Friday, September 30, 2011

9 weeks!

It's still getting bigger!  I have a feeling that I'm going to be a HUGE pregnat lady.  My co-worker is five months and I'm the same size as her :(  She keeps telling me my belly will shrink before it gets big, but I don't believe her.

How far along are you? 9 weeks today (according to my pregnancy ticker)

How big is Baby? About the size of a green olive?  That’s what my “What to Expect” app says, anyway

Weight Gain? About 4 lbs. Trying to keep it under 5 lbs for the 1st trimester!

 Gender? Won’t know for a while

Maternity Clothes? Same as last week

Stretch Marks? None

Sleep? Still great! I'm getting really fatigued in the afternoons, though

Symptoms? Same as last week. I've noticed that I'm a little snippy with my co-workers (only the annoying ones, though!)

Movement? Probably, but I can’t feel it yet

Food Cravings? None this week

Labor Signs? Of course not

Belly Button in or out? Still in!

What I miss? WINE L , and my clothes fitting *I must confess that I tasted my friend's beer last night at dinner- it was DIVINE!*

What I am looking forward to? My next ultrasound which is on Oct. 19th.  We’ll get to hear the heartbeat & J will be there with me. For this appointment, they will also be checking for Down’s Syndrome & a few other genetic things…hopefully everything is good!

Best moment of the week? Making it to the 9 week mark, of course!

I'm really looking forward to this weekend!  The weather is supposed to be perfect and we don't have any set plans.  I'm trying to coordinate with my SIL to get our neices and have them spend the night with us (they're 7 year old twins).  They are so much fun to have around.  I was thinking we may go to a corn maze up in North GA, but it all depends on what day we pick them up. I also want to go see The Help with J.  I just finished the book last night (LOVED IT!), so I'm really excited to see the movie now. We'll just have to see how the weekend unfolds.  That's all I've got for now.... 

31 weeks to go!

Friday, September 23, 2011

8 weeks!

I can't believe that I've made it to 8 weeks already!  Time is flying by & things are starting to feel more real to me. In about 7 more months, my dream will have come true. I'll be a MOM. My entire life, I've always known that I was meant to have a child, but when we began having such a hard time getting pregnant, I really started to question my purpose for this life.  I began to hate myself, hate my life, and hate my potential future. I had this hole in my heart that I just knew would never be completely filled. But then, miraculously, God answered our prayers. Unfortunately, he took someone very special from us, but he also gave us something that is so precious. We are forever thankful to him for our blessing.

I found this little survey that some other bloggers are using to help track their pregnancies, so I thought I'd use it-mostly for myself, so I can look back on it and my weekly changes... here we go!

How far along are you? 8 weeks today (according to my ovulation date)

How big is Baby? About the size of a raspberry, I think

Weight Gain? About 2-3 lbs. I'm trying to keep it 5 lbs or less for the 1st trimester!

 Gender? Won’t know for a while (hoping for a boy)

Maternity Clothes? I have a belly band & my mom got me a couple of jeans but I haven’t had to wear them yet. Luckily, I get to wear scrubs to work, so I'm super comfy most of the time

Stretch Marks? None (yet)

Sleep? Great! Except when I get up for my usual pees, which is around 2x per night

Symptoms? Boobies (mostly nips) hurt, super bloated, some nausea but its not a daily thing.

Movement? Probably, but I can’t feel it yet.  I can feel gas moving, does that count?

Food Cravings? I was craving steamed pot stickers for a few days, but I got over it. Nothing else really.

Labor Signs? Of course not.

Belly Button in or out? Still in! I hope it pops out!  *I have a weird mole in there that I'm dying to get removed*

What I miss? WINE L , and my clothes fitting, feeling attractive.

What I am looking forward to? My 1st appointment with my new OB. I’m hoping she’ll give me another ultrasound!  I’ve missed my weekly check-ins on Baby N, since Dr. K released me.

Best moment of the week? Making it to the 8 week mark.  Each week that passes feels like a victory!  Only 5 more to go until I’m in the 2nd trimester.

So far, I feel really lucky that this pregnancy has been so easy for me!  I know it's still early & I may get more symptoms, but I'm great with how things are going for now. These past couple of months have flown by!  I'm trying to make every effort I can to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy.  Who knows if/when I'll ever have this chance again!

Monday, September 19, 2011

7 weeks, 3 days

It doesn't appear to me that the bloating is going to go's getting worse!  This is really my only constant symptom, so far.  I had some fatigue & a little nausea, but that's it!

J & I went for an ultrasound last week & we got to see the heartbeat!  It was truly amazing to see life happening right in front of our eyes. It looked like a a little tiny light flickering around in there. So cool.

Dr. K released me, so I won't be getting anymore weekly ultrasounds. I get to meet my new OB next Monday, so hopefully I like her!  Her office is 3 floors below mine at work, so that's really convenient for me. Convenience will definitely trump anything else, especially the further along I get.

There's nothing else that's really worth mentioning at the moment.  I'm just taking one day at a time & praying that I make it through the first trimester

32 weeks, 4 days to go!

Friday, September 2, 2011

5 weeks!

Still bloated!

We had dinner with the family last night to celebrate my father-in-law's 62nd birthday.  We decided to tell him our big news by giving him a Braves bib & a Falcon's bib (his two favorite teams). He was slightly confused at first and said "why do I need these?"  All I could do was point to my belly and smile.Then he said "OH!  I thought you were looking a little chubby!"  Thanks, Pop. Just what I needed to hear....

My symptoms this week have been:
Chubbiness (apparently)

I really don't feel pregnant yet. I want to, but maybe I never really will.  Unfortunately, the above symptoms are pretty normal for me.....

I get to go for my next ultrasound on Wednesday. Hopefully we'll get to see the hearbeat!