Friday, January 25, 2013


I'm 20 weeks!  And I finally have a little baby bump!  At the end of my 18th week I started to pop out a bit to the point of where buttoning my pants was pretty uncomfortable and now impossible.  I manager to still wear my normal pants by looping a hair elastic through the button hole and around the button.  No one can see it because my shirts are long enough to cover it.  Nick was pretty impressed with this creativity but I must give the credit to pinterest. haha!

(Sorry the picture isn't great.  We have a tiny apartment that doesn't have good lighting.)

The last two nights have not been good. I have woken up multiple times to go to the bathroom and at around 3 I can't fall back asleep because my stomach is empty and growling.  I try to shake it off because I just want to sleep but I end up getting up eventually and making a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal.  I then go back to the bed but still can't fall asleep because I start thinking about random things. I also feel like the baby is doing most of her growing at night and I can feel the expanding pressure inside.  Maybe my body is getting me ready for the sleepless nights ahead.

My sweet tooth is back unfortunately.   I made delicious peanut butter blossom cookies and ate about 3 a day.  Baby and I love them!  Nick does too but he has more self-control.  After all the cookies were eaten I made cream puffs, ginger snaps, and I'm thinking of making German chocolate brownies next!

Tuesday I had my 20 week ultra sound.  We were able to see so much detail: her heart (all 4 chambers), arteries, kidneys, stomach, diaphragm, umbilical cord, brain, spine, nose, lips...  When we were looking at her face she had both hands up by her eyes like playing peek-a-boo (precious).  The ultra sound tech took measurements of everything and she is measuring on track for my June 9th due date.  She weighs about 13.5 ounces.  It was fun to get to look at her for longer and see that she is healthy and growing .  The tech only printed 5 pictures (evenly though she took like 20+) and they weren't my favorite ones but these will have to do:
(That dark spot in her chest is the heart and that white part coming out of her stomach is the umbilical cord.)

(This is looking between her legs at her bottom.  It's a girl! If you look hard you can see her femur bones.)

(I think this is her right foot)

Well I'm off to get some ice cream!  :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pregnancy Update

Last week I didn't sleep well because I kept feeling stretching. I think our little girl is going through a little growth spurt! I sort of have a baby bump but it just looks like I'm bloated or had one too many treats during the holidays (which is not true because sweets still made me feel a little nauseous.  Sadly I didn't make caramels or sugar cookies for Christmas but I'm for sure making sugar cookies for Valentine's Day!)  Anyway it is a weird stage that I am excited to pass and enter into the cute round belly stage.
18 weeks (Not much of a bump yet. Sorry.)

The new pregnancy symptom I'm having is getting hungry in the middle of the night.  I of course wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom (I'm used to that now) but then I have a hard time falling back asleep because my tummy is growling.  Last night I had this problem for the second time so at 3am I was on the couch eating a small bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats.  I think it's weird.  I have never known anyone to do this.  I have only seen this in movies (What a Girl Wants is the one the comes to mind).  Anyway, I think I'll start eating a snack a few hours before bed to try to prevent this strange activity.

I went to the doctor last Thursday, well the doctor's office (didn't end up seeing the doctor because he was at the hospital doing surgery). Honestly I don't think an appointment every 4 weeks is necessary. I did get to hear our girl's heartbeat again though. I love getting to hear her fast little heartbeat! It assures me that she is in there and is healthy. The nurse checked my weight and blood pressure and I am in good shape too. :) I'm really excited for the 20 week ultra sound in a week and a half! It's always so fun to see her growing, developing, and moving inside me!

It is so amazing and such a miracle that this little girl is growing inside of me! All my life when people have asked what I want to be when I grow up I've always said "I want to be a mom" (My calling is in the primary and on Sunday we filled out questionnaires with the kids that asked what we want to be when we grow up and I found myself putting the same thing... which I will be and forever be starting in June!  haha!)  What a wonderful gift God has given us to have the power to create life! I am so grateful for this child that God has given to Nick and I!

Oh, and why don't groceries stores have pregnancy parking.  I know I'm not that pregnant yet but I'm just saying it might be a good idea especially in the winter when there is snow and ice on the ground.