Friday, August 15, 2014

Dee's Latest Adventure

I was working late on Wednesday, and my mom was watching the kids. I got a phone call that essentially said "Dee is fine, but she lost a tooth..."





Of course she did. My rambunctious little crazy girl was running down the hall with her brother, slipped, and fell right on her face. The dentist said it's healing fine, she's just going to have a gappy grin for a few years. We will be watching her other incisor, because it's a wee bit loose, but she'll be fine. And hey, the tooth fairy is coming early! Maybe even for both kids in one night, since J has one that is about to fall out (and the dentist said he needed to work on getting it out...).

20 weeks!




How Far along: 20 weeks!

Baby size: Banana...Lenthwise, I suppose. About 10 inches total and 9 ounces.

Total weight gain: 5 pounds

Maternity clothes: yep

Sleep: Mmmm, sleep.

Best Moment this week: The ultrasound where we learned that the baby is healthy and A GIRL.

Movement: Yes, frequently!

Gender:  IT'S A GIRL!!!!! What the what?!

So ladylike... scratching her butt while sucking her thumb!


Labor signs: N/A, but a few BH contractions here and there.

Belly button: In.

Cravings: V8 (well, actually, a bloody Mary, but I don't even like those... so V8 substitutes), Lucky Charms, s'mores.

Aversions: Nothing new.  

What I miss: nothing at the moment

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: All of it. Including my complete inability to correctly sense the baby's gender. 

What I am looking forward to this week: More packing! Getting the bedrooms as cleared out as possible for new carpet being installed in them next week. Finally getting our old fridge out and new fridge in, and getting to use the new one!


Friday, August 8, 2014

19 Weeks




How Far along: 19 weeks!

Baby size: Mango! (about 8.5 oz/ 6 inches CRL)

Total weight gain: 3-4ish pounds

Maternity clothes: Got some new stuff at a sweet consignment sale this weekend. :-) 3 shirts and a pair of khakis for work for $5!

Sleep: Mmmm, sleep.

Best Moment this week: We had a good time visiting C's brother and sister-in-law this weekend. And Dee and I found 4 eggs in their chicken coop which she thought was awesome.

Movement: Yep! This child seems to be a fan of curling into a ball and hanging out as low as possible for naps.

Gender:  Likely a boy (but we find out next Wednesday!!!)

Labor signs: N/A, but a few BH contractions here and there.

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Salami with avocado and cheddar and lots of mayonnaise. Mmmmm. Chocolate. Milk.

Aversions: Nothing new, though baby doesn't really like the idea of ham.  

What I miss: nothing at the moment

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: All of it.

What I am looking forward to this week: Camping with C's family this weekend, and more packing, and more house work.


Friday, August 1, 2014

18 Weeks




How Far along: 18 weeks!

Baby size: Sweet potato (about 8-10 inches and 6 ounces)

Total weight gain: +2

Maternity clothes: Pants, 2 shirts, still need to buy some new stuff. Though the cooler weather this week allowed me to test some of my long sleeved shirts, and many of them are long enough to last a while. Maybe not til December but a while yet.

Sleep: Love sleep. Don't love Dee waking me up when she has nightmares.

Best Moment this week: More baby wiggles! And we had fun camping this weekend, in spite of the weather. I took the kids "swimming" in the lake. Which was revolting but they had lots of fun.

Movement: Yep, every day. Baby seems mellow, like J, rather than crazy like Dee, but I definitely get regular wiggles and pokes!

Gender:  Likely a boy.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Peaches, cutlets (which must be venison, and preferably served with mashed potatoes and gravy and creamed corn, but really only the creamed corn is essential right now),

Aversions: nothing really new, though baby doesn't really like the idea of ham.  

What I miss: nothing at the moment

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Pretty much everything.I'm even less itchy than before! But still a little itchier than normal.

What I am looking forward to this week: Getting to use our new appliances (so far, awesome), finishing the floors (maybe even getting to the kitchen, but not likely yet), loads more packing. Oy. 



Friday, July 25, 2014

17 Weeks!



How Far along: 17 weeks!

Baby size: Onion (this baby has an aversion to onion smell, so at least no more comparing it to delicious food, I guess), about 5" from head to butt.

Total weight gain: about +2lbs

Maternity clothes: Pants, 2 shirts, still need to buy new stuff. My clothing is depleted after packing the stuff that is too short.

Sleep: Love sleep.

Best Moment this week: Live Welcome to Night Vale! And the Melting Pot for dinner. Mmmmm.


Movement: Yep, every day.

Gender:  Likely a boy.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Hmmm. Nothing that I can think of, really, though the fondue was AMAZING. Peaches, I guess. I really can't get enough peaches.

Aversions: Random food smells, pickles 

What I miss: nothing at the moment

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Pretty much everything.

What I am looking forward to this week: More packing, cleaning, finishing the laminate floors (which we haven't gotten to yet). Also the realtor and the stager are coming by on Tuesday to tell us colors of tile, etc. And we're getting our new appliances on Tuesday. Boy do we know how to live it up :-).
Camping this weekend should be fun, though.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Know what's awesome?

Going in to your Ibotta account to redeem what you expected to be a $5 Starbucks gift card, to find out that you have more than $10 available so you can get a $10 one! Yay!! Just in time to start fueling my newly available (again) coffee love.

