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Monday, December 30, 2013

18 weeks

 
 
How far along: 18 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 10 lbs. 
 
Maternity Clothes: 1 pair of jeans and 1 shirt so far.  I am having to wear long tank tops under my regular shirts now so that they are long enough.
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  Sleeping is getting easier.  I'm getting up to go to the bathroom less and less.
 
Best moment this week:  Christmas :)  We have a growing collection of baby things.  Seems like a lot to me since we have 5 months to go, but I know we are going to be getting so much more in the weeks to come!
 
Movement: Nothing yet, I found out I have an anterior placenta, so it will be closer to 20 weeks before I feel anything :(
 
Food cravings:  Milk and mandarin oranges (not at the same time)
 
Anything making you queasy: The Flu :(
 
Have you started to show yet:  Yes!  My bellybutton is getting shallower too.
 
Gender prediction:  It's a boy! Confirmed!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In, but getting shallower.
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Happy
 
Milestones: Made it through Christmas, with the flu, while pregnant.  Also, the husband and I agreed on crib bedding, only to discover it was discontinued 2 years ago and cannot be bought ANYWHERE (even Amazon/eBay!)
 
Looking forward to:  Feeling movement.  I'm hoping I can feel something by week 20.

Monday, December 16, 2013

16 Weeks - It's a...

 
It's a BOY!
 
We've decided on the name Grant, but are still working on a middle name. :)
 
How far along: 16 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 10 lbs. 
 
Maternity Clothes: Only have 1 pair of jeans.  My normal shirts still fit for the most part.
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  I go back and forth between exhausted and can't sleep.
 
Best moment this week:  Announcing that it was a boy!
 
Movement: Nothing yet, I found out I have an anterior placenta, so it will be closer to 20 weeks before I feel anything :(
 
Food cravings:  Sour Punch Straws!
 
Anything making you queasy: Thought the nausea was gone but it came back in FULL FORCE! 
 
Have you started to show yet:  My bump is getting bigger!
 
Gender prediction:  It's a boy! Confirmed!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In!
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Still moody! 
 
Milestones: Chose a first name :)
 
Looking forward to:  Feeling movement
 
We had a gender reveal party to tell our families and here are a few pictures from the party.
 
We based our cake off of our invitation (which I ordered here).

 
We chose to color the frosting blue and have chocolate cake (we LOVE our local bakery's chocolate cake)

 
Here's the table!

 
The blue punch recipe I found here. I wasn't a fan, but in the recipe's defense, I grabbed white grape juice instead of white cranberry juice, so I'm sure that made a difference! It was a beautiful color though!

 
The Pink Punch was a HUGE hit!  You can find that recipe here! I threw in some pretzels and marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and pink/blue sprinkles.

 
We had guests wear "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!" stickers based on their prediction.

 
And they also voted on the bulletin board by pinning either a bow or tie with their name on it.

 
Here was the final tally! Looks like everyone had a feeling :)


Monday, December 2, 2013

14 Weeks - We have a bump!

 
 
How far along: 14 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 7-8 lbs.  Haven't gained anything since week 12.
 
Maternity Clothes: Only have 1 pair of jeans.  My normal shirts still fit for the most part.
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  I've been sleeping a lot better.  I've even been waking up before my alarm.
 
Best moment this week:  Hitting 14 weeks! Officially in the 2nd trimester!
 
Movement: Nothing yet, but I'm hoping for small flutters soon.
 
Food cravings:  Italian
 
Anything making you queasy: Nausea is FINALLY going away.  I haven't been sick in almost a week now.  Still have some nausea though.
 
Have you started to show yet:  I have a tiny bump!
 
Gender prediction:  Been dreaming about boys and girls, so who knows!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In!
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Still moody! 
 
Milestones: In the 2nd trimester!
 
Looking forward to:  Finding out the gender in 7 days :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

12 Weeks today!

Baby M at 11 weeks, 3 days

Baby M's adorable little hands!
 
