Sunday, January 31, 2010

Twenty two has passed and hence forth the twenty third.

I feel like such a loser for not keeping up with my blog better. It's hard though... it seems like all my days run into eachother now. I am now into my 23rd week of pregnancy. And I can honestly say that I can not wait for it to be over with... I mean some parts are really cool, like feeling the baby move. That has to be one of the most amazing feelings on earth, but the mood swings, being constantly hungry, and getting stretch marks can gladly stop. Seriously... I didn't really think about the stretch mark part until I got a couple of little lines around my belly button. Boo... So now, I am consistently lathering on cocoa butter all around my belly and I smell like a giant cocoa bean. Hmm, not my favorite scent. But, if it will help, even just a little bit, I will bathe in it. Ha ha.

This week my little baby's hearing has become much better. He can actually react to outside noises instead of what's going on right infront of his belly home. So, if I'm quiet and still for awhile and then if I suddenly start moving and talking, it startles him and he starts kicking. His body is almost completely formed (bones and all) and his lungs are developing. He's even practicing taking breaths. :) Cool, yeah?

As for the 22nd week, that I mistakingly forgort to update about is basically everything that was preparing baby for the ventures of this week. I.E. his inner ear nerves were getting more developed and he has figured out how to explore his temporary home of the womb. Like, he was developing enough grip and coordination to feel around his face and gripping onto his umbilical cord. Neat, yeah?

So, I feel pretty good. I mean, I've been really trying to keep my temper under control and when I start to feel bad, I try to just remember that it's my hormones and that I need to stop being so damn paranoid about everything. Ha ha. The only down fall of this week is that my back, hips, and feet have truly started hurting if I'm up and about for too long without stopping. Like today, I had a very busy day. I first went to JC Penny where I purchased some very cute maternity wear, considering I am getting bigger than a freakin' whale and I can't wear my normal shirts without my belly poking out from the under neath... then we went and finished up my baby registery at Babies R Us, and we went to targert where I got a pregnancy yoga video and some shoes... and now, my body feels like it has been hit with a train. Ugh, ouch. But all in all, I feel like I got something done.

I really have to go and do my baby registery at wal-mart too, because my baby shower is in March. Oh! And that reminds me, if you would like to come to my baby shower, I need your mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address so my sister can get you the right information. :)

Okay, I'm going to wrap this up. :) Everyone have a great week and I'll see ya laterz!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

End of 21 weeks!

I'm about finished with my twenty-oneth week of el pregnancy... which, feels pretty good. Except, I've been a raging bitch lately. Thank you hormones....

I came out to my supervisor at work today, and I feel absolutley fantastic about it. She was so awesome and supportive and I explained why I was so scared and stressed, because I need this job and I really enjoy where I am in the company. She told me that I was a great employee and for me not to stress, because she will take care of it. That made me feel really good that my company actually cares about their employees enough to make things happen, even though I've not been there a year. I feel awesome, I feel like the world was lifted off my shoulders. I can actually feel good about having time off to spend with me new baby and prepare my self to go back to work. Thank you, God.

I don't understand why my new compute will not let me paste from the website anymore... it will copy but not paste, which pisses me off. >_< Basically it stated that my baby is about the size of a large banana, his body has began a REM cycle, which is crucial to his sleep pattern, and his skin is kinda wrinkly because he'll be growing a lot soon and he'll need extra space to fill in.

The baby moves a lot these days, although the past two days I might feel him wiggle a little here and there, but he's not been moving as much as he was last week. But as long as I get a nudge here and there, that's enough to settle my nerves.

I'm getting excited, and I really wish we had a name picked out. Jack and I kinda argued bout it... (actually, it was more of me arguing because I can't help but get frustrated so easy) but I'm sure we'll settle eventually. I want a unique name, but nothing that he'll get really made fun for... but something where he won't have 5 other little boys in his class with the same name. It's the hardest thing ever... naming a baby, that is.

Anyways, thats about all I have for this week. I'll update again very soon, I go into 22 weeks tomorrow. :D Yay!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

20 weeks.

Whew, it does not seem like I've been pregnant for this long. It still feels like I just found out. I still get waves of panic when I realize I'm pregnant, as odd as that sounds. Ha ha...

As of right now, I'm at the end of my first 20 weeks. I'm half way done! And although it hasn't really been noticeable, I'm starting to notice more and more everyday. My stomach is growing daily, which actually bothers me quite a bit... I just don't want to get bigger. -_- bummer. But, I know it's baby and that I'll eventually be able to be happy with the way I look again. It is getting harder and harder to hide at work, since they still do not know. I want to tell them, but I'm so terrified that they will fire me since I've not been there 90 days yet. I really hope they understand. Although, I will not qualify for maternity leave, I'll be able to take a short term disability leave, which keeps me out for at least 6 weeks. I'm going to need to buy some bigger sweaters because even through my hoody, I'm starting to notice the bump.

