Sunday, October 31, 2010

7 Weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: 126.6 Oh my...already?!

Maternity clothes? None. Although Old Navy was having a great sale and I bought some!

Stretch marks? Nope! Hopefully they stay far far away!

Sleep: I still wake up every time I roll over, but I'm feeling more tired now, so I'm falling asleep earlier.

Best moment this week: We are just one week away from our ultrasound now!!

Movement: None yet.

Food cravings: My husband has more of those than I do. ;)

Gender: Still can't wait to find out!

Labor Signs: Still no, thank goodness!

Belly Button in or out? Still an innie.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on, but off when I sleep.

What I miss: Waking up without a doubt that I won't puke that morning.

What I am looking forward to: Still our first ultrasound November 6!

Weekly Wisdom: I have none this week...I've been seeking wisdom from you guys! :)

Milestones: Not a good milestone, but I had my first food aversion this week with a hamburger.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Flu Shot?

Bloggy ladies, I need your advice!

I had zero plans to get a flu shot, as always. However, since I'm pregnant, I've been encouraged to considerate. I plan to discuss this with my doctor in a couple of weeks when I have my appointment, but I wanted your feedback too!

Is the flu shot save for my and Baby Cannoli? What's your take on it?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dear 6 weeks

Dear 6 weeks,

I would appreciate it if you could just be a little bit kinder. You ruined my hamburger last night, my lunch for today, and therefore given me no appetite for this evening. If you and weeks 7-14 have an evil little plan to continue this misery, we will need to have multiple confrontations.


A Sick Pregnant Momma.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Weeks 5 and 6

Since I didn't start my weekly pregnancy update last week, I'm combining week 5 and 6 in one post!
Week 5:
Total weight gain/loss: Original Weight: 123.6 (yes, I have every intention of being brutally honest with my weight gain. I'm not ashamed! :)

Maternity clothes? Definitely not

Stretch marks? Not even showing yet

Sleep: Eh. I wake up a lot to get comfortable.

Best moment this week: Discovering that there is a Baby Cannoli on the way!

Movement: none

Food cravings: None

Gender: I can't wait to find out!

Labor Signs: Definitely not, thank goodness!

Belly Button in or out? An original innie.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on, except when I sleep, as always.

What I miss: Drinking my tea and Dr. Pepper.

What I am looking forward to: Our first ultrasound in 2 weeks!

Weekly Wisdom: Trust God, he will give you exactly what you need, when you need it.

Milestones: Finding out we're expecting!! :)

Week 6
Total weight gain/loss: 124.2. Just a smidge under a pound.

Maternity clothes? None. Although my bloating makes me wish for bigger pants sometimes!

Stretch marks? Not showing yet to know about those!

Sleep: It's still just ok. I have difficulties sleeping in now, which was never a problem before! :)

Best moment this week: Starting to daydream about the nursery.

Movement: None yet.

Food cravings: I was craving some Oreos earlier, and my husband definitely fulfilled that. :) And some nachos last night, and my husband fulfilled that too. He's the greatest. However, most of my cravings go about as quickly as they come.

Gender: Still can't wait to find out!

Labor Signs: Still no, thank goodness!

Belly Button in or out? Still just as much of an innie as last week.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on, but again, off when I sleep.

What I miss: Not having cramping everyday.

What I am looking forward to: Still our first ultrasound November 6!

Weekly Wisdom: Those twinges of pain are a blessing, because it lets me know my little one is still growing.

Milestones: Hitting the 6 week mark!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sweet Baby Cannoli

Jason and I have been calling our child "Baby Cannoli" until we know the gender. In case you aren't sure, a cannoli is a very sweet, Italian delicacy. Very fitting. :) I wrote this letter the morning I discovered I was pregnant. Needless to say, I was a little speechless.

Dear Sweet Baby Cannoli,

Today the internet tells me you are the size of a sesame seed.
(picture courtesy of

I found out you were in there about 7:15 this morning after a long night of you keeping me awake with an upset stomach! Daddy and I have been dreaming of you and talking about you for a while now, but I certainly wasn't expecting that BFP this morning!

