Tuesday, October 30, 2012

8 weeks 1 day

Jeez! I'm bad at this updating thing!

How far along: 8 weeks 1 day

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of a raspberry....my what to expect app says a green olive

Total weight gain: A pound or two I think

Sleep: crappy...I can't fall asleep even if I'm exhausted and every time I roll over my boobs wake me up

Maternity Clothes: no, but I did pick up a be band that I wear with my jeans

Food cravings : almost nothing, occasionally weird stuff that I see on TV commercials

Food Aversions: pretty much everything it sucks. I'll be so hungry and absolutely nothing sounds good

Challenges: still morning sickness. I went to pick up a refill of my zofran Rx but my insurance is being douchy and I don't know when or if I'll be able to get more. I have no idea how I'm going to manage work without that. The morning sickness has been getting worse despite the meds so having none is going to be awful

Movement: Not for awhile

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January (I might take this out for awhile)

What I’m looking forward to: Ultrasound on Nov. 8th. I went in to my appt with the nurse today and it was basically a lot of questions and to get a lab order for blood work. She said that typically the Dr checks for a heartbeat at 12 weeks with a doppler, but doesn't do any ultrasound until 19 weeks. I managed to convince her though that because my cycles were irregular (so not sure how far along I actually am), I was taking Clomid (increase chance of multiples), and I have a blocked tube (increase chance of M/C) that I should really have an ultrasound sooner. After I listed all that she was all for having an earlier ultrasound, which I am so relieved about.

What I miss: sleep and not feeling nauseous

Next appt: Nov. 8th ultrasound and Nov. 29th 12 week appt w/ dr

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

6 weeks 1 day

I already forgot to do this yesterday...oops!

How far along: 6 weeks 1 day

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size on a sweet pea....my what to expect app says a blueberry

Total weight gain: I think like a pound...I forget to weigh myself on the same day and same time every week
Sleep: better lately, except the getting up to pee. I'm still trying to get a nap in, if I don't my morning sickness stays awful all day.

Maternity Clothes: no, but I'm thinking of picking up a be band from target soon so I don't have to try to button my jeans :-)

Food cravings : still salty stuff....yesterday I had to get onion rings from red robin. They were amazing! Today I had all the stuff out to make pasta then I changed my mind and got stuff for burgers because I had to have a burger

Food Aversions: different things at different times. Nothing ever sounds good for breakfast which is terrible because not eating makes me feel crappier

Challenges: all day morning sickness...it's so hard to be at work. I'm wishing I had a corporate job where I could shut myself up in my office and feel crappy w/o worrying about throwing up mid treatment

Movement: Not for awhile

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January (I might take this out for awhile)

What I’m looking forward to: First Dr. Appt (same as last week)

What I miss: Bleu cheese (also the same as last week)

Next appt: October 30th, it's just with the nurse though. I don't know when my first appt with the dr will be

Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekly Check-in


I'm going to try and be good about remembering to do these weekly :-)

How far along: 5 weeks (only 35 to go LOL)
How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size on an apple seed, up from a poppy seed last week :-)
Total weight gain: I haven't been on the scale since a few days after I found out I'm PG so I have to idea. With all the crap that I've been consuming (I can't help it junk food sounds so yummy!) I'm sure it's not pretty
Sleep: Usually great even after a daily afternoon nap of varying lengths. Last night sucked though, I met having dreams that someone was trying to break into our house and kill us....which lead to a lot of laying awake listening to every little noise
Maternity Clothes: no, but pants are a little snugger than normal thanks to the bloat
Food cravings : Anything containing salt and ice water
Food Aversions: none so far
Challenges: none really, except getting through the work day without falling asleep
Movement: Not for awhile
Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January
What I’m looking forward to: First Dr. Appt
What I miss: Bleu cheese
Next appt: October 30th, it's just with the nurse though. I don't know when my first appt with the dr will be


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

No sympathy here

(Let the over sharing with the Internet commence!)

My boobs hurt today...as in when I switched from one butt cheek to the other in the recliner (which is where I spent the majority of my evening....scratch that, my entire evening) I winced, when I took off my bra I winced....you get the picture. I told my loving husband over dinner that my boobs felt pregnant today. He proceeded to suggest that it was all in my head. Um....no dear I'm not hallucinating sore boobies, I'm growing your child....boys!

Not that I expected to be having symptoms so early, but it is reassuring to actually feel pregnant on occasion. I could do without the cramping though, that particular symptom just worries me. Everything I've read says it's totally normal, but all the same it can take a hike.

Exhaustion is rough, and it's not near what it's going to be....yikes!

I'm also eating like it's my last day on earth. I'm hungry all.the.time! When I don't want to get up I just ask AJ to get it for the baby, not for me....I don't think he knows what to do with that yet so I'll keep using it LOL!

For the record I'm not complaining about actually having symptoms. We've hoped and prayed for this little one for a loooong time. I love the symptoms (except the aforementioned cramps). They remind me that the munchkin is in there and hopefully growing as he/she should be. But, I'll be the first to tell you that when the nausea hits in full force, I'm going to bitch about it. I'm a baby when it comes to that and while I'll be glad that the munchkin is letting be know they're there it will still suck. So please don't think I'm ungrateful in any way. I'm not, I'm thanking God everyday for this miracle and I will continue to do so. I just wanted to clear that up :)

4 weeks and 1 day :-)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Now I really need to be better at this....


So it finally happened....after 11 months of trying we finally got a BFP (big fat positive)!

We went on vacation last Wednesday and got back last night. I didn't bring any tests or my thermometer with me so I would stress out or test early....talk about backfire! I stressed the entire time and convinced myself that AF was just around the corner. I didn't want to get my hopes up just to see another BFN. I tested as soon as we got home last night and when I saw what I thought might be a line on the pink dye test I started freaking out and immediately grabbed the digital I had been saving for just this type of occasion LOL! Then followed what seemed like hours of watching the little hour glass and then up popped "Pregnant" I almost lost it. I was stunned...still kinda am!

I got out a onesie I bought a long time ago when we first started this journey on the front it says "I love daddy" I put it on the bed with the digital test on it and waited...I had to wait until the hubs got out of the shower. When he finally came in and saw it, his first words were "well, we'll see" WTF? what does that mean? He asked if the tests could give false reading...um not two of them :) then he was speechless...took him awhile to get past the shock, but he's coming around LOL

So here we are...let the real worrying begin! First appointment is Oct. 30th, I'm crossing my fingers and toes that this is a sticky baby and come next June we'll be welcoming a healthy happy baby. EDD should be around June 10th. Not really any symptoms yet, I've had some cramping and on and off nauseousness, today I can't seem to eat enough!

We've told a handful of people, the ones that knew we were trying and having issues. I think we'll wait to tell our parents until after my first appointment and then we'll tell the extended family at Thanksgiving and finally facebook announcement in December. I'm trying to think of a good way to tell our parents and the rest of our families. I've got time to think though :)

Now I really need to get back on the blogging train so I can look back on it down the road. Happy October!! Here's to a new chapter in our lives :-)

 -Natalie