I had to start off with pictures of my little plum :) Well today I am officially 12 weeks! The baby is now the size of a peach and is moving all around. 
 
How far along: 12 weeks, 0 days
 
Total weight gain: About 7-8 lbs :( I blame the intense hunger that came with weeks 6-11!
 
Maternity Clothes: Caved and bought a pair of maternity jeans.  Best decision ever.  Even though it's bloating at this point, it hurt having a button dig into my uterus when I sat down.
 
Stretch Marks: Not yet
 
Sleep:  Am able to stay up a little later now, but I am still waking up a few times a night.  I've also noticed that I'm having a hard time getting comfortable because my lower back is hurting.
 
Best moment this week:  Getting to see my sweet baby again.  We had the NT testing done and I loved seeing the tiny legs and hands.
 
Movement: Still too early, but I'm so ready to feel flutters!
 
Food cravings:  fruit smoothies!
 
Anything making you queasy: Getting hot, still get queasy after dinner.
 
Have you started to show yet:  I think I'm starting to have a little bit of a bump down low, but at this point it's still bloating!
 
Gender prediction:  Been dreaming about boys and girls, so who knows!
 
Labor signs:  Too soon!
 
Belly Button:  In!
 
Wedding Rings:  On!
 
Happy or Moody:  Still moody!
 
Weekly Wisdom:  Don't fight maternity clothes! The stretchy waistband pants are SO much more comfortable than having a button and zipper digging into your stomach.  Especially when your stomach ends up so much more bloated by the end of the day.
 
Milestones: Only 1 week left in the first trimester!
 
Looking forward to:  Finding out the gender in 21 days :) I'm so ready to start saying "he" or "she" when I talk about the baby AND we can pick a name.  We decided not to think hard about it until we knew the gender.
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

10 Weeks


Thought it might be fun to document my pregnancy periodically. Here's a snapshot of where I am currently:

How far along? 10 weeks, 2 days

Total weight gain/loss: About 4 lbs already, but it keeps fluctuating.

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I had to pull out my "fat pants" that are baggy in the legs lol

Stretch marks? Not yet

Sleep:  I am so exhausted that I've been going to sleep before 9pm some nights.  However, I typically wake up 2-3 times to go to the bathroom! 

Best moment this week: Seeing my sweet baby moving around on the 10 week ultrasound! He/she was measuring 11 weeks though. 

Have you told family and friends: Yes, we have already publicly announced. 

Movement: Too early to feel, but there was lots of movement on the ultrasound! 

Food cravings: Mexican, Mexican, Mexican! Taco Bell & Taco Bueno in particular :) 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Getting hot (standing next to a pot of water boiling), an empty stomach, loading the dishwasher with dirty dishes...

Have you started to show yet: Got a pooch, but think it's all bloat at this point.

Gender prediction: David and I both feel like it's a boy.

Labor Signs: Wayy too early for that!

Belly Button in or out? In 

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody

Weekly Wisdom: Buy a Fetal Doppler! I bought the Sonoline B Fetal Doppler and absolutely LOVE it! I found the baby's heartbeat the first night I received it and I was 9 weeks, 0 days.  Takes a little while to find it when the baby is that small, but it's so amazing to hear that your little one's heart is still beating away in there!

Milestones: So close to the 2nd trimester!


Monday, October 28, 2013

2 Year Anniversary!

This year we celebrated our 2 year anniversary at the same place we spent our honeymoon, Maui! We stayed at the same resort, but this time we really explored the island! Here are a few pictures from our trip!



The hills and valleys are just as gorgeous as the ocean to me.


Looked out our balcony window one afternoon and noticed this rainbow! It only lasted about 2 minutes so we were very lucky to catch it.


We took some pics to celebrate our 2 years :)



And... we came home with a special souvenir!  The day we got home I got a positive pregnancy test!


So be on the lookout for baby Martinez next June :)