Sunday, March 1, 2009

5 Months...HALF WAY!!!

It is so, so fun and SUPER CRAZY that I am already half way done with this pregnancy! The first half was pretty much a breeze for me and went by SO FAST!!! I think that I got pregnant at the perfect time because I was super busy ALL of October getting ready for that Halloween Party we had, then November with Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas, December with Christmas, January with New Years and all the resolution things that come with it, February with Valentines Day and BAM half way done!!! I am going to have to have all my kids around the same time of year because I love how fast this has gone by!
This last month has had a few changes. First off my belly has POPPED!!! At least I feel it has. I have still only had 1 person ask me if I was pregnant while out and about or at work. I am kinda surprised since to me I look Obviously Pregnant but I guess to others I just look like I could be fat?? I was SO HAPPY when the lady I was serving at my table asked me when I was due, it was so exciting to me that I made her give me a high five and told her she was the first one to ask! The other girls at the table gave her a hard time and could not believe she had even asked me because they said I did not look That Obvious and that she could have totally offended me if I was just fat. I thought it was funny and flattering but I was so excited she asked me when I was due. It felt like a milestone in the pregnancy!
I have also started feeling little Brooke move around inside me and have LOVED it every single time! People keep warning me that at some point I am not going to love it so much but for now I am going to appreciate every single little movement! I even think I felt her on the outside like twice but also second guess myself?? I think that will be soon though!
I have had to stop running, this was my first week not running :( On the days I ran my back would hurt SO BAD the whole entire rest of the day. Not fun when for my job I have to constantly walk and carry things! I have also been feeling it in my knees and know that can not be good! I have been advised by the doctors to not EVER run due to my knee surgeries on each knee. I disagree and WILL still run the rest of my life but feel that for right now while my weight starts increasing I will give the knee's and back a break until after little Brooke comes out! Until then LONG FAST walks. My goal is to walk 2 to 4 miles a day with my dog up until I pop!
Lastly I have started getting the dreaded leg cramps in the middle of the night!! NO FUN!! I think that might be competing with one of the worst ways in the world to wake up from a peaceful sleep! OUCH!!! I get them in my calves and do not dig it one bit! I am going to eat lots of banana's and hope that helps out??
I think that is all the big things that have changed this month. It has been a fun one and I can't wait to see what is to come! So done with the writing mostly and on with the pictures!
Here I am at 5 months, 21 weeks!


We also went yesterday to get one more ultrasound! I do not know if you remember me complaining before about our 18 week ultrasound but it was terrible!! Kip and I were so excited for the 18 week one and the lady was so unfriendly and un-informational, the pictures that we got from that ultrasound were SUPER DARK and no bueno for scrap booking (which is super important), and she was not totally sure on her call on our baby being a little girl! I did not want to end up decorating for a girl and then having a little boy pop out. You can not really pull off pink dresses for a boy, so I decided that we needed a second opinion! I really needed to have those good scrap booking pictures and more importantly have someone confidently tell us we were having our little Brooke! So we went yesterday and boy was it a wonderful experience! We got to watch her up on a big ol plasma screen TV on the wall as they did the whole 20 minute ultrasound! The lady was so nice and gave us so many details on her. Her heartbeat was at 143 which is right in the middle of the healthy chart, and she looked developmentally perfect! She was being really silly and giving us a hard time. At first when we were checking to confirm the sex she was crossing her little legs and covering up! We finally got a shot and yes she is for sure a girl!!! The rest of the time she decided to hide her little face from us. Covering her eyes with both her hands. Super cute but not many face shots were able to be gotten. Overall Wonderful Experience!! Here are some of our favorite shots we got!
This is one of her covering her head. Do you see that little bicep muscle in her arm?
You can see one of her legs is crossed but the other is kicked out, here you can see her little "girl parts"!
Her hand and foot, you can even see her other hand in the background with all her little finger bones!
I just like this one of her cute little foot! So perfect!
And here she is mooning the world!!! I love her already!
Can you just say awwww....so cute!!
The Home Alone pose! AAAAAaaaaa!!!
Her just being SUPER CUTE twice in a row!


Sorry this is so long and to half of you probably quite boring but I just have to write down all the details for our little family to keep forever! As you can tell we LOVE our little girl! We can't wait to meet her but will for sure let her cook longer to get cuter and to give mommy and daddy time to prepare for her arrival!

25 comments:

The Woot-en Clan said...

Yea! I am glad that you went. They are so nice there! The pictures look awesome. You look great too! I have been having leg cramps, but they start in my feet and then into my leg. The bananas did help :)

The Gray Family said...

you got some great shots! She is already a good looking kid :>) Sorry about the leg cramps...NO FUN!!!!

The Picketts said...

First of all - you're super cute!! I LOVE that belly!
I NEVER tire of having the baby kick - even when some of the kicks are painful or uncomfortable. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! (Maybe I'm weird). Just wait until it looks like you're carrying an alien inside you when your belly moves! It's freaky but super cool.
I've been having the leg cramps too - SO BAD. I asked the Dr about it and suggested lots of potassium and to take a calcium pill (which you'll need to take if you're planning on breastfeeding). Just thought I'd pass on that bit of info...take it or leave it :o)
Congrats on being half way!!! I can't believe how fast time flies..I have about 11 weeks left! YIKES!
Love ya!

