24 Weeks

Happy viability day to this little one!! This is a big milestone in a pregnancy even though we all want baby to stay put until June.

My OB appointment went great this morning. Baby’s heartbeat was 147. My uterus measured 2 weeks ahead which is still within the normal range. This OB (different from my regular OB) thinks this baby will probably be about the same size as the others I’ve had (around 8-8.5lbs).

Weekly update:

How far along: 24 weeks

How big is baby: size of an eggplant, about 12-13 inches long (this is the point when the apps I use start contradicting each other regarding baby’s length because babies start having bigger growth spurts at different times)

Symptoms: Still tired, but hanging in there. Some aches and pains in my backs a hips. I finally made it to a prenatal yoga class which felt amazing. Keeping my muscles somewhat flexible and stretched out has always been very beneficial in my previous pregnancies. I think it’s at least in part why I’ve been able to work up until my due date each time.

Movement: still as active as can be

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping mostly good. There was a night over the weekend where I was up from 4-7am (I was so wide awake that I didn’t even try to go back to sleep until 6:45am). The weighted blanket has definitely been helping getting me back to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. I don’t use it all night, just when I wake up and can’t get back to sleep.

Food cravings? tacos, fruity candy, chicken strips, salads

Anything making you queasy or sick? Mostly good, yesterday was an off morning and I ended up taking a Zofran. I haven’t had to take one for awhile

Next appointment: OB appt on 3/12

23 Weeks

Weekly Update:

How far along: 23 weeks

How big is baby: size of a bunch of grapes, about 12 inches long

Symptoms: I’m still tired, but not quite as much as before. I’ve been able to do a few things around the house. I don’t know if it’s because we’re getting closer to spring or if I’m getting those nesting urges (which do happen even if we’re not coming home with a baby), but I have been running through a slew of projects I want to do this spring. I’m being overly ambitious and there’s no way we will get them all done, but at least I’ll have ideas for the future.

Movement: still as active as can be, even at 4am

Sleep: hit and miss, some nights are pretty good and others not so much. I bought a weighted blanket that I use if I wake up and can’t go back to sleep. It seems to work pretty well at helping me fall asleep so I’m not up for hours in the middle of the night

Food cravings? tacos, fruity candy, chicken strips

Anything making you queasy or sick? I’m doing better in this department, but not 100% yet. Too much sugar or carby things still don’t agree with me

Next appointment: OB appt on 2/20

22 Weeks

Weekly Update:

How far along: 22 weeks

How big is baby: size of an ear of corn, about 11 inches long

Symptoms: I’ve still been pretty tired, but I think part of that was because I caught a bug or something at the beginning of the week. I was exhausted, had a headache, and a little fever. It wasn’t terrible, just draining.

Movement: she’s still moving and shaking in there. On Sunday I was able to feel her movements with my hand. She must have been in just the right position and I caught her at the right time because it is usually several more weeks before that happens.

Sleep: I actually had one night this week where I slept for 8 hours without waking up, which is a big deal for me LOL the next night I woke up at 2:45am and didn’t fall back to sleep until after my alarm went off at 6:30 so that was fun.

Food cravings? tacos, sweets, fruit salad, salad, chicken sandwiches

Anything making you queasy or sick? still breakfast foods, especially on the weekends. I don’t know if it’s because I eat it later than I do during the week so it’s longer between meals or what. I’m really ready to start feeling better in the nausea dept.

Next appointment: OB appt on 2/20

21 Weeks

Baby’s dads came to town last weekend for a visit. We had a great time meeting them in person and showing them around our town a bit. Thankfully the weather was pretty good for January.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 21 weeks

How big is baby: size of a baby bok choy, about 10.5 inches head to toe

Symptoms: I’m going to stop saying my nausea is getting better because every time I think I’m closer to the end of it, it comes back. In all my other pregnancies I’ve been feeling back to normal by now. I’m hoping this doesn’t linger for the next 19 weeks.

Movement: she definitely has some really active times of day, but it’s not the same time each day. It’s been fun to feel her kicking, punching, and rolling

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping okay, but it’s not very restful sleep. I’m not up for long periods at night, but I do wake up a lot

Food cravings? tacos, sweets, fruit salad

Anything making you queasy or sick? still any/all breakfast foods which makes me sad because it’s my absolute favorite meal.

Next appointment: OB appt on 2/20

Halfway!

First an ultrasound report! We had the anatomy scan on Monday. Baby measured right on track and all the organs and blood flow they checked looked perfect. We also found out that baby is a GIRL! So IFs are expecting a little girl in June ❤

Weekly Update:

How far along: 20 weeks, yay for halfway!

How big is baby: Size of a endive…10 inches (we’re now measuring from head to toe instead of rump to crown)

Symptoms: I’m starting to feel better in the nausea department. I’ve been able to space out the days I take Zofran. I’m starting to get heartburn already so I now travel with Tums wherever I go. I’m also tired, a lot. It’s my constant state of existence and I’ve been struggling a bit with it. I don’t like telling my kids that I’m too tired to do something so I try to power through, but it can be hard.

Movement: I can tell she’s getting bigger because her movements are much more pronounced.

Sleep: I haven’t been sleeping great. It takes a long time to fall asleep and I wake up frequently. This is not helping in the “I’m so tired” department

Food cravings? salads, fruit, hummus and veggies, fruity candy

Anything making you queasy or sick? breakfast, no matter what it is I feel icky after

Best moment of the week? having a great ultrasound and finding out I’m carrying another girl 🙂

Next appointment: OB appt on 2/20

19 Weeks

Weekly Update:

How far along: 19+1 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a zucchini…about 6 inches

Symptoms: I’ve still pretty nauseous most days. I think it’s more of a mental struggle since I expected to be feeling at least a bit better by now. I try not to take the Zofran everyday and usually take it about every other day if I can.

