Pregnancy Reflections  

How far along?: 39 weeks

Total weight gain: Just over 22 pounds

How big is baby?: About 20 inches from head to heel & weighs just over 7 pounds (about weight of a mini watermelon)

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Maternity clothes?: They are all belly shirts now!

Stretch marks?: Not that I can see yet.

Sleep?: Not doing much of that now days. Between contractions and getting up to pee many many times per night there is not much sleep happening.

Best moment this week?: Getting to hear the heartbeat every week is pretty cool.

Movement?: Still very active! I expected it to slow down but it really hasn't.

Food cravings?: Salt & Vinegar chips!!

Labor signs?: Having a lot of contractions! Last Saturday morning we went in to the birth center because I thought my water had broken. When I got up to go to the bathroom water was dripping down my leg. They did some tests and it turned out to not be amniotic fluid. What they told me was that there are 2 layers on the placenta and sometimes there is fluid between the 2 layers and if the outer layer gets a leak it can seem like the water is breaking. That is probably what happened because by the time we got to the birth center it had stopped leaking.

Belly button in or out?: Far Out!

What I miss: Sleeping!

What I'm looking forward to this week: Again hopefully giving birth this week. I really don't want to go overdue!!

Weekly Wisdom: Drink water and rest!

Milestone: Only 1 week left until my due date! I am somewhat surprised to still be pregnant! I fully expected to go early.

How far along?: 38 weeks

Total weight gain: 21 pounds

How big is baby?: Just over 19 1/2 inches from head to heel & weighs about 6.8 pounds (about the length of a leek)

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Maternity clothes?: Really running low on shirts that don't expose the bottom of my belly.

Stretch marks?: None visible yet.

Sleep?: Getting lots of practice getting up in the middle of the night...now it is to pee but soon enough it will be to feed the baby.

Best moment this week?: Again...not much happened this week.

Movement?: Not as much as before but I am sure it is because it is getting tight in there. His kicks are getting very strong and sometimes painful.

Food cravings?: Nothing special

Labor signs?: Lots of Braxton Hicks and a few painful ones this past week but nothing serious.

Belly button in or out?: Very out!

What I miss: Being able to walk normally.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Going into labor.....Please!!!

Weekly Wisdom: Take it easy. Try to relax while you still can.

Milestone: I can't believe there is only 2 weeks left until my due date...and really I could go into labor any time....crazy!

How far along?: 37 weeks

Total weight gain: Just over 18 pounds

How big is baby?: Just over 19 inches from head to heel & weighs about 6 1/3 pounds (about the length of a Swiss chard)

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Maternity clothes?: Continuing to grow out of them.

Stretch marks?: None as far as I can tell yet. But I am super itchy so maybe they will show up after the baby is born.

Sleep?: Still getting up many times per night to use the bathroom.

Best moment this week?: Not much happened this week.

Movement?: Still a ton of movement and his kicks are getting quite painful!

Food cravings?: As much chocolate as I can get.

Labor signs?: I thought my water may have been leaking on Friday but I got checked and it wasn't. I still continue to have contractions....some painful, some not.

Belly button in or out?: Staying out!

What I miss: Being able to sit, walk, lie down or stand comfortably.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Hopefully having the baby!

Weekly Wisdom: Drink lots of water and try to take it easy!

Milestone: I am full term! So basically everything I experience in the next few weeks will be new to me since Jessica was born at week 36.

How far along?: 36 weeks

Total weight gain: 18 pounds

How big is baby?: Just over 18 1/2 inches from head to heel & weighs almost 6 pounds (about the weight of a crenshaw melon)

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Maternity clothes?: My belly hangs out of the bottom of most of my shirts now.

Stretch marks?: Not that I can see now but we will see once he is born.

Sleep?: Getting up to pee about 4-6 times per night.

Best moment this week?: Mom came up for a couple days. See labor signs as for why...

Movement?: This morning there wasn't much that had me a little worried but it picked back up and he has been moving like crazy ever since.

Food cravings?: Nothing special.

