Thursday, December 30, 2010

Week 8 and 9 update

Yeah, I did it again.  I forgot and now I am lumping two posts into one.  But hey, I'm still posting which is a milestone for me LOL. 

Due Date: July 31, 2011 
Weight Gain: I am down about 5 pounds. 

Symptoms:  Still none.   I thought that my morning sickness started, but the more that I think back on it, I think it was just a 24 bug.  I literally went from eating anything to not keeping ANYTHING down and then back to eating anything again.   Hence the 5 pound weightloss. 
Cravings:  Nothing really.  Although whenever I eat anything, its usually the best thing I have eaten in a while, and I could keep on eating it.  
Aversions:  Those are pretty much gone.
Sleep:  I still like sleep, and find myself sleeping later and taking a nap during the day.
I am loving:  The fact that its 2 days from being 2011....The year that I meet our baby, the year that I become a Mom, the year that Richard becomes a Dad...its all just surreal to me.
I miss:  Feeling like myself.  I'm not complaining honest, but I really miss not crying at the wierdest commercials or TV shows.  I miss waking up and being ready to go.  Now I cant get going till about noon.

I am looking forward to:  My next Dr. appointment.  Jan 19th.  The good lord willing, I should be able to hear the heartbeat then.  I'm super excited.  

I'm spazzing about:  Its been about 20 days since my last appointment.  Too long to not be seeing my baby if you want my honest opinion.
Best moment this week:  Christmas of course, and everything that goes with it.  The food, the presents, the being with family.  
Milestones:  The baby is a strawberry, or green olive or grape depending on which website you look at.  If you ask me, none of those are the same size, so I'm going with the largest....a strawberry.  It went from a sesame seed to a strawberry in 4 weeks!  How WILD is that?!?! 

Movement:  None yet, but hopefully soon I will feel that flutter in my stomach.
It's a...: Dot! I'll let you know in March.

Exercise: None, of course.  I'm lazy as usual.  ;)  Someone inspire me.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pregnancy weeks 4-7

The first few weeks after finding out were fairly uneventful so I am lumping them all into one big post and I will post the 8 week update in a couple of days at the beginning of the 9th week.  I wasnt really sure how I wanted to do that, but someone mentioned once that she posted the weekly update at the end because thats what happened that week.  Makes sense to me, so thats what I'm gonna do too.

Due Date: July 31, 2011 

Weight Gain: No change in the past few weeks, maybe a pound difference, depending on what time of day it is

Symptoms:  None really.  I have had some nausea, but nothing a few crackers couldn't handle.  Other than that, I was feeling pretty good.
Cravings:  Nothing really.  Mostly I dont want anything.  I think that I do, but when I get it, it doesnt sound appealing anymore. 
Aversions:  Just about everything.
Sleep:  I like sleep, always have, that hasnt changed, and I haven't noticed any increase in fatigue, although sometimes I do take a nap
I am loving: Christmas almost being here.
I miss:  Being able to eat things that sound good.

I am looking forward to:  My first appointment.  I wasnt sure what was going to happen, but I was excited that Richard was finally going to meet the doctor.

I'm spazzing about:  My first appointment because I wasnt sure what was going to happen.
Best moment this week:  Well since this is lumped all into one post, my best moment of those weeks was probably the weekend we went on vacation to Gatlinburg with some friends.  It was a nice weekend away
Milestones:  I dont know of any off hand.  Other than the fact the baby is finally big enough to be "seen", and not the size of a sesame seed or poppy seed.

Movement:  None yet, but hopefully soon I will feel that flutter in my stomach.
It's a...: Dot! I'll let you know in March.

Exercise: None, of course.  I'm lazy anyway.  Maybe I'll try it at some point.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Telling the parents

Yeah, 2 posts in one day.  Its a Christmas Miracle ;)  LOL.

So the day before Thanksgiving we went to go see Richard's parents and tell them about the baby.  Richard made up some excuse about going up there and we sat and talked for a while about football, the news, Thanksgiving and what I was supposed to bring to Jackson, all that other stuff.  Then he tells them that we are going to have a baby.  Not that big of a reaction from them.  They already have one grandchild, so really its probably like a "been there, done that" kinda reaction.  But they are excited about it and ask me how I am feeling.  Its sweet.

The plan was to go to my sister-in-law's house to tell her or to at least tell her the next day at Thanksgiving, but I guess Richard's parents were so excited about it after all that they called and told her for us.  Not what I was hoping for, but it is what it is,  and if I could change it and tell her first, I totally would so that she could hear it from us. 

Then a few days later we go to tell my parents.

We go up there with the story that we are going to get a Christmas tree from a farm up near their house.   Our tradition is that we cut down a fresh one every year, and just about every year we have had a problem with either the local farms running out due to drought or waiting too long or just going out of business.   We already had our tree, but we needed a story, so that's the one that Richard and I came up with to give us an excuse.

We get there and they aren't home so we wait for about an hour.   Once they get there we chat for a bit and then I tell them that we lied and that we didn't come up there to get a tree, we went up there to tell them that we are having a baby. 

This is their first grandchild so they are beyond super thrilled.   My mom jumps up and down, crying, laughing, and squealing...oh and clapping.  My dad just starts crying and shouting YES!!!  LOL.  At one point he even thanks Richard.  So we are all chatting some more and every once in a while my Mom erupts in bouts of crying and clapping.  I don't know that I have ever seen her so happy. 

