Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Guess What!

As of January 23, 2012, I can feel teeny, tiny baby flutters! And at only 16 weeks!

And, yes, I do know that they are flutters, and not tummy rumbles. The difference in the feelings is insane.


I waited until now to post this, so I could give Husband a chance to know first.


Friday, January 27, 2012

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 5

Day Five: What trimester are you in, and how do you feel?

I'm in the second trimester. I honestly feel like crap.

I still wake up and need to run to the bathroom. I'm nauseous throughout the day. Food holds no appeal for me. I get light headed, my back hurts and I am constantly tired, even though I can't sleep. I'm an emotional wreck, and my mood swings are intense.

Awesome. :/

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 4

Day Four: How did you find out you were expecting?

Well...I was late. Which wasn't unusual for me, since things had been all out of whack since my surgery.

But things were definitely different this time around. I felt different. So Husband and I got a pregnancy test, I took it, and BAM! Pregnant!
Positive test, taken on 11-11-11.

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 3

Day Three: Do you know the day you conceived?

I'm assuming either on or right around October 15, 2011. It fits with the day of my last...well, ya know...and it's right on track with how developed the baby is in the ultrasound.
Baby bump! 16 weeks, 5 days.
Prolly a little too much TMI, but I just answer the questions. :]

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 2

Day Two: A picture of the father and five facts.

I love Husband's face right here. :]
  • He is a United States Marine.
  • He loves video games.
  • He drinks Mountain Dew like water.
  • When we first met, his hair was longer than mine.
  • He is 3 years older than me.

20 Day Pregnancy Challenge: Day 1

Day One: A picture of you and five facts.

This picture was taken on 1-13-12 (14 weeks, 6 days).
  • I’m 21 years old.
  • I already know what the nursery is going to look like.
  • I have one son, Little Bear.
  • I really dislike people and try to avoid them as a general rule in life.
  • I really hope that L.B. (Little Baby) is a girl. But I will be happy with another boy. 

Monday, January 23, 2012


Wow, it's been a long time since I've been on here.

I had a doctor's appointment today, and I couldn't be happier.

Well, I could, but that's only if Husband were here. Stupid deployments. Boo.

Anyway, back to the baby!

First off, the weight gain.
I weighed in at 173.4 today. It's not quite within my recommended range for being 16 weeks along, but I'm not too worried. I'm only off by a couple of pounds.

I've been eating way healthier than I was before I was pregnant. Less junk food, so that might be why I've not gained a bunch of weight.

After the weigh-in, we got to hear Little Baby's heart! The midwife pulled out the Doppler, and found L.B. without any difficulty, a bit below and to the right of my bellybutton.

L.B.'s heart is going strong in the high 140s, and L.B. even wiggled around a bit for us. Before the midwife identified that the weird static noise was, in fact, wiggles, I felt a light little flutter. So maybe that was the first kick felt!!

While we were listening to the heartbeat and wiggles, Bear had the biggest grin on his face. He still doesn't quite get it, but he knows that Mommy and Daddy pay a lot of attention to Mommy's tummy. 

After the appointment, I scheduled the ultrasound.

We find out the gender of Little Baby on February 16. I'll be 19 weeks along.

Well, I'm off!