Thursday, February 24, 2011

12 weeks

via the bump
How far along? 12 weeks, 1 day 
Weight gain/loss: So far four pounds, maybe more! 
Maternity clothes? None yet.. but I have a feeling it will be pretty soon!  My regular jeans are getting very uncomfortable!
Stretch marks? No, thank goodness!
Sleep? It sucks.  I wake up at 4AM and can't seem to go back to sleep!
Food cravings: I'm still eating pretty much everything except for a few things.  I crave baked potatoes a lot. 
Gender: Hopefully we will know within 2 months! 
Belly button in or out? In
What I miss? CAFFIENE!!!!!!
What I'm looking forward to: Finding out the sex of the baby!  I go back to the doctor March 14th!    
Milestones:  Despite being a super-dooper grower, your little Einstein’s body is still far behind the astonishing growth of their amazing brain. In other words, your baby is still a bobble-head, as their massive noggin' comprises 30% of their entire body mass!  Bobblehead aside, your little lollipop's neck is up to the challenge and straightening out quite nicely as can be seen by their little chin lifting off of the chest.  Your baby is also actively rehearsing “breathing” by inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid (ew!) to prepare the lungs for future air respiration.  The big news: your little poop-n-pee factory is now up and running!  Don't worry, most of the liquid waste wends it way down to your bladder, just adding to your million-times-a-day rides on the porcelain pony.  The solid waste - aka their first baby poop is just starting to build up in their intestine (it's a super-slow build-up, since it's all derived from liquid blood) in preparation for that tarry black meconium newborn poop.  Along with all the lovely poop-n-pee talk, we thought you'd like to know that your baby now pees into their amniotic sac and then inhales it through their mouth and nose.  YUCK! Not to worry, their urine is completely sterile and harmless, no matter how gross it seems.  (via BabyGaGa)

12 Week Belly Pictures!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

feeling a little green..?

For the past few days I have woke up around 4AM feeling like this.  I will feel like this for the majority of the day.  I have noooo appetite whatsoever.  I feel like I have to force myself to eat!  I thought this whole morning sickness was over, but boy was I wrong!  This is why there has been a bit of a bloggy break.. I hope that this passes and I'll feel better soon!  I know it'll all be worth it in September!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

11 Weeks!

via the bump
How Far Along: 11 weeks
Size of baby:  The size of a lime!  Just over 1 1/2 inches long.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 4 pounds
Maternity Clothes:  Still wearing my regular clothes.. guess that will all change soon!
Gender: Will know in about 2 months!
Sleep: Sleep is kinda getting back to normal..
What I miss: Said this once, I'll say it again.. Caffeine!  
Cravings: Right now, I will eat just about anything.  I cannot eat macaroni and cheese or enchiladas.  Yuck!
Symptoms: Morning sickness is starting to kick in again!  That and I'm tired all the time!
Best Moment this week: Seeing my baby on Monday and see the baby's heartbeat! It was 171.

Today has been kind of a rough day!  I have felt sick all day long!  I think today was the first day in awhile where I haven't been able to eat anything or keep anything down for that matter.  Hoping tomorrow is a better day!! :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day!

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  I know that I have had a good one!  I had my first prenatal doctor's appointment today.  Needless to say, I was a bit nervous!  Brad started his new job today (YAY!).  So, I was all by myself!  I didn't think that they would do another ultrasound, but they ended up doing one to have for their records.  The last one I had was at the ER <huge mess>.  Anyways, everything is great!  They actually pushed my due date up one day.  So, now it's September 7!  

I had to take these with my phone, so enjoy.... 

The baby was very active!  I got to see him/her stretch their little legs and hands out!  Too cute!  Way too excited about this baby!

Wish I would have taken a picture of Lilbug today!  She looked too cute!! She had her first valentine's day party at school today!  She racked up on the candy! ;)

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

10 Weeks!

via the bump

How Far Along: 10 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby now measures between 31 and 42 mm...about the size of a prune!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I will find out on Monday!
Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing normal clothes at this point, but I can feel my shirts getting a little tighter
Gender: Don't know yet! Will know in about 2 months!
Sleep: Sleeping is awful.. I never get enough!
What I miss: Drinking caffeine!!
Cravings: chicken, baked potatoes, any vegetables dipped in ranch dressing
Symptoms: I think my morning sickness has subsided for now, but other than that I have a few headaches here and there!

Friday, February 11, 2011

getting acquainted

Well.. we did it. We are pregnant. Well, I am. On January 6, 2011, Brad and I found out that we are having a baby! It came to us as a suprise, but we couldn't be more excited. Lilbug is extremely excited to be a big sister! She's already said that she wants a brother! According to doctors, my due date is September 8, 2011.

We already got a peek of our little gummy bear at 8 weeks...

The baby's heart rate was 167, which is very good! I cannot wait to find out more at the doctor on Monday!

Since I'm 10 weeks, I'll do a proper 10 week post in the next few days! Until then..