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26 weeks - 4/23/13

26 weeks – 4/23/13

How far along?: 26 weeks
Due Date: July 30, 2013
Baby is the size of a?: head of lettuce (and length of a English cucumber)
Maternity Clothes: I ordered some stuff offline from Motherhood Maternity using a gift card I got from my parents at Christmas.  My stuff should show up some time this week!!
Baby Purchases: Nothing but we’ve kind of picked out a paint color 🙂 – also, we’ve gotten a few things from co-workers and friends.  Like some blankets and a book – “Where the wild things are” (are they trying to tell me something?)
Sleep: good
Symptoms: nothing new
Miss Anything?: Coke Icee
Movement: He still does most of his squirming in the evening and at night but I feel him during the day more now.
Food cravings: still coleslaw and my egg sandwiches
Mood: Happy/Excited
Rings: Wearing a larger ring
Belly Button: weird – haha
Gender:  Baby BOY!!
Pregnancy Workout: starting to walk after my meals…see below 😉
Pregnancy Pet Peeve: I thought of a good one this week..then i forgot it so I guess one could say…baby brain.  I didn’t believe that it existed prior to pregnancy – now I swear that must be what’s happening.  That and it’s just nice to have an excuse for forgetfulness.
Pregnancy Updates: I had another checkup last Friday – I’m measuring at 27 weeks but that’s within the normal range…could just be he’s a big boy…or he was positioned funny.  We also had another ultrasound so the docs could get pictures of his spine.  He cooperated this time (Eventually…) and rotated enough so that they could see his back…apparently he has a favorite position and doesn’t like to flip or roll over.  Also, the biggest news is I have gestational diabetes.  We got the results back last week and I had diabetes education on Monday.  I’m definitely not surprised with my family history.  It’s just one of those things that happens and I’m going to try to control it to the best of my abilities (except for tonight when I had french fries).  So now I get to prick my finger 4 times a day!! And I’m supposed to take a ten minute walk after meals.  Hopefully, we can keep it under control with nutrition..we shall see.

This is what my meter looks like…luckily I did not have to get the purple one 🙂 Although hot pink would have been nice 😉 Mine is black. I’m getting better at pricking my finger too 🙂 Although I will admit I’m still a bit of a drama queen about it.
Best Moment this Week: Dinner tonight! It was our 2nd anniversary!  B got me flowers and we went to Burton’s Grill for dinner.  I had crab cakes (they did contain onions but they were still delish) and fries 🙂 I didn’t eat them all.
Looking forward to: getting settled in NC and all my exciting baby showers!! I can still have cake if I eat really well that day 🙂
BabyCenter Update: The network of nerves in your baby’s ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner’s as you chat with each other. He’s inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he’s born and takes that first gulp of air. And he’s continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.


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25 weeks – 4/16/2012

We have been so busy the last three weeks!  Here’s a life update:  We are having a boy!! We found out at 22 weeks.


Baby Boy at 22 weeks


Definitely a boy!

Since then we’ve also entered into contract on a house in NC.  We are so excited about it and we cannot wait until it is ours.  We started looking March 29th and spent two days looking at 16 houses.  The last house ended up being the one we fell in love with.  We placed our offer on Sunday March 31st and after a few counters, they accepted!  So we will close on May 6th. My last day of work will be May 3rd so we will both get to go down to NC and start working on our new place for a little while before we come back to Charlottesville for Brett’s graduation.  The week after we found a house my parents moved tons of stuff out of our place into a storage building in North Carolina.  They are so amazing and helpful! Being pregnant limits the amount you can do while moving, so it’s great that we already have a head start!

Soon-to-be our new place

Soon-to-be our new place

Then to wrap up the craziness, I’ve spent the last week or so with my mind in tax season.  However, this year has been the best tax season yet!  So we will finally start our baby bump posts again!

How far along?: 25 weeks
Due Date: July 30, 2013
Baby is the size of a?: rutabaga
Maternity Clothes: I bought some comfy…while not gorgeous shoes for my feet!

comfy shoes

comfy shoes

Baby Purchases: nothing that we’ve bought but we are in the final stages of the registry – finally got most of the items on there.  Also we’ve received some adorable clothes from some wonderful people!
Sleep: still sleeping relatively well.
Symptoms: tired feet and legs but it’s not awful.  Mostly on days when I spend too much time on my feet.
Miss Anything?: still miss the regular stuff 🙂
Movement: Yup!  Over the last few weeks, he’s really started moving around.  Mostly in the evenings and at night though – I rarely feel him during the day if I’m at work probably because I’m moving around too.
Food cravings: all the normal things-  lately coleslaw
Mood: Happy but anxious to get past this transition period.  My parents moved a lot of stuff to NC for us already and we’ve got a lot of stuff in boxes at the house.  It’ll be nice to get in our new place and get settled.
Rings: Wearing a larger ring
Belly Button: kindof out – kindof in
Gender:  Baby BOY!!
Pregnancy Workout: nothing other than my normal routine of chores and packing stuff 🙂
Pregnancy Pet Peeve: hum….nothing that I can think of
Pregnancy Updates: It’s a boy!!  He didn’t cooperate during the ultrasound on week 22 so we have another ultrasound scheduled for Friday.  Basically at the 22 week ultrasound they try to get all the baby’s measurements and look at everything important like the heart and kidneys and stuff to see that they are functioning.  But baby boy wouldn’t flip over so they couldn’t look at his spine the way they wanted to.  So they are doing another ultrasound Friday just to get a second look at some things! I don’t mind – means I get to see him again.
Best Moment this Week: Lots of best moments these last few weeks but this week…Tax Day is over!
Looking forward to: working on our new house and setting up Baby Boy’s nursery
BabyCenter Update: Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn’t much more than an average rutabaga, but she’s beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she’ll start to look more and more like a newborn. She’s also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you’d now be able to discern its color and texture.

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