Wednesday, September 28, 2011

26 Week Survey

How Far Along: 26 weeks

Size of Baby: About the size of an English Hot House Cucumber.

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.

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Yes, all the time. This week I watch my belly pop lots of times.  It pops mostly at the top and the sides.  I have read in some places that the baby starts to turn head down around the 3rd trimester.  I wonder if my little one has already done that.  It sure does seem like those feel are popping at the top of my belly. I sure can't wait to meet this baby that is growing inside me!!! =)

What I Miss: Nothing really...

Sleep: Good! I have not had any other cramps in my legs either.  So, I am glad about that.  My calf was sore for days after it cramped.

Cravings: Coffee - good coffee too, not just any ole coffee will do. :)

Best Moment This Week: Watching my baby move more.  Also, when I lay on my side I can feel a limb start poking into the side I am laying on. It is great! I love it.

What We Are Looking Forward To: I am looking forward to October because that is the month I will have my 1st shower!!! yay!! =) I completed registering at Target and Babies-R-Us. It was loads of fun! Derek and I took a date night and went to dinner, Babies- R- Us and then we got Starbucks coffee and a slice of Red Velvet Cake from Twisted Fork (My Favorite!!!).  That evening was like a little piece of heaven on earth for me! We are so busy that we rarely take a night and just do stuff that we want to do!

Also, SEBTS is having a yard sale this weekend and we are definitely getting in on that and setting up some things to sell.  We are praying they sell so that we can have more room for baby! Definitely looking forward to that!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

25 Week Survey

How Far Along: 25 weeks
Size of Baby: About the size of rutabaga.
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 (Whatever that is...?!?), 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. *Information from

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Yes, all the time and I am LOVING IT!!! =)

What I Miss: Not much.

Sleep: Good! I wake up to Pee every night but only once a night right now. (Around 3am every morning).  This was the first week I had a leg cramp.  I even had to wake Derek up and tell him to help me. haha. Poor guy...I probably scared him to death. He was sweet and rubbed it for me then went right back to sleep. (What a great hubs!!)

Cravings: Coffee, Soda and Candy still... (Sometimes popcorn if I need a snack in the evenings)

Best Moment This Week: I had an emotional breakdown (not the best moment) becase I have so much going on at work and other activities we have going on and trying to keep the house in order and being tired all the time I sleep as much as I can.  So the house is what gets the shaft...well, my sweet husband told me to go to bed and he would take care of the house the next day.  So, the best moment of the week is realizing (again) I have the best husband in the world.  He cares about me and my sanity. :)

Another funny thing that happened this week - Let me preface you with some info: Since I have been pregnant vegetables in general have sounded aweful to me.  I can eat 2 vegetables (Lettuce and Green Beans) that is it.  All the rest I buy with good intentions and then can't bring myself to cook them or eat them.  So, I just stopped buying them.  We were on our way home from church and Derek was asking what sides we were having with our meat that was in the crockpot.  So I told him mashed potatoes and green beans.  He says very sweetly, " you think it would be possible for us to eat another vegetable with our meal sometime soon."  I looked at him and said, "Nope. I dont think so. The thought of eating any other vegetable just makes me sick." He said, "Okay, green beans are GREAT!" haha.  Sweet husband award AGAIN, eating green beans AGAIN! haha. :) Thank Derek for being so understanding and eating green beans for I can't remember how many meals in a row so I feel like I am getting my greens in!!

What We Are Looking Forward To: NC State Football!!!!! I am such a huge NC State Football fan! I love it! Even when we lose, I enjoy yelling at the TV and telling them I could play better than that.  They play Cincinatti this week and I'm really looking forward to watching it!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gender Prediction...

So, my good friend Tara suggested that I give some answers to the gender predictions and then put a poll on my blog. they are!! I can't wait to see what everyone thinks we are having. =)

Here we go!!!

Cravings:  Meat (especially at the beginning, but I can still tell if Idon't eat it for a day or two I NEED it.) Potatoes, this is still a craving of mine, I eat potatoes with everything. Aversions: Desserts. Yuck.  They still sound bad to me.  I usually love desserts but I have not wanted them throughout the entire pregnancy.  I will still eat candy as you have seen on my surveys, I still crave candies like Spree, sweet tarts and those sorts of sweets.  I think this means BOY!

