Friday, July 26, 2013

~19 Weeks~

B & C were able to make the drive down to come to the Anatomy Scan and our 19 week appointment. B was pretty excited but I could tell that both C and I were nervous and excited! We just wanted good news! Which we got and are so blessed!

So since the beginning I've been so excited to share with all of you the sex of B & C's beautiful baby..... I knew it was very important for all the world to hear it through C's blog first (wanted to make sure "she" was the one to tell her friends and family) so I had to make sure that she posted before I did here! It's been killing me since yesterday! I wanted to post the second I left the Dr.'s, what strength I have!!! LOL So, I apologize for all you amazing people that have messaged me or emailed me to "hurry up and post!" :)

It's a....... Baby Boy!!!

Yep, ALL Boy!
How cute is this profile? Look at his little leg! So Sweet!

A very active little boy at that! He looks really healthy and is in the 67th percentile! He is about 3/4 of a lb already! Also, He is measuring big but only 5 days early according to the ultrasound tech, but according to my Doc when he measured he said 21 weeks! Which I should only be 19 today. Maybe B & C will have their precious son a little sooner in December!

They did notice that his kidneys were a tiny bit dilated but they didn't seem to worry? Doc said he'll do a follow up ultrasound in 4 weeks but the fluid looks great in the amniotic sac so B & C shouldn't worry. Scared the life out of both C and I when the tech first mentioned it! o_o  Also, another thing is I've been saying all week that I haven't felt this little guy move as much lately, well it appears that I have an Anterior Placenta. :( For those of you who aren't exactly sure what that is, here you go:

It means your baby is taking a backseat to the placenta. The term "anterior placenta" refers to the location of the placenta within your uterus. Most of the time, a fertilized egg will situate itself in the posterior uterus — the part closest to your spine, which is where the placenta eventually develops, too. Sometimes, though, the egg implants on the opposite side of the uterus, closest to your abdomen. When the placenta develops, it grows on the front (or anterior) side of your uterus, with the baby behind it.
Does the location of your placenta make any difference? Not to your baby, who doesn't care which side of the uterus he or she is lying on, and it certainly makes no difference to him or her where the placenta lies. And what about to you —  or your practitioner? You might be less able to feel your baby's early kicks and punches because the placenta will serve as a cushion between your baby and your tummy. For the same reason, your doctor or midwife may find it a bit harder to hear fetal heart sounds. These situations will resolve if the placenta moves into a more posterior position later on (as anterior placentas commonly do). But the good news here is that, despite those slight inconveniences, an anterior placenta in and of itself poses no risk to your health.
If, however, you have an anterior placenta that is also lying quite low in your uterus, it could partially or completely block off the cervix (and the baby's way out), a condition called placenta previa (which can make a cesarean section necessary). But again, because the placenta generally migrates around in the uterus quite a bit during pregnancy, a low-lying placenta will very often have moved into the upper part of the uterus — and safely out of the baby's way — by the time you're ready to deliver.

Weight Gain: 12 lbs! (Don't judge me, lol!) :)

Cravings: Watermelon, Grapes, Strawberries, Peaches, Plums, Smoothies, Salads, Cottage Cheese, Subway, Veggie Delight from Jimmy Johns, PB&J, Ice Water, Apple Juice.

Symptoms: Massive Headaches, Ligament Pain, Heartburn, Trouble Sleeping.

19 Weeks!

Their baby's the size of a mango!
He is about 6.0 inches long and weighing in at about 8.5 ounces, he's getting there!

Their baby at 19 weeks
  • Developing a protective coating over his skin, called vernix caseosa. It's greasy and white and you may see some of it at his birth.
  • Working on his five senses. Nerve cells for his sense of taste, hearing, sight and smell are developing in his brain.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Big UltraSound Today!!

I am so excited that today we get to see this little bundle of joy! B & C are heading down as we speak! If I'm this excited I cannot even imagine how they are feeling!

Praying and hoping everything looks good and healthy!!!

And apparently, I've been calling this little one a him for weeks? Had no clue until my sister in law pointed it out and so did my kids! :) Guess we'll just have to wait and see.....

