Saturday, March 29, 2014

16 week update

How far along: 16w3d

Size of baby: avocado

Physical symptoms: Constipation

Weight gain/loss: 8 lbs...yikes that snuck up on me

Maternity clothes: Pants only 

Stretch marks: Boobs only

Sleep: Better

Best moment since last week:  I dunno, nothing has really happened. 

Movement: Hopefully soon

Cravings/Aversions:  Mexican food, Thai food, sour candy, fire hot cheetos

Gender: Hopefully after my next OB appointment next month

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie, although it's already starting to look stretched out

What I miss:  Booze

What I am looking forward to:  I wanna know if it's Team Blue or Team Pink!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

15 weeks!

How far along: 15 weeks

Size of baby: apple (seriously, these size comparisons do not seem realistic to me)

Physical symptoms: Same shit, different day. Constipation.  Heartburn.  Leg cramps.  Huge boobs.  Adorable bump.

Weight gain/loss: Still going with 5 lbs. up

Maternity clothes: Yup.  And I am obsessed with cozy maxi skirts/dresses.

Stretch marks: Boobs only

Sleep: Getting a little better.

Best moment since last week:  Hearing the heartbeat again, and knowing that my little bean is okay :)

Movement: Hopefully in the next couple of weeks!

Cravings/Aversions:  Mexican food, Thai food, sour candy

Gender: Not yet, but I'm dying to know!

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Booze

What I am looking forward to:  I wanna know if it's Team Blue or Team Pink!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Second OB appointment...fail

Waited over an hour to see the doctor today...after which he proceeded to spend a total of less than 5 minutes with me.  I hate modern healthcare practices.  I did get to hear the heartbeat, which is always wonderful.  But only for about 20 seconds.  Thank goodness I don't have to pay a co-pay with my insurance, or I would be even more pissed.

I really wish I had some better options where I live.  Honestly, I just wish I lived somewhere else.

Is this normal or do I just have a shitty doctor?  I know I should count myself as lucky that I am low-risk and have had an "easy pregnancy" so far, but it is so frustrating to feel like this doctor doesn't see me as anything other than another chart.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hello 2nd Trimester!!!

Sorry I haven't really posted much on here lately, but there really hasn't been much to blog about.  I've been super tired working all the time, and I am sick of coming home to my dirty house...but I just don't have enough energy left to clean.  Because of this, and after complaining to my poor hubby the past few days, I decided to talk to my boss today and we agreed that I should shorten my hours to part-time.  I am so thrilled with this decision.  It will stink to lose the little bit of extra income, but it is more than worth it to finally have some time to get everything done that I have put off since starting work last month.

The baby will be here in less than 6 months (madness!), and before then we have to find a new place to live, pack up our whole house, and actually move.  This may sound crazy to those that follow along and know that we have only actually lived in our current house for less than a year.  But the truth is, I made a really bad choice when I picked this house.  The house itself is fine--although too big for our little family--and the neighborhood is safe, but it's way more than the housing allowance the military offers for this area.  And then when you add utilities on top of that...let's just say it's not a sound financial decision, especially when we are adding another little person to our family.  So now we have to downsize right before we upsize (is that a word?  It is now) our family.  Anyway, my point was that I need this extra time to prepare for all of these things and also try to throw some exercise and sleep into the mix before my ass gets out of control.

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Now for the weekly details:

How far along: 14w1d (yay for 2nd trimester!)

Size of baby: Lemon!

Physical symptoms: Constipation.  Heartburn.  Leg cramps.  Back pain.  Exhaustion.  (but honestly, none of them are that bad, so I'm not complaining.  I know I'm getting off easy so far!)

Weight gain/loss: Who knows anymore?  It fluctuates a lot these days.  I'm gonna call it +5

Maternity clothes: Love them, but I really only use them for work.  On the weekend, I live in leggings (okay, those are also maternity) and maxi dresses.  I only have one pair of jeans that still fit me, but it doesn't make sense to spend a ton on maternity jeans when it is already over 70 degrees most days here.

Stretch marks: Boobs only

Sleep: Getting a little better.

Best moment since last week:  Not pregnancy related, but my husband took me to Santa Cruz for my bday last weekend, which was amazing :)

Movement: Hopefully in the next couple of weeks!

Cravings/Aversions:  Mexican food, Thai food, sour candy

Gender: Not yet

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Booze

What I am looking forward to:  Finding out the gender.  I wanna buy cute little boy or girl things!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Better late then never, right?

