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Friday, January 29, 2010

Cheers to what my new job will be as of...tomorrow...

Me with my BeBand & all are going to be selling my body downtown to pay for this bebe, because our insurance... Ya, it's pretty much worthless.

Ok, so I'm not really going to become a prostitute, but for reals; I about had a heart attack when I found out what our maximum out of pocket is for our insurance ::drumroll please:: $4000 big ones ::faints, then dies:: And that's not including my $1000 individual deductible I have to meet before they'll even pay 80% of medical costs. Are we screwed? yes. Is it worth it? HELL YES.

I guess I should be thankful that we even have insurance through my husband's work, but my goodness; do they make us pay enough??

Cheers to an expensive (but worth it) 9months.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

8 weeks!

Well, I'm inching along in this pregnancy & have hit the 8 week mark today (or I did on monday from the doc's measurements)! Things are going very well. I am nauseous all day, everyday & not a whole lot alleviates it. My Preggie Pop Drops & saltines are my friends these days. The nausea really hits me bad in the evening. Especially last night. I was moaning on the couch for about 3 hours. Poor me :) At least I know little babe is healthy in there!

Now for the survey:

How far along?- 8 weeks

Total weight gain?- I am terrified to find out on Tuesday what the verdict is. I feel enormous from all this bloat

How big is baby?- a raspberry!!

Stretch Marks?- None yet. The ones on my boobs decided to disappear...

Maternity Clothes?- I've been looking at some jeans online & am going to get the Bella Band this weekend.

Sleep?- I live on the couch when I get off work. Sleep in general is ok. I pee every 3 hours.

Best Moment this week?- Seeing my sweet baby on that ultrasound machine

Movement?- No movement, but little tugs down in my ute

Food cravings?- This week it has been salad & omelets. uh... haha
Belly Button?- Innie for now

What I miss?- You should know by now that I miss chardonnay!! And lunch meat.

What I'm looking forward to- My first official prenatal appointment on Tuesday!!

Milestone- Another week down of course :)

And here is the 8 week bloat in all of its glory
however, I have noticed my lower tummy getting harder

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Update on yesterday!

I know this is absolutely horrible quality, but, see that little blob inside the little black thingy?? THAT'S OUR BABY!!!!! with a strong heartbeat of 166 might I add. Praise God! So needless to say, the appointment went well. Except for the fact that my doctor made a douche bag comment. Again. The very first thing he says when he comes into the exam room is "Hey, you still pregnant?" WOW. This guy just doesn't get it. I am a hormonal, sensitive pregnant woman. DO NOT MAKE THOSE COMMENTS TO ME! EVER AGAIN.
So yes, I am still in fact pregnant & fully intend on staying that way for a long time.
He performed the ultrasound on this 1940's machine, which didn't have sound & had horrible picture quality, as you can see. When he first put the wand on my belly, he said "oh, I think I see 2 sacs." SAY WHAAA?! Then he said "never mind, just one I think." Oh, that was reassuring. HAHA! For the record, he highly doubts it's twins.
As of yesterday, I was also measuring at exactly 8 weeks. squeee. That means I am that much closer to being out of this 1st trimester. I asked the doctor now that we have seen the heartbeat, if my chances of miscarriage are pretty much gone, but to my dismay, he said I am not out of the woods until 12 weeks; but that my chances are definitely lower. Thank God, since that is my hugest fear. But, let's not focus on that. Let's focus on the fact that I am pregnant with this huge miracle & am doing just fine :)
I go in next Tuesday for my very first prenatal appointment & cannot wait!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Just another Monday

So it's Monday & I really don't want to be at work today. My day started off with getting something to eat & then the power goes out. SUPER! So, that bought me & hubbs an extra hour of sleep. When the power finally comes back on, I am getting ready and I start to dry heave for about 10 minutes. FUN! Then, I am getting dressed annnnd none of my jeans decide they want to fit me today. So, I'm wearing my sweat outfit at work. I look hot guys. NOT. Thank goodness my boss (dad) is out of town!

But no matter how bad my day starts out, this little girl always makes me feel better:
Yes, she lays on the toilet while I get ready
every morning

Also, I get to go see my little blueberry today on an ultrasound!!! YAYYY!! I'm crossing my fingers we will be able to hear the heartbeat!! That would be so great.

I will keep you ladies posted on how my appointment goes. And I hope everyone has a better Monday than me :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Oh my God. What have I done?!?

I went & got my hair cut & colored yesterday. You know, just the normal root touch-up & trim to get all those yucky split-ends off (because, between you & me; I had been using my husbands Old Spice shampoo for the last three days because I am cheap). About half-way through getting my hair colored, I had a brilliant idea to add some sass & spice to my mane. "Hey let's cut my hair into a long A-line." I was super excited, however; long is not the word to describe my cut. ITSFREAKIN4INCHESSHORTER!!!! And looks NOTHING like an A-line might I add. AND my bangs are 2" shorter than what I requested. I'm pissed, I'm uspet & most of all, I am embarrassed because now I look like a 14 year old! And not just any 14 year old, a knocked up 14 year old.

