Monday, April 23, 2012

Yay Double-digits!

Ok so I realize that like *all* of my posts are about pregnancy here lately.  So sorry if you don't really want to hear all about it!  I really haven't been up to anything else worth blogging about.  Work's going well-- got my long term for the rest of the year.  Hubby & Pups are doing great.  So yeah.  And not to mention I'm sooo super excited to be pregnant and all that it makes it easy to blog about!

So without further ado, here's my weekly updates!

How far along: 10 weeks 1 day
Size of Baby: Lime (2in, 0.3oz)
Total Weight Gain: Actually, I'm -5lbs this week, so back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 125.  I think I finally lost some of that bloat/water weight!
Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants except like 2 pairs of capris.  Shirts I've been mostly wearing looser tops of regular size and some maternity too now.  I must've grown more this week!
Gender: Too soon to know!  My orig. feeling was boy, but now I'm not sure...
Movement: None yet.  Have heard that heartbeat though!
Best thing this week:  Feeling a gajillion times better (hopefully morning sickness is gone for good!)  and having a little bit more energy
Sleep: Sleeping good but can't make it past 5 without having to REALLY pee.  Usually it's another time before then.
What I miss: Not much!  Well I guess not looking chunky in my regular clothes.  That's kinda where the belly is now-- I don't look pregnant just like I've been eating too many doughnuts!
Cravings: Still sweet things :)
Symptoms: I'm finding a lot of the first tri symptoms are improving.  Chest isn't as sore, morning sickness is gone, getting a LITTLE bit more energy, though still tired.  Now I'm noticing I get lightheaded really easy when I get up fast and I have to eat every 3-4 hours or my blood sugar goes through the floor.
What I’m looking forward to: getting to the second trimester, and my next doctor's appointment at 13 weeks.
And here's my vlog!

Monday, April 16, 2012

9 Weeks Pregnant!

Hooo-kay so I've seen this floating around a few blogs and thought I'd do it too-- any ideas where it came from or if there's somewhere I should link up?  Anyway, I'm 9 weeks and 1 day today.  I had a doctor's appointment and got to hear Baby Dean's heartbeat!  Sooo exciting! :D

How far along: 9 weeks 1 day
Size of Baby: Prune (1.5in long)
Total Weight Gain: 5lbs.  Yes I do realize that's probably what I should gain the whole 1st tri-- oh well...
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing mostly maternity pants.  Can still wear some pants that were bigger on me before, and all reg. shirts
Gender: Too soon to know!  My orig. feeling was boy, but now I'm not sure...
Movement: None yet.  Just heard that little heartbeat today! <3
Best thing this week:  Hearing the heartbeat for the first time!  Annnd morning sickness subsiding.
Sleep: I want to sleep allll the time still.  Sleep is good at night, just having to get up to pee  1-2 times.
What I miss: Absolutely nothing.  Well- maybe being able to take out the trash without gagging...
Cravings: Sweets.  Mostly dairy-ish sweet things like milkshakes and cheesecake.
Symptoms: typical first trimester stuff-- really tired, peeing a lot, etc.  Though this week I've felt good so I really hope the nausea is on its way out!
What I’m looking forward to: getting to the second trimester!!!

And here's my week 8 vlog!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

8 Week update-- and thoughts on being pregnant so far!

2 months down- 7 to go!

So I realized I haven't blogged much about the whole me-being-knocked-up thing so I thought I'd just write about that now!

I'm 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant today.  Now I talk about my symptoms and all in my videos but I thought I'd tell you more about our road to getting here, and our thoughts & such!

So I did talk about it on here some, but our TTC ('trying to conceive') journey started a looooonnnnngggg time ago.  Ok.  Maybe not THAT long, but boy it sure felt like it!!!  We started TTC in March of 2011.  The first couple months we tried to be laid back about it (you know, not really trying but not preventing either).  I just thought that we'd go off birth control and -bam- I'd get pregnant right away.  Maybe it'd take a couple months but that'd be it.  Well it didn't go that way.  After a couple months of nothing- we decided to really "try".  For me that meant learning ALLLLLL sorts of stuff about fertility, conception, cervical fluid (nice, I know), basal body temperature, charting, etc.  Then we tried to "time" everything--  romantic, huh?  Well guess what we did that for pretty much 8 months and nothing!  We did have what's called a chemical pregnancy once, which is when conception takes place, you'll get a positive (in my case, very faint), but it fails to implant, and the pregnancy ends like a regular period.  No fun at all.  We had no luck for all that time we were "trying".  Finally, in my 10th cycle of trying to conceive we finally just said FORGET IT.  I was sooo tired of "trying".  We decided to leave it up to God and if we didn't get pregnant by the one year mark, we'd go see the doctor.  Well two months later-- I got pregnant!

We are beyond excited.  This baby is soooo wanted and loved ALREADY!  Admittedly I've been nervous, just hoping everything goes ok.  I don't know very many first time momma's who don't have that fear of miscarriage in the back of their mind (especially those that have experienced a loss before), and I'm definitely one of them.  But the more time goes by the better I feel about it.  I'll be 9 weeks on Sunday.  Which means my appointment is on Monday where I will *hopefully* hear that little heart beating.  Then in three more weeks I'll be gearing up for the 2nd trimester which I'm soooo looking forward to.  Don't get me wrong, I'm so grateful to be pregnant and even to have the symptoms that let me know I've got a little baby in my belly-- but the extreme tiredness and random bouts of nauseousness I could do without! ;)  Not to mention I'm also looking forward to getting to see my baby on the ultrasound and getting to feel him or her move-- oh and of  COURSE finding out if it's a boy or a girl!  (Yeah we're so finding out-- we can't wait!)

I still pray everyday for a healthy little olive (that's how big the baby is during the 9th week ;)).  And I'm sooo thankful God chose me to be this baby's mommy!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is Risen!!!

Have a blessed Easter everyone!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Catch up...

Catch up on my pregnancy journey so far, on Youtube! :) My weeks turn over on Sundays and I usually get my video up either Monday or Tuesday! I'll be 8 weeks this Sunday on Easter :) Here's what went down in weeks 4-7!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sharing the news...

Here are some videos from when we told our families that we are pregnant! :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Big News!

Today is my birthday!  I'm now 26... crazy... I'm not excited that I'm now closer to 30 than 20!!! :-O

But anyway, I've not been posting much lately... here's the reason why....

So it's still a little early (I'm 7wks 3 days today) but we decided to just go ahead and spill it! Send us lots of prayers though for a healthy pregnancy!!!