Tuesday, December 14, 2010

25 Weeks!

15 weeks to go! We had our appointment today and everything, for the most part, is good. I feel really good. I'm starting to get a little uncomfortable when I'm sleeping, but I used to sleep on my stomach so it was to be expected. I feel like my stomach is getting bigger by the day! It seemed, at first, like I was never going to start showing! This past Sunday, I couldn't believe how much he was moving! I don't think he took a break all day! I'm not supposed to notice a pattern for a couple more weeks and then I will start counting movement. Our next appointment is in 3 weeks and we will have some tests done like one for gestational diabetes. (just one more thing for me to worry about) The doctor did say that I was measuring too big still for where I'm at. For some reason, I'm not as worried as I was the first time I heard it. Maybe because last time, it was combined with a comment of how much weight I was gaining too. At this appointment, everything was fine with my weight. I think I take things too personally, shocking, I know, and the way my doctor says things isn't reassuring at all. I can't wait to see what she says while I'm in labor! I looked back through my pictures in this blog and it amazes me to see how big I've gotten so fast. Luckily, no stretch marks and no line yet! Everything is good.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

21 Weeks!

We had a doctor's appointment today. I think it will go pretty fast after this. The holidays will be a good distraction. We have another appointment in 4 weeks and then another 3 weeks after that. Then we will be going every two weeks! We were given a schedule for birthing and parenting classes. We probably won't do those until after the holidays when we are closer. The doctor also mentioned that I am gaining weight too fast. Robert thinks she is nuts but I started to worry. I haven't even gained that much and I'm eating well. I am going to try not to worry about it too much, but it will be in the back of my mind.
I also started craving something! Brach's peppermints! Thankfully it's nothing too bad for me. I don't why it can't be fruit but at least it isn't chocolate. I still like chocolate, don't get me wrong, but I don't crave it.
At our appointment today, we had an ultrasound. Robert was going to scan them so I could post them but he didn't have time at work today so hopefully tomorrow. He was so cute, I can't wait to hold him. He had his hands up by his head and was moving around. I still can't believe it, there's a baby inside of me. It's a crazy miracle. I am still so excited, nervous, anxious and thankful.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

20 weeks!

Halfway done! I can't believe how fast it's gone and how slow it's gone at the same time. Sometimes it seems like I should be closer to the due date and sometimes it feels like just yesterday I was only 5 weeks. The pictures that we take of my belly never turn out the way I expect. It looks weird to me.
I can feel him move like crazy. Hopefully, we will be able to feel him from the outside soon. He's going to be very active! I want Robert to be able to feel him move so that he can see what I get to feel everyday! I asked him how feels about all of this and his response is that he's happy. I know deep down he's more excited and he thinks about it more than he shows.
We have a couple of names picked out but I want to wait until I see him before we decide on a name. We have a doctor's appointment next Tuesday and we will have another ultrasound.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

One Great Weekend After Another!

Last weekend was so amazing, being able to tell everyone and celebrating our 2 year anniversary, I didn't think it could get any better! Our wonderful parents bought us our crib and our changing table. I really don't think I could ever say thank you enough for all the things that they have done for us over the years!! I had asked our friend Scott to help us bring the furniture down since he has a truck. I didn't mean that he had to bring them down this weekend, but he was free so he did. He said while he was down, he could help us paint since I'm not really supposed to be around for that long. Robert and I went during the week and picked out two paint colors so it was ready when Scott came Saturday morning. My mom and sister Kris came down a little later and we did some shopping. This boy is going to be spoiled! He already has some really cute outfits! Then my mom suggested maybe shopping for some maternity clothes. I don't feel like I'm any bigger so I wasn't really thrilled about spending money on something I don't need yet. Just remember, your mother is always right! I might never take off my new pants they are sooo comfortable! Maybe now I will get bigger since there's room to grow! I took some pictures of the room and one of my belly in my new pants.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

17 weeks! IT'S A BOY!!

We had a great weekend!! I can't keep anything a secret so when I was thinking about having an ultrasound to find out if it was a boy or a girl, I knew Tuesdays (when we usually have our appointments) wouldn't work. Otherwise, I would have everyone on the phone telling them instead of telling them in person, which is what I really wanted. We had to tell so many people that we were expecting over the phone that I wanted this to be special. I rescheduled the appointment for Friday when I knew we were coming up that weekend. It was in the afternoon so all I had to do was not talk to anyone after and sit in the car for two hours. It was so amazing to see our baby again! At first he had his legs crossed and we couldn't see anything. The tech was moving my belly around to hopefully get him moving. Finally he started kicking his legs and we could see that we were having a boy!
We bought a blue bib that said "Adorable Baby Boy" and thought it would be cute to show everyone. Everyone is really excited!! And it was worth it to keep the secret so I could see everyone's reactions. Now we can think about names and decorating the room. We still have a lot of time, 23 weeks, but I'm also really anxious and excited so why wait?!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Done with the First Trimester!

