Wednesday, November 21, 2012

12 Weeks

How far along? 12 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs lost ( I had a nasty stomach bug the week before and never really recovered the weight)

Maternity clothes? Skinny Jeans.  They are the small band and are a little big still but they take the muffin top look away so it feels better.  

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep: Wake up a couple of times a night to pee 

Best moment this week: Less and less nausea ! 

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? Cold subs.  Just a simple cold turkey sandwich!  Dang listeria.

Movement: No but I like to lay really still in the morning to try and feel something :) 

Food cravings: Chips and queso…anything cheesy really.  Grilled Cheese or Cheese Quesadillas

Anything making you queasy or sick: Smells… I never know what will make me gag. I also have a hard time eating meat. It always gives me heartburn.   

Have you started to show yet: Yes.  I feel like I shouldn't be showing like this considering I have lost weight.

Gender prediction: Girl - We really don't have a preference at all but I just have a feeling its a girl.  

Labor Signs: No…holy moly that would not be good.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.  Exhausted but happy.

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender of this little one and eating more normal food. 

Doctor Appointment on November 9th: Dr. McClintock said everything is perfect.  We were able to hear the sweet little heartbeat. It was very strong!  It was definitely music to momma and daddy's ears.  We also got some very good news about our insurance.  Feeling very blessed that Daddy has the job he has.  It is only going to cost about $150 to bring our little bundle into the world and at one of the top hospitals in Dallas.  We could not be happier with Medical City or my doctor.  

I stole this little questionnaire  from a blog I found on Pinterest.  I feel like it is a pretty good way to track things :)  I will probably be posting pictures and updates every 4 weeks.  Stay tuned :) 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Can't do anything alone...

So I mentioned in my oooo Baby Baby post that my BFF Britny was happy to SHARE in my joy.  Let me tell you that little story.  First let's start from the beginning.

Brit and I have been friends since we were three.  Ever since then we have been attached at the hip. Never going anywhere or doing anything without the other one.  We were each others comfort blanket. We tried to go as a Simese twin ghost for Halloween one year.  I was a big brat about it and it ended up failing miserably... Moving on.  God knew 23 years ago that we were going to need each other and he bonded us like sisters.  With that being said, we have been through EVERYTHING together including many firsts...

  • Simultaneous Chicken Pox
  • First at home perms...(HELLO 90's)
  • First fist fight...(with each other.) 
  • First lost teeth
  • First broken bones
  • First boyfriends
  • First heartbreaks...(and 100 after that)
  • First Cars
  • First real encounter with Christ...(We were saved on the same night)
  • 13 years of first days of school
  • First year in college
  • 23 years of birthdays
So that brings us to Tuesday September 18th, 2012.  I called Brit to tell her the news that I was pregnant.  She was asleep and didn't see her missed call til around 9:00.  She texted me back and I immediately called her during my conference period.  She was thrilled to hear the good news and then quickly it reminded her...She was 6 days late.  My response was "GO TAKE A FREAKIN TEST!"  30 minutes later I get a picture through text.  It was a pregnancy test with two pink lines! Her next texts were as follows "You have got to be kidding me." and my favorite " Well, apparently God doesn't think we can do anything alone!" 

Needless to say we are both so excited to be going through this together!  The kicker...OUR DUE DATES ARE ONE DAY APART!  I think God's timing is amazing and quite comical!  People's responses have been:

"Well if it happened to anyone it would be yall!"
"Not surpised. At all"
"Do you two do ANYTHING without each other?"
"That is awesome."

We are secretly hoping we both have girls.  We could only pray our daughters would have the bonded relationship we were blessed with.  May could not get here soon enough! We are ready to celebrate one more first together... Our first babies !

Waiting on baby: Weeks 4-10

I decided a while back that when I documented my pregnancy; I was going to be real and genuine. I wasn't going to talk about how awesome everything is all the time and how being pregnant is all rainbows and unicorns. I have been blessed enough to have friends who have been able to counsel and give me great genuine advice. The reality is…While a baby is a miracle and God's process is completely remarkable; growing a human is hard work. I know there is going to be just as many rainbows as there is hard work. I promise not to be negative Nancy!

I have been pretty awful about documenting my first trimester.  I was really good about it for awhile on my pregnancy app.  However, as of lately, I haven't done a great job.  I have felt pretty good overall.  I have friends who have had "morning sickness" all day and all night through their first trimester and even into their second.  I have had morning sickness and week 5 was probably the worst.  I had to get a prescription for my nausea.  That has pretty much worn off.  I am nauseous in the morning, but it feels more like an intense hunger.  I am pretty sensitive to smells so the littlest thing will make me gag.  I keep a box of cereal in the bathroom so I can munch slowly all morning.  Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares have been my life saver.  I also have random bouts of indigestion.  Sometimes it is provoked and sometimes it's not.  Ranintidine has worked very well for that. 
Breakouts.  Oh my goodness.  My face has been horrible.  I have never had this much acne on my face.  Not even when I hit puberty.  It is driving me batty and nothing seems to help.  I asked a friend how to get rid of it and her response was… give birth.  So please excuse my face and try not to stare if Mt. Kilimanjaro is giving you the evil eye.

My job in general wears me out emotionally and physically.  Even before I was pregnant.  Jonas said that I am an old lady with a bedtime before 9:00 every night.  Pregnancy exhaustion, takes it to a whole new level.  I could sleep all day.  My body completely starts to shut down the second I walk in the door.  

Other than those couple of things, I have felt great.  The first trimester has been pretty easy.  I really can't complain.  Looking back at this blog it kind of sounds like a lot of complaining but I am fully aware it all comes with the package.  A very beautiful package tied in a pink or blue bow. 


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