Tuesday, January 31, 2012

14 weeks

Had a couple good days this week and a couple not-so-good days.  Still barely showing at all but definitely still feeling the symptoms...bleh!  Kyle went on a quick over night trip to pick up a jet so I was able to do some antiquing with Brittany, Geoff, and Paige in Petaluma followed by a drive through San Francisco (where by the way I got a chocolate shake at Ghirardelli Square--i must say I'm normally not a fan of chocolate ice cream but boy was it yummy!)

How far along?  14 weeks
Total weight gain:  still in question
Maternity clothes?  no
Sleep:  not sleeping as much and not sleeping quite as well
Stretch marks?  no
Miss anything?  Sleeping on my back
Movement:  no
Food Cravings:  Noodles & Co Mac & Cheese  twix   fruit  lemon water  Dr. Pepper
Anything making you sick or queasy:  kyle’s breath-kyle’s cologne-kyle’s weird food, our current detergent-meat
Gender:  ??
Labor signs:  no
Symptoms:  still nauseous a lot, eating better but not great, headaches
Belly Button in or out?  in
Wedding rings on or off?  on
Mood:  happy when I feel good! 
Looking forward to:  my appointment next week…finally!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Baby trip #2

Our second trip was to Bradenton, Florida for Christmas 2011.  Kyle actually got Christmas leave this year and it was his families year so we flew to Florida.  Four 3+hour flights were no fun for this pregnant girl though. :)
I felt pretty good for the trip down there.  The nurse told me vacations usually make you feel better if you've been sick.  She was right, I felt better than I had and definitely better there then when we got back.

While we were there we got to tell the Bateman's about the baby, see manatees, go to the beach, watch the sun set, visit the Ringling Circus Museum, and Kyle went gator hunting.  He was warned before he left that he DID have a child on the way and that I didn't want to have a fatherless baby!  We had a great time and here are a few pics:


kyle and me where the manatees hang out-they like it there because the power plant makes the water really warm

sunset at the beach

gators that Kyle was WAY too close to

Sharon, Laura, and me

had to take a pic of the poinsettias for Gma Winkler

Monday, January 23, 2012

13 weeks

Made it to week 13!  I have good days and bad days but still feeling better than the last couple months.  Started having a few more cravings...unfortunately (well...probably it's a good thing) I haven't had any of them except fruit and lemon water this week.  I could eat Noodles & Company for every meal but it's 40 minutes away in Sacramento. (Brittany knows the feeling)  Kyle and I went on a small trip to Point Reyes, CA this week-I'll post some pics later this week....neat place!

How far along?  13 weeks!
Total weight gain:  ??
Maternity clothes?  Not yet
Sleep:  sleeping pretty well…-still taking naps
Stretch marks?  no
Miss anything?  energy
Movement:  no
Food Cravings:  mac & cheese from Noodles & Co – fruit – chipotle – dr.pepper – lemon water
Anything making you sick or queasy:  still anything kyle makes in the kitchen
Gender guess:  boy or girl… still no clue! 
Labor signs: no way jose
Symptoms:  still getting sick randomly, headaches
Belly Button in or out?  in
Wedding rings on or off?  on
Mood:  pretty great except for when I feel awful ;
Looking forward to:  finding out if it’s a boy or girl…can’t wait to do some planning/maybe buying!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Baby Trip #1

I thought it would be fun to post pictures of where the baby went even when he/she was still in the tummy.

While my parents visited in December we took a short trip to see the Redwoods near San Francisco.  We first stopped in Sausalito for some yummy lunch on the water.  Best fish & chips ever!  If we had more time we would have checked out the cute little shops in Sausalito but that will have to be saved for another time.   After lunch we hit the redwoods and then Stinson Beach so mom could touch the Pacific Ocean.

