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Week 21!

I can hardly believe it’s week 21 already! I’m halfway through and can’t decide if there’s a long or a short amount of time left. When I stop and think about it, it seems light such a short time away; at the same time, seems like it’s such a far off time when I consider how long it seems to have taken to get this far.

And yes, I know, I failed to post again last week. BUT in my defense: we were in the midst of packing and moving to our new apartment. I must say, we have the best friends and family on the planet (though, I am probably completely biased in that opinion). My husband and I were completely packed up and ready come Saturday morning (March 1st), so that probably helped A LOT! A friend of ours (he was the best man in our wedding also) rented us a U-Haul for $20 so we could just load everything in it and be on our merry way across town to unload into our new place. Apparently, though, we failed to mention the fine print of the new place: it’s on the 3rd floor. In total, it only took us 2 and 1/2 hours to load up at the old place, drive across town (about a 20 minute trek), and then unload. All of this with six people. It was great! Except no one would let me carry ANYTHING, not even super-light-barely-weighs-5-pounds boxes. So I made myself useful by making hot chocolate (it was only 8 degrees outside!) and keeping our fur-baby from trying to follow out the door ’cause, well, that’s where everyone else is going so obviously he needs to go also (NOT!).

And now that we are in our new place I can finally start doing decorations (so there will be a couple new posts the next few days). For the nursery I am doing a mason jar storage idea that I found on Pinterest, painting the dresser (used to be in our bedroom, but with added closet space, we no longer need 2 dressers), and some canvas artwork. We are also working on fixing a futon for the living room for when guests stay the night (and mainly for when my mom comes to stay during the 2 weeks surrounding my due date). So you can expect a post for a how-to on each of these.

But that’s not what this post is for. You’re here because you want an update on the last couple of weeks. Well, here it is: weeks 20 and 21 (because there is no week 19 picture cause I suck at this whole document-the-pregnancy-thing).

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How far along? 21 weeks 1 day (according to the picture)
Total weight gain: 10 pounds (ish. I’m rounding cause I don’t feel like going and getting on the scale at the moment)
Maternity clothes? Yes for pants! I am practically living in my yoga pants though cause I don’t like wearing jeans per se. Thankfully it’s beginning to get warm and I have two new maxi skirts that should be arriving from Zulily this week.
Stretch marks? Yea… I just noticed 3 super small ones near my belly button.
Sleep: Good, but with super weird dreams. And the past couple nights I’ve had bad back pain.
Best moment this week: MOVING! I am loving our new place!
Miss Anything? Not that I can think of.
Movement: YEP! Best feeling in the world right now 😀
Food cravings: Avocados and tomatoes. Raw, sliced with a little bit of salt. YUM!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing new.
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Dry, itchy skin. But that could be the weather too….
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off?  On 🙂
Happy or Moody most of the time: All of the above. Though not quite as moody as 1st trimester. I don’t think….
Looking forward to: Ultrasound appointment on Thursday! (Even though we aren’t going to find out the gender, it’s still super exciting to get to the baby. Plus my OB and nurses are amazing lol)
 
Love,
Mo(;
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Week 18

Well Hello there!

Yes, I will call myself out on this one: I fail. I have yet again managed to not post for 5 weeks! I swear I thought I made an update at Week 15 though >.< OI! This whole “blogging only once a week” thing is hard to remember with my scatter brain tendencies. I have however been super busy with work, packing for our new place (SUPER excited about that!), and trying to prep to start my online classes soon so I can (hopefully) have at least semester 1 of 4 finished before baby arrives. ‘Cause Lord knows I do NOT want to be trying to juggle schoolwork with a newborn.

Anywho, I have so much I want to share (like some maternity clothing finds and ways to save money, nursery ideas, etc), but they are all so very nonrelated to each other that I suppose I will need multiple different posts. Hopefully if I can start getting in the habit of making a post once or day (or every other day), I won’t forget to do weekly updates. But it’s hard enough to find time to pack stuff up let alone make blog posts. Oi…

MOVING ON! Here are weeks 15-18 since I failed to take a week 14 picture (I know, I know. Shush). 

