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24 August 2016

12 weeks!!



How far along:  12w4d.  It feels awesome to finally make it to that “safe zone” of 3 months of pregnancy!  At 12 weeks the chance of miscarriage decreases drastically.  I am finally starting to feel a little less worried.  I can’t believe how quickly these weeks are flying by. 


Total Weight Gain:  Ok so my mom, the peach that she is, surprised me with my very own Fitbit scale this past weekend!  Now I can actually track daily if I wanted to.  I’ve never owned a scale so I’m pretty excited to have such a nice one.  Thanks so much mom.  I weighed myself Sunday and was at 116.  I’m not sure that I actually gained 2 pounds in a week or if I might’ve weighted a little on the lighter side when I used my mom’s scale the week before.  Either way, I’m happy with my weight gain.


Maternity Clothes?  None yet, although I did use the hair tie trick with a pair of higher rise jeans, worked wonders.


Stretch Marks?  Nope.


Sleep?  Sleep continues to be hit or miss.  It takes me FOREVER to fall asleep, but once I do I feel like I’m getting decent sleep.  I’m up several times a night to pee.


Best Moment this Week?  Interviewing doulas!  It’s still obviously very early, but I not really knowing too much about doulas and how their services work I wanted to start looking early.  I’ll dedicate an entire post with more information about doulas and why we chose the one we did.  We also go the results of our NxGen testing and everything is negative.  That means our gender results are in too & being sent off to our friend for our gender reveal!


Have you told your friends?  Of course!


Miss anything?  Not much.  I mentioned last week that I started reintroducing caffeine back in my life, but honestly it doesn’t seem like it’s having much of an effect on my yet.  I do miss my wine, but not nearly as much as I thought I might.


Movement?  Nothing yet.


Food Cravings?  I craved a donut the other night with pizza.  I’ve been eating apples with peanut butter & lots of strawberries.  Nothing too crazy yet, still lots of candy.


Anything make you queasy or sick?  Nothing!  All I’ve experienced as far as illness goes is allergies.  I never have allergy issues but these last few days I’ve been so congested!  I am using peppermint, lavender, lemon, & melaleuca EO’s to help since I can’t take a decongestant. 


Have you started to show?  Everyone swears there is a little bump but I swear it’s from the food still. 


Gender prediction?  Still guessing boy, but we will find out next weekend for sure!!


Labor signs?  No


Belly button in or out?  In


Wedding rings on or off?  On


Happy of moody?  I am starting to finally feel less moody.  I am also gaining some energy back too!


Looking forward to?  Finally having my first appointment with one of the midwives this week.  They won’t be doing an ultrasound on me again until 22 weeks, but I am excited to finally meet with my regular doctor.

15 August 2016

11 weeks



How far along?  11w2d

Total weight gain?  I finally ended up weighing myself on my mom's Fitbit scale and I was at 114, I'm guessing I have maybe only gained a couple pounds if even that because that's been about my weight for the last several years.  I am planning to weigh myself weekly on that scale so I can keep track of what I'm gaining, I'd like to gain about 25 pounds.

Maternity Clothes?  None yet

Stretch Marks?  Nope

Sleep?  Sleep is getting better, energy is getting better, constant hunger is subsiding.

Best Moment this Week?  I didn't get to see the babe this week since our appointment was cancelled which was a total bummer.  However, my friend Jessica and I went and bought all the stuff for the gender reveal in just a few weeks and it was so fun.  It's going to turn out so cute!  Joe has been practicing with the bow & arrow to hit the paint filled balloon.  I filled yesterday's balloon with pink to test his reaction if it is a girl, we still have some work to do on that! :)

Have you told your friends?  Yes of course!  

Miss Anything?  I am slowly introducing caffeine back into my life.  I had my first cup of half & half this weekend and it was glorious.  I ended up doing 8oz of caffeinated and 8oz of decaffeinated just to see how my body would react and it helped with a headache I was having & also helped in the digestive department.

Movement?  Nothing yet.

Food Cravings?  Still craving carbs, but also finally feeling like I can control some of those urges and sticking to some healthier options now that I'm nearing the second trimester.

Anything make you queasy or sick?  Not a thing!  

Have you started to show?  Nothing yet, but I think it's coming in the next few eeks

Gender prediction?  Still going with boy!

Labor Signs?  No

Belly button in or Out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or moody?  Moodiness is decreasing, finally!  I think everyone will be happy to see this symptom finally go away.

Looking forward to?  3D ultrasound & NxGen testing Monday!  I cannot wait to see the baby again. It will be the last time for 11 more weeks unless we have any issues.  And less than 3 weeks away from our gender reveal!  Lots of exciting things happening.  I have a lot of nursery ideas, but I'll feel like I can start making some solid plans once we know the gender.  I can't wait! 

10 August 2016

10 Weeks!



How far along?  10w4d

Total weight gain?  I was supposed to have my first sono tomorrow with my local doctor, but the doctor reviewed my ultrasounds from my RE and decided that I don't need one at this time.  I go in on the 26th to meet with the nurse & do an intake, but I won't have a sonogram until 22 weeks!!  That means our last ultrasound at our RE on Monday will be the last time I will see our babe for 11 weeks! That just seems cruel!

Maternity Clothes?  None yet

Stretch Marks?  Nope

Sleep?  Sleep is about the same as last week, I have good nights and bad nights.

Best Moment this Week?  Well tomorrow's appointment was supposed to be my best moment, but since that was cancelled, I really don't have a best moment this week.  Its been quiet and uneventful which is OK by me.  I did stay home sick the first time this pregnancy with a headache on Tuesday.  I also decided to somewhat start a registry which has been fun.  One good thing about TTC'ing for 5 years was researching and learning about baby products, I could seriously have everything I wanted picked out now if I really wanted to.  

Have you told your friends?  Yes of course!  

Miss Anything?  I ended up having a grilled hot dog at a cook out (everything in moderation!) and it was worth it.  I also had about half a Cherry Pepsi the other day when I had a headache that I could not get rid of. I will start caffeine again once I hit the second trimester.

Movement?  Nothing yet.

Food Cravings?  Anything with carbs!

Anything make you queasy or sick?  Nothing!  I've been so blessed to not have any sickness or queasiness at all!

Have you started to show?  Still just that food baby I've been carrying around.

Gender prediction?  Still going with boy!

Labor Signs?  No

Belly button in or Out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or moody?  Still pretty moody most days.

Looking forward to?  Our 3D ultrasound was also changed.  They decided that they wanted me past 11 weeks so I go Monday the 15th, I will be 11w2d and we should be able to get a clearer picture. This is also when we do the NxGen test meaning that we will know the gender oh-so soon!!