Wednesday, April 16, 2014

16 Weeks

Munchkin is the size of a avocado!
16 weeks 3 days ~ 4th month ~ 2nd trimester (16 weeks 1 day in the photo)

Weight gain: 3 pounds

Sleep: Parker was very gracious to give me his cold. Sleep has been horrible trying to breath at night. I choose not to take any medications during pregnancy, even if they are approved, so I have just been sucking it up. I did find that even though I was exhausted and falling asleep at 8pm, I would wake up around 12 and not be able to fall back asleep. Now I don't get into bed until 9:30-10 and it seems to be helping. I still have to get up 2-3 times to pee but can almost do that in my sleep now. 

Miss anything: My husbands cooking. I just have no energy or desire to stand in the kitchen making dinner, it's horrible. We are actually looking into something like this for the remainder of his deployment and maybe even when he returns. When you break down the price per serving it is very comparable to the grocery store. I'll have more of an update on this later when I have a moment to really research it and possible give it a try. I am embarrassed to need this but it's life, there are only so many hours in the day and sometimes, you just need a little help.

Movement: Nothing yet :/

Cravings: Nothing really this week. Cravings and aversions have been pretty minimal this time around. I consider that to be extremely lucky :) My Mom did mention chocolate the other day over the phone and I may have pulled out the graham crackers and chocolate frosting for snack time. 

Best moment this week: Getting my hair done on Monday. It was so nice to be pampered a little!

Worst moment this week: Anticipating my 16 weeks appointment when I take an early glucose test. I really hope it's negative so I don't have to take the 3 hour or even worse have GD this time. 

Looking forward to: Heading home to NJ for Easter to see the family. I get to travel with my awesome cousin Violet so it will make the trip very enjoyable!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Moving Right Along: 15 Weeks

Munchkin is the size of a orange!

Weight gain: About 2 pounds give or take the day.

Sleep:  I can't seem to get comfortable this time around. It's waaaayyyyy to early for this too! I find myself pushing pillows away in my sleep and ending up on my back :/ I try to sleep propped up or on my left side with my Boppy.

Miss anything: Rob. This certainly isn't our first deployment but I am finding I miss him a lot on the weekends and evenings. Silly things like running errands or tag teaming the chores, dinner and P. I think it is also harder than August because Parker is walking, talking and doing all of these big boy things. He talks about Daddy all the time and I really think he is actually missing his presence this time. He always thinks I am talking to Rob when I am on the phone or looking at my iPad.

Movement: Still nothing... Getting very anxious though!

Cravings: Raisin Bran, Starbursts and Watermelon

Best moment this week: Seeing the Cherry Blossoms in DC with some of my favorite mommies. It was a long day and rough traffic driving home but well worth it!

Worst moment this week: Overall just not being able to get everything on my to-do list accomplished. I have even been more realistic with how many things I put on it. It's not helping that I find myself completely burnt out at 7 pm and usually hop right into bed. I need to focus on my body, but it still sucks I can't get everything done and am always feeling behind.

Looking forward to: Finishing the final touches on my craft room. It's been a work in progress for about 2 months and I will be so happy when all of the final little things are complete!

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