Tuesday, March 29, 2011

and now it looks like...

a real baby! :) 

12 weeks 1 day

I am trying to decide when to tell the rest of my school (only my team knows right now) that I am expecting.  

I am trying to think of creative ideas but have been lacking.  
I am thinking of putting the sonogram pics under my elmo *sort of like an overhead projector without the transparancy part* and ask my kids if they know what it is... then telling the kids and letting it be their news to share with all.  
That's about all I can think of right now as far as ideas on how to share goes... but I'm not sure when to tell everyone. ideas?

Today we had our ultra-screening genetics testing. She said that everything looked good but that we wouldn't really know anything until the blood work came back. The baby was waay down low she said and she couldnt get a good picture of him so I had to empty my bladder and then check again.  She got a pic but it was just of his profile so no gender just yet. :( I am just happy that the baby looks great and has at least 5 fingers on one hand LOL.  We have a good picture of that.  She also said that the umbilical chord was all laying between babies legs so she wouldnt have been able to tell anyways.  
Baby's heartbeat: 162bpm
Baby's head to rump length: 6cm long
and she noted nice bone structure on the baby's nose which is a good indicator that it doesn't have downs syndrome.  :)

All in all, great report! Wahoo! Back in 4 weeks for a checkup and then in 5 for another sono and GENDER CHECK! yaaay!!

ps-- be sure to vote on our lil pumpkins gender off to the right of the page :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bows or Bowties?

I just posted a poll on the right side of my page for you to let us know what you think our lil  pumpkin's gender is...  

go vote and leave a comment if you want :) would love to know who you are :) 


either way... I'm completly excited! EEEEeeee!! :-D

Sunday, March 27, 2011

look what we purchased for the first time today...

{ahhh my last post was post #200 and I didn't even know! well yay for 200 anyways :) hehe}

So look at what K & I purchased for the first time today-- also the first purchase for the baby so far....

yup diapers :)
After many attempts to capture my tummy at 12 weeks I feel completly "fat" and not cute... I am so jealous of all of my friends who are petite and clearly you can tell theirs is a "bump"... mine- not so much!  K is annoyed with taking pictures already beacause I keep wanting a "re-do" and I can't blame him... a HUGE thanks to my awesome hubby for helping but be looking for a pic next week... I am not ready to show you what looks like triplets and isnt.  hhah...

Week 12

Week 12: March 20-27
size: plum!

Weight Gain:  so far none-- I might have even lost a little :)
Maternity Clothes:I FINALLY spent  the day yesterday shopping with my friend Laura and I found a couple of cute new things at Old Navy... I am still in desperate need of work pants but I feel like I'm still not quite big enough for most mat. pants.

Sleep: pretty good- getting up once to go to the restroom.

Best Moment of this week:  the fact that this week is over... not a good week @ work- just stressful. Completing the FIRST TRIMESTER!!

Movement: I still cant feel it but I'm hoping to SEE it on Tues.
Food cravings:  fruits I guess... still ready for my appetite to get back to "normal"
What I miss: my energy  
Gender: I had a dream last night that we did the genetic testing and i saw a baby BOY on the monitor.

Weekly Wisdom: Drink water- I am not doing a good job and headaches are not fun.

What I'm looking foward to: our dr's apt on Tuesday and the Genetics testing... maybe finding out gender if baby cooperates!! :) pray baby does! So excited for this apt!


Your Baby in Week 12:  By now, your baby weighs a full half-ounce and is about the size of a large plum. Most of his systems are in place, though there's still plenty of maturing to do. For one thing, his fetal digestive system is beginning to practice contraction movements necessary for eating, and his bone marrow is busy making white blood cells — weapons against germs once he's out of your safe haven. The pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) has started producing the hormones that'll enable him (or her) to make babies of his (or her) own in a couple of decades or so.

