Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Over the past few days, I've had some time to think. Some time to think about how my life is going to drastically change. About how I was raised, and how I want to raise my child. Motherhood doesn't scare me. I can handle just about anything. Staying up late nights does not bother me, and waking up every hour on the hour is already a part of my routine. Motherhood calms me. It brings me a great sense of peace. It's something I wish everyone around me could feel.
I don't want to wish my life away, and I know that I will enjoy each and every day that I'm pregnant. I will also enjoy each and every moment that I have with my little one and my wonderful husband. No one can say anything that will make me nervous or anxious about any aspect of motherhood. I don't think it's possible. Because raising a child is only scary and difficult if you make it that way. Life is what you make it. If you make it about rainbows and puppy dogs then it will be. If you prefer thunderstorms and bitter cold, then you might have some issues, but it will turn out that way.
I love my little world, and the family that we're creating. This is only something that will make us stronger and happier as a family.
We don't need an extravagantly house to make us happy. We don't need new cars, or expensive anythings to make us a happy family. My son will know the finer things in life. He'll know that grilling hamburgers and hot dogs on a summer day in the back yard makes memories. He'll know that the clothes he wears do not define him. He'll learn that his imagination can be the best toy he can possess. He will learn that music is the key that unlocks your soul. That music creates memories that will last a lifetime. He will always know that his mother and father love him more than anything in the world, and that buying him the world is not the way to show love.
The two words that will frequent his vocabulary are family and love. Because without those you've got nothing.
He will be my little magic man. He'll create it in my life every day, and I won't take any of it for granted. And more importantly, he will be the luckiest kid on the planet. Because he will be born into a family with more love than he will ever know.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I woke up this morning to the feeling of non-stop constant baby movement in my belly. Yeah, very cute and all. But when it's 5am, and you hadn't planned on waking up for another two and a half hours, it can be quite annoying.
I am 17 weeks today, and I need to fix my ticker over there since it is a day off. I really can't believe I'm 17 weeks today. Only three short weeks away from being at my halfway point.
It seems like it was just a few days ago that I woke up on New Years Day, took a test, and hyperventilated. And it's been 17 weeks of my little man growing stronger and bigger every day. Every little movement makes me feel like I know him better. I can't wait until Mr. H can feel him squirming around. It's an awesome feeling.
Once he is here, I know I'll miss those moments where its just me and him, and no one else knows the connection we had already established long before he ever arrived.
How far along? 12 weeks!!!
Total weight gain/loss: 5 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yep.
Stretch marks? Nopers
Sleep: My ribs hurt, my back hurts, and baby is starting to move like a jumping bean.
Best moment this week: Finding out we're having a boy.
Movement: There's a dance happening inside my uterus.
Gender: Big boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Beer
What I am looking forward to: Getting a bigger belly and being able to feel the little guy wiggle around from the outside.
Weekly Wisdom: If you get sick, take care of yourself -- remember that you're pregnant & work can wait if your body needs time to heal & rest.
Milestones: Being able to feel baby move!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
They didn't do much else, but they did schedule my Level 1 Ultrasound for my 20 week appointment. Even though we have already found out the sex of the baby, it is still exciting to be able to have an appointment that is just an ultrasound of how big the baby is, what everything is measuring, etc.
Also, it's exciting too because this is the one time that they can change my due date. At my last appointment I was measuring 3 days ahead, and if that still holds true, they'll change my due date with however the baby is measuring.
After all of the talk of baby being bigger, I am hoping that my due date will be sooner rather than later. I mean who looks foward to pregnancy anyways? I just want this to be done and have the kid already!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Other than bedding (vote on your favorite in last post), I haven't had the chance to really look at any other baby related items. So this morning, I start perusing around at different places, and stumbled across this shirt.
And then it hit me like a sack of bricks. "Holy Crap. I'm having a kid. Not just a baby, but like a real, living, breathing child." You think this would have hit me, well, about 17 weeks ago when I saw that extra line on the pee stick. Being pregnant without any symptoms is the equivalent of not feeling pregnant at all. So it takes other things, like a Mac Truck with a giant sign on it that says "You are pregnant!" to hit you and make you realize that you are carrying a miniature version of you and your hubby in your belly.
It's a tad bit shocking when this happens. It's probably the first real time that it's hit me like that. Like a big SHOCKWAVE. I am pretty sure I'll continue to feel not-so-pregnant for the next couple of weeks, but once the kicking and beating of my bladder starts, there will be no denying it at that point.
Could've been the coffee. Who knows. Maybe that's why they tell pregnant ladies to stay away from an abundance of caffeine. If one can make you go mental, a few a day are sure to make you and your growing bean grow a few extra heads.
Monday, March 23, 2009
So I've found my 4 favorite bedding sets. I think they are all adorable, and would look really good with the pale green walls and white furniture.
I've created a poll so that you guys can vote on which one you like the best. This is so much easier than having to show each one of you individually and getting your opinion. If you click on the picture, it will englarge it on a seperate site so you can see it better.
So go ahead! Pick out your favorite!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
And afterwards we're having a little shin-dig at my mom's house to announce it to the family/friends.
So, I've been told to drink something sugary 30 minutes before so baby is moving around and it'll be easier to find out.
Keep your fingers crossed that baby doesn't have his/her legs crossed the whole time!
