19 weeks :)

19I’m 19 weeks today.. On Friday we get to see Baby again.. :)  And, hopefully by this time next week, I’ll know if this little one I’m growing is a boy or a girl.

I love having a belly… It’s my favorite part of being pregnant.. but considering that the other parts are nausea and allergies and asthma, sometimes I feel like I have little to enjoy.

I’m looking forward to baby’s movements to get a little stronger too.. Right now, I can sometimes feel him pushing out against my tummy, but it’s always so quick and light, that no one but me has felt him move yet.

I seem to have gained back the weight I lost in the beginning, so I’m back to 148 lbs, which gets me a little worried, but my midwife appointment is next week, so hopefully she’ll ease my worries.. I just feel like a 5 lbs weight gain in 4 weeks is a little fast.  I’m trying to make better food choices too..  I still fit in all my pre-pregnancy pants (minus the button, haha), so it’s obviously just in my belly and boobs.. haha.

Can’t wait to see Baby moving around in 3 more days.. Hopefully he/she is cooperative and shows off it’s parts, haha.


18 weeks <3

I’m disappointed in myself.. I thought that I would be writing about this pregnancy constantly, but really, I’ve been severely lacking in the department.

I’m 18 weeks today..

Baby is the size of a sweet potato now… measures 6 inches long and weighs 7 ounces.

He or she has been moving around like crazy since before 14 weeks.. but I’m the only one that can feel them still… The flutters feel like someone is running a feather on the inside of my stomach.. :)  It’s the most amazing feeling, but I can’t wait for him or her to start kicking a little more so AMP can feel it too!

I’m slowly starting to feel better.. But, mornings are still a little rough.

Next Friday we have our anatomy/gender ultrasound, so hopefully soon we’ll know if it’s a he or she! :)  I can’t wait to find out.




13 weeks :)

We saw the baby the other day.. Honestly, it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. He was wriggling about and moving so much. I can’t believe that all that is going on inside me, and yet, I can’t even feel a thing.
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He (or she) really put on a little show for us, tumbling around, stretching, even playing with the umbilical cord.  Heartbeat was chugging away at 154 bpm.  I have the sound recorded on my phone.. It’s the most beautiful sound I can imagine.

I can’t wait till the next time I get to see him or her… I should have my anomaly/gender scan around the end of June.. :)  I can’t wait to know if it’s a boy or girl.. And to start seriously discussing names.  I won’t even think about it till we know.. No point arguing about two different set of names when we only have to worry about one.

Baby was measuring 4 days ahead, which bumped me up to 13 weeks.. :)  Hopefully that means I’m a few days closer to meeting this little one.. And closer to not feeling so sick.

And there’s my disjointed thoughts for the day..


There’s no reason for me to think anything is going wrong with this pregnancy… I’m 9 weeks along, have had no spotting, no severe cramping.. Although some of my symptoms come and go, they don’t disappear completely.

But, still.. I worry.

I think worrying is a part of life now.

I was excited about getting to 12 weeks – because I thought that would be my first scan… Turns out that unless you have no idea how far along you are (which unfortunately is not the case with me), you don’t get a scan till between 18 to 20 weeks.

So, instead of having only a few more weeks to wait, I actually have 11 weeks to wait.

So, now I’m just hoping baby will cooperate and let me hear his or her heartbeat at my next midwife appointment, scheduled for May 3rd.




I’m pregnant!

I was thinking of finding some super cute way of announcing it – but honestly, I’m so exhausted and nauseous that it took me this long to even get to those two words.

I’ve announced it to most of my family, and a few close friends, and the rest of the world is subject to just speculating until I get to 12 weeks (only 4 weeks away!!)

Baby due November 2013. :)

(I’ll be back soon to bore you with details)

Old School Blogging

In following Shell’s footsteps, I’m participating in ‘Old School Blogging’…

Basically, it’s those blog tags where you had to answer a certain amount of questions and tag other people – something that I used to do by e-mail, during class, while the teacher wasn’t paying attention..

So, here it goes:

What were you doing 10 years ago?

10 years ago, I was finishing up my last year of high school, dating my first-ever boyfriend, and enjoying the easy life where mom and dad gave me spending money in exchange for chores and I didn’t have to work.. I was pretty spoiled!

What 5 things are on your to do list?

1. Pick out and buy a dining room table
2. Finish our basement completely
3. Paint our bedroom
4. Walk 20k a week for 3+ weeks
5. Get organized

What are 5 snacks you enjoy?

1. Watermelon
2. Caramel candy corn
3. Carrots and cucumbers with dip
4. Pita and tzatkizi (or asiago dip)
5. Mini quiches

Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire.

I’d have all our debt paid off, get a slightly bigger house and pay that off too, have 2 paid off cars, and travel around the world.  I’d also use my money to help out my family – and to give to my favorite organizations.

Name some places you have lived.

Somewhere in Europe and somewhere in North America.

Name some bad habits you have.

I’m a procrastinator.  I have trouble saying no – even when it’s to my own detriment.  I tend to overbook myself.  I have good intentions, but lack follow-though.  I like throwing my clothes onto my dresser until it becomes a mountain and everything needs to be ironed – or washed to get the dog hair off… Re-washing clothes because I forgot about them and they’ve been sitting in the washer too long…

Name some jobs you have had.

Retail for a couple weeks at a time, and then office jobs and volunteering.
And, now, I don’t really know how to tag people in this, so whoever else wants to do it…. :)