Saturday, March 26, 2011

14 Weeks!

14 Weeks!
Sunday March 20th - Saturday March 25th

I'll add my picture tomorrow...

I'M NO LONGER NAUSEATED!!!!! I'm still picky about what I eat, but I'm past the nauseated stage. Everyone said it would get better after the first trimester was over and thankfully they were right! I think I'll have my full on appetite soon....lookout!

I had my first craving this week...broccoli. If you know me very well, you know how weird that is. I don't really eat vegetables...especially green ones. For some reason on Friday I was really wanting broccoli so I went to the store and got a few things and made a broccoli salad. You know, the one with craisons and sunflower seeds. Yum! Maybe there's hope for me and veggies after all. If this baby changes my eating habits to where I enjoy veggies more than dessert, that would be a pretty good thing. I'm not counting on it though. I've also been craving the cake batter ice cream from Maggie Moo's or Marble Slab. Unfortunately (actually it's probably good or I'd eat it every day) there aren't any ice cream places in Joplin. We have lots of frozen custard places, but no ice cream. It's just not the same.

The crib and dresser came in this week! I can't wait to get it all set up. I love it. I've been playing with the idea of how I want the bedding to look. I think I've made up my mind on what I like if it's a boy. I'm still not sure on what to do if it's a girl though.

Our baby is about 4 1/2 inches, the size of a large navel orange. Our baby is busy practicing breathing, sucking, and swallowing all day. Body movements also continue to get practice this week too. I can hardly wait to feel it! By now the ears are positioned properly on the sides of the head and the eyes are moving from the side of the head to the front of the face. I'm really looking forward to my ultrasound...whenever that will be. I can't wait to get a glimpse of this little one!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baby's Room!

Last week was sooooo much fun! I was on Spring Break and I got to spend most of the week with family and friends in Okc. My parents generously bought our furniture for the baby's room while I was visiting. My mom and I looked everywhere and this was my favorite! It should be here in a couple of weeks! I can't wait!
The Crib....

The dresser....

And the changing table... I didn't order the hutch. I couldn't find the right pic online, but it will look like this minus the shelves on top...

It's all in espresso (the really dark wood). I love it! Thank you so much mom and dad!
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

13 weeks!

13 Weeks!
Sunday March 13th - Saturday March 19th

Ahhhh Spring Break!!!!

Sorry. I don't really have an update. I've been super busy this week, but I've loved every moment. I got to spend time with lots of friends and family. I didn't take any pictures. :( I really wish I would have.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

12 Weeks!

12 Weeks!
Sunday March 6th - Saturday March 12th

I went in for my 12 week appointment on Monday. I was thrilled when I walked into the room and I didn't have to put the gown/sheet thing on. Wahoo. :) I really don't know what all they do at each appointment, so it's always a surprise to me. This time when I went in she used the doppler and I got to hear the heartbeat! It was pretty incredible. She said everything looked great and sounded great. I love hearing good news. I go back in another 4 weeks (April 4th) and she said they'll schedule my big ultrasound when I go in for that appointment. I'm really excited for that one. I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl.

I've noticed a lot of changes this week. My back and hips have been really achy. My doctor said that it was because things were moving and shifting. I guess things moved up higher this week. Which is kinda weird. I was able to button a couple of my old jeans again. They were very uncomfortable by the end of the day though.

I'm not nearly as nauseated anymore!!!!! I still am VERY picky when it comes to food. Most regular stuff still doesn't sound good, but I'm hoping that will change soon too.

I feel like I have a little more energy. I still take naps as often as I can, but I'm feeling better. I hear the 2nd trimester is a lot better and I'm almost there!!!

Our baby is about 3 inches long and the size of a peach. Up till this point, our baby's intestines have been growing in a cavity inside the umbilical cord; this week they are moving to their permanent spot in the baby's abdomen. Our baby's vocal chords are also developing this week....can't wait to hear that sound. :)

One of my favorite things this week pillow. I couldn't seem to get comfortable. Several people have told me that they use one of the pregnancy body pillows. I really didn't want something that took up that much space and I really didn't want to spend a lot on a pillow. I found this one on sale for half off on amazon last week. I thought I'd give it a try and I love it. It kinda looks like a giant comma...

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

11 Weeks!

11 Weeks!
Sunday, February 27th

Keep in mind, these pictures are a week late. I take the picture sometime during the beginning of the week and then I reflect on the week and write the post at the end of the week. So this is actually what I looked like last week.

Food: I've been able to eat a few more things this week. My appetite is slowly coming back. I've gained about 2 1/2 - 3 pounds total so far. That really surprises me because looking at my stomach, I'd think it would be more. As far as what I'm eating goes...I've been eating a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches and fruit. I still love fudge pop tarts and I've actually eaten a couple of salads this week.

Symptoms: Still nauseated, but it's getting better. I feel like I've been more tired this week than I was last week. Maybe I've just been staying up too late. I also switched over to maternity clothes this week. It feels so much better! I found a few things at the Just Between Friends sale in Tulsa last Sunday (that's where I got the gray pants pictured above). I really like the kind of pants that go under your belly and don't have a stretchy least at this point I do. That may change as I grow. I also found a few plain long sleeve maternity crew necks on sale at Old Navy.

Baby: Our baby is about 2 1/2 inches long this week, the size of a large plum. *On a side note, the description this week says "It's hard to believe especially from the outside, since you're probably barely showing at this point, but your baby has more than doubled in size during the past three weeks." Um...pretty sure I'm more than 'barely showing' hahaha. Anyway, The digestive system is beginning to flex its muscles. The pituitary gland has started producing hormones. And the bone marrow is making white blood cells. I go back to the doctor on Monday...I really hope I get to hear the heartbeat!

Thoughts: There is so much to look forward to and things are happening so fast! I really can't wait until I find out if it's a boy or girl and I really can't wait until I can feel him/her moving inside me. That's gotta feel weird, but I think it's so cool. I can't wait to see what he/she looks like. I bet I've had 15 dreams about it. I can't wait to hold him/her. Ahhh there is so much to look forward to. I'm soooo excited and so thankful to be pregnant.

Favorite: My favorite thing this week has to be maternity clothes. I've only bought a few things, but it's made a huge difference. It feels so good to be in comfortable clothes.
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