May 23, 2011

My Pregnancy: Week by Week

week 5 - found out we're pregnant

week 6 - kidney stones!

week 7 - nausea/light-headedness and fatigue begins

week 8 - bloated!! throwing up when i brush my teeth, ack!

week 9 - nausea makes it hard to eat - i want bacon and burgers and things that have a strong smell and taste

week 10 - lots of ramen and grilled cheese

week 11 - heard the heartbeat, amazing!  told my boss and co-workers

week 12 - i feel better, just tiiiiiiired

week 13 - it's impossible for me to get too much sleep these days

week 14 - other than being tired and a little bloated here and there, i feel good

week 15 - grapefruit and citrus fruit juices seem to be my craving.  the more refreshing the better. 

week 16 - finally starting to show a little!!

week 17 - it's a girl!!

week 18 - felt the first movements - feels like blowing air into your cheeks

week 19 - i feel fantastic, good energy level.  hardly feel pregnant except for feeling the baby move, no more bloated feeling.

week 20 - low blood pressure made me almost black out while driving - had to call 911 for myself!

week 21 - really starting to pop out now - feels more like poking your tongue against the inside of your cheek 

week 22 - baby didn't move much this week - but i got to hear her heartbeat

week 23 - she's moving like a champion again!

week 24 - heart burn!!

week 25 - heard the heartbeat, passed my glucose screening, and i've gained 11 pounds... still on track to gain 25 which is good.

week 26 - baby is all knees and elbows these days

week 27 - i feel like i can start telling where she is positioned and whether i'm feeling arms, legs, head, or butt

week 28 - started noticing that my belly moves like a bowl of jelly when she's playing in there

week 29 - starting to feel when she has hiccups

week 30 - more than just knees and elbows, i can feel what i believe is her back pressed against me... like she is using the right side of my belly as a hammock

week 31 - drove to TN and back - lower back aches! - and sewed crib bedding with mama, it looks awesome.  this is the first week we began calling her audrey more than we call her baby.

week 32 - the first week i really started to be uncomfortable in my belly.  she's really filling up that space and tieing my shoes is a real chore!

week 33 - had someone ask me if i was having twins, really?!

week 34 - it's official... i feel pregnant.  very pregnant. sore feet, hard to roll over.

week 35 - baby's is head down and not likely to come up out of there.

week 36 - tested positive for group b strep.  no big deal, we're not upset.  baby has begun to drop and yet is still way up in my rib cage.  not much real estate for her in there.

week 37 - i thought i felt pregnant at week 34.  i didn't.  but now i do.  walking sloooow.

week 38 - i think i have 3 shirts left that fit me.  but i'm still in my regular jeans.  amazing.

38 weeks and 2 days - last week of work, almost finished with the nursery.  car seat still not in the car.  hospital bag still not packed.  bottles not washed.  pediatrician not picked out.  and all of this coming from a planner!

38 weeks and 5 days - my last day of work, starting to have contractions.  nothing regular, although for a little while they were happening every 7 minutes.  once i got my butt horizontal on the couch they went away.

38 weeks and 6 days - absolutely no energy.  slept 10 hours last night and still drug around the house all day.  i'm sure the extreme rest is good for my body right now.

39 weeks and 1 day - dr appt shows now signs of progress quite yet.  i've lost a pound, which isn't uncommon at this stage.  i've gained 20 pounds overall and the dr is guessing that Audrey is 7 to 7.5 pounds.  

39 weeks and 2 days - a different kind of contraction, i think.  cramping in my lower abdomen.  nothing regular or consistent.

39 weeks and 3 days - guess that cramping in my belly was the real thing, because it never went away until Audrey made her entrance into this world!

Birth story to come... :)

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