Friday, February 19, 2010

Hello big belly

Here is my belly at 21weeks. OMG its like there is an elephant in there!!haha. Normally I would put the pic of the fruit the bump says the baby is this week, but I figured this was more fun.

Your Baby: Week 21
Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch. This is soo funny cause I definitely just had cake for dinner!

Nothing really new this week- no doctors appts or anything crazy. My back is feeling better, thanks to my new friend the chiropractor! The baby is moving alot- mainly at night. I do however feel bad that I don't exclusively sleep on my left side, its better for the baby. I try but I just end up rolling onto my right side. The ob wasnt concerned so I guess I shouldn't be either.
We did however order our crib, which is very exciting and might make it seem more real. This weekend my hubby is painting names room (its a greenish color, he picked it out and I really just wanted the job done more than anything so I agreed!
Here is the crib: we ordered it from and let me say that I'm not a walmart fan but this crib and mattress got great reviews. We picked out the espresso color.

Last weekend I went bridesmaid dress shopping, yes at 20 weeks. My friend picked out a very pretty dress and it was very reasonably priced $150 for a long dress. I'm in her wedding about 6-8 weeks after the baby is born (depending on when he comes). I figured I'd look at the dress and then decided on what size to order, I was wrong. A woman came over to me with a measuring tape...haha. Kinda embarrassing, but what can you do. My plan was to order the largest size and then get it taken in, I ended up doing that but I had to pretty much convince the sales girls (3 to be exact).haha. It all worked out in the end.
I'm excited for this weekend, I'm going to a friends baby shower- I met her at a book signing about infertility in the fall. It has been really nice talking with someone going threw the same things as me. Some of my friends are soo supportive and others arent, its a little sad but what can you do!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

1/2 way there!!

Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed!

Here we are 20weeks pregnant!! Holy shit, that's 5 months!! Things are good, I'm feeling the baby move more!! We registered last week at babies r us-oo what fun. We were there for 1.5hrs and my husband was even picking things out!! Afterwards I cried for a second- I'm just soo happy to be at this point, I cant believe that I have a baby registry. I'm the luckiest girl in the world, I'm so very grateful.
Now we are trying to find a crib, and dresser/changer combo. This is turning out to be a PROJECT!! OO my. We want a good crib, real wood that doesn't cost 1,000. Its crazy.

My back has been killing me, and my sciatic nerve is inflamed. I went to the chiropractor yesterday and I think she helped me. I'm going to give it a few more appts. Fingers crossed it helps. However, I don't mind the pain too much, its all worth it.

I have decided after meeting with my ob the other day that we will be having a midwife deliver me. She seemed annoyed that I was asking questions about my birth plan etc. I know its awhile away but I want to know my options and whats going to happen. I don't think that's too much to ask. She said "don't worry about that now", well I don't want to worry about it at all. I want it figured out!!haha oo well.