Monday, September 22, 2014

23 Weeks Down, 17 to Go

Today was a good day. We took Bryelle to the park and had a picnic. It was really fun and something we haven't done with her til now. I think she enjoyed it though.
Lately my wrists and forearms have been hurting. I'm pretty sure its carpel tunnel. I had it with Bryelle too but not this bad I dont think. I am hoping if it continues the midwife will be able to let me know of something I can do to get some relief. 
It was interesting to see my comparison pictures today. I am a lot smaller this time around. I am not complaining though! 
Bryelle sure is going through her terrible 2's these days. She is driving me and her dad crazy. Today was exceptionally crazy. She had so much energy and wouldn't calm down. She finally got tired after throwing a fit and fell asleep. And to think we will go through all this over again with Isabelle. Oh well, it will be worth it. 
Isabelle has been moving around and kicking me like crazy lately. She moves all day long. Most of her movement is still pretty low but I anticipate her moving up to my ribs fairly soon. This weekend we got her room picked up a little and realized that a lot of the clothes that Bryelle wore will work for Isabelle too. We just need to get some warm outfits for the winter. I just cant wait for her to be here and I can't believe in just four short months she will. A lot of people I know who are pregnant are due in the next couple of months, and most are having baby girls. Can't wait to see pictures of them all...
At my appointment the other day, the doctor said that Isabelle was growing right on track. This is good to hear. At least she isnt bigger than she is suppose to be at this point. I'm getting a little nervous thinking about how big she is going to be. I am sure it will be fine though. I have also gained close to 20 pounds already but the doctor said it was fine.  Well, that is all for now. Stay tuned for my next update in a week. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

22 Weeks

According to one of my pregnancy apps, Isabelle weighs about a pound these days. I am definitely starting to feel her wiggling around a lot more lately too. She kicks me all the time and I think she does flips at night because all day long I will feel her kicking really low, but first thing in the morning she always kicks up by my ribs. I have been getting heartburn every day for the last two weeks it seems. I'm anticipating it for the rest of my pregnancy and for only to get worse. Maybe, just maybe, Isabelle will have more hair than Bryelle did. 
Last week I decided I wasn't going to test my blood sugar anymore except for in the mornings for my fasting numbers. I am hoping to talk to the doctor on Thursday about my choice and see what they say about a second opinion. For now I am going to try and eat as healthy as I can, and really get into a good workout routine when I get back to Texas. 
I am so excited to start decorating for fall and really start getting Isabelle's room together. I have lots if hand me down clothes to wash and put away. We are also planning on having a small garage sale in the near future to make more room in our home our new addition. 
Im looking forward to the next few months. We will be getting Bryelle's 2nd birthday photos taken as well as having her second birthday party, maternity photos done, a baby shower in Texas, thanksgiving, Christmas (the first one we've spent in our own home) and then comes Isabelle. I have a feeling the next few months will fly by. I also started Isabelle's baby registry the other day and that was exciting. Not too much on it because we have a lot of what we need already. It was fun to look at baby things again. I know I say this every time almost but I still can't believe I will be having another baby. I don't think I will believe it until she is here. The second pregnancy is definitely different than the first. 
Well that is all for now. Have a good night everyone. This mama is tired! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014


I can't believe I am over halfway done with this pregnancy. I actually still haven't wrapped my head around the fact that I will become a mommy of two. It is still so surreal that I am pregnant again, but I am thrilled to be doing it all over again. The infant stage is probably my favorite stage so far. There is nothing sweeter than the smell of a just-bathed baby, or the way they curl up when they first wake up, that first little giggle, or even just something as simple as when they fall asleep on your chest. I cannot wait to hold my second daughter. I hope that both of my daughters will someday look up to me and that I will guide them both in the right direction and be a good example for them. 
My Braxton hicks contractions have gotten a little more frequent. I have been on my feet a lot so I'm sure that has something to do with it. I am trying to make sure that I get enough water intake.  I don't think it's anything to be worried about but if they get worse I think I will mention it to my doctor at my next appointment. 
Yesterday was the first day since I was "diagnosed" with gestational diabetes that I didn't check my blood sugar. It was my sisters wedding day and I really didn't have time to check it each time I was suppose to. Today I decided to do a little bit of research on gestational diabetes and what I found on it made me want to get a second opinion. Often times gestational diabetes is over-diagnosed. I have not have any numbers higher than 140 and that is normal for someone without gestational diabetes and without being pregnant, so why is it any different when someone is pregnant? It doesn't really make any sense to me. I also read that often times when a woman is pregnant her absorption of glucose slows down in order to be sure that the baby is getting the nutrients. From what it sounds like, it isn't a good idea to cut out carbs while pregnant. However, I do feel a little sick if I eat too many. I think I am just going to eat in moderation and not worry about my blood sugar. I am not worried that Isabelle will be too big. Bryelle was only 6 pounds 4 ounces when she was born. I am hoping that the doctor I see on the 18th will be able to explain things better to me about why the normal numbers for a non pregnant woman or person for that matter would be any different for a pregnant woman. From what I have read most women with gestational diabetes have numbers well into the 200s, and mine have never even been close to that.  I'm not going to dwell on this. It will all be fine and so will Isabelle.