The Momma Diaries: July 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

21 weeks

Well, I had my monthly doctors appointment last night and so far Lincoln is right on track. The doctor went over our results from my second trimester screening and everything looks great. All of his bones measured within the normal range, which is fantastic news. They won't be able to tell us for sure that he is in the clear for OI until he is born because we opted against the amnio. But we are very hopeful for our little Lincoln! I finally took a belly shot and decided to include it in this post. Jared thinks I'm huge!

How far along? 21 weeks 2 days
Weight gained? I am up 11 pounds total, which my doctor said is perfect!

How much does baby weigh? According to my book, 12.5 ounces.

Maternity clothes? They are a must.
Stretch marks? None.
Sleep? Is still a wonderful thing. I cannot express how wonderful it feels when I finally lay down for the evening.
Best moment this week? Our doctors appointment hearing that everything is going great!
Movement? He is officially a little wiggle worm! He doesn't stop! I am surprised by how much his movement has picked up the past two days. He is very active like his daddy :)
Food Cravings? Lemonade is the biggest craving I have.
Labor signs? None.
Belly button in or out? It's still flat, and I don't think there's anything there to push it out. It looks rather funny.
What I miss? My ribs not hurting. My latest crappy symptom is my ribs hurting on my right side right where my bra strap hits. The doctor said it's normal, especially because I'm so petite...ugh!
What I'm looking forward to? My baby shower in Rhode Island next month!
Milestone? Lincoln's huge increase in movement!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's official...we have a name!

Jared and I are going to name our son, Lincoln James. I absolutely love it! We didn't want a super popular name, but nothing too out there either. I think this name will suit our baby boy perfectly :) James is Jared's middle name, so we knew we definitely wanted to use that for his middle name as well. We've had the name "Lincoln" for probably two years now, but wanted to see if there were any others we might like instead. We basically just kept going back to Lincoln, so decided to make it official! I am so thrilled that our son finally has a name so we can refer to him as "Lincoln," rather than "the baby." He is going to be one super spoiled baby boy :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Nursery Bedding!!!

When we registered a couple weeks ago, we finally chose our nursery bedding! Honestly, way before I was pregnant, or even married, I'd browse adorable nursery sets online. To be able to finally pick one out, was wonderful! We are doing our baby boy's nursery theme in puppies and stars. Jared really wanted stars, and I really wanted puppies, so we figured we could combine the two ideas and coordinate the room that way! Here is the bedding we picked out. Our nursery furniture color is cinnamon. I think the blue and brown colors will really pop out on it!

We only registered for the bedding set, mobile, changing pad cover, and blanket. We are going to get him this adorable puppy lamp... And I recently found this adorable personalized clock on ebay. We're going to order it once we decide on a name. We have one that I think will be the winner, but I'm not going to say anything until it's final :)

We are going to paint his walls a baby blue color and Jared bought some star stencils and is going to paint some brown and white stars on the walls. He is seriously going to have the cutest little boy room ever! :)
I will be 20 weeks tomorrow, and figured I should maybe include this pregnancy survey that I haven't done since I was 5 weeks!
How far along? 20 weeks tomorrow - woot half way there baby!
Weight gained> At my last appointment at 17 weeks I was up 7 pounds. I honestly don't weigh myself at home, that's the job for the doctors!
How much does baby weigh? I believe aroudn 8 ounces.
Maternity clothes? Love them. Seriously, they are the best thing. Ever.
Stretch marks? None.
Sleep? Love it. I sleep so wonderfully. I feel that I should get all the sleep I can now because pretty soon I'm sure it won't be so comfy...
Best moment this week? Having Jared feel our baby boy move :)
Movement? He really is quite the wiggle worm! I can mostly only feel him from the inside, but every so often he surprises me with some strong little kicks!
Food Cravings? Fruit and more fruit. And lemonade. He loves lemonade...he starts to move around like a crazy little baby!
Labor signs? None.
Belly button in or out?'s flat. Jared thinks it's the funniest thing he's ever seen!
What I miss? I'm really not a big drinker, but I think I would absolutely love a margarita!
What I'm looking forward to? Moving into our house and setting up his nursery.
Milestone? Feeling our little boy from the outside :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pregnancy brain DOES exist!

This past week I have done two ridiculous things. First of all, Jared's uncle is driving his uncle's car from here (CT) to Chicago. He asked me to book him a flight back home. So, I did. I booked him a flight from Hartford to Chicago, rather than the other way around. I felt awful because I was terrified there was going to be fees to change the flight, but luckily it was very simple to do, and there were no fees! That was incident number one. Incident number two occurred literally the next day. I went out shopping and on my way home got caught in a down pour. It was raining so hard that when I got into the house I had to change my clothes because they were soaked. Anyways, about 2 1/2 hours later my father inlaw came in and asked me if there was a reason why my car was running. Yup, you guessed it...I left my keys in the ignition and had my car running ALL that time! I never understood the concept of "pregnancy brain," but really, I have no other excuse for this ridiculousness! I hope I am good for a long time, because this is crazy.

On another note, I ordered my invitations last night for my baby shower in Rhode Island! They are super cute. They have a puppy and stars on them to coordinate with our little theme! That shower is booked for August 29th. My one here in Connecticut is going to be September 27th at our brandy new house :) - woot!!

My sister inlaw sent me this picture of my niece and nephew the other day, and I just have to show off their cuteness...aren't they sweet?!
I also can report that I can feel my baby boy move! He moves around like crazy at times...mostly I can just feel him inside, but every once in awhile he lets out a strong kick! Jared got to feel two little "pops" the other night, he was so excited!

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