The link to my FEBRUARY Space is here....chart, belly pics, u/s, tons of stuff...
February 2009 Spaces
June 10th, 4 weeks
WE'RE PREGNANT! Got a blazing positive last night!
Still not having any symptoms...I did have some cramping this morning on my walk but went away and I also had a very small amount of brown spotting. Heard that was normal...FIRST ULTRASOUND is scheduled for JULY 9th! I'll be 8 weeks!
DH is soo excited! I can not wait to start telling people..I hope the time flies!
I'm not sure what I plan on keeping track of here but I love online journaling/blogging so I'm rolling with it!
4 weeks 1 day, June 11th
POAS again this morning...an equate +/- test and the + started showing up within 30 seconds of me putting the test down...not SUPER dark lines but a clear and obvious +...today I am 14dpo.
DH and I plan on doing a digital test this weekend..I was worried that my hcg levels wouldn't be high enough to trigger it to say pregnant...I'm not too worried after todays test though.
So today still haven't felt very pregnant....I did eat alot but I thinks its because the food was there, not because the "baby needed it". No cramping or spotting today so thats good.
Just can't wait to see the lil bean on our first u/s July 9th and hear the heartbeat...its gonna be so amazing.
DH is going to be an amazing father...I can picture him holding our baby in his arms for hours and hours....Awwww *sigh*....I just can't wait!
If we have a boy the name will be Hayden Not sure on middle name still
I really like all of DH's name EXCEPT Kirsten, Devin and Jaidyn
5 weeks, 1 day~June 16th
OMG...I was moody this weekend....seriously like cranky for an hour at a time and I could randomly fall into that foul mood at any time.
My nipples are really fairly sore to the touch...although showering isn't an issue or anything yet.
I noticed some fatigue as well...took several 1/2 hour naps this weekend...my energy level is good when I'm up and doing stuff but I do get tired pretty easily when sitting around.
Im gassy and bloated also!
I ate like CRAP this weekend. I need to really watch myself throughout this first trimester because there is really no reason to gain much weight at this early stage as long as I'm eating lots of nutritious foods.
Today I brought
Eggs, yogurt and toast for Breakfast
Chicken salad wraps, sugar snap peas and strawberries for lunch
We'll have shrimp, steamed veggies and rice for dinner
I think as long as I continue to eat like that and still try to work out 4-5 nights a week, but not as much cardio...I should be able to *hopefully* maintain through the first tri.
First doc appt is July 9th...only 23 more days!
OMG we hung out with all our racing friends last week for June bdays...and DH and I both really wanted to spit out our news but want to see our lil bean and tell our family member's first.
Then we hung out with DH sister, hubby and friend and also DH's parents for Fathers day and AGAIN couldn't say a word....man this secret stuff is tough!
June 17th, 5 weeks 2 days
Nothing new to report. I've been eating alot but did get back to the gym yesterday at least.
Today is Dion's bday so were going out to a nice dinner and we'll pig out, then start again watching what we eat. I have been still trying to eat lots of fruits and veggies though.
1 thing I wanted to mention in case my moods go bad for an extended period of time....Dion has been the most attentive wonderful loving and nurturing person through all this. The day after we found out we were prego he stopped signing all of his emails with I love you baby and started signing them with "love you babies". He's kept the dog quiet while I've been sleeping (since I've been napping a lot more than usual). Started the nursery and wouldn't let me help paint because of the fumes. He lays his head and hands on my tummy all the time and he bought a book of baby names so we could decide on a girls name. He is just so excited about every little process and thing we get to do.
Oh we even went to Babies R Us and we played with strollers so he could see how they worked. He said he didn't want to miss 1 doctor appt and that I had to tell him about everything I was feeling.
Ohh he's just been great! Other than that...my boobs hurt alot less today than before, I'm bloated still but most other symptoms have faded..other than getting tired pretty early at night.
June 18th, 5 weeks 3 days
Oh man I'm moody today...not even moody, its more like going from really really really irritated to just being generally ticked at the world.
I know it's mostly because I'm at work and pretty much nobody here can do anything on their own...how do you even run a business when you can't use a computer, I'm not sure how that's possible.
No other symptoms still. I POAS again this morning just to make sure my lines were dark.....and boy oh boy are they ever! So I'm not worried...I'll do my other digital in about a week or so and then the week after that we go to my FIRST ACTUAL EVER OBGYN appt and get my ultrasound so we can start telling people that were pregnant.
Nobody seems to suspect anything so far (other than Laurie, which is strange since we aren't even around her anymore other than at races) totally weird! We are both just soo excited to start sharing our news with everyone and posting pics of all the stuff we have for the baby already....were looking at nursery furniture probably today. Looked at strollers, playpens, rockers, swings, highchairs etc last weekend and did all the painting last weekend as well...I'd say we've got things well under way. Were both just soo excited that we need to be doing baby things since we can't TALK to anyone else about baby things.
