Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
My mom has had bad leg cramps for about a week now. They wake her up in the middle of the night and she has to grab her leg. Sorry, mom. Maybe I am just taking all of your nutrients and you need to eat more of certain things! Mommy called the doctor this morning to see what they suggest. She is waiting on a call back from them. Oh, my mommy and my daddy each picked something out for me this weekend and ordered them online! Yay! I like presents. My mom got me a book called "Oh baby the places you'll go!" It is a book that is written for moms to read to their babies while they are pregnant. It is kind of like the Dr. Seuss book. My dad picked out a DVD. It is called "Red Sox Baby." It is like those Baby Einstein videos, only it has all kinds of Red Sox stuff. I will learn what the mascot is, what baseball is, and all that fun stuff. I guess he wants me to be a Red Sox fan whether I am a boy or a girl. Speaking of...I get to "show my stuff" next Wednesday! I hope mommy and daddy are getting excited...I know I am. Well, that's all for now. I am getting hungry again so maybe Mommy should eat!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This past week has been pretty good. I have noticed that I get dizzy occasionally, and I have had a few headaches as well. Monday night when I got home from work I had a belly! That was pretty exciting. My appetite really hasn't been that huge. I pretty much just eat my meals and maybe a snack or two during the day at work. I don't snack much at all when I am home. I was really nervous all week about my doctor's appointment. We watched "Marley and Me" last weekend. Good movie, but not what a 12 weeks pregnant woman needed to see! The couple in the movie goes for an ultrasound and the baby has no heartbeat. GREAT. Plus, I saw all this stuff on TLC and Discovery Health this week about babies with no heartbeat. And, I have come to realize that sometimes people just don't say the right things they need to say to a pregnant woman. This week I was told "Well, if something happens it happens and you'll move on." YEAH RIGHT. When you want a baby so bad, you dont' just "Move on and forget about it." I was also told horror stories about "people I knew who lost their baby at 14 weeks." Not what I needed to hear. I now know what to say to pregnant women and what not to say.
Well, Thursday (the day of our appointment) came. I was a nervous wreck all morning long. Had the worst traffic on the way to work (sat on the interstate for an hour and a half) and I was stressed about leaving work early and who was going to cover the front desk. So, by the time I got to the doctor I was a bundle of nerves. We were taken back pretty fast this time. I was told that I have gained NO weight since my last appointment (go me!!!). The nurse also told me that my blood type is O+...which my doctor says is perfect for pregnant women. Jay is O-....so he says we are a good match. My blood pressure was really high when the nurse took it: 140/105. eek! The nurse said she would probably take it at the end, once my doctor saw me. My doctor came in and I expressed my frustrations regarding how long I had to wait to find out I had an infection. He still acted like this was completely normal, and that I would be fine. He also told me he could see how worked up I was, and that probably explained my high BP. He then allowed us to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. I freaked out when he couldn't find it at first. I thought my worst fears were coming true! But, after locating my blood flow on the right side, he moved to the left side and found the baby! I think that is where the baby is hanging out right now. I look bigger on my left side than I do on my right. Anyway, the baby's heart rate was a whopping 170. Very fast. Our kid will probably be as ADD as Jay and I both are. It was very clear and strong...so I went from fear to excitement all at once. Very relieved. He told me he'd like to see me in 4 weeks, and then 3 weeks after that we can find out the gender. BOO. 7 weeks is so far away! He sent the nurse back in to check on my BP. It was still high--135/100. She had me lay on my left side for a while and relax. The third time she took it it was 130/100. Still too high. The doctor came back in and said he wasn't too worried about it right now...he knew how worked up I had been all day. He recommended that I check it regularly and relax. He wants to see me back in 3 weeks instead of 4 to check on it. But, we will still need to wait 4 weeks after that for our ultrasound.
That evening, I had throw up #2. We bought one of those cheap heartbeat things at Target that "allows you to hear your baby's heartbeat at home." We know it's a piece of junk, but it is our first pregnancy, so we should be allowed to blow money on things like that! Anyway, Jay was getting me all hooked up to try it out and I had to throw the thing off and run to the bathroom. I think I grossed Jay out a little bit. HAHA. Nothing like hearing your sexy wife puke her guts out over and over again. I immediately felt better after that.
