Wednesday, May 25, 2016

18 Weeks and Ultrasound!!!

Well, it looks like we're evening it up with our babies and going 2-2! We have another sweet little girl on our hands!!! I am SO excited. I have been totally convinced baby was a girl. I would have been shocked if they told me boy. Greg is a bit disappointed but I know as soon as he holds his second girl, it will all be ok. :)

A few weeks ago we were discussing girl names, and he brought up a particular name - not any name we've thought about for previous pregnancies. I said it was ok, but I'd have to think about it. (The same thing I said with Kylee!) Well after they told us it was a girl yesterday, at one point in the room, we had a few minutes to ourselves. I told Greg that I hadn't been sure about that name, but now that we know she's a girl, it feels perfect! And we already have the middle name picked out too. But just as with Kylee and Gunnar, we're keeping it under wraps until she's born! If you look through the pics, she definitely looks like a Wehrman with that upper lip sticking out :) And in one photo she is giving a thumbs up. There's another one of her sweet little foot. The entire ultrasound she was spread eagle and had her legs completely up by her head! There's one photo that kind of shows her leg up by her face. I hope she doesn't stay that way because it makes me think of a breech baby in that position! Current belly pic is here too, albeit one day late because of the excitement of the ultrasound and gender reveal party we had yesterday. I completely forgot to take the photo! I will blog about the party too!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

16 Weeks

Ok, I lied last week. I had a rough Saturday again and threw up. Maybe it's just the busy schedule we've had with soccer and stuff that I don't eat when I should because I'm busy and then I let myself get too hungry. Not sure. Hopefully this is the last throw up session though! I took my last Unisom last night so that will be the real test of if my morning sickness is gone or not.

I am officially back on the Trim Healthy Mama bandwagon this week! I have been feeling well enough to menu plan, and cook, and eat what's on the plan, which is super exciting! I really don't want to gain much weight this pregnancy since I started out higher than any of the others. As long as I'm eating foods that are nourishing my body and baby, there's no reason for me to gain the 35ish lbs. I actually haven't gain anything yet according to my scale, so so far so good.

I'm also in all maternity pants. I finally went in the attic and dug out all my wonderful, elastic wasted pants. The pony tail holder on my regular jeans just wasn't cutting it anymore!

I'm amazed at how soon aches start with each new pregnancy. My hips hurt when I'm laying down, even the hip that I'm not laying on! Crazy. Hoping my pelvic bone pains aren't too horrible closer to delivery.

Here's the latest photo:

Friday, May 6, 2016

15 Weeks

I actually feel almost normal this week! I did throw up 3 times on Saturday, but I think that should be it. I let myself get too hungry and you'd think by now that I know better!! As long as I keep food in my stomach, I'm pretty good. Still no serious dairy though. A fair amount of cottage cheese (along with fruit or something) is fine, but still no milk or yogurt.

I have noticed that aches have started already. I usually lay on my right side when I sleep and my knee and hip on that side have been aching occasionally. I know that will only get worse, unfortunately.

Overall though, I'm doing pretty good. I feel baby every day now so I'm just trying to soak up every bit of this pregnancy! I put my hand on my belly to see if I can feel anything on the outside yet, because Kylee is so anxious to feel baby but I haven't had a kick on my hand yet. It's like baby knows and is still when I try to feel! :)

Anyway, here's the weekly pic!

Monday, May 2, 2016

13 and 14 Weeks

Sheesh, time is getting away from me!

But YAY for the second trimester!

I'm really starting to feel almost normal for some parts of the day! It feel so good to be able to say that.

I still can't really have dairy, because it just gives me a stomach ache. Trying to find alternatives to get in some protein since I love cottage cheese and greek yogurt. I read an article about the cause of morning sickness though, and it suggests that it's caused from a magesium difficiency. Well I have a bottle of magnesium oil under my sink so I figured it didn't hurt to give it a try! I just started that last night though. So we'll see, and especially since I'm really getting out of my typical morning sickness window too. I'd love to start being able to eat normal 100% of the time though because carbs are the only thing that is still really sitting well and I'd prefer not to gain 50 lbs this pregnancy!

