Friday, August 22, 2014

Bump Update: 22 Weeks


I woke up this morning and was amazed that an entire week had already passed.  
It took me a few moments to admit to myself that is was actually Friday! 

What Fruit are you? Papaya!
Due date:  December 26, 2014
How far along: 22 weeks. woooop
Next appointment:  August 26th @ 10am
Gender:  It's a boy!
Total weight gain/loss:  I'm assuming by now I've gained about 25 pounds.
Exercise:  Well I can't run anymore because it HURTS! I walk a lot though.
Stretch marks: On my boobs. :/
Swelling: My hands and feet a little
Maternity clothes:  They are so comfy
Belly button:  It's starting to poke outward!
Sleep: I've been sleeping surprisingly well.
Food cravings:  Chicken
Symptoms:  I'm emotional all of the time and tired.
Movement:  He is extremely an extremely active little boy!
Labor signs: Nope
What I miss: I have moments when I want my flat tummy back
What I'm loving:  That Corde can feel baby too.
What I'm looking forward to:  Getting his room ready!! 
Best moment this week: It's just been a good week.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bump Update: 21 Weeks

What Fruit are you? Pomegranate
Due date:  December 26, 2014
How far along: 21 weeks!
Next appointment:  In a couple weeks
Gender:  BOY
Total weight gain/loss:  I've gained..20 pounds. 
Exercise:  I do what I can
Stretch marks: On my boobs. :/
Swelling: Yes. My wedding ring doesn't really fit anymore!
Maternity clothes:  Finally expanded my maternity wardrobe
Belly button:  It's starting to poke outward!
Sleep: Well I haven't been getting much sleep because I have a cold.
Food cravings:  Not too many cravings anymore. It's nice. But when I do crave something it always involves chicken.
Symptoms:  I'm emotional all of the time and tired.
Movement:  So much movement! Now if I feel around my tummy a big I can tell where baby is.
Labor signs: Nope
What I miss: Nothing specific right now
What I'm loving:  This new wardrobe, and my belly is getting rounder!
What I'm looking forward to:  Getting his room ready
Best moment this week: Shopping like crazy in Seattle for maternity clothes and clothes for baby Corde.
 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Bump Update: 20 Weeks


Has it really been a week already?
^^I am pretty sure just 3 weeks ago I was wishing I would show and now I wish my belly growth would slow do


What Fruit are you? A...banana!!
Due date:  December 26, 2014
How far along: 20 weeks. I am half way there and loving my baby bump!
Next appointment:  In about 3 weeks. 
Gender:  BOY
Total weight gain/loss:  I've gained..20 pounds. 
Exercise:  I've been jog/walking and doing squats when I have the energy
Stretch marks: On my boobs. It sucks.
Swelling: Yes. My wedding ring doesn't really fit anymore
Maternity clothes:  They are so comfy!
Belly button:  At this rate It'll be poking out completely in a few weeks.
Sleep: Lets just say I have taken two naps today.
Food cravings:  Not too many cravings anymore. It's nice. But when I do crave something it always involves chicken.
Symptoms:  I'm emotional all of the time and tired.
Movement:  So much movement. It gets stronger every day.
Labor signs: Nope
What I miss: Nothing specific right now
What I'm loving:  Feeling baby move. Now I have some 3d images I can look at all the time. That's fun.
What I'm looking forward to:  Shopping for little boy clothes and getting his room ready.
Best moment this week: Seeing my baby's facial features and finding out that I'm having a BOY! I am so happy and feel so blessed.
Words of wisdom: None today.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Corde Russell

I was so excited last week when I went to my check-up appointment and they told me that I could finally schedule my 20-week ultrasound appointment! Naturally I picked the earliest day and time, making it Tuesday, August 5th at 10am.

I was so eager to get there this morning that I showed up ridiculously early. I don't know if I've ever felt so impatient in my life. 

Time passed and before I knew it I was in the ultrasound room with my husband and I could see my baby on the screen right in front of me. Almost right away the doctor was able to inform us that it is a boy! Corde and I looked at each other smiling as we both did our own little fist pump action. We were hoping for a boy and we've been calling baby a "him" since the beginning. The doctor went on to show us a close up of each part of his body, explaining what it was while she made sure everything has developed properly so far. It was hard to get a good picture of our baby's face at first because his hands were covering it. The doctor had to shake my belly around a bit to try to get him to move his hands. Corde laughed while he watched it jiggle. After a few good shakes, we finally got a couple decent pictures:




Corde and I feel so blessed that everything is going how it's supposed to. We love our baby boy, Corde Russell Stevenson and can't wait to hold him in our arms.  December 26th can't come soon enough!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bump update: Week 19



What Fruit are you? A mango
Due date:  December 26, 2014
How far along: 19 weeks!
Next appointment:  Next Tuesday!
Gender:  I will know very soon!
Total weight gain/loss:  I've gained..20 pounds. :(
Exercise:  I've been jog/walking and doing squats when I have the energy
Stretch marks: SUCK
Swelling: Yes. My wedding ring doesn't really fit anymore
Maternity clothes:  Finally bought some of the comfiest maternity leggings ever
Belly button:  Pokes out more each week
Sleep: I like sleeping
Food cravings:  I haven't been craving much actually
Symptoms:  I'm sooooo emotionallllll all of the time
Movement:  Every day! It's amazing.
Labor signs: Nope
What I miss: Nothing specific right now
What I'm loving:  Feeling baby move and watching my baby grow.
What I'm looking forward to:  Knowing the gender! Shopping and getting his/her room ready
Best moment this week: I made my 20 week appointment to find out the gender!! And i bought some maternity clothes that are so comfy.
Words of wisdom: Don't get pregnant.  hehe jk