Goodness I am so behind on posting updates. I don’t even know what happened…but I’m alive and I’ve made it to the half way mark! I’m just a few days shy of 22 weeks now. Praise the Lord! It’s still hard to believe it’s actually happening some days. Even though I feel my baby girl growing stronger, my belly getting bigger, and her beautiful nursery coming together, I just can’t believe it’s actually happening! I felt her first movement at 16 weeks and can tell she is getting stronger. Sometimes it makes me laugh. I love feeling her move, it’s just so wonderful! I always wonder what she is doing in there.
My last ultrasound was at 19 weeks and while we didn’t see our baby girl active during my appointment it was great to see her! She was all balled up with her hands by her face and her feet folded under her and sort of crossed like indian style. I sure hope she’s a cuddler! I really wanted to see her stretched out though.. maybe next time. They did her anatomy scan and measured her organs, and arms/ legs, belly, and head. She was measuring around 10 ounces at 19 weeks which was so great because the bump app I use was saying the baby should be about 8.5 ounces. That was reassuring! We keep thinking she’s going to be on the smaller side because my husband and I were both 6 lb babies.
Baby girl at 19 weeks! Seeing her precious feet was my favorite part. She was facing toward me so that’s why she’s turned the way she is.
Obviously it’s still too early to see who she looks like, but we are seeing her face resemble my husband and I think she has my lips/mouth area (my lips make a natural frown and she kinda looks like that). I dream of her having dark brown eyes like me! She’s going to be gorgeous and I just can’t wait to kiss her face!! My husband says he hopes she comes a little early so he can have even more time at home with her (he’s a teacher and gets the summer off). How sweet! With my due date being July 5th we could definitely have a June or July baby. My sweet summer baby! I can’t wait to take her to the beach for the first time (hopefully when she’s one)! It’s just all so exciting to dream and plan for her life.
I have been so bad about remembering to take pictures each week when my husband is home, as you can see I’m sporting some comfy sweatpants here and just took the picture to send my friend. I think of taking pictures in the morning after my hubby is already gone but selfies just aren’t ideal haha. Here’s my 21 week baby bump!
You can see a little peek of her decorations and gold decor behind me.
I saw my OB at 20 weeks and after being sick for nearly a week, I hadn’t eaten much due to sinus infection and a bad cough. I had only gained 3 lbs since my appt at 12 weeks. But I think I have really caught up now after I got better. I also started taking Nexium for heartburn and that little tiny daily pill has been a lifesaver! It’s category B for pregnancy and my OB said she took it during pregnancy as well. I was just so miserable and couldn’t eat anything without getting the burn and sometimes it would wake me up at night it was hurting so bad. I was taking Tums and Zantac but Nexium has worked so much better for me, and it’s over the counter now which is great. It’s so interesting how I’ve craved different foods at different stages of my pregnancy. I couldn’t even look at banana or a salad during my first trimester but I love them now. I’ve been eating Gala apples a lot lately, which are deliciously sweet! I’ve also been making smoothies for breakfast. There was one week (maybe around week 16) when I craved hotdogs with onions and mustard! I never eat hotdogs so it was just so humorous. I probably ate four hotdogs that week and now they don’t appeal to me anymore (thank goodness, haha)!
Her nursery is dark blue with white furniture and coral/ gold decor. I just love it so much! Her dresser came in this week but the lovely mirror was broke so we had to order another one and it should arrive in a couple weeks. We have ordered a beautiful light beige suede rocker/ recliner chair and I think when it comes in I’m just going to spend a lot of time hanging out in her room! I had been searching for the perfect coral colored curtains to match her solid coral bed skirt and I finally found them on etsy! I can’t wait to get the curtains and then I’m going to make a choice on a rug I’ve had my eye on at Overstock.com. I just can’t wait to see how everything pulls together. Sometimes I find myself just standing at the door of her room and soaking it all in. I just love it!
I was thrilled to get her dresser this week! I constantly go look in her room.
Her crib sheet is gold polka dots.. adorable!
I don’t think I have announced my baby girl’s name, which will be…drumroll…Savannah Elizabeth! I’ve always loved Elizabeth but it became even more special to me as Luke 1 was a passage I returned to many times during my period of waiting (about Zechariah and Elizabeth having John). I lost my first baby December 14, 2013 and my second baby April 1st, 2014. God gave me a special gift of being 12 weeks at Christmas this year, it was really wonderful! We both loved a handful of girl names but my husband loved Savannah the most. I’ve decided I will call her Vannah baby! I love that her name starts with an S like mine.
A lot has happened since my last post.. My dear friend Jessica’s mother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. It has been so difficult as you can imagine. My heart just weighed so heavy for her grief, pain, and shattered dreams. We are still praying and waiting for her miracle baby. Could you say a prayer for her? She will be doing her IUI in just a couple weeks. I’m trying not to get overly excited but I know it’s going to happen I just hope it happens soon. Believing God for big things.
That’s all for now. I will try to update more frequently because I know one day I will love looking back on my posts as well.