Thursday, April 25, 2013

The bump...and other various pregnancy updates.

Not a whole lot to report this week, just a few odds and ends.

Ok, by popular demand, here is an official picture of "the bump."  Please forgive the post-run sweatiness and overall tired look.

26 weeks

My recent ob appointment went great.  I got a "perfect" on my weight gain, which is a far cry from last visit's weight "pep talk."  Haha.  My gestational diabetes screen will be in 2 weeks, so here's hoping I can ignore the pregnancy carb loading call of the wild for the next couple of weeks.

Also, for your reading pleasure, a fun little anecdotal story from Henry.  At my appointment, the nurse pulls out her little Doppler to check Henry's fetal heart tones.  (147 by the way).  Perfectly normal procedure, Henry should be used to this by now; however, Henry decides he does not like the wand poking him, so he proceeds to kick the Doppler.  Then again.  And again.  Apparently, he was not in a cooperative mood that morning.  Or just being ornery.  Or being playful.  I, of course, was laughing the whole time, because there was absolutely nothing I could do about it.  I have a feeling JP and I are going to be those parents who have a hard time disciplining our kid at first, because we will find everything so darn funny.  We'll see.

2 new things that 26 weeks have introduced into my life:

1.  Braxton Hicks (In our house I learned not to call these contractions, unless I want to shock JP into super-concerned turbo mode).

2.  Half of an outie.  Of all of the pregnancy related body changes, this is the one I'm the most depressed about.  I fully expect to have a full-on outie by the time I deliver.  Here's hoping that it goes back to normal because I, for one, do not find them cute.  At all.

On my current reading list: Baby Wise.

On Becoming Babywise

Although only half-way through the book, I have found that the principles discussed in this book seem to fit our family's approach to life: the perfect combination of structure meets flexibility.  Although time intensive and VERY detailed, I think the general guidelines will really help us.  I'm hopeful that Henry will cooperate and that he will fall in the 87% of kiddos that are sleeping 8 hours a night by 7-10 weeks.  If only.

I guess that's it for now.  I'm working on a few nursery projects, so stay tuned for those updates.

1 comment :

  1. Hi! Matt and I used Baby Wise with Noah and loved it- I actually swear by it (Ashley Baker does too). Noah and Kaleb slept through the night really young. That book gave us an overall feel of sanity because we kind of felt like we know what we were doing. I love hearing your thoughts! :) God Bless you and that new baby to come.