Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Week 15 Pregnancy Quiz

How far along: 15weeks, 4days
Total weight gain/loss: +6 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Pants only. Most of my shirts are still fine but several are getting to be too short or too tight in the chest.
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Pretty good. Once I get comfortable, I'm out!
Best moment this week: We met with the OB today for the first time, and we really like her! I was so nervous about leaving my RE, whom I really like, but I think all will be well! We got to hear the heartbeat as well. Love that sound :)
Movement: I think I might have felt a flutter the other day. I'm not 100%, though.
Food cravings: None
Gender: I'm still thinking it's a boy.
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: In
What I miss: Weekly ultrasounds. We were spoiled, and I'm going to find it hard to be a "normal pregnant lady" now!
What I am looking forward to: Our big u/s! It is scheduled for May 21!!
Weekly Wisdom: People LOVE sharing their opinions. If you don't want to hear what someone thinks, don't bring it up!
Milestones: I haven't thrown up this week! Yay, Zofran! (Maybe not a milestone in some people's eyes, but a BIG one in mine!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Show and Tell!

I was bored the other night, so I took a look at the baby stuff we have been given (or have bought)! It is just too cute!

Starting from the top and moving clockwise:

Georgia Onesie: Jordan bought this and gave it to me after our first u/s. I can't wait to dress up our little Dawg fan for his or her first game!

Little Sprout Infant Carrier Cover: I get daily "steal" emails from This site is great! Moms and moms-to-be, I recommend you sign up! Each day you get a new deal sent to you and products are usually at least 50% off!! I saw this cover and just thought it was too cute to pass up. It is the FIRST thing that I have bought for our little monkey! It is supposed to go over the carrier to protect baby from wind, rain, etc., but it also doubles as a grocery seat cover! Nifty!

Petunia Pickle Bottom Cross Town Clutch: Aunt Ashley and Uncle Taylor, my awesome brother and sister, gave me this bag as a "Happy Pregnancy" gift! :) I adore it! It is the perfect size for quick outings! I had been looking at several PPB diaper bags before they even got me this, so now I have the dilemma of whether or not I should get one that matches or a different pattern?! Oh the decisions!

Monkey and Frog Hand Puppets: My mom and dad got these while on vacation last April. Unfortunately, I had my m/c while they were out of town, so baby stuff was stashed away for a while. Mom gave us these after we had a couple of good u/s under our belt. I feel they might scare the baby...especially if Jordan and Taylor (my little bro) get a hold of them. They played for quite a while with them the night we got them! :)

Monkey Photo Album: Jordan and I wanted to find an album to put all the u/s pictures in. He had the idea that we should get one with monkeys on it. Well, that was easier said than done. I looked all over and had no luck. Just the other day, I was in Kohl's, and I happened to walk by the picture frame/album section and look what I found!! It is perfect for Monkey's first pictures! (And, I don't have a picture of it, but the back has a little slinky tail. Gah! So cute!!)

Graco Silhouette Swing - Deco: Jordan bought this swing for me for Valentine's Day...2008. I loved this pattern and was convinced that by the time we had a baby, it would be discontinued. Fortunately, it is still around, so more Deco stuff is in our future! We were very excited about our upcoming IVF and very positive it would work. Unfortunately, we all know the outcome there. It got way too hard to look at after the first FET failed, so the swing moved to my parent's house. I'm so excited to clean out our spare room, start setting up the nursery, and getting Monkey's swing back where it belongs!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Week 14 Pregnancy Quiz

Have I mentioned that I have lost my memory? Because I have. And as a result, you will notice that there is no Week 13 Pregnancy Quiz. Oops! My bad :) So...on to week 14!!
How far along: 14weeks, 4days
Total weight gain/loss: +6 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Mostly maternity pants. But it's been warmer, so skirts with looser waists and dresses have made their way to the front of the closet! Hallelujah!
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Still having trouble getting comfy...this isn't a good sign of things to come!
Best moment this week: My furbaby, Chili (our Chihuahua), cuddling with me. It was like she knew not to step on my belly and laid right next to me with her head resting on my stomach. Everybody together...awww! :)
Movement: Nada
Food cravings: None.
Gender: Don't know.
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: In
What I miss: Making plans in advance. I have no idea how I'll feel in an hour, much less in a few days. It's hard to make plans with friends :(
What I am looking forward to: My first OB appointment next week. Will we find out the sex?? We'll know soon enough!
Weekly Wisdom: Don't worry about the weight gain right now -- it is good for you and the baby, and you can lose it after the baby is here.
Milestones: Well, since I missed it last week, HELLOOO 2nd tri!
Jordan keeps saying, "shouldn't it be bigger??":