Your Body in Week 12:   If all those changes in your baby sound dizzying, that may just be you dealing with yet another problematic pregnancy symptom: Lots of women experience occasional dizziness and/or feel faint due to progesterone, which causes increased blood flow to your baby by relaxing your own blood vessels. The decrease in blood flow to your body and brain, along with typically lower blood-sugar levels during pregnancy, can set your world a-spinning. Do your part to keep your equilibrium by eating regularly, getting adequate rest, and standing up slowly.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hottest Baby Names for 2011

K & I had picked out a name for both a baby boy and a baby girl before we conceived.  Call us crazy but we knew what we liked.  I must say that I am very happy to know that neither name for our future pumpkin is on this list.  Here are the projected names:

Biblical Names:
girls: Delilah, Jemima, Magdelene, Ruth, Susanna
boys: Abel, Asher, Eli, Gideon, Levi
Celebrity Names:
girls: Anniston, Evangeline, Isadora, Isla, Seraphina
boys: Arlo, Dexter, Flynn, Penn, Rufus (Rufus? really? Rufus?! sounds like a puppy)
Hero Names:
girls: Ada, Eleanor, Hillary, Kennedy, Mandela
boys: Barack, Clinton, George, Jackson, Lincoln (are these a joke?!)
Literacy Names: 
girls: Anais, Darcy, Eloise, Isolde, Ophelia
boys: Archer, Atticus (haha my sisters boyfriends name!), Dashiell,  Holden, Truman
Nature Names:
girls: Clover, Dahlia, Ivy, Juniper, Lark
boys: Cole, Jasper, Oak, Ranger, Rider
girls: Daisy, Edie, Kate, Maisie, Minnie
boys: Buddy, Buster, Jack, Theo, Will
Vintage Names:
girls: Aurelia, Clara, Cora, Imogen, Theodora
boys: Arthur, Everett, Hugo, Jasper, Thaddeus

What do you think? Found your future child's name?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What I'm Playing Thursday...

 One of my fav ladies, Sarah,  is hosting "What I'm Playing Thursday" over at "We're just like you, only prettier"  -- head on over to blog and link up :)

There has been a LOT going on with the state budget shortfall these past few weeks and the possibility of losing my job for next year. The school is required to share with us who will be "terminated" by tomorrow so my heart has been rather heavy.  So, with that being said.... these are God reminding me he is still speaking to me and loves me! :) I hope they will bless you today as well!


Jimmy Needham- Yours to Take

Laura Story- Blessings

also, check out these 2 Psalms I have been reading yesterday (23) and today (24)--
(from bible gateway.com)

Psalm 23

A psalm of David. 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
 3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
   for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
   through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
   for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
   they comfort me.
 5 You prepare a table before me
   in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
   my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
   all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm. 1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
   the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
   and established it on the waters.
 3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD?
   Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
   who does not trust in an idol
   or swear by a false god.[a]
 5 They will receive blessing from the LORD
   and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
   who seek your face, God of Jacob.[b][c]
 7 Lift up your heads, you gates;
   be lifted up, you ancient doors,
   that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
   The LORD strong and mighty,
   the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
   lift them up, you ancient doors,
   that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
   The LORD Almighty—
   he is the King of glory.

Week 11

I told you guys that I was going to catch this up this week and finally the time has come! This was of last Sunday  night.  

Week 11: March 13-19
size: lime
March 19
Mood: happy
Energy: good
Appetite: normal
Morning Sickness: not so much today
Cravings: sandwiches & ice cream

Week 11 Update:
Weight Gain:  so far none-- I might have even lost a little :)
Maternity Clothes: OMG i NEED new clothes! Must go shopping- laying around this week in comfie clothes was great but DANG trying to find something to wear for work Monday was awuful!!
Sleep: amazing- slept 12+- hours every night this week thanks to spring break!
Best Moment of this week:  sleeping ALL i wanted, no school, no plans= amazing! and being 3 MONTHS PREGNANT!
Movement: nope
Food cravings:  I don't like anything HA
What I miss: a glass of wine always sounds nice now-- nicer than before 
Gender: I asked K and he said Girl
Weekly Wisdom: Sleep- its amazing!! :)
What I'm looking foward to: my last week of the first trimester!! WOW- can't believe its almost here!


Your Baby in Week 11:  Your baby (now about two inches long) has been pretty busy this week, growing hair follicles, fingernails, and ovaries (if she's a girl). She has distinct human characteristics by now, with hands and feet in front of her body, with ears nearly in their final shape, open nasal passages on the tip of her tiny nose, a tongue and palate in the mouth, and visible nipples. What else makes her look human? Those hands and feet have individual fingers and toes (meaning good-bye to those froglike webbed hands and feet). Hooray! 

