Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welcome to the 2nd Trimester

Today is the start of the 14th week which means it is the start of my 2nd trimester. This week out baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb. We to have a sonogram done on Monday and during the hour we were there we did see our baby sucking his/her thumb. It was really amazing watching the little peanut move around especially when he/she hiccuped. That is when I got a little teary eyed.

At our next sonogram in June, we can decide if we want to know the sex of the baby. I am still on the fence with this topic. A part of me wants top know so that we can decide on a name and get gender specific clothing and decorate the baby's room. However the other part of me wants to wait until the day the baby is born because honestly it doesn't matter what we have as long as the boy or girl is healthily. Everyone that has given me their opinion (asked for or not) has told me I am having a boy. We will see......

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The end of the 1st Trimester

Today marks my 13th week which according to is the last week of my 1st trimester. I actually thought that was last week but I was incorrect. No baby bump yet but I do feel a little different. Along with the email update telling me today was 13 weeks, I also received an email about the Top 10 icky side effects of pregnancy.

Tomorrow is our 2nd dr's appointment and I think we will get to hear the heart beat. If not tomorrow we are going to get another sonogram on Monday. I really can't wait to hear that little heart beat. They say that you can tell the sex of the baby by how fast or slow the heart rate is. I think I will wait until the 20 week mark to try and figure that out. I would hate to think one thing and be told later that they were wrong. Not that is matters to me either way but I am sure that once we find out the sex, we will buy a lot of items that are gender specific.

Our weekly activity from the website is "Share your view of parenting with your partner."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Baby's 1st trip

The lime and I are off to sunny Florida tomorrow for a user conference for work. We are staying at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort and Spa for a few days. The weather looks like it will be in the 80's and sunny except for Tuesday. Which is great but I will be in meetings all day however I will have some time tomorrow to relax. I am going to treat myself to a facial at the spa tomorrow and than me and the lime will take a dip in the pool they have.

I am nervous about traveling away from home by myself. I have done it plenty of times but this time I have to worry about the lime. The safety and health of the growing lime comes first. I called my OBGYN the other day and asked what if any concerns are there with flying and being pregnant. She told me that prego women are more susceptible to blood clots but other than that traveling at 12 weeks is fine. Her advice was to drink a lot of water and to make sure I got up and walked to the restroom on the plane at least 2 times during the flight. If my flight was longer I would have to get up and walk more often but it's a short flight. Of course I love sleeping on planes but this time I will have to take a break from some shut eye and get up and walk around. The health of the lime is much more important than what I prefer.

On another note I had to go to Target today to buy some clothes for the next few days. My "warm" weather clothes are not even close to fitting. It's strange right now because I don't have the bump so maternity clothes look funny on me and larger regular clothes may fit in the waist area but they are baggy in my legs etc. For right now I opted for a size up from what I usually wear, that was the most comfortable option.

Off to sunny Florida for me and the Lime :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

12 Weeks - YIPPEE

Today is the start of the 12 week mark in my pregnancy and our baby has grown to the size of a lime. The dramatic development this week are reflexes.

I still feel pretty normal physically. Like I said running on the treadmill isn't what it used to be but I really feel good. I actually feel better now than I had before I got pregnant. I am sure that this is a result of me eating better, taking vitamins daily, cutting out alcohol all together and no more "weekend" smokes. It's a natural detox for me and I am really happy about it.
This may sound a little odd but I am looking forward to getting the pregnant belly bump. I think than it will seem much more real.
I can't wait until next week, we get to hear the heart beat.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Out of the Blue Kindness

Yesterday I received a call from the receptionist at the front desk telling me that there was a delivery for me. I was curious as to what it was since yesterday was nothing special for me. No birthday, no anniversary, no promotion etc.
I took the long walk to the main desk and there waiting for me was a basket of flowers. Now I really was wondering what was going on. Could they be from J, my best friends or hmmmm....

I get them to my office and read the card. They were from a co-worker who sent them to congratulate me on my pregnancy. It was such a nice gesture. This co-worker doesn't even work in the same region as me, we work together because of the business line she is on but that's about it. She is one of my favorite people to work with but still the gift was such a great surprise. She made my day. :)

Out of the Blue Kindness is surprising and welcoming.

