Thursday, September 20, 2012

pregnancy updates

 Time for the pregnancy updates!  I know for a fact that these are not enjoyable to anyone but the person that is pregnant.  So if you are bored, feel free to just look at the pictures. 
How far along? 4 1/2 weeks
Current weight: I always fluctuate between 103-105, I'm going to say 105.
Cravings: Guacamole!!!
Miss anything? Running, because of my risk doctor said no no no running.  It has been so hard for me, because I have been running consistently so that when I did get pregnant I would be able to run for as long as I could :/
Symptoms: Gaggy all of the time! Not very sick yet... boobs feel ginormous.
Food aversions: Everything
Sleep:  I had a hard time sleeping in the beginning from being so nervous about every little thing!  I also had to pee a lot in the beginning.
Have you told family/friends:  No
Mood?  Happy, excited and very nervous
Looking forward to: Ultrasound/doctor's appt & telling our family!

In my next post I will have to show the pictures/video from when we told our parents!  It was so much fun. 

How far along? 9 weeks
Current weight: 105 +0
Maternity clothes? No, but baby is very low right now and it is uncomfortable to wear jeans!
Stretch marks? not yet
Sleep: Starting to sleep better!
Have you told family/friends? We have told family, and only a few close friends.
Miss anything? Brushing my teeth without gagging, and being able to choose a restaurant! Nothing ever sounds good!
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Cheerios with fresh strawberries
Food Aversions? Mexican food.  Baby HATES mexican food.  I got sick every time I had mexican while we were in Cabo.
Showing yet? I think so, but no one else does.  It looks like I have a balloon under my lower stomach area. 
Gender predictions:  Shawn is sure that it's a boy...but I kind of have a feeling that it's a girl.
Looking forward to: next doc appointment, and telling everyone!
 How far along? 10 weeks
Current weight: 106 +1lb
Maternity clothes? No
Stretch marks? None
Sleep:  Sleeping great!
Have you told family/friends? Family, and a few friends
Miss anything? Flossing, pretty sure I have pregnancy induced gingivitis (and I'm a dental hygiene student, not good)
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Peaches, peaches and more peaches!
Food Aversions? Still mexican food, meat, pretty much everything.
Showing yet? There is a little bump!
Mood:  I'm happy most of the time, but I have major mood swings.  Just ask Shawn.

How far along? 11 weeks
Current weight: 106 +1 lb
Maternity clothes? nope
Sleep: sleeping great!  So tired all of the time, wish I had time for naps.
Have you told family/friends? All family, and a few close friends.
Miss anything? Raw sushi rolls
Food Cravings? Still peaches, fresh fruit, and sushi
Food Aversions? Everything!  I have been throwing up a lot more lately.  If I wake up extra early I will for sure be throwing up.  I have been feeling a lot more tired lately, and feel sick throughout the entire day usually.
Showing yet? kinda
Looking forward to: Getting past 1st trimester!
How far along? 13 weeks
Current weight: 106 +1lb
Maternity clothes? Nope, but baby is starting to move up higher, so it's getting more comfortable to wear pants and jeans again.
Sleep: I toss and turn a lot, but as long as I have a pillow in between my legs I am comfortable!
Have you told family/friends? We just made it facebook official!
Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach! Oh and of course running!
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Poptarts and Sushi!
Food Aversions?  Still just mexican
Showing yet? yes, and shawn is finally seeing it too!
Gender predictions: Shawn says boy.  I just keep my thoughts to myself (:
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender!
How far along? 14 weeks
Current weight: 107 +2lb
Maternity clothes? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping great
Have you told family/friends? yes!  I just told my instructors at school...not so fun.
Miss anything? ummm brushing my teeth with out gagging or throwing up
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Brazilian yummy!
Food Aversions?  The list is getting shorter. 
Showing yet? a bit
Gender predictions: Girl
Best Moment This Week: Having a little freak out because I felt "not pregnant anymore".  Called my nurse and she told me to stop by.  Heard the baby's heart beat and now I feel like a crazy person. 
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender!
How far along? 15 weeks
Current weight: 107 +2lb
Maternity clothes? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping great
Have you told family/friends? yes!
Miss anything? Not really, I'm feeling so great!
Movement? I think I kind of felt something this week, not sure.
Food Cravings? Einsteins, I always crave einstein bagels.  Make a few trips a week!
Food Aversions?  Peppers, mexican, avocados... 
Showing yet? yes
Gender predictions: Girl
Best Moment This Week: Thinking that I might have felt the baby move around.  & fighting with shawn about when we are going to find out the gender.  He wants 20 weeks, I want 16.  It's a big fight right now.  We will see who gets their way!
Looking forward to: next appointment
How far along? 15
Current weight: 108 +3lb
Maternity clothes? No, but it sure was awful fitting into this swim suit while in california!  I brought a 2 piece but there is no way I was going to wear that. 
Sleep: Hotel beds suck even when you're not pregnant
Have you told family/friends? yes
Miss anything? not this week
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Top Ramen.  What the crap?  Seriously I feel like the worst person eating it, so not nutritious.
Food Aversions?  Not really...everything is starting to sound good.  
Showing yet? yeah
Gender?  Girl!!!
Best Moment This Week: Having Shawn finally agree to find out the gender, and going to Fetal Fotos.  I will make a seperate blog post for this.  But baby girl did not want us to know she was a girl...took quite a while to finally get the right shot.  
Looking forward to: Shopping!!!
How far along? 17 weeks
Current weight: 109 +4lb
Maternity clothes? Nope
Sleep: As long as I have my little pillow in between my knees I sleep fine.
Have you told family/friends? We announced that we were having a girl last week, took pictures on the beach.  More on that later.  But that was so fun!
Miss anything? Running...and not getting out of breath when taking the stairs!  This extra blood flow does weird things to your body.
Movement? a little bit!
Food Cravings? Pasta
Food Aversions?  Bananas
Showing yet? yes
Gender: Girl
Best Moment This Week: Buying baby girl her first pair of Toms, and discussing names.  
Looking forward to: 17 week Dr's appointment

