Baby D Makes Three

born December 27, 2012

Bump Update: 10 Weeks

How far along? 10 weeks

Baby’s size: Prune

Total Weight gain: well, I’m at my dad’s on vacation, so I don’t know. I’ll update next week on that

Maternity clothes? no, but I tried on a pair of pants at Motherhood Maternity the other day, and they were darn comfy. I was seriously considering purchasing them, but it’s not quite time yet 😛

Stretch marks? nope 😛

Sleep: has not been great. the pregnancy dreams have hit me full force, which are annoying, plus my back is KILLING me now when I sleep. so I’m pretty uncomfortable all around.

Best moment this week: I’ve been on vacation for most of the last week, it was all pretty amazing. I really have loved the time we’ve spent at the beach. so relaxing.

Food cravings: nothing really stood out this week. but my sweet tooth has been making a re-appearance. can’t decide if I’m relieved or disappointed.

Food aversions: chicken. ewww.

Gender: don’t know. about half way to being able to find out though 🙂

Symptoms: dreams, exhausted, hungry all the time. had some moments of nausea, but overall, the morning sickness was much better this week.

Belly Button in or out? in

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: still so happy, but I have to admit, the crankiness is kicking in a little more – probably aggravated by exhaustion and my aching back 😛

Looking forward to: the ultrasound is on Monday, that is only 5 days away!

What I miss: sleeping well, although, everything will be worth it in 6 and a half months. 😀

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we made it to southern california after only eight and a half hours in the truck. hubs is amazing. he drove the whole way and I slept most of the way. we decided since it was memorial day weekend we needed to get a jump start on the drive so we left the house at two am. to make up for it, we went to bed at 6:30 last night. it was a pregnant lady’s dream come true. so we arrived at dad’s place at 10:30. and suprisingly I’m feeling pretty good. I bought seabands for the drive and they were a miracle. I highly recommend them. almost no nausea the whole drive. yay. we had lunch at a taqueria and the burrito I ate didn’t really sit well. oops.

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Bump Update: 9 Weeks

how far along? 9 weeks

baby’s size: green olive (it’s hard to belive that in roughly 30 weeks it will be a watermelon :P)

total weight gain: -2.5 (lost another .5 this week – morning sickness is kicking my butt)

maternity clothes? nope, but my beband from target is getting used with certain pants

stretch marks? no!

sleep: ok, not great, but not awful either

Best moment this week: the annual eclipse was pretty cool

Food Cravings: if it’s fried or greasy, I want to eat it (but I’ve been good – I had 2 slices of pizza on friday night, and have not indulged in french fries :P)

Food aversions: most things are an aversion. eating is a huge hassle, especially since my gag reflex has decided to become uber sensitive.

Gender: had a boy dream

Symptoms: as mentioned, morning sickness is making my life miserable, also had another migraine this week, still extremely exhausted and want to sleep all the time (or at least be laying down).

Belly Button in or out? in (hubs has started asking when I will remove my piercing 🙂 )

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy until I get overly tired, then I turn into a toddler who needs a nap 😛

Looking forward to: We leave for vacation to see my dad in TWO days!

What I miss: deli sandwiches

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does not play nice with others.

my stomach that is. nothing sounds good to eat. everything seems to want to make a second appearance, and I am less and less excited to actually eat.

I am begining to worry about being outed at work due to my frequent sprints to the bathroom, and the fact that my gag reflex is so sensitive I will dry heave for no reason whatsoever. luckily, I’ve been able to stay pretty quiet. but when that gag reflex gets going, my biggest fear is not making it to the bathroom in time. I didn’t realize how far away I sat from it until now.

only 3 more weeks until the first trimester is over. they say it gets so much better in the second trimester. here’s hoping. and now I will go find a popsicle. or french fries. because those are the only two things that sound appetizing to my queasy stomach.

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Bump Update: 8 Weeks

so I completely forgot to have hubs take a picture last night to accompany this post. so I will do my best to remember tonight and edit it. for now, you can see how big baby is:

How far along? 8 weeks. that’s 2 whole months!

Baby’s size: raspberry

Total weight gain: nothing chaned this week, so holding at -2

Maternity clothes? getting closer to needing them every day. using my beband on days when I’m extra uncomfortable.

Stretch marks? no, I have started to slather on anti-stretch mark cream every morning so hopefully that helps.

Sleep: sleep was rough this week. not getting enough of it, and what I am getting isn’t comfortable.

Best moment this week: learning I can switch to a doctor who will do ultrasounds at every visit.

Food cravings: Noah’s whole wheat bagel with Strawberry cream cheese, dryers fruit bars, and smoothies

Food aversions: broccoli is a HUGE one. dinner the other night was not a pleasant experience, and the smell of hot sauce sends me running for the hills (or the bathroom, whatever is more convenient)

Gender:  this week I had a feeling it’s a little girl

Symptoms: morning sickness is at a new all-time high this week, making me pretty miserable, along with exhaustion, but not sleeping well, moodiness, and bloating.

Belly Button in or out? in

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: I would say happy, but others might say differently 😛

Looking forward to: packing for vacation

What I miss: sleep

Update: here is the picture. 2 days late. oops.

