Take a look at Beckham’s Christmas list this year! Santa did good!
That’s right! We’re expecting another little baby in June. The 29th is my due date. With Beckham I kept weekly updates with the pregnancy and I plan to do the same with this one! Although blogging has been VERY hard for me lately. As you might have noticed, I haven’t blogged in about a month! I have so much to blog about as well. Since it’s December, I’ve been up to my neck in orders. I’ve only wanted to sleep as well, combined with getting everything ready for Christmas and something had to give. I should be back to blogging once the holidays are over. Each week I’ll update using these questions below so maybe it will make it a little easier.
How far along? 12 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain/loss? –1 pound. I gained 42 pounds with B, but started about 20 pounds lighter too (yea I know), so I’m hoping to keep my weight gain around 20 pounds.
How big is baby? Size of a plum. No weight estimate yet.
Stretch marks? No. Didn’t get any with B…praying for the same results.
Sleep? Ha! To say I’m exhausted is an understatement. But this is primarily due to my business combined with hormonal changes. Oh yea, and a toddler!
Fitness? I worked out till 8.5 weeks and then was put on restrictions from any strenuous activity (I’ll explain below)
Best moment this week? Seeing Baby #2 on a sonogram! I was extremely nervous for this appt., so seeing it on the screen was amazing! And being able to tell everyone…I hate secrets! I told Facebook with that picture above.
Miss anything? Sleep and eating without feeling like I want to vomit!
Food cravings? I wish! Actually, my biggest craving has been water! I’m not the best water drinker, but that is all I want right now! I did crave potato soup one week, but anything I don’t have to prepare is what I can eat…maybe.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Food and coffee! If I eat something than everything sounds disgusting! The thought of coffee was my first aversion. I have had 2 Starbucks drinks during this pregnancy and I actually enjoyed them. Regular coffee with creamer in them though…blah! This makes me sad because this is the time of year I enjoy Starbucks the most. Saving us lots of money though. 🙂
Current Symptoms? Cramping, cramping, cramping! Last time this stopped at 7 weeks. It’s now 12.5 and I still get them randomly. Nausea (no throwing up, just queasy)…very different than with B. Last night I didn’t move in my bed out of fear that if I turned over, I was going to throw up! The last couple of days, if I eat something, I feel so sick afterwards. Tired!!! Muscles starting to cramp, but I know that is strictly due to not exercising. I’m cleared to workout now, so will finally be able to get back into this!
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood? Quick to get mad! I feel a sluggish mood though.
Looking forward to? More energy and not feeling nauseous. And of course finding out the gender!
This pregnancy has been very different than with Beckham. I felt like I pretty much breezed through his, especially in the beginning. I was tired, but that was about it. I didn’t want to prepare a lot of food either. I do think having a 2 year old makes for a harder pregnancy anyway. He demands so much attention and discipline that it’s hard to even focus on this pregnancy. I remember googling everything and looking at all the Apps about pregnancy. Hahaha…now I just wait to see what’s going on when I go to the doctor. I just had to look up what size the baby was to answer that question above.
A little scare (a little TMI):
I mentioned I was restricted from strenuous activity (or any type of exercise) at 8.5 weeks. I was sitting at my computer working while B was at pre-school when I felt a little “pee” come out. When I went to the bathroom, I immediately saw blood…bright, red blood! It started leaking out…way more than just spotting. I never even spotted with B, so this was super scary to me. I knew this wasn’t normal. I just sat there on the toilet in shock!
I had already seen baby and knew my chances of miscarriage were down to 4% after seeing that heart beat at 8 weeks. My first thought was literally “Gosh dang it!” I was mad! Then this wave of sadness and fear came over me and I started crying. I don’t usually weep like that when I’m sad, so I think it was more out of fear.
Called doctor and they told me to come in. I frantically tried to find care for Beckham while I headed to my doctor (about 30 minutes away). I knew I wouldn’t be back in time to get him from school, so I picked him up a little early and took him to my sweet friend’s house!
The entire drive there, I talked my self into it being okay to have a miscarriage. God’s timing was perfect so He wouldn’t take a baby too soon if it wasn’t the best timing! Hard to accept, but He hasn’t failed me yet!
I get there after trying to cover my red eyes and lay down on the table, praying there is still a healthy baby in there. The sonographer said, “well baby looks great.” I was shocked and my heart went into my throat! It had also grown to 8 weeks 5 days (1 day ahead). After searching around, she found some blood spots that were inactive (my bleeding had stopped by this time…at least leaking out uncontrollably). We couldn’t find the cause of it, but she sent me into my doctor to talk about the next steps.
Went into doctor and ended up talking with nurse (dr. in surgery). I also had to get my Rhogam shot since my blood is negative. She told me to stop working out until next appt. and stay low/no traveling (this was right before Thanksgiving). Needless to say, I have been nervous since. But I am focusing on what is true now and baby is healthy and precious of course!
Boy or Girl?
Yes, we will find out at 20 weeks! For me, I see no point in waiting. With Beckham, I knew it was a boy right when I got pregnant. I’m not as sure with this one since it’s been so different, but I have a hunch it’s a BOY! I want both, so we just have to wait and see! I think B would really like a brother! And he’s really into babies right now…let’s hope this continues! A girl would be so fun too!
I have 2 girl names and 1 boy name already picked out! I’m not totally sure about the boy’s name, but I like it more and more each day. They all start with a B. I didn’t think I was going to be one of those moms who named her kids all with the same letter, but I’m gravitating towards names that start with B. I don’t think I want to reveal them just yet!