No 18 week Picture.

How far along? 18 weeks
Current weight: 109 +4lb
Maternity clothes? Nope, but a belly band will be needed in the near future.
Sleep: Sleeping great, other than the occasional bloody nose?
Miss anything? Flossing my's not even worth it anymore. It makes me so nauseous. Pregnancy induced gingivitis here I come!
Movement? Yes! Finally feeling her more and more!
Food Cravings? Einsteins.  Always einsteins!
Food Aversions?  sandwiches?
Showing yet? yah yah
Gender : Girl
Best Moment This Week: Feeling the baby more and more!
Looking forward to: 20 week scan.

How far along? 19weeks
Current weight: 110-111, +5-6lbs 
Maternity clothes? Almost, I'm planning on getting some for my birthday in a few weeks. That and a Shark vacuum.  I'm so old and mature.
Sleep: Pretty well...back aches are getting worse.  I think it's from cleaning teeth all day?
Miss anything? Normal workouts
Movement? Yes.  Loving it
Food Cravings? Pier 49 Sourdough cheese bread & Tillamook Chocolate peanut butter ice cream. 
Food Aversions? Not really
Showing yet? yah yah
Gender : Girl
Best Moment This Week: Shawn being able to feel baby girl kick.  It was the coolest most special thing ever.  He got so excited, and I cried a little bit. 
Looking forward to: Big ultrasound on Oct 1st.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

We're having a baby!

 When Shawn and I first got married we had a "5 year plan".  We wanted to wait a while to have kids.  We all know that plans change...all of the time.  After about 2 1/2 years or so of being married we decided that we "were ready" to start trying to have kids.
 Trying to get pregnant was an emotional roller coaster...and I have so much more love for women who aren't able to get pregnant easily, or aren't able to have children at all. I secretly hated the girls who had 6+ kids and were still going.  I hated the little pregnant teenagers walking down the street with their little posse.  & it got so frustrating to see friends getting pregnant within a few months of trying!  I prayed to not have these feelings, but some days it was so hard! We weren't even trying for years and years, I can't imagine what it is like for couples who do.
 The beginning of June I found out that I was pregnant.  We were so excited, and also super scared.  After having a miscarriage a little over a year ago it was hard not to be scared every second of every day throughout the first few months.  We decided that we needed to celebrate and be grateful that we were pregnant, instead of being scared of something bad happening at any moment.  

We had a gift card to Ruth's Chris, so we decided to make a reservation and have a nice dinner.  It was yummy!

A couple of days after finding out that I was pregnant I went to Goodwill and found this old picture/frame and made a chalkboard.  It was my favorite idea from pinterest. 
A before and after picture...
This is my nonexistent baby bump at 4 weeks

On our 4 year anniversary, June 27, we were able to have our first ultrasound at only 7 weeks.  It was so fun to see our little peanut.  The heartbeat was strong, and we started to feel a lot more "safe".  It was so comforting to see that little flicker of a heartbeat.  The baby was measuring right at 7 weeks, which puts baby's due date on Valentines Day 2013.  We are already in love and can't wait for this next adventure in our life.