Tuesday, October 19, 2010

24 Week Check-Up....

I had my 24 week check up today. Everything is going great! I'm measuring at 25 weeks (about a week and a half ahead)! Seems like a lot to me, but my doctor didn't seem to mind. I just hope baby went through a growth spurt, and I'm not growing a 10lb baby!
I also found out that the baby is sitting on my left side, so that means the kicking I have been feeling has actually been punches! I have one strong baby!

LO's heartbeat was at 140 and sounded perfect!

That pretty much sums up the entire appointment! It was quick and easy, up next is the 1 hour gluclose test and my Rhogram shot (since I'm Rh-)....can't wait to hear the heartbeat again... 4 more weeks!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

23 Weeks!

This week has been a very stressful! We learned a few weeks ago that Ryan's dad has colon cancer. His surgery was this week. So we have been at the hospital everyday since Thursday.

He's doing much better today and was even able to get up and walk around. We are thankful that they were able to remove the entire tumor, but he will have to have a round of chemo and radiation starting in a few weeks. We continue to hope for a quick recovery so we can put this part behind us so he can come home!

All that aside, I've been feeling great (minus some pain/pulling in my lower stomach the last few days)! LO has definatly gotten stronger. If I'm sitting down I can feel him/her moving like crazy. Today Ryan was also able to see my stomach move today too. Sometimes I feel like LO is just running circles in there! I'm loving every second of it!

Here's my 23 week picture...only 17 more weeks left!! (And I will no longer allow Ryan to sit and take a picture..I look like I have 7 chins!!)

How far along? 23 weeks
Food cravings: Mom's chocolate pie...can't wait to have some next week!

Biggest Change? Feeling LO ALL the time!!
Movement? Lots! Even got to see it on the outside!
What I'm looking forward to: Heading home next weekend to see family and meet Addie!!
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now the size of a papaya (although I've never seen one in person) it's easier for me to think about this week in inches...11 1/2 to be exact! He or She is weighing in around 1 pound!!

So I told everyone last week about Swagbucks. I'm totally obsessed with it! I have already earned a $5 gift card to Amazon...doesn't sound like much, but think about it...I got that in just over a week. So if I keep this up I could get about $20 a month for free! Just in time for Christmas! It's super easy to use. I have it bookmarked and use it for everything (to get to facebook, my e-mail, here) and regular searches that I would have normally used Google for. Yesterday I got 50 swagbucks for searching for something simple! Plus there are daily polls and surveys you can take! I promise I'll quit talking about it, but I am so excited I had to let everyone know...who doesn't love free money??!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

22 Weeks!

22 down! I can't believe it! I was telling Ryan yesterday that we could be meeting our little on in 18 weeks or as early as 15 weeks (if Little One comes early!) Thankfully time has been flying, and with all we have planned between now and February it will be here before we know it!

We got our bedding this week, I'm really happy with it! Now that we have bedding we can (and did) pick paint colors. My goal is to still have the room done in time for my Denver shower, but with only two free weekends between now and then, it's going to be tough.

Here's a picture of our crib with the bedding and then one with our paint swatches....

As for me, I've been feeling great! My belly is still expanding! Baby P is kicking more and more and the kicks are getting stronger. On Wednesday I was able to actually able to see my belly move when LO kicked. It was so fun!
Other than that, nothing new has been happening! I'm just enjoying feeling LO move all the time!

How far along? 22 weeks
Food cravings: Nothing this week....

Biggest Change? My ever growing belly!
Movement? Lots! Even got to see it on the outside!
What I'm looking forward to: Painting Baby P's room!
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now the size of a papaya (although I've never seen one in person) it's easier for me to think about this week in inches...11 to be exact! He or She is weighing in around 1 pound!!

Swagbucks...So Fun!

So a few days ago I came across this website called Swagbucks. Sounds strange...right? It's a super cool website where you get rewarded for using it as a search engine. You accumulate points based on "swagbucks" rewarded for random searches. When I first signed up I searched for "tidy cat coupons" (no, we don't have a cat, but the person I heard about it from did the same search and got points, so I thought I would give it a shot) I got 11 "swagbucks". That's it...all I had to do!
There are other ways to earn points too, it's all free and super easy, especially if you are on your computer a lot. Just a few searches a day can get you lots of points.
You can turn in your "swagbucks" for all kinds of things including giftcards to places like, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Target, etc.
I joined yesterday and I already have 70 "swagbucks."
Here's the link.... Swagbucks

Monday, October 4, 2010

21 Weeks....

Past the half way mark! While I am enjoying being pregnant, I can't wait for the day Baby P enters the world! I wasn't really antsy until one of my best friends had her baby last week.

Adeline Claire arrived at 8lbs3oz after 45 hours (yep...you read that right....45!!) of labor. Her mommy is my hero! I would have given up and let them do a c-section. But Lindsay hung in there and delivered a perfect baby girl! Here's a picture of adorable Miss Addie...can't wait to see her in a few weeks!

As for me, I think baby had a major growth spurt this weekend. I feel like my belly has gotten so much bigger! LO is still kicking and moving all the time, which is fun.
We also got our crib put together this weekend. We are doing things a little backwards, since we don't have the room painted yet, but I was antsy and Ryan's dad offered to help.
So they put together the crib last night. I'm so happy with it! It is only carried online, so I was a little nervous, but it turned out great.
Here's the finished product:

Our bedding set is ordered, too! I hope it's here by this weekend so we can go out and get some paint colors picked out. We are running short on weekends and I would love to start painting in the next week or two.

Here's my 21 week picture, I think my bump is big enough now, that I don't have to do bare belly pictures anymore!

How far along? 21 weeks

Food cravings: Chili
Biggest Change? My ever growing belly!Movement? Lots and lots of movement!
What I'm looking forward to: Our bedding set arriving and picking out paint colors!
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now the size of an banana! He or She is weighing in around 11 ounces!