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HALFWAY!

Hey guys. Guess what! I’m halfway there baby! About time too, because my hips are sore and I still can barely feel Theo. I’m so unbelievably happy to be in the home stretch.

How far along? 20 weeks. 5 months. Halfway!
Total weight gain: I have no idea actually. My work scale (which goes by 20s) still says the same thing, so I haven’t gained anymore than 12 pounds. I highly doubt I’ve even gained that though. I keep getting told that I look like I’ve either lost weight or not gained anything at all.
Maternity clothes? Since my belly is obviously getting bigger, I’m in more maternity shirts than before. I can still wear my normal jeans though!
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: I’m sleeping pretty well since I’m not sick anymore. But I do toss and turn quite a bit now.
Best moment this week: Receiving the blankets I ordered from Well.ca. I ordered this blanket, this blanket and this blanket. They’re incredibly soft and I cannot wait to wrap Theo in them. And now they have a Panda print too! I’m obsessed!
Worst moment this week: This moment has been pretty good. The worst part is standing up and having my hips ACHE. I didn’t have this last pregnancy and it sucks.
Miss anything? I miss not hurting.
Movement: I can feel him very low in my pelvic area, but that’s it. I’m looking forward to feeling him more later on.
Food cravings: I’m not really craving anything at all.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really anymore. Since I got over whatever bug I had, I’m feeling much better.
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Headaches, giant boobs, and weird muscle cramps. Still. Oh and I’m very forgetful lately. It’s fantastic to be at work and not even remember what you were doing 30 seconds ago.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I’m mostly content.
Looking forward to: Having a good night sleep this weekend.
 
Everything seems to be going well now that I’m not sick anymore and I am really enjoying that. My hips are killing me though and I suspect that is only going to get worse. Since I am preparing for that, I’m trying to get everything ready for Theo’s arrival NOW. I ordered my 3 swaddling blankets, sorted through all of our saved clothes, and am prepping my “registry” (I’m using it more as a wishlist/checklist). Really we only need some newborn clothes, formula (I couldn’t breastfeed last time, so we’re preparing), diapers and a change pad. I’d also like to get a bassinet, but we can use the playpen like we did last time. Everything else on my registry is either a “hey, that’s cuuuuute” or a “I should get one of these but meh, maybe”. Call me cheap, but if I get access to a newer sewing machine, I’ll be making a lot of everything else (extra blankets, change pad covers, car seat covers, etc).
Anyways, since all is well, I don’t really have much to update on. If you’ve been cheap while welcoming a new child, let me know how you did it!
Until next time…
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18 Weeks & 1 Day!

Good morning lovelies. I know I’m a day late again, but I’m crazy sick with a cold/flu and had my doctor’s appointment yesterday. As always, I like to do my update after the check-up just to make sure everything is good.
How far along? 18 weeks and 1 day.
Total weight gain: My weight keeps changing. I think it might be the difference in scales as well. Either way, the doctor’s office has my weight gain at 3 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Usually I can wear either or, but today I’m in complete maternity clothes.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: I’m extremely sick right now, so sleep is hard to come by. Even taking naps, I wake up every little bit and have a hard time getting back to sleep.
Best moment this week: I honestly can’t think of a best moment. It’s not that I didn’t have any good moments, it’s just that nothing was “best”.
Worst moment this week: Being extremely sick and hallucinating half way through the night on Tuesday.
Miss anything? I miss feeling normal. Being sick or being in pain is really making this hard on me, and hard on working proper hours too.
Movement: I think I can feel him sometimes but because of the way everything is situated, I’m not sure if it’s him or if I’m loosing my marbles. Both are very possible.
Food cravings: I really wanted roast beef at the beginning of the week. I cooked some, but it was pretty horrible, and that ended that craving.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Carbonation will make me sick if I drink soda on an empty stomach, but that’s about it.
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Headaches, giant boobs, and weird muscle cramps. Still.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I’m sick, so very moody.
Looking forward to: Having the weekend off and relaxing.
This week has been pretty much hell for me. Alternating between migraines and the flu has not been fun. My doctor doesn’t want me taking anything to help with my illness, but I’m being a bad patient and taking things I’ve found to be safe through research. They’re helping, but not enough that I feel well enough to do things. I do have an ultrasound tomorrow morning, so I will try and remember to have those pictures for next week.
Until then…
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17 Weeks & 1 Day! (And gender reveal…)

