Tuesday, January 22, 2013

24 + 25 weeks

How far along: 25 weeks and 5 days

Size of baby: approx 9.2 inches and 2 lbs The size of an eggplant!

Gender: A sweet little boy

Movement: Kicking, rolling and poking my ribs all day long. And I love every minute of it.

Sleep: We realized that if we make Lucy sleep in the living room that we both sleep MUCH better (she snores and makes weird noises all night) so we are working on keeping her in there. She is not so happy about it but Mama needs her sleep.

Maternity clothes: Pretty much maternity everything.

Symptoms: Started having some "cervical pressure" as my doctor called it. Not a very good feeling but they checked everything and she said all is normal.

Aversions: The thought of a chicken breast makes me want to puke.

Cravings: Roasted Chicken Club (makes no sense considering my aversion to chicken) from Brixx and chocolate milk.

What I Miss: Nothing really this week.

Best moment this week: Getting to see him at our 25 week ultrasound with Presby Maternal Fetal Medicine. He has gotten so big and had the sweetest little profile! And the best part was that we found out he has a perfect healthy heart. Sayer was born with a heart condition that baby could have had. We are so thankful the baby is healthy and now we just cant wait for May to get here!

What I am looking forward to: My shower in March. Katie and Grace (along with other friends and family) are throwing my baby shower and they have started planning everything. I am so excited for it to be here! It is going to be so great to have all of those people I love in the same room. Plus, who doesnt love presents?!

24 weeks
25 weeks

Monday, January 7, 2013

23 weeks

How far along: 23 weeks and 4 days

Size of baby: aprox 8.5 inches and 1.5 lbs The size of an ear of corn!

Total weight gain: approx 10lbs. Don't know how much longer I will be sharing this info.

Gender: A sweet little boy :)

Movement: Lots of kicks. I think we have a little soccer player on our hands.

Sleep: Has been pretty good this week. I am still up multiple times to use the bathroom but falling back asleep and getting comfortable is much easier the past week or so.

Maternity clothes: yes and some non-maternity tops and dresses. I don't know how much longer I will be able to do this. This belly is growing a ton lately.

Symptoms: Nothing really. Just feeling large. Is that a symptom?

Aversions: none

Cravings: chocolate milk and cheese (this may have something to do with why I feel large)

What I Miss: Nothing lately. Just very happy to be pregnant with a healthy baby. Ok maybe red wine just a little.

Best moment this week: Getting his coming home outfit in the mail. I ordered a really sweet onesie and booties and I can't wait to bring our sweet boy home in it.

What I am looking forward to: 2 doctors appointments next week. We have our last appointment with Presby Maternal Fetal Medicine to check the babys heart and I also have my monthly appointment with my regular OB. We will have an ultrasound at the MFM appt and I am so excited to see him. We have not seen him since about 16 and a half weeks so a lot has changed since then.

Baby Nixon's coming home outfit and my 23 week bump

Thursday, January 3, 2013

22 weeks

Happy New Year!! 2013 will no doubt be an amazing year. 2012 was a very hard and trying time for us and I must say I am glad it is over. I am looking forward to all the changes and exciting things to come.

How far along: 22 weeks and 5 days ( I started this a few days ago. I am 23 weeks now but of course I am behind on posting)

Size of baby: aprox 8 inches and 1.2 lbs

Total weight gain: 8-9 lbs

Gender: A sweet little boy :)

Movement: Lots of movement. This is one active little boy already.

Sleep: I have had a few good nights of sleep and it has been glorious.

Maternity clothes: ALL maternity pants (how will I ever wear regular jeans after this?) and a mix of maternity and non-maternity tops/dresses

Symptoms: I am feeling good this week! no major symptoms.

Aversions: none.

Cravings: I took the chocolate milk thing to a new level and bought a bottle of chocolate syrup. No more of that pre-mixed stuff.

What I Miss: Nothing. Feeling very blessed to be pregnant with this sweet little boy.

Best moment this week: New Years Eve with Sayer and our sweet friends. It was my favorite New Years to date. So many great memories and baby boy was jumping around all night.

What I am looking forward to: Working on his nursery. I am not setting anything up yet because we are still looking for a house but I have decided on the look I want and have started to order things for his little space. I can't wait to see it all come together.

Here is a pic of the belly at 22 weeks.