Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 10!

Pardon the blur.... I couldn't find the rechargable batteries for our good camera!
How far along? 10 Weeks

Total weight gain? Still only 2 lbs.

Waist/Belly Measurement? 27"/31.5”. Up ½” in the waist, for a total of 1.5” overall.

Maternity clothes? None this week, but I’ve been wearing my old jeans using the old rubber band trick. Gives me the extra inch or so I need. :)

Stretch marks? None yet!

Sleep? Still tossing and turning at night, but fewer bathroom breaks!

Best moment this week? Finding amazing deals at Goodwill! I’m an avid thriftier, and I knew I wanted to re-purpose things for the nursery. Not just because it’s cheap, but because it’s unique and good for the environment! I found a floor cushion/ottoman (which I’ll post about later this week!), a small lamp which is perfect for the side table, and a taller and skinnier frame which I used to make the new chalkboard! (Did you notice?)

Have you told Family and Friends? Got the close family and friends covered.. Only 4 more weeks until we tell EVERYONE!

Miss Anything? This week I really missed sandwich meat. All I wanted was a turkey bacon avocado sub from Subway, thanks to Michael Phelps, and I can’t have one. Boo.

Movement? None yet!

Cravings? Oh man, this week was probably the first week that I’ve had real cravings. On the menu: Cheesecake and pickles. In the same night. I drove to the store and bought a jar of pickles and an entire cheesecake. Definitely looking like a pregnant lady.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Still just my vitamins, but the nausea has gotten better!

Have you started to show? Still just looking a little fluffy, but I doubt anyone but me notices.

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? I had some serious cravings this week, but the night sickness was gone!

Belly Button in or out? I'm still an innie!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? A little bit of both. I’d say about 90% happy and 10% moody, which is pretty close to my normal attitude. Maybe more like 80/20. :)

Looking forward to? Visiting our first pre-school choice this week! We have an appointment on Thursday!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 9!

How far along? 9 Weeks

Total weight gain? Up 2 lbs to 108lbs total!

Waist/Belly Measurement? 26.5-28"/31.5"-33".  Why the huge variance? The first one is in the morning, and the second one is at night. Yes, I gain an extra 4" during the day. I was 26"/31", so in the morning I'm only about 1/2" larger than I was pre-pregnancy.

Maternity clothes? Yes and No... The jeans I'm wearing in the picture are actually 'Loved' by Heidi Klum for Motherhood, but I feel like they're small. I wear a 0-2 normally, so using the size chart that makes me an XS. They were on sale so I snatched them up. Well... They run a little small. They're small enough to be extremely comfortable right now because of that AMAZING elastic waist they have, but I doubt that they'll fit past 15-16 weeks. I definitely won't be wearing white after Labor Day this year.

Stretch marks? None yet!

Sleep? I've never been a great sleeper, but lately this whole "having to empty my bladder" thing is really cramping my style. I usually have to go at around 5 AM, and then I'm up for the day.

Best moment this week? Finally starting bump updates! I thought it would turn out horrible since I have horrible handwriting, but surprisingly I think it's cute! I did break about 4 pieces of chalk, though. Guess I don't know my own strength! :) I decided to do them on Mondays, even though my roll over date is Sunday. Most Sundays I don't get dressed, so after work on Monday is a better option for me.

Have you told Family and Friends? We've told the parents, and this week we're working on the siblings! I've also told my bestie!

Miss Anything? Happy Hour! I've been invited to so many lately, and I can't even go and sit just to socialize. If I'm not having a beer (or three...) people know something is up.

Movement? None yet, which makes sense!

Cravings? It kind of varies. On Friday all I wanted was a banana fudge shake from Sonic, and last night I ate an entire jar of home made pickles. So no pinpointing gender based on cravings for us!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Other than my vitamins, the only thing that makes me nauseous is driving. The drive home at night absolutely kills my appetite.

Have you started to show? I think I just look slightly more... fluffy? I asked Jesse if I looked pregnant or fat and he stood there with a horrified look on his face and finally stammered out, "I don't know what the right answer is!!!" I thought that was pretty entertaining.

Labor Signs? Nope

Symptoms? Night sickness, overwhelming urge to constantly empty my bladder, and gas. Only burping though, which I'm sure Jesse appreciates!

Belly Button in or out? I'm still an innie

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time? My husband would tell you moody. I think once the initial "we're having a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!" wore off I probably got more moody. I tend to give him this "Are you F#$*ing kidding me?!" look that seems to annoy him. It involves an eyebrow raise.

Looking forward to? Finishing the floors in the nursery! Mostly because I really want my sewing room back until January.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hey Baby!: Week 8 Ultrasound

Yesterday we had our first prenatal appointment, complete with our very first scan! I'll admit I was a little worried, since I had heard that usually the first scan was a little... invasive? Hopefully you get my drift. Imagine my surprise when the nurse first the ultrasound wand on my pelvis area, I guess being thin makes it easier to do it this way the first time around. Not that I or anyone would call me thin right now. Ha! I had also heard that I wouldn't be able to hear the little one's heart beat, so I had set my self up to just see the flicker. Again, surprise and shock when I heard a methodic "thump thump thump" coming from the machine. I asked the nurse if it was me (pregnancy brain pass, thanks!) and she told me "Oh goodness no, sweetie! That's the baby!"  As you can see, 167 bpm and going strong!  They also set my due date as either 1/20/13 or 1/21/13.. It's shown on the 2nd picture as both. So I guess we're already mildly uncertain of arrival!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Baking a cupcake, or ate too many?

I didn't want to post again until after my first prenatal appointment (which is less than a week away... EEeeEEe!!!!) but I had to post this comparison shot of my little belly. I thought since I was in pretty good shape that I wouldn't show until I was out of the first trimester. Boy was I wrong. All in all I'm up from 106 lbs pre-pregnancy to about 108.5 lbs according to my fancy schmancy digital scale. I've read that's quite a bit, especially since I'm only 7-8 weeks along. Luckily I happened to be wearing the same outfit (down to the shoes apparently) that I was photographed in right before I was pregnant.
No Baby Vs. Baby

Probably not a huge difference to anyone but me, but I think I look like I raided the bakery. Not totally true, but sort of. Let me clarify: I'm not eating alot more than I used to, just snacking more frequently. Not gorging myself on cupcakes, more like eating an extra yogurt cup if I'm hungry. I do feel like I'm always hungry though. I've always had this weird thing with blood sugar, and if I don't eat pretty frequently (2-3 hours) I feel really nauseated. With this pregnancy, it's like I need to eat more at night or I feel sick. I think I can attribute this to morning sickness, but I thought most women felt so sick they couldn't  eat. I feel like if I don't eat, I'm going to be sick. Right. NOW. It's really bad at night. We usually eat dinner around 7 or so, and by 8:30 I need a snack or I'm going be really sorry. Then when I wake up in the morning I'm completely nauseated until I eat breakfast. Then I'm fine for the rest of the day. So.... weird...