Thursday, April 30, 2009

23 Weeks

Well this is my 23rd week of pregnancy. Everything has pretty much been the same for the past few weeks - just basic discomforts like back pain, round ligament pain, and a little swelling in my feet. We still don't have a name and haven't even started preparing the nursery! Why is it so much harder to pick a boy name than a girl?! One little fun thing - the baby seems to react to Mark singing/playing guitar - I was sitting in the back of church while Mark was practicing for leading worship and the baby was moving around like crazy!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

22 Weeks

I don't really have anything new to report...but here is a picture :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

21 Weeks

Well I found out that I have been counting wrong - I should be adding another week each Monday NOT this is only a couple days late (but the pic is only one day late). These last few days have been kind of crazy. Last weekend we went to Boise two days in a row to register and get some stuff to fix up our yard - that really wiped me out I think. We registered at Baby's R Us (which was extremely overwhelming and took us like 3 hours!) and Target. We over thought everything so I spent the next couple days trying to clean up the registry online. Still no name for the baby boy either - its turning out to be harder than either of us were expecting.

We saw the doctor this past Monday and she said everything looked perfect in the ultrasound - so that was a relief & an answer to prayer! She said the baby is in the 80th percentile of weight - a little bigger than average but Mark and I are both a "little bigger than average" so I'm not surprised. Physically I've been feeling pretty good - my back hurts most of the time and if I am walking a long time my stretching belly will be pretty sore - but both go away if I take it easy. I've been getting more heartburn lately which is messing with my sleep - but I will still take all of this over morning sickness!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's a.....

BOY! Today we found out that we are having a baby boy! To be honest it wasn't really a surprise, ever since I found out that I was pregnant I have had a feeling that the baby was a boy :) Now we just need to decide on a name and buy all of his stuff! Here are the ultrasound pictures:

(The arrow is pointing at his boy parts)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

20 Weeks - Half Way!

Today I am 20 weeks along...which is half way! I think I'm starting to get a feeling for where I'm headed discomfort-wise. My back has been really sore and I've been have some sciatic (sp?) nerve pain once in a while. In addition I've been having more round ligament pain - it kind of feels like I did too many sit-ups all the time. We went for a long walk today because the weather was so nice - about a mile and a half. My feet didn't get sore, so I'm thinking its mostly a footwear issue :)

The baby's kicks have been getting stronger - sometimes it even startles me! It seems like the baby is moving constantly - I don't think I've ever gone more than 30 min without feeling something (and that's only if I'm busy and moving!). The kicks can even be seen from the outside now! Only two days left until the big day...the ultrasound is this Tuesday! Please pray that everything is normal and healthy for me and the baby and that we will be able to find out the baby's gender :) I will have all the info about the ultrasound up as soon as I can on Tuesday so stay tuned!
Click here for a picture and info about how the baby is developing this week: