Tuesday, June 8, 2010

21 weeks and I'm moving!

No we aren't moving moving, just the blog is moving. I have decided to move on over to wordpress. I have been working on my new blog for about a week or 2 now and I think I'm ready to show it off. Its still a work in progress because I haven't updated my blogroll or posts from here yet but it looks nice and you'll be able to see its not only about baby anymore! Its going to be more about my life in all aspects and the things I'm interested in like cooking and decorating. Of course my baby posts will still be around but I will feel more free to write about what I want to write about and not feel so confined to baby, baby, baby.

http://houseofhosey.wordpress.com/

Now onto the survey! Its a day late because blogger wouldn't let me post all day yesterday! Now this might be my last written survey. I'm thinking about continuing this survey via vlog entries on Fridays, what do you think?

-How far along? 21 weeks!
-How big is baby? A banana! According to my book baby weighs about a pound!
-Weight gain? Oh I don't even wanna know!
-Maternity clothes? Yup.
-Stretchies? Same
-Sleep? The more the better.
-Best moment this week? Yesterday our crib and glider got here and we put it up last night! Everything looks great and is a dead match!
-Movement? Yup, I still don't get big kicks very often but I can feel him moving around. Its especially weird when he rolls haha
-Food cravings? Smoothies and fresh corn! I love summer!
-Gender? Its a BOY!
-Labor signs? Nooooo, thank you!
-Belly button in or out? I can pop my belly button out if I push on it haha! It is so weird...
-What I miss? Still the theme park thing. A big group of friends went to a big waterpark last weekend. I wasn't even invited. Pregnant bellah not good for theme park...
-What I am looking forward to? V-day! V-day! V-day!
-Weekly wisdom? A smoothie a day keeps the constipation at bay haha
-Milestones? Getting started on the nursery!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nursery furniture on its way!

So last weekend was a huge weekend for us. We ordered all of our crib furniture! Okay...most of it. My parents are purchasing the dresser as their gift and so the glider and crib are on their way. And because of my thrifty skills I also snagged a free mattress with crib purchase and got to take the one we previously got back and used the money towards our glider. Wanna know what we got? Sure ya do!!!

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This is our crib. It is the DaVinci Kalani Crib.

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This is our Stork Craft Glider. We have it in the espresso but we decided to go with a brown cushion instead of the beige. You never know what you're going to get when something says beige so I figure we might as well go with something more likely to match the room.

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Our dresser will be from the Canopy line at Walmart. I wanted a full size dresser because the changer/dresser option is extremely pricey for how small the actual piece of furniture is and I can't imagine a 16-year-old still using that kind of dresser. I want this furniture to hopefully be around for many years to come, only needing to change out the mattress in the crib since it is a 4-in-1. Anyways, if you haven't looked in to Canopy furniture from Walmart please do so! It is great furniture, beautiful, easy to put together and well a great value! Seriously, we spent a ridiculous amount of money on our entertainment center (RIDICULOUS) and in the next room is our Canopy formal dining room set and you can't tell the difference! A little aggravating honestly.

The pictures look like the furniture won't match but I'm sure it will. The espresso dresser is not that dark!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Half-baked!!!

Its a morning picture...what you expected a cute one?
-How far along? 20 weeks!
-How big is baby? A cantaloupe!
-Weight gain? I'm up more than 6 pounds by now. If I keep to the 1 pound a week I should be at 8 and by my next appoint up 10 total. Thats my goal at least but with the way I have been eating I'm gonna have to work out a little more to maintain that.
-Maternity clothes? Yup.
-Stretchies? Same
-Sleep? Its not so bad. Only up a couple times to pee and I might be getting used to tossing and turning to relieve the hip pain.
-Best moment this week? Last night hubman got to feel him kick!
-Movement? I can feel it pretty good in the morning, around 4 p.m. and at night before bed. I don't have strong kicks frequently but I get them every now and then like last night! He kicked a few times that were hard enough for the hubby to feel!!
-Food cravings? Smoothie please!
-Gender? Its a BOY!
-Labor signs? Nooooo, thank you!
-Belly button in or out? I can pop my belly button out if I push on it haha! It is so weird...
-What I miss? This is always a tough one. I feel like I shouldn't miss anything because its amazing just to be pregnant. I guess now that it is summer and I have friends going to theme parks and stuff I do miss that.
-What I am looking forward to? V-day! V-day! V-day!
-Weekly wisdom? Remind yourself if you really need that third slice of pizza. You aren't really eating for 2.
-Milestones? Half-baked my sweet baby boy!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Name Game

So if we had a little girl on the way the names would have been down to 2 choices. Easy right? Very. Boy names are quite a bit harder. It used to be between 2 names as well but while scrolling through the endless lists of names on baby name sites I added a few...okay maybe like 15. And we can't narrow them down! I will do my best today not to throw every single one at you. I'm also going to (when I feel like it) write something by the name that maybe sways or desways us from the name for whatever reason. Now I will need your opinions. HONEST opinions. Before we get started there is something you should also know. We are traditional people but I want to stay away from names on the top lists. My sister and I both grew up with fairly normal names but original. We never had someone in the same class, or at least I had 1 in high school. I'm not sure my sister has had any. My husband however has a very common name and hated that every time someone yelled out Andrew 10 boys would turn around! So without any more of my rambling lets get onto the names shall we?!

Owen Carter-I very much like this name and Carter as a middle name just really seemed to go well together. That being said my husband kind of has a tradition that got started in his family where the father's first name is the baby's middle name. He loves this idea and I'm fine by it but Owen Andrew? Not a fan.

Cooper Andrew-We have liked Cooper for a couple of years now. My parents like it and I think its a "cool" name.

Logan Andrew-I'm a fan of Logan. The husband likes it too. The only thing that irks me? The meaning. It means from the hollow. If any of you can throw a positive spin on this one let me know. I tried with...well we were TTC so my ute was hollow, now its not, thus he is coming from that once hollow place...HAHA I tried!!!

Egan Andrew-This is one of our top names. Tippy top. Egan is an Irish name (Andrew is very Irish probably at least 80% if not more haha. I have Irish in my blood somewhere.) Egan means little fire, which we just love! See both of us are short people. I am barely over 5 foot on a good day and Andrew might reach 5'5. So sorry little man but you are probably going to be short unless my mother's side comes through for ya. The one problem we have with this name is who has ever heard of Egan? I have heard it as a last name, which is what everyone has said when we tell them this name. I mean I don't think its too far out there. Its close to Ethan and thats a very traditional name. I just don't want it to be too far out there. Like I said we are traditional people but we do want something not as common. So whats your take on this name? Like it? Not your style? Even if you hate it and it isn't your style do you think its a bogus name like Sundance, Speck or Hud? Sorry Mellencamp.

And there you have it! Not bad right? I only gave you 4 names. I guess we do have a short list! Now put on your thinking caps, you too lurkey loos I need some opinions!

Monday, May 24, 2010

19 weeks!





-How far along?
19 weeks!
-How big is baby? A mango! We also learned last week that baby is weighing 10 ounces!
-Weight gain? I'm up 6 pounds.
-Maternity clothes? Yup.
-Stretchies? Same
-Sleep? Its definitely getting harder to sleep as the belly grows. I'm also up about 3 times if not 5 to pee. I stop counting after awhile. Oh and have I mentioned the excruciating hip pain? No? Yeah, that too.
-Best moment this week? Another week down with a healthy little man!
-Movement? Not much honestly. I can't wait for big kicks. The doctor said that I will start feeling more movement now.
-Food cravings? Hot pepper dip. Its an old family recipe, its super spicy and super delicious.
-Gender? Its a BOY!
-Labor signs? Nooooo, thank you!
-Belly button in or out? Its getting shallow but still in for sure.
-What I miss? Probably a good nights sleep.
-What I am looking forward to? I'm looking forward to the half way point but I'm counting down until V-day!
-Weekly wisdom? Lets see here...write all of your questions/concerns down as they happen. Take it to the doctor with you that way you don't forget. For some reason I always end up at the doctor's office saying everything is peachy and I have no questions when 2 days before it seemed like I had a million!
-Milestones? Its a boy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Team?


Blue! We couldn't be more excited to be having a healthy little boy on the way and after a day of shopping I am beat!!! I'll be hopefully showing you soon the bedding we picked up, crib we picked out, room plans, baby names and more! Looks like every one who voted was right and so was our entire family haha!! I don't think one person thought this baby was going to be a girl!



Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Official Update

I just got home from the ER and after 2 ultrasounds (vaginal and abdominal), monitoring to make sure I wasn't having contractions and an internal exam (OMGOSH). My cervix is long and closed and everything is well with Baby!! I don't even have a UTI!

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!!!

Hopefully only good news on this blog from here on out! Up next? Anatomy scan with only 3 days and counting! SO READY FOR SOME BABY SHOPPING!

Pressure....Update....Kind of

I called again and the woman had just heard back from the doctor (apparently she is in surgery). She wants me to get a cervical length ultrasound done. The earliest appointment was on Thursday so she is going to ask the doctor if its okay to wait that long or if I need to go elsewhere. I reminded her that my anatomy scan is on Friday and if we were waiting until Thursday (meaning no real urgency) then Friday might work just as well. Two birds, one stone.

The woman also said that it could be something like a urinary tract infection and that when you get these during pregnancy they can have different symptoms than when not. I don't think I have a urinary tract infection...not peeing frequently (okay not any more than usual), no burning. I would be happy if it was just a UTI though!!

Please cervix be looong and clooooooosed! We got another 20 weeks to go at least!

I'll update again when I get a call and find out for sure what we are looking at doing. If I end up needing the ultrasound tonight I will let you know the results as well.

And well....prayers please :-)

Pressure....

Okay so I have been having lots of pressure on what feels like my cervix since last night. It is constant and hasn't gone away. I'm getting really worried and freaked out...Nothing makes it better but sometimes there are waves of more intense pressure. I called the doc almost 3 hours and have not heard back from them!!!

Please send me good thoughts while I'm waiting...I think I'm going to give them a call here again soon. Or is that being annoying? I know I need to be patient but come on! I'm scared! I want to know if this is normal and Google Med isn't going to help me on this one!

Monday, May 17, 2010

18 weeks!

**No picture, sorry. The husband left for work before I could roll myself out of bed**

-How far along?
18 weeks!
-How big is baby? Sweet potato
-Weight gain? I think I might be up 6 pounds...
-Maternity clothes? Oh yes for sure now.
-Stretchies? Same
-Sleep? Its uncomfortable, still occasional insomnia...
-Best moment this week? It will be out BIG ultrasound
-Movement? Little bit, can't wait til there are bigger kicks.
-Food cravings? Carbs....my poor ass
-Gender? I don't know!! I refuse to believe one or the other for sure! We'll find out soon enough :-)
-Labor signs? Nooooo, thank you!
-Belly button in or out? Its getting shallow but still in for sure.
-What I miss? Nothing...okay so maybe wine and beer. We went to an Irish pub last night and all of the in-laws were enjoying their beer and wine, little jealous haha
-What I am looking forward to? BIG ultrasound in 4 days!
-Weekly wisdom? Wisdom...wisdom...whizdum...I had a good one last week but I forgot it...pregnancy brain
-Milestones? Every week is a milestone!

Friday, May 14, 2010

7 days and counting!

I'm so excited! As I laid in bed half asleep while my husband left for work this morning he leaned down to give me a kiss and he goes only 1 more week and we know who is going to be in that belly! Its crazy! I can't wait. I really hope the baby is cooperative haha! I told him I didn't want to be that girl that cries in the office if the baby is uncooperative but who knows how I will feel that day. And the baby has some pressure added, both my parents are coming up the night before to stay and go to the doctor with us. What can I say? Wild dogs couldn't keep them from this appointment haha! We do have big plans after though! WE ARE GOING SHOPPING!

I am trying not to think so much about the gender though. I have had it set in my mind for weeks now that this baby is a boy and you know what? I can't say that for certain now! I just don't know! Its only an article on the interwebs and if we believed everything on the internet we'd be in big trouble!

Its not all fun and games at this appointment, however. Its more than just a gender scan! This is a huge ultrasound. This is where they are going to make sure that the baby is developing correctly. Its not always good news and I'm also very scared. I think pregnancy is just that. The most exciting and scariest thing ever...

So please if you will send me some prayers, good vibes, what have you my way that all is well with baby I'd be very grateful :-)

Monday, May 10, 2010

17 weeks and I've popped!

*Forgive the mop on my head I just woke up*

-How far along? 17 weeks!
-How big is baby? Onion
-Weight gain? I think I might be up 6 pounds...
-Maternity clothes? Oh yes for sure now.
-Stretchies? A couple and I don't care :-)
-Sleep? Oh so good.
-Best moment this week? I do believe I have popped!
-Movement? Pretty sure we got some movement these days!
-Food cravings? Breadsticks and cheese
-Gender? I don't know...I still think boy but my friends made me second guess over the weekend haha
-Labor signs? Nooooo, thank you!
-Belly button in or out? Its getting shallow but still in for sure.
-What I miss? Nuttin.
-What I am looking forward to? BIG ultrasound in 11 days!
-Weekly wisdom? Just when you think you won't pop, bam haha. And it really does happen overnight.
-Milestones? Popping this week!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Milestones

I have officially gone a week without unisom! Even though I had a couple days of nauseousness it was mild enough for the Sea Bands to take care of it. Also, yesterday was the first day of....lightning crotch! For those of you who are wondering what in the world I'm talking about I'm talking about this crazy sharp stabbing pain in your cervix! It only lasts a couple of seconds but its enough to make you gasp and grab at your vajayjay for dear life! I'm glad I was alone I can only imagine what DH would have to say about it haha.

AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE....Shortly after the lightning crotch I felt my first thump! It was right at the front of my ute where I always find the heartbeat, dead center, and it was like someone poked me! Definitely not gas haha. I haven't felt it since but I still get those scratching sensations almost daily and from what I have read (thank you google) that is also the baby moving. Pretty amazing if I can say so myself :-)

Monday, May 3, 2010

16 weeks!!


-How far along?
16 weeks!
-How big is baby? Avocado...I know I said this last week but I lied. Baby was naval orange last week, avocado this week.
-Weight gain/loss? Last time I checked up 3 pounds...
-Maternity clothes? For the most part yes. P.S. Gauchos are awesome for pregnancy.
-Stretchies? Yup on my hips, maybe a couple on the tops of my thighs. Bummer, but I knew it was coming. I hope they stay off my stomach but who knows. One piece forever and ever? Yes please.
-Sleep? Horrible insomnia.
-Best moment this week? Making it another week and starting my registry.
-Movement? Nothing for sure, still the occasional scratching.
-Food cravings? Nothing specific...just fooooood.
-Gender? My guess is boy.
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? More shallow but still in
-What I miss? Nuttin.
-What I am looking forward to? Popping and our BIG ultrasound!
-Weekly wisdom? Lotion up!
-Milestones? 4 months pregnant!! 3 weeks til the BIG ultrasound!

P.S. Does it look like my bump is growing to you? I can't tell...I told my husband I think I still look the same as before I got pregnant which he of course says that I'm nuts and I'm obviously pregnant. I just still don't feel pregnant I guess....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

15 weeks!!


-How far along? 15 weeks!
-How big is baby? Avacado!
-Weight gain/loss? I am up 3 pounds.
-Maternity clothes? I could probably get away with my Beband and regular jeans but why would I do that when I have my new comfy dresses :-)
-Stretchies? I might have a couple on my hips...but maybe I am just seeing ones I hadn't seen before.
-Sleep? Insomnia is kicking my toosh! I am up from about 3:30-6:00 before I can get back to sleep almost every night.
-Best moment this week? Making it another week and starting my registry.
-Movement? I don't know...maybe? I wouldn't call it flutters but sometimes I get this scratching (feels like scraping of fingernails) down the BACK of my uterus...possibly the pulling and stretching people talk about...or movement?
-Food cravings? French fries and crispy crowns. Mmm carbs.
-Gender? My guess is boy.
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and I thought I would surely only have an innie but its getting more shallow so who knows.
-What I miss? Wine.
-What I am looking forward to? Popping and our BIG ultrasound!
-Weekly wisdom? If you find that insomnia has become your new best friend go ahead and get up, read, play Bejeweled on your husbands iPhone (just me?), take a bath and as soon as you start to get that sleepy feeling back head to bed. You should fall back to sleep. Sadly this is not my wisdom personally but wisdom from ye ole pregnancy book.
-Milestones? Made my BIG ultrasound appointment!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Showing Off




So I got my new dresses in the mail Monday afternoon and I love them so much that they need a post all to themselves! They are so soft and fit really well. I actually think I could wear them when I'm not pregnant. The last one is my favorite :-) Be on the look out for them in my future belly shots...possibly every belly shot...did I mention I love them?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Let the countdown begin!!

Baby's heartbeat was in the 150s today and our BIG ultrasound is set for May 21st! It was all I could do while making the appointment not to pee down my leg I was so excited. Speaking of peeing and possibly down my legs...1 hour before the appointment I am supposed to drink three 8 ounce glasses of water and hold it until I get to my appointment...that's asking way too much from a pregnant chick. I can't even hold it for 20 minutes let alone at least an hour!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

14 weeks

Once again I will try and get a belly photo tonight...this Sunday belly photo getting is not working well...not like we dont have time we are just lazy haha


-How far along?
14 weeks!
-How big is baby? A lemon...now in my mind last weeks peach is bigger than a lemon...
-Weight gain/loss? I have no idea. I will find out tomorrow at my appointment.
-Maternity clothes? I was going to buy those capris at Motherhood but at 45 bucks I couldnt do it!! Their jeans are cheaper and more fabric so how is this possible? Anyways, I have been reading that by third tri maternity pants don't really fit anyways and you probably at least need another size up so I am avoiding all pants except for the white capris I already have and I bought 3 maxi dresses. Now these dresses will fit all summer and I think are a way better idea.
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy.
-Sleep? Not too bad. I am back to my unisom because I started to get nauseous again last week. I can go without it for 2-3 days but I am still getting nauseous every now and then...ugh please go away...
-Best moment this week? I have an appointment tomorrow and I think I get to set up our BIG ultrasound yay!!
-Movement? I've read other girls say they have felt little flutters but I don't think I feel anything...
-Food cravings? We made spicy wings on the grill the other day and I want them all of the time now! I think we are having them for dinner haha
-Gender? I really try to listen to my gut but ever since reading that article it is clouding my judgment haha...wither that or my gut feeling is boy too.
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In.
-What I miss? Wine occasionally especially now that it is summer. I would love to sit outside and enjoy a glass in the evening but I guess its just decaf tea for now :-)
-What I am looking forward to? Appointment tomorrow and I am ready to start showing!! I keep waiting to wake up one morning and have a real bump but so far nothing...
-Weekly wisdom? Not much wisdom this week...I'll be sure to think of something twice as good next week...okay probably not...
-Milestones? Another week down, woot!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I don't know if I will manage to pull of thankful Thursday weekly but I think its a great way to stop and remind myself of all the things that I am thankful for in my life.

-I am thankful for thus far a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. I am lucky.
-My wonderful husband who took care of me for 8 weeks while I couldn't cook or clean due to being so nauseous. My wonderful husband who works incredibly hard at his job. My wonderful husband who after 6 years together still makes me laugh and love him more everyday. Oh dear...I could go on forever....
-My family. They are always there when I need them. Supportive, strong, my best friends everything a family should be.
-My childhood. I got lucky again. I grew up with annual family vacations, cheerleading and dance. I didn't realize that I had a privileged childhood until recently. I hope I can give our children the kind of childhood that I was blessed with.
-My faith. Thought I don't always understand why and occasionally get angry with God my faith in Him is strong. If I stray I always come back.

Thats 5 and I will limit it to that :-)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Umm excuse me?


So I had no idea that the touching would start this early...let alone kind of bother me, talk about your personal space invasion! It started Easter Sunday. We ran into my aunt at church and my mom told her I was expecting and the first thing she does is reach out for my belly! I just played it off a bit. I mean you've now witnessed my bump, not too much to reach out for yet. I laughed and smiled and said thank you when she told me congratulations. Not quite as awkward as this next one.

We were scheduled to go over to my BIL for birthdays Easter afternoon and when we get there it was the usual how are you feelings and so on but later when MIL and FIL show up I'm sitting in the corner watching FIL walk up to me for our usual hello chat and he reaches down for my belly!! Whoa. I was shocked. If you knew my FIL he is not touchy, not even real talkative but more of a watcher. He is very....stoic? So for him to reach down to feel my bump was very strange. MIL just a few minutes later as I walked up to get some food asked to see my bump and lifted my shirt up! She was like oh I don't see anything. Okay so maybe you dont but I do and nothing fits and I usually buy a new Easter outfit every year and this year I wasn't going to buy something that wasn't maternity and couldn't wear to nicer family functions this year or church again later this season. Okay so I didn't say that but that is why I chose to wear maternity clothes for Easter....

Anyways so what is this obsession with pregnant bellies? They aren't public property. I haven't even touched my BFF's pregnant belly and I definitely won't unless 1. I ask first or 2. The baby is very active and she wants me to feel a kick or something. She was telling just the other day to wait until strangers do it!! Oh my gosh I just can't imagine a stranger doing it...I can't imagine doing it to a stranger...Oh and what is really funny (maybe not funny when it happens to me) is that she said some strangers have felt her baby and are like waiting for the baby to kick! She even tells them that he usually isn't active until night time and they still stand there with their hand on her belly waiting. She was like I guess I need to just grab a magazine haha.

I guess I better get used to it now. Or buy this shirt.

Monday, April 12, 2010

13 Weeks!



No head shot this week guys haha. I was gonna don something with hair and mascara but I made dinner instead :-) Energy isn't in abundance quite yet so I figured food first.


How far along?
13 weeks!
-How big is baby? A peach!
-Weight gain/loss? Probably around 3-4 still. I have no idea.
-Maternity clothes? No but I am getting close to needing some pants. There are a pair of capris I got my eye on from Motherhood.
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy.
-Sleep? Not too bad. I am back to my unisom because I started to get nauseous again last week. I think I will go without tonight and see where we are.
-Best moment this week? SECOND TRI WOOT!
-Movement? Just gas haha
-Food cravings? Just food in general and this trail mix stuff that is amazing!
-Gender? I read an article about placenta placement and the sex of the baby correlating. It said that 97% of placentas on the left were girl and 97% of placentas on the right were boy. Mine is on the right! So now I am almost positive its a boy and referring to the baby as he or potential boy names haha. I told DH last night that I will feel really bad when we go in and its a girl haha!
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In.
-What I miss? Nothing...so happy :-)
-What I am looking forward to? Appointment next week, growing my belly, having more energy :-)
-Weekly wisdom? Once you get the energy clean your house! DH didn't do much around here but I cleaned up a little on Saturday and he finished up yesterday and I feel so much better!
-Milestones? Second tri!!! So blessed!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Were Out!

I am 13 weeks today and to some that means I am out of first tri and to others that means I'm 3 days away from being out of first tri but I am going with being out of first tri!

We made our announcement on facebook....awhhh it feels good to be out :-)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hold the phone...

So this girl who went to school with my husband and who we also never see or speak to anymore just posted on my facebook wall , "Are you prego yet?"

1. I think that is an extremely rude question. I mean I don't believe my ute containing status is any of your business.
2. I was going to announce it this Friday and you are kind of taking the wind out of my sails.
3. NO I AM NOT A SPAGHETTI SAUCE YET.

This girl never speaks to me! An appropriate comment would have been, "Hey how have you been, how's married life, any exciting news on the horizon?" That would have been better but now I have this big blaring question on my wall that I don't know what to do with!!

Do I delete it and further suspicion that I could be pregnant?
Do I leave it and answer it on Friday when we planned to make it public?
Do I message this girl and say hey yes actually i am and I would appreciate it if you kept your FREAKING MOUTH SHUT....without a few choice words and caps....
Or just say eff it and make it public now which DH is not on board with...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Presto No Bloat-O

I started noticing yesterday that my bloat is gone! I really thought I was going to be one of those that never lost the bloat, it just turned into baby. Low and behold though I'm feeling skinny again, WEIRD! I will say it is kind of weird to still have these big ginormous boobs though haha. I grew out of my C bra a while ago (I was a big C anyways) but about the time I bought a new D bra for my new rack I now need a DD.

I do have something to look forward to now though. The next time my belly starts the pooch it will be baby baby and not food baby! Kind of exciting! And I was going to start my belly pics for week 12 but I forgot so hopefully I will get one taken this weekend and start out SECOND TRI the right way.

Well I'd love to update more on how I've been feeling but thats a post for another day because the baby is ready for some breakfast? Lunch? Brunch? Who knows....I'm hungry :-)

Monday, April 5, 2010

12 weeks!


How far along? 12 weeks!
-How big is baby? A plum!
-Weight gain/loss? Up...3-4.
-Maternity clothes? I wore some maternity capris and tops for Easter. They are still a little big but I must say they are confortable and breezy.
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy. My sister in law gave me some Burts Bees Mama Butter that she had left over from her pregnancy. I will probably start using it soon just for damage control. Stretchies are mostly from genetics but I might as well do my part.
-Sleep? Last night was my first night without a unisom and I slept pretty well. I still got up twice to pee...almost 3 times
-Best moment this week? Not baby related but we went home for the Easter holiday and got to spend time with family which was great!
-Movement? Not just yet!
-Food cravings? I can't think of anything specific at the moment...
-Gender? My family is thinking boy and the in-laws are mostly guessing girl!
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and its so deep I'm almost positive I won't have that cute round belly for awhile. I am going to have a B-belly.....boo
-What I miss? Nothing...so happy :-)
-What I am looking forward to? Second tri is only a week away! Ahhhhh!
-Weekly wisdom? Your hair may not accept color the way it did before pregnancy. I dyed mine (sat outside for lots of ventilation and my OB is okay with it) and it didn't do a darn thing.
-Milestones? Another week pregnant!! So blessed!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Doppler Review

I didn't try before 11 weeks with this doppler because I had not yet purchased it so I can't say when I would have been able to start hearing the heartbeat. One of the reasons for waiting was because I wasn't sure where to look so I wanted to wait until my doctor could find the heartbeat and I would have a idea of where to look. Here are my pros and cons:

Pros:
Very economic. I didn't want to spend a fortune on a doppler and even though there are websites where you can rent one for a couple of months the price for this one was equal to that and I would own one for hopefully future Baby Hs.

Its pretty clear. Definitely not as clear as the doctor's office doppler but for the price I can't complain. It also has good volume control.

Cons:
I found that the screen where the heart rate should show up isn't always right. Even though you can hear the baby's heartbeat consistently the doppler doesn't pick up every beat so the heart rate isn't always accurate. Sometimes you can get it to pick up but the most important part is you can hear the heartbeat and know that "galloping horses" is what you want to hear.

Overall, I think this is a great doppler and if your looking to buy one I say go for it.

**Note: I didn't receive anything for this review. This is just my opinion on a product to help readers who are interested in purchasing a doppler.**


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Meet Baby H



Here you go everyone! And for those of you seeing gray blobs...the baby's head is on the right side with the body extending to the left. We also got a picture of the baby's feet in the left photo. Baby H's heartbeat was at 169. The measurement they were looking for they wanted to be under 2.5 and Baby H measured 1.5 so that was good. We got to see the baby's stomach and bladder. It was a very cool appointment. Plus, Baby H was moving and shaking like crazy!! There was no guessing on the sex so we will just have to wait until our anatomy scan in May!

