10 weeks!

10 WEEKS

 

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HOW BIG IS BABY? 0.90 INCH – ABOUT THE SIZE OF AN PRUNE

DEVELOPMENT: BABY’S BONES AND CARTILAGE ARE FORMING ALL OVER THE BODY, INCLUDING THE LIMBS. HOWEVER AT THIS STAGE THEY ARE STILL QUITE SOFT AND FRAGILE. THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS ARE ALSO FORMED AND STARTING TO FUNCTION.

TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN: WEIRDLY ENOUGH I AM 3 LBS LESS THEN I WAS LAST WEEK.. AND I AM TOTALLY FINE WITH THAT

SLEEP: MORE RANDOM AND VIVID DREAMS

MISSING: EVEN THOUGH I HAVEN’T HAD COFFEE IN A LONG TIME BEFORE I GOT PREGO, I GET RANDOM CRAVINGS FOR YUMMY LATTES

CRAVING: NO CRAVINGS THIS WEEK, BUT THE ONLY THING THAT SOUNDS APPETIZING TO ME IS CARBS CARBS CARBS! SO I’M GETTING A LITTLE SCARED…

FEELING: THIS WEEK HAS BEEN HORRIBLE! NAUSEA CENTRAL OVER HERE AND MORNINGS HAVE BEEN A NIGHTMARE, ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAVE TO GET UP AT 5:30 EVERY MORNING

GENDER: DON’T KNOW YET, WE FIND OUT IN NOVEMBER! YAY!

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: WE VOLUNTEERED AT AN ORPHANAGE ON SATURDAY MORNING WITH OUR CHURCH AND THEN WENT TO THE BEACH WITH OUR FRIENDS AND ENDED THE NIGHT WITH A BBQ AND GAMES. IT WAS A GREAT AND MEMORABLE DAY!

LOOKING FORWARD TO: OUR NEXT ULTRASOUND ON MONDAY!! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE BABY AGAIN 🙂

This week has been great weather wise! It is continuing to cool down (high 70’s low 80’s) so it’s been nice for walks. I heard that it snowed in Utah this week (gross!) I’m so glad I don’t live there any more (went to college at Utah State up in Logan) because I do not do well with extra cold weather. I do miss the mountains and the snow during the holidays though. I feel like I am talking about me all the time and my experience – which is what this blog is for – but I’m going to let Cory, my hubby write a few words…

Cory:  This has been a busy week, but still seems like one of those weeks where you look back and it doesn’t seem like you gained much ground. Laura’s nausea has gotten worse this whole week, which has just been a delight. We must’ve killed a hundred innocent club crackers, they never stood a chance. Hormone-induced mood swings have also been most prevalent this week. We managed through them, and we’re learning how to get along with them. I’m really excited for the visit to the doctor on Monday, hoping we’ll be able to distinguish arms and legs, maybe some little baby fingers. We’re supposed to be able to hear the heart beat as well! Just makes the whole thing more real every day. Excited for the babe to get here.

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9 weeks!

9 WEEKS

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HOW BIG IS BABY? 0.90 INCH – ABOUT THE SIZE OF AN OLIVE

DEVELOPMENT: THE KIDNEYS, LIVER, BRAIN AND LUNGS ARE BEGINNING TO FUNCTION. BABY’S HEAD IS HALF THE SIZE OF HIS/HER BODY AND THE TAIL IS STARTING TO DISAPPEAR. BABY’S EYES ARE FULLY DEVELOPED BUT THEY WON’T OPEN AND CLOSE FOR A FEW MORE WEEKS. THE NIPPLES ON THE BABY ARE ALSO FORMING TOO.

TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN: 1.5 LBS

SLEEP: MORE RANDOM AND VIVID DREAMS AND WAKING UP TO PEE ONCE A NIGHT

MISSING: FEELING ENERGIZED!

CRAVING: I HAD THE MOST RANDOM CRAVING FOR CHIPS AND QUESO FROM THIS MEXICAN RESTAURANT CORY AND I WENT TO ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO. IT JUST POPPED IN MY MIND AND COUDLN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT, THE WEIRD THING WAS THAT I DON’T EVEN REALLY LIKE MEXICAN FOOD AND I NEVER REALLY EAT CHIPS. SO I SENT CORY OUT TO GET ME SOME,

FEELING: A LITTLE BETTER! THE NAUSEA HASN’T BEEN AS BAD THIS WEEK, SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE 🙂

GENDER: OBVIOUSLY DON’T KNOW YET, BUT WE THINK IT IS GOING TO BE GOING TO BE A GIRL. WE DON’T CARE EITHER WAY, BUT WE JUST HAVE A FEELING.

