Baby Sparks #2 Bumpdate || 14 Weeks

9.18.2017



How far along: I wrote this around 14 weeks, 3 days. So we'll go with that. I forgot to post it last week, so I'm inching somewhere between 15 and 16 weeks now.

Due Date: March 10, 2018 <---- This has already been changed once and could very well change again. Baby is still measuring almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

Baby is the size of: A Peach? And Orange? With this baby measuring so far ahead I really have no idea which week to compare him to. The important part is that baby's kidneys have begun making urine, and the liver and spleen are doing their jobs too!

Gender: a precious little BOY!!

Name: We haven't set it in stone yet, but we DO have a name front runner picked out. I told Steven I wanted to sleep on it for a few days before announcing it as officially his name.

Symptoms: Mainly just headaches. I've never really dealt with severe headaches before, so they are really knocking me down. Tylenol helps, but I hate taking any kind of medicine while pregnant.

Weight Gain: Still up 1 lb from pre-pregnancy weight.

Movement: I am feeling small little kicks/flutters here and there. Definitely nothing consistent and movement is still very light. I LOVE when I feel them though!

Cravings/Aversions: Still craving a cold, fresh salad.

Missing anything: Wine.

Sleep: Pretty good for the most part.

Mood: Happy and much less emotional and moody these days.

Maternity Clothes: Mixing and matching maternity and non-maternity. The pre-pregnancy pants have all been moved to the back of the closet for the remainder of this pregnancy. It's either dresses, maternity shorts, or leggings right now.  

Nursery: Now that we know we are having a sweet baby BOY it's time to get started planning to nursery!

Best moment this week: Definitely finding out that we are adding a baby brother to the mix! We are so excited, and it was so much fun announcing the news to our family last weekend.

Looking forward to: Cooler weather, football, and all things Fall.

Husband is: So excited to be a daddy to a daughter and a son!

Baby Sparks #2 Bumpdate || 12 & 13 Weeks

9.08.2017

How far along: 13 Weeks, 6 days

Due Date: March 10, 2018 <---- This has already been changed once and could very well change again. Baby is measuring almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Basically I'm somewhere between the beginning of 14 weeks and the middle of 15 weeks. Who knows!

Baby is the size of: a lemon! Although our big baby is measuring almost two weeks ahead of schedule and was exactly 3 inches long at my ultrasound last Monday.

Gender: Starting to feel more and more like this could be a little girl after all. We have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow where we will hopefully find out the sex of this little one. Pray that baby cooperates and gives us a good potty shot!

Name: I'm second guessing all our name choices right now. Maybe this kid will have a name by the time I give birth, or maybe he/she will remain nameless forever. haha

Symptoms: For the most part my energy is back and the nausea has calmed down. I have been dealing with headaches almost daily and had a pretty bad day the day we came home from the beach dealing with leg cramps, headaches, and nausea.

Weight Gain: Up 1 lb from pre-pregnancy weight.

Movement: I know it's early, but I am 99.9% sure I felt baby move over the weekend. It was quick and it was light, but I know what baby movement feels like and that was definitely it. I haven't felt anything else in a couple of days though. I am anxiously waiting for those kicks to get stronger and more consistent!

Cravings/Aversions: I've been craving a really good, fresh salad. Isn't that the weirdest craving ever?

Missing anything: Definitely missed sipping on a cold beer while laying on the beach last weekend. I bought non-alcoholic beer, but it just wasn't the same.

Sleep: Better this week, thankfully.

Mood: Pretty happy overall and maybe a little moody when these headaches hit. ;)

Maternity Clothes: I ordered a few cute Fall dresses and tops from Pink Blush Maternity last week. 

Nursery: Who knows! I'll start planning once we find out if this little nugget is a boy or a girl.

Best moment this week: Seeing our little peanut on ultrasound last Monday! It's amazing the difference a few weeks make. Baby was moving and waving and covering his/her face with that sweet little hand the whole time.

We also snuck away to the beach this past weekend for a last minute vacation. It was so much fun seeing Charlie Beth on the beach. She LOVED the ocean and playing in the sand. Every morning she woke up, ran to the balcony door and screamed "WATER!" when she saw the ocean. We definitely have a little beach baby on our hands.

Looking forward to: Fall weather and football season!

Husband is: Still determined this little babe is a boy...

