25 weeks

Posted 27 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, not so much, the cats

How far along? 25 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: About +/-17 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Indeed.

Stretch marks? My worst news to report. Leftie (that would be my left boob) has been stretchie stricken. Is there no mercy?!

Sleep: A little better, but I wake up a lot and struggle to get comfortable. I’m also a portable heater when I sleep. :)

Best moment this week: Passing the 1hr Glucose!

Movement: Yep. Had a few decent flips too! Mother- & Sister-in-laws got to feel a few kicks this weekend.

Food cravings: Still sweets. Think a gallon of chewy sprees. Mmm…

Gender: Thinking girl.

Labor Signs: Still with the Braxton Hicks, but cervix checked and NO movement on the active labor front, thank GOD.

Belly Button in or out? Barely innie.

What I miss: I already miss my kittie Miles. (More on that below.)

What I am looking forward to: Seeing my mom & dad and dad’s family this weekend! And getting the nursery painted. :)

Weekly Wisdom: I’m hard pressed to come up with anything this week.

Milestones: Passing the glucose, and nearly onto the 6th month!

Onto the sad news. We’ve decided that the time has come to put our kitteh Miles to sleep. He’s been ill for a number of years with both pre-cancerous inflammatory bowel disease and inflammatory rhinitis, and after this past weekend, he’s grown ill enough where we can’t justify prolonging his life anymore. He’s such a sweet boy and does not deserve this, but we don’t see an alternative. We love him so much, and he is more than part of the family. He has been my best buddy for the past 8 years, and he will be sorely missed. We’ll more than likely be making his final appointment at the vet tomorrow or the next.

We’ll miss you, my sweet sweet boy.

The Fruit: 25-28 weeks.

Posted 27 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Let your spouse put an ear to your belly — he might be able to pick up baby’s heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby’s also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink — perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.

Survey says…

Posted 27 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

….NO gestational diabetes!

::cheering and applause::

However, a few less than desirable outcomes were had from this appointment.

1.) My gallbladder is acting up. What I thought was my body’s reaction to too much sodium in soy sauce (mmm veggie rolls) was actually my gallbladder reacting to my avocado consumption. So, no more avocado for me, and no high fat foods. (Which is really fine, I wasn’t really eating any anyway.)

2.) I have an effing yeast infection. GREAT. While she was checking my cervix (to make sure all these braxton hicks weren’t doing anything) she did a quick check and low and behold. The DEVIL. Argh.

3.) My iron is low. Not SUPER low (10.5), but low enough for the lab tech to recommend iron supplements.

So yeah. That’s the wrap up from my appointment. Everything else was looking great – baby’s heartrate was at 150 and everything’s measuring right on target.

Had a fun time at the cabin this weekend with the hub’s parents – sun, fishing and relaxing. It was quite nice. Made coming back to work today totally suck. :)

That’s all for now…I’ll have my 25 (!!) week update later today or tomorrow. :)

24 weeks.

Posted 21 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, paparazzi

How far along? 24 weeks! (And some would say V-Day! (viability day))
Total weight gain/loss: About +/-15 lbs, depending on what time of day.
Maternity clothes? Yep. Although I’ve got a few shirts that still work for me.

Stretch marks? Still confined to the thighs…and purchased some Curel pregnancy lotion for the belleh and elsewhere in attempts to avoid them!

Sleep: SUCKS. See below. I screwed up my back royally last night, and actually shouted in pain while trying to get out of bed today.

Best moment this week: V-Day – and moving forward with work on the nursery.

Movement: YES.

Food cravings: Sweets, sweets, sweets. And cake. :)

Gender: Thinking girl.

Labor Signs: Still with the Braxton Hicks.

Belly Button in or out? Wider, flattening, but still innie (for the most part).

What I miss: Sleep. GOOD sleep.

What I am looking forward to: Cabin time this weekend!

Weekly Wisdom: Appreciate good sleep in the first trimester.

Milestones: V-DAY! And Glucose test/Midwife appt on Thursday.

Also – more nursery items on my flickr page!

Nightime resting periods (aka SLEEP)

Posted 20 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

It started happening last week…when I knew I wasn’t comfortable while sleeping anymore. Last night was the proof that I’ve apparently officially reached that portion of pregnancy.

I was sleeping SO WELL. Now? I’m about 5 degrees warmer while sleeping than before, limbs are falling sleep, muscles are cramping, and there is NO position that is comfortable. I feel horrible because I feel like I’m keeping the hubs awake. I also feel horrible because I am SO EFFING TIRED ALL THE TIME NOW.

I’m hoping this is just a phase that will pass in the next few days…I’m traveling the next two weekends, which usually means disrupting my sleep patterns. I don’t know how I can survive without sleep.


In other news, we attempted to pick up the nursery furniture that came in (the crib and dresser) yesterday. We pulled up with our CR-V’s seats folded down, drove up to the loading doc, and just started laughing. It was painfully obvious that NONE of it was fitting in our car. It’s kind of a blessing in disguise, because I really didn’t want any of it in the room while I was painting (which will hopefully be happening soon)…and we can’t pick it up for another 3 weeks since we’re out of town the next two. Oh well. Not like we really need it yet anyway! I got a lot of spackling done this weekend, so signs of the chair rail are slowly fading away. (Yay!) I’ll post a couple more progress pics with the belly pic later.