Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Week 16 Breakdown

How Far Along: 16 weeks and 4 days

Size of Baby: Avocado

Gender: We find out in 21 days (the 13th)!!! Well, we aren't actually going to find out until the 23rd. We have a special day planned to find out together not at the doctor's office.  I'm so freaking excited. More than anything I'm ready to see the baby again. 

Movement: Nothing yet... I lay in the bed a night and play calming music to get the baby used to falling asleep to those sounds and hope that I will feel something soon. 

Weight Gain: 5lbs

Maternity Clothes: I am loving all of my new clothes that I've received. It's made my mornings a lot easier. It's like having a whole new wardrobe. 

Sleep Habits: My pregnancy pillow came! It's a Bobby Total Custom Fit pillow. I am not using all of the sections together yet, but it's made sleeping a little easier. I want to sleep on my back, but I keep finding myself on my side which is great, but I hate my arms falling asleep. I haven't had a great nights sleep lately, but it seems to be more b/c of my sinuses. 

Cravings/Aversions: I've wanted ribs, arby's, red velvet cheesecake, lamb chops. I am kind of sick of Chickfila, Zaxby's, pizza of any kind, yogurt... it's a sad, sad day when I don't want Chickfila... WHAT BABY DOESN'T LOVE CHICKFILA????!?!? 

Emotions: I have had more mood swings lately I think. Not really bad, just more not wanting to be home alone. I think b/c of the headaches I've been having. I hate feeling bad and being alone at night while Cody is at work. 

Symptoms: Mild fever. Migraines. Sensitive sinuses. and to top it off, I think I'm developing TMJ, which sucks. 

Weddings rings on/off: On

What I Miss: Not having to eat something every few hours just to feel normal. 

What I'm Looking Forward To: Gender reveal, moving into the house, Jennifer and Chris's wedding and THIS.....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Week 15 Breakdown

Today we had our 15 week appointment. I was so nervous for a couple of reason: 1. I am always terrified we won't be able to hear the heartbeat and I will have killed it. (I know, awful.) 2. I was meeting with a new doctor. (Little did I know, my former doctor moved so now this is my new doctor). 

The appointment was 30 minutes behind this morning so I was already going insane not having been seen yet. Then, I met my new doctor... she is nice and I like her so that was good. At this point, I still didn't know about my other doctor. We chatted for a moment and then she went to listen for the heartbeat. NOTHING and then NOTHING... and then my heart sank. It was hard to stay calm and not start crying. She was still cheery and then her face started to get more serious and she looked at me and said, "Let's go get an ultrasound." I started tearing up and right when she moved her hand on my belly, we heard the heartbeat. PRAISE THE GOOD LORD. I almost had a heart attack. The doctor was so excited she jumped back and took the device off me. Then she said, "do you want to hear it again?" and still having a slight panic attack I just said yes, pleaseeeee. We were all relived. Cody was sitting in the corner. I couldn't look at him or I knew I'd cry. He said he knew everything was ok, but the moment said changed her voice and said, let's go get a ultrasound, there's no way he didn't freak out on the inside. Whew. What a roller coaster. 

The Heartbeat was 150. 

How Far Along: 15 weeks and 5 days

Size of Baby: Apple

Gender: I've had a surprising number of people say it's a girl now. At first, everyone was saying it's a boy. I am so ready to find out. 

Movement: I haven't stopped long enough to notice the past few days. I feel like it every now and then, but I just keep telling myself, I'll know when it actually does happen. 

Weight Gain: 5lbs

Maternity Clothes: I have been majorly blessed this past week. The Director in my office that just had her 2nd child gave me all of her clothes. She said she wasn't having any more so to just take them! She had some great stuff including winter clothes so that will be a big help coming up. Then, my cousin in MS gave me a lot of stuff as well. It was just awesome. My mom also found me a nice pair of capris and shorts from JCP that are PERFECT. I seriously couldn't have found better pairs myself. 

Sleep Habits: On my side... and I'm happy to note that my mom has found me a pregnancy pillow and it's on its way! SO freaking  happy. I am already sleeping funny. 

Cravings/Aversions: Still no cravings... Well, I do really like the Peach Green Tea Lemonade from Starbucks right now. That is the only thing I really will have during the week besides water so it's a nice treat. 

