Friday, September 30, 2011

10 Weeks Pregnant

What's going on with Baby B - The baby is about the size of a prune or kumquat, about an inch and 1/4 long from crown to rump. Baby B's arm joints are working now and he/she is forming bones. B has completed his/her most critical time of development and has now entered the "fetal period" when the tissue and organs will start to grow rapidly. At 10 weeks B is swallowing liquids and is kicking around like crazy!

Symptoms - So tired still. I can barely get through my day... even with a nap on my days off. I went to bed at 8:30pm last night and slept until 7:30am (my wake up time is determined by Breckin). My nausea is still pretty annoying but it's worst when food is sitting in front of me. I am starting to get a bump.

Cravings - Eat? Do I have to? It's so upsetting... if a food is healthy for me I don't want it. I gag down veggies, and whole wheat really upsets my stomach. Both of these are things I normally love. I could eat broccoli ALL day long. Now it makes me gag. All I can think about is potato chips, pickles, and sweets. I haven't been indulging myself but I think it might be time to allow myself these things in moderation because right now I am barely eating.

Gender Predictions - I still say boy but I am STILL seeing the girl name everywhere. It's just not a common name. I went from rarely hearing it to hearing it everyday.

Birthday Predictions - I am sticking with April 23rd.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

9 weeks Pregnant

So much has happened this week. Monday night we had a bit of a scare. I bled a little and it was terrifying. We called the doctor's after hours number and she told me to just to rest, that it didn't seem to be bad enough for me to run into the ER and if I were to go to the ER I would likely sit there for hours and hours. I have to say, if you are going to have a scare like that it is nice to already have a scheduled doctors appointment the next day. Tuesday was our 8 week ultrasound, where we found out the baby was actually measuring 8 weeks 4 days.
This moved my due date to April 27th. It was so wonderful seeing a healthy little bean with a beautiful heartbeat (176). We met with the nurse after the ultrasound. She checked me and could see the bleeding was not serious. They also explained to me that this pregnancy would be treated differently than my pregnancy with Breckin. I will be tested twice for gestational diabetes and the baby's size will be monitored more closely. Thursday I get a call from the nurse telling me that they tested my sample for Group B Strep (I was positive at the end of my pregnancy with Breckin) and it came back positive. When you test positive this early in pregnancy it means your infection is really bad. I am on antibiotics now. And finally Friday I hit the 9 week mark.

What's going on with Baby B - The embryo is finally considered a fetus! He/She is an inch long and about the size of a grape or olive. The baby is looking more and more like a person.

Symptoms - I am so insanely tired. SO TIRED. Nausea. It's not insanely strong but is this underline nuisance all day. It's the worst whenever I sit down to eat so I haven't been able to eat all that much. My bump is growing and growing though. I only have one pair of pre-pregnancy pants that still fit (another low bump). My pants from my pregnancy with Breckin are still huge. For some reason I was convinced that my legs were going to get really fat in that pregnancy, so I bought a lot of loose fitting pants. My legs never grew so I was uncomfortable and constantly pulling my pants up. Mom took me shopping this weekend and got be a pair of work pants and jeans that fit perfectly and are SO comfortable. They will be able to grow with me since I can wear the belly in different ways.

Cravings - Lemon juice, lemon juice, lemon juice

Gender Prediction - Boy... I'm having another big baby. This is a boy

Birthday Prediction - April 23. It's interesting that my last birthday prediction turned into my new due date. They have made it clear that they are going to induce me so I think that Monday before the the due date will be my baby's birthday.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

8 Weeks Pregnant

My ultrasound is the day after tomorrow! I am so tired of this wait!!

What's going on with Baby B - The baby is the size of a kidney bean or raspberry. The baby is constantly moving at this point and has webbed fingers and toes. The good news is that the baby's tail is almost gone.

Symptoms - Ehhhh! My symptoms have completely disappeared today! It's so worrisome. No nausea... NOTHING. I've been fighting this wicked cold/allergies. It is making things so difficult. I can barely breath! I have been doing everything I can to fight it though... minus medicine. I think it's helping because today I can breath out of one nostril and I have been sneezing up a storm, which brings a few minutes of clear breathing each time.

Cravings - No real cravings yet. I have been wanting lemon juice and I have finally allowed myself to have it this week, even though it is bad for my teeth, because it's full of vitamin C and can help my cold.

Gender Prediction - I think my gender prediction is wavering. I am not as confident that it is a little boy anymore. I still feel stronger that it's a boy but hmmm.... I don't know.

