Thursday, October 29, 2009

16 Weeks

  • How far along?: 16 weeks
  • Total weight gain: I'm up 2 pounds since my last doctors appointment- so I'm still down 3 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight
  • Maternity clothes: Nope, I'm still in regular clothes. No bella band no nothing. Lord please give me a bump soon!
  • Sleep: We have made a palate on the living room floor and slept there for the past 3 nights. Oh how glorious those nights have been!
  • Best moment of the week: Sleeping well and eating better
  • Movement: I still haven't felt anything. But apparently the baby can hiccup now?!
  • Gender: I'm still thinking girl
  • Food cravings: Considering I have eaten an entire jar of pickles in one sitting more than once this week.... I'm going to have to say pickles
  • Labor signs: No
  • Belly button in or out?: In
  • What I miss most: Motivation and energy. Pregnancy has made me the laziest person on the planet. My house is a disaster & I don't feel like doing anything about it
  • What I'm looking forward to: Finding out if it's a boy or girl
  • Weekly wisdom: Learn to to people's advise with a grain of salt NOW. Everyone has an opinion about everything and you may not care how big they were when they were pregnant with their 1st, 2nd , 10th kid but they are still going to tell you and they are still going to tell you that you must not be eating enough and then they are going to tell you what you should do because after all everyone is an expert. So go ahead & learn to smile and nod. Then take what you want and pretend the rest never happened.
  • Milestones: The baby can hear me now!

Friday, October 23, 2009

15 Weeks

I can't believe I'm 15 weeks pregnant. Only 175 days to go. Everything has been going well, just taking it one day at a time. The house hunting process is definitely not for hormonal pregnant women. I'm beyond excited one second and ready to kill someone the next. I just really hope we get this house. I have already pictured our stuff in there, our baby's nursery, the little one eating and playing there... I HAVE TO HAVE THIS HOUSE! Anyway, the baby is doing well going more and more each day. We are so excited & I just can't wait to meet the little one!
  • How far along?: 15 weeks
  • Total weight gain: I'm sure I've put on a few pounds... I still need to go get a scale
  • Maternity clothes: Not yet
  • Sleep: I've slept like a baby this week!!!
  • Best moment of the week: We put in an offer on another house, I'm absolutely in love with it. We are just waiting to see what happens!
  • Movement: No
  • Gender: 26 days and counting!!!
  • Food cravings: Anything salty
  • Labor signs: No
  • Bell button in or out: In
  • What I miss most: I still really wish I could tan. I need to find someone who does the airbrush tanning...
  • What I'm looking forward to: Lets see, finding out the sex, getting a house, decorating a nursery, feeling the baby move, shall I go on?
  • Weekly wisdom: I really can't think of anything this week...
  • Milestones: Baby Campbell is the size of an orange. Wow, that seems so big!

Monday, October 19, 2009

14 Weeks

Well I'm actually 14 weeks and 3 days now, but who's counting! Not much has happened since last week. We started house hunting and while it's fun to go look at houses and imagine yourself living there, raising your child there, and decorating a nursery there, it really sucks to find out that some other lucky, probably not as awesome family bought it before you could! I am way too hormonal for this. I got so disappointed and it's not like we have been looking for forever. I guess it was not meant to be. I'm sure there will be something more perfect for us, we just have to keep looking. I have started the count down to finding out if the baby is a boy or a girl! I just can't wait to know if the little one is going to be a soccer player or ballerina.
  • How far along?: 14 week
  • Total weight gain: I have not weighed myself since my last doctors appointment. I really need to go buy a scale.
  • Maternity clothes?: Not yet, I'm still fitting in my regular clothes but they are getting tighter and more uncomfortable by the day. I'm just not ready for elastic waistbands yet.
  • Sleep: Meh, I've had better
  • Best Moment of this week: Not baby related but, looking at houses
  • Movement: I thought I felt the baby this week but it could have just been a big growth day for the uterus. The best way I can describe it is like pop rocks. You know the candy that pops in your mouth and tingles...
  • Gender: 4 more weeks
  • Food cravings: Grilled cheese
  • Labor signs: No
  • Belly button in or out?: In
  • What I miss: I'm back to missing drinking. It's just not the same to watch football and not have a beer
  • What I'm looking forward to: Finding out the sex
  • Weekly wisdom: Make sure your husband knows how much you appreciate everything he does for you. You may be crazy hormonal and get mad for no reason but who would you have to yell at if it were not for him? I could not get through any of this with out you Aaron. Thank you for being so supportive and understanding. I love you buddy!
  • Milestones: Started looking into childcare this week

What baby Campbell is up to:

Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidney, and spleen continue to develop. Languo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body.

