Tuesday, April 24, 2012

16 weeks

How big is baby this week? The size of an avocado

Due Date: October 8th, 2012

Symptoms: going to the bathroom more often and unfortunately a lot thirstiest.

Cravings: Egg McMuffin :)

I am loving: feeling a tiny bit of movement!!!!!! It feels like butterfly wings fluttering inside.

Sleep: we'll as I write this it's 3:45am. Haven't had this problem in a while.

I miss: subway sandwiches!!!!!!

I am looking forward to: picking up our glider next weekend when we go to DFW.

I'm spazzing about: keeping my stress down!!!! Yesterday may have been a tad too much but came home and took it easy.

Best thing about this week: feeling baby move

Milestones: Getting ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, the baby will double his or her weight and add inches to his or her length . Right now, he or she's about 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His or her legs are much more developed, head is more erect than it has been, and eyes have moved closer to the front of the head. The ears are close to their final position, too. We are watching what we say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean he or she can now pick up our voice. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.

Movement: yes. April 22-felt it once or twice in the afternoon. April 23- felt quite a bit. :)

It's a...: ?

Exercise: Monday we had a pep rally. I'm the mascot for our elementary school and let's just say that wore me out. I will def have a fill in until this baby comes. Thanks Aunt Carla!!!

Diet: Nothing weird. Yet.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

15 weeks

...Plus a few days

How big is baby this week? The size of an apple

Due Date: October 8th, 2012

Symptoms: I am making more trips to the bathroom day and night!!

Cravings: This week has been orange juice. BIG time. Martin had to leave work the other day to bring me some!!! :)

I am loving: the growing baby bump. I want people to know I'm pregnant, not just getting fatter!!!

Sleep: it has been ok. I've positioned my pillows just so. It has been working so far. The dreams on the hand....can GO. They have been too bizarre for me!!!!

I miss: room freshners!!! I can't handle them AT ALL!!!!

I am looking forward to: may 21st so we can see the baby again and find out boy or girl!!!!

I'm spazzing about: fabric!!!!

Best thing about this week: bump has grown!

Milestones: He or she is busy moving amniotic fluid through the nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in the lungs begin to develop. The baby's legs are growing longer than his or her arms now, and he or she can move all those tiny joints and limbs.

Movement: Not yet, but I'm hoping it will be SOON!!!!

It's a...: ?

Exercise: I'm up and down all day with the kiddos. We have been pretty active on the weekends.

Diet: lots of chicken. Fruits and veggies. Nothing weird.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

13 weeks


No pictures yet.  I try.  I really do.  I just look terrible.  I may just need to stop trying with my phone.  And have Martin use the camera.  It's just never a good angle or I'm looking a weird way.  Ugh I don't know, it's just not a strength, taking pictures of myself.  I'll keep working at it.  Just so you know...the ones that don't see me...there is def a BUMP!!!!!!!

Size of Baby: According to Baby Center, baby H is a 3 inch peach.  He/she is developing fingerprints. How cute is that?!?! Veins and organs are functioning.

Symptoms: Nights are hard for me.  At about 8:00 I just start not feeling good.  It's hard to describe 'what' doesn't feel good.  I just feel blah.  It's not nausea, it's not heart burn (usually), it's just blah not feeling good.  That's usually all I have to say and Martin is up in the kitchen getting me milk and vitamins.  Then I can fall asleep.  Still tired, but I can slowly feeling a tiny bit of energy coming back. 

-Nothing in particular.  I like to have a glass of milk at night but I wouldn't say it's a craving.  I am avoiding scrambled hamburger meat.  I did however suck it up and make meatloaf all by myself last night.  It took a lot of pep talk, but I did it.  And ate it.  But still not ready for scrambling.  Weird I know.  Also my MAIN aversion is anything sweet smelling.  I've never really had a sweet tooth so it's not bothering me too much with food but air freshners or laundry detergents that are too sweet make me want to RUN!!!  So I've been frantically trying to change the smell in my car and the house.  The laundry deteregent was an easy fix, that is until I wear a piece of clothing that was washed in the old deteregent.  I think I will just sneak those back in the laundry to be washed again.

Maternity Clothes:
-Pants.   I don't like tight pants anyways so I gave in a while back.  I can still wear my regular jeans with my belly band but I just don't like being uncomfortable, especially around 22 6-7 year olds all day, up and down, here and there.  So I've been switching between 2 pairs of maternity pants.  I still wear my slacks with my belly band.  Hasn't been too uncomfortable yet.  

- Hasn't been bad.  I wake up once or twice to go to the bathroom.  I'm much better at going back to sleep. 

Highlights Of This Week:
- Looking forward to my energy coming back in the second trimester. 

Funniest Dream Of This Week:
- None this week that I can recall.  But when I do have a memorable dream they are very VIVID and I wake up thinking they are VERY real.  A couple of nights ago I had a dream that a man was standing next to my bed.  I woke up, nudged Martin, told him about the man while my eyes are open, finally he realizes what I'm saying as I realize that it was only a dream.  He double checked the room for any old me with cords wrapped around the face.  None to be found, but geeze I could have swore that he was there!!!  Like I said...VIVID!!!

Looking forward to:
- We have our second appointment next week. 
- May!!!!! We hope to find out boy/girl.  Then we will be planning the oh so popular gender reveal party!!!