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

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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