Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Baby Bump: 13 Weeks

How Far Along?:  13 weeks and 4 days! End of the first trimester is here!
Size of Baby:  About 2.9 inches, size of a peach!
Gender:  We still. Don't. Know. Sometimes, I feel like we'll NEVER get to know! Getting impatient over here!
Weight Gain:  Well, it's looking like I haven't gained much weight in my first trimester, probably because my appetite has been so down in the dumps. Luckily, it's picking back up.
Maternity Clothes:  Not yet. Made a few Zulily purchases this week, though.
Stretch Marks:  Nope! Still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion.
Movement:  Not yet. Waiting any day now for this!
Symptoms:  I'm so thankful my energy is almost back to normal! I still get tired in the early evenings, but my lunchtime naps have halted. I've been a little moody lately, though... crying a lot and just being a biotch to Matt. Sorry, hubs!
Sleep:  Much better. So thankful for that damn Snoogle, which I've been calling the Floogle. HA! I even caught Bells snuggling up to it one morning.
Cravings:  This week, I need Doritos. And you know what? Meijer was OUT of the regular nacho flavor over the weekend. Thanks, Meijer.
Nursery:  The garage sale this weekend was a huge success! Sold all kinds of junk we've been hanging onto. However, now we're in the process of building a large coat closet in our back living room to accommodate all the CRAP still in the baby's room. Cue pregnancy anxiety.
Belly Button in or out?:  In!
Wedding rings on or off?:  On!
Mood:  Better, after a weekend of moodiness. I'm pretty content this week.
What I Miss:  Not too much.
Best Moment This Week:  Matt and I seemed to pick at each other all weekend due to my moodiness, but of course, the making up is the best part. Last night, while he was at work (he works nights now), he sent me a goodnight text that melted my heart. Love that man. Also, we got the call yesterday about my blood work from the nuchal translucency test. All is fantastic! Everything was normal and it looks like Peanut is as healthy as can be.
Looking Forward To:  Doctor appointment on Friday!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baby Bump: 12 Weeks

How Far Along?:  12 weeks and 3 days!
Size of Baby:  2.1 inches, about the size of a clementine.
Gender:  Patiently awaiting! My doctor doesn't tell the gender until the 20-week anatomy scan. BRB while I go cry.
Weight Gain:  My weight is completely all over the place. I actually lost a couple of pounds between doc appointments, but I don't think it's too concerning.
Maternity Clothes:  Nope, not yet... but I've been racking up a super cute maternity wardrobe for fall!
Stretch Marks:  Nope! I've started a regimen of Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion, though.
Movement:  Nothing yet. I'm hoping soon!
Symptoms:  I can feel my energy slowly coming back, wahoo! I still hate that darn prenatal vitamin, though. Makes me so nauseous.
Sleep:  Bit the bullet and bought the most amazing pregnancy pillow ever, the Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow. Let me tell you... it's SO worth it. Sleeping at night has gotten better and better.
Cravings:  Still cake. Someone go buy this girl a cake.
Nursery:  We've totally done some overhaul this week to the baby's room. Got rid of furniture and other things we don't need anymore. Having a garage sale this coming weekend!
Belly Button in or out?:  In!
Wedding rings on or off?:  On!
Mood:  Better than last week, I think. After today, I'm happier than ever. :)
What I Miss:  Not too much.
Best Moment This Week:  Today, Matt and I had an ultrasound for the baby's nuchal translucency test, which tests the babe for things like Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, etc. Everything on the ultrasound was absolutely perfect. I turned into a bawl bag once I saw our sweet babe kicking his/her little feet... oh my gosh. This is real. And our squirmy peanut is doing so well. This was such a special moment for us. :) I'll never forget it. After the appointment, we went to breakfast to celebrate, and then back to work for me.

Lil' peanut

Looking Forward To:  Another doc appointment next week!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Baby Bump: 11 Weeks

How Far Along?:  11 weeks and 4 days :)
Size of Baby:  About 1.6 inches long, size of a lime.
Gender:  Still unknown. I had a feeling it was a girl at first, but now I really don't know! (Let's be honest... I never really knew anyway).
Weight Gain:  I haven't gained or lost this week, but I also don't think my scale is correct! I had a screening at work last week that indicated I had gained about 12-15 pounds. What is going on?! Someone's scale is off!
Maternity Clothes:  Nope, not yet... still in the norm.
Stretch Marks:  Nope! I've started a regimen of Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion, though.
Movement:  Nothing yet.
Symptoms:  STILL. So. Tired. Still napping every day at lunch. Still passing out by 9 PM. Where is my energy?
Sleep:  Been waking up at midnight every night for a pee break, and then a few other times throughout the night. I've been having trouble getting comfortable. Tomorrow, a pregnancy pillow is being ordered!
Cravings:  Lately, I've been craving more salty foods... but cake is always a good option!
Nursery:  Is currently still a craft room. We have some major organizing to do.
Belly Button in or out?:  In!
Wedding rings on or off?:  On!
Mood:  Better than last week, I think. Yesterday, I felt a little more depressed than normal... mostly because it was rainy and I was so tired and didn't want to be at work. Hrmph.
What I Miss:  Not too much... still wanting that frozen marg, though. ;)
Best Moment This Week:  Matt and I took an experimental trip to Babies 'R' Us last weekend and it was so much fun! We looked at all the gadgets we have no clue how to use, and checked out some super awesome baby furniture and gliders. Even got Matt to chuckle at some cute baby clothes. It was a good day.
Looking Forward To:  Second doctor appointment tomorrow! Eeeeee!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Baby Bump: 10 Weeks

Hi friends! It has been a while. A lot has been going on since February, including something VERY special that Matt and I have been hoping for for a little while now. We got the news in May and have since kept really quiet, taken a vacation with family to Hilton Head, SC, and enjoyed the majority of our summer! We're so incredible happy to (now) announce that we're expecting a little bundle of joy in January 2016!

So, without further ado, and because I want to remember this whole, beautiful, crazy, blessed, difficult, rewarding process, I'll be doing a weekly update, mostly for my own account. Enjoy, or don't. :)

How Far Along?:  10 weeks and 4 days!
Size of Baby:  About 1.5 inches long, size of a prune!
Gender:  Who knows!
Weight Gain:  Every week it fluctuates. This week, I haven't gained or lost.
Maternity Clothes:  Nope, not yet. But, mom has already stocked me up on a few cute dresses for fall.
Stretch Marks:  Nope! Stay away!
Movement:  Nothing yet.
Symptoms:  So. Tired. I somehow make it to my car every day on my lunch break for a nap, and I'm in bed by 9. And I have never been a napper.
Sleep:  Still sleeping well, besides waking up a time or two.
Cravings:  Today, it's cake... but a lot of foods still don't sound good to me like they used to. :/
Nursery:  Is currently a craft room that desperately needs some attention! Cleaning and purging needs to start ASAP.
Belly Button in or out?:  In!
Wedding rings on or off?:  On!
Mood:  Such a moody biotch this week. I've been quick-tempered and easily irritated this week, so I'm sorry to you all that had to feel my wrath.
What I Miss:  Nothing really right now! Though with this moodiness I feel like I could use a frozen margarita.
Best Moment This Week:  Taking our first belly photo at 10 weeks!
Looking Forward To:  Second doctor appointment next week!