Friday, December 30, 2011

23 Weeks Pregnant!

I am thoroughly enjoying this time off with my little boy. The first week was rough. I think all of the decorations around the house threw him. He was absolutely refusing to take naps (and believe me... I tried) but he was so tired that he would have breakdowns for the rest of the day. It made for a stressful, exhausting week. As soon as the decorations came down everything went back to normal. So strange. Now, come 1pm we are headed up the stairs without a fight. He lays in bed and I read to him until he falls asleep. This week has been MUCH easier and more enjoyable. It's important for me to get my naps too :).

On Christmas eve we put together Baby B's crib. It's beautiful. It's actually the crib (finish) we wanted to get Breckin but when I was pregnant with him it was on back order for 6 months. The crib is expresso colored wood, so it matches our bedroom set. The plan is for Baby B to stay in our room for 18 months like Breckin did, then she will move to her own room upstairs. At that time Breckin and Baby will switch furniture. The "cribs" are the same style but with different finishes and they convert all the way up to a twin beds (Breckin has it converted to a toddler bed right now). Breckin's furniture is white, which I think will look cuter in a girls room.. or at least the girls room I have in mind. When Baby B moves upstairs both rooms (I don't want Breckin to feel left out) will be redecorated. The expresso wood will look better in the room I have planed for Breckin. He has already been insisting that Baby B's bed is his bed. We keep telling him "That is your sister's bed" and he responds "No. That's Breckin's bed." This should be interesting. I guess it is a little peek into what we should expect. I know he will be a wonderful, loving big brother but I know we can expect some jealousy issues. He is a hardcore momma's boy. I will have to make sure I make lots and lots of one on one time with him.

What's going on with Baby B: Baby B has a sense of movement now and can feel as I move around. She can hear loud noises from outside the womb, like the vacuum. She should be about a foot long now.

Symptoms: Like always extreme exhaustion. I still have some headaches creep up on me but at least I know how to control them better now.

Cravings: Nothing

Birthday Predictions: April 23rd

Friday, December 23, 2011

22 Weeks Pregnant

What's going on with Baby B - On my counter it says that she is developing her sleep pattern and is sleeping 14-16 hours a day. If the times of day she is moving now is any indication of that times she will be awake when she is out this child is going to sleep very little and will be most active around 10pm. She should weigh over a pound at this point (considering she was 14 oz two weeks ago) and is about the size of a papaya or small doll. She also has a new found sense of touch.

Symptoms - I have been having some pressure and pain. I have been trying to take it easy but it is hard with a two year old who doesn't stop. I am tired but starting to nest at the same time. Unlike last time, when I nested by getting everything done around the house, I am getting stuff together for Breckin's (and one day Baby B's) homeschool preschool curriculum. I have been working on getting the house in order a little bit... I have cleaned out my closet to make room for Baby B's stuff.

Cravings - Sushi... I want it soo bad. Only 4 more months.

Birthday Prediction - April 23rd

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

21 Weeks Pregnant!!!

Not much to report this week. Today was my last day of the semester so I am off for two weeks now! It is going to be nice to have that time with my little boy.

What's going on with Baby B: Last week she was weighing about 14 oz so I assume she weighs a few more oz now. It's amazing... She has a lifetime of eggs in her ovaries now. Which means part of my future grandchildren are inside of me right now.

Symptoms: I am almost in control of my headaches. I am nesting a bit but I am completely exhausted.

Cravings: Nothing really

Birthday Prediction: April 23rd

Sunday, December 11, 2011

20 Weeks and 2 days Pregnant

I am a few days behind. After all of the celebrating on Friday after our ultrasound and my nesting spree and and the party we went to yesterday the blog post for this week was kinda put on the back burner.

Anyways, we had our 20 week ultrasound on Friday. Everything looked perfect, which is all you really want to hear. I had been anxious to hear what the baby was measuring at since at 20 weeks Breckin was measuring a week and half ahead. I was terrified that we would find that this baby was measuring just as much, if not more ahead than Breckin was. Thankfully though the baby was measuring at exactly 20 weeks!! I might have a NORMAL sized baby. Maybe I wont have to be induced because of size! I guess only time will tell but this at lease gives me hope. I am terrified of have the same (or worse) complications as last time.

The tech had to have me lay on my side for a little while to get the baby to move into a better position so she could get the last of the measurements and maybe see the gender more clearly. After a few minutes she finished the measurements then turned the screen towards us so we could see the baby. After seeing the beautiful face, finger and toes, she focused her attention on finding out the sex and sure enough the baby finally got into a favorable position and allowed us to see from a couple of different angles that it was a little GIRL! Kevin and I could not be happier that now we have our little boy and our little girl. It's just so perfect.

After leaving the doctor's office we went out and bought a ton of girl clothes from Babies R Us. We couldn't help ourselves they were having a sale on spring/summer clothes... which was perfect for us... So we went a little crazy. After we went to lunch then went to buy pink balloons for our gender reveal photo. And this is how we told our friends and family....

Nesting is kicking in now. Yesterday I cleaned out our closet to make room for all of Baby B's stuff. It was quite an ordeal because Kevin and I are both stuffers and there was a ton of stuff in the closet that had no business being in the closet. I plan to clean the baby clothes today and hang them up. Then we will likely move on to another room to organize.

Friday, December 2, 2011

19 Weeks Pregnant!

I'm almost halfway.... or quite possibly half way. Who knows. The doctor has said more than once "Watch, this baby will make his/her appearance at 38 weeks and we wont have to worry about size at all." So I guess we will see. I can't believe we are only a week away from finding out the gender. I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas. With Breckin I wasn't this anxious. I KNEW Breckin was a boy. There was no doubt in my mind. I didn't need anyone to TELL me. This one has me a little stumped. I have doubted myself a little. I have mostly felt boy, but is that because I have always told myself I was only going to have boys? Is everyone under the sun telling me this is a girl made me question my own intuition? I don't know... but I WILL in a week.... as long as the baby cooperates. I am taking OJ and chocolate with me to get the baby moving if need be. I am planning on doing a gender reveal shoot with Breckin that afternoon so don't expect to find out until after the family all gets their calls and I have a chance to edit at least one of the images to put up on facebook and the blog.... oh please let this week fly!

What's going on with Baby B: Baby B is about the size of a mango, weighing about 8.5 oz and measuring about 6 inches. I feel the baby everywhere and every movement so I am sure this baby is measuring big. The baby can hear my voice now and his/her brain is developing the sensory system.

Symptoms: I am getting control of the migraines. I need to catch them immediately to make them go away. Dr. Hirata has me taking in caffeine to help get rid of the headache. So I have been drinking green tea at the first sign of a migraine. Sometimes I am lucky and it goes away completely other times it just dulls it but anything is better than terrible, vision impairing headaches. Last night I had heartburn. I hope it doesn't become a normal thing.

Cravings: Nothing really.

Sex Predictions: This will be the last one of these!! And I think I am going to say.... boy.

Birthday Prediction: April 23rd