The Fam

The Fam

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

15 Weeks & 1 Day

I've started feeling much better for the most part. I have some bad days, but they are much fewer and farther between than they have been. I've listened to the baby's heartbeat on our little at home doppler (Angel Sounds) twice now and found it with no problem. I even put my phone up to the earphones and made a voice memo of it to send out to people I thought might enjoy hearing it i.e. family and other pregnant friends. The baby's heartbeat is still in the 170s.

The other morning I woke up and I could actually feel where the baby was. It was crazy. My stomach was all mushy (something only we chubbier women can understand) except for in one area about 2-3 inches below my belly button towards the left side. There was a solid mass there. It was bizarre feeling. I had Hooper feel it, too. I don't recall feeling that with Finley this early.

A friend of ours just had her second baby last week, and they didn't know what they were having until they actually had her. I loved the anticipation I felt when I knew she had had the baby, but she hadn't said if it was a boy or a girl yet. For the first time EVER, it made me question if we should find out the sex of this baby. This is TOTALLY out of character for me. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've said the words, "I would NEVER do that" before. And here we are... we have decided not to find out the sex of Baby Fisher. I think I may feel different about it if we didn't have a unisex name, or if we had NO baby items at all. I'm just going to do a unisex nursery, get a few onesies with the letter F monogrammed on them, and fly by the seat of my pants for the next 6 months. The question is, will we be able to sit through the big sonogram December 6th and really not find out? I guess we'll see. :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

13 Weeks and 5 days

Okay, so I haven't been that good about blogging this round. Forgive me. I still haven't been feeling very well, and I've been SUPER busy with photography and editing. Finley will absolutely NOT let me have my laptop out while she is awake, and when she naps, I try my best to nap as well. So that only leaves a small window of time after she goes to sleep for the night, and I'm usually editing photos during that time. But enough excuses...

I got another sonogram on Friday, October 26th. The baby was so wiggly during the sonogram. He/she moved his/her little arm as if saying, "Hey! I was asleep in here and then you come at me with that loud thing! Why I oughtta!" The doctor confirmed to me that the due date is officially May 7th, and the baby measures right on track. I go back again at the end of the month, and then get my big sonogram on December 6th! I can't wait!  Boy or girl, I have no idea how I'm going to decorate the nursery. And I have no clue what to do about Finley's room. I need to go ahead and change her room to a big girl room, but I'm really struggling with that.

I'm still feeling pretty lousy, but looking forward to the next days as I've now crossed into the second trimester. What is so strange is that so many foods make me feel sick, but gas station fried burritos and Taco Bell are my current favorites that don't make me feel sick at all! French fries and American fried foods make me sick for hours and hours. Even cereal makes me feel sick a little while after I've eaten it. As you can probably assume (based on my current favorite foods), I've gained a little weight. I am still in that in between stage where I just look like I'm heavier than usual as opposed to pregnant. I do have a little bit of a bump now, but you can't see that unless I'm wearing tight clothes. And, I hate to break it to you, but this gal doesn't wear many tight clothes.

Oh, I guess I can go ahead and tell you all that this baby DOES have a name. Boy or girl, we've decided that his or her name will be Fisher. :) Fin can't quite pronounce it yet, but we've got several months to practice.

Halloween was last week, and Finley was so adorable, if I do say so myself. I fell in love with this costume from Pottery Barn, and then found some Baby Legs that went with it perfectly. We taught her what a chicken says and does, and she got her "bock bock" and wing flapping down pretty good! 

As I've said in the other posts, I hope to start blogging more regularly again. I don't want to gip this baby or myself out of all of the details of this pregnancy when time has passed and I don't remember them as well.