Wednesday, February 20, 2013

14 Weeks

It snowed today!  We got out of school an hour early.  I think we were all excited about that.  This is the first snow I have seen this winter.  I know Arkansas got snow on Christmas, but we were enjoying the Florida sunshine then!  It is done snowing now, but they are calling for more wintry precipitation tonight.  That is supposed to be mostly freezing rain.  Yuck!  Who know if we will be back in school tomorrow.  I just pray that the electricity doesn't go out.

I am going to try to start doing weekly posts about the pregnancy so I can have a record of it to look back on since I'm sure I won't remember all these details later.

14 weeks

How far along? 14 weeks this past Monday

Baby's size? About 3 1/2 inches, which is about the size of a lemon.  He or she weighs about 1 1/2 ounces.

Gender?  We don't know yet.  We will have our ultrasound at 20 weeks, but aren't gong to find out until our gender reveal party.

Names: Max Alexander if it's a boy and Anna Grace if it's a girl.

Maternity clothes?  I haven't really gained any weight, but I bought my first pair of maternity jeans this past weekend.  My other jeans still fit, but put a little pressure on my stomach/waist that just wasn't comfortable.  I am still able to wear all my other clothes.

Stretch marks? Not yet and I am definitely not looking forward to getting any.

Movement? Not yet, but I can't wait until I can feel the baby kicking!

Sleep?  For the most part I am still sleeping really good.  I only have to get up to go to the bathroom occasionally.  I love my Boppy Prenatal Total Body Pillow.  It really makes me a lot more comfortable at night.  I have noticed that I change positions when I sleep a lot more than I used to.

Food Aversions? I found out this past week that our baby does not like Taco Bell at all.  Also, I don't think it is a big fan of McDonald's chicken nuggets.

Food Cravings? This week I really craved Mexican food.  Taco Bell didn't work out, but we went to a more authentic place and my craving was temporarily satisfied.  My appetite has gone down the past several weeks.  I am hungry more often, but it doesn't take much to fill me up.

Best moment of the past week? It has been so fun to tell everyone.  We just put the announcement on Facebook last week after showing it to everyone that we could in person.  We also had a lot of fun starting our registry at Target.  My mom came for a visit and got to go to Target with us.

Miss anything? Now that I'm pregnant I miss living closer to family.  I'm a lot more sentimental now, that's for sure.

Have you started to show?  Not really.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off?  I haven't started swelling yet so thankfully I can still wear them.  I am hoping I will be able to wear them for quite a while longer.

Happy or moody most of the time? I have been really happy most of the time.  Every once in a while I start feeling overwhelmed and become more snappy than I need to be.  The pregnancy has brought a lot of excitement and joy to our family so I want to focus on that.

What are you looking forward to?  We go back to the doctor next Monday.  I look forward to getting the reassurance that everything is good with our tiny blessing.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Guess What??!!

I know that things have been quiet on the blog front for the past several months, but I have big news to share.


We are so excited!!!  We had been trying for several months.  I had a feeling that I should take a pregnancy test.  So I did and I got my first positive on December 11, 2012.  I waited a few days and got my second positive on December 14, 2012.


We took off for our Christmas vacation at Disney World.  This trip was really fun and we found ourselves talking about what our trips would be like with our baby.

We won't have an ultrasound until April, but we did get to hear the heartbeat for the first time on January 29, 2013.  There is no way to describe the feeling of hearing your baby's heartbeat.  That was the first proof we had that let us know there was a little baby there.

I posted the above picture on Facebook to announce our pregnancy on Monday, February 11, 2013.  We didn't post on Facebook until we had let our family and close friends know.  It has been so fun to see everyone's reaction.  I think a lot of people were beginning to wonder when we were going to have kids.  It has only taken us 5 1/2 years!

I feel so lucky that I haven't really had morning sickness.  There has been a lot of nausea, but nothing much worse than that.  I am also really tired, but I do realize I could be feeling so much worse.  I am very thankful for that.

Note:  Sorry for all the dates and less than appealing details, but I really want to document this pregnancy before I forget everything.