**I just got a phone call about my blood work results from the NT scan and the results were:
DS-1:10,000
Tri18- 1:10,000
That is the lowest that scale goes so everything looks lovely so far for Baby H!**

Monday, March 29, 2010

11 weeks!!!


How far along? 11 weeks!
-How big is baby? A lime? Holy cow!
-Weight gain/loss? Definitely up a couple of pounds but in my defense baby is starting to have some weight to add :-)
-Maternity clothes? Same as before...sweatpants and Beband.
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy.
-Sleep? Pretty good.
-Best moment this week? My NT scan this morning! It was amazing! 30 minutes of seeing my baby on the ultrasound machine and everything is measuring and growing right on track!
-Movement? Baby was moving like crazy on screen (I might have eaten a reese cup and teddy grahams before my appointment though haha SUGAR)...too bad I can't feel it yet though.
-Food cravings? Huge sweet tooth this week!
-Gender? Who knows!
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and its so deep I'm almost positive I won't have that cute round belly for awhile. I am going to have a B-belly.....boo
-What I miss? Hmm nothing...maybe wine
-What I am looking forward to? 13 weeks!
-Weekly wisdom? I gots no wisdom for ya this week
-Milestones? Of course being another week pregnant!! Come on second tri!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Guess what I've been doing today....

Listening to my sweet baby's heartbeat! I've listened once with my mom and once with just me and my hubby. I think I'll leave the baby alone for while now. Haha I can't imagine being so tiny and having something probing at me. Sorry baby...mommas just checkin in :-)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Boo...

No doppler today. I got all excited to when I realized it would be in the mail and not UPS so I ran out to the mailbox to check and nothing....Here's hoping for tomorrow....


Can't concentrate

So yesterday I took the plunge and ordered a Doppler.

Its based out of a neighboring state so it should be here today or tomorrow!! I'm really hoping its today though! I only got to hear the heartbeat for a couple seconds at my appointment and I can't wait to be able to listen as long as I want! Hopefully I'll be able to find it on my own....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Surprise Craving

Seeing as how our leftover enchiladas from last night would not fit down the esophagus without gagging I decided to go on the hunt for something else to eat. My first stop was to check out the hubby's frozen meals...they didn't look too bad and then *cue heavenly singing* I saw THEM. The frozen waffles!! I immediately popped a couple in the toaster, busted out the peanut butter and syrup and set myself up for the best lunch to date....YUM

I was so giddy I actually jumped up and down giggling and clapping my hands! Hooray for surprise cravings :-)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Baby is in there!

We got to hear the heartbeat today on the doppler! I will schedule my NT scan in the next couple of days for sometime in the next 2 weeks. Insurance covers it so I am going to do it :-) I get to check out the baby so why not haha

Monday, March 22, 2010

10 weeks!


How far along? 10 weeks!
-How big is baby? A prune? I don't really like thinking of my baby as a dried up prune. My book says small plum...sounds better to me :-)
-Weight gain/loss? I might be up a couple pounds. I went on vacation last week and ate nothing but buffet southern style food all week!
-Maternity clothes? Its a sad day when even some of your sweatpants are snug and your fat pants that were loose are now snug. I wear my Beband a lot. Its just more comfortable. I'm thinking about getting some maternity pants very soon.
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy.
-Sleep? 4 pillows but I want one of those snoogle things. I can't imagine spending 70 bucks on a PILLOW but not having to keep track of 4 pillows throughout the night would be nice. I've had some floor casualties this week.
-Best moment this week? I have an appointment tomorrow! I really hope to hear the baby's heartbeat on a Doppler! Its been so long since I have had any piece of mind that the baby is okay!
-Movement? No...and I mean from anywhere! I went 4 days without going poo. I thought I was going to explode.
-Food cravings? None really. I've been a big fan of salad and fruit throughout this pregnancy. Fruit is just hard to come by. DH doesn't eat it so it usually goes to waste before I get a chance to eat it all.
-Gender? Last night I had girl feelings haha. I go back and forth.
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and I think it will stay that way. I have a freakishly deep belly button
-What I miss? This week? I miss nothing. I am very happy to be pregnant :-)
-What I am looking forward to? My appointment tomorrow!
-Weekly wisdom? Road trips are hard when pregnant. I was in the car for 8 hours. Just try and get out and stretch every couple of hours. We were thinking about driving in July for a vacation that would total 14 hours in the car...I'm pretty sure we are flying now :-)
-Milestones? Of course being another week pregnant!! But also seeing a light at the end of the first tri tunnel.

Monday, March 15, 2010

9 weeks


How far along? 9 weeks!
-How big is baby? An olive!
-Weight gain/loss? I bounce around but mostly I'm the same.
-Maternity clothes? Rocking sweatpants, Beband, and just ordered a bunch of maternity clothes from Old Navy compliments of my wonderful mother :-)
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy.
-Sleep? Still only 4 pillows.
-Best moment this week? Its always great to make it another week.
-Movement? GAS...gross I know.
-Food cravings? Townhouse half cracker half pretzel...yum
-Gender? I have no clue!
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and I think it will stay that way. I have a freakishly deep belly button
-What I miss? This week? I miss nothing. I am very happy to be pregnant :-)
-What I am looking forward to? Appointment next Tuesday!
-Weekly wisdom? Its scary to be pregnant. I'm always worried and wondering how the baby is doing but I have a couple of quotes that I tell myself and they seem to help.
1. You can't keep a bad pregnancy and you can't shake a good one.
2. Today I am pregnant and I love my baby. (This one is for women who have gone through miscarriages and sometimes several. I can't imagine how these women feel but at the same time I do find comfort in the quote as well. It reminds me to not worry so much and in this moment love the baby because even if something should happen the baby deserves to be loved.)
-Milestones? Another week pregnant, so thankful.

One of the girls that I follow her blog had a miscarriage. She was 10 weeks. My heart aches for her and her family. She doesn't know me. I found her blog on the bump but I send her my thoughts and prayers. Maybe those of you who read this can give her a prayer shout out, good vibes, what have you :-)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Miracle Lemonade?

"Miracle Lemonade"

1/2 cup grated ginger

1/2 cup honey

Juice of 3 Lemons

1qt water

Boil water and grated ginger then add lemon juice, strain the mixture and add honey. Refrigerate and drink as necessary for morning sickness.


This is supposed to help with morning sickness. It sounds gross but I've heard it's okay and tastes like spicy lemonade. It's worth a shot seeing as how plain water is near making me gag these days and soda all of the time (not caffeinated) probably isn't the best solution. I'm eating enough food to gain weight...I don't need empty calories from soda to add to my ever expanding ass :-)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Morning Sickness

Alright so I tried Sea-Bands that as you can see my post titled **SEA-BANDS** worked great...for about 5 days. I was sick again all weekend. I am now trying unisom. So far it helps in a way because it completely knocks me out. I guess I would rather sleep instead of be nauseous so winner? Haha!

