Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Big Two-Five!

I am now 25 weeks pregnant and I feel as though I am growing larger and larger as we speak. It's quite frightening actually. Our little guy likes to kick me all night long and relax during the day (typical...) which has proven to make mommy very sleepy during the day, but I love it. Truly I do. I am so blessed to have an active little baby boy who is healthy and (hopefully) happy. So as much as I can't wait to have him in my arms instead of on my bladder...I say...Kick Away Little Guy!

Last week I had my 25 Week check-up which also included doing some glucose testing. This means you drink a bottle of super-sweet-melted-popsicle-like substance and then you wait an hour and they take your blood and run tests on your blood to see how your system reacts to the sugar. Now, before I did this I had heard horror stories of how awful the "goo" tasted and how horrible the flavor choices were, etc. I have to say...I wasn't particularly displeased with the TASTE of the beverage (I had orange) was more the completely ridiculous light headed spinning room feeling that I felt about 10 minutes after I drank it. Ewww. Let me tell you though, Baby boy LOVED it. He was doing back flips and front flips and side flips...and the moon walk! I could almost hear the circus music playing as I watched my belly jump. It was highly amusing. Not for the doctor though...he couldn't keep the baby's heart rate on the monitor for more than 2 seconds because he kept moving so much! Silly boy:) ***Note to NOT give baby sugar. He will be awake all day and night.***

It is so hard to believe that in just 3 short months (give or take a week) we will have a new little member of our family to hold and squeeze (not too hard!) and kiss and hug and love! It makes my heart swell to think of it. Stay Tuned!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Little Baby Spaghetti Squash

So I am now 22 weeks pregnant. WOW...I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by already. Pretty crazy! According to our baby boy is now about the length of a spaghetti squash! Have you seen those things?! They're HUGE! Luckily when I got my update via email I had a spaghetti squash on hand (Derek thinks they are yummy) and I was able to hold it to my abdomen and try and grasp exactly what my baby might be feeling right now. He's probably nice and snug in his spaghetti-squash-sized-womb. Although he does love to stretch out and I feel it all the time! He is quite the little mover. He just kicks and flips and jabs away all the live long day, but mostly during the night when Mommy wants to sleep :) Typical. It's ok though. The movement makes it even more real to me that soon I will be able to hold my little man in my arms instead of my belly. Amazing.