Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pregnancy: 13 Weeks

 2nd Trimester!  Can't wait for all the exciting things this part will bring with it!

How far along? 13Weeks 2 Days
Total weight gain/loss: Still 2 pounds up...
Maternity clothes? I need some pants soon!  I feel like all my clothes have shrunk, lol.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Very uncomfortable to sleep on my belly!
Best moment(s) this week: The end of it, haha!  It's been a non-stop go week.  I haven't had a day off in two weeks thanks to homecoming, so yesterday was a very welcome day!!!
Have you told family and friends: Yes
Miss Anything? Missing the ease that used to come with mornings.  I used to be a morning person.  Like jump out of bed singing person... and now I am the grouchiest bear ever!  
Movement: I felt the strangest thing at the game this week... I don't think it was baby movement, but maybe!  It felt like when your eyebrow twitches, but it was in my belly.  Felt crazy!
Food cravings: Salty things...
Anything making you queasy or sick: still pizza, yuck!
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah, Sam says he thinks the bump has gotten higher this week
Gender prediction: Boy :) Can't wait to find out
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? innie
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Up and Down and Up and Down
Weekly Wisdom: Sleep as much as you can, when you can!
Looking forward to: Getting all my research papers graded so that the countdown to Thanksgiving Break can officially begin!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pregnancy: 12 Weeks

When I read this week's update on the baby, I was so excited!!! The baby can hiccup.  How fun is that?! :)

How far along? 12 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 2 pounds up (not sure if this has changed since last week... because I haven't weighed myself.  This seems like the best practice since my clothes are increasingly tight, and I keep whining that I feel like I look funny in them.)
Maternity clothes? No, but I am definitely thinking soon.  I am betting by Thanksgiving break I'm rocking a pair of maternity jeans.  Mostly just because my jeans have the tiniest zipper, and they were tight pre-pregnancy, so every little change in my waist is like woah! 
Stretch marks? None so far, fingers crossed
Sleep: I roll from side to side. 
Best moment(s) this week: Having training this week, which meant a long lunch with my friends! YAY! (wish this could happen more lol).  Rebekah and Emily coming to the football game and us talking the whole time! And the dance last night with my super handsome husband who got all spiffied up for me.
Have you told family and friends: Yep! Excited that the holidays are approaching so I can see more people.
Miss Anything? Seeing my momma this week.  She went and ran 100K in Oklahoma with her friends.  Woohoo, go Momma!
Movement: What I read about the baby says that if I push on my abdomen the the baby will squirm all around, but nothing I can feel.
Food cravings: Nothing so much this weekend...
Anything making you queasy or sick: PIZZA BLEH
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender prediction: Boy... Sam still says girl. I am ready to hear other people's guesses now I think.
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? innie
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Been moody this week... it's been a busy week
Weekly Wisdom: Time with friends and loved ones is the best! 
Looking forward to: My skin clearing up... I think it's starting to.  :)

A picture of Sam and I at the Homecoming Dance.  He cleans up nice!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pregnancy: 11 Weeks

How far along? 11 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 2 pounds up
Maternity clothes? Wearing a belly band with all my pants
Stretch marks? None yet thank goodness, but lots of blue veins have cropped up this week
Sleep: Wish that I could sleep a little bit more.  I am having trouble sleeping.
Best moment this week: Going to the doctor!  *See the note after for more on this!
Have you told family and friends: Yes, and even if I hadn't everyone could tell!
Miss Anything? There are little things that seem like they require so much energy... I don't know if that's pregnancy or just me though!
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Queso, yum!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Veggies are so icky to me right now.
Have you started to show yet: Yep... doctor confirmed this is my uterus tilted forward.
Gender prediction: I say boy, Sam says girl!
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? innie
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Still pretty happy! Cranky when I'm tired
Weekly Wisdom: Nothing revolutionary, but I will say getting up and fixing your hair made me feel so much better.  (Like maybe I didn't look like a slob!)
Looking forward to: In two weeks we are out of the first trimester... woohoo!

Doctor's Trip 10/10/12
Sam got to go with me to the doctor's this week!  We were excited to get to hear the baby's heartbeat... Which we didn't end up getting to do, lol.  The baby was low in my uterus and turned around the wrong way.  The doctor did a quick sonogram to be sure everything was good, and she said the baby was squirming around too much to get a specific rate.  Everything looked good, though, and she was happy. Sam said he thought that it would look more like a baby already, but since the baby was backwards it still pretty much looked like a blob.

The first thing I asked her was, "Why am I showing? Isn't it too early?"
She laughed at me... And said you're pregnant!  She explained that I am small person and that my uterus is tilted forward.  Between these two things I am showing early.  I probably won't grow too much for a while, but that's ok by me.  She did confirm that there is only ONE baby, so Sam has amended his prediction and just thinks there is just one girl. 

I am trying out a new prenatal at my doctor's request.  She wants me to begin building up my iron stores.  I had previously been taking the gummie kind.

My next appointment is in four weeks.  It will be another quick appointment, and in between 18-22 weeks we will get to do our anatomy and gender scan!  (It should be around Christmas time... what a wonderful Christmas present.)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pregnancy: 10 Weeks

How far along? 10 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 0, back to even folks!! I've put back on all the weight I lost... woohoo
Maternity clothes? I definitely have been wearing stretchy clothes this week!  Already need a belly band ASAP
Stretch marks?  Nope... Baby oil and lotion everyday
Sleep: This week has been full of lots of sleep!!!!
Best moment this week: Eating at Texas Roadhouse!! (YUM) with Sam's brother and nephew (they came by this week)
Have you told family and friends: Yep, loving everyone knowing now... it's finally feeling real
Miss Anything? Not this week... just really enjoying everything for the moment!
Movement: Nope
Food cravings: Cinnamon Rolls
Anything making you queasy or sick: Broccoli.. (Mom cooked some for us last night at her house, but just the thought of it makes me a little bleh. Sorry Mom!)
Have you started to show yet: Yes?! Is this even possible?  I'm sure that it's water retention and bloat, but even when I suck in there's a belly.  Everyone keeps giving me the every woman's body is different speech.  I have a tiny torso, so I guess it's possible (I know it's not baby yet... but my uterus that used to be the size of a pear is now the size of a grapefruit, so I'm going with that to make myself feel a little less like an air filled blimp, lol).
Gender prediction: I'm still voting boy, but Sam is now convinced that I'm really showing and it's twins lol.  (We are very excited to see the doctor next week.  He plans to ask her about this possibility.)
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? innie
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy lady this week. I can get a little cranky, but that's me in general when I get hungry. :)
Weekly Wisdom:Eat, Eat, Eat!!!
Looking forward to: A little light jogging this next week.