Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A new trend?

One of the blogs I read is written by an also-pregnant mommy-to-be. Weekly, she does a little recap of how her pregnancy is going.

Although it's not hard to discover the origin of WriterChic, it has developed, since Seth's birth, into a family/me blog, rather than a pregnancy/baby blog. And of course, now that I have readers who are neither pregnant nor parents, I've tried, somewhat conscientiously, to keep this from becoming a blog "all about the baby," (which, of course, if you deduce from some recent posts, hasn't been all that hard to do, since I'm still getting used to the entire IDEA of Itty Bitty).


I realize I don't talk a lot about Itty Bitty or his/her pregnancy. But I also don't want to someday look back on this 8 month window and feel like I "cheated" him/her out of his/her time in the family spotlight.

So, in an attempt to rectify that, I'm going to (try to faithfully) do weekly summaries of where Itty Bitty and I are at.

Here, a little bit overdue, is this recap for this week:

How far along? 17 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Down 4 lbs from my first obgyn weigh-in.

Maternity clothes? Only if I feel like it, because I have some really cute spring and summer maternity clothes. But out of necessity? Nope, not yet. Even my regular clothes are loose.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Only with the help of Ambien, several times a week, per Dr. Morgan's orders. It is the ONLY way I'm getting enough rest to stay healthy and keep up with Seth.

Best moment this week: Feeling Itty Bitty move for the first time.

Movement: Yep, and only a day behind when I felt Seth. Until they are definite kicks, etc., I really get creeped out by the feeling....but what can you do?

Food cravings: Have been getting sick again with almost anything I eat this week, so, I'm back to wanting only lemonade.

Gender: Gut still says girl. Only 14 days til we know.

Labor Signs: None.

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Sleeping well, not being sick, having more energy to run after Seth.

What I am looking forward to: Out ultrasound on the 15th.

Weekly Wisdom: n/a

Milestones: Fetal movement.


phasejumper said...

Is it me, or is it some other mommy-to-be blogger you are talking about? I just have to know if I'm famous or not. Sorry to hear you are still sick. Hopefully in a couple more weeks that will all be over. (Although it takes a daily dose of Claritin for me not be sick in the mornings, fun fun.)

Sarah said...

Oh, you felt him/her move! How exciting! I like this update!

If we can get a nice warm day soon, let's get together for a picnic or something!

lalalady said...

Hi sweetie! It is really nice to see your updates on you and Itty Bitty. :) I'm sorry you're still nauseous. How was your weekend in Toledo? I can't wait for your appointment, less than 2 weeks, yeah! Although I'm so busy it's hard to keep up with people right now, I do think of you every day! Write soon!! Hugs, D. :)

mandie lane said...

I for one will devour each and every IttyBitty (ahem: Manderson) update. I'm sorry to hear you're still not feeling well. Lots of love from not-so-sunny CA!

Kendra said...

SEVENTEEN WEEKS!! Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!
How exciting you felt HER move this week...milestone indeed! =)
Sorry you are still feeling sick, hope that passes SOON!