22 Weeks

IMG_2916

Hello, week 22! You creeped up on me pretty quickly. Where is time going? Now that we are no longer repeating weeks time seems to just be flying by!

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend! Ours we pretty low-key and laid back. Ben spent a good amount of it in Washington Island. So I planted the beginning of my container garden (tomatoes and green peppers) and spent a lot of time watching Law & Order. Once I start watching I can’t seem to stop. Gotta love that Jack and Lenny! ;)

IMG_2878

Once Ben came home on Sunday we went to High Cliff State Park and took Ruby on a hike! It was such a beautiful day!

IMG_2893

On monday we grilled out! And that pretty much sums up our holiday weekend. Like I said low-key and relaxing.

This week has also gone by so fast! I had an appointment today to have an ultrasound for a pain I was having up by my rib cage under my right breast. Well, the results came back and everything is fine. The figure that because my torso is small everything is getting squished up there and everything is just expanding to accommodate this little lady! I can already see how this child is going to be ;) haha!

We had our final walk through at our house yesterday. You can read about it here. So today we were supposed to close… BUT our insurance agent screwed up our paperwork. First they put down the house that we are renting as the house we are buying. And once they fixed that they put down the wrong date of our closing and they couldn’t get it fixed in time. So now we are closing tomorrow. *fingers crossed*

Now on to the update!

How far along?  22 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  +10 From here on out I should be gaining .5lbs a week. Oh dear!!!!

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 10.5 – 11.8 inches. That’s about the size of a Papaya. Weighing in at 14 – 18oz.

Maternity clothes?  I was wrong about my maternity clothes quest. Turns out that one trip to Motherhood Maternity Outlet and $131 dollars later I have 3 tank tops and a pair of shorts, capris, kakhi capris, and a maxi skirt later I think I’m done. *I hope for my wallets sake*

Sleep: To be honest it sucks right now. It seems I can’t get comfortable (no matter how many pillows I use). Plus it seems that every little noise wakes me up. UGH I hope it will get better.

Best moment this week:  Ben feeling our little girl for the first time this morning. She was having a rave in there. It was crazy!!!!

Movement:  My child is a raver. She is constantly moving right now. It’s kind of distracting.

Food cravings:  I love apples, French fries, popsicles, reese’s peanut butter cups, and cinnamon raisin bagels

Gender:  It’s a girl!!!

Belly Button in or out? In for now. Getting more shallow. creepy

What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy!

What I am looking forward to: Closing tomorrow. Leaving for Vegas on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Milestones:  She has more developed eyes and lips. She is looking more and more like a newborn. She is also sleeping in cycles — about 12 to 14 hours a day (I wish I could do that).

TO DOs:

  •    Start the pediatrician search
  •    Find a daycare
  •    Find a Medical supply store to order/get my breast pump.
  •    Sign up for the breastfeeding class
  •    Find a birthing class and sign up for it
  •    21 week ultrasound
  •    Start a baby registry
  •    Coffee with Jessica and Julie
  •    Buy maternity shorts and capris

Final Walk Through & Packing

Yesterday Ben and I did our final walk through at the house. I honestly don’t think I will be able to wait until July to move in. Now that the current owners are packing up their stuff (and it is a lot of stuff) and the house is opening up, we are finally able to see all of the space that we are going to have. All 2,300 square feet of it. Like our agent said… the house will probably have an echo for awhile after we move in until we fill it up!

Tomorrow is our closing day (hopefully)! We got an email from our lender saying that our insurance agent put the house we are renting down as the house we are buying. Nothing against this house, but why would I go from the new house to this house? So hopefully all of the paperwork comes through and we can close tomorrow at 4!

I’m really excited to finally have a house that I can do whatever I want with it. Paint, remodeling, and all that jazz!

I will keep you posted! :)

IMG_2873

21 Weeks

IMG_2873

Well, I look tired in this photo don’t I? Oh well. It shows off the bump and that is all that matters right?!

So this past week was kind of low key and I found that to be amazing! Nothing too crazy happened either! Yay!

