Thursday, January 29, 2009

HEY EVERYONE!! I'm officially 16 weeks! (as of 1/25). I'm feeling a million times better! It's interesting all the changes that you go through so early on in pregnancy! I've noticed that I've become more sluggish. Things that were so seemingly easy to me before are now tasks that leave my heart pounding in my head and gasping for breath. Stairs being the number one culprit…followed by cleaning toilets (ok, so that one’s more because I’d rather not do them, am utterly terrified of them, and not even going to argue that Steven cleans them 100x better than I ever could or even wanted to).

Getting out of bed is no longer a flex-your-stomach-to-sit-up-then-slide-off-the-bed-all-limber-like kind of maneuver. It’s more of a roll-on-your-side-then-push-with-all-your-might-and- try-not-to-pass-some-morning-gas-as-the-little-wee-one-inside-you-pushes-all-your- insides-out-of-the-way-as-it-stakes-claim-of-the-places-your-stomach-and-intestines-once-called-home.

I had my second doctor’s appointment last week and I absolutely love my doc! She’s so spunky and fun…she makes you feel like a winner each time you visit her….could be because she says, “you WIN!” whenever she shows me the ultrasound :0) I can’t believe how much our little bean has grown! It’s totally loungin’ in my womb…lol. The doc kept poking at my tummy and shaking her head. She couldn’t believe that this little wee one just likes to keep it’s hands behind it’s head…like it’s in on vacation takin’ in some rays! Well, for now anyways….it’s going to get way more cramped in there in no time! I totally broke down once I heard the heart beat. GOSH! I’m just SO excited!

So apparently, my mom has accurately predicted each and every single one of her grandchildren. She is 100% certain, no doubt about it, that it’s a GIRL. We don’t officially find out until February 16th…which seems so far away! Steve and I have high hopes that it’s a boy…but, I can’t wait to find out if my moms perfect record will continue!

Friday, January 16, 2009

My adorable little sis sent a link to a website that she frequented while she was preggers. ( So I was reading up on week 14 (which is where I was at, at the time), and it said:
"Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another...By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body."
Then, it shows you a 3D image of what a 14 week old fetus looks like:

OK, I'll admit...the first thing that came to mind was a clip from 'Meet the Robinson's' where the villain demands that the Dino seize the boy and...well....just click here to watch the clip :)

HAHAHAHA!! That's little munchkin has a "big head and little arms". Thank goodness they are going to become proportionate soon!

Monday, January 12, 2009

If this doesn't just make you go AWE...I don't know what will! Ashley sent me this pic of lil Brooke after her shots...hey, at least she's not cryin' right?? She is just SO adorable!