Friday, May 20, 2016

21 Weeks Pregnant

I am 21 Weeks Pregnant!

This week went by so incredibly fast. Not much went on pregnancy symptoms wise, I've actually been feeling pretty great with a few speed bumps at night and in the evenings. I had my Anatomy Scan this week which was pretty nerve wracking and emotional, as well as my routine monthly check up. If you are new to my blog, you can catch up on my pregnancy journey with baby number two by watching my Pregnancy Vlogs Playlist for weekly pregnancy updates, products I've purchased, and weekly bump shots.

Pregnancy symptoms for this week are mainly to do with sleeping at night. My sciatic nerve pain is still going strong, but thankfully hasn't gotten to be extremely painful yet. It's more of a nagging ache in my lower back and in the center of my left butt cheek that seems to start in the afternoons after I've been on my feet all day. My restless leg syndrome (RLS) has gotten worse this week and seems to be getting stronger each week which is no surprise. My pregnancy insomnia has already started and I've been having a really hard time falling asleep at night. For the past three nights it's taken me until 2:30AM to fall asleep. Looks like I'm going to be getting a lot of reading done from here on out because I can't just lay there and wish myself to sleep, that only seems to make my other symptoms worse at the same time. Getting comfortable when it's time to go to sleep has been a bit of a challenge as well. My belly has been feeling heavier so laying on my back is out of the question, and laying completely on my sides doesn't seem to help either. The only way I can get somewhat comfortable is to oddly enough lay sort of on my stomach. I can't lay completely on my stomach, so I sort of lay in-between my left side and stomach if that makes sense.

I had my anatomy scan this week, and it was a pretty emotional day. During the first part of the scan the ultrasound tech checked my cervix, which is nice and long, as well as my placenta. I do in fact has an anterior placenta, which I figured I had if you watched my 20 Weeks Pregnancy Update last week. Based on the scan, baby's anatomy looks great, but she's measuring on average about two weeks small. The tech spent a good amount of time on the brain, and that is fully formed thankfully. She also spent a lot of time checking babies heart to make sure it was fully formed and functioning properly. We were able to see clearly all four chambers, and her heart rate was beating steadily at 139 BPM. Baby started out laying in a transverse position, and by the end of the scan was breach, so she's very active. Towards the end of the scan after noticing that she was measuring small, the ultrasound tech checked the blood flow and oxygen levels in the umbilical cord and in baby's brain. Both looked fine and were doing their jobs. The doctor told me that since the anatomy looks good, that there's no need to worry at the moment about baby's size, and that in six weeks I will have an additional scan to check her growth and remeasure.

Even though the doctor told me everything looked fine, it still made me sad and nervous to hear that my baby was measuring small. I ended up having a little melt down that evening about it and decided to give the doctor a call again the next morning for extra reassurance. I was able to speak with my doctors medical assistant who went over my scan with me. She said that anatomically my baby looks great, and that she's measuring on average two weeks small. She assured me that if the ultrasound tech was concerned about anything going on with my baby anatomically, health wise, or if she suspected any sort of abnormality, that they would have done more testing and requested I do blood work. After hearing that, I felt much better and more at peace about it. I've been doing research about babies measuring small at their 20 week anatomy scans, and surprising almost everything I've read has been positive!

If you want to hear more, find out my current weight gain, get a look at my 21 Week Baby Bump, and find out Baby Girl's Name, be sure to watch my 21 Week Pregnancy video and subscribe to my channel to be notified every time I upload a new video!

Friday, May 13, 2016

20 Weeks Pregnant!

I can't believe I am half way done with my pregnancy!! I am 20 weeks pregnant today and it's just crazy to me how fast this second pregnancy is going by. In just a handful of months, I will have a second baby to love and I couldn't be more excited. In today's pregnancy vlog, I am going over my pregnancy symptoms for the week as well as my crazy hormonal tendencies! Not only that, but I update you on my weight gain and my growing bump. If you want to catch up on my previouse pregnancy vlogs, you can watch them all on my Pregnancy Playlist.

Get Ready With Me|Current Favorites & Recent Purchases

Hey ya'll! Today's video is a Chit Chat Get Ready With Me (GRWM) featuring all of my current makeup favorites and products from my recent Sephora Haul. These beauty products have been living in my makeup bag and are my go to beauty products at the moment. If you are interested in seeing more videos like this, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and check out the videos on my Makeup Tutorial's Playlist.

Benefit Porefessional
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Medium Ivory
Smashbox Photofinish Primer Oil
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Kat Von D Shade Light Contour Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in 2 Medium
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Soft Brown
Becca Shadow & Light Bronze Contour Perfector
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in Ecstasy
Becca Highlight in Champagne Pop
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
Kat Von D Tatto Liner in Trooper
Benefit Roller Lash
Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep
MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture
Marc Jacobs Hi-Shine Lip Gloss in Sugar Sugar

19 Weeks Pregnant!

Hey ya'll! I am 19 Weeks Pregnant and am excited to share with you this weeks pregnancy update. Today's pregnancy vlog is mainly going over my pregnancy symptoms for 19 weeks, my 19 week baby bump, and only a few maternity and newborn items that I purchased this week. If you are new to my channel, be sure to subscribe so you will be notified every time I upload a new video. I post new content every week, and I upload a new pregnancy vlog every Friday. If you want to see my previouse pregnancy vlogs, you can watch them all here on my Pregnancy Playlist. Enjoy!