Thursday, September 21, 2017

20 Weeks | Our Little Banana | Baby BOY T#2 {Half way there!}

20 weeks
How far along: 19 weeks
How big is baby? Banana
Symptoms: Had no nausea at Disney (which I have been worried about for the last few weeks since that’s been a constant for me...yay! Tailbone pain was at a minimum the whole time which is crazy for the amount of walking we did. There were a few mornings it bothered me (probably from sleeping without my pregnancy pillow or with little Eli feet UNDER my back) but tylenol actually helped. Really no other symptoms this week.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep was okay this week but only due to the fact I slept with Eli almost every night and ended up with feet under my back or in my face. I was up pretty early every day (even before E some days) which was a little surprising since we were go-go-go during the day.
Miss anything: Being able to sit/lay down without tailbone pain.
Movement: Still here & there - mostly felt it while laying down at night - we were too busy during the day for me to notice.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing - yay!
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? How could I not be happy in the happiest place on earth?!
Feeling boy or girl? Boy this week...because we found out IT’S A BOY!
Looking forward to: Escaping hurricane Irma & getting back into our routine...and our 20 week ultrasound!
Best moment of this week: There were so many great memories made this week at DisneyWorld (I mean, did you SEE Eli’s face on Mine Train?? HAHA!!) but the absolute best was finding out Eli is getting a baby BROTHER & surprising everyone! When we walked into Magic Kingdom Tuesday I pulled Lauren aside & told her I had a mission for her & I needed her to not react. I handed her the envelope & told her I needed her to get either a pink or blue Mickey ear hat and she could either look in the envelope or have it be a surprise for her too. We stopped at one of the photographers on Main Street and after taking a few group pics I said that we wanted to do a family pic. I quickly told the photographer what we were doing and she was AMAZING! She got some great pictures (Kristin’s face was priceless in the one before she realized what was going on….she told us after that she could not figure out why on earth we were opening the bag of Lauren’s souvenirs on camera) and Lauren captured it on video. My mom was so surprised we were finding out and telling them! To say we were shocked when we opened the bag and saw BLUE would be an understatement! We debated waiting or finding out at Disney & decided it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us because this is probably our last baby and the timing just worked out perfectly so we couldn’t pass it up. I’m SO glad we found out this way & can now try and prep Eli for having a brother!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

19 Weeks | Our Little Mango | Baby T #2

19 weeks
No side belly picture this week but here's a front belly pic @ 19 weeks!
How far along: 19 weeks
How big is baby? Mango
Symptoms: Still having tailbone pain but not as extreme as the weekend. I got a magical chiropractic adjustment on Monday, a pre-natal massage on Thursday evening & another chiropractic adjustment on Friday & the pain is pretty much gone. Thank goodness because I have no idea how I would’ve survived Disney like that!
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Pretty good this week
Miss anything: Being able to sit comfortably in regular chairs at work
Movement: Still here & there - mostly feel it when I’m still/laying down! I sneezed in a meeting this week and felt a strong jab in my stomach at the same time - must’ve scared baby!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing - yay!
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Pretty good...excited for our trip next week!
Feeling boy or girl? Girl?
Looking forward to: DISNEYWORLD!!
Best moment of this week: Seeing our peanut on the ultrasound. We did an elective 3D ultrasound to secretly find out the gender (in an envelope). We can’t wait to surprise everyone and open it at Disney!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

18 Weeks | Our Little Artichoke | Baby T #2

18 weeks
How far along: 18 weeks
How big is baby? Artichoke
Symptoms: Almost zero nausea this week but was pretty tired. I think that was more of starting a new job rather than a sole pregnancy symptom. But HOLY MOLY tailbone pain batman. It started Saturday morning and didn’t really start to subside until I went to the chiropractor on Monday. All I could really do was lay on my side & anytime I moved it hurt so bad. The thought of going to Disney in 1 week was terrifying. It was SO painful...I was gladly willing to trade the tailbone pain for the nausea & pelvic pain I’ve been experiencing. I read that exercise can help so I went to OTF with Justin Sunday am & could barely walk when I was done - even though I took it easy.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep was good except for the nights I had the tailbone pain. Woke up every few hours to move and it hurt to turn over.
Miss anything: Being able to sit/lay down without tailbone pain.
Movement: Still here & there - mostly feel it when I’m still/laying down!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing - yay!
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Pretty good for the most part...so SO sad for what is going on in Southeast Texas with Hurricane Harvey destruction.
Feeling boy or girl? Boy this week
Looking forward to: DISNEYWORLD!! Our Disney trip is next week & I couldn’t be more excited!!
Best moment of this week: While it was a really tough weekend being stuck inside with all of the rain, it made me very thankful that we had no damage & for the family time we got to spend together. Don’t get me wrong, there were some times where we were going OUT of our minds because - hello two almost three year old! But overall it was kind of nice laying around the house all weekend (not that I had a choice haha).

