Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"You have a penis growing inside of you!"

When I was 15, I met the Haynes' family along with the Estrada girls. Gina, was pregnant with Sydney. She aslo had 2 daughter, Darien [the oldest] and Elena [The soon to be middle child]. Gina is married to Bret. I became their babysitter, and soon, I was a part of their family. They introduce me sometimes as their daughter, which I love. I definitely consider Gina a second mom to me. Never had the father around, and Bret is funny! Anywho, I needed to introduce the family just a little so you guys would know who I was talking about in this post.

Darien is now 19, attending my Alma Mater, CSU, Fullerton. She's also CPR Certified... I say this because when I told her I was pregnant, I said she was my #1 pick for a babysitter, over Sydney, who's only 10. I mean Gina would be there, but the age sort of gets to me. I was babysitting at 13. Anyway, I had told Darien this and she was like, "I'm better qualified and CPR Certified...wanna see my card?" OMG! That was the funniest thing I heard... Until today...

I told her mom yesterday we were having a boy, she's thrilled there's finally gonna be a boy in the group. I told Bret while he was at work, and he seemed excited. I waited on Darien to text or call to find out, but she didn't...

Today at work on my break, I texted Darien and asked her if she wanted to know... Here's how it went:

Me: Soooo... Do you wanna know?

Darien: Yes!!

Me: What do you want me to be having?

Darien: Well either one I'm gonna love!

Me: It's a BOY!!
[I put the name chosen, but I am saving that for his arrival, unless you're lucky enough to already know]

Darien: No way! OMG yay!!! You have a penis growing in you!

Me: LMAO! Did I ever need that laugh! When are you off? [I asked so she can come register with me, if she wanted... maybe Target or Wal*Mart]

Darien: LOL IDK this is so exciting now I can buy stuff!

Me: Me too! I'm gonna need a bunch of clothes, considering all my girl friends have girls!

Darien: No problem I'm gonna buy all the cute stuff

Me: I'd expect nothing less of Auntie Darien :-) She has good taste!

Darien: I'm gonna be called an aunty?? OMG this is the happiest day of my life

Me: Duh!!

Darien: LOL

First, she had me laughing about a "penis growing inside of me" and then I make her day. Let me tell you, the way the morning started, this was a great conversation...funny too and I thought I would share with you guys

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Drum Roll Please. . .

Today was the big day...

I woke up late, but on time, for my first appointment, the check up. All was well. I am exactly my pre pregnancy weight... more on that in my survey, to follow.

I'm telling you an impatient person and a 4:30 appointment do not go well... I didn't get out of the first appointment until after 12, but that's because I needed to take the second part of my blood test [AFP?]. I came home, talked to my mom a bit, showered, and waited for my sister... She got here and we met Will at Panera, when he was off. I drank the liter of water and some Dr. Pepper. Man did I ever have to pee! Showed up to my second appointment... and waited...

The tech did the medical part first, before Will and my sister were able to come in. During this time, the baby tried sucking it's thumb... it was too cute... then the time came... boy or girl?

It's a BOY!

I'm pretty excited. So is everyone else. Will really wanted a girl, but there's always next time... not the near future, but the future for sure.

Here's my Pregnancy Survey:

How far along? 19 weeks, 1 day

Total weight gain/loss: First I lost like 10 pounds, and gained some back... I am now back at my pre-pregnancy weight... Doctor isn't worried, she says the rate I am going, I'll probably gain 10 pounds and it'll be fine because the baby is growing. I am almost half way through so that's good.

Maternity clothes? Love my shorts... still fit in shirts.
Stretch marks? Just the ones I already had

Sleep: Still can't complain, I wake up to pee, that's it

Best moment this week: I felt the baby move and found out we're having a boy!

Movement: I finally felt it... so did Will!

Food cravings: Olives, had some in Vegas and was more than satisfied. I also got my hoy dog and pretzle!

Gender: Boy! <3
Labor Signs: Absolutely NOT thank you very much

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? No wedding ring, but my Promise Ring still fits.

What I miss: Nothing, for the moment!

What I am looking forward to: Registering and shopping!

Weekly Wisdom: I don't feel all to wise yet - or at least wise enough to be sharing wisdom. But I will say I've learned to go to bed when tired and not stay up too late.

Milestones: Me actually believing I was having a baby... Although no movement, seeing the ultrasound and that the baby looked like a baby, made me feel a whole lot better and a whole bunch more excited.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Some Words & A Survey

Man my legs hurt... Of course I read today on my "What to Expect" App that that's one of the downsides of pregnancy... Cramps in the legs and what not... Lucky me =) I know, I know it'll all be worth it in the end. Nothing much to report. I did dream a couple days ago that I had a girl... we shall see in 8 days! Until then, I;m ocunting down the days [2] until we head to Vegas and I get my Sonic Dogs!

Pregnant Survey

How far along? 18 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: First I lost like 10 pounds, but now according to the scale, I have gained 3. I'm not complaining since they want me to only gain 20lbs total - ha!

Maternity clothes? Sadly, I can barely fit in my shorts, so I have now resorted to the comfy maternity shorts I purchased in May. I still, however, can fit in my shirts - Bras are a whole other story, gonna need to go get bigger ones SOON!

