Thursday, December 31, 2009

37 week picture

This picture was taken last night before we went on our tour of the Labor & Delivery unit at our hospital. I said in the last post that I didn't think my belly had grown, I'm still not sure that it has grown but it is certainly a bit more "pointy". I love this gap sweater, I wish I would have ordered it in non maternity for next year as well!

The tour went awesome! Was a scary reality check as well looking at the bed and all the equipment and realizing that any day now I will be laying there! Our hospital is strictly a women and newborn hospital, which I love since there will be no sick or crazy people walking around! It also has the highest rated and largest NICU on the west coast. They even put "baby LoJack" monitors on the babies ankles that have alarms that sound if the baby is taken near a staircase or elevator. Scary to think that it is needed, but better safe than sorry.

No big New Years plans for us since Anthony works tonight. We are planning on having a date night this Saturday since this will more than likely be our last opportunity to go on one. I am so looking forward to yummy dinner.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

......I'm baaaack

Holy cow I haven't blogged in forever! My poor poor blog has been so mistreated ;-(

So lets get caught up:

1: This picture was taken at 35 weeks. I don't feel like I have grown all the much in the past 2 weeks, especially since Connor has dropped a bit lower. I will post an updated picture in the next few days though so we can compare! I now laugh when I look back on my 17 week picture when I thought I was SOOOO big! Please....
2: This is the "accent" wall in Connor's nursery. Anthony worked very hard on these stripes and did a pretty amazing job! They match the colors in the bedding that we are using and the curtains. I'll be posting more pictures of the nursery tonight or tomorrow. The crib and changing table are in there and put together, we just have to get some of the boxes out of the room so it looks better :-)

3: Christmas Eve was AWESOME! We had such a great Christmas! Anthony had to work on Christmas day so we celebrated the night before. I baked a ham and made the best mashed potatoes ever along with green bean cass and whiskey glazed carrots. It was an awesome meal to enjoy with a few friends over. After dinner Anthony, Taz and I drove around Christmas light looking then came home and opened our gifts. My parents got us a Flip Video Camera that we were really wanting before Connor gets here so we can get all those cute moments on video and post them to an email or this blog. I love the camera so far and am still learning how to use it. Anthony got me a Sony Reader which has already come in handy between my long day in the ER to sitting in the waiting room at my doctors. It was an awesome Christmas and so crazy to think that next year all those gifts under our tree with be for a tiny little boy.

4: Anthony tried out for (and made) the SRT team on base. SRT is the Special Reaction Team which is basically the military version of a SWAT team. He is really excited about this and should be making the transition over to this unit right around the time that Connor is born. We will still be at the same base so there really wont be any major changes. His schedule will be changing though. Instead of working 15 days a month like he does now he will work Mon-Fri and will be home around dinner time every night. Of course this doesn't include training days which will be longer (and some weekends) and because of the job he will be on call all of the time. Its a great opportunity and will look really good on his resume for when he starts submitting applications for police departments.

5: I have been sick as a dog! I have had a persistent cough that I feel like I picked up as soon as I became pregnant and it has just gotten worse and worse. It was to the point last week that I was barely getting 2 hours of sleep a night from coughing so much and it was causing me to throw up several times a day. Christmas day I finally gave in and went to the ER. After 5 hours at ER and then Labor and Delivery it was determined that I have a severe case of Bronchitis. They gave me 2 inhalers and a cough syrup with codeine in it to help me sleep. I still have a cough, but feel 1000X better than I did a week ago. I'm hoping that within the next week the cough is completely gone.

6: We are pretty much ready for this little guy to get here. We have taken our breastfeeding class as well as our hands on baby care basics class. We are also planning on taking a baby and dog class as soon as a spot opens up. That one is hard to get into since there are only 8 spots and they only hold it once a month. We stopped by the fire station last night and had our car seat installed and had a little "class" about the safety features and everything for it. I was really happy that we decided to do this since they say that 85% of people install the car seat incorrectly. My hospital bag is about 1/2 way packed, but the other half will be done as we walk out the door on our way there.

7: I had my 37 week appointment this morning and am 1cm dilated and not completely "thinned out".