At Muir Woods we did a bunch of walking on the trails in the park--no hiking but we saw the big trees!

one of the huge redwoods at Muir Woods

Pacific Ocean

beautiful Northern CA coast

Dad, Kyle and Mom looking over the cliff

Stinson Beach

one of my favorite things about the Pacific coast...the big rock formations-beautiful

another shot from Stinson Beach

My lovely parents

Week 12

How far along? 12 weeks!
Total weight gain:  hopefully up...haven't been to the doc for almost a month
Maternity clothes?  no, still wearing my regular clothes
Sleep:  still sleeping a lot though not as much as before
Showing yet?  not yet but we may be getting close :)
Stretch marks?  no
Miss anything?  not feeling sick all the time
Movement:  no
Food Cravings:  fruit and sweet things although I've finally not craved but wanted meat, well only chicken--Chick-fil-A to be exact, but haven't had it yet :(
Anything making you sick or queasy: nothing specific but plenty of times when I see a commercial on tv and think,  PUKE IN A BUCKET!!!!! 
Gender prediction:  Still no clue...sometimes I think boy but sometimes I think girl
Labor signs:  NO
Symptoms:  tired, not eating great-mostly because nothing sounds good
Belly Button in or out?  in
Wedding rings on or off?  on
Mood: happy
Looking forward to:  telling more friends and family---finding out the gender---second trimester!!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

the second month

So from the beginning we decided we wouldn't tell anyone we were pregnant until at least the end of the first trimester or the beginning of the second trimester...however...when your parents come to see you at 9 weeks when you're not feeling good it's hard to keep it a secret.  Also, we decided it would make Christmas more exciting this year if we told only our immediate family at that time.  

I used this picture to tell everyone we were expecting..I modge podged a frame and put stickers spelling "arriving July 2012" on it.  I wrapped it up like an early Christmas present that I wanted them to open before we got busy working on things, cooking, site seeing, etc.  

I gave the gift to my mom to open and she ripped into it so fast I almost didn't pull off the picture-but I'd say I got a pretty good reaction shot!  

I'd just like to say first of all my mom never cries...never.  But I caught her off guard with this exciting news.  Dad was making of list of things he could work on around the house to keep busy.  He later told us at the end of the list he added....Nursery!  

Telling my parents was a memory I will never forget...truly one of the best moments ever!

How far along?  2 months
Total weight gain:  -4 lbs….yikes
Maternity clothes?  Nope just my own regulars
Sleep:  needing lots…I actually kind of feel like a newborn sleeping all the time J
Stretch marks? no
Miss anything?  No….thought I’d miss my diet coke but not really at all
Movement:  no….well lots of it but can’t feel it yet
Food Cravings:  only a sour apple jolly rancher one night
Anything making you sick or queasy:   basically any of Kyle’s concoctions in the kitchen which of course he is making because I don’t feel like cooking  (i.e. turkey and bleu cheese sandwich left over from Christmas….puke!)
Gender:  still not even an inkling 
Labor signs:  no way
Symptoms:  starting to get morning sickness…or should I say all day sickness…blah
Belly Button in or out?  in
Wedding rings on or off?  on
Mood:  happy when I feel good…

Friday, January 13, 2012

the first month

Well Month 1 was actually pretty fabulous...I was alone most of it because of course Kyle was gone but I felt great!  I was already starting the nesting process.  Having just quit my job working retail I was getting rid of clothes I didn't wear or won't ever wear again....and for those of you who don't know me I'm a keeper of everything.  Notice I didn't use the word hoarder because I'm horrified of how close I am to becoming one.  haha...not lately though, I've taken 2 car loads to goodwill this month...and I mean 2 full to the brim car loads.  I must admit...it felt good, real good!  Like I said before...let the nesting begin!

How far along?  1 month
Total weight gain:  0
Maternity clothes? Nope
Sleep:  A ton—sleeping all the time
Movement? none
Food Cravings?  None really
Gender:  not even a guess
Symptoms:  mostly just tired otherwise feeling fabulous!
Mood:  pretty happy all the time

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Suprise...we're pregnant!

After not trying too hard and letting it happen when it happens, I found myself pregnant! 

 I was about a week late and was just feeling different, not sick, just different.  I'm sure all you other mothers out there know the feeling.  I was nervous but excited to take a test to find out.  Sure enough it came out positive!  AND OF COURSE, Kyle was gone on a trip at the time so I was hoping to get a hold of him (for those of you who don't know--he was half way around the world and never answers his phone when gone...I just wait for him to call me).  I was sure he wouldn't answer so I called once, then twice, and on the third call he answered....I couldn't believe it!  

I was shaking not only because I was excited but also because I had no idea how I was going to tell him...so I just blurted it out.  His first response..."who's the father?"  What a jerk...I couldn't believe he said that but then he immediately said, "That's so exciting!" followed by "maybe you should take another test to be sure."  He was so excited it made me more in love with him than ever before.

and so the story begins...