Monday, March 30, 2015

18 Weeks + 19 Weeks.... Because Life Gets Busy Sometimes

Ryan and I had an amazing weekend this past weekend. We found out the gender of our little nugget, attended an at-home Ernie Halter concert (so good!), and celebrated the gender of our child with our friends up North! Unfortunately, all of that fun comes at a price. I am SO SO far behind on school work and am starting to feel the effect this Monday afternoon. Boo. SIX. MORE. WEEKS.

We've been good about taking the weekly bump picture every Monday before I leave for work... but I never seemed to find a good time to blog last week while trying to balance all of the exciting things and not so exciting school work taking place. Instead of playing catch up and trying to remember how I was feeling specifically last week, I'm just going to post the picture from 18 weeks and call it a day. Half way point, here we come!

How far along? 19 weeks! 

Total weight gain: 13 lbs.  

Gender: GIRL!!!   

Baby is the size of a(n)...: Mango

Maternity clothes? Still yes. We finally went to Old Navy and purchased three pairs of maternity pants, which are just another level comfortable these days. Now I can finally put the boots and leggings away and move on to warmer weather clothes...even if the weather isn't actually any warmer. Wishful thinking, maybe?

Best moment this week: Where do I begin? Seeing our baby through our 18-week ultrasound last Thursday, finding out the gender, sharing the news with our family and later our friends.... all were pretty awesome.

Worst Moment this week: Still not being able to really take my prenatal vitamins without getting sick. I'm TIRED of getting sick. Any suggestions here to make this a little easier?

 Miss Anything? Beer. All the beer.
Cravings: Watermelon, California Rolls, Ice Cream, and Rice 

Symptoms: Leg cramps. Back pain. Random dizziness. Stuffiness.

Looking forward to: Lauren's bridal shower in Portland this weekend and spending next week with my mom!! Weezy flies up Saturday early afternoon and stays until the next weekend!!!

And just because I still can't get over how perfect everything was this weekend, here are a couple of pictures from our gender reveal party!! The theme Ryan and I went with was "Twinkle Twinkle little star.... how we wonder what you are!" Rachel M. made the cake and it was PHENOMENAL. Like... I wouldn't have changed a thing! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

17 Weeks

I'm baaaack! I'm sure ya'll are getting tired of seeing the bump growth and reading updates but.... well get used to it! I still have plans to update this thing on OTHER things going on in my life, but these weeks just keep going by so fast and it's all I can do to get this bumpdate up every week!

How far along? 17 weeks! 

Total weight gain: about 12 lbs. 

Gender: We will know in 6 days!!!!  

Baby is the size of a(n)...: onion.

Maternity clothes? Yes, but I'm getting super tired of wearing leggings, tunics, and boots every day so I think a little shopping trip is in order. This mama-to-be desperately needs some pants that fit over this bump!

Best moment this week: Nothing is really standing out to me this week... it's gone by in such a blur. I'm starting to feel more like my old self, so I think the fact that there is no more nausea and the bronchitis is clearing up are probably a couple of the things I'm most grateful for this week.

Worst Moment this week: Probably the lack of sleep a couple night ago which led to a veeeerrrry long day at work and school all day on Wednesday.  

Miss Anything? Sushi. 

Cravings: Big grilled chicken salad, black olives, and, of course, pears! ...and starburst jelly beans! 

Symptoms: Tiredness and a little bit of dizziness every once in a while

Looking forward to: Our 18 week anatomy scan on Thursday!! What are you, little nugget??!! 

Any final gender guesses?? 

Have a great weekend, ya'll! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

16 Weeks

How far along? 16 weeks! 

Total weight gain: 10 lbs. 

Gender: Don't know yet. We scheduled the ultrasound for two weeks from today though! 

Baby is the size of a(n)...: Avocado! 

Maternity clothes? All day, every day. I can fit into all of my tops still, but maternity bottoms (leggings) are much more comfortable. 

Best moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat at our 16 week appointment this afternoon! The doctor said it's strong and she could tell that the baby was moving all over the place in there!   

Worst Moment this week: This is a toss-up between having to go to urgent care for bronchitis on Monday and saying goodbye to Jake and Colee at the airport on Wednesday. Neither were very fun.  
Miss Anything? Sushi. 

Cravings: Pears. Give me all the pears. And ice cream. 

Symptoms: NO MORE NAUSEA!! WOO! I don't think I've really had any pregnancy symptoms besides little aches and pains every once in a while. I have however had a ridiculous cough and congestion that has kept me up most nights. 

Looking forward to: The weekend!! This week seemed to fly by so I'm definitely looking forward to a restful, but fun weekend! 

I'll be back later with a recap from our visit with our most recent houseguests!!! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

15 Weeks

So.. this picture was taken on Monday, but I've been too busy/lazy/tired to pull out the computer and upload it to the blog post. Better late than never though, right?!

How far along? 15 weeks! 

Total weight gain: 5-7 lbs. 

Gender: Don't know yet. Three more weeks! 
Baby is the size of a(n)...: Apple! It is 4 inches long and 2.5 ounces! 

Maternity clothes? Not much has changed here, except that my regular old leggings are starting to feel uncomfortably tight across my belly. My one pair of maternity leggings that sit really low are pretty much my go to these days. 

Best moment this week: There have been a few. To start with, our friend Rachel threw a joint surprise birthday party for Chris which turned into quite the surprise for Rachel herself when Chris proposed to her (and flew her little sister up from NC!). That was definitely a night to remember. Also, while it hasn't happened just yet, in just a few short hours we're picking Jake and Colee up from the airport for five days of fun!! Fun times this week!  

Worst Moment this week: The running theme for worst moment of the week is once again travel related. Poor Ryan got stuck in the Newark airport for seven hours due to flight delays and didn't get home until 2 or so in the morning, after leaving at 4 am that same day.  We're definitely looking forward to not flying much until this snow moves on out of here. 

Miss Anything? I havn't really missed much food related this week. I do miss sleeping through the night and I've been told I'm probably not going to get that back for yay? 

Cravings: Still ice cream. Even when it's 7 degrees outside, give me all the ice cream. 

Symptoms: The nausea seems to be going away (Hallelujah!) but I've had a couple bouts of dizziness and just overall exhaustion this week. Where is all of that energy I was told I would get in the second trimester?!?

Looking forward to: These next few days with my bro and Colee!! And our next appointment on Thursday! 

Happy Weekend, ya'll!