Sunday, January 28, 2007

Better late than never (14+ week update)

How far along: 14, almost 15 weeks. For some reason, 15 sounds sooo much further along than 14...

Weight gained: I might just take this question off of here--I thought it might be a fun bit of progress to monitor, but since I don't get on the scale, I have no news. After Tuesday (appt.) I will know something. I'm guessing 3-5 pounds. I have quite the gut!

Cravings: Spaghetti-o's. I bought the kind with calcium, so there is something redeeming about eating those! Other cravings: sandwiches like the one I made at Janice's house on Thursday! After eating over there, I went and bought a loaf of ciabatta, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and good ham!

Clothing: Still in regular clothes. I noticed this week, though, that I'm getting a little more girth below the belly button. That makes some things a bit tight, but I've made friends with those belly bands and that helps.

Sleeping: Not bad. I guess you're not really supposed to sleep on your back, but that's what I'm doing. At least until I get too large.

Boy or girl: I still think it's a girl. A pink baby. I hope she likes a green room, though! We decided this week that it's going to be a surprise!

Movement: I think I'm feeling it! Little twitches and bumps every few days, from about the same place each time.

What I miss: Margaritas. I got one sans tequila the other night...not nearly as tasty!

Looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat on Tuesday!

Best moment this week: Two of my cross country girls team came in after school and shared their McDonald's french fries--they wanted to "feed the baby"!!! So cute. Love those girls.

Milestones: Nothing really sticks out as a "milestone", although the silly name "Cletus the Fetus" has kind of stuck...I was just being goofy a while back when I read that it had moved from embryo status to fetus status, but now we're calling it Cletus a lot. Jeremy works with someone who is temporary living in an RV while her house is being finished, and her kids named the RV "Herman". She said we should take Herman when the building is over, so we can "raise Cletus up right". Rick-diculus.

In non-baby news: We got our first REALLLL snowfall last night. We'd had some half-hearted attempts, but now the ground is COMPLETELY white and I'm realllllyyyy happy about it. All cozy in my house with knitting (I'm attempting this for the second time--the first one was a TENT) and DVDs today. Perfect lazy Sunday.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


My good list for the day:

1. it's SNOWING!!!!
2. Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks...oh boy oh boy that's good.
3. did the laundry and had NO leftover socks! that never happens to me...
4. bread baking in the breadmaker...mmmm...
5. jeremy comes home today! he's only been gone for a day and a half, but i miss him!
6. making the decision that i don't like ANY nursery bedding available for purchase (ok, that's not so great, but it gets better) and figuring out yesterday how i will make everything just how i picture in my head! now i have to get to work...
7. possibility of a delay tomorrow since there's supposed to be more snow tonight.
8. good smelling candles
9. clean sheets
10. this picture for my desktop background:

Thursday, January 11, 2007

12 Week Update

I've seen some of these around, and it's kind of fun to document this stuff. It's fun (right now) to be knocked up. I'm sure I'll want to remember this...especially in July when I just want it to be OVER!


How far along: 12 weeks and some days...Depending on which book you're reading, this week or next week is the first one of my 2nd trimester! WOOT!

Weight gained: LOST 2 pounds...all the walking when we were in DC, I guess!

Cravings: For a while it was baked potatoes with sour cream...ummm ok. Now it's usually salty stuff. Popcorn, banana peppers...but last night j-lo was making chocolate cupcakes (for another woman...gasp!) and I realized I was hovering and wiped the drool of my chin...he let me eat TWO of them. WHATAMAN I GOT!

Clothing: Still in all my regular clothes. Good thing, since I have no maternity clothes yet. I just don't know what I want/need yet.

Sleeping: Not too bad...though I wake up a lot to go pee...that's definitely new for me. Not the peeing, but the waking up to do it. I don't normally go in the bed, I mean...I usually sleep all night and pee in the morning. Ok I'm officially tired of talking about this. Done.

Boy or girl: Don't know what I think. J-dog thinks it's a girl (I think he wants a boy, so he says girl so he won't be dissapointed?)...I've had THREE dreams that it's a girl. In one she was doing gymnastics in her diaper, in my garage, and I was pooping in a laundry basket...I have NO idea what those additional parts mean...probably too much to share, eh?

Movement: Nothing yet, of course.

What I miss: Margaritas. We still have a bucket in the garage freezer and I sniffed it yesterday. Sigh...I tell Jer that the baby will LIKE margaritas, but he doesn't seem to agree...

Looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat at the next appointment!

Best moment this week: J-man noticing that I have a little belly-pooch now! Can't hide it...just looks like flub, though.

Milestones: Starting to feel like me again! A little energy back, and less nausea. "Hi, Kelly, nice to see you again." "Thanks, Kelly, it's nice to be here."

In non-baby news: Back in the swing of school, now that BOTH of us are working this week. I was the only working one in our household last week. It was sort of nice to have a Hubby Homemaker, though. Would have been even better if I came home and he was wearing an luck there...but he did finish the blanket chest/coffee table and it's BEAUTIFUL!

California girls...

looks like the girls (Palmala Handerson and Handgelina Jolie) had a good time on their Christmas vacation....