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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

10 Weeks

How far along? 10 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Back to PP weight

Maternity clothes? I've been wearing one pair of jeans with my Bella Band, regular shirts though.

Stretch marks? Same.

Sleep: Horrible. I.need.sleep.

Best moment this week: Sickness is on the decline. WOOOOOOOO!

Movement: Nope.

Food cravings: grapes

Gender: I still have no instincts about what the gender is

Labor Signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Sleeping good.

What I am looking forward to: Getting a full nights sleep.

This week has been pretty good. My exhaustion is on the incline because I haven't been sleeping all that well. Some nights I'll go to bed fine, other times I lay in bed for hours tossing and turning. I'm literally tired of it. :)

For fun, I thought I'd make a comparison of both pregnancies.

Olivia - hardly any morning sickness, maybe a wave or two all day for 2 weeks
#2 - I've been sick since 5 weeks 4 days. Over a month of feeling nauseous all day.

Olivia - very sleepy and tired. I called these days my Zombie Days
#2- Pretty tired, but not as bad

Olivia - 1st trimester sleep was AWESOME. I LOVED naps and sleeping. I slept like a baby.
#2- trouble falling and staying asleep. I can't nap for crap.

Olivia - My weight gain was about 5-6lbs at 10 weeks. (gained 38lbs total @ 41 weeks 2 days)
#2 - I'm bouncing between 0-1lb gain at this point.

Olivia - I started getting a pot belly around 12 weeks
#2 - the only thing I notice is that my leftover baby pouch is less saggy. :P

#2 - Not so much. I still wake up about 2-3 times a night to pee though.

I was reading peoples experience with different pregnancies and the gender they ended up having. Seems that its pretty inconclusive. It's a 50/50 chance. Although this time, we won't find out until I actually give birth. I know the waiting will be horrible for family members. :P

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Long overdue update

For the first time in a month, I'm feeling a bit more human. I'm still tired, but I've been taking a 2 hour nap with Olivia everyday. The morning sickness has really improved. I still feel sick if I don't eat. I will be SO over joyous when I feel completely better. But, I'll take what I can get.

Anyways, the past weekend, Russ and I packed up the car, put Olivia in her carseat and we headed to a children's amusement park. We both went there when we were both little. It happened to be the U.S. Steelworkers picnic, so we got the tickets half price. Olivia was free because she's under 2. They have a HUGE area that is all stories from Mother Goose. Although, Olivia is still pretty young, she had fun going into all the little houses and she even got a lollipop from a pirate on the Good Ship Lollipop. What a sticky mess that was. :)
They also have an area with ride made for little ones. She went on a couple of them, but only the ones that let a parent ride too. I was nervous she would get on a ride alone and try to stand up or something.
It was a long day for both of us. I actually felt pretty good all day. By the end of the 6 hours we were there, I hit the wall and wanted to leave. My back was aching and I was just plum exhausted. Olivia was only going on a 15 minute nap in the car ride, so she was quite the little crab. She kicked and screamed the whole way to the car, I took her dress off so she wouldn't be sweating (those car seats hold a lot of heat), she was OUT by the time we got out of the parking lot.

I think next summer will be perfect for her. She'll be 2.5 and she'll be able to handle a lot more rides and be able to walk along with us instead of us having to chase her everywhere. We'll have to have someone watch the new baby though. I would definitely not want to take a fairly new baby there.

Here are a couple of cute pictures from the day.

Getting candy from the pirate.

Daddy and Olivia

In the 3 Little Bears house


First time on a merry go round

A little boy had a HUGE Elmo... I think it was the highlight of Olivia's day. :)
THE highlight of her day. A huge 3ft Elmo. lol

She loved him. Unfortunately, he wasn't ours to take. She was so sad to leave him.

You might notice she's wearing 2 different outfits. It rained and she was playing in the water and fell right on her bum and got the first outfit all muddy and wet. :P

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm alive, I promise.

How far along? 9 weeks 1 Day

Total weight gain/loss: +1lb

Maternity clothes? Nope, not yet. I did wear a pair of maternity jeans and they were entirely too big. I have to find my Bella Band... its around here somewhere.

Stretch marks? Same.

Sleep: About the same. I'll sleep for a couple of hours, have to pee. Not get back to sleep. Over and Over.

Best moment this week: Took my daughter to an amusement park and made it through the day.

Movement: Nope.

Food cravings: fruit and yogurt

Gender: Well, I'm more sick this time, maybe it's a boy.

Labor Signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Feeling HUMAN. :)

What I am looking forward to: I'm over being sick. Seriously, this is getting old.

I've been having a rough couple of weeks. Its like having the flu everyday all day long. My house looks like a tornado went through it and I don't even care. Thankfully, Russ cleaned up today, so it's not as bad. Olivia and I have no clean clothes because I can't even get up the energy to do it. *I did do it today because we NEEDED clean clothes*
I'm just over it. I'm tired, crabby, sick, and just plain getting depressed over missing the first month of the summer.
Normally I'd be taking Olivia up to the pool to swim and go out, but I can't even do that.

I promise once I feel better I'll be happier. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

1st Appointment

I had my 1st appointment this afternoon. I was the last patient, so I was almost an hour late getting seen. Blah.

