Friday, December 28, 2012

26 Weeks Bump Check

Hope you & your fams had a very Merry Christmas. We had so much fun being with lots of family & also enjoyed celebrating our last Christmas as a family of two! Christmas is going to be a little different next year.

Today completes week 26 of being pregnant and starts the last week of the second trimester --- crazy.

How far along? 26 weeks
Baby Size: 2lbs, 14 inches long, & continuing to put on the baby fat. The baby’s ears are almost fully developed & can now hear our voices. No more drama! Jk.
Total weight gain/loss: No clue but I’m hoping I’ve slowed down since last doc visit.
Maternity clothes? All bottoms are maternity at this point but still squeezing into a lot of non-maternity tops.
Stretch marks? No, but I did buy some Palmer’s lotion to hopefully keep this answer a 'no'.
Sleep: Yes & No. Waking up a lot during the night but thinking this is due to holiday chaos.
Best moment this week: Spending Christmas with my family and talking about how much fun next year will be with the little one.
Miss Anything? The vino sure would have been delightful over the holiday but I drank lots of Welch’s sparkling grape juice- brings back lots of childhood memories! I did have a glass of fancy wine (who can resist?) and it was relaxing. Sure did enjoy not having holiday hangovers this year like most of my fam!
Movement: A little bit, mostly at night. This continues to worry me (me worry?) but I’m trying to remember that I have an anterior placenta (sorry for the medical/baby term) so it prevents a barrier between baby and stomach, which leads to less feeling of movement yet the baby is more than likely kicking away.
Food cravings: Oddly, lots of sweets this past week. Over-indulged in Christmas chocolate & pies. And I may have gone thru Chick fil a yesterday for a cookies & crème milk shake as if my holiday intake wasn’t enough!   
Aversions/Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nada.
Misc: I passed the 3 hour glucose test!!! Praise the lord.  

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hope you & you family have a very Merry Christmas!

Lots to be grateful & thankful for this year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Bump: 100 Days to go

I just received an email saying '100 days to go until your due date'....I about fell out of my chair! This pregnancy is flying by.

Today I am 25 weeks & 5 days. Only 14 weeks to go. 100 days. Wow.

I know this little blog has turned into a preggos dump, but when I actually take the time to post it's only fitting I report on the babe. As mentioned, pregnancy brain really does exist and I have a pretty serious case of it, so I want to remember as much as I can. Only fitting to dump it all at LTK.

Here is the recent scoop...

25 weeks, 5 days

How far along? 25 weeks, 5 days
Baby Size: 1.5 lbs & 13 inches long. Also starting to pack on the baby fat- so cute.
Total weight gain/loss: Oh boy! We went for our 24 week last week. I gained 10lbs since the last 4 week visit, making it 20 total. I was told while the overall is right on track, the 10 since the last appt needs to slow down a bit. I wasn't kidding when I said I have indulged in all things savory...french toast, waffles, sweet tea. And it's all been oh so good. I'm going to blame it on the season- lots of Christmas parties & treats at work :) but it was a good reminder to continue eating fruits & veggies and eat the sweet stuff in moderation.
Maternity clothes? Just received a maternity order I placed last week.  So glad  to have more stretchy dresses & pants, especially for work.
Stretch marks? No.    
Sleep: Yes. Loving the pillow between the legs.
Best moment this week: Lots of movement throughout the day. It goes in spurts and when the baby moves, it moves a lot! Best feeling ever.
Worst moment this week: Failing the 1 hour glucose test. I'm hoping it was the chick fil a chicken biscuit I had the morning of (so stupid) but we'll see. Took the 3 hour test yesterday and have the heroin addict arms to show for it!
Miss Anything? All the sweet tea I've cut back on.
Movement: Lots!
Food cravings: Nothing of note. Just the usual. I feel like i've discussed a lot of food this post. Fat girl in me. While I'm eating a lot, I'm still working out at least 4 days a week on the elliptical or the treadmill.
Aversions/Anything making you queasy or sick:  All good here.
And here is a progression shot from the last few weeks...

The last pic is kind of scary how big I look!  Can't wait to see the tum in 14 more weeks at full term. Yet, still so grateful for a growing stomach & healthy baby.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Bump: 23 & 24 weeks

I cannot stay up to date on these preggos posts.

Date wise, I am actually wrapping up my 25th week today. So crazy! I begin a new pregnancy week every Friday. My bump has majorly grown in just the past 10 days, but I'll save that post for week 25.

But...catching up from 23 and 24 weeks. If I can remember. Preggos brain really does exist.

These photos aren't the greatest. I keep forgetting to get husband to snap the 'posed preggos pics' (they are so awkward). These are iphone pics I often snap before or after work to send to my mom & sister- the babe's biggest fans.

23 weeks

How far along? This pic was taken at 23 weeks, 3 days
Baby Size: A mango..1.5 LB! 8 inches tall.
Total weight gain/loss: Not sure. I got an email saying "This week marks the beginning of some serious weight gain for the baby. Your baby's weight in the next four weeks alone should double (and you may feel as though yours is too" 
Maternity clothes? This dress is non-maternity and comfortable, but my tights are definitely tight & uncomfortable.
Stretch marks? Not yet.   
Sleep: Yes. Still one potty trip and pillow switch up but getting plenty of zzz's.
Best moment this week: Getting our Christmas Tree and talking about how different Christmas will be this time next year
Miss Anything? Nothing of big notice
Movement: Lots of flutters before bedtime.
Food cravings: Savory. Cereal, French Toast, Sweet Tea
Aversions/Anything making you queasy or sick: Still no interest in coffee
Have you started to show yet: I should just delete this question.
And 24 weeks...
How far along? This pic was taken at 24 weeks, 4 days
Baby Size: 1.5 lbs. Picture an ear of corn crown-to-rump with a fully formed face. Amazing! Per the emails, the babe is gaining 6oz a week.
Total weight gain/loss: Doc on Wednesday, can't wait scared to see.
Maternity clothes? This dress is non maternity but comfortable because it's stretchy. I wore non-maternity pants to work yesterday and let's just say a safety pin and half zipper were involved! Just placed a maternity online order. #overdue
Stretch marks? No. And still not using any creams. Need to look into this pronto.  
Sleep: Yes. Still one potty trip around 3-4am.
Best moment this week: Going to NYC this past weekend and getting to see my sister and show her the bump in real life! I swear the bump grew more and more while we were there. We laughed as every morning I woke up bigger & bigger. Also, our crib was delivered! My MIL gave it to us for Christmas. It's in the basement for now as the nursery is still bare, but it was exciting to receive our first big baby gift.
Miss Anything? Booze in the big city! NYC is so vibrant and fun & really made me miss indulging in the drinks and atmosphere.
Movement: Nervous nelly here didn't feel any movement for a few days so I called the doc and while she told me not to worry, she recommended I come in to hear the heartbeat just for ease of mind. Within 3 seconds, the baby's heart beat was racing away and she/he even gave us a few kicks for show!
Food cravings: I way over induleged in lots of food and desserts to make up for missing out on the cocktails.
Aversions/Anything making you queasy or sick: NYC is general smells bad!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Going to the Chapel

We are so excited...Looks like 2013 is shaping up to be a BIG year! 

My brother & his gf got engaged last weekend. It was the sweetest, cutest proposal ever. Very thoughtful. He got an invitation made for a 'Christmas party' to throw her off and have her dressed up for the big question...he proposed down at our family cabin which is a special place to them and then had both sides of the family waiting to suprise her & celebrate after the proposal.

We are so excited to celebrate W & K next year. She is a perfect addition to our fam!