Timeline of events

09/2008 - Went off birth control
10/2008 - Found out I was pregnant
11/2008 - First doctor appt. HB is 188
1/2009 - Baby looks good, HB 163
2/2009 - It's a BOY! Carter Thomas
3/2009 - HB in the 140-150 range
4/2009 - Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes
5/2009 - Went on the Ellen Show's Mother's Day Special
6/2009 - Carter Thomas W. was born
6/2010 - Carter's first birthday
2/2011 - He's getting so big, someone stop him from growing so fast!
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2nd Trimester

I can't believe it. Today is the start of my second trimester. I'm 1/3 of the way there. I'm still feeling fabulous. I'm going to try and add a poll on my side bar as to what everyone's guess is on the sex. So all three of you can vote, haha!

6 more days until we get to see Poppy!!

Here's what's happening with Poppy this week:

Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)


Monday, December 22, 2008

Bump, Bloat or too many cupcakes?

You be the judge;

4w1d vs. 12w1d

And just for the record, I'm actually sucking in a little on the second photo. I can't believe the difference in the size of my belly! I honestly didn't think it has changed much but when comparing it to my 4w1d picture I see that it has. No wonder my clothes don't fit anymore.

Thursday was the family Christmas party at my grandma's and I got to meet my cousin's baby who is 4 months. He's adorable. My cousin also gave me a bag full (I'm talking giant black garbage bag) of clothes. Then Haley came by last night and brought me yet another bag full of maternity clothes and another one with toys. I have such great friends and family. I honestly don't think I will have to buy any more maternity clothes.

I can't believe how big little Poppy is getting there on the sidebar. I can't wait to see the baby on our next ultrasound (in just 14 days). And I only have 8 days until I'm in my second trimester, YAY! I still feel absolutely wonderful. No sickness or nausea whatsoever. I think I might actually be out of the woods. Well I think that's all for now. I'll leave with some info on Poppy for this week.

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Madame Zaritska's reading

Here's what Madame Zaritska is predicting for me:

The day you deliver, outside will be windy. Your baby will arrive at night.

After a labor lasting approximately 6 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and will be 21-1/2 inches long. This child will have light brown eyes and be completely bald.

I don't mind the six hours labor, that's not bad. But I highly doubt that she will be bald. We'll see!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Almost three months

I just can't believe how fast the time is flying by. On Saturday I'll be 12 weeks. That's three (!) months. Then in a week and a half after that I'll be in my second trimester already. Holy Cow!

Nothing new to report. I'm still feeling great. Supper bloated, but great. I can't believe how bloated I am in the evening after dinner. I look about five months pregnant. And if I push my belly out it's seven months easy! It's amazing. I'm in either my two pairs of fat work pants, workout clothes or maternity clothes pretty much full time now. I can probably fit into a couple of old pairs of pants but that's just uncomfortable. Tomorrow I get to see my cousin Jess who had a baby in August and she's letting me borrow her maternity clothes. Yay!

I still really have a feeling that this baby is a girl. I mean it's to the point that I would be so surprised if the doctor said it was a boy. And when I picture Grant and I with this baby I can only picture a girl. I can't wait to find out what it is.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Not much to update.

There's not much going on. I finally found the cable to upload the pictures from my camera to my computer so I have some stuff to show you! Here we go;

We'll start with the belly picture taken
the day I found I was pregnant, so 4w1d.
As you can see I'm not skinny by any
means. In my defense though, I was
already bloated, hehe. I'll be taking more
pictures once I actually start to show a
baby bump, rather than the dinner bump
I'm showing now.

Here are all the clothes I got on sale
that I mentioned in a previous
post. I still can't believe the great
deals and that they all fit. That was
a great day!

And last but not least, I have made a few purchases for the nursery. So far I'm banking on a girl because that's all I've bought for so far. I decided that if it's a girl the nursery will be pink and brown and I will decorate it with some sheep. I say some because I'm not big on themed nurseries where everything matches so I'll just do pink and brown and through a few sheep in here and there. So here was my first purchase for the nursery.

So that's it for now, I'm still feeling great so I'm happy. I can't believe how fast this is going!

