Baby Girl Watson {weeks 24-27}

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Week 24 {cantaloupe):  This was not a fun week when it came to pregnancy.  I experienced stomachaches and heartburn and had absolutely no desire to eat for most of the week.  I am attributing this “bad” week to a growth spurt because I POPPED.  Big Guy couldn’t believe how much my belly had grown after not seeing me all week.  There were lots of little baby kicks which helped me get through the week.

Week 25 {cauliflower}: And this week, a cold hit me hard.  It started with a sore throat and then progressed to a “smokers cough” and then a runny nose.  The worse part was disrupted sleep.  But I didn’t have any stomach issues and I was hungry again (yay!).  This was the week that I officially gave up my pre-pregnancy workout pants.

Week 26 {kale}:  I finally started feeling better after last weeks cold.  This week was full of baby kicks.  Home renovations got underway and the guest bedroom is officially the nursery now.  We ended week 26 by ordering some fun things for BG’s nursery.  I tell ya, she’s going to have the best room in the house.  Teaching and personal workouts are still holding strong and I’m still doing burpees without modifications.  I feel the need to mention that there is no need for y’all need to worry about me buying “all the things” for BG but instead, it’s Big Guy you need to worry about.

Week 27 {lettuce}:  The last week of my second trimester!  Crazy.  There is officially no hiding this bump – but I don’t mind, it’s nice to actually feel like you look pregnant instead of just “fluffy.”  According to the scale, I’ve gained 5.2 pounds since I found out I was pregnant.  And trust me, I eat – a lot – but I am very active. I can’t help but start to imagine what (or who) this little girl is going to look like.  On Wednesday I also had an ultrasound that ruled out a scheduled C-section.  BG weighs in at 2.5 pounds and was moving around like a wild woman.  This ultrasound more than likely is my last so we won’t see her again until her birth day.  I also passed my glucose test – WOOT WOOT.  Trust be told, it wasn’t that bad.  It was super sweet and tasted like a flat Sprite.  I was very happy to have my straw, though.

Now that I start going to the doctor every two weeks (and having to meet all the doctors at the practice) I may start giving updates more often – and be more specific as I feel like during the last trimester I’ll see the most change.

Have a great week!

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Baby Girl Watson {weeks 19-23}

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Week 19 {mango}:  This was a fun week because now that we know we’re having a baby girl, we started planning the nursery and talking about baby names.  I’m still having crazy vivid dreams.

Week 20 {banana}:  We’re halfway there and I feel like I am starting to get a “baby bump.”  I had a few nights of restless sleep but I think that is because I have so many thoughts whirling in my head.  We registered at BuyBuyBaby this week (more on that in another post) and we’re still working on the nursery design.

Week 21 {endive}:  Definitely have a baby bump though it’s still not noticeable in certain outfits.  Workouts are still going strong and burpees are still happening.  I did order a few pair of maternity pants which makes all this even more real.  Oh, and what I suspected were baby kicks and punches, are definitely baby kicks and punches.  So fun to feel her move.  It usually happenings after breakfast or later in the evening after I’ve eating dinner and I am finally still, lounging on the couch.

Week 22 {coconut}:  This week was weird with all the evil happening around the world.  In fact, I started to get scared about not necessarily having a child but raising a child in this broken world.  But I had a doctors appointment (which I secretly enjoy going to the doctor these days) this week and everything is still looking good.  I’ve finally put on a few pounds (I’m up 3.8 pounds} which will only continue.  My hope is to not gain more than 25 pounds but I’m trusting that my body will gain what it needs to gain as long as I continue to eat healthy and exercise.  I’m craving cold green smoothies for lunch this week.

Week 23 {grapefruit}:  What a fun week!  Big Guy felt the baby move and I think we were both shocked.  I wasn’t expecting this for a few more weeks but I’m telling you what, girl has got some powerful kicks/punches.  We ordered all the furniture for the nursery (yay!) and we decided on a name.  That’s right, she now has a name.  I’ll keep referring to her as BGW (Baby Girl Watson) on the blog/social media until she’s born though.

 

Baby GIRL Watson {weeks 14 – 18}

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Can you believe it?  We’re having a baby girl.  We are beyond excited to be adding lots of pink to our life in the coming months.  Our gender reveal party yesterday was everything I wanted and more with the only mishap being a missing cake topper (still not sure where that ended up…).  We had everyone pick “football” or “flamingo” as their guess and I think it was pretty even.  Obviously we were praying for healthy over anything else and cannot wait to meet Baby Girl Watson.

And while we’re talking baby, here’s a look at the past few weeks of pregnancy:

Week 14 {Peach}:  I started to have a few mild headaches especially in the afternoons.  Thankfully they never got too bad.  Excitement was building over home renovations as well as knowing I had appointments at 16 and 18 weeks.

Week 15 {Orange}:  Starting to feel a little “thick” around the middle.  Anxious about upcoming appointments but feeling really good.

Week 16 {Avocado}:  Still having vivid dreams and starting to get a “baby bump.”  I’ve had zero weight gain thus far (woot woot) and loved being able to hear the heartbeat at my 16-week visit.  So far I’ve bought three maternity items:  leggings, a sweatshirt and a t-shirt.

Week 17 {Pomegranate}:  New symptom:  “pinching” in my lower abdomen which must be stretching.  Baby Watson went to his/her first ECU football game and didn’t seem to bring much luck (hah!).  No cravings or aversions this week.

Week 18 {Artichoke}:  BIG WEEK!  On Thursday I went in for the anatomy scan and at this point Baby Watson looks healthy and happy.  SHE  is quite photogenic according to the ultrasound tech.  She’s measuring normal and I am so relieved that all seems to be going well thus far.  I had a little nervousness and anxiety since we didn’t find out the gender until Sunday surrounded by family but I did have TWO dreams that it was a baby girl.  I am still fitting into most of my pre-pregnancy clothes though some items just aren’t comfortable (too tight!) around the waist anymore.

As we enter into week 19, I can’t believe that we’re almost halfway through the pregnancy.  I continue to be thankful for my health and that I’ve “had it easy” so far.  Praying that I continue to have a healthy pregnancy and that Baby Girl Watson continues to be healthy and develop normally.