Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Halfway there....what's between it's legs?

How far along: 20 weeks --- halfway there!  I never ever ever thought we would be here

Size of baby: banana?  weird

Physical symptoms: Constipation, huge boobs (finally had to bite the bullet and buy a new bra).  Thank you to those that gave me suggestions for my itchiness...I am using cocoa butter and it feels great

Weight gain/loss: 12-ish pounds

Maternity clothes: Yup, love them.

Stretch marks: Boobs only

Sleep: Better as long as I am able to find a good position.

Best moment since last week:  Our 20-week scan today.  Baby is measuring about 4-5 days ahead, so we are right on track.  It was crazy to see the whole skeleton, the brain, everything.  Pure heaven.

Movement: A couple flutters here and there that may have been gas...the little peanut was moving tons in the scan, and I couldn't even feel it.

Cravings/Aversions:  Same.

Gender: Boy!!!!  I was sure it was a girl, so I was shocked when the tech told me.  And I had her check twice just to make sure.  No mistaking it...he is ALL boy haha

Labor signs: nope

Belly button:  stretched-out innie

What I miss:  Booze, sleeping on my back, walking up stairs without losing my breath

What I am looking forward to: All I want to do right now is buy little boy things....but I know I should wait for my shower.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

3+ weeks of updates...

Wow, I just realized I haven't updated since the 16-week mark.  My bad!  I've been so busy at work, and honestly, just haven't had much to report on the baby front.  Things are still moving along.  Update below if there's even anyone left reading this boring blog haha!
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How far along: 19w3d

Size of baby: mango

Physical symptoms: Constipation, huge boobs, itchy stomach (and I haven't found anything I like to rub on my belly since I had an allergic reaction to Bio-Oil), heartburn.

Weight gain/loss: As of this morning, I am up 12 lbs according to my scale...but at my doctor's appointment this week, they said 8 lbs, so let's go with that :)

Maternity clothes: Oh yeah.  Finally broke down and bought some shorts because it is so damn hot here in Central California.  My belly has rounded out quite a bit so now I fit better in all the cute clothes at the maternity store.

Stretch marks: Boobs only, thank goodness!

Sleep: Better.  I'm waking up more during the night to pee, and having a hard time getting comfortable to fall asleep, but I think I am sleeping a bit better when I do.

Best moment since last week:  Had an OB appointment this past week.  I was really nervous about my appointment (like always), but I heard the heartbeat, so I feel a little better now.  Also, the doctor said he could tell on the doppler when the baby kicked!

Movement: I actually felt the first flutter after my last post, right at about 16.5 weeks, but hadn't felt anything definite since, which is why I was nervous for my appointment last week.  But I think I felt something today :)

Cravings/Aversions:  Same.  Chicken weirds me out.  Obsessed with spicy/salty/sour/sweet anything

Gender: We have our 20-week ultrasound this week!  Hopefully the little nugget cooperates and we can find out finally!

Labor signs: nope

Belly button:  Innie...but slowly working it's way out I think.

What I miss:  Booze

What I am looking forward to:  gender scan!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

16 week update

How far along: 16w3d

Size of baby: avocado

Physical symptoms: Constipation

Weight gain/loss: 8 lbs...yikes that snuck up on me

Maternity clothes: Pants only 

Stretch marks: Boobs only

Sleep: Better

Best moment since last week:  I dunno, nothing has really happened. 

Movement: Hopefully soon

Cravings/Aversions:  Mexican food, Thai food, sour candy, fire hot cheetos

Gender: Hopefully after my next OB appointment next month

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie, although it's already starting to look stretched out

What I miss:  Booze

What I am looking forward to:  I wanna know if it's Team Blue or Team Pink!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

15 weeks!

How far along: 15 weeks

Size of baby: apple (seriously, these size comparisons do not seem realistic to me)

Physical symptoms: Same shit, different day. Constipation.  Heartburn.  Leg cramps.  Huge boobs.  Adorable bump.

Weight gain/loss: Still going with 5 lbs. up

Maternity clothes: Yup.  And I am obsessed with cozy maxi skirts/dresses.

Stretch marks: Boobs only

Sleep: Getting a little better.

Best moment since last week:  Hearing the heartbeat again, and knowing that my little bean is okay :)

Movement: Hopefully in the next couple of weeks!

Cravings/Aversions:  Mexican food, Thai food, sour candy

Gender: Not yet, but I'm dying to know!