10w6d (?!)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Starting to get baby things

We haven't purchased anything ourselves but we have got things from other people. My mom went shopping at Mervyn's since they have sales because they'll be closing by the end of the month. She wishes so bad that she already knew the sex because they didn't have a lot of gender neutral clothes. But she ended up getting a lot of onesies, a blanket and a little "My first Christmas" kit which included a hat, blanket, onesies, bib and hanger. I have the best mom.
We also went over to a friends last night who have a 6 month old and they gave us a play mat, brand new changing pad, newborn diapers and some maternity pants and capris. They won't be having any other kids so they have no need for it. It was so generous of them. So it looks like I need to start clearing out the closet so I have a place to put all the stuff I'm getting.

I'm still feeling great. Still tired though. Oh and I DID got to the gym this weekend. Not once, but twice. My friend Alexis, who claims that we're naming our girl, if we have one, after her even though I've had that name picked out before I knew her, went with me. She's been in school and she'll be graduating in with a BA here shortly so she hasen't had a lot of time before. She's also getting married to Grant's friend Jack in September so she wants to get in better shape before then. Even though she looks great already. So we went Saturday and Sunday and I plan to go again tomorrow and more this week if possible. I'm pretty proud of myself because as hard as it is to admit, Saturday was the first time I've been to the gym since the wedding. I'm bad!

So that's all that's going on here. I can't believe I still feel great. And I really can't believe that I'm over 10 weeks already. Time really is flying by. And I can't wait until Jan. 5th to see Poppy again.


Friday, December 5, 2008

31 more days!

Ugh! I have to wait 31 more days to see Poppy again?!?! I changed my appointment today. It's now January 5th. Oh well, it will save me a couple of hundred dollars. And plus when we finally do get the ultrasound Poppy will be so much bigger.

I'm still feeling great. People around me are getting pregnant and I love it. I'm not naming names of anyone else yet, but I will when I can.

I love getting on my blog and looking at my little ticker there to the right and seeing how much Poppy has grown. Anyways, that's just about it for now. And Kaci, I'm going to try and scan in that picture this weekend.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Almost ¼ of the way!

On Saturday I'll be 10 weeks. Holly cow, that's ¼ of the way there. I can't believe how fast time is flying. And I still don't feel pregnant. It's so weird that I feel exactly the same.

I found out my cousin Leah is pregnant. She's due July 10th so less than a week behind me. It's her first also. It's great, I can't wait to share this experience with her. I wish she lived closer though, she's about 4 hours away. At least we can update each other via email though.

I added a poll to my Myspace to see what people thought the sex of the baby was and so far it's 50/50. I can't wait to find out. I'm pretty sure there are already some bets going on.

Oh ya, and thanks to Kaci she helped me fix that little problem that I had with Blogger that I mentioned in a previous post. Let's just say that I'm dumb!

Now I will leave you with a little bit of information about Poppy. Here's what's going on in my ute this week.
Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Being pregnant......

is wonderful! I have seriously had the easiest pregnancy so far and believe me I am thanking my lucky stars for that. I feel better now than I did before I was pregnant. I used to get stomach aches all the time. It seems that my stomach is hurting less now. That amazes me to no end. I've always thought I would be the one with horrible morning sickness because I've had a weak stomach my whole life. When I was little whenever my parents took me anywhere (camping, to my grandparents, vacation) I'd throw up. Every time. I was always sick. Then the first few times I got my period I would throw up. I get seasick, carsick, plane sick. Always sick! Well, not anymore. I don't mean to brag I just feel great, and I'm so happy about that.

Thanksgiving was great. We had Christmas at my mom's house since they'll be out of town later this month so I got my huge box of maternity clothes.! They are the most comfortable clothes I've ever worn. And imagine, I actually like ALL the clothes even though we bought them off the rack and I didn't even try them on. Yes I admit it I have started wearing them. I can't help, I'm bloated and I love being comfortable. I took a picture of all the clothes laid out on my bed but it's at home so I'll have to post it later.

I have my next Poppy appointment scheduled for December 22nd but I think I'm going to push it back two weeks to January 5th. My reasoning? That way the money I pay for the bloodwork I have done will go towards next years maximum out of pocket that I pay. And also I may be getting on Grant's insurance too to help cover the costs and if I do that won't be until the first of next year. I really don't want to wait 2 more weeks to see Poppy but it will save me several hundred dollars. Decisions decisions!