Sunday, October 20, 2013

25 1/2 Weeks Preggo

Well, we're 25 1/2 Weeks Preggo
Our Baby Girl is the Size of a Cauliflower

How Far Along? 25 Weeks & 4 days 

Total Weight Gain? 11 pounds

Maternity Clothes? Absolutely!

Sleep? Sleeping Pretty Well.  Just waking up a couple times a night for restroom trips.  The belly is starting to get in the way some, but nothing too bad.

Cravings?  Nothing in particular

Miss Anything? Sleeping the whole night through

Movement? I have been feeling baby girl move since about 16 weeks.  Chris felt her at 17 weeks.  Since a little before 24 weeks, we could see her start moving my belly around. I have a wild woman in there.  This little girl is very active and kicks/punches and rolls around ALL the time!

Showing? Yep

Best Moment this Week?  I have gone 5 days, that's right, 5 days straight without throwing up! Yay!!!  Also, I just love every moment that I get to watch her move my belly all around! :)

Happy or Moody?  While I can find myself irritable at times, I think I've been pretty happy.  I'm getting very excited about moving in the next couple months & the fact that baby girl is coming in about 3 months....While I can't wait to meet her, I am enjoying every second I get feeling her move around!

Looking Forward to?  Just continuing to watch/feel her grow.  I am so in love already! :)

I hate that I have missed getting to blog the last 9 weeks.  Between school starting back, moving into an apartment, getting all our ducks in a row with the house that we're building and just being a wife & mom on top of that, I have stayed so busy and SO tired!  Hopefully I'll start doing a somewhat better job in the future though....We shall see. :)

So, playing catch up some....It took us 3 ultrasounds to complete the anatomy scan on this baby girl.  She was being stubborn (shocker) and not showing us all we needed.  We did finally get to see everything and we are good to go! Praise the Lord.  :)  Since I haven't done one yet, here's a current belly shot of me at 25 1/2 Weeks along with Miss B. 

FYI- I HATE "selfies" but sometimes you do what you gotta do to get the picture!  Haha!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

It's a.....

Wow!  I am BEHIND in blogging!  I guess that's what the start of the school year will do to me! Well, last time we left off, I was anxiously awaiting finding out if we were having a sweet baby boy or girl....

Well, the verdict is in, and we're having a................

We are beyond excited that we will be having another precious little girl!  Tenley is absolutely thrilled that she is getting a little sister too!  I've already started the shopping! :)

Also, in my being so behind, I completely missed the 15 weeks blogging update!  Oops! Well, now that I'm 16 weeks, I'll begin there! 

We're 16 Weeks Pregnant
Our Sweet Girl is the Size of an Avocado!

How Far Along? 16 Weeks & 1 day

Total Weight Gain? 6 pounds

Maternity Clothes? Yes

Sleep? Actually I'm starting to sleep better.  The dreams have chilled out a bit, and I usually only have to make 1 or 2 trips to the bathroom during the night.  So, all in all, things are improving there. 

Cravings? I want a sub sandwich SO bad!  Chris refuses to let me have one though since pregnant women aren't supposed to eat lunch meat! Mean old husband!

Miss Anything?  Energy & Sub Sandwiches!!!

Movement? There have been a couple times that I thought I have felt her, but I'm not quite sure!

Showing? Yeah

Happy or Moody? Still Moody at times & EXTREMELY emotional.  I pretty much cry, or at least well up on a daily basis, and half the time, I can't tell you why...

Best Moment this Week?  Miss Tenley started big girl school-- 3 year old Preschool at Trinity, and we had our 16 week check in today & got to hear our little girl's heartbeat. 

Looking Forward to? Hopefully feeling her move more & actually knowing that it is in fact her moving! :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Boy or Girl????

Well, tomorrow is the big day!!!  We find out if our precious little baby is a girl or a boy.  I am so excited to find out that I can't stand it!  I SO wish I could be one of those people that could wait until delivery to find out, but I am just too impatient to wait!

