Monday, March 18, 2013

14 weeks/random pics :)

How far along? 14 weeks, HELLO 2nd trimester! :)
Symptoms: still a bit more fatigued then usual

Weight gain/loss: at my appointment last week (3/13/13) I was actually down one lb from my first OB appointment. My OB said, "Now don't worry that you lost weight..." I stopped her right there and started laughing and told her she'd NEVER have to worry about me worrying about LOSING weight! ;)

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. My friend Lauren, who is also my hairdresser will be doing my hair on April 5th and giving me a ton of clothes. This is the first time I'll be prego PREGO during the summer, so she is graciously sharing her maternity clothes with me as her daughter was also born in September. Yay me! :)

Sleep: Go to bed around 8:30-ish and then I'll randomly wake up throughout the night. I actually pee SO many times throughout the night as well. I think I need to cut off my water intake come a certain time each night, because that's certainly not helping with the crazy sleep patterns! :)

Food cravings/aversions: still have the frozen pizza aversion...one that has really gotten to me lately is frozen pizza! Weird, right? Normally one night a week we'll have pizza for dinner, if it's the frozen kind, I won't eat it. I'll just have cereal. Pizza shop pizza and grocery store pizza (the fresh kind they make on hand and you just bake) I love, but frozen pizza no way! :) Other than that, I'm getting less nauseous with each passing week.

Movement? Absolutely! Little flutters and I love it! I can't wait until the kids and Manny can start feeling him/her!
What I miss: a full nights sleep and my energy!

Best moment(s) this week: getting to hear his/her heartbeat last week, feeling more consistent flutters, seeing all of my friends on Saturday at "Girls day" (breakfast and the movies)
What I'm looking forward to: when I start to sport a bump...still nothing yet!
Next appointment: April 17th which will be an OB appointment as well as my "big" scan...check the heart, body parts, etc. NO GENDER REVEAL, of course! ;)
Milestones (via Babycenter):
This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.


And a few pics of our weekend/recently, for good measure ;)
 These two are inseperable and the best of friends! It makes my heart SO happy to see them together! :)
 Spring came to Maryland (for a day! ;) and Mia was ready to go! :)
 My poor girl knocked out by the stomach bug! SO sweet, even when she's sick and miserable! :(
 Packed up and ready to go to the Delaware Museum of Natural History for a sleepover with the Boyscouts. They had a blast!
 While they were gone, Mia and I had our fun making cookies (people on Facebook thought this was Play-Doh...I promise it's edible, colored dough from Joe Corbis! :))

 We even pulled out the tent and had our own sleepover! :)
Blurry, but still cute...us being silly! :)





Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring, where are you?????

Where do I even begin!??!? This has been the craziest, most sickly Winter the Gomez family has EVER experienced! Thankfully, I'm assuming to my prenatal vitamins, I have yet to catch any of it (KNOCK ON WOOD!!!!!!) But we have been through a whirlwind amongst my hubby and the kiddos...strep (all 3 of them, numerous times), flu (Manny and Mia), pneumonia (Manny and Manuel), ear infections (Mia), stomach virus (Manuel twice, Mia, currently in the midst of her 3rd bout!) and if I thought about it hard enough, the list could go on and on. To think that Manuel didn't miss a SINGLE day of school last year, this is just insane to me! We are certainly making up for it this year! HOWEVER, although I'm sounding like a complainer, in the midst of my frustration that we can't shake the sickies, BELIEVE ME, when I say I thank God EVERY SINGLE TIME, that it's "just" ...... (insert sickness). Even when Mia had her seizure back on New Years Eve, I repeatedly said, "Thank you Jesus that it's JUST a seizure" Between church and "real life" friends, I know so many people who are struggling with TERMINAL illness, so these things, that will eventually find their way out of our home, are NOTHING compared to what some people deal with! So, thank you God for that!!!! As I type this, I'm working from home, while Mia lays on her Dora couch next to me, SOOO sick with a stomach virus like I've never seen before! :( She started getting sick yesterday at Linnie's house (her sitter) and proceeded to vomit all over my car on the way home, 3 times at Patient First (Hubby took her there while I went to my monthly OB appointment because he thought she was going to have strep (like him and Manuel are currently on antibiotics for) and hen continued to get sick through the night (between 10pm and 4am she was literally vomiting every 10-20 minutes!!! I'd doze off and immediately she'd start getting sick again! :( It was/is awful. She's only gotten sick a few times today, but when she just woke up a little bit ago (she's been sleeping most of the day), I was talking to her, holding a wet rag on her forehead, just trying to comfort her and I said, "Mia, what can Mommy do for you?" and in her frailest, saddest, sickest voice she said, "Mommy, I would like it if you would just leave me alone!" Wellll, okay then! :) I just want my baby to get better. I want Spring to get here, and I want a healthy, happy Spring/Summer! :)

My appt went well yesterday. The baby has a nice, strong heartbeat and I'll go back in 4-5 weeks for my big 18 week sonogram (remember, we AREN'T finding out the gender! :)) Praying for a happy, healthy little baby!

Now, some random pictures of our days when we haven't been sick over the last few weeks/months! :)









Tuesday, March 5, 2013

12 weeks (yesterday :))


Hi friends! I hope everyone is doing well! :) I'm still reading and following your lives, just not blogging regularly, like I want to be! :) If I'm being honest (NOT complaining, just being honest ;) this pregnancy has thrown me for a total loop mentally, physically and emotionally. Let's just say that last night when Mia said she wanted to go to bed at 7:30pm (and Manny and Manuel were at Boy Scouts), I was 100% fine with heading to bed! :) It's just crazy how different each pregnancy can be and this one sure is different than my other two, but I am reminding myself that this will be our last pregnancy and I need to enjoy every moment! :) Lots has been happening around the Gomez household lately, and I hope to actually share a "real" post soon (with pics! :))

How far along? 12 weeks (yesterday)
Symptoms: exhaustion
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. I actually pee SO many times throughout the night as well. I think I need to cut off my water intake come a certain time each night, because that's certainly not helping with the crazy sleep patterns! :) 

Food cravings/aversions: one that has really gotten to me lately is frozen pizza! Weird, right? Normally one night a week we'll have pizza for dinner, if it's the frozen kind, I won't eat it. I'll just have cereal. Pizza shop pizza and grocery store pizza (the fresh kind they make on hand and you just bake) I love, but frozen pizza no way! :)
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: starting to feel a little more "pep in my step" so to speak! ;)
What I'm looking forward to: WELL, I was looking forward to my 2nd prenatal appointment tomorrow, but apparently Maryland likes to wait until March to get a good snow storm and we are supposed to get 5-10 inches overnight! :( (I know for some of you that's NOTHING but for Maryland and those of us that HATE snow, it is! ;)) So I have a pretty good feeling my appointment tomorrow will be cancelled, but we shall see.

Next appointment: March 6th (but see above :))