Monday, August 30, 2010

A nice and relaxing weekend...

Friday night, Pat decided to go to the track with a friend. I really didn't feel like going and hanging out so I decided to stay in and have my first attempt at loom knitting. It looked way harder than it was. I am so glad I tried it out rather than watching tv or doing something unproductive. I decided I would make a baby hat. My sister, Felicia, got this for me for Christmas a while back and she had even got me yarn. I was always too overwhelmed with the instructions to try it though! The baby hat turned out super cute. I was so proud of myself. It's not the best hat ever but for my first time, I'll take it. I am now hoping I can find a book and try to make a blanket or something else fun for the baby.

Saturday, My mom, Ally, Arlene and I hung out at my mom's pool in her subdivision. It was so nice out. We had a great time and even got some sun. Then Arlene and I went back to my house and I made burgers on the grill. I thought grilling would be much more difficult but it wasn't bad at all. Now I can make Pat more things on the grill! I am so glad the evenings are starting to cool down again! I got to hang out and chat with my neighbor and enjoy the fresh outdoors without sweating my butt off.

Sunday, Pat went and got another tattoo done. His friend (and the one that does tattoos), Jeff, has a pool so I got to swim all day while Pat was getting tortured inside the house...hehe. Since they have a big pool, I swam my little heart out. My legs are sore today. I love the water. I could stay in the pool all day as long as I don't get super cold and there isn't lots of people in there. His wife, Christina, made some yummy nachos, 7 layer dip and turkey burgers on the grill. The nachos were sooo good. I had a great weekend!

As for baby, nothing new. Pat and I were laying in bed yesterday morning and I felt my stomach and one side was super hard and the other side wasn't as hard. I think it was the baby...hehe. I had Pat feel too. It was pretty neat. A few minutes later, I felt the spot again and the baby must have moved. It still feels crazy to me that I am pregnant. I am so blessed and excited for February to come. We have lots of stuff to get done around the house before then. We've been waiting to see what we are having and then we'll have to get moving on cleaning out the guest room to make into a nursery. I can't wait! Just a few more weeks and we'll know what we are having!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nothing really new...

I feel about the same as last week. Still tired at times but I can do things so I am not complaining. The baby is the size of a navel orange this week. It's crazy how fast the blob is growing...maybe I should choose a new nickname soon. :) I have been eating fresh pineapple like crazy....I decided a couple days ago I need to stay away from it for a bit because it started to upset my stomach...oops! I am also into Kettle Corn...yum.

I am having difficulties wearing my pants these days. They just don't seem to wanna buckle up! lol. So sooner than later I have to actually purchase some maternity clothes. Pat and I went into Motherhood yesterday and I felt so weird looking at things. We walked out and didn't buy anything. Maybe I will do my shopping online...hehe. I still have one pair of jeans, a pair of shorts and a pair of capris that fit me. I'll be good for a bit...or maybe next week. I can always wear my comfy yoga pants for a few weeks!

It's so crazy how fast this pregnancy has gone by already. And I know with the holidays fastly approaching, it will be January in no time. I am looking forward to the end result so I'm not complaining!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baby moving around...

When I posted yesterday I forgot to write about the most exciting part of my day. I think I felt the baby move. I got to work and started working away when I got a fluttering feeling in my belly. It happened about four times and only for a few seconds each time but I definetely have not felt anything like this before. I thought it was too early but I looked it up and some people say they start feeling the fluttering around 12 weeks. So maybe it was baby, or maybe it was just I'll just keep thinking it was the baby though! I can't wait until I can actually start feeling more movement. I am so excited for that part. But I am not too excited for when the baby is ready to come out and beats you up from the inside. 

The baby is the size of a lemon this week. And, it has a layer of hair all over it's body. Weird, right? It's to keep the baby warm until it gets some fat on its bones and then the hair will go away.

