Life is good!! My little girl can now probably survive ICU if she were to be born! It feels amazing! My belly is getting big, and I am loving feeling her move all the time. She still has quiet days and times, but I pretty consistantly feel her move. I can only on accident sometimes get a feel for her on the outside of my belly. She is apparently sitting spine to spine with me and I am working on Yoga to get that little girl to move forward and in birthing posisiton! I have some time I know, but per my midwives advise I am starting now being she favors it soo much back there. I do have a bit of sciatic pain from it, but its kind of fun because it keeps aware of which side she is on today! Here are some family Pics we had taken this past weekend.
4th generation of girls coming soon!
me and my pregnant sister, and my little brother with his girl. I was 22 weeks in this picture. South Dakota baby shower we attended for my little bro.
15-17 weeks of pregnancy really showed a few sides. Some amazing things happened, and some not so amazing things. It is definitely a time I will never forget and always Cherish!
I really started showing during this time. That was amazing. I have felt the baby move a handful of times!!!! That was beyond amazing!! My love for this baby went 10 fold, and I didn't think that was possible!
15 weeks I felt the baby move 2 times!! weird as that is!! soo early! And I went to our best friends wedding, and wore a super cute dress that accentuated my bump!
16 weeks insecurities reared its ugly head! I dressed like a slob, and felt fat fat fat! my non round belly bump had me in quite the slump! and a few jerks even mentioned it! I think I felt a few flutters this week, but oddly enough not as strong as the 2 I felt in week 15. However at my doc appointment my midwife told me how incredible I was doing! I also found out I had 6 new cavities..... yuck!!!
17 weeks I put on 5 lbs that week and my belly kind of popped. still not round... though I don't think I will ever have a round belly. I will be an oval belly girl. Which I am tying to go with. I got sick of being a slob, and I went maternity clothes shopping!! Love it!! I feel soooo much better!!! I am workin it! did up my nails, and got cute clothes, and showing off this bump of mine!!
17 weeks also had its trials... ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN AND INJURY!!!!!
OWE OWE OWE... I officially have to get up from a sitting position like a grandma, and be ohhh sooo careful. Most painful!!! But my body can go through lots of pain, as long as that baby continues to grow oh soo strong!
I am starting to tackle my most embarrassing pregnancy symptom... this might be TMI, but I struggle with extreme excess watery discharge!! EEEEWWWWWW I know! But I am getting the hang of managing this disgusting problem! and hey that makes me feel better, and after reading many blogs and forums...I am soo not alone in this issue! Thank God! I felt like a disgusting freak of nature! Now I just need to work on being more sexy for my honey. My self esteem really took a hit, and I don't even feel remotely sexy... But I think I have a plan to conquer.... its called a lingerie! to hide my insecurities a bit! and feel more sexy. I am sure the man will appreciate!
I will let ya'all know how it goes!
Time is starting fly by. Where did August go my goodness! My belly bump is really starting to be prominent! I love this! I still have insecurities, because a lot of it is my chub still. But It is what it is. Baby bumps make your chub stick out making baby bump look bigger than it is... I am just trying to rock it!
I was at a wedding this weekend. I loved my dress. Here is a close up of the bump!
In the beggining of week 15 I felt the baby move 2 times!!!! Well I think I did anyways... it was like a finger tip tapping my inside very low down. I only noticed it those 2 times because I was by chance laying very still and very relaxed... I have not felt it since :( It was soo amazing I can't wait to feel it over and over and over again. It made my heart fill with pure joy. Like nothing else in this world matters just that tiny bump bump.
My pregnancy has been going AMAZING. I really only have minor complaints. Mostly I feel totally normal I just pee alot. I can't wait to find out if I am having a boy or a girl. I found out my sister is having a girl!!!! So excited to have my first niece! At first I thought my baby was girl undoubtedly and dreamt of a little girl and wanted a little girl. I now think its a boy, and now I kind of want a boy instead. My husband wants a boy BADLY! Obviously I swing both ways. Whatever that little sweet baby is I will sway in that direction. Which is a big relief. I really thought I wanted a girl and that I might be disappointed if its a boy. And now oddly enough I want a boy instead... but would still be ecsatic if its a girl. What ever dearest baby is... this dearest mommy can't wait to find out!!
