Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm here and I'm ok

Here's the deal:

I have attempted to post about nine gazillion times in the past two weeks and I have been thwarted every time.  I have my post saved but I hate when people don't blog for a long time because I always expect the worst.
But no worries here.  :-)  Baby Sully and I are cooking right along!  Here is a quick update:

How far along?  26 weeks, 2 days ... only 96 days to go! :-)

Weight gain/loss:   My hyperemesis has been really bad.  Out of the 6lbs total that I have gained, I lost almost 3lbs.  Thankfully, I have put 2lbs of them back on.  

Maternity clothes?  Yeppers.  For the small amount of weight I have gained, my belly is a behemoth!

Stretch marks?  A few.  I'm pregnant, it's expected.

Sleep?  I am still getting up every two hours or so to pee.  I am really focused on staying hydrated, especially with all the vomiting so I basically chug water all day, which leads to peeing all night.

Best moment this week?  Getting a Minnesota Twins Pillow Pal for Sully, having the first few things off the registry delivered and having Sully jump!  Quick story:  Robert and I were driving to Minneapolis this weekend to see his folks.  On the way down, I was feeling icky so I was kind of reclined in the seat.  It was kind of quiet in the car and all of a sudden Robert put his hand on my stomach and said, "How's it going in there buddy?"  And he must have scared Sully because he just jumped around all startled!  It was pretty funny!

Food cravings:  I am still eating red, white and blue popsicles like they will be banned.

Gender:   BOY!

Belly button in or out?  I have a really cavernous belly button so I assumed mine wouldn't poke out but recently, my innie is moving slowly toward outie status.

Movement?  Oh yes.  Especially and night and when I first get to work.  He is also super active after I throw up or, when I am talking about presents for him.. I think he will be like his mama and like presents. :-)

What I miss?  Making it through a day without vomiting.  It is really taking a toll on me now.

What I'm looking forward to:  September!  I have my two baby showers and we will be officially in the third trimester!  I can't believe it!

Milestones:  We decided, after much deliberation, that we were going to not use the daycare that we had originally picked, and go with our first choice.  It is more expensive, but it is the one I wanted in the beginning.  So, having that all ready to go makes me happy!  :-)

Monday, August 15, 2011

6 month check up

Hey everyone!

I can't believe we are already at our 6 month check up!  Crazy!  I always get a little anxious before my appointments, but this this time it wasn't so bad because Sully was kicking me like crazy this morning so I knew he was still there. :-)

Everything is going along very well!  Sully is measuring exactly on schedule and he is weighing in at almost 2lbs.  His heartbeat was a healthy 157bmp and he looks like an adorable baby!  The ultrasound tech kept commenting on how active he is!  He definitely has a ton of energy.  We also got the most ADORABLE ultrasound pic of him.  Now that my brother is overseas, I want to make sure that I keep him as updated and close to feeling like home as possible.  I wanted to make sure I got some pictures to send to him and I was so excited when the tech snapped this little gem:

Thumbs UP!

That is my adorable little guy giving the thumbs up!  How cute!  I can't wait to send that to Nick!  Maybe he will put it in the humvee or something.

after my next appointment on Sept. 12, I will be starting to go in every two weeks.  I can't believe how fast this is all going.  My Sept. 12 appointment is going to be that glucose screening and let's just say I am not looking forward to that.  I heard that that beverage you have to drink tastes terrible and I really don't want to have GD.  I am just going to think positive thoughts.

I apparently have lost my ability to focus so I will leave you all with a lovely pic of me.  I am looking very bloated and fat faced... :-)

Sully is a big, healthy boy!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We interrupt this program to bring you a weekly update.


Sully and I are chugging right along.  I am growing out of some of my clothes which is pretty sad because they were my first maternity clothes and they were so cute!  I have my next appointment on Monday and I can't wait to get another peek at my boy.  I am hoping we can get a picture of his cute little face! :-)

How far along?  23 weeks 3 days 

Weight gain/loss:   I am up 2lbs!  That is really exciting since I have been still having a crap ton of nausea and vomiting. 

Maternity clothes?  Yep.  Still have my clothes as well, but as soon as I get home from work, I bail on my work clothes and immediately put on a big t shirt and comfy pants.  :-)

Stretch marks?  Actually, except for the wicked ones around my scar, I don't have many yet.  Maybe that is one of the perks to being chubby.

