Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bumpdate {Weeks 16-20}

It's time for another bumpdate!

Please note that I look and feel HUGE. I am slightly terrified when I think of what I will look like in another 15ish weeks. 

Size of baby: Currently a Belgian endive
Weight gain: Stupid scale at the doctor’s office added 5 lbs onto what my home scale said, which means I am up 19 pounds. Woof.
Maternity clothes: All maternity bottoms and mostly maternity tops. 
Gender: I go back and forth every week. This week I am thinking maybe boy?! I feel like the baby looked boyish at my ultrasound yesterday (but the last ultrasound I thought the baby looked girlish so who really knows).
Movement: Feeling more little kicks and jumps!
Cravings: I can kind of drink coffee again! Definitely not craving it though. Still really loving pasta salad, tomatoes, s'mores flavored anything and ice cream. 
Symptoms: Tired, peeing all of the time. Having some round ligament and sciatic nerve pains. Already feeling huge and its hard to bend over and put my shoes on. 
Workouts: I've bumped down to running just 2 miles, 4 times a week at 10:00 mile pace. It's getting realllly hard. 

Sleep: Great, just wish I got more of it!
Labor signs: Nope.
ISO: Had another MCA scan yesterday! I've had 3 of these since my last update on here. MCA scans measure the flow of blood into baby's brain, which determines if baby is becoming anemic or not. Then they use a whole bunch of crazy math formulas to figure out something called a MoM (multiples of the median) score. 1.0 is what you want the MoM to be; if it gets above 1.5, the baby is most likely anemic and the doctors will do a transfusion at this point. My first 2 MCA scans, the MoM was 1.2 which the doctors were very happy with. Yesterday it was 1.0! They kept checking and checking and the highest they ever got was something like 1.09. So who knows why it went down, but I am hoping and praying that this is a good sign, and the numbers stay around 1.0 for a while!!
What I miss: Being skinny. Wine. Not driving to the doctor every 5 minutes, ha!
Best moment this week: Feeling more baby kicks, and of course seeing baby yesterday on the monitor! And hearing it's little heartbeat; it was 150 yesterday if anyone is curious! I also finished painting the nursery; woohoo! 

Looking forward to: We are going to the beach next weekend, which should be exhausting and fun at the same time. It will probably be our last trip as a family of FOUR! 

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