Wednesday, September 17, 2014

20 Weeks~ It's a Girl and Ultrasound Pics!



How Far Long? 20 Weeks, 2 Days

Size of Baby? Size of a mango- usually about 10 oz. (Ultrasound showed baby weighs 12 oz!!!- oh dear Lord, we may be in for another big baby...)
Total Weight Gain?  11 lbs~ I was at 7 lbs this exact time last pregnancy. 

Maternity Clothes? Both although most jeans and shorts can't button or zip.

Sleep? Sleeping fairly good.

Food Cravings? Chocolate and peanut butter stuff... but that's typical. :)

Stretch Marks? No new ones yet

Gender? GIRL!!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Getting the nursery ready! It's so much harder this time around. Too many options for girls!

Highlight Of The Week: Obviously seeing baby on the ultrasound and finding out it's a girl with friends and family!

Milestones: Hair is growing on babies head! He can hiccup now. From here on out, my uterus will grow approximately one centimeter each week until I deliver! Get ready baby bump!

Symptoms: Bleeding gums every night while brushing, bloody/stuffy nose, hard to breathe at times, foot cramps.

Belly button in or out: In

We got to see our little girl sticking her tongue in and out, swallowing, and hiccuping in my belly during the ultrasound! She was pretty content hanging out in there and is laying horizontally. We told the tech we didnt want to find out during the ultrasound but wanted to wait to find out with friends and family later that night. So she hid it from us  and wrote it on a piece of paper and put all the pictures on a disc for us to view later. It's a little disconcerting that the tech put a question mark on the gender shots- but comparing it to Jack's it definitely looks much different. haha! I wasn't too impressed by this hospital's ultrasound room/tech, and even the clarity of the photo's, but oh well. Baby looks happy and healthy so that is all that matters.

This was Jack's gender shot! A slight difference. :)

I took the piece of paper to the store and picked out a boy outfit and a girl outfit and told the clerk to open the piece of paper and wrap whichever gender was written on that paper and that I was going to open it later!

We had a small group of friends and family over- and facetimed in my parents and my friend so they could be a part of it too! Jack helped us open the present, which I think he thought was for him, and at first he was excited and hugged my neck as everyone cheered that it was a girl, and then he burst out in tears. So funny! I dont know if he got scared, was upset it wasnt a toy for him, or if he was just disappointed it was a girl. Haha! Never the less, it was classic. I wish we had gotten it on video- totally would've made Funniest Home Videos for sure! :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pink or Blue? Cast your vote!

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 We find out baby #2's gender Tuesday afternoon! I couldn't be more excited! Although I feel so much more calm about it this time around~ maybe- ok probably- I will get all nervous/excited come Tuesday when I have to start drinking 32 ounces of water and have to hold my pee for hours! Haha!

Baby's heartbeat above (girl) or below (boy)140? Above
Craving sweet (girl) or salty (boy)? Mostly sweet
Morning Sickness? (yes-girl, no-boy) NO
Are you moody (girl) or happy (boy) Moody
Chinese calendar says: Girl!
Skin soft (girl) or dry (boy)? Dry 
Current age + month of conception (odd= girl, even =boy): Odd
Sleep on right side (girl) or left side (boy): Right
Mom's gut says: Girl 50% of the time and Boy 50% of the time. 
Dad's gut says: Girl

I am ready to start doing some serious nesting and getting the baby's room ready! But I always get a little nervous before the ultrasound... just praying that baby is healthy and growing and thriving! That is all that really matters. And as much as I'm looking forward to another little one, I am sad to see the end of the time with just me and Jack come to an end. It will be an adjustment for us all, and won't be easy I'm sure, but in the end, Jack will love growing up with a brother or sister as I did. There's nothing like sibling relationships! 

With all that being said... Cast your vote!!! 

What do you think- PINK or BLUE?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

18 week's with Baby #2!

18 Weeks!
How Far Long? 18 Weeks, 5 Days
Size of Baby? Size of sweet potato

Total Weight Gain? 4 lbs

Maternity Clothes? Mostly maternity clothes now- at least for pants.

Sleep? Good
Dont know yet- two more weeks!

Best Moment This Week? Finally feeling good, real distinguishable movement in there! Yay!

Food Cravings? Pop, chocolate/peanut butter things, iced coffee
Food Aversions? 
  None at the moment

What I'm Looking Forward To: Finding out the gender!

Emotions: Just like last time around my patience has faded. And I can't mask how I'm feeling very well. Whatever I'm feeling, it shows!

Symptoms: Get winded easily. Foot cramps, vericose veins (ugh- didn't have to deal with this last time around and this time it sucks!), carpel tunnel (had this last time around too)

 Comparison Pic!
17 Weeks with Jack