Tuesday, October 23

17 weeks!

Today is: October 23, 2012

How far along: 17 weeks

Total weight gain: Still am not sure.. I can't really remember my starting weight and seeing as I lost a good 8 pounds first..and now I am finally starting to gain its hard to really know!

Baby is the size of: An onion or a turnip...about 5.1" from head to bum, and 5.9 oz. Can't believe how fast he or she is growing!

What's going on with the babe: Babys cartilage is now turning to bone, and he's putting on fat. Sweat glands are starting to develop. Overall, baby is starting to get much stronger this week.

What's going on with the mama: Well.. pretty much the same...

Baby is a: Boy or Girl.. about 3 more weeks till we find out! This momma is getting very anxious!

Maternity clothing: I am wearing quite a bit of maternity but for the most part a lot still fits. Someone was sweet enough to give me a belly band this weekend so I am excited to try that out..my jeans fit, they just don't button..so that should help! Otherwise I just prefer most maternity clothing, its much more comfortable!

Sleep: Depends on the night.. last night I was up from 3:45 till almost 7 with just brief cat naps in between...but some nights I can sleep almost all night!

Movement: Not much this week which has been disappointing..I am trying not to be concerned, but as baby grows I just wish I could feel more.

Cravings/Aversions: Same old, same old. Still not a fan of chicken..the smell of leftovers still usually sends me to the bathroom and I enjoy anything with salt!  ;)

- Morning sickness/vomiting. Its still here. Each day varies though and I'm very thankful for that!
- Sensitivity to smell. There and seems to be getting worse!
 - Metallic taste. None at all!
- Lightheadedness. I've been noticing a lot of that this week!
 - Acne. The worst its ever been in my life.
 - Emotional. Of course.
- Frequent potty breaks. All day and night.
- Sciatic nerve pain.   Pretty much none, and when it does spike up I head straight to my chiropractor and its gone!

For some reason hitting 17 weeks has been exciting to me..my belly literally popped over night and I feel like I am so close to 20 weeks I can taste it. Overall, I am still not enjoying pregnancy. I am almost constantly uncomfortable and I never feel like myself but I am still just so excited and thankful for this baby. The end result will be very worth it..and that I am looking forward too! I went to a scrapbooking retreat this weekend with my mom and good friend and I will say it was terribly fun working on all things baby! I made some cute decor for the room, and finished a scrapbook that will be used for my pregnancy. So..that made me very excited..and times like those is what get me through the hard days.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Tuesday, October 16

16 weeks..what??

Can't believe we are on to week 16..baby is growing!

Today is:
October 16, 2012

How far along: 16 weeks

Total weight gain: Still puking almost daily..so I am not really sure. I have my appointment tomorrow and we will find out!

Baby is the size of: An avocado...about 4.5-5" and 3.5 oz.

What's going on with the babe: Baby's patterning of his/her scalp has begun. Toenails are starting to grow. The heart is now pumping 25 quarts of blood per day. He or she can now listen to my voice which makes Momma so happy.

What's going on with the mama:  It's nice to have some of my energy back, I definitely don't feel as fatigued as I did before. Thankfully I have been feeling a little better as well. Sadly I still need to take my Zofran daily and nights can sometimes be horrible but overall I can't complain. I've been having good days and I'm so thankful for that!

Baby is a: Boy or a girl. It will probably be a couple weeks before we find out!

Maternity clothing:  Quite a few. Mostly bottoms as most of my shirts fit but I do have maternity shirts and they are often more comfortable.

Sleep:  Vivid dreams quite often as well as the frequent trips to the bathroom. Some nights are better than others and I nap when I have a bad one!

Movement: Itty bitty flutters. Some days I feel a lot of movement and then I can go days with none at all. When the baby does move and I can feel it, its crazy..he or she is like a dancing queen in there.

Cravings/Aversions:    My aversions still vary, some things sound great then I put it in my mouth and I can barely swallow. Anything thats left over is very hard for me to eat in less K heats it up for me. Smelling cold food almost always sends me to the bathroom! Otherwise cravings also vary, usually anything with salt in it!

- Morning sickness/vomiting. Still there..but I do get good days!
- Sensitivity to smell. Only certain foods!
- Metallic taste   None!
- Acne. I wish it'd just go away already!!!!!
 - Vivid dreams...Almost every other night!
- Headaches.  Maybe once or twice a week!
- Heartburn. Also occasionally, usually at night.
- Emotional. I cry more than I care to admit. Although I feel like thats a little better since entering 2nd trimester!

So much happening!! Grow baby grow!

Thursday, October 4

Lovin' the fall.

Lately I have just been loving fall. I love it every year, and some how I always forget just what a beautiful state I live in. The trees, the smell, the beauty of what God created. He didn't have to give us the colors and all the beauty, but I feel so blessed that He did.

The hubby and I went for a walk to celebrate his birthday. I forget how much I love to take photos of my random walks.

Happy Fall everyone.

                                                            Hello baby...we love you!