On another note I think I'm going through a growth spurt...I've been having what my doctor tells me is round ligament pain (I know I didn't think this was even possible until second tri) and mild cramping off and on. Not too mention, I'm hungry all of the time. I just ate 2 muffins, a chunk of bread and now I really want some pepperoni....

Monday, March 8, 2010

8 weeks!

How far along? 8 weeks!
-How big is baby? Raspberry!
-Weight gain/loss? Probably even.
-Maternity clothes? Rocking sweatpants, Beband, and just ordered a bunch of maternity clothes from Old Navy compliments of my wonderful mother :-)
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy.
-Sleep? Still only 4 pillows.
-Best moment this week? Its always great to make it another week.
-Movement? GAS...gross I know.
-Food cravings? Veggies and dip.
-Gender? Boy feelings.
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and I think it will stay that way. I have a freakishly deep belly button
-What I miss? Feeling good.
-What I am looking forward to? Appointment in 2 weeks! I think we will get to hear the heartbeat on the Doppler this time!
-Weekly wisdom? Just because you find something that works for morning sickness doesn't mean it will continue to work for morning sickness...
-Milestones? Another week pregnant, so thankful.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sea-Bands

Yesterday I finally broke down and had DH go out and by some Sea-Bands. I was very skeptical but I thought if I could get relief occasionally they would be worth the 10 bucks. I put them on last night and within MINUTES I felt better. I also wore them to bed seeing as thats when I feel my worst and I slept so well last night. I woke up a couple of times due to nausea but as the instructions stated I put a little more pressure on the balls and fell back to sleep. They are very snug and somewhat uncomfortable but I'd rather have that feeling than throwing up and being nauseous. I took them off for a couple of hours this morning while I ate breakfast and showered just for a break (left some nasty indentations in my skin) but after I started to look normal again I put them back on. I don't know how long these will work but for now they rock my socks!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

7 weeks

How far along? 7 weeks!
-How big is baby? I believe its a blueberry!
-Weight gain/loss? At my last appointment I was up 3 after eating breakfast and drinking lots of water so I doubt I have gained 3 pounds. Now after the start of morning sickness I'm probably hovering around even.
-Maternity clothes? I'm still in my sweatpants but I went out and got a Beband after my appointment last week. It helps when I have serious bloat.
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy.
-Sleep? Still only 4 pillows.
-Best moment this week? We told DH family that there was a new babe on the way!
-Movement? Does my uvula count?
-Food cravings? It really depends. Everyday is different.
-Gender? I've flipped to having boy feelings.
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and I think it will stay that way. I have a freakishly deep belly button
-What I miss? Feeling good.
-What I am looking forward to? Second tri!
-Weekly wisdom? On the days you feel good do as much as you can that way you don't feel completely worthless on the days you feel like poo.
-Milestones? Uh...I guess morning sickness is a milestone.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Holy "morning sickness"

Ok you know that good side of morning sickness I have always talked about? Well, its really hard to remember that when your head is ear deep in the toilet with a runny nose and watery eyes. For real. As much as I know that morning sickness means the baby is growing and doing well its much easier to remember that when I'm flopped on the sofa with a bowel of mac n cheese. The...uh...so called morning sickness hits at about 1 a.m. and lasts...well...until I can coax myself into falling back asleep, sometimes that's 2:30 and sometimes that's 5:30. Now the nauseousness, however, lasts all day long. Needless to say applesauce is my new BFF. Carmel delight girl scout cookies...foe for sure.

Now some of you may read this and go hey at least you're pregnant and have morning sickness. And yes, you are absolutely right. And some people have morning sickness waaaaaaaaaaaay worse than you. Oh yeah I'm very lucky and I am very oddly thankful for the morning sickness but nobody said I had to like it :-)

Continue to grow though baby!!! We'll get through this first tri and hopefully its smooth sailing!

Friday, February 26, 2010

The OG

Someone please take me to the Olive Garden for the unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks....

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Attack of the gigantic boobs

Last night my wonderful hubby made me a bowl of ice cream and while nomming what usually happens...happened. I dropped a little bit on myself. My boobs to be exact. Here is the conversation that followed.

Me: Uh...awe man...(giggle)

DH: I always can tell when you get food on yourself.

Me: I dropped some on my boobs...shall I save it for you?

DH: I'm not going near those things. They will eat me alive! I could lose an arm!

Haha needless to say he is slightly scared of the enormous boobs I have been growing. I would say I'm probably up almost a full cup size already....making me a D....eek! Even I'm scared!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Amazing...

We got to see the baby today and it's little heartbeat. They measured me at 6 weeks 4 days and my EDD is October 15th. The baby's heartbeat was 115. We celebrated by going out and buying a pregnancy book and a BeBand because my jeans are fitting snug around the bloat. It was incredible. I can't wipe the smile off of my face. Just....amazing

Monday, February 22, 2010

I'm not the only one

I just found out that my cousin's girlfriend is pregnant! She is due 1 month before me! Yay!

6 weeks!

-How far along? 6 weeks!
-How big is baby? Sweet pea
-Weight gain/loss? I'm not sure. I actually don't own a scale so you'll just have to wait til I stop by and use my parent's.
-Maternity clothes? Nope, mainly just yoga pants. Jeans feel a little snug unfortunately...
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy
-Sleep? I added another pillow to the mix. I now sleep with 4 pillows...soon there will be no room for hubby, only pillows.
-Best moment this week? First appointment tomorrow and ultrasound!
-Movement? Definitely not.
-Food cravings? Nothing...feeling pretty lousy lately.
-Gender? I've had girl feelings but family is thinking boy.
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and I think it will stay that way. I have a freakishly deep belly button
-What I miss? Feeling good.
-What I am looking forward to? Second tri!
-Weekly wisdom? Eat small meals/snacks every couple of hours, keep crackers at your bedside.
-Milestones? Just making it another week and hopefully seeing a heartbeat tomorrow!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Nothing but grease

I have eaten horrible this week! I'm ashamed. This weekend at the grocery store I'm stock piling healthy food thats easy to cook. This week alone I have consumed Arby's, McDonalds, chinese, 2 boxes of candy and now I want pizza so bad! Oh and last night I ate a couple of fried chicken wings....ugh.

I am trying to use the pizza as motivation to work. All I want to do is sleep and food for a pregnant woman is great motivation. Think its okay if I promise to eat better? I've worked out...a little...this week. And I'm going to be nauseous eventually to where I won't want to eat or can't eat.

