Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Belly at 21ish Weeks

The 19 week pics are on my computer at home, and honestly, are probably being skipped over, because the weeks go by quickly and here I am almost at 22 weeks posting pics I took today. Technically still 21 weeks =P

Wow the belly is growing! It is funny to me that as the baby moves around (can't really feel that yet) the shape of my belly changes. Sometimes it is B sh
aped, and then suddenly it is ROUND! I tried to catch it at a round moment =)

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Belly is in Germany

I still need to post the week 19 belly pics, and the week 21 pics will be coming from lovely Munich ASAP!

I am behind! Moving, school, and travel can do that. I promise I'll catch up.

I would like to add that long plane rides while pregnant suck something awful!!!
But the delicious food and lovely nap I had once we reached our destination was well worth it! I am very excited to tell the pumpkin all about Germany =)
We will be museuming, walking in the forest, eating fabulous food (which he has already made clear he approves of with his excited kickles everytime I eat yummy things)

This trip is just going to be wonderful and amazing and Drew and I are SO excited (and I think the pumpkin might be excited too!)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

21 Weeks

I am now more than halfway there...EEEK!
It is a bit scary to think of it like I'll just say...21 weeks.

I'm feeling pretty good. I have noticed a bunch of odd things. Now, you may or may not believe in what I am about to share with you, but that doesn't matter to me, I think I may be on to something...

So, first, I think my little pumpkin is a genius. He can already do math in the womb, and he is musical. See, I have been randomly spouting out math stuff. Anyone who knows me knows I do not normally do that. I have also been able to solve riddles in record time, another thing not quite like me. And the music? When Drew drums the baby comes to the sound, he is also picky about the music he likes. Some songs I liked before the pregnancy I now can't tolerate, and some songs I really didn't like seem to calm me. It's very odd.

So here's the strange theory...if a being comes equipt with a soul and a personality, and two beings essentially share the same body for a length of time, could they leak over to eachother a bit? I mean all the books say that my emotions can be "transfered" to the baby, so why not the other way around?

Just a thought.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


What is a kickle you ask?
Well, A kickle is the weird tickley feeling I am getting in my belly every time the baby gives me a good kick to say hello.

I started feeling more noticable flutters this weekend and yesterday. Early this morning it was a bit more than a flutter...then...
The first big one happened today and made me practically jump out of my seat!

Very cool!
I hear it tickles less and hurts a bit more the later in the pregnancy you get, so I will enjoy the kickles =)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Good-bye B-shaped Belly!

I am now 20 weeks! Wow!
I'm still not really feeling the baby which makes me a little sad. Shouldn't I be feeling him by now?
I know every woman and every pregnancy is different...I just really thought I'd feel him now.

I am a bit behind in my posting. I do have week 19 belly pics, I just need to get my other computer online so I can post them.

Things have been going well. Still have those crazy food aversions, but i feel good 90% of the time and I am enjoying being pregnant

And, exciting news for the day - my belly is now round! Goodbye weird B-shaped belly - hello real pregnant belly! YEY!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

And it's....


It took almost 45 minutes to be able to determine a definite sex too. The baby was sleeping (using the placenta as a pillow which should have tipped us off right there) and facing my back. He moved a teeny bit here and there (after some proding) and at one point the tech said "Oh! I think we have a girl here! But let's be sure" I told myself not to get too excited...but how could I not? After alot of jiggling, position changing, and the tech scolding the baby, he woke up, turned towards us, gave a HUGE yawn and started to eat. Well, obviously after eating one must pee...and there it was, plain as day...boy parts.

Shock! I really thought it was a girl. I really wanted a girl. And I admit it...I faked my ultrasound. Drew was so excited, and the people at the office were so excited. I plastered a big smile on my face and acted excited too.
But my hubby was not buying it, and as soon as we got in the card he made me fess up. He knew I'd be a bit bummed if I didn't get what I wished for...neither one of us was expecting the entire afternoon of crying that followed.

I felt awful for feeling dissapointed. And I felt awful for ruining his excitment (he really wanted a boy, though I truly think he would have been thrilled either way). I felt scared and depressed. All I have dreamed of my whole life is having 1 little girl. It is only recently that I realized I might actually want more than one child, and that I'd want a boy too...but the girl was the first dream and stuck with me...

But it really doesn't matter what I wanted - I'm getting a boy. And after the initial upset I found myself wishing for a boy all big and strong like his daddy. Then I realized I may have been more upset and freaked out about the realness of having a child than about the gender...
And now I am starting to feel excited too...really!
I know nothing about babies, and even less about boys. But I know I am pregnant in the first place because I met and married an awesome man. I get to raise an adorable little boy to grow up and be an awesome man like his daddy. Wow! Amazing!

It's funny because I have been asking Drew silly questions like "Do boys like to color?" and "Do they like stuffed animals?" =P Drew happens to like these things, so I have no idea why I am asking.

I have a few friends who are absolutely thrilled that I am having a boy.
I have a family memeber who is not thrilled, sadly...

And then there's me...
Am I thrilled?
I just might be... =)