21 Weeks

How far along? 21 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 12 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? I’m starting to mix them in. The good thing about summer is I can wear dresses!
Sleep: So far so good!
Best moment this week: Having supper club with our friends (who have all little boys) and watching Stew playing with them in the ocean :0)
Miss Anything? Having a lot of energy!
Movement: Yes! Especially when I lay down at night or for a nap. It feels like he moves over to the side I’m laying on and starts wiggling around there.
Food cravings: Nope. Just eating what I enjoy. Although I do love Passion Iced Tea and the Moroccan Mint Green Honest Tea at Whole Foods!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Yes.
Gender: BOY!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Decorating the nursery and registering for my shower!

Halfway There!!

How far along? 20 weeks. HALFWAY!!!
Total weight gain/loss: 11 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? I went shopping at A Pea in the Pod last week! I got 4 shirts, 2 pants, and jean shorts. I obviously can’t do the pants right now but figured I’ll need them once I’m huge and the weather cools down!
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Yes. Although Turner is wide awake as I’m falling asleep and when I wake up at 6am and am trying to fall BACK to sleep… He’s warming me up for motherhood I suppose!
Best moment this week: Seeing Turner on the big screen! He got all measured and is looking good!
Miss Anything? Same old…
Movement: Yes! Stew felt him from the outside last week! He was so excited.
Food cravings: No. I’m definitely filling up on good foods for our boy! I actually switched from my Edy’s frozen yogurt (full of sugar) to this incredible Atlanta Fresh Greek Frozen Yogurt, that’s actually yogurt! They sell it at our Whole Foods and I adore the Karma Java. I actually eat their plain greek yogurt during the day too. Love!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Absolutely.
Gender: BOY!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Putting up the crown moulding in Turner’s room and starting to decorate!
Side Notes: I added this so I can keep track of random ideas that pop into my head. So I’m exhausted. I don’t know who’s genius idea it was to tell me that I’d feel like Superwoman in the second trimester… they lied.

I had headaches for about a week and then started going to the chiropractor a few months ago and I’m healed! I haven’t had a single headache since. It’s glorious!  She also showed me how to massage the round ligaments (don’t feel bad I didn’t know what the heck these were either) so they don’t hurt as I grow. So far so good!

19 Weeks

How far along? 19 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: 10 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? That’s actually a maternity top! But don’t get excited, those are my shorts, just using the rubber band trick. Honestly, I’m trying to avoid maternity clothes as long as possible (unless Francesca’s ever created a maternity line… I digress).
Stretch marks? Nope! Although I read today that 90% of women get them. Yikes! Hope my cocoa butter works ; )
Sleep: Like a rock, except for last night when I had some crazy dreams (I won’t fill you in) and then couldn’t fall back to sleep. I made up for it today with a nap!
Best moment this week: feeling Little Man kick like crazy while we watched Lord of the Rings! He seems to like when I eat eggs and when I am about to go to sleep.
Miss Anything? Have I mentioned coffee? Although I’ve been missing turkey sandwiches too! I tried heating it up one day… not worth it. I’ll wait 4 months for a good turkey sandwich!
Movement: Definitely! I can’t wait for Stew to feel him!
Food cravings: I’m not really craving things as much as enjoying fresh fruits like berries and peaches. So far, I’ve never been like “I need  (fill in the blank) right now!” I’m thankful for that.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Finally! This woman at the grocery store yesterday said, “you got a bun in the oven?” and I was like “THANK YOU FOR NOTICING!” I think I finally look pregnant!
Gender: BOY!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: My ultrasound tomorrow! He’s grown so much since the last time we saw him!

18 Weeks

How far along? 18 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: 8.5 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? Not yet. Wearing dresses and elastic shorts as long as I can!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I get up once for a potty break. I actually slept through the night last week without getting up! I must have been tired!
Best moment this week: Spending quality time with Stew and our little man in Jamaica!
Miss Anything? Starbucks
Movement: I thought I felt him, but it’s hard to tell!
Food cravings: Still fruits.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: I think so… although my friend Juliet said, “It just looks like you ate a bunch of pizzas!” hehe
Gender: BOY!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: My ultrasound next week! I can’t wait to see Little Man again!

17 Weeks

How far along? 17 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: 7.5 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? Still just wearing my regular elastic waste clothes and dresses!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I sleep like a rock, except for my nightly pee break.
Best moment this week: Celebrating Father’s Day with Stew. We ate homemade waffles and eggs for breakfast on the porch. Then at my mom’s, he opened his gift which was 2 onesies that said “Daddy’s Little Boy” on them! Adorable : )
Miss Anything? Did I mention COFFEE?! I wish I liked it but I just DON’T!
Movement: Not yet. I bet he’ll flutter any day now!
Food cravings: Still fruits.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: I’m going with yes.
Gender: BOY!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Feeling Baby Boy move in there!

We’re Having A…..

