Thursday, May 29, 2008

Baby Gear!

Adam and I had a great weekend with his parents and sister. We took a trip to Freeport (an outlet town in Maine) and got lots of things for baby Exit. Above is a picture of our new bassinet. We also got a Baby Bjorn and an Easter dress for her. It's so much fun shopping for her!

Here are a few tid bits about how she is growing this week!

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. She's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of her lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when she's born and takes that first gulp of air. And she's continuing to put on baby fat. She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


So I've been waking up at night to baby Exit kicking away. Adam has felt her a number of times now and she is actually kicking and not just moving around! It's so cool! I have realized on the days that I'm more active, she is less active and the time that I lay around and don't do much (haha, even though it's not frequently) that she kicks away.
Food is still the enemy most times and I really have an appetite, but can never figure out if I want to eat anything specific. So far the only craving I've had is hot dogs and really when you are pregnant, you are supposed to limit your consumption of processed meat.
I find lately, I'm getting more and more excited cause I'm over half way there and a little anxious, but I know that I have a ways left to go!
My in laws and sister in law are coming to visit us in our new house this weekend (Memorial Day Weekend) which should be fun. We are going to have a bbq with both sides of the family, a rarity these days with everyone's schedules.
Sorry, not the most interesting blog in the world, but I felt the need to write!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Infertility and Mothers Day

I am so grateful today. I know that I'm so lucky to be expecting this little miracle. People around the world struggle with infertility everyday and some of them will never experience the joy of two lines on a pregnancy test or a baby kicking away. It's not fair. I had such a strong chance of being one of the women who may not have been able to have children. I think everyday about the miracle growing in me and how Adam and I beat the odds. I have never been so grateful for something in my life. Endometriosis and ALL diseases, known and unknown which cause infertility SUCK! In plain English they just SUCK.

This Mothers Day I want to say thank you for the support of everyone who helped me through the time in my life when I was diagnosed and dealing with endo. The thought of never being able to be a mother took a huge toll on me. I am now a Mother to be and SO happy to be expecting our first bundle of joy.

Happy Mothers Day all!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

23 weeks!

Your baby is more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango). She may be able to feel your movements now, so put on some tunes and dance around the house. No matter what race your baby is, she looks red now due to blood vessels showing through her transparent skin. Her true skin tone will develop over the course of her first year. Blood vessels in your baby's lungs are developing to prepare her for breathing, but complete lung development will take many more months. The lungs are the last organ to fully develop.

Adam felt the baby move last night for the first time:) He was so surprised and thought I was tricking him! He said he thought it was the head....but I don't really think that you can tell at this point, you never know though. She's moving around a lot more and I feel her throughout the day, mostly right after I eat something or right as I lay down to go to bed. It's the most awesome feeling in the world, I just can't explain it! All the throwing up and backaches are worth it! I'm finding myself a lot more tired at the end of the day, wanting to hit the hay around 8:30 or 9, but waking up to pee between then and 1 and staying awake for a while at one, then getting back up to pee and before I know it, the birds are chirping outside my window. I'm not a big fan of any birds, especially the loud
obnoxious ones:)

On a side note, I think my baby girl may be deprived of clothing. I have a whole trunk full of girl clothes from my mom and my sisters and everyone who is nice enough to give me hand me downs! I can't wait to dress her up!

Adam and I couldn't resist buying this for her! She's already a sox fan!
Until next time!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pregnancy takes a lot out of you.

Physically I feel like I'm useless lately. I used to be able to be on my feet all day at work then come home and clean and cook and I may have been tired at the end of the day, but nothing like this. We are working on our first house right now which is really exciting, but I feel like my body doesn't want me doing anything it's meant to do. For example, bending over. It hurts. Not real bad, but my body doesn't want to anymore. Another example is reaching above my head for certain periods of time. I told Adam going into our house renovation that I wasn't going to be one of those pregnant women on the sidelines directing, but it feels more and more like my body is telling me to stop. I must listen to it obviously because it's for the health of the baby, but I can't help but feel a little left out. This is all worth it, I know! Just had to vent a little! On a good note, I LOVE feeling her move around in me, it's reassuring and makes me feel very connected to her. I can't wait for Adam to be able to see and feel her move!