Labor signs?: Tuesday I had my weekly appt and was told that I had dilated to 2 cm, I had become quite soft and the head was down and in the low position. Which basically means labor could start at any time. I wasn't having any contractions but just in case I called all my people who were planning to help me when labor started and told them that it could come early. Then on Thursday morning shortly after Jake left for work I started having somewhat painful contractions. When they didn't stop I decided to see how far apart they were. After timing about 10 of them and seeing that they were every 2 minutes I called my midwife who told me to go straight to the hospital. They were getting worse as time went on so Jake came home from work and Leila came over to watch Jessica and I called my mom. She left work and drove on up here. Traffic on I5 was horrible. I was sort of freaking out in the car because I assumed that contractions that were 2 minutes apart meant that I was getting close and not knowing if I had dilated more had me worried that I could give birth in the car. Well, we made it to the hospital with quite a greeting party of about 8 midwives and nurses. They took me in and between contractions they checked me and found that there were no changes since my appt on Tuesday. This surprised me quite a bit since that meant that I wasn't really in labor although the contractions were telling me different. I continued to have contractions every 2-5 minutes all day long. Throughout the day they did 2 more exams on me to check for changes and since both of those checks showed no changes they sent me home. I kept having contractions through out the rest of the day although they were not as close together and not quite as painful. They gave me a prescription for sleeping pills so that I would be able to sleep through them which worked like a charm. Friday I still had some painful contractions but they were much farther spaced apart. Today I have just had a few painful ones so I am hoping this whole thing is coming to an end and the contractions will be gone by tomorrow. My mom left this morning since things seemed to calm down. Since I am hoping to give birth in the birth center instead of the hospital I have to hold out on going into labor at least until this coming Thursday.
So there you go....my exciting week.

Belly button in or out?: Very very out.

What I miss: Painless contractions.

What I'm looking forward to this week: I have my appt on Tuesday to be checked again. So I guess possibly giving birth.

Weekly Wisdom: Relax, no lifting heavy stuff and keep baby in until at least Thursday.

Milestone: I have reached the gestation at which Jessica was born. I guess that means baby could come at any time.

How far along?: 35 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Almost 16 pounds

How big is baby?: Just over 18 inches from head to heel & weighs 5 1/4 pounds (about the weight of a honeydew melon)

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Maternity clothes?: The clothes that fit me at the end of my last pregnancy are too small for me now....arg!

Stretch marks?: None yet...but we will see.

Sleep?: I have to prop myself up on pillows and have them on both sides of me too....then I sleep ok...otherwise I barely sleep.

Best moment this week?: Had a relaxing weekend at Anderson Island with Jake's parents and celebrated his birthday.

Movement?: Oh yes and the kicks are getting pretty hard!

Food cravings?: Chocolate...chocolate...and more chocolate!

Labor signs?: I am pretty sure this isn't a labor sign but it feels like the baby kicks my cervix every so often....very painful! Also still having a lot of Braxton Hicks Contractions and quite a bit of round ligament pain...also very painful!

Belly button in or out?: Waaaayyyyy out!

What I miss: Being able to have Jessica on my lap!

What I'm looking forward to this week: Got my doc appt on Tuesday!

Weekly Wisdom: Relax and don't do too much yard work.

Milestone: Seriously...only 5 more weeks to go??? Where did the time go?

How far along?: 34 weeks

Total weight gain: Almost 14 pounds

How big is baby?: Almost 18 inches from head to heel & weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (about the weight a cantaloupe)

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Maternity clothes?: That is all I wear.

Stretch marks?: Still none! Let's hope they stay away too!

Sleep?: I get up multiple time a night to pee and I have to turn over every couple hours so my sleep is very broken up. Good prep for when baby arrives!

Best moment this week?: Got to hear heartbeat again!!

Movement?: Still tons of movement. I was told that the baby is most likely breech at this point so hopefully with the amount of movement he is doing he will get himself back into the head down position!

Food cravings?: CAN NOT get enough chocolate. I am trying to not eat a lot of it but I always want it!