Anyway, here's my 13 week photo, along with my cutie pie 5 year old. She said she was "Mrs. Smee" as in Mr. Smee, Captain Hook's sidesick...
And 14 weeks...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

11 and 12 Weeks

11 Weeks

Time totally got away from me last week and I didn't even blog! Once I decided to, I was almost 12 weeks so I decided to just put them together. 11 weeks was pretty exciting. Even though there are many people who say it's not possible, I am almost positive I felt baby move multiple times this week! Seeing how much they were moving on the ultrasound along with what I was feeling, I think I did. Of course it was jaunt little flutters, but there was one night where I was laying in bed almost asleep and felt a little kick or something so (relatively, considering baby's size) strong that I almost jumped because it startled me! Gas bubbles have never startled me before ;) This week was slightly better overall as far as morning sickness goes, although I still had bad parts of days with vomiting and stuff.

12 Weeks
I think I can say that I see an end to the morning sickness. If I let myself get too hungry, I do still throw up, but when I eat a good meal, I feel almost like a normal person! It's amazing! I remember once nausea/vomiting started to ease up with a Gunnar, horrible heartburn took its place. It was looking like that would happen with this one too but I posted on a pregnancy fb group I'm in, and someone who'd experienced the same issue during pregnancy suggested not drinking 20 minutes before and after meals. Well I tried it, and guess what? It has made a WORLD of difference! As long as I don't drink while eating or the few minutes after, I don't really have heartburn! it's been amazing! I still can't really have dairy, because that gives me a stomach ache/heartburn but hopefully that will ease up soon too. So overall I am getting better. And oh my goodness I am so excited about this being the last week in the worst (I mean first) trimester!

Here's my first belly pic! Evenings are the worst for me because I take my medicine at night, so the last day's dose is pretty much wore off before I take my new one. So I feel about as good as I look. Translation: awful. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Doubled digits, woohoo! I can see a light at the end of the tunnel and it's called the second trimester!

This week has kind of been a mini roller coaster. The first weeks days I was actually feeling pretty good. Not 100% but not the typical all day stomach ache/nausea. When I feel good in my first trimester, then I start to worry that something is wrong. I can't just enjoy it! Well, then Saturday afternoon I did throw up again, so that was reassurance for me haha. Then in the middle of the night Saturday night after intercourse, I spotted red when going to the bathroom. I wasn't really worried and read online that it can be normal because of all the extra bloodflow. Sunday I was fine with no spotting. Monday morning when I woke up and went to the bathroom I had more red spotting. It was only a little bit, but still made me nervous. I called my Drs office and they got me in for an ultrasound to check on things. I had an absolutely amazing ultrasound tech who let us record! Baby looked perfect, including heart rate, and was moving all over the place! They measured right at 9 weeks, 6 days, which is exactly how far along I was. Dr said everything looked great and chances of miscarriage lowers drastically once they see a healthy heartbeat on ultrasound. I've had no issues since then, and not even any spotting from the ultrasound. 

I forgot to mention this last week, but it's amazing the symptoms I have had this pregnancy that I never had with the others, like excessive saliva, and a constant bad taste in my mouth. I will get these symptoms and google them to discover they're normal in pregnancy. Never had them with the others. 

So that's pretty much been my week. Still taking diclegis because of the wonders it does. Hopefully I won't need it for too much longer though. 

I had my regular check up yesterday, and she said since they did the ultrasound and she was able to find the baby's heartbeat again on the Doppler, we can just have my next appointment be for our anatomy ultrasound at 18 weeks! Since we're going to a farther dr/hospital this pregnancy (about an hour and 15 mins away) I appreciated being able to skip one of the appointments, and I am counting down the days for May 24 to find out what we are having!!! :)