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Monday, December 30, 2013

18 weeks

 
 
How far along: 18 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 10 lbs. 
 
Maternity Clothes: 1 pair of jeans and 1 shirt so far.  I am having to wear long tank tops under my regular shirts now so that they are long enough.
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  Sleeping is getting easier.  I'm getting up to go to the bathroom less and less.
 
Best moment this week:  Christmas :)  We have a growing collection of baby things.  Seems like a lot to me since we have 5 months to go, but I know we are going to be getting so much more in the weeks to come!
 
Movement: Nothing yet, I found out I have an anterior placenta, so it will be closer to 20 weeks before I feel anything :(
 
Food cravings:  Milk and mandarin oranges (not at the same time)
 
Anything making you queasy: The Flu :(
 
Have you started to show yet:  Yes!  My bellybutton is getting shallower too.
 
Gender prediction:  It's a boy! Confirmed!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In, but getting shallower.
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Happy
 
Milestones: Made it through Christmas, with the flu, while pregnant.  Also, the husband and I agreed on crib bedding, only to discover it was discontinued 2 years ago and cannot be bought ANYWHERE (even Amazon/eBay!)
 
Looking forward to:  Feeling movement.  I'm hoping I can feel something by week 20.

Monday, December 16, 2013

16 Weeks - It's a...

 
It's a BOY!
 
We've decided on the name Grant, but are still working on a middle name. :)
 
How far along: 16 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 10 lbs. 
 
Maternity Clothes: Only have 1 pair of jeans.  My normal shirts still fit for the most part.
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  I go back and forth between exhausted and can't sleep.
 
Best moment this week:  Announcing that it was a boy!
 
Movement: Nothing yet, I found out I have an anterior placenta, so it will be closer to 20 weeks before I feel anything :(
 
Food cravings:  Sour Punch Straws!
 
Anything making you queasy: Thought the nausea was gone but it came back in FULL FORCE! 
 
Have you started to show yet:  My bump is getting bigger!
 
Gender prediction:  It's a boy! Confirmed!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In!
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Still moody! 
 
Milestones: Chose a first name :)
 
Looking forward to:  Feeling movement
 
We had a gender reveal party to tell our families and here are a few pictures from the party.
 
We based our cake off of our invitation (which I ordered here).

 
We chose to color the frosting blue and have chocolate cake (we LOVE our local bakery's chocolate cake)

 
Here's the table!

 
The blue punch recipe I found here. I wasn't a fan, but in the recipe's defense, I grabbed white grape juice instead of white cranberry juice, so I'm sure that made a difference! It was a beautiful color though!

 
The Pink Punch was a HUGE hit!  You can find that recipe here! I threw in some pretzels and marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and pink/blue sprinkles.

 
We had guests wear "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!" stickers based on their prediction.

 
And they also voted on the bulletin board by pinning either a bow or tie with their name on it.

 
Here was the final tally! Looks like everyone had a feeling :)


Monday, December 2, 2013

14 Weeks - We have a bump!

 
 
How far along: 14 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 7-8 lbs.  Haven't gained anything since week 12.
 
Maternity Clothes: Only have 1 pair of jeans.  My normal shirts still fit for the most part.
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  I've been sleeping a lot better.  I've even been waking up before my alarm.
 
Best moment this week:  Hitting 14 weeks! Officially in the 2nd trimester!
 
Movement: Nothing yet, but I'm hoping for small flutters soon.
 
Food cravings:  Italian
 
Anything making you queasy: Nausea is FINALLY going away.  I haven't been sick in almost a week now.  Still have some nausea though.
 
Have you started to show yet:  I have a tiny bump!
 
Gender prediction:  Been dreaming about boys and girls, so who knows!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In!
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Still moody! 
 
Milestones: In the 2nd trimester!
 
Looking forward to:  Finding out the gender in 7 days :)