Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12 Weeks

How far along: 12 Weeks {December 27th}
Total weight gain: I am still avoiding the scale
Maternity clothes: Not yet…checked out some dandy pants on craigslist today..I will hold off for a bit longer!
Stretch marks: I smell like Cocoa Oil all day long, fighting those pesky marks off.
Sleep: Resting peacefully in our new king size!
Best moment this week:  Day dreaming about Baby’s room
Miss Anything: Baking myself in a tanning bed, and I could devour me some Sushi
Movement: Not yet, but I know baby is in there bumping to my country music
Food cravings: Sweets!
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of raw meat, and red meat at any stage (raw or cooked)
Gender: ?? 6 more weeks to go !!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Am I “glowing” yet?
 Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Over the Moon Happy! 
Looking forward to: Feeling Baby move, couple more weeks! & Moving into my 2nd Trimester!

11 Weeks

{Chalk-board Art Compliments of Hubby} 

How far along: 11 Weeks {December 20th}
Total weight gain: I’m refusing to weigh myself, between bloat, constipation and extra lbs- I will not stand for it
Maternity clothes: No, trying to figure out how I can get away with wearing leggings to work from here on out
Stretch marks: No Comment, just keep applying my miracle cream
Sleep: I’ve been having work dreams lately- the WORST!
Best moment this week:  Christmas!
Miss Anything: Nothing this week…
Movement: Not yet, but getting closer!
Food cravings: Doughnuts! Jelly Filled! YUM!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Morning sickness is definitely subsiding, thank jebus!
Gender: Thinking more and more that it’s a girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: As previously mentioned, bloating, constipation…all the fun stuff!
 Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! 
Looking forward to: Moving, and our 14 week appointment soon!

Monday, December 12, 2011

10 Weeks..or so I thought


Finally the countdown to my first appointment is at T-0! Cody was able to take off of work to join me and share in the excitement, thankfully- because I was close to an anxiety attack in the exam room, why do they make you wait so long in there?!  Luckily Cody kept my mind off the ultrasound by talking aimlessly to me.

Once DR. Smith joined us for the appointment we went through all the health and family history questions {BORING}. The overall process of pregnancy, and what to expect at the remaining appointments.

Then it was time, we went into a different room where the ultrasound machine was and the nerves went into overload. What I was most afraid of, was that there was going to be nothing in there. That I was just making up everything in my head, the symptoms the hunger, the cravings. All just make-believe. So when Doctor Smith placed the Doppler on my belly and we were able to see the baby for the first time, it was magical! We could see the heart fluttering and the little arms and legs moving. Doctor Smith measured the baby’s heart rate and it was a normal 177 beats per minute, relief! But when Doctor Smith measured the baby itself we discovered that I was only 9 weeks preggo, not 10 as I had originally calculated. Doctor Smith said this was common, since I don’t know exactly when I ovulated or when the egg implanted. This revelation pushed my due date back 6 days to July 10th.

Doctor snapped a couple pictures for my file, a couple for us to take home and we were off to enjoy the rest of the day with a new outlook on life!

We have slowly been telling friends and coworkers the good news and are looking forward to the next 30.14 weeks… {OR} 211 days… {OR} 5,064 hours… But who’s counting.

How far along: 9 Weeks, again {December 6th}
Total weight gain: Movin on up, 6 lbs
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: First sightings on the ladies, that’s what they get for gaining 2 sizes
Sleep: Crazy dreams with at least one potty break
Best moment this week:  Seeing our baby for the first time!
Miss Anything: Bloody Mary’s, extra spicy
Movement: Not feeling anything, but seeing our baby move on the ultrasound monitor was amazing!
Food cravings: Everything and anything! With extra salt!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Brushing my teeth is still tough
Gender: Don’t know yet!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Subsiding, less tired then the first weeks.
 Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!  
Looking forward to: Spending next week at my mommy’s and moving into our new house at the end of the month!

