Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12 week pictures

Woke up a few days ago and look what I found... my pants done fit anymore. :) 12  weeks 3 days.

Rubber Band Please!

So, it has been a while since my last post. A lot has gone on since then. Lets see, I went to Nashville for National Youth Workers Convention which was very good and refreshing for me but being plagued with morning/ all day sickness made the beginning of that time a little rough. I went home to Virginia to visit with my family for Thanksgiving and Tim and I made our first baby purchases while there; a alligator stuffed animal (I think its for Tim not baby) and a cow outfit for meeting Papa (Tims Dad) for the first time in. And this week we have had the opportunity to have my brother-in-law, Brandon visit.

I had my second baby appointment last Monday and we were able to hear the heartbeat. The doctor didn't mention that there was more than one so I am feeling pretty confident that we are having just one baby (praise the Lord). Overall that appointment went very well and we are anxious for the next just after Christmas.

Changes for my body since the last post have been pretty drastic in my opinion. Lets see, I had pretty bad morning sickness. I must say its stupid that they call it morning sickness when it really has nothing to do with mornings at all and lasts pretty much all day long. After losing a total of 6lbs I believe it has finally passed for the most part. I find that I do get a little nauseous if I do not eat my bowl of cheerios every morning before doing too much but that seems to be the trick for me. I noticed the other day that my clothes are starting to get pretty tight on me. Thank goodness for rubber bands because without them I would have no pants to wear. As a matter of fact the comments have started to flow from those that know I am pregnant. I actually got one the other day from someone that said, "wow, you're starting to plump up there aren't ya?". That was a really nice way to put it (complete sarcasm). Hopefully, the baby gut starts to look more like a baby gut instead of a beer gut pretty soon. "Plump" really is kinda my fashion fopa. Now that I am in my second trimester I guess that should be expected that things will begin to change and people may begin to notice more. For now its sweats and rubber bands. I think a belly band is next in line for purchase.

Speaking of purchases... Tim ordered our nursery furniture on cyber Monday. The dresser came the other day but instead of being cherry like we ordered and like the box said the contents were white. Guess that one has to be sent back. The crib should be here any day now!

Things are becoming exciting and lots of changes are happening. Hopefully this blog makes it so that people who want to know can stay up to date.


Thursday, November 18, 2010


We are going to have a baby! This is just a crazy concept. The reality of it has not sunk in yet. I think Tim is a little more used to the idea than I am. 
A few weeks back I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. Honestly, I was curious to know what was going on with my body but didn't really think I was pregnant despite my apprehension I had to make sure anyway. It was no shock to see the digital test pop up saying, "not pregnant". About a week later on Oct. 19th Tim convinced me to take another test and again I waited for the "not pregnant" to appear. I remember telling Tim "man this is taking a lot longer to appear than last time". Before I could even see the results I heard Tim yell "UMM WHAT IS THAT?!?!?" and then begin pacing the house hysterically laughing. I saw that the test read loud and clear "PREGNANT". My response was much different than Tims. I didn't really laugh I just stood there in awe trying to soak it all it. 

I have had two doctors appointments as of now. The first simply confirmed the pregnancy with a blood test. The second was last Friday and again we confirmed pregnancy, I got a flu shot, sent me in for all kinds of blood work and we scheduled the next appointment for Nov. 29th. I cannot wait until we go back. The next appointment we will actually get to hear the baby's' heartbeat. I am hoping that will make things a bit more real for me. 

We told Tims parents over skype by showing them sign that read, "how does Nana and Papa X2 sound?". They are already a Nana and Papa to our niece so we thought the sign made perfect sense. Guess it was a little confusing. Tims dad picked up on it a bit quicker than his mom but the reaction was great and it was so exciting to share with his family. For my family we showed up at their door step (unfortunately they werent home) with the excuse we were there to see my childhood dog one last time before they had to put her down. After the initial shock of seeing us was over we decided to tell them the news. My dad said he had an idea we were there for other reasons than the dog but didn't pinpoint it. My mom and siblings had no idea and were more than shocked.

Can I just complain about one thing? I will try not to do this often but I notice myself getting really irritated with some people and their judgmental attitudes. The first doctors appointment the nurse asked if my father was paying the bill. REALLY?!?! It was not an insult to Tim because she hadn't seen him yet but rather that I still look like a child. She could not believe that I am old enough to be married let alone be pregnant. So I let that slide and laughed it off. Moving on to the next appointment. The woman explained to me that I could fill out the form for my parents to get any information if I wanted them to even though my husband was standing by my side. So again people simply ignore the rings on my finger and assume I am a young child. It only got worse though. The nurse came to get me and honestly, she was so uptight and treated me with a bit disrespect. It was amazing to see her attitude change when she read my paperwork and saw that I am married and 22 years old. She even commented on it. It is pretty disgusting to me to think that even those in a professional setting are so judgmental. I guess I better get used to the judgmental darts of the eyes and comments about teenage pregnancy because as I begin to show I am sure they will increase. 

I know this is a long post but I what can I say other than my mind is full of so many different thoughts right no that I had to share.