Friday, November 30, 2012

21 weeks!

So I was technically 21 weeks yesterday but I felt like I got run over...needless to say, a bump picture did not get taken since I barely got out of bed all day. Ugh. feels like this is all going so much faster now that we're past that halfway point! Only a few short months until Adelyn joins our crazy family!

More sweatpants! One of these days I'll feel good enough to shop for maternity jeans.

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 21 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +6 pounds total

Maternity Clothes: I need maternity jeans but not shirts yet.

Best Moment this Week: Feeling Adelyn move so much :)

Gender: Girl!

Movement: Lots! I'm feeling her move more and more every day. Yesterday wasn't such an active day but I was laying in bed sick all day so that's not too surprising. I've been able to feel a few of the kicks on the outside when I place my hand on my stomach :) She's a strong baby!

Food Cravings: Salty and spicy foods. However, my tolerance for anything spicy is declining the longer I'm pregnant :/

Food aversions: Chicken noodle soup. I can NOT keep it down. Which is a pain since it's all I want when I'm feeling sick.

Symptoms/Changes: My back has been hurting and since I can't just stretch out on my back, it's hard to get relief. I've had some chest pain/arm pain today that I think is due to everything kind of rearranging itself to make room for the baby.

Sleep: I still toss and turn a lot. There's maybe one night a week where I wake up only once or twice for a few seconds. Every other night I feel like I'm awake and rolling around more than I'm sleeping.

What I am looking forward to: Jake to be able to feel her kick. Every time he puts his hand on my stomach, she stops kicking. Stinker :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

20 weeks!

Halfway there already! It seems like forever since I posted since I missed last week's update and at my doctor's appt. on Tuesday they moved my due date back to the original day of April 11th. So we're 8 days ahead of where we thought we were.  But they did an ultrasound and said that our baby GIRL looks perfectly healthy! So excited to meet her in April!

Forgive the sweat pants and t-shirts. It's about all that fits comfortably. I feel like Regina George.

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 20 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I was +4 pounds total on Tuesday. But I think I ate 4 pounds of green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and turkey yesterday so that may change by next week :)

Maternity Clothes: Not yet. My new jeans are already getting too tight though so we're going shopping for maternity jeans soon.  I also need longer shirts...not necessary maternity or a whole bunch bigger..just up a size probably. Hello T.J. Maxx!

Best Moment this Week: Getting to see our ACTIVE baby! She would NOT quit moving the whole time we were doing the ultrasound.

Gender: Sweet baby GIRL! Adelyn Kaylee :) We both just liked the name Adelyn and my mom's middle name is Kay and Jake's mom's middle name is Lee, which is how we got the middle name. Love her so much already!

Movement: I've definitely felt some of her activeness. At first I wasn't really sure and the doctor said with my placenta being in the front (TMI?) that it would be like feeling them through a pillow and since she's only 10 ounces there's not a lot of weight behind the kicks yet. However, this morning I woke up and definitely felt 4 or 5 little movements while laying in bed. So exciting! 

Food Cravings: With Thanksgiving this week, all I've wanted is mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.

Food aversions: Nothing new.

Symptoms/Changes: My stomach and back and starting to feel like they're stretching...which was super uncomfortable combined with how full I was yesterday.  My eyes are drying out a lot so I've been sporting glasses a lot lately. Clothes are starting to get tight!

Sleep:  I wake up a lot throughout the night still just trying to get comfortable. This week I was so excited about the ultrasound and everything that when I would wake up I'd stay awake for a long time just thinking about seeing our baby and then knowing she's a girl :)

What I am looking forward to: Feeling more little kicks and movements :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

17 weeks!

17 weeks today! Only 11 more days until our ultrasound :) I'm starting to show a little bit and my stomach is getting weird!

Baby is the size of the palm of your hand

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 17 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Still just up 3 pounds according to the scale. I'm not complaining though...I know I'll make it up later.

Maternity Clothes: None yet.

Best Moment this Week: Probably Jake getting interviews...not directly related to the baby but it means he'll be able to provide for us :)

Gender: SOON!

Movement: Last week I was laying in bed and I swore I felt one little jab but I'm just not sure if the little bubbles I feel are the baby are day...

Food Cravings: Pepperoncinis, pickles, hot dogs.

Food aversions: Nothing new.

Symptoms/Changes: My upper back is hurting a lot but I'm not sure if that's related or not. Feeling really weak if I'm standing up for too's frustrating. Jake and I took a little 15 minute walk today and I was WIPED when we got back.

Sleep:  Not too bad...I wake up a lot but I'm usually able to get back to sleep. My nose has been really stuffed up which makes it harder to sleep.

What I am looking forward to: The ultrasound! Feeling movement :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

16 Weeks :)

Didn't get around to doing a 15 week update last week...not a whole bunch has changed.  We officially find out Baby's gender on November 20th...counting down the days!

Baby is the size of an avocado.

Forgive the sweatpants and tshirt look.  Jeans are starting to get a little uncomfortable. So this is what you get :)

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 16 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I was up 3 pounds at my last doctor appointment. I really need to remember to weigh myself before starting this blog.

Maternity Clothes: Nope.

Best Moment this Week: Hmmm...really getting a bump I guess. I still feel like I just look like I'm putting on weight but it's the very beginning of a bump.

Gender: 18 more days! Can't wait!

Movement: I poked around on my stomach one night in bed and I *thought* I felt a little something but nothing definite yet.

Food Cravings: Nothing new that I can think of. I can put down some cool ranch doritos though.

Food aversions: Nothing new. Chicken. Bananas. And dark soda. Buhhh. I was really craving a pepsi yesterday, too.

Symptoms/Changes: My back is on fire all the time. And more headaches.

Sleep:  Eh...I wake up a lot during the night. I got a body pillow so when I start to get a little bigger I'll have something for my belly to rest on. I'm just not used to sleeping with it yet.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting our baby! I don't want to wait until April...but I know he/she needs to keep growing and incubating :)