Tuesday, March 31, 2009

19 Week Picture

This is my 19 week picture (well 19 weeks + 1 day to be exact). Still growing like crazy :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

19 Weeks

Sorry all - no picture today...hopefully I will have it up tomorrow. We were on the road all day and I don't really feel like posting a pic of what I look like after that so you will have to wait ;) All is well though - the baby moves around a LOT and Mark can feel it almost every day. I've had a little swelling in my feet if I am walking a lot, but it seems to go down fast too. I drink a TON of water and I hear that helps with swelling/water retention. My biggest complaint was a headache that lasted over 2 days last week - I have read that headaches can be common - yuck. Well an equal complaint with that would be my hips - I've been waking up at night and the outside of my hips will be sooooo sore. At least its just at night - from sleeping on my side and such I'm assuming. Stay posted for next week...Tuesday, April 7 is the ultrasound :)

Click here to read about the baby's development: http://www.babycenter.com/6_your-pregnancy-19-weeks_1108.bc?intcmp=timeline

Sunday, March 22, 2009

18 Weeks

Today I am 18 weeks along...not much new to report. I'm not really having an increase in energy like everyone told me I would - I actually tire more easily than in the 1st trimester. Mark and I went put-put golfing on Friday night and were out kind of late and it took me all of Saturday to recover! My belly gets itchy from the skin stretching if I don't put lotion on every day (sometimes twice a day!) and I am still have very slight round ligament pain. The only new thing really is my feet get sore really fast - they only swell a little and usually my left foot more than my right. My back is almost always a little achy - but not too bad. I have also been much more hungry lately - which I had been warned about.
The baby is still moving enough for Mark to feel it almost every day - there are active days and not so active days. I had a mango smoothie today and the baby really started kicking after that - I don't know if it was the cold or the baby really likes mango smoothies ;)
I felt like my belly had grown a lot in the last week...but it isn't as obvious as last week - maybe it just feels heavier to me. Someone actually said I look small for how far along I am - I have no idea if that is true and I don't have anyone to compare myself to.
Well that's all that is going on - only about 2 more weeks until the next ultrasound and we can't wait!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The baby kicked Mark ;) (17 weeks & 3 days)

Yesterday morning the baby kicked pretty hard for the first time - 3 good kicks right when I woke up - "hey Mom, get out of bed already!" I only felt the little wiggles the rest of the day, but as Mark was reading some verses out of the Bible right before we went to sleep that night I had my hand on my tummy and the baby kicked it so hard that I could see my hand move! So I grabbed Mark's hand and put it there and nothing happened...so I told him to keep reading and the baby kicked him twice - that was the first time Mark was able to feel anything. I was so surprised because the doctor said we would not be able to feel the baby move from the outside until 20 weeks! I have also discovered the baby really reacts to Mark's voice. During the day I may not feel the baby move all that much - but when Mark comes home from work and is talking the baby starts wiggling a lot! Well that's all for now - hopefully I will have a new picture and post up on Sunday for 18 weeks :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

17 Weeks

Today I am 17 weeks along. Not much new to report...except as you will notice I grew a LOT in one week! The baby is about 5 inches long now (so I read) and I am still feeling him/her move every once in a while. It is still too light to feel from the outside...but Mark is anxious to feel the baby move too. My feet hurt a little quicker than usual and I am still have about the same amount of back pain (I have a feeling that doesn't go away). We are in SoCal for the next couple weeks - we drove down on Friday & Saturday - that took a little more out of me than usual also. Overall, everything is going great - just a few minor discomforts :)
Click on the link to read about the baby's latest development and to see what he/she is looking like lately: http://www.babycenter.com/6_your-pregnancy-17-weeks_1106.bc?intcmp=timeline

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

16 Weeks

Well this past Sunday (Mar 8) I reached 16 weeks in my pregnancy. The most exciting update is that I have been feeling the baby move since last week. I had thought I was feeling flutters around 13/14 weeks, but I wasn't sure - but now I know I was! The funniest thing to me is that if I take a few big gulps of a cold drink, the baby always starts wiggling :) I think this baby will be very active, like Mark - because every time we've had something done at the doctor's office he/she was wiggling like crazy, and now I am feeling it a lot! My final ultrasound is scheduled for April 7 and we are soooo excited to find out if we are having a boy or a girl - I will post that with the pictures as soon as I can. So far everything has been great at doctor visits - all tests have been clear so far and the heart beat has been strong - praise God!

As far as symptoms go - I have been feeling great! No more morning sickness and I'm not tired as much as before - so things are much more enjoyable now. I'm really only having some light back pain/stiffness and sometimes a little round-ligament pain (those are the ligaments hold the uterus in place, and it can hurt as they stretch). We are going to visit Mark's family for a couple weeks (we leave this weekend) - so I'm glad I'm feeling so much better!

Check out this link for an update on baby development and for a picture of what the baby looks like now: http://www.babycenter.com/6_your-pregnancy-16-weeks_1105.bc?intcmp=timeline