Baby Sparks #2 Bumpdate || 11 Weeks

8.24.2017

How far along: 11 Weeks, 5 days

Due Date: March 10, 2018

Baby is the size of: a Lime! About 1.61 inches long and weighing in around 0.25 oz. Baby is moving around like crazy now, and his/her feet and hands are no longer webbed.

Gender: I had my first baby dream of this pregnancy and in my dream I gave birth to a baby girl, soooo now I'm not so confident that this baby is a baby boy after all.

Name: Remember last week when we had names picked out and I was so excited about it? Well now I'm second guessing them. Both of them. This child may stay nameless forever.

Symptoms: Still nauseated here and there, but it is getting so much better! I haven't gotten my energy back yet. I'm hoping that will come around in the next week or so.

Weight Gain: Fluctuating right around pre-pregnancy weight.

Movement: I'm ready for it!! Hopefully I'll start feeling that sweet little flutters soon.

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing really comes to mind except for plain baked chicken. Gross. I couldn't do chicken during my pregnancy with Charlie Beth either.

Missing anything: Sushi and wine both sound delicious right about now.

Sleep: It's not been great and I can't figure out why. I've been waking up several times a night tossing and turning and waking up the next morning with a sore back.

Mood: Emotional. To the extreme.

Maternity Clothes: Yes. That and flowy dresses are about all I'm doing these days. The jeans have officially been moved to the back of the closet for a while.

Nursery: I know which room in the house we are going to turn into the nursery. Does that count for anything? Otherwise, no. Nothing has been done in this area.

Best moment this week: Spending a lazy weekend at home with my two loves. We had absolutely no plans and it was wonderful!

Looking forward to: Seeing our little peanut on ultrasound on Monday.
Husband is: Definitely noticing that bump has popped. He made a comment about me definitely looking pregnant earlier this week. haha :)

Yep. As a matter of face that is the same dress in different colors. Whoops!

Baby Sparks #2 Bumpdate || 9 & 10 Weeks

8.16.2017

Due to a sick baby and mommy, rainy weather, and just feeling all around exhausted, I never got around to taking my weekly bump picture or finishing my bumpdate last week. I decided it would be easier to just combine weeks 9 and 10 here for one big update.
How far along: 10 Weeks, 4 days

Due Date: March 10, 2018

Baby is the size of:
at 9 weeks: A southern Pecan! Baby is now considered a "fetus" instead of an embryo and is developing more distinct facial features

at 10 weeks: A Tart Kumquat! Baby is developing features such as hair, teeth buds, elbows, and other joints that bend.

Gender: Last week I had a strong feeling that this little babe is a boy, but this week I'm starting to hop back on the fence. Either way, I scheduled our "sneak peek" ultrasound so we will know for sure on September 22!

Name: WE HAVE NAMES (for now) !!!!!! We have decided on a girl name and a boy name that we both love. So excited about these names!

Symptoms: The nausea is easing up (thank goodness!), but the fatigue is still in full force. I also came down with a dreaded summer cold last week, so that knocked me down for a few days.

Weight Gain: I had a doctor appointment on Monday and I was down 1 lb from pre-pregnancy weight.

Movement: Crossing my fingers that I might start feeling little flutters in the next few weeks. I've read that you start feel movements earlier with each pregnancy. I started feeling Charlie Beth moving around between 14 and 15 weeks.

Cravings/Aversions: Leftovers sound so gross lately. I'm used to taking leftovers from dinner the night before to work for lunch the next day, but the past couple of weeks pulling food out of the refrigerator from the night before has made me want to gag. Also, the thought of eggs make me want to vomit.

Missing anything: Sushi sounds really good right about now, specifically a spicy tuna roll.

Sleep: I broke out the pregnant pillow last week. It was already getting uncomfortable to sleep on my stomach (my favorite way to sleep).

Mood: Mainly emotional with a side of moodiness. ;)

Maternity Clothes: My awesome mom (or Boo as Charlie Beth calls her) took me shopping on Saturday for some maternity clothes. I'm still in this awkward in-between stage where none of my regular clothes fit right, but I don't quite look pregnant enough to sport the bump.

Nursery: No thoughts have been given to this category yet. I'll start planning and designing once we know if this baby is a boy or a girl.

Best moment this week(s): Probably deciding on a boy name and a girl name that we both love.

Looking forward to: Seeing our little babe on ultrasound in a couple of weeks!
Husband is: Excited that we have decided on names so I will stop texting him name suggestions all day everyday while he's at work. ;)


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