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    20 w not sure how many days

    If you go by original due date I am 20w2d, but by measurements I am 20w5d. Anyway not much has been going on other than the many wiggles and squirmies I have been feeling these past two days. Our little man is busy in there. It is so funny how now I know it is him, when last week I thought it was gas. I love my little boy so much already!

    Clyde and i have been discussing names. We are so confused now what to do. Clyde is the 4th Clyde in his family . His dad, grandad, and great granddad all have Clyde as their first name and something different for a middle name. Well Clyde was all against naming his son Clyde, which I agreed w/ because it confuses the crap out of me when they are all together. I was truely for keeping the tradition going but calling the child by his middle name (which Clyde didn't want to do), so at that point he was ready to drop the tradition all together. Well now that we have found out it is a boy- Clyde is changing his mind. He is now thinking about what to do. Should he keep the tradition going or just break it. I really dont mind keeping the tradition going, but we will not call it Clyde. I have thought of several names, but as always I keep getting well I will think about it! UGH!!

    Ok sorry for venting- I can just tell this is going to be a touchy subject. I am going to give him a few weeks to think about what he wants to do, and then we will discuss it in further detail.

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    Well I decided to go by my original due date of November 7. So that makes me 20w5d today! Everything is going smoothly. I am feeling little one a lot lately. It still is only little thumps, no big kicks or anything, but I am now noticing them almost every day!

    We went shopping yesterday! We went to the Babies R Us up in Nashville. It was worth it though. I was so amazed at the furniture choices they have there, and it was good to actually look at them in person. We found several we like, but now want to go back to USABaby to compare. Man I wish the big sale at USABaby was now instead of 2 weeks ago, we probably would have bought a set from them.

    We are probably going to buy a whole set, which includes the crib (can be made into toddler/kids bed), dresser, and either armoire/chest of drawers. So there goes a lot of money towards that- but hey we will use it for awhile. We also found some bedding that Clyde loves. it is called In Flight and has airplanes on it. I like it, but it is not the color choices I lke ( I am a pastel girl). But it is cute, and there are things about it that I love. The quilt is fleece, so it is cuddly and will probably be used more than the regular quilts. So a little more thinking about that one.

    We also looked at strollers- AAAAGGGHHHH!!! There are so many to chose from, but after much research hopefully we have narrowed down our search. We are going to talk to our friends to see if they like and use their travel system or if we should go a different way!

    So anyway after a long day of shopping, and not buying anything- we are still in the same boat (not knowing what we want, but starting to get a better understanding of what is out there).

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    20w6d!!!

    Wow this morning was great! From 3:30-5:00 he was kicking away. Again I could feel it on the outside, but not for long. It is funny that our little guy seems to have play time very early in the morning. So once he calmed down I went back to sleep!! I am ready for him to do it later in the day so dh can feel it!!

    I weighed this morning and I am still at 144 (overall 11-12 lbs) , so it looks like I didn't gain anything this week! Last week I gained a lot so maybe this wasn't a growth week! I will post more today after my u/s this afternoon!!!

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    Ok well my due date changed to the 6th of November- one day ahead of what I thought- but that makes me 21w1d today!

    Our appointment yesterday was a joke. We were there for about 5 min. We got in and quickly they called us back. I got weighed and I am now up 12 lbs total- total 147 *started at 135 on dr scale. I asked Dr. Lodge if that was ok, and he said it is right on target.

    We listened to the heartbeat- I love to hear him in there!! Then they went over the u/s report- all looks good! He said it is normal and no signs of downs or spina bifida. I then asked him some questions and we left. We were there for a total of 5 minutes.

    I did find out I have a anterior placenta. This means that the baby implanted towards my stomach instead of towards my back (like normal). It is no big deal just that the baby has to kick through that extra cusion, so I wont feel him as much! I was wondering because sometimes I feel him kick but it feels like it is deep down inside. Anyway good day yesterday!! I go back in 4 weeks!

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    22w2d!!

    It has been awhile since I posted last. First thing first, on Monday I weighed myself and I am at 145 now (so 13 pounds overall). I am feeling pretty good. I am also feeling a lot of movement lately, little boy has been busy in there and it is amazing to see how much he moves. I cant wait till it gets stronger and I know exactly what I feel. Right now though I am just excited to feel movement that way I know he is ok in there.

