Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekly Mommy Post!

Hello all! Now that the good news is out, I'm going to be starting a weekly post called Mommy Monday. I got this idea from another blogger and I always loved following along with her posts. So I thought I'd do my first one as a catch up to where I'm at now. Through the weeks,  I've been taking bump pictures and will continue to do so throughout the rest of the pregnancy. Sorry for the picture overload, but from now on here will only be one at a time! Hope you enjoy!

How far along?  Currently, 14 weeks!
Total weight gain/measurements: Up 4 lbs so far. I was so nauseous through the first trimester that I found myself eating to keep the nausea at bay. 
Maternity clothes: Not yet, but this BeBand has been my best friend! 
Stretch marks: None to report and hoping to keep it that way. I'm lathering my belly in Burt's Bee's Mama Bee and Earth Mama Angel Baby Stretch Oil to try to avoid stretch marks at all costs!
Sleep: I am getting more than enough sleep, but ALWAYS feel exhausted. I'm hoping this goes away soon!
Best moment this week: Having a 4 day weekend for Thanksgiving and being able to eat my favorite foods!
Miss anything? Having energy!
Movement: I've only felt stretching. No baby movements yet!
Food cravings: Orange Juice has been my go to. I've always been craving Cuties, Strawberries, Pineapple, and anything sweet. What a dangerous slope I'm on!
Anything making you queasy or sick? I've not been a big fan of Mexican food {which I'm usually all about!} and Chicken that tastes Chickeny {I know that sounds crazy} is no good!
Gender: Hopefully finding out before Christmas!
Labor signs: No and let's keep it that way!
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: In the beginning it seemed that I was mostly happy, but as of lately, I'm super crabby and moody ALL the time! It's terrible!
Looking forward to: Thanksgiving and all the stuffing and pumpkin pie I get to eat!

Until next time!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Big News!

Well I know it's been quite some time since I have blogged, but for a good reason! After 1 year since we found out about our Molar Pregnancy {MP}, we are expecting! It's been a long, emotional road. I am feeling quite at peace about everything that has happened and am excited to be on this new journey!

From the very beginning, I knew I was pregnant. I've heard that some women instinctively know when they are pregnant and that is exactly what happened with me. I just had a feeling. My feeling was confirmed on September 13. I immediately scheduled an appointment with my OB/GYN and began the waiting game.

I saw my doctor when I was 5 weeks and she ordered HCG hormone testing to make sure that the pregnancy was progressing normally. If you remember from the MP journey, I was having weekly blood tests done. This was one in the same. The result came back and they were at 13,998, which when I googled it, was quite high for the 5 weeks that I was. My anxiety went into overdrive. All the bad thoughts went through my mind. Could this be another MP? I just couldn't go there. I had my blood drawn 48 hours later and lo and behold, they were doubling just like they're supposed to {Praise Jesus}.

They scheduled an ultrasound for when I would be 6 weeks 1 day. Of course, I was a nervous wreck the entire day. Last time around, I didn't have one good ultrasound. I was very apprehensive of the whole process this time. We went back to the ultrasound room and my heart was pounding, my palms sweaty. I was an anxious mess. For no good reason, however, because we could immediately see the baby's heart flickering away. What a relief!

We have gone for 2 more ultrasounds since then and all has been great. We are so beyond thankful for our little Rainbow blessing.

Until next time!