Little One.

This is just a simple post on my thoughts of being pregnant :)

I think I've done this before but I have brand new thoughts
from the past couple days.

I've been having feelings of overwhelming joy lately.

After finding out we're expecting a little boy, I was a bit shocked,
mainly thoughts of changing a boys diaper, dealing with trucks and cars,
instead of princesses and dolls is something completely new to me!
I've never been around little boys and have really no idea what to expect.
I grew up with all girls, a sister, girl cousins, etc.

On the other hand though, I have an amazing husband who is thrilled
to have a baby boy and I know will help in every aspect of parenting
and helping me out :) So we are very excited! I get to have a little mamas
boy, whom I'm hoping will absolutely adore me, as I him :)

Every time I look at the ultrasound pictures of his little profile and
his hands I get so overwhelmed and start to tear up. Never in a million
years did I think I'd be here. Getting pregnant and finally deciding that
having a baby was what I wanted was somewhat hard for me to admit
to myself. I always told myself I'd never have kids, that I'd travel and do
other things, but never be a mom.

I feel so extremely happy at this moment. I feel like becoming a
mommy is exactly what I am supposed to do in life. Seeing him on the ultrasound,
was just so perfect! As soon as I saw him move, open his little mouth, I just
knew at the moment, I need more than just 1!!! And for a very brief, very split
second, I kinda wished there was more than just one baby in my belly! :)
But for just a very very brief moment.

Seeing him though, knowing we created this little miracle, just made everything
better and this little life in my belly is just so perfect and I could not be more thrilled!

I'm definitely still completely nervous, but I feel like as soon as I hold him
in my arms, everything will just come naturally and it will be meant to be :)

Those are my thoughts for now.
I'm just enjoying knowing that I get to meet this little dude in 5 more months!!!

our little dude.

We went to a fetal studio today to find out little baby's gender 
and we are having a BOY!

We totally thought it was a girl, but boy were we wrong!!!

Meet our handsome little guy :)

I can't wait to start shopping and get the nursery together!!!










15 Weeks.

This post is about a week late! I'm 16 weeks tomorrow!!!
But here it is anyway...

How far along? 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I have no clue! I'm scared to look :/
Maternity clothes? I need to get some maternity jeans!
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Sleep: Is okay, but I wake up a lot through the night
Best moment this week: Getting a prescription for my nausea!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Not really :)
Movement: Yes! I felt the most incredible little butterfly wings!
Food cravings:  Fish!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still, men's cologne and hairspray
Have you started to show yet:  Yes! So cute!!!
Gender prediction: We both think it's a girl!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy :) :) :) 
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender next week!

Dorky :)
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I LOVE this little bump!!!!
(an up to date picture)

Also! Thank you for your comments about mamas in bikinis!
I think I'm totally going to rock one this summer, even if I do
get the occasional stare :)

Double also! We find out what we're having TODAY!
In like 2 hours! 
OMG, I'm soooo excited!!!

Mamas in Bikinis

So I'll admit it, I was the girl where, when I saw a pregnant
lady at the pool in a bikini, I would think, WHY?!
Cover that bump up!
I just always thought it looked... odd.
Maybe because I've never been around pregnant ladies before
so seeing pregnant women was always such a strange thing to me.

I know I'm such a weirdo!

But now that I'm pregnant I have a totally new respect
for mothers and I'm very happy of my newly prego body.

Okay, maybe happy isn't the right word, I'm more proud of it
than happy. This past weekend Josh and I went to Victoria's Secret
and I just HAD to try on the bikinis, which was not a good idea!

I sat there in a super cute crochet Tiffany blue bikini in the dressing
room with Josh and was in complete shock.
Is this really my body now??
What happened to my tiny waist and small boobies?
Now I had a box like torso with overflowing boobs!
And my hips! Where did those come from??

My eyes filled with tears as I sat and just stared at myself.
I do love my bump though, It's actually really cute :)
But the other stuff, I'd be happy if they went away and never came back!

Oh well, maybe a couple spray tans will just make everything
just look better? Haha!

Okay anywayyyy... let me get to the real thing that I want to know.

