Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Belly picture- 29w3d!

Monday, November 21, 2011

29w Update!

I still am not feeling well at all. My sore throat and high fever from last week has now turned into full scale crud! Crud in my head, crud in my chest, crud all around. It makes good sleep impossible and last night I woke up at 3am wheezing because of all the CRUD in my chest. I can really feel the lack of sleep taking a toll on me. My usual zest and energy is significantly lacking. Anyway, I had to get my pregnancy update out before I missed another week.

How Far Along? 29w1d
Size of baby: 15 inches and about 2 1/2lbs- size of a butternut squash!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 14 lbs- still feeling really good about this
Maternity Clothes: Yep- all the time
Gender: BOY- Gavin Tyler
Movement: Moving my belly all the time
What I miss: Nothing- can’t complain
Sleep: Sleep has taken a nose dive- really hoping it’s from the recent sickness though and isn’t indicative of how it’s going to go for the next 10 weeks!
Symptoms: Just feeling very pregnant and feeling the need to slow down a bit

Stretch marks: Nope, still none,
What I am looking forward to: Ultrasound Wednesday- it’s been WAY too long since I’ve seen baby Gavin, over 10 weeks!
Belly button (in or out): Halfway out

Milestones: Hitting the 3rd trimester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Baby Ramey’s Progress
Your baby is growing rapidly now. This week he weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain – which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester.                 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Doggie pictures

Jason recently came into the world of Apple products, much to our dismay. However, I will say that he has been able to download some of the coolest photography apps. We laid in bed last night practicing with the puppy dogs. Had to share! Aren't they the cutest puppies you ever did see... says the very biased fur mommy! :) Also made this fur mommy realize that her Toby desperately needs a haircut!

Weekend wrap up!

I’m too tired and worn out to post my pregnancy update right this minute. I’ve been sick since Monday night.. sore throat, chills, fever, etc. It has sucked but I definitely am starting to feel better. I’m hoping this is my only bout with sickness while being pregnant. It isn’t fun. It just wears you out more than normal.

We had a great weekend. We had lots of family visiting and had a very, very busy weekend. We got to all see Ally play volleyball, watched some college football, had a family dinner altogether and then the shower on Sunday. It was great. It happens too infrequently so I’m super happy when it does come together. The shower on Sunday was beautiful. My friends did a wonderful job and I was truly overwhelmed with all the effort that went into it. I got such wonderful things and it took me hours to get it all put away. I got TONS of clothes, toys, books!!!!, blankets, Cardinal gear overload (much to Jason’s great pleasure), bottles, bibs, diapers, wipes, etc. We are very blessed. I feel like it is finally starting to come together.

Thankfully I took the Monday after off to recuperate and get organized a bit. I also had some car trouble over the weekend so I was able to take care of that on Monday too. One of the last big things we had left to get was our travel system and I was able to pick that up on Monday, which was a great relief to me. I got a great BuyBuyBaby coupon in the mail that Babies ‘R Us would honor and it saved us over $70!!!! That was a great find! I have one more of those coupons too that I got because mom signed up for their mailing list and I’m holding on to it to use for our video monitor.

I have got to make a major dent in our Christmas shopping over the next  2 weeks or else Im going to get very antsy! As of today only 80 days to go! Wowzers!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

27 week update

We had such a busy weekend trying to get ready for all the family visiting this weekend for my 2nd baby shower. I’m so excited to have everybody here! We had to put the finishing touches on our upstairs living room, get Christmas lights hung, clean the upstairs, grocery shop, volleyball game and wash 4 rooms full of bedding linens. We were busy little bees, but got it all done.

This morning I had my monthly ob appt and my glucose test. Ive been dreading this test for weeks, but it really was pretty uneventful. It required I fast from the night before so I was starving by the time it was over, but I can’t complain too much. Now let’s hope I pass. J I mentioned to Dr. S that I was getting antsy to see how much Gavin has grown since it has been almost 9 weeks since my last sonogram. He took pity on me and scheduled a growth scan in 2 weeks- the day before Thanksgiving. I am sooooo excited. I thought I would have to wait another 4-6 weeks before I got to take a peek again. He has gone above and beyond to ensure this pregnancy has been as stress free as possible. I’ve posted my 27 week update and a new belly pic too! Enjoy!

