Dec 14, 2016

Seventeen Weeks

How far along? Seventeen weeks and six days 

Baby's size? Baby girl is the size of a pomegranate this week. My pregnancy app says she should weigh 4.9 ounces this week but my midwife told me last week that she was 6 ounces. Already seems like she's taking after her mommy. 

Baby's nickname? Baby and baby girl. We still use her name occasionally as well. 

Maternity clothes? Yes! My mother-in-law took me shopping this weekend for my Christmas gifts. She bought me two pairs of maternity jeans, two pairs of maternity leggings and two maternity tops. I also bought an additional pair of maternity pants {that my husband picked out} and an additional maternity top. It's so nice to have options now! And maternity jeans are amazing! It was my first time putting any on. I fell in love immediately. 

Exercise? I cancelled my workout with my trainer this week because I wasn't feeling well. The only exercise I've gotten in is walking. 

Sleep: We've been going to sleep around 9 or 10 and then I wake up several times in the night to use the restroom, of course. But this week I've been having a hard time falling back to sleep. Usually around 1am. I've been having very vivid dreams as well and sometimes those wake me up and then once I'm awake I get up to use the restroom because I might as well. I am feeling more tired in the mornings and not getting out of bed until close to 7, which is very unlike me. I think it's because I'm not getting a good enough nights sleep. This may be how it is from here on out and I need to get used to it. 

Best moment this week: Probably getting new maternity clothes. They've given me my confidence back. 

Miss anything? I miss being able to walk and stand for long periods of time without my body aching. 

Movement: Still not as much movement as two weeks ago but I do still feel her move a bit when I lay down to go to sleep. 

Food cravings: I don't remember craving anything this week. I finally had a soft pretzel from Wetzel's and it was everything I'd imagined it would be. Soft pretzels with cheese or cream cheese have been my only consistent craving. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: This week was actually a good week! I didn't get sick at all. I try to avoid all trigger foods. I went to an event this week and they had pepperoni pizza. It looked so good but I did not eat any because I knew I would regret it within a few minutes. 

Gender: GIRL! 

Symptoms: Terrible acne! The worst so far. I'm getting really painful cysts on my chin and just as one starts to calm down two more appear. I absolutely hate it. I've read it's completely normal and I just have to let it take it's course. There's not much I can do when pregnant. Medication and cortisone shots are out of the question. I ordered some frankincense oil to hopefully help with the scarring. I've also had lower back pain almost every night. Two nights ago, I was ironing a shirt for Stephen and I couldn't even finish because I was in so much pain. I had to lay down. I've been falling asleep with my heating pad on my back almost every night. 

Wedding rings on or off? Still on

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! 

Looking forward to: Same as last week. Hopefully seeing some improvement in my acne. I'm also getting excited for Christmas! 

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Dec 7, 2016

Sixteen Weeks

How far along? Sixteen weeks and six days 

Baby's size? Baby girl is the size of an action figure this week. I went to the doctor's twice this week and I was told she weighed six ounces as of Friday, December 2nd. 

Baby's nickname? Baby and baby girl. We still use her name occasionally as well. 

Maternity clothes? Wearing mostly sweats and maternity tops. I really need new bras and maternity pants, preferably jeans. It's hard because with Christmas quickly approaching, I feel like I should be buying for others and not myself. 

Exercise? Same as last week. I got in a good full body workout with my trainer and I did lots of walking. My body gets so achy after being on my feet now for too long. I'm getting a little nervous about my half marathon in January. I'm definitely going to be walking all 13.1 miles but I'm worried about how sore my body will be after. 

Sleep: I'm still getting in eight hours or close to it. I wake up at the exact same times every night to pee and it's really annoying. Especially when I have to wake up at 5:50 because I know Stephen's alarm is going to go off at 6:20 so I'm never able to go back to sleep after that. 

Best moment this week: Well, I was able to see baby girl on Friday during an ultrasound and I was able to hear her heart beat on Monday. Both of those moments were my highs. Her heart beat was 150 beats per minute. 

Miss anything? Nothing at this time. 

Movement: Not as much movement this week. I think she's sleeping a lot more. She slept through most of my ultrasound on Friday, which was very odd. The last ultrasounds we've had she was jumping all over the place. 

Food cravings: Ice cream was a strong craving this week. I'm usually not an ice cream person but I did make Stephen stop on his way home one night to grab me dessert. Other than that, I have yet to have a craving where I'm like, "I need this right now!" Still waiting for those to happen and see what crazy things I crave. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: We went out for Mexican food on Saturday night and the salsa got to me quickly. I had to take tums at the dinner table. It was more spicy than I'm used to and I felt it in my chest and upper stomach right away. I'm slowly learning what foods to avoid. So far anything with the least bit of spice must be out and anything with tomato. 

Gender: GIRL! 

Symptoms: Still an aching body after being on my feet too long. I'm starting to get hungry much more often. If I have bacon and eggs for breakfast I can make it until lunch. If I have cereal, like this morning, I'm starving by 10am. Literally to the point of nausea if I don't eat something right away. And terrible acne still. I spoke with my midwife about it and she said I have my little girl to thank for the acne and I'm producing more estrogen than I ever would in my lifetime if I would have never gotten pregnant. 

Wedding rings on or off? Still on

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy but I have noticed myself being way too emotional every now and then. Crying for no reason whatsoever. I'm sure it's completely normal.

Looking forward to: Hopefully my acne calming down soon and I keep thinking about playing Barbies with my daughter one day. I can't wait! 

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