Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Week 14: Second Trimester

14 weeks! Yay for the SECOND trimester. How did that happen?!

Baby's size: A lemon or, my personal favorite, a cupcake!

Weight gained: According to my scale, zero. I definitely expected it to go up this week though.

Workouts: Plenty! My energy is back which means my gym membership has finally become worth my while. I've been switching off between the treadmill, elliptical, and weight lifting and it feels oh-so nice to sweat again. Also, Josh and I played kickball two nights this past week, which I'm totally counting as work-out days.

Symptoms: Zero. Zilch. Natta. My nausea and fatigue flew the coop several weeks ago and it has been glorious. I can kinda see a baby bump but basically, I don't even feel pregnant.

Wearing: I can still fit into all my clothes with ease. Fingers crossed I won't have to wear maternity get-ups for quite a while.

Baby buys: Josh and I haven't bought anything for Baby (although friends and family sure have) but I did get myself five maternity shirts at Rhea Lana's for a steal- just preparing for the cold and big winter months.

Craving: Beer. But don't worry, I'm not giving in to that one.

Aversions: None. Anything and everything sound good!

Most excited about: Hearing our baby's heartbeat at the next appointment! The time between these doctor visits seem to drag on. At this rate, this pregnancy is going to take an eternity.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Currently {August Edition}

Wearing... either scrubs, gym clothes, or pajamas. Fashion blog, here I come.
Reading... What to Expect When You're Expecting, and it is the most boring book ever. Any other pregnancy book recommendations?
Trying... to work as much as I can and save, save, save!
Eating... pretty much everything. Hello appetite. Nice to see you again.
Drinking... orange juice. I just can't get enough of that citrus-y goodness.
Going... to the lake in a few weeks and can't wait! I need some relaxing friend-time like nobody's business.
Loving... this weather. I mean, come on people. When has August ever been this splendid in Arkansas?
Hating... that we live in a rent house, but that is the season we are in right now. I'm trying to come to terms with it.
Discovering... that all this baby stuff doesn't need to cost half my paycheck. Consignment shops, I think we're going to get along well.
Enjoying... any time I can get with my hubby. Between school and working full-time hours, he isn't home near as often as I'd like. We soak up every moment we have together, and it's glorious.
Ruminating... on God's faithfulness. He is constant, despite the storms. He loves me, despite my sin. How crazy amazing is that?
Feeling... itchy. During our hike this weekend, I got several bug bites.
Hoping... it is just a few bug bites and not poison ivy. Josh and I are highly allergic and that stuff eats us alive. Finger crossed.
Listening... to A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin on audiobook. Game of Thrones is my favorite show and the novels are proving just as intriguing.
Thanking... my friends and family for already loving on this baby. Between thoughtful gifts in the mail  and loaning loads of baby gear, I feel that Josh and I may actually be able to afford this child. Jen, Jess, and Rach...I'm looking at you! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Wondering... if 10pm is too late for a snack?
Finishing... the week's laundry. Sunday is laundry day and I actually look forward to it. There's something relaxing about folding towels. Worst part: putting it all away.
Starting... to eat "healthy". Now that my appetite is back, I can see how weight gain can easily get out of control. Now that I want to eat a variety of foods (and not just peanut butter crackers), lots of veggies and lean meats are being added back into the diet.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Week 12: How we found out

*Gush* Thank you everyone for all the well wishes. We didn't expect such an overwhelming reaction and I can already tell Baby C is going to be loved so much! Every sweet comment put a stupid smile on my face.

Finding out

It happened on an unassuming Thursday morning. I woke up, having a knowing feeling that something was off. My monthly visitor was almost a week late and I figured it was probably time to see what a pee-stick would reveal. I ran past Walgreens that morning and took the test unceremoniously in the bathroom at work. I got the fancy digital kind, leaving little room for error. 

After three looooong minutes...bam! Pregnant 

After seeing one more patient, I left work early and headed straight home, as Josh had just finished school for the day. It is sort of hazy, but I remember walking into the door and straight into the kitchen where Josh was standing. I handed him the test with tears in my eyes. He asked repeatedly "Are you serious?" and all I could do was nod my head yes. To say we were in shock is an understatement.

5 weeks pregnant

As surprised as we initially were, it didn't take long before everything felt so right. See, I love to think I'm in control- that my plan for my life is just as it should be. But God does this cool thing where he shakes your boat, wakes you up, and makes you realize that He is the Master Planner. He knew we were ready for this sweet baby, even if we just spend tons of money in Europe and Josh is still in school. Yes, I have waves of doubt and uncertainty, but I am confident that everything will work out. 

12 weeks pregnant

Stop photo bombing all my pictures Sully!

Thankfully, this pregnancy has been uneventful so far. There is no obvious change in my belly and my clothes still fit the same. According to my scale, I've had no weight gain, which is normal during the first trimester. 

My symptoms have been pretty mild. Between weeks 9-11 I experienced slight nausea and fatigue all day. Luckily, I haven't gotten sick once. The past few days are the most normal I've felt in a while.

Beside feeling nauseous, I often questioned if I was even pregnant. But that was finally confirmed Thursday when we heard the perfect heart beat of 172bpm. I immediately feel in love. Luckily, Josh recorded the session on his phone, so we can relive the moment as often as we'd like.

Since knowing the heart rate, friends and family are already predicting the sex. Some say high heart rate means boy, others say it means girl. Well, I did my own research and found a study that completely bunks everyone.


Come to find out, it is still a 50/50 chance of being a boy vs. girl. Obviously, we will be thrilled either way!

So, welcome to our next big adventure. We can't wait to find out what the next 6 months (+18years) will hold!

Thursday, August 8, 2013