Tuesday, September 29, 2009







Awesome :-(

I think I am having Braxton Hicks contractions. They woke me up everytime I rolled over last night, and I am miserable today.

Per Baby Center's advice (here) I will keep an eye on things to make sure I'm not actually having real contractions. I would bet money on Braxton Hicks though... it's just crampy, and generally in one spot.

Doesn't it seem a little early for this? I don't want to practice so soon!

*Edited to add: It just occurred to me that I did follow my flu shot yesterday with a healthy dose of prenatal yoga. That could account for the aching in my upper back in shoulder region.

Awesome :-(

I think I am having Braxton Hicks contractions. They woke me up everytime I rolled over last night, and I am miserable today.

Per Baby Center's advice (here) I will keep an eye on things to make sure I'm not actually having real contractions. I would bet money on Braxton Hicks though... it's just crampy, and generally in one spot.

Doesn't it seem a little early for this? I don't want to practice so soon!

*Edited to add: It just occurred to me that I did follow my flu shot yesterday with a healthy dose of prenatal yoga. That could account for the aching in my upper back in shoulder region.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Weight Gain

I had a check-up today. Doctor says I'm up 21 pounds, which is perfectly normal :-) She was glad I am concerned, but was not concerned herself. I like her.

Weight Gain

I had a check-up today. Doctor says I'm up 21 pounds, which is perfectly normal :-) She was glad I am concerned, but was not concerned herself. I like her.

I should not have read this

Seriously, if I could travel through time, I would tell myself not to read this:
Not that the book was bad - on the contrary! I was thoroughly engrossed. On the other hand, this book was not something I should have been reading.

First of all, I'm in the middle of the semester. Any reading I do should be for class! This has been my rule since undergrad: No reading for fun during the semester! I've been really good at following this rule. Till now. Sigh... I got NO homework done this weekend. I wish I cared about classes a little more this semester. Guess I have other things on my mind? ;-)

Next. This book (not to be a spoiler or anything) deals with time travel. Which is a bit mind-boggling at times. I liked how the author explained it, and everything seemed to match up... as long as I don't think too hard about it. BUT the author also likens the time traveler's, um, ability? to epilepsy.

As the wife of an epileptic, this book was difficult for me to read. I could totally associate my life with Clare - I am always left behind, waiting. Waiting for the seizing to stop (grand mal, oh yeah!). Waiting for Hubby to wake up again. Waiting to get him cleaned up and out of sweaty clothes. Waiting to force-feed him some meds to help him feel better in the morning. Waiting till morning to inform him that he had another one (since he never remembers, since he only has them in his sleep). Waiting to fall asleep again after he's woken me up...

And didn't Hubby go and have a seizure WHILE I was staying up late reading the stupid book? It's been months since the last one. Sigh...

And (more spoiling), even worse, Clare suffers several miscarriages. Several. A few of them when she's fairly far along. I am soooo incredibly lucky to have never lost a child. But, as a pregnant and emotional woman, this was incredibly difficult to read. And then of course, they worry that the child will inherit the father's ability (or whatever). And I am terrified that Lulu will inherit the epilepsy! Doctors assured us that this is unlikely (in our situation). But still.

Did I really need to be thinking these things? Did I really need extra emotions running through my head? DID I???

Like I said before, it's a well-written book. Just don't read it if you feel like your life, in any way, resembles that of Clare's.

I should not have read this

Seriously, if I could travel through time, I would tell myself not to read this:
Not that the book was bad - on the contrary! I was thoroughly engrossed. On the other hand, this book was not something I should have been reading.

First of all, I'm in the middle of the semester. Any reading I do should be for class! This has been my rule since undergrad: No reading for fun during the semester! I've been really good at following this rule. Till now. Sigh... I got NO homework done this weekend. I wish I cared about classes a little more this semester. Guess I have other things on my mind? ;-)

Next. This book (not to be a spoiler or anything) deals with time travel. Which is a bit mind-boggling at times. I liked how the author explained it, and everything seemed to match up... as long as I don't think too hard about it. BUT the author also likens the time traveler's, um, ability? to epilepsy.

