Halfway there!!

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20 more weeks and we meet our bundle of joy!!!

How far along? 20 weeks!!! Halfway done 🙂 12.70 oz and 10.51 inches

Total weight gain/loss: gained 7 pounds

Maternity clothes? yup! Especially jeans and shorts! Shirts I don’t have to quite yet, but do anyways 🙂 

Stretch marks? None yet 🙂

Sleep: I think I’ve gotten a little of my energy back, but there are days when I get pretty tired! Sleeping has become hard because of hip pain :-/

Best moment this week: oh, my, gosh! First thing that was awesome this last week was Ava’s birthday! She’s a whole 6 years old! It’s absolutely crazy how much I’ve seen her grow up and become an amazing young lady 🙂 She got two birthday parties and lots of good stuff! Second big thing..DAN FELT THE BABY! OMG it was right on Ava’s birthday! I thought for sure that he was going to cry or something! It was an awesome moment 🙂 Since then, baby has been just having a dance party in there 🙂 hehe

Food cravings: still creamy cucumber salad, Fountain Coke and newest..Nesquik!

Anything making you queasy or sick: not really anymore, strong smells of course but otherwise, things have been good on the sick side. Protein has still been a struggle, but I just need to think outside the box and get protein somewhere else.

Have you started to show yet: yes! It’s there, still haven’t had a moment where I’m out in public and someone notices that doesn’t know me…unless I tell them first. I have a weird feeling that pretty soon, I will just pop out..hopefully not too fast to where I get stretch marks! haha

Gender prediction: 4 days until we find out! I’m ecstatic about it! I haven’t decided how soon we are going to let the cat out of the bag as I’d like to do something fun with it 🙂

Belly Button in or out? still in…but slowly moving out!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: they are getting much better. I”m pretty much either happy or super tired now 🙂

Weekly Wisdom: eat, eat, eat!

Milestones: Daddy feeling his little one! That was quite a milestone. I think it made this whole thing a little more real for Dan 🙂

Next appointments: we have our 20 week ultrasound on FRIDAY! then an appointment with Dr. Weston on Monday!

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19 weeks!

19wks Mango Cucumber on White

Where has the time gone?! I know I hear from a lot of people that the time just drags (maybe I just haven’t hit that time yet) but I still feel like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant…and I’m not sure that it’s really hit me that I am! Major cravings for the past 2 weeks, CUCUMBERS! OMG any shape or form, especially cucumbers picked fresh from the garden or creamy cucumber salad. I’ve also had a weird craving lately for fountain Coca-Cola. Kinda weird because I’ve never really drank Coke! Baby is the size of a mango though!!! And mama is starting to feel pregnant!

How far along? 19 weeks!! Baby is roughly 10.5oz and 10″ long (crown to heal)

Total weight gain/loss: gained 6 pounds

Maternity clothes? jeans, yes, shorts are next! I wore an old pair of khaki shorts that I still have from high school on Saturday…I had to walk around with the button undone! 

Stretch marks? None, but my belly gets itchy sometimes!

Sleep: I’ve been super tired lately! Saturday I took a 1.5 hour nap then slept another 11 hours that night! 

Best moment this week: Well this happened last week BUT I felt the baby’s first real for sure kicks! I had done a procedure with the PA I work with, so I had been standing for a little while, then when it was done and I sat back down at my desk, it was just there! It was sooo awesome!!! But of course, when I feel it then try to put my hand on my belly to feel it with my hand, it’s gone. Darn!

Movement: ^^^^

Food cravings: see above, but cucumbers and Coca-Cola!

Anything making you queasy or sick: not really anymore, strong smells of course but otherwise, things have been good on the sick side. Protein has still been a struggle, but I just need to think outside the box and get protein somewhere else.

Have you started to show yet: yes! But I don’t feel like I’m as big as some people I’ve seen at 19 weeks…and I’ve heard a lot of, “you don’t look 19 weeks!” 

Gender prediction: at this point, I have no idea and July 25th can’t come soon enough! 

Belly Button in or out? it’s still in but I have a feeling that soon I’m just going to pop and it will come out a little!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: they are getting much better. I”m pretty much either happy or super tired now 🙂

Weekly Wisdom: protein=weight gain=healthy baby…more protein!

Milestones: Knowing that I for sure felt the baby kick and that I can feel it more often (still only when I’m still) and it’s Baby Hotmar’s big sister’s birthday this Saturday!! We’re really excited to celebrate with her and give her her big present (a SWING SET!). 

Next appointments: we have our 20 week ultrasound on 7/25 then an appointment with Dr. Weston on 7/28!! This will be an exciting month!!

17 weeks!

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Baby was being super stubborn last night 🙂 must’ve been scared because of the storms! But right above where it says “auto freeze” you can see a vertical line, that would be baby’s spine!! Then you can kind of see some smaller horizontal lines, those are it’s tiny little ribs 🙂

Our baby is the size of a dragon fruit! (or as a blog I read said, it is the size of an iPhone and weighs about that same amount too!

How far along? 17 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain/loss: gained 3 pounds

Maternity clothes? When it comes to wearing jeans (except 1-2 pairs) definitely! Too uncomfortable to wear tight jeans

Stretch marks? None

Sleep: it’s getting better now with my body pillow!

Best moment this week: Well last week I was part of my new job’s Kick off party, which was pretty fun! It’s just awesome to be apart of something so great. The clinic is the first onsite integrative medicine clinic in the whole country! Just…amazing! Otherwise, we had our one month OB check yesterday. As always, awesome to see our little baby! And for the first time, the baby was too big to fit on the whole ultrasound screen that they have in office!! It’s getting bigger and bigger every day 🙂 (so is mommy)! Heart beat was at 140 beats per minute (which is smack dab in the middle of the boy/girl heartbeat chart!)

Movement: I do believe so! I think within the next few weeks, it will be a lot easier to tell then before.

Food cravings: cravings haven’t been too crazy lately. I don’t really ever crave anything, just haven’t been a huge fan of meat still.

Anything making you queasy or sick: nothings made me sick recently. I’ve just tried to avoid the strong smells of food, if possible.

Have you started to show yet: yeah for sure! Yesterday I felt huge (which obviously I’m not yet, but just felt big!)

Leakage: none

Gender prediction: we are officially 3 weeks and 3 days away from knowing what it is!!! It’s thrown me for a loop though, I have no idea what it is! Just seeing that it’s healthy and the heart is beating how it’s supposed to makes me happy 🙂

Labor Signs: Wayyy to early!

Belly Button in or out? In, but I can tell that it’s starting to come out a little

Wedding rings on or off? On, but they get tight when it’s super hot out!

Happy or Moody most of the time: they are getting much better. I”m pretty much either happy or super tired now 🙂

Weekly Wisdom: just eat it, don’t think about the texture or taste, just eat it!

Milestones: Finally getting the clinic up and rolling and having the awesome kick off that we did! Otherwise, nothing too huge this week! We’re really excited for a 3 day weekend though!!! 🙂

Next appointments: we have our 20 week ultrasound on 7/25 then an appointment with Dr. Weston on 7/28!! This will be an exciting month!!