Sunday, May 20, 2012

Little Bun

I havent come out and said it on here yet, but as of February 13th-ish we have a little bun in the oven.  Which puts me at the end of my 15th week.  It seems to go by fast, and terribly slow at the same time. Which is very frustrating/confusing. When I first found out I was pregnant (started being ridiculously sick) I started another blog to chronicle my prego happenings/feelings...but that was short lived because every time I went to blog, it was just about how sick and miserable I was...and no one really wants to read that, hey even I dont want to re-read it.  So I have been waiting to blog about this whole adventure until I was feeling a little bit better. 

Here are my week by week pictures I started taking a few weeks ago.  I waited until there was actually something to see, instead of just taking skinny pictures that would later make me feel like I was now huge. Joel keeps pointing out to me that a peach is bigger than a lemon, and an orange and a peach are like the same size...and I keep telling him who knows, I just go off of what my "what to expect when your expecting" app on my phone tells me haha AND they are definitely not drawn to scale.   

This is the picture we took to announce we were expecting.  I had seen a similar one on pinterest and knew that's how I wanted to do it.  So after getting the picture how I wanted, we framed them and wrapped them up to give to our familys.  It was really fun to see their reactions and their surprised faces. 

I stole this idea for the weekly picture and fruit/veggie comparrison from this blog- littlebabygarvin, and she had a list of questions she would answer every week to track what was going on during this exciting.miserable.amazing.awful roller coaster. haha

So here is my 15 week list-

How far along? 15 weeks

Total weight gain: depends on the day, between 6 & 8 lbs.

Maternity clothes? Nope! but my mom and I had a shopping spree for all things loose and flowy!
Stretch marks? none yet

Sleep: not so good.  this week I was in Cheyenne working and I dont know if it was the hotel, or being alone, but I slept like crap...and I had Joel back this weekend and sadly still slept terribly.  Just a constant wake up, fall back asleep routine all.night.long....

Best moment this week: Realizing on Saturday that I actually felt well enough to go out and weed the flower beds! woohoo!

Miss Anything? ZUMBA!!!! I cannot wait to get back to the gym! I miss zumba and body pump so much, its sad but I hear a zumba song randomly somewhere and its like my limbs cant help but start moving, they're craving it!! haha im crossing my fingers that my feeling good will last and I can start going again soon.

Movement: havent felt anything yet...well that I know of? sometimes I feel something but usually assume its just normal stomach stuff

Food cravings: Ive been craving salads alot...and chili cheese dogs...and when Joel was home this weekend we made chili cheese dogs like 3 times, haha and they were AMAZING!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Cooking, the smell of cooking meat sends me over the edge...which makes cooking anything other than mac'n'cheese difficult...slot just plain meat- like a slab of chicken...yuck- I can eat it in a burrito or something, but not just by itself.
Gender: Ultra sound is June 7th!! I think its a Boy and Joel thinks its a Girl

Labor Signs: No

Symptoms:  The occasional throw up in the morning- and let me just say, the worst part of throwing up in the morning is the fact that it ruins my mascara! and then I have to take it off and start over, usually making me late for work.  I get winded pretty easily, makes me feel like I weigh 500 lbs.  and of course the constant just crappy feeling, lightheadedness, morning sickness
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: I had some very emotional first few weeks of pregnancy when I felt the worst and I thought life as I knew it was ending...but for the most part im a pretty happy girl, not too many breakdowns so far!
Looking forward to: The ultra sound in a few weeks! I cant wait to find out what we are having! I want to start planning nursery colors! I havent been pinning all that baby stuff on pinterest for nothing!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

One Down, One to Go

Joel graduated from ISU last saturday and I am so proud of him!
He really didnt want to walk, but thanks to my constant prodding
and begging, he finally decided to do it. 

The ceremony was painfully long, about 3 1/2 hours
but it was great to see Joel walk and get that dang diploma!

My Family above, Joels Family below
So grateful for everyone who came to support Joel
Joels Parents

I wont lie he looks good in a cap and gown
sorry ladies but he's my baby daddy :)

We went to Chili's afterward to celebrate and Joels Mom brought
this amazing cake, and it was delicious!

I cant believe he is finally done with his undergrad- when I look back now it seems like it went by fast...but if you would have asked me a year ago I probably would have said different. 
Joel wasn't super excited about it since he had to start his 12 week organic chemistry course that Monday, but I think once it was all said and done he was glad I made him do it...
what are wives for right? 

So this summer I am pretty much husbandless most of the time while Joel lives in
Bountiful with my parents and takes classes at Weber State.  He's pretty much livin the life. 
But I guess thats ok because he'll have to take the MCAT in Sept...which will be super stressful, and then he has 4 years of Med school after I guess he deserves a little break. 

But I am so proud of him and excited to be moving on to the next chapter in our long school graduation down, one more to go!