Sunday, March 31, 2013

12 Weeks

How far along? 12 weeks to the day
Total weight gain/loss: ??? Haven't been back to the doctor and don't have a scale at the house.
Maternity clothes? I do wear maternity jeans on those extra bloated days. Going to try to stay in my regular jeans for as much as possible. 
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Still not sleeping the greatest at all. 
Best moment this week: Friday was the first day I actually felt normal, no dizziness, feeling nauseous, or super tired. 
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my belly and Mountain Dew.
Movement: Not yet. 
Food cravings: Been drinking a lot of hot green tea with a dab of sugar. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Toothpaste when brushing my teeth.  
Have you started to show yet: As you can see in the picture, I have this week. I still think 50% of what you see is bloating and not baby belly. Granted this picture is after two Easter dinners today, which baby Holtmeyer received his/her first Easter basket from Grandma Holtmeyer. :) 
Gender: Been thinking the baby is a girl here lately. 
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Probably a little of both. 
Looking forward to: Same as last time, the next ultrasound to make sure the baby is okay.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Baby update

I've saw this on a blog I am following and thought I would do the same each week with a follow up picture of the baby bump; however, at the moment no pictures since I don't think my belly is considered a bump yet.  Just some major bloating full of spicy food. 

How far along? 10 weeks to the day
Total weight gain/loss: Lost 3lbs.
Maternity clothes? I do own one pair of fat jeans... aka maternity jeans. They are so comfy, and work perfectly on those extra bloated days. I have three pairs of jeans I can still wear, usually with a pony tail holder looped around the button. 
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Lack of. Very tired, but sleep is not in my schedule at the moment. Usually get around 5-6 hours off and on throughout the night. I am a full-on belly sleeper, so this has been a difficult change for my body to get used to a new sleeping position. When Mike and I found out we were expecting, I had two dreams within the next two weeks where I miscarried. One was so surreal that it scared me to death. I literally woke up crying and clinching my stomach. Didn't realize it was a dream until I woke completely up. Hope that never happens again. 
Best moment this week: Saw the baby moving around on the ultrasound. 
Miss Anything? Sleep!
Movement: From the ultrasound we clearly have movement. As for me, no movement unless necessary. :) 
Food cravings: Not a fan of sweets, I will eat them but not crazy for them. Love spicy food right now, especially mexican. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Dog food. Last week someone left the door open to the office causing the aroma of dog food to seep in. First time I felt like throwing up during pregnancy. 
Have you started to show yet: Not that I am aware of. Some days I think I am, but I think it is just bloating as the next day my belly isn't as big. 
Gender: As of right now, I feel the baby is a boy. 
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Not going to lie, I've been a little moody lately. :) 
Looking forward to: The next ultrasound to make sure the baby is okay. Had a slight scare from my last ultrasound, but thankfully it's not something I should be too concerned with. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm back!

Well as you all can see in my previous post... Mike and I are expecting a little bundle of joy on October 13, 2013! We're very excited and so happy to finally tell our secret! It was the hardest secret to keep especially from our family.

We found out the morning of Superbowl Sunday. The day before I was extremely tired and ended up sleeping five hours during the day. I just assumed I was getting the flu that was going around as I felt a little lousy. Even went to bed early that night. When I woke up on Sunday, I was still tired. I thought to myself... what the heck I'll take a test. It's just going to be another negative test and was starting to realize that maybe it just wasn't in the cards for us. Always had in the back of my mind with my thyroid disease that it wouldn't be a possibility for us.

I began getting ready for church and almost forgot about the test. As I was throwing it in the trash as I saw a glimpse of two lines. I was shocked! I just knew it would be a negative.

...As of right now, we are sticking to our guns and not going to find out the gender.

...Boy name was easy for us, first name said out loud was the winner which I was very surprised Mike liked it so much. A girl name on the other hand is another story... very hard! At least we have time to decide. Not sure if we're going to share the names since we plan to use them regardless if we get the opposite gender in the future.

...Absolutely love my doctor, Dr. Su. She is so nice and I already feel like she is a good friend just after one visit.

...Unfortunately I am considered a high risk pregnancy due to my thyroid. So at 28 weeks I will be seeing a specialist every week until the baby is born. Sucks, but Dr. Su has no concerns and said everything looks like it's suppose to. Now I just need to make sure I take my thyroid medicine every morning, since it provides hormones to the baby that my body is lacking.

...Feeling very blessed to have my new job with excellent health care insurance. I would be paying a fortune with my old job.

...Mike has been a trooper. Not complained once. I think? lol He's been doing most of the cooking and laundry before I even get home from work. My house is a wreck and it's killing me that I don't care and don't feel like doing it. At least I'm nearing the second trimester. Bring on the household chores!!

...I really can't complain about being pregnant, just been the usual tired all the time and nauseous in the mornings.

First comes marriage...