Labor signs?: Still just the Braxton Hicks contractions.

Belly button in or out?: Way out

What I miss: Having energy to play with Jessica. I still do what I can to play with her but since my movements are restricted it makes it a bit hard to sit on the floor with her and play.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Going to the zoo tomorrow with Jake and Jessica!

Weekly Wisdom: Drink more water and try to take it easy!

Milestone: Only 6 weeks left until my due date and if he is in a hurry to come out like Jessica was then he could be here in as little as 2 weeks!

How far along?: 33 weeks

Total weight gain: Almost 15 pounds

How big is baby?: 17 inches from head to heel & weighs just over 4 pounds (about the weight a pineapple)

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Maternity clothes?: Still growing out of them.

Stretch marks?: None yet

Sleep?: Wish I could sleep better but probably still sleeping better then I will once baby arrives.

Best moment this week?: Nothing super exciting happened this week.

Movement?: Ummmm...did you see the video??? That should answer that question...

Food cravings?: Serious chocolate cravings.

Labor signs?: Still just constant Braxton Hicks contractions, but nothing serious.

Belly button in or out?: Way out

What I miss: My ribs not hurting and being able to maneuver my body without pain.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Doc appt on Wednesday.

Weekly Wisdom: Drink lots of water and take it easy on the yard work.

Milestone: Only 4 weeks until I am considered full term! Can't believe how fast time flies. I am still kind of wondering how I can possibly get any bigger then I am right now.

How far along?: 32 weeks

Total weight gain: Just over 13 pounds

How big is baby?: 16 3/4 inches from head to heel & weighs 3 3/4 pounds (about the weight a large jicama)

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Maternity clothes?: Been trying to find longer shirts to cover my underbelly!

Stretch marks?: None have appeared as of yet.

Sleep?: Did ok this past week...still waking up but not a ton.

Best moment this week?: Got to hear the little heartbeat which I am told is very strong.

Movement?: Still kicking, poking, rolling and punching at me like crazy!

Food cravings?: Nothing weird...just really want chocolate a lot!

Labor signs?: Having a lot of Braxton hicks contractions but no real ones yet.

Belly button in or out?: Way out!

What I miss: Being able to move around easily and get off the couch without using my arms to push myself up from behind.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Baby shower is tomorrow!

Weekly Wisdom: Still drink more water!!

Milestone: 3/4 of the way through the pregnancy! Just hoping to make it to at least 37 weeks so I can avoid giving birth in the hospital.

How far along?: 31 weeks

Total weight gain: 10 pounds

How big is baby?: 16 inches from head to heel & weighs 3.3 pounds (about the weight of 4 navel oranges)

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Maternity clothes?: Still growing out of them.

Stretch marks?: None yet...hopefully none at all will be coming either.

Sleep?: What is that?

Best moment this week?: Not much happened this week.

Movement?: I don't think he could move any more often then he does already.

Food cravings?: Nothing out of the ordinary.

Labor signs?: Still getting a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions but no real thing yet.

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Being able to sit down comfortably.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Doc appt on Tuesday...get to hear that sweet little heartbeat again. It never gets old.

Weekly Wisdom: Drink more water!!!!

Milestone: Baby is about to hit a growth spurt....if there is room to grow still....

How far along?: 30 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Almost 12 pounds

How big is baby?: 15.7 inches from head to heel & weighs 3 pounds (about the size of a head of cabbage)

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Maternity clothes?: Some of the maternity clothes that fit me at the end of my last pregnancy I am now growing out of. My belly comes out the bottom of some of the shirts.

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Still very badly

Best moment this week?: Best goes along with the worst...started contractions on Wednesday and was admitting to the hospital. Seems I was dehydrated so they gave my fluids through an IV and got them stopped. Spent 1 night in the hospital. Best part is that they were able to stop it without medication!

Movement?: As you can tell from my recent video that I posted there is a ton of movement.

Food cravings?: I really want sweets!

Labor signs?: Yes but they were stopped! Haven't had any since then...just the normal Braxton Hicks contractions.