Week 15

 

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Week 16

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Week 17

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Week 18

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How far along? 18 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain: 5-6 pounds. 
Maternity clothes? YES! Oddly enough, I am now really starting to love the pair of jeans from Zulily. I’m not wearing any maternity tops though, and I doubt I will (I’ll explain in another post).
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: No longer sleeping straight through the night. I usually end up waking up at least once for a bathroom run. The past 4 nights have been terrible though cause of this stupid cold.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat again at the last ultrasound at week 16. Other than that, getting Subway:)
Miss Anything? Drinking as much coffee as I need to wake up (7am is not pretty)
Movement: Pretty sure I felt a small movement at week 15, but the nurse passed it off. So honestly, no clue. But I’m sticking with wanting to think that it was the baby. The nurse can go shove it.
Food cravings: Shin Ramyun (a Korean spicy ramen) or avocadoes and tomatoes with a little sea salt sprinkled on top. Oh and gummy bears 🙂
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red meat (mostly the smell) and omlets still. Nothing else though
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Mood swings, backaches, and finally a baby bump. Mostly the fatigue, bloat, and tenderness has all gone away
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off?  On 🙂
Happy or Moody most of the time: Very moody. Practically everything was frustrating/infuriating me.
Looking forward to: In the next week: possiblity of listening to the heartbeat again. In the next couple weeks: signing the lease and moving into our new apartment!
 
Until next time,
Mo;)
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13 Weeks!

Well Ladies, it’s been a long time. What with the holidays and doctor’s appointments, plus being a little under the weather (stupid cold season), I just haven’t posted. So I apologize. And trust me when I say I have not forgotten about you! (My mom has made that near impossible by asking when I am going to post again. So here you go Mom, this is when I am posting again ❤ ). Since I have not posted since… what?… week 8, I think (geez, I am really behind), I’m doing a group post. I can’t remember exactly what happened each week as far as when I started getting aversions to certain foods or things like that (I know, I’m terrible. I should have written them down in a book somewhere for later reference).

Before I do an update, though, I just have to go over everyone’s reactions to finding out. Cause it was priceless (If you are new to the blog, click here to see how we told everyone). Hubby’s sister and her husband were the first to open their boxes (if I remember correctly). We didn’t get to see their reactions over Skype, but they called us immediately after opening and were VERY excited. 

My mom and stepdad were the second to open their boxes (cause no one else had gotten them yet for some reason). This time, we ere able to use Skype to see their reactions. Well, my stepdad was all excited about the cookies and popcorn; Lucy (their little Schnauzer) LOVED her Woofies buscuits (click here to get the recipe for your pups). My mom, being of good Christmas spirit, was just going to put the present under the tree and open the card. THAT was no go. She froze mid-standing up with a look of confusion/surprise on her face when Hubby and I said, “No, no, no! You have to open the present now before the card.” So her and my stepdad proceeded to open it. They got half the wrapping paper off when my mom got this look of “I’m not sure whether to cry, laugh, jump up and down, or all at the same time”. It was obvious that she was happy for us though. My stepdad on the other hand took a bit longer (haha… total understatement) to catch on. We told him to read the back which says “Merry Christmas! Love, [Hubby], Monique, Zane, and Baby Conner”, and still had this big look of confusion on his face. So he read it again, and finally got it, but immediately said “Nuh-uh!” as if it were a very early April Fool’s joke. He was shocked to say the least. But it made for a great reaction.

Hubby’s parents were the next to recieve and open their box. I’m not the best at being able to read his parents reactions yet, I’ll be honest. Even still, I know for a fact this his mom enjoyed the popcorn (it was almost all gone by the time we ended the conversation on Skype about an hour after the package was opened). They were all definitely surprised (seriously, who isn’t though?) and eager to help out. His mom is a home health nurse and works with pregnant moms and newborns for a living, so she is chock full of knowledge from just about every kind of background (particulary, very young first time moms). His mom and dad had similar reactions to Brian, in that they seemed to think it was a joke. His brother (who has two of the most adorable, sweet little girls) was really happy for us, too.

