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!