22 Weeks – Baby Bird

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How far along? 22 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Total loss of 1lb.

Maternity clothes? Yep… 

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: I have actually been sleeping a little better most of the night, right now the hardest thing is getting over these coughing fits I get right at bedtime and around 6am from this nasty cold

Best moment this week: Bird is moving a LOT! And this week J got to feel some of the movements… that’s my favorite part of the entire pregnancy, that first moment he feels a kick. 🙂

Movement: See above! She’s moving a LOT! Loving it 🙂

Food cravings: Fruit, especially dark cherries and peaches. 

Gender: Girl!

Labor signs: None.

Belly button in or out? In, but slowly starting to move out.. I’m sure it’ll only pop out halfway like it did with Boogie and Bubby.

Wedding rings on or off? They fit for the moment, but are very loose so I haven’t been wearing them very often. 

What I miss: I’m not missing anything at the moment… aside from this cold I’m feeling really great and have gotten a lot accomplished this week!

What am I looking forward too: Getting the last few things we need for our sweet girl in the coming months… I typically start nesting close to 30 weeks and it’s creeping up on us!

Weekly Wisdom: If God brings you TO it, He’ll bring you THROUGH it…. rough July folks, hoping August is better!

Milestones: Baby Bird weighs approximately 1 full pound!

20 Weeks – Baby Bird

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How far along? 20 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Total gain of 0lbs… still.

Maternity clothes? Yep… 

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: I have been using extra pillows to try and stay comfortable but I still toss and turn all night. 

Best moment this week: We’re “halfway” there this week! Granted, I could always go a week or so over, but still! This is going by SO fast!

Movement: Yes! Still not super consistent, but she’s a lot more active after I drink my favorite Blackberry Lemonade from Sonic 😉

Food cravings: Chocolate

Gender: Girl!

Labor signs: None.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? They fit for the moment!

What I miss: Right now, nothing… I am still undecided but J is insistent that this is our last child…. so, instead of missing NOT being pregnant… I’m trying to savor everything in case Bird truly is our last child.

What am I looking forward too: Feeling more consistent movements from Baby Bird and for the kids to be able to feel her on the OUTSIDE of my belly!

Weekly Wisdom: Pray – I’ve always known “how” to pray, but this week I’ve really learned what it means and how we SHOULD pray. I’ve been praying a lot for my husband and my children this week… we’ve had a hard month so far. 

Milestones: Halfway there!

18 Weeks – Baby Bird

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How far along? 18 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Total gain of 0lbs… still.

Maternity clothes? Yep… 

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: I haven’t slept well at all. I’m waking up a lot due to hip pain and not being able to stay comfortable.

Best moment this week: Feeling like this is “real” now.. it’s funny how it happens at different times with different pregnancies! 

Movement: A little!

Food cravings: Wings, waffles… junk in general.

Gender: Girl!

Labor signs: None.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? Off more often then on. Swelling in hands due to the heat/humidity and my skin under my rings is irritated 🙁

What I miss: Not being so tired all the time… granted, being a mom means you’re almost always tired, but pregnancy tired is a whollllllllle different ballgame!

What am I looking forward too: Seeing sweet Bird again in a few weeks via U/S

Weekly Wisdom: Things do NOT always go as planned… and that’s OK!

Milestones: Bean is moving more!