm not going to be a happy camper.  (Ok, ok. I'm only kind of kidding)
But just so you know it's fair (Mom), I've been getting it no matter what I eat or drink...and yes, that includes water.
Oh the joys of pregnancy. I just have to keep reminding myself of the fantastic little miracle we'll be receiving when I can't sleep at night because my chest is on fire.

On another note, I was reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting" today, specifically the Labor and Delivery section.  I have to say, I'm a little bit terrified.  In my head I know everything is going to be ok, and millions of women have gone through it.  But still...  I'm just praying it will go relatively fast.

So these are my pregnancy thoughts for the week (so far). It's really not all bad though.  I still love the feeling of Mooner kicking me.  I love that my husband puts his hand on my belly from time to time to feel his son.  And I really love that God has been so good to us through this gift of a little baby boy.  It really makes all the not so fun stuff completely worth it.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Big Baby Bump

As promised, here is the most recent belly bump picture.

I'm starting to get out there quite a bit.  Some days I don't feel as big as I am, and other days I definitely feel bigger.  Fortunately I'm not quite waddling yet, but I have a feeling if Mooner keeps growing at this rate, I will be in no time.

Well, there you have the belly bump picture. I hope to make another side by side collage soon so you can track the progress.  Until then...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Starting Month 6

Wow! I cannot believe that I am starting my 6th month.  Where has this time gone?  Unfortunately for this post, I don't have an updated "bump" picture.  I guess that just means I'll have to update again much sooner. :)

In honor of reaching 6 months, I'm just going to do a different and fun format that one of my friends has done with her blog.  I won't do it all the time since it is her idea, but I thought it would be fun for a milestone kind of thing. So without further ado, here is the most recent update on Mooner and me.

How far along? 23 weeks, 2 days
Due Date:  May 31, 2010
Total weight gain/loss:  12-15 lbs. (I know that's kind of weird, but it really depends on when I weigh myself.  At the dr. though, the consensus is 15 lbs)
Maternity clothes?  Some days I wear them, some days I don't.  Thanks to Bella Bands that my mom got me for Christmas, I can still get into my jeans if I want to.

Sleep: It's getting harder.  I like to lay on my back alot, which isn't really good at this point. I find myself waking up a lot, or tossing and turning. Also, I've been getting some leg pains that make it a little difficult to sleep too.  I've heard this will prepare me for when Mooner is here, and he probably won't be letting us get much sleep then either.  ;)  
Best moment this week: Hearing Mooner's heartbeat.  Still gets me every time.  Also, I'm pretty sure we've decided on a name!  (But we're not going to tell you yet.)
Movement: Lots of moving.  I feel him a lot after meals when I'm just sitting around, and surprisingly, almost always when I wake up. It's like he's kicking me out of bed so I'll go get him some food. :)
Food cravings: I think I had my first real craving (as I had the urge to go get it since it wasn't in the house) Pepsi and bananas.  It was only a one time thing though.  I haven't had really any strong or lasting cravings.

Food aversions: Again, can't really think of anything.  If I didn't like it before, I still don't really like it.
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: None so far. Hope it stays that way for at least a couple more months!
Belly Button in or out? I still have my innie. Ryan teases me about it, but I'm really looking forward to the tell tale pregnancy sign of an outie.  Maybe this month.
What I miss: Things caffeinated.  Mostly chai or sweet tea.
What I am looking forward to: an outie belly button. :)  Also, things like baby showers, getting our crib, and getting the nursery all ready for Mooner.  
Milestones: 6 months! We're almost 2/3 of the way there.  He's just growing a lot now. Oh, and after my next dr. appt, we'll be moving up to appointments every 2 weeks instead of monthly!
Other: I feel like there is a lot to do in preparing for Mooner. We're going to start interviewing pediatricians soon, taking hospital tours.  It's kind of dizzying to keep up with everything, so I just hope we're getting it all done.

Also, just in case you haven't yet seen, we're up to papaya week, with Mooner's face fully formed. And I'm pretty sure he's over a foot long now.  This little guy is just growing away.  
Just a few extra things, then I'll be done.  We went in for a check up on Monday.  Mooner is healthy.  The midwife measured my uterus at 24 cm, which is on the big end of things for this week, but still normal and good.  He has a heartbeat of 148 bpms which is also healthy.  All is going along smoothly. I've been feeling really well even though sleep and getting bigger slows me down a little.  
I do have to say that sometimes it's hard to believe that it's a real little baby growing in me.  It's just something really incredible that I've never experienced before.  I'm just excited for when I can hold my little baby boy in my arms instead of in utero. :)