12.27.2013

Bumpdate! {Week 15}




How far along: 15 weeks! 

Baby size: Baby is the size of an apple, is 4 inches long, and weighs about 1.75 ounces!

Weight gain: I still don't have a scale at home, but I'm guessing I'm still about 4 pounds down from my starting weight. Eating is still a chore, but I don't think I've lost any more weight, which is good.

Maternity clothes: I've been wearing my maternity pants EVERY DAY and I'm loving them!

Stretch marks: Nope.

Sleep: Sleep has been okay. I have been having a lot of back pain and am finding it harder to find a comfortable position. I spend the night shifting from my left side to my back, then back to my left side...

Gender: We are getting SOOO close! We have our "big ultrasound" scheduled with my doctor for January 24th, but just knowing that we could find out sooner than that is REALLY tempting me! I'll admit I'm looking into paying to have done earlier! =) 

Best moment this week: I felt pretty good on Christmas Day and it was so nice to just relax and eat a decent amount of food! I still wish I could have eaten more, but I'll take whatever I can get right now!    

Looking forward to: I have officially gone a WHOLE week without throwing up and I HOPE I'm past that stage!!! Did I just jinx myself???

Movement: I don't think so... it's still too early, right? I have felt a lot of "rumbling" in my tummy, but I don't think any of it is from the baby yet. I can't wait for that, though! 

Food cravings: Not really. I still turn to chocolate pudding when I need a snack, but I'm still not craving anything. I did eat a bazillion cutie oranges this week, which I think helped me when I was feeling really nauseous.   

Anything making you sick or queasy: Yes. Still, mostly everything.

Symptoms: Nausea, CRAZY headaches, indigestion, and back pain. This baby is just not letting me off the hook! 

Missing: (Still) My appetite! I just want food to be enjoyable again! 

Belly Button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Mood: This week was a pretty good week for me! It's crazy how your definition of feeling "good" can change so much when you're pregnant. If I were just my normal, non-pregnant self, I would probably be saying that I feel awful, but compared to how I felt weeks 6-13 of my pregnancy, I am feeling good! I'm just happy to be able to focus on things other than trying not to throw up. 

Nursery: Well, I know that our baby will be sharing a room with us, because we only have one bedroom, so I've been on the hunt (online) for a "smaller-than-normal" crib and I think I found the perfect one! This crib is smaller than a standard crib, can wheel around, and can fold up if needed! I think I'm in love! I want to create a cute little "nursery nook" in our room, but plan on wheeling the crib to the side of our bed at night, so I think this would work great!   

Work outs: This week I had more physical activity than I've gotten in a while. Our living situation is a bit confusing, but to make a long story short, we have moved into a one bedroom condo that my mother-in-law was living in and now she is in the process of moving into a two bedroom condo in the next building over. So, this week was a lot of packing/unpacking and moving things around. Don't worry! I didn't lift anything heavy, but I did a lot of bending over, unpacking, and organizing this week! 

12.21.2013

Bumpdate! {Week 14}

How far along: 14 weeks! (And 1 day... because this is late!)

Baby size: Baby is the size of a lemon, is 3.4 inches long, and weighs about 1.5 ounces!

Weight gain: I still don't have a scale at home, but I'm guessing I'm still about 4 pounds down from my starting weight. =( Eating is still a chore, so I doubt I've gained anything this week.  

Maternity clothes: I GOT SOME MATERNITY PANTS THIS WEEK! My mother-in-law bought them for me as an early Christmas gift and I LOVE them! They are so much more comfortable than the hair-tie-around-the-button-awkward-open-zipper-that-digs-into-you-when-you-sit-down thing I had going on for the past few weeks! I have three pair for now - dark skinny jeans, black skinny's for work, and a pair of olive green skinny's, which might be my fave! 

Stretch marks: Nope.

Sleep: Sleep has been pretty good lately - except for the fact that I stay up too late and then have to wake up too early - but that's just my fault! I'm pretty tired during the day and always think "tonight I'm going to bed early!" but it never happens. Oops.

