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Next week I should be posting on Friday’s like I’m supposed to 😉 With Christmas Break I’m enjoying not waking up early and not getting dressed 😉
Baby Growth: This week Leo (yes, it stuck…Leo it is for the nickname this time!) is the size of a kumquat. Have I ever eaten a kumquat? Nope. I actually wouldn’t have known this is what one looked like if I hadn’t googled it to find the image 😉 He or she is an inch or so long and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce. I know I read somewhere that at this point in my pregnancy it’s like a 5% chance or less of miscarriage which is SO reassuring to me. The most critical stage of development is now over (which stresses me out a bit b/c I had the dang FLU and was on MEDS during such an important stage…) and Leo has all of his or her vital organs in place (and they are functioning!).
My Symptoms: Hello afternoon/evening sickness. I TRULY believe the Advocare Meal Replacement Shakes for breakfast are helping me not be sick in the mornings. But by around 4:00 I feel awful and at 11:00 PM is my worst time. I bought some Muscle Gain back when I first was trying to conceive as I heard it’s a great snack for pregnant women. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m thinking if I made a shake from that in the afternoons it’d probably help ease my sickness?
I haven’t been very hungry overall but I will go from feeling super sick to being STARVING. My favorite meal this week were Zach’s famous grilled cheese sandwiches. He made them for me twice 🙂 I also really have been liking Triscuit crackers. And I have had some oj cravings. In Bible Study Sunday morning they had a jug of OJ for us and I was the only one who drank any…and I got refills…and they told me just to take it home with me (so yes, I walked around church carrying a jug of oj haha).
I also really like those little ice cream sundae cups you can buy at the store? I had them as a kid (they have like swirls of chocolate or strawberry in them?) and used to LOVE them. I bought them for Britt’s party and have been snacking on the leftover ones. They hit the SPOT when I feel like eating 😉
This is one of my TMI moments but I have had to go #2 quite often and when I go it’s like TAR. Isn’t that disgusting? We’ve gone through a TON of toilet paper this week. And typically my junk don’t stank but it has been bad enough where Z has mentioned the smell down the hallway hahaha. I also have been starting to get my pregnancy gas. No burping…just the other end. Luckily there haven’t been any complaints about that stinkage…yet 😉
My emotions have kicked into overdrive as well this week. I watched the movie UP with the kids and I cried FIVE different times during that movie. I know non-pregnant women who say they cry during it too but FIVE TIMES?!?! It was a bit much. And they were hardcore, big, sad tears. Enough where Kye was concerned about me haha. Overall though I do feel less emotional than I have during past pregnancies. I even had a pretty hard personal day this week and handled it very well emotionally so that’s a good sign!
The biggest symptom I have is being tired. So, so tired. One morning this week I seriously fell asleep on the couch at 8 am while the kids were playing. Zach came in before heading to work and woke me up!!! I ended up letting them watch TWO movies that morning AND they had bowls of snacks. They are LOVING pregnant mom! At least it will help them like Leo more too! haha!
No matter how much sleep I get I don’t ever feel well rested. It is SO HARD for me to wake up in the mornings. I wake up tired. I fell asleep one day this week on the couch at noon (Zach was home thankfully) and then I stayed sleeping there until 4! Zach said I was laughing in my sleep?!?!
I am also verrrrry lazy. We are having people over Monday for the BIG game (Go Noles!) and I HAVE TO clean my house. I think I’ve cooked dinner one night in the past three weeks. It’s awful. I do NOT know how working outside the home moms handle this. Heck, I’m dreading when Kye goes back to school next week and I have to get dressed each morning and go places!!!
Towards the end of the week I’ve started getting headaches. Usually Spark/Rehydrate combo helps me out but I think it’s b/c I slacked a little on my water intake. The headache is a good reminder to DRINK WATER! Overall I’m doing waaaaaay better this pregnancy than I ever have with it, but the past couple days I just haven’t done enough!
My back hasn’t bothered me AT ALL this week (yay!) and my boobs still don’t hurt at all? Z said they look bigger but I can’t tell yet. I’m ready for them to get fuller and more perky haha. I do love my chest when nursing!!!
Living it up with movie marathon 😉
On a random fun note this week I ordered some Urban Decay makeup! I’ve heard SOOO much about the Naked Palette that I decided to use my Christmas Money on it. I mean a pregnant girl doesn’t need a ton of clothes…so I thought it’d be a fun thing to try out. I’m VERY loyal and have used Mac eyeshadow for literally 10 years. I found some help on Pinterest and have been having fun with it! I also bought the Naked Flush set for bronzer/highlighter/blush and have really liked it so far. I used it all yesterday for the first time so I had Z take a pic to show yall 😉 I really liked how it looked today but I didn’t take a pic! Hopefully with more practice it’ll start looking even better!
Weight: Our scale needs new batteries. I fully planned on weighing and seeing where I’m at. But I’m also not that worried about it? Last time I was SUPER worried but this time I know I’m not eating a crazy amount of junk food or anything (heck, I’m barely eating at all) and I feel like my overall lifestyle is MUCH healthier than it has been either pregnancy so I’m not too worried?
Gender: We will know Casey and Jordan’s baby gender next week!!! Yay!!! I’m PUMPED about it! I am kinda feeling so far like this is a girl. Which is wonderful but also STRESSFUL. I have NO girl name. At all. I might actually write a post with my “name rules” and see if yall can help me!!! I know we have plenty of time but I still want to KNOW. We actually have two boys names that we love! I think the BEST thing about Leo is that there is ZERO concern over the sex. Boy? Girl? It literally does not matter. With Kye I wasn’t too worried either way (but Z and I both did want a boy) but with Britt I REAAAALLLLY wanted a girl. This time? I am 100% happy either way as long as he or she is healthy!
