Monday, November 17, 2014

17 Weeks

How far along? 17 weeks.
Baby size in fruit/vegetable: Pomegranate.
Total weight gain/loss: 4 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? Nothing new.
Stretch Marks? No.
Sleep: The pregnancy insomnia (possibly just stress induced) is starting. I have a hard time going to sleep and staying asleep. 
Best moment this week: Seeing baby girl in the ultrasound and finding out that she is still growing right on track. It's such a relief to know she isn't affected by anything and that she is still healthy. The clots of blood in my uterus are shrinking, so that's great too. I'm still on modified bed rest and will be going in every week and a half for ultrasounds. Hoping there won't be anymore issues!
Miss Anything? I mostly just miss Dr. Pepper. 
Movement: I've been feeling her a lot more and I love it! Sean's been able to feel her more too. Every time I feel her move it's such a relief and I don't have such extreme anxiety for those few minutes.
Food Cravings: Pebble ice, pomegranate seeds, and green tea! I've been able to eat more this week, I just still don't ever feel like or really crave anything.
Anything making you queasy or sick: This week was bad! I was so so sick, especially at night. My doctor prescribed me Zofran and it's saving me. It doesn't take the sickness completely away, but it makes it so much easier to get through the day and I'm actually able to eat at night now.
Have you started to show yet: Bump is growing!
Discomforts: Hips, hips, hips! And, of course, acid reflux, restless feet/legs, and headaches still.
Gender: Girl.
Labor signs: No.
Belly button in or out? Half out.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy most of the time. But I'm definitely feeling those hormones more, I'm starting to feel way more emotional.
Looking forward to: My next ultrasound. It's next week and it feels forever away! 

Hyde wasn't impressed with the pomegranate this week, he's definitely more into the fruits/vegetables he can eat. He took a bite out of it, spit it out, rolled it off the chair (causing juice to go everywhere), and said "uh oh".

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

16 Weeks

How far along? 16 weeks.
Baby size in fruit/vegetable: Avacado.
Total weight gain/loss: 2 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? Nothing new.
Stretch Marks? No.
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well this week. I still wake up a ton, but I'm starting to get in that deep sleep that brings the crazy dreams.
Best moment this week: Getting excited for all the girl things! I already have the biggest wish list for baby girl. 
Miss Anything? I miss not being sick!  
Movement: She's getting stronger! She pushes either her head or butt out a ton.
Food Cravings: Nothing. I don't want to eat, I'm too sick! I'm into pebble ice again, that's the one thing I can eat (if you can call that eating) anytime and enjoy it. A lot of other things are forced down. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: I have just been so sick in general this week, "morning" sickness that lasts all day! It's still the worst at night. I'm so over it! 
Have you started to show yet: A tiny bump.
Discomforts: Hips, acid reflux, restless feet/legs, and headaches.
Gender: Girl.
Labor signs: No.
Belly button in or out? Half out.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but SUPER anxious which makes me moody. It is so hard not to constantly stress about this baby and pregnancy.
Looking forward to: Ultrasound this week! 


Monday, November 3, 2014

15 Weeks

How far along? 15 weeks.
Baby size in fruit/vegetable: Apple.
Total weight gain/loss: One pound gained this week.
Maternity clothes? Nothing new.
Stretch Marks? No.
Sleep: Sleeping a little better this week but still feeling like I toss and turn all night.
Best moment this week: We found out we are having a GIRL! Yay! So crazy because we were convinced we were having another baby boy. Baby girl is measuring ahead and is perfectly healthy! Such great news. The doctor said the pregnancy could still go either way at this point (the bleeding could affect the placenta, keeping it from getting nutrients to the baby) and that there is nothing more that they can do or I can do right now. So, we just hope for the bleeding to stop and for a healthy, full term baby! I'll be going in once a week so the doctors can keep an eye on things. And for now, I'm still on modified bed rest and just hoping to make it to the next week mark.
Miss Anything? I miss soda, really REALLY bad. I just want a big 32oz Dirty DP every morning. (Soda is one of the things that makes me the most sick to have.)
Movement: There has been a lot more movement this week! Sean even got to feel the baby! After one of the ultrasounds, she was going crazy. Most of the movement still happens at night.
Food Cravings: Candy was my big craving this week, Tootsie Rolls especially. And Dr. Pepper of course. I've also been really into milk lately, a straight glass of it. Which is weird because I can't stand drinking straight milk when I'm not pregnant! I liked milk when I was pregnant with Hyde too.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Hyde's poopy diapers are still the things that get me the most. And if I have too much citric acid I get so sick. I've been taking Unisom and B6 every night, and I skipped it one night to test if I still needed it. Definitely still need it! I got so sick in the night and actually threw up food again. If I keep up on the pills every night and don't let myself get an empty stomach, I feel pretty good!
Have you started to show yet: A tiny bump.
Discomforts: Hips, acid reflux, and restless feet! I HATE restless feet.
Gender: It's a girl! Doctor said 100% girl, let's hope he is right.
Labor signs: No.
Belly button in or out? Mostly in, starts to half stick out a tiny bit at night.
Happy or Moody most of the time: This week was pretty equal with happy and moody moments.
Looking forward to: Ultrasound tomorrow! It feels like so long between ultrasounds and I'm getting one or two a week. But the ultrasounds let me breathe easy for a day.