My brother was the next to open his package, though his was lost in the mail for about 4 days or so, I think (the tracking number said it had been delivered, but he didn’t actually have it until several days later). When he finally did get it, Hubby and I were at the store, so I told him (via text) he could open the package and enjoy the goodies inside. Once we were home, we all got on Skype so that we could watch my brother’s reaction. When he saw the picture on the ornament, he seemed to already know, but read the back anyway. His response was, “Oh cool! When is this gonna be? No time soon, right?” Hubby and I couldn’t help but laugh, which got us strange looks from my brother to which I said, “No, in July,” between laughing. I could tell he wanted to give me a hard time, but I could also tell that he was genuinely happy for us (I mean, I am his little sister after all).

My dad technically recieved his package in the mail before my brother, but didn’t open it until last. Not to mention, it was the least thrilling response out of everyone’s. He doesn’t use Skype, and I didn’t tell him to open the present before the card. So, of course, the card got opened first. According to him, his response to the card was “Oh no, it can’t be.” Then he opened the present, to which he said his thoughts were “Yea, I guess it is,” (heartwarming, I know). Well, he then called us (luckily we were at home; I would not have done well in public with this). After telling me his reaction, he then says, “And I was just about to take you off of the insurance. But I guess now that you have this… um… condition, we will need to keep you on it.” This made me mad for two reasons. There’s the obvious one (who the hell in their right mind calls pregnancy a medical condition?! Escpecially to their own daugher!), then there is the fact that he hadn’t mentioned to me that I was going to be removed from his insurance (which covers literally EVERYTHING), which especially important to know now with this b.s. Omacare coming up. I would have entered this year under the impression that I am covered, then get billed by the government because I don’t have insurance. Yea, thanks dad. (Okay, I’m done. Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts).

OH! My dad’s side of the family was told on Christmas Eve during our big get together. Let me tell you, I was paranoid about telling them. More so about my Oma’s reaction than anyone else (sidebar: Oma means grandmother in Dutch). She is a very outspoken, older lady and will tell you exactly what she think about something. Towards the end of the evening, we decided to hand out the cards. Unfortunately, the “Love from, ….” part was blurred because it was a smaller font with white lettering on a red background and the red ink bled a little bit. Still, my girl cousin was the first to get it (even though her mom and dad had both already looked at the card before her), and then my aunt M. My cousin just stared at Hubby and I with this look of little kid excitement (she’s 20, though), mouthing “OH MY GOD! REALLY?!” across the room. We just beamed smiles back at her and nodded our heads. My Oma and oldest uncle, both had a hard time reading it, but my aunt M could, so she read it outloud for everyone. At which point, those who could read it or hadn’t caught on at all got huge looks of surprise on their faces (totally not worth the paranoinia). Though when my Oma gave me a hug, she whispered in my ear, “I thought you guys were gonna wait?” Well we were, but life doesn’t like our plans obviously (and can I just say, I HATE that comment?) After hugs went around to both Hubby and I, everyone started asking questions (due date, names, etc), and my cousin and Aunt M both offered help as babysitters. Everyone was super excited, which was great after my dad’s reaction.

My mom’s side of the family was last to know. I told them all (well most) on Christmas day. I Skyped my MawMaw (grandmother) just as everyone was arriving (go me!). Her and I chatted for a bit, I talked to my youngest two cousins for a bit (adorable, but they have grown WAY too fast. I still remember when the A (the girl) was a baby and S (the boy) was about 2 and always asking to sit in my lap all Christmas Day. They are 11 and 13 now I think). There just never seemed like a good time in the conversation to tell MawMaw. Well, then comes my Uncle R. He gave her a card (and me a hard time, as usual). Which kind of broke a way for me to tell her. I showed her a couple of pictures from the extra card we had (the others were supposed to make it in the mail, but never quite did). She didn’t quite get it, but with a little bit of coaxing, she blurted out, “Oh my gosh! I get another grandbaby for Christmas!” She then immediately turns to the cut-out window the looks into the kitchen from the TV room, yells for everyone to quiet down (they were mostly all in there eating snacks and goodies), and says “Guess what! Guess what!” all excited, bouncing in her computer chair and waving her hands about. My cousin (the mom of the two I mentioned earlier) immediately responds, “Nique’s having a baby.” To my MawMaw responds by nodding her head super excitedly and saying a quick, enthusiastic “YEA!” It was amazing. 

