26 Weeks Down, 14 More Weeks to go!❤

Monday, February 23, 2015



Welcome back! (:
For once I am going to say that these last two weeks have DRAGGED and sucked. 
I officially hit the part of pregnancy where I just want to lay in bed all day with snacks. 
With Elena I worked and was always on the go so I didn't think about food as much 
but man do I have snacks on the mind and so hard to say no this time around.
Thank god we don't have much junk food in the house. 

I am not sure if I already explained this but at my first ultrasound they declared my due date as 05.31.15
I kinda freaked out at first because the baby was way behind but at my second ultrasound they said 
his growth set him at a due date of 05.26.15 but they wouldn't change my due date on their papers 
because the two dates were within a week of each other. 
I have been going by the due date of 05.26.15 because this is the date my last period gives me also.
By this date I will be 27 weeks TOMORROW.
But I figured since I slacked and forgot to do my bump board this past week I would make this my
26 week and just do my 27 later on this week maybe Friday to catch up.


On that note, Let's get to my 26 WEEK BUMP BOARD!



This weeks developments for baby: The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. 
And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about 1 2/3 pounds and measures 14 inches from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles should soon begin to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three months.

This weeks changes for mom: Get ready to kiss your petite little belly goodbye soon (if you haven't already) -- your uterus is growing big-time! It is now about the size of a soccer ball. As your uterus continues to expand upward -- the top is nearly midway between your breasts and belly button now -- your middle will grow longer and wider. Makes sense; your baby's going to be pushing past the two-pound mark in no time at all, and you've gotta make room for him in there. 



Starting weight 120 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31.5 inches. 
133lbs & 38 inches 
WEIGHT: +13 pounds
WAIST: 38 inches (+6.5 inches) 



Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 26:

Highlights: 
  • Baby boy moves a ton and reassures mom he's okay.
  • I have had no bleeding and loss of mucus plug has slowed! 
  • Baby boy had a strong heartbeat and is growing fast!

Lowlights:
  • Round ligament pains especially in my lower stomach. 
  • Pelvis and hip pain so bad it hurts to stand up after laying down.
  • Still fighting sinuses ): My nose is so dry and I have constant migraines. 
  • I want to eat everything in sight. 
  • I am having issues sleeping at night. Last night I took two baths within 5 hours.
  • RESTLESS LEGS!  I did not miss this at all. UGH these boy pregnancies kick my butt. 
  • I have been having issues with the lump in my right breast again. I go Friday for them to look at it and figure out what they want to do now that it is the size of a baseball.



Stretch marks: No new ones yet! Kinda feel like I will get some new ones though because my butt is MAXED out and he is lower than my last two babies.

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! I have never had it pop out for any of my pregnancies. But I do notice that he is very low and pushes my belly button up higher. *still the same* (: 

Sleep: I am so sleepy during the day but wide awake at night. 


Movement: Tons of movement he can now shake around my whole tummy. 

Cravings: This week I ate a lot of fruit snacks and drank a lot of water. 

Looking forward to: Being a week closer to meeting our little man and getting the lump in my breast taken care of.


Upcoming events/appointments: 
Appointment with my midwife beginning of Feb then we have biweekly appointments!
3D ultrasound on March 9th. (:


See my update from my last pregnancy at 26 weeks!



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Always feel free to comment below.
EMAIL: catchingupwithcrystal@gmail.com

25 Weeks Down, 15 More Weeks to go!❤

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Hey everyone!
So the past two weeks have been crazy busy.
Yesterday I took the time to read a few of my old Bump Boards with Elena and I liked that
I always kept up to date with everything that was going on in our life. 
I giggled because so much hasn't changed and now I am in the same stages with Elena
that I was with Brayden in my second pregnancy.

Brayden has been a mix of a handful and adorable. 
Isn't that always though? 
If he isn't destroying everything, refusing to eat, climbing on the furniture & pushing his sister 
then he is dancing, speaking in TICKLISH LANGUAGE and being too damn cute. 
It's bitter sweet that my little monster is turning TWO next month. 

Elena is in a horrible phase that involves NO SLEEP. 
She wakes up every hour of the night and screams if you don't give her what she wants & FAST. 
She is also into destroying everything and climbing on the furniture. 
I blame Brayden for teaching her all the bad stuff at an early age - haha. 
She is SO CLOSE to walking and loves to dance to music just like her big brother. 
Elena LOVES TO EAT and you can tell! 
Her chunky butt is 23lbs and 30.5 inches tall!

Neither of them really acknowledge that Mom is getting fat again and they will be having another sibling. 
Elena thinks my belly is there to blow raspberries on and Brayden thinks it's his personal drum. 


On that note, Let's get to my 25 WEEK BUMP BOARD!


This weeks developments for baby: Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. His weight — 1 1/2 pounds. He's beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. He's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.


This weeks changes for mom: Get ready to kiss your petite little belly goodbye soon (if you haven't already) -- your uterus is growing big-time! It is now about the size of a soccer ball. As your uterus continues to expand upward -- the top is nearly midway between your breasts and belly button now -- your middle will grow longer and wider. Makes sense; your baby's going to be pushing past the two-pound mark in no time at all, and you've gotta make room for him in there. 


Starting weight 120 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31.5 inches. 
128lbs & 37 inches 
WEIGHT: +8 pounds
WAIST: 37 inches (+5.5 inches) 



Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 25:

Highlights: 
  • Baby boy moves a ton and reassures mom he's okay.
  • I have had no bleeding and loss of mucus plug has slowed! 
  • Braxton Hicks has slowed down! 

Lowlights:
  • Braxton Hicks constantly. They don't hurt just hard to breathe and stomach tightens.
  • Pelvis and hip pain. Occasional back pain. 
  • Still fighting sinuses ): 
  • I want to eat everything in sight. 
  • I am having issues sleeping at night 
  • Frequent Urination! Once an hour during the night. 
  • I have been having issues with the lump in my right breast again. 



Stretch marks: No new ones yet! Ive been lotioning like crazy. 

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! I have never had it pop out for any of my pregnancies. But I do notice that he is very low and pushes my belly button up higher. *still the same* (: 

Sleep: I am so sleepy during the day but wide awake at night. When I finally go to sleep Elena wakes up.

Best moment this week: This week I have just loved seeing my little man get big and wiggle my whole stomach with his movements. I had an appointment with my midwife and I am still looking perfect!

Worst moment this week: All week I have wanted nothing but sweets, sweets & more sweets. I notice I have more issues controlling bad eating habits with my boy pregnancies. *still the same* I have tried to stick to kool-aid and healthy fruit smoothies to cure my cravings. 

Miss anything: I do miss not being so exhausted all the time but I know it's only temporary and so worth it. 

Movement: Tons of movement, I love watching my little man kick and squirm. Going to miss this. 

Cravings: Brownies, kool-aid, steak...

Queasy or sick: Just tired this week. The only sickness I have is a sinus infection not pregnancy. *Still the same*

Looking forward to: Being a week closer to meeting our little man! 

Mood: My mood is mixed in between stressed but lovey at the same time.

Upcoming events/appointments: 
Appointment with my midwife next month then we have biweekly appointments!
3D ultrasound at 29ish weeks. (:

What I look forward to: A confirmation that the baby is okay and growing perfectly!

Weekly Wisdom:  Never let someones opinion effect what you know. 
See my update from my last pregnancy at 25 weeks!



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EMAIL: catchingupwithcrystal@gmail.com

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