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6 weeks Pregnant

6 weeks Pregnant

How far along? 

6 Weeks

Total weight gain:

Same as last week! 154!
 
Maternity clothes?
 Nope but way bloated
 
Sleep:
 
Pretty good actually
 
Miss anything? 
 
My energy
 
Food cravings:
 
Sill lemons and anything starchy savory
 
Anything making you queasy or sick?
 
Alot of things LOL
 
Gender?
 
Still Thinking Boy
Labor signs?
 
NO
 
Symptoms:
 
Same as last week just more intense!
Happy or moody most of the time?
 
MOODY
 
Looking forward to:
 
We didnt get the apartment so I am looking forward to seeing some more places.
 
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LOL My Pants are way to LONG and loose! Laundry Day!

How far along? 

5 Weeks

Total weight gain:

Same as last week! 154!
 
Maternity clothes?
 Nope and still not to bloated.
 
Sleep:
 
Better but the dreams are weird and pretty scary at times!
 
Miss anything? 
 
My energy
 
Food cravings:
 
LEMONS! Drinking straight up lemon juice and I just want a nice big salmon fillet covered in lemon juice! 
 
Anything making you queasy or sick?
 
I didnt mention this in my pregnancy vlog but after I filmed it pancakes made me super sick and so did oreos. I also dont like ice cream or chocolate like I usually do!
 
Gender?
 
I really think Boy. NO its not because I want a boy vs a girl. Id love to have 2 girls close in age!  But my maternal instinct is telling me boy and I knew Olivia was a girl despite EVERYONE thinking she was a boy.
 
Labor signs?
 
NO
 
Symptoms:
TIRED TIRED TIRED! The second I get up I just want to roll right back into bed. Sore boobs and darkening nipples ALREADY! 
Happy or moody most of the time?
 
Starting to get pretty moody alot of the time. 
 
Looking forward to:
 
Finding out if we got the apartment we want! 
 
 
 Now For Some “bump” Pictures for this week! 
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LOL MY PANTS!!!! Love Laundry Day!

5 weeks pregnant bump

Dont Forget To Watch My Youtube Video Update:

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I am so very excited and happy to announce that I am expecting my second baby June 2014! My estimated due date is June 18th! 

 We are so happy and shocked we conceived so quickly. Basically I spontaniously decided to go for it and have un protected sex though I was unsure if we were ready… but ready or not! 😉 For more details on the full story of ttc this baby check out my youtube video where I talk all about it in detail.  But long story short first try BAM here comes baby #2!  😀 😀 😀

I have decided to do the same questionaire I did with Olivia’s pregnancy weekly on my blog and youtube channel!

How far along? 

4 Weeks

Total weight gain:

My pre pregnancy weight from 2 weeks ago is 157 pounds but I lost 3 pounds since then so this week I weigh 154.
Maternity clothes?
 Not yet I have been bloated alot in the evenings but nothing to bad yet 🙂
Sleep:
Sleep has been pretty bad. Between Olivia and I being sick its been rough. I have also noticed very vivid dreams.
Miss anything? 
Not being sick 😉
Food cravings:
Nothing that stands out so far. But I have been really enjoying mushrooms as they are in season and also cashew butter on rice crackers is my new favourite treat!
Anything making you queasy or sick?
Coughing up mucous all day is pretty gross!
Gender?
I think this time I really want to find out like we did last time with Olivia. It was a wonderful experience! To clarify no we have no gender preference that is a very FAQ.
Labor signs?
NO
Symptoms:
SORE nipples and breasts! It was not this bad this early with Olivia maybe its because I am breastfeeding still. Nursing is challenging every day it gets more painful. I am also tired but I cant tell if its because of the pregnancy or the flu. Sometimes my tummy feels a bit upset as well. I have already started noticing the round ligament pain this is happening WAY earlier than it did with Olivia also!
Happy or moody most of the time?
Though iv been sick I have been in such a great mood I am so excited!
Looking forward to:
Feeling 100 % healthy again and the weekend!
Now For Some “bump” Pictures for this week! 😀
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4 Weeks Pregnant Bump Full Side Shot

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4 Weeks Pregnant Full Side Shot!

