Monday, August 10, 2015

Another "Half-Baked" post!!!

About 2 years and 5 months ago, we were half-baked with Big Boy Button...

And yesterday we were half-baked with his baby sister!!

  • Gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting
  • She's got working taste buds!
  • (and yet Baby Girl is still just "Baby Girl" - still working on a name!)
  • Mommy:
  • Increased blood flow is making the pelvic area extra-sensitive
  • The weight gain has just barely begun
  • The libido is resurging (oh really?! I've yet to see that! lol)
  • Shortness of breath. As your uterus expands, it pushes against your lungs.
  • Vaginal discharge. You can expect this to keep increasing until delivery. (great. more changing underwear midday and thinking I've "leaked")


Best Moments This Week: Seeing baby girl again this morning!!!

 (profile pic makes me wonder/nervous if she's got the [Family] nose from Eric's grandfather's side.... eeek!)

(And she is 100% confirmed, yes a girl!)


Total Weight Gain: Just over 10 lbs, and baby girl measures 13oz as of this morning's anatomy scan!

Maternity Clothes: totally in (well, not quite totally - maxi skirts are still a go, as well as a few regular flowy tanks...)

Symptoms: none really, except kicks! =)

Sleep: a night here and there randomly I'll crash early on the couch, otherwise getting decent sleep (around rolling side to side and readjusting my pillow...)

Food Cravings: nothing really crazy - it can change hour to hour...

Anything making you queasy or sick:  No

Movement: Lots!! It was so fun to watch her kick and jump and pop on the ultrasound screen this morning and feel it at the same time!

Stretch Marks: Still just ones I had on my hips from highschool...

Gender: Baby Girl!!

Labour Signs: Too early. (was worried I was leaking fluid the last week or so, but nope - just lovely pregnancy discharge (I hate that word) and amniotic fluid levels looked great this morning!

Belly Button In or Out?: In (never turned out last time either)

Wedding Rings on or off?: On

Happy or Moody?: Happy!! I kept thinking, "thank you God!" as each measurement came back "Beautiful" (according to doc) or healthy this morning - kidneys! stomach! bladder (that the tech could see slowly filled during the scan, so she's swallowing fluid great!) four-chambered heart! umbilical cord and flow (and connection at her and placenta) looked great!
and ten fingers and toes!

Purchases for baby: Yea, I think I mentioned the baby legging splurge I went on last Friday =)

Purchases for Momma: Nothing recently - got some great tanks from SIL on Friday for my birthday!

Miss Anything?: Still would love a cold frozen something... although maybe it's not as bad, I didn't even get anything virgin when we were out for my birthday dinner on Saturday night! The raspberry lemonade tasted fabulous as is!

Looking forward to: More regular kicks - I think the bigger she gets, the better E can feel them from the outside (right now she likes to get kicking when I lay down directly on my side... although she was a mover & shaker this morning!)

Until (of course) we tried to get a good facial 3D shot, and baby girl just decided to curl up on the placenta and get all cuddly & cozy!


  1. She looks PERFECT!!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!! Now just picking a name... there's a battle in and of itself!

  2. She looks adorable all curled up like that!

  3. I totally forgot about increasing vaginal discharge... stock up on them panty liners!! I remember it was way more gross to my husband than to me. I'm cracking up over the libido thing. I'd like to meet the women who get super super turned on easily during pregnancy - apparently they exist, but I don't really believe it. That picture of her all curled up is so cute!!!