Friday was a dramatic day. Terrible tornados came through our town. We were very fortunate to not have any damage to our new home....and we are all safe and sound. Jay and I were in Lifeway when it happened. I had just picked out a devotional book for pregnant ladies. It is really cool. It goes week by week and lists what is going on with the baby's development. It lists things you can pray for for the baby and gives a Bible verse. It is made for worrying pregnant ladies, and that seems to be me lately! Anyway, they rushed us all back to the stock room, where they handed out free candy while we waited out the storm. We were there for about an hour. I stayed very calm...I am working on trying not to get so stressed out about things. It is not good for my BP or for the baby! When we finally left, we got to see some of the damage first hand. It is really scary. Some houses are just completely gone...others are missing roofs or large portions of their home. Our church is still without power.
We planted a maple tree in our backyard this morning. That will be cool to be able to tell our child...that we planted that tree a few months before they were born! I have started a video blog on youtube. I love watching other pregnancy vlogs on here, so I thought I would start one myself. Part one of my first video was too big and would not load onto the site. Hopefully I am on the right track now, though. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/Mamaeaton09
That's all for now! I will post more belly pics later. Happy Easter!!!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
This fine product is called Intelligender. The pregnancy magazines are advertising that this little test is 90% accurate in predicting the gender of your baby. It's all a bunch of hogwash, I'm sure, but it was just too tempting to not try it. I will talk more about that later! After church I went with the MIL and Alex to do some shopping. I bought Twilight! YAY! After our excursion we went on a walk around the neighborhood. I was so out of breath! I have got to do a better job of staying in shape while being pregnant! We stopped to pick up Natalie and she rode in her stroller the rest of the walk. Then she came back to the house and amazed us with her saxophone skills.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Well, we are officially in week 9 now! A little olive! Still seems SO small to me. The baby is just now at about an inch long. I get weekly emails from babygaga.com. Here is what my email said this morning:
You're getting close to the end of the first trimester and your little baby is really starting to take off, with eyes and ears, and even their kidney is getting ready to start making wee-wee! Your slightly bulging midline could still be mistaken for too many Mallomars, but you're on the path to steady weight gain, which we recommend you keep track of now (you'll thank us later).
Wee-wee?! Ew. My midline is slightly bulging, even though I keep gaining and losing the same pound every few days. My stomach is feeling harder...not jiggly with fat like it usually is. HAHA. I feel like I have hit a wall this week. So far, this week has been the roughest physically. I have had no appetite at all--I have had to make myself eat, and when I do, there are always leftovers. What happened to that little monster inside of me that was SO hungry the past few weeks?! I have been very tired too. Last night I was asleep well before 9:00. Woke up this morning and still had bags under my eyes. Last night after dinner I could physically feel the hormones raging through my body. I was up cleaning the kitchen and I had to sit down...my whole body was shaking...and I got SO tired! I have also been having some digestive issues. I hope all that goes away soon. I am ready to start showing...and to actually be able to enjoy being pregnant! I know the first trimester is almost over. I see the light at the end of the tunnel! This weekend will be a busy one. Uncle Tom, Nonie, Shannon, Brandy, and Deon from Texas will be in town. So, the little olive gets to meet some Texas family for the first time! There will be a lot of eating taking place this weekend. Hopefully I can hold up...and somehow come through on the desserts and stuff I have to make. I have a hard time cooking right now. Poor Jay has had to come to bat for me with household chores this week. He has been great--doing laundry, vacuuming, etc. MIL, you trained him well. Or did he ever do that kind of stuff at home?! :-) Well, that's all for now! My weeks change over on Fridays now. That's kind of a good thing. We have that to look forward to all week long!
