Sunday, August 25, 2013

Baby Noelle Portugal: 24 and 25 Weeks




So I totally could not find time to take my 24 week picture. Anyway, so I am just combining weeks 24 and 25 into the same post. Nothing really changed too drastically. 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good:
- Noelle just kicking.. I don’t think I will ever get sick of that feeling
- Getting some comfortable and cute maternity dresses.


The Bad
- Pretty tired this week and stressed. Work has just been killing me
- I am stressed about getting the nursery ready.


The Ugly
- None, unless you count the craziness at work. 



24 & 25 Weeks
How far along: 24 & 25  weeks
Total weight gain: gained 18 lbs so far. I had a bit of a “jump” the last two weeks. Hopefully it won’t keep going this fast. I honestly will be happy if I come in under 40 lbs total weight gain.
Stretch marks: None so far! Super excited about this! But who knows.. they could come whenever!
Sleep: It has been off and on. I need to get a dust mite cover for my body pillow because I can’t sleep with it (allergies) and I can’t sleep without it.     
Best moment of this week: Nothing super special happened this week. I would say it was good to get some new maternity clothes… I was definitely needing some!
Miss anything: I actually have been missed shooting. Because the baby’s ears are formed, shooting isn’t recommended (although there are differing opinions I would rather play it safe). I will definitely be heading to the range after baby is born!
Food cravings: Nothing really honestly. I did crave Sprinkles cupcakes one day! Yum!  
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope.. doing pretty good on this!   
Labor signs: Nope
Belly button in or out: It is pretty flat
Happy or moody most of the time: eh.. my mood has not been ideal the last two weeks. I have been very stressed with work and I am trying to get my photography business off the ground. It feels like I am trying to push a stubborn elephant across the street!
Looking forward to: I am looking forward to some of the portrait shoots I have coming up. I also am really excited for Tim Hawkins! I really need a night of laughing. Oh ya.. and my birthing class starts in 2 weeks! 

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Baby Noelle Portugal: 23 Weeks





The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good:
- Noelle has been kicking pretty hard these days.. it is great to feel her!
- Midwife says everything is going well!

The Bad
- Pretty tired still
- I feel like I am getting very big, but I haven't gained too much weight

The Ugly
- Had some bad acid reflux, but it was only a few days



23 Weeks
(I deleted a few questions from here this week since they won’t change going forward)
How far along:
 23 weeks
Total weight gain: gained 12 lbs so far. Midwife says I am right on track. So that is good news!
Stretch marks: None yet!!
Sleep: It hasn’t been bad this week actually.    
Best moment of this week: Got to spend the weekend with some fabulous photographers helping out at a wedding. Got my thyroid blood results, and they are still good! Thank the Lord!
Miss anything: Still missing sleeping on my stomach and back, having a digestive system that works, and being able to bend over normally (this is all just gonna get worse!)
Movement: Definitely! She is kicking pretty hard these days. Ivan felt her and she moved his hand. 
Food cravings: I have been loving avocado lately!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I have been ok. 
Labor signs: Nope
Belly button in or out: In... but it is pretty flat and looks like it will be popping out any day.
Wedding rings on or off: I took my wedding rings off just to be safe. They weren't really tight but I just didn't want to risk it. I got a cheap larger ring to wear until December. I figure if it gets too tight too, we can just cut it off since it was only $10! haha!
Happy or moody most of the time: I would say neutral. Work has been stressful and it has put me in a bad mood. 
Looking forward to: Being on maternity leave! Haha.. work has been crazy and I am really ready to be home. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Baby Noelle Portugal: 22 Weeks





The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good:
- Noelle pretty much kicks me most of the day now. It is nice to feel her in there
- Been in a pretty happy mood
- Slept well.. I think

The Bad
- I have just been exhausted this week. Last weekend we were so productive, and I am just exhausted now. 
- I feel like I could sleep all the time (this goes along with exhausted)
- I feel like time is moving at a snail’s pace!


The Ugly
- Really no uglies this week. 


22 Weeks
(I deleted a few questions from here this week since they won’t change going forward)
How far along:
 22 weeks
Total weight gain: gained 10-12 lbs so far. I need to keep it here for a few more weeks though.
Stretch marks: None yet  (maybe the start of one.. I couldn’t tell if it was a stretch mark or just a clothing indentation after sleeping)
Sleep: It hasn’t been bad this week actually.    
Best moment of this week: Booking a wedding! That was very exciting for me and for my business!
Miss anything: Still missing sleeping on my stomach & back, having a digestive system that works, and being able to bend over normally (this is all just gonna get worse!)
Movement: Yup... quite frequently. She is quite the little kicker.    
Food cravings: Gluten free chicken nuggets…I discovered these at the grocery store. YUM! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: I have been ok. Mornings I am just always burpy which isn’t pleasant.   
Labor signs: Nope
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: Wedding rings are still on. I think maybe another few weeks. I keep testing just to make sure.
Happy or moody most of the time: I have been rather happy this week. 
Looking forward to: Having her here!! I have been very impatient this week. I am just ready for December (although when it comes to furniture, and stuff, we are definitely not ready lol).