 How Far Along? 27w2d
Size of baby: 14 1/2 inches and about 2lbs- size of a cauliflower!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 13 1/2 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much everything is maternity at this point
Gender: BOY- Gavin Tyler
Movement: Feeling him move every hour
What I miss: Being able to easily get off the couch or out of a chair!!
Sleep: Still sleeping great
Symptoms: started getting nighttime leg cramps, which they say is normal
Stretch marks: Nope, still none
What I am looking forward to: 2nd baby shower this weekend and family visiting from out of town!
Belly button (in or out): Halfway out

Milestones: Getting the 1 hour glucose test done and behind me

Baby Ramey’s Progress
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (
like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

 How your life's changing:
The second trimester is drawing to a close, but as your body gears up for the final lap, you may start noticing some new symptoms. Along with an aching back, for example, you may find that your leg muscles cramp up now and then. They're carrying extra weight, after all, and your expanding uterus is putting pressure on the veins that return blood from your legs to your heart as well as on the nerves leading from your trunk to your legs.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Major catch up post and 26w update!

I’ve been such a bad blogger lately. Things have started to pick up around the Ramey household so I just haven’t been as diligent with my updates as I would have liked. Last weekend was my first baby shower and it was wonderful and overwhelming all at the same time. It was awesome to get to see a bunch of family and family friends that I haven’t seen in quite some time. We had a great turn out and I feel very blessed to have so many loving people around us. We got loads of blankets, burp rags and clothes. I also got some of my bigger items- stroller, swing/bouncer and the play mat. The stuff is all piled into Gavin’s room at the moment as we have no place to really put anything away. It was just nice to get out of DFW for a few days and go back to my hometown. I really enjoy doing that and don’t do it as often as I’d like to.

We have another shower next weekend and I’m really excited about this one too. The attendees for this one are more Jason and I’s friends so it will be a different crowd. We do have some family coming in for this shower that we are really excited about too. Our family friend, Alecia, will be traveling to Dallas with my mom and Jason’s mom and sister are both coming in from St. Louis for the shower. It is so sweet of them to take time away from their families to make the trip. It will be great to see them and great to have them be a part of this.

Because of the influx of family coming in next weekend Jason and I have been on a mad dash to get our upstairs living room finished. Ill post pictures after this weekend, when the couch arrives. We finally sold the pool table so we were able to now turn this room into a useable space. It’s going to be awesome and I’m so excited to have it finished. It just means that when our house is full of family and kids that there is now an overflow space for people to hang out in to watch tv, rest, etc. Also means that Ally and Gavin will have more space to spread out with all their stuff over the coming years!

I can’t believe how far along I am already in this pregnancy. I know that things will start to move even more quickly now that the holidays are approaching. Im so excited that in just over 12 weeks we will be getting to meet our little boy.

How Far Along? 26w4d
Size of baby: 14 1/2 inches and 1 2/3lb- size of an eggplant!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 13 lbs- really pleased with this, because even if I gain 1lb every week until the end of my pregnancy I will still come in significantly under the average 30lbs gained. Very happy with this!
Maternity Clothes: I’m finding now that my non-maternity tops that I’ve been able to wear up to this point no longer cover my belly! LOL!
Gender: BOY- Gavin Tyler
Movement: I definitely am feeling him every day, but the feelings have started to change. I used to feel intermittent jabs and punches, now I can actually feel him rolling around in there.
What I miss: Having all the energy I’m used to having- I wear out a lot more quickly
Sleep: Really can’t complain, I’m still sleeping very well, but the accidental rolling back onto my back causes me morning-time discomfort
Symptoms: Heartburn!!!!, very vivid dreams
Stretch marks: Nope, still none
What I am looking forward to: 2nd baby shower next weekend and drs appt Tuesday
Belly button (in or out): Very much half way out!!  
Milestones: First baby shower!  

Baby Ramey’s Progress
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (
an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

 How your life's changing:
If your lower back seems a little achy lately, you can thank both your growing uterus — which shifts your center of gravity, stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, and may be pressing on a nerve — as well as hormonal changes that loosen your joints and ligaments. Plus, the extra weight you're carrying means more work for your muscles and increased stress on your joints, which is why you may feel worse at the end of the day. Walking, standing, or sitting for long periods, as well as bending and lifting can all put a strain on your back. A warm bath or hot compress might bring relief. (Some women, though, find cool compresses more comforting.) Try to maintain good posture during the day, avoid activities that require bending and twisting at the same time, take frequent breaks when sitting or standing, and sleep on your side with one or both knees bent with a pillow between your legs, using another pillow (or wedge) to support your abdomen.