Thursday, April 28, 2011

15 Weeks!

I am 15 weeks pregnant! I've lost my waist and my stomach!!! I've been a little sad this week worried that my body won't go back to normal after I have the baby! Besides that, I have been feeling great!! Still don't feel pregnant! Can't believe that there is a 4 inch baby inside of me right now!!! Baby is the size of a Naval Orange...

Not a good picture but it will do for now..

Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along? 15 weeks

Size of baby: Baby Stringer is the size of a Naval Orange

Total wight gain/loss: At my last appointment, I lost 2 pounds. I bet I have gained it back since then!

Maternity Clothes: Not yet!

Gender: Cant wait to find out!! (I think its a boy though)

Movement: Haven't felt him (or her) yet but can't wait!

Sleep: I sleep pretty good. Not near as good as I used to before I was pregnant though. I have to get up and use the restroom almost every night at least once. So annoying! And I'm sure it will only get worse!

What I miss: DR.PEPPER! Eventhough, I do have some occasionally! :) AND Monster Energy Drinks!!

Cravings: This week it has been oranges!! Maybe I am lacking some Vitamin C!!

Symptoms: Everytime I sneeze or cough, I get a sharp pain in the lower side of my stomach. It's from my muscles detaching... so depressing!! Also, my stomach always feels like it is stretching and it is so uncomfortable!
Best Moment this week: hearing all the funny things people have to say about my pregnancy!!

My cousin: "So, I heard your knocked up!"
My brother: "So, your getting pretty fat" (he was joking, btw)

As I went back to proof-read this post, I realized how depressing I sound!! I don't even seem happy about my pregnancy! But, that is TOTALLY not the case!! I am THRILLED!!! I guess it just doesn't seem real to me yet. It might sink in once I feel the baby...that's what I'm thinking anyways. Bryce and I are so thankful for this little miracle that God has placed in our lives. I pray daily for this little bean that he/she will be HEALTHY!! Thats all I want. I don't care if it is a boy or girl, I just want a healthy baby! I never really understood it when people said that after someone would ask them if they wanted a boy or a girl but now I totally understand!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

How we told our families...

I found out I was pregnant on February 6th and my moms birthday is on February 9th so I came up with a brilliant idea to tell her on her birthday!

I flew home from Germany on Feb. 8th so I had to keep it a secret when I got home until the next day! That was hard!!

The day of her birthday, I gave her a birthday gift. I got her some really good hand cream from Germany and I also gave her a picture frame that said "Baby Stringer coming soon". I gave it to her while my whole family was in the living room so everyone could find out at once. As she opened the gift and saw the frame, her mouth just dropped!! It was so funny! And then she showed the frame to my sisters and dad and they just all freaked out! They were so excited and all we could talk about for the rest of the night was about the baby!!

Later that day (or the next day, dont remember), I talked to Bryce's mom, dad and brothers on Skype. Bryce had talked to them earlier that day and told his parents to ask me what I got my mom for her birthday. Why didn't Bryce just tell them I was pregnant? I dont know!! So Bryce's mom asked me and I showed them the frame. She said "Nuh uh". haha!! She couldn't believe it! They were all really excited too!!

This is the frame. I know the quality is horrible and you cant see it very well but it gives you an idea of what I did.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

And then there were 3....

Can you guess it from the title? Yepp, I'm pregnant!! I know, its crazy and unbelievable!! But we are THRILLED!!!!

Do you want the story? I will list the basics first then I will get to the story...

How far along are you? I am 12 weeks!

When are you due? October 20th

When did you find out? I found out on February 6th, the day after Bryce left on his deployment...

Was this planned? Ummm not really. I wasn't on bc so we knew it could happen but didn't think it would happen the first month! Actually, we knew it wouldn't happen on the first try! God had better plans...

How have you been feeling? GREAT!!! I haven't really had any morning sickness at all. I have gotten sick a couple of times but it was completely random. My appetite? Now thats a different story! It's finally coming back but for about 4 weeks, I couldn't eat anything! Nothing sounded good! I think I lost about 2 pounds!

Are you showing yet? I can tell that I am but when other people look at me, they probably think I just ate a little too much for dinner. ha!

Is Bryce excited? He is sooooo excited!! He seems more excited than me actually! He always talks about the baby!

Is it a boy or girl? Still too early to tell. Not even sure when I will find out. I heard you can find out as early as 14 weeks now but it will probably be around 18 weeks before I find out.

Next appointment? I go on April 15th for my next appointment.

Ok enough of the on to the good stuff...

Like I said, I found out the day AFTER Bryce left for his deployment. If I assumed I was pregnant before he left, of course I would have taken a test...but I didn't! The night Bryce left, I went to a friends house to stay the night. I was telling my friend, Kristie, all these weird things that were going on. I was craving spicy foods like crazy and I was always sleepy. She said, "Liz, you could be pregnant". I said, "Nah, I dont think so". She said, "Yes, you could definitely be pregnant".

So I went home that next morning and took a multivitamin and threw up almost immediately. So, I gave it up and took a test. Sure enough, it was positive! I texted Bryce and told him to call me as soon as he could!!

That evening, we talked on skype and I told him the news. He was like, "REALLY?" And ALL SMILES!!! It was precious!! He was so on the other hand..I was just in utter shock and disbelief! Also a little scared! But I got over that real quick!!

We are so excited and cant wait for our little baby to get here! God has blessed us so much and I know there are good things to come in our future!!

More to come about how I told our families....