Category Archives: RainbowReview

Week 8 in review: rainbow update

This weeks didn’t bring many changes. I am sleeping 12-14 hours a night, and so thankful to be able to, even when I wake up, I feel like I could sleep for hours more. I had my real first instance of waking up in the middle of the night starving and had to venture out to the kitchen to get something to eat. I had my real first almost vomit, which I credit to brushing my teeth, and am so thankful Joseph was home and able to run to get some saltines.

How far along: this update is for 8 weeks

Total weight gain: –4 lbs from prepregnancy

Maternity clothes: I did make a pair of maternity shorts which I wear frequently. All of my other clothes still fit, but these shorts didn’t until I made them maternity.

Sleep: I feel like I could do this all day.

Best moment of this week: Seeing how big headed our baby is.

Miss anything: Not really.

Size of baby: Right now it’s the size of a grape/green olive.

Food cravings/aversions: aversions to EVERYTHING. I have things I want. Sonic Ice Water is still a big one. I’m really wanting nachos, like the crappy ball game nachos with jalapenos. We’re going to have to stop buy all the gas stations to find some.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of mayonnaise, ground beef, chicken.

Have you started to show yet: Just the bloat, and its bad!

Gender: We both think boy now. we’ll know in about 7 weeks!

Labor signs: too early..

Belly button in or out: In, but I can hardly wait for it to be out!

Wedding rings on or off: I’m pretty bad about remember to wear rings, but just because I’m forgettful.

Happy or moody most of the time: Volatility is high, per Joseph.

Looking forward to: First OB appt on Tuesday the 3rd. Also my grandfather is coming in town.

week9

Advertisements

Week 7 in review: rainbow update

This week has been a bit rough. I have just had a constant feeling of unwellness. My RE gave me some diclegis which I started Friday night. Saturday I was super groggy, but felt fine. Today I took an afternoon nap, but the grogginess was nothing like it was Saturday, and I ate well. Like actually came up with what we should eat, which is the first time in a couple of weeks. I’m finding that I don’t really ever WANT any food, so when I do, Joseph is quick to get it. I do enjoy Sonic Ice water(like always!) but that’s about all. I have stopped taking my baby aspirin because of the hemorrhage, but I’m still on my Prenatal, metformin, and added in a colace stool softener, and diclegis. My ultrasound on Thursday 7w4d showed the baby measuring 7w1d(which she assured me is ok) with a heartbeat of 148. My hemorrhage hasn’t gotten any smaller, so I’m still taking it easy, so Joseph and I decided I would not be watching our friends boys anymore. Just the added stress wasn’t worth it. I also went on an interview this week, and have two job offers for the fall. Joseph and I have been discussing which would be best for our growing family, but the decision doesn’t have to be made until Wednesday, so while we’re 90% certain, I’m going to hold off on declaring anything.

How far along: this update is for 7 weeks

Total weight gain: –5 lbs from prepregnancy

Maternity clothes: No, but I feel like looser belly areas make the nausea seem less.

Sleep: Better now that I am going to bed earlier.

Best moment of this week: Hearing the heart beat at 7 weeks 4 days

Miss anything: Not really.

Size of baby: raspberry

Food cravings/aversions: aversions to EVERYTHING.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of mayonnaise

Have you started to show yet: Just the bloat, and its bad!

Gender: We both think boy now. we’ll know in about 9 weeks!

Labor signs: too early..

Belly button in or out: In, but I can hardly wait for it to be out!

Wedding rings on or off: I’m pretty bad about remember to wear rings, but just because I’m forgettful.

Happy or moody most of the time: Easily Cranky.

Looking forward to: Last ultrasound with the RE 8 weeks 4 day.week8

I am fairly certain that 99.9% of this is bloat from my inability to defecate.

6 week in review: rainbow update

WP_20140517_001

This week(6w6d), we had a scare and had to go to the ER. I have a sub chorionic hemorrhage, but we did have an ultrasound where we saw the babies flickering heart measuring 126 bmp.

Symptoms this week:

Sleepy. Nothing sounds good. Constant nagging nausea.

Week 6 review

How far along: this update is for 6 weeks

Total weight gain: –5 lbs from prepregnancy

Maternity clothes: No, but I feel like looser belly areas make the nausea seem less.

Sleep: Better now that I am going to bed earlier.

Best moment of this week: Seeing the heart beet at our 6 week 4 day ultrasound.

Miss anything: Not really.

Size of baby: blueberry.

Food cravings/aversions: aversions to EVERYTHING.

Anything making you queasy or sick: car rides, hunger, being pregnant. Lol. I’m just queasy.

Have you started to show yet: Just the bloat

Gender: We both think boy now. we’ll now in about 10 weeks!

Labor signs: too early..

Belly button in or out: In, but I can hardly wait for it to be out!

Wedding rings on or off: I’m pretty bad about remember to wear rings, but just because I’m forgettful.

Happy or moody most of the time: Easily Cranky.

Looking forward to: Ultrasound Thursday at 7 weeks 4 daysWP_20140518_001

5 weeks in review: rainbow update

Well, we made it to six weeks. It is definitely something worth celebrating here in the Mics house. Our baby is the size of pea. Joseph and I several times this week have remarked at how big a pea is! Holy cow! Like, you can touch one and feel one, and hold one. Our baby is huge.

Symptoms this week:

Starving. Like I have never experience hunger like this. Waking up in the middle of the night and I can’t go back to sleep unless I eat. I have also been sleeping much better, I think I was letting myself get too tired. So now I’m in bed by 9 at the latest.

Week 5 review

How far along:

Total weight gain: fluctuate depending on my current GI issues. Lol. I vary between –2 to +2, but its all about if I’m constipated that day or not.

Maternity clothes: I have to wear stretchy pants for the bloat. I did buy a ton of what I’m going to be using as maternity tank tops from forever21(their basic tunic tanks for $3:80) then I bought a maternity dress to get free shipping. I also bought two pairs of jeans from forever21 that I will turn into maternity jeans

Sleep: Better now that I am going to bed earlier.

Best moment of this week: Just having a sweet little secret between Joseph and I. It’s nice to talk to eachother about it.

Miss anything: Not really.

Size of baby: a PEA! Our baby is huge!

Food cravings/aversions: yesterday I wanted black beans and rice, and ground beef sounded buhsgusting.

Anything making you queasy or sick: car rides when hungry.

Have you started to show yet: Just the bloat

Gender: Joseph says boy, I think Girl. I have done the chinese gender calendar thing. And if we use our due date based on our IUI(1/4), it says boy. Our due date based on LMP(1/3), it says boy. But our conception date says girl. 

Labor signs: too early..

Belly button in or out: In, but I can hardly wait for it to be out!

Wedding rings on or off: I’m pretty bad about remember to wear rings, but just because I’m forgettful.

Happy or moody most of the time: Easily Cranky.

Looking forward to: Telling our families today, and ULTRASOUND ON THURSDAY!

Forgive the red and black, I look like a harlot.

week6rainbow