Monday, November 26, 2012

Week 14: Thanksgiving

How far along? 14 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: I've gained a pound!

 Maternity clothes? Not yet, but my jeans are starting to get pretty tight.

Stretch marks? Nope, crossing my fingers that I can make it without any till the end!

Best moment this week: Enjoying Thanksgiving Break with family.

Miss anything: I miss not having to wake up to pee in the middle of the night.

Movement: It's still too early I think.

  Food cravings: Turkey, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Pecan Pie, Lots of Water

Anything making you queasy or sick: Overeating a little on Thanksgiving Day gave me a stomachache.

Have you started to show yet: I think so!

  Gender: Unknown!  What do you think? Boy or Girl?

  Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.  I've gotten my appetite back and really, really enjoyed my 5 day Thanksgiving Break.  I had a hard time waking up this morning to go back to work.

Looking forward to: Jones Family Reunion, Finding Out the Gender, and Christmas Break

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The First Trimester!

Week 4 - 

I took my first (and so far only) pregnancy test Saturday night, September15th.  I was so convinced that I was pregnant that when I went to buy the test at Walmart, I also picked up some presents for Brian too!  Anyway, I took the test in private and then secretly decorated Brian's side of the closet so that he would be surprised when he woke up to get ready for church.  Too bad I was so excited I could hardly sleep the whole night! I seriously almost woke Brian up twice in the middle of night to just tell him. :)

Anyway morning came, and I swear Brian has NEVER slept in so long for church!  He took forever to get to the closet and didn't understand why I had gotten up so early and gotten ready so quickly.  It was fun to watch his reaction when he finally did open the closet door.  First, he was so focused on ties that he didn't even notice.  Then, he turned and had this total look of confusion for a second before he broke out into a huge grin. (He said at first he couldn't tell if the outfit meant that I WANTED to get pregnant or if I WAS pregnant. :))

Week 5 - 

We started to tell some family.  Since "Baby Moote" will be the first grand-baby on my side of the family, we sent this to my parents in GA to tell them the good news...

Then we sent this invitation to my siblings....

Week 9 - 

We had our first doctor's appointment!  Brian was a good sport and skipped his first class (a HUGE deal for Brian) to come and see our baby for the first time.  I couldn't believe how clearly we could make out our baby and it's little features.  We even got to see a little foot kick!

Week 13 - 

The last week of first trimester!  Here are some stats from the last 3 months...

How far along? 13 weeks, done with 1st trimester!
Total weight gain/loss: none yet in either direction

 Maternity clothes? not yet...

Stretch marks? nope, crossing my fingers that I can make it without any till the end!

Best moment this trimester: telling Brian and telling family and friends

Miss anything: I miss deli ham and cheese sandwiches, Dr. Pepper, and the idea of hot tubbing

Movement: too early, but I'm definitely starting to feel like something is in there!

  Food cravings: applesauce, bacon, macadamia nuts, mint, rice pudding, apples and peanut butter

Anything making you queasy or sick: broccoli, Little Cesar's pizza, evenings in general (but I've only thrown up once!)

Have you started to show yet: not that anyone really notices but me...what do you think?

  Gender: unknown!  What do you think? Boy or Girl?
  Belly Button in or out? in

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy most of the time, but really tired.  I have had a couple mood swings that Brian can tell you all about. :)

Looking forward to: learning the gender, starting to really show, telling my students at school