Good morning folks. I know my update is a day late again, but I promise I have a good reason! Yesterday I spent the day in the hospital. Don’t panic, it’s not anything major, it’s just the migraines. Wednesday night I had a doctors appointment and was told since I had +2 for protein and +3 for white blood cells (leukocytes)  that should I have another headache I was to go to emerge. So yesterday morning, that was where I ended up. Everything is okay now, and I’ve been prescribed some painkillers for the migraines.
The other plus about going to the hospital while pregnant? They like to check on the baby. This means I know with 95% certainty what we’re having. It’ll be confirmed on the 23rd still, but we’re having a…
How far along? 17 weeks and 1 day.
Total weight gain: I weighed myself Wednesday night (with coat and shoes so it’s not 100% accurate but whatever) and I was up 6 pounds. Not bad at all. In fact, that’s right on track!
Maternity clothes? I’m still in between regular and maternity. I’m having a hard time finding cheap mat clothes that I like, and I have some looser clothes that I love, so I’ve been wearing them more often than not.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: Sleep is still dependent on the night and how busy my day was. Usually though, I sleep fairly well.
Best moment this week: My doctor finally taking my headaches seriously.
Worst moment this week: Being in pain for a large chunk of the week.
Miss anything? I miss not having to pee every time I lay on my stomach, but hey I really shouldn’t be laying on it anyways.
Movement: I found yesterday why I’m not feeling much movement at all actually. My placenta is in the front! So I’ve got a nice cushion between baby and me, and I’m sure I’ll be grateful for that once baby gets bigger.
Food cravings: I haven’t had any specific cravings, all I crave is not cooking.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Carbonation will make me sick if I drink soda on an empty stomach, but that’s about it.
Gender: Baby is a… BOY!
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Headaches, giant boobs, and weird muscle cramps. Still.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I’ve been in pain a lot this past week so I’ve been miserable, but aside from that I’m not horribly moody.
Looking forward to: November 23rd for confirmation that baby is definitely a boy, although my husband’s side really likes to produce boys, so I’m pretty confident they were right.
In all honesty this week has been hard. I’ve been miserable, and in pain for most of it. I’m trying to make due and remember that Theo (yes, his name will be Theo) is a blessing and the harder time he gives me now, maybe the better he’ll be when he comes out. At least that’s how Camo was. He fractured a rib, and loved to pick on Mommy, and now most of the time he’s a little angel.
Keep your fingers crossed that baby doesn’t get a sex change in the next week, and my head stops pounding for me, will ya?
Until next week…
(Or sooner if Theo becomes a Cola.)

 

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16 Weeks & 1 Day!

‘Ello ladies and gentlefolk. I can’t believe how fast my pregnancy has started going. Before when everyone mentioned how fast it was for them, I would just stare at them in confusion. Now it seems like the weeks are speeding by (thankfully). It must be the second trimester finally starting to completely kick in, because I can even remember things sometimes! On the note of remembering things, here’s a picture of my bump!

16 weeks pregnant!