My husband has a seizure disorder, so this book was difficult for me to read. I could totally associate my life with Clare - I am always left behind, waiting. Waiting for the seizing to stop (grand mal, oh yeah!). Waiting for Hubby to wake up again. Waiting to get him cleaned up and out of sweaty clothes. Waiting to force-feed him some meds to help him feel better in the morning. Waiting till morning to inform him that he had another one (since he never remembers, since he only has them in his sleep). Waiting to fall asleep again after he's woken me up...

And didn't Hubby go and have a seizure WHILE I was staying up late reading the stupid book? It's been months since the last one. Sigh...

And (more spoiling), even worse, Clare suffers several miscarriages. Several. A few of them when she's fairly far along. I am soooo incredibly lucky to have never lost a child. But, as a pregnant and emotional woman, this was incredibly difficult to read. And then of course, they worry that the child will inherit the father's ability (or whatever). And I am terrified that Lulu will inherit Hubby's disorder! Doctors assured us that this is unlikely (in our situation). But still.

Did I really need to be thinking these things? Did I really need extra emotions running through my head? DID I???

Like I said before, it's a well-written book. Just don't read it if you feel like your life, in any way, resembles that of Clare's.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

22 Weeks!

First of all, a BIG thank you to everyone who commented on my previous post. I am feeling better about my gender issues, and you all helped tremendously! I was already beginning to feel better about everything when Hubby and I had dinner with some friends last night. They have a one-year-old little girl whom I just adore. Somehow the topic of "did you think you were having a girl?" came up, and I said "No. I was convinced it was a boy." My friend replied with, "I thought the same thing. I was convinced it was a boy. And it was disappointing in a way to find out it was a girl." I almost started to cry with relief that I am not the only one to have felt this way. And for my friend to feel the same thing - and wind up with a little girl who is just the cutest and funniest thing ever - made me feel so much better!

And without further ado, the weekly update (with picture!):
Total weight gain/loss: I'll find out at my appointment tomorrow. Honestly, I think I am up over 15 pounds. And starting to be concerned with the weight gain, since I am eating hardly anything.
Maternity clothes? My online order from Old Navy arrived on Friday, and I am not looking back. I tried to apologize to Hubby for the credit card bill he's going to get soon, and he said, "Hun, you are pregnant. You need this stuff." Isn't he the best?
Sleep: Still pretty good... as long as I have my pillows in the right spots!
Best moment this week: Realizing that gender disappointment is ok, and that I'm not alone.
Movement: This is also a winner for best moment this week. Hubby felt Lulu move this morning! Her kicks have been getting stronger, so I knew he'd be able to feel something soon. Yay for this morning!!
Food cravings: Hamburgers, salad
Gender: GIRL!!! (and I actually am excited about it)
Labor signs: No thank you!
Belly button? Definitely looking weird.
What I miss: Pants with a zipper and button. I hate this maternity pants crap.
What I am looking forward to: Stew for dinner! Which means leftovers!
Weekly wisdom: My Hubby is the greatest. (still.)
Milestones: Lulu is moving and strong enough to be felt on the outside.

22 Weeks!

First of all, a BIG thank you to everyone who commented on my previous post. I am feeling better about my gender issues, and you all helped tremendously! I was already beginning to feel better about everything when Hubby and I had dinner with some friends last night. They have a one-year-old little girl whom I just adore. Somehow the topic of "did you think you were having a girl?" came up, and I said "No. I was convinced it was a boy." My friend replied with, "I thought the same thing. I was convinced it was a boy. And it was disappointing in a way to find out it was a girl." I almost started to cry with relief that I am not the only one to have felt this way. And for my friend to feel the same thing - and wind up with a little girl who is just the cutest and funniest thing ever - made me feel so much better!

