Thursday, March 29, 2012

Week 20

You are the size of a coconut, and your head is now more proportionate to the rest of your body.

What energy I was getting back is now completely wiped out again. And, not a good time for it to happen with packing and moving! Fortunately, your Daddy is more than a big help and I'm hoping to knock some things out this upcoming weekend.

You are still doing great and kicking! You are still breech, so I can't feel your every movement like I could, but can still feel you at least a few times an hour.

Stats for the Week:
Mood: Much happier
Energy: Completely gone again.
Cravings: Cheese Sticks and weird craving for a Twix pie.  Never had one, but it sounds oh so yummy!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Week 19

You are the size of a mango, and you are developing motor skills that allow you to make conscious movements.

Big news for the week, but the biggest, by far, is that YOU'RE A...

GIRL! I couldn't be more thrilled, although I would have been happy either way. I always knew you were my "Ava" and now I can officially call you Ava! The ultrasound was at 18 weeks 5 days and good news all around. Everything looked great - heart rate in the 150's and we got to hear it and count all of your fingers and toes. Momma is already so in love with you an cant wait to kiss your precious little face!

Other big news for the week is that we bought a new home! This will give us more bedrooms and space for our growing family. It's perfect for us and Momma and Daddy are very pleased.

The only bad, big news for the week was that I had food poisoning Saturday night (on my birthday). We called the nurse and she said you would be fine, but you did move into the breech position that night. Momma was very very sick - far more sick than she every was with early pregnancy. Just glad it only lasted for a night!

Anyway, here's more pictures from the ultrasound. We are so excited about our Ava Rowan and can't wait to meet you!

Stats for the Week:
Mood: Much happier
Energy: More!
Cravings: Anything BBQ/Cheddar...sigh!  This is nothing that I would even consider eating in "real life" LOL!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Week 18

You are about the size of a sweet potato, and you have just learned to yawn.
You are so active! WAY more active than Audrey ever was! It feels like you must be doing somersaults in my tummy! It an amazing feeling and I'm so glad that you are making your presence known - it's comforting. You were especially active when I was playing handbells recently. I don't know whether you enjoyed the noise or whether it startled you, but you were jumping all around.

Our quad test results came back this week perfect, so that was a huge relief! I love you no matter what, but it's really a relief to know that you are healthy. Huge answered prayer! We have our ultrasound next Wednesday. I'm so anxious to know whether you are a boy or a girl!

Stats for the Week:
Mood: Much happier
Energy: More!
Cravings: Cajun food and anything hot or spicy  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Week 17

You are the size of a large pear, and you may be sucking your thumb, a habit that you'll likely continue outside of the womb.

Momma had a doctor's appointment this week and it went well. I heard your heartbeat again and it was in the 144-152 range. I've been a little breathless/out-of-breath lately, so they are going to check my blood to see if I'm anemic again like I was when I was pregnant with your sister. They also did the quad blood test. It is so scary to me...I'm just looking forward to receiving good results next week! We scheduled an ultrasound in 2 weeks so we can see you again and know your gender. I just KNOW you are a girl, but I will be completely thrilled either way as long as you are healthy. Heres the names we have picked out:

Girl: Ava Rowan
Boy: Cade Alan

However, I've been liking Gavin a lot for a boy lately, so we may have to talk about it again if you are a boy!

Stats for the Week:
Mood:  Much happier and calmer
Energy: A little more
Cravings: Cajun food and lots and lots of Louisiana Hot Sauce 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Week 16

You are the size of an avocado, and you are now coordinated and strong enough to make a fist.

This has really been another uneventful week, honestly! I've been feeling you "popping" around here and there. No real strong movements yet. Been a little preoccupied with your sister this week. She does NOT like me holding or even being close to other kids and babies. She screams and even pushes the other kids. Well, this past week, she got mad at Daddy for hugging me and she got mad when I was pushing your Great Grandmother in her wheelchair! It's like she knows something is up... Well, hopefully she will get over this phase soon. I feel like it will be different when you - her sister or brother - is here. However, right now, she is totally possessive over "her Momma"!! I'm going to try working with her with the baby doll I got her for Christmas.

Well, here's me at the end of this week (don't judge the outfit - I was feeling PJ's). Love you!

Stats for the Week:
Mood:  Happier, but reading a Buddhist book on "anger" LOL!
Energy: A little more
Cravings: Heinz 57 & A1 Chicago Steak Sauce