Thursday, March 1, 2012

20 Weeks and It's a.......

Oh we are so excited!!  I think we both secretly were thinking how awesome it would be to have a boy!  I had the big ultrasound yesterday and it was so much fun to find out what we were having.  Doug wasn't able to come to the ultrasound so I came up with a cute way to tell him.  I'll see if I can get the video to work on here.

Here is my bump at 20 weeks!  I wasn't able to take pictures the last few weeks because I didn't have a camera to do it with.  

Here are some of my favorite things about this pregnancy as of late!
- I've been feeling this baby for about 2 1/2 weeks now and it never gets old.  I'm always finding myself smiling and amazed that such an amazing thing is happening to me!!  I love all of the little punches and kicks he gives me, even if he loves to do it at 5 in the morning (something that has been a common occurrence!).  
-I'm loving food and yet not the sweets!  I'm so happy that I don't crave greasy food and sugar all of the time.  I always worried that I might run into that problem and then turn into a blimp.
- I have felt so great!  The tiredness is wearing off and I feel the need to be active and doing things.  Everyone asks how I'm feeling and I truly do feel great.
-I have the craziest vivid dreams.  They have nothing to do with baby boy or the pregnancy but they are crazy!  I have never dreamed so much or remembered my dreams so much in my life.  I had always heard you have super strong dreams when pregnant and now I know its true.  Some I remember are things like Burley turning in to a tarantula (weird?), my mom dragging me out of sacrament meeting to discipline me - yes I was still a grown woman and it made me so mad for her to embarrass me so!! I woke up with such angry feelings!, and me and Doug dating as if we weren't married and trying to figure out if we were right for each other.  Ha!  I know crazy and I'm sure there will be more to come.
-I rented a doppler off of the internet and am so happy I did.  My family has been able to hear the heartbeat and I can always check on him.  It was super cheap $20 for the month.  I'm glad I had it because yesterday I slipped and fell on the ice.  Hard.  I landed on my backside and was really worried something might go wrong.  He's not really active at night and I kept worrying that I wasn't feeling him.  So I check the heartbeat off and on all night.  Everything is going fine and he was moving like crazy again this morning.
- I have another check up on Monday because my cervix is thinner than the Doctor would like.  I'm hoping and praying it will thicken up on it's own so that I will not have to have a cerclage done or be put on bedrest.  I still have all of my students to teach and besides that I think I would go crazy being on bedrest.  I have too many fun things I plan to do and work on!!  So we shall see.

Valentine's Pics

Here are the pictures of that cake I made for Valentine's Day.  I finally got my camera back and working!!

It was white chocolate cake with chocolate mousse, fresh strawberries and chocolate ganache filling.  Then the outside was frosted with chocolate ganache and drissled with white chocolate.  Yumm!!