The last person I had to tell before putting the announcement on Facebook was my Uncle K. He is basically like my grandfather on my mom’s side because Granddaddy passed away when my mom was about 14. So telling him personally is a HUGE deal. It’s not a good thing if he has to find out through social media or someone else. I’ll admit, I was really concerned about his reaction. He had already given me a lecture on why I should wait to have kids. I finally got the nerve to call him on New Year’s Day. And it went really well. He was very happy for us. He jokingly told me, “It had better be a boy, and if it’s not tell them to take it back.” I couldn’t help but bust out laughing, which got a chuckle out of him. He has all girls, but he wouldn’t trade them for anything.

So now, that I have documented everyone’s reaction, time for the update! If you have stuck with me this far, YAY! and thank you. If you just skipped all the way down to this part, that’s okay too. I most likely would have done the same to everyone else. Everything above is more for my own benefit than anyone else’s. So here it goes, each picture is in order from week 9-13 and the update is based on most recent picture unless otherwise noted:

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How far along? 13 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: 4 pounds. Which I think is normal, but I keep being told to eat more… I think not.
Maternity clothes? Pants: yes. The pair from Old navy it SUPER comfortable. The pair from Zulily, not so much. The actualy jean material has no stretch to it, so it digs into my sides.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Lots:) It’s wonderful. Though there have been a couple nights where I have super weird dreams and get really restless so I’ll toss and turn almost all night
Best moment this week: Telling my Uncle K about the baby. Over the past several weeks, the best part was going to the first ultrasound and hearing that little heartbeat (and it’s so quick!)
Miss Anything? not that I can think of.
Movement: Not that I can feel, though apparently little one (or Jelly Bean as my mom calls the baby) is quite active
Food cravings: Twizzlers. or cold, sweet stuff.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red meat (mostly the smell), omlets, and something else that I can’t remember
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Fatigue… crazy mood swings.. Most everything else has evened out or gone away
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off?  On 🙂
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy most of the past few weeks, with a few disputes with Hubby.
Looking forward to: Nothing is planned for the next week, really, which seems really sad now.
 
Here is a picture of the ultrasound as 11 weeks and 1 day, about the size of a lime. This was the best Christmas by far. We went the day after Christmas:)
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Little one is now about the size of a peach, an increase of about 1.3 inches based on average sizes between weeks 11 and 13. Even still, Baby is only 3 inches! It seems so small, but so big at the same time, since that is about 1/4 the average newborn length. Since the ultrasound, the estimated due date has shifted from July 16 to July 14, based on the ultrasound. Though based on menstrual cycle it would be July 15. So at least everything is within a day haha.
 
Well that’s all my news for today. I will try to be better about posting weekly. And I hope that you all continue to enjoy my posts. I will soon (over the next couple months) be lots of DIY projects for nursery decor. Feel free to check out my Pinterest page
 
Mo (;
 
 
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Christmas Announcements!

Ladies!

I present to you the post that I have now been promising for two weeks! If you’ve been reading my pregnancy updates that is. The main component to our gift boxes is a DIY wooden ornament. I saw this great tutorial on Pinterest of how to transfer a picture (printed on regular paper) to a piece of wood. So I decided to try it. We actually had to redo the ornaments, because the first set didn’t show up well. The key: Laserjet Printed Pictures. We only have an inkjet printer though, so we just ordered a couple copies through FedEx (after formatting the pictures into a word document). So here’s the turtorial I followed:

Unfortunately, I do not know the original location in order to give proper credit to this gal. The link just leads straight to the picture. Like I noted before, it is extrememly important to follow the steps. Here are the major things I learned through trial and error:

1) Make sure that you print the pictures using a Laserjet Printer and regular paper. Inkjet does not hold as well (not really sure why), and the picture is VERY faded. Cardstock and photo paper don’t absorb water in a way that causes it rub off.

2) Only a thin-medium layer of gel medium is necessary! Do NOT put it on too thick. If you do, (especially with inkjet picture, which you shouldn’t be using anyway) the ink may turn runny causing the picture to blur and smear.

3) NO BUBBLES!

4) Let the paper dry between rubs. Wet paper will blend into the surface. Dry paper will turn white, letting you know where to focus some more time rubbing it off.

