My little family!

My little family!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Violet, you're turning Violet!

Hello & welcome to week 7!

.. I'm directly in the middle of the typical 1st trimester. The nausea, exhaustion and overall BLAH feeling it's beginning to take it's toll. I'm trying to stay positive (at least I haven't vomited yet!) but it's hard when I'm feeling so yucky 24/7. The only thing that keeps the nausea at bay is eating.. which is also taking it's toll. I've always tried to maintain a healthy body & weight -- getting pregnant is making this a tad difficult. I'm pushing through and repeating to myself... "I'm not fat, I'm pregnant!" :)

Josh has been an amazing daddy-to-be. He is extremely attentive and puts up with my complaints with a smile on his face. I cannot wait until the baby is here - he will be an incredible father.

I have officially picked out the baby bag in modern magenta-- Buy meeee <3 

7 weeks! Perhaps the funniest picture.. I took one in a bra at first but decided it was too risky for my blog. Josh thought it would be funny to wear this shirt. I think you can see my belly well enough!

•How far along?: 7 weeks!!! :)  

•How big is baby?: The baby is now a BLUEBERRY!! It's amazing how fast the little bugger is growing!!!

•Weight gain: I have gained an additional 2 pounds for a total weight gain of FOUR pounds. This is NOT good. I know I'm eating more but it's all fairly healthy food! I hope it's bloat or tissue or something else. We had a wedding on Saturday for our dear friends, Ariel & Rich, and the dress I bought just last month was tight. EEEEK!

•Stretch marks?: None. Yet. Staying optimistic.

Maternity clothes?: No. Not yet. My clothes still feel good (minus that dress) so I'm going to hold out for as long as possible!

•Sleep?: Constant.. but I always wake up tired and feeling worse. The mornings seem to be the hardest.

•Food cravings?: I've been craving saltines and fruit.

•Gender?: I change my mind constantly. I keep having baby girl dreams.

•Movement?: excited for this part.

•Labor signs?: Negative.. don't want any for the next 33 weeks!

•Belly button in or out?: In.

•What I miss: Feeling healthy.. and thin. But it's worth it. SO very worth it.

•Milestone: 5 weeks to go until the 1st trimester is complete!!! <3

Monday, October 18, 2010

6 weeeeeeks!!

Hello and welcome to week 6!! Feeling very happy. I can't wait for the first doctor appointment 3 weeks from today. Hopefully it starts feeling more & more real. I experienced my first bout of morning sickness this morning. It was as much fun as a hole in the head ;) Between the dizziness, nausea and dry heaving, it made for a lovely Monday morning.. Josh was fantastic in supporting me. I made it to work and have been getting better as the day goes on. Ginger-Ale seems to help.. I also bought saltines and jolly ranchers to keep the nausea at bay. Fun Fun!
The following is a list of things the bean has done in his/her short little life...

1. Trip to Boston with Aunt Kim
2. Girls Night: The Musical with Aunt Kim
3. Ingrid Michaelson concert with Aunt Melanie
4. Phillies Game (playoff series, game 1, we lost..wahhh)
About 6 weeks! (Please ignore messy hair, annoyed smile & sans make-up)

•How far along?: 6 weeks!!! :)  

•How big is baby?: The baby is the size of a LENTIL BEAN! SO CUTE!!

•Weight gain: I have gained TWO pounds. I'm so upset but what can I do? I think the constant eating has something to do with it... but Josh & I started working out on Saturday and I'm hoping to go again tonight (elliptical and bike for 15 minutes each).

•Stretch marks?: None. Yet. Staying optimistic.

Maternity clothes?: No. mama & I took a trip to Kohl's yesterday and she bought me my first pair of maternity jeans. They're SO cute! I can't wait to wear them!! Also a few shirts..but so far, all my clothes fit..

•Sleep?: AWFUL! Up all through the night, but EXHAUSTED all through the day! Napping helps.

•Food cravings?: Today? Nothing tastes or sounds good.

•Gender?: GIRL?? I have a feeling.. we'll see.

•Movement?: Negative..

•Labor signs?: No way! 7 1/2 months lentil bean, keep on sprouting!

•Belly button in or out?: In.

•What I miss: Nothing.. I mean, the nausea/dizziness isn't totally fun but it makes this all feel a bit more real. The cramps & backaches are almost all gone so that's positive.

•Milestone: We are halfway through the 1st trimester. I'm going to pee my pants with excitement!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our family is GROWING!!

Hello and welcome!!

I decided to create this blog to remember all of the exciting things happening with our first pregnancy. While we are very early (which makes me unbelievebly nervous/anxious), I didn't want to forget any of the details. With Baby England's (lovingly called Peanut, Skittle & Bean) grandma, grandpa, great-grandparents, Aunt Sydney and extended family living in Florida, I thought this was a great way to share the experience.

We will officially announce our pregnancy in December (once we enter the second trimester...) so please don't share this news with anyone yet.

On October 6th, exactly 1 month after deciding to add a babes to the party, Josh & I took a pregnancy test early in the morning. It was negative. With sadness, I left for work. After returning home, I noticed the test on the shower ledge had an apparent and lovely second line. WHAT. IS. THIS?? I slowly picked up the test and ran into the bedroom to show Josh. He immediately screamed “WE’RE PREGNANT!!” to which I replied.. no, we’re not. I called my mom and she advised us that the test may be invalid and to wait another few days before testing again. On Friday, October 8th (two days later) we re-tested and it was true. Two gorgeous lines appeared on the pregnancy test and our lives were forever changed. I left for Boston that night for a long weekend with my sister and celebrated in the best way possible – shopping, sleeping and eating. It was perfect and I’ll post pictures later.

In the meantime… here is the first of many posts. We couldn’t be more excited to start this next phase in our lives. The due date is somewhere between June 13th (my Mom-Mom Millie’s birthday!!) and June 19th. I have my first doctor appointment on November 8th and again on November 18th so I’ll have a better idea of how far along we are then.

Between 4 & 5 weeks preggo eggo!

•How far along?: Anywhere between 4 weeks, 3 days and 5 weeks, 3 days. My mom took my blood on Monday and we were measuring at about 4 weeks! I think the bloat in the picture looks like a little baby bump! But alas, it's just my lunch.

•How big is baby?: Somewhere between the size of a poppy seed and a sesame seed!!

•Weight gain: None yet, unless all that Boston eating caused a weight gain. I hope not. I’m only supposed to gain between 3-5 pounds in the first trimester. Josh & I joined the gym the other night in the hopes of keeping my weight down. I refuse to gain 100 pounds. I also refuse to turn down ice cream. 

•Stretch marks?: None. Yet. I ordered stretch mark cream from amazon yesterday. Hoping to keep those battles scars away!

Maternity clothes?: No. Hoping to enjoy my size 4 and 6 pants and dresses as long as possible.

•Sleep?: Eh.. sleeping okay. I wake up a lot throughout the night and I’m having awful dreams.

•Food cravings?: Anything that resembles food. I’m hungry all the time.

•Gender?: No idea. I think it’s a girl. Josh thinks it's a boy. But who knows.. we’ll find out in January-ish.

•Movement?: No, but I can’t waaait for this!!

•Labor signs?: No and I don’t want any for another 8 months!! Keep on growing baby!!

•Belly button in or out?: In.

•What I miss: Absolutely nothing! I’m so thrilled. The lower back pain and cramping isn’t exactly amazing (and the cause of my first of many frantic phone calls to my doctor – she told me it’s perfectly normal, phew!) Otherwise no symptoms (knock.on.wood).

•Milestone: We are officially pregnant. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!