Monday, February 25, 2013

11 weeks

I know, I know I've said it before and I'll say it again...I can't believe that I am 11 weeks today! Yes, I realize I still have 28 weeks to go (since I'm a scheduled c-section, my doctor will deliver at 39 weeks), but considering that I found out when I was barely 4 weeks prego, it's crazy to be that I'm already 11 weeks! More and more people are finding out (co-workers) and it's funny to see them trying to non-chalantly see if they see a "belly" yet ;) I wear scarves a lot so I'm not making it easy for them! ;) However, I'm not showing yet, but I will start posting belly pics when I do! :)

How far along? 11 weeks
Symptoms: exhaustion (I seriously am asleep, right along with the kiddos, every night by 8:30pm at the latest!) and occassional nausea, but thankfully that has subsided quite a bit (KNOCK ON WOOD!!! :))

Weight gain/loss: 0 lbs

Gender: too early to tell, but we aren't finding out anyway!!!!!!!!!! Surprise baby!!! :) We found out with both Manuel and Mia, and since this will be our last child (I can't imagine a 4th c-section) we figured this one should be a surprise!

Maternity clothes? not yet

Sleep: Go to bed around 8:30-ish and then I'll randomly wake up throughout the night. Somtimes I'll have to pee, other times I'll just wake up, then I'll go check on the kids and other random things or just lay there and THINK!
Food cravings/aversions: no craving, but as for aversions, pretty much EVERYTHING! I can eat something one day and then the next day even the thought of it could make me vomit!

Movement? I know they say it's too early, but I swear I feel something! :)

What I miss: a full nights sleep and my energy!

Best moment(s) this week: Baby Gomez got to "go" to their first concert on Friday! Hubby and I went to see Kari Jobe, Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio...it was AMAZING! As I looked around and just took in the true beauty of 9,000 people worshipping, I thought, "I bet this is a small taste of what Heaven looks like!" :)
What I'm looking forward to: hearing the heartbeat at my next appointment
Next appointment: March 6th



Monday, February 18, 2013

10 weeks

How far along? 10 weeks today :)

Symptoms: nausea and exhaustion (I seriously am asleep, right along with the kiddos, every night by 8:30pm at the latest!)

Weight gain/loss: 0 lbs

Gender: too early to tell, but we aren't finding out anyway!!!!!!!!!! Surprise baby!!! :) We found out with both Manuel and Mia, and since this will be our last child (I can't imagine a 4th c-section) we figured this one should be a surprise!

Maternity clothes? not yet, although I'm not gonna lie, I wouldn't mind! :) Even though I haven't gained any weight yet, my stomach has definitely "bloated out" much quicker than with my first two, so some nice stretchy jeans would be nice! ;)

Sleep: Go to bed around 8:30-ish and then I'll randomly wake up around 3am with every possible thought known to man running through my head, and sometimes it takes a good hour before I can fall back asleep! :(

Food cravings/aversions: no craving, but as for aversions, pretty much EVERYTHING! I can eat something one day and then the next day even the thought of it could make me vomit!
Movement? I know they say it's too early, but I swear I feel something! :)

What I miss: a full nights sleep, having energy, and not being nauseous but I know, this too shall pass! :)

Best moment(s) this week: getting to see my sweet baby on the ultrasound in 3D! Oh, and making him/her Facebook and blog "official" ;)

What I'm looking forward to: getting my energy back

Next appointment: March 6th

Milestones: a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy. (via Baby Center)



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day


Ironically enough, the love that I feel in my heart today is overwhelming...we made our sweet #3 "Facebook official" last night and the outpouring of love and congrats was truly overwhelming! It's amazing to feel so loved and GENUINELY cared for by people! The people who took the time to say how lucky this baby is to come into our family, brought me to tears! I know we aren't perfect and we fail, OFTEN, but it's nice to know that people see and acknowledge the type of family we are trying to create and the children we are trying to raise! :) NOT that we need other peoples approval, but let's be honest, it sure is nice! ;)


No big romantic plans tonight for us...although he did send flowers to work! :) We'll probably just order out dinner and celebrate with the kiddos, like we usually do! Next Friday we are going to see Chris Tomlin, so I supposed that will be our Valentines Day "date" :)

I hope you all have a great day! :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

January 10, 2013

*This is a long post. I started this post on January 10th (hence the title of this post :)), as I wanted to REALLY document this pregnancy, from start to finish. And even if it was God's plan for this baby to be called Home (at any point), I wanted he/she to be shown love from the VERY beginning!) .....