Last weekend we went home for my cousin’s wedding. We got to my parents on Friday night and got settled in. Then on Saturday we went to the church, I cried my eyes out, went home and took a nap, and then went and partied until 10:45! The wedding was beautiful, and it was fantastic catching up with the Crazy Awesome Greenwood Family and some old friends too!!! Then on Sunday we had Mickey-Lu’s for lunch then drove back to Oshkosh and spent the day relaxing. Ahh weekends seem to go so fast.

We also squeezed in some rummage sales early Saturday morning. I found some really cute clothes and this awesome gem. You pay $30 for one of these brand new and, I got it for $0.50!!! Win!

IMG_2861

Ben and I also had a dessert date at Olive Garden with a couple of friends on Monday! Best idea ever! It was so good. I had the Black Tie Chocolate Cake. OH-MAI-GOSH it was sooooo good!
IMG_2865

Now… for the moment you’ve all been waiting for! We had our official 21 week ultrasound today in Green Bay this morning. Turns out we are having A GIRL officially. So we were pretty excited that we didn’t have to go and return the stuff we have already bought. She is measuring right on track and she is perfect!!! Isn’t she a cutie. The last one is a 3D ultrasound!!! We love her so much, and we can’t wait to meet her!!! :)
IMG_20140522_1_1 IMG_20140522_1_4  IMG_20140522_1_5

How far along?  21 Weeks! The Doctor even confirmed this today! We have made it past the half way point!

Total weight gain/loss:  +8

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 10.5 inches. That’s about the size of a Pomegranate. Weighing in at 14oz. She is growing for sure, and I am feeling it.

Maternity clothes?  I feel like my quest for clothes could be OVER. I may want to get 1 more summer-y dress, but that is it! I still have to try on all of my swim suits for our trip to Vegas to see if I can still wear them. If they don’t fit, Ill have to buy a new top at least.

Sleep:  It’s alright. I have been getting up at midnight every night (doesn’t matter when I go to bed) to use the bathroom. At least I am able to fall right back asleep

Best moment this week:  Having our 21 week ultra sound today. Baby is moving around in there so much! It’s amazing.

Movement:  Movement usually happens after I eat and right before I go to bed. They aren’t too strong yet, but they get stronger every time.

Food cravings:  I love apples, French fries, popsicles, reese’s peanut butter cups, and cinnamon raisin bagels

Gender:  It’s a girl!!!

Belly Button in or out? In for now.

What I miss: My love for chicken. It is gone now.

What I am looking forward to: Closing on our house next week, and our Vegas vacation coming up!

Milestones:  Her digestive system preps for the outside world; she is making meconium — the icky stuff for her first dirty diaper.

TO DOs:

  •    Start the pediatrician search
  •    Find a Medical supply store to order/get my breast pump.
  •    Sign up for the breastfeeding class
  •    Find a birthing class and sign up for it
  •    21 week ultrasound
  •    Start a baby registry
  •    Coffee with Jessica and Julie
  •    Buy maternity shorts and capris
IMG_2845

20 Weeks – Half Way There!!!


IMG_2846

We are finally at 20 weeks. And it’s for REAL this time. Since we found out I was 3 weeks behind what we thought I was originally I felt like this day would never come, but IT HAS!!! I feel like I have been waiting for FOREVER!!!!

IMG_2845

I am officially 5 months prego. Wow. That is all I can really say. There are still some days where I just think to myself… “Wow! you really let yourself go. Time to get back on the health and fitness train.” And then I feel her kick and I’m reminded that oh yeah… There is a reason I have “let myself go”… I’m pregnant, I need more carbs than I want to eat and I can’t just decide that I want to start my Jillian Michaels video.
Is that normal? To forget that you are pregnant?
We went to the doctor on Monday. It was another “boring” appointment as my dr. calls them. We check all of my vitals with a Medical Assistant (I don’t remember the correct title) and then we wait and then dr. comes in we chat a bit about my symptoms: Have you felt the baby kick yet?(Yep!)  Round Ligament pain? (YES)  and so on.  Then we hear her heartbeat (Still 154, she is so consistent!!!!). Then we talk about what will happen when we come back in a month, pretty much the same thing, but we measure my belly (o_0) and we chat about my upcoming glucose/Gestational Diabetes test. Wish me luck! (Have I mentioned she is pregnant too? When we were due in Sept. she was due the day after me, but now that my date has changed she will for sure be gone when Little Girl comes, so we get to meet all the OBs.)