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4 Weeks Side Belly Shot

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4 Weeks Front close up

Dont forget to watch my 4 Week pregnancy vlog on youtube:

39 weeks pregnancy blog post

how Far Along: 39 Weeks!!!

Weight Gain: Total of 28 pounds!

 Stretch marks? I have my first official stretch marks from pregnancy and my old ones from my teens are continuing to get worse.
Sleep: NOT GOOD
Movement: So So So Painful! shes is tired of waiting for my cervix to open shes decided to just try to push it out of the way. :p
Food cravings: pancakes again! and been loving dark chocolate & peanut butter!
Anything making you queasy or sick: NOPE
Gender: GIRL
 Symptoms: Parts of my mucous plug has been coming out since Thursday in bits and pieces. I havent got much patience these days and I am pretty mood swingy and of course I am very huge and uncomfortable.
Belly button in or out? OUT and sooo raw
Wedding rings on or off? On.
 Best Moment of the week? Taking our maternity pictures was alot of fun and they turned out really good thanks to our new camera!
Looking forward To… Olivia arrival! 39 weeks means her lungs are fully developed and shes truly ready for the outside world. I am hoping she will come on Wed the 22nd as our wedding anniversary is on the 22nd of September. 

38 Weeks Pregnant!

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how Far Along: 38 Weeks!!!

Doctors Appts: I had my last doctors appt tuesday to run some lab work and everything came back great! This coming Tuesday I am seeing my birth mid wife for a regular check up.

Maternity clothes? I am getting so huge. currently living off of one maternity skirt and pair of stretch pants. 

 Stretch marks? Same as last week.
Sleep:I keep waking up soo soo uncomfortable!
Movement: shes still a wiggler. feels like shes trying to push herself out. hurts my pelivis, bum and cervix really bad!
Food cravings: pancakes again!
Anything making you queasy or sick: NOPE
Gender: GIRL
 Symptoms:fatigue, emotional whenever I think about olivia’s arrival I get so emotional. increase in discharge and this is going to be TIM but Iv noticed pooping has become more frequent its not diarreah 
but Im usually constipated so…
Belly button in or out? 50% 50%
Wedding rings on or off? On.
 Best Moment of the week? Having that weird day of pre laboring was very exciting and really opened my eyes to how though there is 2 weeks til my due date she can really be here anytime. so excited my body is gearing up for labor. ALSO our stroller finally arrived!
Looking forward To… Still just looking forward to meeting olivia I can wait!
Pregnancy Video Diary:  

how Far Along: 37 Weeks!!!

Maternity clothes? I am getting so huge. currently living off of one maternity skirt and pair of stretch pants. 

 Stretch marks? Same as last week.
Sleep: Sleep has actually been good but I am still getting up loads in the middle of the night! 
Movement: Movement is almost always painful at this point… lol shes so big and feisty in there.
Food cravings: pancakes again!
Anything making you queasy or sick: NOPE
Gender: GIRL
 Symptoms:I have been feeling pretty tired. One majorly new symptom is my feet swell up a bit sometimes. Between pregnancy and the hot humid summer weather its guaranteed to keep up!
Belly button in or out? 50% 50%
Wedding rings on or off? On.
 Best Moment of the week? Meeting our birth mid wife and seeing the center where I am giving birth! I am so excited!
Looking forward To… Meeting my little girl! I hope she cooks a little longer but at the same time I am just so eager. Also our stroller better be here this week 😉
Olivia’s Growth & Fluid Scan: So Olivia aprox. weighs 6 pounds 2 oz already and her estimated weight at birth is 8.2 pounds. She is very very healthy she has very long legs and a perfectly shaped and sized head! :)
 
Check Out My Pregnancy Video Diary On my Youtube Channel:

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how Far Along: 36 weeks and only 4 to go!

