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Friday, January 27, 2012

18 weeks

Welp, there it is... my first belly bump picture of this pregnancy. I know, sue me, it's been 18 weeks and this is the first picture I've taken. Honestly I consider it a dang triumph that I even got this. Let's take a look shall we...
1. I actually have decent clothes on. Not pajama's, not a slouchy shirt that belongs to my husband. Score.

2. My hair is actually fixed and looks somewhat decent. This is actually huge because if I am being honest I can say that I have only straightened or fixed my hair 2 days (oh yes) during this 18 weeks. So the fact that it isn't up in a ponytail straight out of the shower is a double score. At the beginning of my pregnancy my hair was falling out. Not typical, lose a few in the shower. I'm talking whole handfuls of the stuff and it kind of got to the point where I was a little worried because my hair was oh.so.thin. That's one of the reasons I was actually afraid to fix it in the morning. I mean I wanted to keep those fighters that were still hanging in there. Now... my hair is a grease ball straight out of the shower. Who knew that pregnancy could do these things? I didn't... people forgot to inform me.

3. I am beginning to see the upswing to not being so nauseous and sick anymore. Triple score. It only took about 18 weeks for this to happen. I still get sick every now and then (like I have been sick twice this week already) but I will take those few and far between days any day now that on the days I am not sick I feel completely great. So much better than the 24 hours of it.

Hopefully the pictures will become a weekly thing now that I am starting to feel better. I really do want to document this whole pregnancy. And honestly that is going to include the happy and joyous right there along with the bad. If this has taught me anything it's that pregnancy can be HARD. I am sure there are some out there dealing with way worse issues than I am, but I only know what I am feeling and what I am going through. Being so sick you are on 2 types of medication is both mentally and physically exhausting. I know it will be way worth it in the end.... and like my fav blogger Loves of Life said today in her post.... I don't want to seem ungrateful. I am. I totally am.  I am excited about what is happening now that I can feel the baby kick and squirm around in my belly and I am excited to prepare his/her room and count down until baby gets here. BUT, I can't say that I have completely enjoyed pregnancy up until this point. I mean, seriously, who can say they enjoy having their face in the toilet for most of the day.... it's not a very pretty place.

BUT, things are getting exciting. Nick and I are going on Wednesday to find out the sex of the baby!! I. CANNOT. WAIT. I am so excited I almost want to just sleep through the weekend so it will go ahead and be here already!
Any guesses? I have a feeling but I'm not tellin.....

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy 2012!

Whew, I'll be honest and say that I am so glad that the holidays are over! Call me Scrooge, but I just wasn't feeling it this year. I blame it on my complete exhaustion and the morning sickness that is STILL showing itself even after week 15. Yep, you read that right.... still got it. *sarcasm font* YAY *end sarcasm font*
I couldn't even bring myself to really go shopping this year for everyone's presents. With the initial attempts I made, I ended up shopping for 1 hour before having to go home.... therefore, I had to do ALL my shopping in one day and it was pretty much down to the wire-it's now or never shopping.
BUT, on a much happier note, I just keep thinking that by this time next year we will have our sweet baby with us for the holidays and he/she will be 6 months old by that time! AHHH now that Christmas I will look forward to!
I will say that I am super excited that my hubs got me a gift certificate to Z's salon and spa for a prenatal massage. Everyone I have talked to said to use it before the third trimester or else you will be miserable while laying there and then the massage is pointless. I'm hoping to make an appointment by the end of this month! Can't Wait!

I am officially 15 weeks and 2 days today. I went to the doctor on Wednesday and got to hear the sweet swish of the babies heart. Dr. said it sounds like it's around 150 so speculate all you want if you follow old wives tales :)
How far along? 15 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: 5 pounds eek!
Maternity clothes? I need to go shopping for maternity clothes so bad so I have talked Nick into taking me to breakfast on Saturday and then a day of shopping! Score!
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: It's still about the same. I'm not as exhausted at night anymore and can now stay up most nights until 10:00! Watch out! But I still get up to go to the bathroom about 2 times a night.
Best moment this week: When I got to hear the heartbeat at the Dr. on Wednesday. I swear no matter how crappy you feel all day almost everyday, hearing or seeing your baby is the best thing in the entire world.
Miss Anything? Being comfortable laying on the couch. Sounds weird but it hurts to lay on my back.
Movement: Still not yet, but Dr said I should be able to feel it in a couple of weeks :)
Food cravings: No cravings really but I have gotten my appetite back so that is a start!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Raw meat is a bit questionable but I have been able to eat it when it's cooked. I just have to make hubby cook it instead of me!

Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Still sick, although the days are fewer and farther apart.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy mostly until I have a sick moment then I get all whiney and complainy
Looking forward to: FEBRUARY 1ST! Only 26 days and we will get to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I have some suspicions but I'm not telling. I am still trying to decide if I want to do anything fun to tell our family and friends... I guess I better get on that!
Oh and once we find out, we get to do fun stuff like register and start decorating the nursery! I've already got ideas but it will just take some putting together!