Wednesday, November 28, 2012

baby bump week 28

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 28 weeks
baby is the size of an eggplant! 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 16-ish pounds? But who's really keeping track? I'm not. 

Maternity Clothes: yep yep.

Best Moment this Week: Spending Thanksgiving with my sister and her family!! It snowed while we were visiting her up in Minnesota!! :) 

Gender: baby boy :)

Movement: He moves a lot, I like it when he kicks! 

Food Cravings: I wanted gummy bears the other day. But we were driving and when we did stop, the gas station didn't have any. How can a gas station not have any gummy bears?! So I did not get to enjoy them, it was probably for the best . 

Food aversions: nope. 

What I Miss: being to turn over effortlessly while I'm sleeping.   

Sleep: I have been pretty sleepy lately.   

What I am looking forward to: The weekend! Is that sad? Since we spent a whole day driving I feel like I lost my weekend. Oh well. At least it was for a very good reason. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

baby bump week 27

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 27 weeks
baby is the size of a rutabaga (whatever that is :) 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 14-15-ish pounds

Maternity Clothes: I love the maternity pants, they are just so comfy! I feel like I'm wearing the same five things over again, though. Thank goodness for a washing machine :)  

Best Moment this Week: We went to the doctor and heard Gooseberry's heartbeat, and his kicking... that's what the doctor said (I think :). I love hearing his little heartbeat!   

Gender: baby boy :)

Movement: He has been kicking so much! I think he is especially fond of Christmas music and "To Kill a Mockingbird" 

Food Cravings: I felt the need to make Frog Eye Salad this week (I should share a picture, it's not what you think. It's really like a fruit salad type dish, and it is de-lish!!) 

Food aversions: I tried eating some chicken, but it really grossed me out, I let the hubs finish my sandwich. 

What I Miss: being able to pick out anything I want from my closet. It's pretty limited these days.  

Sleep: a little bit of tossing and turning. lots of trips to the loo, that's for sure.  

What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Break!!! There is almost nothing better :)

...speaking of which, I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

gobble, gobble!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

baby bump week 26

No more catching up to do. It's official, I am 26 weeks along. Crazy! In about three months Gooseberry is going to be here, I can't wait to meet the little guy :) 

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 26 weeks
baby is the size of a head of lettuce 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +13 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Mostly all I wear. Though some times I wear regular tops. 

Best Moment this Week: We registered! :) I'm sure there is a lot I am forgetting or that I won't know I need/won't need until later on, I'm just happy to have started. Ideas are most welcome. We went to Target last night and are going to Babies R Us tonight. I wanted to keep it to two places, but I didn't like any of the bedding at either of those stores so I also registered at Amazon. 

Gender: boy :) he almost has a name. 

Movement: I love it when he kicks, which is frequently.  

Food Cravings: It is still the same, and I don't that that I crave it, I just really enjoy eating fruit.

Food aversions: no (other than nasty chicken that is)

What I Miss: laying on my belly or back. But it's not too bad. 

Sleep: I am trying to sleep as much as I possibly can. I hear that sleep will never be quite the same after a baby comes :) 

What I am looking forward to: Getting his room cleaned up. We are very close to clearing out his room, the big things have moved, it's just small things now.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

baby bump 25 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 25 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +13 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Yes, yes. But still some regular shirts and dresses.  

Best Moment this Week: Actually feeling pregnant. I look like I have a baby belly now.  

Gender: boy

Movement: Oh, goodness yes! I love how much he wiggles. We were reading in class this week and I felt him squirming around in my tummy so I looked down ... I saw him moving. It was crazy and very amazing. 

Food Cravings: Strawberries and grapes. Also cookies... that could be bad.  

Food aversions: Still none. Thankfully. 

What I Miss: Nothing. I really like having this little bit in my belly.  

Sleep: Thee pillows now. One for my feet and one for each side. It's easier than switching the pillow in the middle of the night to the other side when I flip over. And I am sleeping much much better now. 

What I am looking forward to: Registering! I have been looking at lots of baby things and am excited to go register.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

it's a nice day

Today is voting day. I got up bright and early with the Hubs and we went to vote before he left for work. Some how I lucked out and we didn't have school today :) Let me just say it has been wonderful being at home. I absolutely love it. It feels like it has been forever since I have had a day at home to get stuff done.

