25 weeks

Well been very busy with everything but went to the doctor and everything seemed good. I have to go in and get my gestational glucose screening done. Doc thought i was measuring bigger than I should be for how far along I am so he ordered an ultrasound. I had no problem with that I love seeing babygirl 🙂

Went to my ultrasound and she’s right on track. 1 lb 12 oz right now eeeeek. She is breech though with her hands and feet up near her face and she was playing hide and seek while we were trying to look at her. Got a few cute ultrasound pics but it took some time to get a profile one, guess she’s saving her beauty shots for when she makes her world debut ❤

How Far Along? 25 weeks

how big is baby: about 13.5 inches long and about a 1.5 lb [like a rutabaga]

Symptoms: fatigue, leg numbness, forgetfulness, hunger

Total Weight Gain/Loss:I weighed in at 151.6 when I went to the doctor on wed, up almost 5 lbs from the last doc visit

maternity clothes? yes, love my maternity jeans ! love my fold down cotton pants love colored racerback tanks

Sleep: ive deduced that its kind of a numbness i get in my legs when i sleep. i try to switch sides when it starts to bug me too much and roll back to my left when my right gets uncomfy

stretch marks? not that i can see but i also can’t see the bottom half of my tummy when i look down:)

Food Cravings: ummm bruschetta [sp?], chocolatey things, pastries and breakfast foods like bagels

Best Moment This Week: spending my spring break with the people i love

Movement: yes and her little movements are getting stronger, its my favorite hobby now to sit and watch my tummy twitch

Labor Signs: no

Gender: its a girl

Belly Button In Or Out? im slowlyy watching it inch closer to the surface

What I Miss: sleep mostly

What I Am Looking Forward To: planning the baby showers !! my pinterest board is getting full of ideas lol

Milestones: realizing I’m almost at the start of my third trimester

Weekly Wisdom: naps are beautiful

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24 weeks

soooo im officially 6 months. that’s like mind boggling. we’re 2/3 of the way there already. O_O checkpoint reached. time to put things into high gear. we’ve been looking into places we want to move to and i’ve been actively planning out the details of both baby showers. plus thinking about graduation and trying to iron out the registry items and what we want her room to look like. i mean i know she’s going to be sleeping in our room but i want her to have her own room so we can  put all the other stuff in there. plus i want to decorate it lol.

sooo my app says that my little girl has gained about 4 oz since just last week! she’s just over a lb and almost a foot long. they say she will start to plump up now, and her brain is growing quickly and her taste buds are continuing to develop. her lungs are developing branches of the respiratory system and her skin will be changing soon to be less translucent. she’s starting to look more like the little princess from my dreams.

How Far Along? 24 weeks= 6 months !! woooooo !

how big is baby: almost a foot long (like an ear of corn) and just over a lb supposedly

Symptoms: fatigue, leg pains especially during sleep, back aches

Total Weight Gain/Loss: i really really need to find a scale but i know ive put on weight since the last time i checked

maternity clothes? still working with what ive got. fortunately i had a lot of “wife beaters” in lots of colors and they all seem to be long enough to still cover all my girls

Sleep: i have been able to sleep a little more on my right side lately. but i get leg pain during the night. mostly on my left side. trying to find a fix

stretch marks? nothing new

Food Cravings: ummm citrus fruit id say, and blue bell mint cookies and cream ice cream

Best Moment This Week: relaxing on my break

Movement: yes, not as much as before. guess she’s starting to get a little cramped in there. but my mom did get to feel her kick and she was super excited 🙂

Labor Signs: no

Gender: its a girl

Belly Button In Or Out? im slowlyy watching it inch closer to the surface

What I Miss: sleeping how i did pre preg,

What I Am Looking Forward To: planning for her shower, finding a new place and being done with undergrad

Milestones: hitting the 6 month mark. which means i got roughly 3 more months of my little bun cooking in the oven.

