Sunday, January 22, 2012

15 weeks

Here I am, 15 weeks along.  One picture I didn't post from the ultrasound (it was really blurry) is the one indicating that the baby's gender is possibly a boy.  Lorin and I have both felt like its a boy from the start and that ultrasound pretty much confirmed it for us, although it's still a little early to be 100% sure.  So until I find out otherwise this is Max (not sure on a middle name yet) Larson.

I am so excited to be getting farther along in my pregnancy.  I've been feeling better as I've moved into the 2nd trimester but still feel a bit queezy once in a while.  I don't have any specific cravings right now, just kind of eat whatever sounds good that day.  One thing that is my go to food, if nothing else sounds good, is a turkey sandwich with cheese and miracle whip. Simple and very tasty.

My clothes still fit although most of my pants are starting to have to remain unbuttoned. Its always hard to put on weight, but because I have a life growing inside of me I've been perfectly ok with the changes I'm going through. And it doesn't hurt that I have a husband who makes me feel beautiful everyday and "can't wait for my belly to get bigger".....  :)  I'm learning to embrace these changes and anytime I look in the mirror I'm keeping a positive attitude!

I have become a walking fool.  It's not quite as fulfilling as running (I miss my "runners high") but it works and is still a stress reliever.  I need to do whats healthy for me and the baby and I'm all good with that.  Plus running is a little hard on the joints and the way my body is stretching and expanding at the moment walking is so much better.  There will be plenty of time to run after the baby.

As far as mood swings go I would say I'm doing really good.  I had a couple of episodes in my first trimester where I would just cry for no reason but other then that nothing major.  One thing I have noticed is that I have become a super home body, I hate leaving the house, period.  I don't want to even go to the store, but then again I have always hated going to our Safeway.  It makes Lorin a little stir crazy sometimes but he is handling it well.  I think the major thing is that I am just super tired therefore I feel like being lazy and a bum, especially on the weekends.

So that's just a little update so far.  Stay tuned for more.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

1st Trimester

Here is a little breakdown of how the first trimester went for me:

  1. Felt amazing and normal until I hit week 6
  2. Had some complications around 7 weeks which led to a hospital visit and the discovery of a very large cyst.
  3. Bed rest for a few days.
  4. No running at all (worst part so far...)....and some other restrictions, because of the dang cyst and other minor complications.
  5. One hospital visit and 3 Dr appointments in 2 weeks which resulted in 3 ultrasounds and each time seeing the baby and the heartbeat.....the most amazing thing I have ever seen.
  6. Only 2 emotional breakdowns.....and they were pretty minor. (Go ahead and ask Lorin he will agree).
  7. Smells driving me crazy.
  8. Feeling nauseated all day but never puking (not sure which is worse).
  9. Liking food one day and hating it the next.  I was running out of things to eat.
  10. No desire what so ever for sweets, only salty things. 
  11. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep. 
  12. Peeing all the time!!!   (TMI?!?)
  13. And.......  I think that is about it!

Now on to the 2nd Trimester which is supposed to be better.  And I have to say so far it has been!

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    13 Weeks

    I had a Dr appt yesterday and once again we got spoiled with an ultra sound.  All I can say is AMAZING.  It has been so amazing to see our baby change from a "blob" to an actually baby in a matter of weeks.  Yesterdays appt was also a big relief for me as I've been worried about the baby, not that I have had any problems since my last appt, I just tend to be a worry wart.  I just need to have more faith and trust in Heavenly Father.  So that's what I will do!  

    Now on to the baby - He/She is measuring right on the money at 13 weeks and 1 day, around 7 centimeters.  The heartbeat is about 154 bpm, which is fantastic!!  He/She was super active yesterday, bouncing around, stretching, and turning from side to side.  Lets just say the baby gave us quite a show, even the ultra sound tech seemed surprised at how active the baby was.  It was sooo cool!!  Here are the amazing images that Lorin and I have been oooo-ing and awww-ing over since yesterday.

    I present baby Larson:

    Looking right at us
    Waiving hello from behind, or waiving us off like he is!!
    Perfect little profile pic.  See that pointy nose??  That is a Larson nose for sure!!

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    10 Years!

    Jan 4th was our 10yr Anniversary, man how time has flown.  We only went to dinner for the big day since technically our Bahamas trip in June was the main celebration.  But it has been an amazing 10yrs full of ups and downs (mostly ups) and now we are so excited to move on to the next chapter in our lives by preparing for Baby Larson in July!