Monday, June 22, 2015

18 weeks

This was a big week! We had our anatomy scan and got to see our little baby on the big screen again! We were both pumped :) I was a little nervous, just praying that all was healthy and Ian was so great about calming me down. 

Our prayers were answered and all looked well at the scan. Looks like we are growing a healthy baby......... 


We are absolutely thrilled and can't wait to see how much joy this little man brings to our lives. He was not very cooperative so we couldn't get a good 3D shot of his face, but we saw his little fingers, toes, heart, other organs, the lenses of his eyes-- crazy! 

Milestone this week: I felt (and saw) him kicking me!!! Coolest thing ever. I felt it first at dinner the day of our scan. Now he moves around a lot at night when I lay down for bed and I am losing sleep over just staring at my belly and waiting to see those little kicks. 

I'm still feeling good, I've had a few headaches and have been a little tired. But other than that, no complaints! I'm trying to soak up what's left of my summer break before going back to work. And working on getting the nursery together as much as possible before I go back. We now have all of the furniture we need with the exception of a chair/glider of some sort. I'm not ready to pull the trigger on that one ($$$$$)! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

17 weeks

We're rounding out week 17. I have been on summer break so I've had some much-needed time to relax around the house. It's SO hard not knowing the gender of this little baby because all I want to do during my time off is decorate the nursery!!! SIX DAYS and we'll hopefully know! That is when we will be having our anatomy scan. We are just praying for a healthy baby, boy or girl! 

I've been feeling good this week, with the exception of one day when I got sick in the morning. I hadn't gotten sick in a few weeks so that was a little disappointing, but it hasn't happened again since that day so hopefully it was just a fluke! 

Supposedly the baby will double in size within the next few weeks... but here he/she is at the beginning of week 17. 

16 weeks

Here is my 16 week picture! The picture in the last post was 15 weeks. 

Ian is so good at reminding me to do these pictures. If it were up to me, I would forget! 

What we were up to during week 16:

This sweet man put together our new crib! My mom and I took a trip to ikea and picked up a crib and dresser for the nursery. And when I say "picked up" I mean my mom did all the heavy lifting, per Ian's strict instructions! (Thanks mom!) 

I don't have a picture of the dresser assembled, but let me tell you... assembling an ikea dresser is no joke. I had to take it almost completely apart about 3/4 of the way through thanks to a mistake on my part. I blame the instructions which have NO WORDS. Only pictures. 

We're going with neutral furniture since we don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet! Not much longer!!! 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

It's been a while...

It's been a while since I posted last... and my, how things have changed! Soon after I posted about our first home project, we found out some very exciting (and long awaited for) news! 

Our little family is expanding! We are so thrilled to be waiting for the arrival of a little one. The timing of it all just really reiterates to us that God has His own plans. As soon as we got settled in to our new home in our new city, our prayers were answered. Makes us think that all of the stress and uncertainty of selling our house and uplifting our lives to move across the state was worth it and meant to be! 

As I write this, I am 16 weeks along. That is nuts to me! I am four months pregnant... we are almost halfway there! Last week (week 15) is when I felt like you could start seeing my belly. Here's the only picture we have so far- mostly because I have felt like complete crap for so long that posing for pictures was not on my agenda. 

Although the first three months have been really, really hard for me- it seems that they still flew by. I am just now starting to feel like myself again. I was plagued with all-day nausea since about week 5. It was miserable. The type of nausea where I just wished I could throw up because it seemed it would make me feel better... well, be careful what you wish for. Come week 6, I threw up for the first time and it pretty much didn't stop until a few weeks ago. Some days I couldn't go to work because every time I tried to stand up, I got sick. I couldn't keep any food down. The thought of eating disgusted me. The smell of food, looking in the refrigerator to even entertain the idea of eating, walking through the grocery store, doing the dishes-- all of it made me so sick. 

As time went on, I was better able to tolerate the thought of food and I could sometimes think of something that I wanted to eat. 

Now, I have to eat every 2 hours or I will get sick. I've been getting much better at keeping up with this but sometimes I just DON'T WANT TO EAT. And I feel bad for myself when it's time to go to bed and oh, wait-- don't forget to eat again before you go to sleep! One night I laid in bed reluctantly eating a granola bar, crying because I wasn't hungry and I was so tired of force-feeding myself. Poor Ian having to listen to my pity party. 

There are still random times when I will get sick in the morning or at night and I can't seem to figure out a pattern of what I did differently that day. So I am trying to just be thankful that it is easing up and praying that it will make it easier for me to enjoy being pregnant. 

In a few weeks, we will get to have an ultrasound for our anatomy scan and will find out if baby Crane is a boy or girl. We are so excited and I feel like I will become much more motivated to plan and decorate a nursery once we know which direction to go! I am very excited about that part but have felt like I can't really do much until we know. 

Ian has been so amazing and supportive over the past months. I know he would take my sickness for himself if he could and despite there being nothing that he can do to make me feel better, he has just been so kind and loving and tries to help me in any way he can. He comes to all of our doctor appointments. He has been doing much more cleaning, cooking, and dish washing than ever before. He shops for groceries because I still have a hard time in a grocery store, being bombarded by all of those smells and foods. Yuck. All of that and he does not make me feel guilty about it at all. I never thought he'd be any different, but it just reaffirms to me how great of a dad he is going to be. 

I'll try to be better about posting updates as time goes on!