Monday, December 22, 2014

bump #82: 27 weeks

27 weeks!
The third trimester is right around the corner and I am still loving every minute of being pregnant!

Even this morning's glucose test...

It was not as bad as everyone said. I never drink soda, so the glucose sugar orange drink tasted like a Fanta and was quite refreshing. The hardest part was to sit still for an hour afterwards until they could do the blood test. They say no news is good news, so I'm hoping not to hear back from them about the results of the blood work and to go on my merry way indulging in all the tasty treats I want.

Andrew and I took some self timer Christmas photos in the woods near our neighborhood. I need to get better about remembering to take pictures each week. The time is just flying by!

Oliver is measuring right on track, according to our doctor's appointment this morning. My nurse said my belly is "all baby" bless her heart. I know better. I've gained at least 20 pounds at this point and I know for a fact that about 5 of those pounds are from all the delicious Texas BBQ we ate over the weekend. My belly may be mostly baby weight, but my thighs are all brisket :) The big highlight this week (and the culmination of the last 4 years) was when Andrew graduated from UTSA with his PhD on Friday! Yay!

This week we're excited to head home to Pismo Beach and spend Christmas and New Year's with family. When we get back to San Diego in January, we're signing up for a bunch of pregnancy, newborn care, and nursing classes at our hospital. Fun times ahead!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 06, 2014

bump #81: 24 weeks

 24 weeks, baby!

I thought I was already so huge, and then POP! I got even bigger! But the bigger I get, the bigger the baby gets, and he is growing strong and healthy in there, so I am absolutely thrilled and waddling around with pride :)

We had our 23 week 3-d ultrasound November 25 and it was so amazing to see our little Oliver moving around.

He lays on his back with his head on the left side of my stomach and his feet on the right. He keeps his feet crossed and his hands tucked up by his face like a bunny. He was in the same position last time we had this ultrasound at 14 weeks. Soon he's going to run out of room in there!

You can see the umbilical cord wrapped around his little legs below.

At one point, he rolled over as if to say he was done with the photo shoot. 
Uh oh, he better get used to having his picture taken all day everyday!

 We got to see him stretch and work on his dance moves.
 He's often deep in thought!
 Sometimes he sucks his thumb.
 And pulls on his umbilical cord.

 I feel lots of kicks all day long and it is MY FAVORITE thing in the world!

In fact, I'm the opposite of the typical pregnant lady who doesn't want strangers touching her belly. 
I'm like "Oh, he's kicking right here! Feel this! Wow!" and I make anyone who's near me feel my belly. 
I'm sure they're over it by now, but I can't help it! This is the best... until I get to meet him and hold him in my arms. I can't wait!!!