The votes are in!
85% guessed a boy
15% guessed a girl
Who was right?
Yep, Lincoln is proudly holding the matching outfit of his future little brother!
This week has been wonderful! I finally started to feel baby! The day after I complained, I was laying there wishing to feel anything and I got two beautiful kicks. Just enough to let me know that baby is fine and I should shut up and stop whining. The rest of the week I got a few more gentle kicks, not tons and not real strong, but they were kicks and I felt higher than the sky.
Things are getting bigger, pants are getting tighter and I sometimes wonder if I am the only one whose butt grows twice as fast as their belly? I gained a pound this week making the total 13.
As for symptoms I have continued to have acid reflux, but only when I eat an absurd amount right before bed. I also can’t sleep at night! I lay there and toss and turn for hours and finally when I fall asleep…..I have to pee! It probably has a lot to do with the million thoughts running through my mind, but I just can’t clear them out before bed.
I know I am only 18 weeks along, but holy crap is time flying by! With Lincoln, every single week was painfully slow and now I am begging for it to slow down. Twenty-two weeks does not feel like very long left and I almost hope I go over my due date. Of course when I am about to pop I will be smacking my old self for saying such a stupid thing.
Next week is my doctor’s appointment and I am excited to start making a birth plan and of course to find out what the gender is so I can really start preparing.
Right now baby is the size of a sweet potato!
And here I am with my sweet potato bump!
I have been waiting for this number for awhile. Something about saying, “I am seventeen weeks” sounds like I am getting far along. Only 23 weeks left……alright I still have forever to go.
This week has yet again been wonderful with very few symptoms.
Symptoms: A new symptom has made its appearance twice this week, Acid Reflux. Ugh! I didn’t get it this early with Lincoln, but boy did I get it! So far it hasn’t been bad, but I know it will get worse. It is the one symptom that I was an expert at complaining at.
Weight Gain: 12 pounds. After moving to Washington, I lost a few pounds and now that I am back on my feet I haven’t been gaining like I was. I am still on track to gain the 30 pounds I am aiming for.
Emotions: I don’t know why, but I don’t get emotional during pregnancy at all. This pregnancy I have felt like myself, normal, normal.
Waiting to feel baby: I have felt nothing, what the heck?! My friend can actually SEE her baby move and her husband can FEEL the baby already and she is as far along as me. I didn’t feel Lincoln until almost 22 weeks, but I keep waiting and waiting. With my developing acid reflux, I can only conclude that this baby is hiding in my back behind some vital organs, kicking nothing but bone and some veins. Either that, or my child is a wimp.
Baby: This week baby can now hear! I have already done plenty of talking to the little one and now he can actually hear my blabbing. I also spend a lot of time singing nursery rhymes to Lincoln, hopefully this one likes my voice because it nearly sends Lincoln to tears.
Can you believe my little guy is five inches?! Basically the size of a turnip:
And here I am with a bump!
Not a whole lot has happened this week. I still don’t feel pregnant lately and it makes me love the second trimester even more. I have to admit that during those first few weeks I kept thinking, “why do I love being pregnant?”. Now that I am past the first trimester, I remember why I love it so much! So to all those barely pregnant, my advice is to make it through the first few weeks and you will feel so much better.
Baby is now the size of an avocado:
Here I am at 16 weeks!
Gotta love the little man. Isn’t his face priceless?
The time is approaching for me to find out if I am having a boy or a girl. I can’t wait! I want to start making cute stuff and buying clothes. A part of me is dying for a girl, but then I know how much fun it would be to have two little boys together. Either way, as soon as I find out I am going to want that gender way more than the other.
I feel like I am having a girl, but that is probably me just being crazy. My parents have had five grand boys in a row, so maybe the odds are I will too.
Today I scheduled my first doctor’s appointment here in Washington. Not being familiar with the area, I spent a lot of time looking for doctors and having panic attacks over choosing the right one, until I read the profile of a doctor that stood out to me. It said he was from Montana(usually small town) and was involved in church. It is so important to me to have a doctor that is not only using his brains but also a little of God’s power too. I want a doctor with strong morals and although I don’t know this guy at all, when I read his profile I knew he would be perfect for me. I will have to drive a half-hour away, but I don’t mind.
My appointment is scheduled for February 29th! I will be almost 19 weeks along and they will do an ultra-sound! Yay! That means in three weeks I could be finding out what gender baby is!
So will it be a boy or a girl?
Vote for the gender on the right of my blog.
This week has been crazy busy for me. We moved twelve hours away and with unpacking, decorating and getting everything in order I haven’t had a minute to sit down and relax. So I guess today I am technically 15 weeks and 4 days. Finally, today I finished everything and had time to not only make dinner but I went out for a short run. It felt so good to get out and exercise. I hope to run throughout my entire pregnancy, but we’ll see if that happens. Now that I am back to normal and full of energy and with the added craziness, I managed to lose a few pounds. As I got out of bed this morning, I thought about this past week and it occurred to me that I haven’t felt pregnant AT ALL. Not a single pregnancy symptom. I have to keep reminding myself that I am in fact not growing a gut, but a baby. My stomach is still in that “thick” stage, and when I poke it, it feels all squishy. Lincoln informed me that my belly is, “really big”. Boy is he in for a surprise in 20 weeks!
My favorite thing is waking up in the morning. After a night of sleeping on my side, my uterus goes to the front so in the morning there is this hard round ball poking out and I can’t help but rub my belly and smile. I mean how amazing is that? There is a baby right there! I can’t get over how miraculous it is! What a blessing!
I have had a few cravings, and one of those cravings is apples. I never eat apples, ever. Yet, for some reason when I am pregnant I can’t help but munch on one every day. Mmmmmmmm!
And of course baby is now the size of an apple!