"For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord..." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Still looking more as if I've enjoyed a few too many cartons of ice cream rather than looking like I'm pregnant.  The bump watch continues...

How Far?: 17 weeks 5 Days (at time of photo)

Baby Size: approx. 5 ounces and 5 inches (head to rump) About the size of a turnip.

Gender: Still unknown but we will know SOON! (hopefully!)

Movement: I am still not sure if what I am feeling is actual "movement" but I have felt something.

Sleep: Gotta love my new pillow!! I also don't get up as often to pee which has helped a great deal. I do, however, feel as if I am more tired when I'm waking up than I was before when I was having a difficult time sleeping. Weird!

Maternity Clothes: Believe it or not, the dress pictured above is NOT a maternity dress. I still haven't purchased any maternity clothes and am still just wearing everything in my wardrobe that is the least restricting as possible.

Symptoms: Just when I thought the headaches were gone for good... UGH!!! No fun! Let's hope they vanish completely within the next couple weeks as Dr. S predicts. I have also found my energy level less than adequate or less than what it has been. I think I can also attribute the depleting energy to the Florida humidity gracing us with its presence over the last week or so. And I do NOT foresee the humidity to be going anywhere (but getting worse) anytime in the near future, unfortunately!

Aversions: Still none.

Cravings: Still sweets and fruit (watermelon and pineapple in particular).

What I miss:  Just in the past few days, I have really wanted sushi. :(

Feelings toward pregnancy: Holy Moly... We're having a BABY!!!!

Best moment(s) of this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat at our appointment on Friday. Amazing!!!! And Dr. Sweet saying we can come back in 2 weeks (instead of waiting until our next appointment... in a month) to find out what it is!! Our anatomy ultrasound is scheduled for Wednesday (5/29) afternoon. CAN'T WAIT!!!!

What I am looking forward to this week: Every nap I can squeeze in!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sweet 16

Not the best picture as far as showing the bump but, I can assure you there wasn't a big change from the previous weeks.  

How Far?: 16 weeks 4 days (at time of photo)

Baby Size: 4.5 inches long (head to rump) and 3.5 ounces (the size of an avocado)

Gender: Still don't know. We will schedule our anatomy sonogram at our next appointment, Friday.

Movement: I'm still not sure if what I am feeling is the baby, gas or digestion so I'm going to say, no.

Sleep: I have begun an evening routine of falling asleep and waking up twice to use the bathroom. After the 2nd time, I haven't been able to fall back to sleep. That was until my darling husband bought me the most amazing pregnancy pillow (for Mother's Day). Now, I feel like I could sleep for days! Gotta love him!!!

Maternity Clothes: Still haven't bought any but I will say, the looser the (regular) clothes, the better right now.

Symptoms: Still headaches every few days, although I didn't have one the entire weekend while we were at the beach. As soon as I got home (and started to think about work) the headache returned. Coincidence? I think not. I also have been feeling quite tired again the last few days. Could be from having a busy weekend or just the fact that I am growing a human inside of me. :)

Aversions: Nothing really.

Cravings: Still sweets (root beer in particular) and cold, fresh fruit! YUM!!!!

What I will miss about being pregnant: (nearly) Perfectly clear skin.

Feelings toward pregnancy: I am so very lucky to have it as easy as I have to this point. Soaking up every minute of this time!!

Best moments of this week: As I mentioned in last week's post, one of my best friends was coming to town with her husband and baby girl. We had a great weekend at the beach. It was so much fun watching her 16 month old and thinking we will be able to have family weekends at the beach very soon. I just hope and pray our little peanut is half as good as Miss Abigail!! Such an angel!

What I am looking forward to this week: Our next OB appointment and scheduling our anatomy scan (hopefully for sooner rather than later). We won't have an ultrasound at this one but it will be great to hear Baby L's little heart beat again.

Monday, May 6, 2013

15 Down (almost)... 25 to go

No 14 week pic as I promised. :( For some reason, I really don't like the "selfie" bump pictures (usually taken in the mirror in a bathroom). And with Cozart's crazy schedule and the dogs unable to figure out how to use the camera (they keep telling me it's their lack of thumbs... excuses!) it can be challenging to get in a photo before the week is up. So here is the 15 week photo and as you can tell, not much has changed so missing a week at this stage, doesn't really seem like that big of a deal anyway. Perhaps, the next pic will also be in something other than my post day of errands, cleaning, laundry and dog walking attire. 

Not much of a change in 2 weeks.

I am stealing the following format from a fellow blogger (Thanks Kristin!). 

How Far?: 15 weeks 4 days (at the time of the photo)

Baby Size: 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs about 2.5 ounces. About the size of an apple.

Gender: Still don't know and our next opportunity to find out is about 5 weeks away. Can't wait!!! Cozart is DYING for a boy, I just want a healthy baby but my intuition tells me it's a girl. Only time will tell...

Movement: None yet. 

Sleep: I seem to have acquired the most annoying case of restless leg syndrome, making falling asleep a major challenge. Once I am asleep, I sleep very soundly until I have to pee or a crazy dream wakes me.

Maternity Clothes: none yet but I have definitely worn a few items of my regular clothing for the last time. I have gained almost 10lbs already (YIKES!!!!) so I know the wardrobe line up change is in my very near future. 

Symptoms: mild cramping and stretching sensations. Headaches! 

Aversions: Not much really however, we had pasta the other night and I just couldn't choke it down. 

Cravings: I've always had a pretty serious sweet tooth and it has just gotten worse times 1000! (hence the 10lb weight gain) I also want ice or ice cold water ALL THE TIME! 

What I miss: Hot yoga

Feelings toward pregnancy: I am just overwhelmingly thankful I've had it relatively easy thus far. Although, I am still somewhat in denial that there is really a baby in there. 

Best moments of this week: At least once a week I am overwhelmed with the realization that we are going to soon be a family of 3 (or 7 including our zoo). I don't recall what triggered the realization this week but I always love day dreaming about it when those times do come. Oh and I was also, finally, able to get Cozart to look (briefly) at a list of names. For those of you who don't know, Cozart wants a Junior (UGH!) and he doesn't even want to entertain the possibility of having a daughter instead of a son. In his mind, there is no point in looking at names because he truly believes it's a boy and his name will be Cozart Collier (PERIOD... no discussion needed. THE KING OF THE CASTLE HAS SPOKEN!) 

What am I looking forward to in the next week: One of my best friends in the whole world (who also happens to be pregnant but due in July) and her husband and daughter are coming to visit and we'll be spending, what I hope to be a beautiful weekend, at the beach. I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!! 

That's all for now... Have a great week!