Thursday, December 29, 2011
Today I also met the the pediatrician to do a prenatal visit. We just went over the way the office functions, and how things will work once the baby is born; like when he will come to the hospital to check on the baby and when the baby needs to come into the office. I think I'll be very happy with him!
I also got a travel system today from a friend today that she used with her son. It's the Eddie Bauer Stonewood Travel System.I love it! It's super cute, gender generic, and fit the budget :) I love how we things are starting to come today and we are gathering items!!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Baby Weight: 2.5oz
Week 15 just came to a close and tomorrow I have a DR appointment. At this appointment I will be able to schedule my ultrasound appointment to find out if its a boy or girl! Super excited! Hopefully within the next couple of weeks we can find out!! I am excited that we get to hear the heartbeat tomorrow though :) I haven't heard it in a month and it feels like a lifetime.
This week was pretty easy in the baby department, but I do have a head cold/sinus issues. My head feels like it wants to explode, I keep sneezing, my eyes are itchy, and I feel like crap! Hopefully the dr can help me out tomorrow.
Christmas was a success this week! Got all presents wrapped and sent out early this year. My parents do Christmas on Christmas day, and I don't think my 3 year old niece Rachael has ever seen so many presents! She spent the night with me on the 23rd and we went over to my parents and she found 1 present under the tree with her name, and she thought that was all she had. We went into my old bedroom and the bed was COVERED with presents! The little girl had a stack of presents higher than she is tall! She was soooo happy when she opened them all :)
This week I also got my crib and changing table in. The crib matches everything perfectly, but the changing table is a little dark. I really like the changing table, but I'm going to keep my eyes open in case I find one that matches a little better.
Well my eyes are starting to hurt from all the...whatever this is...and I shall close with a picture...
Friday, December 23, 2011
Baby Weight: 1.5oz
This week went better than last; no feeling like I was going to pass out! I have been feeling weak though, I will be sure to mention that to the dr next week. I ordered a crib last week and got it today :) matches everything perfectly. I also got a changing table in today, but haven't opened the box yet.
I hope everyone have a very Merry Christmas!!!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Baby Weight: 0.5oz
This week I found myself feeling a little weak most of the day. I went to the mall one day, walked from JCPenny to Motherhood and when I left I almost passed out. I got hot, sweaty, dizzy, and started seeing black while I was walking. So I grabbed a bottle of water and sat down for about 10-15 minutes before I felt like I could walk again without getting that feeling. I thought that maybe I needed to eat something, so I went to Fazolis and grabbed some lunch and called my DRs nurse. I had to leave a message, and they didn't get back to me for almost 3 hours! That kind of irritated me, but when I talked with my sister about it, she said that they call back right away when it's something bad, so since they weren't calling back I guess that means they weren't too worried. The nurse said that I need to eat every couple of hours so that my blood sugar doesn't get low along with my blood pressure dropping. So I've been eating every few (not two) hours and have really noticed I feel better. I don't feel as weak and the tiredness isn't as bad. Hopefully next week I can report no weakness or passing out feeling!
Here's a new picture for you! Say goodbye first trimester!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Baby Weight: 0.5oz
Week 12 has followed suit, and was relatively easy going! I have noticed the tired spells are changing up a bit; previously I got tired around 9-10am and again around 4-4:30pm. Now I get tired around 4 to the point I could fall asleep walking! Not sure why the pattern changed but I noticed it this week. Also I pee ALL THE TIME!! I get up at least 3-4 times a night...I don't even get a drink when I'm up, so I don't encourage the cycle, doesn't matter I still pee!! So bad a gal at work had me keep a tally; 5 times from 9am to noon! 5 times in 3 hours...seriously?!? Ugh! Plus it will only get worse as the baby grows :( oh well I can deal ;) well I'm headed to bed, it's past my bedtime. Goodnight!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Baby Weight: <0.5oz
Week 11 was relatively easy and the baby was the size of a lime! I started noticing some pulling from my right hip down to my pelvic bone, but it's just everything stretching and making room for baby! I am still tired and having issues with my blood pressure in church, but short of that, I haven't really had any bad symptoms! Sorry there isn't much to talk about, it was a rather uneventful week :) which isn't a bad thing!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Baby Weight: <0.5oz
Well I just ended week 10! Everything was good this week, and I've started looking at furniture to see what all I really like...I've been looking just not actively looking and comparing reviews/prices! It's getting exciting. The baby was the size of a prune this week and now has all fingers, toes, and major organs! I can't wait until December 1st to hear the heartbeat, makes me super excited. This week I noticed that my lower abdomen is sore depending on how to sit/stand/lay, I assume it's everything stretching...speaking of stretching...I am getting these light white stretch marks! From the research I've done, it doesn't matter how much lotion you do or do not use, nor the type of lotion you use, if you're going to get them...you're going to get the regardless! Boo...hopefully they stay white, otherwise I guess I'll just have to deal with it.
