Wednesday, July 13, 2016

6 Weeks



I can't believe I am finally getting to do these updates!  I have literally waited YEARS for this.  I always knew I'd go with the chalkboard updates like Jessica at Little Baby Garvin I mean she was the inspiration behind me starting a blog in the first place! 

On Monday we went for our first ultrasound, I was so nervous but I tried to keep my calm, I didn't want Joe to think that I had any worry & I really didn't, but you don't even know if you've got an actual pregnancy in there until you SEE it.  We drove down to Peoria and got to see our perfect little bean for the first time & it was amazing.  We got to listen & see the heartbeat which was so amazing.  A lot of people were convinced it was twins because of my high betas (967, 3215, & 40,000), but I knew there would only be one strong little babe in there.  So far we are measuring right on track & the heart rate was 116bpm so lots of people are saying boy!!  Cannot wait to find out!





How Far Along?  6 weeks


Total Weight Gain/Loss?  Not sure


Maternity Clothes?  None yet!


Stretch Marks?  None


Sleep:  I was sleeping really well, napping a lot during the 2ww & the first week, now I’m starting to have extremely vivid dreams and more unpredictable and interrupted sleep these last few days.


Best Moment this Week:  Seeing our baby for the first time!  We went for our first ultrasound on Monday at 6w2d and we were able to see ONE perfect baby measuring right on track with a heart rate of 116bpm.  My RE said I can come back as often as I want but since I have to drive about 1.5 hours to his office we are planning once a week for now.


Have you told your friends?  Yes!  We know it is VERY early, but since we have been so open about this process, we knew that we would share our news pretty early on. 


Miss Anything?  With the local carnival going on I really missed beer & hot dogs this past week


Movement?  Nothing yet.


Food Cravings:  I’m hungry ALL THE TIME, but I have a hard time finding things that sound good.  I’m trying to eat well, but I’m also kind of just eating what I want & trying to satisfy the constant hunger.


Anything make you queasy or sick?  I haven’t had any morning sickness yet.  I have been sort of turned off by the thought of certain food, but haven’t felt queasy or thrown up at all yet.


Have you started to show?   Just my carnival food belly that is still hanging on from the weekend.


Gender prediction:  Boy.  Joe is 100% convinced it is a boy.  He said he’s never even imagined having a girl before, he said  he will be happy either way, but I’m afraid if it’s a girl he might push me down the stairs ;-)


Labor Signs:  Definitely not.


Belly Button in or out?  In as usual.


Wedding rings on or off?  On


Happy or moody most of the time:  Extremely moody right now.  I’m so tired and just feel blah overall. 


Looking forward to:  Next week’s ultrasound appointment on Tuesday!

17 comments:

  1. So cute! I'm so happy to see this update Elena!

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  2. YYYAAASSS!!! I'm so happy you get to do these now! I cannot wait to do mine! You look just so super happy! Can't wait for all the rest!

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  3. Beyond happy for you ahh can't wait to find out what your having.

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  4. Can't wait to {finally} follow along with you on this journey!

    Also, funny side note: Jessica Garvin was my inspiration to start a blog too! :) I'm slightly obsessed with all things LBG!

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  5. I LOVE that you are getting to do these posts too!! I have so been looking forward to it!! I can't wait to read each week!!

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  6. lol @ pushing you down the stairs. KC is scared of girls, he is hoping for boys when it is our turn. i'm sure both of them would be fine though. i am seriously over the moon happy for you :) can't wait to follow along. yay for seeing baby!

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  7. I love this!!! What a great heartbeat for 6 weeks!! There's one really strong bean in there!!! Can't wait to watch your pregnancy journey! Congratulations!!!

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  8. This is the best. You are stunning and glowing in this pic. So glad you got to hear and see your sweet babe <3

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  9. Yay!!!! Amazing! Seeing that little bean on the US for the first time ever... there is nothing quite like it. I forgot I had vivid dreams too in early pregnancy. And the weirdness surrounding food sounds familiar too ;) You look great and I'm looking forward to more updates!

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  10. Oh this whole post just brought a smile to my face! I'm so happy for you and cannot wait to watch you grow!

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  11. Yay!!! I didn't have sickness with my faughter, just a few food aversions, so maybe you'll luck out ;) I wish you the utmost happiness during this pregnancy. It will go faster than you think.

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  12. So so happy for you love! I love the chalkboards from Jessica as well, and can't wait to see what all you come up with.

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  13. michelle keigleyJuly 13, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    i do not know you personally but quite a few months ago a friend of mine shared your facebook blog link. so i read it, as my sister is going to fertility isues. i have been following your story since, and although i do not personally know you.. seeing this blessing and reading this story brought tears to my eyes! i am so very excited for you!

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  14. I think I'm even more excited to read your bumpdates than I am writing my own right now! I am just so happy for you and Joe!!! I am so bummed that the fair in our new town doesn't start until after Labor Day. I cannot wait to stuff my face with food from the fair- how sad lol. You're so lucky you're not having any morning sickness and I pray that you don't ever get any. I am having a little girl and she has made me so sick, thank God for Diclegis. Hearing the heartbeat and seeing your baby for the first time on the ultrasound thing is seriously the most awesome things. It just confirms everything and that everything is right on track :) Can't wait to read your next bumpdate!!!

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  15. Absolutely LOVEEEED this post!! Love the Q&A section and the chalkboard updates!! Cannot wait to continue following this amazing journey!

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  16. Clicking on and seeing this post totally made my morning. Congrats on your healthy strong little bean. Btw, you look absolutely amazing.

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