And without further ado, the weekly update (with picture!):
Total weight gain/loss: I'll find out at my appointment tomorrow. Honestly, I think I am up over 15 pounds. And starting to be concerned with the weight gain, since I am eating hardly anything.
Maternity clothes? My online order from Old Navy arrived on Friday, and I am not looking back. I tried to apologize to Hubby for the credit card bill he's going to get soon, and he said, "Hun, you are pregnant. You need this stuff." Isn't he the best?
Sleep: Still pretty good... as long as I have my pillows in the right spots!
Best moment this week: Realizing that gender disappointment is ok, and that I'm not alone.
Movement: This is also a winner for best moment this week. Hubby felt Lulu move this morning! Her kicks have been getting stronger, so I knew he'd be able to feel something soon. Yay for this morning!!
Food cravings: Hamburgers, salad
Gender: GIRL!!! (and I actually am excited about it)
Labor signs: No thank you!
Belly button? Definitely looking weird.
What I miss: Pants with a zipper and button. I hate this maternity pants crap.
What I am looking forward to: Stew for dinner! Which means leftovers!
Weekly wisdom: My Hubby is the greatest. (still.)
Milestones: Lulu is moving and strong enough to be felt on the outside.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jealousy?

I'm not sure I brought this up before...

I was absolutely convinced that Hubby and I were having a boy. Convinced. I pictured holding my little boy, rocking him to sleep, playing with him. I was even worried about getting peed on. When the U/S tech said, "That looks like a girl!" I was stunned. I don't think I said anything one way or the other until I forced myself to (um, can you say awkward silence?).

And I know you always say, "I don't care what it is, I just want a healthy baby," but I think I really did want a boy. Not that I didn't want a little girl... just that I wanted to have a boy first. To be a big brother for all his younger siblings. Hubby and I had talked about this so many times for so many years. Wouldn't it be great to have 3 or 4 kids, with a boy first? It's so nice to have a big brother!

So when I got home, and was all alone, I cried.

Of course, I came around to having a little girl. I was such a girly girl (and still am) that it's exciting for me to think about dolls and tea parties again! And, of course, I bought a few pink onesies in support of our favorite teams. They look great hanging on pink hangers in Lulu's closet! Shopping therapy? Um, yes. But whatever. I had completely embraced my little girl.

Then, last night, Hubby and I found out that our dear friends just gave birth to a baby boy. They were having a "surprise," and I just wasn't mentally prepared for this. When our other dear friends' surprise was a boy two weeks ago, I was thrilled for them. I guess I expected the first couple to have a boy (correct!), and the other couple to have a girl (wrong!). So now all my unhappiness has floated back up to the top.

I feel like it's not fair that every single couple we know that is having (or just popped out) a baby in the last few months is having a boy. Seriously, we know TWELVE couples, all having boys. Maybe that makes our little girl extra special? But it just makes me feel like I failed a little bit somehow. Somehow, my little dream world of 4 kids (2 boys, 2 girls) just fell apart. Which is so stupid! Our little girl is healthy! Shouldn't that be all that matter? And even though I know this and am being stupid, I just can't get over this horrible feeling.

I'm sorry Lulu. I love you more than I'll ever be able to express. I just wish I could feel a little happier...

Jealousy?

I'm not sure I brought this up before...

I was absolutely convinced that Hubby and I were having a boy. Convinced. I pictured holding my little boy, rocking him to sleep, playing with him. I was even worried about getting peed on. When the U/S tech said, "That looks like a girl!" I was stunned. I don't think I said anything one way or the other until I forced myself to (um, can you say awkward silence?).

And I know you always say, "I don't care what it is, I just want a healthy baby," but I think I really did want a boy. Not that I didn't want a little girl... just that I wanted to have a boy first. To be a big brother for all his younger siblings. Hubby and I had talked about this so many times for so many years. Wouldn't it be great to have 3 or 4 kids, with a boy first? It's so nice to have a big brother!

So when I got home, and was all alone, I cried.

Of course, I came around to having a little girl. I was such a girly girl (and still am) that it's exciting for me to think about dolls and tea parties again! And, of course, I bought a few pink onesies in support of our favorite teams. They look great hanging on pink hangers in Lulu's closet! Shopping therapy? Um, yes. But whatever. I had completely embraced my little girl.

