Friday, November 27, 2015

Baby Boy Updates - 4-14 Weeks

4 - 10 Weeks

I spent the past two days worrying that I'm pregnant.  I can't sleep, can't eat and haven't told anyone.  Today I told Ian at lunch and he said I need to just take a test, because there is no way I could be pregnant.  Seriously he said "no way."  I agreed, I needed to put my mind at ease and I had a weekend of fun planned for my birthday.

Took a test, found out I'm pregnant at 37.  Spent my birthday weekend feeling like an old, pregnant lady.  Can't believe this is all happening again, just can't believe it.  We have so many trips planned this month, I had birthday plans and was so happy with my rockin' bod that I worked so hard on (ha, but for reals!), it was just so unexpected and such crazy timing.

Lemon, Ian and I traveled to Disneyland, then a couple of weeks later Lemon and I went to Oregon with my mom.  I started to feel pretty tired around 6 weeks and by 8 weeks I was dead tired.  I never got sick, but felt nauseous and wore my Sea Bands religiously.  I started eating a ton of food, every time I felt sick I would eat, and gained 8 pounds in 8 weeks, a pound a week.  I look like I'm 6 months pregnant.

My napping spot at school (in the yoga room next door)!

We went to the store and bought sausages and rice for lunch (because I usually eat salami and goat cheese, both off limits now), and beef jerky for snacks.  It only took about a week before all of these sounded disgusting to me and I couldn't even open my fridge at school because of the smell.  Now I eat organic hot dogs, hummus, baked chips for lunch; and peanut butter on a rice cake is my fave breakfast food (along with my normal Lara bar).  I used to be able to eat a Lara bar and last all day, man those days are over.  Now, when I'm hungry, I'm starving!!

I went to the doctor at 8 weeks, with my best friend, Christine, because Ian forgot to call in a sub at work.  We cracked up when we saw the baby on the ultrasound, it was just so unbelievable.  I spent a good part of these early weeks in shock, dismay, worry and just kept eating so I wouldn't barf (if you know me, you know I hate to throw up).  These weeks went by in a blur, and I knew secretly to not get too attached because loss can happen, and was just trying to process it all.  After seeing our baby on the ultrasound, though, it felt more real, and I started to get more excited, I think Ian did too.

I told my dad early, at 5 weeks and my mom before our trip to Oregon (at 8 weeks).

11 Weeks

Miranda, who is 18 weeks pregnant, gave me my doppler back today (I bought it on eBay for my last pregnancy and loved hearing Lemon's heartbeat every night before bed).  I thought it was a long shot, but I tried to find the baby's heartbeat.  I found it!  Music to my ears, so exciting.  I sent a video of the doppler to my close friends and my brother and sister-in-law.  We saw Ian's mom and sister the next night and told them too, they were so excited!  I think everyone was as surprised as us at the news.  I would have loved to have waited to tell everyone at the same time, in a big, fun reveal but man, I already look super pregnant.  Ha.

We told Lemon, officially, even though she's heard a lot of talk about babies lately (everyone is pregnant!).  She was SO excited to be a big sister!  It is also awesome that Season 2 of Daniel Tiger came out on Netflix, and the first 3 episodes are all about how his mom is having a baby, perfect timing.  She's obsessed, and I'm happy she has the show to kind of explain things to her.  Such a good show for kids!  Everyone is getting more used to the idea and we are all getting super excited to meet this baby!

12 Weeks

We went to the doctor today and saw our baby in 2D and 3D.  The ultrasound tech couldn't tell us if it was a boy or a girl, too early she said, but later I went to a lab to get the blood test for Downs Syndrome and to find out the gender.  I was so excited to find out and thought for sure they'd let us know in a couple of days, turned out we waited 7!  The longest week of my life!

I went back to prenatal yoga this week, my first time since I was pregnant with Lemon!  There is a different teacher and the class wasn't super challenging, but I was out of breath halfway through and realized that I need to start working out more - yoga regularly again and walking on the treadmill.  Now that I'm feeling better it's just a must!  Ugh.

My mom and Joe bought Lemon a big girl bed this week and we moved the crib out of her room, and built it.  It sure was bittersweet but knowing another baby will be in that crib just blows my mind.  So fun!

13 Weeks

The doctor called today to tell us what we were having, but I didn't see the phone call pop up on my phone (after being crazy about checking my phone for the past 7 days!).  I called Ian in his classroom to come up to mine, when I saw that I had a voicemail from them, and we listened to the message together.  The nurse said that our baby tested negative for Downs and was a baby boy!  Then, I may have cried because I was not prepared for that news (I have SO much baby girl stuff!).  Later, I started to get excited about seeing what a baby boy would look like and act like, and about the bond between a mama and her son.  I hear boys just love their mamas and I already have a mama's girl (who sometimes I have to bribe to let me snuggle!).  I can't wait to see the bond between a sister and a brother, or just a sibling bond in general - something I've never experienced myself.

Ian came to my room, later that day, with a list of the craziest baby boy names, including such gems as Ghost, Spirit and Ace.  I had also been making a list of my own, too funny that we both went right to work trying to think of names for a boy, it's tough!  For a girl - Peach Rose, for a boy - we have no idea.

Sent a picture of my expanding belly to my besties.  It looks fairly normal in the morning but after lunch, it grows!

I think we are eventually going to keep Lemon's room the baby boy's room, and then re-do Ian's man room as Lemon's new "big girl" room.  Of course we had to plan some sort of house renovation for this pregnancy, just like our last one (we painted the outside of the house), we can't just relax.  Lemon is excited about her room and I hope to post the transformation here.  So, I had to start planning out baby boy's room, using the existing aqua color for the walls:

I like the idea of a wall map, like making it an "adventure" room:

After hearing the boy news, we thought we had to do an attic overhaul because I knew that I had bags and bags of girl clothes stored up there.  Little did I know how many!  15 bags/boxes of clothes/toys - it was unbelievable.  Apparently I am a baby clothes' hoarder.  I sorted them out, kept what I could (girl clothes are definitely not "gender neutral") and ended up giving 5 bags to my good friend Miranda (Jonah's mom) because she's having a girl this time around.  It was sad but necessary, gotta just let go and start over!  Here's to some new boy clothes!

14 Weeks

Everything is all baby all the time around here.  When Lemon first heard talk of babies (from Miranda's pregnancy) she started carrying around her "baby" every day and named her baby Grape.  From that moment on, baby Grape hasn't left her side and she even snuggles her every night while she sleeps (it is so dang cute!).  She dresses her, feeds her, must find her when she's lost and wants to play with all her babies and change their diapers.  I just love it.

Do you see baby Grape?

Lemon constantly asks me "Can I see your baby?" and wants to see my tummy.  She gently pushes her baby brother down because "he's standing up" and gives him kisses.  She talks about what they will do together and what a mess he will make, and also how much he will cry.  She wants him to sleep in her bed with her and get bunk beds too.  And to think, I may never have experienced all of this - this awesome sibling planning and excited-ness - it is the absolute BEST.  Melts my heart.

She has called him a myriad of names, including Tootie, Grape, Blue and in this video she calls him Bluie.  :)

Cara over at A Pocket Full of Posey made us these cute shirts for our pregnancy reveal next week.  I love them!!  (Read more about her shop here.)  I can't wait for you to see it!!  :)

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  1. My friend recently names her child Atlas , her baby shower theme was maps and such , & I love lemons baby name Grape lol

  2. I'm so excited for you guys!! And you're right, there is a special bond with a mama and her boy-it's like getting a new little boyfriend!