Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Throwin' it out there Tuesday...

  • We went and registered!! And wow was it exciting and SO OVERWHELMING. There is so much stuff to choose from and we didn't have much of a clue about any of it. So we did the best we could! One thing is for sure, is that baby stuff is expensive! It was a little surreal going around the store with the scan gun and picking stuff out for our baby girl. Wonderful but surreal! 
  • Question about fetal movement! I am 21 weeks and 3 days today. For the past 4 or 5 days or so I have been feeling pretty consistent movement (which is so cool!) but it's still pretty faint. Not hard enough for my husband to feel yet, but it's been pretty consistent. I know I'm probably freaking out over nothing, but I haven't felt any movement today. The last time I felt her was maybe 3 am this morning. This is making me so nervous that something is wrong! I'm trying not to totally freak out and call the doctor though. I've tried everything to feel her today. Walking, sitting, eating, singing to her, drinking some caffeine!!! And nothing yet. Maybe she's just sleeping? I guess my question is, when should I be really concerned? 
  • I know I've mentioned it before but pregnancy has made me a gorilla! My hair (everywhere) is growing at a ridiculous pace! I can't keep up! And the further along and bigger I get the harder it is to shave! Anyone else have this issue? I'm about to give up completely!! Ew. No I can't do that, but oh boy, the hair is winning! 
  • I don't know if it's just pregnancy insomnia, or too much on my mind, or excitement over the baby and Christmas, but my sleep has been way off! For instance, last night I slept in the bed for about two hours (on and off since I get up to pee a lot) and then the last time I laid down I couldn't seem to turn my mind off. So I went out to the living room and sat with the computer and tweaked our registry. I also caught the end of the movie "Knocked Up" on TV and ended up crying my eyes out when she had the baby. This is all at like 3 am. I've been super starving all the time lately so I made myself toast and had an orange. A little while later, starving again. So I had some yogurt. Then I finally laid down on the couch for about an hour and tried to sleep which didn't really work. Then I headed back to the bedroom around 6am where I fell asleep for a little while...
  • I'm really hoping for a white Christmas! Not like a blizzard where we won't be able to drive anywhere but just some flurries or a dusting of snow would be nice! The weather has been so weird here lately!!! I like my Summers hot and and sunny, my Falls sunny and cool, my Winters snowy and cold and my Springs lukewarm and green! Is that too much to ask? :) 
  • Caramel is delicious. Just sayin.
  • I'm getting my hair washed, cut and styled by a professional on Thursday! And I'm excited about it. I know that's not normally a big deal as most people do this all the time. But I try to save money by just having my Mom trim my ends once and awhile. I can't really remember the last time I was at a salon to have my hair cut. Shocking, I know. I have a gift certificate  to a salon that I've been holding onto since my birthday. I was going to save it for maybe my baby shower or my brother's wedding, but I've been feeling so frumpy lately that I thought I would just go and get my hair cut! 



10 comments:

manymanymoons said...

Wasn't registering the craziest feeling. I went with a friend of mine who is only 6 weeks pregnant and we parked in the expectant mother spot. We cracked ourselves up. I can't wait to see everything you picked...send me a link!

Baby Hopes said...

I've heard that it helps perk them up and get them going if you drink orange juice, but I have no clue. When did you first start feeling her move?

Um... I'm with you on the hair issues. Good grief. I feel like I'm constantly shaving and within a few hours, I have some definite stubble. Nasty, but worth it.

So fun about registering!!! :) I'm not sure when we will. Definitely after we find out whether Firecracker is Team Blue or Team Pink... but I'm not sure much beyond that.

PS: I'm hoping for a white Christmas as well! :)

Chon said...

Sarah *shakes head* it's Wednesday!! Ha ha. Oh I am a total gorilla too bloody dex!!! My belly looks like I have a pelt growing!! Enjoy the hairdressers love a good cut and colour!

Ashley said...

I remember being told when I was that far along that it was ok if you didn't feel the baby every day. And then when I was farther along it was "have you felt the baby in the past 24 hours". It wasn't until I was much farther along and could tell when B was awake/asleep that I was asked "is he kicking as much as he normally does." So try not to worry. :) But of course there is no harm in calling ur OB. I know I did and even though it was always me over worrying, I never regretted it. And how exciting about registering!! And not to write a book, but yes, my sleep was all over the place. I got my best sleep after the Hubs left for work and I could have the whole bed to myself. :)

L said...

When I was about halfway through the pregnancy my doctor said you couldn't always feel the baby moving because they are so small and could be turned a way where you can't feel their movements. I know once I was in my third trimester they recommended eating something and then laying down on my left side for about an hour if I hadn't felt movement for a while. For me that always seemed to work well when I found myself nervous about a lack of movement.

Caroline F. said...

whew! a lot of great things going on! enjoy your hair appt...much needed pampering ;)

beccasfamilyof5 said...

sO MUCH depends on a baby's movement. What you are doing, how baby is positioned are just the start of it.

Babies need sleep time too, so if you go through periods of no movement, it is highly likely that it's her rest time.

Wait a few more weeks and she'll really be on the move - regularly when you are resting especially when you are trying to go to sleep. :)

kkasun said...

My friend and I were due two days apart and our babies were total opposites! My dh felt ours at 19w and she was constantly moving. My friends baby girl barely moved. Her dh didn't feel her until 24w. Her doc said that the bby is just laid bac. Also she was positioned trasversley.
Now that they are both here weknow why one movd so much and one didn't!!! My babe is crazy energetic and hers is laid back and loves to sleep!!!
I hope you start feeling her more, it is such a relief, but you might have a sleepy baby!!

Josey said...

I agree with the other girls - it's much too early to worry about not feeling movement. She's still so tiny, and when her position changes, where she kicks changes. It's quite possible that right now she's kicking the placenta (which is super thick at this point - over an inch), so you're probably just not feeling it.

If you're really concerned, drink some OJ, lay on your left side, and be totally calm for an hour or two. If you're still not feeling her and worried, call your OB, but I'm pretty sure they'll just tell you that it's early and she's either sleeping or kicking you somewhere that you can't really feel right now!

Rebecca said...

Now you are making me so hungry. Caramel is my favorite. I love it more than chocolate but with chocolate is good too.