Monday, December 6, 2010

Truckin' Right Along

How far along? 16 weeks.  According to Dr. H, he wants me to make it to 36 weeks, so I'm almost half-baked :)

Weight gain/loss: Remember my 1st trimester worry about not gaining?  Well, it was all in vain.  I haven't stepped on the scale in about a week, but I was up about 4 pounds after Thanksgiving.  I'm blaming all the holiday food and desserts.

Maternity clothes? Still just maternity pants.  I have a few baby-doll type sweaters that are maternity, but not that many.  It's not that I'm not looking for maternity shirts (my belly is definitely growing), it's just that I have a hard time accepting that my only options are shirts with an empire waist and a tie in the back.  Can't maternity clothes be fashionable??  I realize that there are stores like A Pea in the Pod, but I don't spend that much on my clothes normally, so I will not spend that much on maternity clothes.

Stretch marks? I've decided it's not going to be pretty.  I have one new stretch mark on my stomach.  The crazy thing is that it's on my lower belly - not even the part that is expanding!!?  My mom, my aunts, my cousins - they've all had LOTS of stretch marks from pregnancy.  I know that a lot of it is genetic, so I'm going to take it with a gain of salt.  (Remind me of this in a few months....say March?)

Sleep? Okay - I'm still waking up at least once per night to go to the bathroom.  And of course, my dog wants to go out then as well.  So I put him out, get blasted by freezing air, go to the bathroom, beg the dog to come in and get more freezing air. 

I've starting sleeping with a body pillow rather than my Bopp.y sleep pillow.  I don't feel like the Bopp.y gives me enough support.  The regular body pillow is working much better.

Best moment since last update? My friend, K, did an in-home ultrasound a couple of weeks ago.  She works in a cardiologist's office, but had to do a rotation in an OB's office before graduating.  Mr. MBC and I got to see both babies.  Baby A is very active.  I think s/he had the hiccups during the u/s.  At one point, s/he was sucking his/her thumb.  Baby B on the other hand likes his/her sleep.  K had to mash and poke my belly to get Baby B to wake up and play.  Based on what she saw, K predicted a boy and a girl.  Can't wait to find out!!

Another great moment was feeling confident enough in my pregnancy to go public on  Mr. MBC and I posted on Thanksgiving.  The responses from our friends and family was overwhelming.

Food cravings: Chik Fil A....I have it for breakfast about 3 days a week.  Someone joked the other day that CFA should be the official sponsor of my pregnancy!

Genders: Still unknown, but a boy and girl were predicted in my bootleg u/s at 13.5 weeks.  I should have my anatomy scan in a few weeks, so we'll know for sure :)

Belly button in or out? Still in. Actually, the entire area of my belly is in around my belly button.  I have a distinct bump, but it's sunken in at the belly button.  Weird!

Movement? Not sure...I think I've felt a few flutters.  Can't wait until there's a definite party going on in there.  Again, remind me of this in March :)

What I miss? My slim face.  I feel like my face is much fuller.  I think some of it is from the weight gain from all the meds I took to get here.  But I've started noticing that my face is much fuller in the cheeks.  It's like my cheek bones have gone into a state of hibernation.

What I'm looking forward to: I have a regular OB appt this week.  We'll get to hear the heartbeats again.  Also, we'll schedule the anatomy scan; hopefully for the week before Christmas.  And, we're going to purchase our 4-D ultrasound this week. 

Milestones: No more vaggi tabs :)  Also, my OB told me to incorporate one caffinated drink into my diet each day.  Around week 13-14, I had some serious migraines.  So bad that my OB sent me to the ER, but that's a story for another day.  Anyway, my OB understood why I was avoiding caffeine, but since I was out of the 1st trimester drinking one soda a day should help with my headaches.  Can I tell you how much I'm loving a cold Coke in the morning???

1 comment:

  1. Loving all the updates:) Glad things are going well and you get to have a soda each day!


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