We sent out this picture of Hyde with the pink balloons to reveal the gender.

The word GIRL is written on her leg.

Hyde with his little pink lady apple.

Monday, October 27, 2014

14 Weeks

How far along? 14 weeks.
Baby size in fruit/vegetable: Lemon.
Total weight gain/loss: I lost one pound this week and am back at my pre pregnancy weight. Crazy because I had gained 9 pounds at this point with Hyde!
Maternity clothes? Nothing new, but ready for a new bra! 
Stretch Marks? No.
Sleep: It is so hard to get comfortable at night! My hips have been killing, I feel like I'm tossing and turning all night.
Best moment this week: Seeing/hearing babies heart rate! Last Tuesday night I started heavy bleeding and it was bright red again. I was very freaked out and super nervous about the baby. I hadn't felt any movement (which wasn't un-normal) and was so relived to see that little heartbeat and that baby was doing well! My bleeding slowed down by Wednesday afternoon, but started up again Thursday afternoon. I had another ultrasound on Friday, and again, baby was just fine! I have been put on modified bed rest and now we just watch, wait, and hope for the best! 
Miss Anything? I miss my memory. I feel like I am forgetting everything these days. Pregnancy brain is real!
Movement: Baby still moves the most at night. Of course now when I'm waiting for movement constantly, I feel like there isn't as much. But when I do feel movement, it's definitely getting stronger.
Food Cravings: Still not having a ton of cravings. I'll randomly crave something for like a minute, but then it passes. I have been craving candy though, mostly Laffy Taffy.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sickness is easing up, but still hitting pretty hard at night. The days aren't too bad if I stay away from citric acid but I still feel like I have the flu most nights.
Have you started to show yet: A tiny bump.
Discomforts: Hips, acid reflux, and pressure/cramping when bleeding.
Gender prediction: Boy. I'm getting super impatient about finding out. 
Labor signs: No.
Belly button in or out? Mostly in, starts to half stick out a tiny bit at night.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and super anxious.
Looking forward to: Seeing baby at the doctor tomorrow! My anxiety would like an ultrasound every day, please!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

13 Weeks

How far along? 13 weeks.
Baby size in fruit/vegetable: Peach/Length of a pea pod.
Total weight gain/loss: 1 pound gained.
Maternity clothes? Just the same, living in maternity leggings most days. 
Stretch Marks? No.
Sleep: Sleeping decent and starting to feel less tired throughout the day.
Best moment this week: Seeing and feeling baby as he/she pushed out and made a tiny bump!
Miss Anything? I miss not feeling sick every night! And being able to eat!
Movement: Baby moves a lot at night, it's so fun! The other night you could actually see a tiny raised bump where the baby was sticking out.
Food Cravings: I'm really not craving much at all. Still on a salt kick most of the time and I'm more into milk lately.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling really sick at night still, threw up food for the first time the other night. It feels like I have the flu every night, but days are getting a lot better as long as I don't let my stomach get empty. Hyde's diapers are still getting me, I have to wear a painters mask when I change him.
Have you started to show yet: A tiny bump.
Discomforts: Acid reflux, headaches, and hips.
Gender prediction: Boy!
Labor signs: No.
Belly button in or out? Mostly in, starts to half stick out a tiny bit at night.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy but I can feel myself getting a little more moody.
Looking forward to: Finding out gender! I want to know NOW!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Baby #2! -- 12 Weeks

Baby #2 is due April 25th! We are so excited and thrilled! Even though I have no idea how I'm going to do TWO babies! Hyde will turn 2 a month after baby arrives, but I still consider 2 year olds babies. It's been a rocky pregnancy so far, so I'm extremely grateful to have made it this far! 

I found out I was pregnant on August 13th, not even a full two weeks after conceiving. We weren't necessarily trying, but we weren't preventing either. We knew we wanted our kids close in age, I was planning for a fall 2015 baby so we had decided we would start trying end of Novemberish. Just a week or two before I found out I was pregnant, I got really bummed and thought "dang! I wish we were having an April baby! That would have been perfect!". I thought I had missed my chance, and did not want a May baby (I can't have my kids sharing a birthday month!), a June baby, or a July baby.