Ok I know I told you last week that we didn’t find out the gender from our ultrasound. But for those of you who know me, know that I like to have the answers to everything in advance and control the situation (hazard of being an ex-teacher). So my friend, Annie, told me about See Me 3D where you can get a 3D ultrasound and find out the gender for sure at 16 weeks. So, I set up the appointment! We actually didn’t need to do the 3D because apparently 2D is more accurate when it comes to gender determination. So we went there and it took about 10 minutes before Baby moved into the “right” position. Finally, Baby went into shoulder stand and there it was! His Manhood!!! We’re having a BOY! Everyone thought it would be a girl! I was even becoming convinced with the high heart rate and wanting fruits and sweets. But my gut instinct was right! Now I’ll have my own little snuggle muffin! I’m so excited!

How far along? 16 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: 6.5 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? I found one pair of maternity jeans on sale at Old Navy. I’m thinking someone bought them online and returned them. They’re a bit too big, but I figured when I’m the size of a house I’ll want big clothes!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I sleep like a rock, except for my nightly pee break.
Best moment this week: Finding out we’re having a BOY!!
Miss Anything? Still coffee!
Movement: I sure can see him doing all sorts of baby yoga in there, but don’t feel it yet! I’m hoping any day now : )
Food cravings: Fruits and juicy foods.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Yes. Although I can probably still hide it if you don’t know me!
Gender: BOY!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Decorating the nursery and reading to Baby Boy at night : )

15 Weeks

How far along? 15 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: 6 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? Just dresses and my new obsession-drawstring shorts from Target! Who needs maternity clothes?
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: The usual
Best moment this week: Seeing my brother in law and his fiance. She got me the CUTEST picture from etsy for the nursery. Since we don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, the picture has yellows and greens. But it’s PERFECT with my vision ; )


Miss Anything? Quickly getting dressed, knowing that everyone I put on will fit. Not the case anymore!
Movement: I thought I felt something, but I think it was actually my hairdryer while blowdrying my hair
Food cravings: Still eating pretty normal stuff. Love fruits and berries still.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Yes. My pants don’t fit!
Gender: We have an ultrasound tomorrow, and I’m secretly hoping we’ll find out!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Going to the doctor tomorrow for our next ultrasound! I could stare at this peanut all day!

14 Weeks

How far along? 14 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: 5.5 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? Most of my clothes still fit, but I’ve been wearing a lot of dresses! Stew and I looked at maternity clothes but they’re HUGE!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Still waking up to pee but sleeping great other than that!
Best moment this week: We met a couple in our small group who just delivered at the birth center and she LOVED it! It made me even more excited. Holding her baby was so awesome!
Miss Anything? Coffee!
Movement: Not yet!
Food cravings: Fruit and juicy foods. I was wanting Pizza Hut the other day but ate it and felt like crap after!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. I guess I just know what I want to eat and stick with that.
Have you started to show yet: Definitely, especially in the afternoons.
Gender: Not yet. I predict it’s a boy and Stew thinks it’s a girl!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Going to the doctor next week for our next ultrasound! I’m secretly hoping we’ll find out the gender!

13 Weeks!

How far along? 13 weeks. Over the hump!
Total weight gain/loss: 4.5 pounds gained.. I’ve been eating things other than carbs finally!
Maternity clothes? I can still get away with most of my clothes. Jeans are getting uncomfortable though. I got one of those tummy tubes so I can still wear pants for a while hopefully!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Still waking up to pee but sleeping great other than that!
Best moment this week: Starting to work in the nursery and planning out the room.
Miss Anything? I miss loving coffee!
Movement: Not yet!
Food cravings: Still fruit. I love peaches and berries… pretty much all fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I am not feeling queasy or sick finally! Vegetables aren’t my favorite (which is so weird for me!)
Have you started to show yet: Yes. It’s hard to tell in this picture, but I can definitely see it. I seem to get a little bigger in the afternoons after I eat dinner.
Gender: Not yet. I predict it’s a boy and Stew thinks it’s a girl!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: My next ultrasound at 15 weeks. I want to see this little peanut again!

10 Weeks

How far along? 10 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 3 pounds gained
Maternity clothes? Not yet! Luckily my clothes still fit.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up every 4 hours to go to the bathroom.
Best moment this week: Having my mother and father in law visit. It’s starting to feel real!
Miss Anything? I reeeeally miss drinking coffee. I just don’t have the taste for it!
Movement: I know there are twitches going on in there, but I don’t feel anything yet.
Food cravings: I was craving citrus and berries. I would say I’m having more aversions than cravings. But I’m eating pretty normal so far.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not recently. I sort of have that queasy feeling all the time. Eating actually helps!
Have you started to show yet: I can tell that my tummy’s bigger. But I don’t know if anyone else could unless I had a tight shirt on.
Gender: ??
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Getting past the first trimester and my next visit with my midwife so we can hear the heartbeat!