Wednesday, May 19, 2010

15 weeks preggo

Surprise, surprise...the baby is the size of an apple! As you can clearly see that I am definitely starting to get a "pooch." I went to the doctor today and got to hear my new favorite sound, my baby's heartbeat. It makes me so happy everytime I get to hear it. I also was expecting to have gained weight since my 11th week appointment (I hadn't gained any weight at the past couple of appointments), and the scale said I gained FIVE pounds. I mean 5 pounds in 4 weeks!!! That just seems crazy to me! I'm at this weird stage where it doesn't look that I am showing (unless you know me) but I'm too small for maternity clothes. I just look like I am constantly full and looking like I've been downing some beers!!!
I will not be posting next week, because I am going to ITALY tomorrow!!! Nick's sister, Allison, has been studying abroad all semester (so jealous...I know). The whole Miles' family is taking a trip. Granted I had no idea I would be pregnant before I had left for Italy...which means NO WINE (EXCEPT FOR A FEW SIPS)!!!! This whole drinking thing has surprisingly been very easy for me, but this is going to be a little more difficult especially since WINE IS MY FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK EVER!!!!! I am planning on gaining a few more pounds from all the good food.
In only 3 short weeks from today, we will find out if we are having a boy or a girl! I can't believe we will find out so fast! Before you ask, people ask me all the time what do I want. I want a HEALTHY, HAPPY BABY!!!
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm back and pregnant!!!

Okay, I've been out of touch with my blogging world but things seemed to be pretty busy around my neck of the woods! Basically since the last time that I blogged I've got a lot changing with me!

Well, it's official- Nick and I are expecting our first child November 10, 2010!!!

I've seen on other blogs and have had friends tell me to post the size of the baby, so that is my new thing I will be doing with my blog. This week I am obviously the size of a lemon, with the baby weighing only 1 1/2 ounces. I am still just so excited and to be straight up honest, NERVOUS!!!

I had the doctor tell me that I needed to take a pregnancy test, and I really thought that I would be having to go in for lab work. MUCH TO MY SURPRISE, the test came out screaming with two vivid blue lines. I ended up going to the doctor later that day and did some blood work. My HCG levels were showing that I was 5-7 weeks pregnant! WHAT?!?!?!?!

Looking back at it now, I should have seen a couple signs but blew them off thinking I was just having REALLY BAD PMS!

The next week, Nick and I had to go in for an ultrasound so they could determine my due date and how far along I really was. When we went in for the ultrasound we were lucky enough to already have a heartbeat! They told us that the baby was size of a grain of rice...I mean a grain of rice with a HEARTBEAT! I've kept it under wraps with friends and family until I felt comfortable enough to get through the first trimester. I am now 14 weeks and feeling great. I do have to say that my waist is definitely feeling "thicker."

I have still tried and will still continue to run. I am obviously not running long distances but I figured I'll run as long as I can.
I was VERY LUCKY to have such an easy first trimester. Now even though I was blessed not to get sick during my first trimester, I had crazy emotional hormones! I was either crying or yelling or doing both at the same time. I also felt like I was a teenager experiencing the worst acne! I never had skin problems so when I start getting acne at 27 can be a little traumatic!
Hopefully now that I'm in the second trimester my emotional roller coaster will start to be a little less!
This is my journey...

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