Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Moving Sites...

For the handful of people that actually read this blog, I want you to know that I will no longer be posting anything on this blog. I am consolidating, and will only be posting on my "regular" blog at http://cagallup.blogspot.com. Please visit that one to read about our pitiful boring life. I will post the same pregnancy related things there. I am trying to simplify things, and this will hopefully help. Peace Out Cub Scout - Ha!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

We've Got A Cheerleader

We've got a future cheerleader on the way! :)

A side note, completely unrelated....I have already started thinking of this year's Halloween costume. Don't judge me. I'm thinking of something like this....

Our little sweet pea Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

17 Weeks -

My how things have changed this week. We now know we are having a girl - yay! I really can't believe it. My whole life I've always pictured myself with a daughter (probably because I grew up in a family with mostly girls) and now it's happening. Since seeing our daughter move around on Monday I am falling more in love with her every minute. I am constantly wondering what she is doing...is she sleeping, sucking her thumb, moving around, practicing her toe touches, listening to what I'm saying, etc. I feel so blessed. God has chosen us to be parents, and I am experiencing a miracle every day. It's so cool how God's plan works out...he has perfect timing, and takes care of everything - thank goodness!

Yesterday we started talking about names, and it's not getting any easier. There are so many names out there, and I want to find just the right one. I pray that God will reveal just the right one for our sweet girl.

This week sweet pea is growing growing growing. Her skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord - her lifeline to the placenta - is growing stronger and thicker. Sweet pea weights 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop. [from http://www.babycenter.com/]

Life as a pregnant lady couldn't be better. I now have a closet full of cute, new maternity clothes, thanks to the generosity of my family. I am now able to wear some items as my belly is growing each day. I have not experienced any balance issues yet, but then again, I've never had very good balance (so now I may be normal to most women). I am not wearing high heeled shoes right now because I do feel like I am going to topple over and they bother my sciatic nerve. I am dropping a lot of things...like glasses. In the last 2 months I have dropped and broken 5 drinking glasses. Can we say klutz.

I am walking as often as I can around the neighborhood, and eating more fruits and vegetables. I am thankful that a dessert craving can be met by eating some fruit.

Monday, March 23, 2009

We Are Having.....

This morning we went to Prenatal Peek to see our precious Sweet Pea. I was told to eat a light sugar filled breakfast and bring some orange juice with me. I ate a bowl of cereal, donuts and orange juice. It wasn't a light breakfast but it sure was sugar filled. (I am experiencing a major sugar crash now, yuk)
We invited my mom and sister to join us. (both in hand with a present if it was a boy or a girl) We had so much fun. The technician started the ultrasound and sweet pea was moving all over the place. It's so hard for me to believe that the baby is moving around so much inside of me, and I can't feel it yet. As soon as the baby showed up on the screen I heard my mom crying. She was so happy!

Kiki before she started crying.

It didn't take long before the technician announced that we are having....
A Girl!

We are sooooo excited to say the least! I kept telling my husband, "you're going to have a daughter." I just know he will fall in love with her and she will have him wrapped around her tiny finger.
After the ultrasound Mom and my sister handed us our gifts. They are so sweet. C had to go back to work so the ladies went shopping. Oh my the things I bought. We're in trouble people....I already know it. I am going to really try to not buy any more clothes until we see what we really need. This shopping trip was just a fun celebratory spree. He He!

We ate lunch at California Dreaming then went to another boutique store. It was a great day. I can't wait to see C when he gets home from work so we can start discussing names.

4 to 10

In just a few short hours I will be having an ultrasound that will hopefully tell us the sex of baby Gallup! I cannot believe it. I'm hoping baby Gallup is awake and practicing his/her toe touches - ha! We want to see the goods!
4 of you say you think we will have a precious baby boy, and 10 of you say we will have a sweet baby girl. I will post later today to reveal if Sweet Pea will be a future baseball player.....


Or a future Cheerleader....

We'll see...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Can You See The Baby Bump?

I think it's very obvious. Do you? Let me know if my eyes or correct or if I need glasses.

Pre-pregnancy...........16 weeks pregnant

16 Weeks - Avocado

4 Months along. I know I say this a lot, but I really can't believe how fast each week goes by. I guess it helps that I've always got something going on. I'm thankful that I am not sitting around and bored. This week I have been wearing some maternity clothes. The pants are so comfortable, I don't think I will ever want to wear regular pants again. Ha!

This week sweet pea (a little tangent - we go to get an ultrasound on Monday to hopefully find out the sex of the baby, and I cannot wait! Yippee!) will be growing rapidly in the next few weeks. Our baby will double its weight and add inches to his/her length. Right now baby Gallup is about the size of an avocado, 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His/her legs are much more developed, his/her head is more erect than it has been, and his/her eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His/her ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of sweet pea's scalp has begun, though the locks aren't recognizable yet. He/she has even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his/her (is anyone else ready for me to say his or her and his/her - me, me) heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as our baby continues to develop. [from www.babycenter.com]

My life is changing some too. The top of my uterus is about halfway between my pubic bone and my navel, and the round ligaments that support it are thickening and stretching as it grows. People are telling me that I'm glowing, but I still think it's from my blush. I have not felt any baby movements yet, but I hope to feel them soon.

Here are pictures of me at 16 weeks (I do not like to see pictures of myself-yuk). A definite baby bump is obvious.