21 Weeks

Kidney stone situation is the same. It hasn’t caused any pain for the last two weeks. It would be great if stayed that way, but I know it’s only a matter of time.

We did end up getting the amino results last week. She called right as I was heading out the door to pick up the kids. She had all good news. Baby boy’s results were all perfect and she said she has no reason to think he will be anything other than totally healthy. It was great to hear that news and with it IFs decided they felt comfortable telling their family and friends over the weekend that they’re expecting!

We had the anatomy scan last week and he passed with flying colors. All his measurements were on track and he looked great!

Weekly Update:

How far along: 21 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a baby bok choy, about 10.5in/26.7cm

Symptoms: This last week I’ve been feeling pretty good. My stomach has been feeling pretty good, but my lower GI tract has been messed up the last couple weeks, but I’m not sure why. I’m trying different things to help, but haven’t found it yet.

Movement: He has had some kicks strong enough that I’ve been able to feel them with my hand. He is an active little guy, and makes the ultrasound techs work for the images they need

Sleep: I finally caved and took a Tylenol PM last night because I haven’t been sleeping well and it was catching up with me. I finally got a good night’s sleep last night and it felt great. I’m still doing the Epson salt baths before bed most nights.

Food cravings?  No real strong cravings lately. Fruity candy made a comeback, but not as strong as before

Food Aversions? I don’t think I’ve had any aversions this week

Anything making you queasy or sick? eating too much

Best moment of the week? Getting the good amino results, having the anatomy scan, and watching my son play his first soccer game last weekend

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is Oct. 3rd

He’s really out there today!
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20 Weeks/Halfway There!

Yes, I skipped last week…I was dealing with a kidney stone that was causing pain for 3 out of 5 days. Good news is I haven’t had any pain since last week. Bad news is that they found a 7mm stone in my left kidney at an ultrasound on Tuesday. At 7mm, it’s almost for sure too big for me to pass myself. Since I’m pregnant they can’t do anything about it. Right now it’s unobstructive so there’s nothing to be done except wait. When the pain comes back if it gets over an 8 out of 10 with pain meds they will do another ultrasound to see if it’s become obstructive. If it has, we have to consult with a urologist since they can’t do the normal treatment because it involves radiation. I just got the results so I’m still processing all this information

We are still waiting on the amnio results. I called 3 days ago and they didn’t have it. I called again this morning and spoke with the genetic counselor. She called the lab while I was on hold and said they were sending it over and she would call me back in a few minutes after she got it and reviewed it. That was a hour or more ago. I know she has patients throughout the day so I’m hoping that she gets back to me by the end of the day.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 20 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a Belgian Endive, about 10in/25.5cm (we’re measuring from head to toe now instead of crown to rump)

Symptoms: I’ve been feeling pretty good. My stomach has good times and bad times in the nausea department. I’m still pretty tired most of the time, but we are also adjusting to the school schedule which means waking up earlier than summer.

Movement: He’s definitely getting strong in there. I feel him several times a day and some of them are strong!

Sleep: I’m still doing the Espson salt baths most nights. I always regret it if I don’t take the time to do them. I haven’t been sleeping great though. I’ve been waking up around 4:30-5 (either on my own or because a kid hit her loose tooth on her water bottle and now it hurts) and I haven’t been able to go back to sleep very well before it’s time to get up.

Food cravings?  My fruit craving has subsided for now. I haven’t been strongly craving anything as of late

Food Aversions? Not too much. Sometimes I start eating a meal and it’s just not appealing so I force myself to eat a bit, but don’t finish it.

Anything making you queasy or sick? eating too much

Best moment of the week? The kids starting and enjoying school,

Next appointment:  Tomorrow is the anatomy scan and my next OB appt is Oct. 3rd

18 Weeks

We’re a week out from the amnio and everything has been going great. I didn’t have any cramping or issues after the amnio. I’ve checked on bubs a few times with the doppler and he seems to be doing great. I’ve been feeling him moving more as well so that’s been reassuring as well.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 18 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a sweet potato, about 5.5in/14cm

Symptoms: It seems like I might be going through a “better” stretch in this department. It’s not great, but seems better than last week

Movement: I definitely felt him move a time or two. I don’t notice it so much during the day when I’m busy, but when I’m sitting or laying down at night I can feel him sometimes.

Sleep: I started taking short epson salt baths/soaks before bed and it’s really been helping with the restless legs which had been making it hard to fall asleep. So I’ve been sleeping a bit better the last few nights

Food cravings?  Still fruit, especially nectarines and peaches. Milk and orange juice

Food Aversions? Not really so much this last week. I’ve even managed to cook meat for dinner a time or two

Anything making you queasy or sick? having an empty stomach

Best moment of the week? not having any issues after the amnio and being able to feel baby more

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is 9/6 and the anatomy scan will be Sept 16th