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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Belly Business: 22 Weeks!


 Her beautiful face!
 Feet, arms, hands... look at those toes!
It's a girl!
22 Weeks
Size of Baby: 
We had our ultrasound this past week and she weighed a little over one pound! She is also measuring a week ahead. I was 21 weeks 5 days at the ultrasound, she measured 22 weeks 3 days. Yay for a growing healthy baby!
Gender:
The verdict is in from our mid pregnancy ultrasound, definitely a girl!! And yes we have a name but I'm not sure of when we are going to announce it to everyone. =) 
Skin: 
Oy. The girls are growing a little too fast and I'm noticing some stretch marks forming. Yikes! None on my belly yet!
Weight/Clothes:
Pretty much all maternity clothes now... I've gained about 10-12 pounds which the doctor said was perfect!
Cramps/Pain:
Braxton Hicks contractions every single day. The doctor said it's nothing to worry about, just my uterus growing.

Cravings/Aversions:
Chocolate and chips. I've given in to those cravings a lot but I've also been enjoying fruit (apples, clementines, and bananas).  
Sleep:
Pretty good minus my sinuses. They are rearing their ugly head again... congestion, congestion, congestion. I blow my nose constantly. It's disgusting!

Emotions:
Feeling happy as always! Her ultrasound this week was perfect. Her measurements and weight are perfect and the doctor said that all of her organs and body parts look great! She was wiggling like crazy on the ultrasound screen. She has been keeping her arms and hands up by her face and the doctor said I wish she would move her hand and stick out her tongue... and she did it! Like as soon as the doctor said it, geez our kid is smart already. She was opening and closing her mouth and sticking her tongue out. So cute!=)
Fetal Movement:
Rocking and rolling all the time! She is an active baby and I love it! Hubs gets to feel her all the time and sometimes we just sit and watch my belly bounce around as she moves. So.in.love.
What I miss:
Honestly I don't really miss anything other than deli meat. A sub or sandwich would be so good!  
Milestones: 
A great anatomy scan ultrasound! Bittersweet: Seeing our girl for what may be the last time until she is born (unless we decide to have a 3D/4D ultrasound done).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Late 20 Week Bumpdate!


20 Week Update
Size of Baby: 
She is the size of a cantaloupe according to thebump.com!! 
Gender:
Girl!! (Doctor moved our next ultrasound up so we go on Tuesday to confirm that she is in fact a girl! Our last ultrasound was a nuchal translucency ultrasound at 12 weeks and the doctor is usually right 75-80% of the time! I can't wait to see her again!!!!) 
Skin: 
Hanging in there... no stretch marks so far!
Weight/Clothes:
Well I went for my 20 week appt on Monday and I was up about 10-12 pounds. I lost like 2 pounds during the first tri so if you count what I've gained since that weight it's 12. If you count from where I was when I first got pregnant it's 10 pounds!
Cramps/Pain:
Feeling pretty good!
Cravings/Aversions:
Loves: Salad, chocolate, ice cream, Doritos, Cuties Tangerines, apples, and yogurt. No aversions this week.
Sleep:
Okay most nights.... I still wake up on my back a lot but the doctor told me not to worry about it. I've also enjoyed waking up to her kicking. She has been pretty active lately and I love love love it. I don't think I'll ever get tired of it and I'm sure I will miss that feeling after she is born!
Emotions:
Over the moon excited! We cleaned out the nursery and are going to start painting/cleaning/shampooing and getting everything ready for her soon. I can't wait!
Fetal Movement:
Lots of kicking and rolling.... Have I mentioned that I looooooove it? Hubs loves it too. He has been feeling her kicks and one of my sisters got to feel her kick on Saturday! =)
What I miss:
Same: Deli meat... I would love a big turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and mayo!!  
Milestones: 
Reaching the half way mark (on Saturday, this post is a little late!)! Feeling her kicking more and more and having other people feel her.
Mason decided he wanted to be included in the weekly pictures too! =)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

19 Weeks

 19 Weeks (no head shot because I've spent the day cleaning and organizing and I don't want to scare you! =)

Size of Baby: 
She is the size of a mango! She is about 6 inches long and 8.5 ounces (according to thebump.com)
Gender:
Girl!! 
Skin: 
Hanging in there... no stretch marks so far!

Weight/Clothes:
Not sure how many pounds I'm up now... at my sixteen week appointment I was up about 7.5 pounds. I was looking back at that update before the appt and I guessed 3 or 4 pounds, Ha! Wrong, wrong, wrong! 
Cramps/Pain:
A little round ligament pain every now and then... other than that I feel pretty good!
Cravings/Aversions:
I have been eating a lot of salad lately and I've been wanting sweets.... ice cream, milkshakes, and chocolate. 

Sleep:
Hubs got me a body pillow for Christmas and I'm in love! It is so comfortable... I've enjoyed sleeping in the past few mornings. I woke up in the middle of the night a couple of nights ago and she kicked me hard. Love, love, love!

Emotions:
I am feeling pretty happy right now. Hubs and I cleaned out our office (which is the soon to be nursery) and we hope to start painting soon. These kicks also reassure me that everything is okay in there which makes me even happier!
Fetal Movement:
She has been very active the past week or so. It's been so cool to feel those full on kicks! Hubs even got to feel her kick the other night! He has tried since then but she gets shy when he puts his hand on my belly and then kicks as soon as he gives up and walks away! Haha... already a mama's girl! =)

What I miss:
Same: Deli meat... I would love a big turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and mayo!!  
Milestones: 
Kicking hard core!!! I'm so happy it's finally real kicks and not just bubbles... I love it when she wiggles around in there!