Weekly Wisdom: i still look good in a bathing suit 🙂

23 weeks

so in a week i will be 6 months. [opens eyes wide] they say senior year goes so quickly, graduation in 65 days not that i’m counting, so maybe its that but i feel like this pregnancy is flying by as well. i feel like just yesterday we were making the calls to notify family & friends. any who i’ve still been nesting and wanting to bake and cook and organize. and sleep. i miss sleep. sleeping while pregnant is not what i thought it would be. i had this strange misconception that i would try to get in as much sleep now because once shes here i’ll never sleep the same again but honestly its hard. the first trimester all i wanted to do was lay in bed and i slept but lately i can’t get comfortable or stay asleep. sometimes i’ll wake up to pee, or i’ll wake up cause i’m hot and uncomfortable or i just can’t sleep in anymore. sighhhh. but my little bump is growing and so is my appetite lol.

according to my app: she is now more than 11 inches long and weighs more than a lb. she can also feel me dance [lol i guess she can feel me walk too then? (it says her sense of movement is well developed now)] the blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for her breathing and her hearing is becoming more keen [her cochlea which is the inner ear mechanism has fully formed- this houses all components of hearing] so she hears what i hear 😀 but at a different level cause she also hears my muscles, tissues, placenta and amniotic fluid. bit noisy i guess. and it says i can look forward to the possible swelling of my feet and ankles. [oh joy.]

How Far Along? 23 weeks

how big is baby: around 11 inches and weighs more than a lb (weight of a large mango)

Symptoms: fatigue, nesting, back aches, all the time hunger, forgetfulness..

Total Weight Gain/Loss: i really need to find a more accessible scale.

maternity clothes? yeap, ill be needing larger shirts soon too.

Sleep: i have trouble sleeping in even when i’m really tired. sleeping on my left side is the most comfortable for long periods but occasionally i’ll switch. i have lots of vivid dreams too. if i can work it in, i’ll try to nap during the day but it doesn’t always work out :/

stretch marks? nothing new

Food Cravings: sweet things mostly, but lately ive been wanting fruit and water. and caprese salad (idk why lol)

Best Moment This Week: dreaming about her pretty little face

Movement: she moves still but i feel like not as much as before, probably cause she’s getting bigger and has less space to move around. i try to pull my shirt up and see if i can see her moving but she always stops when i’m watching its like she’s shy 🙂 cause as soon as i stop looking she’ll move again. its like she’s playing peek a boo with me !

Labor Signs: no

Gender: its a girl

Belly Button In Or Out? i think i will no longer have an innie by the end of the week. i swear it gets smaller by the day.

What I Miss: sleeping in! and sleeping peacefully! and being able to bend down and pick things up easily.

What I Am Looking Forward To: planning for her shower, finding a new place and being done with undergrad

Milestones: realizing i will no longer be a part of the innie club very soon, realizing im almost at the 6 month mark which means hellllooo home stretch aka third trimester

Weekly Wisdom: umm i feel like maybe i had some but i’ve been a little forgetful lol

 

these arent maternity jeans but stretchy leggings that come up pretty high so you might see the ridge, thats not my belly button poking out yet. and yes this is a public bathroom pic

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Q & A

since ive been pregnant ive been asked a lot of questions and i thought i’d share some of the q & a’s for ya

Q: do you have any weird cravings?

A:weird cravings? not really i mostly eat the same stuff i ate from before i was pregnant i just now want it REALLY BAD. mostly i’ve noticed i have been into cheeseburgers, chocolate shakes and chocolate milk, pasta [especially with alfredo sauce], the purple bag of skittles, sour gummy worms, pringles, mint chocolate chip blue bell ice cream [and we just tried mint cookies & cream and its also amazing].

Q:what does it feel like to have something move inside you?

A: crazy. like there’s something that is ALIVE. INSIDE. ME. i love it though, the thought of life moving inside you, there’s nothing that can compare. sometimes she moves really low in my uterus and it makes things uncomfortable but i love feeling her move so trust me im not complaining. i love putting my hands on my belly and feeling where her little body is poking out.

Q: Did you get bad morning sickness?

A: Oh. My. ___. YES. it was horrible. i was nausea all day everyday and didn’t want to eat anything, like even the stuff i liked two days before i didn’t want to eat anymore. raw eggs and chicken made me want to throw up, and so did the smell of the kitchen [see my DIY room freshener post lol] also sometimes i would smell people’s food and that made me want to throw up, and so did the smell of cooked fish. brushing my tongue made me throw up and sometimes i think i just threw up just because. i tried crackers but those got old really quick, ginger ale was cool but it wasn’t that healthy to just drink ginger ale for breakfast, lunch and dinner. come to think of it i don’t really remember what i did eat for breakfast lunch or dinner during the first trimester. i do however remember seeing dwight smile so big the first time i ate pizza. it’s like i made his year because i finally was eating something lol

Q: Did your belly button change?

