Monday, January 1, 2018

13 weeks- Bump Update

Hello friends and family,
It feels so great to be blogging again after all these months. I first started blogging regularly when I was pregnant with Henry. Before that my blog was a marriage/travel blog. I am feeling so blessed in this new 2018 year. 2017 was the hardest year of my life. I lost my father to cancer in April and lost my FIL in October. This new life and baby is the biggest blessing for our family. We have prayed for this baby to join our family for seven months and feel so much joy.
We found out this baby was joining our family in late October and it's been emotional ever since. We lost someone special the day before and gained one the next day.

Last pregnancy I loved writing bump updates! I decided to keep the tradition going.

How far along? 13 weeks & six days
Total weight gain/loss:  Last pregnancy I was sick/nauseous but it doesn't compare with this pregnancy. Around 5 weeks along I got all day sickness. If I ate anything I would throw up. I had an OB appointment that week and he started me on Diclegis. I was on Diclegis for about two months. I ran out for Thanksgiving and my insurance stopped covering it. I threw up the next day all day. I tried the Sea bands, Preggie Pops, saltine crackers, Canada Dry but nothing worked. I was finally able to get samples from my OB and that's the only thing that worked. I was still nauseous but didn't throw up.
Around 12 weeks my OB switched me to a less strong medications. At 13 weeks I forgot to take my pills during the afternoon and I didn't get sick. It's been almost 1 week and no medication. I haven't gained any weight but have lost a few pounds.
Maternity clothes? I can still wear all my regular jeans, shirts, and shoes haha. Give me a few weeks and I will be with my jeans unbuckled. I need to go shopping at H &M for maternity jeans.
Stretch Marks? No new ones but I still have faded ones from Henry.
Sleep: Great! I am using a small pillow in between my legs to sleep. I will get my body pillow in a few weeks.
Best moment this week: Celine Dion concert in Vegas with my mom, sister and my husband for driving us.
Have you told family and friends: Yes for Christmas day and I told our immediate family the day we found with a present.
Miss Anything? No, since this pregnancy I haven't been on bed rest. I feel wonderful.
Movement: Not yet.
Food cravings: I finally have an appetite and it feels amazing! I love sour candies, fruits, and real food! I haven't been craving chocolates or eating them much.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The trash can, the sink, dirty dishes, food on dishes, and colognes/perfumes.
Have you started to show yet? Yes when you have a small torso and it's your second baby. I have a little bump.
Gender prediction: Boy only because I have a boy but this pregnancy is completely different. I don't have bad acne at the beginning, the cravings are different and I haven't felt the baby move. Our OB can find out in two weeks.    
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time?  Happy and moody when I am super  hungry for real food.
Weekly Wisdom: Do not walk the Vegas Strip while pregnant. It will make you queasy! Smoke everywhere and New Years weekend there is more strange.
Looking forward to: My next ultrasound in two weeks!

Poppy and Dot dress: My color is sold out but Navy is still available.

Andrea Snow


Kara said...

Congrats on the baby! That’s good your not feeling as nauseous! I can’t imagine going through that! I hope this year is much better for you, I’m sorry for your losses.

Bonjour Chiara said...

Glad to hear that you feel much better now! xx

The Snows said...

Thank you for your sweet words Kara. It was the hardest year. We found out that this Baby is a baby boy and giving him the middle name of my Father in law.

The Snows said...

Thank you so much!!

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