How far along?22 weeks Total weight gain/loss: 2lbs as far as I know
Maternity clothes?Yep. With some LLR thrown in as well. Stretch marks?Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie! Sleep:I have been sleeping SO well these past few days, however I think that’s because J and I worked our tails off in the front yard the other day, then moved furniture around in the living room and kitchen…. we wore ourselves out! Best moment this week:I’m finally feeling very distinct movement, both inside and outside! This has been the hardest part of this pregnancy, I’ve had anterior placentas every pregnancy, but it took the longest time to feel movement with this little man! Movement:See above 😉 Food cravings:Tacos – specifically these Asian inspired ones we tried at a local restaurant in our home town last weekend… lol.
Gender:Boy Labor signs:None. Belly button in or out? In Wedding rings on or off?On and super loose! Yikes! What I miss:Being certain. This time there are so many unknowns with us being in a new city, a new home, with different insurance and expectations…. it’s not fun not really knowing for the most part, how everything will go. What am I looking forward too:Seeing my three littles meet their newest little. Weekly Wisdom: Embrace the unknown. Milestones:Baby Bear is the size of a spaghetti squash!
How far along? 20 weeks Total weight gain/loss: 2lbs total. Dang!
Maternity clothes?Yep. With some LLR thrown in as well. Stretch marks?Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie! Sleep:I sleep like the dead, until a wee little Bird comes into our bed and starts kicking and tossing and turning… Best moment this week:We found out that Baby Bear is a BOY! Movement:A little! He was moving all over the place during our ultrasound and I only felt two kicks the entire time. It was crazy! I’m definitely feeling more now though! Food cravings:Pineapple
Gender:Boy Labor signs:None. Belly button in or out? In Wedding rings on or off?On and super loose! Yikes! What I miss:Right now I’m missing my old midwife, I really like the midwives we are seeing and the facility where I will have Bear…. but it’s just not what I’m used too. They don’t me well, they haven’t been there during my other births, so it’s taking me some time to accept that. What am I looking forward too:Holding this sweet baby! Weekly Wisdom: You are not always right. HA! I just KNEW Bear was a girl, I was so wrong! Milestones:Baby Bear weighs 10 ounces!
How far along?18 weeks Total weight gain/loss: Weighed at last appointment and I haven’t gained a thing… big surprise there considering I can’t really eat much!
Maternity clothes?Yep. With some LLR thrown in as well. Stretch marks?Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie! Sleep:I sleep okay, nights when Bird climbs into bed with us are rough because she tosses and turns, but when she sleeps in her own bed all night I sleep great! Best moment this week:We took a trip to Ohio to see my mom’s side of the family, it’s been 2 years since we’d seen most of them and 9 years for a few others! Movement:Very few, this dang anterior placenta gives me anxiety. The placement must be all up front because I only feel him/her randomly. Of course, I’m so distracted taking care of the other three minions that I’m sure I miss movements as well! Food cravings:Hard candy, beef jerky, pineapple and ice water with crushed ice.
Gender:We will find out on the 26th of September! Labor signs:None. Belly button in or out? In Wedding rings on or off?On and super loose! Yikes! What I miss:Routine… with the move, and constant trips and outings, and not feeling well, we just can’t seem to get into a good strong routine. What am I looking forward too:Getting the kids and our home ready for baby, it won’t happen probably until after Christmas, but I’m excited to have things out and ready for him/her. Weekly Wisdom: Let your tear falls. It doesn’t show weakness, it shows you are strong. Milestones:Baby Bug is the size of a bell pepper.
Music has always been my way of dealing with stress, anxiety and heartache. Whether it be me playing, or just listening. I can always count on a song to ease my burdens, God really speaks to me through music. This song in particular has been one I can turn to these past few weeks, because I know that no matter what we are going through, no matter how bad the storm is… God is there and He will bring me through. My only hope is trust in HIM.
Be blessed, I hope this song brings you as much peace as it does me.
How far along?16 weeks Total weight gain/loss: Haven’t weighed myself, though my appetite is starting to come back, so I imagine if I haven’t already that I’ll start gaining some.
Maternity clothes?Yep. All the time, plus some LuLaRoe thrown in as well. I cannot wear regular jeans anymore, they hurt my stomach. And while I can wear regular tees, they look kind of weird when they’re not contoured to shape over a bump now. Stretch marks?Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie! Sleep:I’ve actually been sleeping pretty well. Exhaustion is definitely starting to hit me, I definitely don’t follow the tell-tale signs of a typical pregnancy. Second trimester does NOT bring on a bolt of energy for this mommy! Best moment this week:This photo…. haha! I always have J or one of the kids pose with my sign so I can get the settings on my camera right before he takes my photo. This time he REALLY posed for me!
Movement:Nope… I have an anterior placenta, AGAIN. For the FOURTH time. So it’ll probably be a week or two before I feel anything unfortunately. Food cravings:Greasy junk food. Like wings, nachos, cheese fries. I know, right? Super healthy! I’ve also found a love for the Ice Praline Pecan Coffee drinks when Sonic can get the ratios right!
Gender:We will find out on the 26th of September! Labor signs:None. Belly button in or out? In Wedding rings on or off?On and super loose! Yikes! What I miss:Energy What am I looking forward too:Finding out the gender. I’m going to say girl, I’ve been right the other three times, so we’ll see if I can continue my streak! Weekly Wisdom: Love your babies more, hold them tighter, kiss them daily… time goes by way too fast. Milestones:Baby Bug is the size of an avocado! Holy guacemole!