I'm taking your silence as a yes it's okay :-) Thank you

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Changing the ticker...again

So I liked this whole how big is baby thing until it put me in the 6 week category which I am only 5 weeks and 3 days!! Guess it rounds up??? Haha this will work for now :-)

Monday, February 15, 2010

5 Weeks

I always liked to read other people's surveys on their blogs so I thought I would join in as well :-)

-How far along?
5 weeks!
-How big is baby? Appleseed
-Weight gain/loss? I'm not sure. I actually don't own a scale so you'll just have to wait til I stop by and use my parent's.
-Maternity clothes? Nope, mainly just yoga pants. Jeans feel a little snug unfortunately...
-Stretchies? Not from pregnancy
-Sleep? I wake up at 4 almost every morning and have a terrible time falling back asleep...maybe pregnancy related, maybe not.
-Best moment this week? Feeling nauseous this morning and dizzy. Weird right? But at this point I welcome the symptoms I just want to know the baby is doing okay.
-Movement? Definitely not.
-Food cravings? I don't really have any cravings, maybe spicy food but I was like that before pregnancy haha
-Gender? I've had girl feelings but family is thinking boy.
-Labor signs? Nope!
-Belly button in or out? In and I think it will stay that way. I have a freakishly deep belly button
-What I miss? Wine
-What I am looking forward to? So many things!!
-Weekly wisdom? Have a routine exercise workout before pregnancy that way when you do become pregnant you're not terrified to work out because you hadn't previously.
-Milestones? Just making it another week!

I won't be doing belly shots until I start showing something besides bloat :-)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Trading symptoms

So I woke up this morning with no more boob pain and the cramps subsided a couple of days ago. What has it been replaced with you ask? ACNE. Oh my gosh. Its not cystic acne like I had in high school...they are these little tiny dots EVERYWHERE. My forehead is solid! I'm debating getting bangs haha! I think I might also have some nausea, no tossing cookies quite yet though.


I have to say all of which I gladly accept! I feel like all of these things are good signs that the baby is growing :-)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What we did...

So I always like to read what others might have done differently the cycle they got their BFP so I thought I would share what we did.

I have been taking a prenatal and started B6 in July. I have been on 100 mg daily. This was our first cycle using Preseed. We used it every time. We started BDing on cycle day 12 and continued every other day until I confirmed ovulation by charting.

So the Preseed and BDing was different. Rather than everyday around estimated O we just did every other day the whole month.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

UPDATE

HCG done on Monday (14DPO): 515

HCG done on Wednesday (16 DPO): 1503!!!

Yes you are reading that right! It did not double...it tripled!!

GROW BABY GROW!!

Pins and Needles

I have been waiting for lab results all afternoon! I finally got a call at 4:00 (when the office closes). They told me that the labwork sent wasn't for a stat so they called, changed it to stat and my doctor said to have it called into her cell phone and she will personally call me tonight with the results.

I opened up the directory from my insurance site and picked an office of 2 women who delivered at the hospital nearby...I think I made a great choice. This place has not only been proactive but every time I have talked to someone they have been informative, helpful and personable. Besides the US tech that didn't use lube on the internal ultrasound and had a little word vomit about a septum....

So a little update hopefully later tonight :-)

I'm right and you're wrong

I am refusing to believe I have a uterine septum. I researched A LOT yesterday and they cannot diagnose this after 1 ultrasound! Not too mention it is something you are born with and I have had other ultrasounds when I was younger that were fine besides cysts! And a doctor never sat me down to discuss this septum thing either. An US tech cannot diagnose someone! This is my stance and I'm sticking to it haha! Plus a lot of women can have healthy pregnancies with a septum. The only problem comes when the baby implants on the septum as apposed to the outer uterine wall because it cannot get enough nutrients this way. However, I also believe that my progesterone and HCG would not be as good if the baby was having trouble getting the nutrients it needs. I will be interested to see what my results are from the blood work today. Hopefully they double and I won't seem so much in denial but more right on track :-)

Stay tuned for happier posts like how my mother broke the news to my entire hometown, how a stranger told my grandma I was pregnant and what we did different out BFP cycle!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The appt.

Alright so I went in today for my date with the dildo cam. So far there is nothing to see. We kind of expected this since it was so early (only 4 weeks). The tech thought she might have seen a gestational sac but wasn't sure. They have ordered more blood work again for tomorrow so 48 hours from my last. I'm sure they want to make sure the HCG is doubling. They told me my level from the other day was around 500 and that my progesterone was so good they decided not to even check it again. So if you guys have ever looked up HCG charts .... isn't 500 a little on the high side for 14 DPO?

I was also told I had a uterine septum...I've never been told this...She said it was no big deal but if you look it up it doesn't seem like no biggie.

EDIT: No haha. A septum uterus seems like a big freaking deal!!! (Insert complete freakout)

Anyways, I will keep you updated for the next couple of days :-) Thank you so much for keeping us in your T&P. Please continue to do so!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Test and more....

I took another test this morning (probably my last one) and the test line showed up before the control line ever did. Woot!

On another note, I called and made an appointment with a new OB. I happened to mention a little bit of pain on the right side that's pretty constant and before I knew it I was getting blood work and being setup for an ultrasound tomorrow. Whoa.

I've googled a bit a realized that a 4 week ultrasound isn't going to show anything except maybe a sac. They are concerned about an ectopic. I get cysts a lot so I'm assuming that it's a cyst (hoping its a cyst). So once again keep me in your T&P tomorrow that all goes well.

So sweet baby you be in the ute hanging on for dear life and I will feed you a salad and baked potato...again :-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nerves

I took a test again this morning...a second line showed up but it took a little while. I woke up about 3 hours earlier because nature was calling so I'm assuming that technically I didn't use first morning urine this time. It was only 3 hours in between...I really hope this was the reason for the test not coming up immediately positive like the other day but just in case I could really use prayers, thoughts, vibes, anything you can throw my way I will gladly accept.

I thought it would show up faster and darker because my levels should be doubling...I know I know stop stressing. I just don't want this to be a chemical pregnancy. You'd think after 3 positives including a digital that a chemical pregnancy would be a distant worry...but its not.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I'm in shock


Yes, you're reading that right. Through those blurry words on the picture before you is the word pregnant. I can't believe it. I woke up this morning not sure if I should test and I thought since I got 4 free tests from buying preseed we could stand to "waste" one. It came back positive in about 3 minutes. We decided to make a Walmart run for a digital and some First Response tests. Came home...digital pregnant....First Response....2 lines!!!! I'm 10 DPO maybe 12 if I ovulated when I thought I "felt" it.

My symptoms aren't really all extraordinary right now. My boobs are a little sore and I have cramps. Like AF cramps. They are off and on. And bloat!! I'm sure over the next few days there will be plenty more symptoms to tell you about.

I have already told my mom who told my aunt. I called my sister (who is now driving to come be with me she is so excited :-)). I'm getting ready for phone calls to my grandma and Dad. Those are the only people we are going to tell I think. I debated on whether or not I want to say anything until we were further along but we are a family and we're in this together. I'm sure the entire family will know after this weekend. My mother can't hold this in but who are we kidding? Neither can I!!

