Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pregnancy: 17 Weeks ... Happy Thanksgiving!

 
How far along? 17 Weeks 2 Days
Total weight gain/loss: We will find out at my next doctor's appointment.  Since Thanksgiving was this week, there is no way I am getting on that scale :)
Maternity clothes? Yes! We ventured up to NorthPark this week to get me some jeans!  Gap was already having their Black Friday deals, and I got a bunch of stuff at an incredible price.  Woohoo!  I love my Gap Maternity jeans and my long sleeve tops! (in the picture)
Stretch marks? Still lathering on the cocoa butter + shea lotion by Johnson & Johnson... none so far
Sleep: I am missing that all night long kind of sleep!
Best moment(s) this week: Enjoying so much time with great company!  Got to visit with my awesome friends all week, spent time with my wonderful husband, and got to hang out with my incredible family! This week off was a blessing!!!  I got to see the new Twilight, bake, lounge, shop, hang out with my mom, learn how to cook all the Thanksgiving dishes like mom does, eat at numerous places, and so much more.
Have you told family and friends: Yes
Miss Anything? Pizza!  I cannot eat pizza, and I am starting to dream about it.
Movement:  Nothing super big this week.  Ready to feel the real kicks.
Food cravings: Yes! Olive Garden.  I could eat their salad everyday.  I also am loving refried beans?
Anything making you queasy or sick: Pizza (oh how I miss you), the smell of fast food turns my stomach.
Have you started to show yet: Haha, yeah
Gender prediction: More people are joining in my boy bandwagon.  Even Sam is beginning to question his prediction that it's a girl, as I begin to turn down sweets and take seconds of the hot sauce. (We will know on December 28th)
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? in (as I grow I'm not thinking that this is going to change)
Wedding rings on or off? on and actually a little loose, which I will be happy with for now.  The cold always makes my fingers shrink
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy... Glad to enjoy an entire week off.
Weekly Wisdom: It's ok to get up early if that's when you're energetic, but just know that by 5 o'clock you'll be wiped out!
Looking forward to: Christmas Break, haha! I am looking forward to wearing my new clothes to work this week and to put away a bunch of things in my closet.  As we have made the choice that this is not where we will be living when the baby arrives, I am planning to go ahead and pack away the clothes I cannot wear! This should help with that walking in the closet depression. :)


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pregnancy: 16 Weeks & Old Wives' Tales about Gender

 Guest Chalkboard Art & Photography this week By Rebekah :)


How far along? 16 Weeks 2 Days
Total weight gain/loss: 5 Pounds.. if I have gained anymore I won't know until the next time I see the doctor!  The holiday season has officially begun.  I am not getting on the scale :)
Maternity clothes? Yes, rocking another Target maternity shirt in this week's pic
Stretch marks? Nope, thank goodness
Sleep: I sleep like a teeter totter.... one side to the other
Best moment(s) this week:  Finishing the week off and knowing I don't have to go to work on Monday or Tuesday and so on....
Have you told family and friends: Yes
Miss Anything? Eating spaghetti and not getting sick  
Movement:  Flutters!
Food cravings: Nothing sounds good :(  I want something to sound good again!
Anything making you queasy or sick:
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender prediction: Boy... and all the old wives' tales we have read and seen (see below)
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? innie
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Been in a little happier mood lately, not quite so moody as of late
Weekly Wisdom: Even if you think it's over... take a plastic sack with you everywhere!
Looking forward to: This week off and eating turkey with family, and Black Friday shopping with my mom for Christmas presents. 


Old Wives' Tales Gender Prediction

These are the most common Old Wives' Tales I could find about predicting the sex of the baby.  I went through them to determine what they said we were having.... (The italics is the side that I have landed on so far in the pregnancy.) 
Morning Sickness - If you have it, you are having a girl.
Carrying High vs Low - If you are carrying low, you are having a boy.
Acne - If you have acne, you are having a girl.
Food Cravings Salty vs Sweet - If you crave salty, you are having a boy. If you crave sweet, you are having a girl. (This one is a tie for me.)
Baby's Heartbeat over 140? - If the baby's heartbeat is under 140, you are having a boy.
Ancient Chinese Predictor - According to the Ancient Chinese, we are having a boy. 
The Drano Test - My husband will not allow me near dangerous chemicals to attempt this test, so we will just have to let this one be a mystery!

