Pregnancy Archive


I Have Gestational Diabetes Again

In the near future I will share some helpful information about coping and managing gestational diabetes, but right now I just need to get my thoughts and feelings out. This is where I take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of my blog. Quick run down in case you aren't familiar with all


Pregnancy Journal: 19 Weeks!

Kick, baby, kick! I'm definitely feeling baby moving around more frequently, but am looking forward to the power kicks yet to come. I never got any footage of my dancing belly with Rissa and am hoping for to get it this time! I found it fun to watch. Unfortunately, Rissa would stop


Old Wives Tales Used for Baby Gender Prediction

Nowadays so many pregnant women find out if they are having a boy or a girl through an ultrasound, usually around 20 weeks. While there are still people who choose to keep it a surprise, I am not one of them. I like to know! And we'll (hopefully!) be finding out in


Pregnancy Journal: 18 Weeks!

My belly continues to grow and is starting to go out the front a bit more. I'll still never have a perfectly round basketball belly though! Naughty placentas… So, over a week ago I took the glucose screening test since I had gestational diabetes (GD) early with Rissa. A week went by


Pregnancy Journal: 17 Weeks!

Baby #2 continues to grow. I think my belly has stalled for now. It ballooned out when my uterus remembered what it's like being preggo, but I think further expansion will wait until baby runs out of space. Seems like I'm carrying high again. Or at least it's my upper abdomen that


Pregnancy Journal: 16 Weeks!

This might sound strange, but I don't feel very pregnant lately. Sure, I get cravings, I get worn out easier than usual, I feel random movements in my abdomen, and my belly is expanding. I'm 16 weeks today, but this picture was taken last weekend. My belly keeps getting bigger yet, I've


Pregnancy Journal: 15 Weeks!

Here we are at week 15! This little one continues to grow. I can tell by how tight my clothes are getting. I'm still fitting into a few non-maternity pairs of shorts but not any of my jeans! I am keeping track with two pregnancy apps, one by Winkpass which is pictured


Pregnancy Journal: 14 Weeks!

I've been looking at pictures of Rissa when she was a little baby and sharing them with her. I can't believe how tiny she was! It definitely makes me happy and excited to know there will be another baby in my arms soon. Just look at that face! The sleep situation: it's


Pregnancy Journal: 13 Weeks!

The expanding belly: My OB said I'd be popping around now and she was right! You saw in last week's pregnancy journal that I was starting to show already at 12 weeks. And the belly keeps growing! I didn't really start showing until 5-6 months along with my first pregnancy. My regular


Pregnancy Journal: 12 Weeks

Here we are! We have reached the 12 week mark today and let me tell ya, it is a relief! The chance for a miscarriage drops significantly and those pesky first trimester symptoms should begin to subside. This is normally when I would have waited to announce Baby #2, but last week