Friday, July 16, 2010

Pregnancy Update (with u/s pics!!) and 5 Question Friday

One of my awesome readers - Tylaine - asked for an update on my pregnancy and I have really left you guys hanging this week. I'm sorry for that. It seems to take every ounce of my energy to just get home and muddle through some chores before I pass out. I hear two more weeks and my energy is supposed to make a valiant return! I sure hope so.

This was a big week as far as appointments go - I had an ob appt on Tuesday and then my NT scan on Wednesday - which happened to be Joey's 32nd birthday too! The ob appointment went great. I'm up 5 lbs and got to hear Jellybean's hb which was right at 160 bpm. I also scored free prenatals for the rest of my pregnancy since I let them know the copay was $50 a month on the brand I liked. The NT Scan was awesome. First off let me start with - I WAS RIGHT!!! I said all along that my due date was 2/3/2011 and guess what they determined it to be - yup 2/3/2011. Seeing as I was there when I ovulated I'm glad that someone finally determined that I was right. Joey went with me to the scan and I think he's thrilled that he did. You should have seen his face light up when baby popped up on the screen and he got to hear the heartbeat (161 bpm). Jellybean actually looks like a baby now and not a Jellybean anymore. Baby is 4.3cm and was moving like crazy. I decided that Jellybean is a gymnast already since we saw stretching, hopping and all sorts of action! It's going to be fun in a few months when I can actually feel it! The nuchal fold looked fine and I haven't gotten any phone calls about my bloodwork so I'm guessing we have been able to pretty much rule out Down Syndrom and Trisomy.
 That's a little foot kicked out on this one!
Steadily growing away!
Baby Legs!

My symptoms still come and go. I battle morning sickness at times, my gums have started bleeding a little when I brush, I wake up to pee during the night and then fight insomnia and I sleep very lightly anyhow. As I mentioned above I'm still fighting fatigue like crazy. I'm also still dealing with a dog that won't stop pooping in the house. Grrr. Lovely to be cleaning up while having morning sickness!

Joey has been trying to help me out more around the house. It's a little hit or miss though. Last night he attempted to make dinner. He mistakenly added egg to the beer batter for the fish he was frying. Its really my fault since I gave him instructions on how to make the fish using flour and cornmeal which did include egg and then I found the beer batter so I told him to use that instead and just add water since we didn't have beer. Well adding the egg made the beer batter super oily - which meant the batter just separated and we ended up with oily fish. All of the batter was in the bottom of the pan!
 Oily Fish
All the batter...

I declined on eating the oily fish since I discovered last week that Jellybean is not a fan of oily things. I reheated some leftovers from Joey's birthday dinner instead - soft shell crab. AMAZING! Nethertheless, I appreciate the effort.

I'm expanding like crazy and find it funny to watch my body change. One of the sports bra's I bought earlier this week is too small - which is a rare occurence for me so I have to go exchange it. I'm a little scared to see how big the girls end up getting since they are huge already at 11 weeks. The belly freaks me out once in awhile too. Like when I was showering this morning and looked down and thought - HOLY **** WHERE THE **** DID THIS STOMACH COME FROM? Then my sleep fog lifted and I remembered - oh yeah, I'm pregnant! I'm also down to one pair of jeans that I can actually button. It's hard for me since I'm too small for maternity clothes but to big for my clothes. We're going to hit up some thrift stores tomorrow and see if we can find clothing which will fit me for a bit until I can move into actual maternity clothes. I'm still super excited for everything to come and wake up with a smile every morning.

Next up - O/B appt on 8/10 and GENDER/ANATOMY SCAN 8/18!!!

On a lighter note -

My Little Life

Mama M over at My Little Life hosts 5QF so go visit her and join in the fun!

1. Do you collect anything?
Not anymore. I went through phases of collecting stuffed animals, stamps, etc. Now I'm just too darn cluttered to add anything to it.

2. Name 3 celebrities that you find good looking.

Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing
Julia Stiles - in pretty much every movie she has ever made
Chad Michael Murray - even though he's supposedly kind of an a$$****

3. Do you have any scars? If so, what's the story behind it (them?)?

One on my knee where I dropped a glass ligh cover on it. One on my nose from scorching my face at the Daytona 500. One on my forehead from where I tried ice skating...in sneakers...at 4 years old. Didn't work out to great for me!

4. What is a food that you like to eat, but others might think it's gross or weird?

Bread with butter, salt, pepper and scallions. Also like blood sausage - its a Polish thing.

5. Have you ever seen a tornado in real life?

Sure have - we get some good ones here especially during hurricanes and tropical storms. Water spouts are even neater to watch!


nikeathena said...

Have you tried a "belly belt"? They have them at Target for pretty cheap and my cousins swear by them. One end connects to your pants' button and the other to the eye so your pants are unbuttoned, but you are supported and decent. I went nursing bra shopping with my cousin a couple weeks ago (she's due in late Nov) and was informed you grow two cup sizes during pregnancy. Which means I'll be a G. Awesome. Good luck with everything and kudos to Joey for pitching in.

3LittleMonkeys said...

Blood sausage huh? My hubby is Polish and I haven't heard of that...I'll have to ask him about it!

Best wishes with your pregnancy! Thanks for stopping by.

Sammy said...

Aww glad your pregnancy is going well on the medical side, hope your symptoms start to subside! :)

trooppetrie said...

I really wanted to say patrick swayze.
i love your header

Tylaine said...

Thanks for the update. I'm sure you're pretty excited right now! It's such a wonderful thing. I just loved everything about my pregnancies! Oh and those girls get big! Let me tell you!...lol
If you ever have any questions or anything I'd love to chat with ya!
Keep us up to date! :)

Rana said...

Congrats on the baby. Your due date is on my moms b-day. That's a good day to be born. Tell your husband he must try syrup on the grilled cheese he will love it. Thanks for stopping by.

Stacie said...

Stopping over from 5 Question Friday. Congrats on the baby and I agree with the Chad Michael Murray thing, I do miss him on OTH!

Hannah said...

Beautiful ultrasound photos! So glad your pregnancy is going well. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jin said...

I'm an early ICLW. Glad your pregnancy is going well! So far I've gone up nearly 3 cup sizes and I'm about 24 weeks along. I'm definitely scared about how much bigger they'll get when milk starts coming in.


cowgirltn said...

Congratulations on your BFP!

When my belly was getting too big but not big enough. I bought some empire waste dresses and shirts from Ebay. It helped hide the belly but I stayed comfy.


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