I’m so much bigger this time around, but I also started off at a higher weight and my body knows what it’s doing, so it makes sense! Last time I was around 23 weeks when I was showing like this. I’m so grateful that ultrasounds have confirmed I’m only having one or I would swear there is two in there! Alright, let’s get to it.
How far along? 16 weeks and 1 day.
Total weight gain: I honestly have no idea. Maybe 5-8 pounds? I haven’t weighed myself in a while. On my 18 week update I’ll know for sure how much I’ve gained.
Maternity clothes? I find maternity clothes make my bump look better, but since I have limited funds to spend on them and a limited maternity wardrobe, I’m switching back and forth between regular clothes and maternity clothes.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: Sleep comes and goes. Some nights I’m up 50 times peeing and drinking water and other nights I don’t wake up until 5 minutes before my alarm.
Best moment this week: Hearing back from my doctor that the trace amount of protein they found in my urine turned out to be nothing!
Worst moment this week: I can’t think of a worst moment. The only thing that comes close is when I stand up and my hip joint muscles hurt like nobody’s business. I did not have that happen last time around.
Miss anything? Not overly. I went back to drinking minimal amounts of coffee (in mochas) and that was what I felt like I was missing.
Movement: I’ll feel the baby sometimes but it’s not constant yet, so it all depends on where baby is and how I’m standing/sitting/laying.
Food cravings: I was craving peanut butter up until yesterday when having it was disgusting. We’ll see what I crave next.
Anything making you queasy or sick: If I have soda first thing in the morning, I’ll be sick, but beyond that, there’s really nothing. (Side note: sometimes it’s the only thing cold in the fridge and the bubbles feel so good on my throat that I can’t say no.)
Gender: We find out hopefully on the 23rd. I still think boy. Everyone else seems to think girl.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Headaches, giant boobs, and weird muscle cramps.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy waaaaay more often.
Looking forward to: November 23rd.
I honestly don’t have too much to update and really have no clue what’s going on with baby (haven’t bothered checking this week yet). This pregnancy isn’t any easier than the first one, but I’m taking comfort in knowing that it’s my last pregnancy and that’s why I haven’t kept up with it as much. I’m really okay with that. I know the baby is growing, and my little man is going to have a sibling and that’s what matters most to me.
Until next week!
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15 Weeks & 1 Day!

Good morning folks. This last week has flown by. Maybe it’s because I was looking forward to Halloween, or maybe it’s just because… actually nope, had to be Halloween. I was a unicorn by the by. Word of advice, do not attach a horn to the middle of your forehead with a ribbon. It will feel bruised the next day.

 

How far along? 15 weeks and 1 day.
Total weight gain: I had an after hours appointment Monday for a migraine I had, when they weighed me I was 201.8. So about 3 pounds?
Maternity clothes? I’m mostly wearing normal jeans again. And since I only have 4 maternity shirts (one of which I cannot find), mostly normal shirts too.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: I’m sleeping pretty well. No better and no worse than lately.
Best moment this week: Booking my antimony scan and knowing it’s 3 weeks from tomorrow.
Worst moment this week: The migraine I had Monday tops the charts hands down.
Miss anything? Not really.
Movement: Once. It was the weird fluttery feeling, but I haven’t felt it since.
Food cravings: Mochas are pretty awesome right now, but there isn’t anything that I NEED to have.
Anything making you queasy or sick: It still really depends on the day.
Gender: Three more weeks and I’ll know. I still think it’s a boy.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Headaches, giant boobs, and fatigue.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Trying to force myself to be happy more, and it’s been working.
Looking forward to: November 23rd. Three weeks baby!
This week has been fairly easy except for the migraine and vomiting that came with it. But if that’s the worst I’m going to get, I’ll take it.
Until next week!
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14 Weeks!

Hello there ladies and gents. Everyone keeps commenting on how fast my pregnancy is going by. I suppose I can see it too, but it doesn’t seem that fast. I mean I’m the one who’s still feeling like crap, ya know?

