Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pregnancy Update: 26 Weeks

How Far Along: 26 weeks

Total Weight Gain: I weighed in at 139.

Maternity Clothes:  I received my ASOS maternity jeans in the mail.  The legs were WAY to slim, but the waist fit.  Maybe that's why they were on clearance.  Oh well.  I'm thankful for their free shipping and returns. 

Stretch Marks:  Still none.  I just bought the Palmer's Tummy Butter.  I'm not exactly sure the difference other than it's more of a pain to put on, but it makes my stomach feel softer for much longer.

Sleep:  During week 25 (that I forgot to fill this thing out for) I bought a Snoogle.  After a few nights, I'm used to it and it's wonderful.  Maybe not $40 worth of wonderful, but it's pretty nice and firm enough for my liking.  Mine didn't come with a pillow cover, so I'd like to order one if they are cheap enough.
Best Moment This Week:  We finally started watching Game of Thrones again and can I just say this kid moved non-stop while we were watching it.  He must be into GOT too.

Miss Anything:  Being able to get my shoes on easily.  This is starting to be difficult, especially boots!    

Movement:  Lots.  It's so frustrating though to see it out of my peripheral vision, so I stop what I'm doing to look down and watch him move and he quits.  It's like he KNOWS and is being stubborn. 

Food Cravings:  I was really into carrots this week.  Which, me craving a vegetable is definitely weird. 

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:  Drinking anything first thing in the morning makes me feel nauseated.

Gender:  Boy, boy, boy.

Labor Signs:  I've started to get Braxton Hicks.  I've had the real tight abdomen contractions, where I can't even stand up straight because it's so tight...and also the crampy feeling ones that terrified me the first time they happened.  I'm not a fan of those. 

Belly Button In/Out:  It starts mostly in, but by the end of the day..the top part is just sticking out there.  Yuck.

Wedding Rings On/Off: On.

Happy or Moody:  Happy.

Looking Forward To:  Finishing Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Weekly Update: 24 weeks

How Far Along: 24 weeks

Total Weight Gain: I weighed in a 139.  The doctor is quite pleased with my weight gain.  I'm just thankful it's not anywhere but my belly (so far!)

Maternity Clothes: I'm still just using my belly band and thank the lord for leggings.  I did order a pair of white maternity jeans from ASOS, they were only $10.  I'm hoping they fit!

Stretch Marks: Still none!  I take "moisturizing breaks" while I'm at work. My stomach gets so itchy I can't stand it!  If I could just walk around with my belly out, it would be better.  Having a shirt against it makes it worse.

Sleep:  Pretty good.  I usually wake up a little earlier than I would like because I can't breathe through my nose, but everything else is pretty decent.
Best Moment This Week:  Adam's birthday was this week.  We went out for German food, which was delicious.  Babysat Piper (seeing Piper play with Adam and want his attention is the cutest thing!)...and even though he already knew what he was getting...I still wrapped and made him open his birthday presents.  We also went to Cincinnati for a day over the weekend.

Miss Anything:  I haven't had a lot of energy this week.  The smallest things are wearing me out.    

Movement:  So much.  Everytime I try to take a video of it though, he stops!

Food Cravings:  I still haven't had any "weird" food cravings but while we were in Cincinnati, I HAD to have a fountain drink.

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:  The texture of chicken and my sinuses draining.  YUCK.

Gender: Baby BOY Bart.

Labor Signs: None.  I also don't think I've had any Braxton Hicks yet either. 

Belly Button In/Out:  Mostly in.  The top is further out than the bottom.

Wedding Rings On/Off: On.

Happy or Moody:  Happy-ish.  There are days/times that I'm just a grumpbutt for no reason though.

Looking Forward To:  Still looking forward to the contractors working on and fixing our house.  I need to clean and nest and I'm so tired of having a messy house!  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Pregnancy Update: Week 23 (late, surprised?)

How Far Along: 23 weeks

Total Weight Gain: I weighed 132 last month.  I go in today, but I guess that's technically week 24s weight...

Maternity Clothes:  I'm still just using my belly band and thank the lord for leggings.  Walmart sells these amazing legging/jeggings in a variety of colors.  I bought three different pairs that I'm loving.  I want more!

Stretch Marks: Still none!  Instead of smoke breaks, I'm taking "moisturizing breaks".  My stomach gets so itchy I can't stand it!

Sleep:  I've been so sick feeling that I'm taking a Benadryl at night and sleeping pretty good.  Especially since I bought those Breathe Right strips.  They make my nose kind of sore, but they totally work. 

Best Moment This Week:  This week was pretty busy.  Three Thanksgiving meals and seeing family was nice...but seeing Adam so excited to put up our Christmas tree and start a tradition for our family was the best and sweetest moment this week.

Miss Anything:  I miss being able to move around easily...and I know it's only going to get harder from here!   

Movement:  Lots!  I notice more in the evenings when I'm able to just lay around and relax.  You can see him thumping away in my belly.  It's hard trying to figure out if I was just kicked or punched.  My mom, dad, and grandma all got to feel him this week and that was nice.

Food Cravings:  Meh, not really 

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Still with the texture of chicken.

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:  More moody, but I think it's because I'm trying to fight off a cold of some sort.  I can't be wasting energy fighting sickness.  I need it for other things, like normal day to day activities.

Looking Forward To:   Our contractor's getting to work on the house!  They are supposed to start sometime this month, or January.