Friday, September 26, 2014

17 Weeks!

Technically yesterday I was 17 weeks but I was so excited to share my Cotton Booty Mystery Box that I figured I'd push this back a day.

So I am definitely starting to show a little. I can tell a difference and looking back and comparing pictures there's an apparent difference, but a stranger probably couldn't guess that I'm pregnant yet unless they saw me looking at baby stuff. (which I do pretty frequently these days haha)

 Here's a comparison.

Interestingly enough, that was the first/last time I actually set up my camera to take a picture. I know the shirt is loose but there's really nothing at all to see. This picture could pretty much be a "before pregnancy" picture.

That's the picture I posted for my 14th week. Still not very exciting.

Here's today at 17 weeks 1 day. I set up my camera again since I feel like there's actually (finally) something to see. I do still have that cork board hanging up but it is a lot harder to set up the camera where that is, so this is much easier. And it's classier than the cell phone mirror picture haha. 

How far along: 17 weeks! 
Gender: Girl! 
Weight gain: About 3 pounds I would say
Maternity clothes: Still don't have to wear them but my jeans are getting way more uncomfortable. I can still wear them but by afternoon they are unbuttoned haha
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: In 
Sleep: Depends on the night really. And I always get up to pee at least once and then again at 5:30 when Jay gets up.
Best moment this week: Getting my mystery box from Cotton Booty
Worst moment this week: Nothing too bad. I had some hip pain one night while sleeping but I think I've solved that by placing pillows between my legs.
Miss anything: It's Oktoberfest here so... beer. 
Movement: Not yet! Any day now... 
Cravings: Nothing this week really, I still like subways meatball subs 
Aversions: None right now, yay!
Queasy or sick: Nope
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby move! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's a Mystery!

So I am planning on cloth diapering my baby when she arrives. I'm really excited about it! It seems like cloth diapering is getting pretty popular back in the states, but hasn't caught on here yet in Germany. It seems to be a love it or hate it thing from what I've been reading. But I can't wait to give it a go!

(This post is not sponsored, I am just that excited haha)

Anyway, I have bought some used pocket diapers that are in great shape that I can't wait to try out but I also want to have some new diapers and want to try prefolds with covers and some all-in-ones to see which system I like best. So I recently ordered a mystery box from Cotton Booty. It's a really cool company that sells monthly subscriptions for boxes of cloth diapers and cloth diapering products. The mystery box was a limited time item where you could buy a box for $9.99-29.99 (I believe there were three or four options). The exciting part about it is that not all of the boxes are the same and it is a complete surprise when you opened it! 

I was excited to try this but wasn't sure if I would like it so I only bought the $9.99 box which was supposed to come with one diaper and one accessory. Now I wish I had bought the bigger one! 

Here's what I got!

So for only $9.99, which was actually $14.99 after shipping, I got:

One Charlie Banana one-size 2-in-1 diaper with 2 inserts
a sample pack of Bumkins flushable diaper liners
a sample of Eco Nuts organic laundry soap
a sample of Motherlove green salve
a sample of Baby Bits wipe solution

And here's the back of the super cute diaper!

I think that's a pretty great deal! I love that I got so many samples of things to try on the baby and of course the new fluffy diaper! Now it just needs to be March so I can try it all out!

Unfortunately the mystery boxes were a limited time offer but you can still buy monthly subscriptions through the website. I would definitely check it out after being so happy with my mystery box! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Baby is a...

Went to the doctor today for my 16 week appointment! For a week or so it was back and forth whether or not Jay could go but he was able to and we were super excited! The doctor was able to see the baby's parts clearly enough to give us a 99% accurate answer to what sex the baby is. SO without further adieu...

Baby is a...

And here she is...

This is her hand waving at us!

We were completely shocked because we both thought it was a boy for sure. I kept joking with Jay about it being a girl but didn't really think it would be. But we are super excited about our healthy baby girl! The doctor took different measurements of her head and different bones and we got to see her heart (which has 4 chambers and looks really strong)! She is still measuring right on track for March 5th. And we have another appointment in 4 weeks. 