How far along? 14 weeks today.
Total weight gain: I honestly have no idea. 4-5 pounds I believe. It’s not really visible anywhere other than my boobs and my stomach, so I’m not too worried. I’ll find out an exact number tonight at my appointment though.
Maternity clothes? Get this! I went from my normal clothes to needing maternity clothes and right now? Yeah I’m in normal (glittery!!!) jeans, and a regular sweater.
Stretch marks? Still without new ones, thankfully.
Sleep: I slept in until my alarm one day this week!!! I’m sleeping more so through the night again. Unless my husband decides I’m his pillow like he did last night.
Best moment this week: Sleeping in until my alarm.
Worst moment this week: Having morning sickness back. I could always do without that one.
Miss anything? I miss not feeling disgusting about food. We used to have a wonderful relationship, and now we’re not doing so hot.
Movement: Nope. Last week was totally gas.
Food cravings: McDicks french fries, all the way. The saltier, the better.
Anything making you queasy or sick: It still really depends on the day.
Gender: I’m voting boy, but the gender prediction tests lean towards girl. I should be able to find out in 4 or so weeks though.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: My headache would like to voice that it’s a pretty prominent symptom right now. The morning sickness agrees. Their only friend at the moment is my giant boobs.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I thought I’d been mostly content but apparently I’ve been very hormonal. Guess sometimes it takes an outsider to tell you how you’re really feeling?
Looking forward to: Having today’s appointment over with. I’m also looking forward to talking the doctor and seeing if we can get a referral for my next ultrasound under way since I cancelled my 3D one (I couldn’t justify spending 255$ on a few pictures and some screen time). If not, I’ll be asking if I can move my next appointment a week earlier (I’ll be exactly 18 weeks then) so we can get a glimpse sooner.
I know for this pregnancy I’ve been pretty lucky so far. They still want me taking calcium and Aspirin to prevent the preeclampsia. Unfortunately, I still can’t even tolerate prenatals, so they’re out of luck. Considering that, the fact that yesterday/today has been my worst headache thus far, and I don’t have too many symptoms, I feel extremely pleased with my body.
Until next week!
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13 Weeks!

Good morning folks. Call it pregnancy brain or call it forgetfulness, but I completely missed last week’s update! Thankfully nothing major happened, so I’m just going to wrap the last two weeks into this update.

 

How far along? 13 weeks exactly.
Total weight gain: The scale randomly jumped yesterday from 201 to 204. I’m not sure if that’s 100% accurate or not but if it is 5 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Right now nothing I am wear is maternity. I’m wearing normal jeans with an elastic through the button lately. Because they’re lower cut and don’t push on my stomach they’re slightly more comfortable. If I’m not wearing these though, I am wearing maternity leggings.
Stretch marks? No new ones yet.
Sleep: My sleep is pretty normal. I still wake up before my alarm, but I’ve always done that. I am going to bed really early but I’m also getting up really early.
Best moment this week: My ultrasound last Thursday.
Worst moment this week: Thanksgiving Sunday really sucked. I tried to cook a turkey, and the oven blew a fuse. Tried another turkey the next day, and baby decided (s)he hates turkey.
Miss anything? I miss being able to eat what I want and not have a reaction to it.
Movement: I’m 90% positive that when I’m laying down I can feel the babe. But there’s always that 10% that says until I feel a good hard kick, I won’t be sure.
Food cravings: I haven’t had any steady cravings but I’ll go through days where I need something, and then the next day it’s like it never happened. The last couple weeks that’s been hot dogs, turkey, pumpkin pie, cold apple cider, and cheese pizza Lunchables.
Anything making you queasy or sick: It really depends on the day. It’s never the same thing twice anymore.
Gender: I still really feel like girl, but if I look at my 12 week ultrasound, I swear I can see boy parts. I’m the only one who sees it, but I swear they’re there.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: I honestly can’t think of any right now. I feel almost not pregnant.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly content. Little things piss me off, but no more than if I was PMSing.
Looking forward to: I’m not super looking forward to anything. I was really looking forward to my 3D ultrasound but since I “saw” the little man parts on the last ultrasound, I’m question whether or not I’m willing to spend that kind of money when I should be saving it.
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