August 22, 2011

The Baby Bump

11 weeks, 5 days and I think its safe to say I finally have the baby bump!

Don't let the first picture fool you. Just look at this side shot and WOAHA belly!

I think it looks like I ate one too many donuts at this point. So I do a lot of belly rubbing. Ya know.... To let people know there's a baby on board;)

Things are finally starting to get better in the nausea department. We made it to Washington 2 weeks ago and now that I have my bed back, I'm less tired and I feel more energized. I guess that's also because my second trimester is just 2 weeks away! I finally have my first doctors appointment set for the 29th, so in eight days I'll be officially, medically, on the road to having this baby!

People keep asking me what my maternal instinct is on Baby's sex and I have to say a BOY! of course, every mom has an idea of what they think they're having. Some are right and some are wrong. I guess we'll find out for sure around week 19!

My diet has been pretty awesome so far. I get the uncontrollable hunger. Sure. But lucky for me, I can't engorge myself. I can only eat small portions, otherwise I get sick. I've been eating WAY healthy with this baby. More then I ever have. Not really by conscience effort, although that was the plan, but more because healthy foods is what I'm craving. Lot's of protein, yummy veggies and some fruits. Sadly, I'm still lactose intolerant.

Oh and according to my preggo dreams, R and I are having twins and it's a boy and a girl:) I guess my maternal instincts wouldn't be incorrect on the sex of Baby "G" if that were true, ha! I would be in total shock if we went in and heard two heart beats, for realz! But it would be cool to get our boy and girl in one swoop, or many dozen pushes, and be done;) I SOOOO do not believe we're having twins for one second, but thought it would be fun to share!

R is finally home and I'm excited to ask him about his first day and what they have him doing. I'll be sure to update everyone as soon as I know more about the baby and if I hear 2 heart beats, haha! Have a great and wonderful rest of the week everyone!

August 1, 2011

On The Road

I promise I didn't mean to skip week 7 and 8 updates and photos. Truth be told, I had my head consistently in the toilet and couldn't even THINK about taking pictures of my expanding belly or blogging...Most likely I'll miss week 9's update too, ONLY because we'll be on the road headed toward Washington!! It's finally here. All the packing has been done and our stuff is well on it way out there already. We will be saying "goodbye" to Georgia tomorrow and hello to somewhere Tennessee; most likely Memphis. I will be taking a 9 week photo on Wednesday and promise to post them as soon as I reach Washington or a good Internet connection;)

Just a quick update on me and Baby "G." We haven't had any scares and are doing really well, I think, considering that we haven't seen a doctor yet. That will happen around week 12, if I had to guess. I'm sick as a dog though, for sure. Other then that, achy joints and NO ENERGY, things are normal. I really cannot wait to get my energy back and stop moping around the house, ha! I'm usually a really high energy individual, so to feel like I can barley walk, going on 4 weeks now, feels very strange and is getting annoying! My husband keeps saying he wants his hyper wife back and I agree! I have a VERY TIGHT minimal diet right now. I have apparently developed a case of being lactose intolerant?? All baby is allowing me to eat is turkey bacon, potatoes, eggs and some breads....THAT'S IT! I really hope he or she gets the bigger picture soon and realizes there is a ton of other food choices;) Water is a no go too so I'm stuck on pedialyte for now. SO NASTY; but at least I can keep it down and it's keeping me hydrated.

That's pretty much it for now. We're settling up with our landlord tonight and doing last minute packing. I just pray that our travels with 2 dogs and a cat doesn't turn out to be a VERY bad idea:) Pray for our sanity the next 8 days and I hope everyone has a very good week!