Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Week 24

How far along? 24 weeks 5 days
Her size: Baby girl is the size of an ear of corn
Total weight gain:  Slight loss this week (nothing to write home about). Total weight gain is just shy of 13.5 lbs
Running/Races?  16 miles on the ROADS this week! It was so nice to be outside.  My poor legs took a bit longer than I did to adjust to the roads after almost 5 mo on the treadmill.
Stretch marks?  None...yet
Sleep:  Pretty restless for the past few days
Best moment this week: I heard about this Iphone app called "My Baby Beat" that supposedly let's you hear your baby's heart beat using your iphone.  I (of course) bought it when I was about 16 weeks pregnant and all I could hear was my heartbeat and my stomach gurgling.  I decided to try it again on Saturday and within a second I could hear her little heartbeat chugging along. I decided to record it for Shaun so he could hear it when he got home, and after a few seconds of my pushing my iphone into my belly Miss Harper had had enough because you hear a distinctive "THUNK" where she gave me a pretty good kick. Pretty darn cool! 
Miss Anything? A solid nights sleep...don't worry, I have given up any illusion that I will get one of those for a good...oh....2-3 years.
Movement:  Movement is definitely consistent now, especially when I lay down.
Food cravings: Anything cooked on the grill! Thank goodness I live with the grill MASTER!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Not off the top of my head...just don't talk to me about Pink slime
Gender: GIRL! 
Labor Signs: negative
Symptoms: non really (knock knock)
Belly Button in or out? IN....buuuut I have a feeling that will only last another month or so.
Wedding rings on or off? ON!!!! My ring is fixed and GM Pollack is out of hot water (for the time being)
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:
 Shaun's vacation next week! Construction on the nursery begins and with him home all week I'm sure to eat good! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Week 23

How far along? 23 weeks 3 days
Her size: Baby girl is the size of an ear of corn
Total weight gain:  1.8 this week.  I have a feeling that my weight gain this week has more to do with all my Texas treats rather than baby ;)
Running/Races?  16 miles.  Today's 8 miler in the sunshine with some of my favorite Trackies was by far the highlight workout of the week. 
Stretch marks?  None...yet
Sleep:  Still sleeping well on my sides.  I think if I add any more pillows poor Shaun is going to be sleeping on the floor!
Best moment this week: Shaun getting to feel Harper kick for the first time :)
Miss Anything? Of all the things I miss I miss my mind the most....pregnancy brain is no joke!
Movement:  Movement is still pretty steady, I'm starting to get used to her sleep patterns.
Food cravings: Now that coffee (decaf of course) is back on the "approved list" I'm a happy girl.  Blueberry iced coffee yummmmm :)
Anything making you queasy or sick:  If I read one more article about the "pink slime" I legitimately might throw up
Gender: GIRL! (the proud owner of her first pair of red cowgirl boots courtesy of Nana!)
Labor Signs: negative
Symptoms: My new fancy ball chair finally arrived at work this week, I already have significantly less back pain.  Oooooh what a feeling!!!
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? Off (frown face) but not because my fingers are too fat! GM Pollack is in some hot water with me!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:
 More days like today!  It was sooo nice to get some sun on these pasty white limbs of mine!!! 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Week 22 (From Texas!)

 How far along? 22 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain: 0.8 this week, just shy of 12lbs total
Running/Races?  Ran in two different states/time zones this week for a total of 17 miles, not often do I get to say that!   
Stretch marks?  None. 
Sleep:  Still sleeping well on my sides
Best moment this week: Despite the weather-->torrential rain and thunder showers the entire weekend, big time fail,I had a great visit in Texas with my family.  Christina and I had a great 8 mile run in the Texas rain, Rick's 60th birthday party and a day out at the Rodeo!  The weekend went by too quick and I'm headed back home tomorrow. 
Miss Anything? At the moment my husband :)
Movement:  She's all over the place! I'm not sure if it was the turbulance but we had a pretty rough flight from Portland to Newark and she kicked the entire flight.
Food cravings:  Luckily there's a Sonic nearby my mom and sister's neighborhood so I was able to satisfy my Cherry Limeade obsession for the time being
Anything making you queasy or sick:  nothing at the moment
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: negative
Symptoms: No symptoms to speak of...amazing what a little time of from work can do for you!
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:  Sad as I am to leave my family here, I'm looking forward to heading home tomorrow and seeing my husband and meeting our friend's new baby girl Reese!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week 21

Sorry no chalkboard pic this week, I liked this one better :)
21 weeks, baby is the size of a carrot
How far along? 21 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain: +1.8 this week for 11 lbs total (without the help of extra ice cream I might add)
Running/Races?  18 miles this week, including a 5k   
Stretch marks?  None. 
Sleep:  Getting used to sleeping on my side finally
Best moment this week: It's a toss up between finishing the Irish Road Rover in 28:10 (434 out of 862) or the lunch with friends after.  If I had to pick it would be the lunch with friends...they're pretty amazing
Miss Anything? Sushi yummm
Movement:  Getting alot steadier this week, what a strange/wonderful feeling 
Food cravings:  apple pie.  I blame this solely on my friend Anne for discovering Apple Cinnamon Chobani yogurt, it smells just like pie which is what triggered the craving. Luckily the yogurt has curbed any actual pie eating (for now)
Anything making you queasy or sick:  same ol same ol
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: negative
Symptoms: Shaun bought me an A-MAZING back massager to help with the back pain, other than that I'm good!
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:  T-E-X-A-S!!!! Family, warm weather, Sonic cherry limeade, rodeo, BBQ, running outside in shorts and a tshirt....oh the list goes on and on!!