Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Week 17....an interesting start

Wow...yesterday was a rough day!  There is no hiding it. I had some serious nausea and near fainting spells. Not fun at all. The nausea lasted most of the day and the fainting spells thankfully subsided later in the morning. I had been eating regularly and staying hydrated, so the doctors were not sure what it could be caused from after talking with them on the phone. I have had fainting/black-outs before I was pregnant, so I know they are not caused by the pregnancy. It's a mystery as of right now, but I will start writing down when it happens and what I am doing when it happens to hopefully give some clues as to what could be causing it. No worries though! 

Today is a wonderful day!  I slept so well last night since we went out and bought a pregnancy pillow I am able to snuggle up to it and sleep so well. I woke up refreshed and just thanking God for a new day without nausea or sickness.

Cookie is the size of an Onion this week, approximately 5.1 inches in size and 5.9 oz. in weight. Still a tiny thing, but growing quickly as my belly is really starting to show a difference. My baby bump app said that the baby will double in size in the next couple of weeks, so here come the noticeable body changes. Its funny when I thought about pregnancy before actually being pregnant, I thought as your belly gets bigger I would start to look fat and people would be like, "oh man what is she eating". haha  I also was a little frightened about feeling depressed about my body and wanting to stay thin, but the Lord has truly given me an understanding attitude about the changes that are happening with my body and the phenomenon of the female body to carry and nurture a growing human being within us. What an amazing and divinely ordained process! 

One of the great things about pregnancy is seeing my husband bond with the baby bump. It's really sweet when Chris will hug and kiss my belly and talk to baby cookie telling baby how much he loves baby and how excited he is for baby to come along. This makes me smile and cry sometimes, depending on the day and my prego emotions haha

Helpful Hint to other prego peeps....if your belly and body become irresistibly itchy during your pregnancy and you feel like a fool scratching your belly around the office at work b/c you can't help it....go buy some Palmer's Lotion and use it on a daily basis. At first I could not stand the sweet smell of the cocoa butter, especially when I felt like I was rubbing icing all over me, but it has truly helped as it is only going to persist as your belly continues to grow. :-)

Things I am looking forward to the most....my quickly approaching trip to Austin!!!!  I am traveling alone, so I will have to research to see what kind of medicine I can take on the flight to help me travel well and sleep so the time will pass by quickly. Flights are not short from Anchorage to TX, so I chose the center aisles on every flight so I don't have to disturb anyone when I have to go the restroom a million times during the flights.  This will be interesting to say the least. I am in serious need of Vitamin D, b/c if you are not up on your knowledge about Alaska....we don't get much sun throughout the entire winter (7 months of cold, snowy, dark, cold, snowy, dark) so a lot of Alaskans are translucent and depressed b/c we have been without Vitamin D for 7 months, which is the "happy" vitamin. Who would have ever thought of this coming from Texas, but its true, oh so true!  No worries about the depression though b/c we just stay busy cross-country skiing, snow tubing, sledding, or anything active outdoors to help enjoy the winter wonderland and pass the time. Alaska is a beautiful place, especially in the summers (3-4 months of 24 hours of sunlight) which is a complete shock to your body as well b/c you have no concept of time b/c it stays light all day and night long, so you'll find people mowing their lawns at 11 o'clock at night and we thought it was the strangest thing when we first moved here from TX, but now we are the weird-os mowing our lawn at 11 o'clock at night. Alaska has definitely been an adventure and I am truly looking forward to more adventures this summer. You better believe I will be out there camping and fishing with the best of them. To me, time doesn't stop when you are pregnant, instead it is more of an excuse to get out and enjoy the things you love while you can. :-)

I promise I will post some baby bump pics sooner than later. ;-)

Until next time.....Ciao & God Bless!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hello Again!

Well we are progressing well and the baby bump is growing weekly. It is week 16, day 6 and I cannot fit into most of my normal pants. Crazy!  Just in the last week my baby bump has doubled in size, or atleast it feels that way.

We will be finding out the gender of the baby at the end of April and we are SO excited! 

I know I need to post some pictures but I didn't feel like I was showing enough to take a bunch, but we will definitely start doing that and posting more as we progress along.

I know this is a short post, but I just wanted to do a quick update letting everyone know that we are doing well.

Until next time....Ciao!

Friday, March 23, 2012

15 Weeks and counting...

It is week 15, day 5. This morning was a rough start to what was looking like a long day. Yes it is Friday and I am so grateful for that, but the unforeseen nausea and weakness that struck my body was not so pleasant. I have truly been blessed with a mild pregnancy thus far with little to no nausea, no sickness and really feeling good other than tiredness. I've read that the nausea is supposed to subside in the second trimester; therefore, I am slightly considered as to why mine is getting worse. I hope and pray that this is not a new trend.

We have our next baby appointment this upcoming Monday, 3/26. It is just a quick check-up to make sure momma and baby are still doing good. At this appointment they will schedule me to go see the radiology department ofr our gender reveal ultrasound.....ahhhhhh.....I can't wait!  I have been putting off everything baby until we find out. No baby shopping, no nothing!  Those of you that know me well....you know this is driving me crazy inside b/c I am such a planner, but I know that I just have to be patient (anxiously waiting more less) :-)
We should find out sometime in April whether baby "cookie" is a boy or a girl.

Cravings: Chips, Salsa & Queso....Mexican food cravings just like my mom had with me!  Crazy! 

Until next time....Ciao!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It is official....I am pregnant!! I am 12 weeks and 3 days along and feeling great. There are a few mornings when the morning sickness kicks in, but thankfully I haven't actually been sick. There are definite days I feel preggo and yesterday was one of them.

My baby bump app tells me that the baby is the size of a lime this week and it will double in size over the next week. Crazy!  I have been able to feel a change in my body from the beginning, but I can definitely start to see a change in my physical body.

I have been researching baby stuff for a while now trying to find baby beds I like that my husband, Chris, can build for our sweet little one.

We have nicknamed the baby "Cookie" to avoid calling him or her an "It". So if I reference Cookie in later posts you will be able to follow that I am talking about the baby.

Until next time......Ciao!