Heart rate: It has varied between 140's-160's since 12 weeks.  When we went in for our 20 week ultrasound the tech said that it was 142 and that was not helpful for us to know the gender. lol. For the most part it has been higher than that. I think this one means GIRL!

Shape of Belly: Watermelon or Basketball? I am not sure?!? I have not gained weight anywhere else but the belly so that usually means boy. I think this ones means BOY!

Hair on Legs: More hairy = boy and same or less = girl.  I would say mine has stayed about the same. I think this one means GIRL!

"Prettiness":  So I have also heard that if you "glow" you are having a boy if you feel like your acne is worse and your hair is aweful and you just don't seem to feel as pretty or as put together as before you were pregnany then it is a girl. They say this is because the girl takes away from the mother's beauty. So for this one I think it means GIRL! My acne was worse my hair is completely out of control and overall trying to feel like i am put together and "feel pretty" has been more difficult since being pregnant. Hence why I have not taken many pictures throughout the pregnancy. =)

Morning Sickness: Practically None! And I feel super blessed for feeling so great during the first trimester of my pregnancy. I think this one means BOY!

Chinese Gender Predictor: BOY!

Mother intuition: Well, I have leaned towards boy from the very beginning but have not let myself "think" it is a boy, just in case my initial intuition is wrong.  I also think it is because there have been a lot of girls born lately at our church and for goodness sake we need a boy! =) haha! So, all that to say if I had to give an intuition I would say BOY!

BOY = 5
GIRL = 3

Please take the poll and let me know what you think! I can't wait to hear every ones opinion on this!! =) So exciting! We will know in 15.5 weeks!! It seems like a long time but then there are times when I feel like that day will be here REALLY soon!!! =)

24 Week Survey

How Far Along: 24 weeks

Size of Baby: About the size of an ear of corn.

Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon. *Information from

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Yes, all the time and I am LOVING IT!!! =)
What I Miss: Not being able to do things on my own.  Such as lifting things or climbing a ladder to get things from a top shelf in the office.  Little things like that, that I took for granted before.  But considering the risk, I will just let other people do it for me, as hard as that is for an independent stubborn woman that I can be. =) Oh well, people tell me I should just enjoy not being able to do those things.  I shall try!

Sleep: Good! I wake up to Pee every night but only once a night right now.  (Around 3am every morning)

Cravings: Coffee, Soda and Spree. - again...these are my things right now!

Best Moment This Week: Realizing how much I had grown since 19 weeks the last time I had taken a picture! Craziness!!! I knew my body was changing but I had no idea how much little George had grown! It is absolutely amazing!

What We Are Looking Forward To: Seeing the changes in growth of my belly and our baby! =) My belly growing means baby is growing!! yay!!

24 week picture:

I did not feel great this day and you can tell it in my hair and face. haha! Oh well, I knew we needed an updated picture! =)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

22/23 Week Survey

How Far Along: 23 weeks ( I am combining again...because I forgot last week!!) I am going to try to add pictures when I remember too because that way Alaska relatives can see and also Aunt Lucy in SC wants to see belly updates too!! So, I vow to try! :)

Size of Baby:

Baby's little face is fully formed...minus the baby fat, of course
*Photo and info is from

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Yes. Derek has finally been able to feel them.  I even talked my little brother (who is 17) into sitting beside me with his hand on my belly to feel them. His eyes got really big when the baby kicked. haha! He has never been around anyone that has been pregnant.  He thinks the whole idea is really wierd and to watch my belly grow his comments are really funny.

What I Miss: Eating normal size meals without feeling bad. Especially at restaurants.  I dread going to restaurants with people because I almost always start feeling sick.  If it is just Derek and I we can peace out if I start feeling bad. When there are other people is it is not so easy.
Sleep: Good! I wake up to Pee every night but only once a night right now.

Cravings: Coffee, Soda and Spree.

Best Moment This Week: Seeing my brother's reaction to feeling the baby kick! haha! priceless. Thanks Pat for the interesting moment.

What We Are Looking Forward To: Getting closer and closer to meeting our little baby!! :)