Saturday, February 22, 2014

17 weeks



How far along: 17 weeks
Maternity clothes: Still mixing it up - Had my first experience where a complete stranger (patient's husband at work) asked me "So are you having a girl or a boy?" I was taken aback that someone could tell I was pregnant - Still sometimes doesn't feel real
Stretch marks: No....but I think my "girls" may get some first....I attribute all my weight gain to them! They're HUGE!!
Sleep: Waking up a few times every night still - considering getting a body pillow?
Best moment of the week:  Finding out that my Integrated screen  came back negative/normal!! One less thing to worry about
Worst moment of the week: Nothing
Running/Working out: Still running and spinning - hardest part now is finding workout clothes to fit
Missing anything: Nope (broken record to say my old jeans)
Movement: Not yet, hoping to feel something soon!
Cravings: Ice cold water
Morning sickness: Still occasional, with smells bothering me more than ever
Energy level: Energy is slightly better, but overall still exhausted most days
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Irritable, moody
Looking forward to: Warmer weather - I can't wait for it to be hot enough to swim in our pool! AND for summer fruit to be in season!
Something surprising about being pregnant: I'm constantly shocked how much my taste buds and aversions have changed since being pregnant. Honestly, I never believed woman when they said those things....but now I know better how much smells, textures and even just thoughts can bring on the worst case of nausea and gagging. Blows my mind!

Friday, February 14, 2014

16 Weeks




How far along: 16 weeks (Happy Valentine's Day)
Maternity clothes: Mixture of some maternity pieces, some regular clothes
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sleep is rocky.....been very restless
Best moment of the week:  Had a wonderful delivery at work...one of the most challenging and tiring, but managed to get my patient to delivery vaginally. Such a rewarding moment to be apart of that experience with the family
Worst moment of the week: Getting car sick more often, or feeling fine and then BOOM the nauseousness hits!
Running/Working out: Running is feeling good...also got back into spinning again this week and absolutely LOVE IT!
Missing anything: Hot baths
Movement: No
Cravings: Still more aversions than cravings...but loving that humus!
Morning sickness: Hit or miss most days. Overall feeling better.....
Energy level: I think I just might be feeling like my energy level is coming back!
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Happy with emotional moments here and there
Looking forward to: Getting a real bump! I'm so over this in-between period where all I feel is fat and flabby
Something surprising about being pregnant: I never thought most things people said that happened during their pregnancies were true until now. Especially pregnancy/placenta brain! WOW...I have done some of the dumbest things, usually at work. It's scary how bad I've gotten!

Friday, February 7, 2014

15 weeks



How far along: 15 weeks
Maternity clothes: Maternity leggings are the most comfortable thing ever....not quite as flattering though......
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sleep is good, still waking up between 2am-4am and having a hard time getting back to sleep though
Best moment of the week:  Ultrasound to look at gender...someone knows but we're waiting a few more weeks to find out at our gender reveal party! (SAVE THE DATE - MARCH 2ND!)
Worst moment of the week: Horrible headache at work with no tylenol. And seeing pictures of myself at my nieces 1st birthday party...cried myself to sleep that night
Running/Working out: Still running, doing 1 hour of cardio and then about 20-30 minutes of weight lifting 4x week
Missing anything: After that headache I had this week...MOTRIN!
Movement: No
Cravings: Humus
Morning sickness: The nausea has gotten much better, now it only seems to come in random waves and luckily doesn't last all day. Looking forward to it hopefully being completely gone soon!
Energy level: Still pretty low, I am constantly tired
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Still emotional and lots of tears but mostly happy
Looking forward to: Feeling some of that movement we see during the ultrasounds!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

14 Weeks



How far along: 14 weeks
Maternity clothes: Mostly not, rocking yoga pants and sweat pants a lot lately
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sleeping okay, waking up more and more early in the morning and still having lots of dreams
Best moment of the week:  Getting Panera Bread (ham and cheese) for lunch two days in row!
Worst moment of the week: Being called fat "in a nice way".....people really do say the dumbest things to pregnant women. THINK before you SPEAK!
Running/Working out: Still running and working out, did some leg/squat/lunges and paid for that bad for two days in a row at work. Sitting on the toilet was a challenge!
Missing anything: Chewing gum
Movement: Not feeling any movement yet
Cravings: Panera Bread ham and cheese sandwiches and baked chips
Things making me queasy or sick: Breakfast foods that I used to LOVE
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Emotional....been quite the water works lately
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender (we plan on doing a gender reveal party in the next few weeks) and feeling movement!