Thursday, November 24, 2011

19 weeks and Happy Thankgiving!!!

I have so VERY much to be grateful for today! 
We went to the doctor yesterday and have a healthy growing baby who's measurements are "just right" and it also has some adorable hands and feet if I do say so myself...and because that's really the only thing he/she would cooperate showing us yesterday on the ultra sound! 
Our house went under contract in just 2 weeks and if everything goes smoothly we should be in our new house before Christmas!!  We have amazing friends and family who offer us constant love and support and I have the most wondeful husband in the world who I know I don't thank enough for all he does for me!!  And while I'm missing my family back in New Jersey today, I'm grateful for the loving family I have here in NC to share the day with! 
I hope everybody has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

(I'm also very thankful that I just heard Newsies is coming to Broadway!!!  Oh happy day)

Stats of the Week

Size of baby:    Well at the Dr. yesterday is was measuring about 9oz or a 1/2 lb!  A visual would be an heirloom tomato! 

What I miss: Sleeping through the night without having to get up to use the bathroom 

Best Moment this week: Obviously going to the Dr. and getting to see our little nugget on the ultra sound and learn that everything is looking just fine!

What baby likes AKA cravings:   I've been craving a big ol cheeseburger this week, like one from Five Guys.  I'm going to assume this because I found out I was iron deficient at the dr. yesterday.  boo. 

Movement:  I am definitely feeling some movement!  It's just every once in awhile and I have to be sitting quietly, but it feels like little bubbles in my stomach.  It's very strange and wonderful all at the same time!

Sleep:  I'm losing the ability to sleep on my stomach which was always my standard position, so sleep is different.

Size of mommy:  growing.  I've put on weight, which is good...but uncomfortable.  I better get  used to it though b/c I've got a lot more growing to do!!

Looking Forward to:  Spending the morning drinking bloody mary's (virgin for me) with the hubs watching the Macy's parade and then eating some Turkey tonight with family.

Picture:  Finally starting to look like a real baby bump!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

18 Weeks

It has been quite a hectic week, so I don't have much else to say today except for the stats!
Happy Thursday!

Stats of the Week
Size of baby:
    About the size of a bell pepper!  I wonder what color...I like red.

What I miss: Doing whatever I want, like lifting heavy objects, without worrying about if I should or should not be doing that. 

Best Moment this week: It's more of a best and worst moment, we got an offer on our house!  It's not the offer we wanted, but we're still negotiating!  Fingers Crossed!!

What baby likes AKA cravings:   Carbs, carbs and more carbs!

Movement:  Actually...I am wondering if perhaps I felt some movement!  I was sitting on the bed in my hotel room in Tennessee with my laptop plopped on top of my stomach when I think I may have felt somethng nudge me from the inside.  It happened very quick but enough to make me notice.  It actually somewhat scared me!  Not completely positive if that's what it was, but we'll see if I notice anything else!

Sleep:  Not quite as good as it has been, but I think that has more to do with the stress of tring to sell our house and the traveling Bryan and I have been doing lately for work.

Size of mommy:! 

Looking Forward to:  Reaching an agreement on the house and having a contract signed!!!  Then I can begin picturing Baby Coble's room again, but in the new house :)

Picture:  I'm not a big fan of taking pictures of myself, but like I said we have been traveling a lot lately and have not been in the same state this week except for a few hours.  I guess taking a new picture must have slipped our minds.  Thank goodness Hampton Inns have nice big mirrors! 
Still not very exciting, but here you go!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

17 Weeks

I would love to write about more than just my pregnancy stats, but in all honesty I don't have much else to write about right now!  I'm just sitting around, holding my breath  patiently waiting, for somebody to buy our house.  We have been getting great feedback on the showings, and have had a few showings in the week it's been on the market, but no offers yet 
 I'm keepin the faith though!!

