Archive for April, 2014

2014
25
Apr
13:49

23 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

25 Apr 2014

2014
22
Apr
20:40

and the beat goes on

   Posted by: arcanai    in the turkey

at our appointment today, we got to listen to our turkey’s heartbeat again. it registered an average of 150 bpm which seemed a little low considering that it was 163 on last month’s ultrasound.  considering that he was moving all over the place and the nurse kept having to chase after him to keep up with the heart, I think he’s doing just fine.  the nurse and doctor both seemed to be happy with our progress and that’s good enough for me.

click to listen

in other news, we had a $10 coupon x2 for diapers at the kids store so we headed there after our appointment because we certainly couldn’t pass up $10 savings.  we ended up buying two packs of size ones in two different brands so that we can see what works/fits best for our turkey.  hubby looked at the 440 diapers in the cart and announced how pleased he was because that would last us a good, long time.  when I told him that was only 5-6 weeks worth of diapers, I thought he was going to have a heart attack.  he couldn’t believe that a baby could possibly go through so many diapers in a day.  he’s in for some serious eye-opening :-)

2014
18
Apr
9:58

22 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

18 Apr 2014

i sure wish the belly would get to that nice, pregnant, basketball look… I know it’s coming and I shouldn’t want to rush things but right now, I just look fat. it’s just that awkward stage where people don’t say anything because they don’t know if you’re putting on weight or baking a bun.

this week has been a bit rough for some reason. all of a sudden, there has been a re-emergence of the night-nausea and heart palpitations (golly, did I ever even mention those in the first tri? seriously scary heart jumping out of your chest and skipping beats… who the heck decided that was a necessary part of pregnancy?). the “morning sickness” nausea was a little kinder because it made me so queasy that I wasn’t even hungry. this week, I’ve been plenty hungry but everything I eat makes me want to puke and/or gives me crazy heartburn. how the heck does a bowl of bland cereal or a smoothie give a person heartburn? it makes no sense. no worries though, this too shall pass.

the silver lining of this week has been that hubby now has no trouble at all with feeling our little turkey moving around. when he has his hand on my belly, he can feel almost every movement that I feel (he’s spared from the jump kicks to the bladder that send me racing to the bathroom). it makes me so happy to be able to share that with him now. he asked me the other day if I was ready for him to be born so that I can finally play with him.  I told him I can already play with him (he kicks me, I poke him back or he squirms around and I rub him to soothe him) and I can talk to him but I can also take him everywhere I go, guilt-free, and don’t have to worry about feeding or changing or baby sitters so this is really the perfect parenting time!

2014
11
Apr
12:03

21 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

11 Apr 2014

I have no clue how but I lost a pound this week. I’ve been trying to eat like I should but I must be doing something wrong.  all the books say i’m supposed to be at a 10-15 pound weight gain by now.  I had finally started gaining about a pound a week over the last five weeks and last week I had finally gained back to my pre-pregnancy weight but this week i’m just below it again.  I’m trying not to worry too much since the ultrasound two weeks ago showed that baby boy was weighing a little ahead of schedule so he must be doing okay.  Surely the weight will start picking up soon enough.  i’m trying my best to eat often and fairly healthy so I don’t know that there’s a lot more I can do to get it going.

2014
8
Apr
21:18

at least we know his hearing is fine

   Posted by: arcanai    in the turkey

this afternoon, I had my computer sitting on my belly (no worries, my computer weighs pretty much nothing) when an email came in.  for some reason, the volume was turned all the way up so it let out a pretty loud notification noise and the speakers are on the bottom of the computer so all those decibels were directed straight at the belly.  baby boy jumped so high, my computer actually tipped up.  to test that it wasn’t just a coincidental movement, I forced another loud bing out of the computer and got another jump.  and then a third, just for good measure… and then I laughed hysterically.  i’m such a bad mommy.

2014
5
Apr
11:12

Fist bump for pops

   Posted by: arcanai    in love my husband, the turkey

Hubby finally felt our little turkey last night.  He thought he might have felt something when he reached over to pat my belly while driving but he wasn’t sure and I didn’t really feel any movement at the time.  But last night, after getting to Wedowee and visiting with the parents a bit, we laid down for bed with a stethoscope to see if we could hear the heartbeat.  They say you should be able to by now but I couldn’t really hear much of anything… I don’t know if there are grades of stethoscope but I could barely hear my own heartbeat with theirs and I’m fairly certain that I am alive so maybe I just need to try a better instrument.  Anyhow, all the pressing around must have gotten baby boy agitated because he soon started pushing back and hubby caught one of the pushes beyond a doubt.  I was so excited for him to finally feel a tiny piece of the contact I’ve gotten to experience.  The gratitude I feel for my little family is beyond words!

2014
4
Apr
15:32

20 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

bring on the cheerleaders, it’s half-time!!!

4 Apr 2014