26 WEEKS!!!!

 

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Weeks pregnant?: TWENTY-SIX!!!!

Maternity clothes?: Every last bit of what I wear now, and when it comes to sleeping, well Michaels clothes arent too baggy on me now!

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep: she is a little one woman party so I wake up every couple hours. the doctor says its preparing me for some sleepless nights

Best moment this week?: seeing how God is just taking care in forming my sweet baby girl! even through all the craziness, she is still as healthy as ever and that has been a huge blessing this week! 

Miss Anything?: weight, I know it sounds dumb because YES I know I am pregnant, but everytime I step on the scale I want to cry a little bit because I worked so hard to lose so much weight back in the day that seeing those numbers sky rocket is something I have been struggling with! 

Movement?: she is thankfully starting to slow down a bit, I think because she is getting so cramped

Food cravings: I am really wanting grilled cheese, but I am not caving and am super proud of staying tight on the diet, except for my one cheat day I had! 😉 

Symptoms?: the typical sea of emotions 

Belly Button in or out?: still sitting at half and half! 

Wedding rings on or off?: On :) 

Happy or Moody most of the time?:  A little bit of everything, God is definitely walking me through so much and I am beyond grateful for all the growth that is taking place in my life in preparing me to be a mom. It has definitely been a lot of happiness and some emotional moments but in the end what is happening inside of me will make every last emotion, diet and crazy symptom so worthwhile and I praise God every day for this opportunity! 

Looking forward to?: meeting my baby girl and of course getting her nursery set up! 

What Demi Is Up Too:

She now weighs a full two and a half pounds and measures fourteen-plus inches. And this week, her eyes, which until now were developing under fused eyelids, start to open. Of course, there’s not much to see in there, but if your baby spots a bright light (or hears a loud noise) near your belly, you may notice an increase in fetal activity. (“Hey, I’m in here, Mommy! Where’s the party!”) What accounts for that response? Her brain is more developed and sophisticated.

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When I started this blog, I had no idea what God would walk me through and how it would affect me! I am so blessed to sit back and read these posts and look at where I came from to where we are. Even as I posted in the beginning, every day there was this sinking fear of will this baby make it, will I be let down again, will this sweet blessing be another test of my faith in God to provide, and indeed she was. God has given Michael and I such a sweet gift and I know I say this every week, but having walked through all the years of wondering why I couldnt have children, I understand that the Lord had such an amazing plan in restoring my faith, building me as a woman of God and preparing me to be a better wife and now mother with a sweet testimony in his grace and redemption in my life. When I started this blog, my sweet baby girl was the size of a grape, now she is the size of a English Hothouse Cucumber (all we had were regular cucumbers for the picture) and she is growing every day! I am so grateful for all the prayers, love and texts I receive I am so thankful for my wonderful family and friends. 14 weeks to go and definitely some prayers needed as we found out I am dangerously close to having high blood pressure which is never good, but as usual I know God will provide and once again look after me and this sweet little miracle! 

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25 Weeks!

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Weeks pregnant?: TWENTY-FIVE!!!!

Maternity clothes?: Lots and lots of them, Michael took me shopping for work clothes too.

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep: sometimes, not as often as I would like

Best moment this week?: seeing occasionally a little jolt in the belly and feeling Demi move even more! It has been amazing

Miss Anything?: CLOTHES and more clothes!! I miss wearing all my cute little outfits and shopping but I cannot wait to see me sweet girl so I know itll be worth it! 

Movement?: um another week of her moving ALL THE TIME!!! 

Food cravings: cant really give in to the cravings anymore, the doctor put me and Demi on a super strict diet because she is growing so fast and with my history of diabetes insipatus he is worried of pre-term labor so for now we are on zero carb not juices diet which kind of stinks but I will definitely do whatever I can for my sweet baby girl! I am just so blessed we found a doctor who specializes in high risk pregnancies and is monitoring us so closely! 

Symptoms?: Serious emotions, swelling and zero comfort… um yeah hello pregnancy

Belly Button in or out?: We are at a half and half point, it is starting to definitely get closer and closer to being an outie…

Wedding rings on or off?: On :) 

Happy or Moody most of the time?:  A little bit of both again, there has been a ton of tears though lately both happy and bleh! It has been hard to walk through the trials of everything and have the doctor visits more regular than most pregnancies and what not but it has also been a sweet reminder of what God has given me, I am so happy to have my mommy, Michaels mom and his sister that call and check on me all the time and cousins who will text to see how I am, I do not know what I would do without them! It has definitely been a beautiful bumpy road to walk! 

Looking forward to?: DEMI!!!!!! 

What Demi Is Up Too:

Under her skin, capillaries are forming and filling with blood and by week’s end, air sacs (also lined with capillaries) will develop in her lungs, getting them ready for that first breath. Those lungs aren’t ready for prime time just yet — but they are developing surfactant, a substance that will help them expand after birth. And speaking of breathing, your baby’s tiny nostrils, which have been plugged up until now, are starting to open, and her vocal chords are getting ready to roar. She’s beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she’ll start to look more and more like a newborn. She’s also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you’d now be able to discern its color and texture.

23 Weeks… And a VERY active baby girl

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Weeks pregnant?: TWENTY-THREE!!!!

Maternity clothes?: As many of them as I can get, the belly is growing like crazy! Its still so weird for me to look up and see this stomach that was not there a few short months ago

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep: UNISOM

Best moment this week?: Having been blessed with a job that is super excited for me to be pregnant and is working around my doctors appointments and will allow me to bring Demi into work some after I have her! It really has been wonderful for us

Miss Anything?: CLOTHES and HEELS!!! I still miss my skinny jeans, I miss being able to grab the size 2/4’s off the rack and oh yeah I miss clothes that dont have elastic! Everyone says I look cute preggers but I feel a little bloaded and bleh. I REALLY miss shoesI feel like my feet and my heels are not thebest of friends right now, I can still wear them I just have to kick them off more than I used to

Movement?: ummmm maybe I should maintain the consistent ALL THE TIME!!! I heard it best this morning, you took two college athletes who are still extremely active and they made a child, what else do you expect… you know when the doctor cant find a heart beat on the doppler because she moves too much to hear one that you are in a TON of trouble!

Food cravings: apples, tons of apples and grapes with the occasional Snyders honey mustard and onion pretzel lol

Gender: GIRL!!!!

Symptoms?: Swelling…. lots of it. I am drinking well over 10 glasses of water a day and still swelling so much, cut out salt, still swelling, its really annoying!

Belly Button in or out?: We are at a half and half point, it is starting to definitely get closer and closer to being an outie…

Wedding rings on or off?: On :) 

Happy or Moody most of the time?:  A little bit of everything lately, I cried when I couldnt see my feet anymore if I stood at attention! Haha I have to keep telling myself my mom popped with me and was super big and all stomach because I am feeling all sorts of emotions about the weight gain but am lucky enough to have a husband who is still helping me with weights/walking and zumba so its at least keeping somewhat sane!

Looking forward to?: 3rd TRIMESTER!!!!!!!!

What Demi Is Up Too:

This week our sweet baby girl is still sitting at 11 inches, but is weighing in at 1.3 pounds!Oour little doll-sized babe is about to chub up a bit more too. Her saggy skin will start to fit her frame as fat deposits fill things out. Beginning this week, she’ll start to pack on the pounds and by month’s end she’ll be double the weight he is now (though I won’t be — whew!). Right now, our sweet Demi’s organs and bones are visible through her skin, which has a red hue due to developing veins and arteries beneath. But once those fat deposits settle in, she’ll become less transparent.