Gender: Well... we officially have a girls name... like a first AND middle name... so does that mean we will have a boy? Haha. If so, we don't have a CLUE what we will be naming him!  

Best moment this week: Probably the maternity pants! Seriously, they're awesome.  

Looking forward to: Going a FULL week without throwing up. I was REALLY close this week, but then on the day that I tuned 14 weeks, BAM. I threw up and spent an awful day on the couch feeling miserable. WHY? WHY???

Movement: Not yet! Well, do gas bubbles count? Ha.

Food cravings: Bleh. No. Well, I guess I did go out to buy a pineapple and a watermelon this week and both tasted pretty good when I ate them, so maybe that was a craving?  

Anything making you sick or queasy: Yes. Still, mostly everything.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, CRAZY headaches, indigestion, and back pain. This baby is just not letting me off the hook! 

Missing: (Still) My appetite! I just want food to be enjoyable again! 

Belly Button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Mood: I felt like I was pretty positive this week! (Excluding my horrible day yesterday. I had a full on pity party for myself.) I am still nauseous all day, every day, but it is nowhere near how bad it used to be. I can actually walk around in public and think about things other than "Okay... where is the nearest trash can/door/bathroom where I can throw up if I need to...", so that's been nice. 

Nursery: Well, I know that our baby will be sharing a room with us, because we only have one bedroom, so I've been on the hunt (online) for a "smaller-than-normal" crib and I think I found the perfect one! This crib is smaller than a standard crib, can wheel around, and can fold up if needed! I think I'm in love! I want to create a cute little "nursery nook" in our room, but plan on wheeling the crib to the side of our bed at night, so I think this would work great!   

Work outs: This week I had more physical activity than I've gotten in a while. Our living situation is a bit confusing, but to make a long story short, we have moved into a one bedroom condo that my mother-in-law was living in and now she is in the process of moving into a two bedroom condo in the next building over. So, this week was a lot of packing/unpacking and moving things around. Don't worry! I didn't lift anything heavy, but I did a lot of bending over, unpacking, and organizing this week! 

Well, that's it for my 14 week update! It feels so good to be this far along and I hope and pray it gets better as time goes. I absolutely CANNOT wait to find out if our little baby is a boy or a girl!!! We have scheduled the ultrasound for January 24th, so one month to go! See you all next week! 

*ATH*

12.13.2013

Bumpdate! {Week 13}



How far along: 13 weeks!

Baby size: Baby is the size of a peach, is 3 inches long, and weighs about 1 ounce!

Weight gain: I had a doctors appointment today and unfortunately I have lost about 4 pounds from my starting weight. Hopefully I will begin gaining soon! 

Maternity clothes: Still using the handy-dandy hair tie! 

Stretch marks: Nope.

Sleep: Once I fall asleep, I sleep pretty good, but lately it has been taking me FOREVER to fall asleep, even though I'm SO tired. 

Gender: After the doctor heard the heartbeat today, she is guessing girl! I think I'm still leaning towards it being a girl too! 

Best moment this week: The best moment this week was hearing the baby's heartbeat today! It is so reassuring to hear it and know that everything is okay in there. Apparently the doctor could also hear that the baby was moving a lot, which is fun to think about! =) 

Looking forward to: Feeling better! I am still throwing up a few times a week, but am glad that I'm starting to have some good(ish) days in-between. Come on second trimester, please be good to me!!!

Movement: Not yet!

Food cravings: No. Food still makes me sick to even think about, but this week I seemed to turn to Craisins and Salt & Vinegar chips. 

Anything making you sick or queasy: Yes. Still, mostly everything.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, headaches, and I'm sooo tired, especially in the late afternoon. 

Missing: My appetite! I just want food to be enjoyable again! 

Belly Button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Mood: My mood this week was okay. I am thankful to be feeling at least a little bit better and I really hope things continue to head in that direction! 

