Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pregnancy Update - 22 Weeks

Yes, I am still alive (I'm sure you've all be wondering)!! There is really no excuse for my lack of posting other than the obvious baking a baby and all! I'm back with a preggo update for all the inquiring minds...

How Far Along: I'm 22 weeks along (about 5 months)

Due Date: November 2nd, 2011

Size of Baby: Baby Kizziah is about the length of a spaghetti squash. Once again, no idea what the heck a spaghetti squash is, let alone what one looks like. it!! He weights about 1 pound now, and is basically fully developed. Think of him as a miniature newborn at this point.

Maternity Clothes: officially wearing the maternity clothing now! I can still actually button the non-basketball belly clothing, but it sorta cuts the bump in half resulting in half beer gut on the bottom and half roll over the top. NOT. CUTE! So, I'm into the full panel coverage these days. I still have plenty of summer dresses that work for this Florida heat, too.

Gender: It's a boy!!

Movement: He's kicking like crazy!! Especially at night. To me it sorta feels like I'm losing my stomach every time, so it's not always super pleasant while trying to snooze, but nevertheless I am super grateful to have the constant assurance that he is alive and kicking. he he :)

Sleep: Sleep is a little bit sporadic these days. I manage to sleep in about 4 hour shifts before having to potty or adjust positions. And officially I have been given the clear to continue to sleep on my belly until it is uncomfortable for me (despite my fears of smooshing the little one into a pancake). Yay!

What I miss: normally functioning body temperature. I CAN'T. GET. COOL.

Cravings: Milk. Totally uncharacteristic for me. Like really strange.

Symptoms: Feeling pretty good these days other than a little bit of pelvic pain because the little guy is sitting so low right now. Headaches are still very present but still respond to Tylenol (miracle preggo drug). The fatigue seems to have reappeared?!? :( I think it may be a result of the sleeping issues though, and not so much the babe.

Best moment: Finding out we were having a boy! The look on my husband's face, and the following display of "manliness" was priceless. Can we say, "Testosterone overload!" Not sure what I am getting myself into...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


 Well most of you know by now that our little nugget is officially a "He." I am such a slacker and am just now posting this one day before my next OB appointment, which means it has been a whole month since we knew the news!
We couldn't be more thrilled and more shocked at the same time. I had subconsciously convinced myself that there was no possible chance that our little nugget could be of the male gender. You see I am from a family of ALL women...grandmother, mother, aunt, 2 sisters, 2 female cousins (Love you all!!), but somehow in my mind i thought the odds just weren't in our favor/ my body simply could not produce a male. 

Boy were we surprised!! After all of the measuring and multiple picture taking by the sonogram technician, we were all waiting in anticipation for the big news. After all we were packed in that little room like sardines, and I am convinced they purposely turned the heat on as I was sweating profusely. (You all know how much I luuuuvvvv to be the center of attention) When she finally showed this shot...

It was a done deal. No hiding the jewels from us today. Despite the obvious,  I still asked the tech if she was sure he was a he. She responded with this verbatim comment, "Honey, he's been showing me his junk (such a professional term) the whole time." I couldn't help but laugh and breathe a sigh of relief. I had myself so worked up about whether our nuggett would be healthy, have all it's body parts, even have a heartbeat, that I just felt all my emotions release at one time. No crying though. In my defense however, the only dry eyes in the room belonged to me and the tech (yes that includes my adorable hubby), so there wasn't much room for little 'ol mama here to shed any tears. But I was certainly relieved. 

Here are some more pictures of our perfect baby boy. I am happy to report he no longer looks like an alien blob!!

Here's his profile shot and a perfect little foot. According to my cousin Peaches, he has my "weird nose."

And here are his little legs and arms! We are getting so excited for him to get here!