If you haven't signed up for Ibotta, I highly recommend it. You only need to give them an email address, and you basically get money back for buying products that you buy anyway (even cleaning supplies, baby stuff, milk, eggs, movie tickets, etc). You can redeem your cash for PayPal credit, Starbucks cards, iTunes cards, and a number of others as well. You can also link it to Facebook and earn extra cash when you and your friends collectively redeem more than a certain amount each month (though I don't know how long that particular bonus is ongoing). If you want to sign up, here's my referral link: http://ibotta.com/r/yh3hq

Enjoy!

Friday, July 18, 2014

16 Weeks!



How Far along: 16 weeks!

Baby size: Avocado (seriously? Why must they compare my child to delicious food? And would a peach-avocado salad be weird? Because it sounds amazing.)

Total weight gain: about +1

Maternity clothes: Pants, 2 shirts, and I'm noticing that a number of my shirts are getting a bit short. Maybe time to start packing stuff that doesn't fit...and buying some new stuff.

Sleep: I want more sleep.

Best Moment this week: MASSAGE!

Movement: A few times a day, but not really crazy stuff yet. 

Gender:  Still thinking boy.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Nectarines/peaches, ice cream bars (with chocolate on the outside), COFFEE which I can tolerate again! YAY!

Aversions: Random food smell, pickles 

What I miss: nothing at the moment

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: EVERYTHING. Well. Mostly. Feeling like a normal human being is AMAZING.

What I am looking forward to this week: Going out for our 10th anniversary (which was on the 13th, but we're celebrating tomorrow) for dinner and to see a live Welcome to Nightvale. Woot!
 Also, book club tonight! Yay! And less exciting, packing, cleaning, finishing the laminate floors...



Friday, July 11, 2014

15 Weeks!



How Far along: 15 weeks!

Baby size: Naval Orange

Total weight gain: 0 (or -0.4)

Maternity clothes: Pants.

Sleep: Sleep is the best thing ever.

Best Moment this week: More baby wiggles, and getting the house closer to ready to sell.

Movement: Yep, a few times a day.  

Gender:  Still thinking boy.

Labor signs: N/A (A few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there, but not anything real yet)

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Peaches, mayonnaise (this child has an unholy love of mayo on sandwiches/burgers, or fries...), basil

Aversions: Random food smells, coffee smell, coffee...

What I miss: Coffee. Having energy.

Stretch Marks: No new ones but my old ones are becoming a little more noticeable. Wow are they pale.

What is different this time around: EVERYTHING. Well. Mostly.

What I am looking forward to this week: Meeting with a realtor on Sunday, maybe getting a massage on Monday. And our 10th anniversary this Sunday! Which we're celebrating next weekend.




Friday, July 4, 2014

14 Weeks!



How Far along: 14 weeks!

Baby size: Lemon

Total weight gain: 0

Maternity clothes: Pants.

Sleep: I love sleep, and I am eagerly awaiting the energy that supposedly should be showing up soon... But I still love sleep. And I've been sleeping like a friggin rock, so my shoulders have been all painful when I wake up at night.

Best Moment this week: Passing the 1 hour glucose test (without throwing up). BOOYA.

Movement: Occasionally, still light but definitely there. 

Gender:  Still thinking boy, but I did have a dream that I gave birth and it was a girl, so really I don't know.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Peaches, good milk chocolate, breakfast bagel sandwich (which was a disappointment, and I should have just gone to Starbucks)


Aversions: The smell of other people's food. Coffee/the smell of coffee.

What I miss: Coffee. Having energy.

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Overall feeling better than the previous 2 pregnancies, morning sickness is pretty much history (rare moments of bleh, and I have to eat ASAP when I get up in the morning). 

What I am looking forward to this week: We're installing laminate floors this weekend, and maybe going appliance shopping (new hot water heater, new fridge, new dishwasher). Whee!! But the bottom line is that we're getting the house ready to sell in a couple months so any progress is great. Plus the laminate is beautiful, and our 20 year old builder grade carpet is NOT.





Friday, June 27, 2014

13 weeks!



How Far along: 13 weeks! Hello, second trimester. 

Baby size: Peach, apparently. Mmm, peaches.

Total weight gain: -2.2 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yeah. Pants, anyway. My regular shirts still work for now.

Sleep: I love sleep.

Best Moment this week: Generally feeling pretty normal! YAY!

Movement: Yep, occasionally, still very light.

Gender:  Still thinking boy, Dee still (loudly) insists that it's a girl (and that we should name her Flower).

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Peaches, pineapple, good milk chocolate, blueberry pancakes, chai


Aversions: Pickles, the smell of other people's food. Coffee. I actually tried an iced decaf coffee and it just made me feel pukey. So C got to finish it. Also, that nasty Glucola.

What I miss: Coffee. Not being uber sensitive to caffeine (chai makes me jittery! WTF?!)

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Overall feeling better than the previous 2 pregnancies. My hips have spread again (like with Dee) and I've been sleeping with a pillow between my knees. I'm only 13 weeks and I feel like a regular person most of the time, this is amazing!

What I am looking forward to this week: Since I'm feeling better and have a bit more energy, I'm going to try getting the dogs out for walks a few nights a week. Those miles aren't going to walk themselves! NOT looking forward to re-doing the glucose test next week, because I threw up 45 minutes into yesterday's. Dammit.