Wednesday, April 28, 2010

20 Weeks and an Ultrasound!

What an exciting day we had yesterday! My 20 week ultrasound and check up was yesterday and I could barely sleep Monday night knowing that it was coming on Tuesday. This was the first appointment that Mike could be at so him and I were the only ones in the room for awhile during the ultrasound. Our baby is quite the little mover!! He or she (no, we didn't find out what we were having! We stayed strong!) was very active and put on a show for us! The ultrasound tech kept giggling, because she said it looked like the baby was doing pushups! He or she even waved to us at one point. The baby is healthy and growing normally. All the organs look great. We are so thankful and we pray that everything continues going well. I had my checkup afterwards and my doctor agreed that everything looks great! My next appointment is at the end of May and it's my one hour glucose test. Yuck.

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 20 weeks! Half way there!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: -12
Maternity Clothes: Still in my regular clothes for now, but the day of maternity clothes is quickly approaching.
Best Moment this week: the ultrasound. seeing our little one. I can also feel more movements better as they get a little stronger.
Gender: we're team green! didn't find out.
Movement: Getting stronger everyday. As active as this baby seems to be, I have a feeling I'll be feeling every movement soon.
Food Craving: Still banana popsicles, but not as bad as before.
What I miss: Sleeping through the night.
Sleep: I bought myself a body pillow and that has helped a bit.
What I am looking forward to: registering :)
Belly Button: in. and it better stay there.
Symptoms: I still get sick about once a week, but that's an improvement. I'm not showing a lot, but there's a little bump there (i think it looks just like more fat but Mike disagrees) The doctor yesterday also said there was one. Ha.
Doctor's Update: I think I covered that above.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

19 Weeks!!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 19 weeks!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: -13
Maternity Clothes: They are in my near future. My work pants are getting tighter than I expected them to be! I did buy a be-band this week but have only needed it once so far.
Best Moment this week: feeling the baby move!!!!
Gender: still not going to find out :)
Movement: YES! I can feel little movements, especially at night when I'm laying flat in bed. It's so amazing, I can't wait til it's stronger.
Food Craving: BANANA POPSICLES!!! It's the only thing that EVER sounds good!
What I miss: Not feeling sore.
Sleep: disturbed.
What I am looking forward to: our 20 week appt!! Five more days!!!
Belly Button: in. and it better stay there.
Symptoms: I'm so sore! My hips especially.
Doctor's Update: n/a

Thursday, April 15, 2010

18 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 18 weeks!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: -14. So I've gained one pound since I'm not so sick anymore. Thank goodness!!
Maternity Clothes: I'll need them fairly soon I think. My jeans are starting to get a little more uncomfortable. My work pants are pretty big anyway, so I should be good for awhile, but I can tell they don't quite fit like they used to!
Best Moment this week: Praying with my husband with our hands on my tummy for our child.
Gender: still not going to find out :)
Movement: Nope, the other night I was laying still on the couch and I thought that maybe, just maybe I had felt the baby. But it wasn't quite distinct enough that I could really tell. So I wait.
Food Craving: Nothing really ever sounds good lately. I kind of graze. It annoys Mike because I'll make dinner for us and then not eat it because I change my mind and don't want it anymore. Ha.
What I miss: Sleeping through the night - I get up to pee twice now at night.
Sleep: disturbed.
What I am looking forward to: our 20 week appt!!
Belly Button: Ha, Mike and I joke about this because I have an abnormally deep belly button apparently. So I think it will stay in. But Mike thinks that it's not as deep as it was before I got pregnant. So who knows.
Symptoms: I have been getting pains in my pelvic area on my sides from stretching ligaments. I've been feeling much better though. I'm having a little back pain, but that's not too unusual for me.
Doctor's Update: Only about a week and a half til our big appt!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

17 Weeks

Ok, so I'm not officially 17 weeks til tomorrow, but I have time to blog now so deal with it :)

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 16 weeks, 6 days.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Still at -15. Haven't gained anything.
Maternity Clothes: Still don't need them.
Best Moment this week: Work has finally slowed down, so now I'm finally getting a little break and am able to take care of myself better!
Gender: still not going to find out :)
Movement: None. I'm hoping in the next couple weeks I should feel something!
Food Craving: None, I'm still getting sick every few days, so I have been really trying to be careful with what I'm eating.
What I miss: feeling like myself.
Sleep: I get up at least twice a night to go to the bathroom. Ugh.
What I am looking forward to: Our appt on the 27th!! It's the first appt Mike will be able to be at. And we will get to finally see the baby again!
Belly Button: In.
Symptoms: I still get sick every few days, but that's an improvement. I finally have some energy back on the days that I'm feeling better.
Doctor's Update: Haven't had an appt in a few weeks - next one is on the 27th. Can't wait!!