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: CORY FINISHED TAKING HIS NATIONAL BOARDS! HE IS SO CLOSE TO BEING A DR. RUSH, THIS WAS HIS LAST WRITTEN TEST. WE FIND OUT IN ABOUT 2 WEEKS IF HE PASSED, BUT I’M PRETTY MUCH POSITIVE THAT HE DID.

LOOKING FORWARD TO: OUR NEXT ULTRASOUND IN 2 WEEKS!!

 

It is beginning to feel more like fall this week! We opened up all the windows in the house yesterday and today and it has been so nice to feel a little bit of the ocean breeze filtering through our windows. I can’t believe it’s already mid september, I’m excited for all the holiday’s to begin, it’s the best time of year!

8 weeks!

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BABY IS THE SIZE OF A RASPBERRY

DEVELOPMENT: THE BRAIN IS RAPIDLY DEVELOPING AND A FULL NERVOUS SYSTEM IS BEING CAREFULLY ORGANIZED. A TINY NOSE AND UPPER LIP MAY NOW BE MORE PROMINENT. ARMS AND LEG BUDS ARE NOW EMERGING.

TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN: ALL OVER THE PLACE, ONE DAY 1 LB THE 0 LB AND ANOTHER DAY 2LBS, I THINK IT IS WATER WEIGHT AND BLOATING. (HOPEFULLY)

SLEEP: MORE RANDOM AND VIVID DREAMS AND WAKING UP TO PEE ONCE A NIGHT

MISSING: NOT BEING ABLE TO FEEL FORCED TO EAT, AND NOT FEELING NAUSEOUS ALL THE TIME

CRAVING: STILL, NOTHING! I STILL DREAD HAVING TO EAT WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING

FEELING: NAUSEOUS, BUT HAS BEEN GETTING BETTER THE PAST TWO DAYS, HOPEFULLY IT CONTINUES TO GET BETTER. I ALSO FEEL SO BLOATED!!

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: 2 THINGS – TELLING MY PARENTS AND SEEING THEIR REACTION AND HAVING A GOOD OB APPOINTMENT AND GETTING TO SEE THE BABE’S HEART BEAT!

LOOKING FORWARD TO: OUR NEXT ULTRASOUND IN 3 WEEKS!! AND OF COURSE FOR THE MORNING SICKNESS TO GO AWAY.

Today was our first 8 week appointment with my OB/GYN. Everything went really well, Cory was there with me, so it was nice to have him there to see our babies heart beating, it was crazy to see it’s tiny little body!
Our doctors name is Dr. Flowers and he has raving reviews all over the internet, so of course I chose to go to him, and his last name was a plus as well. He seems like a great doctor as well and answered all my questions and concerns. Our next appointment is in two weeks and we will be getting another ultrasound to see how baby is growing and developing!

In other news, I finally sent our pregnancy announcement card to my parents last week! They got it on Wednesday and we Skyped with them as they opened it. I was trying to record my screen so I could get their reaction, but sadly it didn’t end up recording. It was really sweet though, the front of the card said “Hey Mom & Dad! Someone has come to visit you” with the storks butt poking out (see pictures below) and then when they opened it, it said “hello there, I have a special message to deliver to you…” and then there was a picture of the stork holding a little bundle with a scratch off for them to scratch off with a penny I provided in a mini envelope and inside the bundle it said, “we’re expecting! April 2014 (stay tuned for the gender)”. As my parents were opening the card it was so fun to watch their reaction. My dad opened the card and scratched the gold ‘scratch off’ off and as he began to read that we were expecting he couldn’t even finish saying it without chocking up. It was very sweet, both of my parents began to tear up, which made me tear up a bit and we were all very joyous! It was a very tender moment to share with them and gammie and gramps are very excited to add another niece/nephew to the family!

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After our appointment today, Dr. Flowers said the heart was beating really fast which was a good sign that a miscarriage is at a lower percentage, but at our next appointment he said we will be able to determine if a miscarriage is pretty much not going to happen. (Crossing our fingers!) So we told the rest of my family and sent a picture of the ultrasound and I told my 4 best friends, so it was a good day!