Wednesday, May 18, 2011

7 weeks

Yes, I am well aware that I completely skipped over 6 weeks. I'm pretty sure that I napped pretty much all the way through week 6. Sorry! But here is the latest update! Time is still dragging by as we wait for our very first OB appointment. We still haven't told anyone in real life other than a couple of my close friends who have followed our journey very closely.

Best Moment of the Week: Shopping for and trying on maternity clothes! My jeans and shorts absolutely will not button! I tried a bella band, and it works for most times, but there are some shorts/pants that it just won't stay put. So I have busted out the maternity shorts to wear to work. My XL work shirts cover up my belly for the most part, but it won't be long before people will start noticing. I'm sure that most of my belly at this point is just bloat as the baby is only the size of a blueberry.

Entertaing Question/Comment of the Week: Hmm. Nothing really entertaining being said this week. But I expect that will change as soon as we start sharing the secret with others!

Obsession: Looking in the mirror to see if I have a real bump or just an extra roll of fat!

What I Am Most Looking Forward to This Week: Definitely our doctor's visit and hopefully an ultrasound showing a beating little heart. That will make me breathe a small sigh of relief. My biggest fear is that I will go in to my appt and the doctor will have me pee on a stick and it will be negative and they will wonder what kind of psycho I am thinking I am pregnant all this time.

What I Miss The Most: Working out at the gym. I know that it is perfectly safe and normal and even good for me to work out, but I am still paranoid. I hope that after visiting with the doctor, she will help to put my mind at ease and I can get back into my gym routine. I have been doing Prenatal Yoga and Prenatal Pilates DVDs at home so I am at least getting some exercise.

Symptoms: Still T-I-R-E-D! My boobs have quit hurting and aren't quite so sore. I had a couple of days of on and off mild queasiness but (knock on wood) no full blown morning sickness. I am thankful for that, but in the back of my head I can't help but wonder if that means things are not developing like they should. And the newest: constipation! Ugh! I'm trying to drink lots of water, eat healthy, and do my exercises to help keep things moving, but so far I've not been too successful.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

5 weeks

Already! This week went by pretty quickly and for that I'm glad! It still feels like the time until my first appt is dragging by so slowly! We still haven't told anyone in real life other than the same select few friends. It's so hard to be around our families and not share our news though! I can't wait until we can spill the beans.

Best Moment of the Week: Getting my box of maternity clothes in the mail from Old Navy! We're going to Branson this summer and I needed cute stuff to wear. I picked things that are high waisted and flowy, because I won't really be showing by then, but I won't be able to wear my normal shorts & jeans either.

Entertaining Question/Comment of the Week: I was talking to a coworker earlier in the week and we were discussing our husbands. I told her that DH told me that I had been extremely cranky lately, and she asked "Are you pregnant?" Uhm, yeah! But I didn't tell her that. I just kind of blew the comment off. :-)

Obsession: My Baby Center app on my phone. It gives me a fact/tip every day. At lunch I *have* to read my fact/tip!

What I Am Most Looking Forward to This Week: Making it past 5w4d. That's the day I had my miscarriage the last time, so I think that if I can get to 5w5d I will feel so much better!

What I Miss the Most: Sleeping all the way through the night! I have a hard time getting comfortable since I am used to sleeping on my stomach. And I wake up to pee around 3am or 5am (or both!) every night. I guess this is God's way of preparing me to get up with the baby!

Symptoms: Still very tired. I took a personal day Friday to work on my transcription class and had to take a 2 hour nap after lunch! Still have a strong aversion to the smell of oranges. One of the children opened his orange juice and the smell almost did me in. I had to stand on the other side of the room until he finished it! And a new addition to the list: indigestion! I've always heard that if you have indigestion, then your baby will have a lot of hair. We'll have to see if this turns out to be true!