pregnancy update - week 21.

We had a pretty nice week celebrating birthdays! 

Onto week 21 in review....


How far along?: 21 weeks (I do these a week behind so I'm actually 22 weeks today)

Baby is the size of: Pomegranate, or the length of a carrot

Maternity Clothes?: Oh yes!  Most things I wear are maternity now - apart from cardigans and jackets.

Symptoms: Low back pain, tailbone pain one day (I'm wondering if he was close to my tailbone or something), peeing often

Sleep: Ugh. My sleep has not been the best this week. I've had a cough (thanks to my husband) so I've been coughing around the clock at night.  So with the cough, having to pee and baby kicking I've had some very restless nights.

Best moment this week: Seeing my hand move when it was rested on my belly, thanks to his little movements.  In the evenings, I find myself watching my belly more than watching the t.v. - lol!

Worst moment this week: It's been a pretty good week!

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yup!  Everyone should know now :)

Miss anything?: Not having to pee so regularly - The game of seeing if I can hit every bathroom while we're out, is getting kinda old.

Movement: Oh my gosh - so, so, SO much movement!  I think we have an active little guy on our hands!  Most days I feel him kick/move off and on all day.  And some moments, he's more active than others.  But any tiny movement makes me feel the most incredible feeling - it's hard to explain, really.

Food cravings: Chocolate, chocolate ice cream, granny smith apples, Subway (still)

Anything make you queasy or sick?: The smell of ripe strawberries - I had a gagging moment when I opened up a package of them the other night.

Have you started to show? Oh yeah.  No mistaking it now!

Baby is a:
Boy!

Belly button in or out?: Still in - but definitely getting more shallow.  The belly button transformation has been incredible in and of itself - lol

Wedding rings on or off?: On

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy!

Looking forward to: 22 week appointment next week.

 xo, Megan

blessed.

If you've been following my blog lately, you'll know that it's been overturned with all things baby/pregnancy related.  And, frankly, that's how my life's been too - and I wouldn't want it any other way.  Everything and anything baby is a perfectly lovely topic in my books!

Anyway, on this day, my birthday, the day I turn 28.  The day 28 years ago my own mama gave me life, I want to share some exciting news....


We could not be more thrilled with this news and cannot wait to meet our little man!

So on this special day of mine, I want to say thank you to the universe.  Thank you for this little life of mine. I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and I could not begin to feel more blessed with the life God has given me - for my husband, my stepson, our families and this new little boy in my tummy - life couldn't get much better.

All of my birthday wishes have come true.


 xo, Megan

pregnancy update - week 20.

We're officially half way there!  I can't believe how quickly time has gone by and, quite honestly, I'm a little nervous as to how fast the next half is gonna go.  While I'm super excited to meet our little one, we still have so much to do!




{Dress: Target Maternity / Sunglasses: Rayban / Necklace: The Giving Keys}

How far along?: 20 weeks (I do these one week behind so I'm actually 21 weeks today)

Baby is the size of: Length of a banana

Maternity Clothes?: Yup!  Everything I'm wearing is pretty much maternity except for cardigan, jackets, etc...

Symptoms: Some back discomfort, and just random pains here and there - same "stitch" pain in my lower tummy especially after I've walked for a long period of time.

Sleep: Pretty good - apart from the very vivid dreams, a bit of tossing and turning and some back pain.

Best moment this week: Seeing our baby at our 20 week ultrasound and finding out the gender!  More on that next week!

Worst moment this week: Can't really think of a bad moment this week - it was a pretty darn good week!

Have you told family and friends yet?: Close friends and family know - we're making our announcement on Facebook next week.  My grandparents were in town for Easter so it was fun to share in their excitement, show them my bump and progress so far!

Miss anything?: A glass of white wine every now and again would be nice.

Movement: Oh yeah - baby has days of being super active (like off and on all day) to days where I only feel movement a couple of times.  At my ultrasound it took a good hour to get all the shots they needed as baby was moving like crazy.  They had me up and down walking around, changing positions just to try and get the baby to move to the right positions.  I think we have one active baby on our hands!

Food cravings: Still chocolate ice cream with strawberries, granny smith apples, Subway.  I've also been loving Raisin Bran and oatmeal.

Anything make you queasy or sick?: Pretty well the same as last week.

