Saturday, November 23, 2013

20 Weeks

How far along? 20 weeks!
Total weight gain: aprrox.12 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yup!
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: Playing the piano for my little boy and feeling him kick a lot while I'm playing.
Miss anything? This week I've been in Bakersfield all week visiting my parents so, not pregnancy related but I'm REALLY missing my hubby! But also just miss feeling normal, not sick while out shopping with my mom and Reagan. Sick of being sick.
Movement: Feeling more and more kicks everyday like they're getting stronger. He's a growing boy! I don't think I'll ever get tired of feeling him kicking in there.
Food cravings: The past few days I've been craving fruity candy like skittles and jelly bellies and tootsie pops!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Starting to think bread is making me sick. But basically every time I eat, about 20 minutes later I start to feel like I'm gonna throw up. It's lame.
Gender: Little boy, Jaxson Pierce
Labor signs: none
Symptoms: nausea. Nausea. Throwing up. I get motion sickness and car sick now. And I've been tired lately!
Belly button in or out? Halfway out! It's weird! haha
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy :)
Looking forward to: Seeing Preston on Tuesday night!

Friday, November 15, 2013

19 Weeks

How far along? 19 weeks!
Total weight gain: still not wanting to get on the scale! But probably 10-12 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yup! I'm wearing either sweats or maternity pants all the time now
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: Shopping for our first little baby outfit :) its so cute! I love baby boy clothes!
Miss anything? I miss being able to sleep through the night!! I'm so uncomfortable I toss and turn all night. I also miss not having to think about whether or not foods will make me sick before I eat them, and I miss not getting nauseous every night.
Movement: Yup! He's still moving in there quite a bit! I love when I'm just sitting there and all the sudden I’ll feel this pressure start building and then out of no where part of my stomach is ROCK hard because he's pushed his whole body against one side of my belly! Haha I love it! I'll rub my belly for a minute and then soon enough he'll “sink” back down and my tummy will feel normal again. I love feeling him move around in there, its the most incredible feeling!
Food cravings: Not really, mostly just still aversions. Although I have been eating a lot of Cheez-its lately! The duoz Cheddar Jack and Parmesan flavor, they are so good! I have to stop myself or I’ll eat the whole box in one sitting instead of just half the box! Haha also I've been eating lots of apples lately.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Trying to figure out what to eat for every meal. And when I haven't eaten for more than 2-3 hours and just about every night still I feel nauseous/throw up.
Gender: Our wish came true! We have a little baby boy growing in there! My little Jaxson Pierce!
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: mostly just nausea at night and peeing All. The. Time.
Belly button in or out? Almost out! It's so weird to see it half in half out!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy :) I'm SO excited for the Holidays!!!!
Looking forward to: Going to mom and dads on Sunday for the week, then Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! :) I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!

Ever since I was 11 years old and my first little nephew was born, I knew I wanted my first baby to be a sweet little boy. Marrying my wonderful sports obsessed husband only increased that want. As we talked about kids, he expressed wanting a little boy first so that he could play and teach him all sorts of sports and manly things. Also, I just can't help wanting a little mini Preston, with beautiful blue eyes and adorable face! I can already picture him smiling up at me every time I look at my sweet husband.

So yesterday, after waiting for what seemed like forever! we finally had our ultrasound appointment! I wen't in super excited I couldn't wait to find out what we were having! As the Dr. started the ultrasound he took his sweet time! Starting with the head and working his way down slowly. As wonderful as it was to know everything was healthy and perfect with our little one, I just couldn't help being impatient to know the gender already!!! Finally he got down there and pointed to what all seemed like blobs and said, "do you see that little penis sticking up?" My heart literally skipped a beat! "Its a boy?!" I said. "No that's just the umbilical cord, I was just kidding with you.." Oh man what a punk! He continued looking and finally said that the umbilical cord was in between the baby's legs so he couldn't get a clear picture, but if he had to guess he would say girl just because he couldn't see a little penis. But he left the gender spot blank at told us we'd have to try a MONTH! Well no way was I waiting that long! I wen't home and scheduled an appointment with an ultrasound technician. We'd be paying, I just had to know!

So today! I prayed and prayed that we would be able to tell this time, we wen't in and the equipment was definitely higher quality, even I felt like I could tell right away when the lady found the spot in between our baby's legs with no delay, "It's a boy!" I immediately started crying and couldn't stop! Preston just laughed at me but I could tell he was excited too :)

 I cannot wait to meet our little guy! I couldn't be happier! Now this pregnancy feels a little more real, when I feel little kicking and wiggling in there i'll know its my little baby boy!