IMG_2837 This was from mothers day.

What else is going on? I am having the hardest time remembering things. My brain has officially checked out, which can be awesome… and really bad at the same time, so, if you see me writing notes that is why. :)
Also, my emotions are RIDICULOUS!!!! My tears come so easily these days. It can be songs on the radio, and those commercials on TV where the military family comes home to surprise their children and they are all so excited and happy. (I am tearing up typing this).  One second I am happy and life is great… the next, (in my mind ) Ben hates how I look these days and doesn’t love me anymore. I know in the back of my mind this isn’t true, but I can’t turn it off!!!! Speaking of Ben, he has been amazing. He has taken everything I have thrown at him in pregnancy induced rage, sadness, or insecurity and has just reassured me that we are ready for this, and that I am not doing this alone, he is right there with me. It is safe to say that I love him more every day. Oh and gets me popsicles!!!

Ben and I also took a trip to JoAnn Fabrics last week to try and get inspired for Little Girl’s room. This is what we found and I LOVED!!! I so love the real, white, reds and corals!!! It’s so pretty and the one with the pink flowers is pretty too!

IMG_2825 IMG_2824

On the house front: Everything is all set to go! We are closing on the 29th at 4. Huzzah! We will be moving in July, even more HUZZAH!

How far along?  20 Weeks! Half way there! Unless little girl decides to come early then I’m over half way!

Total weight gain/loss:  We went to the doctor on Monday and I have gained a total of 8 lbs. Which means I am right on track.

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 6.5 inches. That’s about the size of a Banana. Weighing in at 10.6oz. She is growing for sure, and I am feeling it.

Maternity clothes?  Now that the weather is warming up I need to find myself a few pairs of Prego shorts and capris, and perhaps a few more dresses. When the weather was really nice this past weekend I had a hard time wearing some of my old clothes. Thank God for my B-Band. Lifesaver!

Sleep:  AMAZING. I am sleeping so well right now. I usually wake up once or twice to use the bathroom or get a drink but I usually fall right back to sleep.

Best moment this week:  I was lying on the couch last night (with my hand on my stomach) and I felt her kick from the outside. This was the first time that happened for me. It was one of the most amazing things in the world. By the time I was ready to call Ben and tell him to get by me, she stopped. Maybe next time Ben!

Movement:  Movement usually happens after I eat and right before I go to bed. They are too strong yet, but they get stronger every time.

Food cravings:  I love apples, French fries, popsicles, and cinnamon raisin bagels

Gender:  Girl, but “keeping our receipt” as the tech told us to.

Belly Button in or out? In for now.

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach. Oh I miss it so much! Thank God for body pillows though.

What I am looking forward to: Our appointment next week! We get to see our little girl again, so we are pretty pumped!!! We will also be seeing our friends next week. And my cousin is getting married this Saturday so we get to see family and they get to see my awesome pregnant look!

Milestones:  She has working taste buds!!!! She is also “gulping down” several ounces of amniotic fluid each day – getting ready for that first diaper.

TO DOs:

  •    Start the pediatrician search
  •    Find a birthing class and sign up for it
  •    21 week ultrasound
  •    Start a baby registry
  •    Coffee with Jessica and Julie
  •    Buy maternity shorts and capris

Fun Facts:

  • Number of stretch marks that have appeared on my stomach – 4 and lets keep it that way. No more!
  • Amount of times I wish I was wearing sweat pants at work – I think about it all day. I can’t put a number on it
  • Number of baby things we have bought – Some really cute clothes and a really cute rainbow photo for her room!!!
  • Episodes of Supernatural watched  -8
  • Baby kicks today – 18

 

IMG_2818

Another Week 19

IMG_2818

We are almost done with the repeating weeks. One more and we move on into the 20’s! YAY! Not too much going on this week. Today is amazing, baby and I will be putting on our sunscreen and sitting outside in this gorgeous weather with Ruby and eating a popsicle. Can every day be like today, please? It is perfect. 

