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Welcome to the world baby Colton!!

By on December 31, 2010

Last night my cousin Trina gave birth to her first baby. It was so exciting for me because she is only 7 months younger then me and our babies will be about the same age difference.  His name is Colton and so precious. I can’t even get over how perfect his little face is. She had text me yesterday telling me they thought he was going to be 9lbs! I told her he needed an eviction notice ASAP. She said she had to go back later in the day to see if she was going to have him soon. They ended up doing a C-section due to a stress test and his size. He ended up being 7lbs 15ozs and 19inches long though. I felt so bad for Trina because she looked like she was in so much pain when we got there to visit. It really scared me. I know either way you are in pain but her mom said he thinks the after part is worse with a c-section because she wasn’t in that much pain after having her girls and I think she is probably right. All of last night and today I just kept saying I can’t wait to hold him. I got there and Ash was like “Brenna can hold him first because that is all she has been talking about.” I got some cute pictures of him too. 

This makes me even more excited to have our little baby. I can not wait till the babies are old enough to play together. We also told our family friend Tina, who was there with her husband James, that we are expecting when we were leaving and she was so excited and cute. I love her, she has the cutest personality. Her and her husband have been married over 20 years but got married young and so they are just the cutest couple and still so in love and Ash says Branden and I remind her of them, which made me really happy. I can only hope we are still that much in love and into each other 20 years from now.

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Been avoiding this…

By on December 30, 2010

I think I have been avoiding my blog because of the ER visit. I am just afraid to really get into this pregnancy and something else go wrong and lose it. I am trying to stay positive and felt pretty sick today and I know that is a good sign so I am trying to stay positive but I also don’t feel like posting much.

I have an appointment next Friday with my doctor so I am looking forward to that. I think Branden has off and will get to go with me. I also have the 12 week NT ultrasound on the 20th. My old neighbor is doing it and I had asked if it was possible to tell the gender that early and she said it just depends on the position. I don’t care what we have but I almost just want to see if my feelings are right. I think it is so strange that I feel like this baby is a boy and have had no real feelings that I am having a girl.  I always wanted a daughter so badly first. I would joke about not wanting a boy but after having the miscarriage and trying for over a year I can not even imagine being disappointed by either gender. I get so annoyed now when I see people saying they don’t want a certain gender. I think I just feel like if you lost your baby tomorrow would you not be as upset if it was the other gender? Probably not. You would be just as upset and just as distraught over losing that baby.

Not to much else is going on. Tomorrow I am having lunch with one of my best friends which will be nice since I haven’t seen her much lately. I think Branden and I are also going to go to a movie and then NYE is the next night! We aren’t doing anything major this year so we are probably just going to The Cheesecake Factory with my sister, brother and sister-in-law and maybe their kids then not sure what else. My sister also rented Easy A so we are probably going to watch that again. Woot! Woot!
Alright BED TIME!

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8 weeks/ ER Visit

By on December 23, 2010

Happy 8 weeks and 1 day to my precious baby.
Today has been quite a day. I had to take my dog Tyson to the vet to have his teeth cleaned and I was so nervous about it because they put him under and he breaths funny. He did fine though!
Then I am at home around 1PM watching 16 and pregnant. Crying the whole time as this poor girl tries to decide on whether to give her baby up for adoption. I decided to take a break and take the dogs out and go to the bathroom and wipe and it’s bright red! I freaked, started crying hysterically thinking this is the end. I call my doctors office, no doctors in but the nurse says it could be old blood leaving your body from all the hormones since there is no cramping or clots. I didn’t believe her so I call my Dad to take me to the ER since Branden was at work and about 45 minutes away. He takes me and poor guy, he looked so worried but tried to keep a strong face. My Mom and sister also came because my family is nuts and that seems to be what we do when we find out someone is going to the hospital. I get checked in and they do blood as I am crying hysterically still. Bran gets there and thank God. What a man! I love him even more for just being there. We finally get to go to the ultrasound room and see our beautiful baby. He had a heartbeat! He measured 8 weeks 1 day. I am convinced by the way that this baby is a boy. There was an article about placenta/ yolk placement and if its on the right side there is a 97% chance the baby is a boy and left a girl. This baby was on the right and everything seems to point to boy. I can not explain how insane it was to see this baby’s heartbeat after freaking out thinking he was gone. I was praying God please let this baby have a strong heartbeat and it was there. Measuring perfectly. My HCG numbers were good as well. Please little baby stay strong and hold on, we love you so much and Daddy was so happy to see you today for the first time.

How far along? 8 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: None
Maternity clothes? Bought a Tis’ the Season to be Pregnant shirt for Christmas Eve!
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: It’s bad 
Best moment this week: Seeing my baby’s heartbeat today
Movement: To early!
Food cravings: nachos
Gender: Can’t help but think Boy still
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss: Nothing
What I am looking forward to: Doctor appointment on the 7th!
Weekly Wisdom: Relax, don’t assume the worst.
Milestones: Babies heartbeat is 170
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Happy Holidays!

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I have been a bit MIA lately. My In Law’s came to visit for a few days and then we were busy getting the house back in order and then I worked Monday which I usually don’t and Tuesday and Wednesday so I have been worn out from the long nannying days. I am feeling a bit sick right now and anxious. My baby

Tyson is having his teeth cleaned at the vets tomorrow and I am nervous. He is 7 and he breaths weird. I am hoping him going under will be okay. They are also X-raying his face because he has a bump that hasn’t gone away and we want to rule out cancer since he one time sneezed blood. He is my precious sweet little guy so say a prayer for him that all goes well tomorrow.

