Monday, January 31, 2011

22 Weeks

Can you believe it in 2 weeks I will officially be 6 months pregnant! Everyday that goes by I am amazed at how fast this pregnancy is going. In 5 weeks I will be 27 weeks along which means that I will be in my 3rd trimester! I just cant believe it, I know I keep saying that over and over again but it's true. Chloe will be here in my arms before I know it! I think it is finally hitting me more and more everyday that I am a Mother now, and I have this little baby that is completely dependent on me, my needs don't come first anymore. Having my own child has made me think a lot about my own Mother and how much she has sacrificed for my brother and sister and I. I think about everything she has done  for us, the way she always put our needs before hers , and the unconditional love she has poured upon us through out our whole lives. I never really realized all the my Mother has done for us until now.

Some other exciting news this week, a lot of people have been telling me that I am really showing a lot now, and on Saturday Mike and I went to the bank to set up a joint account (only took almost a year of being married to do it) and the bank teller who helped us said "and I see your expecting a baby". I was totally taken off guard when she said that because I haven't had any strangers yet say anything to me about my pregnancy. So that was really exciting, I'm finally starting to really look pregnant. I feel Chloe kick and move all the time, she is getting stronger everyday and I think she finally weighs 1 pound now! I used to be able to only feel her on the right side but now I can feel her all over and I also feel her really high up now. Last week I bought Chloe's baby book off of Amazon, it came in the mail on Saturday. Mike and I love it, it is so cute and unique. I started working on it right away! I think that is really all that has happened last week, we are just doing lots of reading and planning, and getting ready for our sweet little girl to get here. I love seeing Mike so excited about becoming a father!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cravings and Aversions

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I realized I have written anything yet about the cravings I have had while being pregnant. So I thought it would be fun to make a post about it.

Here are some of the cravings I have had so far:

:: V8 Vegetable juice

:: Apples

:: Tomatoes

:: Soup, I have been loving soup through out my whole pregnancy, I love all different kinds of soup but my all time favorite right now is cream of mushroom! In fact I just had some for lunch today.

:: Peanut butter

:: Chips, lately I have been craving chips everyday especially the salt and vinegar ones (which by the way I never used to like those that much)

:: Eggs

:: Jolly ranchers, during all those months of morning sickness I became addicted to jolly ranchers and basically any sweet candy

:: Milk, I craved milk all the time during those months of morning sickness as well

    As of today I am able to eat more of a variety of food, but I'm still not really liking meat, especially chicken. The only things on that list that I don't crave anymore are vegetable juice, eggs, milk, and jolly ranchers.

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    21 Weeks

    I am 21 weeks today! Time is just flying by, I feel like June will be here before I know it which is why I have been spending a lot of time focusing on all the things I need to do and take care of before Chloe gets here. Mike and I signed up for our childbirth class, it starts March 30th and goes until May 11th. We both are really looking forward to all that we will learn in that class.

    I have started a baby registry at Target, and Pottery barn kids, and tomorrow Mike and I are going to go to Babies r us to register there. Mike and I started our research on vaccines. I bought the book The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears, my midwife told me that it's very informative and detailed and also completely unbiased so Mike and I can make the best informed decisions for our child. I also bought a book called Attached at the Heart by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker which is all about attachment parenting.

    In other news I am feeling Chloe move and kick everyday now! I love being able to feel her move all the time, but it's definitely a very interesting feeling, and her kicks and movements have gotten a lot stronger since the first time I felt them. I read that in a couple weeks Mike should be able to start feeling her movements, I know he cant wait for that! Chloe knows her daddy's voice, she always starts moving and kicking a lot when Mike gets really close to my belly and starts talking to her, it's so cute!

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Baby Buys: Part 1

    Our friends Pat and Rose are so sweet and bought Chloe a couple sleeper outfits, they are adorable!

    Yesterday my friend Erika and I went to Target to check out there baby section, and also I wanted to get a couple outfits for Chloe. It was so much to look at all the baby clothes, everything is so cute and tiny. The whole time we were at target both Erika and I kept saying awww to everything we picked up! Another customer walked by us, smiled and said "it's so hard to just pick one outfit, isn't it?" haha it really is so hard to pick only one outfit when they all are so cute! Anyways here are a couple pictures of what I got at target yesterday, I cant wait to see Chloe in them!

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    We Are Having A.....

    Yesterday we had our first ultrasound. It was so amazing to be able to see our baby for the first time! We found out that we are having a baby girl! Mike and I are so excited, and just feel so blessed to be having a daughter, we have decided to name her, Chloe Madison!! The doctor said that she is perfect and growing right on track! She is quite the little mover already, the ultrasound technician had a difficult time getting a picture of her face because she wouldn't stop moving, and putting her little hands in front of her face. It was so cute! We did get a couple pictures of Chloe's profile, and a picture of the bottom of her little feet. They also made a dvd for us to take home of our ultrasound! I love looking at my daughters first pictures! Mike said that he thinks Chloe's feet look like mine, and that from the picture of her profile, that her face looks like his! I really cant tell who she looks like yet.

    Monday, January 3, 2011

    18 Weeks And The New Year

    At 18 weeks pregnant my baby now weighs almost 7 ounces, and is about 5 1/2 inches long. I cant believe how much my baby has grown over the months, and how much more he or she will continue to grow in the next 4 months. It's so exciting to me, I love seeing my baby bump grow each week. It's been a slow growth but my belly definitely has gotten bigger and rounder.

    On January 13th my husband and I go in for our first ultrasound, I cant even express how excited I am to be able to see my baby for the first time!

    It is officially 2011 now, so much has happened in 2010, good, bad, sometimes uneventful, lot's of changing and growing and maturing. God has really helped me to grow so much this past year. I have learned how to trust him more, to know that he is always there for me, always will provide for me exactly what I need, and to pray about everything whether it be big or small, because nothing is to big for God to handle nor to small for God to care about. I can say now that I am a lot more proud of the woman I am becoming.

    I really believe that 2011 will be filled with even more blessing and surprises. On February 27th my husband and I will be celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. It has been an amazing first year of marriage, we have shared so many special moments together, and have gone through some really difficult times together. I feel like we have really grown as a couple this past year, and look forward to growing even more in love in 2011. In June our baby will be born and we will be able to hold him or her in our arms for the first time and look into his or her eyes and think WOW we created this little precious baby. I know our lives will never be the same after that. Yep, 2011 is going to be an exciting year!