Belly button in or out?: Definitely out

What I miss: Being able to have Jessica sit on my lap. When she does now and my belly presses into her back she gets up and tries to push it in....I guess she doesn't like being kicked in the back while sitting on my lap.

What I'm looking forward to this week: My mom coming up to visit next weekend.

Weekly Wisdom: Drink lots of water and try to relax.

Milestone: 75% done with the pregnancy!!

How far along?: 29 weeks 3 days

Total weight gain: Almost 12 pounds

How big is baby?: 15 inches from head to heel & weighs 2 1/2 pounds (about the size of a butternut squash)

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Maternity clothes?: Starting to grow out of some.

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Still sleeping really badly....waking up multiple times per night.

Best moment this week?: Had my baby shower in Portland! Had a lot of fun hanging out with family and old friends.

Movement?: He has been doing a lot of rolling around.

Food cravings?: I can't seem to drink enough milk. I always want more.

Labor signs?: Nothing yet and hopefully not until at least week 37!!

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: My ribs not hurting...he seems to be growing very large and every time I sit my ribs hurt. The good thing though is that it makes me not slouch.

What I'm looking forward to this week: David & Kayle are coming up this weekend to visit.

Weekly Wisdom: None given

Milestone: There isn't really a big milestone this week.

How far along?: 28 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: 9 pounds

How big is baby?: 14.8 inches from head to heel & weighs 2 1/4 pounds (about the size of Chinese cabbage)

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Maternity clothes?: Must have them!

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Very crappily!

Best moment this week?: Started having Braxton hicks contractions this past week.....which i'm not sure I would call a great thing but it does show progression in the pregnancy. They are very uncomfortable but not painful.

Movement?: Holy moly yes!!! This kid is a roller and a kicker!

Food cravings?: Nothing out of the ordinary.

Labor signs?: Nope

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Sweet sweet sleep, and being able to put my shoes on easily.

What I'm looking forward to this week: My baby shower in Portland is next weekend, I am looking forward to that!

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: 3rd trimester has officially started.

How far along?: 27 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Almost 9 pounds

How big is baby?: 14 1/2 inches from head to heel & weighs 2 pounds (about the size of cauliflower)

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Maternity clothes?: Most definitely

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Yes please!!!

Best moment this week?: Not much happened this past week.

Movement?: Lots and lots!!!

Food cravings?: Chocolate

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Sleeping well and being able to move around easily.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Doc appt

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: End of 2nd Trimester

How far along?: 26 weeks

Total weight gain: Almost 8 pounds

How big is baby?: 14 inches from head to heel & weighs 1 2/3 pounds (about the size of cucumber)

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Maternity clothes?: Some of the maternity shirts I wore at the end of my first pregnancy are now getting to small for me....eekks!!!!

Stretch marks?: Nope, but probably will later this time.

Sleep?: Waking up a lot at night!

Best moment this week?: Getting out house nearly furnished! Yay!

Movement?: OMG!!! I don't think he ever stops kicking and rolling! He is riding very low yet he can still reach my ribs for some kicks...I think he is going to be a big boy!

Food cravings?: Chocolate anything!!!

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Being able to tie my shoes without having to hold my breath.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Spending time with Jessica and weather willing getting my vegetable garden weeded.

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: Babies testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum -- a trip that will take about two to three days.

How far along?: 25 weeks

Total weight gain: Just over 7 pounds

How big is baby?: 13 1/2 inches from head to heel & weighs 1 1/2 pounds (about the size of rutabaga)

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Maternity clothes?: Most definitely!

Stretch marks?: None

Sleep?: Yes Please!!! Waking up a lot!

Best moment this week?: Not much happened this week...just did a lot of playing with Jessica.

Movement?: I don't think Kicky McKickums every sleeps! All he does is kick!

Food cravings?: Minty chocolate!! YUM!

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Sleeping!!

What I'm looking forward to this week: Hopefully warm weather to get out and walk around.

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: Baby is fattening up and is starting to look more like a newborn.

