Saturday, February 28, 2009

One down, one to go.

I had my first hcg drawn this morning. It sucks that I am going to have to wait until Monday afternoon to know for sure if baby is growing like he/she should be! Funny thing was my MIL was at the lab when I got there this morning! I had to tell her what was going on, which made me very emotional. I kind of had a break down and she didn't really know what to say to me. She asked me if I wanted to go shopping with her to which I replied YES! Anything to get my mind off of this!

We went to the mall and it was a great day. If 5 hours of shopping doesn't make you feel better, I don't know what does! I got 2 tshirts at Jcpenny's for $9 each! Then I found a cute tote bag at Macy's for $20, and a cute sweatshift for $17. Not too bad! MIL said the tote bag is cute and could be used as a diaper bag, she is probably right! Then we found the baby section at Macy's. OMG the cute stuff they have! I found another cute gender neutral outfit with yellow ducks!! I know my cellphone doesn't take the greatest pics, but it's all I had! Look at the cute hood!!! I fell in love with this set. It has a cute onesie, pants with ducks on them, and this hooded jacket!! Then MIL found a very plush stuffed yellow duck that matches perfectly.
Then she found this perfect white plush baby blanket which a white ribbon that runs along the edge. It is exactly what I wanted for a baby blanket!! It's beautiful, and sooo soft! I can't wait to wrap my little baby in it!
Needless to say we had a good day. After shopping we went to a great little mexican restaurant. YUMM. I am trying really hard to be optimistic and KNOW that this baby is here to stay!!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Oh baby, why must you make me worry?

So I woke up to some pinkish/brown spotting this morning and some pretty wicked cramping. I tried to tell myself that it was normal and it would go away soon! Well, it didn't. I have been cramping off and on all day, with a little spotting here and there. I finally called the doctor's office and spoke with the nurse. She was SO nice! She said since I am only 5 weeks 5 days pregnant the best thing to do would be to check my Hcg levels and make sure they are doubling every 48 hours. I go in tomorrow morning and then Monday morning & I won't find out until Monday afternoon what the levels are. I am pretty nervous! I hate that it's the weekend, and the lab isn't open on Sunday! Oh well, it's out of my control anyway.

To take my mind off of it I decided to go to the mall and look around. Kohl's had some great baby clothes on clearance. I found the cutest Christmas outfit that I think could go either way (boy or girl). It was on clearance for $2.40!! I know it is crazy to think about Christmas again, but baby is due 2 months before then!

I also decided to take a *blurry* cell phone picture of myself while I was in the dressing room. I am a big girl to begin with, so it is going to take a long time before you can even tell I am pregnant (if you will EVER be able to, I may just look fat lol).

I think my boobs have grown quite a bit! Lord help me when I make it to 40 weeks lol

I am going to clean the house now to keep my mind busy!! Say a prayer for me this weekend if you get a chance please!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good day!

I have the best BFPB! Morgan sent me a cute card and a little ladybug that is supposed to bring good luck & good fortune! It is so cute! I put it in my purse so that it will be with me all of the time! Thanks again Morgan!! I hope you get your BFP soon!

On another note, I don't know if I have mentioned Everyday Minerals on here or not, but I am going to now! You definitely need to visit their site and see what all they have to offer. First of all, they have a sample kit that is FREE that you can order! You just pay S&H. They send you small sample sizes of the foundation, concealer, and blush of your choice. I fell in love with it!! I have used Bare Minerals before, and while I loved the product, I didn't love the price. Everday Minerals is at least half of what Bare Minerals costs! They have kits that you can order (either 6 piece, or 12 piece) and you pick what you want in those kits. I ordered it on Sunday and it got here today! I ordered the 12 piece kit & I don't think I will have to buy anymore makeup for the rest of the year at least! I got 3 foundations *different coverage*, 2 blushes, 3 eyeshadows, 1 concealer, and 3 makeup brushes. They sent me 2 free gifts, a full size finishing powder & full size bronzer! I am so happy and can't wait to try out the new stuff tomororw!!! The makeup covers WONDERFULLY, stays on all day (even through working out!). So I bet you are wondering how much I paid for the 12 piece kit mentioned above?? $50! It is totally worth it and will last SO LONG! I guess you can tell that I love the makeup!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Week 5 (part 2)

I saw this pregnancy survey on Crystal & Blair's blogs, so I thought I would give it a go! It won't be very exciting, but I have to start somewhere!

