Monday, March 28, 2011

Blog Help

Does any that has a blogger blog know how to fix the spacing? When I create the post I set up the spacing a certain way, and then when I post it changes it (in this case adds more lines in between sections than I had before). Any help would be appreciated!

Week 15

Pregnancy Highlights for the Week

How Far Along: 15 weeks

Fruit/Veggie: An Apple (about 4 inches long and weighs 2.5 ounces)

Baby changes: She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy in the womb, though you probably can't feel the movements just yet.

Best Moment this week: I spent the weekend in Round Top at a retreat with Clint's mom's church. It was a good weekend of fun and family and antique shopping. It was definitely nice to be home though last night and sleep in my own bed.

Gender: Not yet

Movement: Not yet, still excited

Food Cravings: Same as last week, nothing crazy. I've noticed that my appetite has decreased some since the first trimester, which is opposite of everything I read. I am still pretty hungry during the day and need snacks, but I get full more easily at night. This weekend I didn't really want any of the meat at night, just the veggies and potatoes :)

What I Miss: Clothes, I went through half my closet trying to find something that would fit for the weekend!

Sleep: Still good

What I am looking forward to: Really showing and feeling the baby

Symptoms: I feel good, kept up all weekend in the heat and sun!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Week 14

So now that our big news is officially out of the bag (what's more official than facebook?), I thought it would be fun to keep everyone up to date on the progress of the little peanut. I've seen a couple of blogs do this and I think it sounds like a really fun way to not only connect everyone with my progress, but also to be able to look back on the whole pregnancy. So here goes!

Pregnancy Highlights for the Week

How Far Along: 14 weeks

Fruit/Veggie: A Lemon (about 3.5 inches long and weighs 1.5 ounces)

Baby changes: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little one's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

Best Moment this week: Clint's sister, Megan, and her husband, Clay, came home from being in Belgium for two years this weekend! We had a great night Friday getting to spend time with them and the rest of the Pasche and Sandoz family. Clint and I are so lucky that we have such great families and it's really fun to spend time with them, especially during an exciting time like this.

It's also been a huge relief for me that everyone in our life knows about my pregnancy (work, church) and I don't have to worry quite as much about how my new waistline looks in my clothes :)

Gender: We won't know for another 6 weeks, but Clint and I are both feeling boy.

Movement: Not yet, but I am very excited about this.

Food Cravings: None really, haven't had any significant ones the whole time. I'm really thirsty and have been wanting tart drinks like lemonade. I eat a lot more bread and carbs than usual, and cereal every morning for breakfast first thing after my shower.

What I Miss: I'm good so far, I guess knowing my clothes will fit.

Sleep: Still good, and still needing lots of it!

What I am looking forward to: Really showing, this in between stage is kind of awkward, and I'm running out of clothes to wear!

Symptoms: I really can't complain, I have had a really easy pregnancy so far. I'm starting to get more headaches, almost like caffeine headaches, but I pretty much stopped drinking coffee entirely at around 6 weeks, so I don't think that's why they have started recently.