And a pic of Monkey from last week. 13W3D. It's not very clear b/c the RE's equipment isn't usually used for pregnancies so far along. I feel special. :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Writer's Block

Hellooo friends! I know you've been checking in, but I haven't been writing. Bad blogger! I started a few posts last week and just left them. I had nothing to write about. I guess it's better to have a dull life/pregnancy rather than a drama filled one, no? So, let's play catch up...

Lost: Pregnant Lady's Brain! This symptom has resulted in little blue post-its covering my desk and littering my purse, countless reminders popping up on my computer screen, and several reminder e-mails sent from me to me. And, unfortunately, I've still managed to be late on 2 bills. Holy cow! How does a smart, very organized person get to this point?? Little baby, please let mommy have some of her memory back! Thankyouverymuch.

I'm officially in the 2nd tri!! Actually, I'm now in week 14. (14!!) So far, this pregnancy has flown by! I can hardly believe it. I still have not gotten to see my OB, though! My RE's office called the hospital to set up my appointment and the first one they had available was April 23! When I'm almost 16 weeks. This was set up back in March, when I graduated from the RE during the 10th week. Good gosh, that was way too long for me to wait! I called my RE and asked if they would see me just one more time to ease my mind during the long wait. It wasn't a problem for them, so we got to see the monkey again last week at 13w3d. Everything looked great! I don't know if we'll get an u/s at our appointment on the 23rd, but I sure hope we do. I love getting to see our sweet little monkey!! And I really hope we can find out if it is a boy or girl! We'll see....

I promised myself that I wouldn't do it, but I purchased a doppler. We tried to hear the heartbeat one time last Tuesday (the day before our appointment), but couldn't find it. I'm told that it can be hard to locate, especially that early, so we decided to put it away and try again later. We haven't pulled it out again yet. Jordan and I promised each other that we would not freak out if we have a hard time finding the heartbeat next time. We are not professionals!

Please notice that I've added the followers feature to the right. Thanks to those who have already been added!! I want to know who's reading, so sign up! If you're reading about me, I want to make sure to add you to my prayer list and be reading your blog (if you have one). And, if you know someone who is dealing with IF, please let them know about the blog. Though I am no longer in the deep, depressing trenches of IF & TTC, I want others to look at my story as a story of hope!

That's it for now. I'll try to be a better blogger in the future!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

12th Week Pregnancy Quiz

How far along: 12weeks, 4days
Total weight gain/loss: +5 lbs. (I guess. I need to pull out the scale...)
Maternity clothes: Though I know it is all bloat, mostly maternity pants. They are so comfy!!
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Once I get comfy, I'm out...until I have to pee ::sigh::
Best moment this week: Going to my friend Jennifer's engagement party and getting to share my news with lots of friends from elementary school and their parents!
Movement: None
Food cravings: Nothing sounds good. It sucks.
Gender: I can't wait to find out! My guess is still boy, but I had a moment this week where I thought, "Maybe. Just maybe it could be a girl." Then I searched for boy bedding! Haha!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: In
What I miss: Feeling good. Any day now this should be better, no?
What I am looking forward to: Shopping :)
Weekly Wisdom: To those still TTC: Don't pray for m/s-you'll regret it! (And on the same note, don't say, "I will never complain about m/s." That's a lie!) (Sorry for my short-hand...m/s=morning sickness!!)
Milestones: 2nd trimester--according to some ;) (According to others, it is at 13W3D)

And a pic of my bloat baby:

Not very impressive, I know. But, I swear, it looks so much more impressive in real life. Or maybe this was just a bad angle??