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Baby W Update – 33 Weeks

We are now just 7 weeks out from meeting our son! That’s a relatively terrifying but exciting thought. Pretty soon, Andy will be heading out for the 3 different summer camps he’s leading at this year. We’ll have a little time in between the 2nd and 3rd but I’ll be on my own for a bit. I never mind that, though, because it means Andy’s is doing what he loves to do.

Today we had another doctor’s appointment. Dr. K said everything is still looking good…no swelling or high blood pressure or anything. Still measuring about right for my due date. I did, however, lose a couple pounds which is strange. Last time I had gained the “perfect” 2 week amount. But this time not so much. In that time I even had my birthday (giant chocolate cake picture to follow), our cooking classes at the store (LOTS OF FOOD), and plenty of other excuses to eat cake, homemade ice cream, etc. In other words, I wasn’t skimping on food. So I’ve been told to “eat a little more”. I think I’ll eat a little more of the healthy stuff though…….instead of cake :).

We’re slowly but surely getting our house ready for our little guy and an increase in out of town house guests. I’ve been wanting to get some of this stuff done for a while so I’m glad for the excuse! Hopefully in the next couple weeks I’ll have some nursery pictures to post. For now, here are some other pictures:

This is me on Memorial Day (technically 32.5 weeks):

Here is my Great Wall of Chocolate from PF Changs, also known as birthday diet food:

And here’s one of my favorite pictures of Andy since the only recent one I have of him on my phone is too goofy to post:

Ok, Andy came home and said I could post this picture haha. We had fun going through all the stuff our friends Tom & Kristy sent us!:

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Baby Boy W Update: 24 weeks 5 days

Just getting in a quick update before heading to girl’s night dinner (yay!). We’re now over halfway to the arrival of our little boy! I had to remind Andy today that it’s forty weeks total so really we have a little under 16 left. Seems like a lot and a little at the same time.

We had an appointment today. Just a quick one, nothing fancy thankfully. Next time I get to do the glucose test (ew) and they want to do another sonogram. This scared me REALLY BAD. Although you wouldn’t have known it, I was pretty chill. Our doctor assured me multiple times that nothing was wrong and nothing looked bad. The lady who did the sonogram the first time saw what she thought was a decent picture of the heart but the doctor who saw it wants a clearer picture. During the first sonogram, we saw all four chambers of the heart, all the inflow and outflow stuff (hey, I’m not a cardiologist) and when our doctor looked at it that day he gave us a great report. But I do remember she had a hard time getting a GOOD clear picture of it. So unfortunately, we get to do that again. Prayers that I don’t stress would be appreciated. I do feel confident that our doctor is being honest and would be open and up front if he thought there was a chance of something bad.

Besides all that, my blood pressure, weight, etc etc all looks great. I’m measuring normally. I also got a great 45 minute cardio workout in this morning and I can still touch my toes :). Andy and I have bets on when that will become impossible.

After our appointment we went out and got Noodles & Co. I’ve been wanting Mac & Cheese for ages so I was mega stoked to go there!

Truffle Mac from Noodles & Co, SO GOOD:

New picture after my workout today, front and side (just a couple days short of 25 weeks):

Here I am right now :):

Thanks to everyone for following along!

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Baby W Gender Reveal: An Heir to the Throne

Today was the day Andy and I found out the gender of our baby! I was majorly nervous and Andy was cool as a cucumber (figures). Besides figuring out if we’d have a son or a daughter, we’d also see if there was anything major wrong with the progress so far. For some reason, even though I’m young and healthy I was just worried. I just needed to know! My lovely friend and hair dresser of about 20 years, Greta, got to enjoy my nerves while doing my hair before our appointment so I’m appreciative for all of the wisdom she bestowed on me :).

Anyways, after drinking a bunch of water and watching the President’s press conference (he is funny, by the way, I really like that dude!) we headed off to the doctor. Fortunately, I got in within ten minutes because, well…I had just drank a ton of water and couldn’t visit the ladies room. Our sonographer’s name was Gloria (Andy’s mom’s name) which was a good sign! Glorias are always nice. We got to see all of the major parts – head, brain (incredibly intelligent already, I’m sure), two arms, two legs, two feet, one heart with four chambers, two kidneys, etc.