As for the holidays, my parents are having a Christmas Eve party and I may announce to our family that I am pregnant. I bought a shirt that says Tis the Season to be Pregnant but I am not 100% sure yet. That day though Bran and I will be doing our own Christmas since he has to work on Christmas day. I am so bummed. I am not that excited for the actual day but Chirstmas Eve should be fun. Hope everyone has a great holiday!

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7 weeks!

By on December 19, 2010

How far along? 7 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: None
Maternity clothes? None yet
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Hasn’t been bad but the past couple of nights sucked because the in-laws were in town and we slept on the blow up bed. 
Best moment this week: Getting a Willow Tree figurine of a pregnant woman from my mother in law.
Movement: To early!
Food cravings: Everything bagel, cheeseburger
Gender: Still thinking boy but I did have a dream we were having a girl then had another boy one.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss: Nothing
What I am looking forward to: Doctor appointment on the 7th!
Weekly Wisdom: Before you go crazy buying things wait to see what you get from hand me downs.
Milestones: Making it to 7 weeks! We didn’t get this far with the last one.
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Ultrasounds coming up!

By on December 15, 2010

Today I had to call my doctors office to make an appointment for the first week of January and then another one for an ultrasound at the high risk screening place. I am so anxious to get back to the doctors to make sure this little one is growing strong.  I wear the seabands all day everyday and so I don’t to sick but I am hoping that is all due to the seabands and not due to this one not growing. I didn’t feel pretty yucky tonight so hopefully that is a good sign.
I also wrote my old neighbor on facebook to see if she would be around to do any of my official ultrasounds. She said she works two nights of the week so if I get to schedule them I am going to do them with her. I just adore her. She was so great the last time and I know she will actually tell me things and not ignore me. I went with my friend to her ultrasound when they found out what they were having and it was the one where they check out the baby’s anatomy. Anyway the woman sucked. She was not super personable or happy. I feel like that is such an amazing job, especially when things are going well for an expectant mother that you should feel honored to be able to bring good news to them, like the gender of their child. I am so glad she still does the ultrasounds!

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6 weeks!

By on December 11, 2010

How far along? 6 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: None
Maternity clothes? None yet
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Waking up in the middle of the night
Best moment this week: Seeing our baby on the ultrasound!
Movement: To early!
Food cravings: Nachos
Gender: Still thinking boy.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Hot Tubs when its cold.
What I am looking forward to: Morning sickness going away
Weekly Wisdom: Buy Seabands!
Milestones: Seeing baby’s heartbeat and the doctor saying this definitely looks like a viable pregnancy!
Branden and I went to Disney for the night on Thursday and had a great time. We only saw some shows since I couldn’t go on any rides at Hollywood Studios. We also got to see Katie on Friday on the way home. I miss her! 
Wednesday I called into work because I felt terrible. The doctors office called and asked if I wanted to come in for an ultrasound and I said yes! Branden was taking a final so he couldn’t go but it was amazing to see that baby’s heartbeat! I can’t wait till the first week of January since that should be when we have our next appointment and ultrasound. 
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Well, Hello There Baby!

By on December 8, 2010

Today started out with me feeling very icky. It’s very cold here for Florida weather and of course it’s making my morning sickness worse. I have yet to throw up but that feeling of right before you are going to puke is no fun. I was laying around when the nurse called from my doctors office. She asked if I wanted to come in today instead of Monday and I jumped at the chance. I went in and got an ultrasound and first my doctor tried over the belly and he actually saw our baby! He even saw the heartbeat. Then he said let’s do the vaginal one to measure and really see the heartbeat. He did it and WOW! That little one had a heartbeat and looked amazing. My doctor was very excited and said this looks great. You are 5 weeks 5 days and I am surprised we got the heartbeat but it looks really good. He said this looks like a viable pregnancy!!! I am so happy. The only way it could have been better is if Branden was there. He had to take a final so he couldn’t come but he is coming next time!!

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Holy Morning Sickness!

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Ok so I don’t get sick really in the morning but it seems to be hitting me at night. I am really scared though that I am going to get sick during the day while baby sitting and the grandma will figure out I am pregnant.
One of the other Mom’s figured it out today but I didn’t care because she knew about the first pregnancy and she was really excited. I am nervous about telling the family I work for during the day but not really sure why. Maybe because I am not as close with them yet? I adore the family and I know they will be happy for me but I just feel weird on how to tell them also.

After the ultrasound on Monday it will be easier to tell people because I will see the heartbeat! I can not wait. I also got my blood work back today and my numbers were well over the 5,000’s and they looked high and good. I can’t remember the exact number though which annoys me that I didn’t pay enough attention. I was to busy asking about what I can do about feeling sick. By the way, B6 is supposed to help. Not sure if it does or not but I did take it and I feel sick but I am wondering if I have to take it for a few days for it to work. Who knows. I am hoping on Monday when I go they will perscribe me Zofran and it works. I probably won’t take it a lot though, just on Wednesdays when I am baby sitting and the 2year old and the grandma are there with me and the 10 month old.

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Semester Done! Morning Sickness Starts?

By on December 6, 2010

I just took my last final for this semester! Next semester is my last one. I am so happy to be almost done.

Yesterday I started feeling a bit queasy when I ate lunch and haven’t felt as hungry and today its a bit worse. I haven’t thrown up but I am wondering if this is the beginning on Morning Sickness. We will see!

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