I have been thinking about using cloth diapers. Not totally sold on it but have read of people saving a ton of money and it's better on the baby's skin. We'll see....I am thinking it will be too much work. But I am probably going to buy one and possible try them out. They are also adorable! Which is a plus!!! Anyone ever try cloth diapers before?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

14 weeks...

So you can't really see it in the picture but my belly is getting bigger so I decided to post a belly pic. I am sure in the next two months it will be cool to see how big I get.

I am no longer sick which is a relief. I thought it was never going to go away. I still don't want to eat that much. Most food don't even sound pleasing to me. I am just glad that I am not totally in love with junk food. All I have been wanting is fruit, particularly, pineapple. I wish I had some right now!

I've been finding the cutest baby things and I can't wait to start buying! Hopefully I will be able to find out in about a month what we are having! Then I have to get Pat to like one of my baby names...hehe. My mother in law couldn't wait and bought the baby a rocking horse. It is the cutest thing ever and I can't wait to see it in person.

Isn't it awesome?!!! Yeah, that's what I thought. The horse's head even moves and it makes noises!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Car seats

Ever since my little sister, Ally, was born I have hated the infant car seat. The one where you can carry your baby everywhere. Letting them swing from one side to next and back and forth. Yes, they have their advantages. You don't have to take a sleeping baby out of the car seat to go into a store, you have somewhere to keep them if you go out to dinner, etc. But they also have there disadvantages. The baby gets to go for a ride whenever someone is carrying them, the kid outgrows it by the time they are 6 months old, and the older they get, the heavier it is. So, I have decided against that kind of car seat. I may change my mind as the time passes and the bigger I get but as for now I am sticking to my guns.

I have always wanted a Britax. Ever since my cousin would show me all the awesome things when she was pregnant with her first little girl and I would keep it in the back of my head for when my time came to buy baby things. I was online the other day on a forum I go to regularly and they had a post about a two day sale at FAO Schwarz and I saw baby items after it. I just had to check it out. As I was browsing the different things they had, I saw it. I saw the car seat that I wanted. It was cute and neutral. I just had to have it. I knew if I didn't bite the bullet at that moment I may not get my Britax. So I bought it. My husband probably thought I was going crazy when I sent him a text that told him I had just bought a car seat but I told him it was on sale and I got a good deal. He just laughed at me. So here it is, the baby's car seat that they can sit in from 5lbs all the way up to 65lbs.

I know it was a little early to be buying things but when you can get a $330 car seat for $141 shipped then you just gotta do it! So if I decide on an infant car seat then this will go in the Hubby's truck and we'll use it in there. That way, I can still use this awesome car seat.

This car seat also gets great safety ratings (another reason I wanted the Britax) and amazing customer reviews. Hopefully when the little blob comes, they like it to!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ultrasound at 12 weeks

We went and had the N/T scan done last Friday and got some awesome pictures of the baby sucking its thumb! It was so adorable. I just can't wait until we can find out the sex so I can go out and buy some cute things. I was 12 weeks, 1 day at the scan and everything looked good.

I have also been feeling way better. I have had all day sickness since about 5 weeks. I am still not 100% but I am hoping within the next few weeks I can actually start eating more. I've lost about 6 lbs in my first trimester. I have had no cravings as of yet. Well actually I have had one. I've been wanting a steak! Which is weird cause anyone that knows me can tell you that I haven't ate meat in about 12 years. It is finally starting to go away so hopefully I don't get any more of these crazy cravings!

My next dr appt is August 20th and hopefully I can set up my ultrasound to find out the sex then. The ultrasound tech said anywhere between 18-20 weeks so I am praying I can go on September 17th since I have a dr appt that day anyways.

My first blog...

So, I figured since I am pregnant and have so much time on my hands, yeah right, I would start a blog for my family and friends to keep up with the growing baby inside my belly. I am new to this so who knows how long I will actually keep it up. lol. But hopefully it will turn out awesome and lots of people will come read it!