Monday, June 2, 2014

Baby Update: 9 weeks

How big is baby: 9w4d | the size of a wild strawberry 
Verse that I am clinging to:  "But you are a God, ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in love. " Nehemiah 9:17b 
How I’m feeling: tired and grateful
Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, crazy eczema & itchies 
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: no real cravings yet, although I love a bagel from Brueggers with plain cream cheese and ice cold water. I’m trying to stay away from spicy/well seasoned/excessive fried things, I was having some terrible heartburn last week. 
Weight gain/loss: according to the doctor’s scale I am down 2 pounds from the scale at home, which is pretty happy making. 
Sleep: sleeping so good at night with crazy, vivid dreams
Exercise: virtually none at all this week; I took a break from my fitbit because I was feeling guilty about being so tired and not wanting to move. I want to sign up for yoga classes soon and start walking every morning or evening since school is almost out!
Movement: too soon to feel but we saw a bunch on the ultrasound! Our little person was super wiggly, it kept making me laugh.. which made him/her wiggle more! 
Best moment of the week: A tie between the ultrasound on Thursday and telling close friends this weekend. The baby measured 9w1d so they moved my due date to 12/31/14 which is exciting, but also kind of a bummer. I was so excited to finally be 10 weeks and on my way out of first trimester, but I feel like I lost a week. Time feels like it is going by so slow, but I think this might be the deal with parenthood, long days and fast years. The ultrasound was so great though. We heard the heartbeat (179 bpm) and saw him/her wiggling all around, we both teared up a little! It felt like we watched for just a minute, I could have watched all day. After some miscommunication we got a copy of a picture that afternoon and I could just stare at that little baby head and rump all day.
 Telling our friends this week was just amazing. When we got married I just felt such overwhelming love from our friends constantly and I can’t believe how blessed we are. I gave my Meredith girls a card that said “the sweetest friends get promoted to auntie!” and on the back wrote “p.s. sorry I can’t go to Disney World” (we were talking about taking a trip next year) and included some chocolate. Their reactions were priceless, love those girls so much. I also stopped by to tell our friends The Spillmans, who I started babysitting for my freshman year in college. They told Cole & Adison and the kids are so cute and excited! Sarah is one of the best moms I know, so grateful for them! Adison’s response was, “so we’re going to have a……?” and I told Sarah A can be whatever she wants… auntie, cousin, sister… love them. 
What I’m loving: school is nearly out and some down time is imminent. This summer I’m going to be doing some purging and reprioritizing for life, right now there’s a lot on my plate and some of it has to go. I’m enjoying the warm weather, long evenings, and working on the yard with Marshall (even though he is doing the vast majority of the work… I just stop in periodically to tell him what a great job he is doing). I’m not so bloated anymore so I’m enjoying wearing my normal clothes that are a little tight fitting because I know I won’t get to wear those much longer… 
What I’m looking forward to: telling Marshall’s parents and siblings tonight at dinner! 

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