Nursery: Same answer as before. Still not sure, but I've been adding lots to my Pinterest board and can't wait to start collecting all of the things we'll need!  

Work outs: I wouldn't say that I'm "working out" by any stretch of the imagination, but Josh and I took a pretty decent walk into Waikiki from our condo this past week and it was nice!  

12.11.2013

A Day at Disney's Aulani Resort!

YOU GUYS! Guess what?!? We actually did something really fun this week! Haha. Oh man, it felt so good to get out of the house and actually enjoy this beautiful island that we call home - for the first time in over 2 months. To be honest, sometimes I would forget that we live here in Hawaii, because my days had turned into work, sleep, work, sleep (with plenty of throw up sessions in between) and nothing else. 

I found out about a month ago that my grandma and her sister were going to be flying over to stay a week at Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa that is here on Oahu and I was SO excited - but also terrified. What if I was still so sick that I couldn't get out of bed? Ugh. I hated the thought of not being able to enjoy any time with them or being able to go check out the resort. Lucky for me, I had just hit the 12 week mark and was feeling (cautiously) okay enough to enjoy a day out! 

We had SOOO much fun exploring the water park. I mean, all I can say is DISNEY - you never fail me. Everything they do is just over-the-top amazing and not a single detail was missed at this resort!


I somewhat paid for my "day of fun" the next morning (is there such a thing as a pregnancy hangover? Ha) but it was well worth it! I'm so glad that I'm starting to have some good days sprinkled in with the bad and pray that it will only continue to get better as the weeks go by! 

*ATH*

12.06.2013

Bumpdate! {Week 12}

How far along: 12 weeks!

Baby size: Baby is the size of a lime, is 2 inches long, and weighs about .5 ounces!

Weight gain: Still 130 lbs. Hopefully I'll start gaining soon!

Maternity clothes: Still using the handy-dandy hair tie! 

Stretch marks: Nope.

Sleep: The nights are now up and down for me. (Improvement!?) Some nights are okay, but some nights I am still pretty nauseous as I try to sleep.

Gender: I think I'm still leaning to the girl side. Josh is sure it's a girl!

Best moment this week: The best moment this week was definitely getting out of the house on one of my days off! I still threw up that morning, and still felt a little queasy while shopping, but I WENT TO TARGET and DRANK A (decaf) STARBUCKS! It was scary, but I did it! 

Looking forward to: The dang second trimester! I am sooo close! 

Movement: Not yet.

Food cravings: Hmm... not really. Everything still sounds pretty gross to me. EXCEPT, one day, all I could think about "maybe" eating was Chick-fil-A waffle fries dipped in Polynesian and Chick-fil-A sauce. Hawaii stinkin' NEEDS a Chick-fil-A! I seriously don't know how I am going to survive this pregnancy without one. =( 

Anything making you sick or queasy: Yes. Still, mostly everything.

Symptoms: Something strange happened to me this past week. My "throw up schedule" used to be completely random and would most often happen in the evening or at night. After I hit 11 weeks, though, I have started throwing up every.single.morning. without fail. The upside to this is that I typically feel "better" afterwards and can actually eat something before I head to work. Don't get me wrong, I am still nauseous ALL day, but it isn't as intense as it used to be. I still have the other symptoms too... fatigue, headaches, and sore boobs. 

Missing: Eating all of the yummy holiday treats that are around this time of year, and shopping! I want to go Christmas shopping so bad, but am still afraid to venture out of the house... especially for long periods of time. I did participate in cyber Monday, though! =)

Belly Button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Mood: Getting better! I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel... I think... I hope! I still have my moments when I feel discouraged and just plain TIRED of feeling sick 24/7, but I can sense a slight improvement, so that's been encouraging. 

Nursery: Same answer as before. Still not sure, but I've been adding lots to my Pinterest board and can't wait to start collecting all of the things we'll need!  

Work outs: Still, no. Sorry for my bitterness about this last week. I need to start doing something active soon! Maybe walks in the evening? Does that count? We'll see.