Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Going on 18 Weeks!

Cravings: Bagels and cream cheese!!! Chips and mango salsa. 
Sad Things:Worried about my car breaking down. It's a 1997 Lincoln Towncar. I love it but it's getting old and every day brings a new problem. Yesterday, Woody filled up the tank with super premium gas on accident, $72 later we're now worried the car will kick the can, since it always seems to happen when one invests money in something like nice gas or oil ;)
Weight Gain: Still no weight gain. Had an OB appointment yesterday and they were fine with it, genetics-wise my pregnancy genes are gold so they told me not to complain. I just need to increase my caloric intake and eat food with more sustenance. I've been on a fruit kick and it doesn't have enough calories to gain weight, even thought it can be filling. Changing my diet has been really hard.
Aches & Pains: Lower back has been killing me, still. I've had quite a bit of nausea and vomiting, unfortunately, so yesterday I was given a prescription for Zofran to help. Thank God!
Movement: LOTS OF BUTTERFLIES! At times, it feels like a hummingbird is living in my uterus. When I lay down, relax and concentrate, I can feel s/he doing somersaults. It's so cool. :) Yesterday afternoon my Mom took her high power stethoscope to listen to the heart beat and she felt the movements on the outside. We both exclaimed at the same time, I didn't think anyone else could feel it. It was really exciting.
Sleep: Sleep has been off and on. I still feel tired when I wake up and I want to sleep all day. Sometimes I do, when I can.
Gender: Have my ultrasound appt for April 26th. My intuition still says it's a boy, but I've also been mentally preparing for a girl. I'm having a bit of a name dilemma for a girl. I love the name Darla, but some family feel that it reminds them too much of The Little Rascals and they can't take it seriously. I'm really trying not to focus on their opinion too much, but I know I need to consider their critiques.

Monday, April 9, 2012

16 Weeks

16 Weeks so far!
Cravings: Pickles, frozen coffee drinks, Chinese food
Aversions: So many! Cigarette smoke and the scent of alcohol makes me want to vomit. So does morning breath. I won't let Woody kiss me until we've both brushed our teeth, because there have been several times I've had to run to the bathroom to puke. >:(
Happy Things: Getting really excited about moving out into our own place. Looked at a house near my parents for rent on Terra Ceia. It is beautiful and is on a canal with a dock. The house is on stilts and has a nice front porch, and is 2 bedrooms, 11/2 bathrooms. Fingers are crossed. 
Sad Things: Really anxious and ready to get a new job. I am signed up on several websites advertising nanny services, and a few of the positions I have applied for sound very promising! Nannying is good money, especially for the larger families. More kids = more money!! I just get very impatient waiting for replies. Hopefully I'll be hearing back soon.
Weight Gain: None so far! I am at the same weight that I was at when I found out I was pregnant at 8 weeks. I  had lost 10lbs due to morning sickness, but that is slowly creeping away and the weight has come back. The OB would like me to gain 25-30lbs before having the baby, so I have awhile to go. As of now, I am supposed to gain 1-2lbs per week. Also, no stretch marks as of yet! But I do have a little belly coming in so we'll see how long that lasts...
Aches & Pains: My lower back has been killing me this week, which is expected! My fundus(top of the uterus) is sitting about 1-2 inches below my belly button, so my pelvis and lower back are starting to bear more weight than they are used to. Heating pads and bubble baths help!
Movement: Felt the baby move this evening! Was unusual, felt like it sounds but was still unexpected and like nothing I've ever felt. Looking forward to the next time it happens so I can describe it better.
Sleep: Like a log! I feel tired all of the time. But I have the random days where my energy is through the roof. Tonight I had my Mom give me a Vitamin B12 injection so hopefully tomorrow I will be feeling more energetic.
Gender: We find out the sex on April 26! My intuition still tells me it's a boy. Woody is hoping for a boy, and my parents think and hope it's a girl. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Oh shit, I'm pregnant.

Finding out I was pregnant was not as scary as other times I took tests. I had had "scares" before with my ex-boyfriend, but it was mainly scary cause I knew it wasn't a good situation to bring a baby into. This time around, I wasn't scared at all, I didn't even cry! ;)
It was early February, and it had been since mid-December since I had a period, so I suspected something was up. Until that point, I had just thought that maybe since I was on antibiotics so long, it messed up my cycle, so I continued to live life as usual. Unfortunately and regretfully, that included getting drunk a few times and some cigarettes, but hindsight is 20/20 and so far the babe and I have a clean bill of health.
The night before I found out, Woody and I were on his porch cuddling before bed, and I mentioned for the first time that I might be pregnant. I asked him what he thought and he was super level headed and calm, we would just have to deal with it and bring home baby :)
Next morning, sure enough, the two lines came right up on the display of the pregnancy test. The rest was simple, telling my family was great; my parents had been waiting for that day for years and couldn't have been happier. Friends were shocked, but not surprised. From here on out, this blog will be about my daily up's and down's. There are plenty, but I am so excited and can't wait! Trying not to be cliche, but I can't wait to hold our baby!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

So here we are!!! Baby Weidner on the way.

I'm going to be a mama! Still getting used to the idea I have a baby growing inside me, and starting to get very excited and impatient! A year ago this time, I was going through some major life changes, but I would have NEVER seen this one coming.
So where did it start? His name is Roger Weidner. We call him Woody, an old nickname he's had since he was a baby, so it sticks! On my 25th birthday last September, we had a game night at my best friend Cassie's house, and Woody and some friends were invited. We have been friends for many years, since high school. He and my brother were nerd-game geeks together, but I never imagined we'd date, though I always thought he was adorable and has one of the best personalities of anyone I know... somehow that night on my birthday, we clicked for the first time. Fast forward a few weeks, and we were practically living together. I know, it was fast, but it has worked, and not in that new relationship, honeymoon way. In a way that has been mature and real; we are truly yin and yang. He reminds me of my brother and father, but on steroids. I guess it has worked in that Freudian way. If Sigmund we here, he'd say "Um, duh!" He is an ARMY vet who served two tours in Iraq from 2007 to 2011. He is now in the ARMY reserves, and also attending SCF for a degree in business, thanks to the good 'ol GI Bill. He has an older brother named Bobby, whom we live with in their Mom's house they rent in Palmetto while she is living in Missouri. They also have a sort-of roommate/couch surfer, Kyle, whom they have been friends with since childhood.
So on to the fun stuff. In December 2011, Cassie and I were on a walk around my parents neighborhood of Terra Ceia, and I felt a tickling sensation on my boob. I look down, and a damn brown recluse spider was crawling on me! What does this have to do with me being pregnant? Long story short, it bit me. I was put on antibiotics to help with the infection, and every woman knows those screw with birth control... throw in a few drunken nights at Old Main Pub in downtown Bradenton, some poor decision making in the bed during, um, tickle fights? and I had a baby cooking. How did I figure out I was pregnant? Next post!;)