Wednesday, January 26, 2011

'Active Little Beast' (14 Weeks)

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 14 weeks
Size of Baby W: Lemon
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 0
Maternity Clothes: Not yet
Gender: Can't wait to find out!
Movement: Not yet
What I Miss: Having plenty of energy to get through the day
Cravings: Green apples, Grapes, Taco Bueno
Wyatt's Cravings: Still pickles
Symptoms: Headaches and getting tired easily
Best Moment This Week: Getting to see the baby today at our ultrasound!

We FINALLY got to see our baby today and it was so awesome!!! It's crazy how developed it is for how small it is. Not long after the ultrasound tech got started she said, "It's an active little beast", lol! She was trying to get some good measurements on it but it was moving around so much she was having a hard time. Wyatt asked if they were all that active and she said they were usually pretty active, but this one was one of her more challenging ones! Once she finally got all the measurements she needed, she turned the moniter so that I could see it. It is just amazing to see that little tiny baby and you definitely can tell that only God could create such a thing. Everything measured correctly for how far along we thought I am and still have July 27 as the due date. The heart rate was 160 today. She was going to try to see if she could determine what the gender is but she could never get a good shot of the 'area'. I guess we'll just have to wait another 6 weeks or so... We got a few pictures and Wyatt got some video on his phone - hopefully this works (I've never posted a video before so we'll see). Enjoy!

* I actually had this post ready last night but was having technical difficulty with the video. I tried to upload the whole thing a few times, but I guess it was too big. So I had to break it into smaller sections but I'm glad it finally worked.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

13 Weeks & Advice Needed

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 13 weeks
Size of Baby W: Peach
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 0
Maternity Clothes: Not yet
Gender: Can't wait to find out! Found out today we won't find out until March :-(
Movement: Not yet
What I Miss: Comfortably sleeping on my stomach
Cravings: A really good salad and apples (after Pastor's message Sunday night - he used apples as a visual aid)
*Wyatt's Cravings: Pickles!! At least 2 days this week he told me he was craving pickles, lol!*
Symptoms: Some indigestion and headaches
Best Moment This Week: Getting to hear the heartbeat today!!! I think she said the rate was 164, and we even heard a few kicks!

Let me start out by emphasizing the new *highlight* above - I thought it was so funny when he told me, so I wanted to share it with you guys! We had our second appointment today. We were looking forward to hearing the heartbeat and maybe getting another ultrasound, and hopefully pictures this time. We got to hear the heartbeat, but had to schedule the ultrasound because it was completely booked today. So, we get to do that next Tuesday! Neither one of us can wait to see our baby again and get some pictures!

This week has been pretty good; I've definitly been feeling much better. I have had some indigestion off and on, but I'm glad it hasn't been an every day thing. I've had more energy and felt like doing more around the house. I did FINALLY get all the Christmas stuff taken down last night and Wyatt helped to put everything in the attic. I decided that since I was late getting everything decorated, then I could take a little longer to take it all down. ;) The house has been overdue for a good cleaning so I'm hoping to get that accomplished this weekend - assuming it doesn't disappear in the blink of an eye like last weekend.

Wyatt and I decided that it might be a good idea to start buying diapers every time we go grocery shopping so we'll have a good stash by July. We did our grocery shopping Saturday afternoon and came to the baby section. We headed toward the diaper aisle. After a few seconds staring at all the different brands, styles, sizes, and such, I think we were both a little (ok, a lot) overwhelmed!!! So, we looked at each other and said, "You want to just wait until next week to start?" Hahaha! We have no idea where to even start, so we need your help. What brands, sizes, etc. do all of you that are 'experienced' in this area recommend? And where have you found to be the best place to purchase diapers?

I hope everyone has a good rest of the week!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

12 Weeks

Ok, let me first point out that it has only been 11 days since my last post and that makes me very happy and proud of myself!!!

To help keep track of my pregnancy, I've decided to do a weekly 'bump' picture. As of right now, I don't really have a bump, but I know it will happen soon and I want to document it. I decided 12 weeks is a good time to start since it's the end of the first trimester and I'm sure it will really start growing now! So, here is my first weekly pic...........

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 12 weeks
Size of Baby: Plum
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 0
Maternity Clothes: Not yet
Gender: Can't wait to find out!
Movement: Not yet
What I Miss: Comfortably sleeping on my stomach
Cravings: No real cravings, I'm just always in the mood for pizza or mexican (those that know me know that's nothing new!!!)
Symptoms: Tired, especially at the end of the day; most of the queasiness has gone away
Best Moment This Week: Not having to take Ginger every 4 hours

I hope everyone is having a great week and thank goodness tomorrow is Friday, yay!!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

We gave her a prune for Christmas...

