Monday, October 27, 2008

Does Gas Kick??

Sunday night Maizy (the dog) and I are curled up in bed watching our favorite show, Desperate Housewives. We were casually chatting about the drama of the show (just kidding, dogs don't talk). Anyways, I felt this weird kicking/bubbly feeling in my lower abdomen. I thought eh, just gas. Well, it happened again a few minutes later, then again, then again. So I put my hand down there and put a little pressure on the area and Holy Crap, whatever it was pushed back about three times. I'm still not totally convinced it was the baby even though the doctor told me I'd feel movement any day now, but then again I don't think gas kicks back or does it???

So if that was the baby it was being crazy, probably because I'd just eaten a slice of cake. I also can't wait to feel it again!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

17 Week Baby Bump and New Bra

Here is my belly at 17 weeks:

I would also like to add how cute my outfit was in this picture, I had brown leggings and my favorite brown Ugg boots on.

I noticed this week I was spilling out of my 34Cs, so I bought a new bra today, a 34D. Jeff says this is the best boob job he has ever paid for.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

17 Week Appointment

I had my 17 week appointment yesterday with my new OB. I love her!!!! Making the switch was the best thing I could have done. She is very friendly and seems genuinely interested in ME rather than just coming in talking for 5 minutes and leaving so she can move on to the next pregnant lady (which is how I felt at the old OB office). She does all of her deliveries, unless of course she is on vacation or something like that so that made my day. I love the fact that the doctor that I am seeing for the entire pregnancy will most likely deliver my baby rather than whoever happens to be on call that day. The hospital I'm delivering at is literally 2 minutes from my house and has huge birthing suites that I will be in from the time I arrive until the time I leave.

Here are the stats:

Weight Gain so far: 9 lbs.
Baby's Heartbeat: 153 beats per minute

I also have another UTI, I had one 2 weeks ago and my old doctor totally blew it off. I had called her when I thought I had one and she told me on the phone that it wasn't one (without even seeing me!!!) and that I was justing peeing a lot because I'm pregnant. So that evening I was going pee about every 10 minutes and ended up at the ER where the doctor said you have UTI and prescribed me 7 days of Macrobid. I called my old OB the next day to tell her and she still blew me off like I didn't have one. That on top of her lack of personality made me wake up and say to myself, SWITCH DOCTORS NOW. I'm still mad about the ordeal.

The BIG ultrasound was also scheduled for November 19. This is the one where we can find out the sex if we choose. I am already convinced it is a girl, but Jeff swears it is a boy. We will see. If Jeff and I do find out we are keeping it between ourselves and the dog until I reveal it in my fun little game at the baby shower!!

On another note I'm sitting here sipping a Pumpkin Spice Latte (bad, bad, bad Jill - baby doesn't like caffeine).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Baby Gear

With all of my Babies R'Us talk I figured I'd post some pictures of some of the items mentioned in my previous post! Enjoy!

Amy Coe Boppy Pillow in Chocolate Swirl

Graco SafeSeat Infant Carseat in French Roast

Graco SnugRider Infant Carseat Frame

Combi Cosmo EX Stroller in Wasabi

Chicco Polly Highchair in Discovery

Fischer Price My Little Lamb Swing

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oh Babies R'Us

Jeff and I took a trip over to the warehouse of everything baby, also known as Babies R'Us. Since I am a smart shopper I had already purchased and read Baby Bargains, this book tells you everything you need to know about baby gear and it grades every single brand and style of gear. We already know we are getting the Graco Saferide in French Roast, this infant car seat is rated #1, it even beats out those super expensive car seats that will cost you twice as much just because they have a cool name and are made in France. I will not be getting the travel system which is the car seat/stroller combo as all the reviews I've read complain about the stroller being way too heavy, instead I will be getting the Graco Snap N'Go stroller frame which weighs much less. The stroller I have chosen for when the baby can sit up is the Combi Ex in Wasabi. I'm still torn between the Graco Contempo highchair and the Chicco Polly highchair, both don't have the best ratings, but baby bargains did give the Chicco a better review than the Graco. Believe it or not Baby Bargains rates Fischer Price highchairs with the highest rating, but they are ugly and yes I am vain, so we will not be getting the Fischer Price highchair that clashes with my decor. I also plan on getting a Graco Pack n'Play, but have not settled on the style yet, they range in price from $60-$230 depending on which options you want. The ones I've been looking at are in the $130 price range, I just have to narrow down the pattern. Our last item we know for sure we want is the Fischer Price My Little Lamb swing, Jeff is obsessed with baby swings because a friend of his has one and swears by the thing. Let's hope he is right because that little ditty is $150. So, that is what we are getting as far as big stuff is concerned as for the rest of the stuff my mom will be going back with me to complete the final registry. The world of baby bottles, breast pumps, etc... is quite overwhelming. If you have any suggestions on anything else you think I might need PLEASE leave me a comment!!!

One more thing, apparently Jeff thought baby gear was cheap, like he thinks an infant seat should cost $25, not $140. He went into minor sticker shock when we started looking at stuff, I said, what did you think this shit was free!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

16 Week Belly Picture!!! And a New OB!

Here is my 16 week belly picture!! You can see a difference between 14 weeks and 16 weeks. Please excuse the blurriness of the picture though, Jeff took it.

On another note I have changed OB practices. I was going to a large practice with I think about 10-12 doctors. I didn't like the idea of having just anyone there that happens to be on call deliver my baby and I knew I didn't like that idea from the moment I became pregnant but was honestly too lazy to do something about it. So this week I woke up and said to myself if you are unhappy you need to do the switch now before it is too late. I found a fabulous female OB that delivers at the hospital that I really want to deliver at. She has another partner in her practice, another female and I couldn't be happier with my decision. The office is also about 2 minutes from my house and so is the hospital I'll deliver at. Gotta love that!!! I have my very first official appointment with her next Friday, October 24th. I have a feeling we will be scheduling the big ultrasound at that appointment. Jeff and I can't wait to see our baby again and I would imagine that will be in about 2-4 weeks.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

14 Week Baby Bump

Here it is, the 14 week baby bump I'm sporting. I love it!!! I really started showing like this over the weekend. At first I thought I'd just had one to many slices of pizza, but the bump has stayed and gotten rounder as the week has gone on.

Must Have During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or have been pregnant you will totally understand why I am saying this is something you must have. If you are not pregnant yet, you will soon understand why I am saying this is something you must have.


I will spare the details of why it is a must have, but it is just is.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I Promise!

I promise to start taking weekly belly pictures starting this weekend. I said I was going to post one every Saturday or Sunday, but haven't done so since week 10!!! Call me a slacker!

Get Off My Bladder!!!!

I am convinced that my baby enjoys sleeping on my bladder at night. I was up 5 times last night from 10 p.m. until I woke up today at 6:30 a.m. peeing. I'm going to have to have a talk with the Jelly Bean and tell him or her to find something else to sleep on, like maybe my liver. I get my 8 glasses of H2O in before 4 p.m. every day in hopes to pee it all out before bedtime, but it never fails I'm still up peeing. And I know that it isn't a UTI because I have no pain and I peed a lot pre-pregnancy so I kind of figured I would be worse pregnant, but I didn't imagine not sleeping over it. I heard that the baby will move eventually and not be so close to the bladder, but I imagine once the baby grows even bigger it will be kind of hard to avoid the bladder. Don't be surprised if I beg for a catheter and a pee bag soon, LOL.