I'm already scared. I pray so much that this baby will stick, that this baby will be healthy. It's a blessing, it's amazing and I am so thankful! I'm going to enjoy this and try to be positive. It took us a long time to get to this point. Thank you God!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Like magic

My cramps are completely gone. They only lasted for a couple of days. Not sure about the bloat, that usually happens after I eat but I got a little bit of the "I don't want tos" today. I had a rotten afternoon yesterday and would like nothing more than to lay around and play video games or watch Lifetime movies all day. And nothing sounds good to eat. Nothing I have at home at least. Blah day...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1 week down

Here I am 1 week through my 2WW. I have some pretty crazy phantom symptoms going on right now. Yesterday I was bloated all day long! I wasn't when I woke up but then after I would eat I would balloon. I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't fall back asleep I had this weird feeling of being hungry but also having a little tinge of heartburn. Today though, I have cramps and I'm pretty snappy but that could just be that the dog woke me up because she wanted out of the room and DH ALWAYS shuts the door after he wakes up so she can't get out.

The cramps usually mean I'm out. I often get them and AF shows later. I temped yesterday just to see if it was still up and it was so I don't think AF is coming early. Its just a waiting game. I don't know if I'll end up testing early or not at this point.

I just really hope this is our month. Please God let this be our BFP we've been waiting for!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blogger Award

First off I should be thanking My Lovely Lady Bump for giving me the Beautiful Blogger award. I'm a terrible blogger and am shocked to get any kind of award or that someone out there actually keeps up with my little ole blog! Now I'm supposed to tell you 7 interesting thing about me.

1. I pole dance. A couple of years ago my friend bought me the SFactor book as a joke. I read through it and got really interested in learning the pole work. Before you know it I had talked my husband into buying me a pole and was quickly wrapping myself around it in our living room. I love it. Its a great work out, sexy and empowering!
2. I work from home. I work as a medical transcriptionist and for those of you that are going huh, whats that? I sit on my computer all day listening to doctor's voice files and type them out. I enjoy it and one of the main reasons for going into this field was because I wanted to be a stay at home mom but at the same time needed to bring home a little bit of bacon :-) I went to school online for 18 months and have been transcribing for almost 4 years now.
3. I love to cook. I am always on the hunt for new recipes. Coaching cheerleading right now has put a damper on it but once March roles around I will be back in business.
4. I go gambling a couple times a month. My mom and I usually hit up a couple of casinos here in Indy. Sure we only play the penny slots but its the best thing to do to get my mind off of life...I'm sure the few drinks we get help too.
5. I have social anxiety disorder and OCD. I have a hard time even making a phone call to set up a hair appointment.
6. My husband and I just moved into our first house in May. I would say we have 20% of the house furnished. We're hoping to change that after tax season.
7. I love wine. My favorite kinds are the fruit based ones like raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and cherry.

Alright I'm supposed to nominate 7 other blogs and let them know I have nominated them. Now since I'm only a lurker...alright fine STALKER...I don't feel too comfortable telling complete strangers that have no idea I read there blog that I'm creepy and nominate them for an award. Like I said before...I'm a bad blogger, oh and please read number 5! However, if I were going to nominate it would be....


Mrs. G
Sarah
MrsForeste
Mrs. D
Mrs.McCauley
Jen
Mrs. T

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I think. I finally. O'd.


So I am here to give ya'll the skinny. If tomorrow morning I wake up with another high temp it will say I O'd on Monday with solid crosshairs. However, If I discard the the temp from Monday (could have been sleeping with my mouth open) it will say I O'd Saturday. Now for something even more fun though...my coverline on ALL of my other charts is right around 97.4. Meaning Monday might have been more possible for me to ovulate on instead of Saturday. I just now finally broke the coverline! And I am feeling very warm woot! And we had good timing woot woot! Could I finally be in the 2WW?

Monday, January 25, 2010

F-U


Thought I had O'd, I haven't. I am making an appointment at a new OB/GYN to discuss how things have gone and where to go from here. A friend on FB announced her pregnancy today, another friend had her baby over the weekend, a picture of my beautiful niece's baby photo fell out of my wallet while looking for my insurance card...I don't like today. As soon as I temped I wanted to curl up into a ball and fall back asleep and sleep and sleep and sleep...I hurt, my hubby hurts...this sucks

Friday, January 22, 2010

Come on....

I am so discouraged right now...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waiting

Here we are. No O yet. That tempt of 96.8 looks out of place. I have a feeling I had been sleeping with my mouth open. I caught myself doing that a couple of nights this week. I entered a couple of high temps in for the next couple of days to see if I could get some crosshairs going and no such luck. Looks like we are still riding out the every other day and preseed. However, with this long cycle we are going to have to order more. I've got the site pulled up now...just have to order. It was easier to order when I was intoxicated last time. Oh and that extremely high temp I got from drinking got discarded in case you were wondering. I didn't want my post O temps to have to compete with that sucker :-)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

What Drinking Looks Like


I'm not going to lie that 98.22 yesterday was nice to see even if it was because I had a girls night and a few too many glasses of wine. Today's temp put me back in my place though. Looks like I am heading into another long cycle. Considering I have been charting for a year and all of my charts are 32 days I guess its time for that all to change. Last month was 51 days so I'm guessing this month or should I say cycle now will be around the same....maybe....The only thing I can do is keep temping and sexing up the DH every other day. I mean you read statistics online about this percentage of couples get pregnant in 3 months, this percentage in 6 months, and so on and so forth. However, with my cycles going from a consistent 32 to 51 and probably anything in between or more it seemed more likely we would have gotten pregnant before! In the next couple of months we are going to have been trying for a year with charting. I think its getting to a point where I know we can't do this ourselves....

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chart

Here is my chart to show where I have spotted. I haven't marked wet CM but I think I had some last night...Is anyone seeing a pattern? Nah, me either...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Poof!

The spotting has stopped, woot! My chart isn't showing that I have ovulated yet but I'm pretty happy that I have the chance to ovulate. I thought for sure AF would just show up extremely early this time and I'd have an anovulatory cycle. The hubman and I are making sexy time every other day and still going strong. Come on bodies work with us!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

You've got to be kidding

No ovulation according to FF and I've been spotting for 2 days with cramps today...I don't understand!!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Whoa

So seeing as we are around CD12 we decided to start our sexy time. I think we are going to go with every other day with preseed, prenatal, and B6. Last night was the first time we have ever used preseed. I sat in bed reading the directions and it said to fill the applicator to the 3 mark...if you have seen the applicator the 3 mark looks like a ton!! I didn't think I needed that much so I used half the amount and went with 1.5 and.....its still quite a bit!! I think we are going to use only 1 next time and see how that goes. I still haven't gotten a new thermometer yet or batteries and seeing how I'm snowed in for the most part I don't think I will anytime soon. However, fingers crossed that I will O at a decent time this month and the preseed will work AND I will get my BFP :-)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Broken Thermometer

My thermometer is broken. I was starting to wonder about it because it was only giving me 1 number after the decimal. The second number was always 0. So I either need a new one or need to put new batteries in this one. Not too mention my cell phone died (also my alarm clock) so I missed temping that way too....I should probably get this thermometer figured out because ovulation is just around the corner and I am going to make sure to confirm that this month!!!