Monday, April 11, 2011

24 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 24 weeks

Size of baby: She is the size of an ear of corn (about 12 inches)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Still only having to wear maternity jeans, but I have really loved wearing maxi dresses this week with the warmer weather we've had!

Gender: It's a GIRL! Lucy Pearl Giles

Movement: All the time! :)

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well, waking up still about once per night to go the bathroom. Also, just recently started waking up hungry during the middle of the night, too.

What I miss: Being able to reach my toenails to paint them (still can, just not very comfortable!)

Cravings: Anything to do with pizza – hot pockets, bagel bites, actual pizza, etc. and mexican food! Yum! :)

Symptoms: hearburn/acid reflux still, although it is some better this week! I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection the past couple weeks. It stinks being sick while you're pregnant! :(

Baby Milestones: Her brain is growing quickly now, and her taste buds are continuing to develop. Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help her air sacs inflate once she hits the outside world.

Best Moment this week: Scoring some awesome baby clothes for you this weekend with your Daddy! :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

22 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 22 weeks!

Size of baby: You are the size of a spaghetti squash (11 inches from head to heel)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 8 lbs!

Maternity Clothes: I am loving my maternity pants -- everything else is still pretty regular. I am also starting to love cotton maxi dresses/skirts with this warmer Spring weather! :)

Gender: It’s a GIRL! Lucy Pearl Giles

Movement: YES! You are getting more and more active every day. I am starting to feel more and more movement throughout the day. Your daddy has DEFINITELY felt you move now!! :) You love laying really low right on top of my bladder - :) The other night we were watching American Idol and James Durbin was singing "Saturday" by Elton John. Your daddy was resting his hands on my stomach and you "mule kicked" (his words) him really hard 2 or 3 times in a row! We couldn't agree on whether you liked the song or not - ha! :)

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good! I will wake up at least once a night to pee – new time is around 5:30 or 6:00 just in time to fall back asleep before I have to get up at 6:45 for work.

What I miss: I never was a stomach sleeper, but I would love to just be able to lay on my stomach to rest. It sounds so comfortable!

Cravings: Ice Cream cones -- plain Breyer's Vanilla.

Symptoms: Acid Reflux/Heartburn -- :(

Baby Milestones: You’re developing tiny tooth buds underneath your gums - :)

Best Moment this week: Your daddy definitely getting to feel you! :) Looking forward to my birthday this next week!