Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week 16

How far along? 16 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain:  Scale stayed put this week (6.4 total...still thinking about replacing this category)
Running/Races?  Still trucking along, slow but steady
Stretch marks?  None. 
Sleep:  Sleeping a bit better this week thanks to a strategically placed nest of pillows.
Best moment this week:
My friend Shannon's baby shower.  Not only did we get to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Miss Reese, but I got to catch up with some really good friends as well <3
Miss Anything?  Nothing in particular, feeling pretty content this week
Movement: I've had a lot of "oooh could that be it" moments this week, but I don't know for sure.
Food cravings:  satisfied that pesky hot pocket craving this week, so far this week it's cheerios and strawberries
Anything making you queasy or sick:  raw meat
Gender: 18 days until the appointment.  It seems as though everyone has a feeling what we're having...except me!

Labor Signs: negative
Symptoms: (Knock on wood) Still feeling great!
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:  Seeing the "For Sale" sign on the front lawn, our house officially goes on the market this Thursday!  Feel free to say a prayer to the real estate gods for us, sell baby sell!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Week 15

How far along? 15 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: +1.4 this week (6.4 total) hmmm as the weeks creep by I'm not so sure I'm going to be excited about updating this category...shall we replace it? 
Running/Races?  2 weeks and counting until the Mid Winter 10 miler.  Ran 8 miles today and felt pretty good, knock on wood that I'll be ready!
Stretch marks?  None. 
Sleep: Pretty restless this week, trying to get used to sleeping on my sides which is easier said than done for a die hard belly sleeper.
Best moment this week:  Monday's trip to Boston.  Although the Celtics lost and the guy sitting in front of me smelled so bad I gagged a few times, the train ride was fun, dinner was delicious and I couldn't have asked for better company.  All in all a great day!

Miss Anything? Sleeping on my belly and a hot cup of Joe in the morning
Movement: Any day now
Food cravings: Hot pockets.  I haven't eaten one since college but for some reason I've been craving a ham and cheese hot pocket allllll week.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Hmmmm...people who don't shower?
Gender: 26 days until we settle the boy/girl debate for good!

Labor Signs: negative
Symptoms: (Knock on wood) None really to speak of, I feel great!
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Booked my ticket to Houston in March, can't wait to see my NEPHEWS!!!! I haven't seen them in over a year! Rodeo, bbq, warm weather....oh and visiting the rest of the family too ;)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Week 14

  How far along? 14 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: Holding steady at 5lbs although some days it feels like 15!
Running/Races?  Still running a respectable 16 miles a week.  My Dr. gave me the green light to run the Mid Winter Classic 10 miler in 3 weeks :)
Stretch marks?  None. 
Sleep: Sleeping pretty good thanks to awesome body pillow my sister in law gave me!
Best moment this week:  My 14 week appointment.  Hearing the little peanut's heartbeat is always a highlight, a strong 150-160!  I've only gained 1.5lbs since I've started to see them so the nurse told me I could afford to indulge a bit and gain a pound or two (don't threaten me with a good time lady!) but I'm pretty sure those pounds will find their way onto my body without any extra help.

Miss Anything? Still coffee...and my express jeans ;)
Movement: None, but we're getting closer to that time, can't wait!
Food cravings: Still waiting for a delivery of 5 Guys!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Same ol' same ol'
Gender: 33 days...

Labor Signs: negative
Symptoms: (Knock on wood) None really to speak of, I feel great!
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Monday!!!  Taking the train to Boston, Celtics here we come!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 13 (Hello Second Trimester!)

How far along? 13 Weeks 
Total weight gain: +1, finishing out the first trimester with a grand total of 5lbs.  Not bad considering I could only keep down carbs for an entire month
Maternity clothes? Who cares what I"m wearing for maternity clothes? I'm opting for a new category...
Running/Racing? Still running 16 miles a week & xtraining.  Participated in an amazing 3.5mi Resolution Run on New Years Day with some of my closest girlfriends, it was great!
Stretch marks?  None.  Now using my citrus scented Mama Mio lotion, it's heavenly :)
Sleep: Sleeping pretty good 
Best moment this week:  Hitting the second trimester! I've heard rumors that this is the best of the three, I'm looking forward to testing this theory myself!  

Miss Anything? My morning cup of coffee and chocolate (see "anything making you sick" below for the tragic details)
Movement: None
Food cravings: I would give my left arm (a big sacrifice for an interpreter) for a 5 guys burger and fries.  First person to deliver said meal to me is guaranteed a promotion to "Best friend for life"
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Old news--> chicken   New news --> Chocolate.....sad but true.  I've discovered there is a very distinct connection between eating chocolate and the blinding headaches that come shortly thereafter.  Apparently the little bambino is pretty sensitive to caffeine which = no chocolate for momma.  (Who's kid IS THIS!!??!)
Gender: 38 days until we find out...but who's counting?

Labor Signs: negative
Symptoms: Headaches, which I think I've figured out, and some strange feelings in the belly region thanks to the bump that is definitely starting to form <3
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy most of the time.  Poor mailman was treated to my first random act of crying during the season premier of Greys Anatomy, lol.
Looking forward to: Our trip to Boston to see the Celtics for MLK day!