Friday, July 18, 2014

Rain rain go away!

Every night Ava wants to go outside after dinner.  We usually swing a little, slide a little, and throw dirt/stones into the pond a little but tonight was different.  It was raining.  It was not raining hard enough to stop us from going out but the sprinkle made Ava very upset and she would not leave the comfort of the front steps.  She just sat there pathetic complaining about the rain.  It was one of her saddest moments.  Mommy thought it was quite cute! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

A little catching up

This first trimester and part of the second trimester has flown by so fast!  I have been exceptionally busy at work.  I have wanted to post an update on how things for a while now.  I am 19 weeks tomorrow.  19 weeks! That is almost half way.  Again, did I mention about time going by fast! 

The first trimester was rough.  I was sick a lot.  I would get sick mostly in the evenings between 6:00PM and 8:00PM.  Not that I want to get sick but I am glad it was mostly in the evenings so I wasn’t throwing up at work.  I was only sick a few times with Ava and this little bundle of joy made up for it.  Ava now pretends to throw up now.  It is priceless.   I am still getting sick once every couple of weeks.  Direct sunlight affects me so I have stayed in the shade as much as possible when we are outside.  

So far I have only gained 4lbs from my starting weight at 164lbs.  However, due to the morning sickness I lost 4lbs making overall weight gain about 8lbs.  I am not doing anything special.  I haven’t been hungry with this pregnancy like I was with Ava.  I had gained 40lbs with Ava.  My goal with my pregnancy with Ava was not to weigh more than Ben.  I wasn’t completely successful but I managed to stay with 5lbs of Ben.  For this pregnancy, my goal is to not weight more than 200lbs.  I feel like I am on track but I do need to start moving my body more. 

I have been giving a lot of thought on whether I wanted to try Hypnobabies.  I have read blogs that used it and loved it.  I thought I wanted to next time around and now I am not so sure.  My birthing plan with Ava was ‘go with the flow’ and to make it to 4-5cm without drugs (I succeeded).  I didn’t want to be stressed about things not going according to plan so I opted out of a well-defined plan.  I want to continue that with this birth.  I figure that the Hypnobabies program couldn’t hurt the ‘go with the flow’ plan.  If anything, I see it making it easier.  I have not purchased Hypnobabies self-study program and for some reason I keep second guessing myself on making the purchase.