Monday, November 24, 2014

18 Weeks


How far along? 18 weeks.
Baby size in fruit/vegetable: Bell Pepper.
Total weight gain/loss: 5 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes? Nothing new, but some of my regular shirts are starting to be belly shirts.
Stretch Marks? No.
Sleep: Not sleeping great, I've felt much more tired this week. It's just impossible to stay asleep through the night. 
Best moment this week: Making the first purchases for baby girl! It was so fun to finally buy something, and now I want to buy EVERYTHING for her. 
Miss Anything? I miss just feeling like myself. Pregnancy hormones and sickness really throw you off!
Movement: She's getting stronger! I feel her more and more throughout the day. 
Food Cravings: Pebble ice, pomegranate seeds, sandwiches, and milk.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling so much better this week! Zofran has helped a ton. Smells are still getting me, especially diapers. 
Have you started to show yet: I feel like I've popped a little this week.
Discomforts: Hips, lower back pain, restless feet/legs, headaches, and acid reflux.
Gender: Girl.
Labor signs: No.
Belly button in or out? Half out.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and super on edge from being so anxious all the time. 
Looking forward to: Ultrasound tomorrow!




 





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!!