Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rainbow's are visions, they're only illusions and rainbows have nothing to hide...

I haven't really talked to much about my pregnancy so far, and I thought it would be interesting to see where I am at and track it a little more. The first half of the journey has been good, and I'm glad to be over the halfway point. Lots of changes are ahead, and I'm trying to get ready for them the best I can. It's exciting, fun and scary to me all at once. Jacob has been great in keeping me calm, being excited too and just being a great husband. I'm pretty lucky to have him!!

How far along: 24 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: + 3 lbs
Gender: It's a GIRL! I don't think I've said anything on here about it, so there ya go. She will be here on December 10th, and we are so excited. So is our family! I may have already bought some adorable clothes...I couldn't help myself! Now to start planning everything... We decided to not mess with anything until we knew the gender, and now that we do, a whole new reality has set in - yikes! But a good yikes. There is a lot to do before she gets here! Bowser will be so excited to have a little girl to play with :)
Maternity clothes?: I finally bought some and it was the best decision ever. I'm so much more comfy now, and I don't look like I'm just trying to fit in my normal clothes.
Sleep: Sleep is awful these days. I consistently wake up between 3 and 5 in the morning and can't fall back asleep until about 20 minutes before the alarm goes off. I look exhausted and I feel exhausted! Plus, I get either really hot or really cold and my nose is so stuffy that I can't breathe well. So, between all of that...sleep and I are apparently taking a break. I hope we get back together soon...I really miss it.
Best moment this week: Hmm...this week's best moment would probably be the realization that I will be parting ways with my job at the end of September. I've known and talked to them about it back in July, but the reality is finally starting to sink it. While it's sad and weird to think about not working, I'm grateful for the 2 months before the little one comes that I will have to "myself" to get things done that really need it. Plus, then I can reunite with sleep, because if my body will let me sleep - I don't care what time it is, I'm gonna do it!
Movement: I am feeling her move around a lot more these days - it's crazy! I didn't really know what to expect when you read about feeling the baby, but it's kinda cool. She isn't doing any ninja kicks yet, but I can feel light little kicks and lots of flutters. I can't wait for Jacob to be able to feel it too.
Food cravings: My cravings have been kind of weird. Nothing has been consistent, but when something hits, I really want it! One of my favorite ones is the Philly cheese-steak sandwich from Philly Connection....oh man, so good. Crap, now I want one!!
What I'll miss: As of right now, I can't really think of anything I will miss about being pregnant. Maybe feeling her moving around...
Milestones: I don't really feel like this is a milestone exactly, but I've started with the heartburn. It makes me feel officially pregnant and it's not my favorite. Luckily, I'm enjoying tropical flavored Tums, so that makes it a little better...but I'd rather not deal with it at all. I guess I need to make sure to stay away from tomato sauce and onions...at least those are a few of the triggers I have noticed so far.
Theme: The theme of the week would have to be lack of sleep and heartburn. I won't repeat what I've already said...but gosh, I miss my sleep.
Extra: One of my favorite things that has been happening over the last few months has to do with Bowser. I'm not really sure how he knows, but it has become a normal thing for me to sit on the floor with him and for him to rub his head on my tummy. I feel like he knows something is going on, but he doesn't know what. It might sound super silly, but I love that he does that! He is also super protective too. We had a friend come over last week to see us for a bit, and he laid at my feet the whole time, wouldn't go near the guy and when he came over to shake my hand before he left - Bowser stood up and watched his every move. It was adorable! I feel bad for the guy though...he just wanted to pet Bowser, but that wasn't gonna happen. I like the non aggressive approach Bowser uses. Typically, he warms right up to people after he hesitates for a minute, so this was interesting to see. Bowser is already taking care of the little one!

8 comments:

Emily T said...

I thought the whole "dogs can sense it" thing was crap until I got pregnant. By the end, Alex was so clingy I wanted to throw him. No, that's not an admirable feeling to share, but I was hormonal, k?

Lisa Cook said...

Oh, you're the cutest pregnant lady ever!!! I'm so happy for you guys. I do hope you get some sleep cause that's never fun. I can't wait to have little girls together!!!

Cam and Mary said...

I'm sorry you're already not sleeping well. You will definitely need those last few months to rest whenever possible! Your little cutie will be here before you know it! I'm sooo excited!

Heather S. said...

Yay for baby girl! I can't wait to meet her!

DeeDee said...

Hate to say it, but it sounds like a pretty normal pregnancy, Ashley...and that is VERY good!! I'm so excited for you and Jacob. You will be great parents. It's hard to believe that after all of these years, Dugie will have 3 great grands by February!! I love it that the next generation will have cousins to play with!! Love ya, Dixie

Brittany and Eric said...

Oh, pregnancy. You never really know what to expect until it happens. And then you forget a lot of it when the next time hits. You will be glad you documented this for next time :) I am so glad you will be able to get more sleep soon. Eat it up, cuz once she comes....

Cecilia said...

I am so sorry you aren't sleeping, that is the worst. I took two months off before I had Ryan and it was the best. You never know what might happen. And you need that rest and not to be stressed out by work. You are going to be such a good mommy! Oh and the others are right, even if you can't sleep now you better find some way to do it because it is all over later.

Ashley said...

You are going to LOVE having a little girl. We sure do. Also, you will miss the maternity clothes. I still want to wear them and my daughter is like almost a year old. Hope the last half of your pregnancy goes well.