Monday, December 29, 2008

Holy Holidays!!

Man-Oh-Man did the holidays do a damper on the scale this past week! OMG! I weighed like last Sunday and weighed 1x0 pounds (not telling the exact number!) and then this morning I weighed again, b/c I was worried b/c I have to go to the doctor on Friday and don't want to be a complete fatty, and it was 1x4 pounds! That's 4 pounds in like a week! I better start watching my food intake better, but I can't help I'm totally addicted to CHEESE, every shape and form and flavor - I love it all!

But I have to admit I've been slacking on the whole exercise front; I did well at first with Pre-Natal Yoga and walking, but haven't really done much in the past 6-8 weeks (except enjoying FOOD obviously!). However, my New Year's Resolution is to start walking again at least every other day. I know I'm going to have to start slow though b/c my poor heart feels like it's beating a million miles a minute anyway-they say at this point my heart is having to work 40-50% more then usual just to support the pregnancy, but still the couple times I have walked in the past month or so I get so out of breath so quickly and my heart just pounds, so I know i have to be careful and take it slow, but hopefully that will help! I mean it has too-right? It's got to be better then sitting on my rear-end everynight watching TV and watching myself get bigger!

So there it is-my new plan, but I'm not starting until Thursday! Haha! Real motivated, huh...


Tuesday, December 23, 2008


That's right, Jenny and Michelle totally jinxed me last weekend. We had a holiday party in Chanute on Saturday night and the girls were like, "Oh let me see your belly!" So I go there isn't much to see - refer to the 16 week pictures - but I went ahead and showed them what I had. Then they proceeded to say, "Oh you can't even tell!" to which I agreed.

Sunday morning... I wake up and go to the bathroom and look in the mirror and there is this "thing" and this "thing" is definitely sticking out much farther then it was yesterday. I thought, "Oh, its just me." But then Chris was like, "Hey, you are starting to get a little baby belly!" Huh, he noticed maybe it's real?! I've been debating all week whether I'm just full or if it's really there?! - I think it's there, or at least starting to be there.

So THANKS Jenny and people are starting to be able to tell. You mean, mean girls! Haha!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

16 Weeks!!

Here it is! 16 Weeks today! Yea! Nothing much has changed, I think I'm a little bigger?!? Everything I've been reading says that the next 3 weeks are HUGE growth weeks for the baby so hopefully 18 Weeks will be much different!! I've been feeling some stretching going on, but haven't really seen the results of that yet! It seems to be the worse at the end of the day; basically my belly button feels like it is being pulled apart?! I'm guessing/hoping that's normal! Haha!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Miss Addy Borjas!!

It's taken me awhile but here are some pictures of my brother, Derek and his wife, Adrianne's little girl! She is so cute!

Sorry the pictures are kind of zoomed out, but I couldn't do any editing on them? I guess b/c they were emailed to me? IDK!

I can say, Chris better get a lot more comfortable holding a baby - QUICK!! Haha!

Keep an eye out for out Baby Belly Picture #2 later this week!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

To Find Out...Or Not To Find Out...

That is the Question!!

So last week, we probably had 5 + people tell us they couldn't believe we were going to find out the sex of the baby and that we totally shouldn't do it. My reaction was, "Yeah, right - I'm finding out!" Chris agreed, but then a day later he was like, " you think we shouldn't find out what the baby is and wait?"


No way, this was the plan all along, and we ARE finding out! I have a friend that didn't find out and I know it was exciting, but I just can't do it! It'll still be exciting...I've decided we aren't telling the name, whenever we decide on one that is, so that will be a surprise for everyone else!! I'm just too much of a planner/organizer and I have to know what is going on like way in advance - even for a lunch date!

Not a whole lot else is new...just waiting to not be SO tired and I'm sick of this cold weather already!!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

14 Weeks!!

We are officially 14 weeks prego today! Yea, out of the first trimester finally! Whew!

We also had our monthly doctor's appointment today, the wait wasn't as bad as last time only about an hour (which is good compared to the hour and a half last time). The appointment was super quick: I got weighted - not happy, I gained 4 pounds in the last month making the grand total 8 pounds for the first trimester! I had my blood pressure taken 130 over 70, which I thought was a little on the high side, but they said it was still OK? Doctor listened to the heartbeat with the little doppler - it was 160 beats/minute, that is good! I had some blood drawn to test my thyroid levels again - they have totally tanked over the last 6 months so we are monitoring closely and probably increase my dosage of the hormone replacement...maybe that's why I've been SO tired!

So we go back on January 2nd and they will do the "Quad Screen" which is a blood test that looks for signs of Down's Syndrome, Spina Bifida (sp?), and Cerebral Palsy (sp?) I think?! Not sure on the last one...

Then after that we should get to find out what SEX the baby is! So I'm excited about step at a time!


Friday, November 28, 2008

Our First Virtual Baby Picture

Say hello to our little one! Haha! I'm not sure if I think it's cute or not and it definitely looks like a boy although it's supposed to be gender neutral!

I got it off the Volkswagon website, have you all seen those commercials with Brooke Shields and she is talking about everyone is getting pregnant so that they can buy the new VW Routan? Well they have this application on the website that lets you put in a picture on the mother and a picture of the father and it makes a baby... And this is what we got... Haha!

Those are definitely my eyes, but I'm not sure where the rest came from? Chris thought the baby was ugly, but then quickly followed up with, "But that's not what it's really going to look like!...Is it?" I couldn't decide whether to be upset with him or laugh... was he for real?! I doubt the baby is going to look like the picture, especially with that nice 30 year old man hair style!