Then, last night, Hubby and I found out that our dear friends just gave birth to a baby boy. They were having a "surprise," and I just wasn't mentally prepared for this. When our other dear friends' surprise was a boy two weeks ago, I was thrilled for them. I guess I expected the first couple to have a boy (correct!), and the other couple to have a girl (wrong!). So now all my unhappiness has floated back up to the top.

I feel like it's not fair that every single couple we know that is having (or just popped out) a baby in the last few months is having a boy. Seriously, we know TWELVE couples, all having boys. Maybe that makes our little girl extra special? But it just makes me feel like I failed a little bit somehow. Somehow, my little dream world of 4 kids (2 boys, 2 girls) just fell apart. Which is so stupid! Our little girl is healthy! Shouldn't that be all that matter? And even though I know this and am being stupid, I just can't get over this horrible feeling.

I'm sorry Lulu. I love you more than I'll ever be able to express. I just wish I could feel a little happier...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lulu's Room

Is almost completely empty!! The only furniture still in there are things that are staying put. (Enormous armoire that serves as a closet? Yeah, that's staying). Hubby moved the last few pieces to the basement over the weekend, leaving me an open floor to vacuum and accessible baseboards to wash! Yay!

Now if only I were a better housekeeper, and could get those towels put away... They are currently in a pile at the center of the room. And that's where they are likely to stay for a good long while.

Lulu's Room

Is almost completely empty!! The only furniture still in there are things that are staying put. (Enormous armoire that serves as a closet? Yeah, that's staying). Hubby moved the last few pieces to the basement over the weekend, leaving me an open floor to vacuum and accessible baseboards to wash! Yay!

Now if only I were a better housekeeper, and could get those towels put away... They are currently in a pile at the center of the room. And that's where they are likely to stay for a good long while.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Things you never knew about pregnancy

You will hear wonderful, glorious tidings of:

The Maternity Pant.

Image from: http://www.pregnancyclothes.com/why-buy-maternity-clothes.htm

Everyone says, "Oh! How comfy! I wish I could wear these everyday, even after the baby."

This is a lie. These pants may be comfy in a fitting room, but try walking around for 30 seconds. Or bending over. Or getting up from a sitting position. You will quickly discover that your "comfy" pants are now somewhere down around your ankles. The things just don't stay up!!

As a girl who has never had a butt, and still doesn't have one despite gaining 15 pounds already, perhaps this is a problem that is limited to me. If you have a butt, and your pants stay up, then I stick my tongue out to you! :-)

Things you never knew about pregnancy

You will hear wonderful, glorious tidings of:

The Maternity Pant.

Image from: http://www.pregnancyclothes.com/why-buy-maternity-clothes.htm

Everyone says, "Oh! How comfy! I wish I could wear these everyday, even after the baby."

This is a lie. These pants may be comfy in a fitting room, but try walking around for 30 seconds. Or bending over. Or getting up from a sitting position. You will quickly discover that your "comfy" pants are now somewhere down around your ankles. The things just don't stay up!!

As a girl who has never had a butt, and still doesn't have one despite gaining 15 pounds already, perhaps this is a problem that is limited to me. If you have a butt, and your pants stay up, then I stick my tongue out to you! :-)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

21 Weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: I'm not even looking anymore.
Maternity clothes? Finally! I went out shopping yesterday and got two pairs of pants and two dresses. It's a start.
Sleep: It's actually been pretty good lately.
Best moment this week: Being told I did not HAVE to write that paper! No regrets. Also, seeing Girly sniffing our friends' new baby with eager delight. She looked at us like, "Can we get one??" I told her ours is on back order. ALSO, my SIL booked a place for a baby shower for me in November!! I have the best in-laws - on both sides!!
Movement: Lots! She's such a wiggle worm :-)
Food cravings: Hamburgers, salad
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor signs: No thank you!
Belly button? The nubby part at the center is nearing the top of my bottomless pit of a belly button... weird
What I miss: I reallllllllly wanted a beer at the baseball game I went to last night...
What I am looking forward to: Wearing pants to work! Yay! Small victories...
Weekly wisdom: My Hubby is the greatest.
Milestones: At 21 weeks, I am DEFINITELY at the halfway point, even if Lulu decides to come two weeks late! I'm heading towards the light...

