26 Weeks

This last week was spring break.  Travis had baseball everyday so we just did things in the area.  My sister gave us passes to the water park. We ate at Texas Roadhouse and the girls thought it was great that you could throw the peanut shells on the ground.  We went to the second Lego movie.  It was so cute and creative.  After the Lego movie we then played Lego’s for two days straight.   WE were finally able to get outside for a little bit. THANK THE LORD for a little sunshine. It is amazing how warm 26 degrees can feel without wind and with sun.   Then today, we walked in the St.Patrick’s day parade! My family is very Irish. My grandma was actually 100 percent Irish.  The girls had the BEST time.  Emmy was on cloud nine handing out candy. I am pretty sure she is a professional now.  Kenna loved seeing everyone and Jovie lived it up by riding in the wagon eating candy.

 

WOOT WOOT, I am 26 weeks pregnant and feeling pregnant.  This pregnancy as been my hardest one. I am beyond tired, anxious, have trouble sleeping, I always feel bad about not wanting to do anything, and I think this crazy long winter is just taking all of those emotions and tiredness up a notch.  I am ready for a change in weather and change in pace.  I think the girls and I are ready to get back outside.  I have been working on getting more sleep, making sure I am taking all of my vitamins, trying to exercise more, and getting outside.  On a happier note, the baby is growing good, and I can feel her/him move all the time:) 🙂 🙂

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26 Weeks- 

Total weight gain/loss:  13 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yes-happy that my pregnancy clothes are fitting better and better

Stretch Marks: Just a couple left over from my last three pregnancies- I get stretch marks on my butt, inner thighs, and lower back area and some other areas.

Symptoms: Perioral dermatitis on my face, TIRED, strong round ligament pain, some anxiousness, sleeping problems

Best Moment: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade!!!! I seriously loved watching the girls- I couldn’t stop laughing or smiling

Miss Anything: Energy, a cocktail, my patience, feeling like myself again

Movement: Yes, Yes, Yes

Food cravings:  Still meat with every meal, Tortilla chips, and dessert after each meal

Have you started to show yet? Yes, baby bump is popping

Labor Signs: zero

Belly button in or out: Half popped-the top part is popped out and the bottom part is not.

Gender:  I do not know, but I have started to look at newborn outfits and there are sooooo many cute girl and boy ones out there EEEEK! Good thing I don’t know what baby H is because I probably would buy way too many going home over the top cute outfits that are probably not necessary lol.

Mayan Calendar: Girl                                                                                                                Baking soda/ urine Test: Boy                                                                                                          The Chinese Calendar said: Girl

Pendulum test: Girl                                                                                                                                Baby’s Heartbeat: Greater than 140= Girl                                                                                          Morning Sickness: No= Boy                                                                                                                  Carrying High or Low: High= Girl                                                                                                      Cravings Salt or Sweet: Salt= Boy                                                                                                      Extra weight out front or around hips and bottom- Extra weight around hips and bottom= girl                                                                                                                                            Heartburn: none= boy                                                                                                                          Cold Feet- Boy (side not it was -55 here this week with windchill lol)                                        Color of urine- Clear or Yellow: Yellow= Girl                                                                                                 So far old wives tales tallies: 7 for girl and 5 for boy—-

Any other fun ones to try???? I totally know they are not accurate- it is just fun to see:)

Wedding ring on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Over tired and moody this week. The sun makes me feel better:)

Baby’s Heart Rate: 160

Weekly Favorites: St.Patrick’s day parade. lots of Stressaway and Orange in the diffuser, and a long shower.

Looking Forward to: Hitting the third trimester, baseball games, sunshine, picnics, April, and my birthday

 

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25 Weeks

I missed my last weeks post. I took a long weekend and went to Florida.  I have never been there and it was AMAZING. I am such huge sun girl!! I seriously would be better off in a warmer climate if my whole family didn’t live in Wisconsin.

 

Once I got home I caught up on laundry, cleaned the house, and got ready for the week. It took me awhile to catch up on sleep.  I took a red eye out to Florida and took a super early flight on Sunday, I do not do well with little sleep. The next trip I go on I will pick better flights.

This week we had our 24 week doctor appointment. We went over the results again from the 2nd ultrasound and everything looks great.  Baby H’s heart is growing great and working well.  I can’t believe at my next doctor appointment I will be going on my third trimester.  I will also have the glucose testing done.  ANY TIPS AND TRICKS ON HOW TO PASS IT THE FIRST TIME AROUND.  With the last three pregnancies I have failed the one hour test each time:(  and have had to go back for the three hour test- and those are awful.

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25 Weeks- 

Total weight gain/loss:  12 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yes- mostly everything I wear is maternity now!

Stretch Marks: Just a couple left over from my last three pregnancies- I get stretch marks on my butt, inner thighs, and lower back area and some other areas.

Symptoms: Perioral dermatitis on my face, appetite increase

Best Moment: Getting some sunshine in Florida

Miss Anything: Energy, a cocktail, my patience, drinking lots of coffee!!!

Movement: Yes, it moves around a ton at night!