Friday, April 10, 2009

11 weeks

Yesterday was the start of my 11th week. The baby has grown to just over 1 1/2 inches which is the size of a fig. The hands will start to open and close, there are tooth buds beginning to show up and some of the bones are beginning to harden. WOW, there is always a lot going on in a weeks time. No wonder why I can fall asleep at my desk during the day. Right out of the blue I get so sleepy that my head starts to bob. The cure for that is either take a quick 15 min nap or a walk around the building.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

7 Fears Expectant fathers face

When we found out we had a bun in the oven, Jacob and I signed up on to receive weekly updates on the progression of the pregnancy. Along with weekly updates we receive other emails about pregnancy and how it effects the people involved. Today I received an email about the 7 fears expectant fathers face. Here is the full article:

Sometimes people forget that the expectant fathers are effected by pregnancy too. No they don't have morning sickness, excessive gas, heartburn or eating for two cravings but they do have to put up with us women that do. Some argue that putting up with the prego woman is a small sacrifice for not being the one who pushes a watermelon out of a hole the size of a lemon. However there are days that I don't even like myself. The days where anything can make me cry and I mean anything. Or the days where the only thing I am concerned about it sleeping, I don't care if there are things to do I want to lie in bed. I am very lucky to have Jacob as my partner in this journey we call life. He is absolutely fantastic even when the crazy prego chick takes over my body. We talk about fears but really we know that as long as we are a team, everything is going to be fine. It will be better than fine, it is going to be the best time of our life.

So I say, give guys a break once in awhile. They too (at least the good ones) have fears and need some reassurance once in awhile.

Tomorrow is 11 weeks.....

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blowing off Steam

UGGHHHH!! I really can't stand when people lie to my face or make excuses for something you know they are just responsible for. I tried letting it go but it just really burns me when someone assumes I am dumb enough to not realize they are feeding me a line of BS. I expect the BS at work because that's how the Corporate world goes. However when we approached our neighbor about using our dryer, I was told that the 13 year old didn't know the dryer down stairs wasn't a community dryer. WHAT??? you mean to tell me the kid has lived here for over a year and he doesn't know that the dryer we installed 3 weeks ago isn't theirs? and the parents that were home with him didn't know he was using it? Seriously?? At that point in the conversation I had to walk away. Who does that?? Who uses somone elses dryer than when they get caught they blame it on the kid? Oh I forgot the first part of the conversation that really got me upset. When asked if they could ask their kids to not run laps up and down the apartment after 10pm, we were told that the kids go to bed at 10 so what noise are we hearing? yep your right lady I just lay awake in bed listening to what?? nothing?? really? that is her excuse? is that why I had to go down stairs Sunday night at 1030 and ask the kids to be quiet. Of course the parents were not home so it was a free fall oh and according to the parents it was a special event so that's why the kids were loud. Right and what about all the other nights? We were also informed that they are on Easter break so no school for them and of course they are going to be loud they are boys. And again I say Really??? I grew up in a house with boys and I can tell you we were not running around making noise after 10pm.

I realize we have to co-habitat in the same building but I do expect the neighbors including the kids to be respectful of others. I don't get up at 5am and start running laps up and down the apartment but maybe I should start. Than I can say "what noise do you hear? I am sleeping at 5 am" The funny thing about the dryer that is if they would have asked us I probably would have said sure go ahead and use it while you are waiting for a new one but they didn't ask. they used it like it was theirs!! We don't even know them, I mean if it was a friend or a relative than I wouldn't be so pissed but they are not either. Jacob is much more calm about things than I am so I am sure he smoothed things over. But I walked away before I called her on the BS. Like I said I know we have to share a building with them and I will have to play nice but I don't like "playing" nice. I don't trust people like that. Who knows what else they use of ours.

Phew.... I had to get that out. Even sleeping on it didn't help.

Monday, April 6, 2009

10 weeks and counting

I am 10 weeks pregnant and counting. Jacob and I found out after we returned from Montreal in February which explains why there are no pictures of our trip. I have been a little distracted since the news. It was sort of a surprise but not really. We are excited and can't wait to meet the little one.

I have been pretty lucky so far, the only symptoms I have experienced are tiredness, heart burn and over emotional. No sickness thank goodness because it would stink to feel nauseated all the time. I am sure Jacob is more effected by my symptoms than me :) He has been terrific and really supported and involved. We have gone to the Dr's twice and even got an early sonogram. It was really fantastic to see the heartbeat.

As I said I am 10 weeks along and according to, our baby is the size of a kumquat and has completed the most crucial part of his/her development. My clothes are becoming a little more snug but I don't "look" pregnant yet which is kind of strange.

We are trying to stay on our workout schedule since I am allowed to workout as I did before I became prego. I defiantly do not have the energy to run the treadmill like I want to so I usually run/walk or use the elliptical walker. I have read up on exercising during pregnancy and most articles or doctors say that is is better for building endurance for the actual labor. We will see, I am just trying to stay mobile so I don't get out of the routine of going to the gym.

Here is the 1st picture of the little one, the next one will be in a few weeks.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Introducing Little Leah Marie

Leah was born April 1, 2009 to my best friend Carrie and her husband. She weighed 8lbs 9 oz and 19.25 inches long. This is their first baby and what a beautiful baby she is.

This picture is my favorite, she is smirking at us like "yeah you know I am here and I am cute"
I will get to actually meet the little angel in May. She is going to be a heart breaker I can already tell.
Congrats Carrie and Erik!
Love you