Your Body in Week 11:  Hungry? Good — that's a sign your morning sickness is easing and your appetite is gearing up to help you nourish your body…and your baby. But don't go overboard just because you're eating for two: Try to gain efficiently by choosing the most nutritious foods during pregnancy and minimizing the junk. More smart nibbling tactics: Minimize bloating and gas (caused by digestion-slowing progesterone and your growing uterus) by grazing instead of gorging and steering clear of notorious gas producers, such as beans, fried foods, soda, and sweets.  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

Okay sorry for the 100 updates today but I am dying to be caught up (which I will accomplish by THIS week!) :)

I felt I had to post about the last couple of days...

I have been dying to dye (ha) my hair but I haven't been able to decide what on earth to do with it.  Well finally, I decided I would get some minimal highlights put in it.
Friday, I went to Toni & Guy and spent most of my night there getting my partial highlights done.  I LOVE IT!! I seriously had been in a MAJOR slump with my hair and HATED how it looked every time I went to the mirror.  The color was just yuck! Now it looks like I am ready for summer and I even feel better about myself & my looks- I am not shallow but I had just been getting down on myself for looking .... um... gross. ha! (I know it was not that bad to everyone else but I saw it).
Here is a not-so-great picture of the success!
see the blonde up top?

Saturday I slept in *yay* and had lunch with K.  Then Sat night I met up with my neighbor and some friends for my first game of BUNCO!  I have to say I had a BLAST and I even won BIG!! :) Its a great game to get a group together and play once a month or so *thats what they all do-- I was a sub last night*  But good times good times!

This morning K & I had planned on going to my besties for her baby shower and I was super excited about seeing her and their new house! K was pumped to hang out with her hubby too!  Unfortunately, I woke up feeling icky this am.  :( it was def no way to spend a 5 1/2 hour car ride so we opted out.  :( I hope you had a great day, Erin! I missed you and your baby *& B* a ton *so did karl* but we hope to see you soon!

This afternoon K & I were just laying around watching basketball GO DUKE and flipping between the race when our doorbell rang.  Our sweet little next door neighbor who isnt quite 2 was banging on the door :)  We went outside and talked to his mommy and grandma for some time and ended up they invited us over for dinner! Jeremy grilled up some amaaazing pork chops along with some potatoes, pasta, bread, green beans, corn, and maaaan! it was delish! After dinner we were sitting around talking when we realized the not quite 2 year old was missing... we knew he was up to no good!  When we finally found him-- he was sitting in the empty bathtub (he had already gotten his bath for the night earlier) in his PJ's, covered in liquid baby soap and shampoo.  he had it all over his clothes and in his hair.  It was quite the hoot. 

Tomorrow- back to the grind-- only 10 more weeks and 3 days until summer (not that I am counting) hahahahah

Hope you all enjoy your Monday! Prayers that I make it through this week aliiiive :) Love to all my blogging friends :)

Week 10

Week 10: March 6-12th
Size:  Prune
March 12th:
Mood: Happy :)
Energy: pretty good... just cleaned- thats rare!
Appetite: HUNGRY...always.
Morning Sickness: nope- tad nauseous today before eating but overall this week I have felt great
Cravings: um... not much-- icecream? :)

Week 10 Updates:

Maternity Clothes- Well... I bought a pair but my hips & butt dont hold them up quite yet... I'm such an awkard -inbetween- real/materninty clothes
Sleep- for the most part good.  This week was OOBER stressful @ school * one day (thurs?) I came home & fell asleep sitting up @ 7:30pm- I slept till 11:30pm and was up until about 12:30am- I fell back asleep & slept thru the night!
Best Moment of the week: Tuesday (March 8) we saw our lil baby again and got an awesome report.  "Everything looks perfect!!" Baby looks more like a baby & has grown a TON in just 4 weeks! (also talked to office mgr about issues w/office not being very responsive & told them we were thinking of finding a new doc...)... they addressed issue- very apologetic- let us talk to nurse & we ended up with a FREE gender check screening @ 16 weeks (if we dont find out before then) :) &
being 2 months along-- starting my 3rd month tomorrow!
Movement-- baby has started moving! I feel nothing yet!
Food cravings- salt & vinegar chips, pickles, icecream
Gender- everyone is saying boy! Grandaddy siad "he"! Leslie P also thinks boy ... so I'll go with boy? ha.
Weekly Wisdom- Drink lots of H20! & eat often... I can't seem to drink enough & I'm always hungry!


