Monday, December 28, 2009

25 weeks

Today is the last week of my second trimester! Woo hoo!! This has gone pretty fast really- but I have a feeling in the next several weeks I'm going to finally feel really pregnant when I can't bend over or reach the dishes. I start having a head rush when I bend over too quickly already. I often make my husband take off my boots :) He's a good sport. We've had a lot going on in the last couple weeks. My little sister got married- I was the Matron of Honor- and since she lives out of town there was a lot of "stuff" for me to organize. Above is a picture of me at 24 weeks 3 days (5 weeks since me last picture up here) the evening of the rehearsal dinner at the Ritz Charles Chapel. I'm with my cousins- Danny & Ben, and my older brother Clay. So, I did have a sober wedding (yet another) but still had lots of fun and got to poke at the drunk folks- of which there were many. I enjoyed my kiddie cocktails quite thoroughly in fact.
I'm feeling pretty good...same stuff really plus some new backaches when I sit for very long. Lots of headaches and the heartburn is in full swing. I think everything gives me heartburn so I don't pay much attention to what I'm eating and just keep my tums and tylenol close by! Of course I'm getting bigger which is part of the deal. I was thinking that nobody could tell in my bridesmaid's dress but, alas, that was just a ridiculous thought! I even got a spray tan for the wedding. I felt compelled to tell the gal who was spraying me so she wasn't under the impression I was just really chubby. Like she really gives a shit either way. Next was Christmas in Chicago with my side of the family which was a good time as always. My MIL & FIL gave us our crib for Christmas. We had some snow issues in Chicago so we're not actually going to see them until New Years. I did get a good amount of baby clothes & about a dozen kids DVD's. Uncle JJ got Bean the cutest set of "Nike Air Jordan" clothing with matching hat & shoe socks- complete with the swoosh! Thanks Peasy.
At 25 weeks today the baby is 1.5 lbs. He's starting to put on baby fat (yeah!) and his hair has a discernable color & texture (red & nappy??) Last week my utereus was the size of of a soccer ball. Stacy, in particular, thought that was great. The baby is kicking relatively regualrly but they're not quite hard enough that anyone can feel the kicks from the outside of my tummy. It just feels like something is poking me from the inside at this point. At least when I feel a kick I know Bean's alive and moving. It's like having your own internal fetal monitor. I think that covers about everything...
Next week, third trimester!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

23 week appt

Bean & I had another check-up today. We first went to the ultrasound lab where they needed to get a little better look at the heart. Bean was just a little too young to check things out at the last ultrasound- 19 weeks. All looked good but again, he was not cooperating. Must be a man thing :) After a few mintues of not moving at all- he started going crazy- like "hey lady, you quit poking me, I'm still sleeping!" and then he quieted down again and would not budge. As daddy said "must be like his dad on Sundays". So, we couldn't re-confirm Bean is a boy, but we're going with that theory from the first ultrasound. (Let's hope she was right b/c I offiially have my nursery "handled" thanks to Eileen & Marks early Christmas gift- the crib!) His hearbeat was 148, same as last time so he is a consistent young man which is a good quality I think. He was just a little over 23 weeks and in the (lower) 30th percentile. That definately must come from the Crain side b/c we Downings tend to breed 'em big. Thanks Crains- I really didn't want to push out a 10 lb'er if I didn't have to! We then went the OB to get our five mintues in with the doc or as Matt likes to call her "Dr. New Moon". This is a Twilight ref for all of you who don't know (or who have been hiding under a rock). I've offically gained 8lbs and my BP is good- 120/70. I feel pretty good except for stuffiness, bouts or heartburn (who gets heartburn from a muffin?), and frequent headaches. I did get a little 24 hour flu last week, incidentally on our anniversary, but it came and went and now I'm good. This weekend Dana is getting married and I am the pregnant matron of honor- bleh! But, she happened to pick dresses that compliment a pregnant gal, so I'll be the DD and just enjoy the tasty food from the Ritz Charles. Nothing much more to report. According to Bean is size of a "large mango" this week. Getting pretty big! More at the start of the first trimester...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Woo hoo!

I'm 5 whole months today! Only 4 (and a week) to go! Go Bean!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Names updated...

I took an informal facebook poll and the frontrunners are Hunter, Parker, & Hudson (that's a new one). Carson came in 4th. I think I like all of those. Maybe I'll let Matthew choose. Lord know he has not had any say in the nursery.

Hunter Daniel Crain
Hudson Daniel Crain
Parker ______ Crain. Hmmm...don't know that I like Daniel with that one.
Carson ______ Crain. Is the CC annoying?