Thursday, July 22, 2010

7 Week Survey (Sorry I've Been MIA)

Hello Everyone! I am sooo sorry that I havent posted in a while, but I'm back and hope that I can remain consistent! :) Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments, well wishes and congratulations on my last post! A big thanks to Mrs. V who kept coming back to check up on me. I appreciate the love and I have been reading your posts and am sooo happy about your progress!! :)

Hubby took a pic of me on Saturday morning and I wanted to share it with you on this post, but we are having issues with our computer. I mean, not that there was much to see, lol, but I do want to share my weekly progress! Hopefully I can get that up soon! But here's something in the mean while... LOL

Anyway, here's my first survey!

How Far Along? 7 weeks, 1 day

Symptoms: Sore boobies, nausea, vomitting, lack of appetite

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well I havent been back to the doctor since my first visit (I am going tomorrow), but according to other scales Ive been on it seems that I am about the same weight.

Sleep: has been pretty good at night. I havent had many issues except for the occasional waking up because of gas or nausea, but I usually fall right back asleep. I also have been napping at my car at lunch, but I did that before I was preg.... soooo! LOL

Food Cravings: OMG nothing! Food is sooo unappealing to me at this moment! Typing this makes me a little woozy LOL.

Best Moment This Week: Hubby texting me to tell me he had a dream that I the baby and "she was a beautiful baby girl". I asked who she looked like and he said "She looked like you. I said she was beautiful didn't I??"

Another great moment was making it to work on time today! Whewww, it has been a struggle with me this week feeling sick and getting back in bed each morning!

Movement: Aint nothing but gas! LOL

Labor Signs: Yeah, uh, as excited as we are to meet this bundle, that's not happening anytime soon!

Gender: I am totally unsure! Hubby is rooting for a boy though!

Belly Button In Or Out? Innie!

What I Miss: Being able to eat like a normal person. Sigh :(

What I Am Looking Forward To: My first OB appt tomorrow! Prayerfully everything is ok! :)

Milestones: Getting out of bed fine this morning and making it to work on time! Although I did vomit before I left the house, I am still grateful for the progress! Let's hope things improve from here on out.

Weekly Wisdom: Try to eat even if you arent hungry or feeling nauseous! (I am about to take heed to this right now!)

Is there anything that you can share with me from when you were at this stage in your pregnancy?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

AF Did NOT Ruin My Bday, But I Have Even Better News!!!

Just to refresh your memory (and for those of you who dont know), hubby and I have been married for a year and almost three months. I believe from the time that we got married, we wanted to have kids, but at the same time we wanted to enjoy time with just us! Also, my dance group had its 10th anniversary concert on June 19, 2010 and I wanted to be able to participate in that - so I didnt want to get pregnant before then.

Now, I have been doing lots of research on TTC (trying to conceive) because I wanted to be prepared as soon as we were "ready". So on my last cycle, I started charting my temperatures and using OPKs - just to get an idea of my "fertile times". I didnt want to get pregnant just yet!

Fast forward to my next cycle which began on June 2nd. I continued to chart my temps and use OPKs. I felt as if it may take some time for me to get used to my cycle and pinpoint my ovulation and "fertile times".

Anyway, if my calculations are correct, I ovulated on June 19th (the day of the concert).  Hubby and I had sex several times that week and I prayed that we got the timing right.  Despite my hopes and prayers, I thought that there was no way we would conceive right away.

Now, Monday June 28th (Day 27 of my cycle) I had cramps and just assumed that it may have been pre-menstrual cramps. I even grabbed a few pads from my drawer so that I'd be prepared. I mean, I hoped that it was early pregnancy cramps, but come on, what are the chances? I thought to myself that I'd take a pregnancy test on July 4th (my birthday - CD 32) if my period didnt come, but I also was iffy about that because I didnt want to be disappointed on my birthday (if it was negative).

So, Tuesday, I came home from work and started to get ready for the gym (Btw, I just reinstated my gym membership on Monday, so that I could whip my body back into shape before I got pregnant). While getting ready, something said - go take a pregnancy test. I mean it was a spur of the moment thing, I hadnt thought about it all day. So I figured, hey, what do I have to lose? Its probably too early test anyway.