How far along? 5 weeks, 2 days

Total weight gain/loss: 1 pound=(

Maternity clothes? not yet!

Stretch marks? they were there long before I got pregnant!

Sleep:is all I want to do!! I could sleep the entire 9 months away.

Best moment this week: I'm going to go with telling our family & friends, even though it was technically last week. BEST DAY EVER!

Movement: none.

Food cravings: applesauce & chips (any kind)

Gender: no dreams or thoughts one way or the other.

Labor Signs: nope.

Belly Button in or out? still in.

What I miss: having energy!

What I am looking forward to: my 1st doctor's appointment & ultrasound on March 13th!

Weekly Wisdom: If you are a mother already, be nice to newly pregnant women. We WILL over-analyze every symptom or twinge that comes up. Remember when you were pregnant for the first time!

Milestones: Having a wonderful Sunday with C & his family. No nausea, or fatigue. It was a great day!

Week 5!

Your embryo (looking kind of like a tadpole) is starting to form major organs (heart, kidney, liver, stomach) and systems (nervous, circulatory, digestive). Baby's presence in your uterus triggers production of hCG (the hormone detected by pregnancy tests)... which triggers production of other hormones like estrogen and progesterone... which trigger all those great symptoms you've probably been noticing!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

There's a baby in there!

So after 10 + tests, I think I finally believe that I am pregnant! Yes, I know I am crazy, I really did take 10 tests over the course of 5 days! I can't help it that the Dollar Tree sells them for $1! My first appointment is on March 13, so 3 weeks from tomorrow!!! I will be 7weeks5days at that point. They will do an ultrasound too! C & I are so excited! He was able to get off of work for the appointment, I am so glad.

At first we thought we could wait until after the first appointment to tell our family & friends. That only lasted about 1 day lol. I sent my mom an online greeting card announcing that we were having a baby. Then I called her and had her open it over the phone. She was SOOOO excited. It was awesome! We told C's parents Sunday night, they were absolutely thrilled. This will be their first grandchild. The news pretty much spread from there. Our grandparents, & brothers know. Then I decided to post it on Myspace & Facebook so that my friends & family back home would know. I just couldn't keep it to myself!! Most of my coworkers know too, because they knew we were trying.

I really didn't think that any symptoms would set in so early, but they have. My nipples are beyond sensitive. C grabbed them last night and I yelled at him and told him they are off limits for now! I have been VERY tired, like I could just sleep the 9 months away. I woke up at 9:30 this morning, went back to sleep at 1, and woke up at 4. It was great! I have had bad headaches almost everyday. Don't get me started on the heartburn either! Between the heartburn and headaches, I have been feeling pretty nauseated. It's going to be a long 9 months! It is so worth it though, I wouldn't trade this for the world!!!

I can't wait until our first appointment so we can see the baby, and the heartbeat and know for sure that everything is okay!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Best Valentine's Day EVER!!