Last Friday (the 8th) I was very sick. I had to go to the hospital because I had a bad stomach virus.... luckily, it did not affect the baby at all.

Anyways, this is what's been going on with my wittle baby:
"This week you're carrying about 10.5 inches and 10.5 ounces of solid baby-miracle-goodness! Their little delicates bones continue to ossify and toughen while their itsy bitsy finger and toe pads are finishing up. Your little monkey now has teeth buds, although they’re hidden beneath the gum line. And finally! Their limbs have reached their relative proportions—no more alien baby! Their cute pink lips are more defined, and might be helping out in a bit of prenatal thumb-sucking. If you have a little boy, then their tiny testes are descending, though they have not yet passed the abdominal wall. What’s more, eyelashes and eyebrows are also visible. At this point, your little one really looks like a miniature baby—and we do mean miniature as your little swimmer currently weighs a mere eighth of their final birth weight. With half the pregnancy behind you, the most significant gains are yet to come!"

Awe, :3 cute cute cute.


K, that's all.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

oh me, oh my.

There's a penis inside of my belly...teehee hee.

That's right, I had my gender ultra sound and it's a boy! Which, makes me a pretty happy girl. I'm having a son... that's.... crazy. ha ha.

Anyways, this past week (week 19) has been a little stressful, but not too bad. My headaches are less, but I am still randomly throwing up. (Thank you, egg sandwhich for making my morning suck) and now I'm hungry.... All the time. It's sucks.

My tummy is starting to pooch out more and more everyday, and that makes me certainly paranoid about work because I've not brought up that I was pregnant yet. It's hard... I really need the job.

Other wise, life is good and things are getting better everyday. I've been having some mood swings lately. Not to angry or anything, but more of a depressed feeling randomly. I can be happy then a couple hours later, I feel so paranoid and upset. Ugh. People.

It's not letting me paste what has happened this past week inside of the womb, but basically they're saying that legs included, the baby is about 10 inches long and that the baby has started swallowing amniotic fluid.

I saw on the ultra sound little bubbles in his belly that showed that he was swallowing the fluid, I saw his kidneys, brains, and little heart. I also saw his whatnots and his little nose. Even though in one of the pictures he looks like a money because he was stretching his neck back.

I feel him moving around all the time now. He loves when I laugh or when I'm around good company. He wakes up for awhile around 11:30 and dances, flips, or does whatever it is he's doing for about 15 minuets. It's a crazy feeling... it's getting stronger each day.

Anyways, that's about it.

Imma go and eat now. :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

17 and 18.

Okay, okay.... I apologize for my laziness in keeping up with my blog, but come on-- give me a break, I have been working my butt off (not literally, considering it's just getting bigger...) and the holiday has got me in a tizzy. Week 17 went by mostly smoothly, except I've been getting sick again, usually after dinner and it's pretty random. I finished up training at work and now am actually on the phones, anddd Christmas was a blast! Jack proposed to me and got an incredibly gorgeous ring. :) I am ecstatic to be engaged to the man I love, and it's a pretty exciting time for me. The baby has been moving around like nobody's business and has been making it difficult to sleep... but thankfully, Mom had got me a pregnancy pillow for me for Christmas and it is AWESOME! :)

Anyways, here is what was up with week 17....
"Don't be too shocked but... your baby is EVEN bigger than it was last week, not to mention getting cuter, and smarter every day! As you’ve come to expect, there’s no shortage of growth and development this week: your fantastic little bean stalk has added yet another half inch to their overall height-- making them nearly half a foot long! Their little limbs have reached (or are within one week of) their relative proportions, and will continue to grow evenly with the rest of the body after this week. Reactive listening has begun for your baby, even though their ears are not yet structurally complete or fully functional. Meanwhile, different parts of their astonishingly complex brain are developing to process your little one’s hearing and other senses, (you know, sight, smell, taste and touch). Mind boggling factoid of the week: if you’re having going to have a little girl, her ovaries have already produced millions of primordial egg cells, which, within a few weeks, will develop into actual eggs! Phew… just wait till she’s a teenager eh?"

and here's a little about week 18....
"We have two more ounces! Your "getting bigger-n-better by the minute baby" is already up to 7 ounces and 6 inches! This is a big week for their baby skin. There are now two distinct layers—the epidermis (or the surface skin) and dermis. Currently, their skin is covered with a greasy, waxy, cheese-like substance, known as vernix caseosa. Sure, it sounds pretty nasty, but this mixture of fatty secretions covering your little swimmer from head to toe is the best way to protect their oh-so-thin skin from bruising and abrasions as well as chapping caused by amniotic fluid exposure (and your little one is swimming in that stuff!). Still don’t like the fact your little darling is currently slathered in fatty cream like a greased pig? Well, you know the birthing process? Where you have to push something the size of a watermelon out a hole the size of a grape? That adorable little greased piglet would have a lot harder time getting through the birth canal without the vernix caseosa. Fun fact for momma’s with baby girls: it’s a uterus within a uterus! Your little girl will have developed a uterus and vagina canal by the end of this week."