Friday, December 4, 2009

33W Growth Ultrasound

My Dr. scheduled us for an ultrasound this afternoon since I have been measuring ahead the last few appointments. So for the past few weeks we have been thinking we are going to have a large baby boy. WRONG! Connor is measuring right on track in the 55th percentile and weighing in at 4.5 pounds! I completely forgot to ask how long he is measuring. He also has hair on his head! I was completely bald at birth (and for a while after), but Anthony had hair. He claims it was the first and only time in his life he had a full head of hair. We pray that Connor gets the LeFevre/Schrader hair so he doesn't start balding at 17!

Below I have posted a few pictures from today and also put little arrows pointing to what things are since I know that it can be very difficult to tell at times. Look at those chubby cheeks!

We are scheduled for our breast feeding class, newborn/infant care class and hospital tour all within the next 3 weeks. I was also told that I should not be traveling more than an hour or so away from my hospital once I hit the 36 week mark. Thats only 2 weeks away!

My pack and play arrived this afternoon in the mail. So now I am waiting on the delivery guy to drop off my Moby Wrap and the car seat and we will be set to go! We are planning on going and picking out paint this weekend and getting started on painting the nursery and putting everything together.

Ill also be posting pictures of the new house once we settled in and have the christmas tree up!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

31 Weeks and a baby shower!

31 weeks already! I'm feeling it too!! Sleep is nearly impossible as my hips feel as though I have been hit by a car and it feels as if my pelvic bone is broken every time I roll over (and step into the bathtub or car...putting pants on is PAINFUL). Sounds fun huh?!? Its all worth it though :-)
I don't feel nearly as many kicks as I used to, now I feel tumbles and stretching. Its weird watching my belly "roll" and look all lopsided since he much prefers the right side.
I had my regular appointment yesterday and I am happy to say that I actually lost .3 pounds in the past 2 weeks! I was quite worried about it from my trip to Vegas this past weekend and eating yummy Cafe Rio and Buffalo Wild Wings. I guess my mom and me did enough shopping and walking around to burn it off though! I have been continually measuring ahead for the past 3 appointments. It started out at 2 weeks ahead but yesterday I was measuring right around 3 weeks ahead. Dr. Binno isn't too worried about it yet but is having me go in for a growth ultrasound at my next appointment in 2 weeks. I'm hoping that Connor isnt going to measure big and maybe he is just stretching and taking advantage of the room in there! I sure am looking forward to seeing him in there and how big he has gotten! We haven't seen him since the big ultrasound so its long overdue!

Kendra and I drove down to Las Vegas this past weekend for my baby shower. It turned out GREAT! Gerri did an awesome job of planning it and I am so very blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. Anthony, Connor and I received the majority of the items that we needed. I was shocked at how generous everyone was and truly appreciate it! Connor is a lucky boy and has lots of women in his life that quilt so we were given several homemade quilts to add to the few that his grandma had already made for him! There is only one "big" item that Anthony and I have left to buy, then just some small items like binkies, wipes & diapers and some plain white onesies and burp clothes. We will slowly take care of all these items in the next month and a half. Below I posted a few pictures from the shower as well as a picture of the stroller that my mom bought us a few months ago as an early shower gift.
We are moving into our townhouse on the 30th and I cant wait! It couldn't come sooner too since I have had a run-in or two with our stairs lately due to my shifting balance! I cant wait to move in and FINALLY start the nursery! Packing is no fun though....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Registry Confusion

When you pull my Babies R Us registry up online it is quite confusing! It appears that 99% of the items I registered for are "online only" and that you cant buy them in the store. This is SO not the case. I even went today and double checked! The reason that it lists it under Online Only, is because there is an offer for a free Rattle Worm that comes with the item if purchased online.

I think this is stupid considering that their own employees cant explain this to their customers.... but when I talked to the head person there I was told that there is nothing that can be done to change the way that it shows up online. So we are SOL. Hopefully it works for you in the stores though!

Monday, November 9, 2009

30 Weeks down....8-10 to go!

Your baby's lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed. Your baby's growth in terms of her length will soon slow down, but she will continue to gain weight until she's born.

This week your baby continues to open and shut her eyes. She can probably see what's going on inside your uterus (womb), distinguish light from dark and even track a light source. If you shine a light on your stomach, your baby may move her head to follow the light or even reach out to touch the moving glow.

Some researchers think baring your stomach to light stimulates visual development. But don't expect 20/20 vision when your baby is born – newborns can see a distance of only between 20cm and 30cm. Children with normal vision don't reach 20/20 vision until the age of about seven or nine. To complete the picture, your baby now has eyebrows and eyelashes.

