Saturday, April 30, 2011

14 Weeks





this week i actually feel myself showing in the morning before i even eat, which i think is pretty new. but by the afternoon it is undeniable. even aaron commented on my little belly last night at dinner. it's finally coming! the baby is the size of a lemon and my uterus is even bigger, so i guess it makes sense that it's moving stuff around and making my belly stick out! i've started really just wearing maternity pants because i can't stand being uncomfortable in my normal pants when i know there are comfy ones waiting in the closet. i went maternity shopping pretty early on so i have a couple pairs of pants and a couple shirts. but i need to get some more summer stuff.

still feeling great and enjoying myself so far! this week i told everyone at my work. it was very fun to finally be able to talk about it with everyone at work. being a nurse in the NICU definitely has an effect on how i view pregnancy and it really is comforting to talk with all the girls at work that have been through the same process! they are just so encouraging and positive, but i still know that they completely understand my fears because they have seen all of the same sad things that i have seen. i'm excited to share this time with them and i am so grateful for the their love and support!

other random things i've noticed from pregnancy-- my nails are growing like crazy and are super strong. i really don't like long nails at all, so i've been cutting them almost weekly to keep them on the shorter side. and just yesterday at nordstrom, the makeup lady was putting mascara on me and complimented that my eyelashes are just so thick and long. NEVER heard that before! must be those preggo hormones at work! i've also been shopping for gender neutral baby clothes this past week-- i can't wait any longer-- baby clothes are one of my favorite things in life. ha. so basically i have a couple gray outfits and some fun socks. yay. :)

-emily

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

12 Weeks




12 Weeks

here is my belly at 12 weeks. definitely feeling bloated and i feel like i'm starting to show by the end of the day! (which is probably bloating, but i'll take it!)

i guess i will just ramble on a little bit about everything so far. i really have very few complaints so far in my pregnancy. i haven't really had much nausea and the little that i did have lasted about 2 weeks between weeks 6 and 8 and was only for a couple hours each night. i haven't really been tired more than usual but maybe that's because i get a lot of sleep normally! i just pee a lot, but that isn't really that annoying except for at night. i average going pee between 2-4 times at night. no fun, but like i said, i am in no place to complain! at my 12 week appointment we heard the babe's heartbeat! it was 158 and strong! :) i am really looking forward to our ultrasound when we find out the gender! it will make everything even more real. and aaron has promised that we can start the name conversation for real then! yay! Aaron and I are going to Hilton Head with some friends during my 20th week so they let me schedule my ultrasound during 19 weeks-- JUNE 3RD! can't wait! 

i still go through days where i am really scared that things aren't going well and that maybe something is wrong with the baby-- i just feel so good and most of the time can't tell that i am pregnant. but i'm still working on the trust thing with God and this baby. it's definitely been a challenge but i am so grateful to know that i can always trust God's plan for my life and for our baby's life. He is always good.

-emily