Have you started to show?: Oh yeah - I've had two strangers ask me when I'm do this week so I think it's safe to say that I officially look pregnant.

Gender prediction: No more predictions - since we already know!  Again, more on that next week!

Belly button in or out?: In.

Wedding rings on or off?: On!

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy!

Looking forward to: My husband's birthday, my birthday (all next week!)

 xo, Megan

Pregnancy update - week 19.

How far along?: 19 weeks - I do these a week behind so as you read this, I'm actually 20 weeks - which means I'm officially half way there!

Baby is the size of: Mango or heirloom tomato

Maternity Clothes?: Oh yeah!  I've been loving my new maternity wardrobe I got last week!

Symptoms: Some back pain, pelvic pain and a couple of days after work I noticed my feet were a little swollen. Lots of odd pains in my lower tummy - feeling sort of like a stitch you get from running.  I also can get bad heartburn/indigestion - especially when I eat citrus foods

Sleep: Some crazy, vivid dreams and because of those I haven't been having the most restful of sleeps.

Worst moment this week: I had a scary couple of days in the middle of the week.  I woke up in the middle of the night to quite severe pains in my lower abdomen.  It bothered me most of the night and was still there in the morning.  I went to work as normal but was extremely uncomfortable and the pain only got progressively worse as the morning wore on - I'm talking quite severe/extreme pain.  When your pregnant, you can't help but fear the worst - immediately.  Anyway, long story short after a trip to my maternity clinic and then my GP's office I was put on antibiotics for a bladder and/or kidney infection.  I felt pretty rough for a good 4 days - as the pain only got progressively worse in my back before I started to feel better.  Thankfully I'm back to normal now and am feeling great!  I really hope I don't experience another scary incident as it was no fun worrying so heavily about the baby's safety - in saying that though, I guess as a parent you constantly have a worries so I guess those worries are only beginning!

Best moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat after some scary severe abdominal pain.

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yes - close family and friends

Miss anything?: Not much I can think of - I'm mostly craving what I can actually eat.  Except for maybe citrus foods.  I'm trying to stay away from those due to the heartburn/indigestion that comes with it.  I love a good 7Up or lemon water!

Movement: Not much yet - but every now and again I'll feel a little flutter.

Food cravings: Still chocolate ice cream and strawberries, granny smith apples, Subway, Ruffles all dressed chips, cranberry juice

Anything make you queasy or sick?: Still the thought of my husband's stew and butter chicken

Have you started to show? Definitely!

Gender prediction: Still a girl!

Belly button in or out?: In.

Wedding rings on or off?: On.

Happy or moody most of the time?: With my infection (and worrying about the baby) my emotions were a bit on a roller coaster this week.  But I definitely had some good happy moments as well!

Looking forward to: Our 20 week ultrasound next week, finding out the gender and our party with our families to reveal the gender - so fun!

 





 xo, Megan

pregnancy update - week 18.

How far along?: 18 weeks (I do these a week behind so I'm actually 19 weeks)

Baby is the size of: Sweet potato or bell pepper.  Sometimes these fruit/veggie references don't make sense to me.  I mean, a sweet potato can really vary in size!

Maternity Clothes?: Yes!  Last week I spent the majority of the week trying to fit into my regular clothes for work so on Saturday I went shopping with my mom and sister and found some great maternity things for work, along with some cardigans and maternity tees.  So now I should be good to go for awhile.  My mom's best advice so far - stop trying to fit into your regular clothes and embrace the maternity clothes!  I think I don't have a choice but to heed her advice - lol

Symptoms: Feeling pretty normal this week - apart from a bit of back pain and pelvic pain.

Sleep: Weird, very vivid dreams but other than sleeping okay and pretty comfortable.

Best moment this week: Feeling baby kick "officially" for the first time.  I thought I had been feeling the baby for awhile but I was sort of "iffy" about whether or not it was in fact baby.  Well, Sunday there was not mistaking it!  Those little flutters were definitely baby!

Worst moment this week: Coming down with a bad case of pink eye - of all things!  My sister-in-law told me that she had it as well when she was pregnant (twice actually) so that definitely made me feel better.

Have you told family and friends yet?: Close family and friends

Miss anything?: Glass of wine here or there.  But thankfully the majority of what I've been craving has been things I can in fact eat.

