Thursday, April 26, 2012

14 weeks 3 days

So I need to vent.  I work at a military golf course.  For anyone that knows about the military, when someone is put on "profile" that means there is something about them, usually an injury, that prevents them from doing their job 100% so their profile gives them restrictions for their specific job.  Even though I'm a civilian, I was put on a pregnancy profile.  I don't have many restictions, I just can't be around certain cleaning supplies like bleach and I'm not supposed to stand for more than two hours.  Standing is pretty much all I do.  I work inside so I just stand behind the counter until someone orders lunch or wants to golf and I ring them up.  My back has been killing me and my feet hurt from standing for 6 hours so I make sure I don't stand over two hours.  Unless I sit in the dining room area, which I think looks unprofessional, I sit in the back room by the computer.  It is right behind the cash register so if I see someone, I get up to help them.  Some people go to the side of the cash register where I can't see them, and say, "hellooooo!" That drives me nuts because it's not the front desk area. Ugh, whatever.

So yesterday my back was hurting a lot and I was working by myself and we are usally pretty slow at night.  I probably had ten customers in six hours.  So anyways, today when I go into work my boss said that a customer was complaining last night that I was sitting on the computer in the back all night and that I didn't help him.  Well if I didn't help him it was because I didn't see him and he didn't say anything.  He obviously saw so he should have said something.  Oh, and this customer was my boss' boss' son.  So my boss is telling me that I shouldn't be on the computer when I'm supposed to be working and 'if there is time to lean, there is time to clean.'  That makes me mad too because he hasn't hired a janitor yet so it's up to us to clean up even though it's not part of our job and we don't get paid near as much as a janitor would.   

So he's telling me all this and all I'm doing is nodding and saying ok.  I know I could have been like, ummm.... my midwife and the military said I'm supposed to be sitting down at work, and my back hurts a lot.  He has my profile so he should be aware of my job restrictions. Maybe I should have just called in and said I wasn't able to come into work that day since it hurt to stand.  But that's not the kind of person I am.  Maybe it's the pregnancy hormones/emotions but I was trying not to cry because I was in trouble I guess.  Thankfully I only had 20 minutes left of my shift when he told me because I was in a rotten mood the rest of the time. 

I guess it looks bad because the only chair in the back, is at the computer so natuarally I was on the computer (doing homework, I swear!).  But if I was a different person I would have confronted that customer and told him that even though I don't look pregnant under our baggy work shirts, I'm 3 1/2 months along and I'm allowed to sit at work and my back hurts and he's a stupid boy who doesn't know anything about being pregnant! It's better than sitting in the dining room in front of the television.

Anyways, I needed to vent because I don't think I did anything wrong and my boss made me feel like a lazy worker and I don't like that. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

14 weeks 1 day

Had my monthly prenatal appointment today with my midwife.  It only lasted 10 minutes. Enough for me to hear baby's heartbeat, learn I'm not supposed to sleep flat on my back or flat on my stomach and that they don't do gender ultrasounds until 20 weeks =( I could pay to get a 3D ultrasound in Kansas City.  Then I could find out at 16 or 17 weeks but hubby isn't as anxious as I am to find out and doesn't want to pay out of pocket.

I was also asked if I want to do another genetics screening.  The first one I found out today was all good.  This one would be just taking blood to look for down syndrome and spina bifida.  I just did the first one for the ultrasound, honestly.  I don't think I'm going to do this one.  If anything came back positive I would just be a mess for the rest of my pregnancy and there's nothing they can do to change it.  They do it between 15-20 weeks.  I already said yes, but now that I'm thinking about it, I'm going to call back and tell them no.

Also learned that our home renevation will not begin for a long time so I will have the baby while we are still in this house.  We live in a two bedroom and even if we have a baby, we do not qualify for a bigger house.  We would have to pay $500 for a relocation fee to change houses.  This is just what I heard from someone, I haven't gone to the housing office.  It just kinda sucks because I know so many kid-free couples in 3 bedrooms.  Josh doesn't really want to move anyways so I guess we are just going to have to make due in this house.  The spare room will be turned into a nursery. We have a whole bedroom set in there and no where to put it now. I guess I could put it in the garage, but it would take a lot of rearranging in there too.  Kind of stressing over that stuff. Didn't think I would be still living in this house when we had the baby.

I think I finally have an idea for the nursery!  Yellow with pink or yellow with blue.  All the walls will be yellow but one will be both in a zig zag like the picture below.  It seems hard and time consuming so I might change my mind later if I get lazy. Haha.

I was not planning on buying actually furniture yet, but there was a white Jenny Lind changing table for sale across the street at a garage sale for $15!  So I ran over there and grabbed it.  I was planning on having a Jenny Lind crib anyways so I was really excited that I got a deal on this.  My mom also sent me a diaper bag that came with new luggage she bought. Well it was more like a carry on bag I guess but it's perfect for a diaper bag and really cute.  Josh doesn't like it; he said it's something Kim Kardashian probably owns.  But I don't see why diaper bags have to look so baby-ish when it's basically just like a big purse you have to carry filled with baby things.  The picture makes it look smaller than it is.


