Friday

16 Week Pregnancy Update and Gender Reveal video.

Sorry I didn't get this up on Monday evening :( I am BEHIND.


Date: August 22, 2014

Due Date: January 31, 2015

How Far Along: 16w6d

Bump Pic: Once I start showing, I'll include this.

What I miss: Miss not having medical bills. lol Trust me, there are a lot. I have like 6 sitting right here on the desk that need to be paid.

Baby’s Size: Turnip

Symptoms: Nausea, lower back pain. I've had congestion as well as runny nose this week.

Weight Gain: Went to my Perinatologist on Monday and I was down 1 pound.

Maternity Clothes: Right now, I am still in my regular clothes. I don't quite fit into my Maternity stuff yet. There was one skirt I had on the other day that I could barely breathe in. lol So belly is growing.

Cravings: Sweets. That dark chocolate! Mexican foods. 

Food Aversions: I can eat anything right now.

Gender Guess: I know what it is!!! :) 

Medical Happenings: We said no to the insulin pump. I saw my Perinatologist on Monday and found out the results to the Harmony test. The tests came back negative and as low as it could possibly be.  So, that is fantastic. We also found out the baby's gender! What is your guess? Girl or Boy??? You can find out below by watching the video my hubby and I did.  Leave me a comment below letting me know what you thought about our video! :) I see my OBGYN again on Wednesday! Hoping that they will be able to find the heartbeat because last month the doctor couldn't and I had to get an ultrasound at another office. 

Emotional Stuff: Still crying over silly stuff. Today I was just overwhelmed and had a real good cry, thanking God for this pregnancy and our little one. 

Belly Button – In or Out?: In still! 

Movement: I am not sure if I felt anything or not. Sometimes I think I do but then I don't know. I guess I'll really be able to tell when it happens. So hopefully soon since they say around 17 weeks is when people start feeling the baby move. 

Sleep: Still tossing and turning. Kinda stinks that I can't get comfy. lol 

What I am looking forward to: Feeling the baby move. Shopping with the hubby for something for the little one. Hoping to get an outfit or something this weekend. 


Here is our Gender Reveal video:



Was your guess right? Please let me know what you thought about the Gender Reveal Video! Comment below! 


Have a happy day,

Thursday

15 Week Pregnancy Update

Not sure what is going on with my updates cutting off at the end of each. I will have to figure that out. Might need to update the layout or something.... 

Date:  August 14, 2014
Due Date: January 31, 2015
How Far Along: 15w5d
Bump Pic: Once I start showing, I'll include this.

What I miss: Starting to miss cold Deli meats. 

Baby’s Size: Avocado 

Symptoms: Nausea, lower back pain. Today's nausea is the worst. I got so nauseous that I thought I was going to throw up and pass out. I had to go lay down on the couch for about 10 mins. I might be laying down again soon. It is that bad. 


Weight Gain: No appointment this week so I don't know.
Maternity Clothes: Right now, I am still in my regular clothes. 
Cravings: Still Dark Chocolate & Mexican/TexMex Food. I've also wanted a chicken sandwich for some reason. I think I might get this tonight. lol 
Food Aversions: I couldn't eat some yogurt earlier. I haven't had trouble with that up until today. So I don't know if that is an aversion or just because I am nauseous and not feeling it.
Gender Guess: We should be finding out on Monday the 18th. Hopefully the Harmony test results are back by then.
Medical Happenings: I have been talking to CareCentrix and Metronix about an insulin pump. To be honest I don't know if we will do it. I think it might be cheaper to stay with my current regimen. I have a Perinatologist appt on Monday and I see my OBGYN again on Wed August 27th.
Emotional Stuff: The other day I cried 3 times and almost a 4th time over getting a prescription filled... 
Belly Button – In or Out?: In still! 
Movement: I can't feel anything yet! 
Sleep: Still tossing and turning.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the results of our Harmony test. And finding out what the gender of the baby is! I'll probably update about the appointment on Monday. I might make everyone wait to find out the gender. LOL

Friday

Ultrasound Pictures - 14w2d

As promised here are the pictures of my ultrasound that I had done on Monday at the Perinatologist!

Baby P's heartbeat was 152bpm on Monday.

Baby P's Face

Here is Baby P's face again with its arm.

Baby P wouldn't move its hand away from its face so the tech could get measurements she needed. Stubborn! 

The tech said "Boy, the baby has some long legs."

Which one is your favorite? I love them all but I am a bit biased! 

Have a happy day,

Thursday

14 Week Update



Date: August 7, 2014

Due Date: January 31, 2015

How Far Along: 14w5d

Bump Pic: Once I start showing, I'll include this. I keep forgetting to take a picture for my own records even though I am not showing!

What I miss: Nothing. So blessed to be pregnant!

Baby’s Size: Navel Orange

Symptoms: Nausea, lower back pain and ligament pain especially when I sneeze.

Weight Gain: I weighed 216 at my Perinatologist appointment this past Monday. The scale is different from my OBGYN office so I don't know if I gained or if I am the same or what!?

Maternity Clothes: Right now, I am still in my regular clothes.

Cravings: Still Dark Chocolate & Mexican/TexMex Food. I've had a sweet tooth this week though!

Food Aversions: Nothing as of right now.

Gender Guess: Not sure yet. We will be finding out very soon. Read why below.

Medical Happenings: I had a follow-up appointment with my Perinatologist on Monday. I wanted to get on after the appointment and update my blog, but I guess I was too tired. I thought I was going in for just a follow-up about my sugars, however I ended up getting an ultrasound. The doctor apparently ordered the tech to look for certain measurements and I know we had talked about doing the NT ultrasound for fetal trisomies which includes finger prick/blood work. Apparently, the doctor decided that he wanted to try to check the baby that way by doing the Nuchal transparency ultrasound at my appointment Monday. The tech couldn't get the right measurements of the nuchal fold. She tried several times but the baby's hand would not move from around its face. She shock my stomach with the wand and also had me get up and go to the bathroom and then try again. Still the baby was stubborn and wouldn't move that hand! I laid in the room for about 20 minutes with the towel over my stomach because the tech went to see what the doctor wanted to do. Well, he came in and I was still laying like I was. He sat down and basically said that she couldn't get the measurements that he wanted and that I was too far along for them to do the NT scan and finger prick/blood work. So, he said that he wanted me to do the Harmony Prenatal Test. This is what my husband and I wanted to do anyway. So that test should come back in a couple weeks. It detects common fetal trisomies in pregnancies of 10 weeks or more based on directed analysis of DNA in maternal blood. This test also checks the X, Y analysis. That means we will also know if we are having a boy or girl in the next couple weeks. Let the shopping begin! :) Dr. Evans also changed my dose of insulin. I had the nxtPanel genetic carrier screening test for Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Fragile X Syndrome done on June 23rd. I forgot all about it until I was going through some paperwork. I didn't hear anything back about that. So, I think I am going to ask about that on my next appointment with my OBGYN at the end of this month.

Emotional Stuff: Still get moody and cry at silly things. I've been a little snap happy too. Hormones.

Belly Button – In or Out?: In still!

Movement: I can't feel anything yet!

Sleep: There is good days and bad! LOL

What I am looking forward to: Finding out the results of our Harmony test. And finding out what the gender of the baby is!


Well, if you have any questions, feel free to comment!! :)

I have some ultrasound pics from the scan that I will scan and upload hopefully tomorrow!!!


Have a happy nite,