Friday, August 21, 2009

10 weeks and midwife appointment!

How far along? 10 weeks, 1 day... I'm a little late.

Total weight gain/loss: Same... I'm starting to wonder if we should get a scale or if I should even care...

Maternity clothes? Just the one pair of shorts.

Sleep: Okay still. Going to bed between 9 and 9:30 at night.

Best moment this week: Telling friends. It was tons of fun to hear their reactions!

Movement: None

Food cravings: None really. I'll suddenly want something but if I don't have it the craving goes away.

Gender: unknown

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out? In.

What I miss: Being able to suck in my stomach.

What I am looking forward to: Telling my mother in law tonight and then the rest of the world!

Weekly wisdom: Keep eating!

Milestones: Met with another midwife yesterday. I'm thinking she's the one I'll choose.

Also, about the appointment, we tried to listen for a heartbeat on the doppler but couldn't hear it. I didn't really expect that we would since it's so early and I have a retroverted uterus. And I didn't pass out when I had blood taken, so that's always a plus as well!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Already thinking about labor

I'm already preparing for labor! I know, seems a little early, but there's so much to look into. I'm reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth right now. I'm really enjoying it and I'm pretty sure I'll be reading it again before this baby's born!

Also, I've been searching for natural birth videos and information. I just found this link of the 100 best natural birth blogs! I'm very excited to start looking through them to see if I can find a few helpful ones.

Well, that's all for now. This weekend we'll be telling my husband's mom and then the rest of the world! I'm really looking forward to everyone knowing so we don't have to watch what we say when out in public!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nine week post...

How far along? 9 weeks.

Total weight gain/loss: Same as last week.

Maternity clothes? I bought a pair of maternity shorts... they are comfy except for the elastic keeps folding down. Very annoying.

Sleep: Still good. Just waking up to pee several times a night.

Best moment this week: Can't think of anything...

Movement: None that I can feel! But according to the baby is moving a lot right now!

Food cravings: I craved pineapple glazed ham for a week before breaking down and cooking one last night. Now we have lots of ham leftovers to use. I think homemade mac and cheese is on the menu tonight.

Gender: unknown

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out? In. I have an extremely deep belly button. I wonder if it will ever pop out.

What I miss: Being able to suck in my stomach.

What I am looking forward to: Telling everyone. I'm sick of people complaining about not being able to tell other people.

Weekly wisdom: Don't share the news until you are ready for EVERYONE to know.

Milestones: None really. Though apparently our baby grew ears this week!

Sorry, no belly pictures yet!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Something new

I'm going to try to do this every week (or every two) along with a belly picture. I don't have one for this post since I have yet to take one! We need to get on that. I just hate to get a picture of bloat since baby is still well hidden.

How far along? 8 weeks.

Total weight gain/loss: I have not weighed myself... I don't even know what I started out weighing 8 weeks ago. Our scale has been broken for more than 6 months.

Maternity clothes? Nope, though trying to stay in the looser stuff.

Sleep: Like a log for eight hours except when getting up to pee.

Best moment this week: Telling the family the news.

Movement: None except for little cramps that I assume is my uterus stretching to make room for the kid.

Food cravings: If it's not making me feel like throwing up, I'll eat it! It's so weird being starving and sick at the same time.

Gender: unknown

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out? In.

What I miss: Energy.

What I am looking forward to: Telling more people... really just having it out in the open.

Weekly wisdom: Lemon heads will do wonders with morning sickness.

Milestones: None that I can think of... I guess telling my family. I felt a little like I was lying to them because half the time I don't believe I'm actually pregnant!