Saturday, January 12, 2013

17 weeks pregnant

I am a bit late in this one, it has been a crazy week at work. Bean is the 5 inches long, the size of a sweet potato. Though I am shocked that they can even say that because there is so much variation in sizes of sweet potatoes at our grocery store. The potato in this picture is technically 4 inches long. But I figure it is fine since we are short people anyway!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gender Predictors to the Test...

I thought it would be fun to try some of the gender predictor tests to see what Bean could be.  Since we won't be finding out until Bean is born in June, we have a while to wait and see.

Chinese Gender Predictor = Boy if you use the due date.  Because I know when I concieved and I alwasy ovulate late it predicted a Girl.  However, for Tait it said we were having a girl and he obviously has a penis, I don't feel very comfortable on this one.  I would say undetermined since I got two different gender predictions.

Age and and Month conceived added are even = Girl.  However, this was also even with Tait and we know how that turned out.

Mayan (age and year of conception added) are odd = Boy.   With Tait this was it was an even number which states he should have been a girl.

Age and Year you conceived are even and odd = Boy.  With Tait this was both even and he was a boy, so his should have been a girl.

Skin = Girl.  My skin broke out much worse with this pregnancy than Tait, which points to a girl.

Morning Sickness = Girl.  I was MUCH more nauseous with this pregnancy than with Tait.  And the sickness lasted much longer.  I never threw up, but I never got sick with Tait and my mother was never sick either.  However, every night for the first 14 weeks in this pregnancy I laid on the couch and counted the minutes until I could go to bed.  When I was pregnant with Tait though, I would go to bed a 7:30 every night, so maybe I slept though this feeling with him.

Hands are Dry = Boy.  Part of this is winter, but my hands have recently gotten very dry with this pregnancy.

Craving Sweets = Girl.  I want sweets like crazy in this pregnancy.  With Tait I wanted tomatoes (pizza, pasta, soup, etc.) and this time I want sweets.  In fact right now I am thinking about the birthday party we have this afternoon and thinking about the cake...yumm!

The next couple are a bit TMI, so skip them if you don't want to know.  :)

Breasts have gotten MUCH larger = Girl.  I have been surprised at how large they have gotten already. I didn't have to get a new bra with Tait until I was in the 3rd trimester.  With this one, I have already gone up one size and thinking I may need to go up another!

Leg Hair has stayed same/gotten less = Girl.

Left breast is larger = Girl.  Husband did the verdict on this one, so I could not "cheat"

Baby Avg Heartbeat = Girl.  This baby has had a heart beat over 140 bpm (minus the first appointment where the hb was exactly 140).  So this would point to a girl.

Drano Test = Girl.  We just did this test and there was a ton of bubbling and smoke (glad we did it outside) but the color remained at green/blue which on most sites signals a girl.

Dad has gained weight = Girl.  Nathan lost weight when I was pregnant with Tait, but he is so thin now he doesn't have much weight to lose and we just went through the holidays.  Who doesn't gain weight during the holidays!

Attitude is moodier than normal = Girl.  Nathan also told me I was a bit moodier than normal with this pregnancy, but he blames much of that on work.

Dreamed I was having a girl = Boy.  Wives tales state that you will dream of the opposite of what you are having.

Tait is interested in my belly and talking about bean all the time = Girl.  This morning he asked to see bean and said he wanted to give bean a kiss.  (my heart overflows!!)

Headaches = Boy.  I have had terrible headaches with this pregnancy, which points to a boy.  I did not have headaches with Tait.

Baby Names = Girl.  We have a girl's name pretty much nailed down but our list of boys names is still pretty long.  With Tait we had his name picked out but kept going back and forth on a girls name.  So maybe this has merit.

Verdict is 13 to 5 in favor of a Girl.  I guess we will have to wait and see in June!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

16 weeks pregnant

Here is my picture this morning at 16 weeks. Bean is the size of an avocado. Tait wanted to get in the action this morning and posed along with me with another avocado.

He then ran into the kitchen, grabbed a tomato and told his dad to take a picture. This kid cracks me up!!!

Last night he was trying to come up with names for bean, since we are at a complete loss for boy names. He gave the suggestion "Tait Bean" I guess he thought that was different enough from just Tait!

Have a great week!!

Update: the heartbeat was 150!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

15 weeks pregnant (a bit late)

How far along? 15 weeks as of last Wednesday.  I am a bit behind, but I figured I would start this now or never.  Bean is the size of a navel orange (or an apple on some sites).  

Weight gain/loss: +6lbs.  Yuck!  I hate putting that in writing, but I am better than I was two days ago coming off of Christmas.  Hopefully I can slow this weight gain train down and not gain 30lbs again like with Tait.

Stretch marks:  None, and hoping it stays that way.  With Tait I only got one on the under part of my right arm.  I know...weird!

Belly Button:  In.  It never popped out with Taitor.

Feeling: Good.  I am still getting nauseous when I eat sweets, but much better than the first few weeks when I was sick every night.

Maternity clothes? I did buy some in Dallas last week since I had the opportunity.  I can wear regular clothes mostly, but I have been living in leggings while on vacation.  I just don't want to squeeze my big belly into anything uncomfortable.  I have some of my skinny jeans that don't fit anymore and I think are still too tight with the bella band by the end of the day.

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good.  I am up once a night to go to the bathroom, but I am having CRAZY dreams.  I don't remember having dreams this crazy with Tait.  Last night I was chasing some guy who stole a car (I worked as an undercover police officer).  ha ha!

Food cravings: Nothing in particular.  I have been wanting sweets and even went to Walmart last night for New Year's to get us chocolate cake and ice cream.  that sounds really good right now....

Movement? I have been feeling some flutterings for awhile.  I feel them only on the left side and when I am very still.  The baby must not be very strong because I can't feel them if I move or stand.

What I miss?  Nothing in particular.  

Best moment this week:  New Year's Eve with Nathan and Tait at home.  Quiet nights at home are so appealing to me!!  I have also enjoyed being off work for the last week+.  I have to go back tomorrow and am kind of sad since I can't spend all day with my boys.

What I'm looking forward to:   February.  I have to go on a work trip in January, which I am dreading.  I am ready to stop travelling for awhile and just stay home with my boys.

Next Appointment:  Tomorrow!!  I can't wait to hear bean's heartbeat again and know that everything is good.  

Milestones: 15 week genetic blood test tomorrow.  Hoping everything is fine!