Kye says it’s a girl. And he said we need to decorate her room with pink flowers. But that if it does end up being a boy we need to do Lightning McQueen for the room. He also draws pictures of the baby and since we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl he draws one girl baby and one boy baby just to make sure he covers both scenarios 😉
Maternity Clothes: It shocked me to read the pregnancy update for this week and to see that many women are already in maternity clothes at this point? Casey is seven weeks ahead and me and I don’t think she looks like she needs them at all yet!!! I feel totally fine in my regular clothes. Since all I wear is tights/yoga pants/jeggings I have no need for a bella band yet or anything either. I did order some new pj tops with my Christmas money. Whoo hoo haha. I do feel like I’m very bloated though. In a way like I was with Kye’s pregnancy. I hope I’m not as unattractive as I was that time around haha. I would much prefer to look like I did during Britt’s pregnancy!
Movement: Nope! Which at this point with Britt I was already feeling some stuff so it makes me a bit nervous. I know movement feeling is about the position of the baby. Kye was positioned where I couldn’t feel him as much and Britt was positioned where I could feel her more. I hope this baby isn’t like Kye was b/c I LOVED how much I could feel Britt move around in there!!!
Sleep: I loooooove sleep! I’m not really tired at night though? I still fall asleep right away. Still on my stomach. And not using the pregnancy pillow yet! Falling asleep isn’t an issue, but waking up sure as heck is!!!
Cravings: Grilled cheese sandwiches 🙂 Zach even made PANCAKES this week (which are usually my FAV) and I didn’t even eat a whole one! I also crave my meal replacement shakes if I don’t drink it for breakfast. On the pancake day I didn’t drink one and ended up drinking it for lunch b/c I missed it 🙂
What I Miss: Being less tired. Having more energy. My foot not hurting (I mean that would require me to go back like a year and half ago haha).
Best Moment of the Week: Going to church was so wonderful! I missed three Sundays in a row! One of them was the day after Britt’s party and I was in bbbbbadddd shape. Migraine and mega back pain. Then the next week we were in NYC. And the week after I had the flu! It was WONDERFUL to get to be there and even better to have everyone congratulate us on the news 🙂
I LOVE the kids knowing!!! Love, love, love it. We talk about it a lot and I am so excited to see Kye with Leo. Of course I’m excited to see Britt too but I know how a toddler is with a baby because I experienced that with Kye and Britt. I haven’t experienced a preschooler with a baby and I think it’s gonna be awesome! He is using the Leo nickname this time thankfully. “Kaytor” hasn’t been mentioned again!
I’ve really enjoyed having Zach home so much. He’s been an AMAZING help and has been so wonderful to let me rest and get sleep and to do so much extra around the house and with the kids. He’s awesome, and I’m blessed!!!
Questions/Concerns: My foot is really bothering me. I’m ready to get that handled. I’m nervous with the bigger I get it being more of an issue b/c I’ll be carrying more weight on it. I want to call their office and get the info on the shot he wants to do and take it to my next appt and have Stacy look at it. Maybe it’ll be okay to do during second trimester?
I want to ask about the IV. I HATE getting an IV during childbirth. I know I’ve seen some people say they didn’t have to get one. I’m hoping maybe our hospital changed their policy on it and will let me go without? It’s worth asking!
Goals for This Week: Whew…we have a BIG week planned. Like something going on every night! I HAVE TO get my butt in gear and get this house cleaned! We’re having people over Monday and I’m hosting the Gender Reveal Party for Casey and Jordan on Saturday!!!
I also need to make myself a hair appointment. And I need to book the kids swim lessons for Feb. Jan is always a month I struggle to get plans set in place! I also want to go up to Atlanta and visit all of my friends asap once I get more energy. I know last pregnancy I waited too long and the solo travel was tough on me so I want to go early enough in pregnancy where I can fully enjoy myself!
I am SO proud to say that I busted out the Bradley Books!!! A couple days ago I had that awesome four hour nap so I couldn’t use being tired as an excuse. I did the elliptical, some arm exercises, and my Bradley exercises!!! Yay! I feel SUPER motivated to do it regularly. I went to Casey’s house last night and showed her how to do them so that counts as two nights this week doing them. PS: My legs were so sore haha
I plan to do a blog post about the Bradley Method. I’ve used it with both of my previous deliveries to have natural childbirths but I’ve never done a blog post about it. It’s a goal to get that written for yall!
Winner: Last week I ran a contest for a FREE set of WEEKLY pregnancy belly stickers!!! Here is the winner! Thanks to Pink Texas Designs for the giveaway and for my cute set!
Sara: Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and I will get them sent your way!
Here are my pics for this week! I am for sure not showing at all yet haha. I felt kinda silly doing the pics but I like to have them for comparison as I get bigger!
I have been accused many times from friends and family for putting up unattractive pictures of people. Well guys, here is my payback. This is, hands down, the LEAST attractive photo of me EVER (or at least one of them haha). Zach snapped this when I was going to take off the sticker to move it for the side shot and it’s awful. So this is proof that I’m willing to post ugly photos of myself for the world to see 😉
Much better 😉
Past Pregnancies: My week 10 post from Britt is HERE. For sure some similarities to this time but my boobs were so sore and hot and it’s SO odd to me that they feel TOTALLY NORMAL this time!!! I HATE that I didn’t do better with posting Kye’s pregnancy but I did this post around 10 weeks when I really was starting to show HERE. Dang! And I was SO TAN. I’m getting back out my spray tan system TONIGHT 😉
If you are just joining me in this pregnancy fun…you can see last weeks post HERE 🙂