Monday, June 20, 2016

Weekly Update- 28 weeks

6/13/16 - 6/19/16

Size of baby: A large eggplant- He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: according to my doctor's appointment 20 pounds even.

Maternity Clothes: maternity clothes and maxi dresses. I love this part of being pregnant in the summer, dresses are way more comfy than pants which I was stuck with for Hunters pregnancy.

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: lots of very strong movement, according to my doctor the baby is head down already which I suspected but the other night he kept head butting my private area which was starting to get painful. I don't remember Hunter doing that. Maybe it's a that's he's getting me ready for a VBAC. 

What I miss: being able to move around easily, sometimes I forget I'm as pregnant as I am and think I can get up or move around like before and I'm quickly reminded that's not the case. 

Sleep: pretty good except for the constant wake-ups to use the bathroom

Symptoms: lots of "kicks" down low, braxton hicks

Cravings: I'm loving McDonald's vanilla milkshakes. 

Best Moment this week: Getting our AC fixed finally!!! And passing my glucose test which was a huge relief though it turns out I am anemic which I was with Hunter so I need an iron supplement. 

What I am looking forward to: Hoping to get the nursery painted this week so I can finally order furniture. Have it all picked out just have to get it. We are definitely slacking on the nursery department, I think by this time we had pretty good progress with Hunters room. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Weekly Update- 27 weeks

6/6/16 - 6/12/16

Size of baby: A head of cauliflower-  He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers

Total Weight Gain/Loss: about 18 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity and very stretchy non maternity clothes

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: getting stronger to the point of being uncomfortable at time. Kicks and body rolls and a few head butts to the lower region! 

What I miss: Still miss my AC and being able to sleep comfortably. 

Sleep: don't want to talk about it.

Symptoms: a few braxton hicks, very tight belly at times and getting out of breath easier. 

Cravings: ice cream, milkshakes, know the healthy stuff

Best Moment this week: We had the house professionally deep cleaned which we've been needing to do for a LONG time. The house looked SO nice afterwards it makes me want to have cleaners all the time. We do plan to have them come back in August before baby comes, hopefully.

What I am looking forward to: Getting the AC fixed (tomorrow!) and maybe we will start painting the nursery next week, my anxiety is starting to grow that we haven't made much progress in the nursery. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Weekly Update- 26 weeks

5/30/16 - 6/5/16

Size of baby: A scallion- The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: about 16 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I LOVE maternity shorts, so comfortable. Mostly maternity now for comfort and maxi dresses. 

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: Lots of movement, mainly at night around 8-9pm. 

What I miss: still miss my air conditioning. We need a brand new system which is $$$ and won't be installed til next week :(

Sleep: still sucks thanks to no AC. 

Symptoms: nothing new

Cravings: fruit and dessert...still  

Best Moment this week: another good appointment, baby's heartbeat sounds good. More progress cleaning out the future nursery, now 90% of the stuff in there is actually for the baby. Need to pick out a paint color this weekend so we can paint and then get the carpets cleaned. 

What I am looking forward to: Getting my AC fixed hopefully soon (still!)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Weekly Update- 25 weeks

5/23/16 - 5/29/16

Size of baby: A rutabaga- 1 1/2 pounds and 13 inches

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 14ish pounds- I will find out better at my next appointment

Maternity Clothes: breaking out more of my maternity clothes including my first pair of maternity shorts (Hunter was a winter baby so I never had maternity shorts) and they are SO comfortable. I forgot how comfy maternity clothes are! 

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: His movements are getting stronger and more active. You can actually feel little body parts poking out, it's cool and a bit creepy. 

What I miss: right now my air conditioning which broke this week and being 6 months pregnant when it's 90 degrees out and no AC basically sucks. 

Sleep: thanks to no AC sleep has been horrible, it's so freaking hot in our room neither of us can sleep. 

Symptoms: some sharp pains in my crotch region which is uncomfortable. Peeing a lot more and increased appetite. 

Cravings: desserts and baked goods 

Best Moment this week:  Going to my in-laws beach house for Memorial Day weekend. It was a quick trip but so much fun and I love watching how excited Hunter gets when he's down there. 

What I am looking forward to: Getting my AC fixed hopefully soon! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Weekly Update- 24 weeks

May 16, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Size of baby: Ear of Corn-  His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 14ish pounds

Maternity Clothes: a mix of maternity and non maternity, the weather has been cold for this time of year, hoping it warms up soon so I can wear more dresses and my summer maternity tops.

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: Still a lot of moving around, very strong kicks and full body waves. You can watch my belly and see movement which seems really early compared to last time. 

What I miss: nothing new

Sleep: I still wake up probably 2-3 times to pee and it takes a bit to get comfortable again. 

Symptoms: getting worn out quickly, getting more uncomfortable when sitting or laying in certain positions, peeing a LOT more.  Also, had my first and so far only braxton hick contraction while at work. Took me a bit by surprise but that's definitely what it was, I forgot how uncomfortable those are! 

Cravings: sweets and carbs. Good thing I've been working out fairly regularly or I would have gained a lot more by now. 

Best Moment this week:  Celebrating our 6 year wedding anniversary and spending the night away up in National Harbor at a nice hotel. It was very relaxing and much needed. We won't get many more dates night between now and Sept. 

What I am looking forward to: Memorial Day weekend and going down to my in-laws beach house. I bought a new tankini style bathing suit which fits great now but may end up being too small by August. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekly Update- 23 weeks

5/8/15 - 5/15/16

Size of baby: Mango-he's more than 11 inches long and weighs more than a pound and he can feel my movements and hear loud noises

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 12-13 pounds

Maternity Clothes: a mix of maternity and non maternity

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: Lots of movement, especially at night when I'm laying on the couch. Sometimes he's up high and sometimes he down really low and punching my bladder. 

What I miss: still miss chocolate and not tossing and turning so much when I sleep.

Sleep: waking up a lot and shifting around, so not great. 

Symptoms: my face has been breakout which hasn't really been a problem up to this point. Harder to bend over to put on shoes and clothes. 

Cravings: milk shakes and fries...all healthy stuff ;)

Best Moment this week: Celebrating my birthday, it was a nice low key day with some nice presents from Kristian and Hunter. Went to a big yard sale and scored a playmat for $10.

What I am looking forward to: celebrating our 6 year anniversary this weekend!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Weekly Update- 22 weeks

*just realized Mother's Day was 5/8 not 5/7. Oh well*

Size of baby: Spaghetti squash-  he is almost a pound, starting to look more like a newborn.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 11 pounds

Maternity Clothes: regular pants with belly bands and a mix with tops.

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: Pretty consistent movement and its all over so he's shifting around a lot in there. Can even see my belly move now. 

What I miss: caffeine and chocolate, I'm not allowed to have caffeine right now and since chocolate has caffeine in it I have to cut that out as well. 

Sleep: not great, lots of tossing and turning and getting up to pee.

Symptoms: lots of movement, backaches and growing pains in my belly.

Cravings: chocolate because I can't eat it. 

Best Moment this week: We did the fetal echo cardiogram to check on the baby's heart and everything looks great! The minor irregularity that he had at the anatomy scan seems to be gone possibly due to cutting out all caffeine so I need to continue that. Also, I had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday.

What I am looking forward to: finish up our registry. My sister-in-law is throwing me a sprinkle later this summer so I need to get that updated.