21 weeks


DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

(Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 21 weeks on 16 Apr, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week).

Your baby is now the size of a carrot. Your baby is as long as a carrot, and his skin now responds to touch. If you put pressure on your belly, he'll move away or push back.



Baby's Weight: 12.70 oz.
Baby's Length: 10.51 in.


Total weight gain/loss: I am 170 pounds. I have gained 16 pounds overall this pregnancy.

Maternity clothes?: Yep. Every day, all day. Full panel pants are my favorite

Stretch marks?: Yes

Sleep: This week I have been very tired, most of the day. By the end of the work day, I actually catch a ten minute nap in the car in the parking lot before driving home.  I am also in pain at night.

Best moment of the week: There were two.  The anatomy scan was two hours of bliss.  The other was spending time with my eldest son. We haven’t had a lot of alone time, so I was glad to share it with him.

Not so great moment of the week: A severe miscommunication with my husband led to our spending our anniversary doing nothing…at all.

Braxton Hicks?: Yep.

Miss Anything?: Not at the moment.

What I'm loving?: A pretty good week. Easter holiday, a wedding anniversary, and family time.

What I'm not loving?: These pains

Movement: Yes. Especially after eating.

Anything make you queasy or sick: Not eating and overdoing it.

Food cravings: None

Food aversion: Chicken, blech!

Have you started to show yet: Yes

Gender prediction: #teamgreen

Labor Signs: No!

Belly Button in or out?: Still in, but stretched

Wedding ring on or off?: On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mixed bag.

Preparations for baby: Not yet.

Looking forward to: A Sip and Paint event my gf is hosting. Obviously, I can’t sip, but I am looking forward to the painting part.




It's my anniversary



Hello everyone.  Today is my fifth wedding anniversary.  Wow.  That five years came quick and yet it feels like I've been married for so much longer.  There have been a host of good times in my marriage, and more than a few rocky, painful, and uncomfortable moments as well.  If I'm being honest, and I definitely try and keep it open and transparent with you all, there were times that I didn't know if my husband and I would see number five.

Anatomy scan

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

Hi everyone! I had my anatomy scan a couple of days ago and have finally had some time to share a post about it. Little one looks healthy and happy and was very well behaved during the scan. I was there for about a little over two hours and they measured and scanned everything. I also got to see the baby in 3D, which was a first for me and was beautiful. Little one was yawning and it was such a precious moment that I got teary eyed. S. couldn’t join me and I felt bad at first that he wouldn’t be there, but I have to say that there was something so extremely intimate and powerful about seeing your child on a screen being happy and free. No interruptions, just peace. It was beautiful.

Here are a few of my favorites for you:

Someone was yawning

Perfectly content

Nestled for a nap

I am not scheduled for another scan until 32 weeks. I’m looking forward to that time, just to see how big Little one has gotten since we only listen to heartbeats in the office. It’s still amazing to me that we are at this moment and everything is flowing well. We’ll keep praying it stays that way.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and have a very great day.

By the way, any guesses what Little one may be?  We're still #TeamGreen here, but it's been fun hearing the guess of everyone.

-K

Easter Recap 2017

Hello everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Easter holiday. I really enjoyed just spending time with the family and celebration the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. On Saturday morning, I woke early to help fill and hide Easter eggs for the church-sponsored hunt. There were so many eggs! We stuffed quite a few, ran out of filling for some, but still had a great time. S. took our eldest with him early that AM to help one of our members move and they were finished early enough to come out, help, and enjoy.

Eggs for days