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it’s been a rough go the past couple of days at the d household. every time I think I’ve reached the peak of the morning sickness and think, I can do this, this is no problem; it gets worse. and sleeping has become difficult. while I’m nauseated all day long, the worst of it seems to hit me in the afternoon/evening/middle of the night. probably because of exhaustion. I was awake for no reason at all sunday night from 3-5 am, finally fell back asleep only to have the alarm go off 15 minutes later. I only made it through a half day of work. between being so tired it was painful, and being so nauseated I could barely stay seated, I wasn’t doing my job any good anyway, so I went home. after a couple of hours rest, I had to go to the optometrist and spend all our money a ridiculous amount on new glasses. then hubs took me to buy buy baby and we got my new sleeptime friend, the snoogle. it’s hilarious looking, but I spent the entire night on my left side, woke up to use the restroom once, and only started to get uncomfortable from being in the same position all night around 4:45. so I would say, success. the pillow is kind of scrathy, but there is no way I am spending another $30 on a cover for it, so I am going to try to make my own. maybe another sewing mama created a pattern for it or something that I can find online.

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good things

I called the head ob at Methodist Hospital (where we will be delivering) to see how his appointments run. the nurse said, “well he does an ultrasound at every appointment, so the first appointment would be at 10 weeks.” and I responded, “sign me up!” I am over the moon excited that we are going to be going to an ob who will do ultrasounds for us so we can see our little one (and he doesn’t even care if insurance covers it). our first appointment is on June 4th. my brother’s birthday, and also the monday after returning from vacation. could that week get any better? I think not.


this is target’s beband which is a knockoff of the bella band. and it is a miracle worker. now I realize, I am only 7 weeks pregnant and not showing yet, however, the bloating is making it uncomfortable (not to mention unattractive) to button my jeans. this thing saved me. not only can no one tell my pants aren’t buttoned, but now my jeans are almost as comfortable as my beloved yoga pants. very happy with this purchase.

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Bump Update: 7 Weeks

How far along? 7 weeks

Baby’s size: blueberry

Total weight gain: -2

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I’m seriously considering going to get a belly band to make things a little more comfortable as I can no longer suck in the bloat which is making my wardrobe not so pretty 😛

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep:  still not sleeping great; I blame it on the heat and the fact that I am now getting up at least once a night anywhere between the hours of 11 pm and 4 am.

Best moment this week:  hubs placing his hands on my stomach and leaning down to kiss the baby.

Food cravings: French fries and Slurpees (haven’t had either one :P).

Food aversions: Eating in general was an aversion this week. I really didn’t have an appetite, and was pretty cranky about it.

Gender:  team green.

Symptoms: still bloated; boobs are sore; queasiness most of the time, and threw up for the first time; still exhausted – not going to bed early enough; smells are still pretty rough.

Belly Button in or out? Innie.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: just so grateful to be experiencing this adventure.

Looking forward to: trying to find a new ob who will do more ultrasounds.

What I miss: nothing this week.

Doctor’s Appointment: I did blog about the ob and her lack of ultrasounding yesterday, but I wanted to mention here that she told me my glucose levels are on the high side which means I’m borderline intolerant to glucose (which I take to mean I’m at a larger risk for gestational diabetes). She told me I can’t eat fruit with a meal anymore and suggested that I replace sugary cravings with something else. Guess that Slurpee is out 😦

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baby doctor drama

we had our official initial ob appointment today. they asked all of the medical and family history questions and we probed more about ultrasounds. my ob does not have an ultrasound machine in her office, which means to have one done, we will need to be referred elsewhere. she also told me the only ultrasound she will do is between 18 and 22 weeks. we can get one from 10-13 weeks if we decide to do the first trimester screen for chromosomal disorders.

everyone we know had regular ultrasounds, and we are feeling a little deprived. we want to see/hear our little one. so since we are going to have to switch obs at around 24 weeks anyway, we may start the search for our final ob sooner rather than later to try to find an ob who will do more regular ultrasounds.

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the business of being born

hubs and I watched this documentary on Netflix last night. here is what I took away from it: if you don’t have a midwife, and instead deliver at a hospital with an OB, you will be forced to have pitocin administered, which will necessitate an epidural, which will slow down labor, which will necessitate more pitocin, which will necessitate a higher dose of epidural, which will put your baby in distress, and you will be forced to deliver via c-section, and you won’t love your baby (as much as if you had delivered vaginally).

if you have a midwife, you will deliver at home, in a large tub, in your living room.

I don’t want to do either of those. shit. this baby can’t be born. sorry baby, you will have to live in mommy’s womb forever.

then I took a deep breath, and remembered four of our friends delivered in the hospital last year. 2 of them indeed need c-sections. both of them LOVE their babies. 1 of them was a super-rockstar and delivered pain-medication free, and 1 was able to have an epidural without needing a c-section.

in the film, it mentioned in early American history, a smear campaign had been successfully implemented against midwives, which is why they are not used as much as in other countries.

I feel like this film was a smear campaign against hospitals. they showed a lot of scary things hospitals did in the 1920s, 60s, and 70s. um, we have now advanced 40-90 years so exactly what relevance does this have in your argument?

my advice: watch with a grain of salt.

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