A: i’ve always had an innie. a couple of weeks ago i started to notice that it seemed wider, like i could see in it better than i ever had which also means i got to clean it better too lol. but the past few days i’ve noticed that it seemed to get smaller.. is it just like it was before? i couldn’t tell you- i got used to the wider new version. i think more likely its starting to get smaller cause its pushing out.

Q: Are you going to breastfeed?

A: yes! i believe breastfeeding is better for both mommy & baby so i am looking into everything necessary [including nipple shields, nipple cream, and these little nipple cap things for sore nipples. and of course breast pumps] i’ve located the mothering room at my job and have heard of a tea and pill that can be taken to help with women that aren’t producing enough milk. do i know that those things work? nope but it doesn’t hurt to try if i need the extra boost. also i hear breastfeeding burns a lot of calories so it helps with losing the babyweight 🙂

Q: How are you going to deliver?

A: i have no idea. honestly the thought of a human head coming out of my vagina scares me just a little. i mean i wince putting a tampon up there but i would prefer to do things the natural way unless it is deemed absolutely necessary to do a cesarean. my doctor said it’s something we’ll discuss when we get closer to the due date. which in case you were wondering is in 3 1/2 months 🙂

Q: When’s the baby shower?

A: another good question. its looking like i will  be having two, one here cause my friends want to do one and one back home. the here one will most likely be mid-April, so its before graduation and finals but also before everyone goes their separate ways for the summer. the one back home  will be mid-May after my graduation but before i start working full time.

and for those lovely folks that can’t make either but still want to get something we have registries with either of our names at Target, Walmart and Babies R Us  and some of the items have a ship-to-store option.

Q: Are you scared or nervous or excited?

A: umm all of the above mostly :). its not really something you can prepare for at all so its all new and at times overwhelming. there’s so much to think about it and try to get ready for but im excited more than anything else. everyday is a day closer to meeting our little beautiful  baby 🙂

22 weeks

i posted on time this week. yay me. i am officially 22 weeks or 5 1/2 months. woo hooo. i think ive also been nesting lol, ive had the urge to clean and purge and occasionally bake/cook extravagant things.

baby app says: that she is starting to look like a mini newborn now. her lips, eyelids and eyebrows are becoming more distinct and tiny tooth buds are developing in her gums. her eyes have formed but the irises still lack color and she is roughly 11 inches and almost a pound, i personally think she’s bigger. if we could see her now we’d see the fine hair that covers her body and deep wrinkles which will be filled in before she’s born by fat. in her belly her pancreas is forming 🙂

How Far Along? 22 weeks

how big is baby: approx 11 inches, almost a lb and they say shes the length of a spaghetti squash

Symptoms: some fatigue, hunger,back pain, growing pains, leg pains during the night, forgetfulness. {same as ive had really}

Total Weight Gain/Loss: i’ve decided im going to just put my weight up lol. its so much easier to keep track that way. so i went to the doctor yesterday and he told me im 146.6.

the last time i was there (maybe 3 weeks ago i was 141) since i dont remember- we’re going to say my pre pregnancy weight was between 135-140 but i lost weight in the first trimester…

maternity clothes? yes i now own two pairs of maternity pants !

Sleep: i don’t sleep in like i used to. and i wake up in the middle of the night to turn or try and adjust my position.

stretch marks? nothing new or different

Food Cravings: pringles – the original kind, the purple bag of skittles and sour gummy worms.

Best Moment This Week: my weekend

Movement: yes. lol the doctor was listening for her heartbeat on my right side and after talking to me for a second he had to look for her heartbeat on my left side like she did a little flip in that short time!

Labor Signs: no

Gender: its a girl

Belly Button In Or Out? innie like always but ive been noticing for the past couple of weeks that i can see more of my belly button than ive ever been able to see. i guess its starting to pop out

What I Miss: sleeping like before, not having to watch what i eat {ie sushi, deli meat, etc}

What I Am Looking Forward To: planning for the shower, looking for our new place and getting ready for graduation

Milestones: not being able to fit 98 % of my pants

Weekly Wisdom: take naps during the day. it helps.

again, please excuse the public restroom pic i didn’t have anyone to take a pic for me lol.

