fortune cookie
Dec
31st
2014
My fortune for 2015

I got a fortune cookie at our local grocery store today and this is what it says

fortune cookie

“Newcomers will appear in your life during the next few weeks”

It says “Newcomers will appear in your life during the next few weeks.” Hah, that’s pretty much true, in about 10 weeks maybe? 🙂



Baby Bump Week 28 - 27w6d
Dec
28th
2014
My 28th week baby bump story

28th week

How far along: 27 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 54,8 kg (+6 kg) different scale than usual
Belly size: Nice and big

Baby Bump Week 28 - 27w6d

Baby Bump Week 28 – 27w6d

Belly button in or out: Still in, kinda, kinda even maybe
Sleep: Not so good this past week, probably because of all the Christmas excitement haha
Food (non) cravings: nothing special
Symptoms: Can’t sleep that good at the moment and I got my linea negra
Maternity clothes: As usual, my dad gave me some sweatshirts to wear for the next months as well (seeing my boyfriend has a size XL or XXL which I am NOT wearing as a 5 feet 3 inch person)
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: Alcohol! Alcohol to be merry 😉
Looking forward to: Still having lots of vacation! Sleeping in! Just doing nothing and relaxing before busy January starts
Best happenings this week: The beginning of my vacation.
Movement: Daily!
Gender: Baby Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: It’s Christmas time so…. I’m on Holiday 🙂

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Baby Bump Week 27 - 26w6d
Dec
21st
2014
My 27th week baby bump story

27th week

How far along: 26 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 55,7 kg (+ 6,9 kg)
Belly size: At times I gain 1 kg a week. Unbelievable how rapid weight gain can go!

Baby Bump Week 27 - 26w6d

Baby Bump Week 27 – 26w6d

Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Sometimes I sleep until the alarm goes off, sometimes I get up once, sometimes I can’t get to sleep too good anymore after I got up once. The whole program, but I can’t complain.
Food (non) cravings: Nothing special
Symptoms: None actually
Maternity clothes: Pants and some tops
Stretch marks: None, and no linea nigra
Miss anything: I missed drinking alcohol at the company’s Christmas Party 🙂 It started at 3pm yet I survived until about 10pm without it. I guess I was high from all the sugar in the non-alcoholic punch. But of course it’s always nice to chat with the co-workers, especially in a company where everybody gets along quite well with each other.
Looking forward to: Enjoying my Christmas Vacation
Best happenings this week:

  • Going to the OB and hearing that everything is just fine with the baby
  • I made a carbohydrate loading test for diabetes and all is good, I don’t have pregnancy diabetes
  • I had a CTG (cardiotocograph) done, baby’s heartbeat is jut fine and I don’t have contractions
  • My cervix is 4,3cm long – all fine, my ph-value is fine too
  • My iron value is fine
  • Baby is lying with his head down (which can always change of course, let’s hope he’s lazy)
  • Baby boy weighs around 980g
  • My blood pressure was a bit low

26w5d

Baby Boy and the umbilical cord at 26 weeks, 5 days


The first clothes we bought for him

The first clothes we bought for him

Movement: Daily <3, mainly he's kicking/boxing/whatever on my right side. My placenta is on the front wall left so maybe that's the reason - he knows the food etc. is coming from the left side so he's scared to kick against it 🙂 While having a french class in the evening last Monday he kicked me in such a weird place I almost jumped out of my seat and screamed out Jesus! Gender: Baby Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and never moody 😉
Sports: Not so much this week, too busy

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Baby Bump Week 26 - 25w5d
Dec
14th
2014
My 26th week baby bump story

26th week

How far along: 25 weeks 5 days
How much do I weigh: 54,8 kg (+6 kg) Are my pink pants getting tighter? I think so… thighs are getting fatter 🙁
Belly size: Circumference 92cm, Top to Bottom 32 cm

Baby Bump Week 26 - 25w5d

Baby Bump Week 26 – 25w5d


Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Getting up once
Food (non) cravings: Bavarian Pretzels
Symptoms: Calf cramps at night after the gym (once) and some lower back pain sometimes
Maternity clothes: Jeans, my regular tops are getting tighter each week too though
Stretch marks: None yet
Miss anything: Glühwein (Mulled wine) maybe a tiny bit, but the non alcoholic punch is just as good
Looking forward to: My Christmas vacation! Soon! Seeing Baby-Boy-Bruno in five days again, maybe?
Best happenings this week:

  • Looked at hospital #5 on Thursday and we both liked it, so I guess I have my two hospitals I’m going to register. I’m happy.
  • Went to a yummy Mexican restaurant which tasted just like in Mexico (or Texas).
  • Got a bunch of Baby stuff (clothes, toys, shoes) from friends, I’ll have lots to do during my Christmas vacation with sorting out the things I want and things I don’t want/need.

