Monday, August 10, 2015

Teeny Peep Bumpdate- Weeks 10-12

I’m trying my best to catch up with these posts so that they are better and in real-time for you.  Again, so what I’ve posted today is more than a month behind, but we’re getting there :-)
Date: 6/27/15
How far along: 10 weeks
Fruit-size comparison: A prune
Developmental milestones: It's hard to believe that all of the major stuff is there, and that for the next 30 weeks he/she will just be fattening up.  Feels like an accomplishment in and of itself.  Teeny Peep is growing bone cells now and will be growing a lot over the next 3 weeks.  He or she is beginning to swallow, wiggling around, growing finger nails and losing the webbing between the fingers and toes.
Maternity clothes: In the morning you can't see a bump, but by the end of the day you can definitely see a baby bump poking out. I got called out this week about being pregnant and I couldn't lie lol I love love love having a baby bump.  I'm rocking leggings and yoga pants most of the time, but for comfort sake if I'm wearing shorts they are maternity shorts.
Weight gain:  None yet since I lost 4 lbs last week.
Stretch Marks: I've got plenty of kisses from heaven from carrying Dutch.  I applied lotions and such daily with that pregnancy, but to be honest I don't think I'm even going to try to prevent future stretch  marks.  I absolutely love these badges of honor and I'm so proud to wear them.
Sleep: I have had some insane dreams for the past few weeks.  Most of the dreams involve guns and a lot of fear. I usually wake up with tears on my pillow.  I've heard of women having crazy pregnancy dreams and this has definitely been me lately.  Eeeek scary!
Best moment of the week: Finding my hand occasionally resting on my belly.  It's so amazing how quickly the body begins to respond so automatically to pregnancy.  It's so innate and beautiful.
Movement: Not yet, but I'm looking forward to it :-)
Cravings: Oh goodness hahaha I don't know if I'm having cravings so much as I'm being soooooo picky about food right now.  Smells will throw me off in a major way so I really have to "be in the mood" for something to eat, and when I want to eat we better eat now or I will be sick.  I want savory things like mashed potatoes.  Oh and I think I would kill for a sub and lettuce wraps......reminds me of my pregnancy with Dutch :-)  I'm insanely hungry but as soon as I eat, I pick at my food like a bird and probably only consume about 5 bites.  See I'm being picky!
Gender: Last week I was thinking girl because I was so sick.  This week I'm thinking boy again because of my food cravings.
Belly button in or out: Innie
Wedding ring: On
Anything making you queasy/sick:  My stomach getting even remotely empty makes me so nauseous.
What I miss: Nothing!
What I’m looking forward to: We have a doctors appointment this Thursday and I'm very much looking forward to hearing a strong heartbeat and hopefully seeing a much bigger and stronger baby!  This week we’re planning on letting the cat out of the bag about the baby :-)
Labor signs: Nope, and I'm totally okay with that.
Symptoms: Nausea and fatigue, but nothing like it was last week.  Oh and heartburn has certainly reared its ugly face again.  I'm skipping the Tums and going straight to the serious stuff.  I learned last time that Tums are child's play with pregnancy heartburn, and I'm going with ranitidine.
Nursery: There isn't going to be a new nursery.  We plan on having Dutch and Teeny Peep share a room.  It's not that we don't have the space; we do have another bedroom, but we would like our kiddos to share a room when they are younger.  We're thinking this will be a great opportunity to continue building character with our children.  And to be honest, Dutch didn't move into his nursery until he was eight months old so the new baby will probably stay in our room about the same amount of time and then we will do a transition of some sort.  Of course we don't know what it is like to have two children and exactly what it will be like, but this is how we think we are going to try to start.
Emotions: I think because last week was just so bad, and I was so sick and so tired that I was a hormonal train wreck.  This week has been so much better and more balanced.  I'm really praying hard for good results this Thursday at the doctor and after that we plan on sharing our great news, and I'm looking forward to sharing!

