Pregnancy

A Woman Obsessed!

By on November 30, 2010

I am completely obsessed with anything to do with the baby. I am obsessed with looking at cloth diapers, neutral baby clothes, maternity clothes and teething toys. I need someone to take my debit card away!

I know I haven’t even see the baby’s heartbeat yet but I have been waiting for this for 2 years! I want to buy everything I had looked into before and dreamed about for my baby. There is this teething toy that I have heard rave reviews about called Sophie the Giraffe. I  can’t get over how cute it is…so…I bought it! It was on sale! I also bought 2 maternity shirts $10 each from Gap, a really cute winter cover up that is white and looks like a bunny suit. So cute, I couldn’t resist.

My name is Brenna and I am a baby shopping addict.

I also got some good news from a friend and I am praying everything goes well for her!

I got blood work done today as well so I am hoping the numbers look good.

I am having some pains on my left side that are somewhat sharp so please pray everything is ok!!

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Blood Work Tomorrow

By on November 29, 2010

Ok so technically I get blood work today but it just turned midnight 19 minutes ago.

I am debating if I just want to pick up the referral and get the blood work tomorrow or do it Thursday and next Monday. I will have to ask how fast they will get the first results in. Now that I think about it I will go tomorrow.

I am nervous. I am praying that this baby is going to be okay. I swear the scars miscarriage leaves is incredible. No one can understand it unless you have experienced it. I try to say how I get a little worried to friends who either don’t have children or who haven’t gone through it and they just say it will be okay. Really? It will be okay? Had I said last time I was concerned and you said it would be okay, would that really have made sense looking back? No! I hate when you are sad or worried and you vent and people Roadblock you and basically talk you out of your feelings.

That is a huge lesson I have learned through my Psych degree and also through my miscarriage loss. I will never tell someone it’s okay when I know they feel it’s not or it may not be okay. It is scary and all these people want to do is get that feeling out of their head and vent and just want someone to listen.

That is my tip for the day…JUST LISTEN, Don’t Roadblock!

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We are already going nuts!

By on November 27, 2010

Ok, so I know I am only just over a month pregnant but let’s face it I have been waiting for this for 2 years so of course I am going to go a little crazy over baby things.

Today my Mom, sister and I had to do some errands for Christmas. We went to the dollar store to find snowflake decor for my Dad, then we went to Target where my Mom proceeded to the baby section to buy something neutral for the baby. From Grandma, of course. She saw this really cute monkey sleep outfit and I had to admit it is a little more boyish but so cute that I didn’t even care. If we have a girl it’s not like anyone is going to care what she wears to sleep.

Then we ran some more errands and then went to Baby’s R Us! I was in Heaven. I showed my Mom the monitor I want because it’s a motion sensor one and it is supposed to help prevent SIDS. The baby I watch has it and I love it. Then my Mom picked out some more baby items and to say they were cute is an understatement. She got two more sleep outfits, booties, a whale towel I wanted and I think that might be it I can’t remember. I bought an expecting ornament since Branden and I buy a special ornament each year and a alligator that is a plush one. It is so soft. I love it! If we have a boy his bedding will be the Nantucket one from Target and it has alligators on it. Either way its a cute stuffed animal. I am going to try not to buy anything else for awhile haha, yeah right!

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4 weeks!

By on November 26, 2010


How far along? 4 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: None
Maternity clothes? None yet
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: Woke up last night feeling sick but man can I sleep!
Best moment this week: Telling Branden and my parents
Movement: To early!
Food cravings: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce still
Gender: Thinking Boy, only because of my dream
Labor Signs: Not any time soon
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Diet Coke
What I am looking forward to: Ultrasound on December 9th!
Weekly Wisdom: Only positive thoughts!
Milestones: 
Being 1 month Pregnant is huge to me! 
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We spent it with my parents and had the dogs wear their shirts and told my parents we were having a baby! They were very excited and we had a great day. I am tired though because I was up in the middle of the night feeling sick but finally felt better and fell asleep but then my alarm went off early uhg!

I also had a dream last night that we had a baby boy! He was so cute and precious and he was sitting on a table giggling and wearing just a diaper and waving his hands up and down. I mean cute doesn’t even describe this baby. I used to want a girl so badly first but after the miscarriage and TTC for 14 months I don’t even care if this baby is a boy or a girl just as long as he or she is healthy. I can not wait to find out though. I want to be able to call the baby by name. Yes, we already have names picked out! No, I am not sharing till we know.