Maternity clothes? Still wearing alot of tanks I bought in a couple sizes from my pre pregnancy size also loads of dresses!
 Stretch marks? 😦 well no “new ones” but a couple of old ones ares starting to look like they are getting red again.
Sleep: Still getting up to drink and pee a million times, rolling from one side to the other is a pain, and I cant seem to get comfy in any position for long. Oh and the dreams are sooo weird! 
Movement: Shes awake at a pretty consistent sched, she sleeps through most of the night and is awake alot during they day, also alot while im moving and especially when I am cooking 🙂
Food cravings: loving tuna panini’s with tomatoes at the moment!
Anything making you queasy or sick: NOPE
Gender: GIRL
 Symptoms:Back pain has stopped! I literally have like NO back pain at all (knock on wood) however when I get up after sitting a long time I have some rectal pain.  I am feeling very emotional and overwhelmed but very excited of course! Feeling lots of anxiety trying to find a place who will birth us according to our wishes last minute as the hospital we registered at on friday gave us a different impression this time we visited compared to the first time. But we are very busy finding a solution asap!
Belly button in or out? 50% 50%
Wedding rings on or off? On.
 Best Moment of the week? Yesterday was a big family get together on my husbands side! It was alot of fun and everyone is sooo excited to meet Olivia!
Looking forward To…. Getting our birthing place sorted out! Also our stroller will arrive this week at least its should or it will be considered late!
Olivia’s Growth & Fluid Scan: So Olivia aprox. weighs 6 pounds 2 oz already and her estimated weight at birth is 8.2 pounds. She is very very healthy she has very long legs and a perfectly shaped and sized head! 🙂
 
Check Out My Pregnancy Video Diary On my Youtube Channel:

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how Far Along: 35 weeks! Only 5 weeks til my due date but will be considered full term in 2 weeks!

weight gain: 25 pounds weight gain so far! I was weighed at my mid wife appt. 🙂 she said thats great and ill likely gain another 5 to 7 pounds before birth which is right on track! 

Maternity clothes? Still wearing alot of tanks I bought in a couple sizes from my pre pregnancy size. and I am wearing a new maternity top today. 
 
Stretch marks? NOPE YAY
Sleep: Still getting up to drink and pee a million times, rolling from one side to the other is a pain, and I cant seem to get comfy in any position for long. Oh and the dreams are sooo weird! 
Movement: My little Olivia is sooo squished she still moves as often but the moves are painful hard kicks and punches.. no more flip flopping for her. She also has a habbit of kicking me really hard in the ribs while im walking. 
Food cravings:Blueberry pancakes! the most amazing thing ever! my mom actually craved pancakes when she was pregnant with me too! :D
Anything making you queasy or sick: NOPE
Gender: GIRL
 Symptoms:Olivia feels bigger every minute! I am getting much more uncomfortable, more back pain, and I feel alot of pressure on my pelvis, rectum, and cervix. I have noticed  I am easier to tick off than usual as well. Im also feeling anxious time to time like I just need to be up and preparing or doing something at all times… nesting I suppose.
Belly button in or out? 50% 50%
Wedding rings on or off? On.
 Best Moment of the week? Hubby and I held our little girls foot or hand last night. it was small and sticking WAY out of my belly it was so amazing. hubby deffo thinks it was a foot hes pretty sure he could feel the heel and ever
Looking forward To…. Registering at our hospital we are delivering at on friday!
Mid wife appt update:
Everything is looking great! blood pressure is great, urine is clean, vaginal ph is good.
AND Olivia is HEAD DOWN like I thought! her head is engaged deep in my pelvis! so shes in perfect position, my mid wife thinks since her head is so deep & engaged shes not flipping any more YAY I sure hope so! she deffo hasnt been flipping in a while I noticed. Mid wife also remarked she thinks Olivia is pretty big, it was super easy for her to figure out the position. Olivias heart was beating a 165 BPM and she was sure to show the mid wife some of her cool moves! :p I now see my mid wife every 2 weeks and Friday the 27th we are going for our hospital registration to discuss our birth plan and we will see olivia in a ultrasound! so exciting! getting close! also i have gained 25 pounds so far. mid wife says im looking great and will probably gain another 5 before shes born which is good 😀
Check Out My Pregnancy Video Diary On my Youtube Channel: 

