Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pregnancy update: 6 Months

This is baby and I.

24 weeks! July 20, 2012

Right now:

  • Foods–I really enjoy ice-filled water and drink about 60 ounces a day. My diet is as non-acid inducing as possible and I started a new, baby-safe medication regiment that has done wonders.
  • Body–OK, NOW I’m showing. I think all my water drinking has kept swollen ankles and fingers at bay for now. Lotion is part of my daily routine to try to keep away those dreaded stretch marks. So far so good. But, you can only do what you can and make peace with what happens anyways, right? My belly button has been shallow for several weeks and now the top of it is just starting to turn outward.

This is my view. 🙂

  • Sleep–I’m sleeping alright. I’m used to my nights now. There’s lots of switching form side to side and I have to roll via my back, not my stomach like I used to. Luckily, I also have a pillow to place under the belly. Round ligament pain twinges if I just lay on my side without it. Have a feeling that’s going to get worse. 🙂
  • Work–We still aren’t talking about work. I’m trying to focus on it during work hours and that’s it. I don’t blog at work so it’s only fair, right?
  • Other people–People have no hesitation to ask me if I’m pregnant lately. Then proceed to tell me how I’m barely showing. Or, that I’m big. Or that I’m going to get big. I know there’s cliches and jokes about what to expect while you are pregnant, but even when you know what’s coming, it’s very odd to experience how personal you get with people and the affect it can have on you. Not always because you had any intention to when you walked by them!

What I learned over the past month:

  • Life really knows how to kick you in pants. Had quite a bit to deal with the past 30 days but we came through it and are really grateful for all of you who checked in on us, prayed for us and shared your stories.
  • Baby girl is the size of a cantaloupe. Apparently that’s just big enough to start to feel her move! My placenta is situated in front of her so they told me I would feel her later than most people. It’s a weird, swimming sensation. The first time I felt it was the middle of week 21. I thought it was my stomach growling–then I realized it was on my right side. It was a funny moment of “hey! that must be her!!!” 
  • How lengthy a registry can get! I was a firm believer that we would just get essentials for a small baby and a small house…I think we did fairly good and we still ended up with more than a hundred items. Wow!
  • Jeremy and my photo shoots are getting goofier. I give you exhibit A:

25 weeks, paying no attention.

and exhibit B:

25 weeks, paying too much attention.

So, what’s going on with you? Let’s share, and I wish you a great weekend!

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Pregnancy update: 5 Months

Well, better late than never! 🙂 And, I’ll have a 6-month report coming sooner than later now.

This is baby and I at 20 weeks.

20 weeks! June 15, 2012

Right now:

  • Foods–I still drink nothing but water, and lots of it. I did splurge on an orange Fanta–ooooo. I’m still a picky eater but am working on better control of my acid reflux. Some days are better than others but being diet conscious really helps. Luckily, I really enjoy fruits and veggies so it’s a healthy diet for both of us.
  • Body–I’m so enjoying “showing.” This is probably the least self-conscious I’ve been…ever? I feel sassy and energetic most days. I got a haircut today, which makes an amazing world of difference in attitude.
  • Sleep–I’m sleeping alright. Not like I used to, but I have system.
  • Work–We aren’t going to talk about work.
  • Other people–People are starting to give me the I-think-she’s-pregnant-but-I’m-afraid-to-ask glances.

What I learned over the past month:

  • It’s a girl!!! We found out June 6 that baby is a her. We both wanted a boy originally, but I knew it was a girl from the beginning. I just knew.  We threw a gender reveal party that weekend with our friends and it was a blast. It was supposed to focus more on our new deck, but Florida made sure that baby was the only focus with record thunderstorms the entire month of June.

So, what’s going on with you? Have a great week!

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Brain dump

Hello!

So, the truth is, I’ve felt less than inspired lately. And I laugh as I look back and think to this time last year–I was publishing a blog post 7 days a week. Even if it meant staying up until 2 a.m., I was getting a post up dammit. I had things to share!

I was also reading other people’s blogs. Almost 40 of them! Not every day, but in a week or two, I’d cover pretty much everyone.

Now, not as much…

And I’m not interested in forcing it. Even though I actually I’ve had quite a few things to share,  the timing and energy to post just eluded me. And I haven’t checked on other people either. Life just goes up and down I guess, and so fast.

So, in an effort to play catch-up and have fun sharing again, I offer you the following peek into my last month, in chronological order—–>

June 16: I hit my fifth month of pregnancy! Dedicated post coming soon.

June 19: My grandmother passed away.

June 25: Jacksonville, FL experience crazy amounts of thunderstorms the whole end of June that brought historic flooding… and lightning, which brought down my Internet connection for a couple weeks (hence no pictures today).

July 1: I tried to dye fabric. Dedicated post coming soon.

July 6: I had surgery. Put under, breathing tube, hospital socks and all, with baby=very scary. But it came out great and we’re doing well though!

July 7: I attended my grandmother’s memorial service (that was a rough, compounded day). Getting choked up is really painful when you’ve had a breathing tube down your throat less than 24 hours beforehand.

July 14: I hit my sixth month of pregnancy! Dedicated post coming…eventually, lol.

In fact, this past month has gone by so fast that I’m losing track. I can’t believe how much has changed and how much I have to do sooner than later. More changes are coming but plenty of blessings and things to look forward to as well.

I’ll post about it. If it strikes me to do so… 😉