Tuesday, June 30, 2009

11 Weeks

Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

How far along: 11 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 4 lbs.
Maternity clothes: None
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Best sleep of my life
Best moment last week: Hearing the heartbeat
Movement: None
Food cravings: Spicy foods.... Wings, Mexican
Gender: I think GIRL. We heard that men that are active in the gym and in sports have a 97% chance of having girls.
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: Definitely in
What I miss: My bikini... I don't feel comfortable in one anymore
What I am looking forward to: Our 15 week appt.
Milestones: I am 1 week away from being 3 months prego and in my 2nd trimester.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Our 10 Week Appt.

With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)

Scott & I had our 10 week appointment on June 23. We finally got to hear the heartbeat and it was strong as could be. 180 BPM to be exact. It was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. To know that there is really a baby is there is undescribable. Scott's face lit up and he smiled. My mom also went with us and that was so special to me. I am her only daughter & I want her to be part of my experience in every way. We go back in 5 weeks to hear the heartbeat again. Then 4 weeks after that to find out the gender and have our first ultrasound. Scott & I are considering buying a fetal heart monitor for home. This way I can check the heartbeat after working out and to ease my mind in between appointments. We have already picked out a boys name. We really like Logan Scott Huelsman. For a girl, we have been having some trouble. I really wanted Kayleigh Rose or Avery Rose but those got shot down. We are now leaning towards Isabella Rose Huelsman and calling her Bella.... French for beautiful. I think it's gorgeous and Scott picked it out. We will definitley have Scott as the boys last name. First because it's Scott's middle name and b/c this is a family name on my mom's side. My maternal grandmothers maiden name is Scott and my brother and my nephew's middle name. We chose Rose for a girl b/c this is my middle name and my mothers middle name. This is also my grandmothers first name. I love keeping a family name. So we have just under 9 weeks till we find out if we are having a little Logan or Bella. As long as its a healthy baby, that's all that matters.
On another note, Scotts 28th birthday was on June 24. We didn't do much of anything. I had a training class all day but got out a little bit early. I headed home and we went to the gym. That was a tough day at the gym b/c it was in the 90's that day. After that, we went to pick up his nephew Drake at Scott's mothers house. We had some errands to run before we got dinner. We ran to feeders supply to get Lexie & Daisy food and some Apple Bitter so the chewing on furniture will stop. We finally got to BW3's for dinner and by this time I was starving. I am to the point where if I don't eat every hour, I feel as if I am going to die. After I stuffed myself with 8 boneless wings and onion rings, we headed to softball. Scott played at 9:30 so I knew this would be a long night. The game finally ended and Scott's team lost by 1 run. I was so mad!!!! By the time we got home, I was ready to crash. 11 o'clock is now my bedtime. I felt bad with it being Scott's birthday but I am growing his child in my belly.
That's pretty much it for now. I will make sure to take another picture at 11 weeks on Tuesday.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

9 Weeks

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!

I am finally starting to feel much better... I haven't had any morning sickness and the nausea is started to fade away... My "girls" are still very sore and I am having some mild cramping... I was worried about the cramping but found out that its just my uterus growing. I love waking up in the morning and seeing how my body is changing. We are almost to our 2nd trimester and I will finally be able to relax. I worry about every little thing that my body does, it consumes most of my day. We go back to the doctor on Tuesday to hear the heartbeat. We are so excited! This will be the best birthday gift for Scott, being that his birthday is Wednesday. I am trying to remember to take pictures every week but my memory is not so good these days. Well, that's it for now...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

2 Months!

Your baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

I am still feeling very sleepy and nauseous. My dreams are becoming so clear now. I wake up in the morning and can remember every detail. I am having a hard time sleeping for a long period of time. Between the waking up every 2 hours to use the restroom and my hips hurting. We go back to the doctor in 2 weeks to hear the heartbeat... We can't wait!