So, before we go, here are some old wives tales & some family predictions:

1. Chinese Gender Chart Says: Girl   (Not sure if this is valid with IVF though)
2. Are you eating more (boy) or sick/nauseated (girl)?: Boy
3. Do you crave sweet foods (girl) or salty (boy)? Boy
4. Lots of morning sickness (girl), or not too sick (boy)?: Boy
5. Is the heartbeat high (girl) or low (boy)? Girl (based on 12 week check 160s)
6. Is your skin clear (boy) or do you have breakouts (girl)?: Girl
7. Have you been more clumsy (boy) or graceful (girl)?: Girl
8. Consider your age at conception and the year of conception.  If both are even or both are odd (girl).  If one is even and one is odd (boy): Girl

Mother's Intuition Says: Boy
The husband's "Father's Intuition: says Girl
Tenley (Big Sister) Says: Girl
My Mom Says: Boy
My Dad Says: Girl

14 Weeks

14 Weeks (& 2 days)

My Baby is now the Size of a Lemon
How Far Along? 14 Weeks (& 2 days)

Total Weight Gain? 4 pounds

Maternity Clothes? Yep

Sleep? I'm doing okay. Still having weird dreams that make me feel like I didn't get any sleep.  And, the fact that school is starting and my mind is going a million miles a minute doesn't help with the sleep factor. 

Cravings? French Fries....

Miss Anything? Just having energy & feeling rested

Movement? Nope.  I'm anxiously awaiting that moment though!!!

Showing? More and more each day!

Belly Button In/Out? In

Happy or Moody? Still moody.  

Best Moment of this Week? Enjoying my last couple days of summer with my sweet girl. 

Pregnancy Symptoms? Well, I got sick this morning, but mainly it's just been the exhaustion and the headaches---every day!

Looking Forward to? Tomorrow, as long as our sweet baby cooperates, we should find out if we're having a little boy or a little girl! :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

We're Expecting

Here are just a few of our "We're Expecting" photos!  Thanks to Strawberry Hill Photography!

13 (& 1/2) Weeks

My Baby is the Size of a Peach

How Far Along? 13 Weeks (almost 14---I'm a little late blogging this week)

Total Weight Gain? 2 pounds

Maternity Clothes? YES- ALL THE WAY....I realized last week when shopping for clothes for family pictures that I had been in denial....Of course I didn't think I needed maternity clothes when I was wearing yoga pants and t-shirts around the house.  When it came time to wear real clothes, I definitely had to shop in the maternity section!

Sleep? I'm doing much better.  My restroom trips through the night have been cut done from 5-7 trips to only 1 or 2!!! Yay!  I am still having very weird and vivid dreams though, which leave me still feeling tired in the mornings.

Cravings? French Fries & Mexican Food

Missing Anything? Energy still

Movement? I could have sworn I felt something twice last week when I was lying down to go to bed.  One was like a rolling feeling.  I know it's still really early though, so who knows if it was actually baby.

Showing? Yep.  There's no questioning it now.

Belly Button In/Out? In

Wedding Rings On/Off? On

Happy of Moody? Still moody....not always a bad mood, but certainly irritable.

Best Moment of the Week? Officially went public with our pregnancy and posted some pretty cute pictures from our family/we're expecting photo shoot.

Pregnancy Symptoms? Headaches, headaches, and more headaches....everyday!  And then I'm still pretty fatigued.  Nausea comes and goes---nothing bad.

Looking Forward to? Our ultrasound appointment on Saturday, August 3rd, where, as long as our sweet little bug cooperates, we'll find out if we're having a boy or a girl.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

12 Weeks & Counting

My Baby is the Size of a Plum

How Far Along? 12 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? 2 pounds

Maternity Clothes? I've been wearing my maternity pants more and more, but I can still wear my regular tops.  My regular pants still fit too, but just aren't nearly as comfortable.

Sleep? Well....I'm doing okay. Still waking up frequently to go to the restroom.  I'm also having a hard time falling asleep and going back after each restroom trip.  When I do sleep, I have the funkiest dreams!

Cravings? Nothing in particular really

Missing Anything? Having Energy. :)

Movement? Still too early to feel....but I'm anticipating that awesome feeling in the next 6-8 weeks or so, hopefully.

Showing? Depends on what I'm wearing.  If I'm wearing normal clothes or a t-shirt, nope.  If I wear my maternity bottoms and a tighter fitting top, then yes.

Belly Button In/Out? In

Wedding Rings On/Off? On

Happy or Moody? Moody.  Chris was trying to steer clear of me last night.  Haha!

Best Moment this Week? Got an offer on our house.  Hopefully we'll come to an agreement and have it sold already!

Pregnancy Symptoms? Along side nausea and fatigue, my headaches have increased in frequency.  Not fun.

Looking Forward to? I have a doctor appointment tomorrow morning and I'm hoping we'll get to hear our sweet baby's heartbeat.  We also had to reschedule our family photos/"we're expecting" photos to tomorrow as well.