Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Weekly Update- 32 weeks

7/11/16 - 7/17/16

Size of baby: A large Jicama-  your baby weighs 3 3/4 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. He'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb

Total Weight Gain/Loss: As of my 32 week check I've gained 25 pounds. If I can top out at 35 pounds or less I will be happy. Kristian keeps telling me not to worry about it because he knows I will lose it but it's still a good amount to have to lose and it wasn't as easy last time as I had thought it would be. 

Maternity Clothes: Yes, maternity tops and shorts and maxi dresses. Some of my maternity tops are getting tight! 

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: He doesn't seem to be as active during the day, more so at night. But I can tell he's running out of room so he's not doing as many flips. 

What I miss: sleeping on my stomach and back (my favorite positions).

Sleep: waking up a lot more to use the bathroom, it's like once an hour until around 3am and then I can sleep straight through until 6 or 7am. 

Symptoms: a few sharp pains here and there (I'm guessing from him growing), braxton hicks contractions and I've finally started getting a bit of heartburn at night. I've never really suffered from heartburn in my pregnancies but if I eat too much at dinner it's affecting me.  

Cravings: lemonade and blueberry pancakes

Best Moment this week: Saw a sneak peek of our maternity pictures and they are awesome! My mom came to visit for the weekend which was fun. Ordered a personalized hat and blanket for the baby which means we've decided on a name! (though technically we could still change it)

What I am looking forward to: Doing some more organizing in the nursery, I need to get the closet organized, hang curtains and do the wall decor. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Weekly Update- 31 weeks

7/4/16 - 7/10/16

Size of baby: A coconut- He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump up as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I will find out at my 32 week appointment, I haven't weighed myself recently.

Maternity Clothes: mainly maxi dresses, love maxi dresses, pants are the devil at the moment.

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: still very active though not as much during the day, I've noticed a lot more hiccups. 

What I miss: being able to move around easily and not get worn out so quickly. Being able to comfortably sleep at night. 

Sleep: once I get comfortable, which can take a while, I sleep fine. 

Symptoms: Not as many contractions so long as I stay hydrated but some growing pains, especially in the lower region. 

Cravings: grilled pineapple with brown sugar on it and blueberry pancakes

Best Moment this week: Kristian put together the crib, nightstand and dresser, I started putting the washed baby clothes away (most of them are Hunters hand-me-downs) and even started packing my hospital bag so I could determine what I still need so LOTS of nesting. Oh and we had our maternity photos (the picture above was taken before we left) and I can't wait to see them!

What I am looking forward to: Finishing up the nursery and getting our maternity pictures back. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Weekly Update- 30 weeks

6/27/16 - 7/3/16

Size of baby: A cabbage- His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision – which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 22 pounds as of my doctors appointment. I have about 10 more pounds until I hit where I was with Hunter when I delivered

Maternity Clothes: all maternity and stretchy dresses

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: still very active especially at night when I'm laying on the couch. We've gotten better at determining the various body parts as they move.

What I miss: being able to turn over easily in bed and sleeping on my stomach and back

Sleep: actually better except for getting up to pee a lot but I fall asleep again pretty quickly. 

Symptoms: I still have a lot of braxton hicks contractions throughout the day though drinking more water helps. Belly feels very heavy

Cravings: still craving sweet stuff like fruit and desserts

Best Moment this week: a good doctors appointment where he calmed my fears about delivering early, apparently the baby isn't quite as low as I thought/he feels. Had a great 4th of July weekend at the beach house and the crib arrived!

What I am looking forward to: Kristian putting together the furniture for the nursery so I can start putting stuff away. I've washed a ton of Hunters baby clothes but now need a place to put them all! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekly Update- 29 weeks

6/20/16 - 6/26/16

Size of baby: Butternut Squash-  His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 20ish pounds, haven't weighed myself this week

Maternity Clothes: all maternity and stretchy dresses

Sex: Boy #2

Movement: he moves all day long and especially at night around 9pm which seems to be when he's most active. He feels very low so my cervix is taking a beating. 

What I miss: not being so uncomfortable all the time and running out of energy so easily. I desperately want to clean/organize and nest but get worn out so quickly. 

Sleep: terrible until about 2am, lots of tossing and turning, around 2-3am I finally settle down and sleep well until my alarm goes off. 

Symptoms: this past week was rough, a lot of braxton hicks contractions, pressure and feeling more like I'm 9 months pregnant than 7 months. I'm starting to panic that he's going to come early and we are NOT ready. 

Cravings: anything sweet

Best Moment this week: After panicking the other day about him coming early I ordered the crib, bedding and made Kristian paint the nursery this weekend. Also, pulled out Hunter's baby clothes to start organizing. So we made some progress. 

What I am looking forward to: Getting the crib this week and a long 4th of July weekend.

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, fries...you 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!)