Saturday, October 29, 2011

23 weeks!

How far along?  23 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: +17lbs! I am doing it...somehow, you knows but I am not making great big jumps in my weight like last time! only 1 lb this week!
Maternity clothes? Well I didn't find another pair of pants or a cardigan yet for home, but I found a super comfortable pair of light weight sweatpants on the clearance rake! They are soooo comfortable, I only wish they had more!
Stretch marks? I still have the old ones but I swear they are looking better than ever...I might be a BIO- OIL for life gal!
Sleep: It is all good. I of course keep ending up on my back, which is funny because I can not lay on the floor on my back without pain, but sleep that way most of the night and it doesn't bother me. 
Best moment this week: Seeing Eli on the ultrasound again. It wasn't super clear, but she had to check for his heartbeat because the doc couldn't get it with the doppler. He was moving around like crazy...even though I can not feel all of it, and had the hiccups, but no worries he heartbeat was still good in the 140's-150's
Movement: Eli he has had the hiccups a lot lately which is a great sign of his lung development 
Food cravings: McDonalds French fries. 
Gender: team peen
Labor Signs: Thankfully no.
Belly Button in or out? IN
What I miss: Not having the lower back pain and pelvis pain at random times. 
What I am looking forward to: Just enjoying this time that i have being pregnant especially since I don't know if we will be having another baby. It is a remarkable gift that I feel blessed to have. 
Weekly Wisdom: Write out a schedule of chores, fun things to do with your toddler, and things to do for yourself! It has really helped me feel more sain this week and I feel like i accomplished more because I could see things get taken off my list as I did them!
Milestones: We got our orders today. We will be moving to North Carolina after the arrival of this little bambino! So excited for the changes that are coming, and the new opportunities ahead!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

22 weeks already!

How far along?  22 weeks! And don't get me wrong I don't feel like it has gone super fast, but the downwards side of the battle always feels like it goes faster!
Total weight gain/loss: +16lbs! I did it, somehow...I didn't gain 5+ but only 1!! That makes me super excited and gives me a little hope that maybe my weight gain will even out or level off since like I stated earlier I started this pregnancy off heavier! Now the goal this week is to not gain +6 lbs (that is what I gained with Noah during this week!) If i can keep that in check than I should be ahead of the game by about 8lbs or so depending. Fingers crossed here for a good outcome!
Maternity clothes? of course and I need to get another pair of pants or something for when I go home...I just hate buying more clothes when I won't be wearing them for a longer period of time...but I guess it will be worth it to be warm!
Stretch marks? I still have the old ones, and haven't noticed new ones...yet :)
Sleep: pretty good. i really can not complain about this area...Noah has finally slept a little longer this week and that seems to be helping me out in the long run too. 
Best moment this week: buying a few little things for Eli...and getting almost all of Noah's winter clothes for when we head home. I feel better about spending a little extra on toddler clothing knowing that a 2nd little boy will be able to wear them!
Movement: Eli is still giving little kicks a little more frequently but nothing huge yet. 
Food cravings: if I had to pick one thing it would be McDonald's french fries. Don't ask me why...and don't worry I don't get them that often.
Gender: a little slugger!
Labor Signs: Thankfully no.
Belly Button in or out? IN
What I miss: Being able to breath without feeling like I have to work at it when I am moving around. Between my allergies and just having the extra weight it makes it hard to catch my breath sometimes.
What I am looking forward to: Just bonding with Eli and preparing for his arrival. It is so different this time since I have almost all the boy stuff and we won't have a house let alone a nursery prepared for him. That part of the prep will have to come after he is born...but I think being in MI for this birth with all my family and friends will be super exciting!
Weekly Wisdom: Find fun activities to do with your toddler that don't leave you completely uncomfortable or short of breath and if you are having a 2nd baby of the same sex make sure to buy something small and special for that baby to help you feel like you are preparing and bonding with that child. 
Milestones: Everyday is a milestone in pregnancy. So happy to be another day/week closer to being in the "safe zone" of having this baby. Don't get me wrong I am not worried, but it is a good feeling to know that if anything should happen his survival is more likely to happen as each day passes!

Friday, October 14, 2011

21 weeks!

How far along?  21 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: +14-15lbs. So my goal this week will be to not gain 5lbs! Since my weight gain in this pregnancy has followed so closely to my 1st pregnancy, i am going to try and break the cycle by not jumping to +19 lbs next week! Wish me luck!
Maternity clothes? of course
Stretch marks? the oldies but goodies
Sleep: so much better and I think I have my allergies under control again!!
Best moment this week: actually feeling Eli kick a few days in a row!
Movement: feeling Eli move and of course our impromptu trip to Maui! It was a great 1st family vacation! 
Food cravings: I wouldn't call it a craving because i had never had it before, but we went to the Melting Pot and it was delicious!
Gender: Boy oh Boy oh boy!
Labor Signs: Thankfully no.
Belly Button in or out? IN
What I miss: This week has been wonderful! Besides the super bad headache I had I have no complaints!
What I am looking forward to: Just enjoying this time as a family and preparing for all the changes ahead!
Weekly Wisdom: Take the time for RELAXING family vacations! Be present in the moment and just learn to enjoy the family that God has blessed you with!
Milestones: Just feeling better in general. Having a wonderful vacation with my husband and kids and feeling Eli move more and more!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Half baked at 20 weeks!!

How far along?  20 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: +13 pounds
Stretch marks? the old ones are becoming less and less noticeable! So it is either from the Bio-Oil or because my tummy has filled them back out!
Sleep: it has all been good besides my allergies when I am waking up in the morning are killing me!!
Best moment this week: Picking out a name for our little guy! Eli Randall Sutton. I can not wait to meet him and have him in our arms.
Movement: Friday was my birthday and Eli graced me with 3 large summersaults in my tummy as I was waking up. It was a great birthday gift!
Food cravings: nope
Gender: We have a Wiener!
Labor Signs: Thankfully no.
Belly Button in or out? I don't think it is going to pop out with this pregnancy either but who knows we are only half way there!
What I miss: My allergies not being out of control!
What I am looking forward to: just looking forward to having two Sons!
Weekly Wisdom: Many people have told me that your 2nd pregnancy goes so much faster than your first, but I honestly don't think it feels that way. However, I don't have the worries I had with baby #1 like "why isn't he moving?" and constantly worrying if the baby was alright. I think it is way more comforting to mostly know what to expect the 2nd time around.
Milestones: I bought the first toy for this baby. I found a doggy/blanket/soother at Target that I decided to pick up for him. It was the first thing I bought for Noah too (his is a monkey) after I found out he was a boy.