Here's the weekly facts:

How far along: 16 weeks
Sex of Baby: 99% sure the baby is a girl! 
Weight gain: About two pounds since my last appointment
Maternity clothes: Have a few things waiting for when I need them
Stretch marks: Applying lotion daily
Belly button in or out: In obviously 
Sleep: Eh depends on the night, I wake up a lot more than I used to though
Best moment this week: Getting to see our baby girl today!
Worst moment this week: nothing I can think of
Miss anything: the occasional alcoholic beverage
Movement: I swear I felt something the other day but that was just once so I'm thinking it might not have been her.
Cravings: Meatball subs from subway for sure, i could probably eat one every day 
Aversions: Nothing stands out
Queasy or sick: Nope feeling great!
Looking forward to: Getting that baby bump here in the next couple of weeks and feeling some movement

Friday, September 12, 2014

15 weeks!

Supposedly the baby is now the size of an apple or an orange... You would think it would be more obvious to me that there's an orange size baby inside of me but most days I feel pretty normal/ not pregnant. Since I'm not really showing very much yet it's kind of a weird feeling. But i guess I should be happy I'm feeling good. Mostly I'm just anxious to start having a baby bump so people don't ask who I'm crocheting baby things for anymore haha. 

I'm not sure if I mentioned this last week but I am also pretty excited about this mirror that I found at the recycle center! It's not in perfect condition by any means but does the job a lot better than any of the other mirrors around here. 

How far along: 15 weeks + 1 day
Sex of Baby: my appointment is next week!! Fingers crossed that baby will cooperate. 
Weight gain: still not much, I'm sure it'll be catching up soon
Maternity clothes: Have a few things waiting for when I need them
Stretch marks: Nope, and I am applying some lotion with a mixture of things in it to hopefully help, I've heard both sides of this and I figure I might as well try it
Belly button in or out: In obviously 
Sleep: Eh depends on the night, I wake up a lot more than I used to though
Best moment this week: Jay came home from training finally! I also started to crochet a baby blanket! 
Worst moment this week: Might have tossed my cookies after brushing my teeth yesterday. My gag reflex is outta control these days. Icky.
Miss anything: the occasional alcoholic beverage
Movement: not yet, I have been questioning every sensation though in hopes of feeling something but it's still a little early
Cravings: meatball subs from subway for sure, i could probably eat one every day 
Aversions: nothing I can think of, I hate taking my prenatal vitamin though, it makes me gag, Contemplating going to buy some of those gummy ones 
Queasy or sick: like I said for my worst moment this week, throwing up is no fun
Looking forward to: Finding out if it's a boy or a girl! And starting to get a bump. The doctor said I might not show much until like 18 weeks. 

I found these books at the recycle center too. I love books and can't wait to get more for the baby's room! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

14 weeks!

I have been taking "bump" pictures for weeks now but there's really no bump there yet haha. I feel like my stomach is thicker but I can't really notice too much of a difference in pictures.  But I'll post some from this week just because in the next couple of weeks there should start being some changes.

How far along: 14 weeks! Second trimester woohoo! 
Gender: still waiting, 2 more weeks until my appointment
Weight gain: nothing really but I have been eating a lot more so I'm sure there will be some soon haha
Maternity clothes: Have a few things waiting for when I need them
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: In obviously 
Sleep: Not so good. Tossed and turned all last night mixed with getting up to pee like 3 times. No fun. I've been trying to sleep on my left side because you are supposed to but its hard for me because I normally sleep on my stomach or back. 
Best moment this week: I bought some fabric for the baby room and made a new curtain for the cabinet in there and a small pillow! I know I don't know the gender yet but the colors I chose are pretty versatile. 
Worst moment this week: This horrible back pain! I'm pretty sure it's posterior pelvic pain. It hurts when I stand up or sit down, and a little bit it between. It's definitely contributing to my sleeping issues. I've been experiencing it for a few weeks and the doctor already knows and he said it was normal but the past week it has been 10x worse than it was originally. I'll be asking the doctor about it again when I go back. I'm hoping when the baby finally rises up out of my pelvis that it might get better? We will see. 
Miss anything: not much really, lack of back pain I guess haha  
Movement: Not yet! 
Cravings: nothing this week really, i like subways meatball subs 
Queasy or sick: Not really much this week. 
Looking forward to: Finding out if it's a boy or a girl! And starting to get a bump. The doctor said I might not show much until like 18 weeks.