5) Don’t rub off too much or rub too hard! Both of these will cause you to rub off parts of the picture, which can be good in moderation. Just be careful. A slight amount of paper residue (ie: when the picture is dry it barely looks faded) is okay. When the mod podge is put on over top, the picture clarifies and doesn’t look faded.

Here’s what mine looked like the second try (we threw out the first round before I could take a picture for comparison):

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For mine, “overnight” was roughly 20-24 hours after applying the picture on top of the gel medium. We then inserted two screw eye hooks on top to attach a leather cord so it can hang and one hook on the bottom to which we attached a locket. Inside the locket is a piece of paper that says “You’re going to be a [insert relation]” (ie: Grandparent, Uncle, etc).

We also included a holiday card (which is our announcement to extended family as well), homemade Kettle Corn (Hubby found this great recipe and it is to die for!), a box of homemade cookies, buckeyes, mini candy canes, and even some homemade dog treats called Woofies. We just mailed them out yesterday (the baked goods were fresh, I promise!) and should arrive on Monday! I can hardly wait!

Love,

Mo (;

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Week 8!

Hey Ladies! (and Gents, if there are any)

Unfortunately, I have no fun and exciting news to share this week. Classes started back (after a week off), and end in one more week (plus 3 more days for finals). So needless to say, I have almost zero motivation to do anything school related. I want to focus on the baby and keep getting distracted by thebump.com or Pinterest kids’ tab. Not to mention looking for new maternity clothes (which I plan to make a new post about a little later). We did finally get all of the announcement packages put together and in the mail. Thank goodness for flat rate shipping! It saved us $40 all together. And if you are dying to know what we but into the boxes, you can go to my post “Christmas Announcement!“. But if you have no inclination what-so-ever to give a flying hoot about how we told our parents and siblings that our lives are drastically changing, then on to the good stuff (AKA: weekly update):

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How far along? 8 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain: If you seriously think that I have bought a scale yet, you are abolutely wrong. Though, Hubby is going to check on them today when he runs to the store for me:) (He’s amazing!) **EDIT: Hubby just came back from the store, with a scale. Going off of my last known weight, I have gained approximately 2 pounds in the last (technically) 6 weeks. So I guess I just feel like I have gained 10 pounds with all this bloat!
Maternity clothes? Might as well be. My regular pants dig into my sides too much to comfortable. Though no actual maternity pants have been worn, I have bought a couple of pairs
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: As much as I can around school work. Still having the occasional crazy dream, though.
Best moment this week: Putting up Christmas decorations!
Miss Anything? Sleeping in as late as I want lol
Movement: Nada!
Food cravings: Nutella. & Oranges.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sushi, but I think I just ate one piece too many cause I was fine the rest of the evening.
Gender: Unknown.
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Bloating, fatigue, soreness! Thankfully I have mostly stopped cramping
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off?  On. Though, I did have to take off my class ring
Happy or Moody most of the time: I think it was pretty well 50/50.
Looking forward to: Our parents (and siblings) getting the announcements! Plus we get to watch most of them open it up via Skype.
The cool thing is that our growing bundle of joy has gone from the size of blueberry to the size of a raspberry and actually has a measureable weight! It all still seems pretty surreal because I haven’t had much morning sickness. Which is a little worrisome (though I’m totally not complaining about not puking out my guts every 30 minutes) because that is always the biggest sign, but I keep just telling myself that it’s nearly impossible to get 4 false positive home pregnancy tests and that I must be part of the 25% that don’t experience morning sickness. But then there are chemical pregnancies that I keep hearing about (thanks to TheBump.com) and it makes me worry a little more. One more week til my first appointment, though, and we shall all know for sure.
To those of you that have continued to read all the way through this post, thank you:) and I am sorry to have ranted about what will probably turn out to be nothing.
Until next time,
Mo (;
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Week 7! Thanksgiving Day:)

So I’m gonna go ahead and be honest and say that I didn’t really take the picture on Thanksgiving Day. It’s from today. But let’s be clear and say that this past weekend was crazy busy. Thanksgiving Day was great, though. Hubby and I just spent the day together (as much as we could anyway since I still cooked practically all day). Cooking was not the original plan. It was the whole reason why we called off our plans with a couple of friends who were still in town. I was not feeling up to cooking and hosting for 5+ people (cause we all know more people show up than expected) and then cleaning up afterwards. At least, that’s what I thought on Tuesday when I felt like throwing up all day. But that was THE ONLY day all week that I felt like that. I assumed it was morning sickness coming on strong, but nope. I am pretty sure it was because I hadn’t really eaten at all that day. Nothing looked, smelled, or tasted remotely appetizing (thanks kiddo).

