Tuesday, February 28, 2012

13 Weeks

WHEW!

It's been a while. :) We finally started taking pictures so I'll post a few....
I look like hell in these pictures for whatever reason.  I had a 12 week picture but I look TERRIBLE so I am not posting it :)



It's kind of crazy to think that something is growing inside me.  I think I "popped" this past weekend when my mom and I were in Michigan for my cousin's wedding shower.  I woke up Saturday morning and BAM...I was pregnant.  I think it's so hard for me to accept having a belly because the baby is only the size of a shrimp!  But I know my body is doing other things to get ready for it as well.  It's just nuts to think about.

I can not wait to find out what we are having.  I am seriously going crazy.  Everyone at work is trying to convince me otherwise but it's just not going to work.  MAYBE I will be surprised for the last one but I have to plan for this one.  Pink or blue room?  I am just going nuts.  Here's a little recap of the past few weeks:

- Everyone knows!  We made the big facebook announcement so I can finally feel like I can talk about it to everyone.
- I seem to be craving apples and cinnamon flavored things.  It's very weird because I have never been a huge fan of that.
- My nausea is getting worse.  It's a lot of dry heaving because it only happens when I am starving.  I'm not used to eating every hour.
- My energy seems to be coming back a little bit.  I am still pretty tired but it's been worse. 
- Still can't really do meat.  Beef is gross. 
- The old wives tales seem to be pointing toward girl which makes me a very happy mommy. :)

I am going to try to start posting weekly! Now that I'm actually sharing this.


Monday, February 6, 2012

10 Weeks, little one!

You are 10 weeks old!  I apologize for the lack of posting.  You make mommy very tired and very sick :)

Biologically, here is what you are up to:
--You are barely the size of a kumquat - a very large grape.
--You weigh less than a quarter of an ounce.  At this rate, you will NOT be a very good football player :) (that is, if you're a boy. I am still convinced you're a girl.)
--You are apparently kicking a lot.
--Your vital organs are working - yay!
--You can bend your limbs.

What are you doing to me?
--I'm still exhausted - at night mostly.
--I flew for the first time to Maryland for my cousin Candace's baby shower and I was very dizzy while up in the air.  I was also terrified that I was going to get a bloody nose (I had just read in "Belly Laughs" that your blood flows faster and more frequent.)
--While walking through security, I was picked to go through the full body scanner (I was so excited!) but opted out because I didn't want to hurt you. :)
--I went to Washington DC for the day with my mom and she kept telling me to hold onto railings.  Admittedly only because I am carrying her first grandbaby.
--I have lost about 5 pounds since I found out I was pregnant because I can't eat much.  I bought a size D bra the other day - holy crap. 
--We are almost done with our bathroom.  We (Dan) finished painting and we're just waiting for my mom to come over and put in the tile.  We have to rip up the carpet first.  We also have to pick out new fixtures and things.

My recent obsession is pinterest.  I want to pin baby stuff soooo bad but we haven't made the official public announcement yet, so I am waiting.  I'm trying out new recipes right now.  I am thinking about starting a new blog (CRAZY) about all the projects that I do from pinterest.

I have baby's first ultrasound picture from our 8 week appointment but I need to talk a picture of it to post.  I also took one belly picture at 7 weeks to have a baseline - I am trying to think of cool ways to take my weekly pictures. I think  I have a great idea :)