Wednesday, May 30, 2012

16 Weeks!

How far along? 16 weeks!

Size of the baby? An Avocado (4-5 inches, 3-5 oz)

Maternity Clothes? I haven't really bought any maternity clothes, my mom has bought me a few shirts but seriously, I have no pants that fit, so I haven't gotten any use out of the shirts. I need to go get a few pair of shorts, I think I will be more comfortable..

Weight Gain:  I honestly don't really know my exact start weight, I go to the doctor on Thursday and I am going to ask. I don't really want to know. I feel like as long as I am healthy and eating good, the number doesn't matter, but I have always felt this way, so whatever. :)

Stretch Marks? None! I really hope it stays this way but, I am horrible about putting lotion on in general so it will probably be my own fault!

Gender? We obviously DO NOT care, we just want a healthy baby! I have thought the whole time though that it will be a boy but, as we get closer and closer to our ultrasound I am starting to have this gut feeling that we are going to be in for a sweet surprise in a few weeks!

Movement? I don't really know what it feels like, but I am almost positive I felt a little flutter the other night. :)

Sleep? This has honestly been my biggest struggle so far. I LOVE my sleep and ever since I have been pregnant, it has been horrible! The first 12 weeks or so I honestly felt like my brain was awake the whole time. I never woke up feeling rested. I use to be such a heavy sleeper that I just got so frustrated with the fact that I was awake for hours at a time in the middle of the night. It has gotten a much better in the past month, praise the Lord. I am sure everyone around me is just as happy as I am! :)

Food Cravings? I don't feel like I am craving anything in particular, I am just hungry all the time so everything sounds good...oh well.

What I miss: I told Pete the only thing I miss that I can't have is a shrimp Caesar salad from Outback! It is so good!

Symptoms: I really have gotten lucky with this. At the beginning I was nauseous at night, but was never really "sick" and that has gone away for the most part. I have had a constant headache for at least a week now and it gets really bad at night. Sometimes it wakes me up it is so bad. My MIL got me some headache reliever stuff to rub on my head and that has worked a little bit.

Best Moment of the Week: We are excited for our doctors appointment on Thursday because we get to schedule our next ultrasound, and fingers crossed we will be able to find out the gender!!! Yahoo!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back into the swing of things!

I feel like I am going to be confused of what day it is for at least a week! Starting Thursday my days became a blur. One of my mom's best friends and her son, daughter, and 3 of the girls best friends are in Florida this week. They live in Columbia, MO so they headed down last Thursday afternoon and got here just in time for dinner. They wanted to go to Tractors, I feel like anyone who use to live in Jackson, when they come back to visit, it is a given that Tractors will be their restaurant of choice! It doesn't bother me one bit! :) After dinner we all just sat around and caught up. Three of their 4 children are in college in other states so it was nice to see their son Taylor, it has been awhile! They all got up and on the road by 5 on Friday morning! Because I am my mom's "assistant", my job gets a lot more important when she is out of town. When I got up I worked for a few hours and then headed to Cape to have coffee with one of my friends who is due 1 day after me :)! Then headed over to my friend Shelby's house, who I use to work with at Healthpoint. She quit a few weeks after me because she had her little cutie, Tristan! He is 3 months now and couldn't be any cuter! By the time I finished all my visits, Pete was off work and working on our house so I headed over there and then we went and met my dad for dinner at bww bc he had a gift card someone had given him for his birthday! I was worn out and headed home and called it a night!

Saturday, I honestly did not do much, at all! Helped my dad in the yard for a few hours and then layed out the rest of the day! One of my best friends Lauren was in town(she lives in NYC!) so she came over and got a few hours of sun with me! It was so nice to catch up in person and not over the phone! That night Pete and I went to dinner with some of our favorites, Eric and Megan-we always have a good time!

Sunday, Pete and I ran around like crazy people getting all our supplies for workday Monday then headed over to our friends Brad and Kristi's for a bbq. I feel like we all haven't hung out since our trip to Texas in March. It was good to catch up!! Monday we had a crew come over and work on the house and we got soo much accomplished! Thank you soo much to my Uncle Lee, Aunt Terri, my dad, Pete's parents and his friend Caleb for spending their day off helping us! We appreciate it SO much! Just a few more finishing touches and hopefully it will be ready for us to move in!!!
That wraps up my super long, busy weekend. You could see now why I lost track off all my days, ha ha. I knew that I was horrible at taking pictures, but this post proves that even more! Ugh, maybe one day! I am working on it! I need to get back to work-the boss is out all week, which means less play time for me! ;)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The big news

This post might be a little TMI and a little long for some people so don't say that I didn't warn you :)

