Wednesday, February 24, 2010

16 weeks

15 weeks 3 days

I'm heading for my monthly appointment tomorrow. I'm super excited. I can't wait to hear the baby again. I'm 16 weeks today and feeling great! Seriously. I hate to say it too loudly but my symptoms are seriously minimal. I am having a lot of hip pain the last few days but I can deal with it. Things are starting to feel really real now. I'm waiting impatiently to feel the baby. Things are going well this week.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

13 weeks

I'm 13 weeks and 3 days. I felt gigantic today!! :) I think it was the pattern on my sweater. I'm craving tons of artificial fruit flavoring. I think it's because my body doesn't know what real fruit tastes like so it's going with what it knows ... grape soda and starburst. I haven't had too much sickness really. I did get sick one day this week but I think it was because I waited too long between meals. I've had headaches almost every day this week. Can't wait until I look pregnant but I don't want to rush it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Second Tri today!

I've finally made it to 13 weeks. I feel like a big weight has been lifted at the same time it feels as if my insides are all squished together as I sit here. We went to the doctor last week and everything is looking great. We heard the heartbeat. Mark made it through his first girly doctor appointment and lived to tell the tale. Not much is going on right now with us. I bought some maternity clothes but am not big enough to wear them yet. They were on sale and I couldn't pass it up. I'm just ready to begin the second trimester.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Approaching the second appointment

I officially meet the doctor tomorrow. It's my second appointment and I'm a little nervous. I'm hoping we get to hear the heartbeat. I just want to confirm it's still there, beating away. I'm ready to move into the second trimester and I'm ready to purchase some baby supplies! I found the cutest car seat online the other night and every impulse in my body is urging me to just order it! Mark on the other hand is being the voice of reason and reminding me I don't need to order our car seat at 12 weeks. Maybe he'll at least let me buy another onsie or something this weekend! :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

10 weeks 4 days

Here it is 10 weeks 4 days. Possible bloat. Those were the pants I was 'forced' to wear to work last night because my black and my grey pants were dirty. I'm wearing sweatpants to work on Saturdays from here on out. They are way more comfortable than my jeans. :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

First belly shot at 9 weeks

9 week 2 days

Well here it is. The first pictures. Not much to look at yet but I wanted to have a couple shots of 'before' so that I could compare later on. You can see the slight bulge in the bottom picture but only if you knew what it looked like before pregnancy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sigh of relief

Another milestone down. I outed myself at work and on Facebook. My boss was great. He started offering me advice. He wanted to make sure I was taking vitamins and eating healthy. It was a bit sweet. Once I told my boss I couldn't stop myself. I told the Facebook world. I definitely couldn't stop telling people. Now my secret is out.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The big day has arrived

I'm telling my boss tomorrow afternoon. I'm freaking nervous. As I sit here reflecting upon how I'm going to do it and watching P Diddy's assistant search at the same time, I think to myself 'It could be worse. Puffy could be my boss.' I feel like a little girl going into the the teacher's office to ask permission for something. I'm an adult woman for goodness sake. I'm going to be a mother. A MOTHER! Why can't I pull it together and be excited about outing myself at work. Once I out myself at work I can out myself to the world! Why do I feel that my boss is going to be like 'No that's not going to work for me.' It's too late for that! It's going to have to work, it's happening! I feel like such a little girl!

Friday, January 1, 2010

We have a heartbeat!

My first appointment was a great success. We immediately went to the ultrasound room at 8 a.m. Almost instantly the heartbeat was there. She said the baby was in the lowest part of my uterus, laying there like on a hammock. I thought 'Yep, Baby is just like us....lazy :)' Because of the positioning she said that it would be harder to get the best picture. But we saw our little blob.
My due date is moved back to Aug. 11. I'm officially 8 weeks.
I can't describe the happiness of seeing the heart beating. It was wonderful. It was beating at 176. She said it could have been elevated because I was anxious.

After our ultrasound we met with her a bit longer where she went over medical history and the joy of breastfeeding. She also encouraged us to get the H1N1. So we did. We were a bit apprehensive about it but once she said pregnant women who get the flu are more likely to we went to roll up our sleeve.
My mom picked me up from the appointment since Mark had to go to work. She immediately picked up my father and drove us about town telling family members as we went. So now our whole family knows our news and a few friends.

I'll be telling the world (my work) next week. Today life is good.