Monday, November 28, 2016

14 Weeks

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How Far Along: 14 weeks and 2 days

Size of Baby: According to The Bump, the baby is about 3.4 inches long and weighs about 1.5 ounces.

Gender: It's a girl!! We even have a first name picked...Sadie! We put it on our Christmas card, so it's pretty official. :) We're still working on a middle name, though. It took us forever to pick Emery's middle name, too.

Maternity Clothes: Yep. I can get away with several of my pre-pregnancy shirts, but maternity jeans and leggings are a must.

Wedding Rings On/Off: On

Stretch Marks: None yet...I've got to start using the belly butter again!

Sleep: I'm sleeping great! I'm still taking the minimum dose of the nausea medicine which makes me sleepy, so that helps.

Cravings/Aversions: Food is finally sounding good again! Yay!!! I haven't really had any super specific cravings or aversions lately. Lots of things are sounding good to me!

Symptoms: I'm honestly feeling pretty normal compared to the first 10 weeks. I was worried for a while because the first trimester was so hard. The only symptoms I'm really noticing right now is that I get short of breath very quickly and I get tired if I stand too long. Other than that, I'm feeling pretty good!

Movement: I feel like I *might* have felt a little something about a week or so ago. It felt like a little worm wiggling around. I'm not sure if it was really her or not, but I think it was. I can't wait for those undeniable kicks and wiggles! 

Mood: I'm feeling happy! And emotional...of course. We were watching the Iron Bowl over the weekend and they did a little tribute to one of the announcers who was retiring. I don't even like this announcer, and I found myself getting teary eyed! 

What I Miss: I have had random thoughts that I'd like a steak, but I don't really like them well done, so I'll have to wait. But it's not like a crazy craving, so I can't say I'm really missing anything too much!

Looking Forward To: Feeling the first "official" kicks!

Best Moment This Week: Starting to feel like myself again has been wonderful!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

12 Weeks

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How Far Along: 12 weeks and 3 days

Size of Baby: According to The Bump, the baby is the size of a plum, 2.1 inches long, and weighs about half an ounce.

Gender: It's a girl!! We did the genetic testing which also tests for gender, and we got the results a few days ago. We're so excited to have another sweet girl! And also that we have so much of what we'll need already! Emery said all along that she wanted a baby "bruver", but she seems perfectly fine with having a baby "sisser". :)

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes. My pre-pregnancy clothes are pretty much a thing of the past already. Maternity leggings are my favorite right now.

Wedding Rings On/Off: On

Stretch Marks: None yet

Sleep: My sleep was terrible for a while. A few days before I found out I was pregnant, I started waking up in the middle of the night and it would take me forever to go back to sleep. I'd be wide awake and yet so tired. It was so frustrating!! That pretty much continued until 10 weeks when I had to start taking medicine for nausea. I take the medicine at night and it makes me really sleepy, so that's been helping a lot with my sleep!

Cravings/Aversions: I was dealing with some really bad nausea from about 6-10 weeks (when I started medicine) and hardly anything sounded good at all. Some days I could barely eat toast. I went through a phase around 9 weeks where Arby's roast beef sandwiches were pretty much the only thing I wanted...and I ate them quite often! So weird! I'm normally a big chocolate person and I haven't really cared anything about it...which is disappointing because we had a ton of Halloween candy left. Sour candy is what I've been wanting--Sweet Tarts, Spree, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, Starburst are all favorites right now.

Symptoms: I had terrible fatigue and nausea for a while, but the medicine helped both of those. I'm still tired, but not like a few weeks ago. I get out breath quicker, even though it seems way too early for that. I also had ligament pain a few days ago, but that hasn't been consistent. I'm definitely starting to get to the point where I'm feeling more normal!

Movement: Nothing yet!

Mood: I'm feeling pretty happy! More emotional than normal, but I feel like that's starting to even out, too.

What I Miss: Nothing really right now!

Looking Forward To: We have our next doctor's appointment this Thursday. I'm looking forward to hearing our sweet girl's heartbeat again! We've also ordered a few things for her room, so I'm excited for those things to start coming in.

Best Moment This Week: Finding out that we were having another girl! Listening to that voice mail saying we are having a "happy, healthy girl" was so fun and exciting!

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