Today's Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for Kyle, our expanding family, our families and friends! Thank you to everyone who influences our lives :)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Baby Weight: <0.5oz
This week the baby is the size of a green olive (.9 inches)! Baby Olivia or Oliver this week...haha! Symptoms have yet evaded another week; little to no nausea, just sleepy. The last few weeks I have been getting dizzy, light headed, clammy, and hot in Church while kneeling or standing. Then yesterday I went to the restroom at work and almost blacked out when I stood up. I called and talked with the nurse at the dr's office and she said it's pretty normal because my heart is having a hard time adjusting to the excessive blood and blood flow, so when I stand up or stay in one position too long my blood pressure bottoms out; it's called postural hypertension. They said it's common in the first trimester and not to worry unless it happens while sitting down. I just don't like that feeling and the sickly feeling I have afterwards for like 30 minutes.
I noticed this week that my stomach has gotten noticeably harder in my lower abdomen, and I am 'growing' this 'ring' about 1/2" - 1" below my belly button...I'm assuming this is baby fat forming haha! I also noticed certain jeans are too tight while others are too big. I have a pair of low rise pants that are uncomfortable to wear because of where they hit my belly. However, I have a pair of super low rise pants that are too big! It's like my pooch moved up my stomach to my newly formed 'ring' so the low rise pants are falling off. It's kind of humorous and annoying all at the same time.
Well I'm sleepy so I'm going to wrap this up, but here's a picture for week 9...still a little tubby and bloat, but take my word there is firmness under my 'ring' that you can see haha! :)
Friday, November 11, 2011
Baby Weight: <0.5oz
Just realized I'm a week behind! Week 8 came and went relatively easy. I felt great, just a little tired. I have noticed that more of my clothes are starting to fit differently, and I'm growing this...this....'ring' around my belly button area! Not sure where it came from, but seemed like I woke up with it. I've also noticed my dog Molly increasingly wanting to lay on my stomach and getting upset and jumpy if I won't let her...seems to be easier to just give in. I think it's cute though...like she knows there's a baby in there :) Oh well...on to week 9...no picture this week sorry!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Baby Weight: <0.5oz
This week the little bean is the size of a blueberry (1/2 inch), and its arm and leg buds are starting to transform into real arms and legs! Little fingers, little toes, everything! The past week has been good, nausea hasn't been horrible, but I am super tired. I always heard pregnant people say how they are tired, but this is a different type of tired; it's more of an exhaustion then sleepy tiredness. I know what is going on inside me, but I just didn't realize how much it would physically drain my body. I mean I knew, I just didn't realize what it would really feel like.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Oooooooo Ahhhhh it's so cute! Weren't my parents right?!? Doesn't it look kind of like an inverted black-eyed pea?!?
So now the debate begins...when to tell everyone. I have mixed feelings about it. I would love to tell everyone, but at the same time I would like to air on the side of caution. I don't feel like telling people increases our chances of a miscarriage or anything, but at the same time I worry if we tell people and something happens then what? With that being said, if something does happen we can just be honest and tell them X happened. I don't think miscarrying is something to be ashamed of or anything, it's just something....well personal really. Kyle is ready to tell, and I am, but to just cautiously tell maybe. Ya know...tell a few and let the word spread on its own...just not announce it over the loud speaker at Walmart or anything. We will just have to talk it out I guess :) and decide what's best for us!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Baby Weight: <0.5oz
The baby is developing its nose, mouth, ears, and eyes this week. The baby is even pumping some of its own blood!
