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18 Weeks

Now that I am out of the first trimester, this pregnancy is absolutely flying by. June still seems very far away, but the weeks are flying and this sweet boy will be here before we know it!


I had a doctor's appointment this week, and the baby's heart rate is 147! I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight, so I technically have not gained any weight yet. I lost 5 pounds in the first trimester, and I have officially gained those back. I feel like my stomach is giant and have no idea how the number on the scale is the same as my pre-pregnancy weight, but I think it will definitely go up by my next appointment!

I have started feeling the baby a little bit more consistently when I lay down, so that's been awesome! I still don't feel this baby near as much as I did with Preston. I am anxious to see if I have an anterior placenta, meaning the placenta is between the baby and me. My sister had this with her first baby, and all it means is it's harder to feel the baby because the placenta is blocking him. We shall see! I miss feeling the kicks but love feeling the little movements that I currently am!

A little big brother update: Preston loves pointing to my belly and saying "baby". However, he has absolutely no idea that this "baby" is coming home with us in June. He is going to be an amazing big brother, but I don't think he is going to see this coming. ;)

We have sort of tabled the name conversation as of now, but we will eventually figure out what to name this guy. I feel like I know his name in my head and think of him with that name, but we haven't settled on anything.

18 weeks is a special week in pregnancy for me because, according to her dating, it is the week Taylor Grace went to Heaven. It's the highest week that I got to carry all three of my babies, so it's just special for me.


Here is a little photo collage of me carrying each of our children at 18 weeks!


17 Weeks

Week 17 was one of my favorites so far! I feel like I have hit that second trimester sweet spot where I am in between the first trimester sickness and the third trimester can't-breath-because-too-big stage. All of pregnancy is a blessing, but the weeks where you feel like a real human being are something to shout about. ;)


I made fish tacos this week and accidentally undercooked one of the pieces of fish. I didn't realize it until I had already eaten a few bites, so naturally I did what any pregnant person does and freaked out that I somehow hurt the baby.

I have been so thirsty this week and am guzzling water by the gallon it feels!

I still have a fetal doppler from my pregnancy with Taylor Grace, so I decided to try to find the heartbeat so I could hear it. I found it for a few seconds before little man swam away, but it was a magical sound!

For the first time in my life, I have noticed that I don't have oily hair! I usually have to wash my hair every other day, and by day 2 it is pretty greasy. I can go 4 days without washing it now... what?! Is this what life is like for people with dry hair? If so, sign me up because this is amazing!

I have felt the baby move here and there a couple of times, but I know I was feeling Preston more consistently at this point. I am starting to wonder if I have an anterior placenta, which makes it harder to feel the baby early on. He is alive and growing, so I am thankful for that! I just wish I felt him more!


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