And to my dismay, I found out on Monday that I can’t consume several Twizzlers at a time (ie: more than 2). Still, Monday was the best day of the week. Hubby and I spent the day in Omaha as a belated birthday present to me. Well, actually, Dr. Who: They Day of the Doctor in 3D was my belated birthday present. (Yes, my husband and I are major Dr. Who fans.) The show was spectacular. I usually hate 3D movies because the effects aren’t really all that great. But BBC defintiely did not disappoint! It was absolutely brilliant.

So, now that my major highlights of the week are covered (I had the entire week off of school, so I basically just caught up on my grading and classwork), here’s the weekly preggo symptoms update:

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How far along? 7 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain: ….I’m a total procrastinator.
Maternity clothes? Kind of. My maternity jeans are a bit too big at the moment, but my regular jeans are too tight. So I’m sticking to leggings, yoga pants, sweats, anything that stretches. I can’t wait til it’s warm again and I can wear skirts and dresses.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: FINALLY! lol Though I must be honest and say that from Wednesday until last night I was not in bed and asleep until close to 1:30 or 2 am. 
Best moment this week: Making my pregnancy announcements for our immediate family and getting my Shutterfly Christmas cards (pregnancy announcement for close friends and extended family). I can’t wait to mail them. (I’ll be making a post about them later today or tomorrow)
Miss Anything? not this week.
Movement: Nada!
Food cravings: No. Just food aversions. Nothing is appetizing.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Twizzlers 😦 
Gender: Unknown. 
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Bloating, cramping, fatigue, soreness! 
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off?  On. Hopefully they can remain that way.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy:) I think. Though I haven’t asked Hubby his opinion haha.
Looking forward to: mailing out the announcements! And hopefully starting my research this next week.
 
Love,
Mo (;
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6 Weeks!

The past week was even more stressful than before. Luckily, still not much evidence of severe syptoms (ie: constant nausea), but rather progression of the current ones. Yay me! (said in a voice filled with sarcasm). With Thanksgiving coming up, though, I have the next week off of classes and can focus on getting somewhat ahead and alo get some extra work hours in at the same time. It’s crazy to think that I have just two and half weeks after this break before it’s Christmas vacation. Which also means – drum roll please – that I have 3 weeks (from yesterday) until my first OB appointment! I am so excited and have been trying to gather information and questions for when we go. I am making Hubby come with me because I hate needles, especially when I get my blood drawn! So far I feel pretty good though. But I have this feeling it won’t last for much longer. So here’s how this past week went:

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How far along? 6 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain: still haven’t gotten a scale, but I’d be willing to guess between 5 and 10 pounds
Maternity clothes? No. But did just buy a couple pairs of maternity pants for $10 each.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Able to sleep so much more, even with this crazy weird dreams (mostly life and death scenarios with random people which I can identify in the dream but once I wake up I realize they look nothing like those people).
Best moment this week: Going shopping for my birthday!
Miss Anything? Being able to have as much coffee as I want lol
Movement: Nada!
Food cravings: None really.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Laying on my stomach, or having pressure on my stomach at all.
Gender: Unknown. And too early to guess at this point
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Bloating, cramping, fatigue.. oh and really sore boobs. Great…
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off?  On. Hopefully they can remain that way.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, despite being stressed. I was really only moody one day.
Looking forward to: Getting my research experiment underway.
If you are wondering about the research, it a case study on the mating behavior of Matschie’s Tree Kangaroos at the Lincoln Choldren’s Zoo in Nebraska. I will only be doing observation so no harm with come to the animals, myself, or my little bundle of joy growing inside me.
On a side note: this little bundle of joy (dare I say in light of the painful changed in my body right now) is now the size of sweet pea. (S)He is double the size from last week’s size of an appleseed.
Until next week!
Mo (;