5.11.2012

Bump-Date and More

Life…it’s like a carousel that is always in motion! Thankfully, mine has reached a little slower pace.  Spring classes are complete! I’m very thankful to have made it through the semester with 1 A and 2 B’s!! Now only one more semester stands between me and sitting for my RN boards :)

I love my job! While going to school, I never gave much thought to working for a hospice organization.  So when the opportunity came up, I really had to think and pray about it.  Was this really an area of nursing that I wanted to pursue?  It definitely isn’t what I had pictured, but it just felt right.  So that is where I am…and I can’t imagine being anywhere else.  I LOVE my job.  It is fully of challenges, and at times heart-breaking, but at the same time it is rewarding.  Will this be my forever job, I’m not sure.  But I know that it is where I am supposed to be at this moment in time.

So how ‘bout a bump-date?

How far along: 23 weeks today! I can’t believe it is going by so quickly.  Only 119 days until her due date!!

How big is the baby: At my last ultrasound (at 20 weeks), Maddie was 13oz.  Just shy of a pound.  She should now be just over a pound and about 11 inches long.

Total weight gain: Ugh…I don’t even want to think about the scale.  It seems like the scale jumped over night! Total weight gain as of today is almost 20lbs.  Hopefully I will stay at my goal of gaining no more than 35lbs. 

Sleep: Aside from multiple trips to the bathroom, I’m sleeping pretty good.  I do find myself rolling from side to side quite a bit though. 

Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah…pre-pregnancy clothes have long been pulled from the closet.  I still have a few shirts that I can wear, but my belly is quickly out-growing them.  And I just had to buy round 2 of maternity pants! 

"Note-worthy" moments:

  1. All checked out fabulous with Maddie’s genetic screening! And I checked out fine in all lab areas as well. 
  2. Maddie definitely looks like her Mommy! I compared her latest ultrasound picture to one of my newborn pictures and I couldn’t believe my eyes!! Now we have to wait to see if she will have my red hair and blue eyes :)

Food cravings: Nothing in specific really…just food! 

Food aversions: No real aversions thankfully.  The only true no go for me is a milkshake.  It must be something in the mix used to make them, but every time I get one it makes me sick.  Homemade is fine though!

Symptoms:

  • Leg cramps.   So not my friend when the strike at night!
  • Swelling. I’ve had to remember not to sit with my feet hanging! The result is cankles and sausage toes!!

Movement: She is a little acrobat! Her movements are getting stronger by the day and she definitely likes the early morning hours.  We will work on those hours when she gets here ;).   

Gender: Girl!

What I’m looking forward to: Continuing to work on her room…which is also my room.  I will stay in my current home for now, which is 1 bedroom.  She would be in my room for a while regardless, so no biggie.  Pinterest has given me many cute ideas that I am about to start working on.  And trust me, there will be pics to come as they are completed! 

What I miss: A night of uninterrupted sleep…though I guess I should get used to that!  I also miss my energy!!  Aside from having less energy, the humidity here in FL is horrible!!

Next Appointment: May 24th

Picture: I was going to take a new shot, but instead decided to post her ultrasound.  She put on quite the show for us too! Even kicking herself in the head several times!!

4 comments:

  1. Awe!!! Can't wait for the project pictures.

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  2. P.S. I had both of mine down there and the only thing that got me through the hot summer was the Pina Colada mix made for me by Eric- like a slushy. :)

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  3. Happy school is going so well for you! Time will really start flying after she gets here! Your weight sounds good. I gained about 35lbs. My son weighed 9lbs 10 oz! I had emergency c-section.

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  4. I'm counting those weeks down with you! Can't wait til Maddie gets here! Love you!

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