26 Weeks

How far along ? 6.5 months!!!

How big is baby? According to Baby app, about 1.66 lb and the length of a scallion. (That’s pretty long already)

Symptoms: back pain, little out of breath occasionally,

Total weight gain: i think less than 15 at this point

Maternity clothes: i need to find more pants. I hate the side panel jeans I got from target and need some other work appropriate bottoms and tops.

Sleep: yes still able to get good sleep, sometimes pretty deeply too

Stretch marks: nothing new, still using my shea butter

Food cravings: not really? If there’s ice cream in the freezer I’ll eat some but if there isn’t then that’s fine. I’ve been wanting to eat more fruit but don’t know if that is cravings based or diet based

Best moment: getting some decent progress made on my master closet! I can finally put away some of my clothes and not pull them out of boxes every morning ! πŸ™‚

Movement: cold water seems to do something crazy to baby, and occasionally when I lay with my back kind of reclined. Also the day of baby girls end of the year musical performance, baby was playing a whole soccer game in my belly! But that could have been the 3 cinnamon rolls I stuffed my face with before the show?

Labor signs: no

Belly button in or out: pretty flat

What I miss: being able to move around freely. Trying to unpack and set up the house has been slowed down by the fact I can’t move the way I used to. Also I burned my belly the tiniest bit when I was cooking on the stove because the pan was large and I didn’t realize my belly was so close. Nothing major I jumped back immediately but it was a little scary.

What I look forward to: the baby shower that we finally set a date for!

Milestones: set a baby shower date, put together some stuff for the registry, and started planning what to do for big sister’s birthday

Weekly wisdom: take it slow, there’s so much to do but when I try to do too much my feet and back pay for it

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24 Weeks

How far along ? 24 weeks. Hot dang I’m already 6 months in!

How big is baby? According to my babycenter app, ~ 1.2lb and about the length of an ear of corn

Symptoms: occasional heartburn, tiredness, shortness of breath sometimes

Total weight gain: I think roughly 10-12 pounds

Maternity clothes: this dress is actually from Target, but the regular section! It kind of balloons out at the bottom in a cute way and I think will last me the whole pregnancy! Win!

Sleep: my maternity pillow is my best friend, also been trying to sleep where I can while I can. Naps on the couch on the weekend etc

Stretch marks: yep, i try to keep them moisturized though with some shea butter

Food cravings: meh not so much. Occasionally I’ll want a Dairy Queen blizzard, or some chocolate milk but that’s about it.

Best moment: seeing baby at the last ultrasound

Movement: i notice most movement when I am sitting in a way that I kind of lay back a little more than normal, like my desk chair at work or depending on my position on the couch

Labor signs: no

Belly button in or out: in, but it’s super flat like the back of it is a lot closer to the front now

What I miss: drinking wine!

What I look forward to: planning the baby shower, possibly early July

Milestones:

Weekly wisdom: set manageable to-do lists to help get thru all the daily tasks that need to get done

23 Weeks

So I’m going back to pregnancy updates like I did last go round! These were super fun to do and to look back on!

How far along ? 23 weeks! I’ll be 6 months in a week!

How big is baby? According to my babycenter app, about the size of a large mango. ~11inches long and over a pound

Symptoms: a little fatigue, frequent need to pee because I feel pressure low, increased appetite. Had a lot of headaches during first trimester but I think those are mostly gone.

Total weight gain: at least 10 pounds

Maternity clothes: I’ve basically been in maternity clothes since we found out we were expecting again πŸ˜„ I’ve been loving stretchy bodycon dresses with a maternity “spandex” i found on amazon. (I’m wearing Target maternity side panel jeans in this week’s pic but I don’t love them.)

Sleep: so far so good, I use my maternity body pillow and sleep on my left side

Stretch marks: ive been using shea butter but yes I see them

Food cravings: meh not really, although I’ve been eating chicken which I wasn’t doing pre-pregnancy. Also fruit snacks, but who doesn’t love those?

Best moment: putting a bikini on for my nieces birthday this past weekend and feeling so cute!

Movement: yes, I notice most movement during the day like 10am and various times through the day but maybe it’s the way I sit in my desk chair

Labor signs: no

Belly button in or out: in, but it’s super flat like the back of it is a lot closer to the front now

What I miss: being able to bend down freely and lift things. With the move into the new house there’s so many boxes to unpack and sort thru and it’s taking me longer to get it done

What I look forward to: planning the baby shower!

