My Family!!

My Family!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

21 Weeks 4 Days

Size of baby: According to baby center, Ava should be between 12-16 oz. Considering she was over 10 oz over 2 weeks ago, i have a feeling she is probably weighing over 1lb already.

Maternity clothes: I have a few maxi dresses that are not technically maternity, but everything else is!

Sleep: Unfortunately, this past week was a hard one on me. I will wake up at 3am and not be able to fall back asleep. Then, the next night I will sleep like 13 hours!!! I am having issues regulating my sleep.

Best moment of the week: We had a great appointment this week with Dr. C. And Foster felt her move for the first time this week!!! She was being soooo active and he felt her!

Movement: She is a little monkey! Moving all around. The one part i HATE is that there is no set pattern yet. She was VERY quiet yesterday, and thank GOD for my doppler, because I was able to tell she was ok. Some days she won't stop moving , and others it seems she sleeps all day! I can't wait or the sleep/wake pattern, because then i won't worry so much.

Symptoms: Started having Braxton Hicks contractions since last survey. Also, that nasty sciatic nerve pain has started in my right butt cheek! So now i have two pains in my butt....Foster and now this! hahaha.

Food cravings/aversions: PBand J sandwiches and milk have been my morning breakfast routine! I have been eating them like they are going out of style. For some reason I was eating mushrooms the other day, and almost gagged...and I LOVE mushrooms....guess Avaleen doesn't.

Gender: Beautiful HEALTHY baby GIRL!!!! Miss Avaleen Rose (Ava)

Belly button in or out: Still in

Stretch marks: TONS of old ones from Rosalynn, and a few new ones popping up on my boobs and hips and on the top side of my belly button!!! BOO!

What I miss: Rosalynn...We had a family picnic for my Guard unit, and the baby girl that was born 3 weeks after Rosie was toddling around. That made me miss her sooooooo much! Foster and I went out to the cemetery and visited Rosie on Sunday. We brought her some flowers because we had a permanent ceramic vase installed near her headstone. It is pink and sparkly!! SOOOOO girlie! I am so happy that there are still little things like this I can do for her!

What I am looking forward to: 24 weeks! I will be in the "viability" time frame, and we are doing the glucose testing and my first of many growth scans!

Weekly wisdom: This weekly wisdom is more for my doctor. NEVER assume that because everything looks "great" at 21 weeks that the baby will make it here alive. He said, "She is looking perfect and I am very happy with how this pregnancy is going! I have no reason to think that this pregnancy will end early like the last one did." Really?!?!?! Rosie looked great and things were going great from week 23-34.5! Then BAM! Just keep a close eye on me, and lets make SURE this baby makes it here!

Dream of the week: Sorry to those who like to hear about my dreams, but I didn't have any that stick out in my head this past 2 weeks.

1 comment:

Bridget said...

Sleep has been hard for me too. I'm glad your husband got to feel her move- so sweet!


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