Wednesday, February 29, 2012

18 weeks

* I love how Londyn always wants to be a part of the pictures.  In this one it looks like she wrote the 18 weeks (will probably have better handwriting then her mommy)

Well this week was very uneventful. The only surprise is my new hair cut. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off me. After I had Londyn I stopped dying my hair because of cost and convenience.  Now I kind of can't wait to dye my hair, work out, take care of my skin & get some color.  I say that now probably because I feel fat and ugly. Once I have these 2 kids I probably won't have time to even brush my hair. 

How far along? 18 weeks
Size of baby: bell pepper
Weight of baby: 7 ounces & 5 1/2 inches
Baby progress: ears are now in the right position ~whew good thing hope they landed perfectly
Total weight gain: 11 pounds eek
Maternity clothes? I'm still on the search for more options. I remember with Londyn my love handles weren't this big & now they are huge. Tight shirts look horrible so I mostly buy big shirts.  I think I'm prepared to get gestational diabetes so I pigged out the first few months. I am eating salad for lunch all week.  
Sleeping: must sleep on my side or I can't breath
Best moment this week: my assistant making me ice coffee work ~ told you it was a uneventful week
Miss Anything? Booze!
Movement: not yet 
Food cravings: fruit!!! Grapefruit & blood oranges ~ sign of a girl
Anything making you queasy or sick:  BO on the train 
Gender: 3 more weeks
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: a little dizzy
Belly Button in or out? Still in
Wedding rings on or off? No swelling yet
Happy or Moody most of the time: This week I've been on edge at work. Anything that annoys me I get annoyed fast. Today I told off a sales rep but I had every right he was yelling at me. 
Looking forward to: my next iced coffee

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Long time coming

Here is my facebook/friend announcement that took a long time.  I get these ideas from other people and I have to do it.  This took forever because I ordered the chalk board that Josh said he could have made and it took 1 month to ship.  Anyway it was stressful getting Londyn to cooperate but I think we did a good job.  Don't mind the ugly handwriting and Josh commented on.  Oh & I had to do it 2 ways but the first I like better.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

17 weeks!!!

* This is the last time you will see this mop on my head I am cuting 5 inches off - can't wait!

Whew today was a busy day. I was on a world tour of doctors. 10 am blood work, 11:15 potassium doc more blood work & 2:00 high risk doctor. All appointments I was quite satisfied with the results.  Dr. Brown said this pregnancy seems better with the low potassium. That it took faster to get up to a normal level then it did with Londyn.  The high risk doctor was very informative telling me about tests they have done on patients that have had past history of preterm labor.  She mentioned I can take a shot of progesterone  every week but it might not make any difference.  So I decided not to put myself through that.  She said it could still happen and when I told her my fear of going in NYC at work or on the train she decided to measure my cervix at every ultrasound.  If it gets any shorter they will put me on shots.  I'm hoping that this works all I know is that it made me feel better talking to her.  I actually feel great no complaints yet!

How far along? 17 weeks
Size of baby: Turnip
Weight of baby: 5 ounces & 5 inches
Baby progress: skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone 
Total weight gain: 136 I'm down a pound & didn't gain but I think that was only 1 week
Maternity clothes? Must bought a few sale pieces but I'm still not happy about the way my body looks feels like all fat and mucho fat on my love handles ~ gross
Sleeping: I'm having the weirdest dreams 
Best moment this week: working from home
Miss Anything? Nothing!
Movement: false alarm nothing yet
Food cravings: loving dunkin donuts iced coffee. Half caffeine half decaf with a touch of sugar, which is odd ever since last gestational diabetes I stopped using sugar. 
Anything making you queasy or sick:  some foods 
Gender: hummm I actually don't want to find out I'm nervous for some reason 
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: crazy boy dreams! 
Belly Button in or out? Still in
Wedding rings on or off? No swelling yet
Happy or Moody most of the time: This week I've been on edge at work. Anything that annoys me I get annoyed fast. Today I told off a sales rep but I had every right he was yelling at me. 
Looking forward to: my next iced coffee

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

16 weeks

* this one might be the worst yet, I need some botox for those wrinkles

Really no complaints today probably because I didn't go to the doctor this week. They did call me to tell me my potassium is good so that's the first good news I have heard in awhile. I was stressed about selling the house but now I envision myself leaving & I'm praying this happens soon it would be a blessing. I've been getting a little stressed at work. We just got bought by another company and my boss seems very stressed. I can feel the anxiety just waiting to talk to her.  I can't believe I have hit 4 month mark!!  I'm exciting it's going semi fast. Sorry little one mommy isn't a fan of being pregnant even though I still think it's amazing & wouldn't change it for the world. 

