Saturday, March 16, 2013

25 Weeks Bump Update

25 weeks & 4 days to be exact in this picture.. I feel like i'm getting huge! This was before a workout- man is my butt the same size as my belly? oh jeezus- I mean I've always been blessed with a booty but here it's just a lil too much!

Lots to update during this week mostly because I had a dr. appt.

I had to see a therapist- you can read about that here
And I had to take the dreaded glucose test. Wasn't actually too bad- I kinda thought it tasted good! Just a lil too sweet at the bottom but not bad. Annnd.. I passed! Yay! I of course went the next day to get a Shamrock Shake to celebrate..

Now for a lil 25 week update-

How far along: 25 weeks (3/8)

Size of the Baby: She is the size of a zucchini, about a 14"  long and 1.5lbs!

Maternity Clothes: In maternity bottoms and wearing both normal and maternity tops.. Not buying anymore, trying to fight all the urges of the cute Spring clothes I'm seeing are coming out.. Only thing to get that I'm looking for is something to wear for my baby shower!

I'm thinking this or this.. watcha think?

Stretch Marks: None yet. Rash has died down A LOT thank god! I've been taking benedryl pretty much every night and then applying lots of lotion every morning and night so I think this has prevented me from being itchy.. The rash only pops up when i'm itching..

Weight gain: +13lbs total so far.  Right on track according to lots I'm reading. Although my max to gain for my size was 15-20 so we'll see. I've now also accepted that I probably will go over that but as long as I keep working out and my babygirl is healthy- that's all that matters!

Sleep: The benedryl has been a nice touch for my sleep. I still get up a couple times to pee and flip from side to side to sitting up but not that uncomfortable.

Best Moment of the Week: Having baby sis feel Kenzie girl kick her auntie back for the first time. She was home all last weekend trying but always just missed it, until finally. I think someone was happy that I was eating pizza!

Movement: The lil jabs and somersaults are getting stronger!  Still not hurting yet, but I like just sitting in bed with my shirt up and watching my stomach- watching her go. It's crazy.

Food Cravings: It was banana bread and then randomly I'm loving Pina Coladas right now. I've gone a couple times to Taco Bell for their Pina Colada freeze, just last night I had to get a Pina Colada smoothie..

Gender: lil Princess!

Belly Button In or Out: Slowly comin out

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nope

What I miss: You know what I really need and miss?! Getting my back cracked! While my sis was home (she does it the best) I really wanted to lay on the floor and have her crack my back- she refused!

What I'm looking forward to: Oh I dunno- time is flying right now and there's so much to get done at the house!  I guess I'm looking forward to having hubbs finish one last project before I can start painting!

Nursery: Still not much done to the actual room, but I did start spray painting some baskets I had and the glider I got handed down. Still can't decide on what shade of gray I want the room so I need to go look some more..

I'm heading into the end of my 2nd trimester and starting to feel it.. Losing energy and a smaller bladder/stomach for sure! We're countin down and getting nervous! Baby McKenzie will be here sooner than we know it!

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XoXo Rachel

Friday, March 1, 2013

6 Months Bump Update

How far along: 24 weeks today! 6 MONTHS!

Size of the Baby: She is the size of a cantaloupe, about a foot long and 1.5lbs!

Maternity Clothes: Yes and yes, but I'm done with buying maternity clothes. I actually stocked up on a bunch of regular maxi skirts that I can still wear now and especially still after baby. Like this one and this one.. Question though for all you girls.. what colored top do I wear with this black one? I'm so thrown off cuz it has the red and tan in it..

Stretch Marks: Nope not yet- but the big thing with my skin the past couple weeks- I'm super itchy! Everywhere, but mostly in areas where my skin is thinner, and I'm breaking out in hives when I itch. Anyone familiar with this? I don't know what it is.. I keep hearing well it's your skin stretching ya di ya da.. but the worst place it itches are my elbows! Now I know I can't get stretch marks on my elbows!

Weight gain: +11lbs total so far. And I just read that starting now babygirl will start doubling her weight gain!

Sleep: I'm suffering from some bad sciatica. I've been more comfortable most of the time sleeping on my sides but then have to switch to laying sitting up cuz my legs start burning.

Best Moment of the Week: Getting together with my favorites and having them see the belly :) It was some good girl time. Much needed.

Movement: So much movement. I constantly feel her all day long. Can't wait til I can tell what it is that's kicking me, like seeing a foot or whatever.

Food Cravings: Oh you know just the damn sweet tooth that I really need to watch with the dreaded test I've been hearing about that's coming up soon.  vvv This is what I've been enjoying lately.. Those doughnuts were the rest of a dozen.. which I am embarrassed to say I think I ate most of the dozen.

Gender: lil Princess!

Belly Button In or Out: Stretchin out more and more

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nope

What I miss: I'm starting to get a lil relaxed with all the restrictions, like I enjoyed a pastrami sandwich the other day that was pretty amazing..Still missing though caffeine. Lately maybe not getting enough sleep, I've been so tired.

What I'm looking forward to: My next appt. next week. It's just a regular check up but I do get to hear her lil heartbeat and hear how I'm doing.

Nursery:  This weekend we're going to pick up the paint and start painting hopefully! While hubbs finishes the floors in other rooms I can start painting.


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XoXo Rachel