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out of commission

so i’ve been a little quiet on the blog. sorry about that things have been a little crazy for me so that’s why i’ve been out of commission. my 21 weeks post was supposed to go up on tuesday lol and i think i posted it friday night..

last week:  i got sick last week and have been dealing with trying to feel better [ afrin works miracles if you cant breathe by the way].  i had two tests that i needed to get ready for and then the charger for my laptop battery died. the tests are out of the way thankfully, im feeling mostly better and luckily my job is well equipped to fix my broken power adapter cord. sooo im back 🙂

also had my doctors appt today. just a check up really. i’ve gained about 5 lbs since my last appt which was 3 weeks ago and my urine and blood pressure looked fine. he measured my belly and he said im right on track for where i should be and he listened to her heart beat which was good as well, 146 if you were wondering 🙂 (it brings one of the biggest smiles every time i get to hear it. ) other than that he didn’t have much to say except see you in 3 weeks and that i can take zyrtec/claritin for the congestion and sinus pressure.

22 weeks post tomorrow

21 weeks

i feel like just yesterday i was writing about hitting 20 weeks and now 21 weeks is here. felt like i was getting a cold the other day 😦 woke up with a sore throat and that tired feeling, but that could be pregnancy related or lack of good rest related. i invested in some OJ with lots of pulp and let me tell you i had so much of it last night i felt like i was going to pop. i hope that’s not what going into labor feels like. i reviewed my weekly pics and it seems like my 20 week and 21 week pics are very different so baby b is growing quicklyyy. also pap smear results came back normal, success 🙂

sooo according to my app.. i should be feeling her martial arts sessions {that’s old news right now} and her eyebrows and eyelids are now present. and because we are having a girl her little lady parts are beginning to form (i guess more fully?)

on to the weekly update

How Far Along? 21 weeks

how big is baby: approx 3/4 of a lb and 10.5 in long [as long as a carrot]

Symptoms: heartburn, headaches, backaches, fatigue

Total Weight Gain/Loss:

maternity clothes? yes bought my first pair of maternity jeans and pants the other day from old navy

Sleep: with having trouble breathing because im sniffly and her movements and not being able to get comfy very easily, sleep has become a tricky thing. sometimes im beyond tired and fall asleep right away but i find that i wake up before my alarm most mornings which throws off my sleep schedule cause i try to fall back and compensate for the time lost. i wish i could take more naps too but oh well lots of things to do.

stretch marks? im still keeping certain areas pretty hydrated.

Food Cravings: chocolate peanut butter banana milkshake, fried rice.

Best Moment This Week:

Movement: yes.

Labor Signs: no

Gender: its a girl

Belly Button In Or Out? in

What I Miss: being able to take medication when im sick,

What I Am Looking Forward To: next doctors appt

Milestones: not that I can think of

Weekly Wisdom: umm none for now

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i.bought.maternity.jeans

soo i have been saying for thee longest that i do not want maternity jeans. i was determined to find every way around getting some because i thought they were ugly and don’t make you look cute and i just didn’t want them. i was using my maternity band, putting a hairtie thru the loop, wearing longer shirts to cover the fact that i wasn’t buttoning them..

i went to brunch with my friend yesterday and found that i couldn’t zip my pants at all. not even a little bit. they were like cotton pants that feel really soft and aren’t even as constricting as jeans are, but they wouldn’t budge. i ended up putting a long shirt on with them and just folded the waist over. but the tab that holds the button closed kept peeking out from underneath and i was super annoyed trying to make sure that no one could see that yes i did walk outside my house with my pants all the way undone. it was frustrating.

when i got home i looked through my clothes and found that i really only have two pairs of jeans that will now fit. you never realize how many pairs of pants you have until you can’t wear any of them -___- i put them away for now. i also have a couple of sweat and yoga pants that are workable, but i figured it wouldn’t hurt to go look at some maternity clothes. especially since i have another 4 months to grow and i don’t always want to go to work in sweat pants.

i had heard old navy had a maternity section so i paid them a visit. the section wasn’t very large but i wasn’t trying to buy an entire closet so it didn’t bother me too much. i found jeans, and capris and pants, and stretchy pants and dresses and some shirts. i was really looking for pants as i can still fit most of my shirts so i grabbed some skinny jeans.. i tried them on. and then i bought them. they look pretty good actually, i don’t know what i was so scared of. and i can actually wear them comfortably. and they were having a 25% off maternity clothes sale. it was a win all around.

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