Friday, January 22, 2010

25 weeks

Like I said, I am getting huge. This is not a super great or flattering picture, but it definitely captures the growth from the last month. He is growing, and my belly is getting big and more uncomfortable. It seems too early to already be having so much difficulty getting my own shoes on, sleeping at night, and doing housework, but I am already there. Mostly there is just a lot of sitting around, and the numbers on the scale are really starting to reflect the inactivity. Oh well. It's only going to get worse. Maybe I won't eat as many chocolate muffins from costco.......Nah! Just embrace the fatness and face it in postpartum.

Baby Feet

I get to have lots of ultrasounds because I am seeing a specialist. I will get one every 2 weeks from now until 32 weeks. They just want to make sure I am not having preterm labor. So far, so good. No problems. But I do get lots of time to see the baby. He is doing well and getting cuter every time. He refuses to give us a good profile picture though. He just won't cooperate. Maybe next time. They did get some shots of his cute little feet and today I saw him yawn and get the hiccups. He is 1lb 14 oz and in the 69th percentile for size. He could end up being a big baby if I go full term. I am huge already so I really hope I don't get to see 40 weeks for the first time. I am already getting impatient and I am counting down the weeks. I am 25 weeks down 10-14 weeks to go if everything continues to go well and he is healthy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lotion Arsenal

I know you can't completely prevent stretch marks, but I do my best. My favorites are the Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil, and the Tummy Honey Butter Stretch Mark Prevention. They smell so good. So much about pregnancy is completely out of our hands. I guess it's one thing I feel like I can control. A good lotioning on a growing baby belly every morning and night. And I have to say, I have never had the itchy stretching. So I guess it's good for something.