..all because two people fell in love..

Friday, February 25, 2011

22 weeks

How Far Along: 22 weeks

Baby is now the size of a papaya!

Baby's settling into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained about 11 lbs so far. Not too bad for being over half way!

Gender: Baby Braxton is a little BOY!! Knox Pittman Braxton :)

Movement: He is moving ALL the time, especially after I eat. Shane has been able to feel him kicking a few times. Shane will keep his hand on my belly for 20 mins waiting for that moment when he kicks hard enough to feel. He was sooo excited to feel him!!

What I miss: Being able to sit upright without pressure in my lower belly. AND being able to eat without horrible indigestion!

Sleep: Sleeping good for the most part minus Shane's snoring & having to pee several times a night.

Symptoms: More indigestion!

Notes: We successfully had our "sex party" and it was amazing. So glad we were able to Skype Lellie and Rob in California so that they were able to be a part of the excitement! We are so blessed to have such great friends and family members!! I have more pictures on my camera that I need to upload from the party but here is one that Aunt Rhonda got with her cell phone.

"To-do" items:
- Clean out & repaint the guest bedroom in preparation for Knox :)

- Start our registry for baby items

Cravings: apples and ice cold water

Best Moments this week: Shopping with Ireland and buying super cute maternity clothes. So far I had only bought one pair of maternity jeans and one maternity long sleeve tshirt. I now have a pair of capri's, 2 tshirts, 2 shirts and a dress. I cannot wait for it to get warm so I can wear them!!

What we are looking forward to: A nice, relaxing weekend together!

And here is what I'm looking like: this picture was from last week (week 21)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

19 weeks

Today I am 19 weeks. I am 21 weeks away from my due date.

How Far Along: 19 weeks

Baby is now the size of a mango!

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil, and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained about 10 lbs so far. Not too bad for being almost half way!

Gender: We go for the "big ultrasound" on Monday, Feb 7! :) We are doing the sex party idea I mentioned a few blogs ago. Sooo excited!!!

Movement: I have definitely started feeling the baby move. I feel several thumps throughout the day. Especially, if my pants are a little too snug ;) Can't wait for Shane to feel the baby move.

What I miss: Being able to enjoy a cold beer on a warm afternoon, like we had this past Sunday!! But it is well worth the wait!!!!

Sleep: Sleeping good for the most part. Shane's mom gave us her sleep number bed and it has helped me sleep so much. If only it would magically allow me to hold my pee until the alarm goes off ;)

Symptoms: Starting to have a little more indigestion that I've been having. I may need to start taking my Zantac twice a day.

Notes: Mom and I went shopping this past week and I officially bought my FIRST pair of maternity jeans. I swear, they were like slipping into pajamas. And yes, I did change into them in the car immediately after buying them. Mom also has been going crazy buying girl clothes b/c they "are too cute and too cheap not to" from old navy clearance (with an additional 30% everything in the store including clearance). I hope it's a girl or we will have alot of returning to do!

"To-do" items:

- Clean out & repaint the guest bedroom in preparation for the little munchkin :)
- Prepare for our upcoming "sex party"

Cravings: Juice, blueberry muffins, frosted flakes.

Best Moments this week: Knowing without a doubt that the movements I am feeling in my belly are from the baby.

What we are looking forward to: Finding out what baby Brax is on Feb 7!!

And here is what I'm looking like: