Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Bump Update - 3rd Edition

It's time for another baby bump update.  If you missed the 1st edition or 2nd edition, feel free to check them out.  It's been awhile since I last updated so we have lots of news.

Dr. Update:
I am now 22 weeks pregnant.  I can't believe we're already more than half way through, time is flying by!  I have gained a total of 10 pounds but I'm not sure how much longer I'll be willing to share that update with you.  :-) We just went to the Dr. last week and had our mid-pregnancy ultrasound.  It was so great to see the baby more developed and it was even better to hear that the baby is growing normally and everything is in it's proper place.  What a blessing!  The ultrasounds was cool, although half of the time I couldn't really tell what I was looking at; but they checked the kidneys, brain, stomach, arms, legs. etc.  So all is good!  We also found out that we're having a BOY!  (Cue the blue confetti) Which is SO very exciting.  It's funny because my friends and family said on my facebook post how great boys are but I know if we were having a girl, everyone would be just as excited and say just as much nice things about girls.  We would be happy with either a boy or girl, but it's even more exciting now that we know it's a boy.   :)

I am officially not fitting in much of anything.  I'm still trying to make some of my regular clothes fit because a) I haven't had time to go shopping and b) I don't want to spend the money on clothes that are not that cute and I won't wear long term and c) I'm in denial that I no longer wear the same size. . . SIGH.  I know I'll soon have to go shopping but we'll see how much longer I can wait that out. 

Maybe I'm just not used to seeing myself like this but I swear I look better in person.  Or maybe I'm just not photogenic.  Or maybe we always take the pics late and night and I have the long day showing on my face. Haha, if you see me, just tell me I look beautiful anyway.  ;)

19 weeks

20 weeks

21 weeks

22 weeks

The difference between 19 and 20 looks huge, but maybe it was just the non-maternity shirt I was trying to squeeze myself into. 

For the most part, I am sleeping well.  I don't have to get up too much and I usually sleep through the night. I  have always been a stomach sleeper so the whole side thing is kinda hard to adjust too.  I'm more comfortable on my back, but apparently you're not supposed to sleep on your back after the 4th month?!  So, I'm confined to my left side.  For some reason, my right side is not nearly as comfortable.  Whatevs.

I'm still trying to eat healthy of course, but it's getting hard with everyone giving me free reign to eat whatever 'because you're pregnant'.  I need someone to say "I know chocolate cake for dinner sounds good, but think of your baby. . . here have some carrots!" So, next time you see me, offer me an apple or something. Haha.

I can feel him move from the outside now.  Curtis was able to feel him about a week and a half ago.  It's hard to let other people feel him move because it happens so quickly and it's hard to find him in there.  It's so cool to feel his moves more strongly now.  Now I know why pregnant ladies are always holding their bellies, it's because you can't not put your hand there to feel him kick.  It stops me in my tracks every time.

Mood Swings:
I'm not going to lie, these may be coming back from time to time.  Or maybe they just lay and wait for me to get a little frazzled then they rear up like a mighty lion. (wha?) I know I sound like an annoying and nagging wife, but the mood swing in me takes over and I can't stop sometimes.  I am thankful to have a hubby who loves me anyway and just gives me a hug instead of hating me.  If only he knew what things I didn't say. 

Other News:
We started the process of registering and I'm now looking for furniture.  I think we may have found some bedding with the help of my friend, but I may check a few other places.  Next time I go to the doctor, I have to have the blood glucose test, which I've heard is not so fun but we'll see. 

I'll keep you updated over the next few weeks, so stay tuned if you'd like.  :)


  1. You're so cute! love the updates - and you do look GREAT!! :) only 10 lbs - skinny minnie

  2. You are looking so good! And congrats! The glucose test is not that bad...just boring!! Its like drinking a flat soda. The orange flavor is not too bad. My suggestion-bring a book or something to do for an hour.

  3. by the way-it was Stephanie not Casey...