Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Week 15

How far along? 15 weeks, 1 day

Maternity clothes? Just pants

Sleep? Its gotten a bit better. The last week Ive only been getting up once to go to the bathroom. And instead of waking up at 6:30, Ive been waking up with Brian at 6. I think my energy is coming back!

Best moment this week? I've had several:
1. Feeling my bump expand. My tummy is getting really hard! And its growing up higher! Its so very weird! Im used to having a jiggly flabby tummy. Now when I poke it, its firm!
2. Going maternity clothes shopping with my mom. I just got a couple of things for fall. We went to Destination Maternity for their clearance sale and I loved it! The store is awesome! And everything was under $15!
3. My first student asked me if I was pregnant today. Bless their hearts, they didn't want to be rude and ask! Ive heard a couple of comments whispered, but none had asked me. I think the word will be out soon!

Food cravings: None really.

Gender: Team Green!

Belly button in or out? In

Movement? I don't think so... the other night I laid on the couch and REALLY tried to focus and thought I felt something like a fish swimming down low, but I think its probably psychological... I can't wait for real movement!

What I miss? Nothing : )

What I'm looking forward to: Our appointment next Tuesday. I'm praying we hear a nice, steady heartbeat again! I'm praying that my increasing waistline is a good indicator that all is well inside. Not that I worry about those types of things : )

Milestones: Obviously we are more pregnant than we've ever been! I feel like I'm starting to get to the "comfortable" part of pregnancy. I'm really anxious to hear our little one next week at 16 weeks and to see them on an ultrasound again and gain some reassurance that they are healthy!

This week I've been really trying to just meditate in the fact that God loves our child more than we ever could! He is preparing them for His perfect will, however that may look. I'm still worried and absolutely terrified of all the endless possibilities of what could happen with our child, but I assume that's just the beginning with mommyhood!

If you happen to think of us, a prayer for our baby and my anxious mind would surely be appreciated. I pray that our next appointment will help my heart be a little more at peace.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Week 14

How far along? 14 weeks, 1 day

Maternity clothes? Just pants

Sleep? I usually wake up once or twice to go to the bathroom.

Best moment this week? Letting word get out about the baby and sharing in our excitement!

Food cravings: None really.

Gender: Team Green!

Belly button in or out? In

Movement? Nope. I can't wait for that!

What I miss? Nothing : )

What I'm looking forward to: Our next appointment in 2 weeks.

Milestones: We are definitely into the 2nd trimester by anyone's definitions. According to most, the chance of loss at this point is at or less than 1%. We are praying praying praying that this is our healthy take-home baby!

I will say, this first full week of teaching with kids is kicking my butt! I didn't have much morning sickness during 1st tri but it is sure here now! I think actually working is wearing me out and making me feel sick and tired. When I get home in the evening I am really trying to take it easy. I can't wait for that 2nd tri burst of energy and for the nesting to begin. My house is currently a wreck!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

1st Nursery Purchase

One thing I've been looking forward to for a long time is decorating a nursery.

Mr. Free and I have always known 2 things regarding our nursery:
1. It needed to be gender neutral
2. We didn't want a "theme" (i.e. No Winnie the Pooh or painted flowers on the wall...etc.)

So ever since our first pregnancy I've been looking for ideas on the internet.
I quickly fell in love with the idea of light turqoise walls with accents of sunny yellow and red.

And also during our first pregnancy I fell in love with this bedding at Target:
When it went on clearance for $35, I snatched it up.

So these are my basis.

A couple of weeks ago, I began looking at nurseries again and found this beautiful image:
I fell in love with that rug!
Those that have read my blog for awhile know how much I've dreamed of a chevron rug, but they are so pricey!
I wrote off that dream rug figuring it was too expensive.

But I was wrong.

As I read about this nursery, the article mentioned that the rug came from Urban Outfitters for $69.

I quickly showed it to Mr. Free with enthusiasm and he ordered it online.
When it came in the mail I saw it was perfect.

Our baby is getting the coveted chevron rug.
And I couldn't be happier.

So this is the foundation of what will become our nursery.
The room we will use is very small.

We anticipate only purchasing a crib and rocker for the space.
We already have a white bookshelf that will serve as storage in the room.

It is so exciting to have another room to decorate, and for such a worthy person makes it even more fun!
I will sure to update you along the way!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I have an announcement...

This February, Mr. Free and I are expecting a little miracle!!!

I've been so quiet this summer because we wanted to wait to share our news with the world until we made it to the Second Trimester.
And truly, all I did this summer was sleep!

We are currently 13 weeks and so far, all is well. We've been monitored by the RE until we "graduated" after our 12 week sonogram.

It appears, thus far, that Femara and Prometrium were what we needed!

Here's some pics of our little LoveBug.

6 weeks
8 weeks
10 weeks

12 weeks

Mr. Free and I have truly felt each and every prayer. We have been so blessed to be surrounding by such caring people.

To be honest, I'm thrilled to be this far along, but I'm still very nervous. Any prayers you have to spare that this little one will arrive safely and healthy would be much appreciated!

My next appointment is in 3 weeks with my regular OB, which I'll be 16 weeks.

We've met with the regular OB once, at 11 weeks and got to hear the heartbeat on the doppler!
It was amazing to hear!
Nice and strong at 166 bpm!
We had never made it that far before.

Around 20 weeks we will be getting a quad and level II ultrasound, as diabetic moms run the risk of their babies having heart defects.

Luckily, my blood sugar has been in tight control, which technically puts our baby at the same risk as an other baby, but I will be monitored anyways.

And since I didn't blog my way through the 1st tri, here's a short recap:
Tired. Needed 1-2 naps daily. Praise the Lord it was summer vacation!
No food sounded good.
Except for KFC Chicken strips, mashed potatoes and biscuit.
Desserts sounded AWFUL! If you know know that is truly not me in my normal state.
Anxiety was a companion through out, but each appointment made her shrink a bit.
I think I cooked twice. The whole summer. Yikes.

That's it! On to second tri!

For those wondering.... we are Team Green.
No pink or blue for us until February!
We are excited for such an amazing surprise!

Hopefully I will be much more regular around here, now that I'm gaining that 2nd tri energy!

Plus I'm excited to share my journey with you as we prepare for this little blessing!

Thank you all again for all your prayers!!!