Tuesday, December 28, 2010

20 Week Ultrasound!

I'm so excited to post these! I had my 20week ultrasound last Tuesday, and lemme tell ya it was a tear jerker for me! The ultrasound tech was wonderful, she told us everything that she was seeing and reassured us that what she was seeing was "normal" and looked good.
We decided to find out what the baby is, I just couldn't wait ... I got really impatient!

As you can see by the middle photo, this little one wasn't being too shy about showing us HIS "stuff"! I love that he's holding his fingers like he's flipping us the bird, like he's saying uh, hello a little privacy please!

So May 9th, at least that's when the Doc says he is supposed to arrive, we will be welcoming our little monkey, Inoke Funaki Asisi. YAY!

Inoke weighs about 11oz., almost 11 inches in length and according to the ultrasound, pretty dang active. She said I probably haven't really been feeling him because my placenta is lower posterior. She said that since its positioned lower and posterior there is more fluid at the front of my uterus so that cushions his movements, but as my uterus is ever expanding it will hopefully push the placenta up and forward, then I get to look forward to his kicks and punches.

Christmas was great! Of course by finding out what we are having was the best Christmas present ever! Both Sione and I had to work, but thats okay, we didn't really have any big plans, so the Holiday pay was worth it! Hopefully we will be able to get the Holidays off next year and be able to head up to Washington to spend them with the Harris grandparents.

It's been fun looking at little boy clothes and toys and stuff. Sione bought a cute a little batman onsie at Old Navy, I'm so excited to buy this little guy stuff..... Now I keep saying "little" because I believe in positive thinking. June, my mother in law, told me that none of her kids weighed between under 9lbs. Phew what a saint! Not sure I will be able to do it. So like I said, positive thinking!

Here we go 2011, so excited for this new year!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

'Tis the Season

I really love this time of year.  I used to love going out the weekend after Thanksgiving and cutting down our own tree, or should I say trees, we had one for the kids ornaments with the colored lights and then my mom had one for all of her fancy ornaments with the white lights ... oooh la la.  My mom always made it a point to have the house so cozy and decorated, I LOVED IT.  Thats why I love this time of year, family getting together, decorating the tree and house and the delicious spice concoction my mom always had brewing on the stove ..... it was/is delicious, mixture of whole cloves,cinnamon sticks,water,all spice, and just simmer!

Speaking of Families, I am so grateful for my family.  I love being around my family and how goofy we can be, that I can be so loud and joke and sing stupid tunes and not feel totally dumb.  I am grateful for my extended family and the support and patience they have for mine and Sione's roller coaster of indecisiveness for our lives and what we want to do with it.  

So the update on the little one is it is the length of a banana ... I love bananas!

weighing in at about 10 1/2 oz now and measuring approx 10inches from head to heel.

Can I just say that right now I am a bit uncomfortable.  Now for those of you male family members of mine that read my blog, you may want to skip this portion..... SOOOO with that disclaimer out of the way, my belly is forming into a nice ROUND BALL, not quite hard, not quite squishy, just there.  Now thats not the part that I am having an annoyance with.  Let's get to it, its my boobs.  There I said it ... they have gone from a 36d to a 40dd ... and I mean a FULL 40dd, I'm guessing each one weighs at least 7lbs.  I would be okay with this knowing that its temporary, however the realization that looms is that they are only going to get BIGGER and I can only imagine when my milk comes in.... wowy wow wow. Also I can handle not fitting into pants and having to wear maternity pants and a little bigger shirts, but the problem is now that my chest has decided to go crazy, not even large shirts fit right ;( ... and I'll be damned if I have to wear those HUGE blousy moo moo shirts. 
Thanks for letting me vent about this one ... with that being said, its all definitely for a most wonderful cause, and thats what is getting me through dealing with all this extra padding!!!

Next week is our ultrasound appointment, wish us luck.  I still haven't decided if I want to find out yet or not ... I'm so indecisive about the whole thing.... 
Until next week

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving - Home repairs

We had a nice Thanksgiving at Sione's parents house, everybody except the Wolfgramms were in attendance, it was nice and relaxing .... THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT MADE THE YUMMY YUMMY FOOD!  Here are just a few photos from that delicious day, my media card is acting funny so I wasn't able to upload all the photos...

And as promised here are some before/after and progress photos of the bathroom and bedroom at Sione's parents house that we will soon be occupying ... 

BEFORE Bathroom and Bedroom pics

AFTER Bedroom pics
Its kinda hard to see but the color is called Spanish Moss, an nice green tone, I am really excited for it, Sione is finishing tiling the bathroom so a soon as that is done, I will post those.  

Things are really coming along, I have to give a BIG thank you and shout out to Ela,Scott,Fia, and of course Sione for making all of this possible.  I feel bad that I cant help paint and things like that, I am truly blessed to have them in my life and that they are so willing to help.


I love the Holidays

I am so glad it is December, now I can actually listen to Christmas music and enjoy it without getting the glaring looks from others that its "too early" for it.

We had our 16week appointment last week and everything is going according to schedule which is what we love to hear.  Heard the heartbeat again, nice and strong.  I talked to Dr Aagard about some of my recent symptoms, horrible headaches, weird twinges and pains n my lower abdomen and he reassured me that everything is normal, just my uterus stretching and making room for my little one, and that the headaches should start to diminish soon, so that was nice to hear that everything that I am feeling is normal.

So my little one is the size of a turnip now, weighing in at approx 5ounces and about 5 inches from head to bottom.....

I am getting bigger and bigger by the day, I feel like I have a whole garden full of turnips inside me rather than just one teensie weensie turnip. 
A couple new symptoms I seem to be experiencing is A) lack of an appetite and B) Constipation - Is this normal not to want to eat? Nothing sounds good to eat, and I never really feel hungry, but I know I have to eat so lately I've just been gagging food down, not really enjoying it ... boo hoo ... and sorry TMI about the constipation but holy cow do I feel bloated and uncomfortable.  I have been trying to drink more fluids and add metamucil to my lovely diet, yuck! Such a fun journey though!