Sunday, May 11, 2014

Baby Bump Update

When I was pregnant with Sawyer, I felt the first trimester went so slowly because I was so excited to share the news.  Then the rest of the pregnancy seemed to move along quite quickly and the past 20 months have gone by in the blink of an eye.

This pregnancy, the first trimester again seemed to drag by but this time I think it was because I felt so awful and exhausted I couldn't wait for it to be over.  But sure enough, I'm feeling much better and the last 4 weeks have flown by. 

So here is a bump update for you all:

Sidenote, this shirt is new and a little big so I feel like it makes my butt look way bigger than it actually is....

By comparison, here is what I looked like at 16 weeks with Sawyer

How far along? 16 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 15 lbs.  No idea where it all came from.  I ate a lot of carbs the first trimester since cereal was the only thing that didn't make me nauseous.  With Sawyer I gained it all in the first 6 months, the last 3 I only gained 3 pounds.

Maternity clothes? You betcha.  The belly popped much earlier this time.  Been in maternity pants for a few weeks.
Stretch marks? A few here and there but I think some could be left over from last time.
Sleep: Pretty good but that is because I'm always exhausted.  I don't have to get up as often to pee in the middle of the night.  Sawyer has us up by 6:30 or 7 so there is no sleeping in.
Best moment this week: Got to hear baby's heartbeat (138 bpm)
Miss Anything? Beer.  We went to Mariner's game last night and I really wanted a beer with my garlic fries.  I also miss sushi.
Movement: I feel some swirls and rolls on occasion and a jab when I lean forward to get up out of a chair.  I am looking forward to more.
Food cravings: Bacon.  I want it on everything.  And turkey sandwiches.  I make a lot of turkey sandwiches.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Brushing my teeth in the morning, and the smell of Sawyer's diaper pail.
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Gender: Find out June 11th!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out?  In.  I never popped out with Sawyer so I don't anticipate it this go around.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I am an emotional disaster.  Seriously.  I have mood swings that range from weeping to rage in the blink of an eye.  Its worse when I don't get enough sleep.  I hate it...and feel bad for my poor husband.

Looking forward to: our growth ultrasound next month and finding out if Sawyer will have a brother or sister!

So, my doctor is keeping a close eye on me to monitor me for gestational diabetes again.  I met with the nutritionist that I work with to discuss what I should be eating.  I started measuring my blood sugars and my morning fasting numbers are high again.  So, I'm meeting with the GD nurse tomorrow.  I'm hoping I don't have to go on medication again especially this early because I think it means twice weekly non stress tests which is going to be a nightmare to schedule for the next 24 weeks.  Fortunately, my numbers after I eat are well within normal limits.  We will see what happens.  Right now I'm trying different snacks before bed to see if I can control my morning numbers better.


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