12 Weeks

by Lindsey on July 2, 2015

in J&L Start a Family, Weeble Bi-Weekly

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How far along: 12 Weeks

How big is baby: Weeble is currently the size of a Plum (0.49oz, 2.13in)

Sleep: Still not great. I had many people tell me I can get the Snoogle from Burlington for much cheaper than Amazon, but I haven’t found one in a store yet. In the meantime, I’ve been using just another regular pillow between my legs to help keep me on my side, and it seems to help a little bit. Still having super crazy dreams, the worst of which was about a big argument with Justin, and I woke up super mad at him!

Excited about: I know this is going to sound weird, but this week I started feeling super nauseous, and I’m so glad. Through this whole process, I only really felt sick for about 9 days in Weeks 7-8 and then it disappeared and I’ve felt perfectly fine since. On one hand I like to think maybe the Universe is taking it easy on me, considering what I went through to get here, but at the same time, it’s scary not feeling anything. Nausea sucks, but it’s also very reassuring!

Anxious about: Still waiting for our next appointment. It’s next week (July 10th), but that still feels like so far off. I keep thinking they’re not going to find a heartbeat, and I really need to just stop. Again, feeling nauseous this week has helped this anxiety at least a little.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I’m still not eating very much meat, unless you count hotdogs, which, I surely don’t. I have a feeling my cholesterol is going to be through the roof soon. I really should slow down on those. I have started taking veggies and hummus in my lunch everyday, so at least I’m following doctor’s orders! I knew food was going to be the hardest part of this for me, simply because I’ve always been such a picky eater, and my palate is so limited to start. When I can’t even look at some of the foods I would normally eat, what’s leftover isn’t very much.

Gender: Too early to know, but we’re definitely going to find out when we can!

Movement: I have been feeling a lot going on in there, though I know it’s not the baby moving yet. It’s more just my own body changing, things shifting, and making room for the little one. Once in a while a sharp pain will surge through and I’ll be in agony, but then it will be gone as quickly as it came.

The belly: I still haven’t officially “popped” so it continues to look more like a beer belly than a baby belly. I did start using a belly band that one of my bosses gave me, and I love it! It’s really comfortable, and will hopefully work with my regular jeans for a long time. My hope is that by the time I would need maternity jeans, the weather will be cool enough to switch to sweater dresses with tights.

Miscellaneous: We started talking about a shower this weekend. I had already decided that I don’t want to do the traditional me sitting up front making a bunch of women watch me open gifts, because that’s super awkward for me, and I hated it at my bridal shower. Instead, we’re stealing an idea from my friend Jena, and are going to have a big celebration picnic with all of our friends and family, men included. I have since found out that more and more people are doing this, so I started looking up invitation ideas on Pinterest to see how others have worded it. I’m excited to start planning, and I think it’ll be a really fun, relaxed day with all of our favorite people.

Best moment of the week: We received a package of diapers from a friend this week (along with a couple super cute sleepers), and for some reason it is so surreal to me. We actually have diapers in our house. For our own child. Crazy.

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Dear Justin

by Lindsey on June 22, 2015

in Dear Justin

Occasionally I write letters to my husband. You can read the rest here!

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Dear Justin,

I just wanted to say thank you.

Thank you for forgiving me when I make mistakes.

Thank you for celebrating the little things.

Thank you for helping me survive the last 2 years.

Thank you for making me laugh every single day.

Thank you for holding my hand through every doctor appt, exciting and/or scary.

Thank you for your constant patience and understanding.

Thank you for being on this adventure with me.

And most of all, thank you for being so. damn. sexy.

xoxo,
Linds

P.S. I love you!

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10 Weeks

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I wasn’t going to do these because I’m trying to make a conscious effort of not blowing up my feed with baby news. After spending 2 years fighting to get here, I know how hard it is to watch other people providing constant updates, and I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. I do, however, want to […]

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After taking 31 days off from social media, I have an overwhelming amount of things to update you on, but I think I’ll start with some details behind the photo we posted this morning :) It’s true, we’re finally pregnant!! Before I go any further I just have to say, I can’t think of a better way […]

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April 28, 2015

Ever since deciding to complete the 30-day meditation challenge in May, I’ve been going back and forth with the idea of also taking a break from social media for the month. I’ve literally gone back and forth on this for days, and it wasn’t until I just read this post from Ashley, that I am finally making […]

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Music: I heard this song on the radio shortly after finding out I was miscarrying. It’s beautiful and heart-wrenching. Laura Story – Blessings Movies: We’ve been wanting to see Paddington since we saw the very first preview for it, and we finally got to watch it this month! It was just as cute as we […]

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Five Random Thoughts

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Music, Movies, Novels, and Netflix of February

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I realize it’s a little late to be posting a recap for the month of February, but, well, the first two weeks of March were hard, so this is what you get. Music: I put a lot of thought into what song I wanted to pick for this month. I’m choosing Blake Shelton – God […]

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so, yea.

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If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you probably already know what happened, but here is the full rundown. Jut and I spent last weekend in Cleveland, and we knew going into it that it could potentially be the weekend we would find out we’re pregnant. Sure enough, I woke up Saturday morning and […]

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