Friday, December 28, 2012

19 Week update

How far along: 19 Weeks

How big is baby: Banana 6.5 inches 10.6 Oz

Maternity Clothes: I've given up on jeans or any form of "real" pants. I've graduated to yoga pants, 
they don't really have maternity clothes in my size.

Best moment of the week: Spending time with family on Christmas, and we got our first baby book
 from my Step-mom and Dad

Food Cravings: I didn't really have any cravings this week

Food Adversions: Nothing really, eggs still seem a little sketchy

Symptoms: 
Irritability: I think it's gotten a little better.
Acne: Yea, on my back. It's gross
Cramping: None
Dizziness: None
Lower hip pain: It was so horrible this week. I would cry out in pain.

Movement: According to most people, it's too early to feel anything.

Gender: Still a mystery

What I'm looking forward to: I'm excited to find out what the gender of this Sweet Pea is 

Next appointment: January 2nd!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays

So I'm a day late, but what's new?
We had a perfect Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I hope everyone else did as well.
I've eaten far too much, consumed so much sweets, I have to get that under control....tomorrow, when the peanut brittle is gone.
We had so much fun visiting with family Christmas Day, people that we don't get to see very often. I got to see cousins that live too far away, and got a glimpse of our future. Bug, he's 16 months old, didn't sit down the entire night! Go go go. He was so good! He didn't cry or fuss, didn't get into anything. He visited with everyone, and his cuteness, just too much to handle! Cuteness overload! His beautiful soft curls, big brown eyes...
Everyone was so generous, we'll be able to get lots of things for Sweet Pea. My aunt and uncle gave us a stroller, and some pregnancy books, my parents gave us our first baby book which I've been really looking forward to. We also got a couple gift cards that we're saving to buy baby goodies. EEK! I can't believe we're almost 1/2 way there!!
Christmas Eve was the start of a new tradition. We had my mom over, made dinner all together ( ok, maybe I watched Mister and my mom cook... I had no energy...maybe I took a nap too ) it was much more low key than what we did for thanksgiving, which was way too much food. We exchanged gifts, and then played monopoly for hours. It was a lot of fun, and very special. We've realized how important traditions are now that Sweet Pea is on the way. I grew up with traditions that I still hold very dear to my heart, we both want that for Sweet Pea.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, and has a wonderful new year!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

18 Week update

How far along: 18 Weeks

How big is baby: Large mango 6.0 inches from grown to rump, 8.5 oz

Maternity Clothes: I've given up on jeans or any form of "real" pants. 
I've graduated to yoga pants, they don't really have maternity clothes in my size.

Best moment of the week: Buying our first baby item! A Winnie the Pooh bassinet!

Food Cravings: Steak, Christmas cookies, Mexican food, and more Steak.

Food Adversions: Nothing really, eggs still seem a little sketchy

Symptoms: 
Irritability: Poor Mister gets to deal with me all day and night. I've turned into a bigger
bitch than usual :(
Acne: Yea, on my back. It's gross
Cramping: None
Dizziness: None this week!

Movement: According to most people, it's too early to feel anything.

Gender: Still a mystery

What I'm looking forward to:  This week I'm looking forward to Christmas with the family

Next appointment: January 2nd!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

17 Week update

How far along: 17 Weeks

How big is baby: Sweet Potato 5.6 inches from crown to rump, 6.7 oz

Maternity Clothes: I've given up on jeans or any form of "real" pants. I've graduated to yoga pants, they don't really have maternity clothes in my size.

Best moment of the week: Going shopping for more stretchy pants with my mom. It's been a really rough week for me, so getting out of the house and taking my mind off things is nice. Mister and I also went and fed the ducks, which was wonderful.

Food Cravings: Steak!! And more steak!

Food Adversions: Nothing really, eggs still seem a little sketchy

Symptoms: 
Irritability: Poor Mister gets to deal with me all day and night. I've turned into a bigger bitch than usual :(
Acne: Yea, on my back. It's gross
Cramping: I had some odd cramping yesterday, along the bottom of my stomach
Dizziness: None this week!

Movement: According to my doctor, it's too early to feel anything. I "shouldn't" feel anything for another month or so. Well...something is moving around in there.

