Sunday, May 31, 2009

13 weeks!

Well 13 weeks has come and gone. My sciatic nerve hurts a lot these days and the pain wakes me up in the middle of the night. The baby has also decided to sit on my bladder so I am waking up every three hours to go to the bathroom.

How far along? 13 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain/loss: still pre-pregnancy weight

Maternity clothes?
yup...just more comfortable this way
Stretch marks?
some...i'm going to buy the cocoa butter to help them.
getting sleep but waking up a lot.
Best moment this week: Started to look at the furniture for the nursery and found some cute quilts I like.
Movement: none yet
Food cravings: ice water

Food aversions: meats....nothing seems to sound good these days.

Gender: I call the baby a girl and Andrew calls the baby a boy.
Labor Signs:
Belly Button in or
out? in
What I miss:
sleeping without leg pain!
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the sex of the baby next month!
Weekly Wisdom: none really.
Milestones: moved on to my second trimester!

Monday, May 25, 2009

12 weeks!

I am at the end of 12 weeks and feeling pretty well. I starting to get my energy back around 11.4 weeks and have been doing pretty well since. I went to the doctor's on Tuesday and was able to hear the baby's heartbeat! We also scheduled my 20 week ultrasound for the week of July 4th so we can finally find out the sex of the baby!

How far along? 12 weeks 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: lost 2 pounds

Maternity clothes?
pants and have bought more shirts
Stretch marks?
finally feeling refreshed when I wake up in the morning
Best moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat!
Movement: none yet
Food cravings: nothing really

Food aversions: none right now

Gender: I'm back to calling the baby a boy
Labor Signs:
Belly Button in or
out? in
What I miss:
I really wanted a mojito over this holiday weekend.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the sex of the baby next month!
Weekly Wisdom: none really.
Milestones: I have energy again!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

11 weeks

I'm almost at the end of my first trimester! I am hoping to have energy in the second trimester. I have more aches and pains these days and find myself needing Andrew to rub my back every night. The baby is still growing and is now the size of a lime already.

How far along? 11 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: holding steady
Maternity clothes? pants and some shirts
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: still tired all the time. I still love naps!
Best moment this week: Enjoyed my first Mother's Day with Andrew and our families!
Movement: none
Food cravings: my sweet tooth has returned
Food aversions: onions
Gender: Still think my dream was telling me I am having a girl
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? in
What I miss: sushi
What I am looking forward to: Hopefully hearing the heartbeat next Tuesday
Weekly Wisdom: just to relax!
Milestones: Over my morning sickness!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Books for the Tot

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of books myself, and I'm hoping that I can impart some of that love onto my children.

Yesterday we found a used book store in Dana's parent's neighborhood: 2nd Chance Books. It's a neat little store with a huge selection of used books, and a pretty decent selection of high-quality childrens books too. Part of me worried that the books we picked up would have slobber stains, crayon marks, and grubby finger smudges, but this wasn't the case at all. The books were all in almost perfect condition!

The ones we bought yesterday were some of the classics that Dana and I remembered from our respective childhoods: Dr. Suess, the Berenstain Bears and Winnie the Pooh.

It was a perfect little shopping trip for us to go on for our first mothers day, and we were able to pick up some great little books to read with our young ones. Plus, we were able to get the pile of books for a very reasonable price, so that makes everything better!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

10 Weeks!

10 weeks already, it seems like it is going so quickly. I will post a picture on here tomorrow, I just don't have the energy to take one tonight. We saw a lot of Andrew's aunts and uncles this past weekend and it was great to see how excited they are about the baby.

How far along?
10 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: I'm not sure if I gained any weight this week, I haven't weighted myself.
Maternity clothes? pants
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: can't get enough sleep...I feel like I can't function most days
Best moment this week: No real morning sickness this week
Movement: none
Food cravings: taco bell...I know it's bad but so good right now.
Food aversions: carrots still
Gender: I had a dream it was a girl
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? in
What I miss: coffee
What I am looking forward to: hopefully having energy again
Weekly Wisdom: get your rest won't have it after the baby arrives
Milestones: I can't think of anything right now...I'm too tired!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The House

We went out last night to take a look at a few more houses. We scheduled four of them, and the Realtor at first was a little skeptical that we would be able to do all those showings in a single evening. Of course, when you've seen as many houses as we have in the past few months, you know exactly what you are looking for and can cross the lousy ones off the list pretty quickly.

The first house was lousy. It looked pretty great from the pictures, but it was unmaintained and needed a lot of work. The kitchen didn't even have space or an electrical hookup (that we could see) for a stove.

The second house was much nicer, a very nice updated kitchen (which is important to me), but an ugly looking yard, a very creepy basement, and steep price tag.

The third looked so remarkably cute from the outside but was a total wreck on the inside. The basement had a serious water leak problem, and instead of having the problem resolved the owners chose to dig a series of ditches in the basement to direct the water down towards the sump pump.

The fourth house was the one.

It was a townhouse, which is something we've shied away from in some of our looking because we figured that for the same amount of money we could get a standalone house and a decent sized yard. We were wrong though, the townhouse really did give us more for our money.

So we talked to the realtor last night after we saw the house and immediately scheduled a second showing for this morning and brought all our parents to come see it with us. They loved it too and earlier this afternoon we put in our first offer!

After all these months, it's amazing that things can suddenly move so fast.