Sunday, October 30, 2011

14 weeks and 2 days Pregnant!

It's been a rough and busy week. I have had some sort of stomach bug this weekend and even though I feel much better today it has taken a lot out of me. I haven't felt the baby in the last two days (Yes, I have been feeling movement this early.. I did with Breckin as well.. it shouldn't be surprising since I somehow produce linebackers) but Kevin thinks it because I have been concentrating on other things. It's still worrisome when you have been sick and you don't have a reminder that the baby is ok.

What's going on with Baby B - I was amazed to read that Baby B is 3.5 inches long. He/she is growing so fast! The size is compared to a lemon this week. It seems like so much is going on. The baby can squint, frown and grimace. He/she is also producing urine at this point. The baby's body is growing faster than the head now and by the end of the week his/her arms will be more proportioned with the rest of the body. Baby B's liver will start producing bile this week and the spleen starts helping with production of red blood cells!

Symptoms - We have a new symptom this week... Geographic Tongue. I freaked a few days ago when I noticed that I had bald spots on my tongue. They don't hurt but they continued to grow so I emailed my doctor on Friday. When I hadn't heard back by the end of the day I called my mom and apparently I have always had this but I hadn't had an outbreak since I was a little kid. It's harmless and seems to manifest when your hormones are really high. Hopefully it will go away soon.. it looks quite weird. I have gotten some of my energy back. Enough for me to start actually planning for the arrival of this little one. I have been searching for recipes that I will be able to make and freeze the 2 months before the baby comes so we will have lots of food options without us having to cook. I have also started to make mental lists of things that need to be done around the house and purchased... I need to actually put that down on paper.

Cravings - I have barely eaten in two days. I am just getting my apatite back today. All I have wanted was Chicken Romen Noodles. Which is totally unhealthy but it is all that I could stomach yesterday. Overall, I have been craving grape juice like crazy and it tastes amazing to me! I am still having a lot of trouble with meat still but I have been able to eat more and more veggies. I've been craving steamed artichokes. We steam them up and eat them with butter. Breckin is a big fan of this craving. You would think he would have trouble eating them but he does a really good job. I don't think that is a normal skill for a 2 year old.

Gender Predictions - This new symptoms is really starting to make me question if it is a boy. I didn't have it with Breckin... and aren't your hormones higher with girls? I don't know! Everyone around me thinks it's girl. Honestly, I don't care either way. I can't wait to find out on Dec 9th.

Birthday Predictions - April 23rd.

Friday, October 21, 2011

13 Weeks Pregnant!

This week I had my 2nd doctor's appointment. I got to hear the little one's heartbeat. It was at 170. It sounded so beautiful and I was relieved to have that reminder that everything is going well. I scheduled my 16 week appointment, where my first glucose test will take place. I also got to schedule my 20 week ultrasound!! That will take place on Dec 9th! Oh my! I am less then two months from knowing the gender of this little one!

What's going on with Baby B - So I guess I am in the second trimester. Although, so many sites have conflicting information. Some say I was in the second trimester last week, while others say I have a week to go. Baby B is the size of a peach or a medium sized shrimp, about 3 inches! That seems so big! The baby has fingertips. Veins and organs are visible through Baby B's skin. If Baby B is a girl her ovaries are formed and contain over 2 million eggs. That would mean my GRANDCHILDREN are in me right now. That is crazy to think about.

Symptoms - Headaches. Lots of headaches. It's terrible. I am still so insanely tired and there is still a huge list of things I have NO desire to eat.

Cravings - Salty, sweet, sour.

Gender Predictions - Even though the heartbeat is remaining on the high side I still think this little one is a boy.

Birthday Predictions - April 23rd

Friday, October 14, 2011

12 Weeks Pregnant!

Time is flying right now. I have my second doctor's appointment Tuesday and I will get to hear the baby's heartbeat. Even though we have had an ultrasound a month ago I really feel like after I hear the heartbeat it will all become very real. Maybe it's because we have hit that 12 week mark and will then have proof that the baby is healthy.

I'm almost done with homecoming. We will decorate the gym this afternoon for the dance tomorrow. We also have the game and parade tonight... as long as the weather gets better. After tonight the hard part is over. I am so tired though. I am hoping to get a nap in for Breckin and me before we have to head to the school. We will be leaving in the middle of Breckin's normal nap time so I am trying to shift his entire schedule so maybe he will go down for his nap earlier. I guess we will see how that goes.... if he doesn't nap neither do I.

What's going on the Baby B - The baby is about the size of a lime or plum, just over 2 inches and weighing about an oz!! B will be developing his/her reflexes this week. His/Her ears are where they should be at this point. The baby's brain is developing rapidly. Some sites say I am in the second trimester while others say I am in the second trimester at the end of this week.

Symptoms - Still so so so tired. I am having a hard time functioning today. Homecoming alone is enough to drain my energy but add teaching high schoolers every other day, a 2 year old and a pregnancy on top of that and I am a zombie. I am actually still pretty nauseous and got sick for the first time this past Sunday. I am adding a few things back into my diet but for the most part most things still sound unappealing. My bump is getting really large... it was with Breckin, so I'm not surprised. It's impossible to hide that I am pregnant and a good number of my students have figured it out at this point. They started asking questions recently to feel out wether or not is was ok to ask. I of course told my SCA kids a few weeks ago and I think they are more excited about this pregnancy then most of my friends and family.

Cravings - Nothing stand out. I just want sweets and salty still.

Gender Prediction - Boy

Birthday Prediction - April 23rd

Sunday, October 9, 2011

11 Weeks and 2 days Pregnant

What's going on with Baby B - Baby B is the size of a fig or a small lime... about 1.5 inches. He/she is mostly formed and some of his/her bones are starting to harden. The baby can open and close it's hands into a fist. The baby kicks and stretches.

Symptoms - I am still so tired. I guess it isn't going away anytime soon. I can't seem to keep my eyes open most days. I doesn't help that we have had such a busy week. Between homecoming planning, Breckin's birthday party yesterday and going to the fair today I haven't had a chance to rest. Homecoming is this week... hopefully I will make it through the week. Next weekend we have the dance and on Sunday we have a field trip with Breckin's daycare so it looks like I have quite a while until I get a break. I've been cramping a lot and my bump continues to grow.

Cravings - I am craving super salty and super sweet. Still having a hard time eating healthy. Hopefully as I come to the end of the 1st trimester I will be able to start adding foods back into my diet.

Gender Predictions - Everybody under the sun thinks this baby is a girl. I don't think there is anything behind their prediction... I think everyone just WANTS it to be a girl. I still think it's a boy. Some days I question but for the most part I stay strong in the boy prediction.

Birthday Predictions - April 23rd, still.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Letter to My Little Boy

Letter to My Little Boy:


Today you are 2 years old. It amazes me who much you have grown. You are the sweetest child I have ever been around. You are kind and empathic. You are polite and generous. You love your friends and family and you are extremely affectionate. You pick up information so quickly. It seems like overnight you were speaking in complete sentences. I am so proud of the little boy you are becoming.

I love you more every day… every second! I look at you sometimes and it makes my heart skip. I want you to know that you mean the world to me. You made me a mother. You made me who I am today. I cherish every second I get to spend with you. I cherish every kiss, hug and “luv u momma.” I am so grateful that I get to be your mother and that I get to watch you grow up. It is almost overwhelming to think of all the wonderful moments that we have ahead of us. I can’t wait to see who you become this year and in the years to come. I can’t wait to see you as a big brother. You will be amazing. I love you. I will always love you.

Your Momma and Biggest Fan