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how Far Along: 34 Weeks! Hard to believe she could be ready in only 3 weeks! 

weight gain: LOL I know this is getting ridiculous but I havent gotten a new scale yet but I have a mid wife appt on wed so I will use hers 🙂

Maternity clothes? I actually Just bought some regular tanks that are a size L that fit like a glove! (for now anyways)
 
Stretch marks? NO 😀 😀 😀
Sleep: I am getting up every 1 to 2 hours sooo thirsty. Even though the weather has been cool I feel like im hot and thirsty all night.  Also the dreams have been sooo weird and I have so many! 
Movement: Shes still movin and groovin but shes feeling more and more squished every day! Lots of rib kicks! We are assuming she is head down but we shall have that confirmed at the midwife appt 🙂
Food cravings:Blueberry pancakes! the most amazing thing ever! my mom actually craved pancakes when she was pregnant with me too! 😀
Anything making you queasy or sick: NOPE
Gender: GIRL
 Symptoms: Well there’s quite a few actually! Firstly I have started experiencing some lower back pain. It is not constant but if I am out in town a long time it will ache a bit.  I have been doing lots of pelvic tucks and using my birthing ball loads to help with the back pain, but its really not that bad or all that often. Iv been alot more snappy especially when I am uncomfortable I get irritated easily.  Braxton Hicks. My braxton hicks contractions have been a little more frequent I get them anywhere from 5 to 7 times everyday all at random times. I also am experiencing a little bit more pressure on my pelvis but its only sometimes. 
Belly button in or out? 50% 50%
Wedding rings on or off? On.
 Best Moment of the week? Going Blueberry picking was amazing. There is this little place about a 25 minute walk from our house in the fields where you can go blueberry picking and there is a little mini farm where you can buy cakes and there are beds to eat outside and pigs and goats and a corn maze. Its amazing I will have to film a video there. I cant wait to bring Olivia one day!
Looking Forward to: I have got lots to look forward too! I am looking forward to my midwife’s appt this wednesday! I love seeing her and Im eager to know what position olivia is in. Also our stroller could be here any day now, we ordered it a month ago and they said it could arrive 4 to 6 weeks after we purchased it so hopefully SOON! I am also looking forward to getting the nursery done!

33 Weeks! 7 To Go!

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33 weeks pregnant

how Far Along: 33 Weeks! 

weight gain: still havent replaced my scale so I have no idea!

Maternity clothes? I actually bought a new maternity top! 😀
 
Stretch marks?NOPE YAAY 
Sleep: actually not bad. Olivia seems to be more awake during the day. I have noticed im waking up to drink water alot more often. 
Miss anything? shopping for cute summery things and actually being able to fit in a variety of my own clothes.
Movement: She does seem a tiny bit more still than usual but not much. 
Food cravings:Blueberries! well not really a craving but Iv ate a ton this week 😉
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really
Gender: GIRL
 Symptoms: Nipples have gotten sensitive again and I swear they are even darker as well. 
Belly button in or out? 50% 50%
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody: Iv had my ups and downs this week thats for sure.
Best Moment of the week? I had a slight increase in energy this week. Hubby and I went through her clothes and washed them and it was so nice just the two of us chilling in the basement folding her cute tiny and little things. 🙂 
Looking Forward to: This week I plan to make a list of things/videos that I need to get done and start completing the tasks. We are approaching the end of this pregnancy fast and I think its a good idea to get organized and make a plan and commitment to have everything 100% ready by atleast 36 weeks 🙂 even though there is 7 weeks til my due ate ill be full term at 37 weeks which is only 4 weeks away!