Monday, September 30, 2013

17 Week Ultrasound! Gender scan and more! (16 weeks, 6 days)

Hey guys!

Today I had a Doctor's appointment just to check in on things and see how the lil baby was doing! I was hoping to find out the gender...but sure enough he/she was being "shy" and my Doc couldn't tell! My husband had to work (important meetings) so I asked the Doc to just write down Boy or Girl on a slip of paper so I could take it home and we could find out at the same time. She thought this was such a sweet idea and turned the monitor away from me right away so I wouldn't be able to see anything (just in case!) But yeah... she couldn't tell! I was so bummed! I realllllly wanted to know! I thought by 17 weeks you could pretty much tell.. but if baby is being shy, then what can you do right?!

Well... I had a back up plan of course.. hah. I called an elective place that was about a 30 minute drive just to check their schedule. I had researched their website and it seemed like a great place! She said she had openings today so I figured ok, let's give this another shot. I had the day off of work anyway, so might as well. I read that drinking orange juice can sometimes help make baby more active, so I drank some about 30 minutes before my appointment. I arrived early and just waited in the parking lot. I started feeling craaaaazy movements! I knew it had to be the lil baby! :)

The ultrasound place was so nice! Very cozy and welcoming! They had a nice large bed to lay in which was very comfy and also soft music playing. There was a large projection screen which made it so easy to see the baby wiggle and move all around! It was so amazing! Usually ultrasounds at the Doc office are rushed and they don't spend much time explaining everything.. but this was such a different experience. She pointed out all the cute little features, I heard the heartbeat again, and let me tell you.. that OJ did the trick!! What a little wiggle worm!!! Baby even threw up two fingers in a "peace" sign! It was so precious to watch for 10 minutes.. and SO worth every penny of the $59. Not only did I get a DVD of the whole session, but also 4 photos and the gender secretly written inside an envelope!

It is SO hard not to peek inside that envelope.. let me tell you! (even tho I really feel its a boy!)
No, we have not opened the envelope yet! I know, crazy right?! We have a special trip planned out where we are going to open and find out together.. but not yet! Don't worry... I will update that when it happens :)

She found out the gender before letting me take a peek at the screen, and when we were looking at the baby she made sure not to go "south" hah.. so it really will be a surprise, which is what we wanted! Originally I kept worrying I would accidentally see something on the screen, but it all worked out and I couldn't be happier! Now it's a waiting game! Not for too much longer tho! Thank goodness!!!

Overall a really exciting day and a great experience! It was so amazing to feel the baby inside and see the movements on the screen at the same time! So crazy. Just makes it more real with each passing day!

Speaking of movement -Baby is wiggling right now as I type! Its crazy how much I feel movement now ever since hitting 17 weeks! I felt it a couple times this past week, but I wasn't 100% sure if it was baby or not. Now I know it is baby!! :) I love feeling the little taps from inside! It does sort of feel like a fluttering feeling that people describe! It's been going craaaaazy today! I guess I may not need to use my doppler as much to check on the baby if I can feel all this!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My Pregnancy *so far*... (16 weeks, 5 days today!)

Welcome to my new baby blog! :)

A lot has happened up to this point, so I will start by answering some commonly asked questions!

I found out I was pregnant back on July 1st, 2013! It was one of the best days of our lives...

My due date: March 11th, 2013
How far along I am today: I am 16 weeks and 5 days pregnant!
First Baby?: Yes! SOOO excited!

I think I am going to split up some major events into their own blog posts, so here are topics coming soon! Suggestions? Let me know!

-How I found out
-How I told my husband
-How we shared the big news with our parents
-Boy or Girl? What do we think/want?
-Stay at home/working?
-Stockpiling/stocking up on baby needs
-Cloth diapering or disposables?
-Gender prediction fun!

Some topics that are more personal and private will not be shared publicly with the world on this blog, so thank you for understanding!


First Trimester Recap:

I was SO tired the first trimester, but that was really my only "symptom"... I felt nauseous a few times, but never once was sick (I know, I was one of the lucky ones!). I didn't crave anything too strange, but I have had a maaaaaajor sweet tooth! I normally don't eat many sweets, but this entire pregnancy they are all I want! Skittles, tootsie rolls, caramel apples, sour patch, ice cream... basically everything BAD haha! I also had a strong aversion to lettuce so I couldn't eat salads for awhile (that has passed... thankfully!)

Second Trimester so far:

I'm a few weeks into my second trimester and I have been feeling pretty good! Headaches were the only new "symptom", and although they have been rough, I'm glad they haven't been too frequent! Sensitive gums and frequent urination have also been "fun". Who doesn't love waking up 2-3 times in the middle of the night!? I know, only 2-3 times?... just wait til the baby is here :). We find out if it's a boy or a girl very soon! I can't wait!!! Once we know then I can really start preparing the nursery and sharing more baby buys with you guys!


I was going to make a post including everything big thats been going on so far, but soon realized that all at once would be way too overwhelming! I think I'm going to leave things here for now and every so often check back in and expand on one of the topics I listed. Feel free to send me questions here or on my YouTube channel (QponFairy) and I will try my best to answer them!

Thanks for joining me on this exciting new chapter! I really look forward to the future yet want to cherish and remember the journey! :)
July 1st, 2013 -14 dpo -The first test I took that morning, and ironically the last test I had in my house!

I rushed to the store to pick up a digital (since I couldn't believe the other test) and I  saw "pregnant" within seconds of taking the test! In shock.......

Penny knows there is something going on in there!! ;)


Friday, September 27, 2013

The CAT is out of the bag! or "BOX"!

Many of you guessed it... 

(not Penny! :) although I did love that guess!!!!)

I can't believe it!
We are SOOOOOOOOO happy and very excited to start this new chapter in our lives! 
A new baby will be joining our crazy little zoo of a family next year!

I have decided to get back to writing my blog, but now with a new twist!
All coupon related information will still be on my main site

This site will be all for baby! :)
and MORE! :)

I wanted to keep the sites separate so that those of you only interested in one topic or the other can pick and choose what to read!

I will likely have deals and baby buys on this site as well! 

I'm excited to have a place not only to document the memories of this pregnancy, but also a place where I can share ideas and savings I find! I look forward to having this be somewhere where I can also get great ideas and suggestions from all of you too! As a first time mom, I have naturally have LOTS of questions. :)

I am SO excited to finally share this news with everyone! This is something we have been praying for and dreaming about for a looooong time now, so we are feeling very blessed and truly can't wait to meet our little bundle of joy!

Stay tuned for a new blog post soon -where I will share all the details up to this point! :) I'll also add some fun pictures and videos!

Thanks for your support, love, and kind wishes! It always means so much!!

P.S. Boy or Girl? What do you think?! Make your guess on the poll located on the right sidebar of the page! :)