So every week I read Josh a description of the new week for baby before we go to bed.  Last night it said that baby is getting a hair all over it's body (lanugo) to keep it warm but it usally goes away before birth.  Some babies that are born early still have their furry coat.  I was thinking, hmmm... a furry baby... Josh said, "that sounds adorable."  So that make me smile and laugh. 

Ok that's enough! I've got to get to bed!

How far along? 14 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 8 pounds gained
Maternity clothes? yep
Stretch marks? none
Sleep: still having trouble staying comfortable
Best moment this week: hearing the heartbeat
Miss Anything? pants that fit
Movement: none
Food cravings: watermelon
Anything making you queasy or sick: no lately =]
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender prediction: i dont even know anymore...
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? out
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: mostly happy with a little moody
Looking forward to: 6 weeks when we find out the gender!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

13 weeks 1 day

Week 13!  This week baby is longer than my middle finger and is developing vocal chords! He/she may also begin to start sucking their thumb.  As for me, this week has been no good.  I called in sick to work this weekend and I never call in sick.  I have been very nauseas, usually around dinner time.  A few nights ago, I was really thirsty before bed.  I drank probably a glass of water within 20 minutes.  My belly felt so sloshy and threw it all up.  I thought that was kind of strange.  I feel like anytime I read a pregnany book it says something like, new symptoms to expect this week... and I've already been dealing with that for weeks.  I wish I could have an "easy" pregnancy like so many others.

I cannot wait for my maternity clothes to get here in the mail!!! I hate putting on jeans that hardly fit.  I've tried the 'ol hair tie around the button trick to hold your pants closed but I don't see how people do that.  You need to be wearing a long shirt because your underwear will be showing in the front and since your pants aren't really buttoned, they are loose which means your butt is going to hang out when you sit down or bend over.  No thank you.  I ordered 2 pairs of maternity jeans and a pair of leggings.  My mom is mailing me I think 2 maternity jeans she found and khakis that I can wear to work.  I'm just really eager to wear comfortable clothes.

Now sleeping... oh boy.  I'm a belly sleeper and having a hard time getting comfy sleeping on my side.  I thought I read something that said not to sleep on your back because there is a major artery in your back and you can cut off blood supply to the baby.  Don't quote me on that!  I'm going to double check with my midwife at my next appointment. So anyways, I have a hard time sleeping and my lower back really hurts.  I bought a cheap body pillow yesterday and it has helped me get into the habit of sleeping on my side.  But I really hope my midwife says it's on to sleep on my back.

I found these cute dinosaur onesies and almost didn't buy them because I don't know if I'm having a boy or girl.  But I decided if I have a daughter, she will wear it.  My dad actually bought it for me because I couldn't make a decision to get it or not. The first one says, "Mommy's little Dino." The second is all stripes.  They are so cute!

How far along? 13 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I know between my 10 week appt and 12 weeks, I gained 2 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Yes please!
Sleep: ugh....
Best moment this week: getting maternity shirts in the mail from my mother
Miss Anything? having a flat stomach
Movement: none
Food cravings: none
Anything making you queasy or sick: taking pills and brushing my teeth
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender prediction: boy?
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? out
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: so moody and irritated this week
Looking forward to: next appt on the 24th

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

12 weeks 2 days

Time for baby pictures!  What I learned from the ultrasound is that my baby is measuring at 3 inches which is the size of a 13 week baby.  Either I'm further along, or I have a big baby.  The ultrasound technician said measuring the baby at 6 weeks is the most accurate prediction for due date and such.  So my due date is not changing, (or it would be Oct 17) and I'm still 12 weeks and 2 days and not 13 weeks. So baby is not the size of a large plum, but the size of a peach.  My chalkboard is going to be all messed up because I have a big baby!  Just kidding, I can deal with it, lol.

I will find out in a week if my baby has a high risk for genetic issues.  They measured its neck and took blood from me.  The lady said since it's a healthy size, the risk is low.

Also, it was too early to see if it's a boy or girl so I'll have to wait until 20 weeks like everyone else.  2 more months seems soooo long from now! =(

It was very exciting to see that there really is a baby in my belly and it really looks like a baby now.  And it was moving so much!  We could see it swallowing and see the fluid that it swallowed in its belly.  It really was dancing around and really cool to see but also kind of strange since I couldn't feel anything and won't be able to until about 18 weeks.

position baby was in most of the time



 this one just looks like an alien

i wish you could see this clearer. it's part of the face.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

12 weeks 1 day

12 weeks! Hooray! End of first trimester! I feel like 12 weeks is such a milestone and glad to have reached it.   During the 12th week of pregnancy baby is practicing swallowing.  Chin and nose are becoming more defined and baby is the length of my pinky finger! About 2.5 inches long. It is crazy to think that 3 weeks ago baby was only the size of a green olive and is now the size of a plum.  Growing so fast! I feel like belly hasn't grown much bigger but an olive and plum is a pretty big size difference.

