Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 13

We've officially made it to the second trimester (well according to most sources, although some say 14 weeks)! Woohoo! The risk of miscarriage has dropped significantly at this point so that's at least a little peace of mind.  All the support and well wishes that we have received the past week since announcing the pregnancy have been so overwhelming and appreciated. Baby B is already feeling all the love and support from family and friends.

My Prego Stats:

Weight Gain: Grand total so far: 3 lbs! Although I have to say that it feels/looks like more. I think it's bloat and my uterus shifting around in there because it's definitely moved up.

Baby Size: Peach (Average size: 2.9 inches, .81 oz.)

What I've Been Eating:  Food is finally tasting good again. For the last couple of weeks nothing had been appealing and I've been eating only for the sake of eating for the most part. This week my appetite has come back with a vengeance. It's so bad that I woke up at 3AM starving last night and had to have a midnight snack. I've finally ate chicken again for the first time in 2 months, but still not really digging it. I've been eating a ton of peaches, nectarines, peanut butter, bacon, pasta and beef.  And my sweet tooth, is rocking out in full force. This baby is already taking after it's daddy with a wicked sweet tooth.

A smorgasbord of everything! 
Balsamic pork, amish macaroni salad, mini salad
Bacon, spinach, tomato, & avocado sandwich --thee best! 
How I've Been Feeling:  I'm beginning to have energy again.  I still feel the need for a daily nap and have been pretty lazy, but I've been able to at least be a bit more productive this week. My nausea is nearly gone, unless I wait too long to eat. A little bit of dizziness too, which is likely from my super low blood pressure that's gotten worse since becoming pregnant.

Am I Showing Yet: I think I'm starting to show a bit, but most people would think I just ate a few too many donuts. It's that weird stage right now where I look like I just stopped caring about eating/working out instead of prego. I look forward to the days when it's more apparent.

Best Moment of the Week: 3 days off in a row!! Work wears me out hardcore lately so I love having these days off. So nice to lounge and take it easy. Another awesome thing? I called my insurance today to find out more information today about our pre and post-natal care, and everything will be covered 100%! We have no out of pocket expenses so that is a huge relief! :)

Here's a few ultrasound pics from week 11:

Kind of weird, but you can see the orbits where the eyes are, along with jawline and ears.
All nestled in.
I have lots of fun house updates coming up soon. Hope to get to that tomorrow! :)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Super Exciting Announcement!

Hi friends! I know that it's been forever since I've posted anything, BUT I have a really good excuse this time:

Yup, we're expecting and SUPER excited about it. Baby B is expected around New Years 2014 (due date: Jan 2, 2014)!

The past couple of months I've been pretty sleepy so any spare time was basically spent napping on the couch and sipping on some Vernors. I'm so thankful to say that I'm finally starting to feel better, able to eat something other than noodles and beginning to get active again. Yahoo!

It's still kind of surreal to us. I think seeing the ultrasound sealed the deal seeing the baby squirming all around in there (Ryan likes to say that it's break dancing). And the fact that my pants are getting a bit tight and there's a tiny, little baby belly starting already. Whoa!

I can't believe we've made a human. That's exciting, terrifying, and awesome all at the same time. I'm sure it's going to be a very interesting journey that we'll be sharing with you all.