Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pregnancy: Week 8

My Body

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from our baby's hands and feet, his/her eyelids practically cover his/her eyes, breathing tubes extend from his/her throat to the branches of its developing lungs, and the "tail" is just about gone. In the brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. Our baby is about the size of a kidney bean this week.
My Symptoms

This past week was not good for me at all! I vomited at least once a day and Sunday was really bad as I couldn't keep anything down! I bought Preggie Pops and Gingerale and nothing has been helping! I'm only talking my nausea prescription when I have to as my insurance only covered 12 pills for 30 days.
My Weight

Starting Weight: 163 lbs.
Last Week: 162 lbs.
This Week: 158.8 lbs.

I lost weight this week I'm sure due to all my vomiting! I'm hoping that this next week I can actually keep my food down.
First Doctor's Visit

We had our first visit with the doctor yesterday and it went really good. We got to hear the heartbeat and it is really strong at 167! Everyone's been telling me that means its a girl so we will see. My doctor said I need to be taking my nausea medicine every 8 hours so she sent a different prescription and hopefully my insurance will pay for all the pills! I feel a little better today taking my Zofran twice yesterday and this morning so far.

I really like my doctor. She said she doesn't like surprises so we will be having more ultrasounds than normal and even if shes not on call when the baby is coming as long as she isn't out of town she will be there to deliver. I of course had to get blood work and a urinalysis done and waiting to get the results back from those.

We have another appointment in 2 weeks. Something funny happened while we were in the room getting to hear the heartbeat. Mr. Lopez started feeling sick. He said he got hot then cold and felt like he was gonna vomit! I couldn't stop laughing. He said he thinks it just became really real right then. If he was the one throwing up the past week he would know it was really real already LOL

Sorry I haven't been posting a lot. Besides feeling bad and SUPER busy at work I just haven't had the time. I promise as soon as I get through this trimester and get done with this stuff at work I will be back to posting regularly. Thanks for all the sweet comments!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pregancy Pic: 7 Weeks

I have decided to capture what I look like throughout my pregnancy. Here is me at 7 weeks before gaining baby weight. Sorry in advance for looking like crap but that's how I feel.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pregnancy: Week 7

My Body

I am 7 weeks pregnant this week and this is what my uterus looks like. This week's major developments: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs. Technically, our baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of their tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Our baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.

My Symptoms

My nausea is the same. I did cave in and call the doctor for a prescription which she prescribed Zofran (Ondansetron). I am only taking it when I have to and I can say that even though my nausea feeling doesn't go away completely when I take it, it helps it tremendously. This weekend I did vomit for my first time after eating cereal so now I'm staying away from dairy at the moment.

I don't really have much of an appetite as nothing sounds good to me at all.

My sleeping is all whack! I can't get comfortable no matter what I do. I usually sleep on my side anyways so I didn't think I was gonna have a problem with that but I'm just not comfortable. Either my stomach hurts or between our cat who sleeps right beside me and Mr. Lopez I feel too claustrophobic. So last night I laid on the other end of the bed and got a little more sleep but I still tossed and turned for the most part.

My Weight

Starting Weight: 163 lbs.
Last Week: 162 lbs.
This Week: 162 lbs.

I have maintained my weight this week which is good. Mr. Lopez and I did not go walking at all this week because I was just feeling miserable. We're hoping to start back up today.

I am hoping to get Mr. Lopez to take a pic of me this evening so I can start taking progress pics every month.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Catch Phrase Vs Taboo





This weekend one of our friends had a party and asked us to bring our game of Taboo. Another one of our friends brought Catch Phrase which Mr. Lopez and I had never played before. Of course for both games we played girls vs boys.

For some unknown reason the girls ALWAYS won at Catch Phrase and the boys ALWAYS won at Taboo. And of course there was arguing over who was the better team. I liked Catch Phrase if there was/is a way to update the questions because we ended up going through all of the entertainment questions.

So have any of yall played either of these games and which one do you like better?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pregnancy: Week 6

My Body
I am 6 weeks pregnant this week and this is what my uterus looks like. This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears are beginning to take shape.

