Friday, October 23, 2009

10 weeks....

Tomorrow I will be 10 weeks pregnant. The baby is barely the size of a kumquat, a little over an inch long.

The most critical portion of the baby's development is now complete. This is a time when the tissues and organs in the body rapidly grow and mature. The baby is swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. The vital organs — including kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver — are in place and starting to function. Tiny fingernails and toenails are also starting to form!

The time is still continuing to fly by, well except for those moments when I am sooooooooo miserably sick......then time just seems to come to a complete standstill. The latest with me is just when I think I have this so called "morning" sickness figured out, then it changes up the pattern on me. Most recently, I am feeling sick in the evenings/night, usually starting around 6 or 7 lasting until I go to bed and actually fall asleep. Luckily I am back very exhausted again and have been going to bed fairly early so just a couple of hours a day of feeling so sick. The rest of the day is made up of pretty bad heartburn. I am able to take Tums so that has actually become my new favorite snack. I'm also convinced that this baby is going to be a vegetarian. The sight/smell/thought of meat is enough to send me running out of the room. Occasionally I can handle meat if it's in a prepackaged type meal or in some fast food where I don't have to really think about the meat being there, but I would prefer no meat at all right now. Cooking is a big challenge for me right now as I can't stand to smell meat cooking. I'm hoping that this problem with meat will pass soon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Almost 9 weeks.....

Believe it or not, this Saturday I will be 9 weeks pregnant! The past 5 weeks have really seemed to fly by, it's hard to believe it was 5 weeks ago this Saturday that we woke up early to take that life changing test!

I'm going to try to be better about updating this blog so that friends and family that I don't get a chance to talk to regularly can still know what is going on. I also think it will be so much fun to look back on this at some point and read what happened throughout the pregnancy.

So far I have suffered...okay experienced, lots of pregnancy side effects. The worst being morning sickness (um all day sickness). Some days are good.....others not so good and I just wish I could stay in bed all day, but of course that isn't possible, I have to get up and deal with all those 2nd graders even when I feel so sick. Thankfully my dr. had lots of suggestions to try for dealing with morning sickness and suprisingly the one I found to actually help is drinking ice water first thing in the morning.....I know, I don't understand it either, but he said something about the cold getting to your stomach quickly and that it helps some people. I have gone from drinking Sprite all the time to now drinking lots and lots of cold water, weird I know! I'm also quickly figuring out that some foods cause horrible heartburn now, garlic being the worst and today I found out that the school tamales cause quite a bit of heartburn also (so sad about that one!) And the fatigue is unbelievable, I now get at least 10 hours of sleep at night and think that I could easily sleep for a couple more hours each day! Even though I have had many days of not feeling good, I am willing to go thru whatever I have to in order to have the wonderful payoff in the end!!

Now for the baby.......Our baby is about the size of a large raspberry right now and is starting to look more like a baby! I'm looking forward to the ultrasound in November to see how much the baby has changed!!

A couple of weeks ago we went to Huntsville's Fair on the Square and when we saw this onesie we just couldn't resist buying it, especially since both of us went to Sam Houston. Kit-Kat has graciously (ha ha) agreed to model baby clothes for us......

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Arriving May 2010.......

Chad and I are excited to announce that we are having a baby! We had the first dr.'s appt yesterday and were able to see the heartbeat. My due date is May 22nd. Everything looks great and it was such a relief to actually see that there is something in there :) It is amazing to me that as little as the baby is that it can still make me so sick and so, so, so tired.
Please check back often as I will be updating the blog with baby/pregnancy info!