But, once we do get moved there will be PLENTY of projects in the new house!  It makes me very happy, it gives Bryan anxiety.  I have to hide all of my lists from him of little projects we'll be doing.  I have the "now" list, the 1 year plan, the 5 year plan and the 5+ year plan.  The 5+ year plan is what really gets his blood pressure up considering I blow out the back of the house!  It makes me smile just thinking about it...but I'm getting ahead of myself again. 

OK, enough house rambling, back to the baby stats

Stats of the Week

Size of baby:  I'm told it's the size of a turnip.  Now I think small when I think turnip, but it says about 5 inches, or the lenth of your hand.  I think they could have picked a different vegetable for this week. 

What I miss: Not getting itchy when I exercise.  Long story short I get itchy when I exercise b/c I'm allergic to the histamines your body releases.  Usually I take an allergy pill and I'm fine, but apparently claritin and developing babies don't mix (kind of like wine).  So I finally accepted that my workout would be restricted to ellipticals and such during my pregnancy because typically I don't get itchy on them.  Well, guess what.  I'm getting itchy no matter what type of exercise I do now!  I got itchy simply walking through NYC last week and had to desperately hail a cab to drive me the remaining 5 measly blocks I had to walk.  I'm frustrated to say the least, and the Dr. says there's nothing I can do about it.  Super.  Good news is I am able to squeeze in about 15-20 min before the itchies start so that's better than nothing I guess.

Best Moment this week: Getting to see so many friends and family back in NJ and share our excitement over baby Coble

What baby likes AKA cravings:  An everything bagel and/or a cinnamon raisin bagel with whipped cream cheese.  Haven't gotten my hands on one yet but I have it on the agenda for this weekend.  I also added a cookout shake to that agenda last night. 

Movement:  Nope

Sleep:  time change has made me get more sleep than usual which I'm enjoying

Size of mommy:  Pants are definitely getting tight...I broke down after work yesterday and headed to the mall and purchased my first pair of maternity jeans.  I feel slightly rediculous in them, but my GOD are they more comfortable!

Looking Forward to:  Having said maternity jeans hemmed so I can actually wear them.

Picture:  Here you go.  Personally I don't find this picture very exciting, I just look chubby.  We need to work on the photographers skills as well.  I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say it's an iphone picture which is why the clarity sucks.  And don't worry mom, I have a haircut and coloring scheduled for next week.  I know it looks awful right now. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

16 Weeks (or 4 months, whatever you prefer)

I saw another blogger who did a weekly update about their pregnancy, and while at first I thought it was a bit much, I'm now starting to change my tune.  I have so many friends and family that live far away and I know it's important that they feel involved and updated also. 
So, I will do my best to keep everyone updated and not make these posts too long and boring, or borderline TMI (which I have definitely seen as well) 

So here we are at 16 weeks.  It's taken me awhile to get to the point where I was ready to share our news with others.  I've been a bit plagued by fear that something will go wrong, but am finally reaching a more comfortable place on this long journey.
Now when I say comfortable I'm referring to my state of mind, not my waist line or the way my clothes are fitting lately!  Daily physical comfort is gradually becoming a thing of the past.

Stats of the Week

Size of baby:  About the size of an Avocado

What I miss: Wine (this will probably be true each week) and sushi

Best Moment this week: Hearing the baby's heart beat at the doctor

What baby likes AKA cravings:  sweets!  Mainly chocolate chip cookies

Movement:  none yet!

Sleep:  Just fine, except for having get up for the bathroom...or dealing with Bryan's snoring. 

Size of mommy:  According the the evil scale at the Dr. office I gained 3lbs...BUT I was wearing my very heavy cowboy boots and they don't let you take your shoes off!!  SO, I went home and weighed my boots on my scale at home and they weigh a little more than a pound each!!!  So we'll just say I've gained about a pound so far. 

Looking Forward to:  Getting out of the fat stage.  I don't really look pregnant, I just look chubby.  I don't enjoy it. 

Picture:  I'm traveling so I'll post one as soon as I have somebody to take one!