My sweet "poppy seed" (according to Baby Center, that is how big you are :) today I saw the two pink lines. Today we found out that, God willing, we will be parents again in September. Although we were trying, for some reason my initial reaction is always shock! :) This third time was no different. Daddy was surprised, but got a HUGE smile on his face when he read the card that said, "Believe it or not, you're going to be a Daddy again!" :) It is still SO SO SO early, and I know that it's too early to announce your arrival to anyone (other than Daddy), but I wanted to document this from the very beginning, because goodness knows you were wanted, hoped for, and loved already! :) We can't wait to tell your big brother and sister that you're going to be coming! :) It'll be a couple of weeks until that happens, but I surely can't wait!

We love you baby Poppy Seed! :)

January 11, 2013...Mommy and Daddy WEREN'T supposed to tell anyone since it's sooo early! We were going to wait until my first appointment on February 6th, but we were both just too excited! :) Daddy told some friends at work and Mommy told Mrs. Katie and Mrs. Tori (who I work with) and Linnie (the lady that will be watching you once your born). Everyone is very excited for us! :)

January 12, 2013...I'm pretty sure you don't have ears yet (after all, you are only the size of a poppy seed! ;)) but if you did, Mommy would be apologizing like crazy for all the yelling and screaming I did today....our beloved Baltimore Ravens had their second playoff game against the Denver Broncos and to say that the game was intense would be a TOTAL understatement. It was easily one of the best football games I've ever seen! Mommy was jumping around, screaming and basically acting like a total madwoman! :) What can I say, I love football!?!? :) AND since you'll be entering our family right when football season starts, it's something you'll have to get used to! :) Your big sisters first "phrase" was "go, go, go" while watching a football game with Mommy! :)

January 17, 2013....it started...the nausea! The only "real" symptoms I've felt lately was EXTREME fatigue (I could literally sleep for days at a time, but obviously that's not happening with an almost 7 and almost 3 year old running around, a full time job, dance class, Wednesday night church activities, etc! :)) and sore breasts. But today, I was working from home, and nothing seemed appetizing to me AT ALL (and lets just say, I love food! ;)) and then random smells would make my stomach turn! I don't remember ANY morning sickness with Manuel and I remember a bit of it with Mia, so we shall see how Baby #3 decides it should be! ;)

January 18, 2013...woah, woah, woah...is there 2 of you in there?!?!?! (Joking, sort of! ;)) but the nausea has hit full force. I even woke up in the middle of the night to pee and felt nauseous, UGH! I'm not complaining, trust me, I'm not, it's just that I don't remember ANY nausea with Manuel (which I know is rare) and I vaguely remember it with Mia, but I don't think it was this early. I'm only 5 weeks 4 days. Right now I'm surviving off of prenatal vitamins (and whatever I force down to take with the vitamin) and Ginger Ale :)

January 20, 2013...today was your big sisters 3rd birthday party. We told her and your big brother that if they were good all day, when we got home they would get a present. We hadn't intended on telling them about you yet, but Mommy has been SO sick and SO tired, that I wanted them to know why and not just think Mommy is a moody, miserable mess! ;) At 3 and 7 (almost) they have a very good grasp of Heaven, Jesus, etc. so, goodness forbid, it is not God's plan to have you join our family, we will be able to tell them that Jesus called you Home. OF COURSE we  pray that won't be the case, and we want you to join our family SO much in 8 months, but we know that Gods will is Gods will. Keep growing baby, keep growing! :)

January 22, 2013...today Daddy got an urge to tell close family! I wasn't sure how I felt about it, but I rolled with it! :) Daddy told your Mom-mom (his mom) and Buscia (his grandmother). They were both very excited! Your brother called Nonna (my mom) to tell her and Poppy. Then Mia called Zia (my sister and your aunt) but she didn't answer.

