Thursday, July 26, 2007

19 Weeks and 4 Days- Baby and Mom's first interaction

Last night I was craving Ramen noodles for dinner, so I made some and sat down and ate. The baby must've loved it because it kicked so hard I could feel it from the outside for the first time ever! Then later that night, while Keith was taking a shower, I laid down on the bed to wait for him. I pressed on one part of my stomach where I was feeling pressure from the baby, and I guess it annoyed the baby because it kicked back. So I pressed again, only harder, and it kicked back again, and then moved. So I felt around for where it went, and again, pressed where I felt the baby's pressure. It kicked back and then moved away from the front of my stomach, toward my bladder, giving me the urge to pee. Hahaha! It was funny- Baby Collier doesn't like to be poked!! Keith didn't feel it yet but I'm sure that will be coming soon. He hasn't exactly wanted to sit and wait for it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Suzanne Collier Photography

Check out my new photography website!: I've decided to adopt photography as a potential full time gig, so please spread the word to your friends! I do weddings, engagement shoots, senior portraits, family portraits, maternity portraits, parties, etc.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The 19th Week

I'm sorry I skipped a week but all the weeks are starting to feel the same! I'm starting to experience different sensations that come with the baby getting bigger. One of them is not feeling like I have to go to the restroom at all. then the baby repositions and I have a sudden urge to pee. Then it will move again, and I feel fine. :) The baby kicks when I eat-- most noticeably when I eat pop tarts. Sometimes when I lay down at night to go to bed, the baby gets situated and then we go to sleep. Sleep is becoming more difficult-- it's more sporadic. I've been waking up numerous times at night for no reason in particular. I've always read about women having trouble sleeping while pregnant but never thought I'd have to deal with it because I manage to tire myself out during the day. Guess I was wrong! I've also been having lower abdomen cramping, which they call round ligament pain. Basically the ligaments that hold your growing uterus are stretching to accommodate the new growth, and it makes you sore in your lower abdomen. That isn't constant though-- it comes and goes.

I haven't had that many strange cravings but last week I ate taco bell two days in a row. :) Sad part is I could def. eat it again vote is when you're willing to drive a half hour to get it, it's a craving.

Our 20 week ultrasound is coming up!!! August 8th we get to find out if we're having a boy or girl. Everyone is saying girl! Even my dad changed his opinion from boy to girl. At first I thought for sure it would be a boy, but now I'm not so sure. In the beginning I had a dream that I gave birth to a boy, but just last week I had a dream that I gave birth to a girl, when everyone thought it was going to be a boy! I am praying that when we go get the ultrasound done, the baby is positioned really well for us to tell!

That's about all for this week!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The 17th Week

Today I'm 16 weeks and 5 days pregnant. On Saturday I'll be at the 17 week mark! We went to the doctor's last night for our monthly checkup and everything looked great! They found the heartbeat with the doppler right away. We heard the heartbeat and then static. The doc said that's the baby moving around as a reaction to the noise from the doppler. :) The nurse was shocked when I told her that I've been feeling the baby move since 14 weeks! She said either I'm gonna have an active one or I'm really in tune with my body. Hearing "active" kindof scares me. :/ The doctor also told me that my constant foreverheadache might go away if i start to 'graze' instead of eating three large meals per day. So today I went to the grocery store and got a veggie tray. I'm hoping that helps me graze. I need to better plan out snacks because I can tell already that the brocolli is going to get old fast. Also (and I write this more for my purpose than your curiosity) I've only gained 3 pounds so far, since the beginning! YAY! I hope it continues to climb gradually. I do need to get my act together about what I'm eating though. During vacation last week I was eating TERRIBLY! The pregnancy has been fun though- especially lately. I can feel the baby move a lot during the day now! It's so cool, and it's so reassuring to know that it's doing well.
I'm going to leave now- have to go schedule my 20 week ultrasound!!! :)

Monday, July 9, 2007

Catching Up- the 16th Week!

During week 16 we were on vacation down the shore. It was SO NICE to get away for a while! I know the baby is growing because each morning I've woken up to feel like my tummy was stretched while I was sleeping! It's only a matter of time until the tummy pops for real and the baby makes a vivid appearance to the rest of the world! And enough of this "it" and "the baby" stuff-- I want to say 'he' or 'she' and pick out a name for him/her. I'm actually in my 17th week now, so 3 weeks from Saturday we will be in the clear for the 20 week ultrasound-- the one that tells you the sex.
The baby should be about 6 inches long now, from head to feet, and can supposedly hear what's going on 'outside'. They say that if you sing to the baby while it's in the womb it will recognize the song when it's born. I have to pick a song.
At the shore, Linds told me she wants to be called Chouchi (Polish) Le-le. It's perfect for her. :) Ashley (the youngest) said she's excited to babysit and retire from the position of 'baby of the family'. Kristi is excited in general, and when my dad talked about buying little baby crocs, she said "over my dead body" and suggested baby Uggs, instead, for a girl.
I'll post one picture now, from this past week, and another picture when I get them uploaded. Here is Baby Collier at 15.5 weeks.