Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Weekly Pregnancy Update
How far along: 17 weeks
How big is baby: The Bump says onion, Baby Center and What to Expect say Turnip (approx. 5 inches from crown to rump and around 5 oz.)
Total weight gain:  +5 lbs (official weight gain measured at the doctor yesterday)
Maternity clothes: About 60% maternity clothes, 40% regular clothes...no new purchases
Sleep: Okay, getting up a ton for the bathroom in the night unfortunately
Best moment of the week: Hearing our baby's heartbeat at my appointment yesterday and also, I'm so happy to report that I have been off my morning sickness pills since Friday last week!! I haven't always felt great and I have been sick once in the morning most days, but I'm definitely doing better so fingers crossed it just keeps getting better!!
Food cravings: Fresh fruit, veggie sandwiches, lemonade and soda
Food aversions: Tofu
Symptoms: The usuals plus nasal congestion and at the moment, a headache
Movement: I *may* have just felt some movement!! I was sitting at my desk at work and did a big sneeze, afterward I felt a funny muscle twinge, bubbly type feeling (great description, I know haha) on the lower right side of my stomach/abdomen area. Not sure if it was just a muscle twitch but I can't say I've ever felt it before so who knows!
Gender: Down to two weeks until we know!
What I’m looking forward to: Feeling movement/being able to identify movement
What I miss: Diet soda
Next appt: September 3, 2013
Whoops...forgot to post this last week

Weekly Pregnancy Update
How far along: 16 weeks - FOUR MONTHS!
How big is baby: All sources agree this week - Avocado, 4.6 inches, 3.5 oz.
Total weight gain:  +3 lbs
Maternity clothes: Still wearing some regular shirts, leggings and shorts with a belly band but mostly maternity clothes for work since they are more comfortable while I sit at my desk all day.
Sleep: Struggling to get comfortable so far this week. My back hurts and I'm thinking about buying a maternity pillow soon.
Best moment of the week: Easing off my morning sickness pills and so far it hasn't been too bad *knock on wood*
Food cravings: Lemonade
Food aversions: None
Symptoms: No new ones to report
Movement: Nothing yet, hopefully only a couple more weeks
Gender: Three more weeks until we know!
What I’m looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat again at my next appointment :)
What I miss: Diet coke
Next appt:  August 19, 2013

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Weekly Pregnancy Update
How far along: 15 weeks
How big is baby: The Bump and What to Expect say navel orange and Baby Center says apple (4 inches and 2.5 ounces)
Total weight gain:  +2.5 lbs
Maternity clothes: A mix of maternity and regular, but leaning more heavily towards maternity clothes.
Sleep: Sleeping a lot, but pretty well. I just seem to be tired all the time. They say you get your energy back in the second trimester but I have yet to see mine return.
Best moment of the week: {mini-rant warning} Finding a dress to wear to a wedding that doesn't make me look huge and tent like. It might be a bit shallow but I think it's important for pregnant ladies to feel confident and good about what they are wearing. A lot of the maternity dresses are just large and muumuu like and I find the idea that you should just borrow clothes from your husband to accommodate your bump ridiculous. Just because we are pregnant doesn't mean we don't like to slip on a nice outfit and look/feel beautiful. I finally, after weeks of searching, found a dress that I feel fabulous in and can't wait to rock this week.
Food cravings: Lemonade, melon
Food aversions: Nothing I can think of
Symptoms: Pregnancy brain!! I am starting to get a bit forgetful...I forgot to put deodorant on this morning!! Don't worry, I'm going out at lunch to get some! I also forgot to put volumizer in my hair, which is no big deal but another thing I do every single day so to forget is pretty unusual. Still dealing with morning sickness and fatigue as well.
Movement: I tried to sit really still and quiet the other night to see if I could notice anything (it's still REALLY early) and I couldn't...oh well, in a few more weeks I'm sure I will start feeling her/him plenty!
Gender: 28 days until we find out!! For whatever reason, I'm starting to feel more and more like it's a little girl. I say that though and it's probably a boy :) I just always seem to picture a little girl when I think of the baby, but we'll find out soon enough. Yay!
What I’m looking forward to: Attending the wedding of two dear friends this week. There will be lots of friends from college to catch up with and I look forward to sharing the news of our pregnancy with those who don't already know.
What I miss: Not too much this week, I guess not having a foggy brain and not having to get up so many times a night for the bathroom!
Next appt:  August 19, 2013