This morning I cleaned up the kitchen and finished working on (cleaning up) the office/guest room. I don't remember if I mentioned that we moved the office/guest room downstairs so that baby boy's room can be upstairs by ours. It was quite the project, thankfully I have awesome in-laws and they came to help us move everything we needed to. For some reason I'm not allowed to help move large and heavy objects lately :) ... so their help was much appreciated. The only thing left to do after the furniture was in its new home was to go through the piles of papers and mail that had not been filed or thrown away. It was a process to go through it all, but I got it done. Finally. And it feels wonderful! Now we only have a little more junk upstairs, but that can wait for another day.

There are still a few things I would like/need to do today. A few errands, some small chores around the house, and then of course the papers that need to be graded. ugh. Why do I dread grading papers so much? What makes it such an awful task? Does any one want to come and help me? I would love you forever and always :)

Anyhow, I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

baby bump 24 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 24 weeks
baby is the size of a cantaloupe 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +11-13 pounds

Maternity Clothes: It's pretty much all I wear any more. They are just more comfortable. My shirts still fit and I wear them occasionally. But I mostly wear the maternity ones. 

Best Moment this Week: starting to get Gooseberry's room ready (read: move all of the junk that was in the room before to a different room so we can make space for baby and his things). 

Gender: boy :) we are thinking about names. It's just such a big decision! How do you choose one? 

Movement: Oh yes. He is quite active. I love it. Even the Hubs has been able to feel him move. 

Food Cravings: Right now, cantaloupe sounds pretty tasty actually. Fruit is just so yummy!  

Food aversions: None. 

What I Miss: Nothing right now.  

Sleep: I love it. I have started sleeping with a pillow for my feet (I read somewhere it can help your legs feel better) and a pillow for each side. Two pillows. Lots of sleep. 

What I am looking forward to: Going to the doctor next week! It's a happy time.  

baby bump week 23

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 23 weeks 
baby is the size of a grapefruit! 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +12 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Yes please. Most of my shirts still fit, they are just really tight! My jeans still fit, but are too snug to be comfortable. I much prefer the maternity clothes I have now. 

Best Moment this Week: Spending a week with the Hubs in Colorado. He had some work to do and I got to tag along for fun.  

Gender: boy :)

Movement: oh, yes. He squirms and kicks quite a bit. I love it! 

Food Cravings: Still fresh fruit. Especially strawberries! 

Food aversions: nothing really.   

What I Miss: nothing that I can think of. 

Sleep: it's my favorite part of the day. Is that bad? 

What I am looking forward to: not looking awkward any more. I feel like to the people who know I'm pregnant it's obvious. But to everyone else it could look like I just have a big belly.

Friday, November 2, 2012


We found out that our little Gooseberry is a ... 


Our suspicions were spot on. We were so excited to see the little guy kicking like crazy. 

I love knowing that we are having a boy. I would have loved having a girl too. I really just like knowing what we are having. It makes the baby seem more real for some reason. 

I couldn't resist and had to make some cupcakes to celebrate (and to tell some of our friends). 

  You would never guess just looking at the top of the cupcake... 

that it was filled with blueberry goodness for a boy! :) 

Baby Bump 22 weeks

I didn't take a 22 week bump picture, this is the best I have. 
I had just won a round of mini-golf with the Hubs 
(the first time that has ever happened!)

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 22 weeks
baby is the size of a papaya

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +12 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Some of both. Though not so many regular pants. 

Best Moment this Week: Going to visit the ultrasound tech and seeing Gooseberry! 

Gender: I don't know yet! We get to find out in about a week! I can't wait! Most of the time I think it's a little boy, but sometimes I think it's a girl. I can't wait for my doctor's appointment to get here!

Movement: I think so. I have felt some little unusual flutters and bubble in my tummy. My friends tell me it's the baby. I hope it's the baby and not just an upset tummy :) 

Food Cravings: Fresh fruit. I feel like I can't get enough of it. Especially strawberries! I love them lately. 

Food aversions: I think this existed before I was pregnant, but I really can't stand chicken, or the smell of deli meat.  

What I Miss: Sleeping comfortably through the night. I'm starting to toss and turn a lot more than I used to. Oh, and not having to go to the bathroom every five minutes! 

Sleep: I could sleep all the time :) I go to bed as early as I can. 

What I am looking forward to: Going to the doctor! This will be our first visit and I cannot wait! I am excited to hear the heart beat and hopefully see this little gooseberry!