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Sunday, April 29, 2012

10 Weeks!

Hey guys, not much news this week. Still feeling about the same and I look pretty much the same too so no picture. (I did take one but it looks just like last weeks so it would be pointless to post it). Here's the questionnaire...enjoy!!

How far along? 10 weeks

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I have been shopping and buying some cute stuff I can’t wait to wear! I might have to switch to stretchy-dress pants this week.

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: Good, I’ve had some random leg cramps and headaches but nothing too bad.

Best moment these last 2 weeks: Seeing my belly grow a little more, after I eat I always check it out in
the mirror, because it’s a little bit bigger then! Haha.

Miss Anything? Not being able to eat or drink (caffeine) anything I want. I’ve never been one to diet, so I
don’t like having restrictions on food.

Movement: Not yet

Food Cravings: Nothing too crazy really, but if I hear someone talking about somewhere they just ate
(Dairy Queen and Jimmy Johns for example) then I have to eat something from there soon.

Anything making you queasy or sick: If I don’t eat something right when I get up in the morning or if I
start to get hungry at all it will not be good.

Gender: Won’t know until around 20 weeks. I want to know now!

Labor Signs: No

Symptoms: Just the random queasiness.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On, it was already tight before I was pregnant so it’s starting to feel a little
more snug.

Happy or Moody most of the time:
Happy!! I want the weeks to go by faster but I also know I need to
cherish every day. There are so many changes from one day to the next and I also need to treasure the
time Miles and I have before the baby comes into our lives. But it’s hard to be patient!

Looking forward to: Being in my 2nd trimester (2 more weeks to go). I’ve heard things get a little easier
then and I also will hopefully be showing by then!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


For those who haven’t heard the news yet…Miles and I are pregnant!!!! We are beyond excited and I promise I will be better about updating this blog to keep everyone up to date on my pregnancy. We found out on March 14th and kept it a secret for a few weeks until Easter. On Easter we told my (Alli) parents and then the next weekend we told Miles’ parents. Everyone was thrilled and so happy for us. We are the first on both sides to have a baby so we just made three new sets of grandparents! Our first doctor appointment was today, and everything looks perfect! I measured a week earlier than I thought I was so that makes our due date Nov 25th. It’ll be an exciting Thanksgiving this year! Seeing the baby actually moving around, and seeing and hearing the heart beat was one of the most amazing experiences in our lives! Miles and I were definitely teary eyed! I can’t believe the tiny miracle God has given to us. Here is a picture of my "baby belly". It's hardly noticeable but I want to take weekly pictures for a fun comparison!

***8 Weeks!!***
Here's a cool questionnaire I found on another blog...I'll try to update every week or so!

How far along? 8 weeks

Maternity clothes? No, but my pants are getting a little tight. Time to start using a rubber band to make my normal pants last a little longer.

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: I’m actually starting to get more energy back instead of going to bed at 9:30 every night. I’ve been sleeping pretty well the last few nights with just a few trips to the bathroom.

Best moment this week: Seeing our little nugget during our first ultrasound today!! And of course seeing/hearing the heartbeat! I can’t believe I have a baby cooking away inside me!

Miss Anything? Not gagging at the sight of anything slightly gross.

Movement: Not yet

Food Cravings: In the last few weeks I’ve wanted nothing to do with grease but last night I wanted some salty greasy french fries! No weird cravings yet though.

Anything making you queasy or sick: If I let my stomach get empty I get queasy. Also the sight of anything gross makes me gag. Example: I clean up dog puke all the time with having 4 dogs…no big deal. A few days ago I see dog puke and within 2 minutes I had puked. Not fun!

Gender: Won’t know til around 20 weeks. I want to know now!

Labor Signs: No

Symptoms: Just the random queasiness.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Ecstatic!!!…We’re having a baby! But I’m sure Miles would say I’m pretty moody…hehehe.

Looking forward to: My stomach getting bigger so people can actually tell I’m pregnant. I’m so excited for every step of the process!! We are so blessed!

***The baby is laying upside down and you can see the 2 arms and 2 legs. So perfect!!***