Friday, March 23, 2012

11 weeks and a little surprise!

How far along? 11 weeks, 5 days
Total weight gain: up 5 pounds
Maternity clothes? Nada...but all my jeans are fitting very tight, and some I've even had to rubber band the button.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I sleep wonderfully, but I do get up about 3x a night to pee.
Best moment this week: Dr. Appt today and a SURPRISE ultrasound!
Miss Anything? I am by no means a huge drinker, but I want a Margarita so. bad.
Movement: During the ultrasound, I saw the baby move and move and move! Squirming around like crazy, but of course I can't feel it yet.
Food cravings: CHIPOTLE!! And to get to the nearest Chipotle I'd have to cross the Pacific Ocean...So I've made my own cilantro-lime rice, at least a batch a week, and have already made my way through half a bottle of the chipotle flavored Tabasco.
Anything making you queasy or sick: A few weeks ago, but not anymore.
Gender:  ??? Not for  a few more weeks...
Labor Signs: No way
Symptoms: Growing belly! At night, I look HUGE, especially if I had pasta/rice/lots of carbs for dinner. I've also had some major pinched-nerves in my lower back that make it painful to walk (but just for a few days) and of course, sore boobies!
Belly Button in or out? innie
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: hmmmm...both. But if you ask Keith, he'll say mostly moody :)
Looking forward to: Gender! I'm ready to start shoppin & planning the nursery!

Sooo today I got a wonderful, lovely surprise! ......
I want in for a normal 11 week checkup and was supposed to hear baby's heartbeat for the first time. (Keith couldn't come b/c he had some class for work that they would not let him out of)  :( :(
I got all the basics taken care of and got poked and prodded, and then she got out the little heart-listener machiney thingy...well, she couldn't find the heartbeat! She wasn't worried about that at all though...she said my uterus was tilted and the baby was so small that it was normal to not find it right away...but she wanted to do an ultrasound just to make sure everything was ok...
Well, I was a little disappointed because I wanted Keith to be there for the first ultrasound, but of course I wanted to make sure little cupcake was a-okay!
They wheeled in a little ultrasound machine, plopped some of the cold goo on my belly, and there was baby P! Definitely ok, squirming around like a little squirmy worm! It was the coolest thing ever! To see your baby's little arm move back and forth, and know it's still smaller than the palm of my hand..Amazing! Well, if you've had a baby, then you know what I mean!
Anyway, so I of course got to take home a few coool souvenirs! 
I wanted to call Keith right away and tell him, but then I thought of a cool way to tell him when he got home. I bought a cute picture frame and set it up on a normal shelf in the house to see if he would notice. He did, right away. He said he started to cry a little (don't tell him I told you!) and then he thought maybe that picture in there was the 'generic' pic they have in the frame at the store, and that he was going to feel really dumb if he was tearing up over someone else's baby! hhhaahaha lol. Nope! That's our baby all right! :)

It does make it seem so much more real now....


  1. I just stumbled upon your blog via pinterest. I love it so sooo cute! && congrats on the future little! How exciting!!!


  2. haha.... i want a margarita too! Ill drink an extra one for you. you know i got your back girl. ;) thats what friends are for. 5 pounds, thats it. lol. the baby looks bigger in the photo. I like those questions you answered and the font you used in the photo. oh and the head bandanna. its just all cuteness.

  3. Mal... I know right! I feel like I'm so much bigger than that! It was crazy seeing the ultrasound and thinking that He/She was still soooo small!

  4. Thanks Eryka and Chelsea! We are so excited!

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