Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oh Baby Baby - Week 18

18 weeks
I decided to add some pink flair this week in honor of finding out this little nugget is a girl!

How Far Along? 18 weeks

Size of Baby?  Baby is the size of a sweet potato and now weighs about 6.7 ounces and is about 5.6 inches long. At our appointment yesterday, the doctor told us that the baby is actually weighing 7 ounces. Hopefully that means she is getting cute and chunky in there!
Maternity Clothes?  Not yet, but I have started using the Bella Band on some of my pants. 

Weight Gain? 6 pounds

Gender? GIRL!!!

Sleep? Sleep is still great. For the past week or so I have only been getting up to go to the bathroom twice during the night which is much nicer than the 5 times a night I used to go.

Food Cravings? Ice cream. We were in San Francisco at the end of last week and this weekend and I asked for ice cream quite a few times which is not like me because I am not much of a dessert person. Luckily, since I don’t normally eat dessert, I get pretty full eating my actual meal and only had room for an ice cream treat once.

What I Miss? Margaritas and my abs

Symptoms?  Upper back pain

Belly Button? In

Best Moment of the Week?  Finding out that this little angel is a girl!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

That’s what our little GIRL is made of! Well let’s hope so at least! I was a little bit of a wild one when I was little so you never know haha!
We had our big anatomy scan this morning and were told that everything looks great and that we have a healthy baby girl growing inside my belly and we could not be more excited!!!
I had a feeling from the moment that I found out I was pregnant that this baby was going to be a girl.
I got pregnant about three weeks after my mom passed away. Even though it was sooner than we expected I knew how incredibly blessed we were to get pregnant right away since not everyone is so lucky.  The minute I read “pregnant” on that first pregnancy test I knew that my mom had her hand in this.
More than anything my mom wanted to be a grandmother. She bugged me about it all the time. She even sent me an email about a month after Danny and I got married letting me know that she was thinking about it and included a list of ridiculous names that her future grandkids could call her and my dad. She was too funny/borderline crazy. Anyway, when I saw that positive pregnancy test I knew that the first thing my mom asked for when she got to Heaven was a grandchild. The second thing I thought was, I bet she asked for it to be a girl.
My mom has a son and a daughter. I know she loved us both equally even though I always gave everyone a hard time and would say that my parents loved me more than they loved my brother.  My brother was my parents first child so he has that going for him but I was the baby girl and my mom always said that there was just something special about having a daughter. Maybe it was because my mom loved her mom so much and was the ultimate momma’s girl. Or, maybe it was because my mom was one of 5 daughters. Whatever it was, she just thought daughters were a special gift.
I would have been equally as happy if this baby would have been a boy. At the end of the day all I wanted and prayed for was a healthy baby. But, finding out that the baby really is a girl just like I thought it would be when I first found out about the pregnancy just makes me feel like my mom still has an active role in my life. It makes me feel like maybe it really was a little whisper I heard from my mom when I was looking at that positive pregnancy test back in November.
And now the fun begins! Time to start shopping for bows, tutus, and sparkles! I can’t wait!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh Baby Baby - Week 17

17 weeks

How Far Along? 17 weeks
Size of Baby?  Baby is the size of an onion and now weighs 5.9 ounces and is about 5.1 inches long.
Maternity Clothes?  Not yet, but I think the time is coming to seriously start looking for some new clothing.
Weight Gain? 4 pounds
Gender? We will know in a little less than a week! Both Danny and I are thinking it is a girl!
Sleep? Great!
Food Cravings? Fruit
What I Miss? Margaritas
Symptoms?  Still some headaches and a little bit of back pain that I blame on my boobs.
Belly Button? In
Best Moment of the Week?  Starting to really notice a baby bump!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oh Baby Baby - Week 16

16 weeks

How Far Along? 16 weeks

Size of Baby? Baby is the size of an avocado and now weighs 3.5 ounces and is about 4.6 inches long.

Maternity Clothes? Not yet! I did order 2 bella bands but have not used them yet since my pants are still buttoning. The only thing I have had to be careful about is my tops since the “girls” have grown substantially so some of my old shirts are out of the rotation these days.

Weight Gain? 4 pounds

Gender? We find out on February 27th!

Sleep? Sleep is pretty much the same as it has always been. I get up to go the bathroom frequently but I did that before I was pregnant too and I fall right back asleep when I get in bed. I have started to sleep with 4 pillows at night and I have been having more dreams but overall my sleep quality is still great!

Food Cravings? Fruit and fruit juice

What I Miss? Margaritas

Symptoms? Currently the only real symptom I have is headaches. My doctor told me that they are the worst between 14 and 18 weeks so hopefully they will be gone soon.

Belly Button? In

Best Moment of the Week?
Hearing a strong and steady heartbeat at my doctors appointment last Friday!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...

Well, you know the rest. We are having a baby (expected to arrive 7/31/12)!!!

This is definitely a little earlier than we had always planned to have a baby, but after my mom passed away we had one of those "life is short, you never know what is going to happen, what are we waiting for, lets just give it a try and see what happens" conversations and now here we are, almost 16 weeks pregnant!

Starting at week 8 I had Danny take a weekly picture of me so we could track my belly growth. I wanted to be wearing the same thing in the picture each week so I bought a black t shirt material dress. Well as you will see below it was not flattering! I looked hunch backed and like I had fat arms so we had to do a wardrobe change starting with week 11. I wish we would have done it sooner but I did not realize the hideousness of the first dress until we took the first three weeks of pictures off the memory card to start editing them!

So here you have the weekly bump pictures for weeks 8-15.

8 weeks

9 weeks

10 weeks

11 weeks

12 weeks

13 weeks

14 weeks

15 weeks

Going forward I am hoping to be able to stay on track and post my weekly pictures on Tuesdays!