It was pretty much the same as last time. I peed in a cup. I guess the test was positive, they didn't do it in front of me. But, from the congratulations the nurse and doctor said, I'm guessing it was. :)

My EDD is January 19th. 1 day off from what I was going by. This happened last time as well. The online calculators all said Nov 29th, my doctor said Nov 30th. So, I'm still going by Jan 18th. It doesn't matter anyways, the baby will come when s/he is ready.

Got all the paperwork and script for bloodwork for next appointment. Got some free swag. I even scored free Expecta! That stuff is $12 a box... free is good.

My next appointment is July 12th. I'll be almost 13 weeks. We'll be able to hear the baby's HR on the Doppler by then hopefully. Russ probably wont be able to come unless we get someone to come sit at home while Olivia sleeps. She doesn't wake up until 9:30ish and my appointment is at 8:45.

That's about it. Nothing too exciting. :P

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

8 Weeks & 18 months

How far along? 8 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Back to PP weight

Maternity clothes? Nope, I'm still fitting into my jeans.

Stretch marks? Same.

Sleep: Still suffering from insomnia or very restless sleeping. This sucks.

Best moment this week: Feeling 20% better.

Movement: Nope.

Food cravings: Quizno's *which CLOSED down, damn them* and Chinese food

Gender: Well, I'm more sick this time, maybe it's a boy.

Labor Signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Feeling HUMAN. :)

What I am looking forward to: Suppose to have my 1st prenatal appointment but I got a call this afternoon saying there is a scheduling issue, so I have to call tomorrow morning. This is 4th time there has been scheduling problems. BAAAHHHH

Well, this past week has been horrible. The other night, I thought I was dying. I was so nauseous and TIRED but I couldn't go to sleep because the incredible urge to throw up. I was seriously ready to wake Russ up and take me to the hospital. I've never felt so sick in my life. It was like I was in the middle of having the flu.
I went back to work this week too. It's been hard. I'm so flipping tired, but I cannot sleep. I remember sleeping SO much last pregnancy. I had the best naps. Now, nothing. I try sleeping and I end up tossing and turning. I'm having really strange dreams too. I'm noticing that my "leftover" baby pooch is starting to un-pooch a little. I guess little sushi roll is growing in there.

In more exciting news, my baby is 18 months today! I can't believe she's been around for 1.5 years. Seriously? I look back when she was a year old and she's grown and developed SO much. I'm excited to see how much she'll be changing in the next 6 months. It's amazing.

Here are her 18 month facts:

  • Bulleted List26lbs (85%)
  • 34 inches (96%)
  • wearing size 24 months to 2T clothes

Night Night
uh oh
beep beep
la la (Elmo)

I'm so amazed by her. She's talking and singing in her own language. When it finally clicks how to speak it in English, she's never going to stop. I'm going to have one of those children who randomly talk to people about nothing at the store.

I wonder if this new baby will be so talkative. She's been "talking" since she was 3 weeks old. Yikes! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Week 7

How far along? 7 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +1 Amazing that I feel like crap everyday. :P

Maternity clothes? Nope. I've been wearing a lot of elastic waistbands stuff though. Too hot for jeans.

Stretch marks? Same.

Sleep: My sleep is crappy. I wake up all the time for 10-15 minutes and go back to sleep. Not fun. Plus, no napping for this momma, I was alone with Olivia all week.

Best moment this week: Not tossing my cookies. *This one still holds up, although I was VERY close the other night. I hate throwing up, and I do everything in my power to not*

Movement: Nope.

Food cravings: I did want a Wendy's Chicken Sandwich, it wasn't that good though. :(

Gender: Well, I'm more sick this time, maybe it's a boy.

Labor Signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Feeling HUMAN. :)

What I am looking forward to: Feeling normal again. *Gonna keep this up*

What a week. Seriously, if I had the choice to lay in bed all day long, I would have. I'm much more sicker this time than with Olivia. I have the constant nausea, which gets worse into the evening. Most nights I lay in bed and think "Oh, please don't throw up." I think I was spoiled last time. I don't remember feeling crappy ALL.DAY. LONG.
I will say, I'm not as "zombie" like as I was before. But, I can't take naps anyways, so maybe my body is telling me to suck it up and deal.

This morning, I woke up and had some horrible stomach cramping. Like when you have a stomach bug. I had to call off work because it was horrible. I'm not sure if it was something I ate last night or if it's pregnancy related. After sitting in the bathroom for awhile, everything was fine. Coincidentally, I had the same stomach issues before I found out I was pregnant in the 2 week wait. It's strange. I never had any kind of stomach cramping last time.

Yesterday, we took Olivia up to the pool for the first time. She LOVED it. She just walked right into the baby pool without a second look. I guess those 8 weeks of swimming classes really did help. We took her up today again and she swam for about 2 hours. Although, she does love walking around the pool and up the steps. :)

Showing off her swimming skills. She went under about .8927 seconds later. :)

Loves sitting on the wall

Being thrown by Daddy.

Well, I hope this week goes more smoothly than last. I have to work tomorrow night, so I'm hoping I'll be fine. Fingers crossed.
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