Thursday, April 30, 2009

18 weeks just 2 days I get to find out if our baby is a Jasper or an Amelia. I am so anxious it's killing me!

I have started feeling it kick this week. A lot. It's really weird but so neat at the same time. It isn't hard at all, it just feels like someone lightly flicking the inside of my lower belly. Ben had his hand on my belly the other night while we watched TV and he said he felt it kick. I'm not sure if he really did or not because I haven't even felt it from the outside yet but I let him believe he did. Maybe he really did. Who knows...

So it's the size of a sweet potato this week. Growing, growing, growing....

Here's the 18 week picture.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Preggo Brain

I'm at work and I was verifying something and when I went to sign it I signed my name "Jada Branch." No Joke.

It's going to be a long week.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

week 17

Again, not much has changed. Baby is the size of an onion now (about 5.5 inches). We get to find out what it is in 9 days. I soooo can't wait!

I still haven't felt it kick which sucks cause all the things I've read say I can possibly feel it by now. I know most likely it will be another month or so for that but I look forward to it.

I've had a pretty nasty cold this week and it seems to be getting worse. Lots of congestion and coughing and my chest is starting to hurt. Maybe I should go to the doctor....nah, I'll wait it out.

I actually remembered the picture this morning. I really feel like I am much bigger this week but ya'll might not be able to tell. My belly is definitely firmer and bigger though. I promise.

Sorry, I know the red shirt and the dark red background make it harder to see but if you click on it, it will make it bigger.

And just for fun, here's a bare belly one.

Friday, April 17, 2009

week 16 belly

Thursday, April 16, 2009

week 16 and Happy Birthday to me!

So today marks month 4 of pregnancy and year 22 of life for me....quite a day!

I did take a picture this morning but I forgot it at home so I'll have to put it up tomorrow. The baby is the size of an avocado this week...not nearly as tasty as an orange but it will do.

I get to go to Olive Garden for my birthday supper and I must say, I'm super dooper excited. Lately, I've been getting full very fast when I eat. Like after 5 bites. No joke. I am reeeeally hoping that I can eat more than that tonight. If not I'm sure I will cry.....and that won't be the first time I've cried over food since being pregnant. It's just very sad.

I don't know that I've posted the names we have picked out for the little peanut so I thought I'd put them up today. We'll know in less than 3 weeks :) Our boy name is Jasper Kael (pronounced like Cale) and our girl name is Amelia Jade. It will be Mia for short which I totally love. Anywho, that's all I got for now. Till next week!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

15 down

25 to go....:)

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and it was pretty quick and simple. No weight gain (WOO HOO!) and heard the heartbeat. It was at 156 BMP which is great. I will have an ultrasound at my next appointment on the 6th and we will find out the sex if we can't find out on Saturday at the clinic.

And here's the pic for the week.

edited to add: oh yeah it's the size of a naval orange this week!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Week 14

So I'm 3 1/2 months along's sure is slow going. The baby is a lemon this week. Which I'm now craving....great.

My great sister-in-law Trin is awesome and since she works out at our church's Abba Clinic, she got me an ultrasound next Saturday morning. I'm super excited and hopefully we will get lucky and be able to find out what it is (I'll only be 15 weeks but it's possible). Fingers crossed!

My aunt got me this really cool pregnancy journal where you can keep pictures, record what happened at each appointment, put weekly pictures, and write your thoughts and feelings. I asked Ben if he wanted to write something and he said sure. He came home this morning and told me he did so I read it, expecting it to be a couple of sentences to the baby. Well it was a page and a half and it made me cry. A lot. It was by far the sweetest thing I have ever read and it just melted my heart to know what he really feels about this baby. He is going to be such an awesome dad. I can't wait!

So I of course forgot the picture again but I'll try and have it up tomorrow. :)