Sunday, February 24, 2013

How far along: 10 Weeks
Baby is the size of: a prune (1 1/2 inches long)
Total weight gain: still ignoring this number
Name: pretty sure it will be one of our 2 front runners... still considering others
Gender: don't know yet
Best moment this week:  At the work out group when Alyssa and Hidie found out the good news the almost knocked me over they were so excited to give me a hug.  We didn't end up working out that day... just talking about baby!  I love my friends and I love that they know!  I told all my brothers the good news.. none of them really knew what to say so they all just exclaimed things.  Tony said, "Yippee"  He has been missing me 'cause he wants to see the baby.  He also asked my mom if it was a boy or girl and then decided that we don't know yet because it is too early.  Caleb kept saying WOW!!! over and over again. 
Food cravings: pretty much the same as last week... I love carbs!  Bread is my favorite!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not really... I am so lucky when it comes to morning sickness!
Sleep: still getting lots.  It sure does take a lot of energy to grow a person inside you
Pregnancy symptoms: I have to pee so often... including in the middle of the night
Miss anything: energy and motivation to do simple tasks like the dishes... much less bigger projects.  I overdid it shopping the other day and had to take a long nap to feel better and I helped put together a sweetheart dance... I did not feel good... had to force myself to take a few minutes to just lie down.
Maternity clothes: Yes!   My good friend Alyssa Dye found out the good news and told me about a maternity clothing sale at Old Navy... we had a fun afternoon of shopping.  Then I ordered the rest of the clothes I will need online.  I will have to make or borrow the rest.  Maternity pants are super comfy! 
Belly button in or out: in
Stretch marks: nope
Movement: none yet
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY!!!  I am oh so happy.  I think I am finally getting used to all the hormones and symptoms 
Baby gear purchases: none yet... but I did look at all the baby stuff in Target the other day
Wedding rings on or off: on
Early labor signs: none
Daddy moment: Daddy gives the best tummy rubs...  he got to tell all his brothers and his sister the good news.  he is such a proud papa.  
Most recent doctor's appointment: next week we have another one
Looking forward to: telling the rest of the world... by Sunday everyone will know!

How far along: 9 Weeks
Baby is the size of: an olive
Total weight gain: honestly ignoring this for now... i am afraid of this number
Name: we have been playing around with more names this week.... we like to do this at church.
Gender: unknown 
Best moment this week: seeing baby on our first ultrasound.
Food cravings: soft pretzels with cheese, french onion soup, pizza, cinnamon toast and chocolate milk, bread!
Anything making you queasy or sick: just don't feel great when I get too tired or too hungry... made lazagna the other night and didn't want it after a couple bites because I used the wrong brand of tomato sauce...yuck!
Sleep: still getting lots.. can't wait to get some more energy soon
Pregnancy symptoms: occasional ligament pain around my hips...and I am just so tired
Miss anything: having energy...especially in the evenings...a date would be so nice
Maternity clothes: none yet
Belly button in or out: in
Stretch marks: not yet
Movement: we got to see baby wiggle on the ultrasound... still too little for me to feel it
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy
Baby gear purchases: none yet
Wedding rings on or off: on
Early labor signs: nope
Daddy moment: Daddy was like a kid in a candy store during the ultrasound.  He has studied human anatomy and such for his major... so he was intrigued to find out what everything was.  He was also a big help at holding my hand and keeping me calm when I had to get my blood drawn.
Most recent doctor's appointment:  our first ultrasound was incredible... I thought that baby would look more like an alien than a baby because it was so early on.  but nugget looks just like a sweet baby.  We could see the heartbeat on the moniter. I thought I would cry but I was too happy to worry about that.
Looking forward to: next dr. appointment and hopefully hearing the heartbeat

