Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Life and Pregnancy Update: 25 Weeks

Hello! Our computer is still down and I have limited access to the internet so blogging has been on the back-burner. Sorry! Hopefully in the next month or so we'll be up and running again and I'll make up for lost time.

25 weeks, 3 days pregnant. I had an appointment with my midwife this morning and she said I was the perfect "textbook" example of a great pregnancy. Yay! I've only gained 17 lbs.--which is a huge improvement from my last pregnancy. But I must say.....I can't see how some women only gain like 25 lbs the whole time! Do they eat? Really. Baby girl was in one position before getting her heartbeat checked and in a new one after. She likes doing acrobatics. Have I mentioned this? Haha. I am feeling so great these days. Lots more energy than I have previously had. So thankful for this. I am totally nesting too. I am reorganizing EVERYTHING! I still have a few rooms to do but our house should be looking pretty amazing in a few days. :)

We are having a really hard time coming up with a name this time around. We have a few names but can't decide for sure. I think we might make a list of 5 or 6 and take it to the hospital. I like the idea of seeing her and then giving her a name. We'll see!

Our family is heading to Disney World (YAY!!!!!!!). Can you sense the excitement?? We leave the 3rd. I am hoping my energy lasts through our vacation. :) Lucy is going to love being there. She is big into the princesses right now. I can't wait!! Don't worry, I'll take a million pictures and post a bunch when we get back.

Here are some comparison pics of this stage of the pregnancy. Top is me with Lucy at 24 1/2 weeks. The bottom is this time around at 25 1/2 weeks.

Lucy, 24 1/2 weeks.

Baby Girl #2, 25 1/2 weeks.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pregnancy Update: Week 23

Wow, I meant to do a 20 week update but never got around to taking a picture. THEN, our computer got a virus and I've been off-line for a couple of weeks. So you get a 23 week update and no picutre. Sorry. I am having to check e-mail and blogs and facebook about once a week when I have access to a computer. Hopefully we'll be up and running again soon....but I'm a little scared to take my computer in and have them tell me the damage. Ha! The break from technology has been nice Although, I look forward to being a little more "in the loop" asap.

Our baby girl is the size of a papaya. (Almost a foot long!) I am definitely looking pregnant these days and not just a little poochy in my tummy. Haha. :) A stranger asked me when I was due last week. I guess that makes looking pregnant official. :) I'm feeling well and am happy to announce that I've been enjoying coffee for over a month now! I was beginning to think I would have an aversion forever. *Relief.* Baby girl is still moving around like crazy....and I mean crazy. All day/night long in fact. My midwife said she was surprised at how strong she was kicking. I can now watch my tummy move around in weird ways while baby girl does flip flops and all kinds of crazy movement inside me. I was not able to see or feel Lucy like this so early. I am in for it! =) I'm already having dreams in the middle of the night of being kicked and poked. Even though I'm "dreaming" I"m positive the kicks are not a dream! They are pretty intense and sometimes even knock the wind out of me a little. I see some serious pain in my future! We're only 23 weeks and I know from experience that kicks just get harder. Wow. Anyway, she can hear sounds outside the womb now and is probably about a pound. We're still trying to decide on a name but have narrowed it down to 2....I think. We definitely have a front runner....but might just decide to look at her when she's born and give her a name then. I kinda like that idea. Kinda. :)

We're staying busy. Hopefully I'll get a chance to update everyone on Lucy soon. Have a wonderful week!