Friday, August 28, 2015

Adventures Await

Sometimes in life you need to make a last minute decision to pack up your car, grab your dogs and drive 6 hours back home at 2:30 in the morning to spend the weekend at the beach with your best friends because Summer is ending and there are adventures to be had...

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Baby S: 20 Weeks!

Before I get into my weekly update I'd like to apologize for the lack of posts this past week. Life got extremely hectic between traveling and a family emergency (all is okay now) but I will be back on track posting 2-4 times a week again.

Catch Up on Previous Baby S Updates!
15 Weeks
16 Weeks
17 Weeks
18 Weeks
19 Weeks

What fruit/vegetable are you? Mango

Due date:  1/3/16

 15 weeks VS 20 weeks at the Mets games
We are going to one more game this season and I will be 23 weeks at that point. I can't wait to compare these photos again!

How far along:  20 weeks, HALFWAY!!! Every Sunday is a new week for me.

Next appointment:  September 1 for another ultra sound due to the technician struggling to see Molly's kidneys and ankles. I will admit it makes me slightly nervous they couldn't see them but I was assured this is completely normal and I am excited to see baby girl again!

Total weight gain/loss:  5 lbs

 First time I have noticed an actual bump while sitting down and driving. 
Naturally I had to snap a pic!

Exercise: I spent the week at my parents we did lots of low impact workouts. Mom and I went power walking 2 miles almost every morning, and I noticed I am somewhat slower these days and my heart rate increases much easier. I also swam laps in the pool and went on bike rides in the country side. Perfect workouts for a relaxing week!

Stretch marks: Nope!

Sleep: I was at my parents’ house for the week and slept easily through the night outside of my trips to the bathroom.

Food cravings:  No new cravings this week

Food aversions:  Same old, plain chicken and BBQ smell

Symptoms: Constantly peeing, my goodness I have never spent so much time going to the bathroom in my life. Also I have had some random bouts of heartburn but nothing too serious, hoping it stays that way.

Movement: YES! Molly has become quite the little wiggle worm towards the end of this week, now that she is getting bigger I feel her much more often mostly at night when I am laying in bed or if I make any sudden movements in my sleep she lets me know she’s pissed I woke her.

What I'm looking forward to:  My very first prenatal massage this weekend! I haven’t had a massage since our wedding two years ago so needles to say my body is definitely ready for some rest and relaxation.

Best moment this week:  Spending time with my entire family at the Mets Vs Orioles game. We had such a great night and although it was still hot it was much cooler than the game Eddie and I attended a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Baby S: 19 Weeks

Sorry for the lack of posts, I am on a mini vacation at my parents house and going away this weekend but I couldn't miss my Baby S update!

Catch Up on Previous Baby S Updates!

What fruit/vegetable are you? Tomato

Due date:  1/3/16

How far along:  19 weeks, Every Sunday is a new week for me.

Next appointment:  September 1 for another ultra sound, more on that below

Total weight gain/loss:  5 lbs! My doctor said for 19 weeks, 5 days that’s great because most people are up 8-12 lbs by then

Exercise: Long walks were my main form of exercise this week. I am spending the next two weeks in Maryland at my parents and I have a long weekend in Rhode Island in between those so I took it easier on myself/body and prepped for those instead.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases or Gifts? All of my recent Zulily orders for Molly finally came in but otherwise nothing I haven't shared before!

Sleep: Back to waking up several times during the night but this week it was solely to go to the bathroom. I was up 4-5 times every night, TORTURE!

Food cravings:  Cole slaw, hummus and potatoes.  
Fun fact: I haven’t eaten hummus in 2 or 3 years until this week and now it’s a constant staple in my diet.

Food aversions:  Same old, plain chicken and BBQ smell

Symptoms: Round ligament pain started this week along with lower back pain on and off, fun times.

Movement:  At the ultrasound the tech confirmed what I have been thinking, I have an anterior placenta, which is very common but can cushion any sort of movement I may feel. My doctor also told me at my appointment that it’s completely normal for first time moms to not feel much at this point but by my next appointment when I am 23-24 weeks I should be feeling her a lot more. She also said it’s still early on and Molly’s small so that’s also why I only feel a few kicks/jabs here and there.

What I'm looking forward to:  Spending the next week at my parents house for a mini vacation with Eddie and going to Rhode Island for a girlie bachelorette weekend!

Best moment this week:  Our ultrasound appointment! We spent an entire hour just looking at our little Molly Rae and it was incredible. I haven’t had an ultrasound since 10 weeks so SO much changed over that time. Unfortunately little Molly is stubborn like her momma and wasn’t moving around enough into positions where the tech could see everything ( even after me jogging and doing jumping jacks in the office)  I have to go back in 3 weeks so they can see her kidneys, ankles and the umbilical cord attachment. When I first heard this it definitely make me worry a bit, especially about the UC but my doctor assured me if they thought something was wrong they wouldn’t wait three weeks to bring me back. She said sometimes it’s easier to see everything when they’re a little bigger. We did find out that Molly has a strong heartbeat (150 BPM) and already loves sucking her thumb!

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