Monday, March 30, 2015

17 weeks

Time seems to be flying by these days, which is great. Every day that passes is one day closer to meeting our little angel. I am still feeling great and the sunshine and warm weather can only make things even better. With Easter coming up I can't help but dream of getting an easter basket and tons of goodies for our little guy. I live for those kids of things and dream of making life as FUN as possible for my children.

(note to self: don't take any more pictures 45 minutes after waking up. I look sleepy)

How far along? 17 weeks
Gender: BOY!!
Total weight gain/loss? 6.0 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes. I am no longer wearing scrubs tops, after busting a seam I figured it was time to put them away until November.
Miss anything? Deli sandwhiches. My doctor told me is was fine to eat them as long as it wasn't an every day thing. In the past I would have had NO interest in eating a ham sandwhich 3 days in a row, but now I drool at the thought.
Movement? Pretty sure I'm feeling something, I'm just not sure exactly what it is yet. Maybe him rolling around?
Cravings? Nothing out of the ordinary this week.
Food aversions? Red meat
Are you showing yet? I think so. My patients have started asking when I'm due.
Symptoms? Feeling GREAT!
Looking forward to? Easter and homemade coconut eggs from a local church! YUM!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

16 weeks

It's a......B O Y! I'm so excited to share the wonderful news. I can't wait to see his handsome little face!
We are FINALLY experiencing some warmer weather here and with daylights savings time this week, spring is right around the corner. I think I can speak for almost everyone, spring can't come fast enough. I was trying to avoid taking any weekly pictures in scrubs since I hate that I live in them half of the week, but that's the reality, I DO live in them half of the week. I figured it was unavoidable for 9 months, so I gave in.

How far along? 16 weeks
Gender: BOY!!
Total weight gain/loss? 5.5 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes. I live in scrubs 4 days a week, which are getting tighter by the day so I'll be wearing t-shirts with my scrubs pants from this point on. So looking forward to wearing maxi dresses again.
Miss anything? Sashimi Tuna and a glass of moscato! This may be my first post-baby meal! Yum!
Movement? I think I felt a little flutter last week but I haven't felt anything else. I am SO ready to feel him kick!
Cravings? Eggs scrambled with cheese and country ham biscuits. True southern girl right here!
Food aversions? Red meat
Are you showing yet? A little bump
Symptoms? Feeling GREAT!
Looking forward to? Buying nursery items/decor and more clothes for our little Prince.

Friday, March 20, 2015

15 weeks

I feel like the weeks are passing by a little quicker now that I'm in the 2nd trimester.Now, If only it would warm up and I could get out of the house for some reason other than work. Hopefully spring will be making an appearance soon.

How far along? 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 5 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes, one pair of jeans so far. I have had several generous friends give me clothes to borrow and I'm so grateful.
Miss anything? The urge to drink coffee.
Movement? Not yet, but I am anxiously awaiting.
Cravings? Chocolate milk
Food aversions? Red meat
Are you showing yet? A little bump
Gender? We find out in a few days!
Symptoms? Feeling great this week. Sometimes I get this "pulling" feeling in my lower abdomen. I gets it's my body stretching?
Looking forward to? Officially knowing the gender and shopping for baby Williford.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

14 weeks pregnant

I started out my 14th week of pregnancy with a bang, literally. My husband and I went out to dinner for Valentine's Day and when we go back into town we stopped by my parents to pick up our dog (yes, she always stays with someone if we leave the house. I'm just that crazy) and I tripped over some pavement, landing face forward into my parents outdoor steps. I was in shock for a second and then scared to death. My husband came running up so find me a hot, crying mess. I called my local ER and spoke with a nurse who reassured me that as long as I wasn't having any abdominal pain or spotting that the baby should be just fine. I'm covered in bruises but luckily still no signs of any baby issues. Just one of MANY scares I'll endure as my life turns towards parenthood. Anyway, on to better topics... we go back to the doctor next week and will hopefully find out the gender. I can barely contain my excitiment!

How far along? 14 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 5 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes, one pair of jeans so far.
Miss anything? Sleeping all night without getting up to pee.
Movement? Not yet, but I am anxiously awaiting.
Cravings? Jalapeno Pretzel crisps and Chocolate milk
Food aversions? Red meat
Are you showing yet? A little bump
Gender? Hopefully we will find out next week
Symptoms? Sciatica nerve pain, it hit me today all of a sudden.
Looking forward to? Warmer weather!! It's supposed to snow/ice here tonight and I'm just ready to see 70 degrees on the 10 day forecast. 

Life on North King street has changed forever, in the best possible way..

UPDATE: I started writing these posts many weeks ago and thought I would go ahead and start posting them now. Hopefully I will get caught up soon.

FINALLY, I feel like I have something to blog about. I am SO, so excited to announce that my husband and I are expecting our first child in August. I have been so filled with joy and happiness (and fear) since the night we found out. Once I told my friends I work, I asked " is it normal to be worried about EVERYTHING this early?" I was reassured that was just the "mama in me", which made me feel better. I am beyond ready and excited to find out the gender. There are so many reasons why either a boy or girl would be so exciting and I just can't wait to finally call this little person inside of me by his/her name. My very favorite blogger, Jessica Garvin has inspired me to document by pregnancy week by week. I want to remember each and every week of my pregnancy; the good, the bad and the swollen. I'm definitely in the market for great pre-natal and new baby advice if you have any good tips. So far, I am so lucky to say that I've had a great pregnancy. Only a few days of nausea and tiredness. For now I'll start with my first chalkboard, here we go!

How far along? 13 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? up 3.5 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes, one pair of jeans so far.
Miss anything? Sleeping all night without getting up to pee.
Movement? Not yet, but I am anxiously awaiting.
Cravings? Chocolate Milk, all fruity candy (Laffy Taffy, gummy worms, chewy sprees, starburst)
Food aversions? Red meat (since week 6), hot coffee and seafood (all of a sudden)
Are you showing yet? A little bump (which is starting to feel hard)
Gender? Hopefully we will find out in 3 weeks
Symptoms? Lower back pain that comes and goes throughout the day
Looking forward to? Finding out the gender and shopping for our baby boy/girl