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Monday, March 29, 2010

An update

So this week has been fairly uneventful. I had my appointment last Wednesday and all was well. The doctor was able to find the babe's heartbeat in like 10 seconds, which completely calmed me. It was wonderful to hear, she actually said "Sounds like a girl." I guess the heart was beating fast! She didn't give me the actual rate, which is fine, because we all know I can't stay away from google.

This week M started working on the patio in the back. He's laid off for a few weeks and he wants to get it done before the weather gets too nice. Our backyard is basically completely dug-up right now, but I have faith that he knows what he's doing and it will look beautiful. I can't wait to have enough space to actually push the chairs away from the table when we are using the patio!

On other exciting news, my cousin in FL had her baby this week!! A beautiful little boy named Jack. She bragged on facebook that she only had to push for 20 minutes, I'm hoping that runs in the family...

We've also spread the news about the baby a little bit more. I told some of the teachers that I work with at school, and we all know that in a building full of women, that the entire town will know by the end of the week. I figured I'm at a safe point right now and I don't need to worry. Not to mention one of my co-workers that I had to tell decided to spill the beans when I was only 7 weeks to another teacher in the district. It would only have been a matter of time before it reached my school and parents would be calling me to ask. I'd rather have a little bit of control over the situation.

For the weekly poll thing...

How far along? 11 weeks 2 days

Weight gain/loss: Still down 5 pounds, no gain... yet

Maternity clothes? My BFF just gave me a huge bag full of her maternity clothes and non-maternity bloat hiding clothes. I can't wait to jump into it!!

Stretch marks? Not from this angle ;)

Sleep? I wake up at least twice during the night, but I do love taking afternoon naps!

Best moment this week? Heartbeat!!

Food cravings: nothing this week, but I'm starting to feel better so I'm trying to be a little bit healthier

Gender: Still thinking boy, but apparently the heart rate says girl, we shall see!

Belly button in or out? In

Movement? nope, too early

What I miss? I don't miss anything, because I'll take all the symptoms over 'not pregnant' any day

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling even better. I'm hoping that by this weekend I might be back to normal. I started doing housework this weekend which I take to be a good sign, but today I'm not feeling as well...

Weekly wisdom: Today I am pregnant, and I love my baby.

Milestones: Just the heart beat with the doppler!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nothing exciting, just the weekly update

How far along? 9 weeks 1 day

Weight gain/loss: I don't own a scale so I'm not sure.

Maternity clothes? Some days I wear my maternity pants, but I find I have to pull them up every 22 seconds which is kind of annoying, but then I don't have the top part of the pants digging into my bloat, so I still go back and forth. I really don't like the Be band, but it might come back out this week!

Stretch marks? Not from this angle ;)

Sleep? I wake up at least twice during the night, but I do love taking afternoon naps!

Best moment this week? Telling my parents!

Food cravings: Cinnamon Toast Crunch and pretzels

Gender: Still thinking boy, but who knows!

Belly button in or out? In

Movement? nope, too early

What I miss? I don't miss anything, because I'll take all the symptoms over 'not pregnant' any day

What I'm looking forward to: Next appointment next week, the 24th. I might beg my mother in law (who works in a women's hospital) if she can beg an ultra sound tech to sneak an ultra-sound if I don't get one next week!

Weekly wisdom: Today I am pregnant, and I love my baby.

Milestones: Nothing this week ;)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

1st Appointment

So everything went really well at the first appointment. I love, love, love my new doctor, she was so calm and reassuring it was just what I needed to feel less anxious about everything. I think I'm finally starting to believe that I'm going to be a mom!!

M got to experience what an "exam" entails for all of us ladies and I hope he has more of an appreciation for how uncomfortable it is. I think I'm going to start doing one of those weekly quizzes to update on symptoms, etc, just because I think I will look back in 10 years and be glad that I did it. Hopefully I can stick to the commitment, only time will tell, ;)

Here's 2 pictures of the babe - about the size of a raspberry. On Thursday he/she was measuring 7w5d which is right on target. We got to see the heartbeat, too, and the doctor said everything looked great.


I'm already in love!!

So here's the quiz:

How far along? 8 weeks today!

Weight gain/loss: I lost about 5 pounds, probably from all the nausea and puking.

Maternity clothes? I need to buy some maternity pants. I have bloat that won't fit in my pants and I'm hating my Be band. I'm going to go today to pick some out!

Stretch marks? Not from this angle ;)

Sleep? all the time, whenever I can sneak a nap. I don't think I've ever been so tired

Best moment this week? getting to see the baby and telling M's family. I think we're going to tell my family next week.

Food cravings: anything that won't make me puke. I tried popcorn yesterday, bad idea. Apparently, popcorn makes me puke - and puking popcorn is not fun. I think I'm still finding kernels when I blow my nose.

Gender: today I'm leaning towards boy, I don't know why

Belly button in or out? In

Movement? nope, too early

What I miss? I don't miss anything, because I'll take all the symptoms over 'not pregnant' any day

What I'm looking forward to: Getting out of 1st tri and feeling a little more assurance. Only 4 weeks!

Weekly wisdom: Today I am pregnant, and I love my baby.

Milestones: Heartbeat!

Once my belly is no longer just fat, I might put some growing belly pics here, haven't decided yet!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

D-Day

In approximately 7 hours I'll be heading to the doctor for our first pre-natal appointment. Scary. I'm excited and afraid all at once. I have a gut feeling that everything will be ok, but after experiencing one loss it's almost impossible not to also have the doubt and worry.

I'm excited we'll get to see the baby (or babies as M keeps saying, he's convinced it's twins) and hear about all the millions of things that I can't do and all the other millions of things that I'm supposed to do. I'm hoping that the doctor will have some other tips on how to help me with this nausea. I am having a hard time eating because certain foods make me gag just by sight, and others give me an awful after taste that makes me want to puke. Fortunately, the puking has been kept to a minimum, but I'm finding it hard to function as a normal human being when I have to travel with a plastic puke-bag everywhere I go because any minimally offensive smell or sight might make me hurl. It is definitely a small price to pay for motherhood (but it still sux) ;)

So wish me luck, and hopefully I have a cute little baby to show you all later today!