Sunday, July 28, 2013

25 weeks

  We're house hunting today! I'm excited, and nervous. I feel like if we don't find something this week we'll be doomed. One of the houses we were supposed to look at today already went into contract after we scheduled the showing yesterday. Grr!! 

We also did our hospital tour on Wednesday which was SO exciting! I think it made Matthew and I both so much more excited to meet this little girl! I did get a bit nervous on the L&D floor thinking about what I'd have to go through before getting to the end goal though ;)

How far along? 25 weeks
How big is baby? The Bump says a cauliflower - I guess they mean a head of cauliflower? At our appointment on 8.19 she was weighing in at about 1.5 pounds!!   
Total weight gain: I haven't weighed myself on my scale lately, but I don't really care what it says. I'm guessing probably between 13-15 pounds?
Maternity clothes? Yes!!! 
Stretch marks? Nope! Feeling pretty happy about this so far!
Sleep:  I love sleeping.

Best moment this week: Watching Sadie have a dance party in my belly last night. It was preeeetty entertaining!!
Miss Anything? I can't think of anything I'm missing right now.

Movement: Lots of movement, and I love it!
Food cravings: I guess pancakes still because I had them for breakfast. Sadie loves them I think. I also am craving mint chocolate chip ice cream, but not the kind with the chocolate chunks, the kind with the tiny little chocolate chips.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: I had 2 nights this week where I just didn't feel great. I don't think it was morning sickness, or related to anything in general,  I just was feeling off. 
Gender: My sweet baby girl!
Labor Signs: No! I think I may have experienced some braxton hicks, but I really don't know if that's true or not.
Symptoms: Some back pain, CRAZY dreams. The kinds of dreams where you wake up and then make an attempt to dream about something else but then the same dream just continues on. I also had a dream that I had Sadie and she was 32" long, a normal birth weight, just incredibly long!!!!!! 
Belly Button in or out? Still an innie!

Wedding rings on or off? They are still on and loose most of the time. 
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Really happy! Minus the time I was angry yesterday and then just cried for no reason. Poor hubby. :)
Looking forward to: We have a childbirth course we're taking on Monday and Tuesday this week! That'll be interesting. I have a busy weekend next weekend with bridal showers and a bachelorette party, then 1 weekend off and after that it's busy  busy busy for the rest of the month of August! 

 25 week bump :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

24 Weeks!

Ok, so today I'm actually 24 weeks 2 days... but we had such a busy weekend I didn't get around to posting until now! 

I had Friday off work for my ultrasound and that kicked off one of the busiest weekends we've had in a while! Our ultrasound went well. Which I am so thankful for! I was incredibly nervous before the scan. My blood pressure was so high, I'm surprised they didn't want to admit me to the hospital or something! The CPC on Sadie's brain is gone! Wahoo!!! Such a relief. This is what I was mainly concerned about. Her left kidney is still dilated but our doctor said it's in the mild to moderate range and it's not anything she's worried about, but we'll go back in 5 weeks to check it out again. I think normally they expect something like this to resolve by birth but if it doesn't depending on the severity they will give antibiotics or in really severe cases, perform surgery on the little babes. We're praying that Sadie doesn't have to do either of these, and are glad we're being monitored so closely! 

After my ultrasound we went to Ikea! We have an Ikea store about 2 hours away and we had never been so we decided to check it out since we both have the day off. We were planning to get a crib we had seen online and a dresser. We ended up getting the dresser but not the crib. It wasn't what we were expecting so we'll keep looking! After Ikea I met my friend Kristin at the mall to look for a wedding day hair accessory for her upcoming wedding. Then Matthew and I went to his friends house for a going away party. 

Saturday I relaxed at home for a bit after running a few errands and then we went to the Columbus Jazz & Rib fest with our friends Kelli & Matt. It was fun, we didn't stay long because it was about to start down pouring, but this was the best year yet. It was overcast and I think that kept a lot of the crowds away because the lines weren't long at all! Plus, I got my funnel cake which is the only reason I really wanted to go in the first place. After the J&R Fest we went to another of Matthew's friends houses for a birthday party! 

On Sunday we had 2 birthday parties to attend which capped off our weekend. Matthew golfed earlier in the day and we were both exhausted by the time we got home at 6pm. My body was aching like I had just run a marathon. We are definitely taking it easy this weekend. 

Today I had my glucose screening at my doctor's office. I was super nervous about having to drink the Trutol. Especially at work (I was afraid it was going to come back up), but it wasn't really as bad as I was expecting it to be. I got it down in about 3 gulps and it stayed down! Wahoo! Now I'm just waiting on the results. I hope to get them tomorrow?!? I won't be a happy camper if I have to do the 3 hour test, that's for sure. My doctor seems to think I'll be fine though. We'll see. I also had to get the pertussis vaccine. I remember once someone told me that it hurts really bad. It didn't. I really need to stop listening to other people. I think they are just trying to scare me.

Now on to the bumpdate: 
How far along? 24 weeks
How big is baby? The Bump says a cantaloupe. Matthew agrees that it looks like I have a cantaloupe in my belly :)  
Total weight gain: It's going back and forth between 12-13 pounds. We won't mention what my doctor's scale said today but the MFM place had a completely different number (as did my scale) and I'm pretty sure I haven't gained 3+ pounds in 2 days.
Maternity clothes? Yes!!! 
Stretch marks? None!
Sleep:  I love sleeping.

