Thursday, January 26, 2012

Week 18!

Beckett had to get in on the Bump picture action!

How far along? 18 weeks & 1 day

Size of the baby? Lil Neu is the size of a sweet potato, average size: 5.6 inches & 6.7 ounces

Maternity Clothes? I have bought a pair of maternity jeans and a couple pair of maternity leggings and they are the most comfortable things on earth! Don't know why I held out so long! I'm still wearing regular clothes for everything else with bella bands to keep my pants up.

Weight Gain? Depends on if the doctors office weighs me right after a BIG bowl of frozen yogurt! Ha! About 6 pounds!

Stretch Marks? Nope! I slather on Momma Bee Oil and my favorite lotion all over my tummy, chest, back, hips, and bum and then pray really hard that I won't get any! :) I look like I've been greased up with Crisco by the time I'm done.

Gender? We'll know tomorrow!

Movement? Feeling it more and more everyday! It's absolutely the most amazing feeling!

Sleep? Good until I have to get up to potty around 4:00 am and then I have a really hard time falling back to sleep.

Food Cravings? Vegetable soup! Yum! I've eaten it for dinner every night this week.

What I Miss? Nothing really at this point, just so thankful to feel better!

Symptoms? Always feel bloated and constipated (TMI?). Still getting nauseous and heartburn every once in a while if I don't take my medication on time.

Best Moment of the Week? Feeling baby "dance" around while I sung my favorite praise song to him/her, "God is Love" - started crying in the car and probably looked like a total crazy person, but it was an amazing moment!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Details!

Hey! It's been forever, I'm a terrible blogger, I know! Well us Neu's have been busy busy busy! In August the new hospital tower opened at work and it completely consumed my life for the next two months! I was exhausted/stressed out pretty much 24/7 through September. In October we took an amazing vacation to Mexico to celebrate our belated 2nd anniversary. We spent the week acting like honeymooners and ignoring our IPhones and work email. It was amazing and after the previous 2 months I had, I needed the relaxation more than I ever thought possible!

That vacation also ended up being another very special event in our life! We decided we were ready to add a baby to our family and this trip was the kickoff for us to start trying - a conceptionmoon! Ha! Just like everything else in my life I planned and planned and decided it would take at least 3 months for us to get preggers. Well God had different plans, because about a week after we got back from Mexico I found out we didn't need to try anymore! We couldn't have been more excited, scared, nervous, joyful, and thankful all at once!

I'll be 18 weeks tomorrow and our "Neu"est lil nugget is due on June 28th! One week after our 3rd anniversary! We can't wait!

7 Weeks
13 Weeks - The little dot above the babies face is the the baby doing a thumb's up!

I really wanted to do the weekly postings starting early on, but the lil nugget had different ideas about that! The first trimester was extremly difficult to say the least! At about 5 weeks I started getting nauseous and it continued to get worse by the day. By week 6, I couldn't keep anything down and I could barely function at work. I was waking up around 3:00 am every day and vomiting nonstop for the rest of the morning, the rest of the day I spent trying not to throw up, and then by dinner time I was throwing up again... I was miserable. My doctor diagnosed me with Hyperemesis gravidarum, which is basically severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. I ended up in ER and being admitted into the hospital for dehydration and on constant medication to keep me from throwing up.

13 week bump!

At about 16 or 17 weeks I finally started feeling better! I'm finally able to eat, drink, and be awake past 7:00 pm! I'm so thankful that I can finally start enjoying my pregnancy! Even more so because we get to find out if Lil Neu is a boy or a girl on Friday! We are just praying for a healthy baby and are so excited to see him or her and hear the most amazing sound in the world again, the heart beat!

18 week post coming soon!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A lil "Neu" News!

Hey there! Long time no talk! There's been lots and lots going on around here!

Coming June 2012!

More details coming soon too!