Monday, March 27, 2017

13 Weeks

I can't believe another week has come and gone! I really look forward to Monday's now since that's when I start a new milestone. 13 weeks was a weird one for sure.. Monday started out really good but I think I pushed myself too hard and it threw me into a migraine and lots of puking. It took several days to recover from that. We had our 2nd doctor appointment and saw our baby on the ultrasound bouncing around! Heartbeat was at 161. I talked with my doctor about migraine solutions and I feel better about some of the options he gave me. My migraines are really intense and Tylenol just doesn't cut it. I had been free of my migraines for a good year and so now that they are back in my pregnancy has caused some fear and worry... chronic anything is enough to make someone crazy. The doctor said we could do our gender ultrasound in 3 or 4 weeks, so I definitely made the appointment for 3 weeks haha. We'll find out on April 11, but won't officially find out until that Friday when we celebrate with family and some close friends. I have entrusted one of my friends to know the gender before us so she can get the necessary things as part of the reveal! I couldn't be more excited! A little 2 weeks away!

Thursday was Carson's 26th birthday! He went to work and all he wanted was his favorite meal and an old fashioned banana cream pie (I made one for Thanksgiving and now it's his favorite! We have tried a million different banana cream pies out there and agree this recipe was the best). I was really, really sick that day but luckily the crock pot does all the work ;) We had creamy italian chicken over noodles and I made his pie later in the day. He came home to a crying wife because I felt so bad his bday was so lame but he assured me it was a good day. I was able to eat some of the food and I made him blow out a single candle on a piece of pie.

Friday I was feeling a million times better. It's crazy how awful Tuesday-Thursday were! I took my mom's 10 year anniversary photos that night and Carson and I went to Viva Chicken for dinner. So yum! Saturday was a chill day and I did bridals that night. On Sunday Carson and I drove to Vegas for an engagement shoot and had some cheesecake factory and went to Ikea and got some stuff for the baby's room. I am trying to be more aware of my body and what it needs and when I need to slow down and that has helped me remain feeling pretty good! I go to bed really early (for me) and sleep like 10 hours every night lately! I find in the mornings I start to toss and turn more trying to get comfortable but luckily my body pillow has been doing a good job.

How far along? 13 weeks! 

How big is the peanut? A Lemon! Although some of the apps think that it's a lemon at 14 weeks so who really knows. It says almost 3 inches and almost 1 oz!  

Total weight gain/loss? I am down another 2lbs from all the puking earlier in the week. I've been slowly starting to eat again and managed all 3 meals on Friday-Sunday! So total weight loss since I first found out I was pregnant is 16lbs. My pants are saggy. 

Maternity clothes? Not yet! 

Sleep? Good! I need like 9-10 hours a night right now. It's been niccccceeeee.
Best moment this week? Seeing our baby! 

Symptoms? Super sick at the beginning of the week! But as I got better it's been burping. I burp so much. I hate it. 

Food cravings? Slushes and wraps. Like chicken and lots of lettuce in a yummy fluffy tortilla. I had a cherry limeade slush from Sonic and I was in heaven. 

Food aversions? nothing really!

Gender? I still think boy! We'll find out in about 2ish weeks!

Labor signs? None! Except I have probably growing pelvic pains... baby is doubling in weight every week recently.

Belly button in or out? In!

What I miss? Currently nothing. If you asked me earlier in the week I would have said feeling good haha!

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out the gender and our gender reveal.

Bump? Just my already existent belly I had before pregnancy. I am losing weight everywhere but there because belly fat is so much harder to lose haha. My baby is really low still so when I take "bump" photos it's really just my belly I've always had the past few years haha!

Here's our cute video! There's also more photos on my instagram @jostlenna

Untitled from Carson Stilson on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

12 Weeks

I'm finally caught up and out of my journal entries! I'll still be writing in my journal but I'll be a little bit more candid here and more information, sometimes writing gives me hand cramps and I don't write all the stuff I want to say haha!

12 weeks was a roller coaster for me. I went off progesterone at the end of week 11 because I was tired of taking pills (I gag a lot in this pregnancy and I just have tried to switch to as much chewable stuff as possible). Well that was absolutely the worst choice ever! I got a migraine and instantly super nauseated. I was desperate for something to help the migraine so we got V8 energy drinks (I just don't like soda that has caffeine it in). That helped a great deal! I've been a little sick in the pregnancy but not like this. Vomiting a lot and just miserable. MISERABLE. I decided to go back on progesterone mid week and instantly was cured. It was kind of intense and insane how much better I felt back on it! I must be messed up hormonally all the time haha! So once I felt better I got an appetite back and have actually been eating a regular amount.

