Sunday, October 30, 2011

18 Weeks

Today we are 18 weeks pregnant! 

We are very excited for the next 15 days to go by because our anatomy scan is on 11/14 and we get to see our little one again! Fingers crossed for everything to be perfectly healthy and to be able to find out whether we are having a little boy or a little girl!

Week 18

Baby This Week: Baby is about the size of a sweet potato. Measuring about 6 inches from head to rump and weighing about 6 ounces. 

What I am Feeling: I started feeling baby move more often last week. Now if I am sitting at my computer, in a meeting, or at dinner (s)he tip taps all over the place. It is usually if I am sitting forward a little that I feel it the most.  

Milestones This Week: I actually had a few! 
1) I got the call that I passed my gestational diabetes test! Because I am overweight and have PCOS, they asked me to do at 17 weeks and then again later in pregnancy. Normal is between 65 and 135 and I was at 115! 
2) Our sequential screens came back later this week and everything came within normal range! Yay! 
3) Starting to put together our "things to do" list and realizing that within the next few weeks we will be able to start registering and preparing for our baby!

I am feeling like it is getting more and more real by the day.  Being pregnant after a loss is ridiculously scary, but starting to feel some movement makes me feel better. I love the little reminders that (s)he is in there safe and sound.

Miscellany: As of now I have only gained one pound. I am all belly but am eating "ok". I had a hard time eating fruits and veggies at the begging because they would make me feel sick. I am loving salads the most at this point and am just trying to remember to keep eating fruits now too. 

I recently bought a snoogle pillow and I am loving it. I honestly couldn't sleep without it! Guiness is also a really big fan of the pillow:

(it's under the comforter but you can see where he is sleeping in the area I would normally put my legs)

Last weekend Rob and I went to a Jets game with my family. We aren't big football followers but I went to Penn State and absolutely love love love tailgating and football so we had a good time. The only thing I realized is that walking to the stadium, sitting in tiny uncomfortable seats, and walking all the way back to the car was EXHAUSTING. I won't be going to anything like that for awhile. 

(Here we are at the game!)

Hope everyone is doing well! XoxoX

Sunday, October 16, 2011

16 Weeks


I cannot believe how awful I have been at blogging recently.
So much has happened since my last few posts and I have been awful at taking pictures of all of the wonderful weekends we have had.

Last weekend was my sister-in-law Laura's wedding and it was absolutely amazing!! 

Here are some pictures from the day!

Everything was absolutely gorgeous!!

Here is a candid of Rob and I at the rehearsal dinner. <3 him!

So now an update at 16 weeks:

We have been doing really well. Yesterday was Maveric's due date and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day so that was very hard on us, but otherwise we are doing ok. Baby is still in there with a strong heartbeat! 

Our next appointment is on Saturday October 22nd and our Anatomy Scan is scheduled for 11/14. We are very excited to find out whether we are having a little boy or girl and start really planning!

So far I have had some dreams about baby boys but not OUR baby boy. Just babies in general. Rob has had a dream about us with a baby girl, so who knows!! 

I am definitely showing now. Being a bigger girl to begin with has certainly made the bump obvious :) But that's ok - my belly is hard and definitely starts a lot higher than pre-pregnancy. Sometimes I catch myself with my hands on my belly - I think just to remind myself that this is really real. 

Being pregnant after a loss is so scarey. I have been over analyzing every twinge, cramp, ache, pull, etc. I just keep trying to remind myself that my uterus is growing and everything is moving. The pangs never really last more than a few seconds so I keep trying to remind myself that everything SHOULD be sore! I am just a paranoid person in general and keep trying to remind myself that we got this far, changes are we are bringing this baby home!! 

We are so in love and really looking forward to the next ultrasound on 11/14! Yay!