The first trimester is done! I still can't believe it! The day after I took the picture for 13 weeks, I noticed a little belly. I thought it might just be the pizza I had for dinner, but it didn't go away. So I had to take another picture. It still looks like I just had a big dinner, but hopefully that will change. I know I sound crazy.
Only 26 weeks left. I miss being able to eat and drink anything without thinking if I can have it or not. There are so many things that you can't have...deli sandwiches, diet soda, hot dogs, certain cheeses... I know some people say that you can have these things in moderation, but if it might cause harm, than why risk it? Teresa let me borrow her fetal heart detector and we were able to hear it at home. It really puts my mind at ease.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

13 weeks!

We had another doctor's appointment today.  We were able to hear the heartbeat!  I could have stayed there all day listening to it.  I asked how many ultrasounds we will have and was disappointed when she said the next one will be at 20 weeks. It's only 7 weeks away.  The good news, we will most likely know if the baby is a boy or a girl at that visit! I have only gained one pound so far, which the doctor says is okay.  Most of the weight will be put on in the last trimester. I am almost out of my first trimester, which is fantastic since I was sick for the first time this past weekend!  I consider myself very lucky that I wasn't sick at all before that. I do feel bad for Robert. I'm sure he thought he went to Jewel, also been nicknamed "the kitchen" since we go there so often, a lot before this! I'm pretty sure he goes once a day. Good thing for us that it's a block away. What I want changes so fast. I write him a list and by the time he gets there, I'm already second guessing what I put on it. I do have a couple of things that have been consistant:
~milk! I could drink 3 glasses with dinner
~pasta (Robert's really are award winning meatballs!)
~chicken and pork (if it weren't for beef, I could be a vegatarian)

I can still button my pants. I don't know if that is really great or really frustrating. When you're pregnant, you want to look pregnant! I'm sure that will happen soon enough. I should be happy that I haven't had to buy new clothes yet! I do have that pregnancy "glow", aka oil, all over my face which is causing more acne than I've ever had. Like I said, if that's all I have to complain about, than I'm pretty lucky.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

9 weeks!

We had our second doctor's appointment today. We were able to have an ultrasound, but not hear the heartbeat. It was still very amazing to see! I've never felt so anxious, excited, nervous and happy all at the same time! This really is incredible. I feel fine which I was, of course, nervous about. I'm not sick at all. I still don't think I'm thrilled about chicken but everything else is okay. The doctor said today that I haven't gained any weight although I feel like I have. I'm still in denial that I'm going to get really big. I'm in for a treat! I think I've been in denial that this whole thing was real. Now that we have seen him/her, I think we both feel like it's real and we are so excited. I don't think I have the patience for 31 more weeks!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Baby Nelson

We are so excited to say that our baby is due March 29, 2011. We decided a long time ago we would start trying after the 4th of July. As you can see, it didn't take long.

I honestly didn't think I was pregnant. I had cramps and I thought they were a sign that something other than a baby was coming. They started to get pretty severe so I called my doctor. She simply said "Take a pregnancy test". I stopped on my way home from work and took the test as soon as I walked in. Right away it was positive. Robert usually gets home 15-20 minutes after me. That day, it felt like hours! When he walked in, I told him I had something for him. I showed him the test, which clearly said pregnant. He seemed a little shocked, since he thought with all of the symptoms, that it didn't happen yet. He asked me to take another test, so I did. Positive.
Even with two positive tests, he still didn't believe it. I already had an appointment with my doctor that following Wednesday, so Robert came with. I had bloodwork done a day before so we could have the results that day. I think Robert believes it now because the doctor walked in and said "You're about 5 weeks"!

We had already planned for my sister and brother and three of our friends to come down the following weekend for a Pub Crawl, I will only be about 6 weeks. We knew we were going to have to tell them since I wouldn't be drinking. We decided to invite everyone else, parents, grandparents, and sisters and brothers, down to Bloomington so everyone could find out at the same time. I started thinking of what I could get for everyone. I wanted to get picture frames but I wanted them to say Grandma and Grandpa, Great Grandma, Aunt, and Uncle. Those are really hard to find, so I decided to make them! I took black picture frames and wrote with a white-out pen 'I love my Grandma & Grandpa'. I made one for every aunt and uncle too. We were trying to think how to give them to everyone. I didn't want to wrap them. Robert thought it would be neat to put them on the kitchen table and let them find them on their own. My mom and Robert's mom found them right away. The dads were a little slower, but everyone is excited!