I love you. I can't believe you are already growing. Your Daddy and I are so thrilled and excited that you are on your way. I'm speechless. I know I'll have more to say to you once this news sinks in a little more, I just wanted to capture this very special moment we have right now.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Operation: Tell Husband. NOW!

Like I said, I've always imagined coming up with really romantic and sweet ways to break the news to my loved ones. Telling my husband was number one priority of making it a very special moment.

Since the cat was out of the bag, with my parents, Mom and I rushed over to the mall to find an adorable outfit to present to my husband as a sweet way that he would know immediately. I only had an hour and a half to come up with something before he was due home for lunch. Of course, at this point, Jason believes I am home with a virus.

We find the sweetest outfit that says Daddy's #1 Draft Pick, that will look adorable on a little boy or a girl with some bows in her hair during some Red Sox games.

I rushed home, set everything up, along with my million positive pee sticks, and excitedly anticipate my husband's arrival.

Fenway could not resist checking out his sibling's new attire!

I was set. I was determined to videotape it, hoping Jason would keep it together long enough to announce it to the camera, but he didn't. At least I captured his reaction though. So sweet. :)

P.S. That "yap" in the beginning is one angry dog for being quarantined until the news was broken. He was being way too nosey for this moment!

I love my sweet husband.

"Well, I Guess You Might As Well Come In..."

I just recently started going to the chiropractor. I have a wonderful doctor who has been very considerate of all my fears. My Mom even went with me to my first couple of appointments for moral support. In case you missed my post on the chiropractor, I especially have the fears of having my neck popped. My fears definitely intensified the morning I discovered my pregnancy. Especially since my discovery fell on the same day that my doctor was going to begin my neck adjustments.

I drove in absolute silence all the way to the chiropractor. At that moment, I was desperately searching for an emotion. There were no tears, there was no fear, just a semi-state of shock. It's hard to explain, but it was completely calm. I was thrilled to say the least, and good to go.

I walked into the doctor's office, and the receptionist congratulated me as I signed in, and the floodgates open. I immediately begin to sob, which makes the lady ask me if I'm not happy about my news. I try to blubber out that I am, but I've literally only had this news for about 30 minutes and feeling a little overwhelmed. She hands me a tissue, and puts me into a room to talk with my doctor.

I'm sitting in this room with my mind running in 1000 directions and right as the receptionist is about to close the door, in walk my parents. Both of them. They look so excited because they were going to suprise me to be there to support me during the neck adjustment. Oh my. Not only does Jason not know yet, but here are my parents! I have always anticipated coming up with really adorable and creative ways to tell them that a grandchild was on the way. Yet there they were, standing in front of me, and I have zero clue on how to discuss this with my doctor in private without looking like an emotional lunatic.

I blurted something out about needing to ask some questions first, and ask them to wait outside. Mom looks very confused, and I found out later she thought I was in a lot of pain and didn't want them know. They both look a bit flustered, but respectfully step out of the consultation room and begin to head back to the lobby.

Suddenly, I hear the receptionist say: "I'm sure she just doesn't want to cry. She's very upset, but don't worry, Dr. R does wonderful work with pregnant women."

OMG, the receptionist really just told my parents that I'm pregnant.

I threw open the door and just said, "Well, I guess you might as well come on in." My poor parents look so confused and Mom asks me if I think I'm pregnant. I immediately begin to cry again and tell her no, I'm positive I'm pregnant. Then the floodgates open again from all parties, and my Mom begins jumping up and down and hugging me. The whole moment was pretty comical.

In walks Dr. R in all this mess. He feels terrible because he had zero idea that my discovery was only an hour old, and that he also walks in on my parents figuring out the news. He was so sweet, answers all my questions, and I decided to go ahead with my adjustment. And at this point, I panic that my own husband still has no idea he is about to become a father.

Operation: Tell Jason ASAP.

And In One Moment, My Whole World Changed.

Jason and I have been talking off and on about a baby for while now, but haven't quite been ready to make that leap *just* yet.

