Friday, January 27, 2012

14 Weeks Pregnant

With my nausea completely gone, new symptoms have made their appearance.

Cramps: I have been having cramps like crazy. Usually these come at night and I curl up in a ball and try to sleep through them. It is a little nerve racking wondering if it is the start of another miscarriage, but I quickly remind myself that I had some awful cramps with Lincoln too. Cramps are extremely normal and common because as the uterus stretches to fit growing baby it can cause some pain.

Weird Dreams: My dreams seem to get weirder and weirder. The other night I dreamt that my grandma was having a baby and my grandpa wanted the entire family to be there for the birth. After I woke up, it took a few minutes to reassure myself that my eighty-year old grandma was in fact not pregnant and therefore I wouldn’t have to watch her have a baby. Still freaks me out thinking about it.

Bloody Noses: This is something I have gotten every pregnancy from the very beginning from all the extra blood. Lincoln saw me get a bloody nose the other day and started dry heaving. He apparently will not be a future doctor.

Weight Gain: I have gained two more pounds this past week. Making my grand total 15lbs. It is quite a bit for how far along I am, but I am trying to be positive about the weight gain and not focus too much on the number. With Lincoln I didn’t gain a pound until I was 20 weeks along. I am sure with the extra energy I have to exercise again it will start to slow down. I try to remind myself that I was at an unhealthy weight when I got pregnant, so my body put on the necessary weight for a healthy pregnant. At least that is what I tell myself.

Although my baby is no 15 pound watermelon, it is the size of a lemon!

Here I am at 14 weeks and Lincoln copying me.


My belly and Lincoln’s belly

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gummy Worms

For the past few weeks I have been trying to eat really healthy. I cut out sugars and most packaged or processed food. It is amazing how good I feel when I am eating healthy. I have been really sensitive to sugars this pregnancy, so I avoid them and that seems to take away any sickness or nausea.

The other night my younger brother brought home a gigantic bag of gummy worms. I couldn’t help but have a few. Soon that “few” turned into a few more and before long I had downed at least 20 gummy worms. Oh my gosh was I sick! My stomach was killing me! I thought that taking a warm bath might make me feel better, but that just increased the pain. After my bath, I rolled around on my bed moaning and before long I was bent over the toilet puking up everything I had eaten in the past six hours.

Lincoln was very supportive. He stood outside the bathroom asking if I was okay and saying, “I want to hug you mommy”.

I swear I WON’T be eating gummy worms for the next ten years…..


Friday, January 20, 2012

13 Weeks Pregnant

I am now in my second trimester! Yay!

This week I felt better than I have in awhile. I only felt nauseas once or twice, but the best part is my three trips to the bathroom have declined to only one. WOW! The best feeling ever is waking up in the morning after several hours of uninterrupted sleep. I no longer feel like I need to take a nap with Lincoln and feel more energy everyday.

I definitely am still tired but the slight energy I do have feels incredible to how I felt a couple of weeks ago.

My tummy continues to grow because Baby is now the size of a PEACH!


Speaking of growing things, my boobs are getting HUGE! When I say huge, I mean not as small :) And my butt of course is growing too. That is the thing about pregnancy, it sure enjoys plumping us up everywhere.

I have tried to explain to Lincoln that there is a baby in mommy’s tummy, but he doesn’t understand at all. He now insists on showing me the baby in his tummy.

But here is the baby in my tummy!


I look a little drugged in this picture, but that is what happens when your husband takes the picture. IMG_7592

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pregnancy Week 12

My due date is July 27th, 2012! I went to the doctor a little over a week ago and everything looks good! The baby has a strong heart beat and looks perfect

I finally feel like I am getting my energy back! It is amazing how tired I was. I couldn’t remember what it felt like to feel good anymore. The nausea has almost all disappeared, but some foods still make me a little queasy.  Music and reading makes me want to vomit, so I avoid it as much as I can.

Here is my first batch of photos! I feel like I should have started at 10 weeks, since I am getting bigger faster this time around. I gained 13 lbs in four weeks! It freaked me out so I started eating really healthy and cut out a lot of crap.



Pregnant Directly After a Miscarriage

October 7, 2011 was the first day of my miscarriage. It was my second in less than five months and I was a little devastated. I didn’t bother going to the doctor because I was only around seven weeks pregnant and had already been through one.

Six weeks later, I was laying in my bed and thinking about how badly I wanted a baby, when I realized I hadn’t started my period yet. Not wanting to get my hopes up, I decided to wait a few more weeks.

Then ten weeks after my miscarriage, I took a pregnancy test and it came back POSITIVE! It was a weird feeling, reading that test, not sure if it was accurate and starting to think I was crazy.

I called the doctor and scheduled an appointment for January 3rd, 2012. It was 12 weeks and 4 days from my miscarriage.

They did an ultra-sound to measure the baby and see how far along I was because there was no way to know without a period to go from.

As the lady started the ultra-sound I said, “I bet I am just crazy and not pregnant”. She laughed and then I warned her, “It might be a dead baby”. Apparently I was feeling a little negative and really not wanting to get my hopes up.

But then there was a heart beat and a tiny, adorable baby! Hearing that heart beat was one of the biggest reliefs of my life! My baby was alive! More than alive, measuring 10 weeks and 4 days! Yay!

So, this baby is proof that after two miscarriages and getting pregnant immediately after a miscarriage you can still have a healthy pregnancy!

Pregnancy Blog!

I LOVE being pregnant! LOVE it! It is one of the most beautiful miracles in the world, and the fact that I get to experience it makes me feel more than blessed.

I decided to start this blog for all those who are curious about pregnancy week to week and want the perspective of a regular girl.

I believe that almost anyone can have a healthy, happy pregnancy if they have the right attitude! If you’re constantly thinking about how miserable you are, then you’re gonna be miserable!

I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun watching my belly grow!