Monday, September 12, 2011

19 weeks


I had my 18 week scan on Saturday. I thought it would be just normal measuring of the baby and me getting to see  him  her!!! yep, we are NOT having a boy we are having a healthy baby girl!! We are so happy, and I'm loving the idea that Brooklyn will have a little SISTER!

At our scan McKenna was measuring 8 weeks 4 days, that a little small but not any thing to be worried about. She was moving around like crazy, the ultrasound tech could hardly catch her for a picture. luckily they recorded a DVD for us to take home and watch. ( I have already watched and re watched it over and over)

While Kevin has felt McKenna move from the outside, until today I had not, (I feel her but can't catch her on the outside) Today Brooke and I were reading in bed and I felt some kicks after a few in the same spot I was able to feel her on the outside! Brooklyn also felt her. This lasted about 20 min.

This week I have also been able to feel her ,when I press my stomach, then feel her move away from the pressure. Also last night I quickly shifted to a different position and felt her move from my left side to the right.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

17 Weeks Pregnant


In the last two weeks my belly has done a lot of growing. I am able to wear some of my pre-pregnancy pants and most of my shirts. I'm really trying to push buying new maternity cloths until the weather changes, or hopefully I will fit into my old maternity cloths that are still way to big. 

I'm still craving really salty/spicy foods, Almost everyday I eat some type of Mexican food and several pickles. I think that all the salt (and the heat) have made me swell just a little.
 In the last week I have been really enjoying  those Drumstick ice cream cones! 
Starting at around 9pm EVERY NIGHT I have extreme thirst drinking at lease four glasses of ice water, which in turn means I'm up all night going to the bathroom and drinking even more water.

At my Midwife appointment on Tuesday I had gained 2 pounds, meaning I'm up a total of  9 pounds. Our baby boy was doing great he is still measuring one week ahead and his heart was beating away at 147 bpm, Tina said that he was probably sleeping, the heartbeat drops a little when the baby is sleeping. I can't wait until my next sonogram (next week) to see our little man and get pictures of him!!

 I have lower back pain when I wake up, I think its from my hips spreading.  I also feel it towards the end of my morning and evening walks.  I already feel myself. and Kevin has pointed out,
 that I'm starting to "waddle" because he is so low!
I have been feeling him kick a lot more and Kevin swears up and down that he felt little J move also. I'm still listening to baby J at night and still loving it!