Thursday, August 30, 2007

20 week belly picture!

Here is my "20 week belly shot".
I have found that although I am generally a person who photographs well, I have become quite UN-photogenic since this baby has taken up residence. It's not my belly or anything that I have a problem's just that whatever angle Rob takes a phot face looks huge and round. Not to say that my face isn't round in shape, because it always has's just particularly ROUND...and full. It's not really though...just in pictures! I hate that.
I'm used to looking the way I look in pictures. Now, I'm all "that's not me" and I feel like it's an excuse..but It's not!
Grr...I have to get someone else to get a picture of me. I think it's my husbands angles that stink :P~

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Sorry...this doesn't actually pertain to HUMAN babyness..but I found some GREAT pics of my kittycats..and I HAD to include them.

HOWEVER...Rob and I went to get our 20 week sonogram yesturday...and it was AMAZING. Sadly there is no video of that one..BUT hopefully tomorrow, I should have a video of the one from June posted. Rob had to convert it so we could put it on YouTube.
Things are good...stressfull few weeks but I'm getting back on track with housework and organizational stuff.
More pics to come!

Friday, August 24, 2007

There's a baby in there!

I am really FEELING pregnant now. I havn't really felt movement yet, but I feel like my organs are shifting. I actually feel tired walking around but in a weird way. I'm not sleepy..just tired. My belly gets a little achy and pulls downward. I feel more confident about how I look. The more pregnant I look the better I feel. It stinks to be at that inbetween stage...where you just have a gut you can't suck in.
Things seem to be moving fast. Tomorrow, I'll be at 20 weeks. I have an appointment for Monday with our new Midwife and Thursday is "THE BIG SONOGRAM"...the one that is 45 minutes long and examines all the organs and whatnot.

I just hope we don't see anything that we're not supposed to...if there is something to see...that would tell us if it's a boy or girl. I really don't' want to know before the birth.
Between being in serious nesting mode and having a borderline shopping problem, it's kinda good not knowing that the adorable dress I saw in the store is something I could justify.
Not knowing means I can focus on the now; cleaning, preparing, making appointments, starting yoga, starting labor classes...etc.
LOADS to do...but I'm thrilled and excited.

I'll take a new picture tomorrow...I'm going to try and take one each Saturday.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

19 weeks now...

As of yesturday, I am 19 weeks along.
Rob and I went to the wedding of one of my childhood friends last night and it was quite the event. We had a good time and we got to see people we've not seen in years. The happy couple had a beautiful Jewish wedding at the Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck so it was a very spiffy afair. Rob got me a "cause I love you and your having my baby" gift to wear to the wedding; a three string pearl neckalce. :)
SO beautiful. I thought it fitting since we'll be married 3 years this September.
I posed for this picture specifically to show my current belly status. I looked better than the picture reflects however, as it does not show my fancy hairdo too well. :(
I did it all up and curly...quite the "Jane Austen" style.
hm...maybe I'll put the pic of my hair up to!

Feeling good. No movement yet...though I poked myself in the tummy the other day and I thought I felt a fluttering reverb answering.

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And here are Lona and Jason Werner!!! Gettin' hitched!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

18 weeks...

SO wow...18 weeks along now...going on 19.

In case I didn't make this known...because I don't know how much is known anymore...
We are staying on Long Island for the duration of the pregnancy and birth...probably until June of 2008 at least. I need to NEST!
I have a visible belly when I wear anything clinging...and it's hot out so flowing fabric is NOT suggested anywho.
I feel good, though the occasional leg cramp in the morning and cyatic pain after 3pm is not fun. I am doing a lot of physical acitivity, cleaning house and preparing my "nest". It's addictive.
I'm not pushing it too much though...Rob yells at me if I lift anything or talk about lifting it helps compensate for my impulse to lift things.
I have tapped the greatest resource a house-wife/WAHM-to be ever had...THE FLYLADY.
BEST THING EVER...espeically for us ADHD folk. It's the most organized and simple way to make yourself structure your housework. Things are broken down into zones and weeks and it keeps me on task (most of the time). Otherwise, I would start in the kitchen and end up in the cellar and they would all be a little more clean but not really. Now, my kitchen is almost spotless, the Living room is much better (though I need rob to move on that "moving heavy stuff" thing) and I am up to the dining room/office today. No more no less. This way I dont' get burned out and I don't wander off.
I am getting better about stopping to eat though. My appetite is kicking in. I want dairy ALL the time. I drink Oveltine like it's going out of style and yogurt is my best friend.
I had someone ask me last night about a baby registry..which was exciting. If people are asking, then it must be getting closer huh?
AKK! I went to look at baby furniture yesterday and the guy reminded me that orders should be 3 months prior to when you need the stuff, since it takes time to come in. Makes just means I should order the Paint Rob can get busy.
It's so weird...I hate having to shurk off all the fun work like painting and assembly on to him, but I just can't do it. Thankfully, It's non-toxic paint, so it will be minimal damage to his lungs too. :) Things are moving.