Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Doc! and update.

I had my first appointment with my new doc last week, Thursday to be exact. There's been a lot going on so I didn't get to update since then, sorry to whomever out there in cyberspace reads my blog!

It's a two-dr practice, male and female, and I saw the lady dr first. She's very young, but I still felt like a 13-yr-old next to her, lol. The nurse/assistant/I'm not sure what kind of degree she has was very very nice, talkative. It was much different from my old practice. The building is less modern, but the people make up for it. They explained everything, which made hubs very happy, because he hated the old dr's bedside manner - or lack thereof. Then we went into lady dr's office and had a little meeting where we went over all my info. She said everything looked good, we went back and listened to the hb (140), she measured me (I think, I was looking at a poster of babies that they put on the ceiling), and that was about it. Their scale is actually comparable to mine at home, so that will be a good indicator. I think my updates are going to have to come on Mondays now though, since my due date is now officially (again) September 25th. The old dr had my dates wrong...for what reason, I'm not sure.

So, here you go!

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I was at 175 as of yesterday, so 2.2 lbs down - I'd better start eating!
Maternity clothes? went to Motherhood this weekend, spent lots of money. It was awesome. I heart stretchy jeans.
Stretch marks? apparently, they are multiplying...on my back. yeah, back.
Sleep: the usual. I can remember vaguely when I wake up and have to flip sides, but that's all.
Best moment this week: when I complained to hubs that I couldn't bring up my knee anymore when I put my socks on, because it feels like "there's something there" and he said, yeah, a baby!
Movement: nope.
Food cravings: anything apple, and of course, chinese.
Gender: I'm thinking boy.
Labor Signs: N/A
Belly Button in or out? about the same, still in but threatening to flatten out.
What I miss: pina coladas. non-virgin ones.
What I am looking forward to: May 4th...big ultrasound!!!!!!!
Weekly Wisdom: it is ok to only care about yourself and your baby right now.
Milestones: hearing the hb again.

Monday, April 12, 2010

So let's talk maternity clothes.

Mostly, because I need something to distract me from the registry feature not working at BRU right now.

I had two types of pants pre-AB, the regular pants and the fat pants. At about 13 weeks, I was solidly on the fat pants, of which I have...2 khaki-colored and 1 black. So, I was jonesing for more pants.

I ordered these little beauties from yap:

They have a demi panel, which basically means "big elastic waistband." Look Ma, no zipper! They are awesome, but at times I feel like they are elastic-ing the wrong part of my anatomy and have to move the band up or down depending on how close to lunch it is.

I also got, for comparison, this budget-friendly ON pair:

I think the elastic waist will be friendlier when I get bigger, but they are definitely more leg-fitting than the other pair, probably because the others were "modern." Sheesh, cuts.

I also got some shirts:

And that's about it. For the most part, I'm still in the regular clothes (and fat pants, lol). I did attempt to go to Motherhood this weekend, it's in a little row of shoppes by our local mall. Tried to open the door...wait, what time is it? Door's locked...it's ten-thirty...they open at ten...WTF??? My mom and I were like...did we miss savings time or something? We even went next door to Gymboree to ask them if something had happened that we didn't know about. I haven't been back since, so I don't know if they just had an emergency or whatever, but still....weird!

Oh, and while at Gymboree:

OMG, love this. love the whole collection along these lines. Granted, it's all for boys, but even if I'm having a girl, still good colors. Can I buy stuff yet? Please? *sigh*

The whole collection is just freaking awesome.

I'm not a fan of ruffles anyway, so I'd still dress a girl in jungle animals. I was in primary colors til the age of 3. I'm sure nobody cared, least of all me. As long as I got my E. T. cake, I was set.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Weekly update!

It's that time again!

How far along? 16 weeks! Officially (in one way of counting I guess )4 months
Total weight gain/loss: It's been a bad two weeks, so I'm back down to 176.2, a loss of 1.4lbs.
Maternity clothes? trying out my 2 pairs of pants so far, I like the demi panel but it'll only work for a little while longer - might be uncomf when I get bigger. Oh, and my 2 shirts. I heart stretchy material.
Stretch marks? not yet!
Sleep: back to normal, or it would be if the damn dogs didn't keep waking me up at 645!
Best moment this week: realizing that I actually have a "baby bump" hiding under all that fat, and that I can't suck it in anymore.
Movement: nope.
Food cravings: back to chinese again : )
Gender: I'm thinking boy.
Labor Signs: N/A
Belly Button in or out? aaaahhh! I can feel it slowly getting shallower!
What I miss: lifting things and not worrying about if it hurt.
What I am looking forward to: appt at the new doc next thurs.
Weekly Wisdom: you've had a fairly uneventful pregnancy so far, so enjoy it dammit.
Milestones: the bump, coming out to say hi.