14 Weeks

29 July 2013

I've been peeing more and more lately. This is very irritating. We have a townhouse and there's no restroom downstairs so i'm always running upstairs to pee.

My appetite has not changed much this week. I still do not have a taste for anything. I've been eating yogurt, fruit and string cheese a lot. These are the only things that do not make me feel sicks.

I had to go to the hospital this morning for a small second degree burn on my arm. I fried some food for dinner last night and the hot grease popped on my arm. It really sucks because I only took a few bites of the food. I never get to enjoy food anymore but I still ended up with a burn mark. lol.

They checked my weight when i was at the hospital and i'm actually 6 pounds smaller then I was pre-pregnancy. My last Dr visit I was 1 pound down but the prenatal office has an old scale and it's not digital. I trust the hospital's scale more. I"m going to post an update video on YouTube later this week.

Cloth Diapering

25 July 2013

It's official. We are going to cloth diaper our little one.  I have done a lot of research on this and it just seems like the best thing for our family. It's very inexpensive compared to purchasing disposable diapers for a year and a half to two years. I explained it all to my Husband and he agreed that we should cloth diaper.

I'm going to try and accumulate a cloth diaper stash early so that I can have enough diapers by the time the baby gets here. I've joined a few local Co-Ops on Facebook. The first set of diapers that I purchased was from Kawaii. They are the diaper covers. Now I need to purchase some pre-folds. I haven't found any that I like yet. Next I plan to purchase some of the All In One Diapers with the Inserts. 

Who else cloth diapers? How do you like it? Would you recommend a new mom to cloth diaper?

13 Weeks

23 July 2013

Today I'm officially 13 weeks and 3 days. I had a prenatal appointment and everything is going well with my pregnancy. I haven't gained any weight yet, I've actually lost one pound since I've been pregnant. Maybe because I feel sort of sick when I eat and I do not really have an appetite. As soon as I take a few bites I feel full right away. That part sucks because I feel like I'm starving my little baby. The doctor said I'm healthy and so is the baby. That's all that matters!

I'm so excited. I just wish time would hurry up and fly by fast so I can meet my little one soon. My next ultrasound is scheduled for August 29th. This will be the big one. We find out if we are having a boy or a girl. My Husband is hoping for a Boy and I'm just wanting a healthy baby. I don't really have a gender preference.

Every time we go to the doctor the baby's heart beat is higher and higher. I heard that if it's a low heart beat that it's a boy because boys generally have low heart beats. If that theory is true then I think that I'm having a girl. Has anybody heard of this before? If not, what other gender prediction methods have you heard of or have you used? Did they end up being true?

Sunday Social

21 July 2013

Sunday Social

1. What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
The Cosby Show and Full House

2. What is your current favorite TV show?

3. Which reality show would you NEVER do?
Real World

4. Which reality show would you LOVE to do?
Bad Girls Club. Who doesn't want to be on that show? lol

5. What is the TV personality/character that you feel is most like you?
Melanie from BET's The Game. She never fits in with the "in crowd" but they always end up loving her anyway!

6. Which TV character would you want to date?
Fitz from Scandal. I'm so jealous of Olivia Pope!

12 Weeks

18 July 2013

I'm moving into my second trimester. I had an ultrasound on Monday and the baby was kicking and flipping over. He or she is very active. I wish I was able to feel the baby moving but it's still too early. It was nice to see all the movement while getting the ultrasound done.

Things are starting to change for me. I have had a little more energy this week.  Still not back to how I was before pregnancy. I haven't had much of an appetite this week. I've been suffering from a slight case of morning sickness. I don't know why I have to have morning sickness after I last almost 12 weeks with out it.

When I wake up I feeling really bad nausea and also I've been light headed. Yesterday was the first morning that I actually vomited. I hate having to do that. I'm sure no one likes it but it always feels like I'm dying. I'm hoping things get better in week 13.

Sunday Social

14 July 2013

Sunday Social
1. What is your all-time favorite song?
My All Time favorite song is "isn't she lovely" by Stevie Wonder

2. Who is your favorite singer/band?
My favorite singer is Mariah Carey. This has been my favorite singer forever and ever and ever! lol

3. What song reminds you of your childhood?
"Don't take it personal" by Monica

4. What songs put you in a good mood?
"Never Could of Made it" by Marvin Sapp

5. What is your music to rock out to in your car?
 If i'm in the car I'm listening to Plies, Gucci Mane, Slim Thugg and Lil Wayne

6. What is the most embarrassing album or song you own?
I do not think that I have any music that i'm embarrassed about. lol. I know that I do not like to play my favorite Singers Music super loud in public. lol. What would I look like riding around blasting some Mariah Carey hits? haha

Duty Night

12 July 2013

Today is the first Duty Night that my Husband has had in the last 74 days. It's been so nice having him home every day at a normal time. It's almost like he works a 9-5 job now. Therefore I can't be disappointed that I'm spending a night alone.

He will now have duty every 8 days. When he was on Sea Duty he had Duty Nights every 3-4 days. There's even been times when it was every other day. We are both excited about every 8 days. That's like once a week. We are just hoping that his 8th days never falls on Holidays. That would be super nice! lol

I'm looking forward to us going to the Water Park this weekend and having a date night at the movies. I hope that every one enjoys their weekend!

Budget for Baby

09 July 2013

I received a bag full of goodies today from the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). It's called a Junior Sea Bag. The give you a bag full of new baby items for your new little one.  There's also a handmade crochet blanket included in the bag.

You have to participate in a Budget For Baby Class to receive the Junior Sea Bag which is valued at $80. The budget class was a one on one class with a counselor. It took me about 15 minutes. We went over my current income and bills then we created a budget that included new baby expenses such as milk and diapers.

The budget really helped me out. It gave me an idea of how much money that I will need to save for now. I wasn't anticipating all of the expenses so it was nice to get a quick overview.

If you are expecting a baby and are a first time mom then you should take this free class. Contact your local NMCRS.

11 Weeks

05 July 2013

I'm a day early. I will officially be 11 weeks pregnant tomorrow. So far my pregnancy is going pretty smooth. I have never peed this much in my life. If I have something to drink, or not, I still have to go pee. If I just peed, then I have to go pee soon after. lol.

I've been tired a lot. I have no energy till probably around 5pm. Then I get a small burst of energy to do whatever I need to get done. Luckily I'm a housewife, I wouldn't be able to survive a day of "real" work right now.

I do not have much of an appetite at all. Most foods turn me off just by smelling or looking at them. I like string cheese, peaches, oranges and lemons. Yes, that's right I like lemons! I've been eating lemons with salt. I know this is horrible but sour things are so delicious to me right now.

I do not suffer from morning sickness. This is a plus for me. I was scared that I would be one of those pregnant women that hug the toilet often, but nope, no vomiting for me...yet! That's what my midwife told me. She said morning sickness can hit me at any time so not to get excited about not having it.

I'm hoping that once I pass week 12 and i'm into my second trimester, I will feel better. Since i'm always tired it's making my days go by really slow. My sleep pattern is off. I know that if i'm woke, then the baby is woke. I wake up around 2am in the morning and go back to bed around 4am. Then officially wake up for the day around 8am. I'm not sure what is going on but I wish my body would get back to a normal schedule.

Happy Independence Day!!

04 July 2013

Today is the 4th of July. I'm so thankful to those that have served and those that are currently serving in the Military. Special Thanks to my husband because I know how much he sacrifices for this country. This is our first time spending Independence Day together since we've been together!!