Emotions: I was a little cranky this week. There have been lots of people at the house, I had a bad migraine last week and we made that quick trip to MS so I was stretched and that didn't help when I just wanted to lay on my couch and hear an empty house. (Even though John, Carissa and Angela think the Nest is haunted)

Symptoms: I had the one BIG migraine last week that put me down from 5pm to 9am the next day. It was rough. I haven't felt that bad in a long time. I also had a few dizzy spells. I got my blood pressure checked and it was higher than it normally is, but still in the normal range. 

Weddings rings on/off: On

What I Miss: Not being able to walk to my car without sweating and being out of breath. Seriously, I feel like I am so out of shape. I guess I need to up my walking. 

What I'm Looking Forward To: We find out if we are having a boy or girl on August 13!!! I am so excited! We also supposed to close on our house on August 15! It is going to be super busy, crazy week! We think we will have a gender reveal party on August 24 at our new house. 

Aunt Flo came to visit yesterday and she spent the night with us. Miss that girl so much! We took a few fun photos this morning before we headed off to the doctor. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Week 14 Breakdown

How Far Along: 14 weeks and 2 days

Size of Baby: Lemon

Gender: Still not sure, but most of the basketball team (Clemson Lady Tigers) think it's a girl, except for a couple that are fighting for a boy. 

Movement: There are moments that I think I feel something, but I guess it will be very obvious. 

Weight Gain: Still only about 1-2lbs. A friend suggested I try water aerobics to help stay active. Sadly there isn't anything during the hours I could work out, but I'm going to try to start swimming more and see if that helps my body adjust to the growing. 

Maternity Clothes: My mom found me some cheap dresses at Shirley's and sent them to me. I am still trying to wear my jeans and use the belly band if I need it. I wish I had "fat" jeans that were super comfy. I guess those are my sweat pants though. 

Sleep Habits: Still pretty good unless I get hot. I am finding that I keep waking up on my right side which isn't normal, but good for the future. My friend, Jenn told me I need to invest in a pregnancy pillow. She said the odd  shape is a life saver so I'm going to look into getting one of those. 

Cravings/Aversions: I had BBQ last week and it was great... until I reheated it for dinner and then it took on a life of it's own and gave me the worst heartburn. So, lesson learned I suppose. I haven't been craving sweets like I really thought I would. I do crave fruit, but not fruit snacks or ice cream or anything like that. I'm super glad about though. 

Emotions: Good. I had a couple of days off of work and it rained the whole July 4th weekend so I was stuck  inside and that made me a little crazy, but not super emotional. 

Symptoms: I do have more energy now even though I find myself still taking naps. My face has broken out a little, too. I've been eating lots of fiber so no constipation! (Glory!)

Weddings rings on/off: On, but as it gets hotter and I get bigger I can tell it won't last long. 

What I Miss: We turned down going to a Mumford and Sons concert today b/c we want to save the money. I guess this is a sign of things to come. I can't say it's anything I miss, but things are a'changin'.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Seeing my friends in MS when we go back this month, finding out the sex in August and getting in the house. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Week 13 breakdown - 2nd trimester!!!

How Far Along: 13 weeks and 3 days

Size of Baby: Peach! (You know I love peaches!)

Gender: Still not sure, but I am heavily leaning towards a boy. I will be shocked if it's a girl. Cody is now rooting for a girl since we are pretty sure it's a boy. 

Movement: Nothing yet. 

Weight Gain: Still only about 1-2lbs. 

Maternity Clothes: I have come to the realization that I will spend my days in dresses and nights in sweat pants. I'm hoping to find some pants that I can wear during my days. 

Sleep Habits: I have been sleeping great up until last night. I had an awful night, but not sure what caused it. I was running a little fever and just kept waking up. Other than last night though, things have been great.

Cravings/Aversions: I have been wanting a steak and potato so bad lately so Cody took me to get one this week and it did not disappoint. The baby apparently enjoyed it, too... no heartburn afterwards! Glory. 

Emotions: Stable. We are still running the Inn until August 18. We plan to close on the house on August 15 if everything goes right and the inspection is fine. If it's not, I might not be so stable then. We know God is working everything together for His good so we are being patient as we learn through this process. I am ready to start preparing for the baby in our own home though. 

Symptoms: I am still so tired all of the time. I can hardly make it through a day without a nap. I'm not complaining, b/c I love naps. It's just hard with having to run the Inn still. My husband is my hero right now. 

Weddings rings on/off: On

What I Miss: Having energy. Chiplote.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Seeing my friends in MS when we go back this month, finding out the sex in August and getting in the house. 

The tiger thinks I'm having his lil' cub. 
(I know, my job is so cool.)


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