Sunday, June 26, 2011

Snips, snails and puppy dog tails...

We're having a BOY!
Isn't he adorable?!  He is already the cutest little boy in the world!

I do have pictures of his boy parts, but thought I would keep this blog PG.  :)

We did the "gender reveal" ultrasound at my doctors office  at 16 weeks.  My guess before going in was that it was a boy and Jason guessed girl.  We were thrilled to know we would be parents to a son!

I made cupcakes to tell my family... by filling the cupcake with blue icing.  I will post pics of that when I get around to loading the pictures to my comp from my camera.  I am so slow at getting things accomplished these days. 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 18 weeks
Size of baby: Mango or Grapefruit
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Went to the doctor last week and gained a whole pound!!!  Whoot-whoot!!!  Drinking all those nasty Ensure supplement shakes are working.  Also, having the food police as my husband helps too.  In all seriousness, he has been awesome.  Could not have gotten through this without him... actually wouldn't be in this position without him either. ;)
Maternity Clothes: My pants still hang loose on me and my poor butt is non-existent... however, my shirts are getting a little tight.  In fact, I can't wear my button up shirts anymore.  I went outlet shopping this weekend, thinking I could just buy a size larger.  Nope, the fit is all wrong.  I guess I will be hitting up the maternity clothing stores sooner than I thought.  Gotta get some cute stuff for my upcoming trip to Miami!
Gender: TEAM BLUE!  We're having a precious boy!
Movement: Yes... lots of it!  I felt the first flutters on June 21 and then last night they were so strong Jason was able to feel one kick!  It's a very strange feeling and freaked me out at first, but amazing at the same time. 
Sleep: I have been staying up later b/c the sickness hasn't been as bad.  Not being able to sleep on my back and stomach is hard to adjust to.  I sleep in the middle of a pillow fortress to keep from rolling onto my back. 
What I miss: Eating Jimmy Johns!!!  Pretty sure I will keep JJ on my list throughout this entire pregnancy.  Also, today I really wanted a greek pizza from The Grey Goose and couldn't b/c it had feta cheese on it.
Cravings:  KFC - I have a hillbilly baby that wants fried chicken all the time!  Also, this week I had a hankering for some summer sausage and beer cheese on crackers.  I figured a little bit wouldn't hurt.  Well... the heartburn did!  Never again!
Symptoms: Still a spitter and nauseous a lot, but not vomiting near as much as I had been.  Heartburn can be bad, but controllable with Pepcid.
Best Moment this week: Feeling the baby move and seeing Jason's reaction to it.  He was like a kid on Christmas morning!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Trip to the ER and pregnancy update...

I am 15 weeks and must say... this pregnancy is kicking my butt.  I have hypermesis and pytalism.  Basically, I am sick all the time and have to spit constantly.  It is disgusting and embarassing.  Besides going to work, all I do is lay in bed in a completely silent, dark room.  That has been my life for about 9 weeks now.  

As bad as it sounds, I am still happy to be preggers!  My biggest concern is my little peanut, which we are now referring to as "Otis".  That is why, as much as I hate hospitals and needles, I agreed to go to the ER this past Wednesday night.  I vomited 17 times in 12 hours!  I didn't know that was humanly possible!  Getting my first IV was horrifying and painful, but I felt a million times better after getting fluids and some heavy duty anti-nausea meds (safe for baby).  Jason took a pic of me in the ER so that I could use it to get sympathy.  I texted the pic to my sisters with the caption "Feel bad for me."  

However, this week has turned out not so bad.  Last night I actually ate something for dinner and didn't get sick!  To top it off, I felt okay enough to turn on the tv and watch House Hunters until 9pm!  Then I woke up this morning and I could SEE a tiny baby bump!  It was so amazing and I couldn't help but get emotional and cry. 

Time to start documenting my pregnancy, so that I don't forget the little details.

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 15 weeks
Size of baby: Navel Orange
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Have lost approx 13 pounds.  Each morning for the past 2 weeks I have weighed the exact same amount.  At least it isn't dropping anymore.
Maternity Clothes: My regular clothes are hanging off of me... I am now the smallest I have been since my early days in college.
Gender: We go in for an ultrasound on June 13 to see if our little peanut will reveal what gender they are.  I am thinking girl, since a boy wouldn't be giving me this much attitude. : )
Movement: Nope... I am just now able to see a tiny bump.  However, on our first ultrasound at 9 weeks we could see peanut wiggling around.
Sleep: I sleep pretty good at night.  I fall asleep usually by 8pm and wake up at 7am.  The pytalism (spitting issue) isn't as bad at night, thankfully!
What I miss: Eating Jimmy Johns!!!  Being able to go out and do things after 6pm.  My "morning" sickness is the worst in the evenings.
Cravings: Last night I wanted a plain baked potato and ate every bit of it off the skin.  Also, last weekend I wanted ice cream and could only find frozen yogurt places.  I was so mad and was close to a temper tantrum!  Finally, we drove around and found a Baskin-Robbins. 
Symptoms: Severe sickness, dehydration, heartburn, excessive saliva
Best Moment this week: Seeing a tiny baby bump for the first time!

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