I am going to do a 4 week post now since I am 4 weeks today!

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Doggy shirts!

By on November 24, 2010

Tonight my sister and I went to the craft store to get t-shirts so we could make them for the dogs to wear over to my parents house on Thanksgiving. We put a saying on each one. Tyson’s, who was my first dog, says Not Another One since he has already gotten two doggy brothers. Tanner’s says “And this one drools?” Since none of our dogs actually drool but babies do. And finally Simon, our newest dog, his says I’m going to be a Big Brother! Who knows. Then we also bought each of my parents a big. My Mom’s says “Who needs Santa when I have Grandma.” and my Dad’s says “I love Grandpa.” They didn’t have a great selection for Grandpa items so his is less cute lol and more boyish with it being blue and has monkey’s on it but when it comes to bibs I don’t care.
I can’t wait to tell them.
I also have my blood work next Monday and Thursday then my ultrasound on December 9th!! I can’t wait for that ultrasound. I can finally put my mind at ease. I just wish I was going sooner but I want to go when they will see a heartbeat so it’s pointless to go sooner. Let’s just hope these next two weeks go by super fast!

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3 weeks!

By on November 20, 2010
I am going to start this now only because today is the first day but I am not sure if I will do this every week or what but I hope I get around to doing it every week. 
How far along? 3 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: None
Maternity clothes? None yet
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: First symptom, very sleepy!
Best moment this week: Finding out I am PREGNANT!
Movement: Nope
Food cravings: Olive Garden Spaghetti and Meat Sauce but that could just be me being hungry
Gender: Not sure
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Nothing
What I am looking forward to: First OB appt. and ultrasound on December 9th!
Weekly Wisdom: Be in the moment
Milestones: We just found out but I would saying getting that BFP is a huge one lol
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Holy COW, I’m Pregnant!

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Ok, so I was out of town Thursday and Friday seeing one of my best friends and her family. We had an awesome time and I will update on that later.
Last night Branden and I stayed at my parents house with my sister since they were out of town and she had to watch their dog. We brought our dogs over and had a little game night. Then this morning Branden wakes me up saying we need to go home, he felt really sick and we headed out at like 7AM.
 I go to the bathroom and take a pregnancy test since I am 9DPO and feed the dogs and take the trash out since Bran felt too sign to do it. Then I turn the shower on and look at the test and there is an insanely faint line. I text my friend Kat, who I just had visited and tell her. She was the first person I told before. So after the shower I run around like a crazy person trying to figure out where Bran’s phone is and tell him I have to run to my sisters so I can get my laptop. I go over there and show her the test. I couldn’t 100% believe the test because it was so faint. I show her and she sees the line!!!!!!!!
worst picture ever since it is so blown up but I swear it’s there!
I AM PREGNANT!
I forgot to mention before that when I was driving home from seeing my sister I turned up my radio and Over the Rainbow was playing on my radio. I almost started crying because as most people who have suffered a miscarriage know that a baby you concieve after a miscarriage is called a Rainbow Baby. I hope that is a sign that everything is going to be ok.
I don’t want to get my hopes up but I am cautiously excited. I can’t believe it.
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Wee Bit Wednesday 11/17/10

By on November 18, 2010

{one} what time do you normally wake up?
It depends on the day. Tuesday and Wednesday I get up at 7AM to babysit and the rest of the week it just depends on what I have planned for the day.

{two} do you have a go-to song for karaoke?
I have never done karaoke. I am such a wimp despite being in Chorus.

{three} if you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
Blue since it is the color of my husband, sister and Dad’s eyes. 

{four} what color best matches your personality?
Green, it’s my favorite so I associate it with feeling good and being happy. 

{five} if you could choose one meal to cook better than anyone else, what would it be?
Spagetti and meat sauce since its my favorite thing to cook lol

{six} how many keys do you have on your key ring?
I think 5

{seven} do you give your pets birthday/christmas gifts?
Sure do! We even dress them up for Halloween. 

{eight} when your plate has different foods on it, do you mix or not?
Depends on what it is. If it is veggies with mashed potatoes I will.

{nine} if you could hire someone to do one thing for you all the time, what would it be?
Clean my house. Does that count of one thing? Otherwise laundry.

{ten} when flying, do you prefer the window or aisle seat?
window

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