Tuesday, June 23, 2015

30 Weeks

Baby Updates
Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now and weighs almost 3 pounds (about the size of a large cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will shrink as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Weight Gained
I’m going to guess about 30 eeekk

Symptoms
With the weather warming up, I’ve been experiencing a lot of swelling in my ankles. My doctor said it was normal and my blood pressure is great so I’m not concerned but it’s certainly not comfortable. Seattle is expecting the next 10+ days to be close to 90 degrees, yikes!

Food Aversions
No real aversions. I do get full very quickly though and have to be careful not to overeat or I feel sick for hours.

Food Cravings
I’ve been craving fish which was fulfilled during date night last weekend.

Sleep
Sleep is still pretty good, I’m not sure I will say the same during my next update with the expected heat wave and no AC. Audrina has been having nightmares and sometimes she wakes up multiple times every night.

Looking Forward To…
We started the nursery, I’m looking forward to putting the crib together and organizing the boxes of clothes I have sitting in his room.


Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
Nothing yet, I’ve been browsing potentially ‘take home’ outfits for the hospital but I can’t make up my mind. I want something cute and comfy, and maybe a little Seahawks beanie.

Belly Button In Or Out?
Flat

Feeling…
I’m feeling pretty good in general. I had an episode of back pain last week that last around 3 days and it was pretty painful. Knock on wood that I’m feeling much better this week.

Any Movement?

Tons of movement, it’s so fun that Derek gets to feel him kick away every night. 





30 weeks pregnant with Audrina



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

28 Weeks

Baby Updates
By this week, your baby weighs 2 1/4 pounds (about the size of a large eggplant) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

Weight Gained
According to the scale at my 28-week prenatal appointment, my weight gain is around 28 pounds. Looks like I’m gaining the same amount of weight as I did with Audrina, on average a pound a week.

Symptoms
I’ve had two random nose bleeds in the past week; this is something totally new to me. I can’t recall the last time I had a nose bleed prior to this past week.
My belly feels heavy/full and I’ve had minor swelling in my ankles.

Food Aversions
Nothing is sounding too horrific to me right now. While there are still foods I choose not to eat, nothing is gag-inducing anymore.
Grilled chicken is still something that I have zero desire to eat.

Food Cravings
  • Watermelon
  • Big Salads
  • Funfetti cookies
  • Sweets in general
Sleep
I fall asleep without an issue, usually around 10 pm. I’m up a lot in the night to go to the bathroom as well. I’m surprised I’m not feeling more exhausted than I am at the end of the day, especially with Audrina randomly waking up 2-3 times a night the past few weeks.

Looking Forward To…
Getting our professional pictures back that we took this past weekend. Audrina was pretty shy and I thought the shoot was an epic fail overall but there has to be at least one good family picture in the mix.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
We just finished remodeling our rec room so most of my time has been dedicated to getting that finished. We are about to tackle baby boy’s room this weekend. We have a huge wall decal to put up, need to purchase a crib and a bunch of little things. I did buy the cutest camo moccs from Freshly Picked.  


Belly Button In Or Out?
Flat

Feeling…
Overall I’m feeling really great. I have a feeling the next two months are going to FLY by. I’m trying to stay calm overall and enjoy our little family of three right now. Every night I like to cuddle with Audrina before bed and I have to admit that I’ve gotten emotional several times. We are so excited for our baby boy and for her to be a big sister but this will be a huge adjustment for her and I’m really anxious to see how she will do.

Any Movement?

Yes! Our little one is moving more… mostly on the left side of my belly! I am feeling him dance around constantly and I just love it! 

Taken at 29 weeks


29 Weeks Pregnant with Audrina