Well, perhaps my breasts have now gotten the memo that they are supposed to be getting bigger! Tonight, while sitting and checking email, I hear a "pop" - my bra totally snapped open and broke!!!! Yippee!!!! Roy laughed at me because I was actually proud of the event, and he teased me saying I would be emailing or blogging about it. Of course I would! When you have been small chested like me, you take any opportunity you can to show off any growth! Yippee!!! I am bummed that the bra actually broke, but hey, another reason to shop!
I have felt really great all week. Haven't even felt pregnant, really, except that I noticed being out of breath while teaching. Also, I keep putting my hand on my belly (esp. when I feel bloated!) and "rubbing" the baby. It's weird actually, how instinctual that seems. One of my students asked to feel my belly this week, and that was cute but weird. I guess because the belly I have is really all my own personal fat and not much baby! LOL I can tell a difference in my stomach/waist, but I can't quite put my finger on the exact change. I have gained 3lbs - from eating more often, I guess. Since Sunday I haven't felt sick at all, except I felt nauseous for a few minutes last night, but I ate some yogurt (Sponge Bob Gogurt, actually), and felt fine. I feel pretty lucky at this point. I am 8 weeks on Sunday!
The wiggles have started! By 7 weeks the little mite starts to twist and then to startle at loud noises or quick movements. At this time we see graceful, ballet-like movements of the head, trunk, arms, and legs. Hiccups begin, and some breathing movements start. If touched, your fetus would now respond. Touch is one of the first senses to appear and will remain strong and important.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Hi, everyone. I am Baby Garton, and this is my first portrait! I am just 6 weeks and 4 or 5 days old, and I am doing just fine, the doctor said. I am a half a centimeter long right now. I will tell you if I am a boy or a girl when I am 20 weeks old, which will be around Thanksgiving. I have been giving my mommy a hard time. I make sure she feels sick in the mornings, so that I get fed. She has to remember I am in here, right?
Friday, August 8, 2008
Starbucks may be closing many of its stores, but who cares? My husband's coffee making skills can rival any Starbucks barista! I recently asked him to add an iced latte to his repertoire, and he did not disappoint. His iced lattes are better than Starbucks by far, and they have become my new favorite coffee drink. And for all you pregnancy police out there, don't worry, it's made with sugar free syrup, decaf coffee, and lowfat milk, so it's okay for the baby to enjoy as well!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
I called my doctor and he said I can take GasX, so I took some and now I am feeling great!!!! I got my first great night of sleep last night, and I haven't felt nauseus or bloated all day. Yippee!
Today was my final day of teaching summer school. We had a water balloon fight with the kids; it was great. The kids were so cute, too; they kept saying, "Mrs. Garton, you can't play because you're pregnant; you might get hit in the belly." I told them I think it will be fine, but it was sure sweet that they were taking care of me.
The school year starts next week on the 6th for me, so I am going to try and make the most of my last few days off. I started last night by shopping! I was able to find a rug, some hand towels, toothbrush/paste holder, and towel holders! So exciting! I got the towels at Target, and I think I am going to buy all my towels from them. They are really thick and affordable, and they have lots of colors and styles to choose from.
I think I will take a nap now...