Saturday, July 30, 2011

16 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along
: 16 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a avocado!
Maternity Clothes: No maternity clothes yet-my drawstring khaki shorts are on their last weekend of wear before I need to pack them away and find something more roomy 
Gender: Unknown (Wednesday we hopefully find out!)

Movement: Nothing yet-but hopefully I'll feel some flutters soon to put my mind at ease.
Sleep: I've slept terribly the last couple weeks. I have trouble falling asleep and wake up at least every hour. I can't seem to get comfortable temperature wise and have been battling a cold the last few days.
What I miss: Sleeping through the night and not having to use the bathroom 8,000 times at night.
Cravings: 2 days after our trip out to the candy store where we acquired a ton of sweets I think I am over my craving. hahah figures right?
Symptoms: A bladder the size of a pea, heartburn
Best Moment this week: We settled on our girl name. Now it's on to feeling out boy first names-we've got the middle name. <--still undecided on a boy name eek.
Next Appointment: August 3rd where we will hopefully find out if this little bean is a boy or girl. August 9th at the Mellen Center to check in with my neurologist and discuss the pregnancy/delivery + MS

Friday, July 29, 2011

Candy wonderland!

 Yesterday was Lou and I's 4th wedding anniversary. Lou took the day off of work and we decided to go somewhere fun. We chose BA Sweeties in Cleveland, OH. It's the largest candy store in the United States (and this pregnant gals dream!) and is stocked full of any and every candy you can think of even from your childhood. I have to admit that we went a bit loco. Dominic's eyes were as big as saucers when we walked through the door and he saw the wall of Pez Dispensers! We bought so much candy and devoured so much in the car on the way to lunch that we couldn't even put a dent in our meals! All in all, it was a very "sweet" anniversary! Unfortunetely, Lou and I got each other SICK as an anniversary gift and are presently battling fevers, chills, stuffiness and just feeling terrible. Looks like we'll be recooperating this weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This is the new staple in our house. Although after my last sour patch
bender I barely have tastebuds left! Jellybelly jellybeans have caught
my fancy now as well. I may need to make a dentist appointment after
this craving passes!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

14 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along
: 14 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a lemon
Maternity Clothes: No maternity clothes yet but most of my clothes are within their last days 
Gender: Unknown (18 days until we hopefully find out!)

Movement: Not sure if I'm feeling little flickers every now and then. My uterus is retroverted (What?TMI? lol) so I may not feel it for a while even though this is my 2nd pregnancy.

Sleep: I'm falling asleep okay but I'm sleeping terribly. I wake up so many times at night and am tossing and turning which leaves me feeling extremely unrested in the morning.
What I miss: Sound sleep at this point!
Cravings: Still candy. Hey, at least it's stuff like Swedish Fish and Jelly Bellys now. As long as I'm not popping Snickers bars 6x a day! lol Actually, I would probably eat greek yogurt with cinnamon and splenda for breakfast, lunch and dinner right now.
Symptoms: 2nd trimester so any minute this acne should clear up right? RIGHT????!!!
Best Moment this week: We settled on our girl name. Now it's on to feeling out boy first names-we've got the middle name. 
Next Appointment: Next week I have to have the Quad screening test done and then an appt on August 3rd to hopefully find out if Dominic is getting a little brother or a little sister!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday TJ!

Happy 8th birthday to our oldest dog TJ. Hard to believe he was ever
this tiny!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lesson fail

Today Dominic refused to get dressed, he wanted to remain in his pj
shirt and pantless all day. In an attempt to "trick" him into wanting
his shirt I put it on our dog TJ. I assumed that Dominic would freak
out (as he usually does) when he saw something of his with someone
else but..... Nope. Dominic thought it was the most hilarious thing in
the world and would not leave TJ's side. It was like he got a brand
new toy! When I took the shirt off the dog I witnessed a meltdown of
epic proportions! So instead of Dominic getting dressed, TJ wore the
shirt for 20 minutes (miserable) until I could distract Dom with
something. Looks like I learned MY lesson haha!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

12 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 12 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a large plum
Maternity Clothes: Still not wearing any maternity clothes, but thank goodness for draw string Old Navy shorts!
Gender: Unknown (32 days until we hopefully find out!)

Movement: Nothing yet-but watching the ultrasounds this little one is moving all over the place!

Sleep: Still super sleepy but I think it's getting better. I can still fall asleep pretty easily but wake up 3 or 4 times each night.
What I miss: Bethenny Frankel came out with Skinnygirl Sangria this week in Ohio and it sounds delicious! But I can wait til 2012!

Cravings: I'm still on a candy kick-but I think my days of Sour patch kids are almost over I don't think I have many taste buds left lol!
Symptoms: fatigue and my skin hasn't really cleared up much. My hair texture also seems to be changing as well.
Best Moment this week: We had two ultrasounds this week and it was amazing to see how much this little one has grown in two weeks!
Next Appointment: End of July I have to have the Quad screening test done and then an appt on August 3rd to hopefully find out if Dominic is getting a little brother or a little sister!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Say cheese!

Here is just one of the dozen pictures we got today with our
ultrasound. Baby G looks good and is measuring almost a week ahead! I
love the little profile and even that big, beautiful brain in that
cute little noggin!!