Your baby in Week 10:
Your baby (now the size of a prune) has small indentations on his legs (soon to be knees and ankles!), and his tiny arms even have elbows that bend (how is that for magical?). Inside that little mouth, tiny buds of baby teeth are forming under the gums. His stomach and kidneys are kicking into gear, producing digestive juices and urine, and if it's a boy, his testes are making testosterone (how manly!).

Your body in Week 10:
All clogged up? For many moms-to-be, those pesky pregnancy hormones cause the smooth muscles of the large bowel to fall down on the job — they get sluggish and you get constipated. Whole grains and veggies can help, as can drinking lots of water and exercising regularly. You might also be coping with headaches and newly visible veins as your body's blood supply ramps up (it'll increase by 20 to 40 percent over the course of your pregnancy!).

Week 9

I'm lame and did not write ANYthing in my journal for week 9 except for "tired!" haha so there you have it!!

Week 9: Feb 27- March 5
Size: an olive :) mmm!

Your baby in Week 9:
Your baby, now the size of a green olive, has grown about an inch since last week. Tiny muscles are beginning to form, so while he might not be ready to pump iron, he's gearing up to move his arms and legs. It's still too soon to feel anything in your belly, but you might be able to hear something at your next checkup. Try listening for your baby's heartbeat via a Doppler device — that welcome sound should be audible anytime now.

Your body in Week 9:
Chances are you've never felt so tired in your life and for good reason: Your body is working overtime preparing for motherhood as it develops the placenta, your baby's lifeline. At the same time, your metabolism and hormone levels are surging, which triggers a decrease in blood sugar and blood pressure. The result of all this: pregnancy fatigue. Relief is around the corner as your energy level increases (and morning sickness decreases) over the next few weeks once placenta construction is completed.

(update from whattoexpect.com, photo from thebump.com)

Week 8

Week 8 (February 20-26) size: a raspberry

Sorry for the lack of updates this week.. guess I was busy? lol

Feb 26th- missed period number 2!
How are you feeling today:
Mood: Happy/Scared- went to bed exhausted feeling like I wanted to be done feeling yucky!
Energy: Sleepy/lazy
Appetite: hungry but nothing is appetizing
Morning Sickness: yup-nauseous
Cravings: pickles, salt& vinegar chips, edamame
*noticed bad acne on face & chest- ew*

-Monday (Feb 21) found out that my hcg levels were rising but not as much as they would have liked.  ordered an ultrasound for wednesday (Feb 23)...


it was truly amazing. i am sad I did not write more about this moment. karl and i just looked at each other and were like oh my gosh! everything looked great and the sonographer said to have "cautious optimism..." :) we decided now to share our joy with our friends on Facebook! :)


Your Baby in Week 8 of Pregnancy:
Your baby is growing at an amazing rate — about a millimeter every day — and now is the size of a large raspberry. Your little berry is looking a lot less reptilian (even though she has webbed fingers and toes, her tail is just about gone) and a lot more baby-like these days, as her lips, nose, eyelids, legs, and back continue to take shape. Her heart is beating at the incredible rate of 150 times per minute — about twice as fast as yours! And even though you can't yet feel it, she's now making spontaneous movements as she twitches her tiny trunk and limb buds.

Your Body in Week 8 of Pregnancy:
While your raspberry-sized babe isn't exactly causing you to show yet, chances are your clothes are feeling a little tight around the tummy and you might need a bigger bra. You may also be feeling perpetually queasy. But take heart — your baby feels just fine even while you're hugging the bowl with morning sickness. Try to eat often, but only a little at a time. That should also help your body battle another stubborn woe coming your way soon: pregnancy heartburn. Most likely, you'll find relief as you move into your second trimester, but for now, try to focus on the positive: Morning sickness is usually a sign that your pregnancy is going well.

(in case you were wondering these updates are all taken from whattoexpect.com and the pictures is from thebump.com)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day!

man am i lovin spring break!

what am i up to? NOTHING! you got that right... I am sleeping 11-12 hours a night, running errands, and hanging out with my hubby relaxing.  its GREAT!