About a litre of amniotic fluid now surrounds your baby, but that volume decreases as she gets bigger and has less room in your uterus. As you and your baby continues to grow, don't be alarmed if you feel breathless, as if you can't get enough air. It's just your uterus pressing against your diaphragm.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel though. At about 34 weeks (or just before birth, if this is your second or third pregnancy), your baby's head will move down into your pelvis as she gets into the right position for birth. That will make breathing and eating a lot easier.

There will be no pictures with this post, I'm far to sick to motivate myself to get dressed let alone do something with my hair. I REALLY REALLY want NyQuil and its killing me that I cant take it. Tylenol just is not cutting it at all.
My last appointment went really well, I had only gained about 2 pounds in the past 3 weeks which is much better than I did the prior appointment. I start my 2 week appointments now and go back next Tuesday. She told me to write down questions that I may have regarding pain relief during labor, but I'm not exactly sure what to ask. I want every possible pain medication that they are willing to give me, as soon as they are willing to give it to me. I in no way feel like I am missing out on some special experience by not going natural. I also have no plans to make an outlined birth plan that seems to be so popular these days. I feel like they do nothing but set me up for stress and disappointment. My birth plan: Give me drugs and get the baby out the safest way possible. That's it....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Photo Post!

I'm 30 Weeks today! Ill post an update on the pregnancy later on today after I fully wake up and take some more cold pills. Anthony feels great now after his cold......but thats because he gave it to me!

Last Night was the Marine Corps Birthday Ball and we had a blast! I had asked my doctor earlier on this week if I could have a glass of champagne for the toasting and such and she said yes (YAY), so imagine my disappointment when they didn't serve champagne this year...
The ceremony includes a TON of sitting and standing (imagine a Catholic service....) so my feet were sore by the end of the night to say the least.

Here are the pictures that I had on my phone. There are others on our friends camera that I will post when I get them, but here are what I have. We don't get the pro pictures for about 3 weeks.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sandwich Thins... my favorite thing of the week

I recently discovered Sandwich Thins while at the grocery store and have fallen in love! They are just as tasty as regular buns, just much thinner and only 100 calories each plus lots of fiber! I suggest everyone give them a try!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

28 Weeks!

I know I know, I forgot to make a post for 27 weeks. I sorta had a busy week, and I just plain forgot.

On Thursday Kendra and I went to a taping of The Ellen show! It was so much fun...but INCREDIBLY tiring. We had to check in like 3 hours before showtime and you just sit in the parking garage that whole time, then you stand/sit in the lobby of the studio for like another 45 min, then you literally dance 25 minutes of the 1 hour taping. Add that on top of the 2 hour drive there and the 4 hour drive back (gotta love LA) my body was tired!
Then last night Anthony and I went to the Rodney Atkins, Lady Antebellum and Lost Trailers concert. It was a BLAST! Parking 1/2 mile away uphill was no fun afterwards, but I felt a better after a nice warm bath.

I'm excited for my baby shower in just a few short weeks. The invites have been mailed and I'm pretty sure that I have registered for everything that is needed at Babies R Us. I didn't register for any clothes because I figured people kinda just buy whatever clothes they want. All the necessities are on there though!

I completely forgot to update and say that I PASSED MY 3 HOUR GLUCOSE TEST! The day of the test pretty much sucked. Spending 3 1/2 hours in the lab with no WIFI or anything was pretty boring. I got home and ate and instantly felt like death. I laid in bed and passed out for about 4 hours and felt like a brand new person when I woke up. I was worried that feeling so bad afterwards was a bad sign that I was going to fail, but the nurse called and told me that my numbers were great! I'm also not anemic! YAY for still being able to eat yummy yummy sweets!

Anthony and I are finally 100% set on a baby name. As of now we aren't telling, but we are planning on it probably some time later this week or next week. It does start with a "C" though! The middle name is still up in the air as we cant agree.

According to my baby books and what I have read online the baby should be starting to flip now and have his head down. Baby C has not though, his kicks are still quite low. Today was fun though, it was kinda like he was playing a game with us. He would kick, then we would poke where he was kicking and he would kick at our fingers. It entertained us and kinda made our day.

