Monday, November 9, 2009

Making Baby A, Week 21: First Belly Pic!

21 weeks. More than half way there. I like to say that time is going by in a flash, but in reality, it has been crawling. Hopefully it will speed up now that the holidays are almost here. The most wonderful time of the year is usually over before I know it - I wish this year will be the same.

Some updates...

:: My belly is definitely becoming more obvious. Actually it has been for the last several weeks now. I kept on telling myself to take belly pics, but this lazy pregger just kept on putting it off...until today. It's my goal to start documenting this growing belly. I know that if I don't, I will regret it.

So here is the first of the belly pics...

:: I am not sleeping too well these days. I wake up once or twice (sometimes even 3 times) at night. And since I go to bed early, around the time I wake up at 1am for my last bathroom break, I can't go back to sleep for an hour or two. I toss and turn and try to find a comfortable position using my 3 pillows. Luckily, I still eventually fall back to sleep and wake up fairly refreshed.

:: For my entire life, I never had problems with allergies. Now I live with stuffy and runny nose. My nose is constantly itchy and I sneeze more than ever. *achoo* And, oh, those leg cramps are killing me. They come without any warning.

:: Books, friends, and doctors all say that regular exercise will help with labor and delivery. Since I will need all that help I can get, I have been taking 30-minute walk daily. They say swimming helps too, but I am too cheap to buy a swimming suit. I will start doing yoga at home soon, though.

:: I *think* I feel Baby A kicking! It's still hard to tell since it's not consistent and sometimes I wonder if it is just gas, but I am 95% sure it is her practicing karate. I can't feel the kicking from outside yet, so of course, neither can hubs, but I am looking forward for that day to come.

More updates next week!

8 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear you are doing "relatively" (that's a horrible pun) well.

    :)

    I continue to wish you and yours the best of health.

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  2. Aww, cute pic!! Yeah, photograph away otherwise you're gonna wish you did when you're in scrapbook mode with not much to scrapbook with. Good luck on the house hunt!

    P.S. I like that little top you're wearing. Looks comfy.

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  3. sleep on your right side. it might make the sleeping a little better

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  4. Hi there:) You look beautiful - you make a beautiful pregnant girl.
    Here is some advice from a pregnant lady 3 days past her due date now....
    - Sleep on your side - actually, it's the LEFT side that improves your circulation they say...But either side is fine. You should not be lying on your back at all now for more than a minute or two (compresses the vena cava).
    - If you can't sleep - get up. Have a snack, play on your computer, read - don't torture yourself trying to sleep. You'll get tired again soon, and you will sleep better the next night.
    - Staying hydrated helps with leg cramps, but other than that I am afraid it's one of those lovely side effects you can't help.
    - Stuffy nose totally normal - mine has been stuffy the WHOLE TIME and still is. Saline spray helps a lot (like Ayr or another brand).

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  5. Sheesh! You're looking adorable!! Pregnancy suits you. I'm glad to hear all is going well minus the tossing and turning and the other strange things that turn up with pregnancy. By the way, I'll bet you are feeling the baby. I could feel both my kids kicking...tiny kicks...but definitely kicking at about 17 weeks.

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  6. Fantastic picture. If time is going twice as slow now try to do special things and enjoy it because time will go 3 or 4 times more quickly than normal when you have toddlers running around and 95% of your free time is spent loving/enjoying/playing with and teaching them. I miss my babies, can't believe they're 2 and 3 and speaking in funny little sentences already. thank God for nieces.

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  7. Hmmm, I have a hard time sleeping as well. I wonder why? Could it be the pregnant lady next to me?

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