Friday, February 18, 2011

25 1/2 Weeks and Growing

Getting to the point these days where I can't squeeze into pre-pregnancy clothes....I've found a few maternity things that I like, but I feel like most stores don't stock much, if any, of their maternity lines.  So it's a long exercise of ordering 10 things online, keeping 1, sending everything else back.  Repeat, repeat, repeat.  Cody said the other night (and I could tell he was trying not to show anything in the tone of his voice) "Babe, there's another package at the front door."  :)   

Monday, February 14, 2011

Savoring our QT

The past few weekends have been fairly uneventful in the Lewis house, but I've been really enjoying being able to savor this quality time with Cody.  Last weekend we had lunch dates on both Sat & Sun and tried new restaurants and were able to just linger and chat and enjoy the time together.  We've been running our errands together, shopping together, taking naps together, and doing even the most unexciting things like driving through the car wash together.  Cody's been making yummy breakfasts on the weekend mornings and it's been so nice to just spend leisurely time at home together.  I decided I do like one thing about winter time - it's slower for Cody with work so he's around on the weekends. 

This past weekend, we watched 4 movies! 
  • Friday night - ok, technically Cody watched it while I snuggled up to him in the big chair and slept through it.  Can't remember name.
  • Saturday day - Boyz In Da Hood....haha, yes, random.  I'd never seen it and Cody wouldn't hear of me going without seeing it, so we watched it.  Not bad, not bad.
  • Saturday night - went and saw Black Swan.  Afterwards, Cody declared it my Valentine's Day gift that he suffered through it.  I shouldn't have told him there was barely any ballet in it - turns out that was definitely not the case.  Oops!
  • Sunday - saw No Strings attached with my sis b/c our husbands are anti rom-com (as far as rom-com's go, they actually would've liked this one)
  • Sunday night - The Fabulous Baker Boys.  I'd never heard of this, but we googled Valentine's Day movies and this came up.  It's an old Jeff Bridges & Michelle Pfeiffer movie from the 80s and it was good!!
I should probably feel a little guilty about how lazy we've been the past couple weekends, but I just kind of feel like we need to take advantage of the fact that we have the ability to be as lazy as we want right now. 

Week 23-24 Stats

I'm a little late to post this, but I wanted to get a few things recorded while I was thinking about it.  At our last appointment on Feb 3rd, I was in week 23. I weighed in at 13 pounds above my starting point, and when he measured my belly (from the top of the public bone to the top of the uterus) I was at exactly 23 cm.  Apparently this measurement should coincide with the number of weeks along you are, so he said I was right on track. 

Tomorrow will be the beginning of week 25 and I'm feeling fantastic!  I really have to think hard to even come up with a complaint.  The only things I'm noticing right now are FREQUENT urination (wow - I feel like I need to put in an extra hour at work to make up for all the time I'm spending walking up and down the hall going to the restroom) and also getting more and more restless in my sleep.  I bought a "snoogle" a few weeks back to help me keep from rolling onto my back (a no-no once you're past week 16 or so).  It's helping me some.  But I really like sleeping on my back, so even after a month or two of trying to get used to sleeping on my side, it still isn't feeling natural.  Cody has to nudge me onto my side when he wakes up and catches me on my back.  So, what the heck is a snoogle, you may ask?  I had never heard of it until a fellow mom introduced me (Thanks Megan!):

 Will try to post another belly pic within the next few days.  I feel like I'm starting to grow a lot faster, so I need to make sure and keep up with the growth pic's. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Week 23 Musings

Today I start week 23...I've been feeling little Lew moving for the past couple weeks and on Sunday morning, Cody and I could even see him squirming from the outside.  We were looking at my belly and we'd all of a sudden just see this little poke - so crazy!  It made us laugh in amazement every time. 

We keep talking about how we wonder what he's going to look like.  I could wonder about that for hours.  I stare down at my belly a lot and get lost in thought rubbing my tummy and trying to envision him.  For some reason I feel like if I rub my belly, I'm somehow comforting and mothering him. 

It's hard to know how to picture the baby, but as far as how big I imagine he'll be, well....Cody weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs 6 oz when he was born, and I was 8 lbs 2 I'm thinking we're destined for a big baby. 

I feel like ever since I first started feeling him move, things have really sunk in that I'm really pregnant.  Not that I didn't believe it before, but since I've been feeling great and not showing a whole lot until the last couple weeks, I just didn't feel that different until I felt him moving.  I was just telling some friends how things can be going badly at work or I'm grumpy about something, and then I feel our baby kick and it just makes me happy again.  I think the baby has just helped put things into perspective better.  Something I mght've stewed over all day in the past, I can brush off a lot easier it seems.  It's like there's this new level of importance I've discovered that work can't touch. 

I must say that I'm pretty much feeling like being pregnant is awesome!!!  (ask me again when I'm as big as a house and we'll see what I say :) )