Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Friday, February 26, 2010

Its a baby boy!

Here is a picture of our 21 week old Baby Boy. We can't call him Baby Daniel because our last name sounds like a first name! He is healthy and everything is on track! I am doing back flips and Meg is also excited. 4 months to go! Just in time for preseason...

Here is his foot. Can't wait to tickle those toes!
The technician who did the ultrasound was really cool. Not only did she give us printed out pictures of the ultrasound, but she also gave us a ton of video footage. The first is of our little man swallowing. The second shows the front of his face and his heart beating away on the left (it's kinda hard to see, but if you look hard, you'll find it.).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Preggo Meggo: Swell Watch 2010

Just hours away from being 20 weeks, I am beginning to feel like the milestones of pregnancy are finally applying to me...
- It's definitely undeniable that I am growing a little person when you look at me now.
- I. Am. Starving.
- Sciatica has set in through my left leg (Super fun!).
- I'm exhausted but can't sleep.
- Hormones? What are those?
- My hair and nails are growing like crazy!

Surprisingly, the swelling in my hands and feet that took place almost immediately during my pregnancy with Sofia has been minimal. In fact, at this point with her, I had already retired my rings and normal shoes. Now, it's no secret that I have, well, some seriously chub-a-riffic fingers. So, when swelling sets in, it's bad. Today, my hands started to feel a little tight, and thus it begins: Swell Watch 2010.

My goal is to make it at least one more month before saying goodbye to beloved jewelry. We'll see how it goes. In the meantime, it's extra water and a continued low-sodium diet for me!

The other swell concern is a little strange. But, to this Greek girl, this concern takes high priority: my nose. During my pregnancy with Sofia, I swear that my face completely transformed with the epicenter being my nose. I think it tripled in size! Seriously. And while it eventually went back to normal, I don't think I will ever shake the feeling that my bigger-than-average schnoz turned GINORMOUS! At this point, I think I'm doing ok. However, if there is anything that I hope doesn't change with the growing of this little bean, it truly is my nose. Keep your fingers crossed!

That's it for now. Our big ultrasound is on Friday afternoon. The event of the day will be finding out if we are having a boy or a girl. When we asked Sofia what she thought I was having, she replied, "How about a girl?!!?" We'll see...

Preggo Meggo Out.

Monday, February 01, 2010

17 Weeks Down...

Well, here ya go. By popular demand, my first pregnancy picture. At 17 weeks, I FINALLY look like I've done more than just eat a big lunch. :) I am feeling a few quickening feelings here and there, which are such wonderful signs of reassurance that this little bean of ours is progressing nicely.

While we've had nearly 8 ultrasounds already due to different bumps in the road we've encountered, we haven't gotten any pictures yet! We have our BIG ultrasound in just a few weeks where, I'm pretty sure, it will be like seeing this kid in HD. Plus, they will give us tons of pictures that we'll be able to scan in to share. It will be really interesting to see how much the technology has changed just in 4 years since our last big one.

Needless to say, I'm glad to be past the sickness phase of the pregnancy and onto the fun, growing phase instead. I feel much more productive. :)

That's all for now. Dinner to make and homework to accomplish this evening....oh yeah, and be a wife and mom too!

Love to you all.