How far along?: 24 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Just over 7 pounds

How big is baby?: 12 inches from head to heel & weighs just over a pound (about the size of an ear of corn)

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Maternity clothes?: Yup

Stretch marks?: None

Sleep?: Sleeping very badly!!!

Best moment this week?: Celebrated my and Jake's 12 year wedding anniversary!! He surprised me with a stay at a bed and breakfast in Hood River with a spectacular view of Mt Hood right from our room! It was amazingly relaxing!!

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Movement?: Kicking like my bladder is a soccer ball!!!

Food cravings?: Anything sweet!

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Sleeping well and not having heartburn every single night!

What I'm looking forward to this week: Getting our new house organized and playing with Jessica lots!

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: He starts to plump up this week!

How far along?: 23 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: 6 pounds

How big is baby?: 11 ½ inches from head to heel & weighs just over a pound (about the size of a large mango)

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Maternity clothes?: Wearing them every day!

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Doing ok...waking up a lot at night though.

Best moment this week?: Moved into our new house!!!

Movement?: He has definitely gotten some good jabs in this week.

Food cravings?: Didn't really crave anything in particular this week.

Labor signs?: Nope

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: My normal center of gravity. I can really tell it is off!

What I'm looking forward to this week: 6 month check up on Tuesday.

Weekly Wisdom: Don't lift heavy stuff while moving!

Milestone: Baby can feel when I dance so let's boogie!!

How far along?: 22 weeks

Total weight gain: Almost 6 pounds

How big is baby?: 11 inches from head to heel & weighs almost 1 pound (about the size of a spaghetti squash)

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Maternity clothes?: Yup!

Stretch marks?: Nope!

Sleep?: Some!

Best moment this week?: When we finally were not sick anymore!

Movement?: Lots of kicking and rolling around!

Food cravings?: Not this week.

Labor signs?: Nope

Belly button in or out?: I am starting to be able to see it poking out through my shirts.

What I miss: Being able to hold Jessica easily. Belly gets in the way now.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Getting the keys to our new house and moving in.

Weekly Wisdom: None (come on people where is the wisdom?)

Milestone: Baby has tooth buds & eyes are fully formed!

How far along?: 21 weeks

Total weight gain: Almost 3 pounds....I lost a few pounds due to having the flu.

How big is baby?: 10 ½ inches from head to heel & weights 12 oz (about the size of a carrot)

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Maternity clothes?: Yes please

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Waking up a lot

Best moment this week?: Watching Jessica play at the Gymboree.

Movement?: A whole lot of kicking going on in there.

Food cravings?: Not really craving anything this week.

Labor signs?: Not yet

Belly button in or out?: flat

What I miss: sleeping well

What I'm looking forward to this week: Playing with Jessica and feeling baby kicking.

Weekly Wisdom: No wisdom given this week.

Milestone: Baby now has eyebrows and eyelids.

How far along?: 20 weeks

Total weight gain: 5 pounds

How big is baby?: 10 inches from head to heel & weights 10 ½ oz (about the size of a banana)

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Maternity clothes?: Everything else is put away!

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Doing OK this week....just always tired no matter what.

Best moment this week?: Not much happened this week.

Movement?: Lots of it!

Food cravings?: Pad Thai

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Being able to shave my legs easily.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Going to the Gymboree with Jessica on Tuesday.

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: Pregnancy is half way over! It has been going by very fast!

How far along?: 19 weeks 2 days

Total weight gain: 5 pounds

How big is baby?: 6 inches long from top of head to bottom & weighs 8 ½ oz (about the size of an heirloom tomato)

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Maternity clothes?: Oh yes!

Stretch marks?: None

Sleep?: Waking up quite often.

Best moment this week?: Had ultrasound last Monday and found out we are having a boy!

Movement?: Lots of kicking going on in there.

Food cravings?: Oreos

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Starting to pop out.

What I miss: Sleeping well.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Doc appointment tomorrow for a check up.

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: Baby can hear voices now!

How far along?: 18 weeks

Total weight gain: Almost 5 pounds

How big is baby?: 5½ inches long & weighs about 7 oz (about the size of a bell pepper)

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Maternity clothes?: That is all I can wear now.