Milestones: ?

Weekly wisdom: ask for help! Having babygirl#1 around who was already super helpful is saving me a lot, when I drop things she is always there to pick it up for me, she’s always ready to help me clean up and wants to be more independent so she asks to help me in the kitchen and wants to mostly get ready by herself. It frees me up a little which is great cause it takes me a little longer to do everything these days

28 weeks

7 MONTHS. O.M.G. SEVEN. MONTHS. im just gonna let that sink in for a minute.

((and a month left til graduation)) [does little happy dance]

lots has been going on. senior design has been keeping me pretty busy, we have our final presentation next friday, so we’re freaking out just a litttttle bit. maybe ill post a pic about our project? everyone seems to be rooting for us to make it work, which is encouraging. a mom and her toddler son saw us practice flying it and they were amazed lol.

been a little stressed and overwhelmed with everything but im working on trying not to let it get to me.Β i listen to some of my happy songs, and picture my daughters face in my arms. speaking of her….

she can now blink her eyes, which now have lashes, and she is able to filter some of the light thru my womb. she is developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat before she makes her world debut.

How Far Along? 28 weeks

how big is baby: about 2.25 lbs (like a Chinese cabbage- whatever that is) and almost 15 in

Symptoms: fatigue, hunger, headaches, vivid dreams, HEART BURNNNN

Total Weight Gain/Loss: doc said im 157.6 this week, so i’d say i’ve gained about 17 ~18 lbs so far

maternity clothes? still squeaking by with what ive got. but my long dresses look funny now lol

Sleep: not restful. but im tired during the day a lot.

stretch marks? nothing crazy.

Food Cravings: umm, i think things with tomatoes lol

Best Moment This Week: the progress we made on our senior design project. if it doesn’t work, we dont graduate!!

Movement: yes, sometimes at 4 and 5 am.

Labor Signs: no

Gender: its still a girl lol

Belly Button In Or Out? still an innie, but barely
What I Miss: good restful sleep

What I Am Looking Forward To: my moms birthday and finishing with senior design responsibilities

Milestones: hitting the 7 month mark, realizing im at my third trimester

Weekly Wisdom: i dont even know.

dont mind the mess.

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27 weeks

so lots of stuff to update on. my mom and brother were here this weekend so we got a lot of stuff done. including getting some of the stuff for the 2nd baby shower which is happening may 19. (my other baby shower is in like almost 2 weeks and i havent even sent out invitations yet >_< ) we also started packing up some of the stuff in the house to help make the move easier especially cause i cant lift anything and am finding it hard to bend down and such. it was so nice having them spend a couple days with me, i didn’t want them to go 😦

also i made a docs appt to talk about that little problem and he referred me to see a specialist. specialist gave me some stuff to help and i am on the road to recovery, praise Jesus. it really was painful and awkward and made life suck so bad.

so at the 27 week mark she is sleeping and waking at reg intervals, opening and closing her little eyes and maybe even sucking her fingers. her brain tissue is developing and her brain is very active now. she is also capable of having baby hiccups πŸ™‚ how cute

survey time:

How Far Along? 27 weeks

how big is baby: estimated abut 2 lb and about 14.5 ” long extended

Symptoms: fatigue [ i want to take a nap every day], forgetfulness, occasional break outs, feet swelling, hemorrhoids :[

Total Weight Gain/Loss: two weeks ago i was 151.4, when i was at the doc tuesday he said im up to 155.6 so i gained 4 lbs in the past 2 weeks. i think ive gained approx 15 lbs.

maternity clothes? im wearing the longer/bigger shirts i prev owned.

Sleep: this was really hard dealing with those little monsters.

stretch marks? i think im still doing without these

Food Cravings: idk really. sometimes everything, sometimes nothing. maybe avocadoes?

Best Moment This Week: seeing the doctor to fix my little problem.

Movement: yes i love watching my belly move. she is my alarm clock in the morning.

Labor Signs: no

Gender: its still a girl lol

Belly Button In Or Out? its almosttttt an outtie

What I Miss: peaceful sleep. something is always keeping me from this it seems

What I Am Looking Forward To: finding a place. the clock is ticking on my lease.

Milestones: almost to the third trimester

Weekly Wisdom: walking a lot is bad for hemorrhoids.

