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January 2017

20 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH BABY #2!

Posted on January 29, 2017 in Mommy

20 weeks, I am half way through! I feel like, at this point, I can relax a bit about something going wrong. I am a bit of a pessimist my hubby says, but I prefer to think of myself as a realist. I am always preparing for the worst just in case something goes wrong. I want to be ready. I think it is just my mind’s way of protecting itself, but I have had two ultrasounds where they said everything looks good. This is even considering that I didn’t feel great walking away from my 20 week scan. The technician was a bit different, barely said anything and looked at the heart for so long! On top of that I have carried a baby to full term before with no issues and I am going to do everything I can to keep this pregnancy as good as it can be with kick counts, a healthy diet and exercise (back permitting or course)!

How far along? 20 weeks, HALF WAY!!
Total weight gain: I don’t know and to be honest I don’t really want to :/
Maternity clothes?  I found an old pair of maternity jeggings from when I was pregnant with Emeline! I am happy to have at least one more option to wear! All of my t-shirts are getting a bit short though :/ I have to wear a tank top underneath them!
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: Doing a sit down video for my vlog about my early sign and symptoms of pregnancy!
Miss anything? Warm weather. The cold weather and ice are starting to get to me. Where is the snow? Isn’t this Norway?
Movement: I felt more movement on Monday and Wednesday I think, but Thursday nothing and Friday only one solid punch. I can’t wait to feel more movement soon, darn anterior placenta! I hope this baby is a bit more active than miss Emeline was. I feel like she NEVER moved and I had to do extra kick counts! Towards the end I was able to feel her move her hands and that made things easier.
Food cravings: Vinegar! I don’t know why, but I swear could drink it this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just eggs still.
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: I feel like I have gotten a few Braxton Hicks contractions, but with Emeline I had them regularly starting at 15 weeks, so that is normal for me.
Symptoms: Heartburn, crying very easily, gas, PGP, extremely tired, irritable
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I have actually been really irritable this week 🙁
Looking forward to: Going to bed!
Compared to 1st pregnancy: I am showing more now than I was with Emeline at this point.

(I took these photos at night after dinner, so I don’t know how accurate they are of the bump. I am going to try to take them in the morning from now on.)

 

 

 

Stay tuned for my 21 week update on Saturday!

19 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH BABY #2!

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Mommy

I never kept up any weekly pregnancy updates (or any updates for that matter) when I was pregnant with Emeline and now I wish I had! I have recently re-discovered a pregnancy blog that I found when I was first pregnant and I really like the way she did her weekly pregnancy updates. For memories and for my friends and family abroad I think I am going to start blogging my weekly updates too starting now with week 19!

(As a note, I don’t have an official due date because I have three different dates according to my period, my 12 week ultrasound and my 19 week ultrasound, so I will be doing these every Saturday. Personally, I tend to follow more of a due period rather than a due date because baby is considered full-term at 37 weeks and can come at any time between 37-42 weeks!)

How far along? 19 weeks!
Total weight gain: To be honest I am not completely sure. I believed I weighed somewhere between 130-135lbs before I got pregnant and I haven’t weighed myself since! I know I have gained weight much too fast on account of moving, really bad PGP and feeling horrible during the first 4 months! I am back to working out again and eating healthier!
Maternity clothes?  Yes, jeans! I have been wearing maternity jeans since 15 weeks! I showed much earlier with this pregnancy. With Emeline I never even bought maternity clothing! I am still fitting into many of my tops.
Stretch marks? No
Best moment this week: Feeling some serious baby kicks on Wednesday and seeing baby on my ’20 week’ ultrasound on Friday!
Miss anything? Liking and being able to eat all different foods and proper working out!
Movement: A bit here and there. I started feeling this baby at 13 weeks and I got so excited. Then it sort of went away.  Since then my placenta has gone from fundal to anterior (again) and I will usually have one or two days where I feel movement maybe 5 or so times and then 4 days with nothing or maybe one possible movement.
Food cravings: No, unlike in the 1st trimester!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eggs often make me feel sick for some reason.
Gender: BOY! It was confirmed on Friday! They did the nub test at the 12 week scan and she was certain it was a boy because he was in the perfect position and lying still, so she was able to get a perfect look!
Labor signs: No, THANKFULLY!
Symptoms: Heartburn, crying very easily, gas/bloating (every day at 4pm even if I haven’t ate anything), PGP, extremely tired
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy 🙂 (and tired)
Looking forward to: Getting my letter in the mail, so I can schedule my midwife appointment! I need to go see the midwives where I am going to give birth. That is how it works in Norway.
Compared to 1st pregnancy: With my first pregnancy I felt amazing at 19 weeks. The only complaint I had at was little to no movement (anterior placenta then too) and sometimes a metal taste in my mouth!

Stay tuned for my 20 week update on Saturday!

🙂

(There isn’t a place in our cabin that isn’t full of stuff, sorry!)

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