Ill be honest- I was dreading having nothing to do over the break but I am enjoying it!

oh and while I'm at it... Happy St. Patty's Day!!

What did I do today? Dear hubs was off work today so we slept in together, went to lunch at K's fav sub shop- Jersey Mike's (we didnt know there was one near us and he said it totally made his day to discover this new one!), did a lot of driving around, talking, enjoying the nice day, went to the park, walked around by the lake, and laid around watching tv hanging out.  oh and tonight he had a soccer game and it was actually early enough that I got to go! Sadly, not enough of his lousy teammates showed so they had to forfeit! sad day! I still had fun watching them K run around looking all fly scoring all those goals ha ! They played a scrimmage and had a lot of fun I think! Oh! and did i mention the place they play sells dip-n-dots in a prepackaged deal?! it totally made my night! we went to dinner at the chick-fil and then to my fav. yogurt place... yogurtland!! (do you see a pattern here? ha!)

So all of you go enjoy your green beer and drink one for me... !
and for a little throwback from the best spring break trip ever with the best friends in 2007 @ OIB...
honestly this was one of the better pic of me... sad to say ha!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Week 7

Week 7: February 13-19 (size: blueberry)

How are you feeling today (Feb 19)?
Mood: Happy
Energy: Good
Appetite: Hungry! But the thought of most foods make me nauseous.  
Morning Sickness: Yes! Bad today! (no vomiting though)
Cravings: Fruit/ Ice Cream

Week 7:
Maternity Clothes: No- but thinking of going ahead and purchasing a bella band b/c my pants are OOBER tight! The tops of them roll down b/c they are so tight (work pants) Jeans are okay, just snug- they ride lower though.  
Sleep: been pretty good this week- waking up to go pee at least once during the night
Best moment of the week:  Had HCG tests on Mon/ Wed and didnt hear anything... I'm hoping this is a good sign?/ Making it another week!
Food Cravings: Fruits (blueberries & strawberries), ice cream (the smell of peanuts GAG me!)  I'm so hungry & can't seem to get full, although NOTHING sounds good & thinking of most foods make me nauseous! 
Gender: no clue? Girl? 
What I'm looking forward to: Getting official blood work results to be in the clear.  Telling "the world" -- maybe now or @ 12 weeks- I wanna talk!!

Weekly Wisdom: ???

Your Baby in Week 7 of Pregnancy

Your baby is now about the size of a blueberry (and about 10,000 times bigger than he was at conception). Most of that growth is concentrated in the head as new brain cells are generated at the rate of 100 per minute. Your baby's mouth and tongue are forming as arm and leg buds sprout, and those little kidneys are getting ready to do their job (pee production and excretion).


Your Body in Week 7 of Pregnancy

Your baby might be the size of a blueberry, but your breasts probably look more like melons. By this point, some expectant moms have grown a full cup size, which might be welcome news if those boobs weren't so darn tender. The culprits? Those naughty (though necessary) pregnancy hormones again, along with an increase in blood flow and a buildup of fat — all essential to the task your body can perform in about eight months: breastfeeding your newborn! Learn more about your body this week and swollen breasts during pregnancy.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Week 6

Week 6: February 6th-12th

How are you feeling today? (Feb 10)

Mood: stressed about dr. visit tomorrow
Energy: medium... tired after work
Appetite: hungry!
Morning sickness? nope- little nauseous
Cravings: Hmm... BWW; today- sonic's coneys w/must, ketch, onions & cheese

First Doc apt on Feb 11th...good report -- scheduled blood work for the following Monday and Wednesday to track Hcg levels.


How far along: 6 Weeks! (size- sweet pea)

Marternity Clothes: not yet
Sleep: This week it has been pretty good compared to the past few weeks.  I wake up in the middle of the night super thirsty so I think I need to drink more H20.
Best Moment of the Week: First Doc visit - though it was pretty noneventful and took FOREVER!! arrived @9:40 for 10:00 apt-- called back at 10:15 and put in room-- talked to nurse assistant for 10-15 minutes, nurse practitioner didnt come in until 11:15, did more history and pelvic exam-- said cervix was hard and closed (which is good) and ordered blood work because I didn't have time to do it that day becasue I had to go back to work and be there by 11:30am.  Also, been a little nauseous for the past 3-4 days.  
Movement: No
Food cravings: blueberries galore! BWW.
Gender: girl? 
Weekly Wisdom: Don't be too excited about the first apt-- its mostly uneventful.  Also, ask K keeps telling me, " Don't stress- its not good for you or baby!"


