I told work today that I am expecting. I was so excited and happy to tell them. It just makes me more excited. You know your work people become your family so it was great to clue them in. My friend Steph bought me a its a girl and its a boy balloons just to make sure everyone knew I was pregnant. It was just a nice day at work.
Nothing new going on. Still feeling a little sick whenever my stomach is empty then I eat and I feel fine. Bbs are still sore. My stomach does poke out some after I eat but not enough for anyone to notice except for me.
Fred and I went to Babies R Us yesterday and looked around. It was kind of overwhelming to see all the different stuff. Fred was so funny about asking what everything was for. We had a good time looking around. It kind of gives us an idea of what we want and need. We are going to do some research on car seats and stuff before we buy/register. We are going to do a Noah's Ark theme nursery. I am getting more and more excited about all this.
Almost 12 weeks already, where has the time gone. I have a doctors appt on Monday. Can't wait for Fred to hear the heartbeat. Still have not had much sickness, just a little when my stomach is empty then I eat and I am fine. I am so tired though. I was not expecting to be so tired. I have been going to bed early and taking naps during the day. I feel like such a bum lately but I am growing a baby so its ok. No change in my stomach, still pokes out after I eat but not enough to notice.
Fred started to paint the nursery, its a teal color now so he is just painting over it with white right now. We did order some Noah's Ark theme border and big stickers. They are so cute and we can use them for either sex.
So today I was out shopping and at Sears I found a great deal. I got a Graco travel system (stroller, car seat and base) for $109. I also got a pack and play that matched for $50. Its dark blue and yellow so it would be ok if I have a girl. The baby doesn't care what it looks like anyways. I can always girl it up with some pink ribbons or something. I thought this was a good deal, We had already decided we were going with the snugride car seat so it was perfect. We had looked at BRU and the same system is like $200. I feel kind of silly buying stuff so early but it was a good buy, so I think its fine. I go back to the doctor on Monday.
Had my appt this morning. Everything looked good. Fred went with me, we got to listen to the heartbeat with the doppler. It was 156 beats per minute. So now I am really thinking boy. It is so hard for me to believe there is a baby inside me. I still don't think I fully comprehend it, that we are in fact going to have a baby.
The doctor said the m/c rate is like 2-3% so that made me feel lots better about things. I go back to the doctor in a month for a 16 week appt then 2 weeks after that for the gender ultrasound. Things are going fast.
Finally the second trimester is here. I have been feeling pretty good lately. My energy has been better. I talked to my boss about going to weekend nights after the baby is born. I didn't know this but there is a list, so now I am on the list. Fred and I have talked about this for a while and we agree that weekend nights would be the best fit for our family. As a nurse there are just so many options, which makes it hard to figure out but really worth it. If I get that position we would not have to pay for daycare and I get to be a stay at home mom all week long. I really hope it works out for us.
So I had a few sick days. Sunday evening I had a major, terrible headache. It was awful. Then Monday when I got up to go to work I threw up. Now I have never been sick this whole pregnancy so I thought this was crazy. Well I went on in to work. I just felt so sick and just weak. So I left to come home that afternoon, I got home and took a nap. Then we went and got some dinner later and I started to feel a little better. So then Tuesday I feel like a new woman, not sick at all and making up for all the food I didn't eat on Monday. It must have been a bug so something, cause I have not been sick this whole time, surely I wasn't going to start at almost 15 weeks.
So now everything is back to normal. I hope to not be sick anymore. I am a terrible sick person. Can't wait to find out the gender and start to feel the baby move.
I had my 16 week appt this morning. Everything looked great. Heartrate was 145. My blood pressure was good. My weight was good. I now weigh 140, I have never weighed that much in my life but its for the baby so its ok. The doctor said I was gaining fine. I started out at 132, weighed 135 at 8 weeks and 137 at 12 weeks.
I had to work over the weekend and the doppler just happened to be down our hall. We normally use it to listen to pulses in feet that can not be felt but it can also be used as a fetal doppler. So of course I had to try it out, I was able to find the heartbeat right away. I was so cool to let the girls at work listen and I even called my mom and let her listen over the phone.
I have been feeling really good and can not believe I am already almost 17 weeks. We get to go back Wednesday the 18th to have the big u/s. I can't wait to find out what it is. I am sticking to my gut feeling that it is a boy but really I could care less what it is. I will be equally happy for either. I am just still so amazed that their is a little baby growing inside me. I still have not felt any movement yet. Things are starting to get more and more real.
Well today is the big ultrasound. I hope they can determine the sex. I get so nervous before I go to the doctor. I just pray that everything is healthy and normal. Fred and my mom are both going with me. I can't wait. I think last night I may have felt a little poke. Its so hard to be sure but I think thats what it was.