Wednesday, September 30, 2015

20 Week Update

Aloha from our Maui Babymoon!

How far along? 20 Weeks! Can't believe I'm half way there!
How big is baby? The size of a banana
Gender: ITS A GIRL!!! I'm still so shocked. 
Cravings: Mostly sweets
Best moment this week: definitely this awesome trip
Movement: Not yet but she is verrry active in there. The ultrasound tech said she was a dancer.
Symptoms: Random pains when I laugh or sneeze, one bleeding nostril (wth?), and I'm for sure finding it a little harder to breathe these days. 
Any weird dreams? Not too weird, just very vivid. I wake up so often through the night that they are easier to remember.
Have you been nesting? Now that we know the gender its on! BUY ALL THE CUTE THINGS!
Looking forward to? Making the most out of our last full day in Hawaii :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

18 Week Update

Holy Cow I'm almost half way! And no, there aren't two babies in there!

How far along? 18 weeks- Starting month 5!
How big is baby? The size of a sweet potato or a pint of Ben and Jerrys
Cravings: Chocolate Chip Cookies. I bought some from the bakery last week and they were totally stale from the get go but I still allow myself  one everyday!
Best moment this week: We've been having really great weekends taking advantage of "Us Time". This weekend we went to Long Beach to get King Taco and drive around our old neighborhood. We stumbled upon a classic car show to walk around until the heat was unbearable. 
Movement: Maybe but I'm not sure. There are so many new sensations that it's hard to tell if its baby or not.
Symptoms: Random bouts of nausea have returned and I've been having sharp pains in different areas. The other day I was at Anthropologie paying for my purchase when a major wave of nausea hit and I broke into a sweat while my vision blurred. I just knew I was going to throw up or faint. I ran to my car in the parking structure and sat down with the AC going full blast and it went away. That was super scary but I guess feeling faint is common. 
Any weird dreams? So. Many. Weird. Dreams. I've noticed that my dreams will tell me when I need to wake up to use the restroom. With either a waterfall or people filling hundreds of cups up with water! I also dreamed that I owned a baby sloth that was sucking on my arm.
Have you been nesting? I've been daydreaming about nesting. We plan on house hunting once the baby is here so I've got ideas on how to make a simple nursery in our spare room. We also purchased the high chair I was swooning over because it quickly went on sale for an unbeatable price.
Looking forward to? Our Babymoon in Hawaii in 11 days! Praying for awesome weather!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sixteen Weeks

This weekend we got to try out our new GoPro in the pool. It is definitely not as easy as it looks to take a pretty, graceful underwater photo but we have a lot of ridiculous ones to laugh at. 

With each week that passes I start to accept that this is really happening. This growing bump of mine sure helps. I've been worrying that I'm growing too fast and that by the time I get to nine months I'm going to be the size of a truck! I just have to remember that every ones body handles this differently and my growing waistline just means I've got a healthy, growing baby in there. 

Baby Lopez is looking like a real baby now! It can hear my voice and  see light. Isn't that crazy!? 

How far along? 16 weeks!
How big is baby? The size of an Avocado
Total weight gain: 5lbs
Maternity Clothes? Yes, because they are sooo much more comfortable.
Stretch marks? Not that I can see.
Sleep: I can't get enough of it! I've been staying up later but I could sleep in all day.
Best moment this week: Getting my hair done because it was in desperate need of some attention.
Miss anything? Not really..maybe just being able to walk around without getting so winded.
Movement: Not yet but all the apps say it will be any day now!
Food Cravings: Ice Cream!
Food Aversions: Chicken
Anything making you queasy or sick: Staying up too late and being in the heat.
Gender: We will find out soon!
Symptoms: Back Ache and Some round ligament pain.
Belly Button in or out? In
Looking forward to? Our 16 week appointment on Thursday and the Disney 5k on Friday.