Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eleven Weeks

How Far Along: 11 Weeks
Size of baby: Our precious little blessing is the size of a lime! 
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Still gaining... :) 

Maternity Clothes: Went shopping with my Mama and my Sister this weekend and found a dress (which I'm wearing in this picture!) and 3 skirts. I'm pretty sure the skirts will last me through the summer because of the material! They are very stretchy!
Gender: Still feeling like it might be a boy. Daddy still really wants a girl.
Movement: Moving a lot on the ultrasound screen, but I can't feel it yet!
Sleep: Sleeping much better. I only get up once or twice.
What I miss: Nothing just feeling SO blessed to be carrying this gift!
Cravings: Sour gummy worms and Oreos

Symptoms: Just a little bit of nauseousness left and a little lower back pain, also my growing belly!

Best Moment this week: Definitely the ultrasound and seeing our sweet pea for the first time. It made it all so real, and I was so relieved to hear the heartbeat after the midwife couldn't find the heartbeat at my appointment. 

It has also been so much fun sharing our pictures with family and friends! I got to go home to MD for a few days and spend time with my parents, grandparents and everyone I love so much. Then we made a quick unexpected trip to PA on Sunday to be with our home church for their anniversary! I'm so glad we had the ultrasound when we did so we could take the pictures with us! Another sweet moment was finding my little cousin sitting quietly holding the pictures and staring intently at them. She is such a source of joy in my life and to see her so excited about the baby thrills my heart!

Monday, March 26, 2012


our precious little one! 

The ultrasound technician said it was in the perfect position to see the profile. I love the little nose!
If you look closely, you can see it's little hand! It was moving all around on the screen and we were able to hear the heartbeat!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ten Weeks

How Far Along: 10 Weeks

Size of baby: Our sweet little peanut is the size of a prune! I am so excited and feel very blessed that we've made it to the double digits! Almost finished with the first trimester!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I gained a few of the pounds I lost with the bug back over the last few days. I finally have an appetite again!

Maternity Clothes: Not yet!
Gender: For some reason I've been thinking about boy names this week feeling like it could be a boy! We shall see!
Movement: still busy growing, no moving yet.
Sleep: Sleeping has been better! I think it's because of how exhausted  I was from losing so much fluid earlier in the week.
What I miss: other than my energy, nothing really!
Cravings: Pasta salad, applesauce, Also Long John Silver's chicken planks & hushpuppies (haven't gotten any yet, though!)

Symptoms: Still a bit nauseous

Best Moment this week: I'm sure it will be my appointment on Tuesday! Really hoping to hear the heartbeat!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nine Weeks

How Far Along: 9 Weeks

Size of baby: Our sweet little peanut is the size of a green olive!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've lost 6 pounds this week due to a wonderful stomach bug my Sunday School students shared with me on Sunday. (This picture was taken before it arrived on Monday.) Before it hit, I did get back to my
  Pregnancy exercise DVD. It makes a big difference with my energy level.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet!
Gender: Daddy really wants a girl. I do too. We'll have to wait until late May to find out! I'm starting to make plans for our gender reveal! We won't be able to have it until mid-June to make sure all of our family can be here, but it will be worth the wait!
Movement: still busy growing, no moving yet.
Sleep: Sleeping hasn't improved. I wake up a lot during the night.
What I miss: Just having the energy to clean the house!
Cravings: This week I've been back to saltines and ginger ale! :(

Symptoms: The metal taste has subsided! :) But this stomach bug has been rough. I am so exhausted, but very grateful for a husband that has picked up my slack to allow me to rest.
Best Moment this week: Going home to MD/PA to spend some time with our favorite people in the world over the weekend! We got back at 2:30 Sunday morning so that explains how tired I looked in this picture when Daniel took it before church!
 Also getting closer to our ten week appointment and maybe getting to hear the heartbeat!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Eight Weeks

How Far Along: 8 Weeks
Size of baby: Our sweet little peanut is the size of a raspberry!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: a lot, but it's okay because it means baby is growing! After losing 12 pounds and safety pinning my skirts for the last year and half, I had to take the pins out yesterday! 
 I do hope to get back to my Pregnancy exercise DVD this week. The nausea and tiredness have made it difficult, but I know it's very important.
Maternity Clothes: Not yet, but I did snag two maternity jean skirts for CHEAP at thrift stores last week! My sweet Mama bought one for me!
Gender: Daddy really wants a girl. I do too. We'll have to wait until late May to find out!
Movement: still busy growing, no moving yet.
Sleep: Sleeping has been rough. I wake up a lot during the night.
What I miss: Just having the energy to clean the house!
Cravings: Sour candy (Watermelon Sour Patch Kids), salt and vinegar chips, pickles
Symptoms: The nauseousness is lightening up a bit, but I've had a really strange taste in my mouth. I googled it and apparently it's as common as morning sickness! It tastes like I've been sucking on pennies! Yuck! Hopefully it will go away soon!
Best Moment this week: Meeting with the midwife and finding out that we are a week farther along than we thought! Baby is due to arrive around October 12th! We are so excited and so very thankful! Also sharing the news with my favorite five year old (my little cousin, Alyssa)! She is so excited and also wants a girl. She wanted to buy clothes for the baby last week!