So, if you see me on the next season of MTV's Teen Mom, that's because of my new 'do.

I know my hair will grow, but still; I'm going to be getting some strange looks when I start sportin' a baby bump. I'll tell ya that much!

Here's a picture- HONEST opinions PLEASE!!
yes, that's a fake smile

Thursday, January 21, 2010

7 weeks!!

Ok, so technically I was 7 weeks yesterday but didn't get a chance to make a post! Everything is going really well still. I'm just feeling nauseous, tired & hungry ALL. THE. TIME. Which is to be expected of course! I'm still getting that extremely sharp pain in my right side which freaks me out so bad! Especially since the Dr. cannot find anything that is causing the pain. Oh well, I go in for another ultrasound on Monday; so we will see then!!

Annnnd is it totally bad that I found the crib I want?? I do admit, I'm crazy; but it's SO cute!

Here's a pic for those interested:Now for the survey:

How far along?- 7 weeks.

Total weight gain?- well between Mickey D's & Chick-fil-a, I'd say 3lbs ::gasp::

How big is baby?- A little blueberry. My blueberry!

Maternity Clothes?- Not yet, but I'm seriously considering buying a bella band. This rubber-band trick just ain't cuttin' it anymore...

Sleep?- The couch & my bed are my best friends lately. No, seriously.

Best moment this week?- good question...HA!

Movement?- gas counts, right?? ;)

Food cravings?-really the only thing I have been able to stomach this week is greasy foods. I know that's so bad. But it's my cure to "morning" sickness

Labor signs?- That would be a NO

Belly button?- innie!

What I miss?- My good friends chardonnay & iced lattes

What I'm looking forward to- Seeing my blueberry on Monday!

Milestone- Another week down!

7 wk picture
see all that bloat??!
I just want a baby bump already!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our little love story

So, since I am very bored at work today, I thought it would be fun to tell the story of how my husband & I met & a few, errr, a lot of photos; including ones from our gorgeous August 8th, 2008 wedding. I always find it fun to read on others' blogs how they got where they are today with their significant others. Hope you enjoy! & I'm sorry if you find this boring... that would suck.

My husband & I met when we were 14. At freshman high school orientation. We had no interest in each other though, in fact; at that time me & all of my friends were crazy for Mrs F's hubbs. Isn't that hilarious?!

Anyway, around Christmas of '02, I was told that Dallas Davis had a crush on me. What?! The playboy who's an attention whore?! (sorry honey, you know you were) Well of course since he was interested in me now, I was too! DUH! I still wonder to this day why he was interested in a scrawny, very pale, lanky, 90lb girl. He claims it's because I looked like Avril Lavigne (HA!)...

So, Valentine's '03 rolled around & we went to the dance together. & with the exception of some dramatic break-ups (on his part), and some major game playing in the early days (on his part, again); we were just the stereo-typical high school football-player-cheerleader-couple.

So, we dated all through high school, got engaged at 19; married at 20 & will be parents at 22.

I'd say all that drama in our younger years was totally worth it. But I would never go back :)

Now, for your entertainment, some pictures

Homecoming sophomore year
we were 15, babies!
Christmas '03

Our families took us on a cruise in '05!

high school graduation
high school days...

hubbs played football at the
University of Utah for a year
engagement photos in Park City

some of my bridals...

my sister (maid of honor) making her speech
me & my gorgeous bridesmaids
rockin' out to the YMCA

arriving at the venue with my bridesmaids!
my brother, sister & I

me & my sweet grandpa

our first dance
hubbs with his sisters
dancing with his mom

daddy/daughter dance
cutting our gorgeous cake

the girls
the boys

exchanging of vows

Monday, January 18, 2010

Annnnd cue the pregnancy hormones...

This was a real life convo that took place between hubbs & I yesterday afternoon

Me: (RAWRRRR), will you Google how to clean grout, I'm gettin' pissed with all this dirt! (on my hands and knees, scrubbing the tile with a swiffer cloth, yelling to hubbs upstairs)

Hubbs: Uh.. ya...

Me: (...5 minutes later) WELL!!!!... DID YOU FIND ANYTHING?!?!

Hubbs: Ya, all it says is some elbow grease, a toothbrush & bleach.

Me: (where can I get elbow grease???) Ok, well do you have an old toothbrush I can use?

Hubbs: I think there's one in the garage

Me: Well, get it for me

Hubbs: No. You're NOT getting on your hands & knees & cleaning every square inch of the tile

Me: YESIAM!!!!!!!


