Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Baby Two ~ 18 Weeks

How Far Along:  18 Weeks - Baby is the size of a sweet potato, which seems really huge to me!
Boy or Girl: I've gone back and forth on boy and girl all week...
Maternity Clothes: Almost exclusively wearing them with the exception of a couple dresses. I have a gift card to buy some more from Gap/Old Navy but am having a hard time finding anything I like. Everything just seems so cheap and casual. I don't know....
Sleep: Been sleeping really well this week!
Best Moment: David transitioned to his big boy bed and he's doing so well. He was so excited about it, which was really cute.  The crib is officially in "the office" which we will transition to the baby room at some point.... Also, the baby asprin is helping my leg, so so much! I was shocked! I hope it keeps working and I wish I would have known to try it years ago!
Worst Moment: David got a little tummy bug yesterday. He was better in an hour (I'm not even kidding) and just kind of lazed around with me all day today while I stayed home with him. So, could be worse I guess!
Miss Anything: I still miss food and my appetite. 
Movement: Had a couple "quiet" days, but today there's been lots of thumping around! Still can't feel anything from the outside, but hopefully soon!
Cravings: Apples, Cool Ranch Doritos, Chocolate Milk/Hot Chocolate
Aversions: Fried food (all of it is a no-go at this point), ground beef.
Oh, I remember this: Painting my toenails is getting hard!
Well this is new: So thirsty!! I remember last time I had to force myself to drink water. Not this time! I cannot get enough! 
Looking forward to:Starting to clear out the office and pick out a paint color. I'm starting to get real anxious to get moving on that baby room!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baby Two ~ 17 Weeks

How Far Along:  17 Weeks - baby is the length and weight of my iPhone!
Boy or Girl: Most people are saying girl. I still say boy.
Maternity Clothes: Need more. Most of my tee's from last time are so worn out. Plus I also don't have any tank tops? Definitely need tank tops. 
Sleep: Hit or miss. When I sleep, I sleep really well. When I don't, I'm up all night. 
Best Moment: All this nice weather! We have been spending a lot of time with the neighbors and their kids. We are lucky that we live in a cul-de-sac with a bunch of young families, all with kids David's age. Plus two of my immediate neighbors are also pregnant! We are all trying to enjoy this spring as much as we can because come late summer and fall things are going to be a lot different! 
Worst Moment: I've been having a LOT of leg pain. It's mostly the reason I'm not sleeping. My doctor gave me some suggestions and put me on baby asprin today, so hopefully that helps.... Also Ted our Great Dane broke his toenail really bad, Zach's with him at the emergency vet as I type. Sigh.
Miss Anything: Wanting to eat. While my nausea is gone, most things still don't sound very good. 
Movement: More and more every day! Feeling some rolls and tumbles too!
Cravings: Still Apples. Also orange juice, unfortunately my body doesn't do too well it with so I can't have it very much. I'm also really loving ramen noodles. 
Aversions: Ground beef, fast food, Mexican and diet coke are the big ones right now.  
Oh, I remember this: My stomach is starting to stretch a lot and I can feel my abs separating. I was hoping it wouldn't hurt as much this time, but it is... 
Well this is new: Major pregnancy brain. I am forgetting everything! I do not remember it being this bad last time, but maybe I just forgot about it. Ha! 
Looking forward to: David gets his big boy bed on Saturday. I am both really excited and horribly sad about it all. Fingers crossed he does alright! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baby Two ~ 16 Weeks

16 Weeks

I wanted to be sure to document  my pregnancy again this time. Last time I just kind of wrote what’s on my mind, but this time I think I’ll do the more structured questionnaire that floats around the inter-webs . I did remove the questions about weight gained, stretch marks and the status of my belly button (you’re welcome).  

Still not sure on belly shots this time around. I might just keep those to myself. We'll see.

How Far Along: 16 Weeks – baby is the size of an avocado or a grenade (you know, whatever)
Boy or Girl? – Thinking boy this week.
Maternity Clothes – Mostly, but still wearing some normal dresses and tops. So sick of having to wear boots. Come on, summer!
Sleep – Had a couple rough nights early this week, but I’ve had two solid nights of sleep in a row. It’s been glorious. I’m thanking my pregnancy pillow that I finally gave into using.
Best Moment – Pretty sure I’m starting to feel the baby bopping around in there! Also, my "morning sickness" is so much better (all-day sickness really). This baby really gave me a run for my money in the sickness department and I even had to go on anti-nausea medicine to help get me through the days and be able to eat. I've been off it for 4 days now, so knock on wood, I'm finally in the clear! It was a very long three months....
Worst Moment – Had what I think was my very first migraine on Monday. Ouch!
Miss Anything – Aleve. My “bad leg” is giving me lots of trouble and typically Aleve knocks it right out. Tylenol is hit or miss.
Movement – Little pops here and there, mostly low and in the middle or over to the right.
Cravings – Apples! Cucumbers & tomatoes with ranch dressing. Mamba’s candy.
Aversions – Mexican food. Anything with lots of cheese. Fast food. (what in the world!?)
Oh, I remember this – My jaw has started popping again. Happened last time too and totally freaked me out. Now at least I know it will go away after the baby is born.
Well this is new – Sciatic nerve pain!  It’s almost crippling at times but usually only hits if I stand in one place and do something for a while (cooking, laundry, waiting in lines…) It’s really bizarre and no amount of stretching has seemed to help.
Looking forward to – Easter brunch, my doctor appointment next week and feeling more kicks!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Baby TBA is on the way!

I'm due in late September!

Zach and I are over the moon excited!  David still has no idea what's going on, but I'm pretty sure he's going to love being a big brother.

(and as of now.... no, we aren't finding out what we are having!)

Updates to come!

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