Wednesday, January 14, 2015

14 weeks!!

Holy Cow we are already in our 2nd trimester!! Celebrating that milestone I thought I would start filling out a pregnancy questionnaire I picked out from What would a celebration be without a picture to go along with it?!? Yep I'm sharing a baby bump picture too. So without further delay.. lets get started!!

How far along?  14 weeks today!
Total weight gain/loss: +5 pds
Maternity Clothes? Not yet. I'm still able to wear my jeans & I've been taking advantage of my yoga                                   pants.
Stretch marks?  No
Sleep? It's getting harder to sleep at night and stay asleep because my back starts hurting. I end up                                  getting up a couple of times during the night to potty and stretch.
Have you told family and friends: Yes - we announced it around 7 weeks.
Movement: Umm i keep hearing it's early but I randomly feel this little bubble move from one side                               to another. I'm convinced I'm feeling the baby roll around - lol.
Food Cravings: Potato chips, Caribbean Passion smoothie (from Jamaba Juice) , Chipotle bowls and                             milk.
Anything making you queasy or sick: yes ~ Chicken! The very sight of chicken (raw or cooked)                                 makes me nausea's. Umm anything sweet is makes me sick too
Have you started to show yet? I think so.. here are two comparison pictures side by side so you tell                               me!{Thanks too the InstaCollage app}
{gray & White stripe is 11w & 4 days. White is 13w & 4 days}

Gender prediction: I think we are having a boy but we wont find out until our baby is born!!
Labor signs? umm no.
Belly button in our out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? Still wearing my rings - and alot the same clothes before the pregnancy.
Happy or Moody? I've had a good temperament (according to the husband) but I feel I get angry                                   quickly now.
Milestones: hearing the heartbeat, getting a 3D picture at 9 weeks & hitting our 2nd trimester!

That's all for now!! I'll find a different questionnaire and update you guys at 18 weeks!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Back to Sea

Jan 6th, 2015 - Back to sea.

I think that shore duty is torture and unfair punishment because I have gotten accustomed  to him coming home everyday and being home, without possible deployments, for three years. Then all at once he will be yanked back into the boat life with underways, deployments and duty days/nights. {sigh} I know he's excited to get back out to sea but I'm dragging my heals because I'm going to miss him. A lot. It's sad and terrifying that I'll have to do another deployment {hopefully not until 2016} and this round with a child {minus the drama}.

I am trying my best to focus on the positive. For example: he'll be around for the birth of the baby and almost the first five months of the babies life!!  I also get to decorate the nursery with him, pick out all the furniture and experience a full pregnancy with him home. {sigh} That's more then some Navy wives get and I'm thankful for what I am getting. It is just that I knew this was coming but it doesn't make the realization, pregnant or not, any easier.

Aside from the end of shore duty hitting me like a ton of bricks - we have other changes ahead of us too.  Our roomie is leaving later this month and I'm sad that "M" isn't going to be here. I'm sad that I will go through our next deployment without someone around to count on. I'm also sad because he has become such a huge part of our family and it's like a double loss.  

Really that's all I have for now. I'm just being emotional over the rommie moving on and the
hubby going back to sea. It's been weighing on me for some time now. I guess with the order being official and M leaving in a couple of weeks it's starting to hit. Maybe it's just the pregnancy hormones. Either way I needed to get it off my chest.

What are some big changes for you this year? Anyone else's spouse leaving shore duty this year? How are you coping and preparing?