My Symptoms
My nausea has gotten worse and I feel sick 24/7. Nothing seems to be helping. Not crackers, not 7UP, not eating something every couple of hours. I am thinking about calling the doctor and seeing if there is any medicine for nausea that I can take.

My Weight
Starting Weight: 163 lbs.
This Week: 162 lbs.

I have no idea how I lost a pound this week especially since I haven't started vomitting yet. The only thing I can think of is that I haven't had much of an appetite since I am so nauseous.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trick or Treat Tuesday: Halloween Decorations

This weekend Mr. Lopez and I put up our little bit of outside Halloween decorations that we bought this year. I hope to be able to build on this year after year. In case you weren't aware, outside decorations are freaking expensive! I could have bought a ton of stuff but everything was like $50 or more.

This pumpkin lights up and is in the window by our front door.

I mentioned in a recent post that we pulled up all the shrubs and weeds in the flower bed by our front door so we can do some landscaping. We are waiting to get a quote but in the meantime I thought it made a perfect graveyard!

Have you put out any Halloween decorations yet?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pregnancy: Week 5

My Body
I am 5 weeks pregnant this week and this is what my uterus looks like. Our embryo is about the size of a seseme seed.

My Symptoms
I have been feeling nauseus and light cramping. My body just feels weird.

My Weight
Starting Weight: 163 lbs. I really really hate that I wasn't able to loose weight before we got pregnant but my goal is to only gain between 15-20 lbs since I'm already starting out overweight.

Mr. Lopez and I went to the park last night and walked 2 miles. My goal is to do this every night and I'm very happy that my husband is being supportive and going with me. I am also going to continue doing my pilates for my legs and my arms.

We have finished telling our friends and family that we're expecting and everyone is overjoyed. We are very blessed with such great family and friends and of course with an extended family everyone wants to go to our appointments with us. I have a feeling we are going to have to make a plan for that or there are going to be some angry people.

Weekend Recap: Broken Bones

On Saturday we were on our way to a friends birthday party where we were going to announce that we are having a baby, when we get a text saying one of my brother-in-laws was in the ER. So we drive straight to the hospital to find out that he broke his arm pitching! Yes PITCHING!!!!!!! He was in sooo much pain and I felt so bad for him. The doctor said he's pretty sure that he is going to have to have surgery. Hopefully we will find out this week if he will or not. If so, I'm not sure he's going to be able to play baseball again or at least not for a long time.

So needless to say we were in the ER for most of the night and werent able to tell our friends in person about the pregnancy. Other than that we didn't really do anything the rest of the weekend besides put up some halloween decorations outside that I will share in tomorrow's post.

What did you do this weekend?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fab Friday {10.1.10}

So I'm soooo excited to announce on this Fab Friday that I'm fabulous because I'm PREGNANT!!!!!!!!

We finished telling our family last night and we are waiting to tell our friends when we see them tomorrow for a friends birthday. So this information has NOT been posted on facebook or twitter yet so please don't post anything to my pages about it yet.

I took two pregnancy tests on Tuesday and they both came out Pregnant so I called the doctor and had my blood work done Wednesday morning. They called back that afternoon to confirm!!!!!!!!! As you all know from my recent posts about trying to loose weight before we had a baby,  this was unexpected. We had a plan to wait to start trying until April but I guess there are some things that you just can't control. Even though this is unexpected we are both very excited and I'm thrilled to share this experience with you!

I am about 5 weeks right now which puts our due date at June 4. We have a couple family members birthdays  a couple weeks before and a couple of weeks after that date and they are both hoping it falls on their birthday. We have our first appointment and ultrasound on Oct. 25 and I promise to keep you updated. I also promise to share whats going on throughout the pregnancy but not to get too detailed if you dont want me to.

This is why I havent posted anything this week because my mind was out of it and I didn't want to share the news until we told our family as they read this blog. I will get back to posting on a regular basis next week. Unfortunately this also means that Project Weight Off is OFF until after the baby arrives but my weight goal is to still continue to eat as healthy as I can and I would like to not gain more than 15 lbs since I'm already a little overweight. I will talk to the doctor more about that when we see her at the end of the month.

I hope y'all are just as excited as I am!!!!!