Monday, March 19, 2012

20 Weeks

The weekend before your 20 week appointment, Daddy and I went to Babies R Us and registered-or attempted to register. There is so much stuff you are supposed to have and/or need-it was overwhelming! Of course I had to take pictures of the event:

Daddy scanning the first item which is part of your bedding!
 Me scanning the mobile we want for your crib.

Daddy loves his Camaro. He parked it away from all the other cars at Babies R Us :)

At least we decided on your bedding. It is called "In the Forest" and although it isn't spelled exactly like our last name, it is close. It has great colors and we really like it. Here is some of it:

I went today to look at paint colors but for someone who can't make up her mind, it is a tough decision. I am leaning towards green since there is so much blue in the house, but Daddy likes the blue color so I am not sure. We will see! The painters are coming on April 12th. It will be nice to get your room set up soon!

On Thursday we went to the doctor for your 20 week ultrasound. Normally this is when people find out what they are having but we were there to measure all of you, make sure nothing is wrong, and confirm you are still a boy. Nana and Papa came with Daddy and me. I was excited for them to see you!

You are definitely still a boy, and proud of it! When we went in the person doing the ultrasound informed me I have two placentas. This could explain why I don't feel you yet. I looked online to see about this and for some people it means there was a twin that did not make it. I don't think that is what happened since they have always only heard your heart beat and not another one. It could just be a freak thing. It is good to know!  You are symmetrical, your heart looks good, you have two arms and two legs, two kidneys, and everything else looks good. Here are some pictures of you!

Your two arms:
I like how she typed in "Boy Parts." I wonder if that is the technical term these days. I love your little foot sticking out.

Your face. You don't have much skin on you yet so it looks a little skeletal. 

Your cute little profile. I think it looks like you are blowing a bubble!

Now a picture of me at 20 weeks. It says you are the size of a banana! Your brothers thought that was hilarious. I guess I need to get the pink flowers off of your board since you are a boy. 

That was on St. Patrick's Day. I was in line at a store when the lady in front of me (who had WAY more than 20 items in the express lane) said she loved my shirt and asked me where I got it. I thanked her for the compliment (although it does not excuse the over 20 items thing) and told her it is maternity.

Speaking of maternity clothes, I think I might just wear them for the rest of my life. Expandable waists, comfy fabrics, long shirts that cover my bottom....I am in heaven. Elastic is a beautiful thing.

Nothing in my pregnancy has really changed in awhile. I am getting up every 2 hours at night and it isn't always to go to the bathroom. Perhaps you are getting me prepared for all the times you will wake me up after you are here. I would love one night of uninterrupted sleep. The thing is, I am exhausted but I lay there until 12 or 1am and then fall asleep. It is not fun. My sciatica is driving me nuts. It wakes me up because it hurts so bad. I can only assume it will get worse. I have had a lot of cramping but apparently it is round ligament pain from my belly growing. You started giving me heartburn, congestion and a daily bloody nose. All so much fun. Don't forget the never ending acne.

As for cravings, I am still wanting Skittles and lemonade. Another new one is White American Cheese. I am not supposed to have soft cheeses, but you seem to be ok so I am eating it. I also love regular Coke. Especially from McDonalds. It is going to be hard saying goodbye to it after you are here. It took me years to go to Diet Soda and now that I am having regular, I realize just how much I missed it. Oh, and I also crave Sonic grape slushes. Daddy came home from work today with a large one for me. Yum!

I am still on the hunt for a good glider. The prices of them stress me out. I feel like we should have another baby after you to justify the costs of some of these things. Nana and Papa have been great. Every time they come over, they bring you an outfit or diapers. That is a huge help! Grandpa and Susan said they would get Daddy and me something special. I thought that was very sweet as well! It is nice to have so many wonderful people around us!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

19 Weeks

I am at the Chevy dealership waiting on the car to get an oil change. I have a feeling your Dad is going to make you love it here in the future....

You are 19 weeks already! I am so glad you have stopped making me go to the bathroom all the time and feeling sick to my stomach. You are a good kid for stopping that, so thank you. Now you have moved on to making my nose bleed every day, constant congestion and cramping, but compared to being queasy that is nothing! I would appreciate it if you stopped making me break out like I am a 14 year old. Please and thank you.

I have not taken a picture this week and I am starting to wonder if I should just stick to a picture every month. You don't change my belly that much in a week so maybe I will go monthly now until the end. Maybe when you are 10 I will get around to making the book I planned to make of my pregnancy.

