Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Only Doctor's Appointments I Enjoy

So yesterday was our 3rd baby doctor appointment. I wish they happened more than every 4 weeks. I love going there!  I actually got to have the appointment with my midwife, as well, and not the doctor, which is a great thing. My last appointment was with the doctor and I was just not feeling him. He seemed too busy to even care if I felt comfortable or had any questions or everything...I know it's not his first time doing this but it IS my first time and I'd like to enjoy it.  Anywho, it was a short but amazing appointment.  She likes to get the dads involved so she taught Jake how to use the doppler machine.  We wanted to record the heartbeat on our phones but this was SO much better.  He found the baby almost instantly and he/she had a heart rate of 155 beats per minute! Then we heard this loud pop, which the midwife explained was our little kicker showing that he/she did not appreciate the doppler pressing in on him/her. So precious.  So Jake moved the doppler around some more and found the heartbeat again. It was SO loud and fast. Just amazing.  There aren't words.  We were both so giddy the rest of the day.

However, it's kind of starting to set in that in less than 6 months we're going to have a life that we're responsible for taking care of and raising. Talk about scary. I've never felt so under prepared in my life. Here's hoping those momma instincts kick in.

Next appointment is our ultrasound and we find out if we're having a little boy or girl :) Can't wait!!  We'll also hopefully get an official due date since the first ultrasound put me about a week behind where they thought my due date was.  Sometime in April :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

14 Week Update

Second trimester is of Friday! Better late than never with this post right?

Little bump!

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 14 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: up at least a pound or so...I can't find a consistent we'll see on Wednesday!

Maternity Clothes: Negative

Best Moment this Week: Starting to show just a little!

Gender: Probably won't find out until December.

Movement: Can't wait!

Food Cravings: Add green olives to the list. And candy. Lots of candy.

Food aversions: Bananas. I can't keep them down.

Symptoms/Changes: This week...a new one is headaches. 

Sleep:  Not sleeping like at all anymore. I wake up in the middle of the night because I have to pee and can't get back to sleep for hours. Miserable.

What I am looking forward to: Doctor's appointment on Wednesday :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Week 13

So even with something to blog about I'm HORRIBLE at keeping up with this thing...ugh.  So I'm just gonna do some pregnancy highlights today. I don't have any bump pictures yet...I feel more bloated and fat than baby bump...maybe next week :)

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 13 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: not my last appointment I was down a pound and a half.  I'm sure I've gained a little bit by now though.

Maternity Clothes: Nope. I had to go up a size in jeans already though.

Best Moment this Week: Waking up one morning and not getting sick!

Gender: I really would be happy with either. I'd like to have a girl first but for some reason I have a gut feeling that baby is a boy.

Movement: None yet...

Food Cravings: Anything spicy. Pizza. Salad. Depends on the day really.

Food aversions: Some days it's chicken. Broccoli. 

What I Miss: Sleeping through the night and not having to get up at least once to pee.

Sleep: Since I haven't gotten a job yet I sleep a LOT. I'm napping almost every day on top of 8-10 hours of sleep at night. Baby's wearing Mama out already.

What I am looking forward to: Starting to show so I don't just feel fat!