Now for the overload of pictures that my wonderful talented little sister Jenna took for us!

Preston has some hops! Crazy boy! haha

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

18 Weeks Pregnant!

How far along? 18 weeks!
Total weight gain: about 10 pounds
Maternity clothes? On those rare days that I actually leave my house! Haha mostly I just wear my pregnancy pants cause their cute though, I can still (barely) fit into my other pants.
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: During our ultrasound, just getting the reassurance that everything is okay with our baby and growing properly!
Miss anything? Working! Or at least leaving the house on a regular basis. I just miss having things to do. Since I had to quit my job since I was so sick now I just stay home everyday all day! I also miss doing my Yoga everyday and working out regularly! Hoping to get back to the gym for at least some light workouts soon!
Movement: Still feeling little nudges and prods a few times everyday! It's really the best feeling, I just love knowing my little one is actually in there! Can't wait till Preston can feel them, he usually isn't around when he's kicking a lot and they're not that strong yet anyway.
Food cravings: Not really
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just when I get full I start to feel a little nauseous
Gender: After waiting and waiting, (I wanted to pay and get an ultrasound done at 16 weeks) we finally went and had our ultrasound today, I was SO excited and we have our gender reveal plan all ready and in place....and the Dr. couldn't tell if our little one was a boy or girl because the umbilical cord was in between the legs! :( i'm so so sad! I really want to know! So hopefully we'll be going to another place to pay to have it done sometime this week. I just can't wait any longer! My little baby is already in trouble with me for not opening his/her legs! It moved all during our ride to our appointment but wouldn't move at all when we were in there!
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: Still getting nauseous but have only thrown up a few times. Mostly it is just at night, but nothing compared to what it was! Also feeling some pains in my stomach (stretching and pinching pains) from the uterus getting bigger I assume! And trouble sleeping through the night :( I HATE sleeping on my side! I can never get comfortable and it takes forever to fall asleep.
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! But bored! Can't wait to visit my parents in Bakersfield next weekend!
Looking forward to: Going somewhere to get another Ultrasound! There's no way I'm waiting until December 4th to find out what we're having!

Friday, November 1, 2013

17 Weeks

So I found this girls blog on Pinterest and got the idea of doing a weekly Pregnancy update along with my pics I do every other week! So here's week 17! Every other week up till now you can just assume that every answer said "sick, sick, sick, throwing up, sick, hating life, sicky sick sick!"

So it's probably good I'm starting now anyway cause I'm feeling better (thank the Lord!!) and will have more to say! :)

How far along? 17 weeks!
Total weight gain: approx. 8-10 pounds? I'm kind of avoiding the scale.
Maternity clothes? Nope, just lots of sweats and yoga pants!
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Best moment this week: Feeling my little one move for the first time Monday morning! Laying in bed I felt tons of little flutters and nudges right under my belly button where I could see for also about the first time, a little hard bump poking out! It's like it appeared overnight!
Miss anything? Feeling normal walking around, not like I need to sit down every few minutes! Regular bathroom trips, and getting my regular Diet Cokes everyday!
Movement: Felt the baby move for the first time on 10/28!! Such a crazy feeling!
Food cravings: not really, if anything just still having food aversions
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of dirty dishes or Preston after he's eaten McDonald's  And when I eat too much of anything I start to feel nauseous. 
Gender: Appointment to find out next Wednesday!!! Hoping baby is in the right position to tell!
Labor signs: nope! 
Symptoms: Finally starting to feel less nauseous!!!! Thank goodness!!! Taking Zofran again so that helps. Headaches, backaches, constipation, trouble sleeping through the night, tired.
Belly button in or out? In!!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: I honestly don't feel like I've been that moody at all during this pregnancy! But then again you'd have to ask Preston I guess. Haha

Looking forward to: Finding out if its a boy or girl next week!!!! and feeling the baby kick more so Preston can feel it :)

Weekly Pregnancy Pics so far!

 I never really truly appreciated my body till I started getting my pregnancy chub! And lost my waist...completely. Haha but hopefully I'll be able to reign in my sweet teeth and eating habits and stay relatively in shape this pregnancy! And i'm counting on yoga, running, and the gym to help me get my body back afterwards! For now i'll just be happy knowing my little baby is growing and is healthy inside of me!