Saturday, December 28, 2013

Week 15

How far along: 15 weeks!

Size of baby: June bug is the size of a navel orange.

Maternity clothes: still a "no".  However I did get a few maternity tops for Christmas and some gift cards, so I'm sure over the next few weeks I will be putting those to use.

Movement: I'm going to say no, but I have had a couple of moments where I think I feel a little something happening but I'm not going to count it as movement until I know for sure.

Sleep: Still great!

What I miss: Definitely energy, my energy has increased a lot since my first trimester but it still is no where near what it was before I was pregnant.

Cravings: None really.

Symptoms: Not to many, just fatigue and lots of lower back pain.  I think I'm going to hit up the chiropractor soon, because if my back hurts now I can't imagine what it will be like towards the end of my pregnancy.

Favorite moment from this week: Celebrating Christmas with our family, Christmas was extra special this year with our little June Bug growing in my belly!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Weeek 14

How far along: 14 weeks, hello second trimester!

Size of Baby: June bug is the size of a lemon

Maternity clothes: Not yet, I'm just in that awkward phase where my regular clothes are getting to snug but I'm not near big enough for maternity clothes.  My Mom got me a Bella band, which is basically a stretchy piece of fabric you wear over the waist of your pants and you can have them unbuttoned and no one can notice, so I tried that out the other night and it was awesome! I can still button my pants but if I am going to eat a big meal or be sitting for a long time they definitely get uncomfortable.

Gender: Don't know yet, we will find out at the end of January.  I really have no idea what it is, a lot of people think it's a boy however I have had two dreams that it's a girl.  So I guess we will see.

Movement: Nope, I have been told it will probably be a few weeks.  Although June Bug was extremely active during our last ultrasound so maybe it will happen sooner, I hope so!

Sleep: Pretty darn good!  I would say I really haven't had any trouble sleeping ever since I found out I was pregnant.

What I miss: If you asked me this a week ago I would have said nothing.  However we went out last weekend with some friends to a local wine bar and the waitress was describing all the different proseccos and I was real sad haha! It's all worth it though, and now that I am in my second trimester and all the yucky symptoms of the fist trimester are ending I really don't miss much at all.

Cravings: None really, although I do have to indulge in some french fries at least once a week.

Symptoms: Not to many, all the first trimester annoyances are pretty much gone and my energy is coming back.  The only annoying thing is the excessive saliva, I know how gross?

Favorite moment from this week:  Officially being in my second trimester, and finally sharing the news with the world!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pregnancy recap: Weeks 4-13

First off let me start this post with my typical apology for such a long time since my last post. I really do have a good excuse: 1) we moved, 2) our computer broke (this is the biggest reason) and we are just now getting around to replacing it and 3) I'm growing a human and much to my surprise it drained every last ounce of my energy for the past 2.5 months, so really you haven't missed much. Just a lot of me sitting on the couch.

Now that I got that over with lets get started with the recap of the past 9ish weeks.  I found out I was prego right at 4 weeks and at first I really had no major symptoms, I mean there was definitely some new things going on and these things led me to suspect I might be with child but I really didn't have any typical pregnancy symptoms.  I remember thinking, this is not bad at all, I totally got this!  And then at about 5.5 weeks the nausea and exhaustion set in and I was out for the count.  I will say I did not have it nearly as bad as some other girls, but it definitely effected my daily life.  AKA me and the couch became BFF's and I ate a baked potato for dinner every night for like 3 weeks straight.  I pretty much had the typical first trimester, constant nausea, exhaustion, just over all felt pretty yucky!  But as strange as it sounds I was grateful for my symptoms because they reminded me that things were progressing and that I was in fact pregnant, don't get me wrong I had plenty of drama queen moments with tons of complaining, just ask my hubs.

At 8 weeks we had our first appointment with my midwife and both Michael and I could not wait.  My midwife doesn't technically consider this visit your first prenatal visit, she just basically brings you in for a really quick ultrasound to make sure baby, is in the right place and has a heartbeat.  The appointment went great and we got to see our tiny little June bug, and his or her's sweet little heart beat.  Side note, the baby is due in June so we affectionately call him or her June bug.  Like I said the appointment was really quick and we were scheduled for our first real prenatal visit 4 weeks later when I would be 12 weeks along.

Our tiny little June bug!

The next month was more of the same, however around 11 weeks my nausea started to let up and I slowly began to feel like a normal person.  This also was right around the same time we headed home for thanksgiving and got to share the news with our families, which was so much fun!  12 Weeks rolled around and it was time for our prenatal appointment with our midwife.  We once again were looking forward to this appointment, especially because I figured they would use the doppler to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time.  The ultrasound they used at my 8 week visit was literally from the 1980's so you couldn't hear the heart beat, just see it.  However when we arrived to the appointment, my midwife decided just to do another quick ultrasound, I was a little bummed because I really wanted to hear that heart beat, but as soon as she started the ultrasound I wasn't bummed at all!  Our little June bug no longer looked like a little bean but an actual human baby, and he or she was having a little dance party.  It was so amazing to see how active the baby was and at one point June bug even stretched his/her little leg out, so stinkin cute!  So our 12 week appointment went great and everything looks perfect.
June bug is upside down, and if you look at the top right you can see their little leg all stretched out!

Head at bottom, and back going up, you can even see June bug's spine. Pretty cool!

So that brings me to now, I am 13.5 weeks and officially in my second trimester!!!!  I am feeling better and better each day and I am even starting to get the beginnings of a baby bump.  It really isn't much to see right now and honestly if you didn't know me personally you would just probably think I had to many slices of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, but to me it is definitely noticeable.  I'm really looking forward to watching the bump grow, and start to feel little June bug move!  Best of all our secret is out and we can finally share with everyone!  I am really going to try my darnedest to blog weekly with an update, I really want to have a scrapbook of my pregnancy and be able to look back for years to come.  I will leave you with some weekly pics (with the cutest little helper ever), lets just say I haven't been that great about taking pics but since I will be doing weekly updates I hope to get better.

and here is the most current pic:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I'm back, with BIG NEWS!!!!

That's right!!! We are expecting, Baby Roman should be here some time this June!!! More details to come soon.

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