Monday, November 26, 2012

19 weeks!

How far along? 19 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Loss of 2lbs

Baby's Fruit Size: Mango
Sleep: Sleeping a lot but waking up to use the restroom 

Best moment this week: Spending Thanksgiving with family, of course we're grateful for you!
Miss Anything? Not so much.

Movement: Not yet. Dr says I have an anterior placenta so it may be a week or so still.

Food cravings/aversions: Asparagus makes me gag. Which is weird since it used to be a favorite of mine.
Symptoms: REALLY bad hip/butt/back pain especially when I sit! Still some heartburn and fatigue.
Mood: Well I want to say great, but this pain has put me in a sour mood. I was sad to miss going to San Jose, but I'm still of course really proud to be growing you!  

Looking forward to: Feeling movement!

In your 19th week of pregnancy, your unborn baby's organs continue to grow. His body is covered with lanugo—soft hairs and a sticky protective coating that keeps his skin from drying out in the amniotic fluid. Your baby is moving frequently, and by now you should be able to feel those movements. Your physician can hear your baby-to-be's heartbeat with a stethoscope placed on your abdomen.
Baby is covered in vernix, a white, cheesy "cream" that protects her skin from the long bath in amniotic fluid. Preemies are covered in vernix at birth—"posties" have almost none.

Me at 19 weeks!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I know everyone knows but ...

I had to share the cute jellybean pictures. We used these to announce on Facebook even though most everyone already knows she's a girl.

Pinterest inspired heart pies

I used the cherry heart pie recipe from Pinterest, but used strawberries instead. I had some extra pie crust from Thanksgiving and decided to make a special dinner for just the two of us. In all honesty they were not great, but it was fun. Maybe the original cherries would have been better.

Just roll our some pie crust and use cookie cutters to make your desired shape. Put in a little softened cream cheese, a few diced strawberries, and 1 T of sugar or splenda. Place another piece of pie crust on top and close with a fork. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20mins. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Nursery Inspiration

Well it's time to start thinking about how we will decorate our second bedroom for our newest little addition. It took us a while to agree. I wanted pink and Josue wanted purple, then I wanted modern and he wanted a character. So we compromised we are going with a modern nursery in purple. (well lavender/lilac, and white. Possibly adding in grey.) We've chosen a furniture collection from Baby Appleseed. It's sturdy, well built, and well reviewed. It's a little bit pricier than the stuff you could find at Target/BRU but we figure it's worth the investment. One nice thing is it converts to a toddler and then full sized bed so hopefully we will get a lot of use out of it. I will try to update the blog as we start making this into a reality. I think we are going to start painting in January and then will work slowly from there. I'm excited and can't wait to get started!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

18 weeks!

Well baby girl we've made it 18 weeks! Daddy and I love consuming our time with making decisions about you. What will your name be? What will your nursery be like? Where will we go to church? So many decisions about you sweet little jelly bean. I love it, I love when my mind wanders to thinking all about you.

How far along? 18 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Loss of 4lbs (back down another 2lbs this week, not sure why)

Baby's Fruit Size: Sweet Potato

Sleep: Back to sleeping a lot, seems the fatigue is back!

Best moment this week: Thanksgiving dinner with our small group. You're Daddy even came and of course everyone loved him! I had a blast and the food was yummy too!
Also yesterday your cousin Keith made an amazing game winning play against BYU. We are huge SJSU (well really Keith Smith) fans in this house. So get ready for lots of cheering next fall!

Miss Anything? Not so much.

Movement: Not yet. I guess I have too much fluff ;)

Food cravings/aversions: I still really like apples. And I'm having trouble avoiding sweets. But I did add a supplement of greens since you seem to really not like green vegetables. :(

Symptoms: Heart burn, fatigue, and lots of stomach streches and pain.  

Mood: Well other than an unrelated not good Friday I've been really happy this week. I love sharing the news that we are expecting you.  

Looking forward to: I know it's 5 weeks away but I cannot wait until 23 weeks. I think that V day will really help ease my mind. Knowing that even if your born, modern medicine can help you live from that point on.

