Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pink or Blue, What Will It Be?

I can't believe I'm already 15 weeks,
but I am ready to find out if this baby is a boy or girl!

Lucky for us, we have our first ultrasound next week.
Its not the big anatomy scan, but an earlier one to check my cervical length.
But we will get a peek of the baby, which I am really excited about.
If the baby cooperates and is in the right position, we might be able to find out the gender.

So, which is it? Boy or girl?
I don't know. 
At first, I was positive it is a girl, but I've had several dreams where it's been a boy.
So then I started second guessing my intuition, and now I have no idea what Baby Battles is.
Jason says he has no idea either.

Here's what the Old Wives Tales say...

Carrying high = GIRL/Carrying low = BOY: Carrying high.Girl!
Craving salty or sour = BOY/Craving sweets = GIRL: Craving that sugar. Girl!
Morning sickness = BOY/ No morning sickness = GIRL:  No morning sickness. Girl!
More Mood swings = GIRL/ Less Mood Swings = BOY: My poor husband. God bless him. Girl!
Chinese Gender Calendar: Girl!
Age at Conception + Month of Conception: It's an odd number. Boy!
Ring on a string: Pendulum motion. Girl!
Baby's heart rate over 140 = GIRL/ Below 140= BOY: Its been high. Girl!

Wow! Overwhelmingly girl based off old wives tales.
Unfortunately they are just that, so we'll have to wait a little bit longer!
In the meantime, you can vote on the Head.Heart.House. facebook page
whether you think Baby Battles is a boy or girl!

xoxo - Bethany

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

14 week Bump-date

I'm offically 14 weeks today! I feel like the picture above is the first one I've seen lately that I look pregnant and not just like I've been eating too many cookies. Jason took it last night because I actually had makeup on, although I had just gotten rained on so that's why my hair is all frizzy.

How Far Along? 14 weeks
Size of Baby? The size of a lemon...approximately 3and 1/2 inches from head to rump and 1and 1/2 oz.
Maternity Clothes? Maternity pants are too big on me, but my regular pants are too small, so I'm using a belly band to keep my unbuttoned/unzipped pants up. Wearing maternity tops, or tunics with leggings mostly.
Weight Gain?  I don't know. We don't own a scale and I can't decide if I want to buy one or not. I want to be aware of my weight but I don't want to worry about it. So we'll see. At my 12 week appointment I had gained 2 pounds...and I feel like I may have gained a pound or two since then. So 3 to 4 in total?
Stretch Marks? No. Everything I've read says these are genetic, and my mom doesn't have them. I'm not taking any chances though and slathering on Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter and Body Oil daily.
Gender?  Don't know yet!
Sleep? Sleeping well with vivid dreams nightly.
Food Cravings? First trimester all I wanted was carbs and fruit. And lots of cereal. Meat is now sounding more appealing, but I've also been craving sweets. We're having chicken tacos for dinner tonight because it sounded particularly good. That's kinda how its been -eating what sounds good that day- even if it entails daily grocery trips. I have been mindful to ensure I'm getting dairy, fruits, veggies, and protein daily.
What I Miss? Coca cola and coffee!! I'm allowed one cup of coffee a day which doesn't really cut it but I've been really good so far and haven't cheated at all. I haven't had a caffeinated soft drink since I found out I was expecting but do allow myself the occasional ginger ale or sprite.
Symptoms? The fatigue has lifted some but I'm still waiting on this supposed "burst of energy" everyone says is coming. Breakouts, constipation, nasal stuff. I have boobs for the first time ever which is pretty's a shame my tummy is starting to outshine them. Just keeping it real.
Belly Button? It's getting more shallow...
Best Moment of the Week? Moving the guest bed out of the soon to be nursery and setting up the crib! Also, I bought the first piece of baby clothing! Just wait until I find out the gender!

xoxo - Bethany

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

**WARNING! Bump Ahead!**


So, as you may have noticed, all has been quiet in my blog world for the past month or so,
and I apologize for just dropping off the radar so suddenly, but I promise I have a good excuse.

Jason and I are expecting a baby!

We couldn't be more overjoyed and excited!
Baby Battles is due August 20, 2013.
I'm 13 weeks today and starting to see some light
 at the end of the first trimester tunnel of absolute utter exhaustion.

So I plan on picking back up with the blogging, 
but I'm also going to give myself a break if I don't get around to it as much as I would like.

As far as the baby far so good!
We heard a really strong heartbeat at 170 bpm at our 12 week appointment.
Our next appointment is at 16 weeks, but I promise to be back with more details before then.

From the bottom of our hearts,
thank you to all of our friends and family who have been more than supportive and excited for us!
We look forward to this journey of love called parenthood!

xoxo - Bethany