Sunday, March 27, 2011

16 weeks

Only 2 weeks until I find out if I am having a boy or a girl! I am soo excited and hope that it doesn't take forever. Once I find out we can finally start shopping and painting and even start the registry!! I just can't wait!

So my ultrasound is scheduled with another clinic, Maternal and Fetal Medicine. Doctor's orders. I wasn't particularly excited and in agreement with the doc on this. According to my research and even hers, arthrogryposis is not genetic and the chances are very low for me to have a child with arthrogryposis. She insists that I see them though, just because they are able to do a consult and more thorough ultrasound. I said ok. It won't hurt for sure. I am just excited for the ultrasound.

My brother in law and his wife had their baby this week! She was a month early but she is healthy and doing great! She was able to go home yesterday. I am so happy and excited for them. She is beautiful. They chose to not find out the sex so it was a suprise that it was a girl!

So 16 weeks is great. I am feeling good and enjoying getting bigger. I still have a little sickness here and there but for the most part everything is great. So ready for 18 weeks when I find out!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shopping time :)

Today I am finally caving in and buying maternity clothes. My clothes are so snug and I have one pair of work pants that fit (tightly) right now. I am starting to show! It is so exciting and makes it feel so real! I am having my sister come with me so that she can make sure I do not pick out anything hideous. I feel like as I have gotten older, it has become more about the comfort than the look, which is fine, but I want to be a cute pregnant girl, so hopefully she will help me find something cute and comfy.

I have been feeling great lately. I could get used to the second trimester. I still have had my random times of nausea, but for the most part that has tapered off. I have found that it is becoming harder and harder to sleep on my stomach. I feel like I am laying on a tennis ball, and it just feels weird so I have started trying to slep on my sides. I'm going to buy a body pillow today and I hope that will help some.

I now have a crib thanks to my parents. It's not the crib I have always wanted...the beautiful chocolate sleigh crib that converts all the way to the teenage It is better. It's a drop down crib. I have been stressing out about the crib being difficult to reach the baby and place the baby in, and now I do not have to worry. I am very greatful. Like I said, it's not beautiful, but it's definitely more realistic for me and I would rather be able to care for my baby. The hubby is going to paint it a different color for me, so that is great. I just need to find furniture to match it, at a reasonable price. Any suggestions??

That's all for now. I am 15 weeks and loving it. I find out if it's a boy or girl in 3 weeks!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Welcome Back Energy

Hey everyone, sorry I missed last week, things have been pretty busy. I am now 14 weeks preggers. I am feeling much better, and definitely loving this return of energy. I still get pretty tired by 8pm. I am just glad to be feeling better.

I had my second doctor's appointment this past week. I got to hear the baby's heartbeat!! It was incredible. My heart just melted. I can not wait to meet my precious baby. The heartbeat was good and the doctor said everything was going great. My next appointment is for an Ultrasound on April 8th. We will find out the sex of the baby then!

Clothes are fitting tighter and tighter each day. I'm about to cave and buy maternity clothes. My belly is finally showing just a little. I love it. Since I have gotten my energy back a bit, I am going to start walking again. I really want to be in shape for when the baby comes. The hubby and I went for a nice walk today. Now that the weather is getting better I hope to do that more often. I am tired of getting out of breath so easily.

Well everything is going really great right now, and we are more and more excited each day. That's about all I have to report for now. Thanks for reading!