Friday, June 11, 2010

Mama Jen @ 17 weeks...

Weeks: 17 & 1 day

Cravings: random things..still loving salad & various salad dressings that I never ate previously, caffeine-free diet coke floats, frozen twix, corn on the cob...and the list goes on.

Any foods you don't want? Eggs & squash are 2 things that I tried to eat in the last week or two that did not make me feel so hot. So, I guess I won't be indulging in those 2 items... Still don't want cookies & such, but as mentioned above, frozen twix/snickers & coke floats hit the spot!

Symptoms? still wanting to nap lots (probably because I am THE most restless sleeper at night), and I felt "bubbles" in my stomach this week that were perhaps movement, because my stomach was not upset & I did not have gas :) Kyle put his ear to my belly after I felt it a few times in the same spot in a row & he said "it sounds like an aquarium in there!" haha

Showing: my baby bump is undeniable to me & starting to be noticeable to others. No patients have been brave enough to ask though...even those that I've seen for 1 year +.

Boy or Girl?
GIRL!! Kinsley Anne!!

Bought anything? Yes!! We bought her crib, dresser/changing table, mattress, and bedding. Everything is put together and in place except the bedding had to be ordered. I will post pictures asap!

Shopping for anything? Julie (kyle's mom) and I are going to Babies 'R' Us this weekend because Kyle is going to Charleston for the weekend. We will be registering for some items & I'm sure I won't be able to come home all-the-way empty handed. I am going to start browsing for a plain comforter/quilt & sheets to put on the twin bed that will stay in the nursery for bad nights.

..And the dad to be? After finding out that we were having a girl, he said he was "anxiously excited." I think he is going to be SUCH a good daddy & there is no denying that he is excited now. He called Johnathan, who's wife is Kyle's cousin and is also expecting (due exactly 1 month prior to me), and said.."I'm sure glad yall are having a boy." Johnathan asked why, and Kyle responded with, "well somebody has to stick up for my little girl!" {awww}. I just can't wait to see Kinsley snuggle up with her daddy!

Most recent appointment? 6/3 - the Dr. dopplered me and the heartrate was in the 150s. We deferred some of the optional screenings, such as for Cystic Fibrosis, since this would not change our mind on whether to stay pregnant. Then, we had an ultrasound to peek at baby's parts & there were no boy parts!! She actually presented a challenge to the tech because she was laying on her belly with the umbilical cord through her legs, so she had to move her around before we could say for sure that it was girl. Julie was able to come to that appointment with Kyle & I and she had brought a pink gift and a blue gift, so Kinsley got her first set of pink onesies last week!

Next appointment? June 29th for our big 20 week ultrasound!! I'm so excited to see our precious little girl again. We are already so in love!

Onto non-pregnancy things..
  • We have baby guineas! Kyle & I have proven to be able to keep things alive..which is a very reassuring sign considering that we have a human being growing inside of me. Guineas are birds that are also called alarms, bug controllers, etc. They are super cute as babies but are actually kind of ugly things as adults. Kyle and I bought 3 dozen guinea eggs & incubated them and despite 2 power outages, 12 of them survived! (The power got turned off {arghh} while they were hatching and while we were not home, so their eggs got very dry and some could not get out of their eggs alive). Anyway, they are very curious little creatures & are very entertaining to watch. The purpose of these birds, since I know you're wondering, is to let them roam on our 10 acres of pasture because they LOVE to eat red ants, ticks, bees, and other little pests. Google them to see what they look like, because they really are kind of ugly things! :)
  • Kyle is going to Charleston this weekend to see his good friend David Warren. Dave & his fiance Emily are getting married July 17th at the Summerall Chapel at the Citadel & Dave's grandfather is taking the groom and all of the groomsmen out to eat Saturday night. It will be so good for Kyle to spend some time with Dave. Dave also went to the Citadel but I'm not so sure that they really knew each other there. But then, they were on the same job at Fluor in Greenville and became quite close. Dave moved back to Charleston to be with Emily & to take a new career avenue, so we miss seeing them. I can't wait to see Emily as a beautiful bride in July!!
  • I went to Ruth's Chris last night with work & it was SOO good. I had lobster bisque, stuffed chicken with cheese & shoestring potatoes. YUM, I highly recommend it as a nice date night meal, but make sure your wallet is full of money, because it's not cheap!
Until next time..
Love, Jen

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