27 February 2010

10 weeks

I'll tell you what, I have been about DYING to go sledding with all this snow we've been getting here! It's just about ridiculous how much we've gotten! I should really look at a weather report and see what the grand total is and what the record is, because I'm pretty sure I have never EVER seen so much snow in one winter! Sadly, Jesse, some friends of ours here and I have decided it wouldn't be the safest thing for me to go sledding...but I would at least watch! We just haven't found any hills that are clear of trees to use. We'll have to wait and see what we can find.

In other news..10 weeks today!
I think I mentioned going to that crisis pregnancy center? The little rubber doll Jesse is holding is a replica of a baby at 10 weeks that they gave me there. Look how tiny! I mean you read in books how big the baby is, but to actually see it is pretty cool I think.

Not too much to see at this point, but in a few months I suppose that will be different!

25 February 2010

9 weeks, 5 days

I have officially and 100% decided that I will NOT miss this first trimester. I mean sure, the excitement of finding out we're going to have a baby and all the emotions that follow have obviously been a real blast, but some of the other parts? UGH. Praise God I haven't had morning sickness..but the aversions to food have been very frustrating and the BIGGEST struggle I've had is having little energy and ZERO motivation! Jesse was trying to understand my lack of a desire to do anything whatsoever, and just was not quite grasping it. I told him I was blaming most of it on the first trimester business and he said, "do you think you'll feel more motivated to get things done during the next?" To answer, I told him how I sat on the couch for 30 minutes trying to talk myself into getting up and getting a cucumber to eat. 30 minutes. True story, how embarrassing. It's just the little things, but I really just want to sit on the couch, sleep, read and watch TV all day!
If anyone comes to the house in the next few weeks, please pardon the appearance: I don't think I've vacuumed at all this month...? Jesse has a few times, but still! Laundry is getting done one day, folded the next (or the next..) then folded and eventually put away in time for the next laundry day. And, on top of it all, I know in the back of my mind I need to go to the Y almost every day and run. Some just doesn't happen. Like today for example..
But maybe if I was able to volunteer somewhere I would be motivated in some ways?..I know a lady who is very involved in a crisis-pregnancy place here in town. It's a Christian organization that obviously targets girls who are thinking about abortion and shows them that hey, that really is a little life in there. My friend took me there and showed me around and introduced me to the director. I filled out an application to volunteer and I really would love to help out, it looks like they have a really neat place there. Very educational and informative to help girls learn all about their baby and different options they have through raising the child with family or adoption.
We'll see if it pans out. I really hope it does, it'd give me a reason to get out of the sweat pants I've been wearing!

24 February 2010

9 weeks, 4 days

With family and friends all over the place, I decided that I should possibly consider starting a second blog for said individuals to read and follow along with what is going on with Squirt/Tigger/Baby Mark/Baby Joel/Baby/lil guy. The day that we found out that I was pregnant I began to..journal I guess..just some thoughts, feelings, emotions and the beginning of me trying to process what was going on. As of today, I still don't think I have completely wrapped my mind around this yet, but I'll post my first ramblings at some point.
So 9 weeks in..what does that mean? Jesse and I went to the first ultrasound on the 15th where we were able to see our baby and hear the heartbeat! The doctor/technician said that everything was looking good which is great and had been one of my big concerns. I will try and post the ultrasound pictures, but our scanner is being lame.
Currently, few foods sound appetizing but I have kept everything down. I was fairly nauseous between 4-8 weeks, but that seems to have disappeared. Fortunately, that has been the extent of my "morning sickness." I announced to Jesse shortly after the doctor told us we would definitely be having a baby that I would be skipping morning sickness, as it doesn't sound like any fun. He laughed at me, but praise God, I've done it so far! I've been very tired, but who is surprised there? If you know me, you know I love naps and my sleep, so any excuse is fine in my book for an extra cat nap here and there. Going back to food, fruits have sounded divine, as well as yogurt and pizza. Unfortunately, none of Jesse and my standards sound appetizing at all! Which is incredibly frustrating to us both..but I've been chowing down on some PB&J, spaghetti and other pastas, pizza and recently LOTS of bagels! I read in a book that it's good to give into some cravings, but not the ones where I'm "craving" ice cream. Craving chicken could be my body crying out for protein, so the book said to listen and determine what my body is trying to say.
As far as exercise go, I am still trying to push through and run my half-marathon with Dad in April! I've gone 8 miles as the my longest run and it was really, really hard. I was shot for the rest of the day, but I did it! I think I have a 9 miler this weekend, which I am dreading, but we'll see. The midwife we're going to said I was still allowed to run my race but I had to keep my heartbeat under 140!! Say what?! HOW?! Obviously she's not a runner! I would have to drop my "run" down to a walk for sure. Dad is sending me a heart monitor to use when I'm running, so I'll hopefully keep it at least around there.
That's about it for the opener blog I guess. I'll try and post an ultrasound picture at some point, as well as those initial journal entries and doctors appointments along the way.