Saturday, July 20, 2013

~18 Weeks~

Wow.. We are almost half way there! How exciting! I have to post and say this week was a pretty rough one. I have seriously had a pressure headache for 8 days straight. Some days are better then others but for the most part I woke up with a pounding headache and went to sleep with a pounding headache. It kind of put a damper on my week. :(

But on a positive note I finally craved a meal!! But of all the food in the world.. I chose spaghetti! (YUCK!) It sounded so good. Made homemade sauce from stewed tomatoes and sauteed onions and all! I enjoyed the first 3 bites (my kids loved it) and then I immediately had to stop. Due to the extreme heartburn it gave me... :( All that hard work for nothing. But hey my kids really enjoyed it and some had more then 2 helpings! I don't ever recall having this much heartburn with my previous pregnancies though??

So... Yesterday.. I got the strangest craving for McDonald's french fries? :\ Where did that come from? Really McDonald's??? So yesterday afternoon I drove their on my lunch and had the oddest lunch! McDonald's fries, a strawberry & banana smoothie, a Caesar salad (I made) and a bowl of grapes! LOL I have to admit.. I haven't eaten french fries this whole pregnancy and they really hit the spot!!

Another thing that is so strange is I am having so much pain on my PIO injection site? Anyone ever experience this? I am just curious as to why now it's starting to hurt? I guess, that many needles entering that location is to be expected but why after all this time? Strange.

Other then the pain in my head, pain in my heart and pain on my bum.. I'm doing good! LOL :)

Very Excited to see how this little bun is baking! Our Anatomy Scan and 19 Week check up is this coming Thursday the 25th! I cannot wait to share with all of you (after C does of course) what B & C will be adding to their beautiful family!!

Weight Gain: 7 lbs!

Cravings: Plums, Peaches, Bananas, Grapes, Orange Peel Smoothies, Cucumbers, Cottage Cheese, Subway, Caesar Salads, Chocolate Covered Raisins, again, Ice Water and Powerade.
(and one craving of french fries)

Symptoms: Headaches, Heartburn, Trouble Sleeping.

18 Weeks! Sorry it may be hard to see with a black shirt on.

I can't believe I am posting this.. Just wanted to
show how round I've gotten!

Their baby's the size of a sweet potato!
He's/She's about 5.6 inches long and about 6.7 ounces now and he/she keeps on growing rapidly. (That's why I'm probably feeling so hungry.)

Their baby at 18 weeks
  • Can you believe he's/she's yawning, hiccuping, sucking and swallowing?
  • And he's/she's twisting, rolling, punching and kicking, too -- and he's/she's big enough now that I'm able to feel him/her doing it!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

~17 Weeks~

I just have to start off this blog post with telling all those wonderful people out there who read my blog, thank you! I love all the positive responses I've received. I am so grateful for the amount of love you are showing me as well as my family!

We are now 17 weeks pregnant! I found this on the web and thought I would post it cause it is actually pretty interesting. I've apparantely been "always" counting wrong! LOL  My thought was
4 Weeks (month 1), 8 Weeks (month 2), 12 Weeks (month 3), 16 Weeks (month 4), 20 Weeks (month 5), 24 Weeks (month 6), 28 Weeks (month 7), 32 Weeks (month 8), 36 Weeks (month 9) 40 Weeks... I know, I know... you're only pregnant for 9 months, but some people say it's really like 10 months.  Call me a dork.  I don't know, I am kinda liking this chart below a lot! This means that next week B & C will be 5 months along!! Sounds good to me! :)

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 Maybe this explains why I'm getting so big, so fast! Lol, I'm almost 5 months! :)

As for how I am feeling, pretty good. Almost too good some days.. Kind of scares me on those days because I want this whole pregnancy to go just smoothly, with no bumps in the road. I cannot wait until this little bun moves all the time! Just to take the ease of worrying off my mind. On some days I will feel him/her 3-4x a day, then other days nothing at all. I have been struck with consistent headaches periodically throughout the day. :( And also the lack of sleep, I just can't seem to get comfortable.

Only 2 more weeks until Sweet B & C find out the sex of their miracle baby! I cannot wait.. People keep asking me if I think it's a boy or girl? And honestly I thought boy for awhile but knowing that I eat & crave everything C did with Baby K.. Makes me think girl.. So who knows! :) Guess we'll find out soon!

Weight Gain: 7 lbs!

Cravings: Watermelon (still), Kiwi, Grapes, Orange Peel Smoothies, Salads, Subway (still), Chocolate Covered Raisins (loving these right now!), Ice Water, Powerade and sometimes I like a Sprite. :)

Symptoms: Heartburn!!, Trouble Sleeping, Picky Eating, Headaches, Lots of Dreaming.