Kind of early, but I wanted to start posting pictures this week so maybe we can see a gradual change! Ok, ok, that's not a baby bump...that's pootch & a lot of bloat, but it gets us a baseline...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Last night while laying in bed, Kyle did his usual good nights, but altered. He said "good night mall-malls" (that's our Dachshund Molly), "good night Laura" and gave me a kiss, then "night night bean" and he rubbed my belly. I teared up! It was so sweet!
So the spring will be super busy. My sister is due April 20th, I graduate grad school May 12th, my little brother graduates high school May 26th, and my tentative due date is June 10th! Goodness!! Busy busy, but totally worth it!
Aaaaahhhhhhh I AM PREGNANT!!!!!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Jacob: R u pregnant? if so do u want me to tell mom or wait for u to
Me: we are almost there so show her
Jacob: she cant see good though lol
At this point Kyle and I are turning into their drive way...we only live like a 1/4 mile apart. So I asked Jacob if he told her and he said no. So we went to show here the picture and guess what...she can't see it! She put her glasses on but still couldn't make it out. So I told her we were having a baby. She was a little shocked, but excited. I then walked up to my dad who was in the kitchen and told him he was going to be a pops x2 in the spring! He goes what?! How did that happen? Haha! They seemed pretty excited, not all jumping up and down or anything, but they aren't like that :)
I'm so glad that we told them! I was having a difficult time going over there this past week and not say something to them about it! Now we just have to tell Kyle's parents before we announce it to the world. I'm not sure when he wants to tell them, but I don't really want to tell a lot of people until we are closer to being out of the first trimester, just to be safe! Anyway, I'm getting tired, so I'm headed to the shower and then to bed! Talk to you soon!!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
So I must say how I found out! It was August 19th, and my sister was at my house because she was going to my HSG with me since Kyle had to work. So I was holding my niece, who just turned 3, and was telling her how she needs to tee-tee in the potty like a big girl--she is anti-using the potty and has no interest AT ALL!--anyway, I was telling her how she needed to be a big girl because what if mommy and daddy had another baby and then they would have to wipe the baby's booty and hers! We talked for a couple minutes back and forth about it, and then she says "my mommy has a baby in her hinny." I rolled it off and said whatever, she repeated a little louder "my MOMMY has a BABY in her hinny." I laughed and glanced at my sister who would NOT make eye contact with me at all! I said something to my niece again and she yelled in her sweet little voice 'MY MOMMY HAS A BABY IN HER HINNY!!!!" I looked at my sister and she had a couple of tears rolling down her face and I asked if she had a baby in her hinny, and she said, 'well not my hinny.' I was soooo happy! She said she didn't want to tell me yet, certainly not on the day when I was going to get tested for our TTC issues. I thought it was adorable how my niece told me, and thought my sisters reaction as her daughter was telling me was hilarious! Definitely a memory I will forever cherish!
Since then, they have told my parents, brother, and a couple other people. My niece will not even acknowledge the possibility of the baby being a boy. She wants a baby 'gir' as she says, really bad! It's too cute, you can ask her well what if it's a boy, and she responds 'what if its a gir?' Sometimes it's like seriously, is she only 3?!?
Well I need to wrap this up! Talk with you soon!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
So I went yesterday morning and got my blood work done. I got my blood work results in today and everything look normal. Thyroid was a 1.37, Progesterone was 10, and something else I can't remember the name of was a 13. I asked what the next step was and they said we aren't doing anything else until they get Kyle's results in. I'm hoping he will go get them done ASAP! Just wanted to update real quick...back to work!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Kyle wasn't able to go with me as planned, he had to work and has to all weekend. Not sure when he will make it for his testing, but hopefully soon! Luckily my sister Emily was able to go with me; not sure what I'd do without her! She wasn't able to go back with me, but it helped to know she was there waiting on me. :) thanks Emily!
It still baffles me how some people get pregnant without really trying while others have difficulty; I guess that's just nature. It isn't alway even or fair, but it's life.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I'm having a mini freak out today. Not sure that the testing is a good idea. I have so many thoughts running through my head, and poor Dana is having to listen to them all! I <3 you Dana!! While I don't always like what she says, it's always what I need to bring me back to reality...she's just having a difficult time throwing that reality at me today. I just, I just....don't know! I am a bit of a control freak you could say. I like to know what's going on, when it's going on, and everything; not just about baby making, everything! No wonder I had high blood pressure at my last appointment...