21 Weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: I'm not even looking anymore.
Maternity clothes? Finally! I went out shopping yesterday and got two pairs of pants and two dresses. It's a start.
Sleep: It's actually been pretty good lately.
Best moment this week: Being told I did not HAVE to write that paper! No regrets. Also, seeing Girly sniffing our friends' new baby with eager delight. She looked at us like, "Can we get one??" I told her ours is on back order. ALSO, my SIL booked a place for a baby shower for me in November!! I have the best in-laws - on both sides!!
Movement: Lots! She's such a wiggle worm :-)
Food cravings: Hamburgers, salad
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor signs: No thank you!
Belly button? The nubby part at the center is nearing the top of my bottomless pit of a belly button... weird
What I miss: I reallllllllly wanted a beer at the baseball game I went to last night...
What I am looking forward to: Wearing pants to work! Yay! Small victories...
Weekly wisdom: My Hubby is the greatest.
Milestones: At 21 weeks, I am DEFINITELY at the halfway point, even if Lulu decides to come two weeks late! I'm heading towards the light...

Friday, September 18, 2009

No use crying over... homework?

I started crying last night. Because... well, I'm not sure why. I think it had something to do with homework, but I don't even remember now! All I know is that I was extremely tired, and that Hubby is the most loving and wonderful guy on Earth.

"Hun, you don't HAVE to write that paper tonight. Eat your dinner, and then you are going to bed."

And he was right. I tearily sniffled my way through dinner, then put myself in jammies, and went to bed. At 8:30.

No use crying over... homework?

I started crying last night. Because... well, I'm not sure why. I think it had something to do with homework, but I don't even remember now! All I know is that I was extremely tired, and that Hubby is the most loving and wonderful guy on Earth.

"Hun, you don't HAVE to write that paper tonight. Eat your dinner, and then you are going to bed."

And he was right. I tearily sniffled my way through dinner, then put myself in jammies, and went to bed. At 8:30.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

20 Weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: Holding at 8? I'm afraid of the scale.
Maternity clothes? I still haven't made it to H&M or Old Navy...
Sleep: I slept through the night most of the week!
Best moment this week: Discovering the apple juice wakes Lulu up so I can feel her!
Movement: Lots! Especially after I eat or drink something sugary.
Food cravings: Hamburgers, cupcakes
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: NO!
Belly Button in or out? Starting to do some weird stuff. My little sworl in the center is definitely coming out of the cave.
What I miss: My feet not hurting all the time.
What I am looking forward to: My brother and SIL are visiting this coming weekend!
Weekly Wisdom: Stop drinking after 8pm and you can sleep through the night!
Milestones: HALFWAY!!!!!!

20 Weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: Holding at 8? I'm afraid of the scale.
Maternity clothes? I still haven't made it to H&M or Old Navy...
Sleep: I slept through the night most of the week!
Best moment this week: Discovering the apple juice wakes Lulu up so I can feel her!
Movement: Lots! Especially after I eat or drink something sugary.
Food cravings: Hamburgers, cupcakes
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: NO!
Belly Button in or out? Starting to do some weird stuff. My little sworl in the center is definitely coming out of the cave.
What I miss: My feet not hurting all the time.
What I am looking forward to: My brother and SIL are visiting this coming weekend!
Weekly Wisdom: Stop drinking after 8pm and you can sleep through the night!
Milestones: HALFWAY!!!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Um, Wow.

This is amazing. And so crazy.

video

I am at a loss for words. Just, wow.

I wish I were a 1960's housewife

Well, maybe that's not entirely true... But I do like the outfits!
I am sporting a very similar outfit to this one that Betty Draper (love her!) wore on Madmen this past episode. My hair is in a twist and my pearls are on. Bring it!