Thursday, August 24, 2017

17 Weeks | Our Little Pomegranate | Baby T #2

17 weeks
How far along: 17 weeks
How big is baby? Pomegranate
Symptoms: Had nausea free days even without the B6/Unisom so hoping I’m on the upside of this yucky feeling! Although I sleep muuuch better when I take the unisom so I might still take it here & there. Lots of pelvic pain this week. I know it didn’t start this early with Eli so it’s a little discouraging but I did get a belly support belt that seems to help.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep is good overall. Without unisom I usually wake up on my own 3:45-5am (I can usually go back to sleep but it takes a while & then I’m up for the day not long after). Unisom nights I get to sleep in until either 5:30 or when my Eli alarm goes off.
Miss anything: Being able to walk/run without pelvic pain
Movement: I’ve felt movements here & there when I’m laying back & pretty still. Ready to feel them constantly during the day!
Anything making you queasy or sick: This week nothing really *knocks on wood*
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Pretty happy for the most part but can go from happy to angry in 2.0.
Feeling boy or girl? Undecided this week...girl?
Looking forward to: ONE weekend before DisneyWorld! This weekend will be spent packing/prepping/resting for what’s to come!
Best moment of this week: Had my last day at Quest on Wednesday & was able to take 2 personal days before starting back at Dell on Monday. I got a massage & facial and do some other things that I normally don’t have time for...if I only had more than 2 days! But ready to hit the ground running with this new job! Also, Lauren came for the weekend & those are my favorite!! We get to hang out, eat yummy food, talk about Disney & shop...what more could I ask for??

Sunday, August 13, 2017

16 Weeks | Our Little Avocado | Baby T #2

16 weeks
How far along: 16 weeks
How big is baby? Avocado
Symptoms: This past week was better nausea wise with the Vitamin B6 & unisom daily. Granted I had some early nights & a unisom hangover one morning but better than feeling terrible! Pelvic pain from even light jogging or if I walk too much - luckily rest heals it pretty quickly.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep is still good - and not waking up to pee most nights (probably coincides with the Unisom nights)
Miss anything: Being able to get in the orange zone at OTF
Movement: Pretty darn sure I’m feeling movement when I’m relaxing/laying down. Hunter curled up with me one day and had his head below my belly & baby was moving a lot (or at least I think)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Meh, still working out - but I’m powering through!
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Pretty happy for the most part
Feeling boy or girl? Boy? I don’t know!
Looking forward to: 2 days off this week & getting a massage and facial - yes please!
Best moment of this week: Had fun hosting Rachel’s shower! It was an exhausting day but so fun!! Also, our 16 week appointment. No ultrasound but Dr. C found the heartbeat & said that it must be naptime because she didn’t hear any kicks so we asked what that sounded like & she said whooshing or almost a double heartbeat or weird rhythm. When we find the heartbeat at home Eli is almost always around and the baby is apparently going nuts because we always hear those weird noises but didn’t know what they were. Not sure if the baby is excited or scared of Eli haha. Heartbeat was 148 BPM.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

15 Weeks | Our Little Orange | Baby T #2

15 weeks
How far along: 15 weeks
How big is baby? Orange
Symptoms: Sooo this has been the worst week yet for symptoms. Nausea is back - including actual vomiting - this is not supposed to happen in the 2nd tri! Will someone tell my body?? Now trying Unisom + Vitamin B6 to see if I can kick this. Headaches are back. Pelvis pain comes if I push myself too hard on the treadmill.
Maternity clothes: Yuup
Sleep: Sleep is pretty good this week - especially the nights I took Unisom!
Miss anything: Not randomly gagging & throwing up :)
Movement: I think I’ve felt movement on & off. We rented a doppler & Justin is able to find the baby’s heartbeat super fast. Although the baby seems to “run” away when it hears Eli - HA!
Food cravings: Still loving sour pickles & takis. Also got back on the HEB Limon chip train
Anything making you queasy or sick: Working out...I felt so nauseous at everyone of my workouts this week & also about an hour after eating dinner. I actually got sick 3 times this week :(
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? A little bit of a roller coaster
Feeling boy or girl? Girl...refer to being queasy or sick above
Looking forward to: Hosting Rachel’s baby shower for baby Aiden!
Best moment of this week: Had so many fun family dates this weekend! Dinner @ BJs followed by a little shopping & Tiff’s Treats. Saturday Costco run (maybe not as fun) + a trip to the Domain for gelato & Sprinkles cupcakes! A relaxing Sunday purging some stuff to make room for this baby!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

