Thursday, January 7, 2010

Baby Update

I realized that I have really not talked at all about our little one or how he or she is doing! I have been getting emails from a bunch of you asking how I’m doing or how the baby is doing so I thought I would take a moment to inform all who are interested. I didn’t know what to write about so I copied this pregnancy list from a fellow blog friend blog – Rachel! This is how she kept us up to date on her pregnancy (now almost ready to POP).

How far along? 17 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Ok, so I hate talking about this, I stay far away from the scale at home as much as possible until I go to the doctors when there they HAVE to weigh you. When I was pregnant with Jayden by this time (17 weeks) I had gained all my weight for the entire pregnancy… according to my doctors that was 25lbs. I was scared to death that I would be the same way this time around as well. But thank goodness I have only gained 9lbs to date, which still might seem like a lot but my doctor said that it’s totally fine to weigh that amount right now and I’m doing much better than my first pregnancy with my weight. Gotta be happy about that! MY husband likes to say that most of the weight is in my boobs though! ;)

Maternity clothes? I’m finally busting out of all my “regular” shirts and have started to beg all my friends that have been preggo to let me borrow their maternity cloths. Jesse and I don’t really have the funds to buy all new clothes so I have been working with what I’ve got! By this time with Jayden I was in size medium but this time around mediums are still pretty big on me.

Stretch marks? Do stretch marks from the first kid count? The ones from the first pregnancy (That I only got in the LAST TWO WEEKS of being pregnant with him) are the only ones I have!

Sleep: I have my good and bad nights. I wake up a lot with RLS… which is so weird! But I do have to say it’s getting better.

Movement: Not this week… but I felt the little one move last week. I’m trying to be very receptive to it, but as this stage it’s sometimes hard to know.

Food cravings: Hot wings!

Gender: Don’t know!

Labor Signs: I sure hope not!

Belly Button in or out? I think I might be the only one in the world to have my belly button already popping way out at only 17 weeks. This crazy occurrence is because of my umbilical hernia; people have told me that I should put a Band-Aid on it… but I kinda like it! This is me… belly button and all! It goes away after the baby is born.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing my baby at my 20 week appointment. Though we’re not finding out the sex I can’t wait to see him or her!

Weekly Wisdom: Every person is different and every pregnancy is different. Sometimes you might think you know how someone else is feeling… but no one ever really does. You know your body the best. :)

Milestones: None really, at this time.



37 comments:

Nathan and Whitney said...

How fun that you aren't finding out the gender! I don't know if I could be that patient, but I think it is such a fun way to have a huge surprise!!

ASHELY said...

your belly is adorable! :)

Jennifer said...

I love these updates! I'm so excited for ya'll!

Jen said...

SO SWEET! Thanks for the update & for sharing your bump with us! LOVE IT!

{Kimber} said...

you look so sweet!
glad everything is progressing nicely!

Erin said...

I always wanted my belly button to pop out with alex and it never did. I wonder if it will with this one. I will have to fill this out the next time I do an update :). Thank You for keeping us up to date. Can't wait to hear about your ultrasound!

Lauren said...

So glad to hear that you're doing well!

Miss Kriss said...

You are just soooo adorable, and I don't blame you - I wouldn't put a band aid over that belly button either! Glad to hear you are doing well and cannot wait to hear more about this new baby! :)

Cara S. said...

Yay for your bump and your button! Can't wait to see it...er...you tonight!

Abby said...

You look great, bellybutton and all! Which I think is totally cute!

Jenna said...

So exciting! Thank you for the update- you look so adorable!

Blair said...

Sweet!! Thanks for the update!

LeAnna said...

Awwww, my baby turns a year old in a few weeks *sniff* and this makes me want another one! :) So glad everything is progressing well, and kudos for waiting to find out the gender. I don't know if I could stand it! :)

Stephanie said...

You're so cute! I love that pregnant bump!!!

I'm glad you're doing well and he/she is also! Can't wait to find out what it is :)

Brittany Ann said...

I think your belly looks absolutely beautiful! So precious!

Katie said...

I agree..only you know your body the best! Looking cute, and definitely some growth :)

Chicago Mom said...

You look amazing! Nothing cuter than a pregnant woman. Nothing!

Brandi said...

Aww, your belly is beautiful! 9 lbs. is awesome! Sweetie, I gained 50, 40, and 35 with my kiddos (and I am a tiny girl). :)

DeDe said...

It is fun to see someone right at the same week as myself. Keep up the great work, momma!

Ashley said...

You look so cute! Glad the pregnancy is going well!

Laura said...

I love your weekly wisdom. By the way your due date is my sister's birthday! Yay!

Kameron said...

I am so excited for you. I almost miss being pregnant. Not the last 5 days when she was late, but the time before I got huge and uncomfortable! :o)

Annie said...

aw lady! you are too cute!!
you have the cutest little belly! :)

MissJody said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...... :)
Your cute :)

Where My Treasure Is said...

It's exciting!!
I love seeing the growth progression in pictures. So neat! And cute baby belly! =)

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

You look wonderful--all baby! Glad that you are feeling well. I really enjoyed both of my pregnancies--I was lucky enough not to be sick though--just so tired for a while. It is so exciting!

Jessica said...

I had RLS with my second pregnancy and it drove me BONKERS! My belly button also popped very early but it was because I was so thin.
Love the belly pictures, they are just too cute!

Emily said...

The 20 week US is so amazing...definitely one of my favorite parts of pregnancy! My belly button never popped out except with my third and it popped out at 9 weeks! Weird!

The Bilslands said...

9 lbs is great!! (I gained 40-50 lbs with all my pregnancies, whoops!)

You look great, and your Weekly Wisdom is so true =)

Lily

kace said...

aww i love it! such a fun post and adorable pics:)

SassyTimes said...

You are adorable. RLS is awful...I still have it at night.

Kerry said...

your belly is so cute! love the belly button! xxx

Kayla said...

Your belly is adorable! Fun post!

New England Girl said...

You are so freakin' adorable! :) I am so glad everything is going so well. :)

Sarah said...

Love the baby belly ~you look wonderful!!!

Kelly said...

Cute post! Best wishes with you pregnancy!!

Alicia said...

I wish I would be able to not find out, I am one of those OCD personalities so I know I will have to know. That is so exciting!!! What does your little man want? My sister is 6 months and her little boy wanted a brother and he got his wish!