Tuesday, August 28, 2012

20 weeks

How Far along: 20 weeks (I'm actually 21 weeks today, late again!)

Size of Baby: A banana (according to baby center)

Total Weight Gain: 3 lbs.

Gender: ??? I go back and forth. One day I think it's a boy, the next day I think it's a girl.

Movement: A little bit of movement, mostly at night.

Sleep: Same as last week-still having a hard time getting comfortable.

Maternity Clothes: I went to Denver last weekend and stopped at a maternity store. I bought two pairs of pants for work and splurged on a pair of designer jeans. I'm pretty excited about all three pairs of pants and can't wait for the weather to cool off a bit so I can wear them! (this pregnant lady is over the 100 degree temps)

Symptoms: A little bit of nausea, calf cramps, feeling crampy off and on in my lower abdomen, oh and I think my belly button is getting bigger.

Aversions: No aversions this week.

Cravings: CARAMEL APPLES! I can't stop thinking about them, but I'm too lazy to make some.

What I Miss: Nothing this week.

Best Moment of the Week: Paul and I took a tour of one of the hospitals in town (there are two to chose from in Pueblo). It was fun to walk around the labor and delivery unit and get a picture of what it would be like to deliver our baby there. Just another reminder that this is actually happening and our baby will be here before we know it! So exciting and kinda scary.
Also, yesterday was my first day back to work from summer break and my baby bump got a lot of love from my co-workers :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

19 weeks

How Far along: 19 weeks (I'll actually be 20 weeks tomorrow, I'm a little late getting this up)

Size of Baby: A large heirloom tomato (according to baby center), 11 oz. (according to the ultrasound we had this week)

Total Weight Gain: 3 lbs.

Gender: ??? We had our 20 week ultrasound this week and could have found out the gender, but we want to be surprised on his/her birthday. It was hard to resist the urge the look at the ultrasound screen and find out, but I'm so glad we are going to wait. It's so fun to daydream about whether our little one will be a boy or a girl and not know for sure.

Movement: I've been feeling a little bit of movement, but not a ton. Our ultrasound tech said I have an anterior placenta which means the placenta is situated on the front side of my uterus (between the baby and my abdomen) which is why I haven't felt a whole lot of movement. 

Sleep: Sleep went from great to not so good this week. I'm having a hard time getting comfortable.

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing mostly non-maternity clothes: lots of sun dresses, gym shorts, and t-shirts. Although, my friend Lauren gave me some of her maternity clothes this week which was so nice!

Symptoms: The nausea and vomiting came back this week (weird?). I also woke up one morning with terrible low back pain. I couldn't even bend over to put my hair up in a towel after my shower. I asked my doctor about it and he said it's sacroiliac joint pain and that it's common and something I will probably experience off and on for the duration of my pregnancy. lovely.

Aversions: I wouldn't call it an aversion necessarily, but I just really don't have an appetite for vegetables. I have to force myself to eat them and I'm sure I'm not getting enough.

Cravings: No real cravings this week.

What I Miss: Feeling normal.

Best Moment of the Week: Our 20 week ultrasound! Hearing the ultrasound tech say that our baby looked "perfect" was music to my ears! Talk about an answer to my prayers. It was such a relief. And seeing him/her move all over the screen was so fun. I wish I could see that every day. When we saw the baby's face, his/her mouth was wide open in a big smile and the ultrasound tech said, "It looks like he's laughing!" (note: she had not looked for the gender yet, so "he" was a generic term). It was definitely the highlight of my week :) 

Here are the pics from the ultrasound. The top one is baby's face and the bottom one is baby's feet.

We are already so in love!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

17 & 18 weeks

I wasn't able to do my 17 week update last week because I was at my parents' new house at the beach and they don't have Internet yet. So, I decided to group last weeks update in with this one.

How Far along: 17/18 weeks

Size of Baby: turnip/green pepper (according to baby center)

Total Weight Gain: ? I don't have a scale at home, so I haven't weighed myself since my last appointment.

Gender: ???

Movement: I felt the baby move for the first time at the end of week 17! I was laying on my back when I felt it. It was so cool! Since then, I've felt it a few more times, but every time I do, I still think, "Was that the baby??"

Sleep: Sleep is good, other than frequent trips to the bathroom :)

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing mostly non-maternity clothes: lots of sun dresses, gym shorts, and t-shirts.

Symptoms: Round ligament pain

Aversions: None

Cravings: Still craving sweets: snickers ice cream bars, cookies, sugary cereal, etc.

What I Miss: Nothing in particular this week.

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling the baby move, spending time at the beach with my family, AND two different people at the airport asked me if I was expecting. It was the first time someone I didn't know asked me :)