14 Weeks | Our Little Peach | Baby T #2

14 weeks
How far along: 14 weeks
How big is baby? Peach
Symptoms: For the most part I felt better this past week. Monday night was the worst I’ve felt my whole pregnancy so far. Made it 13w6d before throwing up in the middle of OrangeTheory at exactly 14w...Don’t worry - I finished my workout and burned the most calories there since getting pregnant haha. Headaches are back - yipee! NOT
Maternity clothes: Yes - especially bottoms. Got a lot of new shorts this week.
Sleep: Sleep is okay for the most part. Getting up multiple times per night to pee (I inevitably end up drinking a bunch of water right before bed...fail)
Miss anything: Just feeling normal - although I’d probably have to go back to 2013 for my body to truly feel “normal”
Movement: I think I’ve felt some movement this week but not 100% positive
Food cravings: Takis craving is back but even more so craving pickles - the more sour the better!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Working out...I felt so nauseous at everyone of my workouts this week
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Pretty emotional...feelings hurt pretty easily
Feeling boy or girl? Boy because of my cravings haha
Looking forward to: A low key week & weekend compared to this last week...I just need a break. The countdown to Disney is on!
Best moment of this week: Spending time with LeeAnn this weekend! It’s been way too long since we’ve spent more than like 2 hours together! Now I need to make a trip to Houston before this baby comes so I can finally see her new place!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

13 Weeks | Our Little Lemon | Baby T #2

13 weeks
How far along: 13 weeks
How big is baby? Lemon
Symptoms: I’ll have a few good days & think yay...1st tri ailments are over! & then BAM another day of feeling crappy. Had some morning cramping this week which made working out a no-go. Fell asleep with Eli a few nights so that exhaustion is still come & go. About 30 mins-an hour after eating I end up feeling BLAH - tums are becoming my best friend (even though it’s not really heartburn, more like unsettled stomach)
Maternity clothes: Yes - I got a TON of used maternity clothes (including some long sleeved stuff) this week - excited to have some more variety
Sleep: Some days I end up exhausted & some days I’m fine - it’s a gamble!
Miss anything: Having more energy to workout...still this - or not feeling nauseous/crampy in the am causing me to skip.
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: I went light on the takis this week - progress! New craving this week: sour candy - ugh
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing in particular
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Up & down this week
Feeling boy or girl? Girl...but then I think about last time & think it’s probably just a boy fooling us again! haha
Looking forward to: LeeAnn’s visit this weekend...I haven’t seen her in forever, or for more than a few hours at a time so this is a special treat!!
Best moment of this week: Had a date night with friends on Friday night - always nice to get away for a few hours AND had a family date on Sunday...best of both worlds!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

12 Weeks | Our Little Plum | Baby T #2

12 weeks

How far along: 12 weeks
How big is baby? Plum
Symptoms: Another rough week...nausea and exhaustion continue. Not specifically from pregnancy but I was having costochondritis chest pain almost all week - making it hard to move & sleep. Luckily by the end of the week it had resolved. Also, still taking it easy after hurting my pelvis running at OTF last week (need to take it slower)
Maternity clothes: Yes - although still wearing regular tops (and maternity tops)
Sleep: Pretty tired again this week. Early bedtimes & weekend naps are a must! [same]
Miss anything: Having more energy to workout
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Still takis - I really hope this morphs into something healthy soon! haha
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing in particular
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Happy
Feeling boy or girl? Girl
Looking forward to: A relaxing weekend! Date night with friends on Friday and then NO PLANS! Woohoo! Maybe work on cleaning out the nursery closet.
Best moment of this week: When trying to find the baby’s heartbeat on the doppler, Eli either wants to do it on me (where he basically just puts the jelly into my belly button with the wand...ew!) or do it on himself. It’s so dang cute to watch him! Wasn’t able to find the heartbeat yet but excited when E can finally hear it! Also...we had an ultrasound at 12w1d & the baby was measuring 12w4d. The heartbeat was 165 BPM. Baby was moving SO DANG MUCH! I think we might have another busy body aka Eli on our hands...uh oh! Love seeing that little peanut on the screen!!