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Monday, December 1, 2014

So...Pregnancy.....

It has seriously been forever since I've posted, but I SWEAR I'll get back on a somewhat more normal schedule. I had my anatomy scan today, and I found out...

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We are beyond thrilled to have another little girl in the house (yes, Gracie counts).  Poor George will be so outnumbered, but I know that this little one already has her dad wrapped around her little finger.

I have so so so much stuff to post, so I'm thinking of just catching you up until now, which is 21 weeks. So I've been keeping very irregular "Bumpdates" pregnancy updates, but here's what I've got so far.

5 WEEKS


How Far Along? 5 weeks

Size of Baby: Apple Seed

Gender: Wait, there’s a baby inside me, and it’s going to be a girl or boy?

Weight Gain: Nothing

Maternity Clothes: Not even close, but I do feel like I’m growing a pretty sweet muffin top.

Nursery: Haven’t even thought about it

Movement: Not even close.

Symptoms: Kind of crampy sometimes.  Crazy after dinner heartburn that wraps up around my left shoulder and neck. Hurts to breathe in.  Odd.

Sleep: Depending on my heartburn situation, pretty well.

Cravings: None really, but hungrier than normal.

What I Miss:  Nigiri…fo’sho.

Best Moment This Week: Telling my parents the news. 

Looking Forward To: Getting my follow up blood work to make sure the baby is growing and my hormone levels are rising.  I’m a little neurotic.

9 Weeks

How far along: 9 Weeks

Baby Size: Green Olive

Weight gain: Was down a few pounds last week, haven’t weighed myself

Maternity clothes: No way

Stretch marks: With my luck… probably. But actually no.

Sleep: Sleeping like a baby

Gender: I totally think it’s a girl

Movement: Too early 

Best moment this week: Having a few vomit-free days.

Looking forward to: Getting out of the freaking first trimester.  I just want to be able to eat.

Food cravings: None…wait, does Zofran count?

Anything making you queasy or sick: Everything.  Mostly the smell of our refrigerator (which no one else smells except me).  A few days ago, I walked past it, got a whiff (door was closed) and immediately started vomiting.  Ridiculous…

Labor Signs: No

What I miss: Eating and drinking

Symptoms: Extreme nausea, vomiting, and overall feeling like crap

Nursery: Haven’t even thought about it

Belly Button in or out? In, but surrounded by muffin top

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Anxious to feel better, nervous about being one of those pregnant ladies that feels like this their entire pregnancy.

11 Weeks

How far along: 11 Weeks

Baby Size: Lime

Weight gain: +1 pound

Maternity clothes: No, but doing the rubber band trick with my jeans.  They’re a little tight when sitting

Stretch marks: No, but I honestly haven’t been looking

Sleep: Waking up to pee once a night, but falling back asleep immediately

Gender: I’m 98% that it’s a girl

Movement: Can’t wait for this

Best moment this week: My nuchal translucency scan.  Seeing the baby kicking and moving its little arms was amazing.  They also were able to try out some new, super HD ultrasound machine out on me.  I got some great pictures.

Looking forward to: Getting out of the freaking first trimester.  I’m ready to be that ravenous pregnant lady.

Food cravings: None really.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of the fridge and garage make me nauseous.  Having really good days mixed with some bad days.  It is thankfully getting better.

Labor Signs: No

What I miss: Running

Symptoms: Nausea and fatigue

Nursery: Pinning a few ideas on my secret Pinterest board

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Feeling happier that I’m having some good days.  Loving hearing the baby’s heartbeat at appointments.

12 Weeks




13 Weeks


George and I went to Mexico with some of our friends from Indy.  We had such a great time!


This is me pretending to be unhappy about being the pregnant beer mule. :)


14 Weeks

Yup..in my PJs.  No shame.

17 Weeks

How far along: 17 Weeks

Baby Size: Onion?

Weight gain: Ummm….I’d prefer not  to say L

Maternity clothes: I broke down and bought a couple of shirts.  I’m starting to have a bit of a “riding up” problem

Stretch marks: Not that I know of

Sleep: Bought a Snoogle, but it’s so hard to roll over.  Sleeping OK.

Gender: Long story short, thought it was a girl, then was told it was a boy (by a few techs that were just guessing at 12 weeks), looked at work and am convinced it’s a girl again.  AH!

Movement: If I eat something sugary, I’ll feel a tiny little kick or something. Usually only once or twice a day if I’m sitting or laying completely still

Best moment this week: Realizing that I MAY be done throwing up. *knocks on wood

Looking forward to: Not being in that awkward, “is she chunky or pregnant?” phase

Food cravings: Something sugary helps my nausea

Anything making you queasy or sick: Riding in the car for long periods of time

Labor Signs: No

What I miss: Running

Symptoms: Nausea and fatigue, some back pain every once in a while

Nursery: Wont really start planning until I find out the gender

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Feeling happy, but tired.  I’m always looking forward to feeling a little kick.