I will be posting updated belly pics tomorrow, I couldn't motivate myself to do my hair today :-)

Oh, and how crazy is it to think that this baby will be full term in 64 days and my due date is only 85 days away!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I have discovered this website and go to it daily debating about which leggings I want to order. How adorable are they!?! They keep the babies legs warm, make changing a diaper easier since there are no pants to take off, plus they are just too stinking cute! I have heard a rumor that some Targets carry these, but the one by my house doesn't.

Argyle and striped chunky baby legs......YES PLEASE :-)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Petunia Pickle Bottom

I am SOOOO happy with the great deal that I found! I received an email earlier this week saying that Petunia Pickle Bottom was having an outlet sale for their members. So I pre-registered and planned on purchasing the diaper bag that I really wanted, it was originally over $150 so I knew that I would get a good deal on it. The next morning I logged on at 8:06 (6 minutes after the sale started) and it was already sold out! I was a little bummed, but then I found the adorable "clutch" version of the diaper bags that they have. They are originally $90, but I got one for MUCH less than that and I have already received it in the mail. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Its much larger than I expected and is meant for "quick trips" and is large enough to hold several diapers, wipes and a onesie. Plus it has a large fold out changing pad. Too cute!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

26 Weeks!

How far along? 26 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: about 13 pounds... yep, I gained 6 flipping pounds this month. I am NOT happy about it, but I cant take it back...
Maternity clothes? Of course. My shirts are getting shorter too and I'm hating it.
Stretch marks? sore subject with me.
Sleep: A distant memory.
Best moment this week: finding/buying the gown for the Marine Corps Ball
Movement: He is practicing his soccer kicks. My belly bounces like crazy
Food cravings: not surprisingly(for me) SWEETS.
Labor Signs: None. I was a little worried this weekend when he was extra quiet, but I guess he was having an off day.
Belly Button in or out? In, but far less shallow.
What I miss: ridiculously hot baths.
What I am looking forward to: being able to look for a new suv in a couple of months
Weekly Wisdom: don't eat a breakfast sandwich 30 minutes before your Gestational Diabetes WILL fail.
Milestones: I'm only a week away from the 3rd trimester!

I had my regular appointment this morning and everything went really well. I need to add complex carbs to my diet for the next couple of days and then go in for my 3 hour glucose test on Friday. The heartbeat was nice and strong and my uterus is actually measuring a week ahead. I go back in 3 weeks (instead of 4) and after that I start my every 2 week appointments.
Time is flying by! Me and my good friend Kendra go the Ellen show next Thursday, which we are SUPER excited about. We will make sure to have our dancing shoes on :-) After that is the Marine Corps Birthday Ball and I was finally able to find a formal maternity gown that I love. Although I did end up having to spend a bit more than we had wanted to.

Friday, October 9, 2009

25W4D Belly Picture!

Anthony and I put the crib together this afternoon... even though we more than likely won't be in this house when the baby gets here. I got antsy with it just sitting in the room and wanted it to be put together. I feel a little more prepared now :-)
I feel like my belly has really grown! I know I have gained a few pounds this month (will find out how many on Tuesday) and its showing in my midsection, baby must be going through a growth spurt!

Ugh, not good news......

I got a call from the doctors office this morning letting me know that A: I failed my 1 hour glucose test and B: my hemoglobin level was kinda low so they think I may be anemic. They said the hemoglobin was right at the cut off so I need to do those tests again to see if I truly am anemic or if I was just having an off day.
I have to go on a 3 day diet next week and then on the 4th day fast for 12 hours and then go in for my 3 hour test. Lets hope that I pass the 3 hour test!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

25 Weeks!

"Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby's also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink -- perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes."

It scares the hell out of me that in 13 short weeks I will be full term. That's not that long from now! It donned on us the other day when we were sitting here talking about it, I'm sure it would have been hilarious to see our face
expressions at that very moment. I feel so behind, we don't even have our nursery started yet! Its kind of difficult since we don't know really know where we will be living.

I have looked into the classes that our hospital offers and am signing us up for classes starting in November. I'm for sure signing up for a Baby Care Basics class and also a breast feeding class. I would like to sign up for the Childbirth Prep class as well, but with Anthony's work schedule its not going to be easy to pull off since the class meets once a week for like 3 weeks.

