Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Being pregnant is amazing. Feeling the new life growing and developing instead me is truly a wonderful experierence and I'm enjoying every day of it. I love pushing on my belly and feeling Zooey kick back. I love feeling her dance when she hears music and I love feeling her respond to my voice. Last night I was overcome with emotion. I was so happy I cried happy tears. Falling asleep next to Husband with Zooey kicking me is the best feeling ever. I've only ever been that happy a handful of times.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

22 weeks!

More than halfway done being pregnant! Time is passing quickly and I'm enjoying every second of feeling my baby move. I get kicked and punched and booty popped everyday and I always stop what I'm doing to enjoy the moments. It is amazing to feel my baby growing inside me!


It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had our ultrasound a few days ago. Lima Bean was all about showing her goods but not her face. I wanted to see her profile but didn't get to. Bummer but soon enough I suppose.

My stomach has grown another inch or two. I know I'm still smaller than most other pregnant women at 5 months and I'm tired of hearing the comments. Yes, I eat. Yes, I know its ok and expected that I gain weight. Yes, my doctor has said that Lima Bean is growing on time and is the size she should be. No, I'm not trying to stay a size 6 while pregnant! If only the stupid people knew how hard we tried for this baby and how heartbroken we were after our first pregnancy because maybe then they'd understand that I'd do anything to help Lima Bean grow into a healthy baby!!

So the names we are considering are Eden and Zooey. We will probably decide before she gets here but we aren't in a rush. Her nursery furniture came and she has two outfits hanging in the closet. We still have a lot to do but its a start!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Last night as I was watching TV I noticed that one side of my stomach was higher than the other so I felt it and could feel the baby there. Lima Bean wasn't moving just being there. I think s/he was sleeping. DH put his hand there and he could feel too. It was the coolest thing ever! I think we felt our baby sleeping and it was one the most awesome things ever. I'm 18 weeks and a few days so the baby is about 5.5-6 inches long already. I can feel movement everyday but it isn't strong enough that it can be felt from the outside just yet. I love feeling all the little swooshes and pokes happening in there. I can't wait to find out whether I'm having a son or daughter. I'm not showing much though and some say that's a good thing but I'd like a prego belly. I think they are beautiful.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

16 weeks

Supposedly this is when the big stuff starts happening. I should start looking pregnant, feeling movement, and get over the morning sickness. One month from today I find out whether Lima Bean has a hot dog or a taco!!! I really want to know now... unfortunately the stupid Army hospital here won't even look before 20 weeks even though they should be able to see now. I really can't wait!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

14 weeks

Hello second trimester!
My tummy is starting to poke out. My boobs have grown and some of my bras don't fit. I still get sick sometimes in the evening but that's mostly because I have to eat between 3:30 and 4:30 and if I don't I definitely regret it. Lima Bean is starting to be able to hear, s/he excretes urine, is moving like crazy, and can wiggle his/her toes. I don't feel movement persay, but I feel some flutters sometimes. I love knowing LB is in there and bouncing around. It still blows my mind that a tiny person is in there and moving and I can't feel it. Isn't that wierd when you consider it? 6 months till we have a baby! We started our registry and have bought a few random things. I can't wait to know the sex. 6 more weeks!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I feel like a bad Momma. I didn't know pregnant ladies weren't supposed to use Vicks Vaporub and I used it a couple times in the past week when my cough was at it worst. I honestly didn't even think I wasn't supposed to use it, being that it was topical and all. Now I feel terribly terrible. I ended up in the ER last night and was a coughing, wheezing, crying mess and the doctor had to reassure me repeatedly that Lima Bean won't be born with 4 arms or anything. An exhausted, sick, coughing pregnant woman shouldn't be given news like that without a vat of icecream, a hand to hold, and a box of tissues. I still feel very badly but I realize now that Vicksvaporub a couple times probably isn't that horrible in the grand scheme of things. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

I'm 12 weeks and 2 days pregnant. My first trimester is almost up.

The MP Ball is coming up and I need a dress. I decided to brave the mall tonight and was vastly disappointed. Everything I found either made me look 12 or fat. The only dresses I could find to hide my bump were empire waisted with full skirts. Not my favorite style at all! I really wanted something body skimming to showcase my bump but everything I found would need a ton of alterations, cost more than 200$, or managed to make me look fat and dumpy. Thank goodness I have another week or two to find something.

Monday, February 22, 2010

11 weeks!

I have a bump!!!

DH stopped me out of the blue yesterday, pulled up my shirt, and exclaimed that I have a bump! Well, duh. I've been developing one but he didn't see it. Everytime I'd say something he'd look at me like I was nuts. I think its finally sinking in that in about 6 months we'll have a baby and there's a tiny person growing inside me. He kissed my tummy and it was one of the sweetest moments of my life.

Banana pudding. Please. Bring. Me. Some. Now.