How far along? 16 weeks
Size of baby? Avocado yummy my favorite 4 1/2 inches long
weight of baby? 3 1/2 ounces - says baby will double in weight within the next few weeks oh no that means I'll triple in size
Total weight gain: my hips don't lie.  Who cares where I am at right now. I'm hearing things like wow you are so big or you look small for 4 months 
Maternity clothes? I'm into normal people blazers now but kind of can't wait for it to get hot i have the whole summer to bare it all. 
Sleeping: I'm still getting a good night sleep
Best moment this week: leaving work early one day because Josh was sick. Picking up Londyn and feeding her early & playing w her was great. I was thinking how I'll have 3 months on maternity leave with my 2 little babies. 
Miss Anything? I want a smoke I don't know why the smell is appealing to me
Movement: I almost felt something 
Food cravings: fruit this week but sushi (nothing raw) tonight!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  people's breath is killing me
Gender: 5 more weeks I'm still thinking a girl
Labor Signs: NO!!!!
Symptoms: nothing recently
Belly Button in or out? It's getting close to my stomach not so deep 
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: I've been pretty happy lately kind of emotional. I cried when I read Josh's valentine's card
Looking forward to: sushi tonight & Sunday my mom is making pasts forno!! Figures did I just mention all food?? 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Doctor appointment / emotional outbreak

I was talking to my doctor bestie last night, Dr Paul Cedeno. I usually go to him with random medical questions usually when I'm pregnant or about Londyn. Him or his pediatrician wife Tiffany are always there for me if I have questions & I just feel like I'm annoying him. So we were talking about this bacteria which I couldn't remember name & he was trying to guess. He guessed right after I saw a lab bill. Ureaplasma/mycoplasma hominis is the correct term. He said it's not bad as long as I go on medication. So then I have this horrible dream that I went into labor at 5 months. That's my fear when I google this it talks about uterus rupturing and I think maybe I was lucky with Londyn & it was closer to term pregnancy what if I go sooner. So my doctor told me that she wasn't going to test for it again until later that I might still have it & she doesn't want to keep giving me meds (thanks) so we can test later in pregnancy. I begin to panic asking her if there is a chance I can go earlier & then tell her my dream. She said chances are slim but probably understood I was nervous about it so she tested me again. If I'm still positive she wants to send me to a high risk doctor just to see if there is anything they can do. No matter what I'm still nervous that at 36 weeks I'll have to be on edge thinking I might go into labor soon. Then on my way out after checking my blood for yet another thing wrong my potassium the nurse tells me they found nitrates in my urine and I might have a UTI - urinary track infection. What is wrong with me when I get pregnant I feel like I just fall apart. After this positive doc apt I just cried & cried to my mom and Josh. My poor mom I'm probably stressing her out, I'm sure I'll get it in return when Londyn gets pregnant (let's hope not). It's just everything that is going on in life right now I'm stressed out & I know I'm only making it worse for me. Oh & to top it off I am a house weighing in at 137. I know once I get GD I'll loose some but right now it's hard to handle.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

15 weeks

* I need a hair cute and make over excuse the look

It seems like the weeks are flying by. I don't want to jinx myself but maybe because I'm going week by week I feel like I just wrote my 14 entry. I've been getting a lot of headaches & I remember this with Londyn and I think it had to do with gestational diabetes. Anyway I should probably mention something that would be useful (like big current news) for baby ? The new York Giants just won the Superbowl against the patriots. As much as your dad and I don't like sports it was a good game & our close to home team won, that's all that matters. If you are a boy I know even though your father isn't a sports fan you will still be involved in sports as long as you want to.

How far along? 15 weeks
Size of baby? Apple 4 inches
Weight of baby? 2 1/2oz & is building taste buds
Total weight gain? 137!!!! Omg I think I gained 10 pounds the computer says 5 lbs I have to stop eating crap
Maternity clothes? I need some more my overall look is boring me
Sleep: I can't sleep on my back without not being able to breath, I remember this
Best moment this week: hearing heartbeat of baby at doctor visit otherwise I have had a stressful week
Miss Anything? Smoke & booze sorry baby I'm a great mom
Movement: not yet
Food cravings: nothing this week
Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing this week
Gender: 6 more weeks
Labor Signs: NOOO
Symptoms: headaches
Belly Button in or out? Will always be in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy, sad, Moody or emotional: definitely emotional cried a lot last week I have a lot of stress right now & can't seem to get it together but trying to for the baby
Looking forward to: finding out sex of baby

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

14 weeks

* board says 14 weeks baby is size of lemon, mommy is size of house

This week I finally feel better. Still not too hungry but the nausea has subsided.  I feel like this is going really fast.  I say that now and then the end will drag when I can't walk up the stairs anymore.  This is my last time getting pregnant so I'm trying to enjoy it. 

Londyn wanted to be involved in the picture this week.

How far along? 14 weeks
Size of baby? Lemon
Weight of baby? 11/2oz & he or she can pee now amazing & great to know
Total weight gain? Not sure I'll list this after my next appointment (rather not know)
Maternity clothes? Finally showing more of bump I got self conscious that I was getting big way too fast 
Sleep: still waking up early to pee & if I get up it's hard to go back to sleep
Best moment this week: feeling better. I still don't have much of a appetite but that's better then eating everything I see
Miss Anything? Gaby's sushi I think I want it in the hospital
Movement: no movement yet I think about 2 more weeks
Food cravings: meat it's so weird 
Anything making you queasy or sick: cigarette smell & sorry the Indian people on the train, it's curry
Gender: find out in 7 more weeks
Labor Signs: No way
Symptoms: my back started to hurt I hope I don't get sciatica again & my sense of smell is out of control
Belly Button in or out? Will always be in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy, sad, Moody or emotional: happy although did flip out on someone at work because they were calling my co worker over & over it was distracting told them to stop calling & leave message!
Looking forward to: breakfast