Gender: Still a mystery

What I'm looking forward to:  Getting to feel stronger kicks, and finding out the gender

Next appointment: January 2nd!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Whine fest

I've been so weepy over everything lately. I've been going through a lot, and sometimes it all becomes too much. I'm tired of crying every day. These hormones need to get a hold of themselves. I mean...If I'm watching a Big Bang Theory flash mob video, and I start sobbing....it's time to rein in the craziness.

This holiday season is going to be very low key. Christmas eve is usually spent at my dad and step-moms house, but this year we're going to stay home. Maybe plug in the fireplace (yes...plug it in), perhaps even watch It's a Wonderful Life. Our pre-lit Christmas tree bit the dust, so it's not super Christmasy in here, which is fine...I'm not really feeling the Christmas spirit this year. Next year is our year, Sweet Pea will be about 7 months old, and really Christmas is for the kids.

Really I just need a lot of positive reinforcement, and hugs. Mister isn't getting any breaks, and he's being great with comforting me and making sure I have everything I need/want. Like steak. I've been craving steak like crazy, I finally got some red meat today but it was really just like teasing the craving haha

Friday, December 7, 2012

16 Week update

How far along: 16 Weeks

How big is baby: Onion 5.1 inches from crown to rump 5.9 oz *that seemed a little heavy, other pages are saying 3.5 oz*

Maternity Clothes: I've given up on jeans or any form of "real" pants. I've graduated to yoga pants, they don't really have maternity clothes in my size.

Best moment of the week: Finding out that all our anatomy scans came back negative, and Sweet Pea is as healthy as can be!

Food Cravings: Bagels and cream cheese

Food Adversions: Still eggs. I haven't tried to eat them yet, but the thought is icky.

Symptoms: 
Irritability: Poor Mister gets to deal with me all day and night. I've turned into a bigger bitch than usual :(
Acne: Yea, on my back. It's gross
Cramping: I still get very minor cramping for time to time
Dizziness: Oh real bad at times. I almost passed out at Winco earlier this week. Not fun!

Movement: According to my doctor, it's too early to feel anything. I "shouldn't" feel anything for another month or so. Well...something is moving around in there.

Gender: Still a mystery

What I'm looking forward to:  Getting to feel stronger kicks, and finding out the gender

Next appointment: January 2nd!! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

15 Week update

How far along: 15 Weeks

How big is baby: Avocado 4.5 inches from crown to rump, and 3.5oz

Maternity Clothes: I've given up on jeans or any form of "real" pants. I've graduated to yoga pants, they don't really have maternity clothes in my size.

Best moment of the week:  Going out to dinner with my parents for my dads birthday

Food Cravings: Bread and butter! Oh, I could eat that all day!

Food Adversions: Still eggs. I haven't tried to eat them yet, but the thought is icky.

Symptoms: 
Irritability: Poor Mister gets to deal with me all day and night. I've turned into a bigger bitch than usual :(
Acne: None
Cramping: I still get very minor cramping for time to time

Movement: I've been feeling a rolling sensation for a little while, but last night I swear I felt tiny little kicks. It's truly amazing!

Gender: Still a mystery

What I'm looking forward to:  Getting to feel stronger kicks, and finding out the gender

Next appointment: December 5th

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Absolutely nothing

Nothing new to report really, we've been taking it really easy. We had to unplug our Christmas tree tonight because one of the strands went out, and then back on but super bright. We just want to be safe, and not cause a fire. Details details.

We've got another prenatal appointment coming next week. I'm excited about that, but I also have 2 other appointments that day, and the prenatal one is the last. I'm hoping they do an in office ultrasound, or that we'll be able to hear Sweet Peas heartbeat.

I've been feeling very emotional the last week or so. Everything that has any relation to my family, makes me blubber like a baby. I'm feeling very nostalgic about silly things. I've always been very sappy about that kind of stuff, but right now it's even worse.

Ugh, I have nothing to talk about, I'm just rambling about nothing.

Oh...I want nothing but bread and butter right now.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy day after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a better time. It was quiet and peaceful, and full of love.
My mom came over in the late morning and her and I got to cooking. Mister slept in and didn't have to lift a finger, until it was time to clean up. Then he got busy, we didn't have to clean a thing.

