October 6, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 21


Husband Observations: "You craved nothing for the first time."

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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 21 weeks; baby's movements are becoming more deliberate

Size of baby: As big as an endive

Gender: We will be revealing the gender at our baby shower! So excited to find out!


Total weight gain: 16 lbs

Symptoms: Headaches, fatigue, leg cramps


Physical changes: I'm definitely getting wider in all areas and it's freaking me out!

Labor signs: None

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On

Maternity clothes: 
Found a pair of jeans and navy blue pants to round out my pregnancy wardrobe. Yay!

Diet: My 2nd trimester appetite has been all over the place. I'm usually not very hungry, but then all of a sudden, I'm dying of thirst or hunger.  I'm not really craving much of anything this week. 

Food cravings:
        • Sour candy

        • Apples
        • Grapes
        • Tomatoes in any form...especially grape tomatoes

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Need to get back to walking next week...

Sleep: Getting better now that my nasal congestion is mostly under control.

Miss anything in particular: Being able to breathe like a normal person.

Mood: This cold is making me feel exhausted and irritable. 

Looking forward to: Feeling 100% again.

Worst moment this week: Not being able to sleep very well because of the weather getting hot again and not being able to shake my cold. I look so exhausted in my Week 21 photo...makeup isn't even helping! 

Best moment this week: Evan planting our new tree - an Eastern Redbud! and getting to hang with Jon and Taylor all weekend.




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September 29, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 20


Husband Observations: "Ultrasounds are scary, especially when the baby is waving back at you."

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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 20 weeks; baby has working taste buds

Size of baby: As big as a banana

Gender: 
Choosing not to open an envelope that says...so don’t know yet! 

Total weight gain: 16 lbs

Symptoms: Occasional nausea, leg cramps


Physical changes: The neck acne has been so annoying! Bump is out though!

Labor signs: None

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On

Maternity clothes: I've hated all the maternity tops I've tried on, so I think I'm just going to avoid those all together. At least for the time being. 
I'm happy that I found a pair of ponte knit pants that fit and are super comfortable! But I do need to find more pants.

Diet: I have days where I binge eat and then days when I have no appetite. This is probably not recommended..

Food cravings:
        • Sweets - candies and chocolates mostly
        • Whole banana peppers

        • Spicy food
        • Grapes
        • Oranges
        • Tomatoes in any form

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Just walking, but I stopped this week to recover from this cold.

Sleep: It was going well until I caught a cold. Now I REALLY can't breathe!!!

Miss anything in particular: Being able to breathe like a normal person.

Mood: Happy as a clam! I don't feel as worried after the appointment on Thursday.

Looking forward to: Jon and Taylor visiting next weekend!

Worst moment this week: Getting a cold from Evan...I think he brought it back from his trip to Colorado.

Best moment this week: Our 20-week ultrasound. Baby O'Shea is doing good!




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September 22, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 19


Husband Observations: "The bump is very noticeable now and you're unable to hide it."

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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 19 weeks; baby is developing its five senses.

Size of baby: As big as a mango

Gender: 
Choosing not to open an envelope that says...so don’t know yet! 

Total weight gain: 14 lbs

Symptoms: Occasional nausea, leg cramps


Physical changes: The neck acne has been so annoying! Bump is out though!

Labor signs: None

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On

Maternity clothes: ISO jeans that don't make my butt look like a pancake. 

Diet: My diet has been really poor this week. I have days where I feel like I can't stop eating and then days when I have no appetite. 

Food cravings:
        • OJ
        • Whole banana peppers

        • Spicy food
        • Grapes
        • Oranges
        • Tomatoes in any form

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Walking.

Sleep: Trying to sleep well for as long as I can. The 2nd trimester is giving me life!

Miss anything in particular: I didn't realize I couldn't have this, but MUSSELS! Diving into a warm  bowl of cioppino sounds like heaven right now.

Mood: Happy and grateful. Missing Evan...

Looking forward to: Our 20-week ultrasound appointment is coming up!

Worst moment this week: As much as I'm excited for a weekend alone, I'm sad Evan left for Colorado. 

Best moment this week: Still feeling "bubbles" but no flutters as of yet.




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