Your baby in Week 6:
You might be coping with full-blown pregnancy symptoms (sorry), but there's plenty of good news too. Your baby's jaw, cheeks, chin, eyes, ears, and nose are beginning to form what will eventually become one adorable face. In addition, her kidneys, liver, and lungs are developing, and her heart is now beating 80 times a minute (and getting faster every day). All this and she's still no bigger than the length of a nail head (about a quarter of an inch) from crown to rump!

Your body in Week 6:
Your body may not yet have changed on the outside, but there's a lot happening on the inside. For one thing, the pregnancy hormone hCG is causing an increase of blood flow to your pelvic area, and your kidneys are becoming more efficient at ridding your body of waste; add to that the fact that your growing uterus is beginning to push down on your bladder and you've got a perfect (pee) storm. What else is going on in there? Bloating, queasiness, and cravings (or food aversions).

Guest Blogger

I am a guest blogger over at "Were Just Like You Only Prettier"! Check out the post here!!

Happy Thursday to you all!

One day till Spring Break! :) WAHOO!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Week 5

This is around the time we found out... (more on that later ;) )

Week 5: January 30- February 5th

How are you feeling?
Mood: pretty good
Energy: lazy
Appetite: normal
Morning Sickness: none yet :)
Cravings: Ice cream or cold sweets
Notes (Feb 2): No school because of snow (2nd day)! Picked up the house some but mainly laid around.  Karl cooked fajita tacos and we played scrabble.  I won (with his help) He had wine while I drank my H2o in a wine glass :) -- I thought we took a picture of this but I can not find it to save my life haha it was too funny though :)


Your baby in Week 5:
Your baby now resembles a teeny tadpole (complete with a tiny tail) and is about the size of an orange seed. The circulatory (or blood) system, along with the heart, is the first part of that tiny body to be functional; and as your baby's heart starts to form, you may even be able to see it beating on an early ultrasound. Another part of your little tadpole that is under construction: the neural tube, which will eventually become your baby's brain and spinal cord.

Your body in Week 5:
Your body's had all the early pregnancy signs — the missed period, nausea, tender breasts, and fatigue. And now you've got proof as your pee works its magic on that test strip — yup, you're officially preggers! This news will probably elicit a combo platter of emotions ranging from sheer joy to sheer terror as the reality that you're going to be a mom sets in. Mood swings are totally normal (kind of like PMS on overdrive) and you'd better get used to them since they'll be hanging around for the next nine months or so.

Monday, March 7, 2011


So today was quite a stressful day at work.
long story short I got a sweet new kid in my class (2nd one in 3 weeks).  We (me/& the kids) rearranged their desks and made room for the newbie.  He is a sweet autistic kiddo and I am just praying that God leads me in how to teach him as I have had NO experience with this before.  Thankfully, I will have lots of help *i hope*! :)
So anyways, on top of that I just had a LOT to do in my classroom- this week is insanely busy... so I was stressed/tired/and hungry coming home from work which K figured out when I texted him. 
And here is what I came home to...

um YES!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you most awesome, loving baby squoots! :) :)

oh and I'm sorry if I forgot to mention this before... 4 days until Spring Break! not that I'm doing anything fun... humph!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Week 3 & 4

I have been meaning to do this for sometime now (I am several weeks behind now so I will be updating more than once a week to catch up)

Week 3:

Your baby in week 3:
The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived: You’ve conceived and your soon-to-be-baby has started on its miraculous transformation from single cell to baby boy or girl. This week, the fertilized egg — or zygote — divides several times over to become a tiny ball of microscopic cells smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. As it divides, the blastocyst, as it's now called (don't worry, you'll come up with a cuter name soon!), makes its way from your fallopian tube to your uterus, where it will implant itself in the uterine wall and grow for the next nine months.

