Thursday, March 1, 2012

Guess who's preggers?

I thought that the first day of a new month was a good time to write my first post in forever (seriously - forever!) and how better to introduce a long-overdue post but with some big news :) I'm pregnant! 22 weeks to be exact. Which means that I'm way behind in weekly baby bump updates :) But I've really only had a baby bump for the past week. I'd thought about starting earlier but I really didn't look pregnant at all yet so I decided to wait. This past week when my belly just sort of popped out I knew that I needed to get on the ball so here's update #1.

Musings on the Weekly Photo: We are officially bumping :) This was taken in the evening so I look bigger; in the mornings I'm not as big for some reason. Does gravity make your belly bulge more as the day progresses? Or is Baby stretching out before bedtime? Not sure but it's kind of funny. My allergies have been horrible for the past two months (a lovely, not-well-known side effect of pregnancy!) and my energy levels have hit bottom so I've been rocking the disheveled ponytail a lot lately :)
Marination Time: 22 weeks last Saturday

Weight Gain:  I think 15 lbs, but I have a checkup with my ob/gyn tomorrow so I'll know for sure then.    

Maternity Clothes: Love this striped boatneck top from Gap Maternity! It was my first maternity clothing purchase and on sale to boot! I'm not loving my maternity jeans from Old Navy so much this week. The demi-panel bootcuts were supposed to last the entire pregnancy, but I see some oh-so-sexy full panel jeans in my very near future! The waistband is cutting into my stomach so I think a larger dose of stretchy material up front is needed :)
Fruit of the Week: The Bump says Papaya. Baby Center says Spaghetti Squash. Hmm ... peeps need to compare notes on these fruit choices.

SexBOY! We've known for 3 weeks and couldn't be more excited :)
Name: Not yet! We have some strong contenders, but nothing is finalized. And I'm impatient to get it finalized (ahem! - husband o' mine are you reading?) because I have my eye on many pieces of monogrammable baby loot.

Movement: Yesterday his kicks were strong enough to make my stomach move for the first time :) Last night I tried to watch for him to do it some more so that Peter could feel, but I never caught the right moment. Hopefully, this weekend Peter will be able to feel him move for the first time! 

Cravings: Nothing specific except junk food of any kind (i.e. corndogs, chips, candy, etc.) and any food that I'm not allowed to have while I'm pregnant (i.e. deli meat, alcohol, soft cheeses, etc.). Not a good craving combo :) I haven't eaten anything I'm not supposed to, and I'm being very cautious with the junk food. I wish that this baby like veggies and fruit more!
Annoyances: The aforementioned never-ending allergies. Hip soreness while sleeping on my side at night (a 5-foot long body pillow is now my best friend). Multiple doctor appointments in one week.
Highlights of the Week:  Seeing daffodills blooming this morning on my way to work :) Spring is almost here, and I couldn't be more excited about it!

PSA: Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream. I have a deep, abiding appreciation for Edy's genius in thinking of adding Girl Scout cookies to already delicious ice cream. Limited edition so hurry and buy a few hundred gallons!
(image via Google)