****Here are my week nine progress pictures! Still not much visible to the public eye, but I can definitely see and feel the changes... Hopefully soon it will be visible!!!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Well, there you have it! Our first ultrasound! YAY! My appointment was at 2:45 yesterday afternoon. Jayson and I both left work a little early. We got there and had to wait for about 10 minutes before they called me back. That made me even more nervous! They finally called me back and got me set up for the ultrasound first. My doctor kept calling Jayson "Trey." So that is his new name now...ha! I finally had to correct him...I couldn't take it any more! It was an internal ultrasound (FUN!). When it first started, he freaked me out because he just stood there for a while and didn't say anything! Then he asked the nurse "Are you seeing what I'm seeing here?" OH MY WORD. I thought something was wrong. But then the nurse said "AW!" So I knew everything was okay. He pointed out the yolk sac, the gestational sac, and the umbilical cord. The cord was bigger than the baby! We also got to see the heartbeat fluttering away. He said at our next appointment we should be able to hear the heartbeat. I said "So there's only one in there, right?" And he said "Why? Were you expecting more than one?" And I told him about the history of twins in my family. He checked and double checked, and there is only one baby! Thank goodness! He measured the baby at 8 weeks, 3 days. I thought for sure I would be about 9 weeks. It is only a couple of days difference, though. And who knows...the baby could just be measuring small. After the ultrasound, he took us in his office for a "chat." He loves to do that. We sat in his office and he asked us about our family history and gave me a bag of goodies to take home. He also answered all of the questions that I had. He gave us a due date of Friday, October 16th. Yay for an October baby! After our chat, they took SIX vials of blood from me. I thought I was going to DIE. They took 3 huge vials and 3 small ones. Jayson asked what they were taking all the blood for and she said they were making sure I was healthy enough to carry a baby...checking for HIV, Hepatitis, etc. They are also determining my blood type since I have no clue. She also milked it for me and told Jayson "Now, since I've taken so much blood she probably can't cook or clean or anything like that for at least 3 days." I laughed. After the massive blood draw, our insurance info was explained to us...with a grand total of what the baby will cost us. Here comes another bill! They set us up on a payment plan starting next month. I will pay each month until I am about 7 months along. After that we should be set to go. My next appointment is April 9th at 3:45. That's when we will hear the heartbeat. He said we will know the gender of the baby at 18-19 weeks. So, that's only 10 weeks away! WOOHOO! Jayson dreamed that it was a girl. He said we both had to chew this gum...and if the gum turned blue it was a boy, and if it turned green it was a girl. Both of our pieces of gum turned GREEN. HA. Well, that is all for now. My weeks "switch over" on Fridays now, so the baby is still a raspberry for the time being. Tune in Friday to see what is next!
P.S. People can say the DUMBEST things while you are pregnant. Honestly. I was just told "Well, you don't look like you're pregnant." SERIOUSLY, people. I am 8 1/2 weeks along.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Well, the baby is now the size of a raspberry! This week the baby is straightening out, developing ear lobes, fingers, and toes. I think I am 8 weeks and 1 day. I will find out for sure on Monday when we go for our first ultrasound. yay! It's exciting and nervewracking all at the same time! I just want a happy, healthy baby! I have been absolutely STARVING for the past 2 days. I am really trying to eat more healthy, snacking on fruit and cheese and things like that. I just can't go for very long without eating--it's crazy how hungry I get. I get so hungry that it is painful at times! I have had a headache all day...I don't know if that is due to hunger, hormones, or what. I just got back from lunch with my mom. I am sure within the next hour I will have to eat something small. The morning sickness hasn't been bad so far this week. Let's hope it stays that way! Jayson woke up this morning running a little bit of a fever. I freaked out...hoping I don't catch whatever it is he is coming down with! The baby will be clothed for Christmas, at least. lol. My parents bought 2 unisex Christmas outfits for the baby this weekend on clearance at Dillards. They are very cute! Jayson and I have found a crib that we like, too. It is a 4-in-1, so it will go from a Crib to a toddler bed to a daybed, to a full size bed. It also has a matching changing table and glider. Here is a pic:
Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Here is the video of everyone finding out:
As you can see, everyone was very excited. Let's see...what else is there to talk about? Oh, I have gained 6 pounds already. 6 freakin' pounds. What is up with that?! I think I am retaining fluid...at least I think this is what that feels like. I am already wearing some maternity clothes. My regular clothes are fine...just a little uncomfortable. And I don't want to buy the next size up. I am buying stuff as I find it on clearance . I also found this cute little consignment shop called "Mama's Closet." I went and tried stuff on there this weekend. They give you a pregnant belly to strap on before you try on clothes! It was so fun. I think I laughed the whole time. Here I am with the "nine month belly." I ended up getting this outfit for work.
So that brings me to today! I am very tired and starving this week. As soon as I eat a meal I am ready for another one! I am a fatty. Seriously. I need to control myself or I will end up gaining 100 pounds. I guess that is all for now! I will keep you updated as stuff happens!