Monday, December 26, 2011

17 Weeks

How far along?  17 weeks
Total weight gain:  9 lbs
Maternity clothes: mostly tights, no maternity clothes yet.  nighties from la senza are the best!
Stretch marks: no, using lots of bio-oil but i'm still super itchy.  I guess we'll see.  Apparently my mom had them really bad. eeek!
Sleep: Still sleeping great, and I have lots of energy.
Best moment this week: Lots of Christmas food! mmm I could have eaten the entire dish of stuffing.  And getting our first baby gifts.  We now have 3 little sleepers and a baby bather, which of course I had to assemble right away.
Missing anything?  Booze!! Christmas to me, is drinking games with the family.  This baby better be real grateful. lol
Movement:  movements at night mostly.  It doesn't last very long, but it's just enough to let me know he or she's still in there.
Cravings:  Starbucks!  I will probably walk there today, that's how desperate I am. 
Anything making you queasy? leftovers...yuck. enough said.
Gender: we find out in 2 sleeps!
Labour Signs: no
Symptoms: feeling really good this week. no complaints. :)
Belly button: In
Emotions:  happy and excited!!
Excited for:  our first ultrasound, and date night to celebrate.

We've had quite a few predictions over the holidays of whether Baby R will be a boy or a girl.  Every first born girl in our family has a girl first, so that's my mom and sister's reasoning behind thinking it's a girl.  Everyone else says boy, based on the look of my belly.  I always thought I wanted a girl first, but right now I really want a boy.  Maybe it's my body's way of hinting it's a boy.  We'll see.

Friday, December 23, 2011

16 Week

How far along?  16 weeks
Total weight gain:  7 + lbs
Maternity clothes: tights, yoga pants and thank god for cute dresses with pockets to get me through the holidays.
Stretch marks: no
Sleep: sleeping great and starting to take up even more of the bed than I usually do.. (P's thrilled!)
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat with daddy for the first time.  It's always a relief to hear it so strong.  Getting my ultrasound appointment.
Missing anything?  Holiday drinks at Christmas parties and eating like a normal person. I'm getting tired of being so picky with everything.
Movement:  not a whole lot of movement this week.
Cravings:  Home cooked meals, ice cream floats and Christmas party appetizers.
Anything making you queasy?  I'm still avoiding the meat section in the grocery store, but I thoroughly enjoyed my first cup of Tim's coffee in over 3 months!... the best birthday gift to me!  Raw veggies kinda gross me out, and preparing meals in general turns me off.
Gender: 1 more week until we find out!
Labour Signs: no
Symptoms: major headaches this past week, including one that lasted 2 days and made me regret bragging about how great I've been feeling lately.  Gatorade was the missing puzzle piece, it saved my life!!
Belly button: In
Emotions:  happy happy!
Excited for: Christmas food!! could there be a better time to be pregnant?! and seeing our baby for the first time.

1 Week today until my ultrasound and we get to find out if Baby R is a boy or girl.  All guesses so far have been boy.  I'm happy with either, just please don't give me both!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

15 Weeks

How far along?  15 weeks
Total weight gain:  5 + lbs
Maternity clothes: Still just tights and yoga pants, no success trying to fit into my jeans this week.
Stretch marks: no
Sleep: sleeping great, still waking up once or twice to pee.
Best moment this week: Having to do a double take in the mirror.  I can't believe how much bigger I've gotten in just a week.
Missing anything?  Going out with friends, checking out live music, the bar scene in general.
Movement:  small movements, feels like a butterfly and makes me smile really big.
Cravings:  jalapeno poppers! and Cora's breakfast.
Anything making you queasy?  still red meat and coffee... definitely not as queasy as before though.  Pete's having a great time being patient while I decide what I can even stomach.
Gender: still impatiently waiting to find out!
Labour Signs: no
Symptoms: stretching and pulling in my belly, like there's a lot going on in there now.
Belly button: In
Emotions:  Really really happy and excited to get together with family and friends for the holidays.
Excited for: House hunting and finally seeing baby for the first time.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

14 Weeks

How far along?  14 weeks
Total weight gain:  5 lbs
Maternity clothes:  tights, yoga pants, still fitting in my skinny jeans, but only by using the elastic trick... trying to figure out what to wear for Christmas parties.
Stretch marks: no
Sleep: waking up 2-3 times a night to pee and get a drink..juice not water since i always have a horrible taste in my mouth.
Best moment this week: feeling baby move.  Apparently he/she doesn't like the laptop digging into my belly.  I laughed and cried a lot.
Missing anything?  beer! and wine... even the smell makes my mouth water.
Movement:  a few little flutters usually when i get into bed at night.
Cravings:  nothing really.
Anything making you queasy?  cooking red meat, coffee.
Gender: still waiting to find out
Labour Signs: no
Symptoms: headaches, metal taste.
Belly button: In
Emotions:  Happy! :)... even for me, I'm exceptionally smiley.
Excited for:  feeling the baby move more, and for the ultrasound in about 3 weeks!  Also for my birthday... getting a hotel with a Jacuzzi in Niagara Falls.. can't wait for a bubble bath.