18 Weeks

by Lindsey on August 17, 2015

in J&L Start a Family, Weeble Bi-Weekly

This is a little late, as I actually hit 19 weeks today, but I wanted to wait until after the events of this weekend to post!

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How far along: 18 Weeks

How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of a Dragon Fruit (6.70oz, 5.59in) – Every time I read that, I say “rawr” in my head :)

Sleep: When I’m not getting up to pee, I’m sleeping great! I’ve been seeing 4AM a lot more often lately though…

Excited about: Our Anatomy Scan was on Friday, and Reveal Party on Saturday!

Anxious about: I spent all of last week feeling like it would be just our luck for Weeble to not cooperate on Friday, and leave us still not knowing for sure. I’m so glad she didn’t!

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: No new cravings or aversions, but I do have a funny thing to share. Remember when I said I bought Justin a book to read? Apparently he skipped right to the chapter on nutrition and exercise, because, of course he did, and he’s now forcing me to drink a protein shake every morning. I haven’t been eating a lot of meat, and his book says protein is good for development, so this morning he handed me a shaker with chocolate protein, strawberries, milk, and ice in it. Yay. (Please note my lack of excitement…)

Gender: We finally found out that Weeble is a GIRL!

Movement: I’m 99.9% sure I’ve been feeling flutters! A few times last week, both at night and early in the morning, I’ve been feeling something that I can only assume is her flapping around in there. It comes and goes, but it’s so exciting!

The belly: I think I may have finally “popped” this week! People are starting to mention my baby belly, and how pregnant I look! I never thought I’d be so excited to get fat!

Miscellaneous: I bought my first maternity clothes! I’m trying to wait as long as possible, because I know winter clothes are going to be expensive, but it was time to get some essentials. I was in desperate need of some new bras, and I’m so glad I got them because I feel like a new person in them! I also picked up a few cheap maxi skirts at Rue21, because they’re stretchy enough to get me through the end of the hot weather!

Best moment of the week: Obviously finding out that Weeble is a SHE was the highlight, and with that came the reveal of her name! I’ve known my whole life that if I ever had a daughter, she would be named Althea Marie, after my Gramma. Even more than just wanting to use a name that I’ve always found to be beautiful though, it fits even better after everything we went through to get here. I know she has been watching over us and helping us survive this journey, and that I never would have made it through this life without her. Gramma is my angel in heaven, and “Thea” will be my angel here on Earth <3

xoxo,
Linds

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16 Weeks

by Lindsey on July 31, 2015

in J&L Start a Family, Weeble Bi-Weekly

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How far along: 16 Weeks

How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of an Avocado (3.53oz, 4.57in) – Justin has been waiting for this week. Avocados are his favorite!

Sleep: Has been way better lately! Of course, now I’m starting to have to pee more, so I’m sure it won’t last, but I’m enjoying it while I can!

Excited about: Finding out the gender! And planning the showers! And planning the nursery! And so many things!!

Anxious about: I’m still doing really, really well with this. I’m so glad I’m not in a constant state of worry, like I assumed I would be. I’m just so grateful to finally be experiencing this, and to be sharing it with my best friend!

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I had my first official craving last weekend. I woke up, and instantly NEEDED apple juice. I’m not really a juice drinker, but I texted Jut, who was golfing, and asked him to pick me some up on his way home. He did, (with donuts!), and it was DELICIOUS.

Gender: Our ultrasound is scheduled for August 14th, and we’ll be having a small reveal party with our immediate family on the 15th!

Movement: Still nothing yet!

The belly: I’m definitely convinced that the “belly” I seem to have is really just bloat, because it fades in and out, and is significantly bigger at night than in the morning. I can’t wait for it to “pop” and finally turn into a real baby belly. A few friends have asked if people are starting to notice yet, and they definitely haven’t. I think they’re still not sure if I’m just gaining weight, and don’t want to offend me! Real talk though, a few girlfriends have pointed out that my boobs are a lot bigger :)

Miscellaneous: Last week I was dealing with some pretty terrible headaches. I thought it might be allergies, but after talking to a bunch of people, I’m pretty convinced it’s just hormones. It also didn’t help that I had missed two weeks in a row at the chiro, and had gone two weeks without acupuncture. As soon as I got back on track with both, I felt better, and the headaches have subsided! I’m not an anti-medicine person, but I am an anti-feel-like-crap-person, and I will continue to swear by chiropractics and acupuncture because they really do help!!

Best moment of the week: We’re officially planning baby showers! I’m going to have two, one in Erie with my family, thrown by my mom, and one down here with Jut’s family and our friends. The Erie one will be more traditional, while down here we’re having a couples shower/party so guys can come too. My mom and I will start planning the Erie one soon, but this week we made a lot of progress on the PGH one! We booked the venue, and starting planning a menu and theme, and I love what we’re doing! Both are going to be awesome, and I’m so excited!

xoxo,
Linds

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14 Weeks

July 16, 2015

*This post (and my version of a tan) brought to you from the Outer Banks :) How far along: 14 Weeks How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of a Peach (1.52oz, 3.42in) Sleep: Has been getting better at home, but is crap here at the beach house. I don’t want vacation to end, but I can’t wait to get […]

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12 Weeks

July 2, 2015

How far along: 12 Weeks How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of a Plum (0.49oz, 2.13in) Sleep: Still not great. I had many people tell me I can get the Snoogle from Burlington for much cheaper than Amazon, but I haven’t found one in a store yet. In the meantime, I’ve been using just another regular pillow […]

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Dear Justin

June 22, 2015

Occasionally I write letters to my husband. You can read the rest here! Dear Justin, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for forgiving me when I make mistakes. Thank you for celebrating the little things. Thank you for helping me survive the last 2 years. Thank you for making me laugh every single […]

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10 Weeks

June 17, 2015

I wasn’t going to do these because I’m trying to make a conscious effort of not blowing up my feed with baby news. After spending 2 years fighting to get here, I know how hard it is to watch other people providing constant updates, and I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. I do, however, want to […]

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So about that announcement we made this morning…

June 1, 2015

After taking 31 days off from social media, I have an overwhelming amount of things to update you on, but I think I’ll start with some details behind the photo we posted this morning :) It’s true, we’re finally pregnant!! Before I go any further I just have to say, I can’t think of a better way […]

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Taking a Social Media Break

April 28, 2015

Ever since deciding to complete the 30-day meditation challenge in May, I’ve been going back and forth with the idea of also taking a break from social media for the month. I’ve literally gone back and forth on this for days, and it wasn’t until I just read this post from Ashley, that I am finally making […]

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Taking Action

April 26, 2015

The number one response I get when someone new finds out we’re struggling with infertility is “just relax”. After two years, two diagnoses, and multiple treatments, I know that relaxation is not our problem, but I’m also not naive enough to believe that my stress doesn’t play a factor. I was super high anxiety even […]

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Music, Movies, Novels, and Netflix of March

April 1, 2015

Music: I heard this song on the radio shortly after finding out I was miscarrying. It’s beautiful and heart-wrenching. Laura Story – Blessings Movies: We’ve been wanting to see Paddington since we saw the very first preview for it, and we finally got to watch it this month! It was just as cute as we […]

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