Friday, August 26, 2016

Cameron Bump date: 26 weeks!

How far along: 26 weeks! 14 weeks to go!
Is it just me or that is __ weeks to go number getting scarier?????

Baby is the size of a: Bowling pin, butternut squash... He weighs a little over 2 lbs right now. Found out at my 24 week appt that he's measuring a little big and about a week ahead of his due date. He's mama's big, healthy boy!
Sleep: I wouldn't say I'm getting the best sleep of my life... but for the most part I'm still getting enough sleep. I'm having a harder time falling back to sleep if I wake up more than anything.

Total Weight Gain: only 1 lb. since my last doctor's visit at 24 weeks - between 10-11 lbs total. At 6 1/2 months pregnant, that's not so bad! I am loving my baby bump though!! I'm still pre- 3rd trimester so even though some evenings I'm uncomfortable, it's not a constant feeling yet.

Stretch Marks:  None yet. Bought some Bio Oil this week to use in addition to my lotion regimen.

Innie or Outie:  My innie is still hanging in there!

Symptoms:  Little bit of bloody noses, soreness in my lower back muscles by the end of the day from this growing belly. Other than that, feeling pretty great still!

Movement: Non-stop. He is a wild little man!

Miss anything?:  I miss being able to jump out of bed in the mornings without getting a sharp pain in my lower belly! Other than that, I've gotten used to the usual things you miss when you're pregnant.

Maternity Clothes: Still none... my wardrobe is definitely restricted right now though. It's 90-plus degrees and 10000% humidity here right now, so dresses are a must. Pants = the devil.

Go-to eats: I haven't really been craving anything in particular this week. My appetite has leveled off some, thankfully.

Best moment of the week: It's been a pretty good week. The time is starting to fly by (I'm told it will slow down again once I get well into my 3rd trimester). Bought a 2nd diaper bag option this week so we will have to rotate between/choose from.

Gender: BOY!!! Confirmed for the 3rd time by ultrasound

What I’m looking forward to: Seeing my boy's sweet face and kissing on him! So far he's looking EXACTLY like his daddy and not so much like his mommy. Definitely Daddy's full lips and chin.

Milestones: We finished painting Cameron's room last weekend, ready to get everything situated in there. Seeing my belly bounce around like crazy vs. just being able to feel him moving. We are in the single digit countdown days until we get to meet our baby boy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cameron Bump Date: 24 weeks!

How far along: 24 weeks! 16 weeks to go! Woke up this morning 6 months pregnant! That feels like a whole lot to this first timer, but I'm definitely at that point in my pregnancy where I FEEL pregnant all the time now. Not in a bad way though.

Baby is the size of a: An Atlantic puffin bird, GI Joe, eggplant (I like the comparisons on my Ovia pregnancy app MUCH better than the typical fruit ones!)

Sleep: Still pretty good! Sometimes it's harder to fall back asleep between 3:30-5:30a when I have to get up to pee. He's so active at that time, I just want to feel him move instead of getting more sleep. But usually I can manage falling back to sleep before my alarm goes off. Between the heat and weight gain, I do feel more tired now than I have the past couple of months.

Total Weight Gain: Hovering around 9lbs. total right now. Mostly belly. A little in my face and hips area too. Trying not to focus on the weight gain, just the amazing blessing that I'm growing!
Last week (don't mind my filthy mirror that makes it look like I have a huge zit!)

This morning - 24 weeks - officially 6 months!
Stretch Marks:  None yet!

Innie or Outie: Innie

Symptoms: Some round ligament pain when I roll over suddenly or try to get up too quickly, but not too bad. My face has been broken out again the past week or so (I have all the eye rolls for that symptom!).

Movement: I feel him moving all throughout the day now. He "kicked" me the other day, and it was so intense that it stopped me dead in my tracks. I felt like I was instantly going to pee my pants. My boy is getting bigger and stronger for sure!

Miss anything?:  The usual suspects - excessive caffeine, alcohol. Been missing some of my favorite sushi lately too!

Maternity Clothes: Still haven't broken down and bought any pants yet. Trying to make do through August, and then buy a couple pants for cooler weather in the fall when I will be the biggest and need the most. Mostly sticking with dresses/skirts these days for work, and yoga pants and my husband's tshirts at home.

Go-to eats: I've been eating too much!!!!!! I have indulged myself a little much the past month, and I can tell by the scale. I haven't been craving much in particular though. One day I want one thing and another day I want something different. All normal things that I already liked before I was pregnant though. After dinner snacks have been my weakness.

Best moment of the week: Finally found a diaper bag that I loved and my sweet mother-in-law is going to buy it for us! Can't wait to get it.

Gender: BOY!!!!! Confirmed twice by ultrasound now. No denying that he's a boy!

What I’m looking forward to: Seeing him next Monday at my 24 week doctor appointment!! 

Milestones: Hitting the 6 month mark feels like a huge milestone! Invites were sent out for my baby shower, and we are still planning everything for that. It's very exciting! I'm sure once we have all the baby stuff, it will feel more real!