Ew. Cheese like substance? Uhm... that doesn't seem too cute. ha ha.

I also had a doctors appointment during my 17th week and they set up my appointment for find out the sex of the baby. It's set for January 5th, 2010 and I can NOT wait! :D

So, I ask you... what do you think? Is it a boy or a girl? :)

Mama Bear says Bye!

Friday, December 11, 2009

On with week 16!

Hey, I would like to apologize for forgetting to post about week 15. I've started a new job and the hours keep me pretty busy. It's a great job though and I am very excited to have the opportunity to work for it. It's full time, benefits, and the hours aren't too terrible. I've been in training all this week and last week so my mind is a little fried... a lot of stuff to remember and learn. Anyways, before I talk about this week, let me give you a little update about what was going on during my 15th week.

"Your nearly four-inch long gymnast is happily mobile inside your womb and if you're really lucky, you’ll notice a point when your sneezing, coughing or laughing results in a little kick here or a poke there. Still, many women don't feel anything until the 17th week or later. Although the poking and kicking isn't very charming during sleeping hours, it’s a good sign as it means your baby is actually reacting to outside events. Yay! You’ve got yourself one active healthy baby! Their little elbows and knees are bending more freely this week and their little legs are finally growing longer than their arms and getting pumped up for prenatal Richard Simmons. Many of their major organ systems are increasing in capacity—particularly that amazing tiny heart and complex circulation system, which is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood per day, and will increase to a very impressive 200 quarts per day by the end of the pregnancy. As far as hair goes, we’ve got some new scalp patterns beginning to develop on the head, although actual head hair is not yet present."

Well, I guess I'm lucky because I felt my little baby move a little bit here and there during my 15th week. It's only at night time when I lay a certain way and I'm really quiet and paying attention. It's very subtle but it's almost a familiar feeling. It makes me happy to feel it. :)

Now, this week is the most common week to find out what I have inside me, although my doctor will not do my anatomy screening until I'm 18 - 20 weeks along... but that's not too long! I'm going to beg my doctor to do it right before Christmas. It'll be right before my 18th week begins, so hopefully, I can get her to cave in... teehee.

The only lame part and negative side effects I'm feeling is ligament pains in my stomach. Those hurt and make me feel sick. I've also been getting some nausea again... the other day I threw up my lunch... ew.

Okay, so here's what it says about week 16, cause I know you all are dying to know... ;)

"Their head to body ratio is finally starting to even out a bit as the rest of the body is actually growing faster than the head at this point. Yes, your little light bulb is not so top-heavy. Their adorable little limbs have lengthened, almost reaching their normal proportions which they will have at birth. Their eyes are still closed but moving and if you had an ultrasound, which many doctors recommend you have at about this time, you may even see your little one sucking on a thumb, not to mention the necessary signifiers to let you know whether you’ve got a wee lad or lassie."

Not too much but it's neat that their eyes are developing. I think that it can hear loud noises now, but I'd have to do some research on that before I say before... I heard bout the 16th week is when they start to hear and what not, but I've been talking to baby since I found out! Jack actually talked to my belly, pets it, and has kissed it... which I totally think is awesome. I'm a lucky girl.

Anyways, that bout sums it all up! :D I'm going to start taking bets soon on the sex, so place your wages soon. :P

Mamabear Out.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Annnnnnd the 14th weekkk...

Hey hey! Well, I'm in week 14, I gotta say that this time has absolutley flied. I mean, really? I've known for 10 weeks already? Crazy!

Anyways, this week is pretty neat. A lot of growing (and not just on baby, my butt is definitely getting bigger...) and stress. But, I'm doing okay and I start a new job this week that I am freakin' stoked about. :D woohoo!

Okayyy, so this is what's happening this week:
"At about 3.5 inches long, their little body and limber limbs are coordinated enough for loads of complicated motions. In fact, their whole body is moving right now! You're not feeling it because their current size is still a bit too small to make an impact you'd recognize. Still, their movements are recognizable on an ultrasound. Speaking of which, you shoud be scheduling one with your health care provider! Week 16 is the classic date as you can usually determine whether your little one is going to pee standing up or sitting down. Your baby is also starting to develop the ability to move their eyes this week, although the eyelids still remain fused shut. What's more, they can make all sorts of fun facial expressions as they practice squinting, frowning, and grimacing. Cute development of the week: their little hands can grasp at things and they may already be sucking their thumb!"

That's pretty cute... I hope it's sucking it's thumb. D'awww. :3
Oh, and his/her little heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood!

Mkay, that's bout it.