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Sunday, March 29, 2009

my cleavage is borderline indecent!

How far along? 9 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: - 5 lbs. Yuck.

Maternity clothes? I broke out my Maternity jeans and black dress pants this week. Heaven! Probably wont buy any more until after my appt. next week.

Stretch marks? well, not from baby

Sleep: I sleep wonderfully when not interrupted by some crazy ass dreams. I will have to write a whole blog post about that!

Best moment this week: Being able to give in to my cravings. If I feel like eating, which doesnt happen too often, I eat it! Chinese was yesterday....yum!

Movement: S/He is moving in there, but I cant feel it yet!

Food cravings: Qudoba, Chinese, caffiene free Coke, oranges

Gender: I am leaning toward girl, along with everyone else that knows. Who knows though.

Labor Signs: I sure hope not anytime soon!

Belly Button in or out? in

What I miss: not throwing up 3 times a day : /

What I am looking forward to: My appointment 04-09...T minus 11 days and counting!

Weekly Wisdom: If you want to sleep, sleep. If you want to throw up, do it. If you want this food NOW, eat it. I am all about instant gratification this week. I am making no excuses for myself :)

Oh, and I need to give up google. Nothing good comes out of googling when you are freaked out already!

Milestones: really feeling pregnant. I have felt pregnant before, but these symptoms are strong and much more distinct than ever. Realizing this makes me smile....well after I am done gagging ; )

So, less than 2 weeks until my appointment and ultrasound! I am so excited! I think my doc will be happy that I have had no spotting and everything is A-Ok! Travis asked me if I knew for sure that I was getting a u/s. I really to be honest do not know. I am assuming I will, because they do one to date the pregnancy, so I am pretty sure I will, but since everything is going pretty much perfect, I have this worry (along with 20 other things) that I wont get one. I guess I will find out Thursday the 9th!

Oh, and my blog title. Yeah, the boobs are out of control. I have not worn a V-neck in a week because I fall out. Its crazy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009



Bloat is out of control. Sadly, I dont feel too pregnant when dressing, just fat. PJs and T-shirts have become my best friend. My boss' wife knows I am pregnant and every time I see her she looks at my stomach. I wanna yell..."Nothing to see here, I'm just bloated!" Freaks me out. Its not subtle at all. Oh well, embrace the bloat! :) BTW, I have lost about 5 lbs due to morning sickness too. And, I am sucking in. Whew.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

8 weeks even

How far along? 8 weeks

Total weight gain/loss:I think I lost 2 lbs. My weight tends to yo-yo during the day. According to the morning weigh in...I lost 2 lbs.

Maternity clothes?Still using the rubber band trick and wearing more comfy (read elastic) pants when at home.

Stretch marks? well, not from baby

Sleep:I have been sleeping like a baby. And having some crazy dreams too.

Best moment this week: trying to explain to my 4 year old nephew that I had a baby in my belly. He kept saying "no you dont...I cant see it!" Ahh, youngins. :)

Movement: S/He is moving in there, but I cant feel it yet!

Food cravings: I really want a coke, Qudoba, nachos, Mexican food basically

Gender: Travis thinks twin girls. Twinkies as he likes to call them ;) Me...not sure one way or another.

Labor Signs: I sure hope not anytime soon!

Belly Button in or out? in

What I miss: what I thought was m/s about 3 weeks ago. Oh my, I now know what its all about!

What I am looking forward to: my u/s in 2 weeks and 4 days!!!

Weekly Wisdom:Seeing something happen to someone else does not mean it will happen to me. My favorite "bump" saying... Today I am pregnant and I love my baby.

Milestones: I have been pregnant for 1 whole month from the day I found out. That makes me happy :)

So yeah, Travis thinks I am having twins. He says my increased m/s and hunger are signs of it. I just laugh at him. Twins would be nice, but they dont really run on my side of the family. They run rampant on his side, but not mine. I will eat my words if we happen to get so lucky, but I doubt it. One would be just enough for me!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Holy Bloat Batman

7 weeks 3 days...I am even sucking in (well as much as I can anymore) No silly face picture this week. I feel like death run over by a Mack truck, so the makeup and hair are a no go. I was just fighting gagging fits during the "photo shoot". Whoa Bloat! :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

We made it to 2nd place! :)

How far along? 7 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain/loss:I think I gained a few, but lost it from the daily puking sessions. Yay.

Maternity clothes? I have a pair of mat jeans from before, but I have been using the ol' rubber band trick, and can I say...comfy! Will probably try a bella band soon.

Stretch marks? well, not from baby

Sleep: I am still restless, but getting better. I think making it to 7 weeks was stressing me out.

Best moment this week: Waking up on Sunday and realizing we passed our first milestone. DH and I went to dinner to celebrate!

Movement: not for a while...but my bowels sure are...eww sorry :)

Food cravings: steak and A1 sauce, oranges, I really want a coke, but I am a freak and will wait on that one.

Gender: Everyone still says girl, but I have no clue. We will find out in about 13 weeks.

Labor Signs: I sure hope not anytime soon!

Belly Button in or out? in

What I miss: naivete of it all. I wish I could be completely stress free.

What I am looking forward to:making it to 8 weeks, then 9, then 10, etc.

Weekly Wisdom: Dont be ashamed of the bloat and that your clothes don't fit. I have learned to embrace mine :)

Milestones: 2nd place! Thats what DH says. We lost our second baby at 6w6d, so I am breathing a little better these days. I will breathe a whole lot easier when I get to 10w1d. And the my U/S!

Morning sickness moment of the week (or weak)... I looked at Travis yesterday whole sitting on the couch and said, "I think I need to throw up." Got up calmly, walked to the bathroom, and proceeded to throw up violently. I brushed my teeth, put on some makeup, and was ready to go to dinner. Being pregnant is a trip!

