Monday, June 30, 2008

Craving of the week...

Ok I'm over the cabbage and vinegar.

New cravings:
-Lucky Charms
-Bananas with condensed milk poured on top
-Coke (yeah, I said it. With caffeine. *rolls eyes*)

I am loving food right now. My weight is still fine. In fact, I've only gained about a pound since I went home. However, I am hungry. All the time...ah, the life of a pregnant woman! =)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Little Stubborn One

So we had a little scare today. Yesterday I realized that I hadn't felt baby move all day. I haven't started my kick counts yet (you don't until you're 28 weeks), but he had a schedule of being active. So last night I started freakin out. I started googling and looking in my books for what to do. Even after drinking juice and lying on my side...still nothing. So of course I didn't sleep all night. Just switched positions, pushed on my belly, and cried until I finally felt a thud around 4 am. Once I woke up at 5, I probably felt about 1 or 2 thuds and then I freaked out around 10:30. So...I called the advice nurse who then told me that I needed to go to Labor and Delivery for monitoring which of course freaked me out more. When I got there they hooked the belt up to me because they wanted to monitor baby's heartbeat for about 30 minutes and another belt for contractions. As soon as we heard the heartbeat (which was sounding great by the way!), we heard about 5 thuds in about 2 minutes. Oh yeah, that was fetal movement! Little bugger was doing it for attention! haha. Actually the doctor said that the pressure of the belts makes him move. He also said that it's normal to not feel an actual pattern yet. We then got another ultrasound to check my fluid level...which was also really good and of course, made Andrew's day! And we got more confirmation that it is a boy.

Just wanted to share this stressful experience. Thank God that everything was ok. I love my little boy so much already and I want to make sure that I'm doing what I need to do to keep him safe!

Monday, June 23, 2008

26 Weeks

By this week,  your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 9.2 inches. Remember, that is only from the top of his head to his bottom and does not include his leg measurements! Your baby weighs almost 2 pounds and is beginning to put on weight. Your uterus is about 2.5 inches above your belly button and will continue to grow approximately 1 cm each week. If you have been eating a well-balanced diet, you probably have gained about 16-22 pounds so far. Because your baby has moved further up, you may get occasional pain underneath your ribs.

After a month of having his eyelids sealed shut, your baby begins to open his eyes again this week. Your baby's eyes are almost completely developed. His eyes are blue in the womb and may change colors later in life. This is true for all races because the iris doesn't have its final color until a few months after birth. However, some babies are born with darker or lighter shades of blue. Your growing baby will contnue to put on layers of fat until he is born. He is still lean at this point of the pregnancy though. By the time your baby is born, he will assume the typical newborn's plumpness. Your baby's skin will still be wrinkled and red, but the fat continues to fill the skin out. Finger and toenails continue to grow.

Blood vessels start to develop in the lungs to prepare the baby for life outside the uterus. Your baby's blood circulation is completely functional. The umbilical cord continues to thicken as blood travels with considerable force through the body to nurture the baby. The placenta is now almost equal in size to the baby.

Even though it is still way too soon for your baby to be born yet, the chance of survival without severe abnormalities is now 70% provided it is born in a hospital.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

24 Week Picture

Here I am! =) I'm not even gonna give any excuses...I love my belly. Today was Andrew and I's 2 year anniversary. Although we're celebrating by going out to dinner tomorrow night, we did have something special happen today...Andrew got to feel baby kick for the first time! And I actually saw my belly jump when he kicked. He's an active little baby in the evening. He loves the nightlife! Love to all.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's in a Name?

Help!! Picking a name for baby is so much harder than I thought...I guess I always thought that I would see a name that I like and that would be it! Well, now that it's time to actually pick one I find myself paying close attention to what the name means.I don't want him running around with the German word for clown as his name! haha. So I am officially using this time to open up the floor for ideas. I have searched baby name sites and I think I'm going crazy. And after making a list of ones I like, Andrew doesn't like any. Speaking of Andrew, we will most likely be using his name for the middle name but it's not a definite. So anyway, feel free to send me ideas.
Here are a couple things that we are considering that are making it difficult:
-Any first names that end in -er sound funny with Muller (ex. Carter, Conner...)
-Some names that start with m sound funny with Muller (ex. Max)
-I tried to make it interesting by combining our names and/or middle names. Although when I was excited about Ansel, Andrew about died!! I thought I was so cool making it up too...HAHA...I told you I was going crazy. I WAS and still am proud of Dayton though (from Danielle and Clayton-our middle names) although Andrew doesn't like it.
-He can't have stupid initials. I want to get a tattoo of his initials eventually and I don't want to run around with something like "jim" on me.
-We want something timeless. Not necessarily completely traditional...but something that will grow with him. You know some names just sound good for a baby??

Oh and one more thing...we haven't decided whether we will disclose baby's name before the birth. Maybe, maybe not. Telling someone the name opens the door for people to say "ew, I don't like it." And I don't know if I want that =) So, you can pretend to like it once he's born! Just humor me, ok. =)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My baby bump

I love my belly. As much as I complain (especially on here), you must know how much I love being pregnant. There's something so special about it. I feel so pretty even though I know I don't look it. HAHA. It's such a blessing to have my little guy in there and everyday I feel him more and more. On Friday I actually started feeling little kicks instead of just fluttering. It makes me feel good that he's moving in there. I think he's dancing =). I have gotten bigger and my belly has gotten harder. I still try to sqeeze in places and then I forget that I can't suck in. Here are some pics for ya' seems as though Andrew loves the baby bump as well =)

I feel so lucky to experience is such a blessing!! Love to all.