Amanda said...

It's about flippin time!
First off...Brooke is adorable! I swear I think she looks like you already :) And she is totally silly and cute too. LOVE IT! Oh, I just can't wait....I am so excited!
Secondly, your belly is adorable. Yes, you look prego...But if I were a stranger I would be shy to ask.
Third, Diana is right. You won't get annoyed by the kicks. Yes, they will wake you up, or keep you from falling asleep. And they will hurt sometimes. But you will love it! I know you.

The Little family said...

Aww your baby belly is soo cute!!! Did you ever get the belly book? :) I loved it when Ashton kicked and moved around!! The pictures of Brooke came out so clear!! You guys got lucky, with such good shots of her! Adorable.

Dacia said...

Great baby pics! Love ultrasound pictures! That's an ultra cute baby bump!

Katie said...

IF she's covering up, you know for sure it's a girl. All my boys liked to flaunt it for the ultrasound pictures. And they still haven't out grown that. I can't tell you how often they streak around our house.

You look great. Good for you for keeping up with exercise. That makes delivery easier.

Emily said...

You look amazing!!!! I am so happy for you that it went better the second time around!!! :)

Heidi said...

WOW those ultrasounds are amazing! I have been wanting to get one, but they are so expensive. Looks like a girl is coming to your house for SURE! Always good to get a 2nd opinion.

Susann said...

Sarah my e-mail hasn't been working! I will send some pictures and tips on bedding soon.

Love the pictures and your baby belly looks nice!

The Perry Family said...

sweet ultra-sound. cute little baby in there! Now, you can start decorating.

Kelly said...

You're so cute... I love your excitement. You did get some great ultrasound pics. I can't wait to see the nursery. Have you started it yet?

Chris and Jenn said...

Love the ultra sound pictures! At least you can do fast walks... I cant do any exercising at all and am limited to what I do period and am already ready to go crazy! I miss walking and my yoga classes! 4 more months!! :) I have gotten those leg cramps in the middle of the night and they KILL,,, so no FUN and then my leg has been so sore for like 3 days after I get those cramps... its horrible!! Glad everything is going well with your baby girl. I go to the doc on Friday!

Lyndzee of EP said...

Your little belly is just sooo cute,, so tiny. This may sound totally weird cuz those pix look like putty,,, but the very last shot totally looks like Kip's profile. It's the most clear 4d ultrasound pic I've ever seen. How precious is your little girl!!! Love ya!!

Wheeler Family said...

Congrats! I loved feeling Robbie when I was pregnant too. It did get a little much when he was ready to come out, but I miss it now, so enjoy it while you can!

Jessica said...

you totally didn't bore me, and i'm sure no one else! i love all the details and your blog is one i check first most times just to see if there are any new pictures or info on your pregnancy! i 'm so excited for you and i'm glad you're doing so good. and yes you do look prego defnitly now, not sure with clothes on since i haven't seen you but your belly picture is cute!

Anderson Family said...

Wow, lots of comments! I can't believe you are half way there it goes so fast. I hated those leg cramps they hurt so bad and you feel like your legs are on fire. Bananas are helpful so eat at least one a day. The ultrasound pictures came out great, I am glad you went back to do it again. You look great!

Todd + Emily said...

You are looking so cute prego! I love your little belly!!! And I can't believe how great your pictures turned out! Sorry about the leg crampage let me know if you want me to come massage them! HAHA jk!

Shelley, Ryan, Caiden, Camden, Londyn and Easton said...

So much fun! I've never had one of those ultrasounds but have always wanted to. I'm glad you are loving feeling your baby move. I love it at first but I don't know if you ever saw Easton try and give a kick to try and break by jaw bone or not. He tried and there were times I was almost in tears. I couldn't believe it was only 6,5 when he came out. Hopefully Brook will go easy on you. I am completely envious though of how fantastically you pull off pregnancy. You really do look amazing! Congrats on that!

Trent and Kristi said...

I have to remember that next time - as far as having a spring/summer baby. Having Kami in May was perfect, but having a baby at Christmas time is crazy! But I agree - being prego through the winter/holidays is the best! And your belly is so cute! I kind of miss my "cute" belly. Now my belly isn't as cute - ha ha! Bummer about running - I totally can relate. I had to stop because my back was hurting too. It's that darn relaxin that makes everything become too loose! But good job on wlaking. I walked or hiked 3-4 miles a day up to the day before I delivered and it made SUCH a difference on how I felt! I'm glad you got a better Ultra Sound too - so so fun!

The Bruer Clan said...

So happy I got to feel her the other night! ;) CUTE! These pictures are SO MUCH better!! That's pretty crazy those 3D's! She is going to be a PRETTY GIRL!! ;)

The Hardy's said...

Your belly is so cute! Its amazing how fast it is growing now! Brooke is growin those muscles in you!!! Cant wait to see you guys soon!

Cindy said...

Congrats on your half-way mark! The ultrasound pictures are incredible, you can see so much!

Heather said...

I know I already told you in person, but flex your foot as soon as you feel those leg cramps coming on and it goes away faster without having to limp around the rest of the week!!! The pics turned out so cute and you look awesome!!

Kyra said...

can't wait to meet this little one! Love the song on your blog by the way! And yes- next Sat...