Monday, June 26, 2006
We wanted to let everyone know that we are having a BOY!! We are so very excited. During the sonogram he was moving around so much and punching and kicking me like crazy. He even looked at us and we got a creepy looking photo of that. When the technician was moving around looking for the sex, she found something and said that it looked like it has "boy parts." He weighs half a pound and they are now saying that he is about four days further along than originally thought. We will see about that, he probably is just huge like the rest of the Ames boys. We got to see his kidneys, ventricles of the brain and the chambers of the heart. He was moving his mouth which was so cute to see. Attached are photo of side profile, boy parts and then the skeletor face (where he is looking right at us).
Sunday, June 18, 2006
I am officially 4 months pregnant. The part of the stomach above my belly button has grown a couple of inches so it's really made my stomach look more round. I went shopping yesterday and officially bought my first maternity items of clothing. Ross had some great deals and I even got a pair of maternity jeans for $8.50!! I swore I would not wear any pants with those elastic bands but I have discovered something to change my mind. I have found that when I buy a bigger size jean they do fit better on the waist but I end up looking like I have a "load" in my pants. So if I buy the elastic waist then they are better fitting and looking on my rear end.
About four weeks ago I was wearing some jeans that were a little snug on my belly and I had this strange fluttering in the lower left part of my stomach. I immediately leaned back and it stopped so I didn't really think too much about it. I have had similar flutters after that and realized that I may be feeling the baby earlier than I had expected. They say that first time mothers don't know what to expect so they miss these first movements as being the baby. I only notice them every once in a while when I am sitting still and not distracted by anything else. I can't wait to really feel the baby kick me good and then for when Jason (and everyone else) can feel the baby move. Next monday is our next appointment so hopefully we will know what the sex of the baby is. So pray that the baby cooperates for us.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
I found a product that I am sure I am going to need very soon. It is called "Popper Stoppers" and it is used to push down your belly button when it shows through your clothes. As a few of you already know, I have an outie belly button so my belly button is probably going to REALLY stick out through my clothes (possibly to the point of perversion). When the time comes I am going to invest in a supply of these. They are made by a brand called Miss Oops. www.missoops.com