Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First Things First

Today marks 25 complete weeks of being pregnant!  Baby B is the size of an eggplant.  In all honesty, I haven't even see or held an eggplant before.  Baby is around 13.6-14.8 inches and almost 2 pounds.  And I...well, I am packing on the pounds now!  No joke.  In a good, healthy manner.  Still no stretch marks, but know I am not in the clear yet.  However, I do have that U-G-L-Y (you ain't got no albeit) linea nigra thing going on.  For those of you who don't know or would rather be lazy and not enter it into Google right now, it's a dark line that runs down your belly.  The books tell me it's hormones.  Weird.  Either way, it's not attractive.  My belly is also as hairy as a monkey!  Double the unattractive points.  Have no fear, that doesn't stop me from pulling up my shirt whenever I want to show off the bump.  lol. I've probably scared some ladies out of having children (maybe even my sister, Caitlin!).  Ha ha ha.  Oh ANDDDD my belly button is popped.  I wonder if it will fully be an outtie one day.  Another very attractive attribute, huh?  It's all for a good reason though!

And here's the bump in all it's glory.  It really looks bigger in person- I promise!

We are doing really good.  I had to postpone my last doctor's appointment for 2 weeks due to a healthcare change.  But went yesterday (11/29/2010) and met another doctor at our current practice.  He's awesome as well.  He reassumed me that we will get through this pregnancy with flying colors.  It was nice.  Baby's heartbeat was at 144 beats/minute.  I got to feel the top of my uterus.  A little sickening, but cool.  I had my belly measured for he first time.  I was thinking they'd go around your abdomen, but nope...it's from your pubic bone to the top of the uterus.  Interesting!  I get up a couple times at night to pee...but it doesn't help that Gracie still wakes me up to pee as well.  Gggggggrrrrr!  I think baby B is laying sideways...head on my left side, feet on my right.  And boy, has the baby been on the move!  It's amazing to feel how active the little thing is.  I love it :)

It is funny how life works out.  Yesterday was a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hard day.  My first day back to Prescott alone.  No roommate even.  Just me and our G.  It was my first baby doc appointment without my partner in crime, the other half of this baby and my life.  And that was really tough.  I cried.  A lot.  One of those cry in the shower days, which are never fun.  But today, I feel like me again.  Much happier.  Much more on track.  I went to the gym.  I walked my pain in the butt dog.  And caught up with daily life here in AZ.  Yes, I'm still sad I'm not surrounded by family and Mike isn't here.  I know I can make it through this for a few more months after all.

I have so much more to update you all on...ie. this past week.  One step at a time!


  1. I seriously just teared...and I'm not even the preggo one! I love reading up on your blog and all the fun things you are discovering about being pregnant...mostly those that I have learned in PA school this year and am reminded of following you.

    I can't believe your belly button already popped!! I wish I could see that tiny belly in person.


  2. Aw you're too sweet :) I'm digging our blogging world together, for sure. And my belly button is sick. It's little for now, but I know it'll fully explode sooner or later. You can't see it through my shirts just yet...lol.

    loves you too!

  3. Glad you're feeling back to normal. You looked great while you were home...such an adorable prego!!! You can TOTALLY see the bump in pics now too! You popped just in time for your shower. Smile!!!