Wednesday, December 19, 2012

13 Weeks Update

Well it's actually 13 weeks 5 days now.. 

We had quite the appointment yesterday~ It was actually the Screening ultra sound but guess what? Of course my baby had a big growth spurt and measured too large for the test..
Baby is measuring a week ahead of my due date and we just missed the window.
We got some great shots though, the dr said all looks good and healthy from what they can see and baby was a movin' machine!
Sucking it's thumb and waving at us, doing flips and stretching it's long legs (like it's mommy n daddy)..

I also asked if it's too early to tell the sex and the dr. said she actually has a pretty good shot with what she sees and asked if we wanted to know.
I of course said yes.. and well..

You'll have to check back hopefully tomorrow! I'm putting together a cute announcement that I'll share probably then.. 
Although I couldn't wait and do what I wanted to do originally, like have a reveal party or at least a cake! As soon as we got out, after I skipped all the way to the car I called my parents and sisters! I asked Bob not to tell anyone yet, cuz the certain someone he told before when we were pregnant kinda told everyone and I had this big plan..speaking of which.. Here's how we told everyone!

Oh and that didn't last long by the way.. As soon as he got home I got a text from my neighbor- congratulating us on our new baby ___! I guess it wasn't fair to ask him to not tell anyone when I've already shared the news with my bests and family!

I decided to do a fun lil poll on the side here.. Go vote whether you think we're having a boy, or girl!

How Far Along: 13 weeks 5 days!

Size of the Baby: well according to the Bump.. Baby is the size of a peach! But my baby is a week larger, measuring 14 weeks 5 days.

Maternity Clothes: Not really wearing any yet..I'm still barely showing anything..

Stretch Marks: Still none yet.. But with baby growing fast I really need to get serious about applying lotion.

Weight gain: Still doing ok on weight gain, haven't gained much. We'll see though at my next check up in a couple weeks, I'm sure there'll be a jump! (Especially after the holidays!)

Sleep: I'm sleeping good, i'm on like a 7 hr clock though I can't sleep longer than that really even when I fall asleep early I still wake up early. I'm also having so many dreams... nightmares, just crazy dreams. Which then leads to pretty much a daily a.m. headache.

Best Moment of the Week: Well duh.. finding out what this lil baby inside of me is going to be! And giving it a name and being able to say he or she (Which has been so hard in this post to keep saying "it"). And going shopping last night and buying the cutest little clothes!

Movement: I can't wait til I can feel all the movement that's going on in there!

Food Cravings: Well a very unhealthy food craving was Flaming Hot Cheeto Puffs and cooling my mouth down with some pickles. Yes that was my dinner one night. Haven't craved it since though I think I got pickled out..Another weird craving (weird for me) is I keep having the idea of wanting to try sushi. I hate sushi btw. I've tried it a few times, each time hoping i'd like it.. but no, yuck.. Now I'm wondering if I should try it again?

Gender: I can't wait to share!!

Belly Button in or out: In

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Still the smell of this coffee Bob's drinking at home.. Caramel somethin k-cup

What I miss: Hot baths. Especially right now it's so cold out and in our home (broken heater) so I just hop in the shower and stand under the water for awhile.

What I'm looking forward to: I'm still hoping I get a xmas gift to do a 3d/4d ultra sound where they can again confirm the gender.. Even if we don't get it as a gift, we're still doing it! Also now I can officially start planning the nursery!

Nursery: Speakin of which.. Can't wait! To Pinterest! (And guess what now with these Secret Boards.. nah nah nah nah nah you won't get to see anything yet! :) ) I'll do a big reveal too like I just watched Miss Jen's adorable room.

Emotions: Oh am I hormonal right now. I'm realizing that like as soon as I get hit with being tired.. I become extremely irritable. I am really trying to take the advice and comments I'm getting from people as them being helpful and with their best intentions. So once I get moody it's just hard to keep that in mind  but i'm trying people.. So just bear with me or keep your comments to yourself, unless I ask.. lol! No not really.. but yes kinda really. Poor Bob.. I love him so much. He gets to hear it all from me. One day I'm bitching to him about something or someone and the next I'm on the phone with them talking like I love them. He probably is thinking "this bitch is cray". And of course I'm still a lil cry baby. Especially with what happened in CT, everything I see on the news or on fb makes me tear up.. the tributes that all the tv shows have been doing, I now have to fast forward so I don't break down and ugly cry. So Emotions, yes I'm experiencing them all. Like Jenny McCarthy dubbed it in her book Belly Laughs- I'm Psycho Chick right now with hormonal rage!

