Thursday, April 30, 2009

14 weeks

Yesterday at work one of my co-workers for another department stopped me in the hall and asked "are you preggo? i replied "yes" and she says "yeah that looks like more that just bloat" WOOHOO maybe i don't just look fat LOL

Last weekend i went shopping and treated myself to some new maternity clothes. I got three shirts from Old Navy, two amazing pairs of pants from motherhood, and three shirts from Kohls. :-)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Growing and growing and growing......

Baby P you actually look like a baby now :-) not a gummy bear, peanut, or a blob (you were a very cute blob thought).

Yesterday, April 22nd Earth Day, we, your dad and I, went in for our 13 week appointment. The doctor attempted to hear your heartbeat from the outside but was having trouble finding it....and let me note he was killing me with how hard he was pushing on my tummy to find it and to think i was afraid of hurting you by laying on my stomach at night...i guess you are pretty safe in there. So once again we got to see you on the ultrasound machine....5 times in 13 weeks :-) we are very lucky people although we will be paying to all these little face to face visits when the bill comes :-) As it turns out you were hiding behind my pelvic bone....guess that is the me in you as i love to sit in the corner or the inside of the booth at a restaurant. All you did was move and bounce around... you got the doctor a bit frusterated because he was trying to take measurements of you and all you did was move around. I had to laughing thinking it was a sign of baby portraits and family portraits to come..... i think you will be the one we only get the pictures of crawling away from the camera hehe. So how did you measure up..... your waist circumference, leg bone length, and head to hiney length all measure perfect at 13 is the kicker and the your dad in you ... your head circumference measured a week bigger than the rest of you :-) we had a good chuckle able that because everyone makes fun at your dad because of the size of his head but we love him :-) I also had the pleasure of my first internal exam with your dad in the about embarrassing LOL but he is amazing and made me feel so calm, i truly appreciate his attitude towards these things he knows just how to act to make me feel better :-) i love that guy you will call dad! At our appointment we also scheduled the BIG ultra sound on June 3rd to find out if you are a Liam or a Lucy. I am convinced by gut instint that you are a Lucy but we will see ... i can't wait to find out so that i can shop for clothes and stuff for your room!!!! You room is going to be awesome! Grandma H is coming to visit, along Pop H and Uncle Matt, on May 21 (Pops birthday) and Grandma and I plan to paint your room....i am so excited!!

In other news your dad and I found a swing for you that we absolutely love at Target! They were sold out the the Target in Avon so we traveled over to Plainfield before going to see Adventureland and found one, we were thrilled. The next day we pulled it out to get it set up and found out it was missing half the pieces.... :-( bummer! So we had to return it, now we are just waiting till they get more in stock. Is this a sign telling us that you are not going to like the swing? I hope not because it is awesome!

So what do we have for you so far....a sling carrier, Ralph Lauren socks, your own pair, well three of them, of squishy socks!!!!! and three organic cotton bibs which i love they say Organically Made on then which i think is funny and cute.

So what are my symptoms: well at about 11 and a half weeks morning sickness began to fade woohoo... instead of 7 days a week and all day i am only sick 1 or 2 days in the morning and i have somewhat of an appetite again, hmmmm what else... by boobs are huge LOL (you probably do not care/want to hear about that) but man oh man they grew at least 1 cup size in three months but they don't hurt anymore :-) alriiiiiiiight!, i am still extremely exhausted MAN ... building you is HARD work!, and by biggest symptom right now is by expanding tummy ... mama has a closet full of clothes and maybe 10 things to wear besides sweats of course but i love it every time i out grow a pair of pants i laugh ... it is i just can't wait until i look like i have a pregnant belly instead of like i ate too many double cheeseburgers.....speaking of food what am i craving... well i have always had odd food cravings but here is what i've wanted lately (you are making me a bad nutritionist that is for sure) egg mcmuffin with cheese and an OJ from McDonalds, double cheeseburgers with extra pickles and an OJ from McDolands, soft serve ice cream again from McDonalds (i see a pattern developing here), pickles in general are very appealing right now, sunflower seeds, arnold palmer drinks (1/2 country time 1/2 lipton), beef ramen noodles (for weeks i ate this once a day), and toaster strudels (but this one is fading).

The goal i have for you in the coming weeks...with all the bouncing around you do ... kick me :-) i want to feel it !!

Love You !

Thursday, April 2, 2009

10 weeks old

WOW! So much for my goal of posting at least once a week, life has been going by so fast that blogger, again, got put on the back burner. But i have some good excuses, Baby P you constantly make me feel nauseous and i spend most of my free time in the recliner with the hot thing :-) So much has happened and i hope i can remember everything!!!!

On March 5th i has my second follow up ultrasound and everything went perfectly! I was so nervous going to the doctor that morning because i knew that what we saw would make the world of difference plus Grandma P was coming to visit that afternoon and i wanted a great update to tell everyone. And what did the ultrasound reveal .... a little beating heart :-) the most amazing thing i have ever seen!!!! You measured 6 weeks and 1 day instead of 7 like we had originally though so your estimated date of blessing this world is now 10-28, i am flipping back and forth between hoping for Halloween because i love Halloween and think it would be an awesome birthday OR a few days early so that i can dress you in a cute outfit for your first holiday and show you off :-) Either way you are going to have the best birthday parties ever!!!!!! I can't wait! We also got our first picture of you to take home, although you only look like a bean i know it is you <3 Four days before my appointment on Monday March 2 morning sickness or as it was for me midnight sickness had kicked in as well as sever exhaustion, building you is a lot of work! It is hard to keep my head from falling on my keyboard at work some days but i put on a smile and somehow find the strength to pull thought.

On March 25th i had my last follow up ultrasound, oh i should mention that the spotting finally stopped on February 28th :-) thank you god! I had been praying so much and so hard that the spotting would stop and that i would be comforted by the reassurance. At your 9 week appointment you Dad got to come with me :-) and i couldn't have been more happy to have him there! This time they tried to listen to you heartbeat with a doppler but couldn't hear it yet because you are still too little, the size of a grape actually, so they did a quick trans abdominal ultrasound (so much better than the other way). And there you where!!! It was amazing to see you jumping around like a little jumping bean, giving us a show of what is to come :-) It was so much more special to finally have your Dad there too and to be able to watch you for the first time together, it made it so much more real that you are on your way into our lives. At this point nausea has gotten progressively worse and lasting all day, i am 2-4 pounds less than before i was pregnant but i only have two pairs of pants that still fit me, ponder that!

As of today 4-2 i am 10 weeks and 1 day along, only two weeks left in the first trimester :-) i am hoping second trimester bliss hits soon!! But what i really can't wait for is feeling you move! I can't wait for that!!!!!

A few weeks ago we got work that your Dad might be getting a job offer, we think in Florida. I don't want to think about it because i want it to happen so badly so i don't want to get my hopes up. It would be a management job and such a wonderful opportunity for him. Why do i want to move well.... in Florida it is warm all year so we could go for walks all the time and play outside in the sun, your Dad can play year round softball, i would be able to stay home with you some days instead or working everyday--all evening might i add which means we can spend more time together as a family too, oh and plus you would grow up 15 minutes from Disney --how awesome would that be!!