January 7, 2010

Pregnancy Questionnaire

I saw this questionnaire on another blog and thought it would be fun to do and a good means to update everyone now and again on the pregnancy progress. I don't want baby #2 to feel completely left out in the blogging world and I thought this was a good way of inculding him. Before I start, let me just say that I had an appointment today and everything is looking fantastic! Baby H is measuring 2 weeks bigger at the moment (eek!) and his heart rate is around 145 bpm. In other good news my bp has been consistently LOW at every appointment so far so it looks like I might just avoid all that hypertension/bed rest mess this time around. Woo hoo!

Pregnancy Questionnaire #1:
How far along? 23 weeks 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: 3 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Been wearing them since about 14 weeks and remembering how much I LOVE them. I just wish I didn't have to buy more since I accumulated so much when I was pregnant with Austin...however, I was pregnant with him during the hot summer and can't use much this time around.
Stretch marks? I got a few when I was pregnant with Austin and they are starting to become a little more visible, but nothing new yet and I hope it stays that way. Stretch marks are truly the worst thing about pregnancy!
Sleep: I tend to wake up between 3-4am every night for a bathroom break and have trouble getting back to sleep after that. I'm not quite to that super uncomfortable stage yet but I know it's coming! Right now I just surround myself with pillows and it seems to do the trick.
Best moment this week: Seeing the scale at my doctor's appointment today say that I had only gained 1 lb. in the past 5 weeks since my last visit. I was getting a little worried at what I might see after chowing down on all those Christmas goodies the past few weeks!
Movement: Some days he doesn't STOP and then some days I maybe only feel him every 2 hours or so. It's just so inconsistent this early but I sure love feeling those baby kicks!
Cravings: I craved fruit constantly with Austin but I haven't had anything like that so far this time around. I have been indulging in a Sonic cherry Dr. Pepper every now and then, though, and usually stop to get one when I'm out and about. It satisfies my caffeine and sugar cravings all in one.
Gender: Baby boy!
Labor Signs: None yet, thank goodness!
Belly Button in or out? In, but it's looking a little distorted and stretched out.
What I miss: I really missed having a glass of champagne or two on New Year's Eve.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting my sweet baby boy and introducing Austin to his new little brother!
Weekly Wisdom: I was constantly freaked out about what I was eating and drinking when I was pregnant with Austin but I've learned that I went overboard last time and am much more laid back this pregnancy. I eat deli meat as long as its been microwaved or toasted, I'm not scared of cheese and I have 1-2 caffeinated drinks a day. It makes for a much happier me and my doctor has assured me that it's all completely safe!
Milestones: People are finally starting to notice that I'm pregnant when I go out and asking me when I'm due, etc. It makes me feel a lot less self conscience and more comfortable being in public. I really hate that stage where you feel like you're showing but to the rest of the world you pretty much just look like you just left and all-you-can-eat buffet...

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I craved fruit, too! I think it was those H.O.T. summer months, I just wanted something cold and juicy! Water wasn't enough! So, since you've been pregnant basically year round (hot months with Austin, and cold months with #2), what's the most pleasant? For me, August of 2008 was PAINFULLY hot and swollen :).

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