Wednesday, December 15, 2010

21 Weeks!!

Well hello there! How are you all on this Wednesday morning? We are great here at the Adventures of Jon and Steph. We are looking forward to the weekend and the Ugly Christmas Sweater party we are throwing on Saturday. It should be a festive occasion!

As my title states, I am now 21 weeks in my pregnancy! Yesterday we had our monthly checkup to see how Baby B is doing. We LOVE our doctor. We are so fortunate to have an American speaking doctor who practices German medicine. She's awesome!! Our doctor said our little girl is growing perfectly and everything looks fantastic! That's always wonderful news and definitely helps calm the nerves. We got some new pictures of baby B that I'd love to share. But first I'll do my pregnancy highlights.

How Far Along: 21 Weeks

Size of Baby: She is the length of a banana now!

Total Weight Gain: 4 pounds. I lost several pounds in the beginning and now I am definitely gaining it back quickly!

Maternity Clothes: Yup! I got some great maternity jeans while I was home in OK. I LOVE them. I am also wearing leggings/jeggings, with dresses and long T's. Super comfy!

Gender: GIRL!

Sleep: This week has been AWFUL. But I am still struggling with the time difference from being back in the states. Hopefully it'll even out soon so that I can get a good nights sleep.

Cravings: Sweets and then salts. I've been doing lots of yogurt, but then go straight to the pickles! I CANNOT get enough of the sweets. I can tell she is definitely going to love candy just like her mom.

Symptoms: I feel pretty great! Just sleepy all of the time. I am still waiting for the 2nd trimester energy boost that is supposed to be coming my way... it has yet to happen. I've also had a lot of headaches lately, which stems from high blood pressure! Boo for high blood pressure. Doc is making me test it every week and now I am on HBP meds. Ugh. Hopefully it'll even out.

I am not sure if we have talked much about Baby B's name. Jon and I both ADORE the name we picked out for our precious little girl. It is a French name, which is what we both wanted, since Jon's family is from France. His grandmother is straight from France, with the beautiful French accent and all... so without further ado, I give you the newest photos of...

Sophie Belle

I love this picture. She was giving us a big yawn,
but it looks more like she is saying "ROAR!"

Too cute!!
I wanted to break down the name for you guys because I think it is super cool to know the origin and meaning of a name.

Sophie: Wisdom. Stems from the name Sophia which is Greek. Sophie is the French form.

Belle: Beauty, from the French origin.

Not only smart, but beautiful! Perfect for our little girl!

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Back in Deutschland!

HELLO lovely friends and family! Is this thing still on?!?

We are finally back to Germany after spending three amazing weeks at home in the great state of Oklahoma! It was such a WONDERFUL trip. We had a fantastic time with our family and friends, which made it even harder to come back to Germany. We have some great pictures from our trip, but I'll be back to post those in a couple of days. Just wanted to give a quick shout out to let y'all know we are still alive! But we are now covered in snow!!! Germany has been having a lot of snow lately, but of course we missed it all being back in the states. Well, this morning we woke up to a winter wonderland.

It is beautiful! But OH so cold.

Since it has been a WHILE, I wanted to say I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!! I hope you ate to your hearts content... I know I did.

Baby Barrett is doing great! She is growing like a weed.
Here are a couple of belly pics for you guys.

17 weeks

18 weeks

19 weeks

20 weeks
It's obvious I didn't hold back at Thanksgiving!

I'll be back tomorrow with our 21 week... YUP 21 WEEK update! I can't believe I am already half way through my pregnancy! I also have some new photos of Baby B from the doctors appointment we had this morning that I'd love to share.

Until tomorrow, have a WONDERFUL Tuesday!