Really, my mom did all the cooking, I helped but not much. We had a great big turkey, that we got for $3.50! We had home made stuffing, green bean casserole (which I've been craving for weeks), home made dinner rolls, stuffed mushrooms, spinach balls, two kinds of cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes (that turned our horrible) and a pumpkin and apple pie, with home made whipped cream.

Everything was delicious, except the mashed potatoes. I got the recipe from Pinterest which led to here. They turned out grey and not flavorful at all. It could be that I used unsalted butter, because that's what we had, but ew. Mister liked them alright, but never again.

My mom stayed for a while after, and we watched a movie. We all stayed up way to late, and now I feel like I have a hangover. I'm exhausted!

The best part about having the holiday at your house, you get all the leftovers! Mmm turkey. We might do the same thing for Christmas, I'm just not sure yet.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

14 Week update

How far along: 14 Weeks

How big is baby: 4 inches from crown to rump, and 2.5 oz. About the size of a large naval orange

Best moment of the week: Thanksgiving with Man Dude and my mom, and my mom saying that she's really excited for Sweet Pea to come. Oh...and feeling Sweet Pea move!!

Maternity Clothes: Jeans are just too tight, I'm in yoga pants until this baby is born....and then maybe for the rest of my life.

Food Cravings: I was craving green bean casserole something fierce, and jalapeno poppers. Really Pinterest is wreaking havoc on my cravings!

Food Adversions: Pork, and eggs...ew.

Symptoms:
TMJ: This has been killing me this week. I was in tears the night before Thanksgiving. I've also been having neck tension, causing headaches.
Cramping: Still an issue, but not nearly as bad
Irritability: Mister thinks I hate him, apparently I'm a raging bitch

Movement: I'm pretty sure I felt Sweet Pea moving last week, and off and on this week. It only happens if I lay on my left side at night, little rolling sensations. It's the best feeling ever!

Gender: It's too early to tell

What I'm looking forward to: Knowing for sure that I can feel Sweet Pea moving

Next appointment: We have our next prenatal appointment December 5th, and then we find out if Sweet Pea is a he or a she January 2nd! Eek!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Owie!!

I must whine. Apparently a lovely side effect of pregnancy for me, is jaw pain. It's been uncomfortable for weeks now, and today it hit an all time high. I'm laying down with the left side of my face pressed against a pillow. If I lift it it feels like my jaw is being ripped off. I never wanted to be one of those complaining pregnant women, but owwww!

On an exciting note, I'm pretty sure I can feel Sweet Pea swimming around in there. If I lay on my left side at night, I feel a rolling sensation. I'll be 14 weeks on Friday, and Sweet Pea will be the size of a Navel Orange!

On January 2nd we're going to a specialist to look at Sweet Peas heart and meet with some doctors, because of the medication I'm on, and the heart problems I had as an infant. But while we're there we'll get to find out if Sweet Pea is a He or a She!! We can hardly wait! My mom is coming with us, so it's going to be extra special!

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I can't wait! We're having my mom over and there's going to be delicious food! We usually go over to my dads side of the family for holidays, but now it's my moms turn. I think we'll have Christmas with her too. Can't wait!

I hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The medical gem that I am

Half my face is now paralyzed, yep... I have Bells Palsy, a virus that's related to the chicken pox virus. I know a lot about this condition, because my dad has had it several times, even though you're not suppose to get it more than once. This virus causes a nerve in the side of your face to swell and to paralyze part of your face.

This all started a few weeks ago. I'm taking folic acid as an extra measure for the pregnancy, I started getting a weird feeling in my mouth, kind of a swollen tongue feeling, my whole mouth just felt weird. So we googled it, and some medical websites stated that it's a side effect of the folic acid, so that was that, I would learn to live with it while I'm on it. Then the swollen feeling went away and I started getting really heavy twitching on just the left side of my face, it was on my chin, my lip, my nose, and my eye. We just assumed that it was due to the folic acid again and thought nothing of it, then the left side of my upper lip stopped working. It turns out that at least the twitching was the palsy coming into play.

Mister and I went out to dinner with my dad and step-mom on Friday night, every time I laughed I could feel that my lip wasn't working right, and I was really self conscious. I asked my dad what his Bells Palsy felt like, thinking it may be that, but what he described didn't fit what I was dealing with, so I brushed it off again thinking it was just the folic acid. When dinner came, it didn't taste right, half my tongue is "numb" so I couldn't taste anything on that side. It's not really numb, kind of a worn off Novocaine feeling.