How far along: 8 weeks
Baby is the size of: a large raspberry 
Total weight gain: I have only had one Dr. appointment and that is how I will be keeping track.... more news next week
Name: 2 front runners still need a girl's middle name but Anthony likes it without one... I think she HAS to have one
Gender: don't know yet
Best moment this week:  Yesterday... we had a day off from Opera Practice and we enjoyed every moment of it.  We actually ate a real dinner...salmon and baked potatoes, we even lit some candles.  It was so nice to just snuggle and do nothing  at all
Food cravings: nachos and cinnamon twists from Taco Bell (haven't eaten hardly any fast food since we've been married...more than 2 years), homemade nachos, chocolate dipped pretzels, Bread, Bread, and more Bread
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really. everything smells a lot stronger, great for the yummy smells.. really not great for the yucky ones.  As long as I eat regularly I am ok... tummy tends to hurt after dinner and sometimes I have a really hard time falling asleep because of it.  I am thinking if I haven't vomitted yet I will most likely get to skip out on that yucky symptom. *Knock on Wood*
Sleep: can't get enough, this opera has really kicked my butt! We have had rehearsals all week and don't get home until 10 or 11... I like to be in bed by 9 at the latest... so my naps are extra long
Pregnancy symptoms:  I get these really sharp pains by my hip bones occasionally.  ouch!  worse than a charlie horse or cramps, some aches and pains, a little tummy trouble, mostly I HATE HORMONES!!!  I don't like not feeling in control of my emotions...I get so angry over the tiniest things... not good.
Miss anything:  I miss being myself all the time.... I feel like now I have an evil twin sister and she hangs around much too often.  I am usually a very kind nice person to be around.  Blasted hormones
Maternity clothes: not yet but I didn't realize how uncomfortable jeans are until now.  I am constantly unbuttoning them at home
Belly button in or out: in
Stretch marks: none yet... but I am sure they will show up eventually 
Movement: none felt yet
Happy or Moody most of the time: split... I am either complaining about nannying, the opera, or pregnancy symptoms and I feel like the world is ending or I am so overjoyed and can't stop smiling and telling my hubby I love him.  Some mornings he will even say, "You are so happy today... (mumbles)unlike yesterday."
Baby gear purchases: none yet although whenever I am at the store I must look at all the baby clothing!  Some outfits are so darling it is hard to pass them up.  We will wait 'til we know the gender to purchase stuff.
Wedding rings on or off: on
Early labor signs: nope
Daddy moment:  Daddy tried to hear baby's heartbeat with a stethescope.  Silly hubby.
Most recent doctor's appointment: my pregnancy test that I had to take at the clinic is positive.  Doctor says I am due on September 12th.
Looking forward to: the opera ending, baby bump, telling the world our little secret

7 Weeks!

How far along: 7 Weeks!
Baby is the size of:a blueberry
Total weight gain: 0 pounds gained or lost
Name:we have a favorite boy and girl name (still working on girl middle name)...but still feel like I need to make sure every other name that exists is not the one
Gender:too early to tell
Best moment this week:telling our parents the good news!
Food cravings:no cravings but bread is seriously yummy!
Anything making you queasy or sick:so far mac and cheese and cheesy rice or roni are now disgusting!  Ritz crackers make me feel sick.
Sleep:I get tired really easily and suddenly. I take multiple naps (luckily I can nap at work while Rylan does).  I go to bed as early as 8 some nights...That means I get up to 11 hours some nights.
Pregnancy symptoms: I do get queasy sometimes (really it just feels like knots in my stomach) especially when I get hungry, but I haven't thown up yet.  Hoping I get to avoid that fun symptom.  So far morning sickness is very manageable.  Hormones are not my friend.
Miss anything:nothing that I can think of
Maternity clothes:nope
Belly button in or out:in
Stretch marks:none yet...
Movement:much too early for that
Happy or Moody most of the time:Happy mostly
Baby gear purchases:nothing yet... but we do have some hand-me-down things including a crib
Wedding rings on or off:on!
Early labor signs:none
Daddy moment:Daddy is Oh so sweet!  He is really dealing well with me talking constantly about what I am feeling emotionally and physically.  Especially because we haven't told anyone besides our parents yet.  Which leaves very limited people to talk to. I love it when he rubs my tummy for me when I don't feel good.  The back rubs are also nice.  But my favorite is that he talks to baby already and says things like, "Keep growing little buddy!"
Most recent doctor's appointment:we are excited to get our positive pregnancy blood test on Monday.  Then we can schedule our first appointment!
Looking forward to:I can't wait to share my excitement with everyone and am really ready for the 2nd trimester already.  Want that cute bump, to hear nugget's heart beat, and to feel movement.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Looking Forward to the Sweetheart Dance!

The Sweetheart Dance hosted by the Turlock 3rd Ward is this Saturday at 7.  I hope to see you there.  Here is a sweet Valentine's Day Picture of Anthony when we were dating at our single's ward dance.

Love my man so so so very much!  Have a lovely Valentine's Day tomorrow and make sure those you love get a little extra lovin'!