Um, Wow.

This is amazing. And so crazy.

I am at a loss for words. Just, wow.

Um, Wow.

This is amazing. And so crazy.

I am at a loss for words. Just, wow.

I wish I were a 1960's housewife

Well, maybe that's not entirely true... But I do like the outfits!
I am sporting a very similar outfit to this one that Betty Draper (love her!) wore on Madmen this past episode. My hair is in a twist and my pearls are on. Bring it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Things you never knew about pregnancy

Your baby will find intolerable some of your most favoritest foods. Like chocolate.


You pass by a dish of candies on a coworkers desk and salivate. Maybe just one York Peppermint Patty... You pop the delicacy into your mouth and swirl the melting chocolate on your tongue. Glorious!
And then, ten minutes later, you are doubled over with a stomach ache because SOMEBODY thinks chocolate is just the yuckiest.


Seriously, what is wrong with this child?! Who doesn't like chocolate?!

Things you never knew about pregnancy

Your baby will find intolerable some of your most favoritest foods. Like chocolate.


You pass by a dish of candies on a coworkers desk and salivate. Maybe just one York Peppermint Patty... You pop the delicacy into your mouth and swirl the melting chocolate on your tongue. Glorious!
And then, ten minutes later, you are doubled over with a stomach ache because SOMEBODY thinks chocolate is just the yuckiest.


Seriously, what is wrong with this child?! Who doesn't like chocolate?!

Just as I suspected...

Lulu is perfect!

The quad screen results came back "normal," which means we don't have to worry about chromosomal defects. Keep growing in there, little girl!

Just as I suspected...

Lulu is perfect!

The quad screen results came back "normal," which means we don't have to worry about chromosomal defects. Keep growing in there, little girl!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

19 Weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: My scale says 8, so take that Dr.!
Maternity clothes? Possibly shopping tomorrow? But my feet hurt, and groceries are more important.
Sleep: Eh... I'm always tired, even if I sleep mostly through the night.
Best moment this week: Since I just did this a few days ago, definitely seeing our little GIRL on Monday! And meeting my friend's new baby!
Movement: Definitely! Lots! Especially in the afternoon. It's so cool to feel her flipping around in there. And so gratifying!
Food cravings: Hamburgers, cupcakes
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: NO!
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting a little shallower.
What I miss: My feet not hurting all the time.
What I am looking forward to: PINK clothes arriving in the mail! Yes, I started shopping.
Weekly Wisdom: Wear comfy shoes. Hurting feet are not worth it.
Milestones: The office is officially an office AND a guest room! The baby's room is just about cleared out and ready for a crib!

19 Weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: My scale says 8, so take that Dr.!
Maternity clothes? Possibly shopping tomorrow? But my feet hurt, and groceries are more important.
Sleep: Eh... I'm always tired, even if I sleep mostly through the night.
Best moment this week: Since I just did this a few days ago, definitely seeing our little GIRL on Monday! And meeting my friend's new baby!
Movement: Definitely! Lots! Especially in the afternoon. It's so cool to feel her flipping around in there. And so gratifying!
Food cravings: Hamburgers, cupcakes
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: NO!
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting a little shallower.
What I miss: My feet not hurting all the time.
What I am looking forward to: PINK clothes arriving in the mail! Yes, I started shopping.
Weekly Wisdom: Wear comfy shoes. Hurting feet are not worth it.
Milestones: The office is officially an office AND a guest room! The baby's room is just about cleared out and ready for a crib!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A great day!

Yesterday was a great day. Not only did Hubby and I select a day care, we welcomed two baby boys into the world! My coworker had the first at 5:00 yesterday morning. At 10:00 am, I was put on alert that our best friends were in the hospital. Their little boy arrived at 7:30 last night.

Hubby and I are going to visit our friends tonight. I can't wait to meet their little boy!! Now that some of our friends are actually *having* their babies, it makes ours seem all that much more real. I feel Lulu wiggling around in there, and am just in awe of her. I can't imagine how much more I will love her when I actually get to meet her in just over 4 months!!