Saturday night Mister made dinner, hamburgers and fries, something that would usually taste amazing, it fell flat in my mouth. The thing that pushed us over the edge and into the emergency room was when I tried to drink milk and had it dribble all over me, sexy I know. We were a little worried that it may have been a stroke, my face was drooping and I was dribbling all over myself.

I went and got ready and when I tried to rinse my mouth after brushing my teeth, the water squirted all over the place, we got a good laugh too. Then we were off to a visit to the ER. I was not looking forward to a Saturday at the ER, I figured it would be super crowded. We were in and out in 2 hours.

The doctor came in twice, diagnosed me and wrote me a prescription all before the condescending evil nurse even showed. Once she came in, things slowed down. She didn't believe that the doctor told me I had Bells Palsy, she ignored anything Mister said, she was just rude.

Anyway, they gave me an anti-viral and prednisone, prednisone isn't safe during pregnancy, so we're going to talk to my OB about that. Today I have the worst headache I've ever had which is part of the palsy. We bought some Ibuprofin, which we later found out I can't take while pregnant, so we have to go buy something else. Now I'm starving and can't taste a damn thing, I hope that doesn't last.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's a...Gummy Bear?

As promised, here is baby's first photo. The original wasn't great to begin with, so a photo of a photo didn't turn out great either, but if you look closely and squint your left eye you can see him/her.

When you have an ultrasound, you're suppose to go in with a full bladder, so I downed 40 oz of water and we ran out the door. I was worried that I hadn't drank it enough ahead of time for it to work, because I didn't feel like I had to go when we arrived. Well when the tech did the first ultrasound she said my bladder was very full. She said she couldn't find anything that way.

I got nervous, thinking of course the worst. Then she did a different style of ultrasound and found the yolk sack, she said the sack was measuring at 6 weeks, and that we couldn't see the baby because it was too early. But that number didn't add up with my LMP so I got even more worried. She insisted that it didn't mean anything was wrong, but I knew better.

She decided she wanted to see my ovaries and went back to the top of my belly. I saw a little thing (not sure what I thought it was) and asked if that was the yolk sack again, she said no...that was the baby! She measured again and again and said the baby is measuring at 8weeks 1day! Much better!! She looked around some more and noticed that my uterus is very "long", and said she wasn't able to see the whole uterus before, so she was cutting off part of the sack. We also got to see the heart beat, (it's still to early to hear it) it was a good strong 163 per minute.

I of course blubbered like a little baby, I always thought it was so corny in movies when they did that, but it's so magical that you can't help but cry. We came home and after gushing over how cute our little gummy bear was, Mister put the photos on the fridge. He's brought it over a few time, noticing new things in the photo, like the umbilical cord, I'm not sure if you're able to see it on the computer, but you can on the photo.

It was a very exciting day, full of worry and then loads of happiness. I can't wait for the next ultrasound to see our baby again!

Monday, October 15, 2012

So excited!

We went to my first prenatal appointment last week, and it was kind of a huge waste of time. Because of my size, they couldn't even find my uterus on the in-room ultrasound, so I didn't get to see anything, and I turned down another part of the appointment, so nothing was really done. I did get lab work done, and a glucose test, haven't gotten the results of most of it yet.

Tomorrow is the big day! We're going in for our real ultrasound! We're going to get to see our little Sweet Pea for the first time. Although I know there's a little one growing, trust me...I can feel all the "joys" of this, it will be really nice to see that everything is OK, and to see the heartbeat. It's probably still too early to hear the heartbeat, but you never know. They'll also be able to tell us how far along I am, there is some confusion on that part.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sticker shock

We made the mistake of going to Toys R us last night after dinner. We just needed to get out of the house, and thought it would be fun to look around. Well, it gave us quite a bit of sticker shock. Granted, Toys R us is extremely over priced, but still....can you say craigslist? The only thing we will buy new is the car seat and the crib. There are so many new regulations on cribs, I would love to co-sleep, but I'm medicated at night so I'm afraid it wouldn't be safe. With a car seat, you never know if it's been in an accident or not, unless you know the person it came from. Like if  Mister's brother wanted to give us one of his, because the twins will be almost a year old by then, we would take it, otherwise it will be new.