Monday, October 31, 2011

Update - Week 26.5

How did I miss week 25 and almost 26! Yikes!! Not that excuses are okay, but we've been going through quarter close at work, so I've been working a bit longer than normal.

How far along? 26 week, 4 days

Size of the baby? Baby weighs about 1 2/3 pounds and is approx 14 inches long. From my weekly email:
"Baby may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. Baby's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when Baby's born and takes that first gulp of air. And Baby is continuing to put on baby fat."

Maternity Clothes? Yep - though I'm still rocking some non-maternity shirts

Gender? Surprise!

Movement? YES!! Richard felt Baby move for the first time last night. He had really been wanting to feel Baby and hadn't been able to for the last 3 weeks. So we were going to bed and I thought I felt a little kick so I grabbed Richard's hand and put it on my belly and we just relaxed for a few minutes and Baby started kicking!! They were the biggest kicks I've felt yet. So glad that Richard was able to feel our baby.

Sleep? I've always loved to sleep and that hasn't changed.

Cravings? Not really.

Symptoms? Acid reflux :(

Exercise? I'm still getting twice a week in - I need to work on taking walks in the evening when it's nice outside

Weight Gain? ... I think about 15 lbs (according to my scale at home). We go back to the docs in 2 weeks so we'll find out then.

Best Moment of the Week? Richard getting to feel Baby kick!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pregnancy Update - 23 weeks - ish

Okay, so I missed last weeks posting.. mostly on purpose. I had a doctors appointment so I though I would wait until after then to update. Doctors report looks good. Belly is measuring at 25 weeks (totally okay) and Baby's heart rate is still fast but perfectly normal :) I also feel like my belly has truly popped! I'm kicking myself for forgetting to take a 22 week pic, but the comparison of 21 weeks to 23 weeks shows the pop-age, see:

21 weeks

23 wks

24 weeks

On the sad note - I gained 7 lbs!! Yes, I know I'm supposed to gain weight - I'm pregnant, but 7lbs in 4 weeks = too much! I should be gaining at about 1 pound per week, so it's back to focusing on eating healthy while making sure myself and Baby are getting the nutrition that we need. It also doesn't help that I'm in the middle of quarter close so not able to workout. New goal - try to improve that. Step 1 - I went to the office gym during lunch today .. and it felt great! I can just tell that I haven't worked out in a week - all my muscles wanted to move and be worked. It was just a short workout, but better than nothing!

Okay - on to the weekly stats (which are really more for me to remember points along the way)

How far along? 23 week, 5 days

Size of the baby? Baby weighs just over 1 pound, is over 11 inches long (thanks baby email for being so precise, not). Total weight gain for me = 15lbs (per the doctor), 12 lbs (per my scale at home).

Maternity Clothes? Oh yeah! Maternity pants are actually really comfortable! I can also wee why women get stuck wearing "mom" jeans with the really high waist - all my pregnancy pants are over the belly so I'm getting used to something there.

Gender? Surprise!

Movement? Definitely feeling little movements - feels like bubbles in my belly.

Sleep? I've always loved to sleep and that hasn't changed.

Cravings? Not really.

Symptoms? Acid reflux :(

Exercise? None last week, I failed! But I did do 30 mins on the elliptical today during lunch.

Weight Gain? See above :(

Best Moment of the Week? My Dad was in town and I got to spend some great time with him. He's planning on being here for 3-4 weeks around the time that Baby is due! So excited that he'll be here to meet his grand-baby rather than us having to call to tell him.