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Monday, January 27, 2014

22 Weeks - Planning the Nursery!




How far along: 22 weeks, 0 days

Total weight gain: About 16 lbs. 

Maternity Clothes: Yep.  I discovered Pink Blush Maternity and LOVE their clothes!  They also have a great clearance section.

Stretch Marks: Not yet.  I bought some new lotion (Dream Belly Butter) since I was tired of smelling like cocoa butter. 


Sleep:  Hasn't been going well.  My hips have been hurting a lot, and I keep waking up on my back! No matter how many pillows I wedge around me, I still somehow manage to lay on my back.

Best moment this week:  Feeling Grant move and kick.  It's much more regular and I feel him everyday now. 

Worst symptom this week: Hip and lower back pain.

Movement: Yes!  Actually just felt a kick while I was typing this.

Food cravings:  Tobasco!!

Anything making you queasy: Nope

Have you started to show yet:  Yes! Pretty sure I look pregnant now to strangers.

Gender prediction:  It's a boy! Confirmed at 15 and 20 weeks!

Labor signs:  Too soon!

Belly Button:  In, but getting shallower.

Wedding Rings:  On, but I had a couple of mornings where my fingers were swollen.

Happy or Moody:  Happy

Milestones: Started buying furniture for the nursery.  Here is the inspiration board that I made with our furniture, the bedding I picked out, and the accessories I plan on ordering:



Looking forward to:  Seeing him again at 24 weeks, and hopefully passing my glucose test.

Monday, January 13, 2014

20 weeks - I felt him move!




How far along: 20 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 16 lbs. 
 
Maternity Clothes: Becoming a regular thing now! I plan on building up my wardrobe this weekend.  Maternity shirts just fit so much better and I'm tired of squeezing into my regular shirts and pulling them down all day.
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  It's been better! My hips have started hurting when I lay down, so I have to turn over a few times in the night.
 
Best moment this week:  I felt Grant move! I've been feeling little pokes occasionally, but I wasn't 100% sure it was him.  I drank a glass of ice water, and about 5 minutes later I felt a lot of movement in my belly and I was positive it was the baby moving around.  Since I know what I'm looking for now, I've noticed him moving around a few times a day.
 
Worst symptom this week: Hip and lower back pain.
 
Movement: Finally feeling some movement.  It's not very strong and you have to be paying attention to notice it, but it is there. :)
 
Food cravings:  Nothing in particular this week.
 
Anything making you queasy: Nope :)
 
Have you started to show yet:  Yes! At my 20 week appointment my uterus was above my belly button, so that explains why I'm showing a lot more now.
 
Gender prediction:  It's a boy! Confirmed at 15 and 20 weeks!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In, but getting shallower.
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Happy
 
Milestones: Made it to the halfway point!
 
Looking forward to:  Seeing him again at 24 weeks, and hopefully passing my glucose test.

Monday, January 6, 2014

19 Weeks

 
 
 
How far along: 19 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 10 lbs. 
 
Maternity Clothes: 1 pair of jeans and 1 shirt so far.  I see a big shopping trip in my near future.  None of my clothes fit anymore!
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  Sleep has been rough the past week.  I'm dealing with a lingering cough from the flu and I wake up all night coughing.
 
Best moment this week:  I think I'm getting closer to being well.  I don't cough 24/7 anymore, so I feel like I am improving!
 
Worst symptom this week: I started getting heartburn this week and I've also been getting stabbing pain in my lower back/hip area when I walk.
 
Movement: I've had a few moments where I think I feel something, but it's always so quick that I'm not sure.  I'm hoping that by next week he is big enough that I can feel something and know for sure it's him.
 
Food cravings:  Mandarin oranges
 
Anything making you queasy: Drainage :(
 
Have you started to show yet:  Yes! My belly is looking pretty round at this point. My bellybutton is getting shallower too. 
 
Gender prediction:  It's a boy! Confirmed!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In, but getting shallower.
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Happy
 
Milestones: I think we found crib bedding we like.  We are also closer to deciding on a middle name.
 
Looking forward to:  Feeling movement.  I'm still hoping I can feel something by week 20.