Wednesday, March 28, 2012

10 weeks 2 days

Finally announced the pregnancy so everyone knows!  Such a relief!  It is so hard to keep a secret like that, but we did for 6 weeks since I found out at 4 weeks.  I was really trying to wait until 12 weeks to announce but it's so hard! Plus we heard the heartbeat at 6 and 10 weeks and my midwife said I was not a high-risk for any reason, so I was feeling good about it.

We had a prenatal appointment yesterday and got to hear the heartbeat again.  It was 174.  In a few weeks I'm going to Columbia for an early ultrasound to look for genetic issues I guess.  Josh can't go because he starts his ALS class so I might go by myself.

How I announced it on Facebook.

This is our first look at baby. 6 weeks and 3 days there. Size of seasame seed and you can still see it! Crazy!

How far along? 10w2d
Total weight gain/loss: a few pounds
Maternity clothes? none, but my pants are getting tight
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: i wake up on my back and get mad and flop over to my side.
Best moment this week: hearing the heartbeat <3 
Miss Anything? still red buull
Movement: none
Food cravings: grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, chocolate milk
Anything making you queasy or sick: every morning. and the thought of an extra cheese pizza.
Have you started to show yet: a little
Gender prediction: everyone thinks boy
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? In, but not for long.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy, but easily irritated
Looking forward to: next ultrasound in a few weeks.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

8 weeks and 7 days

Some days I feel very pregnant and other days I almost forget that I am.  My biggest reminder is nausea.  We went out to eat on Friday night and had left over pizza. Extra cheese.  We got home about 2 am and I was putting it in the fridge and just the thought of eatting it made me sick.  I started throwing up in the kitchen sink.  Josh told me to go lay down and he would throw up for me. haha. He held my hair for me and rubbed my back so that was really nice of him. 

What I'm stressing out about the most right now (besides my psychology class) is moving.  Sometimes when you have a child you are allowed to move to a larger house.  We have a two bedroom so they may or may not let us upgrade.  There are also renovating the houses on our street beginning in May.  They are doing 5 houses at a time and we will have to move into another house.  We live in the middle of the street so I don't know how long it would take for them to get to our house and we would move out.  Baby is due at the end of October.  I don't want to be super pregnant when we have to move.  I know they will give us money to move if they "kick" us out of our house but I don't know if they will if I ask to move to a larger house.  So I'm trying to figure out if I should just wait until they move us out.  But I don't know how long that will take.  What if I already have the baby?  Or should I go to housing and try to get a bigger house soon while it would still be easy for us to move out?  Decisions, decisions.... Josh says he doesn't want to move.  He isn't happy we have to move out while they re-do the kitchen but unfortunatly, we don't really have a choice. 

About 9 days until my next prenatal appointment.  Looking forward to it! =]

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

8 weeks and 1 day

I can't believe I am starting to get a baby bump already! I just noticed it yesterday when I was exactly 8 weeks along.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I have always had a very flat stomach no matter what I eat, so my small bump makes me feel huge.  I don't think I look pregnant yet, just like I'm eatting too much, which makes me self-contious.  I don't want people to think I'm chubby, but I don't want people to think I'm pregnant because we are going to wait another 2-4 weeks to make the big announcement.  Right now just our moms know about it. Oh, and Josh's boss and my supervisor.  We are keeping it hush-hush. Right now baby is the size of a large raspberry but will be as big as a grapefruit in about 4 weeks.

I took a pregnancy test when I was very early along.  The begining of February I took one that was iffy.  A very faded, yet visible second line.  I didn't think anything of it.  Then I started to get cramps so I took another one a week later and it was very positive!  I went to the clinic two days later to get a blood test to confirm the pregnancy and get prenatals.  I set up my first prenatal doctors visit for 2 weeks later.  The doctor said, based on my records, I was 13 weeks along.  I wish.  I was guessing somewhere between 5-7 weeks.  She looked for a heartbeat but couldn't find one.  I wasn't surprised because I thought I was very early along.  She set up an ultra sound for 2 days later.  I will have to put a picture of that on here.... but based on the size of the baby, I was 6 weeks and 3 days along with a due date of October 22, 2012!  So now I'm just waiting until my next appointment in about 2 weeks. 

How is pregnancy treating me?  I have morning sickness which is awful because in the morning there is nothing in my stomach to get rid of.  I now keep animal crackers on my nightstand and eat a few of those before I get up so I don't feel so queasy.  And if I am sick, I don't run to the bathroom. For whatever reason, the thought of being that close to the toilet now grosses me out.  I go to the kitchen sick.  But usually I am already in the kitchen when I start to feel sick.  Other than that, I get headaches and feel dizzy when I have to stand for a long time at work.  I told the girl who is training me that I'm pregnant so she is understanding.  My lower back also kills.  Haven't found a way to crack it, but then again I don't know if I should be doing that.  Sometimes it cracks on its own when I stand up.   

So I quit smoking after about 5 or 6 years.  I gave myself a week to quit after I found out I was pregnant.  I did a lot of research on it.  Some women had healthy babies who smoked the whole time.  Some doctors recommended slowly stopping, (not cold turkey) as to not shock the baby.  Some said quit right away.  I felt guilty when I was smoking, knowing I was 4 weeks along and key organs were developing.  I really thought it was going to be a lot harder to quit.  I went from smoking a pack a day to 4 in one day.  For the next week I smoked anywhere from 4 to 1 cigarettes a day then stopped all together.  It wasn't fun but I knew I has no choice.  The way some people talk about quitting made me think it was going to be impossible but once you know you have to stop, it's really not that hard.  It's been over 3 weeks now since I've had a cigarette.

Josh is sooo set on having a boy.  We have a boy name picked out already and have had for weeks.  No idea for a girls name though.  I told him it might be a girl so I don't want him to be disappointed if it is.  He just feels responsible for carrying on the Parrish name. 

That's about it so far! I almost went out to buy some cute baby clothes today but I resisted.  It's soooo hard to keep this pregnancy a secret, even for another month or so.  So many girls I know are pregnant and I want to join in the conversation but for now I just have to act like I don't know what they are talking about.  Oh well, soon enough....

This is how I looked at 6 weeks with no baby bump.  Thought I should have a "before" picture.

Borrowed this from my friend Leslie who is about 2 weeks behind me!
How far along? 8 weeks and 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: I hope not much
Maternity clothes? none yet
Stretch marks? applying the cocoa butter to avoid that!
Sleep: don't like sleeping on my belly anymore. i wake up starving and with a bursting bladder
Best moment this week: noticing I'm starting to get a belly
Miss Anything? red bull!!!!
Movement: none
Food cravings: grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, hot dogs
Anything making you queasy or sick: the morning
Have you started to show yet: i dont think anyone will notice yet
Gender prediction: josh wants a boy so bad.  so i guess boy.
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy, 2 weeks ago I was so moody
Looking forward to: next appt on march 27!