Saturday, September 10, 2011

Omg! Super cute website/blog!

Have you guys ever been to Being Nickel? Ok, seriously, guys. This site makes my heart smile! Such a cute dog!

Also, you guys know I have a fondness for little white furry dogs. :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tonight's (temporary) goodbye

I know she'll only be gone a month, but it still makes me sad to think about how much I'll miss her.

My good friend Jodie is leaving for Senegal Saturday for an entire month and I got to spend some time with her tonight before she leaves. She was born and raised there, so I know she'll feel like she's going home and she's going to have a good time. She gets to see her brother and his family who currently live there and help out with various mission-related things (the entire family is in mission work).

I'm happy for her to have this opportunity. I'm just sad that I lose a friend for a month. But she'll be back. :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gender prediction Old Wives Tales (OWT)

Until I can get the doctor to officially check the gender of our personal crib midget, I'm going to try some OWT to have fun and pass time.

One that I've already "done" is the heartbeat check: Over 140- Girl, Under 140- Boy

Winner (with a heartbeat of 160)= Girl

Tonight's OWT: (text taken from some baby website)

Needle or Wedding Ring Gender Prediction Method

This an easy baby gender prediction method to try. Take a pin, needle, or wedding ring and attach it to a thread or strand of hair. Hold the dangling item over mom to be's belly while she is lying down. If the needle or wedding ring swings in a strong circular motion, you will be having a girl. If it moves in a to and fro motion like a pendulum, you will be having a boy.

An alternate version of this baby gender prediction method is to dangle the needle or wedding ring over the expectant mom's wrist instead of belly. 

I did this one tonight, over belly and over wrist. Both of them swung strongly in a circular motion.

Winner: Girl

So that's 2 OWT for girl so far. 0 for boy.

Do you guys know of any more I can try? Or should I just hit the internet for suggestions?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

14 Weeks

How Far Along? 14-ish weeks (Due March 4)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm down 2-3 lbs from what I weighed in June
Maternity Clothes? I have a few things. I have worn a couple of maternity tops just because I enjoy the length (right now) of them, even though I don't really need them yet.
Stretch Marks? No new ones 
Sleep: I love sleep, but, if I'm not careful, I wake up with the sorest hips!
Best Moment of the Week? Looking at strollers and car seats with an eager T
Have You Told Family & Friends? By now? Of course. You know I can't keep a secret.
Miss Anything? Caffeinated iced caramel coffee and spicy tuna sushi. And being able to spell because I seem to misspell every other word I write these days.
Movement: No... When should I even expect something like that?
Food Cravings: Sweets. BP (before pregnancy) I tended to shy away from sweets, majorly leaning towards an unhealthy love of salty treats, but now? I can't get enough cookies and puddings and fruits (esp blueberries!)
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick? Meat. Grilled meat? Cooked/cooking meat? Barbecue? BLECH!  That and baby spit up
Have You Started to Show Yet? I can tell, but I'm too heavy for others to easily notice.
Gender Prediction: I know which gender I'm really feeling it could be, but I'm keeping that to myself. You guys seem to think GIRL according to my side bar poll (and, no, I have not voted in the side bar poll).
Labor Signs: Not quite yet. lol
Belly Button In or Out: In
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Happy or Moody Most of the Time? Are we at an amusement park? Because these moods/emotions are practically a roller coaster ride! Up, down, sideways! All over the place!
Looking Forward To: Finding out whether this alien within me is a booooyyyyy or a girrrrrrrl!
Picture? Not this time. Maybe next week :)