Sunday, April 13, 2014

18 Weeks!

How far along? 18 weeks.
Baby size: A bell pepper.
Weight gain: Only 4 pounds...I’ll take it!
Maternity clothes: Still able to wear regular clothes, but I just stocked up on maternity maxi dresses and skirts from Old Navy now that the weather is finally warmer.
Sleep: Pretty good, but I do wake up a few times at night.
Gender: Our ultrasound is April 23rd, but we won’t find out until our Gender Reveal on May 3rd!
Movement: Every now and then, I feel a little movement.
Best moment this week: Hearing baby’s heartbeat at our appointment.
Looking forward to: A half-day at work on Friday and our beach trip this weekend for Easter!
Food cravings: Pickles & cheese.
Weirdest food I ate this week: Raisin bran & strawberry yogurt...not really that weird I guess?
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just brushing my teeth and taking vitamins. The usual.
Labor signs: No.
What I miss: Running fast and’s not fast or easy these days. ha.
Symptoms: Occasional dizziness and round ligament achiness.
Workouts: Still running...18 miles this week.
Things that suck: Feeling so full after eating.
Things that don't suck: Nice weather and going to the beach for the weekend. 

Just in case the bump was hiding in the other picture!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

17 Weeks!

How far along? 17 weeks.
Baby size: A turnip.
Weight gain: I’ll find out on Wednesday, but it doesn’t seem like much at all.
Maternity clothes: Still wearing regular clothes, but finally breaking out the maxi dresses and skirts. #SoMuchBetter
Sleep: Pretty good, minus waking up once or twice during the night.
Gender: We’ll find out in about 2 or so weeks now!
Movement: Still not sure if the little random flutters are baby or not?!
Best moment this week: People can finally tell I have a small baby bump...but only when I wear certain things.
Looking forward to: My doctor appointment this week and scheduling our ultrasound to find out baby’s gender!
Food cravings: Pickles. Yes, that really happened. #stereotypical
Weirdest food I ate this week: Actually nothing weird that I can think of this week!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Overall, this is better, but still having some issues with brushing my teeth and taking vitamins. It seems like this is going to stick around...
Labor signs: No.
What I miss: Having energy after work...aka not having to nap at 8pm.
Symptoms: Feeling better than I have in a while...just occasional queasiness and feeling tired.
Workouts: Ran 18 miles this week.
Things that suck: Not enjoying anything sweet. Especially at Easter, aka when you get the best candy ever.
Things that don't suck: Warm weather, maxi dresses, and finding out baby’s gender soon so I can do what I do best: shop!

Monday, March 31, 2014

16 Weeks!

How far along? 16 weeks.
Baby size: An avocado!
Weight gain: Still not much, but I’ll find out next week at my doctor appointment. I’m never hungry...whoever said that pregnant people were always starving...LIED.
Maternity clothes: Still wearing regular clothes, but looking forward to the weather this week so I can wear stretchy maxi dresses!
Sleep: Still pretty good...I can’t complain. But the dreams have that’s fun.
Gender: We’ll find out in mid to late April!
Movement: Other than the random flutters, not so much.
Best moment this week: Relaxing all weekend. So. Good.
Looking forward to: The weather this week & a fun-filled weekend of family & babies!
Food cravings: Lemonade. I had to have I made my own with lemon juice, stevia and water. Bagels. Seafood.
Weirdest food I ate this week: Cream of Wheat with peanut butter. That’s a first, even for someone who loves peanut butter.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Brushing my teeth, vitamins, or just feeling full after eating practically every meal.
Labor signs: No.
What I miss: Having so much energy. I definitely have gotten some of it back, but it’s still a challenge to clean the house instead of nap on the couch!
Symptoms: Occasional queasiness and exhaustion. Otherwise, feeling better!
Workouts: This past week, I ran 16 miles. I think the awesome weather this week will encourage me to run at least 20 miles outside!
Things that suck: Feeling full after eating, or not being hungry.
Things that don't suck: Thinking about shopping for baby...we made progress, aka, looked at car seats for the first time ever this weekend. A long ways to go, but progress is progress, right?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

{Week 15}

How far along? 15 weeks.
Baby size: A navel orange.
Weight gain: Not much at all, and I must say, I’m super surprised. I had a feeling I would just gain weight from the very beginning but it’s been very slow so far!
Maternity clothes: Still in regular clothes, with the occasional rubber band trick or belly band put to use. I went shopping over the weekend and stocked up on long summer dresses and a few maternity dresses/shirts.
Sleep: The Snoogle works miracles. I usually do wake up at some point but overall, I can’t complain.
Gender: Not yet - we’ll find out in April.
Movement: I’ve been feeling little flutters this week and think that it’s baby...
Best moment this week: Stocking up on dresses for summer...and a maternity swimsuit for vacation in May...exciting!
Looking forward to: Warm weather...tired of winter coats and uncomfortable jeans.
Food cravings: Seafood, cheese, a random craving for pudding? I don’t know...
Weirdest food I ate this week: I actually think I ate pretty normal foods this week...that’s a first.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Brushing my teeth, vitamins...the usual. Still getting queasy at random times.
Labor signs: No.
What I miss: Mimosas. It’s weird...I honestly can’t stand anything about alcohol right now...except for the thought of a mimosa. I guess plain OJ will have to do for now.
Symptoms: Occasional queasiness, feeling tired...but not nearly as tired as of late...I’ve actually been able to clean the house, which is a huge improvement.
Workouts: Keeping up the 18-20 miles a week. When the weather is nice, it’s SO much more enjoyable.
Things that suck: Randomly feeling queasy and feeling really full after eating...anything.
Things that don't suck: Discovering lavender epsom salt baths. One of the best things my doctor told me from day one was taking warm baths are NOT bad for you...and they’re the best thing for dealing with being achy/uncomfortable. #BestDoctorEver