Wednesday, July 27, 2016

8 week Update

How far along?  8w4d

Total weight gain?  Again, no idea.  I go for my first OB appointment on 8/11 and I imagine they'll take my weight at that time & I'll be able to start tracking that.

Maternity Clothes?  None yet

Stretch Marks?  None 

Sleep?  I've been sleeping pretty well.  I'm still always tired, but I did get some Unisom to help on those restless nights if I need it.  

Best Moment this Week?  We had our 8 week ultrasound today and the baby is growing like a weed, finally starting to take some shape and look like a baby! 

Have you told your friends?  Yes of course!  

Miss Anything?  Caffeine, alcohol, hot dogs!

Movement?  Nothing yet but my mom and I got to see the babe wiggling around in today's ultrasound.

Food Cravings?  Not craving anything specific anymore, I'm just hungry all the time so all food sounds amazing.  I am a big candy person so there have been some types of candy that have sounded amazing lately though.

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?  Nope, in the above picture the belly is from a brownie a la mode I had!

Gender prediction?  I still think boy!  Gender reveal is set for Labor Day Weekend!! 

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?  Next Friday is our last appointment with our RE, I'm sad that I won't see them weekly anymore, but I am looking forward to our 3D ultrasound they're going to do!

At our appointment today (8w4d) baby was measuring at 8w6d and had a heart rate of 169bpm, it's increased each week and our doctor is very happy with how everything is looking.  He says everything is right on track where it should be!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7 Weeks

How Far Along?  7w3d

Total Weight Gain/Loss?  Not sure

Maternity Clothes?  None yet!

Stretch Marks?  None

Sleep:  Sleep is still unpredictable, tiredness is constant.  I finally caved and bought some Unisom (a class B medication for pregnancy) so that I have it if I need it.

Best Moment this Week:  I got to see our sweet babe again today! Lots of growth going on in there. Babe is measuring 7w6d so just a little ahead which the doctor said is fine.  Heart rate was 155bpm.  

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?  Caffeine!  Once I finally hit the second trimester I will get back to my regular 1 cup a day of coffee. 

Movement?  Nothing yet.

Food Cravings:  Orange juice and sweets, I've always had a sweet tooth.  My mom made me homemade vegetable beef soup so I've been eating that at work for lunches along with Greek yogurt, cheese cubes, applesauce, and bagels with Greek cream cheese for breakfast.

Anything make you queasy or sick?  Some very very slight queasiness, but nothing significant & no throwing up.

Have you started to show?   Probably more PIO bloat and a full belly than the actual baby showing.

Gender prediction:  I still think boy.  We are going to do the NxGen test once I hit 11 weeks.  It will test for Trisomy 18, 21, & 13 & it will tell us the gender.  We will only have to pay $10 for the test no matter what our insurance covers (or doesn't) so it's well worth the money & the peace of mind early on.

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: Still more moody than happy, but I feel like my moods are improving a bit.  

Looking forward to:  I go back next Wednesday for our 8 week ultrasound! 

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!

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