Thursday, March 26, 2009

Notes from the Under-belly: Week 20

How far along: 20 weeks 2 days

Total weight gain/loss: as of my last appt (18 wks) I hadn't gained anything yet. But I'm pretty sure that will NOT be the case at my next appt, April 7th. 

Maternity clothes: Still wearing my jeans with the assistance of the wonderful "belly band". 

Stretch marks: Nope. 

Sleep: Still going strong! But I do find myself waking up around 3:30 and 5 and have a hard time going back to sleep...wonder if those will be her awake times as well. 

Best moment this week: Drew got to feel her move! I was laying on the couch Sunday evening and was able to tell where she was laying and he felt her rolling around and she even gave him a "hello" jab. :) 
We also found out she's getting a little boy cousin a few weeks after she's born - Dave & Ashley are having a boy!

Movement: Lots of it! Especially when I eat and lay down to go to sleep. She also doesn't like the seatbelt squishing her. 

Food cravings: Nothing too crazy - burgers, grilled chicken, and deli sandwiches (turkey, egg salad, tuna salad). 

Gender prediction: Its a GIRL!!!! 

Labor signs: No, thank goodness.

Belly button: still in

Wedding rings: still on

Milestones: Our baby is now the size of a canteloupe and can suck her thumb, is making some meconium (her first poopy diaper - yay!), and is half-way done!!! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring has arrived!

The weather was beautiful here today so we decided to take full advantage of the fact that Drew and I were both off work and spent most of it outside. We did however, spend about 30 minutes in an ultrasound making sure our baby is growing as she should....that's right - SHE. We are having a little girl in August!!!! I think Drew was initially freaking out inside (and a little on the outside) but is getting really excited to have a "daddy's girl" and experience having a daughter. I couldn't be happier! I love having a son, but am really excited about having a daughter and all the fun accessories she'll come with. :) 
Anyways, aside from that fun Drew and Cash got some fresh fades courtesy of my dad and we showed them off at the park while enjoying a picnic lunch and the beautiful sunshine. I'm pretty sure Drew needs to build Cash a swing set now, since he thought swinging was the greatest thing in the world!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hello, again!

Its been awhile! I guess I've been waiting on something new, exciting, funny, or thought-provoking to happen and spur on a post idea. But unfortunately that hasn't been the case...or if it did happen, I missed it! So for now, you'll have to settle for some pictures that kind of wrap up the last month or so...

Cash is no longer bound by some silly infant carrier! He's a big boy! And as you can see, quite excited about that.

Such a handsome face! Don't worry - he's getting a haircut tonight! 

Drew and I have been married for 2 years now! We celebrated by going to dinner and staying at the Hilton downtown for an evening! It was a great time of relaxation for us, but we missed Cash a LOT! Cash loved staying at Memaw & Papaws for the night and did great!

Before leaving for our anniversary dinner, Drew wanted to get a belly picture. So here I am at 18 wks. 

Happy Anniversary to us!