Sunday, October 30, 2011

17 Weeks

How far along: 17 weeks


Size of baby: About the size of a turnip! About 5 inches long, and weighs 5 ounces.


Maternity Clothes: My pants are definitely getting tight. It doesn't help that I seem to be carrying this baby low, like I did with Jackson. Shirts are okay right now, although I wear tanks and camis under my shirts more just for added length.


Weight Gain: I've gained 3-5 pounds. (3 from my original weight, 5 if you count the 2 I lost in the beginning.)


Movement: I've been feeling the baby a lot this past week! A lot in the mornings and at night, and occasionally during the day as well. So much fun!


Sleep: Sleep is still great! I'm so thankful for that!


Symptoms: The headaches seem to be getting better, as long as I have a cup of tea or coffee in the morning. My stomach muscles have been achy this week, probably from stretching out to make room for the baby.


Cravings: I did have a craving for my father-in-laws chili this past week, but I think it also had something with the cold weather that came in. I just want to eat lots of soups and comfort foods lately.


Best moment this week: I had my doctors appointment this past Wednesday, and it could not have gone better! Dr. M was so happy that everything was going so well, and she said my belly looked perfect, so I'm so glad for that. Plus, we got to schedule the appointment to find out the gender! (Nov. 23rd!!)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Airplane Show


Yesterday, we went to the Alliance Air Show with some friends and had so much fun! We were running late that morning, so of course I forgot my camera and these are the only pictures I have. Jackson seemed to have fun though! I think he will definitely like it more when he gets older.



Jackson and Brad watching the planes.



Jack and Chase. Chase wanted to show him the planes and helicopters that they had parked all over the airport, but Jackson really wasn't interested. He just liked watching the planes, running around in circles, and eating kettle corn.



We were there for about 4 hours before we had to leave to get Jackson a nap before a dinner at church that night. It was a busy day, but it was so much fun!

16 Weeks

(excuse the awful pic. It was late and I forgot to take it until after I washed my face)

How far along: 16 weeks


Size of baby: About the size of an avocado! About 4 1/2 inches long, and weighs 3 1/2 ounces.


Maternity Clothes: Not yet! I need to start buying some Fall clothes, but I'm too scared to buy anything, because I don't think it will fit for very long. (I'll admit, I did wear a pair of maternity pants a few nights ago, but only because I had NOTHING to wear, and they are small! ha)


Weight Gain: I go to the doctor this week, so I'll find out for sure, but I think I have probably gained a couple pounds.


Movement: I'm still feeling the baby every night when I go to bed, and some during the day now too. A couple nights ago, it was pushing up so hard, you could see and feel the big lump on my belly. All the movement has been very low, just like it was with Jackson.


Sleep: Still sleeping great! Jackson must be having a growth spurt, because he's been sleeping late, so I've been taking advantage of it and sleeping in too. :)


Symptoms: Just those pesky headaches. Bleh. But As long as I have a small cup of coffee or tea in the mornings, I'm usually okay for the rest of the day. I did have a migraine last week that just wouldn't go away, which was awful. But I'm hoping they go away soon.


Cravings: Nothing really. I have been cooking a lot lately though, so whatever I want to eat - I cook!

Best moment this week: It's a toss up between feeling the baby so much, and someone actually telling me that they could tell I was pregnant! Granted, they did already know, but they said they could see the bump. It's all starting to feel a lot more real!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

15 Weeks

How far along: 15 weeks


Size of baby: About the size of an apple! About 4 inches long, and weighs 2 1/2 ounces. I feel like I'm finally showing, but I don't think anyone else can tell.


Maternity Clothes: Not yet! I need to start buying some Fall clothes, but I'm too scared to buy anything, because I don't think it will fit for very long.


Weight Gain: I have a feeling I may have gained a pound or two. I haven't started weighing myself regularly at home yet, because I know I need to gain weight, but I don't like to see the scale go up!


Movement: I've felt something most nights when I lay down for bed. Mainly just feeling the baby move around, not so much actual kicks or anything real strong.


Sleep: I am getting such good sleep! I've been wanting to stay up late though, and so has Jackson, so we've been sleeping in a lot. The other morning I actual slept until 9:00! I don't remember the last time that happened! And I'm not needing naps either. I'm trying to be productive, because I know this period of energy and actually still being able to move around without a huge belly in the way will come to an end soon!


Symptoms: Headaches, headaches, headaches. But, I'll take them over nauseousness any day!


Cravings: Nothing yet. I've made a few impulse buys at the grocery store, but nothing really significant.


Best moment this week: Just feeling the baby move around. Sometimes, it's almost as if I forget that I'm pregnant, so it's nice to have that reminder every night when I go to bed.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

14 Weeks

How far along: 14 weeks


Size of baby: About the size of a lemon! About 3 1/2 inches long, and weighs 1 1/2 ounces.


Maternity Clothes: Not yet! I need to start buying some Fall clothes, but I'm too scared to buy anything, because I don't think it will fit for very long.


Weight Gain: I've gained back one of the two pounds that I lost in the beginning.


Movement: Have felt the baby moving a couple times, but only at night once I lay down to go to bed. Chase and I both felt it the other night, and could see the movement on the outside. Seems kind of early, but it happened the same way with Jackson.


Sleep: So much better! I'm still waking up at least once a night, but I don't feel overly tired.



Symptoms: The nausea seems to be going away for good! I'm still getting pretty bad headaches, which sometimes make me a little nauseous, but usually taking some Tylenol, or drinking a little caffeine seems to make it better.



Cravings: Nothing really, but the "I want ____, and NOTHING else sounds good," feelings have started. I mainly want a lot of soup and comfort food, but I think that has a lot to do with the weather, and getting ready for Fall.


Best moment this week: ENERGY!! The first trimester tiredness is gone, and I feel like I could stay awake for days on end. It's so nice not feeling like I'm going to pass out if I don't get a nap every day. I almost forgot what it felt like not to be so tired every day. Needless to say, my house is getting CLEAN this week.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

13 Weeks

How far along: 13 weeks


Size of baby: About the size of a medium shrimp! About 3 inches long, and weighs almost an ounce.


Maternity Clothes: Not yet! I need to start buying some Fall clothes, but I'm too scared to buy anything, because I don't think it will fit for very long.


Weight Gain: I've gained back one of the two pounds that I lost in the beginning.



Movement: I thought I felt some flutters early in the week, and then Friday night Chase and I were both sure we felt something. (Happened the same way with Jackson, we pretty much felt it immediately on the outside. My doctor said it's likely just because I'm thinner.)


Sleep: Sleeping is getting better. I'm only waking up about once a night due to weird dreams now. I just feel like I can't get enough sleep. I think I feel more tired when I get up than before I go to bed at night.


Symptoms: This week was pretty bad. I ended up staying home from church on Sunday. Terrible nausea in the mornings all week and headaches that just won't go away. I actually threw up in the car Saturday while we were out running errands. I'm not going to lie, this week has kicked my butt. Hoping it all goes away soon!


Cravings: I haven't wanted to eat much all week. Except for soup, again. Saturday night I was craving some Quizno's Broccoli Cheddar soup, so my SUPER husband actually left the house during the Ranger's playoff game to go get me some, and when he got there, we found out they closed the one closest to us! And practically no other restaurants near us have soup. Guess it's back to the cans or making my own.


Best moment this week: I had another sonogram on Wednesday and got to see the baby dancing around! Everything looked great, and the baby is measuring right on track. Heartbeat was in the 150's I think.