Friday, December 17, 2010

Week 20 - Halfway cooked

  • Sleep: Not sure what the deal was this week, but I woke up in the middle of the night for hours on end a few days this week. One night DB even got up too and we watched some standard 3am TV programming.
  • Exercise: I've been running all over the place this week.  It's been a super busy week with getting ready for the holidays, etc.  Not to mention, my new office has tons of stairs, so there's been LOTS of stair climbing this week.
  • Cravings/Aversions: I still love sweets, but there's been nothing strong this week, although it has been hard for me to resist sodas.
  • Weight: 12 lbs up...pretty hot
  • Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: The aches and pains! BB is pushing pretty hard to my right side and so when I lay on my right side, there's clearly an organ or two that is getting smashed.  Also, after long periods of sitting at work, I've got a sore back and tailbone.  I had to invest in a butt pillow this week...also pretty hot.
  • What I am looking forward to: Starting the nursery decor planning.  I've got a few ideas, but trying to get the whole vision in place.  Plus the room is a little small, so trying to tell myself that I probably can't put in all the furniture I'm envisioning.
  • Think it's funny that: I look rrrrreally pregnant.  Some of my friends this week have just looked at me and said "woah"
  • Favorite Moment this week: Well it had to be the moment we'd been waiting for...we're having a girl!  So excited to have a little lady join the Barney family and we both couldn't be more happy.  I'm secretly relieved because I have no idea what to do with a baby boy. I see lots of cute outfits in her future.  We've got a name picked out, but we're giving it a test run this week just to be sure.
  • And last but not least: Here's a pic of the little lady waving for mama and papa during the ultrasound this week.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Week 19

  • Sleep: Going as well as can be expected...had a whole week of not having to get up to pee in the middle of the night  
  • Exercise: After the weight scare this week, I really got my butt in motion. Lots of stairs and brisk walking three times so far this week.
  • Cravings/Aversions: Oh man, sweets...sweets....sweets! I need something sweet all the time.  Yesterday I actually bought a piece of cake to eat after lunch. Today it was a cookie.  That explains the weight jump
  • Weight: 11 lbs up.  Whoa! Scary scale this week. Totally trying to take better inventory of what I eat so I don't end up +40 lbs by the end of this.  I need to gain 20-25 overall, so being halfway there before I'm halfway there is not good.
  • Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: Restless legs.  I've been getting restless legs every night when I get in bed.  Usually it means about 15-20 minutes of shaking them out, then I'm good to go. 
  • What I am looking forward to: You know, that whole gender screening thing next week.
  • Think it's funny that: It seems like everyone is pregnant.  Everytime I turn around, I'm hearing about a friend or celeb that's knocked up.
  • Favorite Moment this week: Moving into a new office at work.  I know it has nothing to do with BB, but me and the bean have lots more room now in our new office space.
  • And last but not least: You ain't gettin a bump picture this week, but here's a picture of the super chic diaper bag I've ordered.  It arrived last week and it's enormous...can't wait to put it to good use.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Week 17/18

  • Sleep: Sleeping really well and not all that tired all the time.  
  • Exercise: Going for walks and chasing around nieces
  • Cravings/Aversions: Not anything specific, but I definitely want more sweets than I ever have before.  Seems like I need candy just about everyday.
  • Weight: 7 lbs up.  
  • Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: Not drinking! Especially during the holidays when everyone is kicking back and enjoying. 
  • What I am looking forward to: Knowing BB's gender and registering!
  • Think it's funny that: I look like a total pear right now (see photo).  My boobs are the same size but my belly and butt are bigger.  Actually, it's more like a punching bag that you can knock down that will pop right back up.
  • Favorite Moment this week: Strangers are now starting to recognize that I'm pregnant.  Last night at dinner, our waiter immediately offered up decaf iced tea and pickles with ice cream.
  • And last but not least: A bump picture.