Sunday, October 23, 2011

11 Weeks

I am 11 weeks and I am still counting down the days for my 1st trimester to be over! This past week was definitely the roughest. I had an insane schedule for work and literally used every ounce of energy I had while at work and passed out as soon as I got home. I was in bed at 8pm every single night. I never imagined how being pregnant can change everything in my day to day life.
My roughest morning was this Saturday morning. I usually suffer from allergies and have many different over the counter drugs that I take. Zrytec D being my favorite! Obviously, I can not take it because it can harm the baby. I have a list of allergy meds I can take from my doctor but have never felt bad enough to take them yet. All day Friday I just felt achy and tired and figured it was due to the fact my work schedule was just too much that week and I over did it. I went to bed right when I got home Friday. When Steven got home we went to grab dinner and in the middle of dinner I could feel my stomach cramping and knew I had to get home...we of course rushed home and I went strait to bed at 7:30pm on a Friday night!! Seriously...what has my life come too!! I have not left the house on a Saturday since Labor weekend because I am just too's depressing but hopefully it will end soon.
At midnight Friday I woke up with the worse headache you can imagine! When I get headaches they are always in the same place in my left eye and the pain surrounds that eye and the headaches are usually caused by my allergies. The intensity of the pain is so bad that touching or opening the eye is painful. At 3am I starting throwing up...not just throwing up ..but dry heaving...we are talking the most painful experience ever with the 2 combined! This continued every 15 minutes till 7am!!! I would never wish this upon anyone! I fell a sleep for about 2 hours and when I woke up it started again! Between my mom, my aunt, and my close friend who is my boss they were all calling me every 15 minutes to check on me that morning. Both my mom and my aunt really encouraged me to call my Doctor but I knew it was my allergies! Several years ago my headaches always made me throw up when I was exhausted so I knew that was the cause. As soon as I could stop throwing up I went strait to Wal Greens and purchased Claritin!
As soon as I took the Claritin and took a nap I was fine!! I pray I never experience that again and that any Mommy to Be's don't experience being that sick in the middle of the night!!
As excited I am to be pregnant I am just ready to get past this rough part and start enjoying it. Hopefully that will happen in a week or 2 and everything will be smooth till I get to meet my little baby.
We also took the over the counter gender test! Most people are convinced it's a girl! I think for 2 reasons. One would be I just think so many want us to have a girl because Steven is such a tough, bold, and just a guys guy...imagining him with a little girl is just impossible for there are no girls in Steven's family and a little girl would just be great! Second is because I have been so sick! There are 2 different bets going on because people are so convinced it's girl because of the sickness I have had.
I personally did not have an opinion until 2 weeks ago! I am convinced it's a boy which of course is what Steven thinks it is too! The over the counter test 100% said boy. So we are already talking to the baby with his name and of course using him, he, and his.! We may be surprisingly shocked in a few weeks if we find out it's a girl because we are both 100% convinced it's a boy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Baby Malone Is On the Way!!!!

So yes it is official....Baby Malone will arrive in May 2012! He or she should be here right around Mother's Day. And all I can say right now is how I am so ready for my 1st trimester to be over. I literally count the days down multiple times of the day! I feel sick constantly and I am so incredible tired which neither of these 2 work very well with my work schedule!
I am 9 weeks so we are coming to the end of this feeling and I think I might have a party when the 1st 3 months are over. As we speak I am sitting here feeling sick at the moment...not fun at all!!!
We have already been to the Doctor and heard the heart beat which is when it dawned on Steven, "This is real!" The baby is measuring about 4ish days smaller then it should so we have another appointment this week to re measure and make sure everything is growing like it should! Friday can not get here fast enough so I can hear that little beat again and see my husband's eyes pop out of face...his reaction is the best!
I found out on Labor Day so just like my previous post August was for sure the month of change because that was the month I got pregnant! As soon as I found out I had such good thoughts to continue my strict work outs and keep it up as long as I could...YEP...that last like 3 days! When they say you are so tired...that is NO LIE....I never thought I would feel the way I have felt. It feels like an alien has taken over my body! I have no control over how I feel day to day because this little bean inside of me is controling everything...Welcome to being a parent Amy :)

Warning to all Mommy Wanna Be's!!!! This is the list of so true 1st Trimester issues that I was for sure a myth or thought "No Way is that going to happen to me!!"

1. You are so tired that you can barely get out of bed and then the 2nd you get home all you want to do is sleep!
2. All you care about on your days off from work is laying in have no desire to get ready or even get out of the house.
3. The sick feeling you have is so undiscribable and awful! You literally burp up everything that goes into your stomach...including water...Yes water even can make you sick!!
4. You never thought Saltine Crackers would be your best friend! I went through a whole sleeve in a day and a half just to help with my stomach and not gagging.
5. You feel like you are going to die when your hungry and you become a raving lunitic if you don't get food...NOW and I mean NOW!!!!!!!!!!! Just ask my husband!
6. And pee ALLLLLL the time...I have never been the person that wakes up at night to pee but now I am. There has not been one night that I have not peed in the middle of the night.
7. Talk about pain in the boob area! It is so bad that it hurts to lay on my stomach...I can only imagine what breast feeding is going to feel like!!
8. Raging Hormones! This started for me last week. Yes you turn into a completely different person and for me...I can just be flat out MEAN!!! I have not been a crier (except once..I am keeping my fingers crossed)yet but I am for sure snappy at people and just say it how it is. I am pretty blunt as a non pregnant person so being pregnant I am a little worse!

I never imagined in a million years any of these things would affect my day to day life when I got pregnant but let me tell has taken over!!! I have no control over any of the listed. I told Steven the baby is already in charge and he or she is barely the size of a bean!!! We are definitely in for a life changing experience in May which I think I am getting a small taste of it now and I could not be more excited!!!!!