Thursday, April 26, 2012

26 Weeks

Just a few minutes ago, I saw you move in my belly on the outside for the first time. It was strange but also really cool! I finally decided to sit down and put my feet up, and I look down and see my belly moving! 

You have been a lot more active. I am not sure what exactly you are hitting me with. The last time we went to the doctor, your feet were on the right side of my belly. I don't feel anything there, I only feel it  about two inches below my belly button. Is that your arm? A leg? I am not sure. 

I am having lots of not so fun side effects from the pregnancy. I now have to wear wrist guards all the time to help with the numbness I feel in my fingers and hands. I may have already written that. My sciatica is bad and the worst thing is I am having a terrible time breathing. Not being able to breathe makes it hard for me to sleep. I think I got a total of 2 hours last night. 

Daddy and I went to Philadelphia and New Jersey last week. There are certain foods you can only get back East and every time I had one of those foods, you started moving around like crazy. Daddy said it is because you didn't like those foods but I think it is because you loved them!  

While there, we stopped by the Liberty Bell. Here I am at 25 weeks pregnant:

I am amazed at how many people tell me how big I am. The lady at Walgreens asked me when I was due. I told her, and she replied, "Are you sure you are not having twins? You are huge!"  Last night I was at a store to check out diaper bags and the sales associate said, "You must be having your baby any day now. Look how swollen you are!" Do people really need to point those things out to me? I do think I am bigger than most people but there is nothing I can do. 

While in Philly we got to see your Great Aunt Lorraine and your second and third cousins. We all went to  dinner and they got you lots of nice presents. I need to take pictures of the gifts! Here is a picture of all of us:

More to come when there is more to report!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

24 Weeks

It is hard to believe that I am 6 months pregnant already! Sure, I look it but time has gone by really fast.

We went to the doctor today. I told her about my fingers and hands being numb. Apparently I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a result of the pregnancy. I have to wear wrist braces all day and night. I will need to go to Target to purchase them. I just keep getting more and more attractive!

Speaking of attractive, look at what my feet did while we were on the plane back from Germany:
It took a few days for that to go down!

Anyway, back to the doctors appointment. I told the doctor that I was not feeling you move yet. I said I thought the bubble I feel in my belly might be you but I wasn't 100% sure. When she went to listen to your heartbeat, she pushed the doppler into my belly and she asked "Did you feel that? Because I just did!" You gave me two big kicks as if to say, "Get out of my space Doc!" It was nice to confirm your movement. So all those other times I felt those "bubbles"-I am pretty sure it was you! Crazy to think the first time I felt you was in Switzerland on the way up the mountain! Last night I think you also gave me a huge kick while I was sitting on the couch. You are finally making your presence known!

Monday, April 9, 2012

23 Weeks

We have been very busy! You had your first trip to Europe (in my belly though) We went when you were 22 weeks. I have not taken a picture with the sign but here is one from that week.  This is Daddy and me at the Matterhorn in Switzerland. We had great weather and we loved Switzerland. Hopefully some day you will get to see it!

I did surprisingly well on the trip. The long flights were uncomfortable but when I had to go the bathroom, the other passengers saw I was pregnant and let me go ahead of them. That was a plus! 

Yesterday was Easter. Here is a picture of Daddy, your brothers and me. I am 23 weeks now and I am feeling quite huge!

It is amazing how different I feel with the added weight on my body. I am having a hard time breathing, my sciatica is so painful, I have heel pain now. I struggle to be comfortable at night too. I would enjoy a full night of uninterrupted sleep but I guess you are getting me ready for your arrival. 

I do not think I have felt you move yet. While on the train to the top of the mountains in Zermatt, Switzerland I felt like a little bubble popped in my belly. I feel this every day now, in the same spot. Last night I felt it a ton so I am thinking maybe it is you! I am going to the doctor tomorrow to hear your heartbeat. 

I will update more after tomorrow!