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Monday, September 21, 2009

Baby Updates

I am such a slacker! I know. I know. Baby weeks are flying by and I am leaving you all in the dark! So let's get a quick rundown, shall we?!!?
As of tomorrow I will be 14 weeks pregnant and I am so thrilled to be out of the first trimester! I am not nearly as picky about my eating and can make it through the day, past 9 oclock without a nap! The first few weeks were a big blur of sleepiness and picky picky eating. I was never sick, but did have foods that made me feel nausous or just icky in general. My clothes would go from to tight, to barely fitting and back. Every day I had a different size pooch under my belly button. Of course, boobs are sore and growing, but mostly I was just in a daze of "can this be really happening?" I still feel that way pretty often, but with my belly getting bigger and bigger, it's becoming more real to me.
So I am now officially having to start the maternity wear. I bought swimsuit so I can start water aerobics. I have a couple of dresses and some shirts. But this weekend I finally caved and got the maternity jeans. I have some dress pants that are stretchy in the waist (Thank you Lerner!), but the dress pants will be soon to follow. I cannot button any skirts or pants anymore. I have the little bellyband thing, but it rolls and bunches and I just don't like it too much. Lots of my shirts don't work either because my boobs are too big to button them up, or I have too much cleavage to be comfortable. But I like knowing that little peanut is growing in there, so I can't complain!
I had my first real visit with my OB last Tuesday. Things were going well until they tried to find the heartbeat on the doppler (a little microphone they rub on your belly.) She couldn't find it. I got so scared. They sent us for a sono to make sure everythign was okay. And we got to see our little miracle again. Heart beating. Legs kicking. Arms moving up and down. It was amazing. A real, live being is inside me!!! I go back on October 13th for the next apt. The one AFTER that is when we find out if it's a Zoe or a Zeke. Speaking of....Our official names are Zoe Abigail Varney OR Joseph Ezekiel Varney... Zoe or Zeke!
We are finishing up the nursery, including buying a crib this coming weekend. We have cleared out all non-baby things from the baby room and can't wait to fill it with fun things! Here are a couple of pics of my baby bump progress.
This is at 8 weeks....
This is yesterday....just shy of 14 weeks...
I can't see my pants when I look down! My belly sticks out!!!!


7 comments:

Raina said...

Yeah for a growing belly! It's so great seeing you cherish this time! God is good!

Taylor said...

Embrace the maternity clothes!!! You will feel so much better! :) I am SOOOOOO excited for you guys!

Adam & Carrie Tungate said...

Woohoo for the pictures!!! So glad to hear you're doing well! I also love the names and that you're willing to share them already! It bugs me when people keep the name a "secret" because I like to call the baby by it's name even before it's born. It makes it real! :)

Melanie said...

Umm, come see me this instant so I can hug you and see the belly in person! Eeeee!

Penny Chapa said...

Maternity clothes is so much more comfortable! I would wear it all the time if I could- whether I was pregnant or not! Love your cute baby bump!

Wendy said...

I'm a weirdo and loved my maternity clothes. So comfortable and more stylish than my regular clothes. I'm so excited for you!!! Enjoy every second, Zoe or Zeke will be here before you know it!

Rebecca said...

So excited for you guys. I'm glad that everything worked out. We still need to plan a get together.