Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby Barrett 23 Weeks




How Far Along: 23 Weeks

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of an ear of corn, approx..8.5 inches long & approx 1.5lbs.

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained 6lbs (as of my last doctors appointment, I don't really want to get on the scale at home).  My belly is  growing everyday.  I swear when I wake up the morning it has grown overnight.

Maternity Clothes:  I can still wear some of my longer shirts, but most of my pants are now maternity or stretchy yoga pants.  However, I have found that now that my belly is bigger I can use the belly band to hold up some of my non maternity pants, yay for more wardrobe options =).  I am still totally in LOVE with leggings and sweaters. 

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives in May!  We have lots of guessing going on in the family, right now we are pretty split.

Movement: Definitely have been feeling movement.  Baby B is moving all day long now.  It is such an amazing feeling to feel baby flipping and kicking all day long.  I was able to share the movement with my best friend yesterday.  It just reminds me what a miracle pregnancy really is.  

Sleep: Sleeping okay.  I am really not normally a side sleeper.  I have always slept on my stomach so I am still trying hard to get used to my new sleeping position.  Lately I have been sleeping in what my husband refers to as a nest of pillows and that seems to be helping.  

What I miss: Not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.  Not getting heartburn.

Cravings: Ummm... nothing in particular this week.

Symptoms: Nothing new this week.  Just feeling some tightness in my lower abdomen when I stand up too quickly.  

Best moment this week: Spending a day in Napa shopping with my girlfriends and picking out a diaper bag for Baby B.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Baby Barrett 22 Weeks





How Far Along: 22 Weeks

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of a papaya, approx..8 inches long & approx 1.2lbs.

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained 6lbs (as of my last doctors appointment, I don't really want to get on the scale at home) and as you can see from the picture there is definitely a little bump there now =)  It is growing everyday.  I swear when I wake up the morning it has grown overnight.

Maternity Clothes:  I can still wear some of my longer shirts, but all of my pants are now maternity or stretchy yoga pants.  I am still totally in LOVE with leggings and sweaters. 

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives in May!  We have lots of guessing going on in the family, right now we are pretty split.

Movement: Definitely have been feeling movement.  Baby B is moving all day long now.  It is such an amazing feeling to feel baby flipping and kicking all day long.  My mom & sister were able to feel Baby B move yesterday which was so fun to share.

Sleep: Sleeping okay.  I am really not normally a side sleeper.  I have always slept on my stomach so I am still trying hard to get used to my new sleeping position.  I am thinking I may need to invest in a body pillow.

What I miss: Not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.

Cravings: Ummm... Let's see this week I have had a major sweet tooth.  Ice cream and hot chocolate in particular =)

Symptoms: Nothing new this week.  I have been able to keep the heartburn under control with TUMS as needed.  A friend recently introduced me to the smoothie flavored TUMS and they are much better than the traditional chalky version.  Although my husband and I were lucky enough to catch the stomach flu this week which was a lovely added bonus.

Best moment this week: Laying on the couch with hubs feeling the baby move and hearing hubs say "I love our baby so much!"  I about cried right then and there.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Baby Barrett 21 Weeks









How Far Along: 21 Weeks

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of a spaghetti squash, approx..8 inches long &approx 1lb.

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained 6lbs (as of my last doctors appointment, I don't really want to get on the scale at home) and as you can see from the picture there is definitely a little bump there now =)  It is growing everyday.  I swear when I wake up the morning it has grown overnight.

Maternity Clothes:  I can still wear some of my longer shirts, but all of my pants are now maternity or stretchy yoga pants.  I am still totally in LOVE with leggings and sweaters.  I started back to work on Monday so I will be stretching my wardrobe to make sure I can still look professional.  I have two pairs of maternity work skirts and my maternity pencil skirt so I will be rotating them out and seeing how many outfits I can make!

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives in May! 

Movement: Definitely have been feeling movement.  Baby B is moving all day long now.  It is such an amazing feeling to feel baby flipping and kicking all day long.

Sleep: Sleeping okay.  I am really not normally a side sleeper.  I have always slept on my stomach so I am still trying hard to get used to my new sleeping position.

What I miss: Not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.

Cravings: Ummm... nothing too much this week.   Although I went to dinner with one of my best friends this week and I picked the restaurant that had Italian Sodas because it sounded really good =)

Symptoms: The new one that struck the other night was the most awful leg cramp I have ever had.  What a way to wake up in the middle of the night.  I have been able to keep the heartburn under control with TUMS as needed.  A friend recently introduced me to the smoothie flavored TUMS and they are much better than the traditional chalky version.  

Best moment this week: Seeing the finished crib and changing table in Baby B's room.  I almost cried because it made it that much more real, we are really going to have a baby before we know it!  Hubs has been working hard on refinishing and antiquing hand me down items for the room, the crib was my nieces and the changing table was actually mine when I was a baby, Pictures to come soon.)  I am actually running out the door now to go shopping for bedding with my mom, I am so excited!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Baby Barrett, 20 Weeks

I couldn't decide on a photo for this week.  So here are all three.  Cabella, our yellow lab decided she needed to be in the photo this week too =)


How Far Along: 20 Weeks

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of a small cantaloupe, approx..6.5 inches long &approx 10oz.

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained 6lbs and as you can see from the picture there is definitely a little bump there now =)  It is growing everyday.  I swear when I wake up the morning it has grown overnight.

Maternity Clothes:  I can still wear some of my longer shirts, but all of my pants are now maternity or stretchy yoga pants.  I am still totally in LOVE with leggings and sweaters.  I start back to work on Monday so I will be stretching my wardrobe to make sure I can still look professional.  I found the most adorable maternity pencil skirt yesterday at the mall which I am very excited about!

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives in May! It's amazing the flack we have been receiving about this but I know what I want so I am just letting it go =)

Movement: Definitely have been feeling movement.  Especially at night, I think we may have a night owl on our hands.  It is the craziest and most amazing feeling in the world.  Last night was my nieces 4th birthday and the baby was moving all around with the sound of the other little kiddos ringing through the house.

Sleep: Sleeping okay.  I am really not normally a side sleeper.  I have always slept on my stomach so I am still trying hard to get used to my new sleeping position.

What I miss: Not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.

Cravings: Ummm... soy!  I am loving soy lattes, decaf of course.  I bought soy milk today at the store so I am hoping that I can use it as a creamer in my coffee and it will be almost as good (we don't have a coffee shop in our little town).

Symptoms: Really no new symptoms this week.  I have been able to keep the heartburn under control with TUMS as needed.  A friend recently introduced me to the smoothie flavored TUMS and they are much better than the traditional chalky version.  

Best moment this week: Getting the see Baby Barrett again at our 20 week ultrasound.  It is so incredible to watch our little peanut move around on the big screen.  And we got some gorgeous keepsake photos!  It was also really special to be able to share this moment with both of our moms (the grandmas to be). 

Our little one's feet, crossed at the ankles =)
                                                            Face & one hand up by the face