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Week 16

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We have made it to week 16! It feels like yesterday that we found out that we were expecting. In 4 short weeks we will be finding out if we are having a little boy or a little girl… I’m not going to lie I’m kind of hoping for a girl. Girls names are all that I can think of. None of the boy names I think of would be something I would name my son… Either way (boy or girl) I know we will be excited!

This past weekend Ben and I bought our first baby items, a few packs of onesies (newborn and 3-6months). We don’t want to buy to much until we find out, once we do all the stores better watch out because this momma will be out shopping :). I am also hesitant to buy any nursery items, we plan on moving at the beginning of July, so I dont want to get stuff here just to move it again. We will hopefully be able to buy a house. Once Ben gets back from Minnesota we will be calling lenders and hopefully we can get a loan and start looking. If not we will be renting for another year, which is fine, but that means I need to start looking ASAP.

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How far along?  16 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  +4 – holding strong

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 4.6 inches. Thats about the size of an avocado. Weighing in at 3.5 oz.

Maternity clothes?  I bought a few more shirts and another pair of leggings. Everything is getting so tight. I’m living in my sweatpants right now. I have no shame. :)

Sleep:  When I sleep, I sleep. But lately I’ve been waking up 2 or 3 times to go to the bathroom. I might need to cut down on the water closer to bed time.

Best moment this week: Seeing everyones predictions on our baby pool. Right now Girl is winning! :)

Movement:  None yet. According to my bump app I should begin feeling something sometime this week and on. I’ll have to pay more attention.

Food cravings:  Apples are the love of my life right now. I cannot get enough of them. I also am craving Coca-Cola and French Fries

Gender: According to the Chinese Gender calendar I’m having a girl. You can check it out here

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss:  I really miss being able to button my jeans… #firstworldproblems

What I am looking forward to: Going home this weekend to see my family, and they get to see my bump in person.

Milestones:  Baby’s hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows are forming this week. Crazy!

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Week 15

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How far along?  15 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  +4

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 4.0 inches. Thats about the size of a Navel Orange. Weighing in at 2.5 oz.

Maternity clothes?  I bought my first set of maternity  clothes. A dress, a pair of leggings and a t-shirt

Sleep:  I’m back to my normal sleep. 7 hours a night.

Best moment this week: We went to the Dr yesterday and we heard babys heartbeat. It was measuring in at 155. That was fantastic.

Movement:  None… I think. I feel flutters every now and then…

Food cravings:  Fruit! I can’t get enough of apples, watermelon, and strawberries. All I want are salads. Meat is really starting to disgust me which is sad because I LOVE CHEESEBURGERS…

Gender: If the baby’s heart rate is over 140 you are having a girl. Looks like a girl!

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss:  I’m not really missing a lot lately. I’m pretty content

What I am looking forward to: Our anatomy appointment at the end of next month!

Milestones:  My energy is slowly coming back. Hurray!

 

 

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Week 14

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This Week:

How far along?  14 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  3

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 3.4 inches. Thats about the size of a lemon. Weighing in at 1.5 oz.

Maternity clothes?  I still fit into all of my clothes… although I am keeping my pants up by a belly band or a hair tie.

Sleep:  Still getting 10ish hours of sleep a night

Best moment this week: I’ve made it 1/3 of the way through my pregnancy

Movement:  None… I think. I feel flutters every now and then…

Food cravings:  Fruit! I can’t get enough of apples, watermelon, and strawberries. French fries every now and then

Gender: The same wives tales… Since I am now craving fruits… Looks like a girl this week

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss:  I will miss roller coasters this summer. thinking about it makes me sad

What I am looking forward to: Seeing how this trimester will go!

Milestones:  I’ve made it to the second trimester

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Week 13

 

 

 

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We missed a few weeks. This is where I started noticing a bump!!! So we start up again with week 13! here we go! 

This Week:

How far along?  13 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  2lbs

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 2.1 inches. Thats about the size of a peach. Weighing in at .81 oz

Maternity clothes?  Not yet. All of my clothes, pants, skirts, shirts are all starting to get tight.

Sleep:  I have been sleeping amazingly. I go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 6:15am. Thats over 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep. And I could nap all day. Its kind of amazing.

Best moment this week: Taking our baby news public. We announced that we were expecting on facebook!

Movement:  None.

Food cravings:  French fries.

Gender: According to an old wives tales if you are craving salty savory things you are having a boy. Looks like a boy right now.

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss:  Sushi… more specifically Alaskan Rolls.

What I am looking forward to: Our next appointment

Milestones:  Finally accepting that I am pregnant. :)

 

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Week 6

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I took this format from a friend of mine. I really like the way she documented her pregnancy. So… Thanks Jessica! :)

This Week:

How far along?  6 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  0

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at .25 inches. Thats about the size of a sweet pea

Maternity clothes?  I still fit into all of my clothes…Yay!

Sleep:  Still my normal sleep patterns

Best moment this week: Setting up my first doctors appointment. Even though it was just an informational nurse appointment about the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy.

Movement:  None. Baby is too small yet.

Food cravings:  Really nothing, but I’ve changed my eating habits. More healthy food, less junk.

Gender: We are pretty convinced that we are having a boy, because of all the family I know that has kids all have boys…

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss:  I miss my glass of wine every now and then.

What I am looking forward to: Our first Dr. appointment with my OBGYN

Milestones:  Finally accepting that I am pregnant. :)

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The Test

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On Thursday January 23rd, 2014 I woke up and decided that this would be the morning I take the “test.” I was a week or two late, but thats no big deal, I’ve never been regular so I wasn’t concerned. This time felt different. So at about 6am I took the test, set a timer on my phone and went to feed the farm (Ruby, Java, and Snickers).

While I was getting the animal food I noticed that Ruby (the shoe eating puppy) had struck again. This time it was Ben’s shoe, so I was pretty excited that it wasn’t another pair of my work shoes.

The timer went off.

I went into the bathroom, and there right in front of me… those 2 pink lines. Positive. Holy Shit (sorry). When Ben and I decided to start our family we figured it would be a couple months of fun trying… Nope. I got pregnant right away. I am a Fertile Myrtle I guess.

Then I heard Ben’s alarm go off. How do I tell him? Do I wait? I went and grabbed the shoe that Ruby destroyed went into the bedroom and told him that I have bad news and good news, what would he like to hear first. Of course he was confused so I held up his shoe and told him Ruby had struck again… He was upset (he really liked that pair of shoes). Then he asked about the good news. I held up the positive test and told him that we were pregnant. Obviously he was excited, and tired because he had just woken up… I guess i’m not good at keeping quiet… :)