We got to my parents' house the Tuesday night before Christmas around 9:30. After unloading all of our stuff, we joined in the game of Phase 10 my parents, sister, and brother-in-law were playing. We immediately gave my mom her first gift....

She wasn't really sure what to make of it. After all, who gives a prune as a gift?!? Her first thoughts were something to do with health/nutrition. We played a few more hands of cards and then she decided she'd just eat the prune. So we waited until we had played a few more hands and then gave her her second gift...

and this was her reaction....

to this...

We enlarged a picture of the positive pregnancy test! She admitted that at first she thought it was a picture of a pill or something, lol! She, along with everyone else, was pretty surprised and excited. Needless to say, the rest of the week a lot of our conversations were about baby ;)

*I forgot to put that the prune was representative of how big the baby was at the time*

I told my mom and sister that I wanted them to help me come up with a way to tell the extended family. Cari suggested making a "Big Cousin" shirt for Calloway to wear, but since that had already been done, I wanted something different and really wanted to include my other cousins - Brianna, Lauren, and Sophia. Then, mom mentioned something about doing shirts that said "Cousin 1", "Cousin 2", etc. (like Thing 1 & Thing 2). Eventually, I decided on just doing numbers 1-6 and then putting the 7 on my shirt also. I chose each person's (well, at least Cari, Brianna, & Lauren's) favorite color for their shirt - I'm not sure Sophia and Calloway have a favorite color yet...

So, after eating dinner on Thursday night, I pulled all the girls into the back bedroom and gave them their shirt to put on. Brianna was asking what she was going to have to do- "I'm not going to have to sing or anything, right?" I told her no, that all she had to do was wear the shirt. I also told her to look at all of them and see if she could figure it out. She got it after a couple of seconds. So, we sent Sophia and Calloway back to the living room. A few minutes later, we sent Brianna and Lauren out. Then Cari and I went a couple of minutes later.

My Aunt LeAnn was sitting closest to the door and said, "Why do you have a 2 & a 7 on your shirt? Ohhhhh...."  My other Aunt Susan said, "Nu uh!!!!!" I think by that time most everyone else had figured it out too, except for Granny. We had to all line up in order and then Susan had to kind of help her figure it out. It was a fun way to share the news and see everyone's reactions!

We wanted to tell both sides in person before letting any other people know, so we had to give a disclaimer to all of my family that they had to keep it quiet until we were able to tell Wyatt's family. We went to Texas on Thursday for New Year's and also for a wedding of a friend of mine on Saturday. We were able to have lunch with his mom and sister on Friday. We decided to just give all of them cards. His mom's said, "You're expecting a grandchild!!!" and this was her reaction....

along with, "I knew it, I knew it!" I guess Wyatt had said something about me not feeling well one morning and that got her to thinking. She is definitly excited since this is their first grandchild and already talking about turning one of their rooms into the baby's room. Wyatt's sister got there a little later and we gave her a card that said, "For my aunt" and then wrote on the inside that her niece or nephew couldn't wait to meet her in July. We didn't get a picture of her, but she is really excited too and said we were going to have such a pretty baby! Then his mom and dad came over Saturday morning to exchange Christmas presents and we gave his dad a card that said, 'Grandma and Grandpa". At first he jokingly said he wasn't sure who the card was for, since he wasn't a grandpa and then he told us congrats. We didn't get to see Wyatt's brother, but we got him a card that said, "Uncle".

A few other details.....
~ We took the home pregnancy test the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, but wanted to wait until after the first doctor's appointment before telling.
~ It was VERY hard to not tell anyone!!!!
~ Especially when I was feeling terrible, but couldn't tell my mom!
~ I'm about 10 1/2 weeks now
~ We are just praying for a healthy baby - there are pros to it being a boy or girl, and since I'm indecisive I'm not going to pick which I 'want' it to be ;)
~ My due date is July 27 - which is kinda cool that my shirt # was 27 and I was 27 when I got pregnant
~ I've pretty much had morning, noon, and night sickness since about 6 weeks - FYI- it's no fun, especially since I'm a flight instructor and can't run to the bathroom at anytime!
~We REALLY need our house to sell, 'cause I don't think there's room to add anyone else in this one, so please pray that it sells and that we find one
~ That's all I can think of....
other than....

We are soooooo EXCITED!!!!!!