Tuesday, August 30, 2011

18 Weeks Pregnant!

(posting this 4 days late eek!)
I am now just 2 weeks away form being HALFWAY through this pregnancy.  I am pleased with how everything has been going... I haven't had too many worries and haven't had any problems so far.

Apparently the baby is now 12-15cm from head to bum and he weighs 190g and his ears are in the position they will be in when he is born.  He sucks his thumb, rolls around, reaches and kicks..... oh boy does he kick!?

I mentioned that I had felt movements from outside my bump (I can feel them with my hand on my belly)... but James still has not felt them.  It is frustrating because any time I lie flat and I feel a kick on my hand I get James to rush over.... but baby boy stops right away.  Movements are huge now.  I love the feeling.

As you know we found out this baby is a boy.... the scan was so much fun.  I took my mum with me and I guessed what he was before the sonographer told us!  It was very obvious.  As soon as she confirmed that baby is a boy.... everything felt so perfect.  I can't wait to have 2 brothers.  Ollie is going to love it too and we are going to have them share a bedroom when baby is a little bit older.

We are finding it hard to think of a name for this little man.  Nothing just clicks and I really think you know when you have the right name, because it clicks.

How far along? 18 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: 0lbs.
Sleep: Pregnancy insomnia. Boo.
Food cravings: Fruit juice, Indian food, sushi, cheese with tomatoes and crackers, salty things!
Best moment this week: Finding out that the baby I'm carrying is a boy!!
Movement: Lots of movement and the kicks are stronger now!
Gender: BOY!
Stretchies: A couple around my belly button....
Belly Button in or out? Out!
What I miss: Iced coffee, brie, goats cheese.
What I am looking forward to: Our next scan in a fortnight!
Symptoms: Sore hips, sore back, tiredness and insomnia!
Weekly wisdom: I have none!
Emotions: In love!!  I am over the moon that I am having another boy.  TWO boys for me... eek!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

We are having a.....


Ollie is going to have a little BROTHER and we are all so so so happy and excited.  The scan went really well and there was no doubting the gender of this little one!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

I felt the baby move from the outside....

If you know what I mean?  Haha!  I had my hand on my belly this morning and just after James left for work I got about 5 or 6 little nudges on my hand.  SO CUTE!!!  I gave the baby a tiny poke and it did it again.

I wish James had been there and felt it too, but I know he will soon.

Very very exciting.... and we find out the sex tomorrow!  EEK!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Camera Phone Friday!

Pregnancy thinkings....

I had my first midwife appointment today (I saw her briefly to tell her I was pregnant) and everything is great with baby so far.  We listened in to the baby and heard it's super strong heartbeat and we heard lots of movement.  It was like the baby was showing off..... when she pressed the doppler and the heartbeat was located, it got super loud after just a few seconds, as if the baby knew what we were doing and wanted to show us how healthy it is and shifted into a better position.

I am just finally starting to really believe that everything might actually go well this time and I feel very lucky.  When I have a day where reassurance has slipped, the baby always lets me know in one way or another, that it is ok!

The baby kicked me so hard the other night while I was lying in bed ready to go to sleep, that I nearly jumped out of my skin.  It took me by surprise because it was so hard!  Since then the kicks have been more prominent than before and although it feels very strange, feeling the baby move is the BEST feeling in the world.

I am still using the doppler to find the heartbeat every few days and it's very easy to find now.  The baby always seems to be cuddled into the very left side of my belly so I always know exactly where to find it.

It's good that the gender scan is in less than to weeks because I hate referring to the baby as 'it'!  Well, at home we refer to it as 'he' but that's because 'he' comes naturally having already had a boy!!  I don't want to refer to it as 'he' on the blog incase someone just starts reading and thinks we are having a boy!  Only 12 more days and we will know.

We have thought of a few names but because we change our mind on names quite frequently we have decided to stop thinking of names until we know what sex the baby is and hopefully only having one set of names to focus on will make it slightly easier!  I won't be sharing the names on the blog, though I will be sharing the sex :)

I'm so happy :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

16 Weeks Pregnant!

It would seem I've been slacking!  Yep... I've had no motivation to post although I do have a couple of posts in mind.  Tiredness has kind of set in again which is annoying!

Anyway! I am 16 weeks pregnant now!  Just 4 weeks away from being half-way through this pregnancy!  Different symptoms have been coming back.... my boobs are a little bit sore again, I've been sick a few times and pretty much always have indigestion, though it isn't bad yet.  If I sit anywhere for longer than 10 minutes it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get up again haha!  If I move too fast I get pains in my sides which apparently is
Apparently the baby is now the size of a pear/ avocado which is cool!  The baby's most advanced body systems are also working now.  Isn't that crazy given how small it still is?

I'm loving my bump this week.... it doesn't seem to have increased much in size but I think it is rounder.  I've lost some weight so that probably explains it not getting much bigger in the fortnight since I last posted.

How far along? 16 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: -2lbs.
Sleep: Sleeping well!
Food cravings: Cheese scones, juice, watermelon, gravy and mashed potatoes, Indian food!
Best moment this week: Feeling a couple of really good kicks.
Movement: ^^^ As above!
Gender:  I can't wait to find out!  We have our gender scan booked and it is on the 31st of this month!
Stretchies: None yet that I can see....
Belly Button in or out? Almost out!
What I miss: Iced coffee, brie, goats cheese.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing our baby on the scan again!
Symptoms: Sore boobs, backache, sickness and indigestion!
Milestones: Second trimester whoop!!!
Weekly wisdom:  I have none!
Emotions: Excited... but my emotions are going up and down all the time these days!!