Bloat pic to come in a few days...whenever I get the desire to actually do my hair and dress nicely ;)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Oldie but a Goodie.

There are women who become mothers without effort,
without thought,
without patience or loss,
and though they are good mothers and love their children,
I know that I will be better.

I will be better not because of genetics or money or because I have read more books,
but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.

I have longed and waited.
I have cried and prayed.
I have endured and planned over and over again.

Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their dreams.

I will notice everything about my child.
I will take time to watch my child sleep,
and discover.
I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.

I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold, and feed him and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream.
My dream will be crying for me.

I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight, this special vision with which I will look upon my child.

Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me to, I will not be careless with my love.

I will be a better mother for all that I have endured. I am a better wife, a better aunt, a better daughter, neighbor, friend, and sister because I have known pain.

I know disillusionment, as I have been betrayed by my own body. I have been tried by fire and hell that many never face, yet given time, I stood tall.

I have prevailed.
I have succeeded.
I have won.

So now, when others hurt around me, I do not run from their pain in order to save myself discomfort. I see it, mourn it, and join them in theirs.
I listen.
And even though I cannot make it better, I can make it less lonely.

I have learned the immense power of another hand holding tight to mine, of other eyes that moisten as they learn to accept the harsh truth when life is beyond hard.

I have learned a compassion that only comes by walking in those shoes. I have learned to appreciate life.

Yes, I will be a wonderful mother.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

belly pic for reference :)

We all have to have some starting off point right? :)

This is today, 6w2d, in all my bloat glory. Since I started off chubby, I think it may take me longer to show, but believe me, by 8 at night, I feel 6 months pregnant already! Whew!

Do you see that expression on my face? What am I doing?! I call it my, so excited I can pee my pants face. Thats how much mommy love you baby! Enough to make her look like a dork on the world wide web. : p

Anywho, thats about it. Sick all day long, some days are worse than others, but I welcome it!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

6 weeks!

How far along? 6 weeks exactly

Total weight gain/loss: I don't even want to think about it. Even with nausea, I still eat like I cant get enough. At first easting helped my nausea, and now it makes no difference.

Maternity clothes? I had some mat. jeans from my first pregnancy (before m/c) and I wore those...don't hate.

Stretch marks? not any I didn't have before.

Sleep:I woke up every hour last night. It depends on the day though.

Best moment this week: Making it the longest I have ever gone without spotting in a entire pregnancy. So happy!

Movement: not for a while

Food cravings: ice cream (how cliche) and hamburgers.

Gender: Everyone thinks its a girl, but who knows yet

Labor Signs: not for 38 weeks or so I hope...keep baking little one!

Belly Button in or out? in

What I miss: not feeling like I have a hangover 24/7

What I am looking forward to: holding my baby for the first time.

Weekly Wisdom: I have learned that I can take whatever is thrown at me pregnancy wise, nothing will make me love my baby any less!

Milestones: day 15 of no spotting and counting... :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

reason #8634 I love my husband

He is really the best. No lie. He is scared out of his gourd regarding this pregnancy, he really cannot wait until I am 14 weeks already...he said he "might" be able to breathe a little easier then. I hope so!

Travis told me last night that I am not allowed to do any housework. Just dishes and dinner (since he has no idea how to cook) and that's it! He told me that since the house is too much of a wreck for my taste, that tomorrow night, he will clean the whole house while I tell him what to do. Hes so funny and cute. Poor guy is a neat freak, but not the best "house cleaner" He gets lost when I tell him h ow to vacuum and is really too cute. That's what I get for marrying a genius when it comes to books, just not the most handy guy. Its okay...I knew and loved that going into it. He (apparently my doctor :) has put me on bed rest while at home. I cant wait to tell the doc this...I bet she will laugh. Anyway, heres to at least another 9 weeks of being a lazy bum and not lifting a finger....ahh I think I may like this break! :P

Monday, March 2, 2009


Stole it so I'm keeping it ;)

How far along? 5 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain/loss: I lost 4 lbs since last week. I think it might have to do with me eating healthier and the nausea

Maternity clothes? nope

Stretch marks? well, not from baby

Sleep: I love it, but it doesn't seem to love me. I get real restless at night

Best moment this week: going a complete week without spotting

Movement: not yet

Food cravings: water (is that possible?) and anything not nausea inducing

Gender: I think boy, Travis thinks girl, my sister said neither because its not formed yet. Gotta love big sis ;)

Labor Signs: not for 38 weeks or so I hope...keep baking little one!

Belly Button in or out? in

What I miss: caffeine and chocolate (cut both out cold turkey!)

What I am looking forward to: a completely uneventful pregnancy...I am praying!

Weekly Wisdom: If I feel like I am going to hurl, I probably need to eat, even if I don't want to...

Milestones: day8 of no spotting and counting...

So, I think I might have to give up making Travis' lunch in the morning. I gagged no less than 5 times while putting the mayo on the bread today and I couldn't even try to think about the processed cheese as I placed it on the sandwich. M/S has kicked in big time. I had my first "run-in" with the bathroom at Target while shopping with my sister the other day. I looked at her and she just knew, and I pretty much ran to the bathroom. Thanks to the nasty air freshener in there, the toilet and I got to be good friends. Gross. It is progressively getting worse each day, and I cant wait til next week. I have a feeling I will be the girl that has m/s until 5 months, and cannot survive without her Zofran. When 7 weeks rolls around and I still don't feel any better or am not used to it...I am sure I will call for a prescription. Until then, I will just complain on my blog ;) I know you all will love that ;)

I feel horrible and gross most of the time, but I love every second of it. If mommy has to go through this to get to you little one, I will do anything to see you! Keep strong Pumpkin, and keep throwing those "punches" at mommy...I can take it! :)

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