Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bumpdate: 14 Weeks

So I'm starting this pregnancy out a little, um, slow, as far as posts/updates go. Actually, I'm really not since last time we waited until my second tri to announce....we announced at like 9 weeks this time. I've just not been able to make myself sit and do an update. So sorry, ha. This pregnancy has pretty much been a dupe of my last (first) one. Food aversions like WHOA but no nausea, thank God! Other than being pregnant, things have been pretty quiet around here. We are about to take Peyton to Disney for her first time in a week! But that deserves it's own post :) On to the nitty gritty.....

How far along: 14w2d

Total weight gain/loss: 0 (Woo! The longer the weight takes to pack on, the better!)

Maternity clothes: I'm still in the weird inbetween stage. Right now, there is no need for preggo tops...not even in the near future so it seems. I bought two new pairs of maternity jeans because none of my old maternity bottoms fit, they are all too big. (Since I lost a good amount of weight since last time) I have been wearing both pairs because they are super comfy. One is still kind of big but is better than being uncomfortable in normal pants.

**Also, can I add...they say you start showing alot quicker the second time around. So I was really looking forward to that, because who likes being in that "I think that lady's pregnant, oooorrr maybe she's just chubby??" stage?? This has not been true for me. I just have a "pudge pocket" (I so lovingly like to call it) that's awkward. I can't really suck it in anymore but it's still soft and smooshy, ew sorry that sounds gross. So, you can kindly stick out now anytime you want! ;)

Stretch marks: Ehh, no new ones.

Sleep: So stinking horrible. I maybe sleep like 5 hours. I get up every two hours to pee. NO LIE. The peeing is SO much worse this time. I think my bladder is shot.

Movement: I actually felt little Nuggey (this one's nickname is "Nugget") move a little before my 13th week.  (I'm pretty sure I felt Peyton earlier than I did but I just didn't know what to look for) I'm not at the point of feeling constant movement yet, but the fact that I can feel a little "flutter" here and there is SO awesome. I can't wait for Peyton to feel it!!

Food cravings: Still having MAJOR food aversions. Like, IwishIdidnthavetoeat kind of feelings. However I do have a few "staple foods" that I can pretty much eat at any given time:

1. Grilled cheese sandwiches...YUM
2. Greek Salad from Panera
3. California Rolls
4. Cheese and crackers
I HATE chicken. I hated it with Peyton and it's returned this time too. Chicken= BARF...just so we're clear.
Labor Signs: Pshh no.

Belly Button in or out: My poor misshapen belly's still in. I'm afraid to see what it will look like after this child....

What I miss: Sleeping!!!!!!! And being able to eat whatever

Weekly Wisdom: I have no wisdom to share at the moment.

Milestones: We had our second doctor's appt a week ago and got to hear the little one's heartbeat. Love that :) Peyton has made the association of  "the baby" to my belly. Even though I know she doesn't understand the magnitude of a baby, when I ask her where her baby brother or sister is she'll point to my stomach and say "belly". She'll even kiss it sometimes too ♥

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I'm pregnant, I promise!

Ack. I know I've taken forever to post anything since my "announcement". My motivation is severely lacking lately. So, here are the deets...

When we found out:

So, the hubster and I had the "When are we going to have another baby?" chat back around September and decided that we'd just let whatever happen, happen. Meaning no pressure to "try". Fast forward to December and I just had a sneaking suspicion that this was "the" month. I then proceeded to get all excited thinking of all the fun ways we could tell our families at Christmas and all that jazz. {Note, I had yet to even take a test...I wasn't even close enough to be able to take one. I like to think ahead ;)}
A week passes and I had a round about idea of when my period should show, but it had been off a fews for the past few months. Being impatient as I was, I went ahead and bought some tests and used one. I almost threw it away thinking it was negative because the line was pretty much nonexistent. However, I thought I saw one as faint as it was. I showed Austin and he thought he could see it too but I still wasn't for sure. What does one do in this case? I text my best friend a picture and asked her what she saw....and she said a line!! Yay I wasn't making it up! So I take another the next day and the line isn't really any darker, still very faint. Austin tells me there's a line but I want something more definite so I go buy a digital test. Note to self/or others: Just skip to the digital. Who cares about saving a few dollars, lol. Better to not have to decipher!

Exhibit A:
Dec. 15. 2012 (first +)
Woohoo! We've done it again :)

How we told the fam: tell our families!! I had all these cute ideas for Christmas day but ultimately that was just too long to wait, lol. It's harder to hold it in the second time around. The next week we were meeting up with my family in St. Augustine for our annual "Before Christmas dinner in at Harry's" and I knew I had to tell them then. I just could not wait! So, we're all at dinner just talking while waiting for our food and I casually say, "Isn't it neat how two years ago when we were here, I was pregnant with Peyton, then the next year she was here and Josh's sister was pregnant (his fam joined last year) now this year Peyton will be a big sister!" My parents both just kind of nodded along and then the last part of my sentence hit them. They both scream, "What?!!?" and start yaying/clapping and word spread down the table to my sisters and their men...and surrounding tables (my Dad wanted to share with everyone, lol). It was alot of fun and I'm glad we told them then because I was about to burst!! The next night (Christmas Eve, Eve), we went out to eat with Austin's parents and brother (he was in town for Christmas, which was perfect!). Once we got back to their house, we were just sitting around talking and Austin says something like, "Next Christmas is going to be interesting...with two kids" His mom started to cry and they asked if we were serious and then there were hugs all around. We had an extra enjoyable/exciting Christmas this year! Not to mention crazy-weird to think that this was our last one with ONE child!

So there ya have it. The start of our current journey. Continue to follow as I'm sure things will get interesting :)