Monday, December 28, 2015

27 Weeks



How far along
27 Weeks (yes I missed last week... oops)

How big is baby
14.4 inches and 2lbs

Weight Gain/Loss 
I have no clue, I think I'm done weighing myself. It just irritates me.

Symptoms
Headaches and heartburn are still an issue. My hips have been bothering me too which isn't fun. Also I think my feet/ankles have been swelling up some at night if I've been on my feet a lot.

Maternity clothes
Yep. I ordered a dress from Ingrid and Isabelle which I got in the mail last week, and I'll admit, I was terrified when I was putting it on because its very form fitting, but I felt fantastic in it! I'm planning on wearing it to one of my baby showers and possibly for my maternity photos. Fingers crossed it still fits...

Stretch marks
Nothing yet. I'm really hoping that it stays that way.

Sleep/Mood
Sleep has been pretty terrible lately. I toss and turn and wake up a lot. I will admit that I stayed in bed till 10:30 the day after Christmas and till 9:30 yesterday morning which was fabulous.

Gender
Sweet baby girl

Movement
Still lots of kicking and punching (she kicked hard right when I typed that haha). I've also started to notice when she is flipping/changing positions. Its a very odd feeling like all of my insides are changing place.... but I love it.

Best moment this week
Christmas. Spending time with family is always the best. And the whole week I just kept thinking about how different it will be next year.

Food cravings
Still really in to burgers which has been an ongoing thing for a few months now.

Downs this week
Nothing really other then just feeling very pregnant. I did have a non pregnancy related down. When we were in Virginia visiting Tylers parents I got up to go to the bathroom at 3 am (ok so it is pregnancy related) and proceeded to take a chunk out of my big toe on the edge of a dresser when I was stumbling back to bed. Ouch.

Labor signs
Nope.

Wedding rings on or off
Still on.

Belly button
Still in. I keep waiting for it to pop, but its holding steady.

Nursery
Flooring has finally been ordered and is scheduled for installation! January 10th needs to hurry up. After the floors are done its full steam ahead.





Monday, December 14, 2015

25 Weeks




How far along
25 weeks

How big is baby
13.6 inches and 1.5 lbs

Weight Gain/Loss 
I actually havent gained any weight this week.

Symptoms
Headaches and heartburn are a daily struggle. I'm also still feeling growing pains, which at this point I'm sure will just be a weekly symptom.

Maternity clothes
Yup, and some of my maternity shirts are actually getting a little short *sad face*. Ones that I used to be able to wear with leggings now must be worn with jeans because they arent long enough to cover the booty and crotch any more.... lame.

Stretch marks
Still havent noticed any of these.

Sleep/Mood
I've started having weird dreams again like I did in the first trimester and I don't like it. I'm also waking up more to go to the restroom.

Gender
Sweet baby girl

Movement
I've been getting kicked in the ribs lately which is new. I guess she's really doing cartwheels now and flipping all around.

Best moment this week
Getting to see my birth mother Renee. She flew down from Ohio to visit and hang out for the weekend.


Food cravings
Nothing new here. Give me all the food, except chicken. I don't want any chicken.

Downs this week
I've been exhausted this past week, just feeling really pregnant. Which is sad because I still have 15 weeks to go which means I'm just going to get bigger...

Labor signs
Nope.

Wedding rings on or off
Still on.

Belly button
It's still in at this point but looks like it could pop out at any second.

Nursery
I havent done anything nursery wise in the past week or so but I have added more to her closet. Hanna Andersson had a 30% off everything sale going this weekend at the mall so yeah.... I'm glad hubby appreciates well made clothing and he is totally ok with spending a little more on things that will last. Especially if we have more little ones that can get use out of it.

Workouts
Still no "real" workouts. I did a lot of walking the past week though which was good. I've got to start lifting weights again though (I think I say that every week)

Random
I PASSED MY GLUCOSE TEST! So no 3 hour test for this girl, praise Jesus!
 


Monday, December 7, 2015

24 Weeks





How far along
24 weeks = six months = its getting real

How big is baby
According to my Glow app she is 11.8 inches and 1.3lbs. But I'm betting she is closer to 1.5 lbs since she always measures a little big (but who doesnt love a chunky baby?).

Weight Gain/Loss 
Lets just be real here. At this point I'm up almost 30 pounds from my pre-clomid weight, even though I don't think I look like I'm 30 lbs heavier its still not a fun number to see on the scale. I had a melt down about this fact on Friday night. I'm trying to remind myself that I'm growing a human being and as long as she is healthy, I'm healthy and my doctor isn't worried then I shouldn't worry either.

Symptoms
Heartburn is still a daily issue to the point where I should've bought stock in Tums. Also my hips have been killing me this week which isn't fun either.

Maternity clothes
Still trying to pull off a few non-maternity shirts, and I've embraced the fact that I just won't be able to zip up any of my jackets this winter, at least I have lots of scarves to keep my front warm.

Stretch marks
Still nothing that I've noticed. The dark line on my belly is getting more noticeable though, but just from my belly button down.

Sleep/Mood
Sleep is ok I guess. Baby girl wakes me up around 3am every morning kicking away at my bladder though.

Gender
Baby girl, even though I had to explain to two separate male strangers that I am in fact having a girl... They both said they think its a boy because of how low I'm carrying. Yes, I'm carrying low. I'm short and short waisted so of course she is low, there isn't much room for me to carry high. 

We got her first monogrammed bow this past weekend and I'm in love. Its huge and I'm obsessed (her initials are hidden because we're keeping her name a secret). Seeing her sweet little initials in lime green made me tear up in the middle of South Park mall like a goon.

 



Movement
Kicking and flipping up a storm and I love it, I still accidentally giggle or squeal sometimes when she kicks because it catches me off guard.

Best moment this week
Having a few strangers ask when I'm due, its also amazing how sweet people are to a pregnant lady. Also getting to hear her sweet little heartbeat at the doctor on Friday. Feeling her kick is a great feeling, but hearing that strong heart beat is just so reassuring.

Food cravings
I've been really in to pizza lately, not even gonna lie.

Downs this week
See above where I talked about my melt down about my weight. These melt downs are starting to happen about once a week over different things. Sitting on my couch sobbing for no good reason wasn't exactly a high point of my week.

Labor signs
Nothing yet, and praying it stays that way.

Wedding rings on or off
Still on.

Belly button
In, but getting super shallow. I'm nervous about seeing what the inside of my belly button looks like.... it weirds me out.

Nursery
Didn't work in there a lot at all this week. But we did buy knobs for her changing table/vanity from Anthropologie this week. Hubby picked out these beautiful sparrow knobs, and a sweet little fox for the center drawer. I might end up painting them, but I'm not sure. I've got 16 weeks to figure it out



Workouts
Did lots of squats this week, and lots of walking, which is probably why my hips hurt so bad.
Oh well.

On another note, I had my one hour glucose screening on Friday. The orange drink wasnt terrible, I was lucky that it was ice cold which made it easier to drink. I felt fine the first 30 minuets, then sugar stomach set in and all I wanted to do was chug water but no could do. Fingers crossed I passed because I don't know if I can handle the three hour test. I'll find out this week though, so tune in next week for the update on that.

Hope everyone has a great week!