Your body in week 3:
You probably won't notice as the fertilized egg divides and makes its way to your uterus. But your body is gearing up to play landlord to the blastocyst (and soon-to-be baby) making its way toward the uterus. What does that mean for you? You’re just beginning to produce progesterone and estrogen, the pregnancy hormones that will be responsible for a host of bodily changes (and symptoms like morning sickness!) to come. For now, though, and the next couple of weeks, it’ll be like nothing is happening — at least on the outside!


Week 4:

Your baby in week 4:
No bigger than a poppy seed, the ball of cells that will develop into your baby has completed its journey from your fallopian tube to your uterus. Once settled in its new home, it will undergo the great divide — splitting into two groups. Half will become your baby (or embryo), while the other half forms the placenta, your baby's lifeline until delivery. The multilayered embryo then begins to grow into specialized parts of your baby's body. The inner layer, known as the endoderm, will develop into your baby's digestive system, liver, and lungs. The middle layer, called the mesoderm, will soon be your baby's heart, sex organs, bones, kidneys, and muscles. The outer layer, or ectoderm, will eventually form your baby's nervous system, hair, skin, and eyes. 

Your body in week 4:
While the tiny ball of cells that is your baby begins to undergo its magical transformation into a multilayered embryo, your body is going through a magical transformation of its own — from a reliable buddy to a weird and wacky science experiment. You may start exhibiting early pregnancy symptoms like bloating, cramping, and mood swings that feel similar to premenstrual symptoms. You might also experience implantation bleeding , a common (and harmless) light pink, red, or brown spotting that can occur when the egg settles into your uterus.You might feel a little pressure in your abdomen (nothing to worry about!) and your breasts may feel a little tender and become even bigger (but get ready for more growth spurts!).

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Materninty Clothes and weekend preview

(this is going to be all over the place. sorry)
o m g.
how is the last time i blogged wednesday? i am so tired all the time -- so much so that even some nights the computer doesn't even get turned on.  wheph!  Tomorrow I will be entering week 10! 
I have been meaning to type up some weekly updates and post them on here-- as i have sorta ... been keeping track of my weeks since about week 6. 
Today, I have a busy day-- I am going to meet one of my old young life girlies for "coffee" -- I won't be having any -- and catching up! I am super excited but wish I didn't feel like I was about to fall asleep!
Tonight, is a dear friend of mines Bachelorette party!! I am super excited for her :)
We have 5 more school days until Spring Break which I was VERY excited about going to the beach... but now k thinks that we should save our money and hang out here (thankful for him being the voice of truth- but sad that we probably wont be taking a trip  to the beach)
Yesterday, we had the "Fun Run" at school-- 1.4 mile run thru the neighborhood near out school and the kids had a BLAST (for the most part)-- I even ran a short distance of that. (major pat-myself-on-the-back-moment as I despise running)


SO... my jeans  are too tight. ugh. i have no clothes that fit me anymore- its really frustrating! I feel like I am an adolescoent again- you remember those days where you stopped fitting into "girls" sizes but weren't quite big enough to fit in the "teen" sizes... well thats where I feel I am.  I'm too big for my regular clothes and don't see the point in buying larger "regular" clothes when in a few short weeks I am sure I will be needing to get into some maternity clothes.  But at the same time- right now, I'm not quite large enough to fit maternity clothes... ugh. 
But- Thursday night, after dinner, I had had ENOUGH. My pants felt like they were cutting me in half so I talked K into going shopping with me at Target.  I found a pair of maternity jeans that were VERY comfie- and caved and bought them.  My hips and butt aren't quite enough to "properly" hold them up but hey, anything was better than being miserable in my older clothes.  SO there you have it... first maternity purchase right there in week 9...some may tell me there is no way I need these yet but honestly- i didn't see the point in buying just a size larger in  "regular" clothes to not fit them in 2 weeks.  So yea...
you cant tell me that these dont scream COMFIE! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What I'm LOVIN Wednesday!!






(is right around the corner...)



(images from googleimages)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I feel good! :)

Finally, not feeling completley nauseous! I know I know... I'm sooo lucky to have not gotten "sick" thus far but we are not out of the woods yet.

Anyways, just wanted to update all you info crazy people who love me and wanted to know...

8 more days until spring break WHAT WHAT!! :)

Now, back to my brownie al la mode... if thats even how you spell it. lol!

from google images
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