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.