Week Twenty-One

Written TODAY!

Week 21

I’m finally caught up to the present, that took a bit longer than I expected but here we are.  Nineteen weeks and counting!  We took a trip this weekend to Mobile for my cousin Christina’s wedding.  The wedding was beautiful and Ike had a blast with my dad and all of his family.   He has been asking to talk to him every night and tells me regularly that he “needs to go on the airplane to go see pawpaw”.

Week 21

Survey:

  1. How big is baby this week? A pomegranate.  
  2. Weight Gain?  Ten pounds.  
  3. Do you feel that it is a boy or girl?  It’s a GIRL!
  4. Are you wearing maternity clothes yet? Indeed.
  5. Do your wedding rings still fit? Yep!
  6. Weird cravings this week? More pho
  7. What do you miss most? Wine 
  8. Movement? Yep she rocks out to Ike and my dance parties!
  9. Sleep? The toddler is still kicking me and the feet are now accompanied by a cranky face and a runny nose.
  10. How are you feeling?  Mostly calm and normal this week.
  11. Things I cried about this week.  Nothing comes to mind, it’s been a happy week.
  12. Best Moment this week. Watching my little cousin get married.

 

Week Twenty

written October 21st, 2015

Week 20

Onto the countdown!  Twenty weeks down, Twenty to go!

Week 20

Survey:

  1. How big is baby this week? A banana.  I hate the fruit this week, because a mango seems so much more substantial than a banana, but I guess this week the measurements shift from head to butt (crown to rump if you prefer) to head to foot, in which case a banana is a more accurate length comparison.  I would prefer to think that she is the size of a very large mango this week.  
  2. Weight Gain? Nine pounds.  
  3. Do you feel that it is a boy or girl?  It’s a GIRL!
  4. Are you wearing maternity clothes yet? Indeed.
  5. Do your wedding rings still fit? Yep!
  6. Weird cravings this week? No
  7. What do you miss most? Wine 
  8. Movement? Plenty this kid loves music!
  9. Sleep? There’s still a small toddler in my bed kicking me in the face.  Every night.
  10. How are you feeling?  Happy to be counting down to the end when I can meet my baby girl.
  11. Things I cried about this week.  When Costco didn’t have any bubbles and neither did Publix or Kroger.  We need bubbles in the house year around not just in the summer!
  12. Best Moment this week. Seeing little lady TWICE this week on the ultrasounds.

When I was pregnant with Ike, I had three different ultrasounds between weeks 12 and 13 to try to get the measurement for the nuchal scan.  It never happened, he would never turn the right way or move his hand, or keep still enough.  Eventually the doctor explained to me that this test had an accuracy of about 75% for detecting chromosomal disease.  Who can make a decision base on 75% accuracy?  This math nerd can not, 25% is a considerable amount, 75% is a C- for pete’s sake!  I declined another attempt to measure, because a 25% margin of error is not going to determine the future of  my family.   But I digress. I didn’t concern myself with it very much after the test failed to be completed, again because 75%?!

Baby Girl had the blood test genetic screening accomplished, which told us incredibly early with 99% accuracy (that would be an A+ for those for whom grades matter greatly), that she was free of any genetic abnormalities.  It also confirmed her sex way super early so that was an added bonus.  She was perfectly healthy according to the blood.  But I was still very excited/anxious about the anatomy ultrasound this week.  I enjoyed the extra long viewing of her kicking, and sucking her fingers, and yawing (OMG!).  But, no unlike her brother, she became difficult and unwilling to display what was needed to ensure she was developing well.  Shocking.  The doctor ordered a second ultrasound to get a better view of her spine and heart.  Beyond a few minutes of anxiety that afternoon, mostly I was excited to have a second peek at her only a few days later.  The second ultrasound confirm everything looked good, and I got a second set of grainy ,black and white photos of my little princess.  Win and win for mommies with stubborn children!

Week Nineteen

Written October 13th, 2015

Week 19

Almost halfway done! Almost.  I have the big midway ultrasound this week, so we will get to see another glimpse of baby girl.  I’m so excited.  She’s been moving and grooving around in there a lot the past few days.

Survey:

  1. How big is baby this week? A Mango.  
  2. Weight Gain?  About 10 pounds
  3. Do you feel that it is a boy or girl?  It’s a GIRL!
  4. Are you wearing maternity clothes yet? Indeed.
  5. Do your wedding rings still fit? Yep!
  6. Weird cravings this week? Not really
  7. What do you miss most? Buttons and zippers… 
  8. Movement? Plenty! This kid loves music!
  9. Sleep? There’s a small toddler in my bed kicking me in the face.
  10. How are you feeling?  Anxious for the ultrasound.
  11. Things I cried about this week.  Pretty much everything Isaac said or did.
  12. Best Moment this week. When someone came to cleanup my house!

Week 19

Our Housewarming Party is taking place this weekend.  We paid someone to come and clean the house, I feel simultaneous relieved and concerned over saving my valuable time and spending my valuable money!  Nevertheless, I cannot wait to have all of our friends over to help us settle in to our new place!  Besides the big viewing party this week, I am so excited about the party.