January 23, 2013...Zia called back and Mia was able to tell her that she's going to be a big sister. Zia (and your cousins) are very excited to welcome another baby into the family! :)

January 26, 2013...it was "Couples Night" with mommy, daddy and all of their friends. I hadn't plan to tell them this early either (do you see a pattern here?!?!?!? ;)) but as soon as they saw that I wasn't partaking in a glass of wine, they all knew! :) Everyone is VERY excited for us! They know how bad Mommy and Daddy wanted another baby, so they are all happy!

February 4, 2013...Mommy is 8 weeks pregnant today! I know, in the grand scheme of pregnancy, I'm ONLY 8 weeks ;) but what Mommy is surprised at is that it's already been 4 weeks since we found out about you!!!!! :)

February 5, 2013...tomorrow is our first prenatal appointment. I can't even remember what happens at that first appointment, but I know that I need to ask Dr. K one thing...."Remind me again, how often can I eat seafood?" Mommy could eat tilapia, salmon, tuna and shrimp 365 days a year, but I know that's not allowed during pregnancy so I need a refresher course! :) I THINK on Thursday Mommy will be able to go see Mrs. Kelli (one of Mommy's best friends from high school who is an u/s tech at Dr. K's office) and get to see you for the first time. Since this is Mommy's first pregnancy with Dr. K (the doctor who delivered your brother and sister retired!!!!!! :( I'm not sure how Dr. K does things, but I'm sure everything will be fine. She seems like a great lady (who also just had a baby! :)) I had a very bad dream last night that I lost you!!!!!! :( I was DEVASTATED in my dream and even when I woke up. I just keep telling myself, "This is all in God's hands" so I just need to keep reminding myself of that! I love you "kidney bean" :)

February 6, 2013...today was my first prenatal appointment with Dr. K. Nothing really exciting to report...everything feels as it should (whatever that means! ;)) I had my official "weigh in" :) Mommy gained 42 lbs with your brother and 24 lbs with your sister, so my goal is to keep it to 25 or less! I know the scale doesn't matter, but it was pretty easy to get back to my pregnancy weight after your sister, that's for sure! Unfortunately Mommy didn't go for my "viability scan" today because Mrs. Kelli was VERY sick! So, Mommy is going to be very patient (boo!! ;)) and I'll be going for my scan next Wednesday. I can't wait to see you for the very first time. I hope you are safe, happy and healthy in there and most importantly growing strong! Assuming all is well next Wednesday I plan on making you "Facebook official" (hahahahaa :)) shortly thereafter, incorporating a super cute picture of your u/s, your sister, your brother, and hearts (after all, Thursday is Valentines Day! :))

February 13, 2013....Mommy (and your big sister Mia) caught our first glimpses of you today, via ultrasound. The awesome thing about being besties with the u/s tech is that you get a ton of pics of your tiny "grape" and even get to see 3D pics of a 9week4day sweet baby! :) He/she is growing and thriving, everything looks good and is measuring right on target. Mia even got her very own pic! :) And for those of you wondering, no, Manny wasn't there and that is 100% okay. He was just off work for the last wee and a half with the flu AND pneumonia (yes, it was awful!!!!!!!!) so he couldn't take more time off of work. He wanted to be there, but I had Mia with me, which was equally as awesome!!!!!! :)

And for good measure, Baby Gomez #3 official blog debut...(sorry for the pic of a pic, but you get the idea of the level of adorableness below! ;))


Friday, February 1, 2013

Goooooooooo Ravens

Our beloved Baltimore Ravens are headed to the Superbowl on Sunday!!!!! :) No big plans for the game for the Gomez family, just relaxing, eating some delicious food and enjoying the game! (I wouldn't have it any other way! :)) Happy Friday and have a great weekend! :)