Saturday, December 29, 2007

3 months

I'm 3 months today! Here are my progression pics.

2 months:

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Goodbye 1st Trimester, Hello 2nd

Well, I am officially entering the 2nd trimester!!! I’m 13 weeks today. I am at the 12 lb mark now. I broke out the bin of maternity clothes this week and went through them. I don't have to wear them all the time, only if I have to go out in public. At home, or running errands, I can wear sweats, or drawstring and get away with it, but if I have to actually “get dressed” I have to resort to maternity clothes, more so for the comfort than the fit. I never made it to the pilates class last week. I got busy busy with the holiday rush. So, maybe in the new year, as I don’t see myself going to the gym between Christmas and New Years…unless I can convince Chris..we’ll see. We have a lot to do to get ready for moving the rooms around. Brayden is getting his big boy room so we can re-use the nursery, although we may have to paint it pink! On to big events: I felt the baby move this week. Exciting!!!! We are almost to Christmas, and then Chris’ birthday, followed by new years. We are going out tonight to celebrate Chris’ birthday, and Kaylee is spending the night with Grams, so we only have 1 kid tonight…that feels so weird.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

12 weeks

Well, we had our U/S on Thursday. Everything looked good and we got to see the little peanut and hear the heartbeat. Then, later that day, my friend Colleen did an U/S at her office (she is in sales for a company who makes U/S equipment, among other things) and she tried to see the gender. It looked like girl parts, but if she turned the wand a different way, it looked kind of like boy parts, but not like Brayden’s did. She said it could be swollen labia, but she wouldn't make a "for sure" call. I am guessing GIRL, just because of how good I feel and how I am carrying. I was totally miserable with him. I am about to have to move into maternity clothes. I am fine in most clothing as long as I don’t have to dress up, but if I have to put on anything except drawstring pants, and a t-shirt, I am screwed. It’s too cold to wear dresses, or I would go that route. I have a few dresses that have some breathing room in them and are super cute, but it’s too cold here. I passed the 10 lb mark this week. Ugh. It will probably be another 47lb pregnancy again, but hopefully the breastfeeding will help with some of that. I found a pilates class that I am gonna try out this week. Christmas celebration is Saturday with my family and Tuesday with Chris’ family. I wanted to make it to Christmas without breaking out the maternity clothes, but I am officially in my 2nd trimester next Monday, so I may wear my first outfit to Christmas day with the Lynch’s, since it’s on Tuesday.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

11 weeks

Well, I still weigh the same, so I guess I had a decent week. I still haven’t crossed the 10 lb mark yet, although I am getting close. I’m 11 weeks today. We get our next U/S on Thursday and I am excited! This one measures the nuchal folds in the back of the neck to check for downs syndrome. I haven’t really felt pregnant recently, so I need the confirmation of seeing our little bean. 2 more weeks to go until the 1st trimester is over!!! That’s my next big milestone!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

10 weeks

Today, I am 10 weeks. This is the first mile stone for pregnancy. The baby is actually a fetus now, and not just an embryo. Arms, legs, and most major organs are developed. I have gained another lb and a half. I have wanted carbs all week long, and I have eaten them, and enjoyed them!!! I only worked out 2 times too. I really need to get caught up on bows so I can go to the gym at night. My house has been neglected too. I am just so tired, I only want to sleep and eat. 3 more weeks until the 1st trimester is over and I should get more energy. I took my 2 month picture on Thursday, the 29th. It was not really too obvious, but when I woke up on Saturday, I had grown, almost overnight. My 14 jeans are too tight to be comfortable. I can still button them and zip them, but they are snug. With Brayden, I was pulling out the maternity clothes by now and obviously showing. I just look fat right now, not pregnant. I think it’s a girl, because my hips and butt are getting big, but not so much out in front like I was with Brayden. Just wide.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

9 weeks

I’m 9 weeks today. So far, so good. I don’t really feel pregnant, except for the growing belly, and the obvious hunger issue. I still have my chest cold, it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. We had Thanksgiving today with Chris’ parents. It was a nice day.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

So, we told the family today. I ordered me a shirt that said "I'm not fat, I'm Pregnant". Brayden walked in with his “I’m a big brother” t-shirt on. It was so cute. My Mom saw it and started hooting and hollering. My sister, Kristy asked me what my shirt meant..ummm, duh.... My Sister-in Law Kay said ‘nice shirt ya got there”. All in all, it was a good day. Everyone was excited for us and had lots of questions. I ate some good Thanksgiving food. My favorite was the marshmallows and yams. Yep, I am gonna get SOOO fat if I keep this up!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