Just for the record, I never ended up cleaning my floor with a toothbrush, but I WILL! It just goes to show that these hormones aren't going away anytime soon.

Hubbs still loves me & that's all that matters. I'm carrying his child damn it!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I hate this feeling.

I am anxious. Really, really anxious. All the time. I feel like everyday is a week long. I just want to get into the 2nd trimester already so I can stop worrying so much. I don't think about anything else other than: is my baby ok? I don't feel sick today, is that normal? I'm only how many weeks along??!? Sheesh. I am also having a rough time realizing that I am completely out of control of this situation. I am the type of person who needs to be in control of everything, so this is sort of rough & different.I know I just need to take a mental chill pill & relax, but it's so difficult. I know I just need to enjoy my pregnancy, but it's so difficult knowing I haven't passed "the scary point" yet. I guess all I can do is put all of my trust in God & know He will watch over this miracle I am growing.
::deep breaths::
Now if you'll excuse me, I need a bowl of coffee ice cream. Now.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

6 weeks!!! (and 1 day)...

Ok, so I went to the Dr. yesterday for a follow up ultrasound to make sure baby is growing well.
First the Dr. did an ultrasound on his ancient machine. The first thing he said is "the sac is definitely bigger, but I can't find the heartbeat." ::insert minor panic attack on my end:: He tells me to go into a different ultrasound room with a more up-to-date machine & as soon as the ultrasound tech placed the wand on my tummy, there was the teeniest heartbeat ever!! Going about 115bpm. Amazing. Simply Amazing. She determined by the size of the sac, that I am only 6 wks, rather than 7. BOO!! (yes, I need to change my ticker...) Oh well, at least everything is going great!

As we were ending the appointment, the Dr. says to me "See you in 2 weeks. Hopefully you're still pregnant by then. HAHAHAHA". Seriously?? He just said that to me? I'm already a panicky pg chick as it is & he's going to say something low like that?? I was in shock.

Well, moving on, I am going to start doing the famous weekly surveys. I figured 6 wks was a good time to begin. So, here we go:

*How far along?: 6 weeks

*Total weight gain: my guess would be like 2lbs of pure bloat

*How big is baby?: the size of a sweet pea. aww!!

*Maternity clothes?: Not yet.

*Stretch Marks?: Funny story. When I was getting dressed this morning, I was putting my bra on & what do I see on my boobs??? PURPLE FREAKING STRETCH MARKS! ya. besides that, none.

*Sleep?: I am exhausted, completely exhausted by 7pm but cannot seem to fall asleep. ugh.

*Best moment this week?: seeing baby's heartbeat yesterday!!

*Movement?: In my bowels? Yes. FINALLY! (tmi, sorry)

*Food cravings: nothing out of the ordinary. Chick-fil-a mainly. oops.

*Labor Signs: Hells no!

*Belly button in or out?: innie :)

*What I miss: chardonnay.

*What I'm looking forward to: My first pre-natal appt. on Feb. 2nd

*Milestone: um, making it to 6 wks??

And here my friends, is the 6 week bloat photo:
you don't need to tell me that I look really happy...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Can I just say...

that I am going to be a blimp before I even hit my second trimester because all I do is eat & sleep. No, really.

Since I can't blame the baby because it's only the size of a blueberry (mmm, blueberries!), I blame these guys :

GRRR!!! Notice how the entire large box of fries is empty?? um, ya.

Furthermore, I need to start eating my greens, fruits & fiber asap! because I am freaking out

(that is a wreath behind my head people, not a headdress)

On a happier note, we get to go see our little blueberry in 1 hour!! I will update you guys later :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Two More Awards?!

I feel so important!!
Thanks to Nicole @ The Young Mama Blog, I have been tagged for the Happy 101
The Lemonade Stand Award!!
Happy 101 Award
-List 10 things that make me happy
-Try to do at least one of them today
-Tag 10 bloggers that brighten my day
Lemonade Stand Award
-Put the lemonade logo on your blog within your post
-Nominate at least 10 blogs with attitude or gratitude
-Link the nominees within your post
-Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
-Share the love & link to the person whom you received this award
Ok, 10 things the make me happy:
1) My husband & his generosity--still my best friend & confidant after 6 1/2 years ::sigh::
2) My loving family & their support-- they are always there for me no matter what
3) A glass (or 2) of Chardonnay at the end of a long day (before I got pregnant that is).
4) McDonald's unsweetened iced tea with lemon & french fries. MMM!!!
5) A good hair day--because what girl doesn't like their hair looking fab?
6) My sweet furbabys--they are always there to put a smile on anyone's face
7) Naps-enough said
8) Shopping for anything--when we have the money of course
9) Knowing I am growing a life inside of me. Wow.
10)T.V.- I have my specific shows I watch after work that help me unwind after my days
Now 10 bloggers that make me happy when I read their blogs:
Michelle & Mikey @ Mrs. Maddox
Mommy Stevens @ Baby Stevens
Meant to be a Mom @ Hanging With Mr. Cooper
Well, since I am still new to this blogging thing, that's really all I've got, I have other blogs that make me happy, but they've all already been tagged! BOO!!
Later tonight I will post about my wonderful 22nd Birthday!
Have an awesome day ladies!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ooohh La, La.