I had a few of those test strips ( where one line means negative - two lines mean positive) and performed the test.  I left the bathroom and kinda forgot about it as I went to put on my gym clothes. I came back to the bathroom and OH EM GEE... there was a FAINT second line. I, no lie, stood there and stared at the strip for a good three minutes without moving. I was like nahhhh, this is WRONG, this cant be right!

I went to the gym and went to the hip hop dance class. I didnt say anything to anyone - not even hubby. I was kind of doubting.  I finished the class, left the gym and went to my friend's house to get ready because we were going to see Eclipse. Honestly, I couldn't focus on anything besides what MAY be happening in my body! So, we went to the movies and I should have known something was up because I ALWAYS eat popcorn and skittles at the movies and even though my friend had some, I didnt touch it. I didnt desire it at all!

I got back to my friend's house around 2 am, but I just needed to get another pregnancy test. Hubby was at home asleep with our god daughter, so I knew he wouldnt notice if I came home a little later than if I would have come straight home. So, I went to Wal-Mart and the first thing I did was go to the baby section, then I went to get a pregnancy test.

I came home and went to sleep after 3 am.  Hubby usually wakes up around 7 am to go to school, so I wanted to wake up before that to take the test. So, I woke up before 7 and went to take a the test I purchased a few hours prior.  It was the clear blue easy digital test and in about 30 seconds this is what I saw:

I ran out of the bathroom and grabbed the gift bag that I purchased from Walmart and this:

Lol, can you believe it was the ONLY thing that Wal-Mart had that said "Daddy". So I wrapped up the pregnancy test in the onesie, but it in the gift bag and got back in bed with hubby and my god daughter.

Me: What time are you waking up?

Hubby: 7:15

Me: Well I think you should wake up now. I have something for you!

Hubby had the most confused look on his face! lol I handed him the bag

Me: There are two things in the bag, make sure you take out both

The first thing he took out was the onsie and his big smile started to appear.

Me: There's something else in the bag.

Hubby: (with the HUGEST smile on his face) Whats in the bag?? (It was as if he was scared to look).

He took the pregnancy test out and tears immediately started flowing from his eyes as he climbed on top of me and hugged me. He stayed there for a while and sobbed. By this time, our 11 month old god daughter was awake - still laying down, but looking around like "What is going on?"

This is her playing with hubby's new "gift":


After that, we just sat and enjoyed each other's company and talked about our future. I must honestly say that I was still doubting. I said to hubby "What if they're wrong? Should I take another one?" LOL. I was just so in shock!

There is so much more that I want to talk about, but this post is long enough! I will update you guys with other posts later. So for all of you would wondered if AF ruined my birthday (thanks for checking on me btw! ) - the answer is NO! :) I got the BEST birthday gift ever!!!

I am SO grateful to God, but that's another post all in itself!!! :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

You're Going Places Award! :)

I am pretty new the blogging world and I must say that I have come across some interesting blogs. The blogging world is like a universe of its own. A universe I never really knew existed!

I see many blog awards being circulated and I am happy to receive my first blog award! A special thanks goes out to my new blogging friend Mrs.V @ Becoming A Family Of Three who passed this award on to me!

I received the award a few days ago, but I have been so busy and so much has happened (we'll talk about that in another post), so I am just getting a chance to respond.

Anyway, this award requires the winner to write where she sees herself in ten years from now.

Lol, this reminds me of a question that they ask in interviews (or that I may have asked in interviewing a candidate).

In ten years:
  • I see myself as a WONDERFUL mother of (at least) two working hard to give them the best life possible!
  •  I see myself as a dedicated wife, working hard on my marriage, but continuing to have a wonderful relationship with my hubby!
  • I see us living in our dream home. or making steps toward it!
  • I envision myself, back in school working on my doctorate.
  •  I also foresee myself continuing to be heavily involved in church and possibly being the head of some ministry (dance, music, etc.). 
  • Finally, I see myself having a better and closer relationship with my Heavenly Father with whom I trust with my life - completely and full!
I would like to pass this award on to the lovely ladies that run these blogs:
  1. The 2 Week Wait
  2. Misconceptions About Conception
  3. Waiting For That Special Little Miracle
Thanks again Mrs. V! :)