Birthday Prediction - My birthday predication remains the same... April 27th.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

7 Weeks Pregnant

We are a little over a week from our first ultrasound. It's dragging so slowly! I just want to see that healthy little heartbeat and the wait is torture. Hopefully this week will fly by....

What's going on with Baby B
- The baby has doubled it's size since last week. The baby should be measuring around a half an inch this week, the size of a blueberry. The baby is developing little hands and feet, which at the moment look like little paddles. The two hemispheres of the baby's brain are developing.

Symptoms - My nausea keeps going in and out. It's so funny, when I'm nauseous I am miserable and I want it to stop but once it stops I worry that something is going wrong and I want it to come back. I've been cramping still. It gets very strong and painful sometimes. Hopefully this worry will end with the ultrasound. It's just the unknown that is so scary right now.

Cravings - No real cravings right now. I had a small glass of lemon juice last night, which is a childhood craving for me. I also have been wanting chicken fingers, which is a craving I had quite a bit with Breckin. Most mornings all I want is a piece of fruit.

Gender Prediction - I still think it's a boy but I have been seeing signs that it's a girl everywhere. The name that we have picked for our little girl is not very common but I have been seeing it everywhere recently.

Birthday Prediction - My birthday prediction is still April 27th.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

6 Weeks Pregnant

I am about six weeks along today! I decided from now on my weekly updates will have five categories; What's going on with Baby B, Symptoms, Cravings, Gender Prediction, and Birthday Prediction. I also decided that I will refer to this baby as Baby B, since the baby's name will begin with a B either way.

What's going on with Baby B - The baby is about a quarter of an inch long, the size of a sweet pea or lentil! This week the baby is developing his/her nose, mouth and ears. The baby's heart might be beating at this point. If it's not now, it will be within the next few days. The baby's intestines and lungs are also developing. Baby B is also busy forming his/her pituitary gland, brain, muscles and bones. So much is happening! It amazes to think all of this is going on inside of me. Being the second pregnancy doesn't make this any less amazing.

Symptoms - Holly Molly Nausea!! I have had some consistent all day nausea the last two days. There is a stomach thing going around school. I really hope this is morning sickness though. I want to know that this is a healthy pregnancy and that the baby is growing. I continue to be insanely tired. I can never get enough rest. I have had constant dull cramps. I have also had some sharp cramps and sharp pains in my back which really scare me. I am so terrified that I am going to miscarry. I am trying to focus on the morning sickness as a good sign, rather than the sharp pains as a bad sign.

Cravings - Some foods sound good for about a second before the thought of eating makes me nauseous. I was craving chicken salad, so we picked some up at Whole Foods yesterday. It tasted AMAZING. I had it on their organic french bread and it was probably the best chicken salad sandwich I have ever had. Unfortunately I was nauseous the entire time I was eating, so I didn't get to enjoy it fully. We found this awesome recipe for these super special chocolate chip cookies. You have to let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 24 hours. I hope by the time we make them tonight I will be able to eat them.

Gender Prediction - I decided to include this category so I can make a weekly prediction about this child's gender. With Breckin I was so sure he was a boy. I saw that line come up on the pregnancy test and I thought "There's my boy!" I had that same feeling this time. It will be interesting to see if I remain this sure up until my 20 week scan.

Birthday Prediction - I assume this baby will be induced early. Dr. Hirata said I would be watched more closely this time and the baby will not be allowed to grow bigger than Breckin was at birth. My labor was pretty dangerous with Breckin and it could have been far more dangerous if he was allowed to grow any larger. My estimate due date according to my LMP is April 29th, but like I have said before this might change at the first ultrasound since I ovulated a little later than normal. Either way I believe this baby will be born before April 29th. My friend Kim's birthday is April 27th and since my babies like to be born on my friend's birthdays (Breckin was born on Lauren's birthday, Oct 5th) I am predicting that this baby will be born on April 27th.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Could it be starting?!?!

Morning sickness that is... I was feeling kinda nauseous before bed last night and I have felt this underlying dizziness and nausea all day. I have also been pretty crampy and my hips ache. There seems to be a stomach thing going around school, so I wonder if this is that and not morning sickness. I have been a little concerned because my only pregnancy symptoms have been cramping and fatigue. I am so scared that this isn't a viable pregnancy. I just want it to be Sept 20th already, so I can have my first ultrasound. I can at least relax a little after that.