So that should bring you up to speed on all the major details about how I told Richard, and our parents and let the pregnancy posts BEGIN!  :D

The most exciting nerve wracking thing I've ever done.

I have been planning for months, OK, maybe years, on how I was going to tell Richard that I was pregnant if the time ever came.  Several months before we even started trying I was a Cracker Barrel one day and saw the cutest Vanderbilt Onesie, bonus was that it was Newborn sized.  It was like it was calling my name, but I didn't want to jinx anything so I didn't buy it when I saw it.  I couldn't get it out of my mind and that is how I knew that I wanted to tell him.  When I saw it at the store they only had one left, so I figured that I would go back on my lunch break and if it was there, I was gonna buy it....and lo and behold it was.  Then I had to figure out how to hide this precious little piece of clothing from Richard.  I stashed it in my car, (which he found the bag, but didn't peek thank goodness), in my office at work, in my trunk, in my office at home, under the bed.  I couldn't come up with a good place because I was terrified that he would see it and be upset.

So on November 22, I was thrilled that I was finally getting the opportunity to put my plan into action.  I didn't want to tell anyone until I had told Richard first, because he and I created this little being, and he and I should be the first to know.  So as the clock ticked down till Richard was expected home, I kept getting more and more nervous.  I don't think I worked but 5 minutes total that day.   Looking back, I don't know why I was so nervous, but at the time, I wasn't sure of what his reaction was going to be.  I didn't know if he was going to be angry, excited, indifferent, happy.  I just wasn't sure, and I didn't know how I would react if he was anything but happy.

So he finally made it home.  I didn't want it to seem forced so I went out of my office to talk to him a little and to start dinner and chit chat.  I had told him earlier that I had gone to the store that day, so he could expect that much. 

I went back to my office to work, knowing that he would go take a shower and when he was finished, he would come back to the office where I would put my plan into motion. 

I was right, he came into the office, we chatted a bit more, and I asked him if he wanted to see what I had bought at the store.  He usually hates it when I do that, but like any good wife, I do it anyway.  So I pull out the onesie.  I see a wierd smirk start to form.  I don't say anything, I just hold it up.  He asks if its for the dogs....No.   He asks if its for Tyler and Jillian's little boy....No.   I think then he gets it.  I am definitely crying by this point, he is in shock, and asks if I'm sure.  I show him the tests.  I can't judge his reaction.  He walks to the fridge to get a beer and sits in the living room.  His first words were that he doesn't have enough time to clean out the spare room and paint and put carpet in the living room and everything.  I laugh, he laughs.  He asks when the due date is (July 31, 2011).   Then he says that I don't need to get my hopes up and that I need to see a doctor first.  I had already scheduled an appointment. 

I don't remember after that, I am assuming that I went back to work, and he was in a daze for the rest of the night.   I think everything went well.  He doesnt' seem angry or anything, just in shock, so I know that eventually this shock will lead to happiness and excitement.  I'm right.  After a few days, he mellowed out and overall he is pretty excited about the whole idea of being a Dad.  I am too....I know he'll be a great one, and I can't hardly wait to see it happen.

Oh and that doctor's appointment the next day.  Same results...positive pregnancy...I called him at work, so essentially I got to tell him that I'm pregnant twice.  :)  Pretty cool I think. 

Next up, telling the family.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Yeah, I'm a little behind

Seeing as how Richard already has 2 posts up (and pretty lengthy ones too!) I should probably pick up the pace a little bit.

So I'm gonna start at the beginning obviously.  I had always thought in the back of my mind that I would get pregnant in November.  So when November rolled around, I thought that we would have a good chance. 

Fast forward to November 16th.  I have discovered that I like peeing on sticks LOL.  Gross  as it sounds, when you really want to get pregnant and you have that 2 week period that you have to wait before anything will show up on a test, you will do anything including peeing on sticks from the dollar store even though you know that's its WAY to early for anything to show up.  So the 16th, I pee on a stick (POAS in the trying to conceive world) I think I see a line, but its super super early and know it isn't possible that its positive.  So the 17th I POAS, no line.  So I figured that I would wait 2 days and try again.  I POAS on the 19th, an even fainter line than before that I have to hold a certain way in order to see it.  So I decided to wait another 2 days to test.  I test on Sunday the 21st.  There is a definite line.  But of course I post it online for other women to look at and judge to see if they see a line.  Some do, some don't.  That's probably a good thing since if the consensus was positive, I would have had a hard time keeping it a secret from Richard for the day till I could set up my plan to tell him.  I manage to get to Walmart to get a couple of better quality tests and plan on taking them first thing Monday morning, the 22nd.

Richard gets up and leaves work at 5:30.  By 5:40 I am in the bathroom, already have POAS and was watching the second line get darker and darker......I'M PREGNANT!!!!......Now, I just have to set up my plan to tell Richard.....

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Beginning

This is a blog created by Stephanie.  I'm the wife of Richard and we are expecting our first child.  This will be a daily (or weekly) account of what I will be going through during my pregnancy.  Please join me (and Richard) as we begin this journey.   And if you are feeling up for it and would like to hear from a guy's point of view about his wife's pregnancy, visit Richard's blog...It was fun while it lasted...but beware, his is a more unfiltered point of view, consider your self warned.  Hope you guys have a good day!!!