It was spring break last week and my parents heated their new pool. I got to go swimming twice and it was so nice to get some "fun" exercise and relax. I will be in that pool a lot this summer! I also went to the dentist and got my hair done this week.. it's been productive! No cavities I'm happy to report.

Today was 8:30 am church and we went to all 3 hours. This is groundbreaking haha! It's just so early and I don't feel well if I don't get enough sleep. I find that on the weekends I'm just a little done from the past week and I get a little more headachey... so I just drank half of a V8. That might have to be my Sunday ritual haha.

How far along? 12 weeks! 

How big is the peanut? A plum! 

Total weight gain/loss? I am down a total of around 14lbs since I first found out I was pregnant. With more of my appetite coming back I hope to start gaining now.

Maternity clothes? Not yet! Luckily with the weight loss I'll be able to grow back into my other regular clothes for a little bit until my belly takes over. I have a lot of swing dresses I'll be wearing this summer. I've bought a couple specific maternity dresses that were on clearance but no where near needing them yet.

Sleep? Pretty good! I wake once every night to go pee. I have been zonking out pretty fast and hard which is great because I'm used to having to toss and turn at least 20 minutes before falling asleep.

Best moment this week? Getting back on progesterone. Holy cow. 

Symptoms? After getting back on progesterone... hunger. Hunger every couple hours. Major constipation. I just took TWO stool softeners so pray for me tomorrow. 

Food cravings? None specific this week. I love burgers and I was a little naughty and had 2 turkey sandwhiches last week. They were amazing. I love salads, fruit... really anything! I don't crave a lot of fast food except burgers. Everything else sounds like it'll make my constipation worse and that turns me off haha.

Food aversions? mmm, nothing really specific? Pizza doesn't really sound good anymore.

Gender? I still think boy! We'll find out soon enough.

Labor signs? None luckily! 

Belly button in or out? In still. I hope it stays forever in! haha

What I miss? I miss having little to zero headaches. And being able to stand and work without getting super winded or back killing me. I worked a 6 hour day on my feet the whole time last Saturday and that was hard. I did it! But it's crazy how much a tiny little plum can affect your body so much.

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out the gender. I want to start buying clothes!

Bump? It's there but I also had this bump not pregnant so I'm not sure if I can really call it a baby bump yet. It's more of a "I never work out and gain weight in my stomach area so I always look pregnant" kind of bump. When I do the doppler the baby is still hanging out in my pubic region and my belly situation is higher than that so I'm pretty sure it's just a bloated, constipated, chubby belly right now. Can't wait until it's a real baby belly haha! 

3-10-17 (11 weeks)

I'm horrible on keeping up! The other day I was craving a KFC chicken bowl so bad! We ended up making mac and cheese and it was not as satisfying haha. My constipation is worse. I need to be better about fruit and veggies. Tonight was Michele and Robert's baby shower! It was so cute. I won the game of making a baby out of play dough haha! We are so excited for them.

The baby's heart rate has decreased to the 170's now according to the doppler. Our next appointment is at 13.5 weeks. I'm excited! I know last write I said the days are going fast, and they are, but I feel like I'll always be in the first trimester.

I'm tired recently, the kind where I can fall asleep really fast! My bladder isn't as bad now, I don't feel like I have to pee all the time! I don't wake up at night as much anymore for it. My skin and scalp is super dry. It's always flaking and gross. Other than that, I've been feeling pretty good! I have a wedding and a bridal shoot tomorrow so I hope I survive.

2-25-17 (9 weeks still, almost 10!)

It doesn't always feel like it but the days ARE moving fast! We had our doctor appointment on Tuesday and got photos of our cute gummy bear! They are really precious. The appointment went really well and the heartbeat was 185, which a lot of people are saying looks like a girl. It's funny because I've always thought boy and a lot of my sumptoms point to boy but we'll see I guess! We did our announcement video and everyone loved it. It was so great having so much support and love. I'm feeling really good the past couple of days. I found the heartbeat with our doppler at home so that has been relieving.

9 week symptoms:
-stuffed up nose all the time
-no new cravings
-baby is the size of a grape!

Almost 3 months later!

Wow, have I failed! I wanted to do weekly updates and that just didn't happen. I took on too much work and it really got the best of me....