Wednesday, February 23, 2011

16 Weeks

16 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 16 Weeks
Size of baby: size of an avocado
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I would say loss since I couldn't keep anything down last week due to illness. (I have never been so sick. Had a combination of cold symptoms with flu symptoms. What the heck could that have been?!?)
Maternity Clothes: Still none yet.
Gender: I am thinking Boy! We have a girl name (I think) picked so of course it's going to be the opposite!
Movement: None.
What I miss: Taking any type of medicine you want when you are sick! It was very hard to be sick and only take a select few medications.
Cravings: Cold fruit and goldfish crackers.
Symptoms: Headaches every now and then. Don't want to jinx anything but I have been feeling better regarding tiredness and being nauseous.
Best Moment this week: I would really have to say nothing this week since I was so sick. First time in 7 years that I called in sick to work! Looking forward to March 9 when we will find out for sure boy or girl.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

13 Weeks

13 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 13 Weeks
Size of baby: Size of a peach
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Still maintained same weight. After I heard that at the doctor's office on Wednesday I decided that I would have TWO donuts on Friday! ha! I go back in 5 weeks for next check up. I DOUBT he will say I maintained any weight! :o)
Maternity Clothes: Still none yet. I was hoping to finally purcahse some Old Navy maternity jeans tomorrow at Old Navy's 30% off all adult items sale but of course it excludes maternity! :o(
Gender: I am thinking Boy!
Movement: None.
What I miss: Still turkey and cheese sandwiches. I already told Paul I need one in the hospital. He said he would go get me one with a glass of wine. Ewwww! To me, that just does NOT sound like a good combination.
Cravings: Still ice cold fruit.
Symptoms: Just mainly tired.
Best Moment this week: Phone call from the Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound saying my results came back negative and everything else looked good. Also hearing baby's heartbeat at the doctor's office on Wednesday.

*As I sit here and type this post, I have a baby doll in my lap that I am supposed to be "feeding her a baba (bottle) to." I so got this parent to two children thing down! Nothing to it! ha ha! Oh all you parents of two out there probably got a laugh! :o)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Do things REALLY happen for a reason!?!

Over the past couple months certain things have happened that have made me wonder. They have made me worried, stressed and concerned. I am always one to say to others, "Things happen for a reason" or "Well, it wasn't meant to be." But I have a REALLY hard time trying to live it out myself. I always appreciate these things when I see the end result but it's the unknown until then that leaves a pit in my stomach. I can't stand the wait. I want to fast foward a month, 6 months, 12 months and see what all the worry, stress and concern was really all for. I am one that needs answers and I want them NOW! I might consider myself a patient person (most of the time) with my students, daughter, etc., but this is one area that I definitely need to improve my patience in. Let God be in control and know that he has a plan for everything and everyone. I need constant reminders that I need to slow down sometimes and just know that "Everything does happen for a reason." I need to enjoy my family and friends and live in TODAY!

"Wait on the Lord and be of good courage, and he shall strengthen the heart." -Psalm 27:14