Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekly Update- 20 weeks (Halfway Point)


Size of baby: The length of a banana-he's swallowing more and producing meconium. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Between 8-10 pounds, depending on the scale I use. When I weigh myself at home with no clothes it's about 8, at the gym it's closer to 10.

Maternity Clothes: a mix of maternity tops and regular tops, pants with my belly band. Now that's it's warming up I'm wearing more non maternity flowy dresses.

Sex: Another boy! Finally got visual confirmation!

Movement: He moves a LOT and it's easier to feel him from the outside as well. 

What I miss: sleeping on my stomach. 

Sleep: the past few nights were rough, lots of tossing and turning and not able to get comfortable. 

Symptoms: some growing pains in my belly and not sleeping well.

Cravings: anything sweet especially chocolate which I'm not allowed to have right now :(

Best Moment this week: Our anatomy scan last week. Finally got visual confirmation that he is in fact a boy and everything looked good with the exception of a very minor irregular heartbeat which we will get looked at in two weeks on the echo ultrasound. 

What I am looking forward to: Finishing up cleaning out the future nursery, made some progress over the weekend. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Weekly Update- 19 weeks


Size of baby: Heirloom Tomato- baby can hear voices now and arms and legs are in right proportion. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Around 10 pounds, depending on the scale I use. 

Maternity Clothes: a mix of maternity tops and regular tops, pants with my belly band. 

Sex: Another boy! 

Movement: A lot more movement and getting stronger so we are able to feel on the outside a lot more. 

What I miss: being able to take my xanax when I'm stressed/anxious. 

Sleep: not too bad though a decent amount of tossing and turning.  

Symptoms: a lot more nauseous this week but Hunter had a bit of a stomach bug so could have been from that. 

Cravings: anything sweet. 

Best Moment this week: Taking Hunter to the circus for the first time. So much fun!

What I am looking forward to: The anatomy scan on the 19th! 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sharing the News

One thing I haven't posted about yet but have been wanting to (for memory's sake) is how I/we shared the news of this pregnancy.

I had been thinking of different ways to tell Kristian if/when I got pregnant again but since I had no idea when that would actually happen it made things a bit tricky. Based on my cycle, which I had been tracking, I knew that I could test on Dec. 28 which was day 13 of my cycle and get a clear positive or negative. I was quite proud of myself for not testing sooner but with the holidays I never really had any time alone and I always prefer to test alone so that I can process the results (good or bad) by myself. So that Monday morning Kristian left for work, I had taken the week off, so after dropping Hunter off at school I came home and tested. Once I got the positive I had to quickly figure out how to tell Kristian.

Since we still had our Christmas decorations up I decided to wrap up the test in a little present box and put it in his stocking. When he came home that afternoon I was hanging out on the couch and told him that I had ordered him a Christmas present that had delivered late, I didn't tell him about it sooner because I wasn't sure when it would arrive, and it was in his stocking. He got so excited thinking I bought him something cool like a new knife or gadget. He quickly opened the box and just stared at the test for a few minutes, got tears in his eyes and said "really?!". He started crying (happy tears) and gave me a big hug and then had to take a few deep breaths. I could tell he was not only excited but relieved that it had finally worked. He told me that this would have to be our last pregnancy because I could never top the way I had just told him. He was completely surprised.

As for how we told our parents.... the weekend after we found out we were having Hunters small family birthday party that my mom, brother, sister-in-law and a couple close friends would be at our house for. Unfortunately Kristian's parents were out of town. I had quickly ordered Hunter a shirt from Amazon that said "This guy (with two arrows pointing) is getting promoted to Big Brother". Once he opened all his presents we told him he had one last gift from mommy and daddy. He opened up the shirt, and obviously had no idea what it said so Kristian read it and immediately everyone freaked out. Hunter still had no concept of what was going on and just wanted to play with his stuff.

Once his parents got back in town we went over to their house to give his dad his birthday present, since he had just had a birthday. We gave him a card that said Happy Birthday Grandpa and on the inside it was signed by Hunter and Baby P. He read it and got so excited but didn't finish reading the card out loud so my mother-in-law kept yelling "what does it say?!?!" Once they both knew they were thrilled and all the excitement began.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Weekly Update- 18 weeks


Size of baby: Bell Pepper- He's flexing his arms and legs and his boy parts should be visible now.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: At my doctors appointment I was only up 8 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: wearing a few maternity tops from when I had Hunter because the weather has been unseasonably cold, so I figured may as well get a few wears in while I can. 

Sex: Another boy! 

Movement: Pretty consistent movement during the day, mainly when I drive or at night when I'm laying on the couch. He's moving all over, it's not just in one location. 

What I miss: nothing

Sleep: good nights and bad nights, still getting up 2-3 times to pee. 

Symptoms: bigger belly, feeling movement a lot more, nauseous every few days and no energy at night. 

Cravings: chocolate milk

Best Moment this week:  A good doctors appointment, baby's heartbeat was 143 and I'm measuring on track. 

What I am looking forward to: taking Hunter to the circus this weekend and getting the "office"/junk room cleaned out for the future nursery. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Weekly Update- 17 weeks


Size of baby: Turnip-He can move his joints and sweat glands are starting to develop.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: About 7-8 pounds but the bump is growing. Lots of people are starting to notice now. 

Maternity Clothes: Still needing the belly band and have worn some of my old maternity tops mainly because I want to get a couple wears in before the weather gets too hot since all of my maternity clothes from Hunter were for winter.  

Sex: Another boy! 

Movement: A lot more movement this week, pretty consistent throughout the day and both Kristian and I could feel a kick on the outside which was crazy since it took much longer for that with Hunter. 

What I miss: some of my clothes that no longer fit. 

Sleep: sleep has gotten better despite waking up a lot to pee

Symptoms: bigger belly, feeling movement a lot more, nauseous every few days and no energy at night. 

Cravings: fruit, ice cream, anything sweet really.

Best Moment this week:  Feeling kicks from the outside. 

What I am looking forward to: 18 week checkup and our anatomy scan.