Best moment this week: Seeing our baby girl at our ultrasound on Friday! I love love love seeing her move around in there!  
Miss Anything? Not missing anything right now!!

Movement: She moves around so much and I love every second of it!
Food cravings: Just had a craving for pancakes. That was resolved when I ate them for dinner a minute ago!  
Anything making you queasy or sick: NO!
Gender: Baby Girl!!
Labor Signs: Nope!
Symptoms: Some minor heart burn, the pulsing in my ear is still here but it's easy(ish) to ignore when I am busy. My back is slightly achy, but nothing to complain about. 
Belly Button in or out? Still an innie.

Wedding rings on or off? They are still on and loose most of the time. 
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy, happy, happy!
Looking forward to: We have a hospital tour on Wednesday! A celebratory dinner for my brother in law and FSIL tomorrow, and another ultrasound on 8/16! Excited for ultrasounds of my pregnant friends coming up in the next few weeks as well! Bridal showers and bachelorette parties galore coming up soon!
24w2d bump :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

23 Weeks

Practicing my Photoshop skills
This week I'm 23 weeks and have only 17 weeks left in my pregnancy! When I think about the remaining time in terms of months, November seems so far away. When I think that I only have 17 weeks left, it seems like a lot less time!! 
How far along? 23 weeks
How big is baby? The Bump says a grapefruit. I feel like the fruits are getting smaller. 
Total weight gain: Fluctuating between 11-12 lbs. I feel okay with this.
Maternity clothes? Yes - I love them. Looking for a cute black dress to wear to a bachelorette party or two in the next few weeks. Let me know if you see anything cute! 
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep:  I'm still sleeping really well. For those who know me, you know I never sleep in. I'm up by 7:30 or 8 at the latest. Yesterday I slept until 9:50. Holy cow!

Best moment this week: Lots more movement the past few nights!  
Miss Anything? Kenny Chesney's new song mentions beer with hints of lime. That makes me miss Pacifico.

Movement: Lots of movement last night and today!
Food cravings: Tiramisu!!! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: NO!
Gender: Baby Girl!!
Labor Signs: Nope!
Symptoms: I still have the pulsing in my ear, but it's less noticeable when I'm out and about. I've also been getting bouts of heartburn, but it's not unbearable.
Belly Button in or out? It's an innie... I give it probably 3-4 more weeks.

Wedding rings on or off? They are still on!
Happy or Moody most of the time:  So happy!!!
Looking forward to:
5 days until our ultrasound! Pending all goes well we'll head to Ikea after that. I'm excited to see my baby again, and to spend the day with my husband! We also have lots of fun events coming up. 2 birthday parties next weekend, 2 bridal showers and a bachelorette party the first weekend in August, another bachelorette party a few weeks later, and a wedding at the end of August! We also have a mini Dickson family vacation planned for the end of August. The next month and a half are going to fly by! 
Here's this weeks bump pic!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

22 Weeks

I'm 22 weeks and can't believe I have only 18 weeks left to go! It seems like a looong ways off, but with as busy as July and August are going to be... the next 8 weeks are going to fly by and then we'll have 10 left to go! That is SO crazy to think about!! :) 

How far along? 22 weeks
How big is baby? The bump says baby is the size of a papaya. I don't actually know if I've ever seen a papaya, so we'll go with it. 
Total weight gain: Still fluctuating between 9 and  10 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Yes!! 
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep:  I love sleeping. I have noticed that occasionally throughout the night I'll get a weird tingling/pain in my hip (whichever side I happen to be laying on). It feels similar to your arm/foot falling asleep but it's more painful and more annoying.

Best moment this week:  Nothing much happened this week in baby news. We had a great 4th of July long weekend and I'm sad to be going back to work on Monday. One of my friends had a doctor's appointment on Friday and had her first ultrasound and baby looks good and measuring right on track so that's about the best thing that happened this week!! :) 
Miss Anything? I can't really say I'm missing anything so far this week.

Movement: I haven't felt a ton of movement lately which makes me sad. I hope she starts wiggling around a bunch real soon!
Food cravings: No cravings to speak of right now!! :) 
Anything making you queasy or sick: NO!
Gender: Baby Girl!!
Labor Signs: Nope!
Symptoms: Just a random constant pulsing in my ear. I could really do without it. 
Belly Button in or out? It's still an innie. I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to say that.

Wedding rings on or off? They are still on!
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!!
Looking forward to: Less than 2 weeks until our next ultrasound. Time seriously couldn't be going slower. I unfortunately have been reading stories online and had a momentary freakout where I almost scheduled another 3D ultrasound just so I could see my little girl moving around and make sure everything was OK. Matthew was able to talk me down from the ledge and I really hope I can make it through the next two weeks until this ultrasound!! I wanted to wait to do another 3D ultrasound until 27/28 weeks! I also scheduled an infant/pediatric CPR class, our hospital tour, and a childbirth class so we have those every week during the month of July! I'm really looking forward to the infant/pediatric CPR class b/c that's a big fear of mine. And the hospital tour since I know next to nothing about the hospital we'll be delivering at and have only ever been there once for the birth of my friends son. She had a great experience and had no complaints so I'm hoping it will be the same for us! 

Teddy decided to make an appearance in this pic :)