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11 weeks
Date: 7/5/15
How far along: 11 weeks
Fruit-size comparison: A lime
Developmental milestones: The bones are beginning to get harder, the baby is getting tooth buds under the gums, and nail beds are forming.
Maternity clothes: In the morning you can't see a bump, but by the end of the day you can definitely see a baby bump poking out. I got called out twice this week about being pregnant by strangers: a woman at the 4th of July party and our waiter at a restaurant.  I love love love having a baby bump.  I'm rocking leggings and yoga pants most of the time, but for comfort sake if I'm wearing shorts they are maternity shorts.
Weight gain:  None yet.  Still 6 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight with Dutch and 2 under my pre-pregnancy weight with Teeny Peep.  Doctor said I need to start eating more and gaining weight (this is a first in my life! Ha!)
Stretch Marks: I've got plenty of kisses from heaven from carrying Dutch.  I applied lotions and such daily with that pregnancy, but to be honest I don't think I'm even going to try to prevent future stretch  marks.  I absolutely love these badges of honor and I'm so proud to wear them.
Sleep: When I sleep I am sleeping hard.  I get up about 3x a night to use the restroom
Best moment of the week: By far the best moment of the week was getting to see our baby at our doctors appointment.  It initially started out as a really bad appointment because the nurse couldn't find the heartbeat with several machines for about 45 minutes.  I was hysterical.  I mean I was already worried about the appointment before it even started because our last appointment had been so concerning with the baby being too small and the heartbeat being too slow, so not getting a heartbeat just had me in tears (I used the entire box of tissues in the doctors office!).  But the doctor finally found the heartbeat (164... at this same stage Dutch's was 168).  We saw the baby moving his/her legs around a lot, like the baby was swimming freestyle.  Lots of kicking and a beautiful brain and spine.  We were so delighted to see this baby moving around and looking so great.  Doctor said that the legs are super long already (a week ahead of schedule....Dutch was a the same way), which makes me smile so much knowing that this baby is already so much like his/her daddy :-)
Movement: Not yet, but I'm looking forward to it :-)
Cravings: I'm still very sensitive to smells and very picky about my food choices but I am getting a lot better.  I'm trying to eat more small meals, which is good because I can't eat large (or even medium meals anymore because I get full too fast).
Gender: After our appointment this week, the Mr. and I are both feeling like it's a boy.  We will probably find out in the next month or so.
Belly button in or out: Innie
Wedding ring: On....but I will say my fingers sure did swell on the 4th of July weekend.  My little sausage fingers couldn't take the heat.
Anything making you queasy/sick:  My stomach getting even remotely empty makes me so nauseous.  I had a few moments this week where I just couldn’t get to food fast enough (forgetting or not enough time) and I have gotten sick at the sink in the kitchen too many times to count (gross, I know).  If I get too tired, too hot, or too hungry I get sick.  Pregnancy sure is glamorous sometimes lol
What I miss: Nothing!
What I’m looking forward to: After our great report I am definitely looking forward to sharing our good news :-)
Labor signs: Nope, and I'm totally okay with that.
Symptoms: Minor nausea, fatigue, swelling, lots of potty breaks, some heartburn, occasional achy back....but really nothing super major
Nursery: There isn't going to be a new nursery.  We plan on having Dutch and Teeny Peep share a room.  It's not that we don't have the space; we do have another bedroom, but we would like our kiddos to share a room when they are younger.  We're thinking this will be a great opportunity to continue building character with our children.  And to be honest, Dutch didn't move into his nursery until he was eight months old so the new baby will probably stay in our room about the same amount of time and then we will do a transition of some sort.  Of course we don't know what it is like to have two children and exactly what it will be like, but this is how we think we are going to try to start.
Emotions: I think I've been pretty balanced this week. Not too much up and down with my emotions, though I do occasionally get teary-eyed (e.g. when the 4th of July parade started I cried because I was just having so much fun and joy watching Dutch discover all of the fun aspects of a parade). 

