The Fam

The Fam

Sunday, June 27, 2010

12 weeks!

I'm just gonna write a short little blog here since I just wrote one less than a week ago. But today I am officially 12 weeks pregnant! This time is typically the time when women feel safe enough to tell EVERYONE that they are expecting. I honestly considered waiting until this moment to tell people but there is absolutely no way that I could have waited this long. Today the baby is the size of a peach and measures about 3 inches long. Crazy that what feels like just yesterday it was only the size of a sesame seed! I'll blog again next week when the baby is a different fruit or veggie!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

11 weeks and 2 days

Sunday I officially crossed over into the 11 week mark. Really meaning that I am going on 12 weeks and have completed 11 weeks. It's so strange how this time flies by, but then it seems like it was a long time ago that we took that test. So far I'm still wearing my jeans. I got a pair of maternity jeans from Gap that I am so excited to wear because they are so stinkin' cute, but I'll enjoy these jeans while I can. I read online that if you are taller, it could take longer to show. I also read that if you're pudgier, it can take longer. So looks like I'll be hanging out in my regular clothes for a bit longer. I wear some maternity shirts sometimes because they are adorable and they just feel better. I mean, let's be honest here, just because I don't look pregnant doesn't mean I haven't gotten bigger everywhere else. I can't help that I'm hungry all the time. I realize that I'm not technically eating for two when this baby is only the "size of a large plum" as of now, but it sure does make me hungry. Speaking of being hungry, I've been eating lots of Spaghettios and then wouldn't you know it, they got recalled. Lucky for me (and the baby) Hooper got me the ones without meatballs and the ones WITH meatballs are the ones that were recalled. So *sigh. I'm really anxious for this week to fly by so that I can officially be 12 weeks and in the "safe zone". I know that things can still go wrong after week 12, but it's just a thing women look forward to. Pregnancy symptoms I've been having so far are pretty much just major indigestion and some bathroom issues that I won't get into on a public internet site. Oh yeah, and I want to eat all day long. Other than that, no morning sickness and no nausea. Things I've been craving lately are Tuna fish (and yes, my doctor said I can eat one portion of tuna week and you better believe I keep up and meet my quota every week), ice cream, cereal, a bloody mary (which I have not acted on and will not so don't you worry), pineapples, grapes, and nutrigrain bars. Last Tuesday we went to the doctor and the nurse got out the doppler thingamabob and attempted to listen to the heartbeat. She couldn't find it after trying for about 5 minutes and then she reassured us that our doctor would probably come right in and find it immediately. Well, she didn't. The doc actually said that it was too early to necessarily hear it with that thing and she wouldn't have had her nurse try had she known she was going to. She did let us hear a little swishy noise and she said that that was probably the baby swimming around in there being too fast for us to get a heartbeat read. I didn't have the heart to tell her I had eaten Mexican food beforehand. Just kidding just kidding. Anyway, we left feeling a little down about it but she scheduled us to come back this week to try again just for reassurance. Well fast forward a week and here we are. We went to the appointment today at 11:20 and a different nurse came right in and got the heartbeat on the first try. It was a very nice sound to hear and we were so relieved. It was the quickest doctor's appointment that I have ever been to and I didn't have to pee in a cup! Wahoo! The heartbeat is in the 170s. Now I feel like we can breathe a sigh of relief for a while. Our next appointment isn't until mid-July so as long as everything feels normal, we wont be back before that. Makes me want to go out and buy my own Doppler thingamabob! Until then, I'll just keep on taking my Tums, eating my Tuna fish, and dreaming about a Bloody Mary.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

First Sonogram

Today was the first sonogram. The lady that did the sonogram was so sweet and she was really informative and helpful. She had such a soothing voice and she even let us break the rules a little. (And she liked my dress so that is a big plus in my book. :)) She said that the baby is one inch long and measures exactly 9 weeks. That is a few days off from our original due date but she said since it's so close, the doctor probably wont change the date. Hooper asked her if we could video the screen and she said that they really aren't supposed to let us do that but that we could. :) The little baby was sooo wiggly! I'm sure he/she was saying, "Feed me Seymour!" Here is the video and one of the still shots.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Well there have been some major changes happening lately. It's really only one major thing but with that one major thing comes LOTS of changes. Budget changes, home changes, lifestyle changes, and body changes. If you haven't guessed it yet, I'm pregnant. On May 10th Hooper went to Big Lots (classy) on his way home from work and picked up a couple of pregnancy tests. He came home and insisted that I take one right then and there. Me being as tired as I was, taking a test was the last thing on my mind. I was in a bad mood anyway and didn't want my mood to affect my reaction if the test read what I knew in my heart it was going to read. But a little bit of pressure and a, "I'll take one if you'll take one" comment later, I opened up one of the boxes. This particular test looked like a heartworm test at my work. I didn't look like a pregnancy test I had ever seen. There was no stick to urinate on. In fact, the instructions said to urinate in a cup and then use this little dropper and drop four drops onto this little dot on the test. This is all fine and everything but the said cup didn't exist. I suppose they want you to use one of your own. Well I wasn't about to pee in one of my very own cups and then drink out of it a few weeks later. So my lovely husband got a water bottle and cut the entire top half off of it. So anyway, I did my business in the water bottle, dropped four drops where I supposed to do so, and then turned around and did something else. (Probably picked up dog poop or something but I can't remember.) Before 30 seconds had passed my anxious husband said, "Baaaaaabe..." He was staring at the test from the moment I set it on the countertop. There it was. A big old double line positive. We immediately got in the car and went to the store to get a recordable card for Mother's Day. (This was the day after Mother's Day.) We went by Anna and Eddie's and I asked them if I could take Elliott with us because we forgot something at my house. In the car I taught Elliott how to say "I'm gonna have a baby cousin" and we recorded her on the card. We drove over to my mom and dad's house and gave Mom the card that she couldn't understand. Finally after listening about 8 times we told her what it said. She was over the moon with happiness! Next up was my dad. We took Elliott with us into his room and had her tell him the same thing. Poor Dad couldn't understand a word of her message. So we had to tell him to. He too was extremely excited but seemed like it hadn't really hit him yet. By the time that all of this was going on, Hooper had already called all of his family. We finally took Elliott back home and she told her parents the news as well. They were able to understand her after a few tries. (She got a little more clear the more she said it.) Anna helped me get to her to say a little bit clearer as we recorded her on the phone to send out to my best friends. When we finally decided to make it public on our facebooks, Anna and Eddie had her make this video for me to post.

So here I am now 9 weeks pregnant. I'm tired, I feel as though there is a bubbling pool of acid in my esophagus, and television shows make me get a cry face that ordinarily wouldn't do so. So far no nausea though. That is the big plus. According to the What to Expect When You're Expecting app I have on my phone, this week the baby is the size of a prune and my uterus is the size of a grapefruit. This is apparently the time when a belly will start appearing. It does specifically say that if you're bigger, your belly wont show up quit yet. So there's that. Ha. We have our first sonogram this Tuesday and we are really excited. As of now the due date is January 9th. After the sonogram they will adjust it if need be. I have already been eyeing different nursery schemes and I'm really pumped about that part. We have a few names that are front runners, and the chinese fortune calendar and the pencil test both say that this baby is a girl. We shall see. Anna seems to think it's a boy. Hooper and I don't really prefer one over the other just as long as the baby is healthy and doesn't come out with a full beard.