Wednesday, May 25, 2005

22 weeks, 3 days

Wow. We are really moving along these days.

The Level II ultrasound looked really good. Everything is developing just as it should be. We are positive that we will be having a little boy...the boy likes to show off. He was also measuring a week ahead of schedule...he's gonna be a big one!

The nursery is really coming together. We've put up all of the furniture to see how everything fits. It's going to be tight, but it works okay. The next step will be to paint. **UGH** I have all of these great ideas, but they are all so difficult. Am I ever easy??

I had an appointment yesterday. Doctor Neal said I'm having a "perfect pregnancy," which makes me very happy. I feel like I'm bigger than I should be, but he said I'm measuring just right. We used the doppler to hear his heartbeat and heard a few kicks as well.

I feel Kai move all of the time now. I get nudged, kicked, punched...whatever all throughout the day. I absolutely LOVE every movement. I feel like it connects me to him more and more. Chad still hasn't felt a kick, so I hope he does soon.

Overall, I'm really good.

Enjoy the following belly pictures....
4 weeks
8 weeks
18 weeks
22 weeks

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

20 weeks, 3 days -- Half way there!

Gosh, it's been three weeks since I last posted. Man, how time flies!!

I finally got both the crib and changing table. They originally didn't match so I had to take the crib back and exchange it. It's been a long process, but I finished it last night. Now all I need is the crib mattress.

When I got home this afternoon the bedding was on the front porch. I'm so excited. They had told me it wouldn't be here for a few more weeks, so I was very surprised. It looks so cute. Of course I had to put everything on the bed even though there is no mattress. :)

I've been feeling really good. I definitely have quite a tummy. I'm kinda mad that Chad and I totally bailed on the belly shots. I have a few from when I first found out I was pregnant and SWORE I was getting bigger....RIGHT, I was just very bloated. But now, wow. I'm not sure what to expect later down the road.

I'm craving Rocky Road ice cream thanks to a trip to Braum's last week. Now I dream about it...when I actually get sleep. I fall asleep faster and faster, but I wake up so often. I'm hoping this weekend we can get the other bed set up in the nursery because I need more room!!

I feel Kai move almost daily now. Not just the jabs, but the "quickenings" that everyone refers to. Before I fell asleep last night I felt like I could feel him moving all around (great another night owl).

Tomorrow we have our Level II ultrasound. This is the one where sex is usually determined. We are hoping for confirmation that Baby G is actually a boy. SHOW ME YOUR GOODS! It is also where they check the organs and such. Hoping for a great report.

Off to church...