Monday, July 30, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 15!

How far along? 15 Weeks

Total weight gain? No weight gain this week! I’m still at 111…
Waist/Belly Measurement? No waist or belly growth this week either! Still 27.5"/32”.

Maternity clothes? Definitely wearing a few pairs of jeans. As you can tell in the picture, I’m starting to get a little belly. :)

Stretch marks? None yet.. Fingers crossed!

Sleep? Totally back to normal. I’ve even been able to stay up late (which is to say 11 pm) and watch the Olympic coverage this week!
Best moment this week? Finally letting everyone at work know that we’re expecting.

Have you told Family and Friends? Absolutely everyone now knows!

Miss Anything? I can honestly say I didn’t miss anything this week.

Movement? I thought I felt some flutters, but I think I’m just really excited to feel movement. Typically you don’t feel it until around 16-18 weeks with the first pregnancy.

Cravings? Candy… Ahhh I wanted sour patch kids so bad. I think it had something to do with watching this weeks episode of “Project Runway” more than anything. Candy clothes? Yes please.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Not a thing!

Have you started to show? I got my first “I thought so” when I told someone I was pregnant this week.. haha So I must be showing a little bit!

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Only a few backaches and only one headache. I was pretty symptom free overall.

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

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? Well I was sleeping normally, I wasn’t nauseated, and relatively ache free.. So that all made me pretty jolly!

Looking forward to? Finishing the painting of the nursery. Jesse is not  a fan of painting, and he won’t even let me near a paint can. So I have a 1/3 painted room that I’ve been sewing in. It’s so… creative? haha

And just because... Here's Sammy. 
Puh-Puh-Puh-Puppy Face. Puh-Puh-Puppy Face.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hey Baby!: 12 Week Ultrasound

I know I'm a little delinquent, but here are some pictures from our 12 week scan. He or she is such a perfect little cupcake, complete with a little nose and adorable arms and legs! Jesse was much more excited this time, since at our 8 week ultrasound he was kind of surprised at how un-baby like our baby looked. haha

Hopefully we can share some new pictures at 20 weeks, but that depends on how much of an exhibitionist our little guy or gal is. We don't want to give away the gender to those who don't want to know. :)

For those of you squinters... that's an umbilical cord. :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 14!

2nd trimester, here we come!!
How far along? 14 Weeks, we’re officially in the 2nd trimester!!!

Total weight gain? 5 lbs, up from 106 to 111. I’m trying not to freak out, and the lovely people who keep telling me that I don’t look pregnant or fat will be getting presents come Christmas.

Waist/Belly Measurement? 27.5"/32”. Baby and I gained another ½” in the waist for a total of 2.5” overall.

Maternity clothes? I broke down this week, and even though the books and websites tell me that I don’t need to wear maternity clothes because they won’t fit, they do. That’s probably because the only thing that appears to be growing is my tummy! Everything else is pretty much where it was before. I have a few pairs of pants that fit right now that I got on sale (like, $10 on sale) from the Gap and I also have the leggings I preciously purchased. The good news is that most of the space to grow is in the tummy, so I’ll probably fit them until at least the end of this trimester. Besides, at a whopping $60 for 2 pairs of jeans and 4 pairs of leggings that are insanely comfortable, I won’t be totally upset if they don’t. :)

Stretch marks? I’ve been using my Dream Belly Butter from Fairhaven Health, and it’s amazing! I don’t expect to have stretch marks right now anyway, but just using this stuff has actually made old ones from growth spurts less visible. So if anything helps, I have a feeling this will.

Sleep? Starting to feel less tired, and my sleep schedule has leveled out.

Best moment this week? Starting to work on the nursery! We picked out a paint color and bought the crib! I’m really excited to get it going in the next couple of weeks!

Have you told Family and Friends? YES! We finally announced to everyone that we’re expecting, and the response was amazing! We feel so lucky to have such an amazing group of people in our lives. :)

Miss Anything? I miss yoga and running! I keep telling myself I’ll get back to the gym more regularly. Hopefully that starts this week…

Movement? Still no squirms!

Cravings? Tamarind candy, which I probably shouldn’t eat. I told my husband I’d wait until our week 16 appointment to clear the next bag with my Doctor. It’s just soooooo good!!! I’ve also developed a semi-craving for fruit cups (in juice, not syrup!) and yogurt. At least it’s something that’s better for me. Better than candy… haha

Anything making you queasy or sick? For the first time ever, NOTHING made me sick this week. Jesse even warmed up pizza (does it seem like we eat a lot of pizza?? Haha) and it didn’t bother me!

Have you started to show? I think I have what looks like a full tummy, and no one else seems to have noticed until I tell them. So I’m going to stick with no, unless you know what you’re looking for.

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Still getting the backaches, but they’ve gotten a little better. Plus my skin has cleared up and my nausea is completely gone!

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

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? I was pretty happy this week!

Looking forward to? Starting the nursery! This week we’re painting… And I might get crazy and put together the crib! I also started the bumpers, even though I don’t know if we’ll use them yet. People get really touchy about them!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 13!

How far along? 13 Weeks

Total weight gain? 4.5lbs, I gained a pound this week, yikes! My family was here and we ate out… A LOT. Way too much.. haha

Waist/Belly Measurement? 27"/32”. I got that ½” in the tummy back this week, and I’m back up to 2” overall.

Maternity clothes? None this week, just wearing my larger jeans and mixing in dresses.

Stretch marks? Still none in sight!

Sleep? Still sleeping normal, even though I’m sleeping a ton!

