Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Monstrosity...

Ole Miss vs. UT....

Despite the Rebels poor showing we did get to enjoy a beautiful Fall day in East TN.

GRRRRRRRR, Black Bears

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Update to 20 wks.

I had my Doctor's appointment this morning and everything looked good (even though we didn't get an ultrasound).  Baby's heart rate was 150-155 and I had gained a whopping SEVEN pounds (which is in the normal range--they say about 10lbs at 20 wks)!!  Of note, my blood pressure was 86/54.  So, rest assured I don't have pre-eclampsia!!  I will go back in another 3 wks (not sure what we will do at this appointment) and then the next is when they will do the glucose testing.

* I had my first stranger ask me if I was pregnant yesterday.  It made me happy!  He actually said, "what's wrong with your stomach?"  He's not an actual stranger (he works at UT) but someone that hadn't been told I was pregnant.  My response to him..."you better be careful, what if I was just getting fat?  Some other girl might have cried!" 
* Loving daylight savings time and the Fall.  I have decided that Summer is my least favorite season.  Yep, that's right.  I don't like summer that much.  Winter is my favorite.
*Ole Miss plays TN this weekend up here in Knoxville....however, everybody that was coming to stay with us has backed out.  So sad.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Halfway There

20 weeks 
According to What to Expect When your Expecting...Baby boy is about the size of a large banana (7inches, 11oz)

Weight gain:  I'm thinking around 5-7 pounds? Will update on Tuesday after my doctor's appt.

Maternity Clothes:  None yet....but very, very soon.  I only have one pair of jeans that still fit.  Thank goodness I get to wear scrubs everyday to them! 

Sleep:  Been sleeping great---I can still sleep on my stomach/side.  

Movement:  This is a tricky question....I will say No, although I have felt some "gas bubbles" etc. that could have been the baby, but they are all feelings I have felt nothing new.  I have an anterior placenta (my placenta is on the front towards my belly button) which isn't a bad thing, it just means that it usually takes longer to feel the baby move since there is that big cushion in!  Speaking of anterior placentas, I also read the other day that this increases your chances of the baby being born "sunny side up" (where the baby comes out head up, looking at the ceiling) problem there except they say that this is a much more painful birth...Great, huh?!  I will be asking my doctor about this on Tuesday...

Food Cravings:  Any and everything.  I have had the appetite of a horse lately and I'm especially loving some sweets...the more sugar the better.

What I miss:  a "drink."  Oh to be able to enjoy a drink after work some days or at a tailgate.  Also, still missing my cup of coffee every morning and afternoon...although I will get an occasional cup now and then....just because!

Looking forward to:  Feeling this little one move and THANKSGIVING!

Overall, I have been feeling great.  I have had a little bit of a back ache (mostly in the morning) and some  heart burn.

Now, I'm sure y'all have all been waiting for this.....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


So proud....