Monday, October 12, 2009

13 Weeks

How far along?: 13 weeks
Total weight gain: I've lost 5 pounds
Sleep: It's getting easier to sleep through the night
Best moment of this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat. It was by far the best moment of my life
Gender: We find out in 6 weeks!!!
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out?: In
What I miss: Tanning. I'm so pasty :(
What I am looking forward to: Looking pregnant. I don't think people believe me.
Weekly wisdom: If you're sick, call in. Your boss will understand. Staying in bed until 2 to avoid passing out and throwing up all day is SO worth it!
Milestones: I'm in the 2nd tri!!!

What baby Campbell is up to:
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords, and is reaching normal proportions, with a head only one third the size of the body.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

We got to see Baby Campbell again!!!

We had another doctors appointment today and an ultra sound to do an NT Scan which is the 1st part of a series of tests that assess the probability of your baby having Downs Syndrome. Everything looked great but the baby was being stubborn. It took a while for her to get the measurements she needed. Of course this didn't bother me, I got to ohh and aww over my baby for that much longer! We got to see some great profile pics. and the baby's little nose and lips were so cute. We saw the tiny little feet and hands and the baby was moving around a bit. Such an awesome feeling!
After the ultra sound we met with our doctor and we got to hear the baby's heartbeat. It was by far the most amazing experience of my life. I still can't believe we're having a baby! It's so much more real now that it doesn't look like a blob. I did get in a little trouble with my doctor. I have apparently lost 5 pounds. I have no idea how this could have happened. I feel bigger, my clothes are tighter, and I know my boobs have grown. Where did the weight go? He wasn't too worried about it and he just told me to make sure I gain a couple of pounds before he sees me again. I go back in 6 weeks to find out if it's a boy or a girl! I have no idea how I'm going pass the time!
Profile picture of baby Campbell. If you look close enough you can see the little nose, lips and chin.
Such a little lady with her legs crossed. A girl can dream, right!

Just loungin' in Mommy's tummy.
Baby Campbell's cute little face!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'm a hot mess!

I had a rough night last night. Let me set the stage for you... I'm on my way home from work and I'm on the phone with Aaron trying to figure out what we want for dinner. As usual it's "I don't care, well I don't care either". Now I don't know if it was the mere mention of tacos or if I caught a whiff of something foul but I started gaging as I'm driving down the highway. I'm seriously 2 dry heaves away from throwing up in my lap. What the heck "morning" sickness, you're not Brittney Spears, you can't just make a come back when ever you feel like it. I have a life you know. I don't have time for this! So we or I should say I finally decide on KFC. And wow let me tell you there is nothing better than the fried, greasy goodness that is KFC! Anyway, we go to bed and Aaron finally get lucky ;) or so he thinks. Guess who also decided to make an appearance last night? Yea that's right, the crazy hormonal lady that cries at the drop of a hat. Yes, I started crying hysterically immediately afterwards. At some point I realized that I feel disgusted with my self. I kept telling him how gross I feel and how ugly I am and apparently the rational thing to do is sob over it. The poor guy just sat there and told my how beautiful I am. He was probably thinking "Oh shit, what did I get myself into"! I can only imagine what the next 6 months will bring!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Forced to tell

Yesterday I received a Facebook friend request from a guy at work. He had also made a nice comment on my profile picture saying, Hmmm I wonder what that could be a picture of? Well being the dumb ass I am I changed my profile picture to the ultrasound pic. of baby Campbell. I thought I was so sneaky! I made all my setting private thinking I was in the clear. I guess I forgot that anyone can search you and your profile picture will come up. So today I was forced to tell my boss the big news. I was terrified. I started about a month ago and I didn't know how he was going to react. So this morning after our staff meeting I asked him if he had a minute to talk and I shut the door behind me. My heart started racing. I felt like I started sweating, I panicked. I asked him something about payroll and then tried to slip in the "hey I'm not really sure how to tell you this.... but Aaron and I are expecting". I'm saying this while I'm choking my tears back. I lost it, I started crying like a little girl. What was I doing? How in the hell is crying, looking like a crazy, hormonal pregnant woman going to help my case? He was really great. He was telling my not worry about, that this is such exciting news and congratulating us. I told him that I am really happy with the company and that I plan on working till delivery and coming back as soon as I can. He said not to worry about anything and that we will make it work. I'm so relieved that it's out in the open, I survived, not gracefully, but I survived. Thank God it's over!

On another note, I'm 12 weeks today! I cant believe I'm one week away from 2nd tri! The time has just flown by. I'm starting to have more energy, feeling less nauseous, and can definitely see a change in my body. Next Wednesday I have another ultrasound. Were supposed to hear the heart beat and hopefully the baby looks less like a blob and more like a baby! I'll have Aaron take a belly pic. tonight and will update this weekend.

Happy Friday!