18 Weeks

Dressed the bump up for a charity event

19 Weeks


George and I took his parents to Arizona for their 40th wedding anniversary.  We both enjoyed the warm weather, and I loved running on the beautiful trails.


Virgin prickly pear margarita...delicious!


How precious are they?

21 Weeks

How Far Along? 21 weeks

Size of Baby: 14 oz

Gender: GIRL!!!

Weight Gain: Yes…. Technically “on track” but not happy about it

Maternity Clothes: Maternity shirts for sure, but still wearing non maternity jeans and leggings. Jeans work if they’re unbuttoned and unzipped, so I have to wear a long shirt. J

Stretch marks: None as of yet, but my mom said she got a few in month 7.  I’ll be on the look out!

Nursery: Starting to get the ball rolling. I have a few strong ideas pinned on Pinterest

Movement: Lots of kicks and punches.  She is pretty active!

Symptoms: Nothing! I’m feeling great! So happy to be able to run again.

Sleep: Sleeping well most nights, some nights are harder because my hips will go so numb that they hurt.

Cravings: Fresh fruits and veggies.  Lots of clementines, celery, and carrots.

What I Miss:  Being “in shape”

Best Moment This Week: Finding out the gender at my anatomy scan.  It was so awesome to see our baby girl moving around.  I have a really cute picture of a yawn. 

Looking Forward To: The holidays! Christmas time is a little more fun knowing that next year, we will have a little baby.


She's pretty cute already, right?


So I'm hoping to do some fun Christmas decorating and gift giving posts.  So, if you're all baby'd out... there are other things coming your way. 

That's all for now!

22 comments :

  1. Congrats momma!!!! Babies are so much fun. You look amazing

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  2. Congratulations! I was on Zofran too with my boy. Glad you are feeling better!

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  3. Congratulations! So exciting... and you look super cute!!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. She's going to be gorgeous!!! and daddy's dream.
    Congratulations again!

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  5. Congratulations! You look beautiful!!
    xoxo
    Rachel

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  6. Congratulations! You look amazing - don't even worry about that weight girl! That picture of her is so clear! Amazing!!

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  7. So exciting!!! I just knew from the beginning with my first that it was a girl and this time around I had a pretty good idea she was a girl and I was right both times! Glad you are feeling better!

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  8. Congrats!! I knew with both my kids before the anatomy scans what sex they were going to be. Just a gut instinct strongly one way or another - sounds like you knew from the beginning too! How exciting!! You look wonderful, so don't worry about the weight gain, it will come off pretty quickly! I gained 35 with the first and all but 10 lbs came off in the first month post-partum. With my 2nd, I only gained 25 and I was back to pre-pregnancy weight by 6 weeks post-partum - albeit with a less toned tummy :( I'm still working on that almost 6 months later!

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  9. Congrats! I bought the Bella Band for my 2nd pregnancy and it was amazing. It is a stretchy band (you can buy it in different colors, lace trim, etc.) that you pull on over your unbuttoned pants and it holds them up. I always felt that maternity pants didn't fit right and this allowed me to wear my pre-preg clothes. And it is great for after baby is born.

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  10. Congrats on the girl. You rock being pregnant, you look amazing.

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  11. Congrats!! On the girl, and being out of the hell that is the first trimester!!

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  12. Love your itty bitty baby bump! Congrats to you both. I know it will be a beautiful baby girl!

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  13. You look so cute with your bump! Glad you are finally able to eat and run I am sure that makes you feel a little better. Congrats on it being a girl. Poor George will be outnumbered for sure!

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  14. You're one hot pregnant woman!! So happy you're having a girl!!

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  15. OH MY GOSH you are so stinking cute! I love when you post. Please keep it up :) And yay for a little girl! Glad you're not feeling sick anymore. That sounds awful. How's the house? Do you love it?

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  16. Love following your Mama log! So excited for you, George, & Gracie! You look fabulous!

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  17. Yay! Baby updates! SO excited for you guys.

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  18. Love this! SOOOO glad you are finally feeling better!!! I think you look great!!! I feel your pain in the weight department... I literally had a hysterical meltdown yesterday about my weight gain! Haha! And YAY for a girl!!! :) :) :) Congrats!!!

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  19. Congratulations on making it safely to this point in your pregnancy. What an exciting time! May the remainder of your pregnancy be smooth and trouble-free. 4d ultrasound

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  20. Wow, congratulations!!!!! A boy! Must be so amazing to see in 4D too :) Pregnancy Scan Melbourne| Ultrasound Melbourne

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