Sunday, December 20, 2009

Anything Sweet for a Christmas Treat :)

Since my last post we have found out that I'm not quite as far along as we thought (from an ultrasound), we have went from a due date of June 25th to July 23rd...and it could change again :)

We had our last doctors appointment on December 10th. We got to see our little gummi bear during our ultra sound, which determined how far along I was, however we could not hear the heartbeat yet (since I was not as far along as they thought). But, we do get to hear it at our next appointment at the beginning of January. Also, since I'm not as far along as they believed that I was, the nausea will be sticking around for a couple more weeks. :( I am mostly nauseous at night, it starts around 5 pm or so and doesn't go away until I go to sleep. Needless to say this makes it difficult to eat or cook anything, so we have been doing a lot of carry out/ordering out. I love to cook so I'm ready to feel a little better. One funny thing that has been different though is my appeal for sweets, I have never really been a big sweets person, but lately different story. :)

•How far along?: Almost 10 weeks
•Total weight gain: None yet..I haven't been able to eat much
•How big is baby?: About the size of a small plum
•Maternity clothes?: Sometimes I slip on the maternity jeans when not feeling so well, but are not absolutely necessary yet
•Stretch marks?: Not yet
•Sleep?: Sleeping like a baby for now...:)
•Best moment this week?: Alex's parents gave us a very generous gift to purchase our crib :)
•Movement?: A little to early for that
•Food cravings?: Sweets, Cinnamon rolls, ice cream...I also am a fan of cereal right now.
•Belly button in or out?: in
•What I miss: A drink every now and then
•What I'm looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat at our next appointment :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It all starts with the Gummi Bears... all started on October 19th, 2009 when Aunt Flo didn't come to make here monthly visit. So, of course I went out and bought a pregnancy test wondering if this was really it, or if I was just running a day or two late. I took the test first thing the next morning and it was negative. Waiting a few more days (still know show of the Aunt) I took the other test in the box, still negative. Hmm...I guess I am just missing this cycle?

But, being the very impatient person that I am, I must have taken another 7-10 pregnancy tests over the next week and a half. ALL NEGATIVE! I was giving up on those tests and just figured I was having an off month. Another week and a half went by, I was about 3 weeks late at this point, and I hadn't taken anymore tests.

On that Tuesday of the 3rd week I started cramping on and off, I thought for sure I was going to start. Waited till Wednesday, still cramping. Thursday, still cramping (thinking when is my Aunt going to get here). Friday, still cramping and still NO Aunt Flo. On this same Thursday night that the cramping was going on I had some family over and my 2 year old nephew was running around our house when he walked up to the fireplace mantel where there are some pictures of Alex and I and other family and friends. My nephew looking up at the pictures started saying "baby, baby, baby". We all stopped and were like HUH? We also have a large clock above the mantel so we thought maybe he thought the clock made noise so we said "beep beep?". He said "noooo baby, baby". We went on about our night and I didn't think much of it, after all I was expecting my Aunt Flo any day now since I had been cramping so much. The very next day I saw my nephew again and he was carrying around my cell phone with a picture of Alex and I on it, he recognized Alex and I as he always does, and then again... the NEXT day... started saying "baby, baby". I asked Stephanie (my sister) if he had been saying that all day or just around me? She said, "just around me".

I started wondering and found it so weird that he was saying "baby" and that after cramping on and off for 4 days that Aunt Flo still wasn't here. I had another test at home and decided on the drive home that I was going to take it in the morning, figuring it was going to be negative but felt weird at the same time. That sucker was coming up positive while I was still peeing on it!!! NO KIDDING!!! I opened the door, told Alex. There was no way I was holding it in since it was a Saturday and we were both home! He didn't believe me! I told him to come look at the test on the counter, then I think he started to believe it a little more. I said "OH MY GOSH KEEGAN!" I had told Alex the day before what Keegan had said, we couldn't believe it! But he had to know... he just had too.

We took a couple more tests to confirm the pregnancy they were all positive within a minute, mostly because Alex was in disbelief. We went to the mall that day and while walking around, looking at some baby furniture and getting more excited about the our addition, we decided to tell our parents that weekend. We bought Alex's parents a personalized Christmas ornament with 3 name spots and had it personalized to say Alex, Sara and Baby. They were so surprised and happy :) We did the same for my parents, but also gave them a card in a Thanksgiving type envelope (since it was the week of Thanksgiving) and we wrote "boy or girl which will it be, in June or July, we will see :)" We did this because that is how my parents told their parents that they were expecting me, so I kept the tradition. They were surprised and happy as well!

We are very very excited about the new addition to our family. Currently, the cramping which the doctor has assured me is completely normal, has subsided. But I have moved into nauseousness, all day nauseousness. I pretty much have to force myself to eat. However I have craved a few things and seem to be able to eat what I have craved. My first craving was GUMMI BEARS (I haven't had gummi bears in years). But, since this was my first craving, we have decided to refer to Baby Sauerbrey as our Little Gummi Bear through the pregnancy, though we will announce the baby's gender we aren't sure if we are going to announce the name until he or she is here :) Check back frequently as I will be updating the blog periodically about my pregnancy. I promise it won't be as long next time. :o)