Anyway, I'm starting to think I'm crazy...nuts...psycho...whatever. I know we haven't been trying to terribly long, but at the same time I feel like its been years. Is this a good idea? Is it a bad idea? Hell if I know! Uggghhh! I just have so many mixed emotions today about it all. Maybe people are right, may be we should wait and try longer. I guess it's too late now, better now then later right. If there's nothing wrong now, there won't be later, and if there is something wrong now it will be later. I just want to know...here's the control freak in my again...I better just get back to work!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Anywho, fingers crossed it all comes out good and we just get told to keep practicing!
Can't forget! We went and bought our first thing of Pre-Seed; for those of you who don't know what this is, it's a TTC friendly lube that mimics your natural lubrication and doesn't harm the sperm...it has actually been said to increase the chances! I read people all over TTC boards whooping and hollering about it, so I finally broke down and bought some....this sh!t ain't cheap; $20 for 9 uses, so hopefully it will help. Kyle and I went to church Sunday, out to lunch, and to the mall to pick up my wedding ring (it was getting repaired). Afterwards I told him I wanted to stop at CVS and pick some up, so we walk in and are standing at the condom/HPT/everything sex related aisle searching for it and can't find it! Luckily, across the street is Walgreens, so we moseyed on over there and after a little more searching I found the last box...it seemed like it was at the very back of the very bottom shelf or something! They put condoms out front and center, but TTC friendly lube gets hidden! Haha!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Well we just left Moore, MT and are headed to Billings for the PBR tonight and to catch our flight in the morning. It is always hard to leave! A week is never enough time, especially since we wont be back for a year. I wish we could afford to make the trip more often, but fingers crossed that we come back next year with a baby cousin for the boys :)
Monday, August 1, 2011
Well we made it to Montana Friday morning! We've been busy visiting people and showing Jacob (my 17 year old brother) around Kyle's old stomping grounds. We are en route to Yellowstone as I write this, so the next day should be exciting...personally I'm hoping to see a moose & elk, that's my goal :)
The past few days have been very relaxing and not stressful at all! Kind of liking the Montana summers...but not enough to leave Texas for Montana horrible winters!! Well my signal is in and out so I better post while I have a chance! Post soon!!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Goodness I didn't realize I haves posted in so long! The last couple of weeks have been hectic...I've been trying to finish homework for this summer semester before our trip to see Kyle's family, so not much free time! We leave tomorrow morning for 9 days in Montana! I'm ready to go; the weather is great up there now...80s not 100s!!
I am getting antsy about my appointment in a couple of weeks, but I figure it will either put me at easy or confirm issues, either way we will work with what we are given. :) I'm feeling more and more optimistic about everything, and I'm to the point now that I'm not stressing or feeling pressure to get pregnant I'm just concerned. Fingers crossed that all is well and it's just taking a while!
Well I'm out for now, got to get packing!! I will try to post while I'm gone...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
So I told Kyle earlier this week that this month was not our lucky month and he was a little bummed I think ...he didn't say he was but he kind of acted like it. He wanted to be able to tell his parents while we are there this month too. I did realize on Tuesday though that based on my projected O day and fertile days that I may actually be able to test while we are there and find out! That would be neat!! Fingers crossed again...
Well im out y'all...hope everyone has a good one!!
