Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Moving Along

It's hard to believe, but I'm just about done with the first trimester.  It really seems like it was just a few days ago that we found out we're having a baby.  In just 13 weeks, we've already experienced so much.  From the 2 pink lines on the pregnancy test, to hearing the heartbeat, to following along with different fruits; man, it's been a pretty incredible ride already.

At peach week (13), it's pretty cool to know that Baby pretty much looks like a human. :)  It has vital organs, arms and legs, hands, feet, starting to get teeth, beginnings of bones, and it's head is now only 1/3 the size of its body instead of half of it.

I don't really have a lot to say right now.  I hope to have a lot more updates coming up.  Second trimester will mean the beginning of the bump, and that is exciting.  I'm looking forward to finally having something to show for this little one growing inside me.  Maybe that's weird, but I'm excited about the getting big part.

Until later.  Oh! And Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A (Hopefully) Sub-Lime Week

We've made it to week 11!  That means I'm now just over 1/4 of the way through my pregnancy.  It's crazy how fast this flies.

You may have noticed that we added a new element to the blog page that follows along with the weekly fruits/veggies.  If you haven't, let me point you over to the right hand side of the screen. It's right below Ryan's and my picture.  Don't worry, I will still post regularly, but this way you can see it whenever you want.

As you can see, this is lime week.  Read below the picture to see what fun and exciting things are going on.  I'm pretty excited just for it to be a lime.  For one thing, I love limes. And secondly, I think they are much prettier than the previous prune.

I am hoping this week will go nicely though.  So far, I've just been really, really tired (more than usual which is hard to believe) and have been fighting some headaches.  Nothing really serious though, so I'm doing fine.  I'm just trying to make sure I get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids, and those things seem to be helping.
However, I don't think I've ever been so tired of the taste of water. I feel like it's all I drink, day in and day out.  I tried to add some flavoring a couple days ago, and that helped some.  Because it tasted more like juice, but was still water.  So for any of you ladies out there who got tired of water during your pregnancy, if there was anything you did to help you through that, suggestions are much appreciated.

Things are consistently becoming more and more real.  I subscribed a while ago to a free baby magazine (American Baby) and just recently got my first issue and "welcome packet."  That was pretty fun to look through that stuff.  And of course I'm getting books to borrow from ladies at the church.  We got a couple more little gifts from the same lady who gave us some clothes earlier.  We don't have a nursery yet by any means, but I'm sure by the time this baby gets here, he or she will be set!
I still don't have a big bump, but I think it's starting to get there.  I've been able to tell it's not the "just after I ate pooch."  It doesn't really go away, so I'm thinking that I'm starting to look like an expecting mommy, at least just a little.

Fun things going on.  It just keeps getting more and more exciting.  I'll be sure to keep you posted as we find out more.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

He or She?

No, I'm not going to tell you which (at least in this post). Mostly because I don't know. :)

I just stop by here from time to time to check any feedback.  I always find it interesting to look at the girl or boy poll.  Although it has from time to time been a tie, and almost always very close, it does seem like the girl option is usually ahead. It just gets me to thinking: Do our readers tend to like girls more?  Do girls tend to make better first children?   I guess mostly I just find it an interesting trend.

Ryan and I both have our thoughts of which it will be, but I won't divulge those until later, so you'll just have to stay tuned.

Also speaking of polls though, I appreciate the input that has been given regarding where to register.  I'm still not totally sure when to begin said registry, but I think we have a pretty good idea of where we'll go.  So, thanks!

Also just an update.  Since going to the doctor, I haven't had any more "heat attacks" as I have come to call them.  Besides just being really tired (I feel like I could sleep all day sometimes) I've been doing quite well.  So thanks for all of your prayers, and for those of you who have checked up on me.  It really means a lot.

New fruit coming soon! So hopefully we'll see you back in a little bit.  :)  Blessings.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Don't Normally Like Prunes, but...

I'm a couple days late, sorry about that.  I've actually been having some minor not so fun adventures, but I'll talk about that in a minute.

Anyway, at week 10, we've grown baby to prune size.

We've made it over an inch now.  It's hard to believe that just a month and a half ago this little one was just the size of a poppyseed.  Cool things happening this week are the development of cartilage and bone, and vital organs are also starting to function.  It will be interesting to hear about the development coming up soon, because baby's gonna get growing pretty fast now.  I don't want to give away too much, so you'll have to keep coming back.  But it should be fun!

Back to the minor adventures...
I don't think that word actually fits it, but I can't think of anything better.  Anyway, over the past couple of days, I've had 3 super intense "hot flashes."  LIke my whole body feels like I have a fever, my skin is all wet and clammy, and then I feel pretty faint or lightheaded.  It's pretty scary.  It happened twice today, the second time at the church where I was volunteering at our Saturday night coffee house.  I was just feeling too weird and with it happening multiple times, I had Ryan take me to the doctor.
It turns out that they are just hot flashes that go along with pregnancy.  I couldn't really believe it.  But I guess that about 10% of women get symptoms like that.

With that, we are grateful that I am healthy, which means baby is too.  I really thought it might have been something more serious, so it's good to know that it's not.  On the other hand, I'm a little disappointed that there is nothing I can really do.  These "hot flashes" are pretty scary; there are times I feel like I might pass out.  So I guess I would just ask for prayer that these don't stick around very long.  Or at the very least that they don't stay this intense. The good part is though, they aren't very long in duration.
So that's my story of pregnancy at 10 weeks.  It's one of the not so fun things, but again, we are grateful that things are normal and healthy.  God's watching out for all 3 of us. Thanks for all your prayers.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Little Heart Beat

We had our first official appointment today (besides the confirmation one).  And it was awesome. Well, as awesome as a dr. appointment will be.

I'll spare you the details, but basically everything is normal.  I'm a healthy momma and it seems like Baby is healthy  too. It came time to try to hear the heartbeat.  Based on the baby's position, the midwife wasn't sure we would be able to hear it.  But, she gave it a try, and sure enough, there it was!  She said, "This little baby must have wanted to be heard!"  She also said it was a really steady heart beat at 168 beats per minute.  It was like a little train.
It was probably one of the coolest moments in my life.  Ryan got to be there too. It was just amazing to finally hear from that little life inside me. I can't even totally describe.

So yes, very exciting day today.  Heard a little heart, all is normal and healthy...we're havin' a baby!  (P.S. - This new midwife moved the due date up a couple days. So, as of right now it's June 3, but it's still just an estimate at this point)

Also, as promised, the first in a series of tummy pictures.  It's not really showing, I just sort of have kind of a pouch anyway.  But it will surely be growing.

Here's the tummy at 9 and a half weeks

Remember to check back for the next fruit in a few days. Thanks for following, and please keep praying for us and baby.