Monthly Archives: February 2014

Knucks from the womb

31 weeks! I’m blogging today from my weekend coffee shop Spyhouse Coffee NE where I get my doses of vitamin c (croissant and caffeine, both in moderation). I highly recommend their Mexican Mohca…mocha with a dash of cayenne pepper and honey. I’d say take any chance you have to get a spicy mocha, as they are commonly referred to at coffee chains or independents, if you are looking for something a bit different with a kick.

Thought I’d share what the interwebs have to say about the babes, going into week 31:

This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3 1/3 pounds (about the size of a coconut) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He’s probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby’s kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

I think I’m to a point where I can start to predict his movement patterns. He doesn’t keep me up at night, but when I wake up to flip over he tends to stir and kick a little. He likes to kick when I lay on my side…but kick sounds forceful, and it really doesn’t feel that hard yet. Knucks from the womb, maybe. He’s not kicking around soccer balls. It more like when you give your friend a nudge on the arm and say “stop…it!” when you think they are telling you a tale. Yep, feels like that ๐Ÿ™‚ It is a reassuring feeling.

The baby room vision is still being executed on. There isn’t really a theme, more like playing up the aquas, greens, yellows that where already in place. I tend to lean towards forest animals if you were to ask…it’s not intended to be a nod to owls by any means, but that seems to be the prevailing character and gosh there are cut owl things out there! We still need the crib and table/dresser, but we are close.

VDay was just another day at the Mewes house. We worked and went out for our favorite pizza. We’ll do a nice dinner in a few weeks to celebrate Chris finishing his senior ski training coursework, and to cheers us and how well things are going to date.

And….an unexpected turn of events has us putting my condo on the market hopefully starting March! Let’s add some complications to the next few months, eh? Actually it will be a little miracle if we can sell in the next 6 months. My renter bought another place, but of course will honor the lease (up and of August) until I sell. The idea of not needing to carry two mortgages is so great. Cross your fingers and tell your friends!

VDay Selfie

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Bump!

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Good Dr visit today! I’ll start going in every two weeks till I get to 36 weeks. We went over normal well check Q and A. You’ll see I provided a detailed illustration of the possible positions baby can be in…I included the mini-bangs I got at my recent haircut to make the pictures more lifelike. (Meghan, if you are ever looking for help with your graphics design freelance work, clearly I am very qualified).

– Heartbeat was ~140, reading under my left lung. She said this is the expected placement of the heartbeat if Iโ€™m feeling the majority of movement on my right side. So that was cool to hear.
– Baby does not have a lot of fat yet and a butt could feel like an elbow, so it is still hard to determine placement. Baby could be heads down or heads up. She won’t worry about his placement until Week 36 so I won’t either! We are thinking he could be in one of two positions:
* If baby’s feet are down, his head would be near my left lung and hands would be punching my right lung/side area
* If Baby’s head is down, his butt would be near my left lung and feet would be kicking my right lung/side area. I feel the most movement under my right lung right now…I’m speculating it’s his feet knocking me.
– She said my belly measured 29 cmโ€™s, right in line with expectations, my belly is โ€˜tinyโ€™ so Iโ€™m holding a lot of him internally. Also nice to hear!

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I’ve been basically able to keep on doing the types of activities I did early on. It helps to have a great husband that takes care of the house along with me. And he cooks so he gets double points. ๐Ÿ™‚ At 29 weeks, I’m still doing vinyasa style yoga twice a week, no issues walking or snowshoeing. I don’t have any crazy pains and I haven’t had issues with swelling. I am starting to periodically hit my belly on door frames though. ๐Ÿ™‚