Thanks to my bff Mrs. F, I now need to share with all of you "10 honest things about my life"
Here we go...

1-- I sleep with a fan on every night. I absolutely cannot sleep in dead silence.

2-- Although I only 22 (on monday), my husband and I have been together for 6 1/2 years!!
We met as freshmen in high school, started dating the end of that year; and with the exception of some drama & minor break-ups, the rest is history. That's just so weird to me.

3-- I am pale. Really pale. After too many horrible sunburns, and trying to be tan, I am just now starting to embrace my paleness- sort of.

4-- I am SO unproductive when I am at home. It takes everything I have in me to clean, cook & do other housewife duties- yet, I still manage to be a germ freak at the same time. Hmmm...

5-- I have a sickly obsession with Target. It's a problem. And will only get worse in the next 9 months.

6-- I got my associates degree last year at the local community college but am starting to regret not just going & getting my Bachelors. I WILL finish one day. I think it would be so much fun to be a manager at a hotel or something like that. I need some sort of career path.

7-- I have road rage. Really bad road rage. I blame my dad for this trait.

8-- I am a really big hypocondriac. Everyone in my family makes fun of me. If I see a commercial on T.V. for symptoms of some strange disease, I suddenly think I have it & "feel the symptoms."

9-- I got taken to the E.R. on my 21st birthday due to intoxication. Yeah, I won't be telling my kids about this one...

10-- I live in Utah, have for 17ish years & I am not Mormon.

Sorry folks, I'm sorta boring I just decided... Now time to tag a few other ladies:

Meant to be a Mom at Hanging with Mr. Cooper
Mommy Stevens at Stevens Baby

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Today, my world became brighter

With me being the overly anxious-nervous wreck pregnant chick that I am, I called the doctor AGAIN today telling the nurse that I was still having sharp ovary pain on my right side. She suggested I came in just to put my little mind at ease, which was peachy with me!!

We went into the ultrasound room & the doctor told me "I'm still worried you might have a tubal pregnancy." ::cue the watering eyes & sweaty palms:: He did a tummy ultrasound and didn't see anything (which I kind of expected). Then came out the infamous dildo cam... as soon as he started looking, we saw what changed our lives forever: the sac and a little teeny tiny flickering heartbeat! OHMYGOODNESSGRACIOUS. We were so relieved and in shock that we saw the little life we created right before our eyes! PERFECT!!

The doctor then explained to me that he wanted to see me every week until my 1st appointment (Feb. 2nd) and continue to keep tabs on the pain in my ovary & see what the heck is going on, that's fine with me! I'm not going to argue about seeing little beanie baby every week :)

On a side-note, I have almost died 3 times today do to my extreme dizziness & nausea. HELP! Any suggestions that you former-preggies or current-preggies have that you think will help, please let me know! I have yet to actually get sick, but ohmyyyygosh! At least that's a good sign everything's going well!!

And I will leave you with our prized possession we walked away with today:
(please excuse my creepy hand, I promise it is attached to my body. Not sure how I managed to get it in the position...)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

::sigh of relief::

After having it out with the receptionist at the doctor's office, I finally got my hcg results back from Friday. The levels are, ::drumroll please:: 973!!! YAY!! I am so relieved I can't even tell you. I really was extremely worried that my levels would have dropped after my scare last week. Now I just have to wait for February 2nd to roll around for my first doctor appointment.

Did anyone else have to wait until they were 10 WEEKS for your first appointment? I just think this is too long to wait! Why not the normal 8 weeks? Every pregnant mother is extremely anxious especially in the 1st trimester, so why does my doctor not see me until I'm nearing the end of the first trimester?? Just wondering.

Next week I will start the weekly belly pictures, because who doesn't love looking at a bloated 6 wk pregnant belly?? I am obviously not showing yet, but it sure looks like I'm about 4 months along with how bloated I am, oh well!

I'd also thought I'd add the most famous pee sticks, the earliest starting from the top. There were also 2 digitals that I took (yes I was & still am obsessed with peeing on plastic sticks) that turned off. Enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

It's a new year!

HAPPY 2010 to my millions of followers :)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the year so far! I was until today when my doctor's office lost my hcg results & now won't get them until tomorrow!!! OH THE AGONY!!
I suppose I'll survive. hehe. I'll keep you guys posted for those of you who are interested!!