Dear baby.

Dear baby,

I’m pretty sure I felt you move today (May 30, 2012). It started this morning with a weird rumbling, flipping feeling in my stomach. Like you were just flipping around. But since I’ve never been through this before I wasn’t sure if those little flips were really you. But by lunch time I was certain that the rolling, flipping feeling that I’d been feeling consistently throughout the day is you. At 17 weeks and 1 day you have made your presence known with movement and not just sickness. It was really weird at first, but it’s really cool at the same time. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it because I haven’t enjoyed a whole lot about this whole experience as much as I had hoped to. But this little feeling, that for the time being is all mine, is the first thing I’ve truly enjoyed. In some ways it makes you feel so much more real. We’ve seen you and heard your precious heartbeat but to feel you just makes you feel so much more real to me. You’ve completely stolen my heart, and with good reason, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside out. I love you more than I ever thought possible. To love someone you haven’t even met yet is one of the most powerful feelings I’ve ever experienced. I will love you forever.

Love,
Mama 

Pregnancy Update: Week 14

At least I’m in the 14th week for this one….14 weeks, 4 days today to be exact. Moving along quite nicely.

How Far Along: 14 weeks

Size of baby: according to the what to expect app the baby is the size of a navel orange (4.5in) and weighing in at about 2-3oz.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: up 8lbs

Maternity Clothes: still just the belly band.

Gender: Too soon to tell. But we find out June 15!

Movement: too soon to feel that.

Sleep: Doing fine, just getting up to pee if I don’t cut out the liquids before bed

What I miss: Onion rings. Onions in general haven’t been kind and I love some onion rings.

Cravings: Nothing in particular. Or weird either. I’m just basically susceptible to wanting something if someone mentions it and it sounds good.

Aversions: Onion. And recently I’ve smelled cooked meat in a bad way long after it’s been eaten or put away in our kitchen. It does not go over well.

Symptoms: I’ve had this weird constant mucus in the back of my throat which is making me gag or throw up when I brush my teeth. That is not fun.

Labor Signs: None

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on…but I did keep them off over the weekend cause we were outside, it was hot, and I wasn’t chancing having them be uncomfortable

Best moment this week: Appleblossom festival was awesome. I had red velvet funnel cake with cream cheese icing and that was as amazing as it sounds.

Looking forward to: I go to the doctor next week for a regular checkup so that? Celebrating Mother’s day this coming weekend… though I’m sure that’ll be more fun next year when the baby is on the outside!

I don’t notice much difference between this week and week 13 but it is nice to actually look pregnant in some of my clothes. 

Pregnancy Update: Week 13

so week 13 was actually like the week before last considering I’m heading in to my 15th week, but better late than never…. we had a busy few weeks so pretend like you’re reading this during the correct week…

How Far Along: 13 weeks Size of baby: about the size of a lemon…which is apparently also 3in so that’s the same size as last week but the fruit is different.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: up 6lbs

Maternity Clothes: not yet, just my belly band at this point I’m going to see how long I can go in regular clothes

Gender: Too soon to tell.

But we find out June 15!

Movement: Too soon to feel that.

Sleep: Doing fine, just waking for bathroom breaks if I don’t cut out my liquids a bit before bed

What I miss: more of the same…. Wine and sushi. I’m going to miss that the whole time I think

Cravings: Not in particular really just the normal…but I do like food again on a constant basis so that’s a plus. I do know Appleblossom is this weekend so I’m going to fill up on junk food haha

Aversions: Chicken – Steve made it the other day and then I didn’t want it at the last minute and then he put it in a plastic bag in the fridge and I about died from the horrid smell. So also I am avoiding cooked meat that’s not in Tupperware lol

Symptoms: I’m feeling pretty good right now!

Labor Signs: None

Belly Button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: On

Best moment this week: Actually feeling well and not so tired. I feel human again and I like it.

Looking forward to: Appleblossom!!

growing nicely!

my first baby

Pregnancy Update: Week 12

How Far Along: 12 weeks Size of baby: according to my app – the size of a peach, about 3 inches. According to our ultrasound at 12w2d the baby measured 6.17cm which is the equivalent of 2.43 inches so I guess it’s right about on point

Total Weight Gain/Loss: up 6 lbs – but when we went to the doctor the scale was MEAN because we had an afternoon appt so I’d eaten breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack AND I had clothes on. I hate that scale.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet. My pants still fit (and button, but I abandoned the buttons long ago) so I’m holding out until I can stock up on a few more pieces because I don’t want to have to go back and forth.

Gender: Too soon to tell. BUT we will find out June 15th!!

Movement: Way too soon to feel that. But I’m hoping to feel something in the next few weeks!!

Sleep: Yes – except I get up a few times at night. But I’m not quite as tired as I once was

What I miss: I miss sweet tea which I know I can make with decaf tea but I haven’t yet

Cravings: I recently started liking food again! YAY! The other day I ate a plate of pickles and tomatoes… so there’s that. But those are foods that I like and would eat before I was pregnant (I had some weird tastes to begin with) so I’m not sure my cravings will actually surprise me. I did want spaghettio’s and meatballs the other day which was unusual so there’s that. Oh and I did want to eat Papa John’s specifically to eat the cheese sauce so I guess you can count that one.

Aversions: Not really anymore. Which is nice but I haven’t actually wanted anything specific for dinner so it’s still kind of hard to plan.

Symptoms: The morning sickness has started to come and go which is probably my most favorite thing ever.

Labor Signs: Nope!

Belly Button in or out: In!

Wedding rings on or off: still on

Best moment this week: having our ultrasound (as part of the NT scan) and seeing the baby actually look so much more like a baby than last time!!

Looking forward to: officially being in the 2nd trimester!!! Apparently it is the best one so we’ll see…
 

Week 12. With my just noticeable baby bump. People at work have started to ask the receptionist if I’m pregnant. I think it’s sweet that they don’t want to flat out ask me for fear that maybe I’ve just gained a few pounds lol