Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hello There Pregnancy Symptoms

Oh my goodness. I have no idea how people don't know they are pregnant until the baby is falling out of them. I have had morning sickness like it is nobody's business the last couple of days. I'm trying to eat small meals throughout the day so I don't get full and feel even more sick and it seems to be helping a little bit. I've also been drinking 64oz of water while I'm at work. I've timed it out to do 8oz of water every hour. It seems like a lot when I have my two huge nalgene bottles FULL of water every morning but when it comes down to it, I usually have to pace myself so I don't drink all my water before noon. Of course I'm going to the bathroom every couple of hours but to be honest, I actually feel pretty good about drinking that much water. My skin last week was definitely showing signs that my hormones are changing. My chin completely broke out with tiny little white heads and then I got a huge deep under the skin pimple that just hurts ALL on my chin.  I'm trying to go au natural lately so I don't have to wake up super early and do my makeup. I've been SO tired lately it seems. I'm also trying to do the aluminum free deodorant lately too. I picked up an all natural kind from Sephora that smells like Lavender Vanilla. It's smells amazing. The only down side I have noticed so far though is that I sweat like a PIG from my pits. I wind up still smelling a little "ripe" by the end of the day and wind up having to at least rinse off in the shower.

After reading back over that last paragraph it makes me sound like a sack of yuck! Haha I don't know how Derek can stand sleeping next to me at night. Planning for Little Bit #2 has been pretty fun lately. We have been  mulling over names the last couple of days and we have been trying to think of what we are going to do with Stratton's room and Stratton's play room. Stratton has his own room (which he hasn't been sleeping in lately) and he also has the room next to his (for his massive amount of toys). We are trying to decide if we want to

a) move Stratton into his toy room and make it his toy/bedroom and make his old room the nursery
b) move Stratton's toys into his bedroom and make toy room the nursery
c) move Stratton's toys into my office downstairs and make his toy room the nursery

Our problem is that Stratton has WAY too many toys that he doesn't play with anymore. Stratton also has a lot of "stuff" in his room that doesn't necessarily need to be in his room. i.e. drum kit, book shelf, random lamp. Over the next couple of months be prepared to see renovations to our house. Also, if you know anyone who needs some kids toys let me know. I think we may have to have  garage sale to get rid of most of them.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I know we did.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Confessions

I confess it feels good to be back and writing again.

I confess I have peed more the last week than I have the last month. I have been peeing almost every hour on the hour.

I confess I am not looking forward to the gaining of weight in the next 9 months but I'm excited about the gaining of another little one in our house.

I confess I am anxious to see how Stratton will be with this new baby around.

I confess I have been sleeping on the couch the last 4 nights because I have been having a hard time getting comfortable in my own bed.

I confess, the new nursery will probably have a twin bed and a crib in it.

I confess the financial situation scares me more than the whole labor and delivery part.

I confess I am kind of looking forward to being pregnant in the winter. I get to wear leggings and dresses!

I confess I am not looking forward to buying maternity jeans or maternity pants. No thank you.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! It's going to be a three day weekend so there may or may not be a post come Monday.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

I'm 5 weeks!
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 5 Weeks
Size of Baby: Size of an orange seed
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Lost 4lbs - I think it's because of stress and loss of apatite
Maternity Clothes: None so far - but if anyone would like to send some my way it would be much appreciated.
Gender: Not sure yet
Movement: None so far
Sleep: I've been sleeping on the couch for the last few days because Stratton has been sneaking into our bed around midnight
What I miss: Nothing yet. Maybe my apatite.
Cravings: None so far. I've been queasy so food hasn't looked all that great.
Symptoms: No period for one. A little bit of morning sickness but nothing horrible.
Best moment this week: Stratton telling me he wants a boy baby so that he can have a friend to play with.
How am I doing: Well this week has been a roller coaster of emotions. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was seriously awestruck. I didn't know what to do. We had only been trying for two months when I got pregnant so it was kind of a surprise that it happened so fast. Haha. We found out Monday night that we were expecting at around 9:30pm. I went for a walk with my sister-in-law Steph and we talking about pregnancy and stuff like that and it had me wondering why I hadn't started yet. I didn't even think about it at the time but I was 5 days late on Monday. I went to Dollar General (I know it's super classy) at 9:00 p.m. and got 3 one dollar tests. They're super cheap but hey, they work. I took the first test out of the box, did my business in a cup and put some on the test. What I didn't know was that Groucho was in the bathroom with me and before I could dump the cup out, Groucho spilled the entire cup on the bathroom floor. I proceeded to clean up the nasty mess of my own filth on the floor and almost forgot about the test. I was too busy bleaching and disinfecting everything. (If you know me you know I am OCD about germs. It's my sisters fault. She took microbiology.) I turned around finally and noticed the test and that there were TWO PINK LINES on it. Now if you remember my first pregnancy when I took a test with two lines you remember that I firmly denied being pregnant because if I was pregnant it would have been TWO PINK LINES not one super pink line and a barely there pink line. Being older and wiser now I knew better. Haha. Amazing what 4 years will do to you. Other than that it was pretty exciting getting to tell everyone. Most everyone was super excited about it. Derek and I excited / nervous / terrified all at the same time. Most of all we feel blessed that God has given us the gift of another little one.
Bible Verse for the Week: Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving in your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just A Little Good News

I once was just 1 and then I found you...
Then "I" became "we" and "we" became 2...
Nine months of waiting...
Our "we" because 3...
Such a great family were you, him and me...
Now he's getting tall...
and we wanted one more...
so guess what? our "we"
is soon to be 4
Due January 2013
5 weeks

Thursday, May 3, 2012


So I just realized like ten minuets ago that you all couldn't read that last post. Haha. Whoops!

Only 7 more days of school left and then I'll be back to my regularly scheduled blogging!

Hope you all have a great weekend!