Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Liven up your costume!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Come see my new blog!

Okay, so I know that I have been neglecting this blog in the worst kind of way. But I started a new blog over on Wordpress. I wanted to not only keep a personal journal of my journey but also try my hand at reviews and giveaways. It's not earning me enough money to quit my day job (unfortunately!) but I have gotten some pretty cool products. Anyway, come follow my new blog Healthy Housewife Files to keep up with how my pregnancy is going and to have the chance to win some cool products!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

12 weeks and 2nd OB appointment

Yay for finishing the first trimester and moving right in to the second with flying colors! We had our 2nd OB appointment today and it went really well. It was really short...we sat in the waiting room longer than we were actually with the doctor. We heard the heartbeat which was awesome because it was much louder with their machine than it is on mine. I showed her where I had been finding it and she found it right away. It was in the 150s. I have gained ZERO pounds!!!!!!!! She was so proud of me. (Remember she told me it wouldn't hurt me to lose a few pounds.) My bp was great and my sugar was great! I love my doc. She ended the visit by giving me a hug and saying, "I'm so excited that you're feeling good and that everything is going so well for you!"

Best Moment of the Week:Definitely hearing the HB on the doctor's Doppler.

Entertaining Comment/Question of the Week: Can't really think of one. DH has made any funny comments lately. He's been working too much. :-(

Obsession: Still popsicles. And SweeTarts. Mmmmmm!

What I Am Most Looking Forward to This Week: Vacation! We are heading out to Branson, MO on Saturday. A whole week away from work and every day bothersome things.

What I Miss the Most: Sleep is still at the top of this list. However, i have greatly enjoyed being off work this week so that I can take as many naps as I want to!

Symptoms: Still feeling really good! I do seem to get full really fast when I eat and hungry more often, which has led to eat less more frequently. Maybe that has helped with the no weight gain!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

11 weeks

Best Moment of the Week: Definitely this would be hearing the baby's heartbeat on the Doppler that I ordered off eBay. It took me forever to find the HB because I really didn't know where to look or what I was listening for, but when I found it, I knew exactly what it was! What a cool sound!!!

Entertaining Comment/Question of the Week:These all come from sweet DH. The other night we came in from dinner and he said, "Do you think we're ready for a baby?" Uhm....too late to worry about that now!!

Obsession: Still digging the popsicles. Cool and refreshing in this nasty heat!

What I Am Most Looking Forward to This Week:This is actually not even baby related, but I am most looking forward to being out of school for our 2 week summer break. Friday is my last day of work for awhile and it cannot get here soon enough!!

What I Miss the Most: Still sleep. Will I ever sleep again???? Between dogs wanting to go out, not being able to get comfortable, and having to pee all the time sleep is just not happening for me.

Symptoms: I seem to be one of the fortunate ones who doesn't have a lot of symptoms. I have had a few nauseous moments (mostly from eating too much) but cannot say that I have experience morning sickness at all. I am most definitely still tired, but there have been many days lately that I haven't needed a nap to get through the day. Yay for being so close to 2nd trimester!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

10 weeks

Wow. We are 25% of the way to a new baby! At times, it seems like it is going by too fast, but at other times it seems to take forever to get to my week milestones. I'm so excited to be in double digits now and getting sooo close to sliding in to the 2nd trimester.

Best Moment of the Week: Hmm. Maybe being hungry again. And being able to eat without wondering if it will all come back out later. I still have not experienced full blown "morning sickness" but I have had a couple of overwhelming waves of nausea and not been interested in food. Even food that I normally love. That seems to be getting better now though.

Entertaining Comment/Question of the Week: This would be courteousy of my dear husband while walking through the baby section of Walmart. Me: "That's a Pack N Play. We'll need one of those." DH: "What for?" Me: "To take to the lake with us or on vacation or to our parents house so the baby can take a nap and not have to be on the floor." DH: "We don't need one of those. We aren't going anywhere until the baby is at least 3. That means we won't need a stroller or a car seat either." He has a lot to learn about babies.

Obsession: Popsicles. So refreshing!

What I Am Most Looking Forward To This Week: I bought a Doppler on eBay and I can't wait until it gets here so I can try to find the heartbeat. Hopefully the Doppler will be easy to use and the heartbeat easy to find so that I don't stress out about not hearing it!

What I Miss the Most: Sleep. Still. And I know this is just the beginning.

Symptoms: I'm still really tired after work each day and need a nap most nights. I'm so excited that my bloating seems to be getting a little bit better. Other than that, I'm still pretty much symptom free. Still praying it's a huge blessing and not a sign that something is wrong.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bright Beginnings Formula

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

9 weeks

Again, yes, I realize that I totally skipped over 8 weeks. I believe I might have slept through week 8 as well as week 6. I can barely keep my eyes open once I get home from work. We finally had our first OB appointment after a long and anxious wait. I was so excited that she did an ultrasound to help ease my mind and see that yes, I really am pregnant, and yes, things really are fine!

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing our little jelly bean's heart flashing away!
Baby is measuring right on track and growing like he/she should. Because of my age, I have to go to Little Rock for a Level 2 ultrasound just to make sure that all is well. I'm actually very excited about this because we'll get to see our little one in detail!

Entertaining Question/Comment of the Week: My Dad's response to our news was, "I wonder if it will have 2 legs or 4. Everything other living thing at your house has 4."

Obsession: Chocolate milk, chocolate ice cream, & chocolate milkshakes. YUM!

What I Am Most Looking Forward to This Week: Every week I just look forward to making it to the next week. I am estatic to be at 9 weeks!!! But in the back of my mind I always know that anything can happen at any time.

What I Miss The Most: Sleep. Definitely. I wonder if I will ever sleep a whole night through again. It's difficult to find a comfortable position and I can only sleep for a couple of hours at a time before I have to pee!

Symptoms: I am so tired! Every day. Even when I first wake up. I have to take a little nap when I get home from work in order to make it til 9pm. My house is a wreck because I don't have energy to do anything! And this bloated up belly! Wow. I look like I'm least 4 or 5 months along. I'll be glad to reach the 2nd trimester so maybe this bloat will ease up some!