Movement: Daily
Gender: Baby Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: As I was gone this weekend I only went to the gym once. Otherwise the regular 30 Minute walk during lunch and my bike ride / walk to work and back.

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Baby Bump Week 25 - 24w6d
Dec
7th
2014
My 25th week baby bump story

25th week

How far along: 24 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 54,0 kg (+ 5,2 kg)
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 92cm and from top to bottom it’s 34cm

Baby Bump Week 25 - 24w6d

Baby Bump Week 25 – 24w6d

Belly button in or out: Still in, sort of
Sleep: Good, I sometimes get up once, sometimes not
Food (non) cravings: Gewürzspekulatius (spiced shortcrust biscuit)
Symptoms:

  • Out of breath easily when walking stairs
  • Can’t bend that well anymore to put on socks or shoes or pick up something from the floor

Maternity clothes: Jeans and tops. Got a big bag with maternity clothes from my best friend and found some cute tops and some sport pants.
Stretch marks: Nope
Miss anything: Here’s what I don’t miss:

  • getting terrible PMS every month
  • having my period for 7+ days
  • to have to pull my belly in after each meal so that it still looks flat

Looking forward to: My Christmas vacation and sleeping in daily then.
(Best) happenings this week:

  • Looked at hospital #4. We both liked it but read about this huge scandal which happened last year concerning the pediatric clinic, so now I’m a bit confused.
  • Went to the musical “Dirty Dancing”. It was made very cute but doesn’t come close to Phantom of the Opera or Grease
  • Made an appointment with the doctor who will be delivering my child (if I decide for to deliver at hospital #3)
  • Hearing that my boyfriends’ best friend got engaged and he’ll be the best man

Movement: Daily
Gender: Baby Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, I love seeing all the Christmas lights outside when riding/walking through the city and listening to Christmas music whilst driving my boyfriend nuts.
Sports: At the moment I go on Friday and Sunday. My heart rate is a bit wacky, it’s up to 160 after I change clothes but goes down very fast. Not sure if it’s just not working correctly or if that’s another pregnancy symptom. Also started a DVD called “fit during pregnancy” today. No pain, no sweat – never had such a relaxing sport session 🙂 It felt good though, exercises for the pelvic floor, legs, arms, it was good.

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Baby Bump Week 24 - 23w6d
Nov
30th
2014
My 24th week baby bump story

24th week

How far along: 23 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 53,8 kg (+ 5 kg / 11 pounds)
Belly size: Growing 🙂

Baby Bump Week 24 - 23w6d

Baby Bump Week 24 – 23w6d

Belly button in or out: Well, it’s kind of even 🙂 Still “in” though.
Sleep: As usual, quite good with getting up once.
Food (non) cravings: As usual – loving to eat everything.
Symptoms:

  • Back pain from lifting too much weights, not doing that again.
  • I’ve had some leg cramps in the night twice this week.

Maternity clothes: Yes please
Stretch marks: No please
Miss anything: Nope, I’m feeling quite good.
Looking forward to: My winter vacation in three weeks!
(Best) happenings this week:

  1. Knowing that our baby can survive in the outside world!
  2. Registered for a prenatal class
  3. Looked at hospital #3. We both really liked it. Next week we’re looking at one last hospital.
  4. Got a hair cut after 10 months. Yay! (But forgot my wallet to pay for it…forgetting things might be another symptom I have)

Movement: Daily. I love knowing that I’m not alone.
Gender: Baby Boy <3 Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: Still trying to go twice a week, sometimes I only manage once due to a busy schedule. I go for a 30 minute walk though every lunch and walk a bunch of stairs. On Friday I went on the Crosstrainer for 30 minus (so proud I lasted 30 minutes, not because of lack of endurance but because it’s just soo boring) and then I made my strength endurance with a stretching cool down. I enjoy taking my time at the gym. The gym pants are getting tighter though, I guess I might have to buy a bigger size later on. But as long as my clothes don’t feel totally uncomfortable I’ll keep on wearing them.

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My weight gain the last 24 weeks, taken from Hipp.de

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