Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Week 19/20

I am officially big.

How much weight have you gained: I've gained a few more pounds this week. I've decided I should start weighing in on Fridays so I don't have an official weight, but it's probably close to another 2 or 3 lbs this week -which is now just getting ridiculous as it would put me at around 15 lbs for 20 weeks.
Maternity clothing: I have come to enjoy my maternity pants. I'm still not really in maternity shirts, but I'll wear some around the house. Today I'm wearing a non-maternity outfit (wrap dress and tights), but I did have a little run in with the tights being, well too tight, so I had to cut the waistband a bit.
Stretch marks: No, but with the amount of weight I'm gaining I'm sure it's only a matter of time! Belly Button in or out: In, but the crease that was my waist is getting shallower and shallower. I think I will soon go from the "B" stomach to the "D" (how it looks from the side).
Baby movement: This week there has been a lot more movement and Huge felt his first little flutters from the outside, so that was really exciting.
Work out:I've started to work out again in the morning (ok, so it's only been two mornings, but it's a start).
Cravings: Nothing.
Aversions: No.
What do you miss: Nothing really.
Other: I haven't had a headache this week and the dizziness is gone too. I do find myself gettting really full quickly and if I overeat I feel the afteraffects for awhile and it's pretty uncomfortable. I need to find the balance between eating until I'm not hungry, but not overstuffing myself. Of course Thanksgiving this week didn't help matters!

Like I said, I'm officially big. I feel big and my stomach is definitely sticking out. I think in regular clothes I'm still in that "is she pregnant or fat" stage, but probably won't for much longer. I haven't had any strangers ask if I'm pregnant yet, but that's probably only a matter of time too!

P.S. I really should come up with better names for these posts!

P.P.S. We are finding out the sex of the baby (assuming baby G cooperates) on Friday! Yea!

Friday, November 26, 2010


So technically today is the day *after* Thanksgiving, but since most people were busy yesterday, I'm sure no one will notice! Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and I hope you got to spend it with those you love enjoying a delicious (and glutenous) meal -the real American way. It's also a good time of year to reflect on your blessings and to reflect before the craziness of Christmas arrives. Sometimes you forget how lucky and blessed you are. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!

(p.s. this was really just an excuse to post this cute picture of a cookie I ate last week! I wanted to track down the girl pilgrim too, but I figured I should leave it for someone else to enjoy!).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Week 18/19

I have nothing new to say, but I found one of these little surveys on the bump, so I figured I'd use it for this week's update.

How far along: 18 weeks, 4 days
How much weight have you gained: 12 -it's definitely coming on fast and steady these days... I'm a little nervous, but haven't really done much to curb it and I'm sure with the holidays coming up, it's not going to get any easier either!
Maternity clothing: I just recently (i.e. today) embraced maternity pants. I've gotten pretty wide recently so wearing regular pants became pretty uncomfortable by the end of the day. I guess I don't need maternity clothing yet, but it definitely is more comfy!
Stretch marks: No
Belly Button in or out: Still in, but it's definitely getting wider. Huge thinks it's going to pop out any day now, but I think we've still got a good few months to go.
Baby movement: I keep saying yes, but nothing definitive and nothing from the outside.
Work out: Yah, I've been slacking and now that I'm not walking to work anymore I really need to start something. This may also be contributing to the recent (and rapid) weight gain.
Cravings: Nothing yet, or nothing stronger than my previous non-pregnancy cravings.
Aversions: Nope, all is good.
What do you miss: I miss my regular pants. I have an extensive collection and I'm not able to wear any of my winter ones -I'm going to completely bypass the season! I also miss skirts. I haven't bought any maternity ones and my pre-pregnancy pencil skirts are not going to work. Other: The headaches are finally dying down. They still come around once in a while, but definitely not with the consistency they were. I would say I'm down to about 1 a week, which is great b/c I was up to 3-4 before.

This is the most recent picture (taken on Sunday), but I think since then I've popped, so next week's picture will probably show a big growth -although it might just be Thanksgiving dinner!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Week 17/18

I have officially hit the 10 lb mark in weight gain... this feels like it should be momentous, but considering it is probably only a fraction of what I'm going to gain (I'm still less than 1/2 way there) I probably shouldn't get too worked up over it. I did mention to my doctor last week my nervousness about my recent weight gain, but for some reason her chart has my weight at 8 weeks about 10 lbs higher than what I do, so by her records I haven't gained any weight. I definitely feel like I'm cheating the system, but I guess if she's not worried, then I won't be either. Jokes on her when I arrive at my next appointment another 10 lbs heavier! ha ha -ok, I guess the joke would be more on me, but you get the idea.

I think I'm finally in maternity pants -they're still a bit too big for me and a little saggy in the waist/hips/upper thighs, but most of my regular pants were crying uncle. My bump may not be growing out, but I'm definitely growing wider.

No new ailments to speak of this week. I'm definitely in that honeymoon phase and most everything is status quo. I'm still not sure if I've felt the baby move. Sometimes at night there are these twinges that *could* be the baby, but it could just be me digesting dinner... I've noticed an increase in my appetite recently (also corresponding to this weight gain), but I haven't had any real cravings or aversions since I kicked my sugar problem.

Here's the picture for the week. It's getting bigger, I mean it's definitely there, but just not super prominent. I'm waiting until it looks like I swallowed a beach ball!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Week 16/17

So still growing -nothing new to report. The weight is getting a little out of control (in my opinion) and I'm going to talk to my doctor about it on Friday to see if it is something I should actually be worried about. Otherwise, nothing new. I've been getting a lot more headaches, which I've read are normal, but then I also read if they become more frequent and are coupled with rapid weight gain that I should contact my doctor. What is considered rapid weight gain? I'm thinking 5-6 lbs in a few weeks should count!

I'm not sure if I can actually feel the baby move yet, there are these twinges that I think *might* be the baby, but I'm not really confident in saying that I've felt it. Still not in maternity clothes, but I did go shopping for some over the weekend, so once I'm the right size I'll be all set!

Here's the belly. I'm still waiting for it to become a round pregnancy belly rather than the thick gut look I've got going on now. At night the belly is definitely a lot bigger and looks more "pregnant", but it's not consistent in that round, sticking out kind of way. At least not yet. I think I'll feel better about the weight gain when it looks more like I'm pregnant and less like I've been inhaling potato chips in my spare time.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Week 15/16

I'm coming up to the end of the 4th month... almost halfway there! Nothing really new to report. I've gone through a "growth" spurt and have put on a few pounds in the last few weeks. I'm a little bit concerned, but I'm hoping it'll all just even out in the end. As of now I'm up about 7lbs total, but considering the last 3.5 were in the last two weeks seems a little problematic. As you can imagine, this has made my clothes like me even less. I'm still wearing my regular clothes w/ the pants unbuttoned and a belly band over top, but I'm thinking this option is going to be less and less feasible as the weeks go on. I have some maternity pants that I'm waiting to transition into, but as of right now they are still too big.

Everything else seems to be going well. The morning sickness is definitely gone, but my energy has not quite returned. Napping is still one of my favorite past times and going out at night past 10 or 11 is quite the feat for me. I'm starting to get headaches, which are never fun and I have to be careful when getting up as I tend to get quite lightheaded and fainty feeling.

And now proof positive that I'm getting fatter: