Monday, November 28, 2011

14 weeks!

Happy Thanksgiving!

14 Weeks:

Best part of this week: Decorating for Christmas!!!

How far along? 14 weeks!
Trimester: second!
Days to Go: 182
Baby size: 3.4 inches, or the size of a lemon!
Baby weight: 1.5 oz
Total weight gain:  around 10 pounds! sheesh!
Current Reading: Active Birth: the New Approach to Give Birth Naturally -- Excellent read!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

13 Weeks!

How far along? 13 weeks!
Trimester: Second! Wow!  Feeling lots more energetic now!
Days to Go: 189
Baby size: 2.9 inches, the size of a peach or a jumbo shrimp
Baby weight: .81oz
Total weight gain: 10 pounds! ack!
Maternity clothes? pants, yes!!!  I can do my regular jeans with the hair-tye trick, but I don't like it much.
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: Well, we changed sides of the bed a while ago, to try to make it easier for me to sleep on my left side.  I'm hoping that helps with my TMJ too, because it seems to be worse! I have to sleep with my body pillow under my belly and between my knees, much to Indy's chagrin!  That's *his* place, in the crook of my knees and he does NOT like that pillow being there in his spot!
Best moment this week: telling everyone!
Have you told family and friends: yes! Finally!!!
Miss anything? exercising!  I have a lot more energy, but still not enough to go workout!
Movement: not yet, but I'm hoping soon!
Food cravings:  The power of suggestion is VERY strong right now!  Everything I see on TV gives me cravings!!!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  snotty noses make me gag really bad!  This is a tough time to be a teacher of little kids!
Have you started to show yet: uhhh yes.
Gender prediction: People are saying boy, since I seem to be all belly.
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time:   happy
Weekly Wisdom:  nettle tea helps with allergies when you can't take any other drugs!
Current Reads:  lots of birth blogs
Looking forward to: having an ultrasound!!! We found out we won't be able to get one till we're 20 weeks!!! Boo!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

FINALLY the cat is out of the bag!!!

Well we put it on Facebook today!  The support and encouragement is overwhelming!
I put this funny picture as my status update:

Luke just put: "Well, it's Facebook official.  I'm going to be a dad!"

He got even more "Likes/comments" than I did!  I was only a little jealous! haha

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Breaking Dawn!!!

Went to see Breaking Dawn with the girls today!!! I cried like a baby!!! Not at the sappy love stuff, not at the wedding, like I expected... no, at all the baby-stuff!  I even cried at the horribly gruesome home-cesarean Bella had!  My friend April goes, "There's your home birth!" Haha!  I sure hope I don't end up needing vampire teeth (or any other sharp object!!!) to get McMuffin out!   It was a good movie though!

Monday, November 14, 2011

12 Weeks!

I've told everyone at work, and now I finally got up the nerve to tell my boss!  I'm hoping we can get an ultrasound this week so that way we'll be able to put an ultrasound pic on Facebook soon to tell the rest of the world!

I made over $300 at the consignment sale, and promptly spent half of it on new (well, new to me!) consigned maternity clothes!  And just in time too, because maternity pants are pretty much, if not necessary, at least more comfortable!

How far along? 12 Weeks!
Trimester: The end of the first trimester! wow!
Days to Go: 196!!!  Holy Moly we have less than 200 days of being just a "couple"!  Then, we're a "family!"
Baby size: 2.1 inches or the size of a plum, or a large lime 
Baby weight: .49 oz! Almost HALF an ounce!!!  McMuffin is growing!!!
Total weight gain:  changes up and down daily... 5-7 pounds

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

We got to hear McMuffin's heartbeat!!!

We went back to see Carol today and we were able to hear McMuffin's heartbeat!

It was only for about 3 seconds, because Carol said McMuffin likes to swim and hide!
Kim, (my m-i-l), said that clearly McMuffin is talented! :-)

Third appointment stats:
Blood Pressure: 115/71
Pulse: 61
Weight: 148.3

Monday, November 7, 2011

11 Weeks - no belly pic! :(

We were so busy with the consignment sale, going to Dallas and the fact that I wasn't feeling very good this week, and so we never got a belly pic!  I'm so disappointed that we missed it! Oh well.... moving on!

I'm still suffering quite a bit of random morning sickness!  We went to Dallas this weekend for Luke to play a rock concert with friends from college.  I was fine all weekend, until Sunday.  We slept in, had doughnuts and kolaches for breakfast, laid around watching TV all morning, and then mid afternoon decided to go eat Mexican food...  I don't know if it was from riding in the backseat or what, but I didn't think I could make it to the restaurant!  We pulled into a closer restaurant than where we were planning to go, and I thought some fresh air would make me feel better, but I had to sit outside the restaurant for a WHILE because I just didn't think I could go in!  I was gagging and gagging, but I never threw up.  Finally I went in, but I still didn't eat anything... Just had some Sprite.  I was feeling better by the time we headed home, but the car ride got me again, even in the front seat this time!  The second we got out of the car I headed up to the bathroom and threw up!  It was gross!  I had thrown up a few times before this, so it wasn't the first, but it was the most lengthy episode.  I just stayed in bed all evening trying to recover!  It could have also been a touch of a tummy bug... they've been going around school really bad!

Luke went to visit our friends Angie and Sergio and their brand new baby while I was sick in bed that night.  Angie is an OB-GYN and she gave Luke a good talking' to about our home-birth plans!  Luke said he was glad I wasn't there! haha.  But luckily, nothing she said scared us or was anything that we were surprised by.  That actually made me feel even more confident!  But the best part of that discussion was that she gave Luke some Zofran for me, to help with the nausea.  I ended up taking one the next day and it worked like a CHARM!  She said they're very expensive, and was generous enough to give me 4 pills, so I'm trying to save the other 3 for similar situations where I just feel terrible and can't stay home and take it easy!  Thanks Angie, for the great meds!  I so appreciate it!

How far along? 11 weeks
Trimester: 1 - almost finished with the first trimester!?!?! woah nelly!
Days to Go: 203!
Baby size: 1.6 inches, or the size of a lime or a fig!
Baby weight: .25oz
Total weight gain: 7 pounds-ish