Friday, February 19, 2010

26 week appointment

We had our 26 week OB appointment this morning. The same old routine stuff...measuring the bump, listening to the heartbeat, pee in a cup, etc. I'm measuring right at 26 weeks and Charlee's heartbeat is strong and steady like always. I love hearing the heartbeat, I can't wait until I can use my at home monitor thing. Even though I feel her move around, hearing the heartbeat makes things seem more real...knowing that our little one is healthy and already working on her own is very cool.

I go back in 2 weeks for the glucose test. I think everything should be fine with that, I'm eating healthily (when we can afford it). I would eat veggies and fruit everyday but that can get expensive. My diet is pretty good, not all chocolate or anything haha.

We still have about 14 weeks, a little over 3 months to go but I am getting so anxious to meet her. I just know she'll have her own personality- hopefully all the good parts of mama and daddy's mixed together. :)

We've had about 6 snow days in the past two weeks, which means I've been out of work with nothing to do. Got lots of movies watched, but wasn't productive at all. This next week should have less or no snow, so I can get back into a groove with work and that will be much appreciated.

Kyle is considering a new job endeavor that could be very exciting. It could even lead to us moving somewhere warmer eventually and all this snow is making that seem very appealing. It will let Kyle travel all over the world and get out of the job he is bored with now. It's still under consideration, lots to think about but pretty exciting at the same time.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

25 weeks. Lots of snow and nowhere to go.

Whelp, that's the belly. I love thinking about how Charlee is growing (about 8 inches and 2 pounds now) but the belly/legs/arms/face that has come along with it has me bent out of shape. I didn't have the perfect bikini body before but I was certainly on the right track with exercising and losing weight. I'm trying really hard to stay active. Treadmill a couple times a week, shoveling snow, carrying laundry up and down the stairs. I can only hope that this will make post-baby workouts a little easier.I'm not meaning to sound selfish but my body issues are more and more on my mind lately.

Everything is on my mind lately. Pregnancy hormones, you are killing me slowly. Anything can set me off during the day: a song, the snow, forgetting my water w/ lemon juice, not seeing Kyle because of work...the tears start flowing. I try my best to look on the bright side of things, I have a healthy baby and a loving husband and family. The big picture is great and I know that but the little things become big things when you're hormonal.

I just need to keep my head on straight and keep looking forward to what is ahead. Charlee will be here in 15 weeks and our lives will be complete.

I am married to my best friend.
We live in a house we've made our own.
We make it to the end of the month no matter what.
There are two precious puppies that greet us every morning with kisses.
Families that surround us couldn't be more supportive and loving.
A disney vacation is in the works :)

Those are the things that matter the most. I am the luckiest.