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Booze

What I am looking forward to:  I wanna know if it's Team Blue or Team Pink!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Second OB appointment...fail

Waited over an hour to see the doctor today...after which he proceeded to spend a total of less than 5 minutes with me.  I hate modern healthcare practices.  I did get to hear the heartbeat, which is always wonderful.  But only for about 20 seconds.  Thank goodness I don't have to pay a co-pay with my insurance, or I would be even more pissed.

I really wish I had some better options where I live.  Honestly, I just wish I lived somewhere else.

Is this normal or do I just have a shitty doctor?  I know I should count myself as lucky that I am low-risk and have had an "easy pregnancy" so far, but it is so frustrating to feel like this doctor doesn't see me as anything other than another chart.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hello 2nd Trimester!!!

Sorry I haven't really posted much on here lately, but there really hasn't been much to blog about.  I've been super tired working all the time, and I am sick of coming home to my dirty house...but I just don't have enough energy left to clean.  Because of this, and after complaining to my poor hubby the past few days, I decided to talk to my boss today and we agreed that I should shorten my hours to part-time.  I am so thrilled with this decision.  It will stink to lose the little bit of extra income, but it is more than worth it to finally have some time to get everything done that I have put off since starting work last month.

The baby will be here in less than 6 months (madness!), and before then we have to find a new place to live, pack up our whole house, and actually move.  This may sound crazy to those that follow along and know that we have only actually lived in our current house for less than a year.  But the truth is, I made a really bad choice when I picked this house.  The house itself is fine--although too big for our little family--and the neighborhood is safe, but it's way more than the housing allowance the military offers for this area.  And then when you add utilities on top of that...let's just say it's not a sound financial decision, especially when we are adding another little person to our family.  So now we have to downsize right before we upsize (is that a word?  It is now) our family.  Anyway, my point was that I need this extra time to prepare for all of these things and also try to throw some exercise and sleep into the mix before my ass gets out of control.

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Now for the weekly details:

How far along: 14w1d (yay for 2nd trimester!)

Size of baby: Lemon!

Physical symptoms: Constipation.  Heartburn.  Leg cramps.  Back pain.  Exhaustion.  (but honestly, none of them are that bad, so I'm not complaining.  I know I'm getting off easy so far!)

Weight gain/loss: Who knows anymore?  It fluctuates a lot these days.  I'm gonna call it +5

Maternity clothes: Love them, but I really only use them for work.  On the weekend, I live in leggings (okay, those are also maternity) and maxi dresses.  I only have one pair of jeans that still fit me, but it doesn't make sense to spend a ton on maternity jeans when it is already over 70 degrees most days here.

Stretch marks: Boobs only

Sleep: Getting a little better.

Best moment since last week:  Not pregnancy related, but my husband took me to Santa Cruz for my bday last weekend, which was amazing :)

Movement: Hopefully in the next couple of weeks!

Cravings/Aversions:  Mexican food, Thai food, sour candy

Gender: Not yet

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Booze

What I am looking forward to:  Finding out the gender.  I wanna buy cute little boy or girl things!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Better late then never, right?

How far along: 13 weeks (sorry, I missed a week)

Size of baby: Peach...mmmm a peach sounds good

Physical symptoms: Nausea is gone, besides when I wait too long to eat.  Constipation is a bitch.  Nipples are getting all weird now.  Belly is firm.  Heartburn started up.  You know.  Pregnant stuff.

Weight gain/loss: Well, I definitely gained 2 lbs overnight.  No, really.  Overnight.  So I estimate I am up 6 lbs now.

Maternity clothes: Rockin them whenever possible.  So comfy and so much easier then trying to pretend that I fit it anything else.

Stretch marks: Boobs only at this point (let's hope it stays that way!)

Sleep: Sucks.  I can't get comfortable, so I wake up a lot.  I haven't bitten the bullet and bought the pregnancy pillow yet, mainly because I'm worried about it fitting in bed with us.

Best moment since last week:  Having someone actually touch my belly and comment on how firm it is, and I like that I finally feel like my belly looks like I'm actually pregnant :)

Movement: Way too early, but I can't wait!

Cravings/Aversions:  Mexican food still rocks my world.  Spicy everything.  Sour/sweet candy.  Still grossed out by chicken cooked at home.

Gender: Hopefully only 7 weeks away from finding out!

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Beer.  Margaritas.  I think you can see where this is going...

What I am looking forward to:  Finding out the gender.  The suspense is killing me!