I went in today for more blood work to test for anemia and also another Gestational Diabetes test. Keeping my fingers crossed that I pass this one as well and don't have to suffer through the 3 hour version. The glucola drink isn't too bad, just like an orange soda on crack. The trick is to chug the drink so the sweetness of it doesn't hit you while you still have half a bottle of it to go. I go to the doctor next Tuesday for a normal follow up. Should be the normal weight, pee and heartbeat...nothing too exciting. Not sure if they have the Swine Flu Vaccine in yet, and I'm also not sure if I'm going to get it.

I have pretty much finished my registry with Babies R Us, at least all of the main items are accounted for. There are a few things that I couldn't register for on there such as my diaper bag (because I'm a really) and also the car seat. I have found this diaper bag (or this one that will never happen)and LOVE it. So now I'm saving for it and will get it before baby boy gets here. If not, I have lots of big purses. I'm just not a standard diaper bag kind of girl, and since I'll be the one carrying it for 2 years I need to love it! The car seat that we want is the Maxi Cosi Mico in Phantom. This car seat is capable of snapping onto the stroller that my mom bought us which will make life easier. Babies R Us goes between being "Out of Stock" and "discontinued" for some reason though., and a few other places have it all the time though so I don't know why BRU wont let me register for it.

How far along? 25 weeks.
Total weight gain: Not exactly sure. Ill update this (maybe) next week after my doctors appointment. Depends on how bad the news is!
Sleep: Now that its cold outside I am sleeping SO much better. We leave the windows and back door open and it stays nice and freezing all night long. I'm loving it.
Best moment this week: RELAXING and the hubby having a day off of work finally.
Movement: a ton. He is stubborn and already knows how to mess with his dads head. He will be kicking like crazy making my belly shake and as soon as Anthony puts his hand down on my belly he stops. Its kind of funny. He will normally start up again as Anthony talks to him.
What I miss: Drinking a nice cold Blue Moon while watching football. Wearing heels and not having my feet swell to the point where its just scary.
What I am looking forward to: Fishing this Friday. And Costco's chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese for dinner. The soup is incredible. We are HUGE fans of everything from Costco.

I'll post a new belly picture in the next couple of days.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pickin Raspberries

We took a little road trip an hour away to Julian, CA. Its a small old mining town that really has nothing there! While we were there we went to a farm and picked our own fresh raspberries off the vine and then indulged in an incredible piece of pie from the Julian Pie Co. It may have been the best pie I have ever had.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

24 weeks!

Well, the picture for this week is still a papaya (same as week 23) so I won't bother posting it again. Next week there will be a new picture though with bigger measurements!

How far along? 24 weeks.
Total weight gain:
Doing good so far, just not this week! Think my total so far is around 8 pounds.
Maternity clothes?
Yep. It will be a happy day when I can walk into J Crew again.
I fondly remember the nights that I could actually sleep and I miss them dearly. Now I wake up with tingly fingers, roll over every 30 or so minutes, and have the hubbies alarm start at 2:30.
Best moment this week:
laying on the couch with Anthony and watching my belly move where the baby kicked. ALSO Miranda brought me apple sweet tea from a BBQ place in Vegas. I think I have drank over half a gallon in the past day. mmmmmm
getting stronger and stronger every day. I even felt him while I was walking around the museum today!
Labor Signs:
none, thank god.
Belly Button in or out?
In.. I have a feeling (hoping) that it will remain in the entire time.
What I miss:
sleeping on my back!
What I am looking forward to:
The Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley concert and the air show this weekend!
Weekly Wisdom:
hell if I know!
We finally reached our V-DAY!!!! Viability day is when baby would have a chance at surviving if he chose to come out, but he better not plan on making an early escape! We are not nearly far enough along yet! I don't even have a nursery!

So I feel like my belly has grown the past week or maybe its just shaped differently now.

Baseball, Bodies & Slackers

I'm several days late for my "Week 24" post update... I had every intention on doing this Monday afternoon but I got sidetracked by my new Us Weekly magazine and an episode of Say Yes to the Dress. So now its Wednesday afternoon and I still haven't posted it :-) I do have a good excuse though! Our friends Miranda and Brent drove up from Vegas Tuesday afternoon to spend a few days with us. Of course the military had to screw with our plans and Anthony ended up having to work everyday, but we are managing to have a good time without him.

