Archive for May, 2009

16 weeks.

Posted 26 May 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, not so much

How far along? 16 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Still about + 1 overall.
Maternity clothes? Still massively enjoying my recent purchases. Although, I have to say, maternity shorts selection leave much to be desired.

Stretch marks? One more has joined the small cluster on my thighs. But I’m quite sure those were there before the spawn.

Sleep: Continually lame. I can assume it’s only going to get lamer. I never sleep through the night, and wake up just about every other hour.

Best moment this week: FEELING MOVEMENT! Woo-hoo!

Movement: Uh, see above.

Food cravings: Chocolate Cake. With vanilla ice cream.

Gender: After my dream? Girl.

Labor Signs: Nooo.

Belly Button in or out? Still innie. Still wider.

What I miss: My shorts. All of them.

What I am looking forward to: My doc’s appt this afternoon so I can hear the heartbeat again, hopefully!

Weekly Wisdom: Sigh. Again, hug your loved ones and cherish every moment.

Milestones: M to the O to the V to the E to the M – E – N – T!

This week ended up being a lot more tragic than we ever could have imagined. A good friend of the hubs and I suffered a brain injury on Tuesday evening, and after days of surgeries, prayers and hope, he was eventually taken off life support and passed away around noon on Sunday. He had many MANY friends, and all of us were very sad this weekend, trying to take the whole situation in. I’ve teared up a few times, but when a coworker sat down, gave her condolences and asked what happened this morning, I just started to cry.

His funeral will more than likely be later this week. I just hope that this is the last of the funerals before this baby is born. I know it’s not possible, but I just get worried with all the tragedy and sadness I’ve been through since being pregnant that it’ll somehow affect the baby. Just a worried momma, I guess – I know there’s no real possibility…but it’s just scary and sad that all this has happened in such a short period of time.

We’ll miss you Kelley, but we know our baby will have yet another angel to watch over him/her.

The Fruit: 16 weeks

Posted 26 May 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Watch what you say… tiny bones forming in baby’s ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you’re interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender.

No, we’re not interested, thankyouverymuch. Although, I did dream that an ultrasound tech told us it was a girl. Hmmm..

Thank god we have 4 more months.

Posted 21 May 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Last night, the hubs and I went over a list of baby names I’d come up with over the last few weeks.

Out of 21 girl names, he liked 4.

Out of 11 boy names…he liked none. But he added two that I could agree with.

I always knew this would be a difficult task. I think we both kind of feel like – what’s the rush? And it’s true, we do have plenty of time to decide, but I feel like if we can come up with a couple of names, we could at least address the baby by one or both of those names instead of “it” for the least amount of time as possible.

I’m not going to share them here. :) Yet another secret to keep from you. Muah-ah-AH!

I think we have movement.

Posted 19 May 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

I’m about 80% sure I just felt movement, after conferring with some ladies on the 2nd Tri board.

Holy crap. So early! The nurse told me I might feel it earlier since I’m thinner, but whoa.

So, so surreal.


Posted 19 May 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Muscle twitch or kick?!

I just felt something, three times in my lower abdomen.

AHHH. I can’t tell. DAMMIT.