2.25.2009

The Past 17 Weeks

I figured I should publicly record what has been going on with this pregnancy thus far so here we go...

We found out that I was pregnant when I about four weeks along.
We told my family on Christmas day (so I was eight weeks along). I actually wrapped up the pregnancy test for my mom. The first thing she said was, "It's a fruit leather!" Then when she realized what it was, she said, "Has this been used?" Her Christmas Wish List had "A Grandbaby" on it. Merry Christmas, Grandma! This is the video. Sorry I was shaking so much. I was really excited!
video

The only symptom I have had is that I am exhausted! I take a nap almost every day. Luckily, I haven't thrown up and I don't feel nauseous at all. I am getting excited to feel the little fetus kick and now that he/she is five inches long, I feel like this will be happening any day! Oh yeah, oh yeah! I have not missed class a single time! So Jessica (lame girl who ditched out on our final presentation), boo-ya! Even though I am always extremely tired, I drag my pregnant booty out of bed and get to an 8am class. I am so tired, my kitchen frequently looks like this:
My first doctor's appointment was really scary. I waited a long time to set up an appointment with the doctor and so my first appointment was around thirteen weeks. Sam came because we were going to hear the heartbeat through the Doppler! Unfortunately, they couldn't find the heartbeat. After a few minutes, I started crying and was worried that either I had never been pregnant or I had miscarried. Sam held my hand while the doctor called the nurse in and told her that we needed to do an ultrasound. As soon as the ultrasound was started, we could see the baby and the heart beating. It was very healthy and fast. He/she was the right length and had a heart rate of about 167 BPM. Fast little baby! The reason they couldn't hear the heartbeat from the front was because I have a tilted uterus. However, we have passed all the risk related to that and now there is very little chance that I will miscarry.

I still work out a lot. And I think that working out has really helped me feel better. Sam can attest, I never stop eating. However, for the last four months, I have been having an aversion to chicken. I have only eaten chicken once in the past four months and we were having dinner at someone's house. This has been hard, because I love Del Taco's chicken soft tacos. I always craved them before I was pregnant, but since I have been pregnant, they did not seem appetizing at all. I know Del Taco is ghetto, but I can't resist! Anyway, this has all changed! I drove past Del Taco a few days ago and realized that the thought of chicken soft tacos didn't make me want to dry heave. So today I went! And I loved it! I am so happy!

My weight gain has been... strange. I lost eleven pounds in my first trimester. Even with my constant eating! I have since gained about five pounds back. I can still fit into all of my pants quite well (it helps that I mostly own baggy pants due to my nonexistent butt). I haven't had to leave any pants unbuttoned.

This is me at six weeks:

And again at eleven weeks:

And again at sixteen weeks:

I really feel like we will be having a boy. And Sam really wants a boy! But, of course, we would be thrilled for a girl as well. Either way, I already have some outfit ideas.

I forgot to mention, MY SISTER IS PREGNANT! Michelle is due on September 13th and we are so excited to have our first kids so close together. Unfortunately, Michelle has been miserable. She works full time and has been having a hard time getting to work because of the morning sickness. But she's a champion and can totally make it!

14 comments:

Ali said...

When are you due again?

Geneva said...

I'm glad that chicken sounds good again. I only buy chicken and ground turkey so I can't imagine what it would be like to it all beef for months.

And hooray for five inch Merkley!

Jason & Shannon said...

I'm so glad you are still making it to your classes! Congratulations! My kitchen looks like that... frequently... and I'm not even pregnant. Haha, at least you have a good excuse!

Randi said...

I love your mom's face in the video. It's so priceless. And I love how you're totally crying in the very first picture.

Cute, cute, cute.

Kyle & Rebecca Monson said...

You should see my entire apartment right now! haha it is so bad! Luckily my lovely husband is great at dishes right now (something he doesn't enjoy). I'm so glad you're pregnancy has been great so far! Whoo hoo!! You are TINY girl! Where is that baby hiding?! haha :)

Holly Janeen said...

i love that video beyond words.i think i will watch it fifteen more times before i go to bed... just to feel happy inside.
*sigh*

and thanks for saying hello to Jeff on campus... it made him feel famous. and he waltzed in the door when he got home and said, "YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHO I MET ON CAMPUS!!?!" and i was like, um... elizabeth smart? the prophet? who who who?
EMILY MERKLEY!!! YOUR BLOG FRIEND!!
i think he views you as a celebrity... so you pretty much made his day entirely. :)

Camille said...

Congratulations on all of this---you look great. I'm glad it has a fast little heartbeat---that seems like a good thing, as far as I know about babies (which is very little, actually).

MeganandClaudy said...

I'm sooo excited for you! It's so not fair though because I look more prego than you do after I've had a big meal. How do you do it!?? I'm so glad that you're not sick and I LOVE LOVE LOVED how you told your mom...I may have to steal that idea one day.
Unfortunately my kitchen sink looks like that ALL of the time and I'm not pregnant...maybe I should get pregnant just so I have an excuse :)
TAKE CARE! Love your blog-I think you and your husband are soo adorable!!!

Kelly Merrell said...

YAY! I am so excited for you!!!!! You will love being pregnant. It is so fun. Advice - keep working out, but not too hard, read up on pregnancy and labor to educate yourself (if there are any books left that you haven't already checked out from the Highland Ranch library) and just be so happy! I'm so glad you haven't been sick. What a blessing. Yay!

Nathan and Hailey Frogley said...

You make me sick just looking at you. I can't even tell you are prego! I couldn't fit into my pants by 8 weeks! You will be one of those girls that barely has a tiny pooch, adn then it goes away 5 days after you have a baby. Well boo hoo on you!
Ha, I'm so glad you are feeling well! Can't wait to see more pictures down the road!

Arica said...

i am happy that your pregnancy has gone so well. i would have killed for a 'perfect pregnancy' ..instead i was EXTREMELY nauseated for the first 12 weeks, and now have nothing to show for it. anyway, i do mean to be happy for you (because i am) all i wish is that poor jessica got more sympathy, because goodness knows that if i was in school for the short while i was pregnant, i wouldn't have been able to function either.

best of luck to you and the baby.

Whitney said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Ive heard that if your baby has a fast heart rate its a girl. OUr baby had 151 BPM and shes a girl. Zach and I felt like it was a boy too. So gear up cause I bet your having a girl.

Jen said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! I am SO happy for you. Not only that you are pregers but also that you have the frame where NO one will be able to tell you're expecting until you have a month to go. Okay, okay, happy with a twinge of bitterness =). LOVE YOU!!!!!!

Rachel and Todd said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! At 16 weeks you don't even look pregnant! Lucky girl. Hopefully this little babe will poke out soon. I'm so happy for you. Parenthood is the best.

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