14 weeks

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Well it has been an interesting week.  I woke up last Monday with some pains in my lower back area. I have had kidney stone 3 other times and that is very similar to what it felt like just not as intense.  So I chilled out all day and chugged lemon water like no ones business.  The pain eventually went away the next and brought a whole new array of irritations. Lucky, I had a doctors appointment on Wednesday and was able to get some antibiotics to help with it all.  Whew thank goodness that is all over.

Sunday Nate and I decided to go out on a lunch date to Red Lobster (Nate has been talking bout their rolls for weeks now).  When we got home we decided to do..... nothing. Then we got the urge to try some of the at home gender test we found online. Needless to say we are SOOO ready to find out what this baby is.

Chinese Gender test: BOY
Mayan Gender test: BOY
Ring Gender test: BOY
Baking Soda Gender test: ???
So for this one you have to pee in a cut with 2 tbs of baking soda, well the only baking soda that we had is the one that has been in our fridge for years (not sure if it is serving a purpose any more). So I did what the website said and got a little bit of fizz but not much.  The results are supposedly if it fizzes its a boy and if it doesn't fizz its a girl.

I was very tempted not to post this pictures. I really am happy I promise. Nate finds it funny to hold town the trigger to the camera and take 20 pictures in seconds and this "really" face happened to be the only one he got in focus. So there it is, starting to get a little somethin' something' there. (this is an evening picture also and I always look so much bigger in the evening)

How far along?  14 weeks! 
Total weight gain/measurements: 4 lbs. The doctor said that is good followed by are you eating health? WELL UGH.... I have been traveling with the baseball team and eating one meal out at least 3 times a week so NO is the answer to that questions. 
Maternity clothes: Nope. 
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Hello night sweats! I have always had them sporadically though so not sure this is due to the pregnancy or not. 
Best moment this week: Getting to watch my nurse chase little baby B from one side of my stomach to the other. He/she did not want us to hear its heart.  
Miss anything? NOPE 
Movement: So I told Nate a couple days ago while laying down I thought I felt something but there is so much going on with my body I can't tell between baby and gas. 
Food cravings: Sour gummy worms
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing out of the norm
Gender: 3/4 say boy on the wives tails :)
Labour signs: Heck no!!
Symptoms: Kidney stones... BOOO
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: May 5th (the gender ultrasound)


Pregnancy Journal

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ugh documenting your pregnancy!! If you are like me you have every intensions of being on top of things and documenting every little thing. Well that intention for me lasted a whole week.  I forgot, put it off, and forgot again. What's a girl to do? There are a million different ways that people are documenting their pregnancies these days. Of course there is that evil demon of Pinterst that sucks us all into these great ideas that we can usually never get done (at least this is the case for myself).  When I found out I was pregnant like I said I was going to be on top of things. I created this journal for to fill out each week and that didn't happen, so I am passing this on to you!

Here is what the download will look like AFTER you fill in your week and the baby size. (your download below this image)

The one below is YOURS, as you can see the week number is missing and the size of the baby. To download all you have to do is click on the image and save it to your computer. Once the image is saved open up Microsoft Word click on insert picture.  You will have to change the format of the image so that you can place text over the image to fill in your week and baby size.  Then print and ENJOY!! 

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13 weeks

Sunday, March 16, 2014

1st trimester.

This first trimester has been really interesting.  I am beyond excited to be adding to our family and having a little bean growing inside of me.  People are always asking me how I feel about it and of course I am beyond excited. I think I have heard so many stories of  other peoples experiences and mine just does not seem as exciting as theirs.  Apparently there is supposed to be this "wow" moment when the clouds part and a giant beam of sun rays shine down on me..... Yeah ugh NO!! I must just be lame bc aside from my few symptoms I don't feel pregnant at all. I have experienced my fair share of emotions so far, from crying at seeing the little heartbeat and wanting to kill my husband simply because he was breathing my air. Needless to say this has been a pretty easy going 1st trimester.

1. Amazon I'm Pregnant and What to expect when expecting- The first couple weeks of pregnancy I could tell no one and I was going CRAZY.  If you know me I am some what of a hypocondriate. I spend way to much time watching The Doctors and searching things online, which can make any sane person crazy.  So to help keep myself off of the internet I bought these two book and found them to be very helpful.  I'm Pregnant is a week by week guide and has lots of pictures which I love :).  Every pregnant person I know has bought or read the What to expect when expiating, so of course I wanted it too.

2. Water- Ugh, I hate I repeat I hate drink water!!  Prior to the pregnancy I literally could go a whole day and not drink anything. Its just not something I ever think about and I am never thirsty.  After visiting with the doctor last week I was told I am still not drinking enough water so since then my husband has turned into the water natzi! I understand he is trying to help but I feel like I could float a small yacht in my stomach. So because I know I am supposed to drink it and LOTS of it this is a must have. 

3. Motherhood Collagen Boosting Body Butter- I was given this as a gift and I love it so far.  Immediately after finding out I was pregnant I started searching which creams where the best for stretch marks.  Well, there are like millions and I had no idea where to start.  This lotion smells great and goes on awesome not leaving behind any sticky residue (which is a must for me).  I know stretch marks are inevitable but surly if I bath in this stuff daily something will get "boosted".

