Thursday, June 24, 2010

Baby Watch -- Week 10

Apparently I will be posting on Thursdays, that seems to be the trend so far.

So, week 10 has been all about the hormones. Oh my word, the tears. I have fought them all week, but unfortunately had a small incident today when I couldn't hold them back anymore.

Hate the hormones. My hormones have always been very sensitive and this baby is kicking them into high gear. UGH!

Oh well, hopefully it will subside. I just hope I can handle postpartum without problems (see, the hormones have me worrying about something months down the road).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baby Watch -- 9 Weeks

I better write this today because I will be 10 weeks tomorrow! You really didn't think I would post every Monday, like I said did you? Sorry if I disappointed you!

Maybe it is for the better though because if I wrote this blog on Sunday I would have told you I was not having any symptoms of being pregnant at all (which did worry me a bit). I was very busy all weekend and never felt tired. I was actually full of energy.

However, Tuesday hit and boy have I been tired! Being tired has been about my only symptom of pregnancy so far, except for a little bit of breast tenderness. I am lucky that I have not had to deal with any illness. I notice being slightly nauseous when I get hungry. I must eat every 2 to 3 hours or else that odd feeling hits me. Which, eating every 2 to 3 hours isn't too hard, it is making sure I eat healthy that is hard.

I am off to go for a walk before it gets too warm out today. An occasional walk seems to be boost my energy level (sometimes) and make me feel like I'm being healthy. And I need to feel healthy because those Little Debbie Fudge Rounds I may eat after I walk sure won't make me feel that way.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Perty by Thirty Hiatus

I've made it Facebook official, now it's time to make it blog official.

Perty by Thirty is going to be taking a hiatus and possible name change to Perty by 31 1/2 because (drum roll please).....


I am due to have baby #2 on January 14, 2011. A bit of a belated 30th birthday present (since my birthday is next month), but I am beyond thrilled!

My plan is to post here weekly about my pregnancy progress as I was (kinda) doing with Perty by Thirty. However, we will call it Baby Watch 2011 (watch, I'll have this baby on 12/31/10...which is fine, it will be a tax write off and will share my grandmother's birthday!).

So, for my first edition of Baby Watch 2011.

I'm 8 weeks along and so far have not been free from pregnancy drama. My pregnancy with Hoss was relatively uneventful except for a couple falls and borderline gestational diabetes (left untreated). His birth began the fun with his breach 10 pound body requiring a c-section and the fun hasn't stopped yet.

I'm hoping being 100 pounds lighter will give me a benefit to prevent another c-section and 10 pound baby. That is my goal so far!

My first lab work test showed low Hcg levels. After 3 more tests and an ultrasound, my body has finally decided to do what it is supposed to -- correctly. Other than a small blood clot behind the placenta, which my body is supposed to absorb itself, all is well.

I got to see my cute little alien baby at 7 weeks and its healthy heart beating strongly. I am scheduled for another ultrasound on July 2nd at 12 weeks.

I've had to be cautious with how much I do with this pregnancy. That is so odd. I had no restrictions with Hoss, but I have noticed I have cramping and mild spotting if I even stand on my feet for an hour. That has lessened a lot, but it is enough to keep me sitting still more often. Plus, I kinda like the excuse to be lazy! :)

Our faith has kept our hopes alive that we will get to be parents of another baby one day and our faith is helping us to believe and pray this baby will be perfect, just like our Hoss.

We are so excited to be starting this journey again!