May 28, 2013

17 Weeks

How Far Along: 17 weeks
Total Weight Gain: according to my scale at home, I've gained a total of 8 pounds
Maternity Clothes: yep
Sleep: still waking up to pee, but now I have trouble falling asleep and I'm wide awake at about 5:30am
Stretch Marks: nope
Highlight of the Week: seeing our little man for the first time on the ultrasound
Missing: being tan and not having weird pregnancy acne
Movement: it's subtle, but he's definitely moving in there!
Cravings: Speedy Freezes, pizza, McDonald's cheeseburgers and bacon, egg and chesse biscuits
Food Aversions: still nothing in particular
Symptoms: I've had a headache on and off all week and my legs are looking really veiny, probably because I'm so pale
Showing yet: yep
Gender: IT'S A BOY!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button In or Out: In
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Most looking forward to: our next ultrasound and being halfway at 20 weeks
Milestones: finding out the baby's gender and seeing him for the first time

***This picture was taken at 16 weeks, 3 days***

May 25, 2013

It's a BOY!

On Thursday, May 23, at 16 weeks and 2 days pregnant, we found out we are expecting a little baby boy! Everyone in our family except for my mom and Jason's dad guessed right, but I was still so surprised! When I first found out I was pregnant, I thought it would be a girl, but for about a week or so leading up to finding out I started to feel like it was a boy. I think he knew I thought he was a girl and was trying to tell me, "I'm a boy, Mom!" So much for my maternal instinct! 

I would have been thrilled no matter what, but now that we know he's a boy I'm so glad! I'm excited that we have a boy to carry on Jason's last name (we were his family's only chance) and I'm excited that hopefully he'll get to be a big brother someday. I just love the idea of big brothers :)  Plus, it's so much fun planning now that we know he's a boy! We've already picked him out some adorable outfits, including a Mickey Mouse outfit in case he makes his debut early and in time for Halloween. Today we got him some tiny plaid shorts and a preppy little sweater that I adore.

My favorite picture of him is the 3D one they took of his face. I can't stop staring at it! It's so amazing to think that there is a real person growing inside of me, with eyes and a nose and a mouth and ten fingers and ten toes. 

 I can't wait to kiss his sweet face and hold him in my arms for the first time. He's a perfect little miracle and I love him with all my heart. I am so blessed and so thankful!

May 21, 2013

16 Weeks

How Far Along: 16 weeks
Total Weight Gain: blissfully ignorant until they weigh me at my appointment tomorrow
Maternity Clothes: I got some new clothes finally! A pair of shorts, some black capris, skinny jeans and two tops. I am SO glad I have more pants to wear.
Sleep: Same old, same old.
Stretch Marks: still nothing so far, thank goodness
Highlight of the Week: I'm 95% sure I felt the baby wiggling around yesterday! I want to talk to the doctor tomorrow to confirm if that's what it was or if I was imagining it. It's so hard to tell, but at first I thought it was my own pulse in my stomach, but it wasn't consistent enough for that. I did some research and I think what I felt was the baby hiccuping.
Missing: nothing really
Movement: I think so!
Cravings: Speedy Freezes! I've had one almost every day this week. They are so good!
Food Aversions: still nothing in particular
Symptoms: not much besides the constant waking up to pee at night
Showing yet: oh yes
Gender: 2 more days!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button In or Out: In
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Most looking forward to: finding out the gender!
Milestones: Feeling the baby move of course :)

May 18, 2013

Baby Gender Predictions: Old Wives Tales

Since we are finding out Little Baby Hyatt's gender on Thursday, I figured I'd compile a list of predictions based on popular old wives tales. Based on the results, it looks like a baby girl is on the way, but we'll know for sure soon!

  1. Carrying high means a girl is on the way; low predicts a baby boy: ????
  2. Breakouts mean a little girl is stealing mama’s beauty: GIRL
  3. When mama’s wedding ring is suspended from a string over her belly, it’ll swing in a circle for a boy or back and forth for a girl: GIRL
  4. If baby’s heart rate is over 140 bpm baby is a girl. If it’s 140 or less, baby is a boy: GIRL
  5. Legend says mama will crave sweets with a girl and saltys with a boy: ????
  6. The Mayans believed that if the mama’s age at conception and the year of the baby’s birth are both even or odd, it’s a girl. If one is even and the other is odd, it’s a boy: BOY
  7. Morning sickness means pink. If you're stricken with a queasy stomach during your first trimester think ribbons and bows. if you sail through your pregnancy with nary an upset stomach, it's blue all the way: GIRL
  8. Pay attention to which way you lay down in bed tonight. If you prefer sleeping on your left side, you'll have a boy. Right side? You’re pregnant with a girl: GIRL
  9. If a toddler boy (ie: my nephew Landon) shows interest in your belly, you'll have a girl. If he ignores you, it's a boy: GIRL
  10. According to the Chinese gender predictor based on mama’s age at conception and the month of conception, my baby is a: BOY
What do YOU think Little Baby Hyatt will be? 

May 14, 2013

15 Weeks

How Far Along: 15 weeks
Total Weight Gain: about 5 pounds I think
Maternity Clothes: This past week I got a new (bigger) bra which is fabulous! It is totally un-sexy, but I love how comfy it is.
Sleep: Same old, same old.
Stretch Marks: nada
Highlight of the Week: Sunday was Mother's Day, and I got a surprise card from my best friend Sarah, a card and pedicure gift certificate from my mom (pretty sweet when your own mom gets you a Mother's Day gift!) and best of all, a letter from Jason :) He is going to be SUCH a good daddy! Plus, it was fun to watch the babies get dedicated at church knowing we'll be dedicating our little one next year.
Missing: having more than two pair of pants that fit
Movement: not yet
Cravings: same as usual--carbs and dairy
Food Aversions: still nothing in particular really
Symptoms: lately I've been feeling lightheaded in the mornings while I get ready. I usually have to take a break and lay back down for a few minutes.
Showing yet: yep
Gender: just 9 days until we find out!
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button In or Out: In
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Most looking forward to: finding out the gender!
Milestones: I'm 3/8 of the way through my pregnancy lol

May 09, 2013

14 weeks

How Far Along: 14 weeks
Total Weight Gain: still only 3 pounds
Maternity Clothes: Yep! Going to get some more tonight actually so I don't have to wear the same pair of pants everyday for the next 6 months.
Sleep: It's rough. Still waking up to pee and getting hot during the night. We took the duvet cover off, so I'm hoping that'll cool me down a little. I am driving poor Jason nuts with my sleeping antics.
Stretch Marks: nope
Highlight of the Week: Derby Day was good. I went to the Governor's Derby Celebration/Breakfast with mom and then Jason and I had a nice relaxing day once I got back from that.
Missing: getting a good night's sleep
Movement: can't feel anything yet
Cravings: nothing in particular really, although I did crave Sprite and Skittles the other night
Food Aversions: nothing specific
Symptoms: My face is still breaking out and lately my lower back has been hurting, especially when I lay down at night. I still get sick occasionally too, unfortunately.
Showing yet: yep!
Gender: still don't know yet
Labor Signs: heck no
Belly Button In or Out: In
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Most looking forward to: finding out the gender in just 16 more days!
Milestones: the baby can make faces and suck it's thumb :)