Wednesday, October 26, 2011

18 Weeks

I'm glad that working full time makes the days fly by. I can't believe I'll be 19 weeks tomorrow!

Ive been feeling the baby move a lot this past week. I can feel it when I'm laying in bed or on the couch and sometimes when I'm sitting still. At first it felt like muscle twitch, then like big marble rolling around. Last Saturday I had the thrill of feeling a fist or a foot push/kick my tummy from the far right and moved to the far left. I always enjoy feeling the baby move, it ensures me that its still alive and doing well.

This coming Tuesday, we will be finding out if our little bean is a boy or a girl. I, of course, am hoping for a girl, but I will be just as thrilled if it is a boy. Scott of course wants a boy. Pretty typical I guess. I'm just as excited to see our baby up on the monitor and be able to see its hands, feet, face, spine, etc. I just mostly want to be reassured that everything is going normal and on track. I guess knowing the sex is just a bonus.

We've been debating baby names. Scott is pretty adamant about keeping the baby's name a secret until the day of the delivery for the purpose of making sure the baby actually looks like the name we pick. I really hate this idea. No one picks out a baby name based on what the baby looks like. Newborns are all squished up and look completely different a month later. I have tried to make him see the logic. I guess I will just have to suck it up and just respect his wishes. So sorry, I guess you will be left in suspense until the baby arrives.

Purely for my own entertainment I have compiled a list of predictions if it is a girl or boy:

1) If you’re carrying in your hips, you’re having a girl. If you’re carrying in your belly, you’re having a boy. = BOY

2) Chinese Gender Chart = GIRL

3) Craving sweets its a girl, crave salty things its a boy = well I crave both?

4) Hair growing faster means boy, hair grows the same means girl = BOY

5) Nails growing faster means boy, nails growing the same means girl = BOY

6) Sleep on left means boy, sleep on right means girl = I roll all over the bed, this one is no help

7) Extreme morning sickness means girl= BOY

8) Dry hands means boy, soft hands means girl = GIRL

9) Clearer skin mans boy, acne means girl =BOY

10) Graceful means girl, clumsy means boy = BOY

11) Weight gain in the face means girl = GIRL

12) If a toddler boy pays attention to your belly then its boy, if a toddler girl pays attention its a boy = BOY

Pretty obvious that I should be having a BOY! We will find out next week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Its Fall Yall!

Has that much time really gone by since my last post????

Well, we have been up to alot. I started a new job at The Center for Early Learning teaching 3-4 year olds with special needs. My first few weeks were really hard. Some of my students are very high functioning, while others are not. I have gained alot of patience in the last few weeks, and gotten really good at record speed diaper changes! :) Scott is still going strong in school at UALR and working at Chick Fil A.

Last Weekend we went to the pumpkin patch with my family! Here are some pics!


My mom and I also went to Hobby Lobby and we bought some wreath making gear for $16! I had alot of fun making my first wreath, I can't wait to make a Christmas one.

And of course I have to do a baby update. I feel like my bump actually is starting to look like a bump and not just like a fat roll. I can't sleep on my stomach anymore :( because I can feel the tight little lump down there :). I spend a couple of minutes each day laying still on my back to see if I can feel any quivering of our little one. Sometimes I think its just my mind playing games on me or just gas but I think I've felt a slight fluttering! I long for the day to feel the first real kicks. I have an ultrasound scheduled for November 1st, just over 2 weeks away. We hope to find out if we will have a little boy or a little girl! For whatever reason, since the day I found out I was pregnant, I had this strong conviction it was a girl. However, over the past few weeks, I have started to feel it was a boy. I have no idea why, but I just think its a boy.

Symptoms Ive had this past month:

Swelling of hands and feet
Peed in my pants after sneezing

15 Weeks

                                                                     16 weeks