Tuesday, April 22, 2014

He or She?

FINALLY!!!!
Today is the day (we hope) that our little bean shows us whether it is a boy or girl!

As of today I am 16 weeks and 4 days pregnant. My friend Elizabeth (who is also expecting!) warned me...last year, three of her friends did gender scans around 16 weeks and ALL were wrong. People, that gives me some anxiety!

What will I be choosing?
These....

...or these?

The VAST majority of people who offer their opinion say they suspect girl and this has been the case from day 1! I can probably name a handful of people who have been Team Boy. We shall see...

Also from Day 1, people have asked "Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?"
It took a long time to get to this point...do you really think we care?! I honestly have absolutely no preference as to whether we have a little Jack or a little Jill (not their real names, ha). If I'm leaning towards one more than the other, it is only because I do not want to be wrong...hey, I'm just being honest :P

After Steph made a cute little chart, well....this time I did copy...sorry Stephanie!

I have a couple of friends for whom the Chinese calendar was wrong....eek! I chose the "left" sleeping side but honestly, it's kinda both. I chose "salty" cravings because even though I haven't really had true food-specific cravings, I have not craved sweets any more than usual and what I have craved has been an actual cooked meal (which tends to be more salty than sweet). The only thing that I really put any "weight" on there is the intuition....from about 7 or 8 weeks, I've just had a "boy" feeling. It scares me to think I could be wrong about that, like am I not bonding well? If I'm wrong, that's okay, I just want this baby to be healthy no matter what kind of parts they are born with :)

Once we know and are ready to share....I'll spill the beans for you! ;)


Monday, April 21, 2014

Bump Date: 16 Weeks


How far along: 16 weeks & 3 days

Baby size: An avocado -- bring on the guacamole!

Weight gain: I don't know because I have not been weighing myself. I'll find out at my doctor's appointment on May 1st, and then I'll probably cry.

Maternity clothes: Yes and regular clothes too, with the help of a Bella Band. I don't love it, but it works. Getting dressed is becoming more and more of a challenge.

Stretch marks: No...Burt's Bees Mama Belly Butter. Thank goodness.

Sleep: I am not as tired during the day, though I'm no night owl these days. I also haven't slept through the night in awhile but I understand that's normal for pregnant gals! (Plus my dogs like to get me up...)

Gender: Hopefully we'll find out this week! :)

Movement: None that I've recognized yet...hopefully soon!

Best moment this week: Trying on a pair of maternity pants that actually fit well! I was really shocked, because typically Old Navy pants do not fit me well. However, I decided to give them a shot and when I tried them on, I was pleased: Old Navy Maternity Pixie Demi Pant

Looking forward to: Learning the sex of this little babe! I hope s/he will show us the goods at our upcoming appointment.

Food cravings: No real cravings other than water. 

Weirdest food I ate this week: I still don't have a good answer...I haven't eaten anything I wouldn't eat otherwise!

Anything making you queasy or sick: No, thank goodness.

Labor signs: None.

What I miss: Sleeping through the night, being able to "hold it" when I need to use the restroom (now I'm too scared of sneezing and peeing my pants!), not getting winded so easily...

Symptoms: Tiredness, some headaches, thirstiness and hunger. Oh and a growing belly!

Workouts: I am still teaching/doing class like normal and taking the dogs for walks.

Things that suck: Constantly having to use the bathroom. I just don't want to take any chances...ya never know when a sneezing fit might come on! Also...I feel like I have less patience than usual. When driving, ugh, I can't take it some days!

Things that don't suck: It's taking place right now...TJ is on the phone w/his parents and it's all "JILL wants to do this...JILL wants to do that..." Yeah, like I come up with this stuff entirely on my own!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bump Date: 15 Weeks

(What'd I learn from this photo? That my hands/arms are awkwardly positioned. Front arm goes on bottom!)

How far along: 15 weeks & 3 days

Baby size: A navel orange

Weight gain: I am sticking with 7 lbs. I've been trying not to weigh myself! 

Maternity clothes: I officially wore maternity pants this past week, and the shirt I'm wearing in the picture above is a maternity shirt from Tar-jay. 

Stretch marks: No...Burt's Bees Mama Belly Butter.

Sleep: I am not as tired during the day anymore, but I cannot stay up very late. I get tired pretty early!

Gender: Not too much longer!

Movement: Not yet.

Best moment this week: Seeing some friends I had not seen in awhile (since telling them I was pregnant), getting mail addressed to Baby Barnett from Auntie Lauren in CT.

Looking forward to: Learning the sex of this little babe!

Food cravings: No real cravings other than water. I haven't really been drinking coffee, either.

Weirdest food I ate this week: I don't have a good answer...I haven't eaten anything I wouldn't eat otherwise.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No, thank goodness.

Labor signs: Nope.

What I miss: Sleeping through the night, being able to "hold it" when I need to use the restroom (now I'm too scared of sneezing and peeing my pants!)

Symptoms: Tiredness, some headaches, thirstiness and hunger. I've also had a few more breakouts recently too.

Workouts: I taught 7 classes this past week and walked the dogs a few times. That's probably why I'm so tired!

Things that suck: Tiredness...putting on pants you can't button anymore...having a little dribble when you sneeze. Yes it has happened and no this week was not the first time. Sad but true. I also feel a lot of burp-type gas pains when I eat. I guess that is indigestion? I have no idea. The blisters under my tongue FINALLY went away, thank goodness. Also, here's a new one. Basically fighting yourself in the closet while trying to get dressed. I had a bad experience Saturday night. I came downstairs mad, on the verge of tears, ugh. It was not a good time :( I am learning that lots of maternity clothes just suck. I think I need to become a fashion designer and improve the situation here...   

Things that don't suck: Buying new clothes, even if they are like feedsacks? People offering to do things for you is nice too :)