Thursday, October 29, 2009

Things I have craved...

*Pot pie
*Hot dogs and baked beans
*Baked potato with cheese and bacon
*Vanilla yogurt
*Pot Pie
*Broccoli (I ate all of the stems from three heads in one sitting)
*Jello (raspberry, lime, or orange)
*Pickles (yes, I know)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Good news is, I float better than ever!

I went swimming for the first time in a week, and I was a wee bit out of breath while swimming free style (my worst stroke). It's almost as if someone was sitting on my lungs.

Not to point any fingers, but there's only one person with access to that particular organ at the moment.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Catch up

Sorry I haven't written much lately. Since I've moved into the unicorn-filled land of sunshine and light known as the Second Trimester, I'm not nauseous all day long, which means that I can go whole hours without thinking about the fact that I'm pregnant! This is a welcome change.

That's not to say that nothing's been happening. We had our second OB appointment, where we got to see the Goober in action again (no pictures--but they weren't as clear this time anyway). The ultrasound machine is pretty amazing. I was always soundly unimpressed by ultrasound images before, but it turns out that they are WAY more interesting in motion, primarily because they are much easier for the lay person to interpret. The baby waved at us, did a little kick-kick jig, and even gave us a full-on view of his/her little hand. Ross made the squeaky squeal he makes when he's really happy, which made me really happy too.

We also had our third OB appointment, which was much less eventful. I learned that I gained 3 pounds between 11 and 15 weeks, which is 3 pounds more that I thought I'd gained! We also got to listen to the baby's heartbeat with the doppler. That was pretty cool, but even cooler was that the baby kicked the wand, giving me auditory confirmation that I can, indeed, feel the baby kick.

Since that appointment, the little goober has been kicking up a storm! Wilco is apparently a favorite--we went to a concert for Ross's birthday last week, and the baby kicked through the whole thing. Since then, the kicking sessions have increased in frequency and power. There are two different kinds of motion--a squirming feeling, almost like worms wriggling around, which I interpret as a baby booty shake, and a solid tap, which is clearly either a kick or a punch. The level of activity in there is pretty amazing. I'm halfway convinced that I'm not gestating a baby, but rather a billy goat.

Ok--that's about all I can manage. I have to go eat something now, and then maybe I'll fall asleep.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This pregnancy brought to you by the letter p...

Things this preggernanny likes:

pot pie

Friday, October 2, 2009

The amazing shifting woman...

I am outgrowing clothes at an alarming pace. First, I outgrew half of my bras.

A few weeks later, I outgrew the other half, along with all of my button-down shirts.

My normal pants stopped fitting last week, forcing me into some creative architecture (I've since replaced my slouchy jeans, which are my only pants that still fit)

Overall, I've changed shape a lot. I've gained a whole cup size. I'm significantly wider around the waist, and in the past few days, my belly has decided that it's about time to start exploring the outside world. My belly button is already becoming disturbingly shallow.

All of that would be perfectly normal, were it not for the following data, collected incredibly scientifically over a number of weeks :

Pre-pregnancy weight: 190
End-of-first-trimester weight (12 weeks): 185 Weight this morning (15 weeks): 185
(all weights taken on my home scale, at the same point in my morning routine):

Apparently, it's just moving around. Kind of creepy, when you think about it.