Friday, July 25, 2014

17 Weeks!



How Far along: 17 weeks!

Baby size: Onion (this baby has an aversion to onion smell, so at least no more comparing it to delicious food, I guess), about 5" from head to butt.

Total weight gain: about +2lbs

Maternity clothes: Pants, 2 shirts, still need to buy new stuff. My clothing is depleted after packing the stuff that is too short.

Sleep: Love sleep.

Best Moment this week: Live Welcome to Night Vale! And the Melting Pot for dinner. Mmmmm.


Movement: Yep, every day.

Gender:  Likely a boy.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Hmmm. Nothing that I can think of, really, though the fondue was AMAZING. Peaches, I guess. I really can't get enough peaches.

Aversions: Random food smells, pickles 

What I miss: nothing at the moment

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Pretty much everything.

What I am looking forward to this week: More packing, cleaning, finishing the laminate floors (which we haven't gotten to yet). Also the realtor and the stager are coming by on Tuesday to tell us colors of tile, etc. And we're getting our new appliances on Tuesday. Boy do we know how to live it up :-).
Camping this weekend should be fun, though.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Know what's awesome?

Going in to your Ibotta account to redeem what you expected to be a $5 Starbucks gift card, to find out that you have more than $10 available so you can get a $10 one! Yay!! Just in time to start fueling my newly available (again) coffee love.

If you haven't signed up for Ibotta, I highly recommend it. You only need to give them an email address, and you basically get money back for buying products that you buy anyway (even cleaning supplies, baby stuff, milk, eggs, movie tickets, etc). You can redeem your cash for PayPal credit, Starbucks cards, iTunes cards, and a number of others as well. You can also link it to Facebook and earn extra cash when you and your friends collectively redeem more than a certain amount each month (though I don't know how long that particular bonus is ongoing). If you want to sign up, here's my referral link: http://ibotta.com/r/yh3hq

Enjoy!

Friday, July 18, 2014

16 Weeks!



How Far along: 16 weeks!

Baby size: Avocado (seriously? Why must they compare my child to delicious food? And would a peach-avocado salad be weird? Because it sounds amazing.)

Total weight gain: about +1

Maternity clothes: Pants, 2 shirts, and I'm noticing that a number of my shirts are getting a bit short. Maybe time to start packing stuff that doesn't fit...and buying some new stuff.

Sleep: I want more sleep.

Best Moment this week: MASSAGE!

Movement: A few times a day, but not really crazy stuff yet. 

Gender:  Still thinking boy.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Nectarines/peaches, ice cream bars (with chocolate on the outside), COFFEE which I can tolerate again! YAY!

Aversions: Random food smell, pickles 

What I miss: nothing at the moment

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: EVERYTHING. Well. Mostly. Feeling like a normal human being is AMAZING.

What I am looking forward to this week: Going out for our 10th anniversary (which was on the 13th, but we're celebrating tomorrow) for dinner and to see a live Welcome to Nightvale. Woot!
 Also, book club tonight! Yay! And less exciting, packing, cleaning, finishing the laminate floors...



Friday, July 11, 2014

15 Weeks!



How Far along: 15 weeks!

Baby size: Naval Orange

Total weight gain: 0 (or -0.4)

Maternity clothes: Pants.

Sleep: Sleep is the best thing ever.

Best Moment this week: More baby wiggles, and getting the house closer to ready to sell.

Movement: Yep, a few times a day.  

Gender:  Still thinking boy.

Labor signs: N/A (A few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there, but not anything real yet)

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Peaches, mayonnaise (this child has an unholy love of mayo on sandwiches/burgers, or fries...), basil

Aversions: Random food smells, coffee smell, coffee...

What I miss: Coffee. Having energy.

Stretch Marks: No new ones but my old ones are becoming a little more noticeable. Wow are they pale.

What is different this time around: EVERYTHING. Well. Mostly.

What I am looking forward to this week: Meeting with a realtor on Sunday, maybe getting a massage on Monday. And our 10th anniversary this Sunday! Which we're celebrating next weekend.




Friday, July 4, 2014

14 Weeks!



How Far along: 14 weeks!

Baby size: Lemon

Total weight gain: 0

Maternity clothes: Pants.