It's a dead heat.... Guess until we know the verdict of the Drano test (OR until December 28th) it will just be a tie. Haha 

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with your families! Lots of love, The Rileys 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pregnancy: 15 Weeks






How far along? 15 Weeks 2 Days
Total weight gain/loss: 5 Pounds 
Maternity clothes? Yep! The dress in the picture is a maternity dress I found at Target.
Stretch marks? None yet, but my skin definitely feels like it is stretching out.  I hope that stretch marks don't start cropping up now.
Sleep: I am already so uncomfortable... I toss and turn.  I wake up in the middle of the night to pee.  I cannot sleep on my back or stomach.  If I roll too much I have ligament pains.  And all I hear is it gets worse, lol!
Best moment(s) this week: My doctor's visit this week! More on that below
Have you told family and friends: Yes
Miss Anything?  Sleeping like a rockMovement:  Little occasional flutters
Food cravings: Nothing sounds good :(  I want something to sound good again!
Anything making you queasy or sick: yeah funny story [and a little gross, so skip this one if you have a weak stomach.]  I haven't been actually sick at all in a couple of weeks.  Until, this morning of course.  I have been really wanting to go to church, but for weeks I was too sick to get out in the mornings.  Finally, I have had some energy, so I thought this morning would be great to go.  I got all dressed; we drove all the way to Waxahachie and... I reached around for anything I could find in the backseat.  I found newspaper and threw up into them.  Poor Sam had to witness the whole thing.  I managed to get it on my dress, the floorboard, and my brand new iPhone.  Awesome! Needless to say we missed church again. 
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender prediction: I still think Boy! We officially have the date we will get to find out the baby's gender.  I made the appointment for the morning of December 28th!  What a fun birthday present :)
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? innie
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Tired... happier this week tho.
Weekly Wisdom: Even if you think it's over... take a plastic sack with you everywhere!
Looking forward to: Thanksgiving Break!!!!



Okay, I am silly, but how cool is it that the baby is the size of a Baseball.  It is somewhere between 3.5 and 4 inches.  The baby can hear my voice and can see light.  All the developments at this point are crazy to me.  It is all getting so much more real with each new week!


Doctor's Visit 11/7/12: 
My doctor is so awesome! Dr. Maas surprised me with a sonogram to be sure that everything is going well with the baby.  It was the coolest thing.  It was the first time that I have gotten to hear the baby's heartbeat on the doppler.  I love that sound.  There is a little thump, thump, thump in my belly!  On the sonogram, I finally got to see a baby shaped baby.  At this point you can make out little toes and see the eyes.  The doctor pointed out the baby's little crossed legs, and he/she sucking a little thumb.  I could see the baby move on the screen.  The baby tried to squirm out of the way of the sonogram wand.  It is so neat! 

We get to find out the baby's gender on my birthday... so only two more months of waiting. :)

Panther Football: 
It's been a fun year to be a teacher at Midlothian.  We are in the Playoffs for the first time in a decade.  I love getting to spend time with my beautiful cheerleaders.  The seniors had their last home football game on Friday.  I only managed to get a picture with one of the seniors, but I love all my girls.  Woohoo, Go Panthers! 

 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pregnancy: 14 Weeks






How far along? 14 Weeks 2 Days
Total weight gain/loss: 3 Pounds 
Maternity clothes? Yep, Maternity top... Mom just bought me leggings too.
Stretch marks? No but veins are growing
Sleep: I am not sleeping as well as I was... Everything is uncomfortable.  Round ligament pains have struck!
Best moment(s) this week: Feeling my first baby flutters!!! Holy cow it's crazy to feel... I am for sure feeling them now :)  Getting clothes that fit with my mom...
Have you told family and friends: Yes
Miss Anything? Miss food tasting delicious.  For some reason food is all icky to me right now Movement:  Yep!  Can't wait until it's little kicks... Before the kicks keep me up all night haha.
Food cravings: No! Food is not great at the moment.
Anything making you queasy or sick: today french fries
Have you started to show yet: Yes!  And others are really starting to notice. 
Gender prediction: Boy :) Mom thinks girl.  Sam thinks girl. Any other guesses???
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? innie
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: The roller coaster continues...
Weekly Wisdom: Eat when and what you can
Looking forward to: Finding out what the baby is (Long Wait, but we get to do that between 18-22 weeks) ... and this week's doctors appointment (short wait. It's on Wednesday, yay!)  Can't wait for that