Saturday, July 23, 2011

youtube!!

I've decided to track this pregnancy on vlogs as well so here's the link to my youtube channel!
http://www.youtube.com/user/thechookybirds?feature=mhee

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

16 weeks!!


That little guy or gal sure is growing in there!! 
We went to the Midwife last Friday and found out that I'm actually measuring 3 weeks ahead of schedule! The heartbeat reflected that by only being about 137-138. We have our BIG ultrasound on August 5th at 11:15 am! Hopefully we can see the goods and know what this little one is! I'm so excited!!! 
Also, Stephen and I finally decided on all of the cloth diapers that we're gonna use which are: Lil Joeys Newborn All in One diapers, Fuzzibuns one size pocket diapers, BumGenius one size pocket diapers, and Flip one size hybrid diapers! We're very excited....Ok, I'm very excited to start getting these!! 
Most of them are on our diaper registry except Lil Joeys, they're only available on certain sites. 

Our diaper registry is at diapers.com and just search for Bla Chu and it usually brings me up :) 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

15 weeks!!

Ok, my weeks turn over on Tuesday but I really should be consistent about posting these on Wednesday! (My day off)


Baby's now the size of a naval orange!
Continuing the march toward normal proportions, baby's legs now out-measure his arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably can't feel the movements just yet.

I still haven't been able to feel any movements yet, but I can tell that my uterus is VERY active in stretching and probably bouncing all over the place! I'm pudging out quite a bit! My mother-in-law posted a picture with me (In a shirt that I did not realize was THAT see through...many years of washing I suppose) and my belly is no longer being hidden. I can no longer sleep on my belly at all because first of all I feel like I'm gonna suffocate if I try but also because there's like a little ball in my tummy now so all I can do is sleep on my sides. 

I haven't had many cravings lately but if I see a picture of something, then I automatically want it in my belly. I've really liked fruit and lettuce and especially watermelon lately! And it seems that I can't drink enough water! But it has to be super cold still because it still has the weird after taste (even purified!). 

So our next ultrasound will be on Aug 4th with the Numom2Be study, and then we'll have another one with the midwife sometime after that but don't know what day yet because our next midwife appointment isn't until Friday! 

Oh, as far as symptoms go, I'm not really having anything morning sickness-like anymore but I feel like I'm carrying super low because when I walk, I actually have begun waddling ALREADY....Shows just how short I am! And I'm no longer having dreams, I'm having movies! They're so vivid and feel so real and it's pretty annoying because I wake up so tired. I used to just have black sleep, and didn't ever remember my dreams I was just sawing logs....This I guess is a way of preparing me for the first few months of having a newborn! 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

14 weeks!

This one is just a LITTLE bit late! Oops!

So now the baby is the size of a lemon (Really it's probably bigger since I'm posting this at the END of week 14)

We got to see the ultrasound...did I already post about this?...I can't remember!

Baby was 6.7 cm and heart beat 147 bpm.

I'm feeling great now and really looking forward to feeling first kicks! I can tell where the baby is most of the time because I'll get a little twinge in the area. He/She already loves his/her daddy because when we were at Peter Pan practice, everytime it heard Stephen's voice the baby just went crazy! I had a twinge way low and then I'd have one way high, so I could tell it was probably dancing :)

I honestly can't believe how fast this is passing and I can't believe that in a few months I'm going to be giving birth! Next month we should be able to find out the gender and we're planning on having a gender reveal party with some family and friends. I've decided that I don't want to know the gender until the party when I find out with everyone but Stephen decided that he can't wait so him and a friend that will be making the cupcakes are going to be the only ones that know! Eek! Can I really be patient and wait for this?!

If I can't be patient, we'll still have the party but I think Stephen and I will just be the ones that know and it'll be revealing it to everyone else! So much fun stuff coming up in August!!! Yay!!