Movement: Yes! I definitely have felt the baby move.  It's always in the evening and some nights it's more active than others.  Sunday, was a particularly active night!  It's such an incredible feeling!

Food cravings: Chocolate ice cream and strawberries, Subway,

Anything make you queasy or sick?: A few certain foods that really made me nauseous during my first trimester but not very many.

Have you started to show? Oh yeah.  No way of really hiding it anymore.  I love it :)

Gender prediction: Everyone still thinks it's a girl

Belly button in or out?: In

Wedding rings on or off?: On

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy!

Looking forward to: Finding out the baby's gender on April 7 and announcing it to our families on April 11!

pregnancy update - week 17.

Oops....missed week 16!  Oh well - not many new symptoms to report that week anyway.  Onto week 17...

How far along?: 17 weeks (I do these a week behind so I'm actually 18 weeks)

Baby is the size of: Onion.  My step-son always asks what size the baby is and when I said an onion he said - an onion cut in half or a whole onion.  When I told him a WHOLE onion he seemed shocked.  I guess he thinks an onion is really big - lol

Maternity Clothes?: Yes!  Been loving my maternity leggings, tighter tops with cardigans - I find these outfits to be the most comfy and flattering.  Also wore some maternity jeans this week and loved them as well.

Symptoms: Itchy tummy, vivid dreams, hungry - all. the. time.

Sleep: Sleeping okay - most comfortable on my side with a pillow between my legs.  I've been having really weird, vivid dreams lately that leave me not with the most rested of sleeps but it could be a lot worse.

Best moment this week:  Getting a diaper bag - and a Kate Spade one at that!  Love, love, love it!

Worst moment this week: nothing to report this week - it was a pretty good week all around.

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yes - well, close family and friends.

Miss anything?: Every now and again I would love to have a glass of white wine, sleeping on my tummy and maybe a turkey breast Subway sandwich.

Movement: It's hard to know but I keep feeling this same feeling in the evening (not every evening though) and I'm wondering if it's the baby.  It also could just be gas - lol

Food cravings: fruit, fruit and more fruit, peanut butter and banana toast, strawberries with chocolate ice cream

Anything make you queasy or sick?: Nothing specific - I had a quesy feeling day on Saturday where not much appealed to me.  Sort of felt like the first trimester again.

Have you started to show? Yes!

Gender prediction: My husband still thinks it's a girl as do most of our family.  I still have no idea!

Belly button in or out?: In

Wedding rings on or off?: On!

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy!

Looking forward to: next week's 18 week doctor's appt.  Can't wait to hear it's little heartbeat again!

 xo, Megan

pregnancy update - week 15.

How far along?: 15 weeks (I do these a week behind so I'm actually 16 weeks today)

Baby is the size of: Naval orange and/or an apple

Maternity Clothes?: Yes. Still can get away with some non-maternity dresses and tops for work but I've learned to love things that have lots of stretch in them.

Symptoms: Acid reflux after eating certain foods, frequent pee breaks and my tummy has been itchy.  I've also been stuffed up this week.  I'm not sure if it's a cold or pregnancy related but I'm guessing the latter as I have no other cold symptoms.

Sleep: Still using a pillow to rest up a against and since I've been using the pillow all the time I've been sleeping much better

Best moment this week: Not really a specific moment but just the feeling of actually looking pregnant.  I don't just feel bloated or "chubby" anymore but actually pregnant. 

Worst moment this week: Intense acid reflux - blah!

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yes!

Miss anything?: Sleeping on my tummy.

Movement: not yet (or not that I'm aware of anyway)

Food cravings: grapefruits, pineapple, bananas, peanut butter toast with banana, fruit roll ups

Anything make you queasy or sick?: The thought of eating stir fry or certain soups grosses me out.  I also seem to be hungry all. the. time.

Have you started to show? Yes! I'm noticing that I no longer just have a little bump in my low tummy it's now sort of my whole tummy that 's a bump.  I can't get over how hard it feels - lol

Gender prediction: Everyone seems to still think it's a girl.

Belly button in or out?: In

Wedding rings on or off?: On

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy but a little emotional here and there.

Looking forward to: Hitting the 20 week mark!  We also get to find out the baby's gender during that week so we're super, SUPER excited for that!

And here's some bump shots:

 
 

 xo, Megan