January 11, 2012

Somebody Pinch Me!

I can't believe we're 32 weeks Baby "G"

Please excuse the crazy hair. I hate this growth phase!

My weekly pregnancy update says we have roughly seven weeks left!! WOO-HOO! Also to expect one pound a week weight gain. ICK. I'll be going to my next doctors appointment on the 16th where I so wish I could just skip that awful scale altogether. Seeing those numbers climb is getting painful!

  I was too lazy to put together a thrilling, quirky update so I've resorted to this pregnancy survey. It asks some questions I haven't answered yet, some I have and some are obvious but enjoy anyhow! 

Is this your first pregnancy? Yes!

When did you find out you were pregnant? June 24, 2011 at 6:30 am.

Was it planned? Yes. We had decided to stop protecting, hoping to conceive before R's deployment the following year. Wasn't expecting it to happen the first try though! We had only hoped that in six months time we might be expecting.

What was your first reaction? I knew I was pregnant before I tested, but needed to see it for myself. I got those two pink lines and felt nauseous/excited!! Butterflies in my tummy/butt, all that:) I kept pacing the bathroom saying over and over "We're pregnant. Oh my God! We're pregnant."

Who was with you when you found out? My sister M. We were getting dressed up to attend a military graduation; my husbands last cycle as a drill.

Who was the first person you told? Well M of course because I needed a second pair of eyes. The lines were so faint I wanted to make sure they were actually there! I then told my husband after the graduation, once he got home.

How did your parents react? They were happy for us! But it's kinda not a big deal anymore; the grandchild thing that is. My parents already have five grand babies:) Now R's parents were a different story:) This is their first grandchild.

How far along are you? 32 weeks!

What was your first symptom? Shortness of breath and major irritation.

What is your due date? March 7, 2012!!

Do you know the sex of the baby? Sure do. It's a sweet little girl. My husband keeps having dreams of her coming out a boy though. I would DIE if that happened but par the course for us:)

Have you picked out names? Miss Alyssa Quinn! So happy we finally agreed on a name:)

How much weight have you gained? 29 lbs. I have definitely gained some love. Mostly in my arms, neck, face, boobs, and fingers? LOL. I always gain weight in my lower half so to see a plump face and arms is a little weird. I'm hoping it'll burn off quickly seeing as I don't carry weight there. Don't get me wrong. My buns and thighs have seen better days as well, ha!

Do you have stretch marks? NO YET! Although, my belly is growing RAPIDLY; not sure how much more my skin can take! I might just need to sleep in a bathtub of lotion from here on out:)

Have you felt the baby move? Mostly in the evenings after 5:00. She might be a night owl like her momma!

Have you heard the heartbeat? Yes and every time is like the first time! I love hearing the thumping. It makes me smile everytime!

Home or hospital birth? Hospital!!!

Natural or medicated birth? Undecided. Most likely medicated unless I get in there and it's not AS bad as I thought. That's probably not gonna happen though.

Who will be in the delivery room with you? My husband and maybe my sister M.

Will you breastfeed? That's the plan!

Do you think you'll need a c-section? Lord, I hope not! This is my biggest fear right now. Well that, and my husband not making it in from the field in time for the birth.

Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time? I'm not sure. I'm not much on crying but I have a sneaking suspicion it'll be a very emotional moment; a few tears might spill out:)

What's the first thing you might say to her? I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of looking but the most natural thing that came to mind is "your beautiful."

Would you let someone videotape the birth? Absolutely not. I don't want to see that and I'm sure my daughter will never want to either.

Are you excited about the birth, or scared? Both. I'm excited to meet her and also have my body back. I'm also scared that things might get complicated in the delivery room; that it might not go as planned.

Best moment this week? R talking to the baby. She's been pretty active at night when I'm trying to sleep and her moving around is getting uncomfortable. My husband puts a hand on my belly, speaking real close and tells her "Hey little one. Settle down in there. Mommy has had a long hard day and needs to rest. Be good. Go to sleep. I love you and I'll see you real soon." Then he kisses the belly. It actually has worked 2/2 times! I LOVE IT! Melts my heart completely:)


  1. awe yeah for baby belly! :)

  2. Awww... how sweet that she listens to your husband. Button is a day time kinda gal. I might steal this survey sometime if that's okay.

    Have a great weekend!


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