Friday, December 5, 2008

Pregnancy update

Here is the photo you all have been asking for. It's not the best. It was taken on top of a box on a self-timer.

*My belly is starting to get bigger.
*I feel great.
*I can eat meat again. Though in very small amounts.
*I still love fruit.
*I have already been having braxton hicks contractions.
*I am 21 weeks.
*I am still in shock of having another boy.
*I have another ultrasound in 11 days.
*We still have no idea on a name.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh brother! You don't even look preggers!! WEll congrats again and its so exciting!!


sjt

Anonymous said...

That's a cute shirt. Check out your ass! And what picture do you have hanging up in the back ground?

sjt

Anonymous said...

You finally look like you have one! No more hatchet ass for Dawn.

lol

sjt

Lindsey said...

I know you don't even look pregnant! That's good:) I will have to compare....
Lindsey

Our Family said...

You barely look pregnant! With my third I looked like that the day I took the pregnancy test! :) It's hard to name the third of the same sex, trust me! You'll come up with the perfect name though!

johnandvic said...

Cute little belly!! I was that big at a 4 weeks but I also gained a lot of weight with both..That's is why they tunred out so big.. My boys weighing 11 lbs with Nathan and 10lbs with Colby.... I bet yours will be 6lbs or 7lbs tops!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dawn! I had to read what exactly a Braxton Hick was. It says when you feel these contractions (these are noticed more in subsequent pregnancies than in their first pregnancy)don't panic simply changing position can help with any pain or a nice warm bath or shower can also help relieve any achiness and promote relaxation.

Calling your doctor should happen if you have contractions closer than 12 minutes apart prior to 37 weeks, as this might indicate preterm labor and not Braxton Hicks contractions.

While these many seem like an annoyance, yet another thing to deal with in pregnancy, they are believed to be helpful in preparing your body for labor, even though no noticeable progress can be seen.

And finally the difference;

True Labor vs. Braxton Hicks

BH.Contractions don't get closer together.
TL.Contractions do get closer together.
BH.Contractions don't get stronger.
TL.Contractions do get stronger.
BH.Contractions tend to be felt only in the front. TL.Contractions tend to be felt all over.
BH.Contractions don't last longer. TL.Contractions do last longer.
BH.Walking has no effect on the contractions.
TL.Walking makes the contractions stronger.
BH.Cervix doesn't change with contractions.
TL.Cervix opens and thins with contractions.


Thanks for educating me. :)

sjt

Stacey said...

Wow...you look fantastic! You don't even look pregnant yet. I should send you a picture of myself....I am much bigger....and only six months along!