B A B Y S T A T S
Well I think this week we are going to start with a
We had our anatomy ultrasound the other day and found out that Baby Naegele is a...
We are so excited!! My closest sister is 8 years older than me and the other one is 18 years older so I never had a sister close in age with me. I'm so glad Charlotte and this baby girl will grow up to be best friends! What a special friendship :) We are absolutely thrilled to be having another girl. Tom kind of wanted a boy but then after the ultrasound he couldn't stop smiling. He loves Charlotte so much and he said he cant wait to have two crazy girlies running around the house. I can't either!
At first I thought, "Oh great! I won't have to go buy much of anything for this baby since she's a girl! BUT Charlotte was born in May and this one will be here in November so...basically I'll have to start over and buy everything new. Haha but I'm not complaining! Shopping for baby girls is so much fun. I absolutely love it!
This week she is practicing her swallowing and her body is busy producing meconium which she will pass in her first diaper. (Oh I've missed those tiny newborn diapers!!) She is moving and somersaulting all over the place and I am starting to think she's just like her big sister - active and silly!
The ultrasound technician told me that baby girl is 11 ounces and that she is about 16.5 cm long - about the size of a
M O M M Y S T A T S
So in my 18 week pregnancy update I thought I had lost weight again and that I had only gained 2 lbs so far in this pregnancy BUT I was weighed yesterday at my midwife's office and I have gained about 6 lbs I think! I'm glad that I have gained more weight than I thought but that it's not too much. I think I had gained more than double that at this point in my pregnancy with Charlotte so I'm pretty happy!
Still need 'em! Haha but I am going THIS WEEKEND to get some more. I just cannot wait any longer!
Sleep has been rough. Between my back and my restless legs it's a little tricky. Thankfully my husband lets me prop my feet up on him and use him as a human pregnancy pillow. Haha! I also use every pillow I can get my hands on at night. I also ball up the sheets and use them too!
Best Moment From Weeks 19 + 20
Well, obviously one of them was getting to see my sweet girl on the "big screen" on Monday! It was absolutely wonderful. She refused to give us a look at her profile so the picture we got of her head was her face straight on. It was so cute! Seeing her on the screen and feeling the movements to go along with it was something else. I can't explain how special it felt!
Another wonderful thing is feeling her movements a lot more often and a lot more pronounced now. She sticks out her little legs and stretched out her arms and she is big enough now that I can feel all of it. It's amazing.
I'm not sure how many other adjectives I can use to describe it all. :)
Still allllll the fast food. ;)
Still diapers. I have no idea why or how long this will last but it better be gone by the time of delivery because then I'll be changing 2x the amount of diapers!
- Good news! I went to my physical therapist and she determined a few things. During about the 8th week of pregnancy a woman's body starts releasing a hormone called relaxin which softens the pelvis to prepare for birth. Without this, the baby probably wouldn't fit so it's a very good thing! In my case however, since I had Charlotte just over a year ago my pelvis still hasn't hardened back up yet from her delivery. So now that I'm pregnant again I'm getting more relaxin but my pelvis is already soft so it's getting more than it needs. Being that it's overly soft it's going out of place; one side is leaning forward. She has given me a few stretches and some core exercises to do and they've helped a lot! Whenever I'm in a little pain I do the stretches she showed me and ice that spot on my lower back for about 15 minutes. And of course, as usual, Tom is an angel and helps me so much when I'm doing that or if I'm in any pain. Last night he gave Charlotte her back and get her to sleep for me. I honestly don't know how I would have done it. My "back" was hurting so badly. He's my hero!
- Lately I've had a surge of energy around 8pm when Charlotte goes to bed. The other night I was up until 1am getting things done and I wasn't even tired! Of course the next day I was wrecked with exhaustion but...that's why someone discovered coffee - for moms like me with crazy pregnancy symptoms. ;)
Happy or Moody?
So happy! Of course I was so in love with our baby before I knew the gender but now that I know I feel much more connected with her. I have been over the moon knowing that the sweet baby inside of me is another girl. I can't wait to meet her!
My Midwife Says
My appointment was really short this week but we listened to baby's heartbeat and she was strong and healthy and that I am too. I feel so blessed to have such a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy. What a gift from God :)
Well there we have it! I'm halfway through my pregnancy and cannot wait to meet our little girl!
Let me know in the comments if you're experiencing the same things in your pregnancy. I'd love to know!
Have a wonderful weekend :)
My name is Hannah and I'm a lucky wife to Tom, and mama bear to two sweet girls - Charlotte & Rosalie. Coffee, lipstick, sunshine, and dresses are some of my favorite things! I love to blog about God, motherhood, "wifeyhood", food, health and much more.
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