(((Ok, so I wrote this entire blog before I took this picture and now I notice the belly.  I saw the picture and was like, am I really that big? But I can still suck in my belly all the way))) 

In other news, Easter was this past Sunday.  We finally checked out the little Methodist church in town that we've been putting off.  My dad has been here visiting since last week and is going to leave this weekend.  Tomorrow I'm going to Columbia at the University of Missouri (90 miles away) for my "first trimester early screening." I mentioned this before that they are checking for genetic issues. Which basically means they are going to say "Your baby has a 1 in 2,500 chance of being born with....." I guess they are just going to give me a bunch of numbers like that for different disorders. I'm just excited to get an ultrasound and see baby again.  And there is a 75% chance they will be able to predict the gender!  I'm going to post later in the week with the ultrasound pictures!

Easter Sunday

How far along? 12 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: i really dont know, i dont have a scale
Maternity clothes? i need some maternity pants
Stretch marks? nope!
Sleep: i have been sleeping well at night since i'm so tired all day
Best moment this week: hitting the 12 week mark!
Miss Anything? the occasional beer
Movement: none
Food cravings: can't think of any this week...
Anything making you queasy or sick: taking pills makes me gag, then throw up
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender prediction: boy?
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? out when i'm standing, in when i'm sitting 
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy
Looking forward to: ultrasound tomorrow!

Friday, April 6, 2012

11 weeks 4 days

The two subjects of the day are: nursery and maternity clothes. 

So far the worst part of pregnancy is growing out of everything. I have about 3 pairs of pants that still fit for now.  I don't think I look that big but just growing a few inches and none of my pants fit.  I'm not sure why I have about 15 pairs of shorts because I have always thought my legs were fat, but only one pair fits.  Thank goodness I will be pregnant during warm weather so I can wear dresses and skirts.  I have already bought 4 new dresses =]  I think I am just annoyed that I can only wear certain things or try to squeeze into something.  My mom didn't need maternity clothes until 5 months.  I'm only a few days away from my 3 month mark.  I guess didn't think I would be growing out of my clothes so quickly.  I'm gaining the suggested amount of weight I'm supposed to too.  Never being pregnant before I still get freaked out when looking at my stomach since it's growing so fast. Especially since this is the most I've ever weighed.  No one can really tell though.  Oh! and I'm just getting started.... Here is a picture I took today.  I've been wearing loose shirts because my belly still looks pudgy, not pregnant.

Now time for nursery ideas.  At first I wanted to do an owl theme no matter boy or girl.  Then I was thinking Dr. Suess or the Classic Winnie the Pooh.  After looking on Pinterest, I think I'm just going to do a color theme unless I fall in love with a crib bedding pattern.  I plan to have the furniture white. I just bought a dresser for $25 I wanted to paint white and Josh came up with the idea to paint all the drawers a different color.  I still have to decide what I really want it to look like.  I really want the nursery to look nice and not just be a white room with a crib.  Here are some nurserys I like.

April 11 I will get to see my baby again!  Can't wait! =]

Monday, April 2, 2012

10 weeks 7 days

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post about 11 weeks progress but I will be very busy tomorrow since my dad is coming to visit.

In week 11 my baby is the size of a large lime or hummingbird but only weighs as much as 2 sugar packets.  Baby is moving around a lot but I won't be able to feel anything for a long time.  Oddly enough, the head it makes up half of the body but it will balance out soon enough.

11 weeks pregnant

This time next year our little bundle of joy will be 23 weeks old!

Thankfully, I'm feeling less sick in the morning so hopefully that will go away soon.  I noticed a small baby bump at week 8 but I don't think it's gotten any bigger since then.  I can still suck my stomach in and look like I did before I was pregnant.   In 9 days I will be getting early genetic testing for the baby.  I'm just excited to see him/her again.  Baby will look so different than the little blob at 6 weeks.  Rumor is I will get a 3D ultrasound!  I have been researching gender predictions at 12 weeks and with an ultrasound they are 75% accurate so that is what I am most looking forward to.  20 weeks seems soooo long from now to know the sex. I want to start shopping!

I have been looking at those wives tales for gender predictions and one said girl, the chinese calendar said girl and the ring said was boy. Still haven't done the Drano test yet. It is also said that girls take away beauty and boys give beauty.  I'm still waiting for my pregnancy glow and awesome hair, so I would guess girl for that.  Everyone still is thinking boy, but I'm starting to think I'm having a girl.

How far along? 10w7d
Total weight gain/loss: a few pounds
Maternity clothes? none, but my pants are getting tight
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: waking up with the sun
Best moment this week: learning that I might get a 3D ultrasound
Miss Anything? not really
Movement: none
Food cravings: none this week
Anything making you queasy or sick: this week I threw up from brushing my tounge
Have you started to show yet: a little
Gender prediction: i think girl
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 9 days.