Tuesday, December 17, 2013

25 weeks...

How Far AlongWell this is way overdue!  I was supposed to do this last week.  Today I am 25 weeks and 1 day. 

Size of Baby:  The baby weighs 1.5 pounds and 13.5 inches.  I actually had my 24 week appointment last week and when she measured me I am measuring 27 weeks.  Shew!

Maternity Clothes:   Yes of course...no turning back.  I'm actually to the point where it is inappropriate to wear my bathrobe outside of in front of Josh and Garrett...ha!  no more going to start the car with my bathrobe on.  Don't want to scare the neighbors.

Gender:  Boy and still no name...coming soon.

Movement:  Yes :-) He had slowed down for a little bit, but I honestly think it's because I was going 150 mph and didn't take the time to relax and feel him.

Sleep:  Still is awful!  Oh man.  I am sick right now and thought that I would finally get some good sleep...nope!  I lay down and sleep until around 2am and then am up and don't really fall back asleep.  I feel like a zombie.  I'm hoping that this will turn around and I can get some sleep soon.   

What I miss:  Picking Garrett up and deli meat... 

What I'm looking forward to:  Christmas.  Garrett is SO EXCITED.  Oh my goodness I can't wait to see him Christmas morning!  Josh and Garrett got me a gift about 2 weeks ago and he is BUSTING at the seems to tell me what it is.  If we make it to Christmas it will be a miracle.  I also am ready to see if I failed my glucose test.  I guess I will find out this week.  I have a feeling I did.  then the three hour test comes...boo!

Cravings/Food Aversions:  I am actually able to eat more finally.  this could be a good or a bad thing...

Symptoms:  Feeling bigger and getting out of breath a lot easier.  That could also be me being sick too, but it doesn't take much.  Also very emotional/hormonal.  I've been burning the candle at both ends and it finally caught up with me.  It is hard to slow down sometimes...

Workouts:  Workouts were not good again.  I'm still having a really hard time controlling my heart rate.  I'm hoping that it is just hydration and electrolytes but it is hard to have run a half marathon in March and not be able to walk at a brisk pace now.  I canceled my workouts for this week and they are closed next week.  so maybe taking off a few weeks and catching up on rest will help too?
Best moment this past weekI felt the baby roll over in my belly today I think...ha!  also I LOVE my midwife Monica.  Last go round I had a huge problem with weight.  At my last appointment I was ready to defend my weight and she told me that I looked great!  She said I looked fit and pregnant, not fat!  I could have just took her home with me!  Now I just need to be careful with the food and no workouts because I will easily gain! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

22 Weeks

How Far AlongTomorrow we will be 23 weeks.  This blog post is late due to Thanksgiving and exhaustion.  I was actually going to put it off a few more days but then figured if I did that it would be time for the 24 week post.  It's getting more and more real that December is going to fly by and then we will be into 2014 and the baby will be here.  wow...

Size of Baby:  The baby weighs 1 pound!  He is the size of a spaghetti squash and is around 11 inches long. 

Maternity Clothes:   Yes and I'm in love with yoga pants and leggings.  I'm still not 100% confident in the way that the leggings look, but they are SO comfortable!  Oh my goodness.  I wish I could wear the yoga pants daily.  When pregnant with Garrett I was able to wear dresses and skirts because it was hot most of the time with him.  Not so much this time without pantyhose.  I don't know many that like to wear pantyhose...blah. 

Gender:  Boy and we are narrowing down baby names.  Josh and I are complete opposites.  We had a date day this weekend and I brought our list so we could go ahead and figure it out.  He said "We still have a few months".  Well I'll give it a few more weeks but I'm ready to bond.  At least the first name!  I'm fine waiting on the middle name.

Movement:  Yes :-)  I'm loving it.  I feel him the most around 11in the afternoon and 9pm at night.  I am guilty of eating something sweet to get him really moving.  Josh was actually able to feel him move for the first time on Saturday November 30th.  Yay!!!

Sleep:  Still comes and goes.  I find my biggest problems are my hips still and tuning my brain off of the million things going through it.  I flip and flog all night to get the pressure off each side.  I still feel like I get a decent nights sleep but nothing like pre pregnancy. 

What I miss:  Picking Garrett up.  I did miss my glass (or glasses) of wine tonight while we decorated for Christmas.  I love to have wine while sitting under the tree! 

What I'm looking forward to:  The Holiday's are here!  yay! We are going to visit Santa on Tuesday and possibly Saturday.  The Christmas parade is also Saturday.  Garrett is so excited about Christmas!  His elf, Harris Teeter also came tonight.  PRAISE!!!  Hopefully he will help him find his listening ears that have been lost for a few months.

Cravings/Food Aversions:  I have not been eating well and can feel it.  I'm tired a lot.  We had Thanksgiving this week and we have had way too much food.  My reflux is acting up a little.  Dairy is bothering me a little too.

Symptoms:  Nothing too new.  I am starting to get out of breath some when going up stairs.  This week I came upstairs to take this picture for this most and was breathing heavy and said give me a minute and then we will take the picture.  Garrett said "Bless your heart".  BAHAHAHAHAHAAA.  I died.

Workouts:  Workouts were not as good this week. I only had the one Monday and then didn't go the rest of the week because of Thanksgiving.  I tried going on a walk Thursday and got overheated.  It was freezing outside and I bundled up a lot.  I almost fainted and vomited.  Starting to learn my limits...I'm just not used to not going 100 miles per hour.

Best moment this past week:  Josh feeling the baby move.  Also getting all of our Christmas stuff out!  Garrett was OVER.THE.MOON. excited!  It's awesome to see the magic through your child's eyes.