Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my Best Friend,

There is no way I can find the words to explain how thankful I am to have you in my life. Thank you not only for the last two years of marriage but for the last 8 years of being a part of my life. You are amazing and I could not ask for anything more. You are kind, compassionate, caring, funny, honest, easy-going, and so much more. I never thought I could love someone so much and you proved me wrong (yes, I said I was wrong!). I never thought I could open myself up to someone and share all of my thoughts and dreams and you proved me wrong yet again. I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. You are so determined to help others and make things better that you don't let anything stand in your way. My love for you seems get stronger and stronger every day and just when I think I couldn't possible love you any more than I do already, some struggle or joyful experience makes it way into our life and whether it is good or bad, just experiencing those times with you by my side makes me love you even more the next day.

I am thrilled to be starting a family with you and take on the next adventure of our life. You have been an amazing husband and I can't wait to see you share that compassion and kindness with our child. Thank you for being such a great husband and my best friend. I can not wait to experience the rest of our lives together. I love you!

12 weeks

How far along? 12 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: plus 3 lbs total
Maternity clothes? I wear the bella band most of the time now.
Stretch marks? Not yet
Sleep: Not so great lately. I've been waking up around 2:00 to use the bathroom and then can't go back to sleep.
Best moment this week: Shopping for our babies first furniture. We didn't buy anything but it was just awesome walking through the stores as a mom and dad!
Movement: Nothing yet, still have a few more weeks to go
Food cravings: CHOCOLATE
Gender: I started to think it was a girl for the first time this week.
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? still in
What I miss: I went out to eat with some friends at a mexican restaurant, those strawberry margaritas looked and smelled sooooo good.
What I am looking forward to: 2nd trimester here we come!!
Weekly Wisdom: Don't rush things...I still have 6 more months to enjoy this baby growing.
Milestones: almost 3 months down!

Friday, October 23, 2009

My crippled husband

Last weekend Tommy participated in a Black Pot Cookoff in our home town. We had a great time and he won first place in the pork division!! As part of the prize he won a small black pot filled with local seasoning and items. He decided he wanted to “show off” his prize to the guy at the fire station, so Monday morning he brought the pot with him to work. Well as he was taking it out of his truck and placing it on a table he back went out. We had to use the wall to stand back up. He went to the doctor Tuesday and luckily he said it was just a pulled muscle that was hitting a nerve. I was just happy it wasn’t a herniated disk or something worst that required surgery. Poor thing has been home and in pain all week. The first few days he could barely walk or get up from the couch. It has slowly been getting better. He decided last night to try going to work today. I hope he doesn’t hurt it even more. He’s only 25 years old, I told him he’s going to be crippled and need a walker by the time he’s 30. :-)

He’s off the rest of the weekend and hopefully I can convince him to start looking at baby furniture. He thinks we have to wait until we know the gender before we can pick a crib. I want to get the furniture picked out that way once we know the gender I can go crazy with picking out bedding, decorations, etc!! We have a doctor’s appt on November 6th where we will hear the heartbeat again and schedule our appt for the ultrasound sometime in early December…that’s going to make for a wonderful Christmas. Speaking of the Christmas season, I have been so excited about going shopping on Black Friday. We’ve gone the last 3 or 4 years and I can’t wait to do it again. I already signed up on the Black Friday ads website and I’m waiting to receive email when they post new ads! I hope everyone has a great weekend!! GEAUX TIGERS!

Monday, October 19, 2009

11 weeks

How far along? 11 weeks
Total weight gain/loss:plus 2.5 lbs total
Maternity clothes? I went shopping this past weekend and bought 1 pair of jeans and few shirts. None of my normal jeans fit anymore.
Stretch marks? Not yet
Sleep: Very good! I just can't get enough of it.
Best moment this week: Putting our name on the waiting list for a daycare! It was so exciting to list Tommy and I as the mother and father, just surreal.
Movement: Nothing yet, still have a few more weeks to go
Food cravings: Burger King burgers
Gender: I'm thinking blue
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: I'm slowly starting to sleep on my side. I've always slept on my stomach but it's starting to get uncomfortable.
What I am looking forward to: Our second anniversary next Tuesday!!
Weekly Wisdom: It's not's baby
Milestones: almost 3 months down!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

10 weeks and heartbeat

How far along? 10 weeks
Total weight gain/loss:plus 3 lbs total
Maternity clothes? i need to go shopping soon. None of my jeans fit anymore
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Very good. I only get up once to pee!
Best moment this week: Hearing the heart beat (182 bpm). It was amazing!
Movement: Can't feel it yet, it won't be much longer
Food cravings: CHOCOLATE!
Gender: Everyone thinks it's a boy
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Having the energy to stay awake with my husband until 9:00pm
What I am looking forward to: finishing up this turnaround at work so I can start shopping and looking at daycares
Weekly Wisdom: Take it one day at a time.
Milestones: We have a heartbeat!

Hearing the heartbeat on Thursday was amazing. I was a little nervous at first because it took about 45 seconds for the doctor to find it but once he did I couldn't stop giggling and smiling. Although I still don't think it has hit me yet that we will have baby in 6.5 months, it does seem more real now that we've heard the heartbeat. Now I know for sure that we actually have something in there. I have been one of the lucky ones and haven't had any morning sickness or major pregnancy symptoms besides fatigue. So hearing the heartbeat confirmed that we actually do have a baby!! I was joking around and said, "We'll since it's one heartbeat I guess it's one baby." And the doctor said not necessarily. He said you can't really tell with the doppler. When we do the ultrasound in December we will know for sure but we are all pretty sure that theres just one in there. He said my uterus would have measured a little larger at the last visit if it was twins. Our next appt is November 6th just a routine check and we hear the heartbeat again. Then four weeks later around December 3rd, we will have the big ultrasound and find out the gender! I'm so excited for that day.

I didn't do an update at 9 weeks. Work has been so busy lately. I work 5am until 6 pm 7 days a week. So by the time I get home I'm exhausted and go straight to bed. I haven't even had much time to spend with Tommy. My poor husband has been handling everything the last few weeks. He is so great. He cooks, cleans, cuts grass, he does everything. So when I get home he has supper ready and the house clean and I just eat, shower and sleep. He is such a great husband and he's going to make a great father!

Hope you have a great Sunday. I'm going back to work :-(

Thursday, October 8, 2009

One of the big ones

We get to hear the heartbeat at our appointment this afternoon. I'm so excited and scared!! I've been so nervous these last few weeks because I've been working so much and so stressed out and tired. I just hope it hasn't affected the baby. Hopefully this afternoon all my worries will be laid to rest. We still don't know if its twins or not so I guess we will find that out this afternoon also. SOOO EXCITING!! My mom has twins on both sides of her family so our chances are up. But either way we will be thrilled. We just want a healthy, happy baby (boy or girl, one or two).

My mom is supposed to come with us this afternoon. Hopefully she can make it. We just found out that my little sister has a sis on her ovaries so my mom is trying to get her a doctors appt this afternoon also. Hopefully everything is ok with her. She's been in alot of pain lately.

Anyway, I'll update after the big appointment with the head count and heart rate! Have a great day.