Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Week 22

So.. as I continue to cruise through the 2nd trimester, the idea of having another baby becomes more and more real and I get ever more anxious...
I'm into the 6th month of this pregnancy and I have a lot of crazy feelings running through my head... Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever be able to love Gabriela as much as I love Olivia, but I guess it's normal to feel this way...
I feel good for the most part; of course, I'm always exhausted but I guess it could be worse. My appetite is crazy but so far I've had no cravings. I haven't weighed myself lately but I have a doctor's appointment coming up on the 30th, so I guess I'll get a weight report then.
Heartburn is still acting up and sometimes I get an upset stomach, I hope that gets better soon.
There are 17 weeks left to this pregnancy and I can't wait to get into the single digits of this countdown!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Week 21

This is the end of the 5th month of this pregnancy as month #6 beings on week 22. What a journey this has been.. so different from my first pregnancy.
This week has been bad... I've had a ton of heartburn and have been extremely emotional..Also, I feel like I have gained so much weight during the past few days... I feel so fat that I'm even afraid to step on a scale..I have the appetite of an elephant and sometimes I feel like I can't stop eating...
My feet are swollen and sleeping at night has become a real challenge since I can never find a comfortable position. My belly has gotten big and baby Gaby is very active, especially at night.
I really hope the next 18 weeks go by fast because I'm starting to feel very uncomfortable and anxious!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Week 20

Week 20 is officially done and I am cruising through the 2nd trimester... I've been feeling great! Of course, there's always a little bit of heartburn here and there, but I really can't complain!
I'm super tired, as always, but I have already accepted that symptom as well. The baby has been very active lately and I just love to feel her kick and move around.. it is such a great feeling..
I have started to gain some weight, which really worries me at times, but then again I can't really focus on it all that much.... I guess I will have to implement a huge diet when I have the baby..
Iggy and I have decided that we will bank this baby's cord blood, just like we did with Olivia. We have already received our packet and will use CBR again... we feel confident that our decision regarding this matter is the best!
No belly picture this week, will update next time! ;)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Week 19

Ok, so I'm at the end of week 19! This means I'm halfway to baby! yay! I still can't believe that I've made it this far without hating being pregnant.
This week was "ok" except for the extreme fatigue that I feel every minute of the day. I'm also extremely emotional and teary; it's hard to watch a sad movie or anything that is half bad... this is crazy!
My belly certainly has popped and it's getting seriously big, according to my doctor it is measuring around 23 weeks, which I personally think it's a bit of a stretch...oh well!
I had a great doctor's appointment this week and was told that I've gained a total of 4lbs, which isn't too bad. My goal is to gain 20lbs at the most and my doctor seems to think I'm on the right track.