Tuesday, December 27, 2011

26/27 weeks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was a typical one for us. Driving everywhere to see everyone in a short amount of time. At least we got to be with all of our loved ones, even if it wasn't for much time with all.

I'm realizing I didn't get many pictures, but I believe others did, so we'll all have to share.

Danielle and I did get some belly pictures together, comparing so those are cute.

I also got a picture with one of my favorite gifts from Mom - Nutcracker duos. A Red Raider Nutcracker to represent me and a duck hunter Nutcracker to represent Trey. They are perfect!!

I've also included a sneak peak of the work-n-progress changing table/dresser that Trey's dad is building for the nursery.

please disregard the wonky eye my camera likes to give me from time to time.

I am 26/27 weeks here and Danielle is 17/18 weeks.

Friday, December 16, 2011

25 weeks

Baby has been some kinda busy building muscles and doing gymnastics in my belly. I feel movement constantly, all day. It's not visible on the outside unless it's a powerful one; but it's definitely frequent and can be felt by others on the outside.

I'm still waiting on my belly button to pop out and linea negra to show up. Now, I know that everyone's belly button doesn't pop out. But I really want it to because I just think that's the cutest thing!!

I've been reading the Jenny McCarthy "Belly Laughs" book and... wow. I'm so lucky. I've known all along that I've been lucky, but this just confirms it. I've seriously not got anything to write about because NOTHING IS HAPPENING during my pregnancy. It's no different than my pre-pregnancy days except I'm getting a belly (and of course the cycle thing is missing). I don't want to jinx anything, and I'm not complaining, so please don't think I am. :) Just observing.

my view:

Christmas Party

Last Saturday evening Trey and I ventured out to my company Christmas party at the Hilton Americas downtown. It was very nice, except for the fact that they did not have enough seating. We had to sit out at the cocktail tables outside of the grand ballroom. The food was great and the dessert was even better. They had an open bar, which Trey got to enjoy. They also had a photo booth, where we got to take a cheesy, prom-type photo at. We later went back and took a "fun" photo.

As people liquored up, they decided to dance. We didn't witness anything too outrageous considering all the free-flowing alcohol. The craziest thing I saw was a guy with his tie tied Rambo-style around his forehead.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

23 weeks

We had a doctor's appointment today. Everything was great! Baby kicked the wand from the doppler machine right off my stomach almost as soon as the nurse put it there! He was not happy with getting his heart rate checked. It rang in at a strong 156 BPM once we got it back on there. It has increased from the first measure (138). My glucose tolerance test is in 4 weeks. I'm looking forward to that one. *insert sarcasm.* I've heard that's torturous. Our 3D/4D ultrasound is scheduled for 1/21.

He is moving more and more each day and I just love to feel him. Trey has been able to feel him lately as well. At first he was indifferent to it, but has begun to take more interest in it. It's more frequent and more solid and now that I'm showing more - it's just all around sinking in more.

The nursery is painted! That's it. Nothing else has been done in there. But hey, that's some progress, right?

I'm heading back to brave Canton again this weekend with Mom and Danielle. This time there's an 80% chance of rain. It just gets better and better. HA. Maybe the crowd will be less? One can hope anyway. I'm taking my rain gear. Will post again afterwards and let ya know how that goes.

I will leave you with this: