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Saturday, June 26, 2010

16 weeks

How far along: 16 weeks
How big is baby: Avocado!
Weight Loss/Gain: It goes up and down, but I've gained 7.7 pounds as of this morning
Maternity clothes: I still have my one pair of shorts but it looks like I'll need some jeans soon though!
Next appointment: Wednesday, July 7th!
Sleep: My sleep isn't great. I wake up a lot to go to the bathroom and my dreams have been waking me up a lot too.
Movement: None yet!
Food cravings: Sugary treats! Cookies, cake, milkshakes, they all sound good! Also fried foods like french fries and fried pickles always sound good! I've rediscovered Jack in the Box tacos too.
Food aversions: I wasn't big into chicken again this week.
Best Moment this Week: Being able to workout every day this week and having the energy to do it! We also got a great deal on the breast pump I was planning on getting!
Worst Moment this Week: Still have some nagging nausea later in the evenings.
What am I looking forward to: The big ultrasound, of course! It will get scheduled when I go in for my next appointment. We're hoping to schedule it for Wednesday, July 28th.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

13 weeks, 4 days

Today was my second appointment at Nativiti. I met Karen, another midwife who works there and who I will be seeing until Katherine is back from her maternity leave. All of my bloodwork came back great and I found out that my blood type is A positive. I never knew this so it's great to know!

My mom went with me so she could hear the heartbeat. It was another surreal experience to hear the heartbeat on the Doppler! But it was so amazing. The heartbeat was 130 bpm and such a beautiful sound! My due date has also been moved back a bit to December 11th, so now I'm only 13 weeks and 4 days pregnant but still in 2nd trimester. I'm feeling pretty good these days and that's what is important!

The heartbeat got me thinking about old wives tales about the sex of the baby and my mom and I were talking about them. They have a 50/50 chance of being right so I figured it would be interesting to look at a few!

Will the new moon be a girl or a boy?
According to the Chinese Gender Chart on the Bump, I'm having a girl.

They say that if the baby's heart rate is above 140, then it's a girl. If below, then it's a boy. So as of this morning, that would point to a boy.

The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception. If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl. If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way! According to this, we are having a girl.

People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl. For me, this would point to a girl.

I tried the "eye test" which I'd never heard of before. The eye test is when a “V” or “branches” appear when you pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a “V” or “branches” in the white part, you’re having a girl. I have a “V”, so one more point for a girl.

If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy. If you eat the middle of the load, it’s a girl. I’ve never liked the ends of bread and always have eaten from the middle! Another point for a little girl.

If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl. During first trimester I didn't throw up, but I’ve been extremely nauseous more often than not. So another point in the girl column.

Those are all I looked up so far and based on those it looks like the count is: girl, 6; boy, 1.

We also have some predictions in from friends and family. My mom thinks a girl. Justin thinks a girl. April says girl. But Genna says boy. Who will be correct?

Friday, June 4, 2010

13 weeks, 2 days

Last week I found out that I had possibly been exposed to Fifth disease a few weeks ago so I got some blood drawn to see if I had the antigen. I got my results this week and I am not infected and I have been exposed before! That means I'm not at risk and neither is our little one. Although I wasn't too worried about it, it's nice to know for sure.

I bought my first maternity item today because I needed a pair of shorts! I'd looked a few places but finally found a pair at JCPenney that were comfortable but not too baggy in the legs. So, at least I'm set with one pair of shorts that should last me through the summer.

I gained around 4 pounds through my first trimester which I've read is fairly average so I'm feeling pretty good about that. My nausea seems to be improving as well. School's out for the summer so I should be able to get as much rest as I need now too!