8 weeks, 2 days

2 more days until we get to share the news with the family! I am so excited! I can’t wait. I resumed my workouts yesterday. I didn’t work out all last week because of my chest cold. It hurt to breathe, so I knew cardio would give me coughing fits. It felt good to workout again, although I feel like I can’t do much. My chest is still tight and I start coughing if my heartrate gets up too high. I guess that’s good though. It will keep me from overdoing it. I got a refill on my RX for the chest cold, and I am taking both kids to the Dr tomorrow. They are coming down with it too. I can’t wait to eat Thanksgiving!!!! It’s my favorite meal of the year!YAY! Now, I know why I have 47 lbs pregnancies....LOL

Friday, November 16, 2007

Second Dr Visit

So, I’ve gained 6.5 pounds so far. I was hoping for WAY less, but oh well. We had our Dr visit today. We got to see the little bean. Dr Norton changed my due date to June 29. Not that it matters, my kids are always late. It will probably July 4th anyways. Dr told me my calories were OK, but stay away from carbs. So, I have to cut out pasta, breads, and cereal. I’ll be 8 weeks on Sunday.

Last Sunday, I took Kaylee to go see Hannah Montana. Chris took Brayden to the zoo. It was good to have some alone time with each kid. We still haven't told them yet about the new baby. Kaylee would totally let the cat out of the bag. She's so bad at keeping secrets. Not that I expect much from an almost 5 yr old.

Friday, November 2, 2007


I wonder if it’s twins….my stomach is already starting to pooch out. I’m only 6 weeks along. I hope I can hide it till Thanksgiving! If it is, I blame Melissa. She said "you're gonna have twins on your next pregnancy". 2 weeks till U/S! No morning sickness, no nothing…I don’t even feel pregnant, other than being tired and wanting a nap every day. If only I could actually take one.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Back pain is gone, for the most part. Thank you chiropractor! It hurts a little bit, but it’s mostly my sciatic nerve giving me trouble. I worked out VERY hard on Monday in aerobics class. Again on Tuesday. Today, I worked out with Steve and I am scheduled to do it tomorrow too. Hopefully, the pizza buffet that I overindulged in on Monday will not show on the scale by Friday. I bet I gained almost 3 lbs on that damn buffet.

We told the in-laws on Saturday at Madison's soccer game. Debbie was taking a picture of me in my Halloween costume and I asked her if my baby bump showed up in the pictures. She looked pretty shocked and was estatic.

Friday, October 26, 2007

My First Pregnancy Woe

OMG this back pain is horrible! I feel like I have thrown my back out. It started hurting yesterday while we were walking around Walmart. It burns up my spine. The only thing that feels better is to hunch over, but I can’t spend the next 8 months hunched over. Chris is rubbing icy hot on it, and I am using ice packs during the day and heat at night. Plus, the massager is helping a lot too. Kaylee is a big helper there. She loves to try and help me out. If only she could carry her brother around…..

Thursday, October 25, 2007

First DR Appt

We had our first Dr appt today. Chris went with me. The kids were at preschool. Everything looked good. I am 5 weeks today, according to them, but that could change once they do the U/S to measure. I bought me a food journal that I am keeping with me. I am logging my calories. My goal is 25-35 lbs. I just need to be dedicated. I go for my first U/S on Nov 16. We will hopefully get to hear the heartbeat.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Almost 5 weeks

Little bouts of nausea today, but nothing too bad. As long as I eat often, I am OK.

This is so hard to keep a secret. We are going to tell our family on Thanksgiving Day. 5 weeks to go!

I saw the chiropractor today. He said if my sciatic nerve gets too bad, we could use acupuncture. I’ve never done that before, so it will be a new experience, but hopefully we won't have to go there. But, I just remember how excruciating the pain in my lower back and hip was the last 2 times, so I’m up for anything to help.

Friday, October 19, 2007


This morning, I took a pregnancy test, and was surprised it came out positive. It was a very faint line. I kept my pee cup and went and got a digital test. When I returned later that day from taking Kaylee to reading classes, I dipped the digital test into the cup and almost instantly it said “Pregnant”. Since the results only display for 24 hours, I took a digital picture of it and sent it off to Walmart to be developed. I picked up the picture a few hours later and put it inside a card for Chris. He read it and was shocked! Neither one of us expected it this month. Our timing was not very good, but I guess our 1 single lonely "concentration" session was all it took. I called the Dr and made my first appt.