Stretch marks?: None

Sleep?: Just ok....I am waking up about 3-4 times per night.

Best moment this week?: Not much happened this week....just feeling kicks.

Movement?: Feeling lots of kicks.

Food cravings?: This is bad because it is pure sugar but Fun Dips.

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Flat still

What I miss: Not feeling sick every morning.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Ultrasound on Monday to hopefully find out sex of the baby.

Weekly Wisdom: None this week

Milestone: Sex organs are noticeable as long as baby isn't hiding them during the ultrasound.

How far along?: 17 weeks

Total weight gain: Almost 4 pounds

How big is baby?: 5 inches long from top of head to bottom & weighs about 5 oz (about the size of a turnip)

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Maternity clothes?: Yes please!

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Doing ok

Best moment this week?: Felt the first kick that I am sure was a kick.

Movement?: See above question.

Food cravings?: McDonalds

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Flat

What I miss: Nothing right now.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Feeling more movement.

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: Baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone.

How far along?: 16 weeks

Total weight gain: 1 pound

How big is baby?: 4 ½ inches long from top of head to bottom & weighs 3 ½ oz (about the size of an avocado)

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Maternity clothes?: Most definitely

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Still sleeping pretty well. Sometimes I have to get up to pee.

Best moment this week?: Got to hear baby's heartbeat. And ultrasound is scheduled for Jan 25th to hopefully find out the sex of the baby.

Movement?: Starting to feel what I am pretty sure are small kicks.

Food cravings?: Serious chocolate cravings!!

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Flat

What I miss: Being able to walk into the kitchen in the morning without having to go throw up immediately.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Hopefully more movement in there.

Weekly Wisdom: None this week.

Milestone: Baby's eyes and ears are almost in the correct positions, hunchback is almost gone and baby has started to grow toenails.

How far along?: 15 weeks

Total weight gain: 1 ½ pounds

How big is baby?: 4 inches long from top of head to bottom & weighs 2 ½ oz (about the size of an apple)

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Maternity clothes?: I put all other clothes away for now.

Stretch marks?: Not for a long time I hope.

Sleep?: I am starting to wake up needing to pee once or twice per night.

Best moment this week?: Jake had last Monday and Friday off so we got to have lots of family time.

Movement?: Felt a few flutters.

Food cravings?: None this week.

Labor signs?: Nope

Belly button in or out?: It is actually already starting to flatten.

What I miss: Not much this week.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Hopefully feeling the baby move more and hearing the heartbeat again on Thursday. (that never gets old)

Weekly Wisdom: Don't lift heavy boxes.

Milestone: Babies gender is distinguishable in an ultrasound as long as the legs aren't crossed.

How far along?: 14 weeks 1 day

How big is baby?: 3 1/2 inches long from top of head to bottom & weighs 1 1/2 oz (about the size of a lemon)

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Maternity clothes?: Looking forward to the rest of them arriving on Tuesday.

Stretch marks?: Nope.

Sleep?: Doing great still.

Best moment this week?: Got to watch Jessica open her Christmas presents.

Movement?: Not feeling much this week.

Food cravings?: anything chocolate

Labor signs?: nope

Belly button in or out?: Still in

What I miss: Not being so tired even though I get a lot of sleep.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Getting settled in our new apartment.

Weekly Wisdom: none given

Milestone: Baby can make faces and even suck his/her thumb!

How far along?: 13 weeks

How big is baby?: 3 inches long from top of head to bottom & weighs nearly 1 oz (about the size of a shrimp)

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Maternity clothes?: Most definitely.

Stretch marks?: Hopefully not for a long time.

Sleep?: Still sleeping well.

Best moment this week?: Nothing notable.

Movement?: I have started feeling light flutters every once in a while.

Food cravings?: M&M's

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Still in

What I miss: Actually having energy.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Heading down to Portland for Christmas. I cant wait to give Jessica her presents!

Weekly Wisdom: none given

Milestone: Baby has fingerprints this week!

