Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thank you everyone for your kind words.  I’ve been feeling much better lately.  It’s just hard when it feels like I’m choosing the baby over Olivia, although I know that’s not the case.  Thankfully, the #1 thing Olivia likes to do is stay home and have me tell her stories.  That is something I’m able to do.  The trick is staying awake by the time you’ve told of her pretend hamsters, Hollow and Bolo, and their 10th adventure.

Every night, the three of us talk about our favorite part of the day.  Tonight when Olivia said, “And my 8th favorite part of the day was. . .” I was overjoyed.  I guess her day wasn’t so boring after all. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

I’ve really been struggling lately.   I feel like most moms are taking their children to fun, exciting places every day and I’m worried about whether I’ve been on my feet too much.  I feel like the restrictions from my pregnancy are affecting Olivia the most.  Today, she slipped on a piece of paper that had fallen off the table and she fell. . .hard. . .on the laminate floor.  I ran over to scoop her up and, through her tears, she said, “What are you doing? You aren’t supposed to pick me up!”  During her time of need, she’s thinking of me and the baby.  She is so understanding and never once has said, “What about me?”  It just brings tears to my eyes. 

It would be different if I felt I was careless during my first pregnancy that ended at 23 weeks.  But, I wasn’t.  I was so very cautious!  So, I feel that I need to be extra cautious with this one because I can’t afford to not be cautious enough!  That sometimes means I might inconvenience people or not do the things I want or need to do.  And I’m sorry to everyone. . .especially Olivia.  I’m hoping someday she will look back and feel so grateful to have a sibling and always know that her mama loves her so much!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

16 Weeks


Current size of baby: 4 inches

How far along? 16 weeks

Total weight gain: 8.5 lbs

Inches Gained: 3 inches

Maternity clothes? Yes. I bought a pair of maternity pajama pants and I am set!

Sleep: Good

How I'm feeling: Pretty good. This past week my stomach hurt! Because of coughing/blowing my nose, etc. I believe I pulled a muscle or ligament in my stomach. That’s what it felt like. Thankfully, it’s much better now.

Best moment this week: Coming to the realization that this is really happening!! It still feels a bit surreal.

Food cravings: Cinnamon’s Deli and potato salad

Food aversions: Not too bad anymore.

Gender: Unknown

Labor Signs: NO

Belly Button in or out? Starting to come out

What I miss: I’m just so thankful to be where I’m at right now.

What I am looking forward to: Finding out the sex of the baby! Sorry friends, it will be awhile. I go back in on August 2nd and on that day, I schedule my ultrasound for another day. So, it will be at least a month or more. I’m so anxious to find out! I’ve got a nursery to plan!

Milestones: Honestly, every day that I’m pregnant is a milestone to me.