Wednesday, 29 January 2014

12 Weeks!

When I first found out that I was pregnant, I decided that I would like to track my pregnancy through documenting everything I do and making it into a book for my baby to see when they get older. I may or may not think that it's because I'd like to look back on these wonderful moments as well :) Throughout the last couple of weeks, I've been feeling as if my belly is changing. It probably isn't changing to anyone but me. So I started Googling to see what other baby bumps would look like at weeks 9, 10, 11 etc on other fellow pregnant ladies. Thank goodness for Pinterest. I came across many pictures of ways to document my growing belly and my pregnancy. Big thanks to Pinterest and giving me the inspiration to do this!

Since I just announced my pregnancy, I felt comfortable starting to take these photos. Here I go!

How far along: 12 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 9 pounds gained (this would be due to my contribution of starches and carbs that I could only stomach during those wonderful weeks of nauseousness) 
Maternity clothes: Bought a belly band to help with the uncomfortable work pants that I have to work on day shift. Mostly yoga pants and tights when I'm not at work because I'm bloated more than I've ever experienced before.
Stretch Marks: No, Thank god!
Best moments this week: Paul and I got to see our little growing baby during my first ultrasound this week. Saw the baby "throw it's hands up, like the ceiling can't hold it". But seriously... how cute is that, seeing your baby show you some moves during your first viewing? What a beautiful show off :) This Mumma is proud.
Miss anything: Coffee. I used to have 2+ cups a day. Then one magical day at work before nausea set in I couldn't even finish my morning coffee. I threw it out before even finishing it! Ever since then it's grossed me out. Now I just don't care to try to have a cup. I miss you coffee! See you in 6 months!
Movement: "They" say that you won't be able to feel the baby move until later on in the pregnancy. But late at night when I'm working the night shift, I've felt something flutter in my stomach. Could be gas? Yes, but it's sweeter to think I just may be more "in tuned" with my body and actually felt the babe. 
Food Cravings: Nothing crazy that makes me drive out in the bloody cold to get a taste of. I do prefer to have fruit and juice over chocolate though! (weird for me to say, I know!)
Have you started to show yet: Just the bloating I'm experiencing in the evening. 

Here's our beautiful baby. 

Growing our Baby

It's been a while since I had a post and there's a very good reason for it. I've been growing a baby!! :) I'm the worst secret keeper and I always thought that I would just drop hints in my posts rather than keeping it to myself. So THAT's why I was MIA. Here's the beginning of our pregnancy story!

Paul and I have been working on different shifts for the last 5 months so we were looking forward to having almost 4 weeks off together for our honey moon. We spent a week away at a Sandals resort in St Johns, Antigua in the bright sun on the gorgeous beaches. It was one of the best resorts that we have ever been to! We initially wanted to take off to somewhere across the world for our honey moon with all the time that we took off from work. I wanted Thailand, he wanted Australia. Both sounded amazing! However planning a wedding, then a trip across the world (not to mention the flight that would take one day to get there and another day to get back) and planning what we would do while we were there just wasn't something that we we up to. I know what you're thinking.... losers! But it's true. We just didn't have the mojo to do it. We started looking at beautiful relaxing resorts that neither him or I had been to before and just relax and spend time together. Eating, drinking, relaxing, reading, soaking up the sun and our new marriage. We were in honeymoon bliss! Life is good.

We had already spoke about when we'd like to start planning for a family. Anytime after our honeymoon sounded good to me! Well hey, I wanted to enjoy our nice trip sans pregnant belly! HAHA! So it wasn't until after we arrived home from our wonderful trip, while I was driving to a facial appointment when I started to feel some irregular heart beats. I'm no stranger to fainting spells and these palpations reminded me of how I would feel before I would faint. I got a little nervous feeling them, but nothing else would happen other than these crazy heart beats! Continuing on my drive to the appointment, I noticed that I was starting to get an extra amount of saliva in my mouth! What's with all this spit? Luckily I had some water with me, I tried to wash back all the saliva I was now experiencing. Thoughts started flooding my head of what these symptoms could mean. So I did what any nervous person would do....I Googled it!

Google tends to be the hypochondriacs devil, but it actually made me feel a lot better about what these symptoms could mean. Both were listed as early symptoms of pregnancy. Could that be? Could I really be pregnant? Ah I was just over the moon reading this on my cell phone. But before I would confirm that, Google also showed that I couldn't confirm that I was pregnant for another 2 1/2 weeks! Whaaaaaat? I need to wait? Oh c'mon! So I did the only thing that I could do. Tell Paul that I think I'm pregnant :)

Oh bless Paul. He's the ying to my yang. He mellows me out when I'm flying high as a kite. Needless to say that when I got home and told him what I experienced and what I believed to be true based on Google facts, he tried to get me to see that it could be a number of things and to not get my hopes up that I'm pregnant (incase I wasn't). "Nooooo you don't get it. I really think I must be pregnant Paul. If I'm not, then something is seriously wrong with me" And these symptoms continued throughout the next couple weeks.

On Friday November 29th, my siblings and I had purchased tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs VS the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo for my dad's birthday. My brother and I were going to head there with my dad, to drink at the game and then hit up the bars at night. We got a hotel to spend the night so we were able to not have to worry about how we were getting home that night. Now seeing that I was starting to get the sneaking suspicion that I was pregnant, I wouldn't necessarily feel right about pounding back beers and getting drunk while I was possibly growing a baby inside me. So I waited until the first possible day that I could to try and take a pregnancy test. I woke up that morning at 6am and rushed into the washroom to take one of the 2 tests that came in my pack. After waiting the 2 minute wait period, I saw a faint + sign. Was I seeing this right? A + sign? Any + sign means it's positive. I AM PREGNANT!!!

I rushed back into the bedroom and woke Paul up by saying to him "I'm pregnant!! I took the test and I really am pregnant!!" He kisses me and says "I always knew you were!" Haha what a stinker!

So there you have it.... The day I found out I was pregnant. Here we go on one of the most exciting and nerve wrecking times in our life, the months leading to our first born, our beautiful Baby Koz.