How far along?: 12 weeks

Total weight gain: Less then 1 pound

How big is baby?: 2 inches long from top of head to bottom & ½ oz (about the size of a lime)

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Maternity clothes?: Definitely

Stretch marks?: Not for a while, if at all.

Sleep?: Still sleeping well but my legs have started to get cramps at night when I point my toes.

Best moment this week?: Toured the hospital where we might have the baby.

Movement?: None yet

Food cravings?: None this week

Labor signs?: Nope

Belly button in or out?: Still in

What I miss: Nothing

What I'm looking forward to this week: Hopefully another week of not throwing up.

Weekly Wisdom: None this week.

Milestone: Baby now has reflexes!

How far along?: 11 Weeks

Total weight gain: Less than a pound

How big is baby?: 1½ inches long from top of head to bottom & less than 1 oz (About the size of a fig)

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Maternity clothes?: Starting to wear some.

Stretch marks?: No way...not yet anyway.

Sleep?: Still sleeping.

Best moment this week?: Not much happening in the pregnancy this week.

Movement?: None yet

Food cravings?: Tim's Salt & Vinegar chips...YUM!

Labor signs?: Not yet

Belly button in or out?: Still pretty flat from my last pregnancy.

What I miss: Not feeling sick every morning.

What I'm looking forward to this week: I have a doc appt to get a referral to my OBGYN.

Weekly Wisdom: None this week.

Milestone: Baby is almost fully formed this week...that is quite a milestone!

Jess has been answering these questions every week and I liked them so I hope you don't mind Jess but I stole them from you to answer myself during my pregnancy. :)

How far along?: 10 weeks 3 day

Total weight gain: 1 ½ pounds

How big is baby?: Less then ¼ oz, 1 ¼ in long (About the size of a kumquat)

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Maternity clothes?: Not quite yet but soon

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: I wake up a few time a night to go pee but I am still sleeping alright

Best moment this week?: Told family about pregnancy

Movement?: Not even close

Food cravings?: None yet

Labor signs?: Not for a long time I hope

Belly button in or out?: In

What I miss: Not feeling sick every day

What I'm looking forward to this week: Telling people that I am pregnant again

Weekly Wisdom: Have not gotten any wisdom this week from anyone

Milestone: Had an ultrasound a couple weeks ago and got to hear the heartbeat for the first time

Girl or boy? Now that I've gotten to know you, I think you will be a:
Girl! But I cheated. The nurse doing the ultrasound said she didn't see any dangly bits so you are most likely a girl.

My favorite names for you are:
We are leaning toward the name Jessica. Although we don't have a middle name for you yet.

The strangest name someone suggested is:
Barrel....suggested by my boss although I am almost sure he was joking....I hope!!

The most useful advice I've received is:
You know...I'm not really sure.

I can't wait for your birth because:
I can't wait to meet you face to face. And once you are born you will stop kicking me in the ribs anymore.

At this month's prenatal visit, I learned that:
I am measuring larger then I should be for the amount of weeks along I am so maybe you will come early.

My hopes:
Are that you are born completely healthy and that there are no complications.

My fears:
Are that something could go wrong during the birth that puts your and my life in jeopardy.

My pregnancy classes are:
Not starting until mid September

In the classes, I've learned how to:
do nothing yet

What I've bought for you so far:
is a bed, tote bag, and some pacifiers

What other people have bought for you:
Grandma sent some clothes for you.

The strangest food craving I've had during this pregnancy is:
not really any weird ones.

The strangest piece of advice I've gotten since this pregnancy started is:
I've gotten a lot of good advice but nothing really strange.

At my prenatal visit, I learned:
That I am low on iron which can cause anemia. So I am taking iron pills to fix that.

My hopes:
Are that you are born healthy and on time.

My fears:
Birth is going to hurt like crazy!!

I've started thinking about the nursery:
I have started to think about it even though we won't be able to set one up for a while.

I've been dreaming about you:
I have had a few dreams about the birth but that is about it.

I used to love food! Now I avoid:
I haven't really avoided any food that I liked before I was pregnant.

