Tuesday, April 16, 2013

baby #2, month 6

i can't believe i'm already past my 6th month!  eek!

how far along- 21-24 wks (march 6th-april 2nd)
due date- july 20th
weight gain- i think i was told 20 lbs at my 24 week appointment- so that would actually be 15 lbs. by my home scale.   
wedding rings-  still on!
maternity clothes-  don't be fooled by the calendar- it is still very much WINTER here in illinois.  let's talk about tights- they don't work for pregnant people.  being that the majority of my work wear consists of dresses- these last few weeks have been a painful struggle.  i can't wear tights over my belly, and when i just let them fall they dig into my lower belly.  it's really painful.  my friend katie says i should just wear maternity tights... but they don't come in fun colors.  i am also noticing that some of my dresses are too short, but i am too lazy to change clothes.  last week when i got to the gym Dave gave me a look and told me my dress was entirely too short.  oops. i am basically ready to wear a maxi dress for the rest of my pregnancy. 
symptoms- the nausea has subsided!  hooray!
cravings- i don't know if it was a craving- but i spent 2-3 weeks slathering tortilla chips in a light layer of sour cream and then dipping them in salsa verde.  i don't think i've had anything else.
aversions- nothing.  wow 
am i showing-  of course.  although some days i feel smaller than others
missing anything-  it should really be at least 65 degrees by now...
sleep-  i'm still sleeping pretty well.  dave says i had a week of serious snoring, but have toned it down.
innie or outie- it really depends on the time of the day. 
movement- this baby moves non-stop.  i'm finally getting some of the jabs that catch you by surprise.  
doctor's visits-  nothing eventful at this appointment- heart rate was good.  was measured for the first time.  april is my last 4 week appointment and then we are at 2 weekers already!!!
boy or girl-  still a girl that i know of.
names-  dave thinks he already has the baby named.  we still haven't discussed it.  i guess i'm kind of avoiding it... but i like to wait.
braxton hicks-  they are in full force.  i am the queen of braxton hicks. 
gym-  i forgot to mention, but i have been so good about going to the gym.  i'm getting in at least 3-4 days a week.  2 days i do zumba and the other 2 days dave & i walk the track.  i am definitely getting more and more uncoordinated at zumba...  sigh.

 21 weeks
dress:  modcloth - every minute counts dress

 22 weeks
dress:  tucker for target

 23 weeks
top-  liz lange maternity for target
dress- modcloth - coach tour dress in rouge

24 weeks
dress- old navy
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

modcloth on the carrie diaries

does anyone watch the carrie diaries?  i have to admit- i do not.  i really liked sex and the city, but i stick to a pretty strict tv schedule these days and don't pick up anything new.  i have heard the clothes are cute, but if you watched satc, you know that's nothing new!  

if you haven't watched before, you can check an episode out here.  i may do that.. but i really can't get caught up in a new show! 

Carrie Bradshaw has always been known for her great sense of fashion and this week on The Carrie Diaries is no different. At the beginning of episode 112: "A First Time for Everything" Carrie can be seen sporting the Up in the Tee Tops from ModCloth. A boldly patterned peplum top featuring a green tree atop a pattern of red, coral, and azure. Grab this fantastic frock today at ModCloth! Pin It!

baby #2. month 5

how far along- 17-20 wks (february 6th-march 5th)
due date- i just tell everyone july 20th
weight gain- i've lost count.  the scale at my ob's office is so different than my home scale. 
maternity clothes- i actually packed about 90% of my maternity clothes back up.  i kept out 2 pairs of jeans and a handful of tops/sweaters.  why wear something that makes you feel bad about yourself?  i actually ended up going to old navy and buying their jeans (that i love), but i sized up a couple of sizes- i feel so much better when i get dressed now. 
symptoms- still feeling very nauseous, very tired AND i got a cold from ian that was just terrible.  thank goodness for the ob-approved list of medications (i love you sudafed)! 
cravings- i finally got my red lobster (thank you other pregnant girlfriends) and my other random craving was a sonic cherry limeade & a klondike bar- i wanted them together. 
aversions- nothing.  wow 
am i showing-  of course.  
missing anything-  at this point- i miss warm weather- which has nothing to do with a baby!
movement-  i thought i had been feeling some movement- but it was hard to tell b\c of where my placenta is- i can definitely tell now that the baby is moving!  woo.
doctor's visits-  gender ultrasound this month!  more below!!
boy or girl-  IT'S A GIRL!

notable and interesting things from  month #5 (it was a doozy)
-  i had 3 incidents this month that i guess can be chalked up to the worst heartburn of all time- but were scary as hell.  all 3 incidents were severe chest pain (like my chest was in a vice grip), shooting pain up my right arm and severe jaw pain.  don't ever google your symptoms- b\c google will tell you that you're having a heart attack.  i talked to my ob about it, and she wanted me to have an ultrasound done on my gallbladder.  apparently gallbladder issues are common in pregnant women.  i also had a blood draw done.  luckily, everything came back clear- but they did find a teeny tiny blood clot on my liver- which i just have to follow up with my regular doctor the next time i see him.
-  i had my gender ultrasound and the instructions i was given were to pee 1 hr 15 min prior to the u/s and then drink 32 oz of non-carbonated liquids in the next 15 minutes.  i knew it would be impossible for me to drink all of that in water- so i split it up among juice, tea & water.  i was doing well until i had about 2 oz of water to go... and then i lost all of it.  ugh.  it was the worst.  i couldn't even recoup all that water before the appointment, so i just went as is- and luckily i had to pee when i got there, so i must have retained enough for it to matter.  but yeah, i'm not built for all that liquid.

-  i ended up having to have 2 ultrasounds at my gender ultrasound to check my placenta.  i stated in a previous post that my placenta was in an anterior position- and the tech was worried that it was attached to my cervix (aka placenta previa).  i have a partial placenta previa right now.  this can be common in early pregnancy, but 99.9% of the time it corrects itself as your uterus gets bigger and moves things around.  you need a distance of 2 cm between your placenta & cervix to be considered in the clear of placenta previa- at my 20 week u/s i was at 1.8 cm.  i need just a tiny bit of movement.  i have to have a follow-up u/s at 28 weeks to see if  my placenta has moved.

-  baby is breech.  it's early, so no concern.  she moves a lot, certainly she has flipped back over...

we're having a girl!  we are so excited (dave is so scared).  ian had been saying for weeks that we were having a "gril"- and he was right.  since we couldn't all be together for the appointment, i had decided that we would have our tech write the gender down and place it in an envelope.  then i was going to do something cute- have a pink or blue filled cupcake made, buy balloons or an outfit and we would all find out together.  riiight.  dave & i didn't make it out of the hospital.  we opened the envelope in a hallway.  maybe next time?

and weekly photos....

17 weeks
cardigan- gap maternity
dress- modcloth
belt- target

 18 weeks
dress:  i am wearing my pal Rebecca's namesake dress from modcloth

19 weeks
 blouse-  modcloth
sweater- LOFT
skirt-  gap maternity

 20 weeks!!
dress-  modcloth

sweet boy.  he's so excited!

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