XoXo Rachel

Friday, December 7, 2012

12 Weeks ~ Finally showing!

So I skipped weeks 10 & 11 because not much was really changing.. I think I lucked out so far in this pregnancy because I've been feeling pretty good. Or normal I guess :) So grateful i'm not feeling like Kate Middleton is right now! yuck! I wonder if we're due around the same time? hmm 

The only update from week 11 was we got to have another appt to see the baby.. And oh my has she grown! Yes I said she, I don't know why, it sorta just started happening like I already know or something..I would talk and say "she" instead of "it" and then correct myself but it will be strange kinda to find out if it really is a lil girl.

Here's what we got to see last week! We loved it! Bob was a lil shocked at first, and said " Whoa! Whaaat is that?!" 
Little one was moving around so much the dr. was having a hard time getting measurements and a good shot. Right away "it' (ps as i was saying this in my head and as i'm typing I did just say "She") reminded me of a lil teddy bear, with those little stubby arms and legs.

And finally I can capture my bump. Because I'm finally showing, more than just my lil pooch. Oh yah it's still there but I know i'm showing now because my stomach is harder and it sorta feels like I just did some crunches and worked out so hard that i'm a little sore from it. Which I know it is definitely not because I kicked my ass while working out.. I'm far from that right now, and should maybe start working out just a lil harder. I think I'm being too relaxed at the gym.
I was really hoping i could track my bump pics with my chalk board but some of you may remember how that turned out! I tried to turn a pinterest craft into reality and well let's just say maybe I'm no Martha Stewart?
photobomb courtesy of Nil

How Far Along: 12 weeks today!

Size of the Baby: baby is the size of a plum

Maternity Clothes: I ordered some maternity clothes on cyber Monday- only really keeping a couple of em.. love this one from Old Navy..

I guess when I wore this earlier this week, it was more noticeable that I was pregnant to a co-worker? Maybe it's the print? Comfy though!

Also just ordered some jeans from ON this week because well, my jeans are not tight around my hips or waist or anything but I can't stand the button.. It feels like it's digging into my stomach! 

Stretch marks: none yet. I need to start applying that tummy butter stuff!

Weight gain: I don't think i've gained very much.. maybe a 1 or 2 lbs.. I finally got a new scale since I was afraid mine at home had been lying to me for months because the dr's scale was always so different! We'll see how the next appt goes! 

Sleep: Better! I'm not really waking up early anymore.. actually just would love to sleep more.. And I only have to get up and pee maybe once.

Best Moment of the Week: Noticing that i'm actually showing. Actually I think it was all Bob who made me realize it. We were in the kitchen making dinner and talking and I noticed he's looking at my stomach and grinning then reached out to touch my stomach and laughs..thanks babe for calling me out on the extra apple fritter toast I so didn't need to eat! But then think about it later that night and notice how firm it was so I thought you know what, ya i think it's not just my pooch!

Movement: Lots of movement, inside according to our last ultrasound but no it's too early for me to feel anything! 

Food Cravings: I'm still craving Olive Garden from yesterday.. Hopefully this weekend we can go out!
I also have not been craving meat! At all, unless it's in a burger or sandwhich so i've been a little worried I'm not getting enough protein so I picked up this, which is oh so deliciouso! May have to pick up more!

Gender: Who knows?! But I can't wait to find out! 

Belly Button in or out: In

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing this week!

What I miss:
 some chardonnay! Yes this girl is missing her chilled glasses  of wine after hard long days at work.

What I am looking forward to: My next appt in a couple weeks where we get another ultra sound!

Nursery: Nada yet 

Emotions: So emotional. I can cry over the stupidest shit now. Mostly like when I hear something happy.. and I get happy for that person I want to cry. 
Also man was I on one last night.. I picked up bob and went from smiling and happy to see him to a minute later into this little baby that doesn't get her way and thinks her husband isn't happy and doesn't understand her, all because he didn't want to go out to dinner (cough cough Olive Garden)! Reading the weekly newsletters it says by this week or next my emotions should be a lil more leveled out? we shall see!

Happy Friday!

XoXo Rachel