Saturday, May 30, 2009

Belly Update

It's getting bigger...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

21 Weeks Down, 19 Weeks To Go!

Jeff & I got a random $10 Kohls gift card in the mail so we went and bought the baby some new toys :) When we got there we found out that all fisher price toys were on sale for 60% off which was an extra little added bonus! It took us forever, but we finally picked out some fun toys that will help with the baby's development and we only spent $3.89 after using the gift card. Our amount of baby stuff is piling up. We seem to be doing an awesome job with not spending too much money also. We have an insane amount of baby stuff and we probably haven't even spent over $100 yet. The free nursery furniture and all the free stuff we get from the baby class is definitely helping out with that.

I'm getting anxious to actually SHOP though. Up until now it's been pretty much all used craigslist stuff and free stuff, but I'm really getting anxious to go out and buy stuff. Everyone is telling me not to because I'm getting so much stuff that nobody will have anything to get me at the baby shower, but I don't think I can wait that long :P

Jeff & I have both been wanting to start the baby's bank account too, but we can't start it until we have the ss#. We picked out the account already, though, so everything is all set :) I guess now we are just getting really anxious, especially me. I want everything to be ready and in place. I want all the home repairs to be done, and the nursery set up. Right now the baby stuff is just everywhere. I want things to have their places and be put away. I guess that's nesting? It's a little soon for that though, lol!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Doctor's Appointment

Since the doctor wasn't there on Monday night when we went for the ultrasound we had to have the doctor part of the appointment yesterday. Did all the normal things, checked my weight & blood pressure, and just talked to the doctor. I still weigh 2 pounds less then my pre-pregnancy weight. The doctor said that in very few woman who start out a little bit overweight, pregnancy helps to regulate women's body weight by only gaining a little bit and then weighing less after they give birth, and that could be my case. I'm sure all the food aversions and throwing up are a factor in the weight also.

Soon I will have more blood tests and another glucose test. Jeff & I asked all of our questions and got some good information. He showed us how Jeff can help me to do some safe stretches to help my back and hip pain, and recommended a chiropractor who specializes with pregnant women. He said that it's good to get the pain in control now because it's only going to get worse. He also recommended some nearby pediatritians that Jeff & I can start meeting with and gave us some good tips on how to pick the perfect one for our baby :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

19 Week 2 Day Ultrasound

We just got back from our most exciting ultrasound yet! We got a bunch of pictures, video, and even some 4D stuff! I'm going to put together a video after I finish this blog because this was our last ultrasound until I'm 8 months. That seems like a really long time to have to wait to see the baby again but we will still be able to hear the heartbeat and soon enough the little one will be kicking like crazy, I'm sure! This is only some of the amazing pictures we got:

The head is still a little too big for the body, which is normal for babies until they reach about month 7. I'm just really glad that we got such a great technician who took the time to really get us some great pictures and videos.

Jeff & I also got her to write the sex of the baby in an envelope and Jeff took it right away which is probably a good thing because I'm sure I would have ripped it open as soon as we got in the car! He hid it from me :P

The baby is getting stronger and stronger. I can feel kicks regularly now without even really focusing on it. Some of them are really strong! We learned that the baby is 1 pound today, which just seems unreal. Jeff really didn't say much during the ultrasound but his feelings were painted on his face with his expression. I wish I got a little bit of video watching him watching the ultrasound!

Nothing else new to report. I'm still mostly miserable and unable to eat but I'm trying not to complain too much now that the baby can hear me :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Movement! Maternity Shopping!

I can now feel the baby move! At first I wasn't really sure if it was actually the baby moving, but the more I feel it, the more I know it is! Feeling my little one in there really makes everything I'm going through for this pregnancy worth it. Unfortunately it's still too faint for Jeff to feel it, but I can tell he's really anxious to. He's started to keep his hand on my belly more when we are laying together :)

Laying on my back makes me instantly nauseous and dizzy, so I can't do that at all anymore. That gives me problems sleeping. Every time I wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night I switch which side I'm sleeping on, which helps the hip pain a little, but I'm sure nothing will make it go away!

Onto my next subject... maternity shopping. Maternity shopping might be the single most awful task ever. It's as simple as that. I don't generally shop in the stores that even have maternity clothes (besides old navy, which has decided to get rid of their section just 2 months before I needed it). Then there's the fact that the stores that do offer maternity sections, which are few and far between, seem to think that because you're pregnant you suddenly grow a love for lace trim and bows...

The only positive to this dreadful task is the fact that I seem to bond with other pregnant women in the maternity sections whenever I go. Before getting pregnant, I never cared about meeting new friends while shopping. I was on a mission. But all that's changed now because even though I’ve begged all of my friends to get knocked up, it’s just not happening.

So I have only bought 2 pairs of maternity pants so far and I really only like one pair. Those are my only purchases so far and I alternate them every day! I also have a bunch of casual clothes I bought from a woman on craigslist fpr $20 but they are not too useful besides one pair of jeans. Jeff's friend Hope gave me about 5 maternity shirts last week and I actually like them a lot, so that's a plus. I'm still in definite need of more clothes.

This picture could not be more accurate:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Don't Know

I've been stressed to say the least. I have always led a busy life but this is different. I think it's just harder to handle the stress when I'm an emotional wreck all the time. Jeff & I have had a lot of bad luck recently, which I won't even get into. The good thing I can get from it all is that instead of us handling everything individually we are tackling things together. We are really communicating and trusting each other in all new ways. It's great to know that we can depend on each other, no matter what. He is my rock right now.

I'm still constantly nauseous. I have accepted the fact that I'm just one of the unlucky ones that will have to deal with nausea for the whole 9 months of pregnancy. I still can't sleep at night. Besides the fact that I just can't seem to get comfortable, I've never peed so much in my life.

The good news is that I got more blood test results back yesterday which put the baby at a 1 in 10,000 chance for downs syndrome and completely negative for everything else they tested for. It's a relief to know that the baby is doing well, despite everything.

Sara and I have been having trouble trying to find a place to have the baby shower on such short notice. Hopefully Jeff & I will know for sure when he is leaving for boot camp by the end of today but it is tentatively June 1st, thus the baby shower date was made May 31st. I would feel horrible if we couldn't pull it off and Jeff wasn't able to come to the shower, but at the same time, things aren't looking good.