I've been tired this week, I'm so happy it's Friday. And of course on a day I'm tired and would be happy to veg and hide at my desk all day, I have a training presentation to 25 people..ugh.
I've felt more and more movement lately too.
Mikayla's been more and more cute with the 'baby in Mommy's tummy'. The other night when she was going to bed she said she wanted to see the baby. I lifted my shirt up and she kissed it and said "Ni ni baby, I'm going to sleep now". Too cute.
So far for names we have: Girl
Kaleb Ashton - Dean's still really stuck on this name from when we had Mikayla. I don't think there will any changing it!
So the u/s happened and we found out what we're having!!! We're having a little boy...Dean and I are both so ecstatic. Everything was perfect, measuring right on track - to the day.
I had a Dr's appt the other day, I gained a whoppin 8 lbs! According to my Dr's records I lost at the beginning though, so I've only gained 9 lbs officially (even though I say it's 12). She's happy with that....as long as I don't come back next mth and gain another 8 lbs!
My uterus is measuring 3 weeks ahead...it's gonna be another big baby!
We were shopping on the weekend and Dean was really checking out little boy's clothes. He's so excited to start buying little boys things.
22 weeks...already?!?!? Man, I can't believe how fast time is going.
The last few days I've felt nauseous off and on again. I tell ya - this pregnancy is sure different than the last one. If I didn't know it was a boy, I'd be so sure anyway. I think it's the crazy mix of the male and female hormones. My skin's still so broken out too. I can't wait for that to be done!
Mikayla has been my little joy lately. I feel like I can't get enough of her. I wonder if it's because inside I know I won't be able to give her 100% of my attention once baby's here. We've really been working at getting her to do more things with Daddy, Daddy putting her to bed etc. Daddy had a talk with her on the weekend that Mommy can't do everything...phew, thank god. lol
I'm already growing out of some shirts..sucks!! I've only gained 9 lbs so far, so that's good...but belly hasn't stopped growing!!!
Our names now:
Nicholas (for a middle name only)
- Kaleb is out because it's too close to Kayla, which is what I call Mikayla all the time now.
Dean and I were talking about how big we thought baby would be and when we thought I'd deliver.
My guess - Feb.22 or 23, 10 lbs 4 oz
Dean's guess - Feb. 20, 10 lbs 4 oz
I thought it was interesting we had the same weight guess.
Tired. I'm tired this week. I thought maybe it was because I've been forgetting to take my prenatal vitamins, but I've taken them for the past 2 days now and I'm feeling really drained this afternoon. Tonight I'll do nothing but make dinner and relax, get to bed early..hopefully tomorrow I won't be tired.
I think I've had a growth spurt in the last few days/week. My tummy suddenly seems larger, some shirts don't fit now *sigh*. I'm into XXL shirts and XXL pants...another *sigh*
So many things are bothering me right now, and with the nutty hormones
in me - well I feel like I'm at the state of tears in seconds. It's
All of a sudden nothing fits me. My shirts are all too small, and I
can't seem to find anything else I like. I don't seem to be able to
wear cotton, it looks terrible on me cuz it clings to me and I'm too
big. I tried on a sweater on Sat. and it looked awful for the same
reason. So I'm pretty much restricted to collared shirts...and that
gets pretty damn boring. I'm into XXL and there's just not much variety
out there. I have $60 in birthday money burning a hole in my hand, and
I can't seem to be able to freakin spend it cuz I can't find anything I
like...on top of that if I do - it's too expensive (read: I'm too
I'm not sleeping very well cuz baby's too darn active during the night
now. He's moving around and having a party in my tummy when I should be sleeping.
My tummy's so heavy, I tire so easily, which is getting me down. It
wasn't like this with Mikayla - my Mom thinks it's cuz I'm carrying a
lot lower. I also think it's cuz I'm heavier this time.
My pregnancy with Mikayla was a piece of cake and thoroughly enjoyable,
this one's so different. I still get feelings of nauseousness every now
and then, it's just not the same.
I dunno why, but I'm feeling so damn emotional about all this stuff, and
it's just making me a miserable person. It's affecting my life.
Feeling a lot better today. Man, yesterday was a terrible day. I wasn't meant to come to work, that was my biggest problem! lol
Mikayla made me a happy person last night, she was such a joy and we got in lots of cuddles.
Dean made me realize that I need to express my feelings to him more often, he can't just guess what I'm going through.
I have a couple of the most wonderful friends in the world.
After talking to Kendra a ton on Monday about how I was feeling and trying to just get through the day, her and Sandi were shopping yesterday and decided to get me a couple of nice mat shirts! Can you believe that? I might be a sap, or pathetic, but I was truly touched, I still can't believe they did that.
The world's a different place with a couple of true friends and people like that!
I had my 25 week Dr's appt on Monday. I gained 5 more lbs, that's a total of 14 lbs. My Dr. said she'd like to see me gain about 25 lbs. So that means I have 11 more lbs to go, in 15 weeks. I better be careful! But I AM doing a heck of a lot better than last time!
I spent the whole weekend with my feet up, laying down (on my left side, cuz that's what 'they' say is best), and in sitz baths. I had TERRIBLE hemmoroids. What's with this pregnancy?!?!? Everything is happening to me this time. Thankfully, they're gone now...phew. That SUCKED!