Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mini D's 1st Trimester (Weeks 11-13)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
(11 weeks, 2 days)


NEW YEARS EVE

Since we couldn't go out and party it up this year, Wayne planned a little over night trip up north to Grand Casino Mille Lacs to see the country band Parmalee. We ate the buffet (ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS? - YES PLEASE!!), gambled a little and then pretty much hung out in our hotel room and got some good sleep after the concert. Wayne was still pretty sick and I was pregnant and still tired, so it was nice to relax and sleep without having to worry about our child. It was so nice to get away even for a night. We even got to meet the band!


Monday, January 5, 2015
(12 weeks)

Here is me and Mini D this week:


Wednesday, January 7, 2015
(12 weeks, 2 days)

We had our 12 week Dr appointment today and got to hear the heartbeat. Yay! I was so relieved from the last appointment three weeks back. It's always comforting to hear that heartbeat and be reassured that everything is on the right track. Now we will start going every 4 weeks.

Monday, January 12, 2015
(13 weeks)


I had been having some trouble getting comfortable and sleeping, so I ordered myself one of those pregnancy pillows to see if they really work. Well friends, let me tell you, it's FABULOUS!! Since I have gotten it, I have slept so much better!! This is the pillow (my extra pillow) compared to a regular pillow (Wayne's extra pillow).


Saturday, January 17, 2015
(13 weeks, 5 days)


VEGAS TRIP

So again, Wayne surprised me with another trip. This time out of state to Las Vegas!! It was a Christmas present to me. We flew out there early Saturday AM and then flew back on Sunday. He voice tracks a country station there and so his friends/co-workers helped him plan it all and get everything lined up. We flew out there to see Eric Church (one of my fave country artists) in concert at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan. I plan on doing more of a full re-cap at soon, but here is a picture of us waiting at the Meet N Greet:


UPDATE:
Maternity Clothes: I am pretty much wearing the belly bands exclusively now. If it's one thing I learned from being pregnant the first time, it's that maternity clothes are SUPER comfy. I had put it off for so long the first time, I told myself that I wasn't going to do that this time around. It's not worth trying to squeeze into pants or something and be uncomfortable all day. Thankfully I kept a bin of my maternity clothes from Hailey and pulled those out. I don't want to be uncomfortable at all.

Sleep: I have started to feel better overall and am mostly sleeping fine thanks to my new pillow. I’ve also still been taking long naps on the weekends to catch up on sleep.

Best Moment of the Week: Our Dr appointment. Hearing the heartbeat is the best and puts my mind at ease.

Movement: None yet.

Food Craving: Still salty things like chips. Also, crackers and cheese as a go to snack.

Food Aversions: Nothing really
Morning Sickness: None.

Gender:  Unknown, but we will be finding out.

Symptoms: Nothing too extreme. Starting to get some energy back. Sometimes I don't even feel pregnant other than a growing belly and being sleepy.

What I miss: Not too much. I guess being able to have a glass of wine or a beer at dinner or at a family/friend function is really the only thing and that's so small and petty.

What I'm looking forward to: We plan on sharing our good news with the world next week at 14 weeks! I haven't told many people. Wayne has told a lot more people than I have. He can't keep his mouth shut. We've recently had a few friends/acquaintances that have gone through rough times with their pregnancy's and have given birth at 20-22 weeks and have lost the baby in the end. It's so emotional and my heart breaks every time I think about it. I have to say it's really freaked Wayne out too. We want to try and be respectful of others feelings, but also want to be excited and share our news as well. I know that whatever God has planned is what's right for our family and if we are chosen to go through something like that, we will get through it and face it together as a family.

On a lighter note, I plan on telling my bosses and co-workers as well. It will be such a relief to not have to hide it any longer. It's getting harder to hide my growing belly and I am running out of "normal" clothes to wear that somewhat hide the bump.