It's been more on our minds lately and we have both recently felt compelled to stop trying to control our lives. We've had several sermons at church that have made us feel that God has been telling us just to trust him with our family, and that he would not lead us down a path that would be detrimental. When God's time was right for a child, we would embrace it no matter if it were sooner or later, although it was certainly our plan for later. However, as soon as we started completely trusting God to control our lives, we wound up pregnant! Although we were surprised by the news so early, we are so thrilled to be preparing ourselves for parenthood.

I took a pregnancy test sometime last week because I had x-rays done to begin my journey with a chiropractor. It was negative, and so we took no precautions of pregnancy because I had a negative test.

I felt pretty gross all day Saturday. Sunday was no better. I did make it to church, but lunch at Outb@ck was TERRIBLE and did not stop this intense nausea. Sunday afternoon was pretty much like Saturday. So that evening I took a really hot bath, which intensified my nausea, and resulted in laying around in the bathroom floor until around 3 am. There was no puking involved, but I'll spare you the gory details of the rest. Anyway, because I wasn't puking, I didn't think pregnant, I thought "I have that stinking vomit/diarrhea virus for the 3rd time this year. Fantastic."

Monday morning. No improvement, until something hit me that I needed to throw up. After a few unsuccessful attempts of this task and some sore stomach muscles, I instantly felt 100% better. That was my ah-ha moment. I knew I needed to check again. Although it was negative last week, I felt like I just HAD to check again.

So while Jason went into the kitchen to eat breakfast, I peed on another one of those expensive sticks. I found myself nervous, and actually HOPING it was positive. Almost INSTANTLY the positive sign popped up. I immediately felt dizzy, and was convinced I was hallucinating. I went into the kitchen, but literally could not say a single word, let Jason give me a big hug and head to work. I was set to make a school based visit to a client before my chiropractor visit.

Halfway to the elementary school, I feel a wave of panic/dizziness about my chiropractor visit. I had NO idea if the chiropractor was safe during the first few critical weeks. I immediately texted my boss, said I was sick, went back home to call my chiro. I tell the lady I literally just discovered my pregnancy, and didn't know was to do. She reassured me it was safe, but my doctor would want to talk to me first to answer my questions and to come on in for my appointment.

I decide that I'm not convinced that the EPT was accurate enough. I decide to make a trip to Kroger, buy a DIGITAL test so there was no room for confusion. I buy my tests, and realize I have no time to make it home before my appointment. Naturally, it looks quite odd to complete a self check-out and then BACK into the store to pee, so I made the
only logical decision to go pee on another stick in freaking KMART right next door. Why? I have no clue.

I walk in, politely ask the man cleaning the toilets to leave so I can use the restroom, and proceed. The test did not take 3 minutes. Within 3 seconds, the "pregnant" popped up. Again, naturally I did not want to leave this test in the newly emptied trashcans by the cleaning man, so I clean it off, put it in a random Ziploc baggie (you'd be amazed at what ends up in my purse now that I work with children) and PUT THE THING IN MY PURSE! I walked around all morning with a PEE STICK in my purse! Again, not my best moment. Of course, neither was taking a pregnancy test in Kmart.

At this point, I'm in complete shock and emotionless, still wondering how I'm going to tell my husband. I was 100% positive that he was going to be thrilled. I could not bring myself to tell him over the phone, and besides, I had a chiropractor appointment to get to.

Why is the chiropractor appointment so important? Check back tomorrow to find out exactly how this appointment will stick out as one of the most memorable moments of finding out my whole world has changed.

P.S. Head over to Jess's blog for her 400th post giveaway!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Riley has something they would LOVE to share with you all!
She's getting a cousin in June!!

Jason and I are ecstatic to share the news that we are expecting our firstborn! Please remember us in your prayers over these next several months! :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Small Post, a Big Prayer

Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day.

Today so many parents remember their losses of precious children that went to heaven far too soon.

Today I am praying for each and everyone of you that have suffered a loss such as this.  I'm praying for comfort and peace, and for the hope that you will be full of life's blessings.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Kitchen Color!

For my birthday this past Saturday, my husband took a half-day off work to paint the kitchen for me!! I have been wanting to change the color for a while, but he has been very resistant to my choice. What a nice surprise!

The sweetest gesture ever. I love my darling husband.