Monday, June 23, 2014

Bumpdate Weeks 15 & 16

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Well, clearly I am not good at weekly posts. I obviously already have pregnancy brain as I thought I posted last week. Ha!

How far along: 16 weeks

Total Weight  Gain: 3-4 pounds

Maternity clothes: None so far. However, we have entered the stage where I am completely unable to button many of my pants. Yikes.

Gender: Boy. Ha! Haven’t seen a body part yet, though! Hoping the MaterniT21 test is right based on the amount of shopping I have done.

And while we are at it…we are at a complete impasse on names. I have many I like which are quickly nixed for sounding too much like a “lacrosse or boarding school name,” and how do I say this…he chose all the names he likes from a soccer website, so let’s just say they don’t really “fit.”

Oh, and having a kid after all of your friends is a bit of a problem because all the names seem to be taken! Here are some I like: Bennett, Beckett, Grayson and Ty (but not crazy about Tyson or Tyler, so that kind of eliminates that name). Some of these aren’t in the running because we have friends with kids that have these names and others because Tommy just straight up nixed. The only two names that neither of us have completely nixed are Deacon and Cade, though, we aren’t ready to commit to either.

Soooooo….if you have any unique, but not totally unusual names along these lines, I would LOVE to hear them!

Movement: I felt baby move up in my stomach this week. When I was pregnant with Emmy, I also very distinctively felt her move up.  However, this time I was fully standing! I also feel him here and there. Some days more than others.

Sleep: I had one full 7 hour stretch of sleep last week and it is glorious. I am able to fall asleep easily, and go back to sleep pretty easily after I go to the bathroom.

Cravings: If you mention it, I want it. I have been way more into carbs. Tonight I downed about 8 handfuls of chocolate chips, so I would say my sweet tooth is still here. I also do have a protein kick where I have to have something savory.

Symptoms: Round ligament pain, general aches and pains. One night I was up multiple times in the night and the next day I was so exhausted every muscle and bone in my body felt tired.

What I am looking forward to: Working on baby’s room. This week I am going with a friend who is due 10 days before me to a fabric store.

Also, Emmy loves to give the baby at Julie’s the sweetest hugs, so that will be precious…assuming she also loves her brother!

Best moments: Tommy and I had a one-night getaway to Arkansas and it was heavenly. We explored the town, took a nap, went to a nice dinner, turned the a/c down as low as it could go (a luxury since he likes to keep it about 74 in here), slept in and watched three episodes of Say Yes to the Dress. Loved it!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It’s a….

So, assuming the chromosome testing was correct (the MaterniT21 test said it is 99.4% accurate) and asking my doctor about 10 times in 10 different ways how accurate that test is….baby is a…

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Boy! Emmy was just as shocked as her daddy!

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We are having a boy! I should have known! I definitely was 100 times more emotional and found myself craving a hamburger (I don’t eat red meat) at the beginning of my pregnancy. It will definitely be fun to have one of both!

The shopping, baby naming and nursery planning has commenced! We can’t wait to meet our little man and for Emmy to be a great big sister!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Secret Keeping

So I have been keeping a secret! We are so excited for Emmy to become a big sister this December! (She is still keeping a poker face on the whole matter.)

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I am going to try to do weekly bump date posts…but clearly I make no promises. Ha!

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Since it worked well last time, I am going to use my same baby survey. (I can’t tell you how glad I am that I documented my last pregnancy by weeks! So much helpful information!!!)

How far along: 16 weeks

How I found out/told Tommy: Well, things in my stomach just felt weird. I had a sharp stabbing pain a few days before my period was supposed to come (TMI alert – sorry!) and I swear I had round ligament pain. I was supposed to start my period on a Thursday, but didn’t and didn’t really want to do a pregnancy test. So I went on throughout my weekend. Friday night Tommy told me his sister was pregnant (I had a girls’ night that night so I missed the announcement) and I was shocked! I told him I thought I was too and asked if he thought I should do a pregnancy test. He told me “no.” Ha! So I went until Sunday and still nothing had happened, so I decided to take one and it said positive!  I wrapped the test up in a plastic baggy (you probably won’t find this idea on pinterest) and had Emmy hand deliver it to him. He was shocked and I thought it was cute (albeit a little gross maybe) that she was involved in the “announcement.”  We told our family at a dinner when I was about 6 weeks with a key lime pie (so fitting) with Baby S coming 2014. My mom totally didn’t get it. We had to spell it out for her! It was fun to see everyone surprised!

Total Weight  Gain: A couple of pounds? I have not had the same scale, so sometimes it is more or less depending on the week.

Maternity clothes: None so far. I am not looking forward to buying winter ones to wear for just a few months!!

Gender: Coming tomorrow! (If I can get it together!) We did the Maternity21 chromosome test, so we found out when I was about 11 or 12 weeks along. So, so fun to know that early!!! (And so, so thankful baby’s test came back negative!)

Movement: I have felt kicks/flutters here and there. I can feel some at night more prominently, but definitely nothing consistent or strong.

Sleep: It is fine. I wake up at least once a night to go to the restroom. At the very, very beginning I was having trouble sleeping and would be up at all hours of the night worried about how Emmy would handle a  new little addition. I have since gotten over this as I don’t hate my parents for giving me a sister J.

Cravings: Salads, salt and vinegar chips, baked French fries, lemony things, sweet things, really anything. Yesterday I HAD to have tortilla soup. I have also HAD to have a Braums vanilla mix with Heath Bar. Similar to my previous pregnancy.

What I am looking forward to: Seeing baby again and working on the nursery!

Best moments: Finding out that the chromosome test was negative. I was so very thankful! Finding out the gender! Seeing the baby move last week at my appointment!

Any guesses as to pink or blue?

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