Monday, October 7, 2013

Baby girl # 2, Weeks 21-23

I realized at 21 weeks pregnant that I hadn't taken one belly shot. So in order to at least somewhat document this pregnancy and give baby girl # 2 some type of memories for her baby book, I thought I better start taking some pictures.

Week 23 fell one day short of our Chicago vacation, and I never took a belly pic the Tuesday after we got home, so I am counting these pics as week 23! 

How are things going? A little bit of info. . .  And thanks, Allison for this questionnaire idea! Hope you don't mind that I stole it from you.

Loving: Feeling baby girl move more and more! She is becoming a lot more active and sometimes I can actually see my stomach move when she is kicking, squirming and/or changing positions.

Not Loving: The dizziness and fainting issues that I was experiencing at 16 weeks have returned, yet are much more intense. I haven't passed out in two weeks, praise God, but it was happening frequently there for a while. And by pass out I don't just mean I feel dizzy and have to sit down. I mean I black out and fall on the floor. The craziest of episodes was when it happened in the shower and then a few days later in the airport. My OB ran blood work which came back normal, and I had a stress test and ultrasound done of my heart (just to rule anything out) and all looked fine there. But just to play it safe, I am now wearing a 24/7 heart monitor that records any abnormal activity, until November 1st. It's pretty awesome. I look like I am sporting an old school pager from the early 90's. But in all seriousness, we are praying these issues pass and are now behind me/us! 

Favorite Foods: This is a hard one. Nothing really sounds awful, which means everything usually sounds good, which means I pretty much don't have a problem eating anything and everything. But if I had to pick I'd say my foods of choice are homemade thin crust pizza, salads with a million toppings, cereal and Chickfila nuggets. (But really. . . when does Chickfila not sound good?)

Looking Forward To: Our  upcoming annual trip to CT to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins, starting on the nursery, finishing up a few house projects and nailing down a name for our baby girl. 

Anxious About: The lack of sleep that comes with the newborn days. This time around I won't have as much freedom to nap, rest, etc during the day. Also unsure how I will balance a newborn, all of Clara's appointments/therapy, and working part time. 

Feeling great & feeling blessed! 

Weeks 24 & 25 coming later this week. . . 


  1. You look great! So sorry you are having to deal with the fainting/heart rate monitor- it's always something, right?! Can't wait to see the nursery and more importantly, find out her name! How about Colbie? ;)

  2. Yay, I'm glad you used the questionnaire and gave us an update!! I like reading these :) I'm sure you are rockin' that heart monitor/pager, and hopefully it will help keep you and baby girl #2 to stay healthy! And as for being anxious about the upcoming lack of sleep, AMEN.

  3. You look awesome!! Those fainting episodes sound super scary!! Yikes! I think it is well-worth rocking your pager if you can get some info about what's going on there.

  4. Yay for a preggo post!!! :) I am sorry about the fainting. Not fun and scary!! The juggling 2 kids, esp one with lots of appts will become normal soon. You will get the hang of it!! You, my friend, are a rockstar!!! Praying for you!!

  5. Love, love, love the update! You look adorable!

    So sorry to hear about the fainting episodes. But I bet you are sporting that pager with style. :)

  6. Thank you for carving out the time to let us know how you are doing and where the joys & concerns are! Praying the scariness of the sudden fainting episodes will be overcome by faith in His Healing!!

  7. You look absolutely precious. Pregnancy suits you so well! Except the whole fainting thing; praying for an end to that so that you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

  8. You look amazing, and I love the update! Definitely hope the fainting stuff is behind you!


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