Monday, December 5, 2011

9 Weeks

 
How far along: 9 Weeks {November 30th}
Total weight gain: Sitting on 4 lbs still
Maternity clothes: Not Yet...
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Trying to get used to sleeping on my sides so that it is easier down the road.
Best moment this week:  House shopping! Found a super cute duplex!
Miss Anything: The days when I didn't have to feed myself ever 2 hours without getting nauseous.
Movement: None yet, but looking forward to baby's first kicks
Food cravings: Subway, easily could eat it for every meal.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Dry heaving every time I brush my teeth.
Gender: This week Cody and I both agreed that it will probably be a girl, which I think Cody secretly wants.
Labor Signs: No.

Symptoms: My hormones have decided to make themselves a home on my face in the form of big painful zits. Not Fun!
 Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Uber Happy! Have a 6 day stay-cation with some paid time off from work this week!
Looking forward to: FINALLY seeing our baby and hearing the heartbeat!

8 weeks

 
How far along: 8 Weeks {November 23rd}
Total weight gain: 4lbs, pretty sure it's all in my boobs though, at least that is what I'm telling myself!
Maternity clothes: Nope, rockin the yoga pants like there is no tomorrow.
Stretch marks: No, and I'm doing heavy research on creams/lotions/potions.
Sleep: Better, have one pee break in the middle of the night. Trying to cut back on fluids in the late afternoon but I'm always SO damn thirsty!
Best moment this week:  Breaking the news to Cody's Parents! and Chowing on some Thanksgiving grub.
Miss Anything: Red Wine
Movement: The cramps are gone!
Food cravings: Anything salty.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I've been getting more nauseous, the headaches keep comin, not too painful just annoying.
Gender: Still thinking it will be a boy.
Labor Signs: No

Symptoms: Dull Headaches, Nausea, and fatigue
Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On for now!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Super Happy, loving all the new and upcoming adventures we will go on.
Looking forward to: First ultrasound and hearing the heart beat!!

6 Weeks

How far along: 6 Weeks {November 9th}
Total weight gain: So far 0, but I don’t count on that lasting long…
Maternity clothes: Nope, however I look forward to cute legging outfits!
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Super Shitty! I wake up every morning about 3am and can’t sleep for at least an hour. Also have been having CRAZY dreams, I’m debating on starting a dream diary.
Best moment this week:  Researching nursery ideas and themes.
Miss Anything: COFFEE!!!
Movement: Just a little crampy from time to time.
Food cravings: BURGERS, the biggest greasiest, cheesiest..but I don’t know that this is a baby induced craving. Typical.
Anything making you queasy or sick: YES: warm air, dirty hands, brushing my teeth, dry mouth and have been getting headaches way more than normal.
Gender: Too early to know, BUT I have a feeling it’s a boy.
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Had some great implantation cramps on the left side of my uterus for the first 3 weeks. Headaches, backaches, Nausea, mood swings ( had one REAL good outburst so far)
Belly Button in or out: In, and will be for a while I have a DEEP belly button.
Wedding rings on or off: On! I’ll probably have to buy a decoy if my finger gets too fat, I will not have people thinking I’m knocked up and unwed!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m doing my best to be happy all the time, fighting off the stress of work.
Looking forward to: Breaking the news to my family!!! First ultrasound!!

"My Boys Can Swim"

We Did It!

October was a month of sex, pee sticks and celebrations! The morning of the 28th I was up bright and early and ready for my morning pee stick ritual, my brain had naturally created a 3 minute timer and the buzzer sounded louder than ever today.

Two blue lines.


The day that we had been waiting for had come! I jumped up and down, did a little dance and picked up the phone...who can I tell, who can I call, I HAVE to tell someone!!

Cody? He had just left the day before for a weekend hunting trip and wouldn't be back until Monday, obviously I had to tell him in person.

My Mom?! Well, we had just planned a weekend visit in Mid November and telling her in person would probably be best too...

Hmmppff, I guess I'd have to wait. Longest weekend EVER, but this is how I surprised Cody


What a great coming home present after a long weekend of hunting!

We were able to keep the secret until we saw my mom in November, I brought her pink roses and congratulated her on becoming a grandma!


What a beautiful way to start our Fall!

We are both so excited for what the future holds for the three of us.