I hate wishing my pregnancy away. I love being pregnant, but I am more excited about having the baby. I just don't think I am one of those women who are into pregnancy. In fact knowing I will have to be pregnant for 9 months might sway me in waiting for baby #2 longer than I would wait otherwise. I never thought I would be this way. I thought I would be in love with being pregnant. And it might change as the baby starts moving around and stuff and I get bigger. But I can't help but feel that I can't wait til sweeet baby gets in my arms! Now don't get me wrong I am not complaining about pregnancy or saying I don't enjoy it. I am just simply more excited to have a baby and be a mother. I thought I would be more into pregnancy and I am not feeling that way. I am more into being a mother... and can't wait!
It has been 14 weeks since you were made :) its funny I wrote your auntie Tara an email on that Monday. I told her I had ovulated on Sunday, and that I was pregnant and you were going to be born on Valentines day. Less than 4 weeks later I took a pregnancy test,1 week after we moved into our 1st house, and it was positive!!!! I went through shear joy. I would dance in my head and praise God. I went through scared times, that you would not stay with me. I went through 3 weeks of feeling like crap and having serious issues with food. The day you were measured you were small, and changed my due date later to VALENTINES DAY! LOL!!! I just knew it! :) Everysingle night I praise God. I cry in pure joy. I talk to you. I tell you to feel the warmth and love you are wrapped in. Its God's love and my love. If you can remember being wrapped in this love, it will guide you through life. I am putting together all my plans and ideas. I feel so completely blessed. I love you already. I almost know you already. I wonder what you will be like. But the love that is developing feels so familiar as if it is the love I have been waiting for my entire life. What I was made for. Gods intention all along. I can't wait to meet you. I don't mind being pregnant, but I wouldn't mind skipping the whole thing, and meeting you! I will try to be more patient for you!
In my mind I am really showing! I know I know I still look like I need to lay off the doughnuts, but to me its just so dramatic. This was taken the other night after work. I couldn't stop staring at myself! Still feeling great, and I am doing good with the weight gain. I hope I can keep it up. I notice my appetite is picking up... and I want to snack on junk like all the time... which is nooo good.. So I am a bit worried. I also notice that my stomach is ITCHING like crazy! I hope that means I will be rounding out soon! I want to be noticeably pregnant by my girlfriends wedding on the 25th of August. I will be 15 1/2 weeks!
my chubby middle section I think confuses my tiny bump. Sometimes making it appear larger than it is, and sometimes makes a round belly more difficult to see...
but I am just trying not to dwell on that. I am just trying to be happy with the baby bump, and show it off as much as possible.
My work is being HORRIBLE about my pregnancy I have officially made a vow not to talk about it to them anymore at all. I almost feel harassed. The worst part is they are my superiors....
Such is life as a mother in the professional world. Next time I will play my cards differently when it comes to the work place!
I heard the heartbeat with my sisters dopler! Very hard to find and keep on the doppler, but it was there and we found it twice! whoo hooo. I can't describe the joy of that feeling! the relief it brings. The peace to my heart. I think I could just listen to the ebb and flow for hours in happiness.
For some reason I have had return of the nausea and I threw up for the 1st time!! It was HORRIBLE, and it was in public at my girlfriends bachelorette dinner party! OYE VEY! But my energy is so much better and over all I feel GREAT!
It was fun to see people this past weekend I haven't seen since I found out I was pregnant and they noticed my belly whoo hoo!!
My shirt isnt very tight so its not super noticable, but if you notice from last week its a lot less bloating (higher belly) and more lower belly poking out. fun change! Before I was sooo bloated higher up it was rock hard! It looked like I was carrying super high!