Monday, August 8, 2011

Weekend Pictures & What's Been Going on the Past Few Weeks

I had a great birthday weekend hanging with the husband and getting things done on our list.
 On Friday we went to Dinner to Sunset Cove Beach Grill where Davids sister manages the kitchen there. We enjoyed the pretty views and the yummy food. We had planned to go back Sunday to the beach/water park area, but the weather didn't cooperate and we were busy anyway.
 After David's class was over he went to work taking out the old carpet. Man, is it dirty and yucky.
 Look at the empty canvas in the room. I am ready to do a little redecorating.
 We stopped off and saw some family and had a family party yesterday to celebrate birthdays (mine included) Here is Austin with his baconater pizza he created. Thanks to everyone for all the gifts, messages and love for my birthday!

I have been keeping this post in draft since I found out I was pregnant to record notes so I wouldn't forget. Sorry if you're getting tired of all this stuff, I've just been storing it for 2 months now!

Week 4- Towards the end of this week, I found out I was pregnant. I just told you how I told David and that was pretty much it for that week.

Week 5- I have had seriously no pregnancy symptoms, that's why I was so hesitant to even take a test, I just thought my cycle was still regulating and it was going to be a long month. I get hungry, but this is nothing new. If I had to think of 1 sign it would be going to the bathroom. I feel like I've had to pee a little more often. I also made a Dr appointment for July 15 to confirm and have an ultrasound.

Week 6- Some type of morning sickness has occurred. Thankfully its not too terribly bad. I wake up with a hungry/empty stomach feeling, but don't feel like eating anything. I have to force myself to eat before I can even think about getting in the shower. If I don't, I don't last more than a few minutes in the shower before feeling like fainting. I don't feel like throwing up, but I just don't want any food I make. I ended up going out to lunch most every day this past week.  Once my tummy is full and remains with some type of food in my system I am good to go for the most part the rest of the day. My chest is also getting bigger (sorry if this is TMI) although its not too painful.

Week 7- I am pretty nauseated every morning consistently. I'm thinking it might be the vitamins I'm taking, but I switched to just flinstones and its still happening. I finally lost my cookies this morning after I tried to eat some breakfast. Boy how things change in a few weeks. Sometimes I feel that I can't go to work as the sickness is not enjoyable to say the least. Once I get lunch in me I am usually good to go though it's just the morning eating where I'm having a hard time. These next couple weeks of work before my appointment next Friday are going to be pretty rough. I still have no motivation to cook or clean or do anything. David has been the best though, he gets me whatever I want and is very caring. In return he feels as though he is also pregnant and is getting cravings already, too.

Week 8- This morning all day I have had "morning sickness" all day long. In the Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy book I am reading they call it Progesterone Poisoning instead, very funny. It's just a lingering feeling in my stomach that stays there. I am almost through this week and am VERY excited that tomorrow is finally here! I am going for my 1st doctor's appointment to confirm pregnancy and to get all checked out. My doctor place waits way too long in my opinion before they will see you for the first time. It's between 8-10 weeks. I'll be right around 9 tomorrow. I think its so they can listen to heart beat since its just now developing and being able to be heard. One thing I forgot to mention- so much for glowing skin, mine resembles a strawberry patch because I'm breaking out like crazy. It's finally getting a little better. I am so nervous/ excited to see if something is in my tummy. I can't wait to share with everyone finally (well some people know already, it's just so hard to keep secrets, isn't it David) lol.

Week 9- Last Friday was a great day. We got to go to the doctor finally and get confirmation that we have a little munchkin in there. I thought the appointment would be a little more detailed oriented in explaining this new process, but it felt a bit rushed. It could have been because it was one of the last appointments on Friday, but that's the only time we could do it. They had me pee in a cup and then took me right away to get the internal ultrasound. I really thought they'd wait to test my pee or do something to confirm I had a baby before doing the ultrasound. The nurse practitioner had the baby on the screen in seconds and just started  saying this is the baby, and this is the cord and this is the sac and I had to stop her and say so wait, there is a baby in there then? I was hoping she'd notice that I was a first time mommy and she needed to slow down, but she kept on going. She showed us the heartbeat and David had brought the nice camera and wanted to video with his phone so he had her go back and show us things again so he could record it. She was a little annoyed but we didn't care. After that we went to meet with a doctor and she gave us a packet of info and basically sent us along after we got a chance to ask questions. I guess I was hoping for a more special appt. where everything was explained as if you didn't know what was going on at all. Hopefully the next appointment will be better or we might be evaluating the dr office. I am still not feeling great, but making it along. We told people at work yesterday and it was hilarious. Wait till you see how we did it. Thanks to Leah and Lacey and the product girls for their help.

Week 10- I am finally starting to feel a little better. I know that I require a bunch of little snacks and foods in the morning before lunch so I guess I am just more prepared. Still the roughest time is from wake up till after lunch. I am starting to get hungrier a lot more. I haven't gained any weight even with me eating out as much as I am. I recently went to Whole Foods at lunch and stocked up at the hot bar and salad bar to bring some food home for dinner since I am not cooking yet. That place is so good, but expensive for the pocket book. Nothing much else is new, I am enjoying the book "The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy" that Leah let me borrow. It is HILARIOUS. I laugh a lot when I read it and would strongly recommend it.

Thanks for reading my weekly updates. I look forward to sharing this journey with everyone. I just really wanted to document and keep records to look back on this time. Thanks for all your kind words, we are very excited! Pin It


Jen S said...

Haha David is getting cravings. Too funny! Does Molly know she's getting a sibling?

The Wanna-be Southern Belle said...

Jen, I felt the same exact way about our first appointment. I was sooo shocked to find out how fast it was and did the same thing. Once we walked in to talk to the dr. i asked him...sooo the pee test came back positive right. I thought they would at least come in and first words say congrats you are indeed pregnant. I don't think it's your Dr's office I think it's the system in general. They deal with millions of pregnant women everyday and I quickly realized that although this is a big deal to Hunter, myself and our family it is NOT a big deal to our Dr's office. ha! You can certainly voice you opinion to them though and DEF Make sure they make time to answer you questions, THAT they should NOT make you feel rushed on!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Happy late birthday! I'm glad you had a good weekend. I love your week by week recaps!

Sara said...

it helped me a lot to always take my vitamin at night instead of the morning. and definitely start snacking as soon as you wake up!

(although, in real time you're probably feeling better by now).

woohoo! you're growing a human!

asj said...

that's so frustrating that you felt rushed at the doctor, I would definitely feel slighted if that happened to me too... hopefully next time will be better! I can't wait to hear how you told everyone at work! :)

leah said...

So glad you are enjoying that book... it is hilarious isn't it, and SO TRUE!!

I love reading your weekly updates, keep them coming!!

Chris said...

Glad you're feeling better, hopefully that continues!

Ginny said...

You know how hard it is for me not to be there with you so keep the updates coming.

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