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I know why pregnant women waddle…

I know why they waddle. And it’s not because their bellies are too big, or a baby is pressing on their bladder. It is because of hemorrhoids. And I can say that because I know -_-
I know its probably not PC to talk about it, since no one likes discussing those types of things but this is my blog and what i say goes…
It is the worst! You can’t sleep at night because you can’t find a comfortable position where it doesn’t hurt, you can’t sit like a normal person, you can’t walk right. It’s just horrible. Making a human being isn’t easy. I always knew that women were amazing and could withstand so much and had to ensure more then men but OH.MY.JEESUSSS.
If you have been pregnant or had hemorrhoids, then you know what I’m talking about. I’ve currently invested in preparation h, because apparently it can get worse during the third trimester and I’m trying to nip it in the bud now. Also icing the little monster. Now if the thought of icing your nether region seems alien to you or something you don’t think you could deal with, let me tell you that when you have a small balloon of your own skin rubbing in between your cheeks EVERY SINGLE TIME you move.. You will go to great lengths. Just remember that. The same goes for suppositories.

Hope this brought a smile or laugh to your day! But I promise I meant every word lol

Hello blood draw

Yep it’s that time again where I visit the blood draw place. I had to do my gestational diabetes screening and also some bloodwork to test the/for antibodies since I’m a negative blood type and will be getting that shot at my 28 week visit. Had to go back to the same place I did last time 0_o since its a newer less well known facility and I didn’t have the time to sit in the waiting room all day.
They give you this orange bottle of glucose that you have to drink in 5 minutes and then you gotta wait for an hour and they check you. Fun.

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It doesn’t taste bad, kind of like orange soda or else I don’t think I would have been able to drink it in 5 minutes. We shall see how it goes.

26 weeks

i havent really been posting but ive been super busy. so many things to do and think about, it almost makes my head spin. i’ve been trying to deal with my last semester of school which means our senior design project, work, planning two baby showers, planning graduation, trying to find a house, dealing with being pregnant, just to name a few things. i still need to look into Lamaze (sp?) classes, setting up the hospital tour, figuring out when we are going toΒ  need daycare, i need to do my gestational glucose screening this week, i have a test today and i need to go grocery shopping. le sigh.

you know those moments where you realize all the things you have to do, and then you just take a nap? yeah well i wish i could just take a nap right now lol…

soo in other news, d told me we were going to breakfast on saturday and then he surprised me with an appointment to the 3D/4D ultrasound place πŸ˜€ i may have cried a little. may be. we did the one where you get to keep the CD with pics and DVD with the session. they also let you view your session online for a year and hear the audio from the session (the DVD has a lullaby instead of what we were actually saying). it was sooooo nice. he hasn’t been able to come to the past few ultrasounds ive had so it was nice for him to see what she looks like now.[ its crazy how far technology has come!] she was being a little camera shy and kept her hands up near her face for a lot of it but we saw her beautiful little face, and the lady gave me chocolate to try and perk her up a bit, and when i was eating she was opening and closing her mouth too!!! it was the cutest thing ever. she also started doing what looked like some crunches and then put her feet up near her face. soon she’ll be too big to move that much so it was cute to see how active she is now. theres about 80 something pics on the CD, some aren’t very clear cause her face is very near the placenta which causes things to be blurry or hard to make out but we love all of them anyway. later that day we watched what to expect when youre expecting which i thought was cute πŸ™‚

update time:

How Far Along? 26 weeks

how big is baby: last week i found out shes 1lb 12 oz but my app says she measures about 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) and weighs about 1 2/3 lbs

Symptoms: fatigue [ i want to take a nap every day], forgetfulness, occasional break outs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: last week i was at 151.4 i dont know what im up to this week. still haven’t found a scale

maternity clothes? yes, havent bought anything else but im loving my old navy maternity pants

Sleep: i would love to get more of this

stretch marks? im getting bigger but i dont think i have any marks

Food Cravings: chocolate things. and thats alli can remember right now.

Best Moment This Week: going to the 3D/4D ultrasound πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Movement: yes, i know what position she’s in so i try to guess if its punches or kicks that i feel lol

Labor Signs: no

Gender: its still a girl lol

Belly Button In Or Out? its almosttttt an outtie

What I Miss: sleep and having less to worry/think about

What I Am Looking Forward To: being done with school. 40 something more days til graduation.

(i have a lot of things on my plate and would love to cross something off the list)

Milestones: another week closer to third trimester

Weekly Wisdom: take naps. they help with focusing.