I'll just go ahead and start from the beginning to make this story less confusing. Pete and I had not really talked about when we wanted to have kids when we were dating/engaged. It just wasn't one of the conversations that ever came up or matter until later. Though, once we were married, I feel like it was one of the first things we talked about. My sister had just had our nephew Wyatt a few months before that and I don't think either one of us thought we could have so much love for a kid that wasn't even ours. With that being said, we decided that we were just not going to prevent, and when God wanted to bless us with a child then he would do so! A year and 4 months later, with a few months of heartache inbetween, we found out we were pregnant! Our "months" would range anywhere from 29-64 days so it was definitely more of a challenge than either one of us thought it would ever be. Because of that, I never really knew when I was "late" enough to take a test. My last cycle started on January 5th(again, TMI!) so by that, I thought "late" would be middle of February, I took a test and it was negative. I didn't think much about it and went on with my life. A week went by and still nothing, so I took another test, negative. We were going to a wedding in Texas the weekend of St. Patrick's Day and we were carpooling with 3 other couples, I wanted to make sure before we left that I wasn't, so that I knew if it was safe to have a few drinks at the wedding or not. I took another test the week before we left, negative. For some reason I just did not believe the test, so I made a doctor appointment Thursday afternoon, right before we left town. She drew my blood and told me to call Friday morning sometime for the results. We left for the trip, got to Tunica for the night and I called first thing Friday morning before we got in the van with 6 other people, and of course they did not have the results in yet, but were happy to call as soon as they got them. At this point, I was thinking fabulous, just my luck, she is going to call me when we are in the car with everyone else. Which that wasn't a huge deal for me because the friends that we were with are some of our closest friends and they would be the first to know anyways, but it is just not how you imagine you will be finding out you are going to be having a child!!
*Quick side story*
--Pete had applied for a job within AT&T located in St.Louis and he got the position, but we were back and forth if it was worth us moving or not, and he had to let them know Friday around noon. So, at the hotel Thursday night, Pete and I were walking back to our room and I said tomorrow could be a big day for us, we are going to decide if we are moving or not(nothing like last minute decision makers, ha ha.) and if we are having a kid! He said to me, we are not having a kid, you took 3 test and they were all negative, I don't think those things are that wrong. :)--
Back in the van and about 11:00am my phone rings, it is the doctor. I sit up, look back at Patty, one of my best friends who was in the car that knew what was going on with a straight, blank face. Answer the phone, and the nurse says, in the most calm, happy voice, "hey Erin, I just wanted to let you know that we got your blood work in and the results were positive, so congrats!" I just looked at Patty and I am sure my face was priceless, I just said "okay, thanks a lot, that was kind of unexpected, but thank you so much!" When I got off the phone I just kind of sat there for a minute and then tapped Pete on the shoulder because he was in the seat in front of me and was like, uh that was the doctor, and I'm pregnant!! At this point, all the girls had figured out what was happening, we were all in the back of the van, so we all talked about it and celebrated together! :) Funny though, I bet us girls talked about it for at least 30 minutes and multiples times throughout the rest of the trip and some how, NONE of the boys listened close enough to figure it out. It just proves that boys really do tune us o.u.t.!!! ;)
Pete and I could not have been more excited no matter how we found out! I didn't even think about the job in St. Louis until Saturday night sometime, and I looked at Pete and said "crap, we forgot to decide on the job!" He told me that he went ahead and called and told them no because he thought finding out we were going to be parents was a big enough sign that it was not worth moving away from family! What a smart man! ;) The doctor had no clue how far along I was and wanted me to come back in for more blood work, so the Monday we got back in town I went in right away and they said I was right at 7 weeks! A few days later we left to go to Pete's rewards trip in Miami and we were both still in awe talking and thinking about it the whole trip.
It is CRAZY how much everything is in God's timing, this was just one more example to us that he is in total control! We are now 15 weeks along, and everything is going so smoothly! We heard the precious little heartbeat this morning and it was in the 150 range! We will hopefully find out the gender sometime in the middle of June!! We  I can not wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So that is a crazy story of how we found out we were expecting, sorry it was so wordy, but I wanted to make sure I had every detail written down!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

So a lot has happened since the last blog post! I have been back and forth if I should delete my blog or not, simply because I never update. Since we are having a baby in November :), moving into a new house, both starting new careers (hopefully-more on that when it is official) in the next year I thought I should keep the blog. I am thinking that once I have a child I will blog more...shouldn't it be the opposite? haha, o well. Another main decision factor was that one of Pete's sisters lives in New Mexico and the other one is getting ready to move to Australia and my best friend lives in New York City, I feel like this blog will be a perfect way for everyone far away to stay in contact with us..the main reason why most people have blogs...:)
Like I said above, which most of my readers are personal family or friends so they know the news already but, we are having a baby in November! We are beyond excited!! I will do a separate post about how we found it, it was as crazy of a story as it should being us! ha. Now that I feel like I am showing a little bit, I will start doing weekly belly post and all that jazz also, so get ready!

Hope you all have a fabulous hump day!