Friday, October 28, 2011

Baby Update: October Edition

I can't believe I'm already 22 weeks pregnant. I also can't believe the baby is measuring at 23 weeks. That means there is an 11.5 inch child inside me. Seriously? I don't understand where because I feel like my belly isn't really all that big. Baby also weighs a little over 1 lb.

Today my Mom got to come along for the check up. I think she liked coming, even though the appointment is really short. They just check the growth, listen to the heart, and then send me along. I did ask him to check the gender again. Still a girl, thank goodness!

Basically everything is just normal. Growth is good. I haven't gained too much weight. Feeling fine. Totally normal.

At least I'm able to feel the baby move now. Not all the time and the kicks aren't too forceful, but I suppose its coming. They do get stronger as the week goes on.

So...since the ultrasound photo just shows a blob, I figured I share a picture of my fur-baby instead.

She's a Liverpool fan. John converted her. Or maybe this week shes a Cardinals fan.

Dottie's doing really good too. She went on a bit of a diet, and I think its working. Not that she needed to loose much, but she's gotten a bit more lazy now that she's nearly two. She's my little snuggle girl.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

And the sex is...

A girl! 

So all my fretting was for nothing, unless I'm really carrying a very shy boy. Next appointment is at the end of this month, so I think I'll have the doc take another peak.

Anyways, because I caved and found out our little one's sex, I can now fully unlease my crafting mojo.

This baby sweater was started before I knew it was a girl. I convinced myself it could be manly because of the dark color. Now I can release that worry and pick up some cute little flower buttons for it.

I also found myself at Jo-Ann Fabrics this weekend. Simplicity patterns were only $.99, so of course I had to peruse the pattern books.

Oh look at that! Vintage 50s baby pattern.

Guess who happens to have a fabric stash filled with odds and ends perfect for patterns like this?

So, yeah I guess you could say I'm starting to get more excited about this little one.

That doesn't erase the worry though. Still can't really feel it move yet, but it should be any day now.

However, there has been a new awesome pregnancy symptom...leaking nipples. Oh yeah! Apparently this symptom does not directly result in an awesome ability to produce breast milk, but a girl can hope, right?