17 Weeks!

Their baby's the size of an onion! 
Baby continues to beef up. Now he's/she's about 5.1 inches long and weighs about 5.9 ounces. 
 Their baby at 17 weeks
  • His/Her rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone.
  • And he's/she's growing some meat on those bones -- putting on some fat.
  • He's/She's growing a stronger, thicker umbilical cord, too.

Monday, July 8, 2013

~16 Weeks~

Finally... 4 months! :) This makes me so happy to finally hit another milestone! All I know is that I feel great! A little more tired then usual this week, but that's about it. I am still hungry all the time though. I feel like I am eating every 2 to 3 hours.. I've done pretty good at keeping healthy foods in my diet, thank goodness.  I also finally started working out again this last week.  I gradually started a couple of weeks back and I am now working out 4x a week. Loving my elliptical in my air conditioned house! I seem to get exhausted about 30 mins in so I try to not over exert myself. There's just something about fitting a little exercise into your daily routine that makes a huge difference in the way you feel!

Weight Gain: 6 lbs.

Cravings: Watermelon, Peaches, Grapes, Oranges, Pineapple, Smoothies, Dried Fruit, Salads (all types), Subway, Bagels and Cream Cheese, I actually am craving bacon now, yikes and yumm! :) Ice water, powerade and juice.

Symptoms: Trouble Sleeping ( I usually sleep on my stomach), Heartburn, Tighter clothes and headaches! Almost every single day this week I've had headache.. :(


Wow! Wearing maternity clothes really shapes your belly!
Only 16 Weeks!

Their baby's the size of an avocado!
Now, he's/she's about 4.6 inches long and weighs about 3.5 ounces.

Their baby at 16 weeks
  • He's/She's listening to your voice, thanks to tiny bones forming in his/her ears.
  • He's/She's growing hair, lashes and eyebrows.
  • And he's/she's forming taste buds.

Monday, July 1, 2013

~15 Weeks~

I feel awful for not posting on Friday, like I normally do... I never once realized how far behind my housework and daily duties would put me going back to work full time! I spent most of my day Saturday getting caught up on laundry and cleaning (thoroughly)! My kids all have their daily chores that need to be complete, but sometimes.. It's just not the way "Mom" does it! :)

It's been a good week though. Loving my new job! I cannot believe how quickly last week went by though? I have a feeling that things will start moving quickly now.

We are now 15 weeks along.. Still counting by weeks, can't wait until we hit 20 weeks and I could just say they are 5 months along! :) That and it will give me a good reason for looking as big as I do right now! ha-ha! I seriously cannot believe how much bigger this little bun has grown since last week! Even my oldest daughter who's been away for a week and a half for softball, walked in last night and said, "Whoa! You're big now!" Kind of gave me a complex! LOL

As for how I am feeling, really good. Tired from time to time but that is to be expected with the pregnancy, family life and a full time job. :) I seem to be hungry (again) all the time! I wake up starving as if I didn't feed this little one the night before.. Apparently, the late night snacks aren't enough for him or her. :)

The best part of being 14 weeks was that I was able to text Sweet C and tell her that I am for sure feeling this little one move all the time! Especially after dinner or a cold glass of juice! I love the reassurance that this baby is healthy and going strong everyday!

I can say that what I am struggling the most with right now is the heat! Oh, boy.. my body temperature has jumped immensely but it also doesn't help that the weather here in town has been through the roof! Today it was actually 115! Here is last weeks forecast.

Weight Gain: 6 lbs!

Cravings: Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Peaches, Grapes, Cucumbers, Smoothies, Salads (mostly my version of Olive Gardens Salad), Subway (still), darn Bagels and Cream Cheese, Honestly anything with Bread, which is horrible I know.. Still just Ice Water and Juice.

Symptoms: Not to many anymore. Bigger Belly, Tender Breasts, Trouble Sleeping.
Doesn't look too bad here...
And then I take off my jacket. And bam!
Their baby is the size of an Orange! I'm thinking this little one is the size of a very very large orange or maybe even a grapefruit! :)

Their baby's the size of a navel orange!
The average fetus at 15 weeks weighs 2.5 ounces and measures 4 inches -- and his/her proportions are becoming even more normal, since his/her legs now out measure his/her arms.

Their baby at 15 weeks
  • He/She's squirming a ton!
  • He/She might even be hiccuping in there.
  • He's/She's making lots of progress: his/her joints and limbs can all move now.