Food cravings:  Desserts this week! I also need a large amount of protein at every meal.

Have you started to show yet? Yes, Yes, Yes-

Labor Signs: zero

Belly button in or out: Half popped-the top part is popped out and the bottom part is not.

Gender: I have no idea- with the heart rate being 160 I was like oh man we might have another little girl on our hands:) It is so hard to know when all of my pregnancies have been so similar.

Mayan Calendar: Girl                                                                                                                Baking soda/ urine Test: Boy                                                                                                          The Chinese Calendar said: Girl

Pendulum test: Girl                                                                                                                                Baby’s Heartbeat: Greater than 140= Girl                                                                                          Morning Sickness: No= Boy                                                                                                                  Carrying High or Low: High= Girl                                                                                                      Cravings Salt or Sweet: Salt= Boy                                                                                                      Extra weight out front or around hips and bottom- Extra weight around hips and bottom= girl                                                                                                                                            Heartburn: none= boy                                                                                                                          Cold Feet- Boy (side not it was -55 here this week with windchill lol)                                        Color of urine- Clear or Yellow: Yellow= Girl                                                                                                 So far old wives tales tallies: 7 for girl and 5 for boy—-

Any other fun ones to try???? I totally know they are not accurate- it is just fun to see:)

Wedding ring on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Over tired and moody this week. If I get good sleep at night I feel like a totally different person.

Baby’s Heart Rate: 160

Weekly Favorites: Spindrift water- BLACKBERRY, Muffins, Iced coffee, Tessemae’s Ranch dressing- I seriously could eat this ranch dressing with everything.

Looking Forward to: Hitting the third trimester- Spring break with the girls and Trav, warmer weather, more sun, longer days

23 Weeks Pregnant

We had the best weekend at Wisconsin Dells with some great friends.  Every year we meet up with Trav’s baseball friends and their families.  It is amazing how it has changed through the years.  It is now 12 adults and 11 kids with three more kids on the way:) All three of us that are pregnant are due within like two weeks of each other! It will be so much fun next year when we have three new babes!!

The girls loved playing with the other kids, staying in a hotel, getting to go to a water park, eating pizza, and swimming in the pool. They are getting to be such a fun age and we had a blast in the hotel pool. The girls swam like little fish:)

As for pregnancy it was a little better week:)  I feel like I have a tad bit more energy. I think my iron might have been low so I increased my iron food intake a lot. We also had another ultrasound.  At our first ultrasound at 21 weeks they noticed a heart arrhythmia with little baby H.  We had to go back and get another ultrasound to make sure little baby’s heart was good and that there were no other abnormalities.  I was so worried for the last week in a half, but THANK GOD, everything came back normal and little baby H is doing great and growing nice and big! It was a long week thinking way too much and worrying way too much. I am thankful that our ultrasound had all good results and am looking forward to a low key rest of my pregnancy.

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23 Weeks- 

Total weight gain/loss:  10 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yes- All the time. My pregnancy jeans now fit too:) So I have a couple more options.

Stretch Marks: Just a couple left over from my last three pregnancies- I get stretch marks on my butt, inner thighs, and lower back area and some other areas.

Symptoms: Perioral dermatitis on my face, appetite increase, dog tired, digestive issues, tailbone pain

Best Moment: Getting to see baby Helland again and making sure baby is growing okay:)

Miss Anything: Not being sooooooo tired, my patience, an adult beverage, and warm weather

Movement: Yes, I love feeling it move.  I can just lay in bed all night and feel it’s tiny kicks and movements.

Food cravings:  Not much. Chocolate chip cookies, this amazing ranch dressing I found, but nothing too exciting.

Have you started to show yet? Yes, I think I am bigger than my other ones.

Labor Signs: zero

Belly button in or out: Half popped-the top part is popped out and the bottom part is not.

Gender: I have no idea.

Mayan Calendar: Girl                                                                                                                Baking soda/ urine Test: Boy                                                                                                          The Chinese Calendar said: Girl

Pendulum test: Girl                                                                                                                                Baby’s Heartbeat: Greater than 140= Girl                                                                                          Morning Sickness: No= Boy                                                                                                                  Carrying High or Low: High= Girl                                                                                                      Cravings Salt or Sweet: Salt= Boy                                                                                                      Extra weight out front or around hips and bottom- Extra weight around hips and bottom= girl                                                                                                                                            Heartburn: none= boy                                                                                                                          Cold Feet- Boy (side not it was -55 here this week with windchill lol)                                        Color of urine- Clear or Yellow: Yellow= Girl                                                                                                 So far old wives tales tallies: 7 for girl and 5 for boy—-

Any other fun ones to try???? I totally know they are not accurate- it is just fun to see:)

Wedding ring on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody- sooo moody. Wufta.

Baby’s Heart Rate: 155 ❤ ❤ It has slowly been decreasing every

time.

Weekly Favorites: Spindrift water, cookies. coffee, Tessemae’s Ranch dressing

Looking Forward to:  I AM GOING TO FLORIDA ❤ ❤ My next doctor appointment, daylight savings time, and SPRING.