Sunday, July 25, 2010

14 wks and Shimmy Fest

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 14 Weeks
Size of baby: 3 1\2inches long, size of a lemon and weighs 1 1\2 oz
Total Weight Gain/Loss: according to our scale 2lbs
Maternity Clothes: not yet but getting close to needing bigger pants!
Gender: ?????
Movement: Yes, I felt the baby move at 12 wks. I don't feel movement often though
Sleep: Good.. get up at least twice for the bathroom
Symptoms: Crazy dreams, hot flashes.. crazy hot flashes were I feel like I will pass out. I will have to talk to Dr. S about them.
What I miss: Nothing yet
Cravings: crunchy foods this week
Best Moment this week: sad but a highlight... I made dinner tonight and I ate it! The first time I did this without getting sick! YAY
What I am looking forward to: our next appointment Aug. 5th. I can't wait to hear baby's heartbeat again. I think I will ask Dr. S if I can record it! LOL

Not much has happened this past week. I am still having a little issue with hot flashes. I am pretty sure they are the cause of my almost passing out like I mentioned in last week post. I did it only once this past week. I made sure I paid close attention to what I felt first. It was defiantly the heat that hit first, then all this pressure moves to my ears and head. That is when the dizziness hits and I loose my balance and see double. Because I have trouble with my blood sugar sometimes I thought the "spells" were caused by a drop/ rise in my sugar. When this spell hit I checked my sugar right when I felt it coming on and nope my sugar was perfect. I have started eating every two hours and make sure my food is well balanced this week, so I am still trying to figure this out. It hits me usually in the morning around 9:30 to 10:30. Once the "spell" is over I am good the rest of the day. I have read online and it seems pretty common to have these types of hot flashes, but it worries me on how they can knock me off my feet! I will be sure to get some answers from my doctor.

In news other than baby..... this past Saturday night was "Shimmy Fest". This Bellydance event happens every year in Fayettville. Last year was the first time I went. It was so much fun to go and watch last years. I was pretty new to the bellydance world so it was fun to see the dances. This year was really fun also, however, I was trying to "size" up my dancing skills to the performers. I think I am as good as some of the girls that performed... not to toot my own horn! But I found some to be a bit lame and for the years they claimed to be dancing should have been better.

"Shimmy Fest" also offers a class by a "famous" B.D teacher.The class is on Friday night and Saturday morning before the show. My teacher, Bridgette, was able to make the class. I wish I would have went. I never could remember what weekend it was and I got booked at work before I realized it. The teacher for the class was an amazing dancer, she preformed twice during the show. My fellow troupe girls kept telling me, I was a mini me of Yasmine with blonde hair. My teacher said she couldn't agree more. Yamsine and I have the same style of dance and personality on stage. I did to get to meet her after the show and she was so sweet. It made me really kick myself for not doing the class. I posted a link below of a performance I found of Yasmine on you tube. This was not the dance she did Saturday night but it shows amazing her talent!

Here are a few pictures I took at "Shimmy Fest" I couldn't use flash photography so some are a bit blurry.
This is Yasmine... I loved her costume. It had a fun flower/feather thing on the side! The next photos are of a dancer named, Kittie Sparkle, she is amazing! Kittie danced on top of wine glasses....Yes wine glasses.
First layer.. 1 glass under 1 foot
2 glasses under the other

second layer
3rd layer... was truly amazing to watch
this girl was so neat to watch also..

Yasmine during the last performance.
There was many troupes and dancers this year but I just posted pictures of the ones that weren't too blurry. Kittie Sparkle is a "famous" bellydancer so can look her up! She has many different styles of dance, her talent is amazing.

1 comment:

  1. I have been patiently awaiting week fifteen!! Mauh!!