Saturday, September 18, 2010

15 Weeks!

How far along? 15 Weeks!

Baby's size? Baby Summers is the size of a navel orange! About 4 inches and 2 ounces.

Weight Gain? I broke down and weighed myself this week to see if I was making any progress and according to the scale yesterday I gained about 4 pounds... I'm yet to check today to make sure that is right, but I won't let it bother me and I won't know for sure til my next appointment.

Maternity clothes? Regular tops though my t-shirts tend to hit right at mid tummy, (I do have a few maternity tops) and I have a pair of amazing maternity pants, that are in the wash :( so I'm stuck using the freakin' belly band today which is unfair, the band hits the belly just right that it makes the belly feel so bad.

Stretch marks? No.

Belly button in or out? Still in, but its starting to widen out and open up more.

Sleep? Some nights are definitely better than others, I bought an amazing body pillow last night for my hips and I slept perfectly for quite a few hours I'm sure, but woke up with a sick tummy and sleep after that was nearly out of the question.

Foods I am loving? Nearly anything, yesterday was a 1/2 chicken soft taco with HOT sauce. It was amazing till my sister's dog stole the last few bites....

Foods I am hating? The smell of anything.

Best moment this week? This is going to be a long one. The last couple weeks I've had to take about 3 Zofrans a day, and it was time to get a refill, my bottle said I got 10 more, meaning for the next 12 days I could only take 1 pill a day, I was horrified, I'd never done that before, well Wednesday I made it through with 1 pill, but Thursday morning came and I was holding on to the sink for dear life -- yes the sink, when its just stomach acid after a long night I can't dare get close to the toilet-- well Thursday night I went to get a refill, checked the bottle and they gave me 30!!! Meaning I can take 2 a day most days but if I really need it I can take 3!! It was a wonderful moment. It's also a wonderful feeling to have my husband want to see my belly first thing when I get home, and for him to lay his head on it and talk to Baby Summers.

Movement? I can't feel any yet, though I try to relax and wait for it. Can't wait!!

Symptoms? Nausea, vomiting -- not as much though-- sore boobs, aching legs when I sit down, acne, dry skin, forgetful --- very forgetful.

I could definitely notice the tummy more this week, I can't squeeze through things as easily as I could before.

Gender? No clue! Though if things go as we think/hope they will go we will get a sneak peek on the 27th!!! Only 9 days away!

What I miss? Nothing! I love being pregnant!

What I'm looking forward to? Gender and movement!!

Weekly Wisdom: Sit back and relax as much as you can, it really makes the days go by better.

Milestones: I am over a third of the way through!

Emotions: All over the place for sure, I started feeling better then worse again, then found energy but didn't want it... thrilled to be pregnant but it still seems so unreal to me. I feel awful thinking that its not real, that its just pretend, but for some reason it still is yet to really hit me that there is a baby in there, its mine and will be here in a little less than 6 months!







Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")

Saturday, September 11, 2010

14 Weeks

How far along? 14 Weeks!

Baby's size? Baby Summers is the size of a lemon! About 3 1/2 inches and 1 1/2 ounces.

Weight Gain? Didn't weigh myself this week but I don't think I've gained any.

Maternity clothes? Went out with my wonderful mother and she bought me some pants and quite a few cute maternity tops :) I know I can still get away with some of my regular tops but the pants are just ridiculous, even with the band they are too uncomfortable to wear.

Stretch marks? No.

Belly button in or out? In, but I think it's opening more... does that make sense?

Sleep? Sleep is always great, I don't think I stay up past 9:30 usually 10 has been the latest I've been up the last few weeks. I get up about 6:30 every morning though.

Foods I am loving? Not too much, I have been able to eat more this week than I did last week.

Foods I am hating? Anything that is heavy or has too much of a smell.

Best moment this week? Seeing my belly pop. I finally have a little belly, I swear it came out of no where, it wasn't there Sunday when we went to church but then Monday morning I woke up and nothing felt like it fit quite right anymore and sure enough I've definitely popped, sometimes I feel maybe it's too much?

Movement? Can't feel anything yet, though I'm so excited to!

Symptoms? Nausea, stuffy nose, growing pains. Dry skin and nose bleeds too!


Gender? I think its really 50/50 in my heart, but everyone besides my dad thinks girl. Either way, I have an appointment on the 27th, and they said they next two would be really long big ones, so I'm sure there will be an ultrasound, (16w 2d) and we should get a sneak peek!


What I miss? I absolutely love being pregnant! Though I do wish being able to get up and do more things.

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out gender and feeling movement!

Weekly Wisdom: Eat things slowly... and enjoy a nice bowl of ice cream while watching a movie right before bed :)

Milestones: Being in my 2nd trimester! Making it a few days without throwing up was AMAZING!

Emotions: This week was a much better week than last week. I'm able to enjoy and slightly feel better about people knowing we're pregnant. I absolutely HATED people knowing or finding out but now I feel like everything will be okay, though I do get nervous before every appointment and my appointment is still 2 weeks out but I'm nervous. I think that the popping out of my tummy is helping me see that everything is going how it should be, (which is how Skyler feels too).