Whether or not I hate my body right now, here's the thing, I'm gonna be
like uber-pregnant this summer and I know I'm gonna go swimming like
all the time and I want to get other peoples opinions on pregnant mamas in bikinis.

Should I cover it up with a tankini or let it out with a bikini??

I'm dying over the cutest, fringy-est bikinis
and totally want to rock one this summer, big boobs and all
but totally don't want to offend anyone :)

So what do you think!?

Oh Baby...

Today I am 15 weeks and no chalkboard picture from last week
because I've basically been miserable!

I thought for sure that I'd be on cloud nine by now, but no...
I'm still forcing myself to keep down food and some days
I give up completely and throw up almost every half hour.
I really am trying to stay away from medications, mainly
because of the side effects my doctor has told me about.

But if this doesn't stop by week 16, I think I'm going to
have to come to the realization that medication is the only answer left.

It's pretty much the worst BUT something happened last night
that made me remember why I'm going through all this....

I felt our little tiny itty bitty nugget baby move!
Well it was more of this ballet like, beautiful flutter against my belly
but it was amazing, I want to feel it every minute of the day!

It was perfect and I was completely elated!

Saturday was a pretty good day, Josh and I went with my mom to
The Leonardo museum to see the Mummies of the World exhibit,
which was pretty amazing. I'm obsessed with stuff like that so I was
so happy to be there!

That's all for now!
I'm just hoping I feel better soon!
We almost get to find out baby's gender and there's gonna be
a lot of shopping going on that I need to feel good for ;)

Also there's only 3 weeks left until vacation with my family!
Which I really hope to be feeling better for, it will be a much needed vacation
and I have a feeling I'm going to be living in the pool :)

Morning Sickness Cures

Today I am 13 weeks and 4 days!
Yay! As much as it is exciting, I've still been sick :(

Last week I couldn't even keep down water,
I threw up everything and lost 5 lbs. within 2 days!

I called my doctor panicking, thinking I was supposed
to be getting better not worse and this is the advice he gave me...
And I'm definitely willing to try anything to make this morning sickness subside.

He said more than likely I was either not sleeping, which wasn't the
case because I sleep like 12 hours a night! Or he said that I was just
stressing myself out! He told me the main cause of pregnancy nausea is
stress or fatigue! How weird, right? But I totally think it's true!
I've been stressing a lot! Becoming a new mom is something that has
totally been freaking me out!!!

Anyway, here is how I have relived some of the stress and nausea...

Fresh Air
He told me to just get some fresh air and try to relax, so my cute husband
took me for a long drive around the farmlands in the city next to us!

There is nothing that I love more than going on long drives with Josh and having
good conversations AND I love farms animals! Particularly goats, donkeys and cows :)

So driving around with the windows down, listening to some sweet jams, talking
about everything and seeing funny animals made me so happy and feel a little better.

Once we got home I put on some mediation music on Pandora and did some
pregnancy yoga and mediated for just a little bit. But focusing on my breathing
really did help. It took the focus off my nausea and helped me focus on something else.

Also, I have started listening to the Ambient station on Pandora while I fall asleep.
It really helps put my mind at ease and relax which helps me sleep so much better!

Another thing that has helped soooo much is spearmint gum! It has been a lifesavor!
My husband actually gave me some the other night and I've already gone through a whole pack.
I don't know why but for some reason it really helps calm the nauseous feeling. When I went
to my 13 week doctor appointment, my doctor actually said that mint is a great cure for nausea!

So that's what has helped me the most!
I'm hoping as I get further into the second trimester that I'll get feeling better.
I've already started feeling cuter and have been more inclined to get ready,
which I'm sure Josh is loving :)

13 Weeks.

How far along? 13 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I lost about 5 lbs but put it back on within a few days.
Maternity clothes? Nope, just leggings, but I am using the ol' hair tie, button loop trick with my jeans.
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Sleep: Eh, it's hard for me to get to sleep. 
Best moment this week: Feeling pretty again!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Not really.
Movement: Nope
Food cravings:  Sugar cookies!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, just cologne still. 
Have you started to show yet: I think there is a bump.
Gender prediction: I think it's a boy, Josh thinks it's a girl. 
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happier :)
Looking forward to: My doctor appointment today!

How I really feel most of the time...