Oh one weird thing (not sure if its pg related or not) the front 1/3 of my tongue feels kind of like a burned it on something hot. A little tingly and has a kind of weird taste. I've seen the word "metalic" written in the books I've been reading, so that's kind of a good description for it. Strange huh?
I hope I get some morning sickness soon...this LOVING food thing is killing me...I'm going to be GIGANTIC if I'm not careful.
I'm back on track today...hitting the gym again and ate really well....
Breakfast-yogurt, toast, eggs, decaf coffee
Lunch-ham wraps, string cheese, carrots/sugar snap peas, strawberries
Dinner- tuscan shrimp with steamed veggies and long grain rice!
When I'm at the gym I only do 30 minutes of cardio and at a much slower pace than usual so that my heart rate doesn't get above 140, SIDE NOTE: I bought a heart rate monitor so that I know at all times where my heart rate is at. It will ROCK for working out since the ones on the machines aren't that reliable. I also still hav been doing crunches...cut back from 400-500 to 200-300. I'll will continue with them all through the 1st tri after that NO LYING ON MY BACK. Also leg toning...using much lighter weights than previous but trying to add a few reps, 1 set of 30 instead of one set of 20-25.
Hopefully it will help me maintain through the first trimester...after that I'm not sure what I'll do. Play it by ear
6 weeks, 1 day June 23, 2008
I slept like CRAP last night, in fact...I barely slept at all...you know that feeling when your sort of thinking about things before you fall asleep and you cant remember the next morning when you actually fell asleep....that's what I felt last night. ALL NIGHT except I never got the chance to actually fall asleep...I kept tossing and turning and thinking about random things. I think I might have gotten about 2-3 hours of total sleep but I can't be sure. I was up at 12:30 and 4:00 to pee though. I'm working 10 hour days this week to take Friday off so let's hope I can get through the day...I'm exhausted. I've heard something about pregnancy insomnia...but I'n not sure that's what this is or if I just didn't sleep well.
I'm constantly worried that I'm not pregnant.....I'm not having many symptoms, no nausea, no morning sickness, my boobs aren't even all that sore (my nipples are occasionally but not to the extent I thought they would be), I am sleepy ALOT and need naps but that could be for any reason and I am very moody but again...could be for anything. Im mainly worried that I'm stil prego but when we go to the doc at 8 weeks they will tell me my baby stopped growing or has no heartbeat or something and thats why I'm not having any symptoms...I'm actually DEATHLY afraid of this.
I gained a TON of weight over the last 2 weeks...Its all about my poor eating habits and lack of working out though...I need to keep an eye on this or I'm going to find myself in a place I don't want to be. For this first trimester especially I need to do what I can to work out even if its for 20 mins each day and reallly watch my food intake. Here's a covered belly pic from 6 weeks 1 day.....( the naked belly shots are in my feb space)
we also have almost completed the nursery.... we bought a whole new set from someone on craigslist and bought a new glider....the top portion of the wall above the chair rail will be painted either a light pink or a light blue (obviously depending) and the bottom is a chocolate brown. Dion and I just LOVE the room, the light wood make its look bright and cheery. Only 6 weeks in and were getting organized already!
with the bedding and pictures in there it will be amazing...I think this is our top choice for bedding sets...
Scratch that whole not feeling sick thing....
I'm getting a few short waves of it this morning...could be just because I'm exhausted but water seems to intice it and a few pretzel sticks at a time seem to help. I'll keep you posted.
I thought the title of this picture would be sooo cute since my friend Jess is alos prego (obviously) so technically there are 6 of us in this pic.
"Look how cute the 6 of us are"
Wouldn't that be cute? I won't but I do think it would be cute as a way to see if anyone was paying attn. I want to come up with a cutsie way to tell everyone but I'm at a loss still...I'll be thinking about it!
6 weeks, 2 days June 24th
So this is what morning sickness feels like.
I really regret ever asking for it...Its really horrible...I feel dizzy, like I can't concentrate and even the computer screen scrolling is making me want to throw up.
It feels like you've got the flu, even swallowing saliva might make you yak...I haven't yet...I just feel like it. Like a queasy, gross, uncomfortable, headachy, dizzy, totally nauseas feeling...YUCK.
I need to go research remedies...These small pretzels I'm eating don't seem to be doing the trick
Slept a lil better last night, went to bed about 8:00p woke up at 3:00a from a bad dream and couldn't go back to sleep. Alarm went off at 4:30....and I have a SUPER long day ahead of me again....I'm not sure this is going to work, I need to lay down or something.
Not much else going on with my body.