Friday, January 28, 2011

23 weeks!

Sorry no belly pic this week. Will try better next week!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 23 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby is about the size of a large mango. Hence the picture. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  Gained 12 lbs :(

Maternity Clothes: I am in everything maternity. I have a few maternity shirts that are getting too short. It isnt because my belly is so large, it is because I am 6 ft tall with a growing belly!

Gender: Boy. Hezekiah "Ki" Eugene

Movement: I feel like he has been moving alot more this week. This morning when I woke up Audrie woke me up, he was doing flips. It was like good morning, mama! :) I CANT WAIT to see him! 

Sleep: This week sleep has been rough. GT is sick which means he snores very loudly. Which wakes me up. Then I cant go back to sleep. So I go sleep in the guest bed in which Audries room is right next door. AND for some reason she has woke up at 6am for the past 2 mornings! UGH! 

What I miss: Pooing regularly. 

Cravings: Anything sweet. This week I wanted onion rings and peach cobbler. Not together...but those were my 2 cravings.

Symptoms: Constipation, heartburn and my back started hurting this week, but it comes and goes. OH and my sinuses, I blow my nose so much. 

Best Moment this week:  Audrie kissed my belly. It was so sweet. She is going to be a great big sister! AND onion rings from Whataburger, they were delicious! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

22 Weeks!

I stole this from one of my maybe I will be better at keeping up with this pregnancy plus taking a weekly picture! 

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 22 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby is about a pound and 11 inches!

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  Gained 10 lbs :(

Maternity Clothes: The shirt in the picture above is not maternity and it is too short! I am basically in all maternity especially pants. 

Gender: Boy. Hezekiah "Ki" Eugene

Movement: He moves reallllllyyyy low. All the time. Once I felt him higher when I was laying down. He does not seem to be as active as Audrie was. I felt Audrie really high, like by my rib cage so this is different.

Sleep: Sleep is good. I wake up about once to pee during the night.

What I miss: I miss feeling skinny. I mean Ive never been really "skinny" but for me, I was at my ideal weight prior to getting preggo again!

Cravings: Anything sweet. All the time. Milkshakes especially. 

Symptoms: Hm. I dont really have any besides the fact I could sleep at any moment if given the chance. 

Best Moment this week:  Audrie is finally pointing to my belly (occasionally) when I ask her where baby brother is. I think she is starting to understand somewhat. Maybe not, I dont know. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Only 4 1/2 months left?

It just hit me the other night. Im having another 4 1/2 months!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!! I feel like I have made no preparations so far...all I have done is buy a few onesies...and ask some friends who have boys for whatever they dont want anymore! I know some people might be thinking...4 1/2 months is a long time, then my friends who have kids are like, she better get to it! I know, right? So here is a list of what needs to be done before I will feel ready for little baby Ki!

  • Make Audrie a toddler room. Get Audrie adjusted to sleeping in her new room and bed.
  • Start potty training Audrie.
  • Find somewhere for all her toys in the playroom which will soon be her new room or baby brothers room.
  • Figure out who gets what room.
  • Paint room.
  • Buy Ki's bedding.
  • Paint canvas's for Ki's nursery.
  • Paint canvas's for Audries new room.
  • Find somewhere for all my scrapbooking/painting/gift wrapping supplies.
  • Buy new bedroom furniture so Audrie can have our furniture.
  • Re-carpet or put down laminate wood flooring.
  • Paint all baseboards.
  • Get new playpen. I will need 2 since I will be bringing Ki to work and Audrie uses hers at the sitter.
  • Get more NB/small cloth diapers. Learn how to do pre-folds.
  • Research and purchase double stroller.
  • Get boy clothes. 
  • Get boy blankets, towels, etc..
Oh my, the list could go on. And on. Hope GT is ready to work!

Here is the bedding I have decided on for little Ki:

Product Image Sumersault Geo Brights 10 Piece Crib Set - Multicolor
I Love this soooo much. I have been looking forever for a bright colored patterned bedding and here it is! I am very picky about bedding/room I am so excited to find something perfect!

GT isnt tooooo thrilled about it, but he knows how crazy I am! I promise him it will look good once its all said and done. I am trying to decide what color to paint the nursery? The bedding has ALOT of yellow in it so I dont think I will go that route. I LOVE the blue color in it. Not too baby...very modern blue. The red and green are too dark.

Lets take a poll: What color should I paint Ki's nursery? 

To see the bedding in more detail (because I am sure everyone does!ha!) you can go here.

I love feeling him move around. He is very active just like his sister...hope that doesnt mean he will be as wild as she is..I need a calm child next! :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Oh, the joys of pregnancy. It is 3:30 am here. I just ate 2 twinkies and couldnt taste either of them...but kept eating them anyway.

I thought it was time for a preggo post. I typed out some stuff the other day, but now its all irrelevant.

We had a doc appt this week. We just talked about my lab work/sono...everything came back negative which is great. I was scared I would be anemic again and have to take iron pills...I HATE iron pills. Not that I really took the with Audrie, but I was supposed to.

I thought I would share some differences in my 2nd pregnancy vs. my first. Some of these might be gross to others out there so just dont read it.

Ligament pain. You know when your pregnant and you get those stretching pains. Well I have them all the time. Like when I sneeze, and when I get up too fast..when I am just sitting still. I had them the first time they are just way more frequent.

I pee on myself alot. When I sneeze, cough hard, laugh hard, you name it. Its just a little bit, but still so annoying.

I feel Ki move really low. Really low. The doc said this is because after your first everything kinda sinks down. Wonderful doc. Tell me something I dont know!

I wasnt near as nauseous with Ki, but I am not sure if its because it is my second time around or because he is a boy.

I have only gained 5 pounds so far, this was not the case with Audrie. Not sure how much I had gained at this point, but im sure it wasnt pretty.

I still love feeling the baby kicks. I thought this time wouldnt be as exciting, but it is. I lay in bed at night with my hand on my belly feeling him move. I am pretty sure he had the hiccups yesterday because the movements were rhythmic and in the same spot.

I have been sick twice. I dont get sick too often on a normal basis, but this time twice. With Audrie I got a sinus infection in the very beginning but it wasn too bad and then a stomach virus. This time two really bad sinus infections/cold.

Thats all I can really think of at this point. I feel like I look similar as far as how my belly is growing. It is a little lower but growing the same.

The doc said my uterus is the size of a basketball. But Ki is only about 10 oz.  He explained it like we have got to  to grow the house for the baby to grow in. That makes sense, I had never heard of it like that.

Having a boy is very exciting. I love that it is going to be somewhat new. Even though I have had a baby, this time its a boy! It is a little overwhelming at times thinking of all the new stuff we need. We will be making Audries room into a big girl room soon. With a big girl bed. And I might start introducing the big girl potty. Not so sure on that one yet. And for Ki, obviously clothes, bedding, etc...

The benedryl is kicking in now! Yay for sleep! :)