Tuesday, October 30, 2012

15 Weeks!

How far along? 15 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Loss of 3lbs (gained back one of the 4 lost)

Baby's Fruit Size: Orange

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well, just waking up to pee :)

Best moment this week: Going to Norcal to visit your TKN Aunties and cousins. Also getting to watch cousin Keith get an awesome interception and win his college football game!  

Miss Anything? We went to a Mexican place to eat last week, and a Margarita would have been nice.

Movement: Not yet, lots of pulls and stretches but no flutter yet.

Food cravings/aversions: Not really. I do seem to want sweets more than normal, but I'm trying to avoid them. I am having a hard time choosing water over juice like normal. Maybe you want sugar!? ;)  

Symptoms: I'm feeling great, really happy. A lot of heartburn, but it's not too bad.

Mood: Excited. I love getting to see and hear you on the u/s. I'm so happy that we get them so often. A great perk that I get working at a Doctor's office.

Sex Prediction: Still thinking girl. You were crossing your legs so we didn't get to find out! I know you're stubborn just like your Dad.

Looking forward to: Friday, we get another sneak peak at you. Hopefully this time you will open up those little legs of yours!

At week 15, your baby-to-be stretches her limbs and bends at her elbows. She's getting big enough that you can feel many of these movements.
This week your baby is roughly the size of a small apple or orange. Her bones are continuing to grow and lengthen. While she looks more like a baby, her skin is still thin and translucent with her veins visible.
Your baby is also beginning to grow lanugo, a very fine hair. It will keep growing until around the 26th gestational week of pregnancy.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

14 Weeks!!!

Well my precious Jelly Bean we've made it an another week. I'm so happy we are moving right along. Things seem to be going smoothly.

How far along? 14 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Loss of 4lbs

Baby's Fruit Size: Lemon

Sleep: Still pretty tired :(

Best moment this week: Enjoying a few surprise presents for baby! And an impromptu look at baby on the U/S at work. So much fun watching Jelly bean wiggle around. <3

Miss Anything? Nope!

Movement: Not yet 

Food cravings/aversions:I guess the apples are sticking around because I still want pie, is it Thanksgiving yet? Funny thing is at the beginning the smell of apple anything made me totally sick!
Symptoms: Lots of morning sickness, fatigue, low back pain, and heartburn. 

Mood: Right now I'm happy. I've been quite emotional and cry or get upset easily. But today I'm happy and nothing can take that away.

Sex Prediction: Still thinking girl, I hope we get to find out next week!!

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex of Jelly Bean. I'll be happy either way. I know Daddy will too
At 14 weeks your baby is a regular wiggler, but because of his small size you probably won't feel it yet. Your baby-to-be's face is becoming more distinguishable as his eyes move closer together and his ears move closer to their final positions. He's also growing soft baby hair all over his body, which is thought to help anchor developing skin, as well as forming hair on his eyebrows and scalp. He may hiccup too, even though his lungs are filled with fluid, not air.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Facebook Official

We waited until we hit 14 weeks to make the official announcement on FB. So today was the day. We took what I think is a cute picture with Bentley. We wanted to add the cats in there but it proved too much work :)
I love the way it came out and I'm so excited to be "out"

If you look close you can see the stars on Jelly Beans shoes. My poor child is going to be star crazy!

Friday, October 19, 2012

13 Weeks!

There is a new light today we've made it to the second trimester!! Jelly Bean you've now been announced to the world and everyone couldn't be happier. We are in the "safe zone" so Congratulations to us!!!

How far along? 13 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Loss of 4lbs

Baby's Fruit Size: Peach

Sleep: I go to sleep easily, but it's hard to wake up because I still feel exhausted.

Best moment this week: Waking up and feeling excited. In all honesty being pregnant has been hard. Not in the traditional sense but just that I've spent a lot of time not connecting to my sweet Jelly Bean because I've been so scared to lose my child again. It was a lot of time wasted and even just writing this brings tears to my eyes. I of course loved my child and felt extremely blessed, I was just worried. In a weird way I enjoyed the nausea because it brought me hope every morning that this pregnancy was still progressing. But waking up today brought new joy I feel more connected to my Jelly Bean and I'm more in love every day.

Miss Anything? Not really, though a turkey sandwich does sound good. Oh and a happy hour would be nice. But not having it is oh so totally worth it!

Movement: Not yet 

Food cravings/aversions: Last night I really wanted apple pie, but resisted. I haven't had any true cravings or aversions that last long. Mostly I've just been trying to eat fairly healthy with a few extra carbs to help with getting sick.

Symptoms: Lots of morning sickness, fatigue, low back pain, and heartburn. 

Mood: Right now I'm happy. I've been quite emotional and cry or get upset easily. But today I'm happy and nothing can take that away.
Sex Prediction: I'm thinking girl, not really sure why but I've felt that way since the beginning. Most of my family thinks my symptoms point to boy.  ??

Looking forward to: We have an appointment on Wednesday the 23rd. I'm really hoping the Dr. can take another guess at the sex of the baby. Plus just hearing the sweet sound of my baby's heartbeat means every thing to me! It's all so very exciting!

13 Week Baby Development ~from baby zone
Week 13 marks a milestone for your baby-to-be. Developmentally speaking she's no longer an embryo, but a fetus. She's looking—and acting—more and more like a baby every day. She appears to be resting because her eyelids have formed and are fused together, but her arms and legs move and twitch (although you probably can't feel it … yet). She can suck her thumb, too.
Your baby is about the size of a egg! She's growing heavier at around .5 to .8 ounces and is getting longer at about 3 inches long (crown to rump).

Well, we finally did it!!!

That's right after 2 long years trying to conceive and after multiple early losses I am blessed to say WE'RE PREGNANT!!! and yes I'm yelling at you, because I'm so happy. We have a fun picture that we're going to use to make the announcement on facebook. But for now we've tried to tell all our family and friends before making it totally public.

We actually found out really early on 8DPO and the lines only got darker from there. Baby Esquivias or as we call it Jelly Bean is due on April 20th 2013. I appreciate all the support we've received during this difficult time.  All the hurt, loss, and anger hasn't been wiped away but it's eased the pain. This child brings new light into our lives, and we are thrilled. Happy is starting to replace the pain. Every week that passes it gets easier and every time I hear that heartbeat my heart is over joyed. I love you Jelly Bean and cannot wait to kiss your sweet face.

God is good!!!!