Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pregnancy Update

I was checking out my bloggy friend Katie's blog, who I'm very happy to say is expecting a baby as well and found this very neat idea...a quick and great way to keep you guys updated so I thought I'd join in the fun:D

Here we go:

How far along? 20 weeks and 4 days....almost 5 months!!!

Total weight gain: I've gained approx. 7 lbs in 20 weeks....not bad, gaining weight at a very steady pace which is what they recommend.

Maternity clothes? I no longer fit into my regular jeans, the rubber bands kept popping so I gave that up..besides I really wanted to get into maternity clothes!Maternity clothes is very comfy..not zippers or buttons! I've found very cute tops..just need something nice for a few events coming up including my sister's wedding reception and the holidays off course!

Sleep: I'm actually alot sleepier during my 2nd trimester. No problem sleeping in..I do it every time I get the chance! I get up to use the restroom once mainly around 2-3am and fall right back to sleep. I do wake up with alot of body ache but sounds like it's part of being pregnant which I don't mind at all. It's all worth it:D I did bring out the extra pillows to help alleviate some of the pain.

Best moment this week: Starting our baby girl's scrapbook! I am putting alot of love into it and am still in awe that I finally get to make one for a child of my own! Also, checking out the crib bedding set that my awesome mom is working on..she's staying up til 3am working on it at times...she's amazing! It's looking so beautiful!

Movement: A few weeks ago, I would feel a lil something but didn't want to get ahead of myself. Honestly, I still don't know if that was the baby? Lately though I have been feeling like if they inflate a balloon inside my abdomen which puts an empty feeling with a little discomfort...I keep saying it must be her moving in her, making room for her growing little body! Has anyone felt this sensation while pregnant? They describe in so many ways....

Gender: In case you missed my post...IT'S A GIRL!!!! Karina Rocio<3

Labor Signs: Not that I know of.....don't expect or want them til full term..that is our desire!

Belly Button in or out? mom keeps telling me that it will pop out not too far down the road. It's still in but I have noticed that it's getting there...not as hollow as it used to's amazing what happens during pregnancy.

What I miss: The only thing I can think of is sleeping on my back. I didn't really like it until I got pregnant lol. Since I can only sleep on my sides, it hurts so sleeping on my back sounds so good. I do use a pillow behind me to give me some comfort. Honestly though...pain can be a very good thing when you've waited so long for a baby! It constantly reminds me of God's indescribable power!!!

Weekly Wisdom: I'm realizing more and more each day that we truly need to draw closer to the Lord. We need Him more now than ever because we have a little person coming soon whom the Lord will entrust to us and we need raise in a godly home. We need to strive to be godly and be good examples for her to follow.

Milestones: Finding out that the baby in my tummy is a precious little girl! It has to be one of the best moments in my life! My precious grandma (abuelita) bought Karina a very cute carseat and my mom got her a very cute bassinet! The nursery room is also starting to happen!


Katie said...

Oh I definitely didn't make that up :) its out there floating around!

But..glad things are going so well for you!

La Familia Garcia said...

Sounds like the Lord is blessing your pregnancy with good health signs as little Karina continues to grow inside of you!

Tammy On the Go said...

you are going to be a mommy?? wow !
hey, are you on Facebook??

I am under Tammy Carol Hughes Pulsifer if you are!

Jamie said...

Hey Susan,
Yes, I agree, spring is the best time to have a baby. My older daughter was born in the summer, and those last few months of pregnancy were NOT fun, in the heat. Then, when she was born, I felt like I couldn't take her out, because it was 100 degrees, and she was so tiny.
So, spring-time was perfect when I had my second daughter. And Easter makes it even more exciting!

My husband had twin sisters. When they were 6 months old, one of them got very sick with phnemonia and died. Her name was Monica Latrese, so we named my youngest daughter, Justice Latrese. I like that her name has some meaning behind it, and it was a way of honoring her aunt.

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, she will be here before you know it. It's fun to follow along, because I was in the same spot, 5 yrs ago. Wow, doesn't seem like that long ago :)

kristilea said...

This was very cute! I'm sure what you are feeling, is her pushing against you with something big, such as her back. You can't feel it in just one area, like a foot or hand, but you can feel it as pressure like you described. How exciting!

Timmy's Girl @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows said...

This was so cool, Sis!

LOL, sleeping on my belly is always what I miss the most during pregnancy! They say don't do it, but with the last 2 I have. Maybe that is why they are the ones that came out more stubborn, lol!

Veronica SIS

Tammy On the Go said...

hey girl, hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Alicia said...

This is a wonderful way to keep us all updated!!

And yes, that pressure in your abdomen is the baby growing!! Totally normal!!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

This is such a wonderful time for you! I slept a lot during my first trimester. At 7:00pm, I was done for the day! :-)

Post some pics of your baby girl's scrapbook when you get done!

Darcie said...


Thank you so much for your comment the other day! Parenting is one of the greatest joys you will ever know...nothing like it. Enjoy it every moment and try not to worry about those teenage years, ;-) those years will take care of themselves. I have truly found there is joy in every stage of their little lifes and if we are there to guide them along with the help of our Heavenly Fathers we don't have to worry.

Hopping on as a follower and looking forward to getting to know you better!