I decided to test again this morning since AF didn't show....and I got my BFP!!!! All I had was a digital, and it said "Pregnant"! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! I thought for sure AF was on her way. I've had a little brown spotting for the past couple of days. So, I had to run out to Rite Aid and get more tests, just to make sure I really was pregnant, because you know 4 tests are better than 1 LOL

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BABY!!!!!! I am going to call my doctor on Monday and let her know the good news. I was going to wait until tonight to tell C, but he called me earlier and I couldn't keep it to myself. He was SO EXCITED. He said "are you sure, really sure?" I said yes, 3 tests told me I was pregnant, I think it's for real! He is so excited. He is going to be an awesome daddy!!!! Just going off of my O date, and LMP, my due date is October 25, 2009. I can't wait to see you baby, I already love you SO MUCH!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Never alone

So lately I have been feeling very lonely. It's hard being home alone so much! C works 60 hours a week. I have 4 days off a week, with not much to occupy my time! I have a couple of friends through work, but they work on my days off. So at my doctor's appointment today, that was part of the discussion. So I was having a rough day, until I was on my way home tonight. This song "Never Alone" came on the radio. It was JUST what I needed to hear!! I started crying and then I just smiled and started thanking God for reminding me to believe in Him and that I am NEVER alone! Please click on the song title, because I don't know how to add a video!

Onto Cycle #7

BFN for me! I know I'm only 11DPO, however I started spotting pretty good this morning. Booo, stay away AF!! I had a pretty good breakdown with C last night. I told him I just KNEW this wasn't our cycle. Such a good hubby, he just held me until I felt better. He said "NEXT month, next month it will happen!" I love how optimistic he is! He is my everything.

My insurance finally kicked in this month, so I was able to go to the doctor today. I needed to talk about some medication I am on....sooo, in walks this perfectly cute PREGNANT doctor. Oh, the irony. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. She was very nice though, I really like her. She totally supported charting, and asked if I had gotten the book TCOYF. She seemed like someone from TheBump, talking about Dollar Tree tests and all lol! I had some routine lab work done, and thankfully the girl managed to not mutilate my arm. C called right when I was leaving and all I could say was "She was PREGNANT!!!!" He just laughed and said "Ohhh, that's tough." lol, we had a good laugh about it.

Tonight we are doing our taxes, say a prayer that we don't mess up!!! =)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Poor hubby!

C has been sick since yesterday=( He is the most pitiful sick person I have ever seen (and trust me, I've seen a lot!). I finally convinced him to come home from work early last night. He took a bath and I put him to bed. Aww such a good wife! lol...Neither of us slept well last night, he kept waking me up "Do I feel warm to you?" Most of the time he was BURNING up, I didn't have to check his temp. to know he had a fever! Thankfully he decided to stay home from work today and rest up. This actually gives us a WHOLE weekend off together! Lots of snuggle time, even if he is sick! =)

On the weight-loss front, I have been to the gym the past 4 days BY MYSELF! That is a huge accomplishment for me. I was always too worried about what other people thought....who cares! I got over my fear and I actually like going by myself! Gives me time to clear my head.

I finally signed up for FF VIP. They were offering 6 months for $25, I couldn't pass that up! I am 6DPO, so I will probably test around V-Day unless AF shows before then! **fingers crossed she doesn't show**

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Must work out!

I am meeting my friend Sarah at the gym at 2. I HAVE to start working out again! I didn't go for an entire week, and I felt like crap! C & I went last night for the first time again, and man it kicked my ass. Sad, isn't it? I also ordered the Weight Watchers at home kit this week. Sarah & I are going to do that together. I really think it will be easier for me than just trying to count calories. I did WW a few years ago, and it worked well until I stopped doing it! I was still able to eat the foods that I loved, and not deprive myself.

In TTC news, I am now 4DPO! I will probably be testing around Valentine's Day. How exciting would it be to get my BFP then!! If I don't get it this month, I am going to start temping/charting again. I got my copy of TCOYF yesterday and I haven't been able to put it down. It's my new favorite book I think. If I don't get a BFP this cycle, then next cycle I will be temping right around our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! That would be SO AWESOME, what a great anniversary gift! I can't believe we have been married almost a year!

C is up to something! He is planning something for Valentine's Day AND our anniversary. He really is a sweetheart =) I just LOVE HIM TO PIECES!!!