I had my IUD taken out the end of June (I absolutely hated that thing! Never again.) and then decided to try the NuvaRing again, which only lasted a week. So barely a month off birth control and I got pregnant! Fertile Mertile. I was using an app to track my cycle, just so I knew what was going on, and I didn't even think I had ovulated (obviously I did). My boobs started getting a little tender and I hadn't had a period for 5 weeks (which wasn't much of a tell since I didn't think I'd even have a regular cycle for a little while). I took a pregnancy test on Sunday and it was negative, so I took an ovulation test and that was negative too. Monday my boobs were tender again so I thought I'd give the test a try again, but still negative. By Wednesday I knew something was up, so I took an ovulation test--negative. I decided to do another pregnancy test, and at the very end of the 3 minutes, the faintest line showed up! I freaked out and as soon as Hyde was up from his nap, we headed to the store to get a digital test. Sure enough, it read: Pregnant 1-2weeks. I was so excited, literally jumping up and down with Hyde yelling "we're having a baby!".  He didn't know what was going on, but he was still excited about it!

We had 3 hours until Sean would be home, and I couldn't stop pacing the whole time! I was super nervous/anxious to tell him, I knew he would be excited though. I wanted to tell him in a super cute, Pinterest way,  but didn't have the time or attention span. I ended up just having Hyde give him the pregnancy test and Sean almost put it down without even looking at it! (Hyde gives us random stuff all the time.) He got super excited and said "Are you shitting me!?". 

At 7 weeks, everything was going well. We were excited, I was starting to feel sick (a good sign!), and we were heading to Tahoe! The night before we left, I started spotting. I lost it, I was so freaked out. I thought for sure I had miscarried and was devastated. I had called the doctor and they said that it wasn't uncommon to spot and to call if I saw bright red blood. 3 days into our Tahoe vacation, I started bleeding like crazy, it was bright red, and I had really bad cramping. For sure a miscarriage! I called my doctor and she had the same thoughts that it was a miscarriage and sent me to the ER for a Rhogam shot (I have O- blood). I spent 5 hours in the ER (fun way to spend the day in Tahoe!) and an ultrasound confirmed it was still a live pregnancy! I was so confused, happy, and scared. They told me it was a placenta hemorrhage (subchorionic hematoma) and that I needed to see my OB in 48 hours. That was it. They gave me the shot and I was on my way. It was really hard only having "answers" from Google.

We went to my doctor two days later and saw in the ultrasound that baby was doing just fine and had a strong, little heart beat! I was basically just told to take it easy and to call if I had any more bleeding. Three days later, I had another case of crazy bleeding and cramps, another miscarriage scare. So many ups and downs in such a little amount of time. I went in the next morning for an ultrasound, and baby was still fine! I had to take it even easier and was sent to a high risk specialist.

Anyway, to this day baby is still doing great! We've had multiple ultrasounds and each time the heart rate is perfect and baby has been moving around. I've stopped bleeding and am feeling so much better! The doctors have said that everything seems fine and expect a healthy pregnancy from here on out! 

Baby at 10 Weeks.

How far along? 12 weeks.
Baby size in fruit/vegetable: Plum.
Total weight gain/loss: 1 pound gained.
Maternity clothes? Yes, maternity pants and leggings. With Hyde I made it to 11 weeks in my regular jeans, with this babe I only made it to 8 weeks :/ my hips moved quick!
Stretch Marks? No.
Sleep: Sleeping okay, it't just really hard to get comfortable. So grateful that Hyde is still (usually) taking 2 naps a day so I can too!
Best moment this week: Seeing little baby in the ultrasound.
Miss Anything? DIRTY DR PEPPER! Dang you, Swig. I also just miss being able to eat normal and not having most things make me feel sick.
Movement: Yes! Call me crazy, but I SWEAR I already felt baby move. I know I did. That little butterfly/bubble popping feeling! It's so exciting and reassuring. 
Food Cravings: I don't have a ton of cravings. I'm really into salt again, just the thought of most sweets makes me sick. I want ALL the sour candy! Plain, white rice with soy sauce is my usual for dinner lately. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just the pregnancy sickness in general. I feel sick all day and night, but nights are much worse! I get crazy bad headaches in the evening and they just make me feel like puking. I don't want to eat anything, but having an empty stomach makes it worse. And acid reflux has already started getting bad! I have random moments of feeling very faint and light headed too. I'm finally feeling like I have strength to do things again though, like even just walk or get ready.
Have you started to show yet: A tiny bump.
Discomforts: Acid reflux, headaches, and hips.
Gender prediction: Sean and I (along with most people) think it's a boy!
Labor signs: No.
Belly button in or out? Mostly in, starts to half stick out a tiny bit at night.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I'd have to say that I'm pretty happy (aside from feeling like crap) most of the time.
Looking forward to: Finding out what baby's gender is!

Baby at 12 weeks.

Hyde with his little plum!