How far along: 13 weeks (sorry, I missed a week)

Size of baby: Peach...mmmm a peach sounds good

Physical symptoms: Nausea is gone, besides when I wait too long to eat.  Constipation is a bitch.  Nipples are getting all weird now.  Belly is firm.  Heartburn started up.  You know.  Pregnant stuff.

Weight gain/loss: Well, I definitely gained 2 lbs overnight.  No, really.  Overnight.  So I estimate I am up 6 lbs now.

Maternity clothes: Rockin them whenever possible.  So comfy and so much easier then trying to pretend that I fit it anything else.

Stretch marks: Boobs only at this point (let's hope it stays that way!)

Sleep: Sucks.  I can't get comfortable, so I wake up a lot.  I haven't bitten the bullet and bought the pregnancy pillow yet, mainly because I'm worried about it fitting in bed with us.

Best moment since last week:  Having someone actually touch my belly and comment on how firm it is, and I like that I finally feel like my belly looks like I'm actually pregnant :)

Movement: Way too early, but I can't wait!

Cravings/Aversions:  Mexican food still rocks my world.  Spicy everything.  Sour/sweet candy.  Still grossed out by chicken cooked at home.

Gender: Hopefully only 7 weeks away from finding out!

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Beer.  Margaritas.  I think you can see where this is going...

What I am looking forward to:  Finding out the gender.  The suspense is killing me!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Almost too tired to even write this post...

How far along: 11 + 2 weeks

Size of baby: Lime...although I have no idea where they come up with these comparisons.  The baby is supposedly only like 1.6 inches...and I've never seen a lime that small!

Physical symptoms: Nausea has gotten much better this week.  As long as I don't get too hungry, I'm usually ok.  Speaking of hungry...damn, I just ate a sandwich and I feel starved again.  This is starting to make me nervous, like I'm doing something wrong.  I'm also EXHAUSTED.  One day this week, I feel asleep on the couch at 7:30.  I have a really hard time making it through some days.  Also, the constipation is pretty constant.  I can't believe I keep forgetting to mention this---it has actually been going on for a couple of weeks now.

Weight gain/loss: I'm going to go with 3-4 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Still just pants.  My belly is actually looking like a bump now (a small one), which I am loving showing off.   I've started embracing the bump by wearing tighter shirts so people can see it is a bump and not a food baby.

Stretch marks: Still just on my boobies.

Sleep: I'm having trouble getting comfortable.  I've thought about getting a pregnancy pillow, but it seems like a whole lot of money to spend on something that I don't even know if I will like.

Best moment since last week: Getting to hear the baby's heartbeat.  I had my first OB appointment and he was able to find it with the doppler for the first time.  Love that sound!  Oh, and I bought my first ring sling!  Yay for babywearing :)

Movement: Way too early, but I can't wait!

Cravings/Aversions:  Still grossed out by chicken, especially leftovers.  I feel like I could eat Mexican food every day.  Seriously.  Every day.

Gender: We decided to skip the elective ultrasound, so we won't find out until about 20 weeks.  I can't wait!!

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Staying up past 8 pm!

What I am looking forward to:  my next ultrasound on Monday :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Double Digits!

How far along: 10 weeks

Size of baby: kumquat

Physical symptoms: The nausea is getting better every day.  I'm still hungry a lot, but I know that is mainly my own fault.  I need to be better about eating before I get hungry because I'm starting to feel like I'm not getting enough nutrients, and that makes me nervous.  I just want my baby to be healthy!

Weight gain/loss: Still up about 3 lbs from the beginning of our IVF cycle.

Maternity clothes: Just pants.  They are still big on me, and I notice that they get pretty baggy by the end of the day...but they are better than my unbuttoned regular pants.

Stretch marks: Still just on my boobies.

Sleep: I don't get up as much throughout the night to pee, so I sleep better.  Although I have vivid, freaky dreams every night.

Best moment since last week: I finally am getting the hang of my new job, and it feels great to be busy during the day (and I will have extra money for baby stuff!)

Movement: Way too early.

Cravings/Aversions:  Still no major cravings.  Chicken is still a problem.  For some reason, I am fine if I eat it at a restaurant, but grossed out eating homemade chicken.  Weird.

Gender: Too early to tell.

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Sleeping without dreams...I have some weird-ass dreams every night!

What I am looking forward to:  Our first OB appointment next week!