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Date: 7/11/15
How far along: 12 weeks
Fruit-size comparison: A plum! We have a plum!
Developmental milestones: All of the major systems have developed!  That's a major milestone which makes me very happy!  I can't wait to see them at our anatomy scan.  Of course they need time to fatten up, but the fact that they're established is very exciting.
Maternity clothes: I've definitely popped.  There is no hiding this bump; my body doesn't like to hide pregnancy.  I'm mostly in yoga pants or leggings but if I put real clothes on they are maternity clothes.
Weight gain:  While my bump is growing I am down 9 lbs.  My doc isn't very happy about that, but I just can't eat much these days.  I'm lighter than I've been in years; I'm lighter than I was before I started fertility treatments years ago!  It's weird to think I'm losing so much weight being pregnant and yet the bump is still growing.  Pretty crazy!  Hopefully in a few weeks I can start gaining weight again.
Stretch Marks: I've got plenty of kisses from heaven from carrying Dutch.  I applied lotions and such daily with that pregnancy, but to be honest I don't think I'm even going to try to prevent future stretch  marks.  I absolutely love these badges of honor and I'm so proud to wear them.
Sleep: My back has been killing me.  I'm sleeping on my left side and I've got a pillow in between my legs (the official pregnant sleeping position), but I think the weight of my belly is pulling at night.  I never had this with Dutch, so this was a first for me.  I did some research and found that instead of just hugging a pillow it's better to wedge it between the bed and my belly.  This has worked miracles for my sleep! Thank you Dr. Google!
Best moment of the week: I know this is controversial topic, but just like when I was pregnant with Dutch, I love when other people see my bump and want to touch it.  I absolutely LOVE sharing the joy of pregnancy with others, even strangers. I know how precious this gift is and I cherish it and want to share the joy with others.  So when a lady at HEB asked about this baby I was thrilled to share this baby with her.
Movement: Not yet, but I'm looking forward to it :-)  I've read that you feel your second baby about 4 weeks earlier than your first.  I felt Dutch at 19 weeks, so that means I've got about 3 weeks until I get to feel him/her move :-)
Cravings: It's hard for me to want to eat anything, but one night this week I laid awake from 3am to 4am thinking about deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese.  I wanted them so bad.  When the Mr woke up, he asked me what I was doing and all I could respond was "I want deviled eggs" hahahaha
Gender: I did the pee on baking soda test last week and it didn't fizz which means girl……….  
Belly button in or out: Innie
Wedding ring: On and extra shiney since my hubby had it cleaned for me :-)
Anything making you queasy/sick: Everything and nothing.  I'm just sick all the time.
What I miss: Nothing!
What I’m looking forward to: Seeing our baby at the anatomy scan appointment.  I want to see him or her wiggling around perfectly healthy and happy.
Labor signs: Nope, and I'm totally okay with that.
Symptoms: We had our second breakthrough bleeding and cramping scare with this pregnancy last weekend.  So I'm officially back on pelvic rest and trying to take it easy.  Pelvic rest is pretty much a step away from bed rest.  It just means that I can't lift anything, no strenuous activity, no exercise, etc. Other than that I'm sick, fatigued, and pee a lot.  
Nursery: There isn't going to be a new nursery.  We plan on having Dutch and Teeny Peep share a room.  It's not that we don't have the space; we do have another bedroom, but we would like our kiddos to share a room when they are younger.  We're thinking this will be a great opportunity to continue building character with our children.  And to be honest, Dutch didn't move into his nursery until he was eight months old so the new baby will probably stay in our room about the same amount of time and then we will do a transition of some sort.  Of course we don't know what it is like to have two children and exactly what it will be like, but this is how we think we are going to try to start.
Emotions: Between being sick, and our pregnancy scare this week, announcing to the world that God has blessed us with another baby, and Dutch having surgery, I have been on a roller coaster of emotions.  I've cried a lot this week for both good and scary reasons.  Hopefully this upcoming week if there are a lot of tears it's because of happy things.

2 comments:

April Lynn | Our Little Loves said...

So exciting!!

So did you get the deviled eggs? Lol

April Lynn | Our Little Loves said...

So exciting!!

So did you get the deviled eggs? Lol

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