Last night we went to the Padres/Dodgers baseball game. It was a lot of fun besides sitting in the incredibly uncomfortable seats for 3 1/2 hours. The stadium was like 80% dodgers fans and everyone seemed really hyped up about the game.....well, the Dodgers let me down big time! They pretty much sucked all night.

Today me and Miranda went to the Bodies World exhibit. It was awesome! I had been to the smaller version in Vegas a few years back so I was excited to see this one. Its incredible what they are able to do and preserve. I read that it takes 1000 to 1500 man hours to make ONE of the posed pieces. The only part of the exhibit that I wasn't able to walk through was the part with baby bodies. I looked at the fetus up to week 8 but stopped looking after that. I will say though, with all the attention to detail that these bodies get, why is it that the toenails are disgusting! They had a couple of animals in the display, this is the capillaries/blood vessels of a chicken! I guess they pump them with silicone and then dip them in something that eats away everything but the silicone.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My very first DIY project!

After a few days of wanting to pull my hair out due to a bobbin "issue" (<--me being the issue) I was finally able to figure things out and was able to knock out several burp cloths! I'm rather proud of myself since I'm not a very crafty person by nature. The seams are far from perfect, but a good start!
Thanks to my mom for sending me home from Vegas with a sewing machine and plenty of fabric :-) Now if only I knew how to crochet I could make the ADORABLE beanie's that I keep finding on Etsy.
Now I'll have to try my hand at other cute baby items as well as fixing the holes in Anthony's cami's.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

23 weeks!

Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

Our little man is growing so much! The kicks are finally getting a little stronger and happening much more often now. Today Anthony FINALLY felt a kick, his face expression was priceless.

I had my doctors appointment last week and everything was as normal as could be. Nice strong heartbeat and my uterus was measuring right on track. Creeps me out, but I just read that it is now the size of a basketball! A basketball.....and I still have 14 weeks left! I go in for another Gestational Diabetes test next week, I swear that my doctor is obsessed with it. I guess its better to be safe than sorry.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

21 Weeks!

Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are mostinterested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

I'm rather certain that I have finally felt movement these past 4 days as well. The little kicks are awesome and I am also starting to feel when he rolls over and such but only when I'm laying down flat with a pillow or something over my stomach. We tried the trick where you hold a flashlight up to your belly and the baby is supposed to squirm to the other side but nothing happened. Hopefully within the next week or so the movements become more regular and I can count on feeling them everyday. Anthony tries his hardest to feel them, but no luck yet!

I have been feeling great lately, finally getting some of my energy back. My only complaint is sleeping, or lack of. Its such a pain in the ass to roll over and have to then move my body pillow around and get comfortable all over again. I also wake up with numb hands, which is awkward. Ohh how I miss sleeping on my back.

I took my belly pictures in the same shirt as before so its easier to compare. I feel bigger, but I don't feel like I look all that much larger in the pictures.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Impatiently awaiting those movements....

I found out that I have an Anterior Placenta. While this is not harmful to me or the baby boy it is quite frustrating. Now instead of the baby having to kick against my skin/tissue for me to feel it, I have to wait until he is strong enough to kick against the placenta AND my skin. The plus side (have to stay positive) is that I will probably get another ultrasound because of this. Its common for the baby to be facing the wrong way because of the placement of the placenta.
Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. The first baby is positioned "correctly" with the placenta behind him, the second is an Anterior Placenta where the baby is located behind the placenta instead of in front.
I was told that I probably wont feel many of those "butterfly" or "bubble" feelings that women talk about when describing the first movements. Ill probably go from feeling nothing to full out kicks.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails....

Is what little BOY'S are made of!

Yep, we found out this afternoon that we are having a little boy. We are beyond excited. In the beginning I said that I wanted a boy first for the older brother so I'm very excited! Shopping wont be as fun in the beginning because little girl clothes are far more fun. That being said, as soon as he is old enough to fit into JCrew's crewcuts I will be a happy lady and Anthony will be in trouble! I can already picture our matching argyle!
I have a video clip from the ultrasound that is really neat. You can see the heart beating, and the baby has hiccups so his whole body jumps... its adorable. Problem is I cant figure out how to download it off of the disc, so I'll try and get to the apple store this weekend and have one of the guys there help me out. Here are a few pictures from today though: (profile shot, shot showing his "manhood", and his adorable leg and foot)