 

Week Eighteen

Written October 7th, 2015

Week 18

And another week down.  I can’t get over how fast this is going by.  I am happy to be bump buddies with another celebrity that I love, because obviously we are pregnant together and thereby automatically best friends.  Allison Holker.  DWTS is one of my favorite TV shows and I think Allison and her husband tWitch look like just the most fun parents ever!  And it’s also great to have someone other than Kim Kardashian to compare belly sizes to…

Week 18

Survey:

  1. How big is baby this week? A Sweet Potato or an Artichoke.  
  2. Weight Gain?  About 10 pounds
  3. Do you feel that it is a boy or girl?  It’s a GIRL!
  4. Are you wearing maternity clothes yet? All day, every day.
  5. Do your wedding rings still fit? Yep!
  6. Weird cravings this week? Nah.
  7. What do you miss most? My sanity. 
  8. Movement? YES!
  9. Sleep? Weird dreams.
  10. How are you feeling?  Hungry, happy, sad, angry, teary, excited.
  11. Things I cried about this week.  There was a hole in my sweater arm pit and I had to change my whole outfit that I had spend way too much time putting together full of things that still fit.
  12. Best Moment this week. Mei Day Saturday.

 

 

Apple Picking

So we went to an Apple Orchard.  Ahem.  Several weeks ago.  See, I’ve been very busy chronically baby Nugg-ette’s growth and progress, but Ike’s still around being generally awesome.  So we went to the big family Apple Orchard in Ellijay, GA with cousin Mei and Ivanal.  It was a beautiful day for hanging out at an orchard.  This particular one had so many activities to do.

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We took a tractor ride.

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We rode on some tin garbage can cows through some mud around the corn maze.

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Ike rode a pony.

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Ike also petted some goats.

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I did neither of these things, because ew, livestock.

There was also a huge inflatable pillow that Ike loved.  I also did not do that, because, so many kids and giant pregnant belly um no thanks.

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We spent pretty much the whole day there and we did pretty much everything.

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Everything, except pick apples.  Not a single one, not even on from the ground.  There were just too many other fun things to do.  So we stopped at a stand on the way home and purchase a peck of the most delicious locally grown apples.

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Ike weighs about two and half pecks, fyi.

 

Week Seventeen

Written September 27th, 2015

week 17

Survey: 

  1. How big is baby this week? An onion.  
  2. Weight Gain?  12 pounds (I think it’s just water +/- 2lbs worth)
  3. Do you feel that it is a boy or girl?  It’s a GIRL!
  4. Are you wearing maternity clothes yet? Yes pants, yes shirts, yes on a 4 outfit rotation right now.  
  5. Do your wedding rings still fit? Yep!
  6. Weird cravings this week? Not really, food in general
  7. What do you miss most?  Deli sandwiches and coke
  8. Movement? Yes!
  9. Sleep? Ok  
  10. How are you feeling?  So excited to feel her in there doing acrobatics!
  11. Things I cried about this week. A guide at Ike’s school posted a photo of bread that the children had made.  The loaf on the left is gluten-free and I thought it looked so sad next to the delicious flour bread.  It made me sad for the poor little loaf for several hours.

        12.  Best Moment this week. Going to the apple orchard with Ike and watching him have a blast with his dad doing all the activities.

Week 17

I cracked open a pregnancy book this week, to remind myself of all the magnificent things my body is doing right now.  Summary? Baby Nuggette is starting to form bones, she can hear our voices now,  she has unique tiny fingerprints, oh and I should have only gained about 7 pounds to this point.  Yay for baby girl, boo for mommy…

Week Sixteen

Written September 22nd, 2015

week 16

This week my eating has been super funky.  In the morning I’m not terribly interested in anything, usually a piece of toast and a piece of fruit is all that I can handle.  Then at 9am I turn into a ravenous hippopotamus ready to eat my weight in something carby and covered in cheese.   So I do, and then I am full for the rest of the day…until about 10pm when I just need to have a bowl of cereal (or two) before I pass out for the night.  Isaac is not happy that I have been totally neglecting dinner, because I am not hungry and he and Ike have to fend for themselves.  Sorry, not sorry.

Week 16

Survey: 

  1. How big is baby this week? An avocado.  
  2. Weight Gain?  10 pounds
  3. Do you feel that it is a boy or girl?  It’s a GIRL!
  4. Are you wearing maternity clothes yet? Yes pants, yes shirts, need longer camis asap.  
  5. Do your wedding rings still fit? Yep!
  6. Weird cravings this week? Pho, asian food strikes again!
  7. What do you miss most?  Deli sandwiches
  8. Movement? Maybe…could have been all the raw veggies in the pho though… 
  9. Sleep? Ok.  
  10. How are you feeling?  Pretty good.
  11. Things I cried about this week. I was checking on Ike and Isaac was also and I didn’t see him in the room in the dark, then he scared the poop out of me, then I melted down.  I also had a dream about an intruder in our house (our old house) that night.. coincidence?
  12. Best Moment this week. Ike slept til 9am on Saturday morning!