    I realized I never posted about our shopping spree. We bought our first baby item- the bedding for his nursery! It is blue and white, with airplanes on the front. It is pretty cute and we got it for a great price. We weren't planning on buying any extra items, other than the set, but for the price we got the entire nursery (lamp, shelfs, wall decor, etc). We also found a crib and dresser/hutch that we like. It is on sale at USABaby till the end of July, so when I get back from Florida we will probably go purchase it. Yay!!

    That is all that is going on with us right now, I will update again soon.

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    24 wk

    It has been almost 2 weeks since I posted last. I went to Florida for a week, so I didn't get to post while I was there. I weighed myself this morning and I am in between 148 and 149, so it looks like I have gained 3-4 pounds in 2 weeks. I can definitely tell a difference in my belly- little man is growing. I have been eating well and exercising, so I know what I am gaining is because of him and not me pigging out. I think I am going to go over the 25-30 lbs for the entire pregnancy, since I have already gained 16-17 pounds and I have a long way to go. I guess I will just have to work really hard to lose it after the baby comes.

    I am starting a new exercise routine- M, W, and F I am walking for at least 20 minutes a day. I would like to get it up to 30 or so minutes, but I am starting off slowly, so for this week 20 min- 3 times a week. Then on either Tuesday or Thursday I have to do my prenatal yoga video. I also have made sure that if I snack during the day it is on either veggies, or fruit. Also drinking tons of water is helping and good for me. The only problem is I am still hungry every 2 hours- but am doing well just eating smaller meals every few hours.

    On baby front- he is doing good. he is moving up a storm. Clyde has been able to feel him, and you can watch my stomach move on the outside. It is great. I am feeling him usually every day, but some days it is definitely more than others. I also am now beginning to feel him move around, where before I only felt kicks. It feels like a snake or fish swimming around in my belly- pretty freaky!! He is a little energetic guy, but I love feeling him move. Clyde is getting more into it. Last night we were sitting on the couch, and he was rubbing my belly on his own. The baby was kicking and Clyde just smiled. That makes me so excited to see!!

    We went and bought the nursery furniture yesterday. We decided on the antigue oak- crib, hutch/dresser combo, and a nightstand. We also bought the mattress. Everything was in stock except the hutch- which should be here in less than 12 weeks. I hope it comes before that (they said it usually takes 8 wks), so I can decorate the nursery before little man comes. We are going to pick up the rest of the furniture once we get the nursery painted and ready.

    We also went and started our registry. We spent the day at Target and registered for items there. We still need to register at BRU, but I feel better knowing that at least one of the places has been done. BRU is going to be fun, because there is so much stuff to choose from. Poor Clyde!!

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    25 wks.

    Weight- 150 *UGH* I have gained 18 lbs so far!!! Last week was pretty good, very uneventful until Friday night. On Friday night I was involved in a car accident. I was out w/ a friend and her mom, and we hydroplaned and hit a guard rail. It could have been tons worse, and thankfully no one was extremely hurt- but all I could think about was the baby. This accident also happened on the 1 year anniversary of my m/c, so it was a hard day to begin with.

    I decided to go to the hospital, and we spent 3 hours there- being monitored. Little man was kicking up a storm, had a strong hearbeat 148, and absolutely hated having the monitor on me. He kept kicking it off, which was a good feeling. Anyway no contractions, baby looked good so they sent me home.

    I spent Saturday and Sunday resting and healing. Saturday I was very sore and extremely tired (we didn't go to bed till 2 am and I woke up at 6:30). On Sunday I felt better but still rested up.

    Today I had my normal appointment, which worked out perfectly since I was suppose to check up w/ my doc following the car accident. They listened to the heartbeat, it was going strong, and again he was bouncing all over the place. The nurse thought she heard a skip in the heartbeat pattern, but when my doc listened it was perfect. I also talked him into an u/s- which was reasuring to see him bouncing around in there.

    He was head down, all stretched out, but wiggling around!! He is still a boy- which is good to know!! Doc says not to worry, and little man is kicking up a storm today!

    I go back in 4 weeks for last monthly appointment. I am also taking the 1 hour glucose test. YAY!!

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    26 wks today!

    Well another week down- and another weigh in day! I weighed myself this morning and it went between 151 and 152. I am just gaining tons of weight, but I know it is not because i am eating unhealthy but because little man is getting big! He is almost 2 lbs now, which is amazing to me!!

    So anyway it looks like I am now close to 20 lbs. UGH!!

    Anyway I have been feeling great this week. Little man is getting so strong, and I am now getting some painful kicks to either the cervix or bladder. He is switching positions all the time, so somedays I feel kicks down low and then others it is above my belly button. The past three nights, he has really been moving, in that I feel like he is doing somesaults in there. It usually happens around my bed time.