Monday, July 11, 2011
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Below is a pic of the sticks...don't worry I cropped out the tickled on part!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
"'For I know the plans I have for you' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plants to give you hope and a future'"--Jeremiah 29:11
I certainly need to remember that God has a plan for all, and that my timing doesn't always mesh with his...there is a reason for it all and a reason things aren't necessarily happening right now. I may get my baby this month, I am not, but irregardless if will be ok! I stress about it from time to time, and get upset with myself, Kyle, and others but it is all part of the plan. Who knows one of my little eggs & Kyle's swimmers may have a cure for cancer! I just need to remember this quote on my 'down' days! Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
While I am hopeful this month is the month, I am realistic and made an appointment with my OB/GYN to start testing to make sure there isn't something wrong. I called today to ask when I need to make the appointment since my Dr said I should go in September, and the receptionist said I need to now because he doesn't have many left open. Then she says, I can get you tomorrow at 1pm, I was like whoa not quite ready for that soon. So I'm going August 22nd at 3pm, unless I get a BFP before then. I'm a little nervous, but only because I'm not 100% sure what to expect...like what are we going to do. I'm not worried about if there ends up being something wrong, because if there is there's not much I can do about it, but I'll have to work with it. I know people say, oh well nothing wrong and you'll find that out and get pregnant then, but I really just want to put my mind at ease if nothing else. It's just that if you're not trying to get pregnant then you don't understand what goes through your mind, the worries, the fears, the anxiety. It isn't easy just to 'not worry' or 'not think about it' it's something that's always there. I may not think about it 24/7, but it's something I think about at least 3-4 times a day. Anyway, I've been researching what goes on at this appointment and I've found varying articles, and it makes it sound like it varies from doctor to doctor. I think I'm just going to call my doctor this week and find out exactly what's going to happen. Anyway, wish me luck this cycle, and if nothing else, I'd like some pointers on what's going to happen :)
Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
So I decided a few weeks back that I wasn't going to randomly POAS anymore, and that I'm only going to POAS if I'm officially late. For me, every time I POAS and got a negative (even if I expected it) I was still a little let down. In the first say....4 or 5 months of trying I POAS every other day from the day I could test until AF arrived. I haven't peed on one in almost a month now! I did use one in April-ish, because I was feeling horrible and just wanted to rule that out--secretly hoping to rule it in really I guess.
When I ordered my first set of OPK I thought for sure I would only need one set and would use the HPTs up before my OPKs, but here I am ordering a second time. Maybe this one will be the last set I need. Crossing my fingers!
So I was home sick yesterday; I had a fever and felt like crap. I did a little bit of homework (I'm working on my Masters in management) and ended up stalking blogs. I have found that my best friend was right and it's hard to stop searching blogs once you start so I feel like that's all I do now. Well blog stalk and stalk the boards at TheBump.com. My friend also turned me onto Pinterest.com and I have a board titled 'maybe a baby wichman' where I have been 'pinning' (saving/bookmarking) all the baby stuff I like. Everything from maternity pictures to nursery decorations! Pinerest is awesome! I highly recommend checking it out! It is basically a virtual bookmark system that allows you to save pictures that you like. It rocks! Thanks Dana!! If you join follow me laura6728!
Off to bed everybody...still kind of feel like I was hit by a bus! Night!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
"Nature has got it all wrong: When you are younger, it should be harder to get pregnant, and as you get older it should be easier. When you are so ready, you can't do it to save your life. And when you are 21, you are so not ready, but you are ripe as can be. The eggs should become more developed the older you get, not die slowly from the day you're born. That's one thing God got wrong."- Halle Berry
Monday, June 13, 2011
**pitty party over**
On a serious note, my doctor told me in March that if I'm not pregnant this summer to make an appointment for September. So this means that if I don't get pregnant this cycle (June) or the next cycle (July) then I will have to make the appointment now in order to get one in September. It just sucks! I'm hoping and praying that if I end up having to make the appointment that I will get to change it from fertility testing to a confirmation appointment.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Anywho! So I got off BC in Oct/Nov and started taking prenatal vitamins, and ever since then I feel like I am retaining water and gaining weight like nobody's business! I knew you could gain weight getting on BC but who knew you would getting off of it! This is getting to be pretty ridiculous. I'm finding myself not necessarily hungry, just not satisfied if that makes sense...I just can't seem to find whatever it is my body is craving! I would like to think that it's just pregnancy cravings, but those wouldn't come until later...unless I'm one of those chicks that could be on "I didn't know I was pregnant" and I'm secretly about to bust! Hmmm.....but regardless, I need to get this under control. I try eating right, but can't seem to no matter how hard I try! I need to be healthy for baby when God decides I'm ready for one. I try to eat healthy, secretly thinking that I may have a bundle of joy growing and I just don't know yet, but then when AF comes I throw that idea out the window and eat everything in sight for a couple days. Maybe that's my problem...self control! ha!