Monday, January 19, 2015

Hello There! + 20 Weeks with the Gummy Bear

Hi there! Remember me??? It's been almost 5 months since I've written anything on this 'ol blog and I have to say I've missed it! I'm not saying I'm back for good, but hopefully I'll be posting a little more often than every 5 months! 

Let's see, what's happened in the last 5 months...? Well... Emerson turned ONE! Zach is half way through is first year of residency! Two of Zach's sisters got engaged! We made it through the holiday season in one piece! The Seahawks just made it to the Super Bowl AGAIN! And................. We are expecting Baby No. 2 (fondly referred to as the Gummy Bear)!!! It's been a busy 5 months and while the first trimester was rough with Emerson, it has been equally exhausting if not more with the Gummy Bear. I thought being pregnant was tiring enough but being pregnant with a one year old running around is flat out exhausting. At least I haven't been nearly as sick with Gummy Bear. 

Wondering why we call it the Gummy Bear? Here's your proof! :)

This was our 9 week ultrasound and I was so amazed that it looked like a little gummy bear! With Emerson our first ultrasound was at 8 weeks and she just looked like a little bean/alien. This little guy was already growing arm and leg buds! So awesome.

We just had our 20 week ultrasound and got to find out that we are having a baby BOY!!! We are so excited! I'm still a little in shock because whattheheckdoidowithaboy?!?! :)

I had a feeling that it would be a boy this time around just based on how different this pregnancy has been already. I wasn't as sick in the first trimester (and halfway through the second) as I was with Emerson (thank goodness!). I've been wanting more salty foods instead of sweet. My skin has been freaking out - very dry and my complexion is not great. I remember my complexion was amazing with Emerson. And some other little things that have just been different that I can't remember right now. :)

Since I'm already so behind on this pregnancy with my weekly bump photos and my interviews, I thought I'd do a little catch up! I doubt I'll be up for doing them every week like I did with Emerson (how nice it was to have all that free time!) but I'll try to keep up every few weeks.

20 Week Interview
How far along? 20 weeks
Baby’s size? A banana! 
Days until next doc appointment? 10 days
Total weight gain/loss? Last appointment I had a net gain of one (after losing a bunch of pounds from a 24 hour bug)
Maternity clothes?  I busted those maternity pants back out over Thanksgiving and haven't looked back! :)
Stretch marks?  Probably, I've lost count at this point.
Sleep:  Sleeping well since I'm so exhausted these days. Trying to go to bed early on nights that the Bachelor isn't on. :)
Best moment this week: Feeling him kick and become more active - by far my favorite part of the entire pregnancy.
Movement:  Significantly more this past week! It's the best!
Food cravings:  No cravings, but definitely not feeling the sweets. Salty foods all the way this time around.
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Some smells... like perhaps changing dirty diapers on a certain one year old... (gag)
Have you started to show yet?  Definitely. I feel like I "popped" a lot earlier this time around. I guess it's like they say that your body kind of already knows what to do. 
Missing anything?  Having more energy.
Gender: Little man!
Labor signs?  None yet
Belly button: Innie
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or moody most of the time?  Mostly happy, but definitely very emotional.
Weekly symptoms:  Just tired.
Looking forward to: Getting the house organized and the nursery together. Which means also getting Em's big girl room ready too! 

Now taking name suggestions too! Boys names are hard so let me hear what you've got! (Except for Logan Michael because my father in law has already worn that one out... and that will definitely NOT be his name) :)

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