Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Week 13

So I've been looking for a weekly pregnancy questionnaire and found one I liked on a blog. I'm excited to cover all of the bases with a few questions and to be able to go back and look at past weeks when I'm huge, and when the baby is actually here :).

How far along: 13 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 4lbs since last Dr. visit (1lb/week) yikes.
Maternity clothes: I wore a pair of maternity capris this week, they were so comfortable. Most of my maternity clothes are still way too big though. My jeans our feeling more and more snug, even with the rubber band trick. I'm loving jersey knit skirts and dresses!
Stretch marks: I really wouldn't know if another one was added to the mix ;)
Sleep: Super sucky. I have crazy dreams when I'm not pregnant but these have been nuts. I'm talkin' murder, whole entire funeral services including the talks and songs, etc etc. My mind is a scary place to be during night time.
Best moments this week: Spending the week with Tyler. I love when he's home from work. He couldn't believe how my body changed in just two weeks. OH, and going to Sweet Tomatoes, I've been craving that for weeks!
Movement: None yet, I've heard you feel it sooner with the 2nd, but I'm not sure how soon that is. I can't wait!
Morning sickness: None, I just get really sick if I don't eat first thing.
Cravings: Cheez-its (yeah, I just looked at the box sitting next to me for the spelling), root beer floats and tuna/lettuce/pickle sandwiches.
Food aversions: ALL Mexican. To test me, Tyler asked "if we went to Vegas, you're telling me you wouldn't even eat Macayos?" No. ah. gag.
Gender prediction: Girl. I thought I wanted a girl last time but KNEW it was a boy. This time, I want a girl, and feel like it just may be.
Showing yet: Yes. How is this fair? My friends who are weeks ahead of me have flat bellies still. This 2nd baby thing is no joke.
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
What I miss: Dr Pepper, good sleep, fitting in my bras
Milestones this week: I went to the Dr. today, everything was normal, and baby's heart beat was at 165. He said he's still optimistic for a girl since it's still on the high-side. We'll see!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

We make cute kids, I can't help it.

So I know the world (or my couple hundred friends/family on facebook) probably already heard, maybe more times than they wanted, BUT here's another. We're pregnant. Yeah, no one saw that coming, did they? We were so back and forth about having another, but it's just like Mormon law. Kids two years apart, I didn't want to upset anyone. ;)
But in all seriousness. It was actually kind of a surprise to us. Let's face it. I see my husband one week a month, the numbers weren't on our side for this one. Good thing the Lord was. We couldn't be more happy, or feel more blessed. This one could be our last. Tyler wanted one kid, I want{ed} 4, this is somewhere in the middle for both of us and I just can't see being pregnant again with more than one toddler running around. How do you ladies do it?!

Tyler really wanted to wait until we knew what we were having before telling the world. Our parents, my brother and a couple friends knew and he thought that was plenty. I, on the other hand can't keep my own secrets for the life of me. Seriously, I tell on myself all the time. But as this little nugget grew, and as I was proving to be one of those 'you show way sooner with the 2nd than the first because you didn't work out a day after having your first and you have no stomach muscles'.. ok, I added that last part. But really, I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that there's really no where but out that this thing can go, but I KNOW I wasn't looking like this already the last time. So, I begged enough, maybe made a good trade in return and he agreed to let me spill the beans.

Anyway, I'm 12 weeks as of yesterday. I'm pretty sure I made it through the worst bits. When I was about 6 weeks we went to a mexican joint and I was up the whole night revisiting my dinner. I had never experienced morning sickness with Ryder, it was awful and I'm more than grateful that it was a one-time deal. Biggest problem? I haven't wanted anything to do with Mexican food since. I love mexican. It's all I wanted, breakfast/lunch/dinner while pregnant with Ryder and now I can't stand it. What am I supposed to eat now? Tough life I have. My biggest worry is food.

As for foods I've been craving lately:
Pickles, typical.
Jack in the Box chicken fingers with ranch/franks red hot. (there may or may not be an embarrassing story about how I ordered, paid then had them refund my money after telling me they were out of Franks and going to another Jack in the Box.. But I won't tell you about that.)
Sub sandwiches
Cry baby bubble gum
Mashed potatoes
& Braums orange sherbet

I say, and hopefully I will follow through with a weekly baby blog update so I'm not blowing up every one's News Feed with baby and pregnancy mumbo-jumbo, but I'm not promising anything. I'm really excited, it will show and I may very well get annoying, I apologize in advanced. :)

Love y'all.