Monday, December 17, 2012

week 20: pomagranate

Week 20
this week our baby boy is the size of a pomegranate, which makes me feel very festive for some reason.  christmas is right around the corner now and i can't wait!  loyal and i decided that for christmas this year, instead of getting each other gifts, we are going to go to Buy Buy Baby and get some things for the baby.  i think that will be so much more fun than getting a shirt i will probably have forgotten about in 6 months.  we also decided to go ahead and book tickets to new orleans and i am super pumped about that too!

as far as pregnancy stuff...i have noticed that my face has cleared up significantly.  maybe the "pregnancy glow" has finally decided to make an appearance.  other than that, the only other symptom that i've noticed is a sharp pain in my stomach from time to time.  right on track according to my pregnancy app:

You may notice some achiness in you lower abdomen or even an occasional brief, stabbing pain on one or both sides.  The ligaments that support your uterus are stretching to accommodate its increasing weight.

good to know.  the biggest thing that happened this week was that loyal felt the baby kick!!!  we were out to eat, mexican of course.  after i finished eating i kept feeling the baby moving all over the place.  i told loyal to press on my stomach, right below my bellybutton.  it took a couple of seconds but i felt a kick and told him that was it.  he felt it!  he said it felt as if you put your hand over someones heart and felt their heartbeat.  such a special moment, so of course we had to celebrate with pumpkin breadpudding. :)

jersey shore


Friday, December 14, 2012

missed signs

as i was organizing some of our baby stuff, i began to realize that i should have known that i would have a boy.  the signs were there, so how did i miss them?  i think i must have just been so wrapped up in my own thoughts.  anyway, i figured i would share.
my sister and i have always had this infatuation with turtles.  ever since we were little, turtles were our thing.  several years ago, my sister and i were buying someone a baby gift and we saw a bib with turtles on it that said "i love my aunt"  couldn't be more perfect!  without much thought, we bought it that day and decided that whoever had a baby first would use it.  well, that turned out to be me and wouldn't you's blue.
a couple years ago, loyal and i were shopping for christmas presents.  we knew we wanted kids one day so when we came across saints pacifiers they immediately went in the basket.  boy or girl, our baby will rep the saints!
but of course, no pink in these.
once i did found out i was pregnant, i started to get little freebes from the doctor's office, maternity store, etc.  (very exciting i must add!)  the first one i got was a pacifier.  blue.
Paci blue
i remember the night before the doctor's appointment when i found out.  i was taking a bath and i remember looking down at my stomach and thinking that my body was changing to carry a boy.  i have no idea why i though that or what it was about my body, maybe that my stomach seemed more round.  i still don't know.  it was a very weird feeling though.  every time we saw our baby move during the ultrasound, i would look at my husband and say "did you see that? he just moved!"  i kept saying he.  every time.  when she finally took a gander down in that direction, i saw it first.  i knew right away it was a boy.
we had planned on doing some shopping as soon as we found out the gender.  we bought one thing, a onesie with pups on it.
it wasn't until i got home and took a closer look that i realized how perfect it was.  it had 3 pups: a big brown one, a medium blue one and a small tan one.  just like ours. :)
i have always wanted to make my own baby blankets.  i would go to the store all the time and look at all of the fabric options.  when the day finally came to buy fabric, i realized that i never really gave the boy patterns much of a look.  it was like i was seeing them for the very first time.
dinosaurs, i love it!  boy clothes and colors have definitely grown on me.  i love buying little things for him.  the clothes are just so cute, especially all of the ones with animals!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

week 19: it's a boy!

Week 19 (2)
i know i said before that i was hoping for a girl but i am very excited to have a baby boy on the way.  loyal and i were both overwhelmed when they initially told us.  looking back, i think we would have been overwhelmed either way.  
my doctor's appointment was last thursday and they confirmed that we are having a little boy!!!  during our ultrasound he was moving a lot just like last time.  he kept putting his hands up to his face and it was so cute.  they did all of the measurements and said that everything was right on track and looking very healthy.  here are the pics...
19 1
there is an arrow (kinda hard to see) pointed at the "goods"
19 2
getting big!
19 3
19 4
this one took me a while to figure out but it's a close up of the profile.  still trying to figure out whose chin he has.  jay leno's?
so, a little side note...
i think i said in our last post that at our 13 week appointment we had an idea of what the sex was.  the lady doing the ultrasound was pretty much 100% sure that it was a boy and here's why...
this was the ultrasound picture at 13 weeks.
it looked pretty clear to me that it was definitely a boy.  i've still heard so many stories about it not being what you initially thought so i wouldn't let myself be 100% convinced.  even the lady that was walking me back to the ultrasound room looked at the picture and said that they all look like boys at 13 weeks.  well that had me really freaked out.  still a boy, thank goodness.  i still think it is pretty amazing comparing the 2 pictures that are 6 weeks apart.  i think i like the 13 week one better. :)
after the ultrasound i saw the doctor.  pretty standard visit with her.  next was the dreaded blood work.  i got myself all worked up and cried a little before she did it.  thankfully, it wasn't that bad.  i say this but i'm sure i'll cry again for the next one.
did anyone notice that i have been using blue for all of these weekly pictures???

Monday, December 3, 2012

week 18: part 2

i hadn't taken my 18 week picture when i did my 18 week post so, here it is...
i went to work with loyal yesterday and we were near the coast.  i snapped a few pics with my phone so unfortunately, they are not the best quality.
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