Sunday, April 29, 2012

Good News!!!

We went for our ultrasound on Friday and the baby was completely cooperating! We've never seen the baby in that position, butt out and facing my spine....meaning CLEAR shot of the goods! I'm so proud of my little peanut for listening to momma! <3


We can't even stand this...we have an envelope with the results sitting on our dining room table and we keep looking at it and trying to peek through it, but the ultrasound tech did a good job so we can't cheat. Darn!

Looking forward to Saturday and seeing all of you! :) 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week 17 [ April 24, 2012 ]

How far along? 17 weeks 7 days
Baby is the size of: an onion
Total weight gain: 1.8lbs  {123 to 123.8}
Maternity clothes? depends on the day... had some skinny days this week
Stretch marks? no way
Sleep: better
Best moment this week: spending 3 full days with Robyn :)
Movement: yup...Rob got to feel babes
Showing? sometimes...
Food cravings: cherry slurpie
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really, just don't like veggies a ton
Gender prediction: boy
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: itchy tummy, some nausea, tired
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Feelings: feels so good to sit and talk to Rob...especially talking babies since we're only 5 weeks apart
Looking forward to: next week's appt...come on baby, spread those legs!
This weeks developments: rubbery cartilage is turning to bone, growing some fat and the umbilical cord is getting stronger

Some other good news is the second part of my first trimester screen (AFP single) came back normal!! :) 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Blue or Pink... What do you think?

Friday is the day!

I know by now you all have gotten your invites for our gender reveal party on the 5th and we hope you're as excited as we are! We are having a hard time containing our needs to hurry up and get here already!

But before that, the stars have to be perfectly aligned on Friday in order to see our little peanut's boy or girl parts... I'm hoping it likes posing for the camera! If...IF beebs isn't cooperating we will have to move our party to the 19th instead. So everybody keep your fingers and toes crossed that this little one is willing to let it all hang out! :)  

We will keep you posted!!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Week 16 [ April 17, 2012 ]

How far along? 16 weeks 7 days
Baby is the size of: an avocado
Total weight gain: up a whole pound from starting weight!  {122.6 to 123}
Maternity clothes? i wear my maternity work pants on my 'big' days but still fitting into my regular pants with the belly band
Stretch marks? praying i dont get them!
Sleep: not as bad lately
Best moment this week: seeing our little one again... with 5 fingers, a spine and legs kicking around like crazy!
Movement: i think i felt a flick or a kick or something other than bubbles!
Showing? my lil bump is biggest at night
Food cravings: coffee, BEER! i can't believe i have 5 more months to wait before i can have those things again!!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing really! yay! i've just been trying to eat better even though i dont really like it.
Gender prediction: boy
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: thirsty, bloody noses, itchy!!!, sore bones, insides stretching
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Feelings: hoping and praying that the peanut cooperates when we go in 2 weeks to find out the sex. ::fingers crossed::
Looking forward to: seeing robyn on Thursday!!!!!!
This weeks developments: baby can hear our voices, hair, lashes and eyebrows are growing and tastebuds are forming

I had one of the maintenance guys at work say "is what i heard true?" I said I'm pregnant, who told you?? He said nobody, I can tell there (points to tummy) and in your face... ha! thanks...not sure if this is good or bad!!

I went in for a cervix measurement to make sure its long enough to hold the baby in there the whole time. It measured 4.2 which is good but we have to go back every two week from now until week 24 to be sure it is still holding up. Supposedly the cervix can grow and shrink! Who knew!? They also told us my placenta is anterior, meaning the baby decided to nest in the front of my uterus instead of the back. So my placenta is right in front which could make ultrasounds difficult or make it hard to feel beebs, but we've had no issues as such with this little wild child! :) The placenta is also low right now, which they say is normal for how many weeks and we should start to see it rise as baby gets bigger (hoping!). The US tech took the heart rate at 152 and then the doc at 159. She said you know what that means right? I said what? She said they say a higher heart rate means girl.... 

Had another TSH testing done on my thyroid and it came back within normal range again!!! YAY!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Nursery Ideas!

So, I am waiting to find out what we're having before I really get into the nursery planning/decorating. But I have been looking around at some places online and have come across some really cute things!

For a BOY...