4. Target C9 by Champions Bra- This was a life saver.  I found out I was pregnant a week after raiding the bra section at the New Year's Dillard's sale.  Needless to say by the time I got them home nothing I had was fitting in them.  This bra is so comfortable and has enough padding that I can wear it with regular tops and not look like I am packing a bread loaf under my shirt.  SCORE 

5. Pepsi- I know I know, I am not supposed to have caffeine. Well, after expressing my 4 day headache pain on Facebook multiple people told me to try some caffeine. So I did and BAM it worked. I can count on one hand the number of sodas I drank in the last year prior to pregnancy. I just don't drink it so I would have never guessed this helped my headache to go away. 

6. Walmart One-A-Day Prenatal- This was the first thing I went and purchased and let me make on thing clear, I got the first one I saw on the shelf.  I had no idea which one was "the best" and all that jazz but this one seems to work really well for me.  I have had no sickness, little to no burping, and I feel great. 

7. Walmart Eggrolls- I have eaten more egg rolls the last 2 months than I have eaten in my whole life. Oh man, they are so yummy.  Pop them in the microwave for 45 seconds and BAM...... heaven. The ones I get are in the deli section at Walmart by the pre made subs (just incase you want to snag some).  The brand pictured is not the brand I purchase but since I couldn't find a picture this one will have to do. Want an egg roll now?

Please ignore my husbands inability to focus the camera. I only have so long and so many shots to get before he looses patients so had to go with this one. On the bright side by the end of this 9 months surly he will have it figured out.

How far along?  13 weeks! 
Total weight gain/measurements: 1-2 lbs. My weight fluctuates between 123-125 normally so it is hard for me to tell what is actually baby gain or food gain. 
Maternity clothes: No, but I have a feeling I will be breaking out the rubber band trick on my jeans a lot sooner than later. 
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Pretty much normal besides the crazy dreams that I talked about last week.
Best moment this week: Getting our first baby gift in the mail. This was a total surprise to me and I was a emotional basket case when I opened up the box and saw the baby wrapping paper. 
Miss anything? Not at the moment, feeling pretty normal
Movement: Nope, I have read in my book that some people (in most cases women who have already been pregnant) can feel a little butterfly feeling. I have been paying attention pretty hard the last week and haven't felt anything. 
Food cravings: Chef salad but I better have hard boiled eggs and ham on it.  Thank goodness it is a healthy craving.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Still Nate's nasty hot sauce
Gender: Your guess is a good as mine. Daddy is praying for a boy. :)
Labour signs: Heck no!!
Symptoms: Headaches galore!! Holy cow have they been bad this week. 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: warm weather :)


Baby Breland Coming September 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Well, the cat has been let out of the bag. Nate and I are expecting! Baby Breland will be here in September and we are both so excited.  We found out at the beginning of January and waited till after our first appointment to tell our parents and family. It ended up working out perfect because Nate had baseball games in Conway, AR on Valentines day which meant that we got to give our moms the best Valentines Day present ever. But first I had to tell my sister. Somewhere along the way she made me promise to tell her first when we were pregnant, so I did and this is what happened.

Every time I see this video I crack up laughing. Poor Chris just stands there smiling with a "what the hell is going on" look on his face. PRICELESS

This is how we told our mothers. I found these adorable little things on Etsy and couldn't resist. Both little boxes also contained a note with the announcement and due date. There were lots of tears, jumping, and screaming following the realization of what was inside their "valentines day presents".

 I am right at the end of the 12th week now and thus far I have nothing to complain about. I have little to no symptoms what so ever aside from fatigue and having to go purchase some new bras (my doctor informed me that I had received the "golden ticket").  I have continued my same workout regimen as I had prior to pregnancy, although I will say some days were a little harder than others. Fatigue hit me hard at week 8 and didn't want to do anything let alone go workout. Also at this point all I wanted to eat was egg rolls, which is strange seeing that I rarely ever eat them in general.

We had our 12 week appointment on Wednesday and got to hear the little heart beat again.  Every time I hear it I am amazed that there is a little heartbeat inside of me and get quite emotional all at the same time.

The first picture of our little bean at 8 weeks. 

How far along? 12 weeks (wow crazy)
Total weight gain: None at the moment. 
Maternity clothes?  Nope, I am honestly hoping that I can avoid buying any though out the whole pregnancy. (think its possible?)
Stretch marks?  Not yet. I already have stretch marks just from when I started college so something tells me I won't be able to avoid them but in the mean time I will bath in my collagen  boosting body butter. 
    Sleep: Oh sleep, it's been interesting I am not feeling tired thought the day but my crazy, scary, and somewhat blushful dreams wake me up quite frequently throughout the night.  
Best moment this week: Getting to hear the little beans heart beat again. 
Miss anything?  Not being bloated constantly. 
Food cravings: Nope none really.  
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Yes!  ALOT OF THING. Fish and the nasty hot sauce that Nate has to put on EVERYTHING he eats are the two that are the most prominent. 
Gender: I have no idea...but I would definitely be happy with either :)
Labour signs: No!
Symptoms: Food aversions are pretty much it for this week. 
Belly button in or out?  In!  Ugh my belly button is a giant whole I would be surprised if that thing every gets even close to popping out. 
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I'm happy, extremely happy!
Looking forward to: 8 weeks from now finding out the gender so I can start to SHOP!!

Well that is it for the 12 week post. We are beyond elated to FINALLY be able to share our exciting news with everyone. 



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