Sleep?  I get up about two or so times a night to go to the bathroom.  I try not to drink a whole lot at nighttime but I do drink TONS of water throughout the day.  I probably gulp down five full Nalgene bottles full.  My carpal tunnel is worse at night so sometimes I wake up because my hands and arms are numb so I have to stretch and shake them.  Also, I have to have the AC on full blast because I get so hot at night; and I hate that.

Best moment this week?  Every moment I feel Sully kick is a great moment. :-)

Food cravings:  I am still eating Popsicles like they are going to be outlawed, but nothing new to add to the list!

Gender:  BOY! :-)

Belly button in or out?  I still have my innie!

Movement?  Oh yes.  I wish that my placenta wasn't blocking the kicks to Robert could feel, though.  It was funny because I was at the supermarket on Sunday and he was really kicking and swimming around while I was walking so it was totally awkward to be walking around and having him move, while I moved and I almost felt off balance.  It was a little weird!

What I miss?  Only tummy sleeping....

What I'm looking forward to:  I am going to the Munchkin Markets next Friday to stock up on some clothes and other things.  I have my next appt on the 18th and we are going to get some more pictures of our handsome little guy.  And my in laws are throwing a baby shower for me on Sept. 24th.  I can't believe it is finally MY baby shower.  It is still so surreal sometimes.

Milestones:  VIABILITY!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rough Morning

Morning all,


This morning has been a little rough.  I had a tough time sleeping last night and I have been up and about since 4am.  I had a touch of tummy trouble and had to go to the bathroom promptly when I got up.  I generally don't get up until 5am so that lost hour is really making me a hurtin' unit.  I was pretty nauseated after I got up, and I know I should have eaten something, but I was so tired.  I tried to lay down again, but I could barely sleep.  I decided to drag myself outta bed at my normal hour and I instantly regretted it.
I was hittin' the decks gagging.

I did my normal routine and made Robert's lunch and my breakfast. Of course I had to pause a few times and puke and heave over the sink.  I ate my breakfast and hoped everything would stay down.  I tried my deep breathing and relaxation techniques.  Nothing seems to quell my belly.  Midway through getting dress, Sully decided he didn't want to hang out with the waffle I ate for breakfast. 
Robert is always so comforting when I am sick.  You'd think he would be repulsed by my constant toss-age of cookies, but he always stands by me and lets me know that everything will be fine.... even if it happens to come out my nose.
I was told that when Sully goes through a growth spurt and rubs up against my stomach, that my stomach churns and makes me sick.  Well now that I am well into my second trimester, he is going to be growing like crazy for the rest of my pregnancy so apparently I better get used to being sick without a reprieve.  The Zofran is still helping, but I try not to take it every day.  I try to only use it when I really need it... like today.

I am also retaining a little water today so my face is feeling pretty fat.  I threw on my comfiest work outfit and I am praying I make it through the day without having to hang my face over my garbage can. 

Hope you ladies have a good Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Let's play catch up!

I know I have been completely lame and letting almost a week go in between posts.  I keep kicking myself because I want to be able to look back and remember everything about this pregnancy.  I want to be able to tell Sully all about it.
So let's recap:

I am 22w3d today.  We are chugging right along and the belly is getting big.  Sully is mostly active in the morning and around the evening time when I am laying down to rest.  I wish Robert was able to feel him moving like I do, but with my placenta seated on top, Dr. S said that it acts as an extra cushion and it may be difficult for Robert to feel from the outside. :-(

We also had our annual family reunion this past weekend. We spent three glorious days being lazy at the cabin.  I love the reunion.  It is nothing but family, games, music, swimming and wayyyy too much food.  It is pretty much the bees knees.  And they weather cooperated with us for the most part and brought sunny, warm weather.

Cove Bay, Lake Mille Lacs

Gotta love the cabin....

Robert has a lot of kids in his family and they all got quite a kick out of my big belly.  On Saturday, I donned my maternity swimming suit with the expand-o-sides and was determined to sit on a floaty in the lake.  It was a sight to be seen as Robert pulled me around the lake, bell and all, on a floaty.  Everyone had a big laugh.  It was really relaxing for me though!  The water was warm and the sun was hot.  Baby Sully was pretty active the whole weekend so I am thinking he enjoyed himself too.  He is probably pumped for next year when he is out and can enjoy the festivities first hand. 

I hope you all had a good weekend!