    I exercised last week 3 days! I was so proud of myself. On Monday i did 25 minutes, Thursday I did 20 minutes, and then 25 minutes again on Friday. Yes I am walking slow but at least I am exercising. My goal is to get it up to everyday, but I am happy with 3 days a week right now.

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    Weight Gain and Exercise post- Will be updated each week (Mondays)

    Beginning Weight: Home Scale (hs)- 133 Doc's Scale (ds)- 135
    17 weeks: hs 141, ds- 143 (8 lbs total gained)
    18 weeks: hs 141 (8 lbs total)
    19 weeks: hs 143 (10 lbs total)
    20 weeks: hs 144 (11 lbs total)
    21 weeks: hs 144, ds 147 (11-12 lbs total)
    22 weeks: hs 145 (12 lbs total)
    23 weeks: out of town didn't weigh
    24 weeks: hs 148 ( 15 lbs total)
    25 weeks: hs 150, ds 152 (17 lbs total)
    26 weeks: hs 151 (18 lbs total)
    27 weeks: hs 152 or 153 *not sure exact weight (19-20 lbs total)
    28 weeks: hs 154 (21 lbs total)
    29 weeks: hs 155, ds 155 *not sure exact weight (22 lbs)
    30 weeks: hs 157 (24 lbs)
    31 weeks: hs 159 (26 lbs)
    32 weeks: hs 161, ds 162 (28 lbs total)
    33 weeks: hs 161 (28 lbs)
    34 weeks: hs 164, ds 165 (31 lbs)
    35 weeks: hs 163 (30 lbs)!!!
    36 weeks: hs 166, ds 168
    37 weeks: hs 167, ds 168
    38 weeks: hs 169, ds 170

    Exercise Journal:

    25 weeks- walked Monday for 25 min, Thursday for 20 min, Friday for 25 min. Total- 70 min
    26 weeks- walked Monday for 30 min, Tuesday for 20 min, Sunday for 20- Total- 70 min
    27 weeks- walked Monday for 25 min, Tuesday for 25 min, Thursday for 25 min, Total- 75 min
    28 weeks- walked Monday for 25 min, Tuesday for 15 min, Wednesday for 15 min, Friday for 30 min, Sunday for 20 min. Total- 105 min
    29 weeks- walked Monday for 25 min, Wednesday for 25 min, Friday for 25 min, Saturday for 20 min, Total- 95 min
    30 weeks- walked Monday for 25 min, Tuesday for 30 min, not sure what else I did
    31 weeks- walked Monday for 15 min, Tuesday for 25 min, Wednesday for 15 min, Friday for 20 min
    32 weeks- walked Monday for 25 min, Wednesday for 25 min, Saturday for 20 min
    33 weeks- exercised but not sure of days- definitely not enough though
    34 weeks- walked Monday for 30 min,- not enough again this week
    35 weeks-slowing down!!!!! walked for 15 min on Monday
    36 weeks-

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    27 weeks today!!

    I cant believe I am almost in my third trimester!! Wow!! It seems like yesterday I was taking that test, and finding out we were going to have a baby. Now I am waking up every morning to baby moves. I have realized that I am not just feeling kicks anymore- dont get me wrong I am still feeling them( they are definitely stronger) but now I think I am feeling arms, legs, elbows, and actual wiggling around. The new thing is when I lay on my side I can feel movement on both sides- which is just wierd. I love it so much and know that I will definitely miss this once he is born.

    We went this weekend to BRU and finished our registry. We thought we would only be there a short time, but no 5 hours later we finally got home. It was so cute seeing how into this Clyde got, he actually scanned some drool bibs (they said I play sports with daddy) and a mirror thing to put in his car. So we finished our registry, the only thing we have left to do is decide on a pack and play (we actually have three that are on our registry- so we have to take two off). But we are done!! YAY!!

    We purchased our stroller and carseat. We decided on the Graco metrolite stroller. I was a little nervous about the color, because it is black and purple. I was scared it was too girly, but Clyde was nervous it was too boyish- so I guess it is neutral which is good. So right now it is sitting in our living room floor, hopefully soon it will get moved out of the living room.

    So my goals for the month of August are to clean out and paint the future nursery. Also I would like to find a pediatrician, and meet with them. We also really need to start thinking about names. We both have books and hope to narrow our choices down to a few ones. We will see how that goes!

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