This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.




In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

13 weeks update!

How far along? 13... Finally the 2nd Trimester!


Baby's size? Baby Summers is the size of a peach! About 3 inches!

Weight Gain? Nothing still, though I haven't lost anymore, I count that as a plus! (Also I only check my weight when I have my appointments)

Maternity clothes? Nope, though I may go find some pants or so cute (not lazy) looking stretchy pants, my stomach is so dang sensitive, its usually even hard to put the belly band on it.

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep? I sleep so much! I usually get around 11 hours a night, and still wanna nap during the day!

Foods I am loving? Absolutely nothing, this week has sucked. My doctor said that at 12 weeks you start to feel better, I guess my body doesn't quite agree.

Foods I am hating? Everything!

Best moment this week? Got to hear Baby Summers' heart beat, it was very clear and was 165 bpm!

Movement? Can't feel anything yet, but I can't wait!

Symptoms? Nauseous all the time and throwing up more than I have in prior weeks. Quite a few pains in the abdomen, but I read that its normal and they aren't cramp like at all, just growing pains!

Gender? I have no idea. We always thought a girl would come first, and I was afraid I'd be upset if it was a boy, so after much thought and self talking, now I'm thinking it could be either. Can't wait to find out! My next appointment is at 16W 2D, so hopefully we might be able to get a sneak peek?

What I miss? Eating food like I was at the beginning of this pregnancy, but I absolutely love being pregnant!

What I'm looking forward to? Movement and finding out the gender!

Weekly Wisdom: Just because your stomach wants it then, doesn't mean it won't regret it's choice a few minutes later.

Milestones: Being in the 2nd trimester!!

Emotions: This was a really hard week, Skyler told his siblings and my dad of course slipped it out to a few more people, and that has me torn, but I'm excited about that. I just wish this nausea would get better.


Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Updates.

It seems like I've been missing here for quite a while. I feel awful not having done the weekly updates. I know that now that we've made it past the 12 week mark that I should be getting better at updating, I say that because its usually around now that you can start to tell more each week. It's exciting! I had my twelve week 2 day appointment on Monday. Got to hear Baby Summer's heartbeat again, (162 bpm), this time Skyler got to be with me. It was wonderful, I heard it at my 10 week appointment and it was quiet and you had to listen carefully for it (the Dr. was surprised we could even hear it then) but it was there and then this time it was loud and you knew right away what it was!

After my appointment I let Skyler tell his siblings. (Gag!) I do mean "gag!" in the nicest way I can think of right now. I have tried and tried again to be friends with his older sister and to talk to his younger sister, but I never get responses. If I hear back from A (his older sister) the answers are short and exactly what you would expect from someone who didn't want to talk to you. I have given up. I've tried every way of trying to get together with her and its pathetic, I'm still pissed by what she's said before about "just because I can get pregnant easy doesn't mean I don't have other problems" oh thats right people that can't get pregnant easy only have the one problem.... and "I just don't think we can be close because I'm pregnant and you're not... its not like we can't be friends, I just don't think it'll work"... oh I see you think I'm going to steal your child right? Or that I'm going to be absolutely awful... well I've been trying to see you to be nice to you, no I don't feel bad for you about anything, you've put yourself in those situations but I'll still smile and say okay.

Anyway that went way off track but, on Sunday we went and saw Skyler's brothers baby, who was born on Saturday, it was definitely not my cup of tea but Skyler had fun. I'll have to do a post next on my feelings about everything, personally what I want to do. So that got Skyler wanting to tell everyone right then. Well I'm scared, still am and will be for a while, I don't want to tell people but its only right especially after what my dad did Sunday night, that story will come next. So I let Skyler text his family, only his phone wouldn't send to his two sisters, guess who had to text them... thats right I did. One just said "Wow that awesome congratulations :)" perfect, quick and painless... A of course needed to know every freakin' detail of everything now I didn't want to text her and she should know were not friends, or maybe now that I'm pregnant we are.... hmmm gotta ask about that one. I was short with every answer just like her and it felt amazing. I do feel like I should keep trying to see her, for my husband. He wants his family to be close with me and I know thats how it should be its just when you keep trying and get not the best responses it's hard.

Now onto my dad. My mom likes to say its a girl, my dad thinks its funny to call the baby Skyler Brent (After my husband and my dad) so while at Sunday dinner my dad was talking to my cousins and told them how my brother bought a puppy for his girlfriend and my cousin Brent said "did they name it brent?!" and my dad quickly and repeatedly said, "Nope, Sara is having Skyler Brent." Well that's how it happened, it came out to 3 more people, who knows who else heard after we left... I just couldn't cover that one up.

Then last night I went out with my MIL, she has NEVER wanted to do anything with me in the last 3 years. I knew there was something up, well she talked a ton was nice then at dinner asked "When are you going to tell everyone else?" I said we already did and I think that was the last thing she said the whole night without me repeatedly asking her questions. I have nothing against her but you could tell thats what she wanted to talk about. Its my baby I can tell people when I want, honestly I'd wait till he or she was born if I could before telling anyone.

Well I hope everyone is doing well!
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