Sleep: I love sleep, and I am eagerly awaiting the energy that supposedly should be showing up soon... But I still love sleep. And I've been sleeping like a friggin rock, so my shoulders have been all painful when I wake up at night.

Best Moment this week: Passing the 1 hour glucose test (without throwing up). BOOYA.

Movement: Occasionally, still light but definitely there. 

Gender:  Still thinking boy, but I did have a dream that I gave birth and it was a girl, so really I don't know.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Peaches, good milk chocolate, breakfast bagel sandwich (which was a disappointment, and I should have just gone to Starbucks)


Aversions: The smell of other people's food. Coffee/the smell of coffee.

What I miss: Coffee. Having energy.

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Overall feeling better than the previous 2 pregnancies, morning sickness is pretty much history (rare moments of bleh, and I have to eat ASAP when I get up in the morning). 

What I am looking forward to this week: We're installing laminate floors this weekend, and maybe going appliance shopping (new hot water heater, new fridge, new dishwasher). Whee!! But the bottom line is that we're getting the house ready to sell in a couple months so any progress is great. Plus the laminate is beautiful, and our 20 year old builder grade carpet is NOT.





Friday, June 27, 2014

13 weeks!



How Far along: 13 weeks! Hello, second trimester. 

Baby size: Peach, apparently. Mmm, peaches.

Total weight gain: -2.2 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yeah. Pants, anyway. My regular shirts still work for now.

Sleep: I love sleep.

Best Moment this week: Generally feeling pretty normal! YAY!

Movement: Yep, occasionally, still very light.

Gender:  Still thinking boy, Dee still (loudly) insists that it's a girl (and that we should name her Flower).

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Peaches, pineapple, good milk chocolate, blueberry pancakes, chai


Aversions: Pickles, the smell of other people's food. Coffee. I actually tried an iced decaf coffee and it just made me feel pukey. So C got to finish it. Also, that nasty Glucola.

What I miss: Coffee. Not being uber sensitive to caffeine (chai makes me jittery! WTF?!)

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Overall feeling better than the previous 2 pregnancies. My hips have spread again (like with Dee) and I've been sleeping with a pillow between my knees. I'm only 13 weeks and I feel like a regular person most of the time, this is amazing!

What I am looking forward to this week: Since I'm feeling better and have a bit more energy, I'm going to try getting the dogs out for walks a few nights a week. Those miles aren't going to walk themselves! NOT looking forward to re-doing the glucose test next week, because I threw up 45 minutes into yesterday's. Dammit.





Friday, June 20, 2014

12 weeks! WHAT?!




How Far along: 12 weeks. Holy shit.

Baby size: Plum

Total weight gain: -1.5ish

Maternity clothes: Still just the 2 pairs of pants, but the panel makes my nausea worse if I'm feeling icky that day. So sometimes I wear pants with a hairband holding closed the fly. 

Sleep: Yeah. Sleep is good. I usually wake up to pee in the middle of the night, so that's fun...

Best Moment this week: Starting to feel better!

Movement: Yes, rarely and very light.

Gender:  Still thinking boy.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Sushi, spring rolls (DID NOT stay down nicely...boo), french fries with ketchup. Pineapple with cottage cheese. Kit Kat bars. Peaches/nectarines. Fancy milk chocolate.


Aversions: Pickles, the smell of other people's food, fried rice smell. Coffee smell.

What I miss: Feeling normal, pants fitting, coffee. Having energy.

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Overall feeling better than the previous 2 pregnancies. My hips have spread again (like with Dee) and I've been sleeping with a pillow between my knees. I've also been feeling better the last few days, it's easier to discern hunger from queasy.

What I am looking forward to this week: More walking? And we're having a party tomorrow, so that's fun. I have an appointment next Thursday which I am dreading because they're making me do the glucose tolerance test even though I'm only 12 weeks, because I had GDM with J. I know *WHY* I have to take the test twice, but I hate it SO MUCH. On the upside I am also going to get to hear the baby's heartbeat so that's good. I am also going to lunch with my mom next Wednesday, which should be nice.





Friday, June 13, 2014

11 Weeks




How Far along: 11 weeks

Baby size: Lime

Total weight gain: -3 lb.

Maternity clothes: Slacks and jeans, one pair each. That's it though. I actually have one pair of jeans that were too big to begin with that do still fit.

