Sunday, January 27, 2013

29 weeks to go!

How far along? 11 weeks, 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: not sure, we don't own a scale, but I have a feeling it isn't much, if anything yet
Maternity clothes? I have been buying things on sale, and Emily, my sister in law, loaned me some of hers, but I don't need any of them yet!
Stretch marks? No, and I am making darn sure that isn't going to happen! I started using Mustela Stretch mark cream and baby oil in the shower every day
Sleep: Sleeping great but waking up every day between 3:30 and 5:30 to go to the bathroom
Best moment this week: made my first baby purchase, it is called a "woombie" and it is a swaddle blanket for baby Boettcher
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Wine, alcohol in general......and sushi has been on my mind lately
Movement: Not yet...
Food cravings: Salty or spicy food. Banana peppers have been a favorite in the last month, chips and salsa (if it doesn't give me heartburn) other than that, nothing really.....
Anything making you queasy or sick: getting up to shower in the morning on work days are the hardest part of my pregnancy (which I consider a good thing, since I haven't been sick at all, I am very lucky) But, I get very very light headed in the shower and getting ready takes a while in the morning because during my shower I feel like I am going to pass out. I eat breakfast right after showering and take it easy and try not to rush my mornings. Other than that, food hasn't really had an effect on me.
Have you started to show yet: I don't really know. I try to entertain the idea, it might just be the fact that I haven't been working out and my belly is sticking out a little more than I have been used to.
Gender prediction: no clue yet, I don't think of it that much yet
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I like to think I am happy most of the time, but I know I have been crying alot more than normal. This is probably something Josh should answer, and he would probably say moody because of the almost instantaneous crying he has to endure:)
Looking forward to: Our next Dr. Appt. on Feb 7th!

Anything Else? For the most part, feeling really good. And I have been very fortunate:) I never forget that. I have had this horrible taste in my mouth this last week (dirt/metal taste) which I think may be from my new prenatal vitamins. Still feeling very tired, but learning to work past it. I am looking forward to finishing out these last two weeks and starting the second trimester!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The cat is out of the bag now(via facebook), but I wanted to start a blog to track my progress and let everyone know how everything is going, especially for friends and family who don't live down the street:) Josh and I found out we were expecting on Dec.8, 2012. We chose to keep it fairly secret for a month, until after our first Dr. appt. The night we found out though was actually the night of our good friends, Jake and Miranda's, holiday party. Plenty of drinking is usually involved in events like that so I was nervous how to hide it all night, but I definately still wanted to go! Below is the first picture of us as "parents", I am so happy we have a picture and we definately look super happy. Funny how no one knew what was going on but us! I think I hid it well, but a little part of me was freaking out all night:) Not because I wasn't excited, because I was, and still am, but nothing ever prepares you for that moment.
We told our families soon after, Josh's family, while baking holiday cookies, and my family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, everyone has been so excited and we are so blessed to have such great supportive families. This little guy or girl is already spoiled with love and I cannot wait to introduce him/her to everyone.
Even before all of this happened, I was fairly addicted to Pinterest, so now with all of the baby news, I have been "pinning" more than usual, but now it is usually baby related:) The idea for the blog came from pinterest. My blog inspiration came from "Little Baby Garvin" and since I am not so creative individually, I want to give her credit for her chalkboard designs, as most of mine will probably look a lot like hers:)
We were lucky enough to have our first Dr. Appt. on Jan 8, 2013 and he also was able to do an ultrasound. Everything looks and sounds great! The official due date is August 16, 2013. Here is the first official picture of Baby Boettcher, or "JJ" as Josh likes to call "him"
Going forward, I am going to try my hardest to keep up and keep track of my journey through pregnancy:) Hopefully someday I can look back on this and remember what a wonderful time in my life it has been so far.