Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Baby Butler is 10 weeks!!

10 weeks! Woo hoo!! 

Baby Growth: Peanut is growing!!

Picture of your developing baby

We have a sweet little grape on our hands!!

My Symptoms: The nausea seems to be subsiding SOME. Nighttime has still been the worst, and I’m sure that’s because I haven’t been eating very well at night. (I do eat a healthy breakfast- better than nothing, right?.) I’m also still completely EXHAUSTED, which has been an adjustment because I’m used to being a “go-go-go” person!

The only other thing I’m really noticing (besides my skin breaking out) is my hormones are a little wild. I have about ZERO patience….and I mean ZERO! I am super easily annoyed right now. I’m trying to be aware of it so I’m not rude and snappy…I don’t like being around those kinds of people, so I certainly don’t want to be one! And although I do believe hormones are VERY real, I definitely don’t think of them as an excuse either.

We also flew to Texas this weekend and had a FABULOUS time!!! The flight out was pretty rough, but I felt phenomenal the rest of the trip- the best I have felt yet, actually!! (woo hoo!) We went for an Advocare training at corporate….and goodness, it was SUCH confirmation that we are a part of the right company! I truly love EVERYTHING about the company!!


Spark fountains….yes, please!


Weight: I’m still up about 4-5 pounds (which isn’t too bad after our anniversary trip to the mountains and LOTS of yummy, yummy indulgences!), but can definitely feel my body changing.  I’m noticing that everything is softer, more plump, and wider. Clothes are definitely getting tighter…mostly in the waist. I typically have to undo my pants when I’m sitting for prolonged periods. I feel good about all the changes though. It’s SO cool to me to know my body is preparing for this little miracle! And I have NO worries about getting it off after the baby is born…

Gender: Still debating! We have a while to make a decision. We already have a girl name but are having a tough time coming up with a boy name. I’ve always thought I wanted a boy first, but after doing some serious analysis and thought about families I know with girls as the oldest, I’m almost leaning toward that as a preference. Honestly though, we don’t care either way. We want a few, so I’m sure we’ll end up having at least one of each at some point. As long as the baby is healthy, we are happy!

Maternity Clothes: I had the first person ask me if I’m pregnant the other night at Home Depot!! WHAT?!?! How the HECK did she know that?? I was wearing a hoodie and had my phone, wallet, and keys all in the front pocket….I made sure to tell her that because I honestly don’t think my little belly is noticeable enough for someone to ask. BOLD, huh?? I had some friends hook me up with some maternity clothes and some Bella bands, so those bad boys will definitely be getting some good use soon.

Movement: Still nothing, but super excited for some little kicks! Had some little flutters last week, but I’m pretty sure that was just gas. Ha!

Sleep: Oh boy, not good. Everyone knows I am sleep queen…I love to sleep and don’t do well off lack of sleep. I haven’t really been napping, and I’m having a difficult time falling asleep and staying asleep. I’m ready to get back into yoga and think that will help.

Cravings: Apple butter! And waffles. But not together.

What I miss: Still missing workouts and missing the good sleep. I’m too tired to work out…and I know my body needs rest.

Work Outs: Didn’t happen.

Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: Jonathan rubs and kisses and loves on my belly all the time, and I just love it.

I also LOVED announcing the pregnancy on the blog and on FB…everyone was SO beyond sweet, encouraging, and excited!! I cannot even BELIEVE the awesome outpouring of phone calls, messages, texts, e-mails, comments, etc. It’s really special to be able to share and celebrate with so many people, and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the prayers already!

Oh, and we got to go hear the heartbeat again (on my precious mom’s birthday!)!!! It was so sweet. The doctor pointed out when the baby was moving because the heartbeat sounded very static-y (not a word, I know) when he would move! He said I probably wouldn’t feel the movement till about 19 or 20 weeks.

Questions/Concerns: None about the baby yet. Praying often and thinking positive has helped a lot when it comes to thoughts about the baby. My only issue is my skin. YUCK! It’s awful. I’ve always had trouble skin. Thankfully the Melasma is under control and the discoloration isn’t too bad, but I’m breaking out like a teenager going through puberty. Sweet, huh?

Goals for next week: Same as before since I wasn’t so hot at hitting my week 9 goals….Take more naps. Try to squeeze in some walks. Drink more water. Eat more veggies.

Thoughts: I am ABSOLUTELY blown away by all the responses to our big announcement! I mean FLOORED!!! Everyone has been over-the-top kind, supportive, encouraging, loving, and excited for us. We are SO thankful for every word of congratulations from both the blog, FB, friends, etc. I mean it….you guys are the best. I cried and cried (tears of joy yesterday) in awe of the sweet outpouring….I kept telling Jon over and over how incredibly blessed we are. He already knows, but I just couldn’t get over it. So THANK you for making my week and helping celebrate this precious gift with us.



Suget said...

I am beyond excited for you guys! Whooo hoo!
Congratulations you two!

I miss the on and off napping part of the pregnancy. haha

Emily said...

i get bloated in the beginning of dies down some so you may just be bloated! it wouldn't surprise me if you start to be able to button your pants least for awhile ;)

i prefer boy first. i mean i have a boy first so i'm biased but i LOVE that he'll be britt's protector and that she can date his friends haha ;)

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh....I was 10 weeks yesterday!! Due May 14 :) CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!! And I am right there with you...flat out exhausted ALL THE TIME and pretty nauseous most days. Hoping in the next few weeks we both start feeling better! Have you started reading any good books? I read Belly Laughs and of course I have What to Expect, which I read a chapter every few weeks. Congrats again!!

Kelly said...

If I can give you one piece of advice- take a belly photo every week. It is absolutely amazing the beautiful changes our bodies go through to prepare for these little miracles. It is so fun to look back and see the differences (see my posts called "bumpdates"). I know pregnancy can also do some weird stuff to us, but I swear I have never felt more gorgeous and womanly than with my big ol' belly ;)

Lauren said...

I just now saw that you were pregnant!! :) Congrats!! So exciting!


Kae said...

Love this still soooo excited for you :)

Maggie said...

I'm just catching up on the past couple weeks of your blog -- ahh!! Congratulations! I just know you will make a fantastic mother. That baby will be so loved :) I can't wait to read about this next chapter xo

Lauren said...

Congrats on this exciting news!! A friend recommended your blog and I am so glad she did:-) We are right there with ya with first baby excitement, except we just hit 13 weeks! Oh, and we call our little one Peanut too!

Katie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy for y'all! :) I thought being pregnant was just the most amazing experience...almost out-of-body in a way. I hope all goes well for you over the next several months!