I never thought pregnancy would make me:
So unbelievably tired every day.

I can't wait to:
Hold you!!

My prenatal visit this month taught me:
That my iron is slightly low. It's not a big deal though. I just need to eat more iron rich foods.

My hopes:
Are that the birth goes very smoothly.

My fears:
Are that I won't be able to walk by the end of my pregnancy.

Buying maternity clothes was:
Easy. My mom mailed me all my sisters and two friends old maternity clothes so I haven't had to buy much.

The biggest change in my body has been:
My protruding belly.

My favorite change in my body has been:
Most definitely my protruding belly!!

What I never thought would change was:
So far nothing has changed in my body that wasn't expected.

At this month's prenatal visit I learned that:
Hopefully I will learn that everything is going well.

My hopes:
Are that we have a healthy baby.

My fears:
Are that we will be completely clueless as to what to do once the baby comes.

The first time I felt you kick:
There was a few flutterings a couple weeks ago but I'm not sure if those were kicks. Today I was feeling like my insides were twisting. I can only imagine that was the baby.

It felt like:
my stomach doing somersaults.

I felt:
very happy to finally feel movement.

The strangest food craving I've had is:
no strange food cravings

This month's prenatal visit taught me that:
We are having a girl!

My hopes:
Are that we have a healthy baby come October.

My fears:
That I will have morning sickness thoughout the entire pregnancy.... :(

What I least expected with this pregnancy was:
to be showing so soon and I knew that I would probably have morning sickness but I wasn't really ready for how bad it was.

The best bit of advice I've received is:
I can't think of any advice that has been given to me at the moment.

What has changed the most in my life with this pregnancy is:
my eating habits...at least I am trying to eat good.

What made me realize that I was really pregnant was:
when my belly started to grow but it really hit me when I was able to push on my belly and feel it getting hard.

This month's ultrasound was:
No ultrasound this month. I won't have my next one till May 20th which will be when we will find out of we are having a girl or boy.

At my prenatal visit this month I discovered that:
My due date is actually October 13th and not the 15th.

My hopes:
are that my nausea will go away completely and I be able to start exercising more.

My fears:
are that there will be something wrong with the baby and I am a little nervous about the whole giving birth process too.

What I'm enjoying the most about my pregnancy so far is:
Knowing there is a baby growing inside me.

The strangest advice I've received is:
to take Unisom for morning sickness. The 3 people who told me swear by it. I just think it sounds weird.

Names that I've been thinking of:
I want to wait another month before I start thinking of names.

Girl or boy? I think you will be a:
I think girl but I have no reason to think it.

The old wives tales predict:
I have no idea

At my prenatal visit this month I found out that:
I won't have one this month

My hopes:
are that everything continues to go smoothly and that my morning sickness goes away soon.

My fears:
That there will be something wrong with the baby after birth.

The hardest thing for me to give up is:
Caffeine and chocolate

This month I told:
My mom, dad and sisters, Monica and Jake told his parents, his sister and Billy.

They reacted by:
Excitement

This month at my prenatal visit I learned that:
I've so far only had my first ultrasound today and I got to see the little fluttery heartbeat!!

New pregnancy symptoms I had this month:
Breasts getting quite large. My stomach is tighter and expanded a little, and a lot of throwing up.

My hopes:
Are that around October 15th we will have a beautiful little baby to take home.

My fears:
That we won't know what we are doing.

I started thinking I might be pregnant when:
I missed my period.

I found out I was pregnant when I:
Took the home pregnancy test.

I felt:
happy and a little nervous too. It really felt surreal.

The first person I told was:

My husband.

They reacted by:
He was happy about it.

The first ultrasound was:
Today and it was awesome to see the heartbeat

At my first prenatal visit I learned that:
no prenatal visit yet

My baby will be born:
October 15th or somewhere around there.

The strangest symptom of pregnancy I had this month was:
No strange ones just all the typical ones.

My hopes:
Are that the pregnancy continues.

My fears:
Are that it is possible to lose it.

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