I'll update later with the news!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Before I start that, I'll explain the picture. It's a picture that I took today. Today is the first day I actually feel like I look pregnant and not just huge. So that's the baby bump! At 15 and a half weeks.
Sooooo....5 days away! I am super excited about it, as well as most everyone we know! This Saturday we are taking a trip to Alpharetta to find out the sex of the baby. So, I think that if anyone even reads this stuff, they should definitely post a comment with what their prediction the baby's sex is. Everyone seems to be rooting for girl, and I'm getting the maternal "intuition" that tells me it is a girl. Let's see if me, along with the majority of my friends and family, are right!
So after Saturday, we'll know if we are having a sweet little daughter, or a rambunctious little boy.
Then I can finally start buying baby stuff! :)
So every keep your fingers crossed that the baby DOESN'T have it's legs crossed. We are definitely wanting that money shot. I've heard a little caffeine will do the trick and get baby moving around, so I'm sure I'll down a big fat cup of joe on the way down.
Also, we're going to announce is at my Mom's house Saturday evening around 6! Be there or be square.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Girl's Nursery - by MrsHall on Polyvore.com
I stumbled upon a website called Polyvore that is just pretty freaking awesome. Here you can create inspiration boards for fashion, interior design, photography, or whatever your little heart desires. So, I thought I'd give it a little spin myself. And 10 minutes later, I have an inspiration board for a little girls bedroom.
Best of all, you can click on the picture, and it will redirect you to the website, with links of each item that is in the board.
Picking out things for a girls room was easy. I really like this whole bird theme, and the room is currently a pale green. Also, the crib pictured is actually the one we've already purchased, and the glider is on my wish list.
One of these days, since I have no idea where to begin with a boy, I will have an inspiration board posted for a little boys nursery. Let me know what ya think!
Well, I've reached 15 weeks, and not much has changed really. Now I've got heartburn so bad I swear I'm breathing fire, and I'm actually starting to pooch out a little in the midsection.
It's been awhile since I posted, and I'm going to spend the entire weekend at home while it's rainy and cold outside. Fun. So I'm sure that'll I'll take some pictures of my pregnant belly, post them on here, and probably post some ideas for the nursery.
But today is Friday! The weekend, whether sunny or not, is here. No work for two days. Thank goodness. Now, I'm going to spend the next few hours trying to will my house to clean itself, and will the day to go by super fast.
How far along? 15 weeks 1 day.
Total weight gain/loss: 1-2 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Have a few, ordering some more.
Stretch marks? Nopers.
No Sleep?: God no, and it completely sucks.
Best moment this week: Hanging out with my girls and watching Grey's.
Movement: None, of course
Food cravings: Grilled cheese.
Gender: Leaning more torwards girl. Finding out in 8 days!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: The taste of a dirty martini.
What I am looking forward to: March 21st. Making it past 16 weeks and discovering if our little bean is a boy or a girl.
Weekly Wisdom: Stay away from Orange Juice when you have heartburn. Youch.
Milestones: Getting my energy back!! No more fatigue! Wahhooo!
Monday, March 2, 2009
I believe it started, when you gave birth to an abnormally large child, weighing in like a boxer, at 9 pounds and 9 ounces. As you know, that boxer baby was me. And from as far back as I can remember, you've been so much more than just the woman who gave me life.
You didn't do what most mothers do. You did that and so much more. You taught me to be curious, to make mistakes, to learn, to live, and most importantly, to love. As a kid, you let me do the things a kid should do, and guided me into adulthood. Whenever I have a picnic, I think of you. Whenever I hear the Beatles playing, it makes me think of helping you cook dinner and clean up the house. Whenever I smell any scent from Pier 1, it makes me think of how much money we've blown there.
And now you are guiding me along the path of becoming a wonderful individual, woman, and mother, like yourself.
You are a beautiful, young, and overall kickass Mom. I've learned from the best! Happy 29th Birthday Youngster!
Let's just do a recap of my "pregnancy symptoms and or cravings".
Things that I love (and didn't really need that much pre-pregnancy)
2). Oranges (So far so good!)
3). It's such a stereotype, but it's so true. There is just something about pickles that a pregnant woman will kill for.
4). Chocolate. I'm normally a fruity Starburst/Skittles type person when it comes to my candy preference. Not lately. Can I have a tub of chocolate and pickles please?
5). Sweet tea. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! I've been an avid Diet Coke drinker for years! I stopped drinking Sweet Tea maybe ten years ago, and have had one glass of it maybe one every two-three years. I made some the other night, and I got hooked.
Pretty much, you name it, I'll eat it.
And just a few things that just don't sit well with Baby H.
1). Anything sour. This is happening recently. The thought/taste of anything sour just makes my stomach sour.
2). Apparently, the chicken fried rice I ate earlier, because now I have heartburn like a mofo.
3). Any fast food/greasy food. That's probably the one thing that will make me nauseated. I enjoy eating it, but I know it'll make me feel like roadkill when it's all said and done.
I'm lucky to have no morning sickness as of yet. I hope that the second trimester will be just as good to me as the first! Coming soon....a week by week photo op of how big (like it isn't already) my belly is going to get! I know, exciting right?
I think I'll take a week to week photo of Mr. H's belly to chart its sympathy growth along with mine.