Best moment this week? My parents got in on Tuesday, so I’ve been on vacation all week which is GREAT, but I think the best part was seeing the baby! We had our 12 week ultrasound this week and he or she looks baby-like now, complete with a cute little nose! When the ultrasound technician was pushing on my uterus to get a better look it would kind of push back at her like “HEY! Quit poking me, lady!” which I thought was too funny. I guess this baby has my attitude.

Have you told Family and Friends? No new people yet, but we’re going to start this week! I just need to actually get things organized so I can do it…

Miss Anything? I kind of miss not being so tired. I’m seriously exhausted all the time!

Movement? None yet!

Cravings? Still pickles..

Anything making you queasy or sick? My mother made the mistake of putting pizza in the microwave, even after I told her it made me nauseous. Honestly, that made me queasy before I was pregnant. I hate the smell of warmed up pizza, yuck! It was so bad I had to leave the house… haha

Have you started to show? Baby comes and goes. Usually it depends on how fully my stomach/ bladder are at the time. For instance, the picture above is right after dinner. :)

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Still getting the backaches and headaches. I guess since I wasn’t nauseated this is what I get… ha! My doctor told me I’m getting tailbone pain right now because I have a tilted uterus and it’s poking my tailbone right now. I guess that will go away in the next couple of weeks, and if it doesn’t he’ll refer me to the on-site chiropractor and masseuse.

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

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? If I’m tired or I’m hungry, you should tread lightly. Jesse actually warns people sometimes… haha But he brought it up and I’ve made a conscious effort to not be so nit-picky and he says it’s way better!

Looking forward to? Starting on the nursery and telling people the great news!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 12!

How far along? 12 Weeks

Total weight gain? 3.5lbs, I gained another half a pound this week!

Waist/Belly Measurement? 27"/31.5”. I guess I’m down ½” in the tummy this week? Maybe I’m losing some of that awesome first trimester bloat.. haha I’ve gained a total of 1.5” overall.

Maternity clothes? Still not caving to the maternity clothes, although I did buy four (yes, four) pairs of maternity leggings. They were on super sale and I got all four of them for about  $40 after tax and shipping. I figured I’ll be the most pregnant during the winter months, and leggings and boots are a girls best friend!

Stretch marks? Still none in sight!

Sleep? Sleep has been pretty normal for me lately… Fingers crossed!

Best moment this week? It’s always hard to pick just one! I got to see the bestie in Dallas, Jesse and I finished the floors in the nursery (FINALLY!) and I got my wedding set back from the jeweler and it’s finally soldered together. Plus it’s clean and shiny, so no waving while in direct sunlight.

Have you told Family and Friends? No new people yet! I’m getting really excited about the reveal though.. Only two more weeks!

Miss Anything? Not a whole lot this week, actually. A few times I had hunger pangs for sandwiches, but otherwise I wasn’t missing much.

Movement? None yet!

Cravings? Definitely still on the pickle kick. That’s OK, I’ve calmed my habit to one pickle a day if at all.. haha

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing made me sick this week.. it was a miracle!

Have you started to show? After I eat I definitely look like I’m carrying a combination of food baby and real baby. It’s kind of cute, though. But on an empty, or at least a not full stomach, I’m looking like myself still!

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? I was really achy this week. Backaches, headaches.. Yikes! I think I should probably visit a chiropractor and get the tailbone pain taken care of.

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

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? Mostly happy, unless I’m hungry…

Looking forward to? So much this week! My Mom and Stepdad are getting into town on Tuesday, and on Wednesday it’s my 26th birthday plus I get to see the little one again!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 11!

Pardon the going to the lake outfit.. :)

How far along? 11 Weeks

Total weight gain? 3lbs, I gained a pound this week! I’m going to blame that on my horrible eating habits this weekend.

Waist/Belly Measurement? 27"/32”. Up ½” in the tummy this time, for a total of 2” overall.

Maternity clothes? None this week. Still rocking the rubber band and a few pairs of “fat jeans”, and TONS of maxi dresses! They are so comfortable and flattering when you’re trying to hid that belly.

Stretch marks? Still don’t have any of those! I won a new body butter in a giveaway, so I’m really excited to try it out. Other than that I’m still using my Mama Bee body oil.

Sleep? I’ve been up a lot this week for bathroom breaks! Other than that, sleep has been pretty normal.

Best moment this week? I finished the cushion I talked about last week, and it looks so cute! I can’t wait to post pictures of it later.. I promise I will! I also started getting stuff to start decorating the nursery because Joann’s was having a crazy sale. Gender neutral, of course. :)

Have you told Family and Friends? Still the same people! Jesse ended up letting it slip to one of his best friends this week, and I had to tell him to call him back and add that we aren’t telling everyone until the end of July.. And I felt so bad! But I still think we should wait until after we’re officially in the second trimester.

Miss Anything? Definitely baseball stadium beer. We went to a AAA baseball game this week with some friends and everyone, Jesse included, was enjoying the 24 oz. drafts. Meanwhile, I have a souvenir soda and cotton candy. If I can’t have beer, I will have sugar.

Movement? None yet!

Cravings? Still pickles! Jesse bought me one of the HUGE jars of pickles this week, which I thought was so sweet!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Occasionally my vitamin will make me a little nauseous for a few minutes, but overall I think we’re done with the nausea! At least I hope so…

Have you started to show? Still only looking pregnant to myself. I think in the next couple of weeks I’ll really push out though.

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? My skin was SO horrible this week! Seriously, it was like being in highschool again. I think I can attribute a lot of it to being so lazy that I forget to wash my face at night though. I’ll fall asleep on the couch and just crawl in to bed at 10 pm, so I bought some face cleansing wipes to help out with my laziness.

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

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? I’m right back to my normal personality, which is still about 80/20 for happy and moody.

Looking forward to? Seeing Miss Maddee! I’m heading up to Dallas to visit her for a few days before the 4th!