Baby V's Profile

Our baby V's gorgeous profile pics. :D  (They're the same, just different color.  Check out the nose and the lips!!  Hope the baby has Daddy's perfect nose...)


OMG I think I just felt the baby move.  No "flutter" or "popcorn", it was definitely something (hopefully the baby...) thumping me.  Holy crap.  Awesome, but VERY WEIRD.

17 Weeks

OK, so a couple days late on this.  But this time, I have a picture to post! :)  I can definitely tell I've gained a bit (or quite a bit...) of weight.  Any amount of weight I gain, goes directly to my cheeks, and pregnancy gain has been no different.  Anyway.  I keep telling myself, it's all for the baby.  (as I enjoy delicious pistachio almond ice cream...)

Belly Button

I've always had things about my body that I didn't like.  I'm sure most of the girls do.  One of the huge complexes I had was my belly button.  I have a gigantic (or so I think, my husband disagrees with me...) crater for a belly button. 

16 Weeks

OK, so I really do need to take pictures of me at week 16 this weekend.  I haven't taken pictures since week 13 I think.  But in the last week or so, I've grown visibly, so I would like to document it. :)  It's been pretty windy/cold/rainy/stormy out for the last week, so I haven't been able to plant my strawberries, which has been the biggest bummer of the week.  Tomatoes are still doing well, and I've kept the banana pepper plant inside, as it is very small and fragile-looking, and with the Oklahoma wind, well, I don't want it to get swept away. 

Oh Where, Oh Where, Did My Pants Go?

OK, so my pants have shrunk about a size and a half when I washed it last.  (who am I kidding?...)  Apparently since the time I washed the pants and now, my belly has grown enough that I can no longer button these pants.  (or I have eaten too many donuts.  Either way, I can no longer button them.)  Sigh.  I feel and look SO pregnant today.  Which is a good thing.  But it's still depressing to have pants not fit anymore.

15 Weeks

Today I'm 15 weeks!

The passing of each week has never meant more for me than during this pregnancy.  When I would ask "How far along are you?" to a pregnant women, they would always answer in weeks, and I used to wonder why they did that.  Pregnancy is 10 months, so I wanted to know in months.  Well, that's just not so when you're actually pregnant.  Every week is such a milestone, that's the only way I can count the progress of pregnancy.  Pregnancy is actually 40 weeks. :)  I'm sure I'll feel the same way when I have a baby, I will probably count the passing of time in weeks or months, instead of years.

Almost Midnight Indulgence

Today has been a good day.  We went to our monthly checkup - FINALLY! - and heard the baby's heartbeat.  What a relief!  151 bpm.  After being anxious for almost a month, it was so good to know that Baby V is okay in there. 

14 Weeks Tomorrow...

So, I'm 14 weeks tomorrow.  I've been a little paranoid lately, especially yesterday, when I felt distinctly "un-pregnant".  Kris says I will have plenty of days later when I will feel plenty pregnant, but it's disconcerting to feel un-pregnant, and your reflection in the mirror all of a sudden has a smaller bump.  (it's like something has deflated...)  I also had very minor, dull ache in my right kidney area this morning when I woke up, so I've been trying to drink plenty of water.  I secretly wanted to call the doctor today because of it (darn the pain, it went away), thinking maybe if I went in today I would be able to hear the heartbeat of Baby V.  But I resisted the urge.  Now I have about a week of waiting till I can be sure that the baby is okay.

Cloth Diapers, Disposable Diapers, Cute Diapers... Diapers!

So I was browsing the Bump boards today, and came across a diaper question.  Can't remember what it was, exactly, but I got curious so I went and looked it up.  I know my best friend, Dana, was wanting to cloth diaper but ended up using disposables.  I didn't ever think I wanted to cloth diaper - what a pain!