Wednesday, October 24, 2012

11 Weeks & Emotional

Baby Is The Size Of A Lime
I had my first emotional moment this week. I don't recall experiencing this with my past pregnancies. I had a conversation with my husband regarding our finances. Of course this is a touchy subject in most households. Usually, I'm not affected by it. But this time, for some reason it was different. I called my mom to share my thoughts. Next thing I knew I was crying!


Electricity??? In my boob?! LOL! This is the best way I can describe it- A small electrical surge.I've been experiencing this in my right breast. It's in the same place every time. At first I thought I was imagining it because it's relatively feint, but as I continued for days on and off I realized it was a real feeling. A weird one at that!


Is it possible to pull a muscle from standing up? I promise when I get up off the couch or a low seat too fast I pull a muscle in the lower part of my belly. It hurts. 

My Growing Belly @ 11 Weeks
Well, that's the latest with me this week. As far as pregnancy goes, anyway.

How do you deal with the emotional, hormonal roller coaster of pregnancy? Do you journal, have a buddy to share with, a loving husband who is willing to listen, run to the bathroom to cry it out alone?

Symptoms this week:
  • Tiredness. Could be because I wake up at 5 a.m. every day. I don't know.
  • Sore breast. Varying from extremely sore to slightly tender.
  • Electrical surges in right breast
  • Ligament pain

Miracles & Blessings,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kumquat or Prune?

Baby Is The Size Of A Kumquat

I think I prefer the visual of a kumquat to a shriveled up prune.

Not too eventful of a week. Thank goodness.

I did, however, have a new pregnancy symptom I don't usually experience until the 3rd trimester. HEARTBURN! Ouch!!! I'm not sure what brought it on. All I know is it had me running down to the nearest Rite-Aid to get some Tums. Unfortunately, they weren't all that helpful. It did, eventually, go away. Thank goodness. But it's definitely not something I'm looking forward to experiencing any sooner than I have to.

I was reading up on some of the baby's development. I can only imagine this tiny being, just over an inch, having little nails and hair beginning to form. And tiny little arms and legs with ity bity fingers and toes. No longer an alien embryo. There's a real little person inside me. Makes me smile.

This morning Lil' Miss was excited to inform me I am 10 weeks today! It's so cute. Her afterschool ritual on Wednesdays is she has me show her on the computer a picture of what the baby has developed into. Usually we go to The Bump. She and Papa Son get really into it. I get all sorts of questions from them. Just wait until the baby's movement can be felt! I can't wait to see there little reactions to that.

Oh, another milestone. This is MAJOR. The other nite Mr. was doing his usual prayer time before bed with the kids. I sat on his lap while he prayed. Then he did something I hadn't expected and would've cried if I hadn't had to explain the tears. He included the baby in prayer and placed his hand on my belly. For the first time. It was so magical.

If you're pregnant, how did you deal with heartburn. Naturally or with meds? Did you feel it this early on? We're your older children interested in your growing belly? What about your hubby? Did it make a difference in people's interest if it was your 1st vs. your 2nd, 3rd...? If so, did it affect you at all?

Symptoms this week:
  • Tiredness. Could be because I wake up at 5 a.m. every day. I don't know.
  • Sore breast. Varying from extremely sore to slightly tender.
  • Cramping
  • Ligament pain
  • Muscle ache
  • Cravings: Bacon. Lots of bacon!

Miracles & Blessings,

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Prayer of a Mentor Mom

 I found this on an awesome website resource for Christian moms (The Better Mom). I prayed this prayer for myself this morning.

Miracles & Blessings,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My 9 Week Bump

Baby Is The Size Of A Green Olive

My 1st Baby Bump Picture
9 Weeks

Miracles & Blessings,

We've got an Olive!

Baby Is The Size Of A Green Olive

This past week has been totally uneventful. Which I suppose is a good thing. We spent some great time with family this weekend. I did have a terrible eating regimen too. I tried, but couldn't help myself. I satisfied a craving. I made scrambled eggs, bacon, and grits for breakfast one morning. I was such a happy girl! The weekend consisted of soda, pizza, chocolate, cookies, cake, ice cream... I know... I'm holding my head in shame. Hopefully I will not want to kick myself at my next OB appt when my little friend begins to creep it's way further to the right on the scale.

Is anyone else as concerned about their pregnancy weight gain as me? If so, what do you do to make sure it doesn't get out of control?

I did find a wonderful set of pregnancy pilates workouts.
It's a fantastic, quick, no impact workout. I loved it immediately. Even though you don't think it's really gonna do much, you feel it. I was pleasantly surprised.

I am finding though that exercise causes me to spot lightly. No matter how light the workout. I will be discussing this at my next OB visit as well. I can't not work out. I've gotta do something.

OH!!! Since I've been pregnant my dreams are so incredibly vivid! The other nite Mr. woke me up. I had been crying/bawling about a situation in my dream and praising the Lord. Saying, "God, you're so good to me." When he woke me up it's because I was sobbing for real! And I continued to do so for a little while. I just kept thinking about how good God is.

Have you experienced that during pregnancy? The vivid dreams? Or what about the crazy dreams that leave you wondering "What the mess was that?" Yeah, I've had those too.

Miracles & Blessings,

Note to self: I need to take some belly shots before my belly gets even further away from what it used to look like. It's already pretty gone. But I want to document the growth and the moments. I didn't do that much with my other 2.

Monday, October 1, 2012

God gave me my Yes!

Baby Is The Size Of A Raspberry

Today was our first OB appt. Papa Son and I went. I met my Dr. for the first time. Nice little lady. Very, very soft spoken.

We went thru the basics: weight, blood pressure, heart rate.

Then came the question... "Have you seen a doctor or did you take a home pregnancy test?" Uh, neither. So into the bathroom I went. Fully confident and nervous all at the same time. Lol! Nervously confident... Oxymoron. I know.

Back in the exam room I was told to get ready for the doctor and she'd be in with us shortly.

Of course Papa Son had questions. Like why I was taking my clothes off and why I was sitting on this wierd table. Thank goodness his line of sight was shielded by the exam table itself.

So in came the Doc. She asked me more questions. The basics. Then she proceeded with my exam. It didn't occur to me, since she never said it, until after my legs were in stirups that my test was POSITIVE!!!

I couldn't help but smile. I knew it, but now it was like really real! A baby! After my euphoric moment it was time for my ultrasound.

This is what we saw:

A little peanut looking thing with a heartbeat. I got a little misty. Papa Son was pretty jazzed! He's gonna be a Big Brother!

Baby is measuring two days earlier than my LMP calculates, but we're keeping the EDD according to my cycle. Which puts us at 8 weeks in measurement, but I'll be 8 weeks Wednesday.

So we're having another May baby!

Miracles & Blessings,

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