Friday, November 22, 2013

Pregnancy Update: Week 22

How Far Along: 22 weeks (I forgot about last week - oops)

Total Weight Gain: I weighed 132 at my last doctor visit.  According to my pregnancy apps, I should be gaining a pound a week now...that's probably happening.

Maternity Clothes:  I still haven't caved.  I'm still doing the rubber band trick.  I did buy one of those belly panels those so at least it hides my undone zipper.

Stretch Marks: Still none.  This week, I've had to take multiple bathroom breaks to go moisturize.  SO ITCHY!

Sleep:  I've been feeling slightly "allergy sick" recently, so Benadryl has really helped me in the sleep arena. 

Best Moment This Week:  Adam & I binged.  Two nights in a row, we rented and watched two movies.  We haven't seen a new movie since...Django Unchained.  Yeah, almost a year.  So, we saw The Purge, The Heat, World War Z, and This is the End.  Well, I went to bed before This is the End...ended.  I just wasn't in to it like the other movies.   

Miss Anything:  My anti-nausea medicine.  I either get sick once a day for a few days in a row...or I'll go a few days feeling great, then be sick ALL day. 

Movement:  Yes.  Occasionally they really catch me off guard, but it's a nice little reminder that he's in there.  Adam got to feel him moving around last week.  I keep trying to find his heartbeat with a stethoscope, but no luck yet.

Food Cravings:  Nothing super specific this week, but when I've been sick all day, nothing sounds better than a baked potato.  That happened yesterday. 

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:  Still with the texture of chicken.  It's kind of annoying.

Gender: Baby BOY Bart.

Labor Signs: None.  I've read that Braxton Hicks could be starting soon.  I'm assuming I'll know when I have those?

Belly Button In/Out: It's still in for the most part. 

Wedding Rings On/Off: On.

Happy or Moody:  This week, I felt more happy.  We completed our registries (Babies R Us and Target), received his car seat in the mail...I'm feeling very productive.

Looking Forward To:   Still wanting to get a contractor for the house to finish up so I can get to nesting.  I can't wait to move my rocker upstairs and start figuring out how we're going to decorate things.  Adam is much better about it than me, so it'll be nice to do it together.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pregnancy Update: Week 20

How Far Along:  20 weeks

Total Weight Gain:  I weighed 132 at my last doctor visit.

Maternity Clothes:  Adam is wanting me to suck it up and buy at least two pairs of maternity dress pants.  Those suckers are like, $50 a piece, so I'm thinking about just trying to get a pair that's like, a size or two up from my normal and see how those work.  Or maybe just some really thick leggings. 

Stretch Marks: Still none.  I'm using a cocoa butter cream almost everyday.  My belly is already so tight, I can feel it stretch when I take a deep breath.

Sleep:  Sleep has been less great this week.  Constantly waking up, cannot get comfy, and this time change has really messed with me.

Best Moment This Week:  Eating Jimmy John's.  I have been craving it since I found out I was pregnant, but all the fears of Listeria swirled in my head.  Well, the craving got to great.  According to Google and message boards, having a delicious Jimmy John's sub every once in a while isn't a bad thing.  Although, talking about it now...makes me crave it again!
Miss Anything:  Sleeping comfortably and having a clear nose.  My nose has been ridiculously stuffy the past few weeks I can barely breathe.

Movement:  Wee, yes.  I can't wait until Adam can feel it from the outside.  Some say it can happen as early as 20 weeks, but no luck yet. 

Food Cravings:  Jimmy John's.  I've also been craving chinese food, specifically noodles and fried rice.

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:  The texture of chicken.  I also get sick about once a day and I'm out of my Zofran, so I just have to deal with it now.

Gender:  Baby BOY Bart.

Labor Signs: None.

Belly Button In/Out: In.  It's coming closer to the surface every day.

Wedding Rings On/Off: On.

Happy or Moody:  Mostly happy, except when I'm at work.  Very moody when I'm at work and having to deal with people on the phone. 

Looking Forward To:   Hiring a new contractor to complete our upstairs so we can start painting the nursery.  I need to nest.  I want to buy a crib.  I may try to get Adam up to Ikea.  They have a crib I like for $100.  Have you ever priced cribs?  GEEZ!