But it's a cute idea! Here is the link to the website if anyone wants to play around with it:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Will it ever go away?

In the beginning it seemed like just seeing the "two lines" or the "pregnant" or the "+" on all 12 of the at home pregnancy tests we took (haha), automatically made me TIRED!! I was in bed by 8 o'clock every night. And I don't mean in bed watching TV, I mean in bed in a deep sleep! And normally I'm not a sleep complainer...I love sleeping, but pregnancy sleep isn't even worth it! Sure I'm asleep, but for only 2-3 hours at a time, then it's time to head to the bathroom to PEE! Grr...

So, even with all the extra sleep I'm getting I'm still not rested and I'm still tired 24/7. I wish my work had like a 20 minute power nap policy - maybe I should recommend that! Haha!

I thought it was wearing off around 9-10 weeks, but here in the last couple weeks it's back... so I sit here wondering... Will it ever go away? Will I ever be able to see 10 o'clock again?


Thursday, November 20, 2008

12 Weeks!!

And here it is...Our first "Baby Belly" Picture! This is actually 12 weeks and 1 day, but close enough!!

Notice poor George in the bottom corner...haha! He feels left out! He has been attached to me at the hip lately, I think he knows I have little baby in my belly. He has been sleeping with his head on my belly for about the past month or so, it's so strange! He never did it before?

My goal is to be able to wear these same black pants all the way through the pregnancy! They are super stretchy so we'll see, but a piece of me already knows it isn't going to happen! Haha!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Congratulations Nate and Kayla! They are having a GIRL...Tatum Grace Kirk! Yea! Nate and Kayla are our friends from Columbus, they were married in June and are about 6 weeks ahead of Chris and me with our due dates!

I have to admit, I'm a little jealous that they already seems like January is so far away and way too long to wait to find out what our little one will be! But I couldn't be happier for them! I'm extremely excited b/c our little ones will automatically have one friend in the world AND Kayla and I will get to have many "play dates" together!



Monday, November 17, 2008

Random Thinking...

I decided I'm not posting enough sorry, but I think I'm going to start posting about everything and anything so that I have more of a "memory book" for later!

We are almost 12 weeks along, and still no morning sickness!! YEA!! I think on Wednesday I'll post my first "baby belly" picture since we will officially be 12 weeks and I haven't posted any yet! So that will be exciting, except I really don't have a bump yet or anything!?

My lower abdomen is starting to get harder and depending on where baby is, either towards the front of back, you can feel more definition sometimes! It's crazy to think there is a BABY in there!

Oh and I found out that one of my good friends from home, well she lives in Pitt too, but grew up in Chanute is pregnant too! She just found out so is probably only 5 weeks or so along, but I'm still super excited that we are going to be pregnant at the same time! Congrats Steph and Wayco!!

I'm already stressing over getting bigger clothes or just getting maternity clothes even though they will probably be a bit BIG for awhile... IDK what I'll do!? I've also been considering those belly bands, but I'm not sure those will be appropriate for work? Like I know I will be covered, but the thought of being at work all day with my pants either unbuttoned or unzipped just doesn't sit well with me? Haha!

So check back later this week and hopefully there will be a baby belly picture!!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ultrasound Pictures!!

Okay, I'll try to explain what you are looking at!?! The top picture is a close up of the bottom picture. The baby is laying on its back; its head (which is totally oversized at this point) is on the left and then its little body/legs are coming around like a "C" shape. You can almost, barely see the umbilical cord - it looks like a light streak in the picture. So most of you now have to agree it looks like a grilled shrimp?! Haha! I think if you click on the picture it will blow up bigger?!? Try it if you want.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

And There It Was...Our Little SHRIMP!!

So...Chris and I had our second doctor's appointment today, but the exciting part was the ultrasound!!! Yup, we saw our little SHRIMP! Haha! That's what the baby looked like though! But really the experience was awesome! I officially now believe that I AM PREGNANT! We saw the baby moving and heard and saw the heartbeat too!

I'm going to Dr. Angela Shaw here in Pittsburg and so far I love her - not too sure about loving the waits at her office, but she is great! So personable and cute!

She said all my blood work and tests looked great from last week and everything she saw today looked right on track. She confirmed my due date, June 3rd 2009! I'm 10 weeks today, and the baby is 8 weeks along in development! Yea!

I'm still feeling great overall, haven't had one inkling of morning sickness and the tiredness is already starting to wear off. So basically, my only symptoms are going to the bathroom every 30 minutes, having to go back to my high school acne regimen, and my nice big BOOBS (which Chris loves! haha)!

We go back in a month for a check up!! I'll keep you posted! And if I can scan in the ultrasound pictures at work I'll post them soon!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

First Dr. Appointment...

I had my first doctor's appointment yesterday, and I guess I'm a little disappointed even though I knew what to expect. I only saw a nurse that basically said, "Clean with these, then I need a urine sample in here, and let me know when you are done." Haha! Of course, when I was done she weighed me, took my blood pressure, then went through about 30 minutes of questions! Lastly, she drew blood for all the "standard" tests they do! Then finished by saying, "No news is good news, we will only call you if something is wrong!" I hate that!

On the bright side, she did give me a book to start reading and a ton of info on the hospital and what to expect at every visit, etc. So I'm sure that will help.

So here I am, 9 weeks today! And unless the doctor's office calls, which I guess I should be hoping they don't?, I go back next Wednesday 11/5/08 for our first ultrasound! Yea, so excited! Chris is too, I think since I've been feeling so good thus far (knock on wood!) that it doesn't exactly feel "real" yet!? So after the ultrasound I'm sure all that will change!?!