31 July 2012

{b}U{m}PDATE: 22-25 Weeks

{Thank goodness Ali has requested bump pictures a few times or else I probably wouldn't have any}

I am really wishing that I would have been better about documenting my bump and thoughts every week. Oh, well I guess. 

I have been feeling pretty great over all!
At  24 weeks I had my glucose test. I passed with flying colors. My blood sugar was actually alarmingly low. My doctor said that I should never take a diabetes test again. He said I should have been in a coma because my blood sugar was so low.
I'm wondering if having low blood sugar contributes to my need to eat so often & feeling sick. 
I guess I should ask the doctor.  
He also encouraged me to go off my zofran, I tired and failed. 
I just throw up  over and over again without it. 
We went to the Dark Night Rises and when we got home I blacked out and then threw up. 
I think it had to do with the glucose test and my low blood sugar. 
I was sick the next day but recovered by the afternoon.
I gained 13 pounds in one month. ha.  

Still no cravings.  Except for maybe fries. 
I don't indulge very often.
I am still exercising. Just cardio for now.  

The babe continues to move often. 
At 25 weeks I noticed the movements getting bigger/stronger. 
They make me so happy and excited! 

Olde Tyme Po' Boys

I loved this little place so much. 
The Po' Boys were delicious and it was so cute on the inside.
This is the kind of place that will always remind me of Louisiana. 

Tennis Time

Tennis is probably my favorite sport to watch and play {even though I'm not good at all},
so I have been loving all the tennis action that has been happening at our place this summer. 
The complex has a tennis court and we have been taking advantage of it. 
It has treated us well {besides Dillan's mishap that left him out of commission for two weeks}!
Razz sure loves the courts too. He runs around and acts as everyone's personal ball boy! 

30 July 2012

Music Monday

Shout Out Louds {Normandie}
Passion Pitt {Live To Tell The Tale}
Animal Collective {My Girls}
The Head & the Heart {Down In The Valley}
Bombay Bicycle Club {Always Like This}

music monday 

25 July 2012

Bump Denial

{the bump at 24 weeks}

This whole time Tyler has been in denial that my tummy is growing. 
Every time I say, "look at my belly!" he says, "you are pushing out, you're not pregnant."
I always burst into laughter and say, "why would I walk around pushing out my stomach all the time?"
But, I think he is finally starting to believe there is actually a baby growing inside me. 
We were on a walk a couple Sundays ago and he said, "lets take a bump picture. "
I was surprised he was finally admitting I had a baby bump. 
& I loved that he wanted to be in the pictures too. 

18 July 2012

Red, White, & Blue

We spent this 4th of July at the pool, watching the new spider man, BBQing at our house, & watching fireworks from the balcony. It was another great independence day. How grateful we are for the founding fathers, the constitution, and the men and women that defend it and our country!

12 July 2012

Celebrity Snow Cones

I was star struck when Jacee Badeaux from American Idol was working the local snow cone shack in Lafayette, Louisiana.  He was one of my very favorites from the beginning because of his talented voice and preciously, sweet personality.  He made it through group week, but unfortunately didn't make it to the big stage this past season {I was crushed}.  But that isn't stopping him, he is trying out again this summer in New Orleans.  He is seriously one of the kindest people I have ever met. He has such a good heart and is so sincere.  He sings regularly at his church and at a local coffee shop {I am hoping we will catch a performance before we leave this summer}. Right now he is focusing on his singing career and finishing up high school. I really hope it will work out for him he deserves it!  It was such a treat meeting him & can't wait to see him on American Idol again this season!

09 July 2012

Music Monday

This Must Be The Place {David Byrne}
You & I {Wilco}
Allentown {Billy Joel}
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh {Say Hi}
Sugar Town {Zooey Deschanel} 

Music Monday 

01 July 2012

{b}U{m}PDATE: 20-21 weeks

I had my 20 week appointment two wednesdays ago {June 20th} 
Everything looked great! The baby was healthy and developing properly.
I was measuring a little small- 19 weeks & 2 days. 
I have gained 14 pounds from my pre pregnancy weight {I'm sure it's quite a bit more now}. 
It was so much fun to see the babe on that little ultrasound screen. I could stare at it all day everyday. 
It just melts my little heart. Tyler loved it too. He was all smiles the whole time. 

The day before my appointment I learned I can't stop taking Zofran. I thought I was okay to not take it anymore cause I had been feeling so great, but I learned the hard way early tuesday morning. I started throwing up around 6 am and continued about every thirty minutes till 12:30ish.  I was having a terribly sharp stomach pain with it as well and I hadn't felt that before so we were a little concerned as was my doctor. So we Went in to the office so I could get prescribed more Zofran and to make sure that pain wasn't an indication of something serious. Luckily it wasn't. I just pulled a stomach muscle from vomiting so much. Once I got the Zofran in me along with some food I was back to great again. 
I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that little pill. It's magical.

Our doctor here in Louisiana is absolutely wonderful. We love him so much. He is a very sweet, christian man. He kept saying he hopes God changes our plans because he really wants to deliver our baby. He is just the sweetest and funny too. I am excited for my next appointment. 
I was worried that the doctor wouldn't care about me because I was just going to be here for a couple of visits but he is probably the most caring doctor I've ever had & it makes me so happy.

I started feeling the baby at 20 weeks, or thats when I began to realize those flutters were the baby. I think I really started feeling the baby move around 18 weeks maybe and just didn't realize it.
The babe moves a lot now! 
Tyler got to feel it for the first time last week & it was an exciting moment for us! 
I am absolutely in love with feeling the baby move. I never want it to end. I'm positive I am going to miss it once the baby is well and born. 

I still haven't had any cravings. I just have to eat often. 
I am still incredibly thirsty all the time and nothing is better than water. 
Smells don't typically bother me.
Other than my growing belly I really don't feel all that pregnant. I just feel like myself for the most part. 
I don't get all that tired and seem to have a lot of energy most of the time.
I am still exercising a little- light weight lifting and some swimming for cardio.  
I feel like I have grown a lot this past week and that I have kind of popped. I am definitely starting to look pregnant to others now.  I am so excited for this belly to keep growing. I have been so anxious about it the whole time. I love pregnant bellies. They are beautiful.