23 Weeks

And totally feeling it, ha! I am getting huge these days! I’m much bigger at this stage in the pregnancy than I was last time. It’s crazy! Look at that belly! :)

23 weeks

Symptoms: Huge boobs! ;) Emotional, frequent urination, pelvic girdle pain (owie!), tons of fetal movement, linea negra (finally appeared), nesting, popping belly button.

Weight: 122lbs (up 9lbs)

Here is what 23 weeks looked like last time and here is what is happening developmentally with you this week! You have been partying big time in my belly and I’m seriously enjoying every jab. I’m a little concerned you’re going to be a vampire baby though…you tend to be most awake and active at night after I’ve gone to bed and you don’t stop for hours!!!

I love you baby bean!

Mommy Em

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22 Weeks

And the belly button is beginning to pop! Haha! :)

Happy 22 weeks to us baby girl! I’m getting to the point where I’m feeling really huge. I can feel all my insides being squished inside and it gets really uncomfy after I’ve eaten and have a full tummy. It’s so hard to believe that we still have 18 weeks of growing left to do. The human body is truly amazing in its capabilities. It never ceases to amaze me! But it looks like we’re getting to the uncomfy stage early this time around. I still love every second of it though. It’s a biological miracle, this whole pregnancy business, and I treasure every second of it!

22 weeks

Symptoms – emotional, frequent urination, pelvic girdle pain, round ligament pains, belly button popping, tons of fetal movement, lots of energy and a big appetite!

Weight: 123 (up 10lbs already!)

This is what 22 weeks looked like last time and here is what is going on developmentally with you this week!

I love you sweet bean!

Mommy Em

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21 Weeks

And over the hill we go! ;)

21 weeks today and feeling amazing and thankful and energized and excited!!! Feeling you move every day is the highlight of my life right now. Knowing that you’re in there growing big and strong and getting ready to join our family makes me the happiest mama on the planet! I’ve been dreaming of the moments after your birth when I’ll get to snuggle you right up and you’ll sleep on my chest. I’m just truly so excited!

21 weeks

Symptoms – Fetal movement, emotional, energized, frequent urination, furry tummy, pelvic girdle pain.

Weight – 120 (up 7lbs)

This is what 21 weeks looked like with your sister and here is what’s happening developmentally this week!

I love you my little baby bean!

Mommy Em.

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Reflections – 5 months

What’s in a name? …

 

Oh, just EVERYTHING!!! People keep asking us if we’ve come up with a name for you yet. What? Is baby bean not a suitable name?! ;) We smile and say not yet, it’s so hard (which it is). But truth be told, we have thought A LOT about what we would like to name you and we are pretty certain of what that will be now. Naming is not a task that your daddy and I take lightly. This will be your identity. This will be the word which will mean you for your entire life and we want it to be special and have meaning and purpose.

That being said, we’ve chosen not to share your name with anyone yet. It will be one last surprise for the day you arrive. You see, we think your name is just super special and we really want to keep it that way. So for now, you are baby bean to anyone who asks! We sometimes try to call you by the name we’ve chosen to help us connect it with you. We’ll continue to do this more and more until it really has become YOUR name.

I’m getting so excited my baby girl. The thought of holding you and snuggling with you very soon makes me incredibly happy!

Happy 5 months baby bean! I love you so much!

Mommy Em

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20 Weeks

Halfway to the finish line!!! Baby girl we made it to the halfway mark and I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by. I don’t think I’m ready to already be halfway done! I love having you so close to me! :) 20 weeks really snuck up on us!

In celebration of our journey so far we had a little photoshoot this afternoon.

20 weeks

20 weeks belly kiss

Your sister already loves you so much! She’s constantly talking about you and how excited she is for you to grow big and strong so she can play with you. She promises to take care of you when you cry, to kiss, hug and hold you to make you feel better. I’m so excited for the two of you. Best friends to the end!

Kuma and bellyOf all the dogs I have ever owned, Kuma is the one who absolutely loves when I’m pregnant. She’s the only dog that knows there is a little baby on board and she always knows before anyone else. If she starts following me around, I know I’m pregnant haha. She’s constantly checking on me and doesn’t leave my side. She even loves to sleep right next to my side of the bed. She’s such a sweet, sweet girl. She also happens to make your sister laugh hysterically. I think you’ll love her too. ;)

Symptoms – Emotional, frequent urination, fetal movement, pelvic girdle pain, furry tummy, more energy, no nausea!

Weight – 119lbs (up 6lbs)

This is what 20 weeks looked like with your sister and this is what’s going on with you developmentally this week!

I love you baby bean!

Mommy Em

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The Anatomy Scan!

Let me just say it. Today.Was.Awesome. We had your anatomy scan today and I got to see YOU!!!! You my princess!! You were such a wiggly little bean during the scan. You were rolling and flipping and punching and kicking the entire time. The radiologist was having a hard time keeping up with you haha! I saw your BRAIN!!! I saw your heart, including the 4 chambers and its valves, I saw your bladder, double confirmed you are indeed a GIRL, your spine, your umbilical cord, your lips and nose and we saw every single finger and toe. You are truly miraculous! A beautiful sight for our eyes!

I am so grateful. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude and humility I feel being able to carry you in my body and grow you into perfection. That’s what you are, you know…you are perfection. I love you so much and it was such a treat to see you today having a grand old time in my belly! I am beyond excited to meet you and smell you and get to know you and kiss your lips!

I LOVE YOU MY PRECIOUS BABY GIRL!!!!!

Love,

Mommy Em.

Your amazing face (you can see your right eye lens and nose very clearly) and your left arm up in front of you and your right arm swinging back. Told you you were being wiggly today!

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19 Weeks

And here we are at 19 weeks my little bean that I love so much! You have been so incredibly active this past week and I LOOOOOOVE it!! There are seriously no words to describe the feeling. It’s magical and beautiful and I feel so grateful for every one of your punches and kicks! Happy 19 week s my love!

19 weeks reseizeSymptoms: Emotional, frequent urination, furry tummy, fetal movement (TONS), pelvic girdle pain, congestion, big boobs! ;)

Weight: 116.5lbs (up 3.5lbs)

Here’s what 19 weeks looked like last time and apparently I missed the 19 weeks development post last time, so here is what is going on with you!

How your baby’s growing:

Your baby’s sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don’t be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of an heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.

We are almost half way there my love!

Mommy Em

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