Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's happened....

I found my very first stretch mark this morning! Truth be told, I about died when I did - maybe even slightly freaked out. BUT, you know, OH WELL!! Whether this be the only one I get, or if I end up covered, it will be worth it. Now, don't get me wrong, I would definitely prefer to only have this one, but we'll see!

It's so very tiny and it's right above my belly button piercing. I don't know if the piercing had anything to do with it, and I'm sure I'm the only one who even sees it, but I know it's there, lol. That one spot had been itching me for about 3wks now, but I didn't think anything of it! It crossed my mind, but I didn't go out of my way to pay special attention to that one little spot.

I never got any with Aiden, except a few on my boobs, and I'm light skinned, so you can barely see them. Maybe that will work in my favor this time too, if I end up getting more! My body is just reacting so differently to this pregnancy than it did with the boys, so I'm still getting used to some things. Honestly, I was as big as I am now when I delivered Aiden! Granted, I was small for delivering a 37 weeker, but know that...well, it's a little depressing, lol.

Still trying to enjoy it though! So, yay for my bigger belly and yay for my very first stretch mark!!! :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Time flies....kind of

I am by NO means a complainer, and I always said that I would never complain about being pregnant., I am ready to be done, lol

I know, it's sad. I still have 11wks to go, and this has FLOWN by, but now it feels like it's draggin along. I can't imagine how I'm going to feel when I have less time that that left! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being pregnant, and I'm so incredibly grateful for Allie and the fact that she's doing great! But, I can't wait to fit into my old clothes again, to be able to actually put my hands on my waist, to play softball with everyone, and to go out with the girls and have dinner and a few drinks!

We went to my in laws for a cookout yesterday, and while everyone was enjoying themselves with a beer in hand and playing softball, I sat in a chair...watching. I did this for 5hrs. LOL

I am enjoying this last bit as much as I can, because I know Allie is our last, but at the same time I'm just ready to have her here and get back into the groove of things!

...and on that note - I can't believe May is almost over already!!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Forgot to mention

I have no idea how I forgot to mention this, as it's been irritating me since my appointment on Tuesday.

So, my regular OB was overbooked and had two others there on-call for him. I was lucky enough to see my favorite midwife, who was also the one I had seen while pregnant with Cameron . Well, she comes in, gives me a great big hug, and goes on and on about how happy she is for me. I love this woman! She's great!

THEN, she looks at my chart and says something that I have never heard at any point in time during any of my pregnancies. She said, "Hmm...looks like you're growing little Allie very nicely in there!". I just laughed, and she then said, "You know, just sort of watch your weight. Watch what you're eating. Make sure to drink plenty of water and you're eating lots of fruits and veggies!". I was stunned! I looked at her and said, "I do...I don't know what's going on here." She then comes over and measures my belly, which was measuring right where it should be, and says, "Well you don't look all that big, but your belly is meausring pretty good size.". I was measuring about 29wks....1wk ahead! It just didn't add up to me. So I asked her if Allie was going to be a big baby, and she then asked about Aiden, who was 7lb 5oz at birth. But, he was also 3wks early. So, if you figure the baby gains about 1oz a day in the last weeks, he probably would have been about 8.5lbs. She said she guestimates Allie will be about the same. CRAP! I had a hard enough time with a 7lb baby, I can't imagine giving birth to one that's over 8lbs!! Hopefully, she'll decide to make her debut a tad early like her big brother did. :)

I asked her where all of this came from, and apparently, I have gained 11lbs in one month. Now pardon my french, but what the f*ck ever! There is no possible way! I had gotten on my scale that morning, and according to that, I had only gained about 4lbs. Make more sense seeing as how my clothes still fit me the same and my belly is measuring where it should be. If I had gained that much weight in that short of time, I would think my belly would be measuring 2 or more weeks ahead!

I watch what I eat for the most part, splurging from time to time, and I'm constantly on the go! I'm healthy damn it! I'm supposed to gain weight! I just don't get Dr's anymore! You either aren't gaining enough or you're gaining too much! Ugh, you just can't win with them!

All I know is that I feel good, Allie is doing great, and that's really all that matters to me!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Just had my 28wk appointment yesterday, and it was my last 4wk appointment. It's every 2wks from here on out! I can't believe how fast this is going! I just want her and sound in my arms!

It was just a typical, regular check-up, and everything looked good. My iron is still low - lower than it was in the beginning - but still on the "low end of normal", as she said. So, I'll be popping some iron pills for biggie!

That last pictures I got of Allie were at 23wks, and even though that was 5wks ago, I'll still share!! :)

At first glance, it looks as if she's sucking her thumb, while holding it in her mouth with her other hand. But I remember the tech. saying that she was sucking on her arm! LOL...silly girl!

We kept trying to catch her smiling, but everytime the tech. would take the picture, it was just a second or two late. Oh well, still adorable!

Oh, and here's me at 25wks.

I don't remember the exact weight they gave, but it was 1lb and some odd ounces at that point! I'm curious as to how big she is now and what she looks like! I could already tell at 23wks that she had the same chubby cheeks that her brothers had! They get it from their daddy...although his really aren't all that chubby anymore. Oh well, it's cuter on babies anyhow ;)

**Thanks Beth! Such a simple fix :) **