Movement: Feeling more and more movement, especially if I’m laying on my back. Some days I feel a lot less movement, so baby’s position is still playing a big role in how much I feel.

Sleep: it’s been better since I’m making sure to walk before bed. If I get woken up after 4 though I have a heck of a time falling back asleep

Food cravings? oranges, apples w/ caramel, salads, ice water

Anything making you queasy or sick? nothing really specific except sugary things

Best moment of the week? getting just the right amount of snow. I moan and complain about it, but it really is pretty. We got about 6 inches which is perfect. Anything over a foot is excessive

Next appointment: The anatomy scan ultrasound on 1/20 and an OB appt on 1/22

18 Weeks 1 Day

Just realized I never posted this last week because I spaced adding the pics…oops! Blame pregnancy brain!

Weekly Update:

How far along: 18 Weeks 1 Day

How big is baby: Size of a sweet potato …about 5.5 inches

Symptoms: With my nausea getting worse last week I caved last Friday and called my OB’s office for a Zofran prescription. It has made a world of difference. I don’t take it every day, usually every other day. I has been amazing to have times where I don’t have any nausea and can just go about life!

Movement: I’ve been having days where I feel so much movement and others where I don’t feel much at all. At this point baby is still so little that his/her position makes a huge difference as to what I can feel.

Sleep: I have not been sleeping great this week. I knew I needed to get back to walking on the treadmill in the evenings because it makes a huge difference in how I sleep and how I feel in general. Last night I bit the bullet and walked for 45 minutes before bed and I slept great!

Food cravings? salad, oranges

Anything making you queasy or sick? eating surgary or carby food without any protein with it

Next appointment: The anatomy scan ultrasound on 1/20 and an OB appt on 1/22

17 Weeks 1 Day

Weekly Update:

How far along: 17 Weeks 1 Day

How big is baby: Size of a pomegranate …about 5 inches

Symptoms: My nausea has really ramped up this last week because I’ve had to wake up early most days to take the kids to daycare and go to work. The reduction in sleep has seriously impacted how I feel. I didn’t realize what a difference it made until now. Next week Wyatt goes back to school so we’ll be up even earlier…can’t wait

Movement: adding this in because I’m finally feeling some consistent movement! I’m actually surprised it’s taken this long with how active this little one has been on the ultrasounds. Feeling movement is definitely my favorite part of pregnancy. Right now it’s just what I call “popcorn” movements, where it feels like popcorn popping in my lower abdomen, but I know they’ll increase pretty quickly to feeling like real kicks and rolls

Sleep: not too bad for the most part, just not getting enough of it

Food cravings? salad, tacos, nachos, ice water

Anything making you queasy or sick? not enough sleep apparently…getting hungry, eating too much. We’re moving backwards in this department

Happy or moody? Mostly happy, but very tired

Best moment of the week? Having Wednesday off LOL

Next appointment: The anatomy scan ultrasound on 1/20 and an OB appt on 1/22

16 Weeks

Happy Holidays all! I’m not surprised that I missed last week and didn’t even realize it until now 😳 we’ve had a heck of a time with sickness and holiday festivities lately. I even managed to delete my entire 13 Weeks post while trying to copy and paste the weekly update questions so that’s awesome…anyway it’s late and I’m exhausted so here we go…

Weekly Update:

How far along: 16 weeks!

How big is baby: Size of a dill pickle …about 4.5 inches

Symptoms: I’ve actually been doing pretty good since I’ve been off work and getting to sleep late. That makes a lot of difference in how my nausea goes

Sleep: aside from sick kids wandering into our bed every night, it’s actually been pretty good

Food cravings? salad, pizza…all I can think of

Anything making you queasy or sick? sugar and carbs without substantial protein

Happy or moody? Mostly happy which is a feat considering how our work had been

Best moment of the week? Christmas morning with the kiddos

Next appointment: OB appt sometime next month

14 Weeks Hello 2nd Tri!

We finally got the insurance stuff figured out (at the very last minute) and I was able to get in today (the last day that it could be done) for the NT screening, which includes an ultrasound and a blood test.

Baby looked great on the US this morning. It was very squirmy and it took awhile to get the angle the tech needed for the measurements, but eventually baby cooperated. Baby measured right on track and had a heart rate of 154 which is perfect!

I’m so happy we’ve made it to the second trimester! It seems crazy to say that already and I’m sure the next few weeks will fly by the holidays. It’ll be time for the anatomy scan ultrasound before we know it!

Weekly Update:

How far along: 14 weeks and we’re officially in the second trimester!

How big is baby: Size of a beet…about 3.5 inches

Symptoms: I’ve definitely been feeling better the last few days. My stomach still has some wonky times, but it’s generally okay. I’m still exhausted most of the time.

Sleep: it’s been pretty good. It’s been nice not being woke up at 4:30 because my son is having fever induced nightmares

Food cravings? salad, breakfast foods, but I can’t eat them because carbs, milk, sugar makes me super nauseous. The only breakfast food I can eat is bacon

Anything making you queasy or sick? sugar, carbs, getting too full

Happy or moody? Pretty happy, but I can be a bit short tempered in the PM when I’m ready for bed

Best moment of the week? ultrasound yesterday that showed a happy, healthy baby!

Next appointment: OB appt on 12/19