I don't think I mentioned this before but last week I decided to head to Babies R Us to check out bedding for your room.  I have always admired the front parking for "Expectant Mothers" and I finally got to park in one of those spots (I am a rule follower so I would never have parked there when I was not pregnant). As I was feeling all cool pulling into one of those spots, I hit the parked car next to me. My first thought was Daddy might not be too happy with me. A woman was sitting in her car in front of me so I knew I had to do something. I would have anyway, but with someone watching I really had to do something. I called Daddy and thankfully he was down the road and was able to come over and check it out. As we were about to leave a note, the owner of that car, her son and her mom came out of the store. I told her what happened and she was not happy. I understand it is an inconvenience but she was snippy. Daddy said it could be buffed out and if she would follow him to the detail center down the road, it would be taken care of. She asked if the guy could come to the parking lot since she did not have a lot of time and "was not from around here." When I asked her where she lived, I thought she was going to say Pueblo, or Colorado Springs, or someplace far with the way she was acting. Well, she told us she lives in Castle Rock. Oh so far distance of 15 minutes from where we were. Really woman? I get pregnancy hormones can make you crazy, but delusional is another issue. Thankfully Daddy took care of it and all was well with her car. Our car is another story. I guess the whole bra will need to be replaced. I don't think most people would even notice it, but Daddy notices everything about a car so it will get fixed in the future. I am just happy I did not have to deal with the cranky traveler all the way from Castle Rock. I wonder if Denver is a weekend excursion for her, or something they put on the calendar months in advance. I am being a brat, but she irked me. If someone hit our car I would be understanding. Daddy said she was much better at the detail place so that is good.

On a completely random note, I would just like to say I love maternity clothes. All tops should be this long and all pants should have an expandable waist band. Seriously. I went looking at clothes at Old Navy yesterday because I am in love with the jeans I bought online from there. Their selection in the store was lame. Almost everything was an extra small. WHO wears extra small when they are pregnant? Seriously?! That is just mean. Mean, mean, mean.

I have not felt you move yet and it is bothering me. It is supposed to start happening soon, but so far, nothing. You move when you are on the screen but I want to feel you moving. My friends who have kids said I probably have felt you, I just don't know it. I hear it feels like popcorn popping, or butterflies. I have felt neither of those sensations. So please, bust a move would you? Thanks.

Monday, March 5, 2012

18 weeks

Almost a month has passed and I am so behind on this blog. So much has happened, I am not sure where to begin!

About a week before we were to go to Daddy's grandma's 90th birthday party in New Mexico, we were having lunch at Arby's (yum) talking about how it would be great to be able to tell people if we were having a girl or a boy. I said a month seemed so far away, (we were not supposed to know until March 15th!) so Daddy got to work and found a 4D Ultrasound place. He called and they said they could either see me that night at 8 PM up in Westminster or at 7 AM the next day in the Tech Center. We picked the Tech Center since 8 seemed late and the distance was too far since we had your brothers.  The more we talked about it, the more 7AM on a Saturday seemed more difficult-plus I don't think I would have slept that night. I called them back and asked to switch to that night. 

I could barely eat that night at dinner, and then the wait seemed to go on for a long time. We got your brothers dressed in their jammies and off we went. I was so nervous. As we were driving, I had a nagging feeling that I misunderstood the time. Their website said the last appointment was at 5 PM so I wondered why they scheduled us at 8 PM on a Friday night. I didn't want us to drive all the way up there to find out it was closed. I also wondered if it was a legit operation or some creepy dude doing them out of the back of the van. I called and they said they started later in the day so they decided to do a later appointment. We continued on our way.

In the weeks prior to the appointment, I started to be convinced you were a girl. All the wive's tales pointed to girl. The heart rate pointed to girl. The massive teenage like acne all over my face pointed to girl.  I am not going to lie and say I did not want a girl, because I did. This does not mean I will love you any less. It is just the dream of having a girl would be over. No dresses, bows, flowers, mom/daughter connection. Plus we already have your two brothers and a male dog :) 

We arrived at the ultrasound place which was in the same building as a bank. Much better than the van I was expecting. We had to be let in since it was after hours. We went into the office and sat in the waiting room. A large family came out as we were sitting there. I wondered what they were having. Finally it was our turn.  I am thinking I need to stop wearing that shirt so much. It is in a lot of pictures!

Your brothers waiting for it to begin..

Ready to go...

Try and resist how hot my stomach looks...

The ultrasound began and the guy went between the 2D and the 4D screens. He referred to you as she but you were being shy. You need to get over this because I love taking pictures!

This went on for awhile and then you showed us you are a boy-you mooned us!

I told the guy to check again but he said he has never been wrong. I told him to check. He said you are definitely a boy! After we found out, you gave us a thumbs up!

You seem to be healthy so that is good! We will get to see you again on March 15th. I will be curious to see how you have grown!

The day after we found out, Uncle Johnny and your cousins Tyler and Mikaya came over and brought you an outfit!

The other day Daddy, Camden and Torrin came home with three new outfits!

Torrin's favorite color is green so he picked this out for you:

 This one is from Daddy:

This one is from Camden:

Yesterday was your cousin Justin's birthday party. Aunt Denise brought you these two cute outfits! Your 14 year old cousin Ethan said he would wear the plaid outfit if it came in his size!

You will love your Auntie. She is fabulous!

Daddy and I looked at bedding and I think we have made a decision. Not sure though!  I am torn between several ideas!

I finally got around to taking a picture of what I look like at 18 weeks.

Tomorrow is 19 weeks. Time is flying by. I wish I could feel you move. I see you move on ultrasounds but so far, I do not feel anything. Start moving!