Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bumpdate || 18 Weeks!

Sneaky break time selfie because I forgot to take a picture in the morning before work...again. My friend Allison recommended a selfie stick because it comes with the tripod attachment. May be worth it!

How far along: 18 weeks 
Gender: Unknown
Weight gain: 6 lbs
Maternity clothes: Yep! I bought some from Old Navy, though I found the jeans are a little big right now. They keep falling down during the day, but it's nice to have the option. 
Sleep: Pretty good actually! My fitbit says I'm getting over 8 hours and I'm sleeping pretty heavily with only one pee break.
Best moment this week: Feeling movement that actually felt like movement on Wednesday or Thursday maybe? Haven't really felt it since, just the occasional jab at my bladder. When that happens, I don't feel the movement, just the sharp, not-so-painful feeling of it being hit. Also, Rob found a job and starts this coming Tuesday! Only 2 weeks of him being unemployed but it made us realize how badly we really need to start saving, especially if it happens again. With his new job, we'll also need a second vehicle before baby comes in February because I'll be without for 10 days in a row - not good for doc apps or emergencies.
Worst moment this week: I can't recall anything off the top of my head, which is nice :)
Miss anything: Same old, same old.
Movement: Some obvious movement for a day this past week, but not so much anymore.
Cravings: Poutine, perogies, taquitoes, hashbrowns, cheese, oranges, and whatever's not in my lunch.
Queasy or sick: A few bouts of nausea and some wicked heartburn kicked in. Diclectin is still working well for me!
Looking forward to: Gender reveal in 2 weeks!! Rob still thinks it's a boy and I'm undecided. Half the old wives tales say boy, the other half say girl. In all the ultrasounds, it's been lying on it's back at the bottom of my uterus and kicking away. So maybe it is a boy! I've been finding myself wondering more and more and what it'll be like having a boy or a girl.

xo. Nicole

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Week's End || September 19

1|| I decorated for Fall a weekend or two ago and included some new artwork that I did with my friend. I also made a Christmas themed one, and a purple-y one that could totally go into the nursery if it's a girl.
2|| Coffee finally tastes good again! I repeat, it finally tastes good. During the first trimester, my body naturally weaned itself off by making it taste gross but I'm happy to report I can enjoy a cup in the morning again ;) I shared this photo on Instagram with a caption about getting sick and Rob being laid off. Stress!
3|| Spencer usually lets me know when it's bedtime ;)

1|| 17 week update! Maybe the 15 week update, too?

This weekend has been a pretty lazy one. Today I did end up baking some Pilsbury Halloween cookies and made some freezable breakfast sandwiches, so maybe not THAT lazy. I found some cheap maternity clothes at Old Navy yesterday and I'm looking forward to being more comfortable at work!

xo. Nicole

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bumpdate || 17 Weeks!

Again, no one to take the picture at 7:30 in the morning, so this is my makeshift selfie off a sugar jar on the kitchen counter to get a somewhat flattering angle, haha!

How far along: 17 Weeks 1 Day
Gender: Unknown - 3 more weeks!
Weight gain: 4 lbs total
Maternity clothes: I found I don't like the maternity jeans that I bought and I'm desperate for some that actually fit well. Hopefully I can find a cheap pair that can be my go-to. I also am down to 3 tops that fit that I can wear to work. I'm in need of a shopping trip quick!
Sleep: Hilarious. I've been sleeping really well but I've been apparently waking up and mumbling nonsense to Rob and getting all mad when he doesn't understand what I'm trying to tell him. The texts I wake up to from him explaining the situation are so funny! I've only had to pee once in the night, but I think that's from my lack of water intake (oops!).
Best moment this week: Seeing baby on the ultrasound for a quick 30 seconds at the hospital.
Worst moment this week: Oh boy. Well, I got hit with a nasty cold that sent me to the hospital because my old nausea meds stopped working completely. Then on Tuesday I woke up at 3am with a wicked headache that induced puking until about noon when Gravol stayed in me (as per hospital orders). Rob got laid off, so my maternity shopping is at a standstill until we know when EI will kick in or if Rob finds another job right away (but no one's hiring electricians :( )
Miss anything: Not feeling like puking, haha!
Movement: I think so...I say that because I think I felt a flutter and then the usual "jabs" at my bladder. It's not even squishy in there yet! I definitely think he/she is laying low and getting my bladder because on the ultrasound, it was having a freaking party in there and I couldn't really feel it. 
Cravings: Whatever I smell, apparently. A kid at work today had a poutine and now it's all I want. 
Queasy or sick: Yes. New meds are helping a lot, though the mornings are still iffy until I eat something and if I wait too long for my lunch break, then I feel queasy after eating.
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender in 3 weeks!

xo. Nicole

Monday, September 5, 2016

Bumpdate || 15 Weeks

My new favourite picture of us. It was taking over the weekend by my sister-in-law and it's totally "us".

How far along: 15 weeks 4 days
Gender: Unknown
Weight gain: 2 lbs so far. Our scale stopped working after Koshka slept on it for a while and I don't see my midwife until the 20th
Maternity clothes: Bought some used maternity jeans off a lady online and they work really well. I was hoping for straight cut, but unfortunately they're boot cut so they make me look bigger than I am.
Sleep: Relatively okay. I'm back at work so I'm up earlier, but I'm finding I have more energy after work!
Best moment this week: Maternity jeans, haha. Telling my boss at work about my pregnancy, it still feels like I'm lying to people when I tell them. And realizing I only have less than 6 months of work left ;)
Worst moment this week: I've noticed my back hurting at the end of the work day, so my midwife has recommended an osteopath.
Miss anything: Clothing fitting nicely
Movement: None, though I think it likes to kick my bladder already because I get a weird feeling followed by a not-so-sharp pang feeling
Cravings: Fruit and sushi - mainly california rolls!
Queasy or sick: It's come back! I've puked the last couple mornings, despite my pill, but then I'm better for the rest of the day
Looking forward to: Gender ultrasound on October 6th! Hearing the heartbeat again on September 20th, and more maternity clothes. I need some more for work rather than rotating the same two tank tops, haha!

xo. Nicole