Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hump Day, Bump Day: Week 19

This is officially the last post until we've reached the halfway mark... which is exciting and terrifying (as I've mentioned before). Now that we know we're having a dude and not a dudette, this whole "we're having a baby thing" is much more real than before.

Saying "I'm going to have a son" is surreal.

On to the photos:

Musings on weekly photo: All I can think about are the following: (1) I feel like such an ass when I take these and (2) I don't even take them properly! You should see the outtakes. It's like Stevie Wonder on a photo assignment.

Size of baby: Baby Boy Sutherland is the size and weight of a can of soda! I mentioned this to a friend of mine and he promptly pointed out that that is also the size of a can of beer. Maybe baby's new nickname is Coors Light?

Movement: It may be completely created by my imagination, but Coors Light is hyperactive and possibly a dancer. I can only assume the songs playing in his not-fully-formed brain are similar to mine (you know, like this, this and this).

Cravings: Full disclosure (in all its white trashiness): Pat and Oscar's Breadsticks. Oh mah GOD, they are good! The fat kid in me especially loves that I get a free breadstick while waiting in line to order my bag of breadsticks. It really doesn't get much better than that.

Annoyance: Forget heartburn: I've officially entered leg cramp hell. The other night, I woke up to the sound of me screaming at the top of my lungs due to the ungodly pain in my right calf. Needless to say, I scared the crap out of Kyle. It was the WORST charlie horse I have ever had in my life, and this is coming from someone who trained for/ran a marathon (notice how I drop that in wherever I can? I ran a marathon. I RAN A MARATHON!!!).

Highlight of the week: Finding out we were having a boy was the ultimate highlight of the month. I don't know how it could possibly be topped. Seeing him move around on the monitor was all kinds of cray too, and having our moms and sisters there to share with us made it all the more special.

Fears: I am straight up terrified of facial swelling (and I'm pretty sure it's already happening). This cookie face has the potential to do BIG things, let me tell ya.

Additional notes: I legitimately started researching baby gear and a possible nursery set up this week. It was not as overwhelming as I expected it to be; major kudos to people who take these projects on in stride. Also, I have been shocked at how rock hard my stomach gets after eating; it is the strangest feeling in the world.

And finally, apologies for this blog suddenly becoming "all things baby." Aside from having a severe case of baby brain (i.e. forgetting everything the moment I think it), it's been hard to come up with any readable material. Oh, apologies as well for my out of control roots. It's official: my hairdresser is fired and I'm on the lookout for a new one.

HELLO Morrison Hair.

Happy hump (bump) day, everyone!


  1. Its so cool that you can feel him jammin in there. Also- I get a pretty good discount at Buy Buy Baby if you need a big ticket item down the road.

    1. My doctor reviewed my ultrasound with me and it turns out I've been able to feel much more than average because he's positioned so close to my belly and not farther back. And there's a very good chance I'll be taking you up on that discount!

  2. OMG! The leg cramps! I woke Matt up this weekend screaming too. I think he legitimately thought I was in labor for all the ruckus I was making. I think it's from sleeping on my back-it pinches the leg nerves. Gah.

    1. I hear ya on the leg nerves. For the first 4 months, my left leg would tingle/go numb when I'd lay down because of a certain nerve all my "lady organs" were pushing on.

  3. I had horrible restless leg syndrome but not cramps. Ah the joys of pregnancy! I'm glad your blog has become all baby too. Mine did as well so I just gave in and made it a baby blog. Is hard to think about much else when you're pregnant and excited!

    1. Welcome! Honestly, I never thought the following would happen: That I'd get baby brain, that I'd lose the ability to focus on very little besides my impending child... I can only hope my conversational skills are not suffering like my ability to blog!

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