A great day!

Yesterday was a great day. Not only did Hubby and I select a day care, we welcomed two baby boys into the world! My coworker had the first at 5:00 yesterday morning. At 10:00 am, I was put on alert that our best friends were in the hospital. Their little boy arrived at 7:30 last night.

Hubby and I are going to visit our friends tonight. I can't wait to meet their little boy!! Now that some of our friends are actually *having* their babies, it makes ours seem all that much more real. I feel Lulu wiggling around in there, and am just in awe of her. I can't imagine how much more I will love her when I actually get to meet her in just over 4 months!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

18W 4D

Total weight gain/loss: Dr. said +10. Yikes!
Maternity clothes? I'm still waiting to go shopping, but might this weekend.
Sleep: It's ok... just never all the way through the night!
Best moment this week: Where to begin! It's a GIRL! She is completely healthy!
Movement: Definitely! Lots! Especially in the afternoon. It's so cool to feel her flipping around in there. And so gratifying!
Food cravings: Hamburgers, cupcakes
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: NO! But two friends had babies TODAY!!
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting a little shallower.
What I miss: Nothing. I am so completely content this week - today especially!
What I am looking forward to: Looong weekend!
Weekly Wisdom: You definitely don't need that ice cream. Put down the klondike bar!
Milestones: WE SELECTED A DAYCARE!!!!!!!!! This is a big one folks! One that we were very worried about. And so far, it's working out perfectly!

Can you tell that I'm in a wonderful mood? The exclamation points should say it all!

18W 4D

Total weight gain/loss: Dr. said +10. Yikes!
Maternity clothes? I'm still waiting to go shopping, but might this weekend.
Sleep: It's ok... just never all the way through the night!
Best moment this week: Where to begin! It's a GIRL! She is completely healthy!
Movement: Definitely! Lots! Especially in the afternoon. It's so cool to feel her flipping around in there. And so gratifying!
Food cravings: Hamburgers, cupcakes
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: NO! But two friends had babies TODAY!!
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting a little shallower.
What I miss: Nothing. I am so completely content this week - today especially!
What I am looking forward to: Looong weekend!
Weekly Wisdom: You definitely don't need that ice cream. Put down the klondike bar!
Milestones: WE SELECTED A DAYCARE!!!!!!!!! This is a big one folks! One that we were very worried about. And so far, it's working out perfectly!

Can you tell that I'm in a wonderful mood? The exclamation points should say it all!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sidenote

Does it kind of look like my little girl (see image in post below) is dancing to "Thriller"? A little bit? Maybe it's just me?

Sidenote

Does it kind of look like my little girl (see image in post below) is dancing to "Thriller"? A little bit? Maybe it's just me?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Meet Lulu!

I love this profile picture:
You can already tell she is going to have Hubby's chin and cheeks! I guess I figured that would be the case anyhow, as he has very prominent, cherubic features, but how neat to already see it coming through on our little girl?!

And of course, here's a picture of Lulu's bottom:
Definitely a girl! I could have sworn we were having a boy... All of the old wives tales pointed to boy, I've been feeling it was a boy... but I am thrilled for our little girl!
Also very exciting: My mom found the perfect fabric for Lulu's room! Giraffes and elephants and monkeys... exactly what we wanted! My mom will make all the bedding for the room. I am so touched and so excited for this!

Meet Lulu!

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You can already tell she is going to have Hubby's chin and cheeks! I guess I figured that would be the case anyhow, as he has very prominent, cherubic features, but how neat to already see it coming through on our little girl?!

And of course, here's a picture of Lulu's bottom:
Definitely a girl! I could have sworn we were having a boy... All of the old wives tales pointed to boy, I've been feeling it was a boy... but I am thrilled for our little girl!
Also very exciting: My mom found the perfect fabric for Lulu's room! Giraffes and elephants and monkeys... exactly what we wanted! My mom will make all the bedding for the room. I am so touched and so excited for this!