Sunday, July 27, 2014

14 Week Happenings

This past Tuesday we had our 14 week check up. The baby's heart rate was 163 and my weight is going up at a good rate. My blood pressure looked awesome too which is a good thing. We got to schedule our second trimester ultrasound where we will get to find out the baby's sex. We are so excited and can't wait for that day! August 21st!
During my appointment we also talked about my last pregnancy and how I had gestational diabetes. I opted out this time around to do the glucose test where I would have to drink the glucola. I have heard not so good things about what that drink is made out of, so I requested that I do a week long finger prick test instead. So, before my next appointment I will need to test my blood sugar four times a day. I will then bring my meter to my next appointment and they will hook it up to a computer to get my readings and evaluate them to determine if I will need to monitor my blood sugar the remainder of my pregnancy, go on a special diet, or in a worst case scenario take pills or administer shots. Let's pray that I won't resort to having to do the latter.  
Other than all that everything is going good and my nausea is finally starting to come to an end. Yay! My clothes have started getting a little snug around my middle but that is to be expected. Feeling a little more movement here and there and I think I may have even felt a couple of gentle kicks yesterday but I am not sure. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

13.5 Weeks and Baby Nichelson is Moving!

Yes, that is right, I am feeling movement. Before it was just little flutters but now I am feeling my little one move around. Yesterday I swear I felt a flip. In a few weeks I should start feeling little kicks. So exciting! Next week I have an appointment on Tuesday and I'm hoping that they will send me to make my 2nd trimester ultrasound appointment. 
I am so excited that physically I am feeling much better than I have the last 7 weeks. My nausea is almost completely gone. I think if I would make sure to take a nap every day I wouldn't have any nausea at all. I am extremely tired but sometimes taking a nap isn't an option. I get headaches here and there but nothing I have to take anything for. My joints are already starting to loosen up and I feel like a box of rice crispys with all the snap crackle popping my body has been doing. Other than those little things, the only thing that has showed up now is my allergies. I was just saying a couple days ago how my allergies haven't acted up all year and BAM! They decide to show their pretty face. So I've been having watery eyes and sneezing. All this dust in my house doesn't help I'm sure. Bryan? Where are you my little dust man? LOL. No really though. That is HIS job because if I dust, I will be paying for it the next day. Maybe once this house gets completely dusted and we change our air filter my allergies will go away. 
Anyways, we are really still anxious and overwhelmed at the thought of a new baby but I think we are going to be ok. I seem to be not gaining weight as fast this time so that is good. Although, I have been eating like a pig lately. I guess the verdict will exposed be at my appointment next week. I really need to get back to exercising. I am hoping this next trimester will allow that. Well, that is all for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 7, 2014

12 Weeks and Counting

Well, Sunday marked 12 weeks of pregnancy. I have been waiting for 6 weeks now to get to this point. I am FINALLY starting to feel a little more like my self again. At the same time, my clothes are starting to get a little more snug, and I am starting to enjoy looking in the mirror less and less. I have got to get my butt moving. Since I have been dealing with morning sickness, it is hard to get up and go to the gym, but I need to. I really didn't stay active with Bryelle, and I gained about 42 pounds (until I lost 8 of them after my diet change) but still, I dont want to gain that much this time. I can slowly see myself falling into the same patterns, so I need to start doing things differently.
This weekend we had a great time celebrating the 4th of July. I felt great almost all day, of course, until we were going to have company over. Zofran still isn't helping the nausea much. I have found though, that if I make sure to eat frequent small meals, and get my rest, I seem to feel much better throughout the day. The frequent meals has been a little easier, but I can't seem to get my rest during the day lately. I need to work on that more, and make it a point to rest when Bryelle rests, and leave the housework for later.
So far I have gained about 3.5 pounds. Not so bad for 12 weeks along. I am still in my regular clothes, although I have worn a couple maternity bottoms here and there, just because they feel comfortable. I need to invest in some maxi dresses for the rest of the summer. I remember them being so comfortable when I was pregnant with Bryelle. I did get some money for my birthday last month, so maybe I will put it to good use.
Some of the other things I have going on are a very weak gag reflex... I cant even brush my teeth without gagging, and often after I eat I have to clear my throat, and that causes me to gag a lot too. Its not fun... Boobs are still super sore. I do get low back aches here and there, and a little bit of cramping if I haven't drank enough water during the day. Other than that, just the normal sensitivity to smells, and occasional nausea. I am hoping that in the next 2.5 weeks I will be all done with the nausea. I am sure that my husband is hoping that too. He doesn't like seeing me like this. It will be a nice change for all of us!
We are slowly starting to get the bedrooms ready for baby. We moved all of Bryelle's toys to the spare bedroom and we are working on getting her a bedroom set for in there.  I cannot wait til she has her big girl room! I am sure she will be excited too. We cant wait to find out what we are having so we can figure out if we need to paint over the pink stripes in Bryelle's current room. If we do, it will be an easy fix since the rest of the room is green and white. I am still very overwhelmed at the thought of having two kids, but I am sure everything is going to be just fine...
Well, that is all for now!