Sleep: Lots, please. It's the only thing that tames the nausea when it gets really bad.

Best Moment this week: Date on Saturday, sleeping in until 9:30 on Sunday. My mom watched the kids for the weekend. It was wonderful.


Movement: Maybe? I swear I'm not crazy, I've felt very light bubbling sensations really low a couple times. It's not the same as gas at all.

Gender: I say boy, Dee says girl. Because she says she saw a hair bow on the baby's head at the ultrasound. Um...

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Pad Thai, bagel sandwich with egg and sausage (haven't had this, because in practice eggs don't sit nice). Pretzels seem to stay down well.

Aversions: Pickles, the smell of other people's food, fried rice smell. Coffee smell.

What I miss: Feeling normal, pants fitting, coffee. Not having puked. Having energy.

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Well, weather depending I still walk when I can. I've not really been up to it the last week or so. I have only had 4 really bad days so far (though today is not great), where I just feel dreadfully ill, versus just the low-grade nausea. The last 2 times I had it the opposite, where I very rarely had non-awful days. Still, 2 or 3 days in a row of feeling like ass is really demoralizing.

What I am looking forward to this week: More walking. Only got 1.4 miles in this week. :-/ Definitely getting some house cleaning done this weekend, plus Father's Day is this weekend.





Friday, June 6, 2014

9/10 Weeks!!

Well... Hello boobs. Yowza.


How Far along: 9 weeks (just kidding! Ultrasound changed my EDD, so I'm 9w6d)

Baby size: green olive? or prune? something in between?

Total weight gain: -1.2lb

Maternity clothes: Still just the slacks but will be buying more this weekend because now NONE of my pants button. 

Sleep: Lots, please. Cannot get enough.

Best Moment this week: Ultrasound this morning!!!


Movement: N/A

Gender: Still thinking boy, though Dee is 100% sure it's a girl, and says she only wants a sister. She won't answer the question of "will you still like the baby if it's a boy?" other than saying "I only want a sister." 

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Strawberries. Cole slaw. Trader Joe's pad thai boxes.

Aversions: The smell of coffee, other people's food...

What I miss: Feeling normal, pants fitting, coffee. Not having puked. On Tuesday there was a Vesuvius-proportioned event at work. Thank goodness it was in the bathroom, in a stall. I did have to clean up with paper towels and water and borrow a clean shirt. *AWFUL*

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Still walking regularly (or walking again, since the weather cooperated better). The nausea is overall way better than the previous two. That's not to say it doesn't completely suck at times, but in general I am not utterly miserable.

What I am looking forward to this week: Really trying to get in some yoga. Haven't yet. Definitely walking more. I got in 3.1 miles walking this week. Not great, but not awful, right?

Future updates will post on Fridays, since apparently that's actually when my weeks turn over, based on u/s and LMP. So. There's that. 



Thursday, June 5, 2014

8 Weeks

WAY less bloat! Wow.


How Far along: 8 weeks

Baby size: Raspberry

Total weight gain: -0.4lb

Maternity clothes: I bought a pair of slacks for the days I have to dress nicer for work, because none of my other slacks would button. So that's the only item so far. 

Sleep: Lots, please. Though if I wake up in the middle of the night (thanks, Dee...) I have been having trouble falling back asleep.

Best Moment this week: Feeling better on Wednesday, yay! Though I also had fun watching Tangled and Brave with Dee on Monday. 

Movement: N/A

Gender: Still thinking boy, though Dee is positive it's a girl. 

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button: In.

Cravings: Pad Thai. Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. Anything cinnamon is still very good. Strawberries.

Aversions: The smell of coffee, other people's food...

What I miss: Feeling completely normal, pants fitting, coffee.

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

What is different this time around: Still walking regularly (or walking again, since the weather cooperated better). No throwing up so far, and the nausea is overall way better than the previous two. That's not to say it doesn't completely suck at times, but in general I am not utterly miserable.

What I am looking forward to this week: Hopefully getting in some yoga. Definitely walking more. My first appointment is one week from today!! Yay!

Also, completely bizarre, I was reading to see how this pregnancy compared to #2 at 8 weeks, and my weeks rolled over on Thursdays with BOTH previous pregnancies too. WEIRD.