Sunday, February 27, 2011

Belly pics Weeks 7-13.

We started taking pictures of my growing belly to put in my Belly Book. We started on week 7 of my pregnancy since that was the first week I noticed a change. I stayed bloated for a couple of weeks and now at 13 weeks, I'm definitely showing! I think I started actually showing around 10 weeks or so. Here are week by week pictures and some info about that week!

Week 7 - January 14-21, 2011
This was the week we saw our little Angel and his/her heartbeat! The 18th to be exact. I was 7 weeks 5 days at that appointment and this was taken on the Saturday before. The little bump I had was mostly bloat. Nausea is consistent throughout the day but no morning/evening sickness. I have never been so exhausted in my life! Bedtime is 8:30. Current weight is 113. Belly measurement is 31"

Week 8 - January 21-28, 2011
Nausea has gone away for the most part this week. Still mostly bloat. Bedtime is still 8:30. Current weight is 113.

Week 9 - January 28-February 3, 2011
All symptoms have disappeared this week! A tiny bit of nausea at supper but not like before. Belly measurement is 31". Bedtime is still 8:30. Weight is 113.

Week 10 - February 3-10, 2011
Bloating has gone down a bit and starting to show. Lost 2 lbs this week. Had appointment on February 9 to hear heartbeat. 180 BPM. Doctor said that was great! Belly measurement is 30". Current weight is 111. Bedtime is still 8:30

Week 11 - February 10-17, 2011
Not much change from last week to this week. Belly measurement is 31" and weight is 110. Craving anything sweet!

Week 12 - February 17-24, 2011
This was a great milestone for us! I have been looking for this week for a long time! We told the rest of our friends and family on the 23rd and got great responses from everyone. It's so good to be able to talk about it now! Current weight is 106. Belly measurement is 31". Bedtime is between 8:30 and 9. Not staying quite as tired as before but still more tired than normal.

Week 13 - February 24-March 3, 2011
I am only halfway through this week but my belly feels like it grew overnight! I am having more and more round ligament pains. Those are stretching pains inside the low part of my belly. Some of them are really sharp and some are really mild and quick. My appetite at supper has really come back. I am still craving sweets like it's nobody's business! I could eat a dozen doughnuts in one sitting. Belly measures 32" and my weight is 106. Bought our baby 2 onesies today. They are both Christmas themed and were on super clearance and too cute to pass up. This baby is already rotten! Bedtime this week so far is 9-9:30.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

and baby makes 3!

Or 8, if you count the animals... We're expecting a baby September 3 and couldn't be more thrilled! And the story goes:

December 27, 2010- It was pretty ironic because Alan had my debit card since his card number had gotten stolen the week before, so he had to stop and get me the tests. He got me a 2 pack of non-digital. I took one right away and waited on it. In no time, it had a + on it. I came out with it in my hand and said "Umm, it's positive" in a trance! So I somehow was able to take the 2nd one and it came out positive. So Alan said "Let's get a digital just to make sure we aren't reading it funny". Goes to store, brings home digital and:
No mistaking that! The next morning I called my doctor to make an appointment to confirm and had to wait 3 hours before I could go in. I was about to burst in a million pieces! She was very routine with everything and after she tested my sample, came to draw blood(for disease testing) and Alan said "I'm assuming since you are drawing blood, it was positive?" And the nurse said "Yes" She finishes testing and takes us to a room where her first question was "Where would you like to deliver?" I was like "um, um, um, uhhh" I mean we just found out I was pregnant! She told us our due date was September 3 and that I was 4 weeks 5 days that day. We made it through all the questions with no problems and she told us to come back in 3 weeks for our first ultrasound!

January 18, 2011 - 7 weeks 5 days. Our first ultrasound day! I didn't sleep a wink the night before! I was so worried that there wouldn't be a baby in there or something would be wrong. And I forgot to mention, I had been taking pregnancy tests every few days up until this appointment since I had no morning sickness. I just wanted to make sure, okay? :) So we met with the doctor who went over, very thoroughly, the pregnancy, delivery, testing, food things and all the many questions we had. After a 20 minute meeting, onto the room for the ultrasound!
Isn't that the most beautiful peanut ever? We were able to see the heartbeat which was amazing! We couldn't stop crying! Doctor said everything looked perfect and my sac looked really great! Said baby was measuring perfectly for our due date. He seemed really pleased which made us feel so much better! What a really awesome day!

February 9, 2011 - 10 weeks 6 days. Today we got to hear the heartbeat! The nurse warned us when we went in that with me only being 11 weeks, we may not hear anything. She said it's better if you are at least 12 weeks. She ran the Doppler over my tummy for a few minutes, or a lifetime, and we heard my heartbeat and right under it was the baby's thumping away! She said it was beating at 180 BPM(Old wives tale says above 140 is said to be a girl) which was really good! The doctor came in and said that the heart sounded great at 180 and we would come back in 4 weeks to do a check up and would have our next ultrasound at 20 weeks. I said "Excuse me but I can't wait 9 more weeks to see my child, can't I see him/her before then?" And he said he'd run it over my belly when I go back next. Yay! He answered a few more questions and sent us on our way!

Things have been going really, really well for me. I have had zero morning sickness! The only thing is around suppertime I wouldn't want to eat. I would be hungry and want food but when I sat down to eat it, my stomach turned. So because of that I have lost 10 pounds the past 2 weeks. I think my suppertime appetite is gradually coming back though. The only cravings I'm having are for sweets! Cupcakes are a favorite right now. It was waffles one night so we made a Waffle House run. All in all, things have been great. Alan is the best dad already! He's doing a lot of the chores around the house like vacuuming and a lot of the laundry.. He's been great and I really love him more for it. I know he's going to be the perfect dad to our little miracle!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Long time no read.

I can't believe it's been over a month since we last posted! This post will catch you up to date. Alan bought a 2011 Chevy Tahoe about 4 weeks ago. He has wanted one for about 6 months so we decided to go looking. We couldn't find the exact one he wanted to we had to get the dealer to get it from another location. After that was the big snow and they couldn't go get it so he had to wait an extra 3 days. The torture, I know! The picture below is not his car but one similar to it. I haven't taken a picture of his yet.That brings us to this past Friday. On the way home from work, he was stopped at a red light and the guy behind him ran into him. It just barely did any damage. The bumper has a few places on it and the hitch has a gash in it. The ironic thing is I know the guy that hit him. Awkward! Hopefully we will get it back to new in the next couple of weeks. And anyone that knows Alan knows how very particular is he about his cars. I mean he's only had it 4 weeks and it's already been back to the dealer twice for rattles and popping noises and was already scheduled to go back tomorrow to get something fixed, if that tells you anything.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I have always loved it! Most people hate it or don't celebrate or say it's a Hallmark holiday. Well I say to each it's own. I say any reason to get dressed up, buy sweet cards, gifts(or not), go eat at a nicer than normal place(even on a Monday), and just celebrate being in love is a good enough reason for me to love it. Sometimes you have to have a holiday to just slow down, spend a few hours together, get that person something that you think they will like and enjoy being with each other. Life gets busy! I do think that Valentines should always be on a weekend though. Here's to my Valentine, Alan. I love you more than words can say. Our relationship has been an incredible journey and I can't wait to see what else comes our way! I don't tell you enough but you are the perfect husband and I am so happy to be your wife! I love you so, so much! Happy Valentine's Day!

(Is it weird I'm posting a Christmas picture for a Valentine's post? Oh well. It's the most recent picture of us I have....)

Well I think that wraps it up for now. I will post before March, promise!