For a GIRL...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Week 15 [ April 10, 2012 ]

How far along? 15 weeks 7 days
Baby is the size of: a navel orange
Total weight gain:  .2lbs {122.4 to 122.6 }
Maternity clothes? I got a really cute maternity top and JEANS this week! :)
Stretch marks? no thank you!
Sleep: keeps getting hips kill! but i stole my body pillow back from Bru and that seems to be helping...he's not very happy though ;)
Best moment this week: having a wonderful anniversary weekend with Bru just me and him hanging out and enjoying each other's company. <3
Movement: YES! Saturday we were at Jenny's and I asked her if she could ever feel the "bubbles" on the outside and she said not I grabbed her hand and put it on my tummy and she felt it go pop! so I grabbed Bru's hand and he felt it tooooo!!! I think baby was hiccuping! lots of stuff that we could feel on the outside! it was soooo exciting :) :)
Showing? yes, this week people have told me they can see a little bump. i'm feeling bigger but people still say if they didn't know me they wouldn't think I'm preggers.
Food cravings: chewy candy, chocolate chip pancakes, milk
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really this week
Gender prediction: boyyyy?
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: sore tail bone and lots of stretching and pulling. really tired!
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Feelings: full of love
Looking forward to: getting some good news friday... hopefully. 
This weeks developments: baby's leggies now outmeasure it's armies, joints are functioning, lots of movement and hiccups!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Best Man In The World

Today marks our one year wedding anniversary and our 8 year dating anniversary. Wow, I can't believe it's been that long! But then again, I think about it and I can't even remember life without this man.

My life before Brian was incomplete, unfulfilling and I was always yearning for more. Don't get me wrong, growing up I lived a great life, full of everything I ever wanted...except my other half. Just last weekend I was cleaning out some cabinets and came across some of my old writings and letters written to me and by me to past boyfriends. It really opened my eyes to the world I was living in before Bru (lonely times), the world I had forgotten all about (thank goodness!) when Bru swept me off my feet. Once he came into my life he made everything better and I mean everything! He has helped me forget all about those lonely times and I haven't looked back for one second.

Just a year ago, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into by marrying this incredible human being... I was unaware of just how much more perfect, perfect could get. Bru was already a kind, gentle, giving man. I was his world. And he was mine. We could conquer anything because we'd found each other. Two peas in a pod.

Well, as you know we were blessed with some life changing news in January, we're gonna be 3 peas in a pod! Me, so overcome by the fury of emotions that flooded my head, I for a few seconds got concerned how Bru would take the news and how this would effect our relationship. Quite honestly I don't know why I ever let those thoughts cross over my mind because boy was I wrong!

Since finding out we're going to have a little peanut, Bru has been even more perfect. He has been taking care of me when I don't feel so well, cleaning the house, making dinner, reorganizing to make room for our new roommate, and providing moral support among millions of other things. Without him I'd be nothing but a lost and sad soul trying to figure this all out on my own. I am so very lucky to have Bru by my side as we experience all of life's precious little moments together.

My heart is already busting at the seams for what's to come, sharing every moment with this incredible man I am honored to call my husband.

I love you more with each day that passes. Thank you for being my better half.

Here's to an eternity babe! (as I raise my glass of milk) ;)

Love, your wifey

Monday, April 2, 2012

Week 14 [ April 2, 2012 ]

How far along? 14 weeks 6 days
Baby is the size of: a lemon
Total weight gain:  .4lbs {122 to 122.4 }
Maternity clothes? love wearing my pants, especially my leggings!
Stretch marks? no and praying I don't get any!
Sleep: not well... my hips and knees are hurting
Best moment this week: finding out that my blood test came back normal again!
Movement: not as much this week...but still little flips
Showing? I think so...depends on the day
Food cravings: coffee
Anything making you queasy or sick: left overs...yuck!
Gender prediction: Boy?? see below
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: blah days, dry patches on my face, headaches, tiredness
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Feelings: excitement! I can't contain myself!
Looking forward to: Friday. we're celebrating our anniversary in Geneva and getting massages! whoop! 
This weeks developments: liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop, baby is making urine and breathing amniotic fluid, light hair is growing all over the body for warmth and lots of toe wiggling!

Wednesday night I had a dream we were at our reveal party and we cut into the cake and it was BLUE! And then Thursday night I had a dream about that little baby boy...he was the most perfectly perfect little angel I'd ever laid my eyes on. I couldn't believe we created him. Wondering if this is a sign?!