Thursday, March 1, 2012

Week 21, An Update

Well, I had another check-up today. That means a weigh-in:

I weighed in at 177.1 pounds today. I'm up 3.8 pounds from my last appointment 6 weeks ago. I'm still technically below the "recommended" weight gain for my BMI, but the doctor is not worried, so I'm good.

Needless to say, I feel AWESOME. :]

I also passed my early screening glucose test, which is amazing news. I still have to take the regular sugar test in about 6 weeks or so, but the doctor said my chances of actually having G.D. are much lower since I passed this first test.

We got to hear Jasper's heartbeat today. He's measuring at a stead and strong 144 beats per minute, which is awesome.

When we had the ultrasound two weeks ago, he was just wiggling around to his tiny heart's content. 9 times out of 10 when I feel him kicking, he's attacking my bladder. He a very active little guy.

My next appointment is at the end of March. I can't wait. :]
Jasper Gregory Bohman at 19 weeks. Creepy, huh?

Friday, February 3, 2012

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Days 6-12

  • Day Six: Baby’s first picture. A picture of your first ultrasound.
L.B. at 10 weeks, 2 days.
  • Day Seven: Do you have a birthing plan?
Not at the moment. This is something that Husband and I are going to talk about when he comes home. I'll be about 6-7 months along by then, and much closer to actually needing one.

I had one with Bear, but that all went out the window. :/
  • Day Eight: What is your biggest food craving?
Anything fruity and sweet. But not, like, cookies, or something. I like fruit flavored candy. And cereals. I just have the biggest sweet tooth with this pregnancy.

  • Day Nine: What sex did/do you hope for?
We want a girl, but honestly we wouldn't mind if we were having another boy. But we really want a girl. :]
  • Day Ten: A picture of your baby bump and how you feel about how you look. 
17 weeks, 4 days. 2-1-12
 I feel pretty dang good about how I look. Granted, I wasn't small before I was pregnant, but I don't think I look too horrible. :]
  • Day Eleven: The baby shower: What do you plan for? Hope for?
Honestly? I'm not even expecting one. :/

  • Day Twelve: How did you tell your parents the news? The baby’s dad’s parents?
A phone call. Haha. That was pretty much it. Well, we sent a picture of the pregnancy test with a caption saying "Estimated Due Date: July 2012" but we still called them. :]

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Guess What!

As of January 23, 2012, I can feel teeny, tiny baby flutters! And at only 16 weeks!

And, yes, I do know that they are flutters, and not tummy rumbles. The difference in the feelings is insane.


I waited until now to post this, so I could give Husband a chance to know first.


Friday, January 27, 2012

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 5

Day Five: What trimester are you in, and how do you feel?

I'm in the second trimester. I honestly feel like crap.

I still wake up and need to run to the bathroom. I'm nauseous throughout the day. Food holds no appeal for me. I get light headed, my back hurts and I am constantly tired, even though I can't sleep. I'm an emotional wreck, and my mood swings are intense.

Awesome. :/

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 4

Day Four: How did you find out you were expecting?

Well...I was late. Which wasn't unusual for me, since things had been all out of whack since my surgery.

But things were definitely different this time around. I felt different. So Husband and I got a pregnancy test, I took it, and BAM! Pregnant!
Positive test, taken on 11-11-11.

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 3

Day Three: Do you know the day you conceived?

I'm assuming either on or right around October 15, 2011. It fits with the day of my last...well, ya know...and it's right on track with how developed the baby is in the ultrasound.
Baby bump! 16 weeks, 5 days.
Prolly a little too much TMI, but I just answer the questions. :]

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 2

Day Two: A picture of the father and five facts.

I love Husband's face right here. :]
  • He is a United States Marine.
  • He loves video games.
  • He drinks Mountain Dew like water.
  • When we first met, his hair was longer than mine.
  • He is 3 years older than me.

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 1

Day One: A picture of you and five facts.

This picture was taken on 1-13-12 (14 weeks, 6 days).
  • I’m 21 years old.
  • I already know what the nursery is going to look like.
  • I have one son, Little Bear.
  • I really dislike people and try to avoid them as a general rule in life.
  • I really hope that L.B. (Little Baby) is a girl. But I will be happy with another boy. 

Monday, January 23, 2012


Wow, it's been a long time since I've been on here.

I had a doctor's appointment today, and I couldn't be happier.

Well, I could, but that's only if Husband were here. Stupid deployments. Boo.

Anyway, back to the baby!

First off, the weight gain.
I weighed in at 173.4 today. It's not quite within my recommended range for being 16 weeks along, but I'm not too worried. I'm only off by a couple of pounds.

I've been eating way healthier than I was before I was pregnant. Less junk food, so that might be why I've not gained a bunch of weight.

After the weigh-in, we got to hear Little Baby's heart! The midwife pulled out the Doppler, and found L.B. without any difficulty, a bit below and to the right of my bellybutton.

L.B.'s heart is going strong in the high 140s, and L.B. even wiggled around a bit for us. Before the midwife identified that the weird static noise was, in fact, wiggles, I felt a light little flutter. So maybe that was the first kick felt!!

While we were listening to the heartbeat and wiggles, Bear had the biggest grin on his face. He still doesn't quite get it, but he knows that Mommy and Daddy pay a lot of attention to Mommy's tummy. 

After the appointment, I scheduled the ultrasound.

We find out the gender of Little Baby on February 16. I'll be 19 weeks along.

Well, I'm off!