Friday, March 22, 2013

30 weeks

week 30

30 weeks at Uncle Phil and Aunt Kelly’s wedding rehearsal!

At 30 weeks, Lexi Grace weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain. To meet her increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because her bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

Total Weight Gain: 15 lbs… more than I have been at this point before but I blame it on having a girl. I know I’m not overeating so I’m just enjoying the baby bump… it could be my last one after all!

Gender: IT’S A GIRL!!!!!

Movement: The doctor told me last Monday that I needed to start charting her kick counts, at least 10 a day. I laughed immediately and said, “I think she kicks 10 times in a minute!” She really is SUPER active!

What I miss: Blessed to be healthy and have a healthy baby too so I cant complain!

Sleep: I find myself getting more tired during the day but then cant go to sleep at night because she is moving so much.

Symptoms: Sciatic nerve again… oh that sciatic nerve! Adding in the acid reflux as well, but mainly just at night.

Cravings: anything fruity and the ice attack is back!

What we are looking forward to: Decorating her room. I have slowly been getting things but am ready to get stuff on the walls. Stay tuned for pics!


Notes: I had a doctor’s appointment on last Monday and was thrilled to see her on the ultrasound again. She was wiggling around like crazy and I loved seeing her sweet face. She weighed 2 lbs 13 oz and was measuring 5 days ahead of schedule. I also had my glucose test so I should hear back from that soon but all else is well! We are working on scheduling her birthday…and it looks like it will be Tuesday, May 28th! 9 weeks to go… crazy!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

27 weeks

week 27

HELLO THIRD TRIMESTER!!! At 27 weeks, Lexi Grace is almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

Total Weight Gain: 12 lbs

Gender: IT’S A GIRL!!!!!

Movement: I always said that Carter was active in the womb, but I’d have to say that if little Miss is anything out of the womb like she is in… then she will give her brothers a run for their money!!!

What I miss: Not feeling huge! I know this is actually the good part and it will only get much worse but I really am not sure how my stomach always stretches MORE ha!

Sleep: Sciatic nerve is making sleep interesting as I cant always get comfortable, or I get stuck in positions. Oh its comical!!

Symptoms: Sciatic nerve again… oh that sciatic nerve!

Notes: Like her description for this week says, I have been feeling lots of hiccups. Very crazy feeling! Also she officially has her own room! All the boy stuff is moved out and not Mommy is in FULL nesting mode!

Cravings: anything fruity and the ice attack is back!

What we are looking forward to: I get to have another ultrasound on the 11th and we cant wait to see our sweet girl again!