I am starting to feel the pressure of all that is going on lately. I think it finally hit me that I Am Pregnant and this baby is coming, whenever she is ready, and I might not be. And then we are moving in July. I am going to be almost 7 months pregnant by then. Am I going to have enough time to move, get settled, set up a baby nursery, and stay sane? (All I know is that I will be nice and comfortable, thanks to the central air in this house!) I guess I am just questioning my ability to be ready. I know I have an awesome family and support system and they will help if I were to ask, I just hope I know when I need to ask and it won’t be too late. Next month the packing begins. All of Little Lady Beneshs’ stuff is already all packed nicely into a tote. 

Our Vegas Vacation/Babymoon is coming up quickly and I am really excited to love up on the fam while we are there! I think I am mostly excited for actual HOT summer weather and an excuse to go to the pool. (the rate that Wisco is going…that is never going to happen). Maybe we will even get Ben to change a diaper. He needs some practice! ;)

 ________________

Ben’s aunt Mary has been battling Melanoma since 2009. They have formed a team for the Ann’s Hope Foundation 10th annual Block Melanoma Run & Walk on May 18th. Their team is called: Team Benesh Melanoma Mafia, and they are ready to kick some major melanoma ass. The walk helps raise awareness of the dangers of melanoma cancer and to raise the level of research, early detection and prevention in the community. If you would like to donate to the team, I know they would greatly appreciate it. You can do so here.

We, unfortunately, can’t make the walk this year due to a family wedding up in Michigan, there just isn’t enough time to get my prego butt down to Milwaukee in enough time. I will be there in spirit and I will be walking around wearing my shirt from last year and try to spread the word! I will be there (stroller and all) next year (hopefully doing the 5K run!!!!).

IMG_2823   These are all the walkers from last year!

 ________________

How far along?  19 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  +6lbs holding strong!! :) This might change at my appointment on Monday though. We shall see.

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 6 inches. That’s about the size of a Mango. Weighing in at 8.5oz.

Maternity clothes?  My jeans no longer fit. I finally bought a pair of maternity jeans. Why did I wait so long to buy them? They are one of the most comfortable things EVER!!!

Sleep:  Sleep has been the same for a couple of weeks now. Waking up once or twice to get a drink or use the restroom… or there is a thunderstorm and Ruby decides to sleep on me.

Best moment this week:  Actually having some energy these days to get some stuff done. Have I gotten stuff done? No, but the energy is there! ;)

Movement:  Movement has finally become a constant thing. I usually feel her the most after I’ve eaten and she has run out of room in there. Or if I’m squishing my stomach I feel a lot of movement.

Food cravings:  I love apples, Caramel and mocha frappuccinos, and popsicles.

Gender:  Girl, but “keeping our receipt” as the tech told us to.

Belly Button in or out? In for now.

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach.

What I am looking forward to: Appointment on Monday. Then two weeks from today we will be going back for another ultrasound at 21 weeks.

Milestones:  She is developing a protective coating over her skin, called vernix caseoa. She is also working on her five senses. Nerve cells for her sense of taste, hearing, sight and smell are developing in her brain.

TO DOs:

  •    Start the pediatrician search
  •    Find a birthing class and sign up for it
  •    21 week ultrasound
  •    Start a baby registry

Fun Facts:

  •  Maternity shirts bought – 7
  •  Glasses of water consumed today – Approx. 15 (they are shortish)
  •  Starbucks Frappuccinos wanted – ALL OF THEM
  •  Pairs of maternity jeans purchased – 1 and they are AMAZING
  •  Cups of coffee this week – 1
  •  How many cups of coffee I wanted this week – 28
  •   Baby name options – 8 (our kid might have a very long name at this rate ;)…)