At week 18, your baby-to-be's senses are maturing. She's able to hear sounds within her own comfortable environment, such as the sound of your heart beating, as well as external sounds, such as your voice. She may become more active for certain sounds, and you'll feel her movements. At this point in her development she's still small enough that she has plenty of room to wiggle.

Monday, November 12, 2012

17 Weeks!

How far along? 17 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Loss of 2lbs (gained back 2 of the 4 lost)

Baby's Fruit Size: Onion

Sleep: Lots of tossing and turning, I'm anxious!!

Best moment this week: Went to Tea for Mom's birthday, so much fun!! Also telling everyone that you are precious little girl. Everyone is so excited!

Miss Anything? Not so much.

Movement: I think I'm feeling little flutter, but I can't quite make it out yet.

Food cravings/aversions: Not so much this week.

Symptoms: Heart burn, and lots of stomach streches and pain.  

Mood: I'm over all happy and excited! Still have feelings of anxiety. I really hope you like me Jelly Bean. I'm going to try really hard to be a good Mommy!

Looking forward to: Buying baby girl clothes and accessories, so much fun!!

17 Week Development
Around this time your baby's ears pop from his head and Baby-to-be can now sense sounds. After all, he has plenty to listen to in utero! He's accustomed to the strong beating of your heart, blood rushing through your veins, and your stomach grumbling. He can also discern sounds outside the uterus, like your voice and music. Although, according to the Mayo Clinic, whether he can distinguish the sound of your voice versus other sounds is not yet clear.
On average, most moms are feeling fetal movement by week 17. Kick, little one, kick!
This week your little one weighs in at around 5 ounces and stretches to just over 5 inches (crown to rump). He is about the size of a red onion.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Happy November! It's Thankful Thursday time :)

I meant to post this last Thursday, but I forgot, whoops!

Today I am thankful of course for this pregnancy. I feel so blessed to be here. Josue and I wanted this for so long, we couldn't be happier. We continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and happy healthy baby girl. We are so grateful to be pregnant and thank God everyday for this gift.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We are ...

I see lot's of pink, ribbons, and bows in our future. Jelly Bean is officially a little girl!

We couldn't be happier, of course we would be thrilled with a little boy too. But I get some satisfaction in having motherly intuition :) I love her already and can't wait to meet her sweet face. Now naming her is going to be tough. We had the name Alexander Josue (Xander) all picked out for a son, but girl names are proving much more difficult. Well this little one already has a couple nicknames in Jelly Bean and Princess and she is much loved by all so that's all that really matters. I'm sure we will have a formal name picked out by the time we get to the hospital, right??
Top runners right now are Olivia, Sophia, Emily, Allison, Alexandra, Aria, Natalie, and Alaina (Elena) hopefully we can cut that list shorter and stop adding names to it. Middle name will either be Nikel after a childhood friend who passed, or a family name yet to be decided.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

16 Weeks!

I can't believe how time is flying. We've hit four months. In a short 5/6 months we get to meet our little Jelly Bean!

How far along? 16 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Loss of 3lbs (gained back one of the 4 lost)

Baby's Fruit Size: Avocado

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well, just waking up to pee :)

Best moment this week: Finding out if our Jelly Bean is going to be a boy or girl!  

Miss Anything? A turkey sandwich.

Movement: I think I'm feeling little flutter, but I can't quite make it out yet.

Food cravings/aversions: Not so much this week.

Symptoms: I'm feeling great, really excited! A lot of heartburn, but it's not too bad.

Mood: Content :) but anxious. I'm just realizing all the things I don't know about being a parent. But I'm trying to do lots of research and I'm sure I will learn a lot along the way.

Sex Prediction: Well we know now so I won't make a prediction. But the announcement on the blog coming very soon. Just need to announce to friends and family first!  

Looking forward to: Announcing the sex to family and friends. I think a lot of people will be surprised!

By week 16, your baby-to-be's body is doing more to support itself. Her kidneys function and produce urine that then passes through the umbilical cord. Within her stomach, bile is secreted, although she relies on you for all of her nutrients. Her appearance changes as her scalp hair grows and may even have color. Her developing facial muscles make it possible for her to open and close her mouth, maybe even give you a smile or two.
This week, your little one is around 4.5 inches long (crown to rump) and weighs in around 3 ounces. Baby is about the size of an avocado.