Unfortunately, the baby was all scrunched up and holding both legs tightly together. At one point, Gloria thought she saw what might be a “boy part” but, um, that’s not very encouraging. So I got up and moved around and laid back down. Andy was just chilling through all this, by the way. Not a whole lot he could do. But anyways, after I laid back down we DEFINITELY saw some parts:

So, yes, it definitely is a boy. In my family so far, we have TONS of boys, so there will be plenty of ladies with boy advice for us! I’m thrilled to be able to raise a boy. They’re silly, fun, slightly more drama free (I suppose that depends on the boy), and they like dirt. We are honored to be blessed with one :).

Besides the gender, we also found out that I am measuring “perfect” for 20 weeks and my due date didn’t change at all based on the size. I have been very relaxed in some areas for these 20 weeks. I haven’t been psychotic about all those weird things that have an .00005% chance of harming a baby. Did you know it is recommended that you microwave your lunch meat? GROSS. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” made me TERRIFIED after two pages. According to that book you should basically stay inside your house and bathe in hand sanitizer every five minutes for fear of contamination. So instead of freaking out, I just decided to follow my instincts, take my vitamins, and drink plenty of water. Although today I did ask my doctor if I’ve been “too relaxed” on some things and he laughed at me. The resident with him said there is no such thing as too relaxed. He also said that I’m not “too small” for 20 weeks even though I feel like I have a tiny bump compared to many of my friends at 20 weeks. Actually, he said that my size was “perfect” so I’ll keep THAT doctor around. Andy said he was “speaking my language”. Ha.

Here’s Andy at our celebratory Il Vicino lunch:

We also went and bought our first gender specific clothing which was fun. I have to say I don’t love ALL boys clothes but you can find some good stuff out there :):

So today was a good day. We got good news and have more to plan for and all is well. And then Andy bought me some flowers when he ran to store, so that is good too ;).

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First Baby W Update: 19.5 weeks

Hi all. Most of you will be directed here from my Facebook page to bask in the wonder that is pregnant Jessica. Andy and I found out on November 15th, 2011 that we are expecting. It was both unexpected and expected. Expected because of course it is always a possibility and unexpected because you are never really prepared! I will say that I may have taken a little longer than normal to adjust to the idea. It’s a lot to take in! Andy has endured the idea of the impending change in our lives much more gracefully :). I’ve never been a baby person and can count on one finger how many diapers I’ve changed. Many girls dream of motherhood and growing a big belly in their fairy tale princess life plan. The idea has never been that magical to me (although, yes, it is!). But the idea of being a mother and having the opportunity to love and shape a life IS very appealing to me. Also, Andy is an amazing person and I can’t even imagine how great of a father he’ll be. THAT is exciting. Some days, when I’m not feeling great and fearing the giant change, I think of how glad I am to be able to make Andy a dad and that makes me feel better. We waited quite a while to tell everyone (OK, Facebook) the news because we just wanted to enjoy it as a family and get used to the news.

Anyways, as far as how the pregnancy has gone so far I don’t have any complaints! Of course I have had my fair share of unpleasantness (I’ll spare you the details, you’re welcome) but I’m pretty much through that now. At almost 20 weeks, I feel like my belly is WAY smaller than many of my friends who have posted pictures. I have friends who were bigger than me at 16 weeks (and with their first child, not second) but I suppose everyone is just different and I should be thankful that I haven’t had to buy a lot of new clothes :). We had a sonogram at our first visit and there is only one in there. A while later we got to hear the heartbeat. My mom went with me on that appointment because Andy was out of town but through the magic of all that is iPhone, he got to hear it in Texas. In TWO DAYS, we’ll find out the gender of our baby. That is exciting and nerve-wracking because it will seem even more REAL. However, it will be nice to stop calling it “it” :). Here’s some drama for you: Andy’s last name DIES WITH HIM if we don’t produce a boy at some point. So it would be nice to have a boy but it would also be nice to have a girl. Basically we don’t care as long as it is healthy!

I’ll shut up now and leave you with photos because, really, that is the important part!

Here’s Andy and I about a week after we found out. We were lucky enough to have had a trip scheduled to visit Andy’s parents so we got to tell them in person. This is their first grandchild so I think they were shocked and excited. It’s my parents sixth grandchild so they were THRILLED but used to the feeling :).

Here I am at 17 weeks on Valentine’s Day (after a big Bella Luna dinner and a movie). As you can see I’m rocking a mysterious double bump and I don’t think it’s from my pants. Strange.

 And here’s the most recent photo I have – 19 weeks. This was after a workout and things seem to be forming into a nice round shape thankfully :).

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