Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Baby Weight

My friends would all say that I am probably a bit obsessive when it comes to my weight and how my body looks. They are right. Which makes all this pregnancy weight gain hard to swallow. Especially since I don't own one of those adorable little bumps like lots of women; I am the embarrassed owner of "the pudge". This is what I call my belly these days. Doesn't look like I'm carrying a baby, but several extra pounds of Krispy Kremes. I will admit that I haven't been eating extra healthy, but don't I deserve to get the precious baby bump I have been waiting for?

I have decided that instead of complaining, I will try to be excited that I don't look especially pregnant yet. I hear it may help my chances of not getting stretch marks for a bit.

Hmmm.... thinking good thoughts.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Not talking about the movie, but the unwavering heat wave that is here in Colorado. Normally I would love that this weather is lasting so long, but I can't handle it anymore!! I dread going outside into the sunny heat - so much so that I would rather be tromping around in snow than wearing another tank top that doesn't fit me. I have NO summer clothes that fit my bloated body since I was planning on being pregnant in the fall and winter. Bleh....

On another note, we got our anatomy scan moved up to this Friday!! I am honestly on a mini-countdown in my head. Today I have reminded myself at least three times that I only have four hot days to endure before I know whether we are having a boy or a girl. Yesssss!!!!

And I have decided to treat myself to my first trip to Babies' R Us today to get in the spirit of babies. Husband, I promise I won't spend all of our savings. I'm just "browsing"....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall-ing in Love

It's the first day of fall and I am so very excited for this season for several reasons:

1. It's my favorite season of the year. I love the smell of crisp, fall air. I LOVE the colors of leaves when they change.
2. I love the warm colors and smells associated with fall (cinnamon, pumpkin spice).
3. I can't wait for it to be cool and chilly. My pregnant body is like a space heater and I am so thrilled to put 95 degree days behind me.
4. I love fall foods. I made a delicious butternut squash soup and pumpkin bread this week. Yummy!!
5. It means we are only one season from meeting our nugget :) (and 2 weeks from finding out if we are having a Jack or Avarie).

18 Weeks

I have hit the 18-week mark and here are some highlights:

I feel like a rock is in my tummy. Every evening I get these pains known as "round ligament" pain, or as I like to call it, "baby tearing apart my abs". I thought it paid to be in shape before pregnancy, but it turns out that the more ab muscles you have, the more it hurts when your belly grows. I just keep reminding myself that I love this little nugget and I will survive.

I have officially gained 8 pounds. Wow. Haven't seen weight gain like that since my Freshman 30 seven years ago. I think this is due to my love of baking and pizza-gobbling.

I can feel the baby!!! Intermittently, I feel little jabs/kicks from our nugget. It's the coolest/weirdest thing ever. For the past two weeks I have thought it was gas. Shows how often I am gassy :)

I have the BEST husband in the entire world. He is so supportive, he doesn't freak out when I lose it and snap at him for absolutely no reason, and he woke me up today with this simple, but amazing greeting: "Good morning Beautiful". Awww, I know I look far from beautiful in the mornings, but the fact he thinks I do reminds me of yet another reason I married this guy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

17 Weeks

So here I am.... bad, horrible blogger that never remembers to write. Better late than never, right?!?!

I am 17 weeks pregnant with my first child and I am so shocked that this is still happening. Why? I think its mostly because I don't look pregnant, I just look like I can't pass up doughnuts and brownies (which I can't). If one more person tells me that I don't look pregnant, I am going to punch them. Clearly I know that I don't look pregnant. No, I am not lying about how far along I am.

Anyhow, here is an update of my status:

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up 5 lbs. according to gym scale
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Food cravings: Sweets and OJ.
Gender: Girl, definitely a girl, and Husband says boy, definitely a boy :)
Feeling Baby? Here and there - mostly it's like a flutter.
Wearing maternity clothes? somewhat. Mostly just rocking the leggings/jeggings and baggy shirt combo
What I love: Knowing that I'm growing a little person in there!
What I hate: Zits. My face looks like I am 14 and embarrassed to be alive.
What I am can't wait for: Finding out the gender and then planning the nursery!