Stretch marks? Just the ones I already had

Sleep: I can't really complain...yet I do occasionally wake up and pee, but sometimes I don't.

Best moment this week: Coming a week closer to finding out what we're having

Movement: I am not quite sure, but not concerned. I know once they come, I'll enjoy them!
Food cravings: Last week I wanted Red Vines... I can't get enough of Nectarines, I'd like a soft pretzle and I really really want a hot dog [that'll be fulfilled Wednesday]

Gender: we find out in 8 days!!!! Personally, I have a feeling it's a girl... I didn't care at first, but I am now leaning toward a girl... and Will really wants a girl.

Labor Signs: Absolutely NOT thank you very much

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? No wedding ring, but my Promise Ring still fits.

What I miss: hot dogs, iced tea [yes I drink in moderation, but it's not the same], and tuna [the other option I have to eat at work]

What I am looking forward to: regular movement that Will [and those will belly touching privileges] can feel - and of course, knowing what we are having!!!

Weekly Wisdom: I don't feel all to wise yet - or at least wise enough to be sharing wisdom. But I will say I've learned to go to bed when tired and not stay up too late.

Milestones: Me actually believing I was having a baby... Although no movement, seeing the ultrasound and that the baby looked like a baby, made me feel a whole lot better and a whole bunch more excited.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Weekly Update.

I know I said I would update AT LEAST once a week... Apparently, I forgot one this week, but in my defense, it's Sunday, the last day of the week =)

I hit 17 weeks this week and am becoming more and more eager to meet this little one in me. I know it's early and s/he still needs time to "bake," but I officially think excitement has hit me. I had a Dr's appointment to check on how things were going and I got to have and ultrasound... The baby LOOKS like a baby now! I haven't felt any movement, or so I think I haven't... But it's ok, I know it's coming and when it comes, I know it's not going to stop =)

Work Vent: I feel Panera is starting to slowly kill me... not literally, but it is becoming draining. I am one of the bakery openers [the other one is also pregnant; a month or so behind me] and it's becoming more and more hard to wake up at 4, be at work by 5, slave [LOL], and get off by 1:30, to go home and take a nap. It just seems like I am draining my day. I am thinking of changing my schedule in like a month. I would like to get more sleep in the morning, I know it won't last once baby comes, but I will have more energy at work. I know that'll take more time out of my day, but I think the nap takes a lot out too. I wake up tired and feeling like there's nothing to do. Changing my schedule is just a thought right now. I am sure I will do it in a month or 2. It's a lot of work to get done by 6:30 in the morning... Work that'll be hard to get done, when there's a belly in my way... Work that requires a lot of bending, that in turn is taking a real toll on my back. I know I can fix my back pains with Tylenol, but I am trying to take it when ABSOLUTELY necessary. So far I haven't taken any. Thankfully, I am managing to not care so much... meaning I am not stressing... I am going with the flow.

Thank you for taking the time to read my work vent =) I know it's a lot of babble and it is my choice to be working, but I feel I have no other choice. If our society would hire pregnant women I would be good. I feel I can't look for a job until after I have the baby, which I will be looking for. I am going to need a higher paying job with a more consistent schedule so we are able to have a schedule for baby. I am not prepared to send my baby with just anyone. So baby care is on my list of things to figure out.

Aso, this week, Will and I made a list of people to invite to the baby shower and let me tell you, it's a long one. Thankfully, we found a place big enough, and willing to help us out, to accommodate all these people. I mean we know not everyone will come, but there's still going to be a lot.

Oh AND... we've come to the conclusion that this baby is going to be one spoiled baby <3

Tomorrow: My goal is to have a post and start a survey for you. I don't think I will be posting a picture yet.. Maybe at 5 months [which is in 2 weeks, 1 day]. I feel I am starting to show a little, but another part of me just thinks it's fat LOL...

PS, on Sunday someone asked me if I was expecting... so apparently, I am showing a little...I just think it all depends on what I am wearing

PSS, the countdown to my Anatomy Scan is here... 9 days left until we find out what we're having!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In love.

A few months ago at work, a customer came in with THE cutest diaper bag I've seen... AND it was a backpack. I told myself that whenever I have a baby, I'd want something cute like that. It looked handmade, so I was thinking it's on Etsy. I kinda, put that off to the side though. However, with my planning ways, I realized I haven't picked out a diaper bag and figured that would be the hardest... until now!

My friend Diana, who's also expecting, posted on Facebook today how she got her diaper bag and loves it. I suggested she post pics, you know 'cause inquiring moms want to know =) She posted a pic from the website... I Google-d the brand and BOOM, I found the cute bag!! I love it:

I want it and am now VERY determined to get one! Maybe not the one in my pic, but it makes me more eager to find out the sex of our baby!

Have a good one <3

Monday, July 4, 2011

16 Weeks

Happy 4th of July! I'm 16 weeks today =)

I can't wait to feel some sort of movement...

What I have done is super prepare myself...I've picked out things to put on my registry... I chose Classic Pooh and Winne the Pooh items, gotta keep it gender neutral right now =) But I want to be prepared. I want to know what we could possibly be spending. When we find out what we're having, I will be registering shortly after.

Have a good one!