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Parent Memories

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I'm feeling extra bloggy today and wanted to split it into two posts, because my other one would have just gotten too long if I kept going.

So I've been obsessing over becoming a mom (LOVE SAYING THAT - "becoming a mom") and I wonder about EVERYTHING....What will they look like? What will it feel like? What kind of parent will I be? What memories will they keep forever?

The last one got me thinking about memories I've kept forever. True some are fuzzier than others and may not be entirely accurate, but it's nice to think that if I keep memories of my parents that someday maybe my little bug will have memories of me.



A few of my favorites of my mom:



I remember I was riding home on the bus, maybe for the first time ever, and I was too scared to get off so my mom had to jump on and get me.

One time we sat in my room and I read a couple pages from my diary and we laughed so hard we cried.

I remember the way she smelled when her and my dad would go out dancing (i …

15 Weeks and 3 Days

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How far along: 15 weeks 3 days Total weight gain/loss: about 5 lbs. I think Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity clothes because they are just more comfortable.  Still wearing regular shirts just as much though and regular sweatpants too. Sleep: Still having crazy dreams, but sleeping pretty good. Getting up more often to pee but not every night. Best moment this week: Seeing Savannah :) We had dinner for my brother's 30th Birthday on Sunday and I just love that little princess to pieces! It was a very special visit. I also just got an invitation to Savannah's 1st BIRTHDAY! Where does the time go???? I can't wait to see how she is with her little cousin. Movement: not yet, but I hear it can start any day now so waiting impatiently Food cravings: Tea, which I have been having every morning.  I try not to have any other caffeine besides that though.  Cereal is also good, but I think it has a lot to do with the milk that I add to it.  I swear I drink 2 gallons of milk a week. I can…

14 Weeks and 4 Days

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How far along: 14 weeks 4 days Total weight gain/loss: 2-5 lbs. I think Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity clothes because they are just more comfortable.  Still wearing regular shirts just as much though and regular sweatpants too. Sleep: Good except my stupid cat has been waking me up at 3am for the past week.  I had a dream last night I had a 15 pound baby!!! HELP Best moment this week: Having Dan and Amanda visit.  We had a great time and they are so much fun to hang out with.  Movement: not yet. Food cravings: I crave to not eat Chicken still as it makes me want to throw up.  The protein portion of my meals in general haven't really excited me, but I love fruits and veggies. Gender: I honestly have no idea. Labor Signs: nope. Belly Button in or out: innie. What I miss: Wine, hot dogs, sushi, ITALIAN SUB, which I almost caved and got one the other day becuase it is one of those half say it's fine half dont, but I held myself back. we'll see if I can make it til April. What I am…

My Hubby

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I know I already posted about Chris, but I think an update every now and again never hurt anybody.

I think I'm finally realizing why people refer to their husbands as "DH" in blogs.  I had to look up what it meant and I believe it stands for Darling Husband or Dear Husband.........same thing.  I think I'm lucky enough to have one of those Darling Husbands.

Now don't get me wrong, there are times where I want to give him a good punch in the nose or just completely strangle him (exaggerating ((slightly))) and hopefully most people who have been together 10 years would agree, but 99% of the time he is oh so great :)

I love the fact that there are little things that make me see how much he enjoys and wants to be a part of this pregnancy.  Today he got his flu shot, never before had he gotten a flu shot, but I think he did it just for baby. The doctor told us we should both get one and I got mine, but assumed Chris wouldn't just because I don't think they are …

First Baby Present

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I thought it would be fun to show you my first BABY PRESENT!

My college roommate drove 2 and a half hours yesterday just to see me! How great is she? I probably was one of the luckiest girls at the University of Pittsburgh to have been paired with Tegan.  She was the sweetest, smartest, nicest person and I couldn't have been happier.  We even lived together sophomore year too, so I guess I wasn't all bad either, hahaha.

Anway, we always keep in touch every now and again either through facebook or a text or email.  She is a pharmacist so I call her with my craziest problems to make sure I'm not going to die, like the one time I forgot about something for several days and was praying toxic shock syndrome wasn't going to come on any second! :)  Luckily....I survived.

So we met for lunch (and ice cream) and to my happy surprise she had brought me this...


It's the University of Pittsburgh musical mobile!!!! It plays the Pitt fight song! I love it and Chris loved it too!

Funny Things

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As I mentioned I am obsessed with other blogs. I would like to give a shout out to http://littlebabygarvin.blogspot.com/ as that is where I got the chalkboard idea from.

I also saw this on there which made me laugh....


So then I started looking up other funny stuff and found this....


It's not as funny, but whatev....  
Personal funny experience which is also tiny bit gross and definitely TMI ( so stop reading if you don't wanna know)......................................

Yesterday I ate a whole bunch of popcorn and today my pee smells like butter! True Fact, I swear. Weird though :)
Anyway, I like to see how other people are progressing in their pregnancies and compare myself. Some people said they could feel the baby as early as 14 WEEKS! That's this week, so here's to crossing my fingers, I doubt it though.  Some people find out the gender at the 16 week appointment, that's coming up next....crossing my toes too!
Until next time :)

Got the Pic

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So it's raining and the perfect time to redo the chalkboard and get a pic.

Here I am, 13 weeks and 1 day....

If you are wondering if I steal my designs or come up with them myself, the answer is I steal the designs to a T from other people :) Doing the actual chalkboard is creativity enough for me.
Here is William, my current baby, wanted to get in on the action orrrrr i forced him to get a pic with me :)

Until next time..... :)

13 Weeks and 1 Day

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How far along: 13 weeks 1 days Total weight gain/loss: 2-5 lbs. I think Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity pants at all times now and maternity shirts mostly on the weekends when I want to show off my belly :) Just bought 2 work outfits as I have 2 meetings this week and my work pants probably don't button anymore. Haven't told my boss yet so we'll see if he just thinks I'm getting fat this week, hahaha. Sleep: Good, but have weird dreams. I normally have to pee around 3 a.m., but that doesn't happen every night thank goodness. Best moment this week: Hanging out with friends this past weekend and everyone being excited for Baby Moher :) Movement: not yet. Food cravings: I don't crave anything in particular, but chicken makes me wanna puke, which I find really odd. I just don't think any form of chicken is appetizing right now. Gender: I honestly have no idea. Labor Signs: nope. Belly Button in or out: innie. What I miss: I know I probably could have done it anyway,…

Obsessions

So, I think i'm starting to not get as tired throughout the day, but definitely still tired by 8:30pm :)  I'm hoping that will change within the next week or so because Chris is missing his couch buddy and has had to settle for William (the cat).

At the moment I am becoming completely OBSESSED with baby blogs and any other blog for the matter. I love reading about other women and what they are feeling/going through during the same period that I'm in right now.

I'm also obsessed with watching births on youtube. That may sound weird and gross to most of you, but I am just so obsessed with seeing how painful it is for some people and how easy it is for some people. I watched one video where I swear this girl pushed a baby out very easily with no pain and barely broke a sweat.  I need to get her number to get some pointers.

I'm also obsessed with baby rooms and baby furniture. Fortunately it hasn't moved to baby clothes yet, because they are a lot more accessible t…

12 Weeks and 2 Days

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How far along? 12 weeks, 2 days
Total weight gain/loss? As of last Thursday I have gained 2 pounds total
Maternity clothes?I pretty much stick to maternity pants these days, but can still squeeze into a couple of pairs.

Sleep? Good. Currently I am out cold by 9pm every night :)
Best moment last week? Seeing Baby on ultrasound which followed a not so good moment of not being able to find the heartbeat. All worked out though
Movement? Nada
Food cravings? Cereal (Trix, Fruit Loops) and Chicken makes me wanna puke this week. Don't know why..
Gender? No idea
Labor signs? Nope
Belly button in/out? In
What I miss: Nothing at the moment. Feeling very anxious to get this pregnancy timeline moving!
What I am looking forward to: Buying Baby Stuff, Decorating Nursery, Finding out Gender
your baby at 12 weeks

Most of her critical systems are fully formed!
She's about to enter the growth and maturation stage, in which her organs and tissues will grow and develop rapidly.
She's now developing her re…

Appointment #2

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So, I just got done my second appointment and please tell me they get less stressful? I went in and at first they couldn't find a heartbeat, when I heard that I'm pretty sure my heart stopped as well. Of course my wonderful doctor told me it was completely normal and scooted me right into an ultrasound room to see it.

About 2 seconds after he put the scanner on my stomach (first time I got the slimey goo on my belly :) ) the baby showed up. doctor's first words were "everything looks great, there is the strong heartbeat". I didn't get to hear it though :( I saw it on the monitor for a second, but I didn't hear it. I know, poor me! I did get another picture though...


There you are little one. Getting bigger by the minute!

I asked a lot more questions this time and got great answers. Best news of all was I am actually down 1 lb. from my last appt. Technically I'm still 2 lbs. over my "normal" weight so we'll go with +2. I'm happy with …

11 Weeks and 1 Day

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How far along: 11 weeks 1 days Total weight gain/loss: 0 - 3 lbs. I think, but we'll find out at my appt. Thursday Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity jeans regularly even though I still fit in a few pair of my jeans. Sleep: Not good last night. Starting to wonder how long I can sleep on my back and stomach. Best moment this week: Buying a "baby friendly" car :) Movement: not yet. Food cravings: Milk Gender: Still leaning towards boy Labor Signs: nope. Belly Button in or out: innie. What I miss: Sausage What I am looking forward to: Baby bump and Appt. #2 Weekly Wisdom:Relax and Enjoy! as always :)
Internet Info:Your fetus is about 1.6 inches long, and she's got about a 1:1 head to body ratio. She now weighs in at about .25 ounces.

You can't see it, but she's moving fluidly and gracefully in there.
Her skin is see-through, but she's on her way to looking more like a baby.
Her fingers and toes aren't webbed anymore.
Tooth buds, hair follicles and nail beds are forming…